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Lance Selfa Discusses the Book He’s Edited ‘US Politics in an Age of Uncertainty: Essays on a New Reality’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING LANCE SELFA - The Democratic Party has been enjoying minority status in Congress for some years now but the ...
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Stephanie Abraham Reviews the Movie ‘Black Panther’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING STEPHANIE ABRAHAM - The latest Disney-Marvel superhero blockbuster has all the hallmarks of recent such films: breath taking scenery, ...
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Oscar López Rivera Speaks Out on Hurricane Maria, His Incarceration, and Political Activism – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING OSCAR LÓPEZ RIVERA - Oscar López Rivera has been called the Nelson Mandela of Puerto Rico. Indeed, like the ...
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Cynthia Enloe Discusses Her New Book ‘ ‘The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging the Persistence of Patriarchy’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING CYNTHIA ENLOE - Many millenials who are coming of age in the era of #MeToo and the push back ...
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David Cay Johnston Discusses His Latest Book on Donald Trump ‘It’s Worse Than You Think: What The Trump Administration Is Doing to America’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING DAVID CAY JOHNSTON - By the time outrage spreads over something unbelievable that Donald Trump has done, he has ...
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Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Discusses Her New Book ‘Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING ROXANNE DUNBAR-ORTIZ - We live in a country where mass shootings are so common that they follow a script: ...
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Martin Puchner Discusses His New Book ‘The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING MARTIN PUCHNER - We tend to think of literature as part of art, reflecting on history rather than making ...
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Jeremy Lent Discusses His Book ‘The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING JEREMY LENT - The way in which we view the world is deeply influenced by earlier generations and our ...
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Nader Hashemi Discusses the Book ‘Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING NADER HASHEMI - The Muslim world has experienced much violence for decades now, with internecine warfare fueled by foreign ...
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Frances Moore Lappé Discusses the Book She’s Co-Authored ‘Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ - The state of our democracy is in deep trouble and Donald Trump's electoral college victory ...
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Gary Taubes Discusses His New Book ‘The Case Against Sugar’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING GARY TAUBES - 'Tis the season for holiday cheer and presents, and also sugar. Lots and lots of sugar ...
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Alexander Reid Ross Explores Fascism and Political Power on Book ‘Against the Fascist Creep’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING ALEXANDER REID ROSS - The rise of white supremacy in the US going hand-in-hand with the election of Donald ...
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John O’Brien Discusses His New Book ‘Keeping it Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING JOHN O'BRIEN - The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual findings of hate crimes in November 2017 and ...
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Danielle Allen Discusses Her Book ‘Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING DANIELLE ALLEN - The statistics around mass incarceration in the US are depressing. We are a nation that imprisons ...
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Carl Anthony Discusses His Memoir ‘The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING CARL ANTHONY - The architecture of our cities and communities often reflects the current social order but it can ...
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Matthew Hoh Discusses the Expansion of the CIA in Afghanistan – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING MATTHEW HOH - The New York Times on Sunday published an expose of the CIA's expanding role in Afghanistan ...
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Andrea J. Ritchie Discusses Her New Book ‘Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING ANDREA J. RITCHIE - African American men continue to be disproportionately targeted by police all over the country. But ...
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Professor Noliwe Rooks Discusses Her New Book ‘Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING NOLIWE ROOKS - Donald Trump's Secretary of Education Betsy Devos is finding it hard to attend public events without ...
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Paul Kivel’s Book ‘Uprooting Racism’ Explains ‘How White People Can Work for Racial Justice’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING PAUL KIVEL - The resurgence of virulent and overt racism and expressions of white supremacy in the US since ...
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Jessica Bruder Discusses Her New Book ‘Nomadland: Surviving America In the Twenty First Century’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING JESSICA BRUDER - You've heard of the so-called "gig economy," where American workers are now increasingly free lancers working ...
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Sasha Abramsky Discusses His New Book ‘Jumping At Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING SASHA ABRAMSKY - Americans place terrorist attacks high on their list of fears yet very few people actually die ...
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Matthew Stein Discusses His Book ‘When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING MATTHEW STEIN - If you live on the East Coast, especially the Southeast, this year's hurricane season may have ...
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George Monbiot Discusses His New Book ‘Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING GEORGE MONBIOT - The world is in crisis - there is no doubt about it. For Americans, a year ...
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Alexander Klimburg Discusses His New Book ‘The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING ALEXANDER KLIMBURG - The 2016 US Presidential election was a good example of how the Internet is playing an ...
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Rick Wartzman Discusses His Book ‘The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING RICK WARTZMAN - There is a persistent and powerful myth in the US, of a past where hardworking Americans ...
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Zeynep Tufekci Discusses Her Book ‘Twitter and Teargas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING ZEYNEP TUFEKCI - We take for granted the Internet today and all its myriad social networking tools. We use ...
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Wendy Pearlman Discusses Her New Book ‘We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Voices From Syria’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING WENDY PEARLMAN - Syria and its unending war remain in the news after many long years of fighting, bloodshed, ...
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Melvin A. Goodman Gives An In-Depth Account of the Politics of the CIA – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING MELVIN GOODMAN - Melvin Goodman's long career as a respected intelligence analyst at the CIA, specializing in US/Soviet relations, ...
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Author Marissa Landrigan Discusses Her Book ‘The Vegetarian’s Guide To Eating Meat’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING MARISSA LANDRIGAN _ The progressive minded activists among us aspire to bring our lifestyles in line with our values ...
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Author John A. Farrell Discusses His New Book ‘Richard Nixon: The Life’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING JOHN A. FARRELL - Donald Trump's presidency, even before it officially began, drew immediate comparisons to Richard Nixon. Nixon ...
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Author Sara Ahmed Discusses Her New Book ‘Living a Feminist Life’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING SARA AHMED - The word "feminist" is a heavy one, with history, implication, and judgment. It has been seen ...
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Terry Heaton Discusses His Book ‘The Gospel of Self: How Jesus Joined the GOP’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING TERRY HEATON: Televangelist Pat Robertson is not happy that Donald Trump is facing mass criticism for his unprofessional, dishonest, ...
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Tressie Cottom Discusses Her Book ‘Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING TRESSIE MCMILLAN COTTOM - The 45th President of the US once ran a for-profit college - Trump University - ...
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Alia Malek Discusses Her New Book: The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING ALIA MALEK - The nation of Syria was once associated with beauty, culture, history, and, sadly, a long-term dictatorship ...
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Sir Richard J. Evans on What Lessons Can We Learn About Germany’s Descent Into Fascism? – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING SIR RICHARD J. EVANS - Americans have descended into a mass collective trauma over the past several months since ...
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Sheelah Kolhatkar Discusses Her Book ‘Black Edge: Inside Information and Dirty Money’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING SHEELAH KOLHATKAR - The Republican Party and Donald Trump's pledge to roll back the Dodd-Frank financial regulations has Wall ...
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Ramesh Srinivasan Discusses His New Book ‘Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World’

FEATURING RAMESH SRINIVASAN - Much of the organizing against Donald Trump's dangerous agenda is taking place on social media and ...
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L.A. Kauffman Explores the History of Past Movements on New Book ‘Direct Action’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING L.A. KAUFFMAN - There is a powerful history of direct action in the United States that has achieved serious ...
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George Lakoff on How Much of a Master Manipulator Trump Is – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING GEORGE LAKOFF - A majority of Americans are experiencing shock, anger, and disgust at the way in which our ...
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Author Lisa McGirr Discusses Her New Book ‘The War on Alcohol’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING LISA MCGIRR - Most of us view the strange era of prohibition in the US as a historical footnote, ...
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George Lakey on His Book Viking Economics – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING GEORGE LAKEY - Americans are overworked, underpaid, stressed, and mostly non-unionized. They may lack healthcare, or pay too much ...
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NDLON’s Olga Tomchin Discusses Mayra Machado’s Case And More – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING OLGA TOMCHIN - Thirty-one year old Mayra Machado is a typical American woman, mother of three, who was working ...
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William W. Goldsmith Shares His Progressive Plan to Transform Cities – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING WILLIAM W. GOLDSMITH - A common theme emerging in the aftermath of the disastrous Presidential election was that Donald ...
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Rahul Mahajan Analyses Obama Vs. Trump Foreign Policies – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING RAHUL MAHAJAN - The US-backed Iraqi offensive on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul has resulted in thousands of Iraqis ...
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Arun Gupta Looks into the Bundy Brothers’ vs. #NODAPL Protests, Union Organizing, Elections And More – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING ARUN GUPTA - Remember the Bundy brothers' led takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon earlier this year? ...
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Conversation With Political Comedian John Fugelsang on His Film ‘Dream On’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING JOHN FUGELSANG - A Washington Post article in mid-October entitled, "Poor kids who do everything right don’t do better ...
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Kimball Taylor On How Thousands of Bicycles Helped Migrants Cross US Border – EXTENDED CONVERSATION

FEATURING KIMBALL TAYLOR - The US-Mexico border is nearly 2000 miles long and is one of the most politicized borders ...
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Bill Ayers’ New Book Asks Us to ‘Demand the Impossible’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING BILL AYERS - We find ourselves at an extraordinary crossroads today in the US. While anger against racist violence ...
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Sharon Ellison Explains Her Powerful Form of Non-Defensive Communication – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING SHARON ELLISON - The Donald Trump phenomenon is an undeniable part of the American political landscape today, no matter ...
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Jeff Chang Discusses His New Book on Race and Resegregation – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING JEFF CHANG - The US Presidential election this year has inspired severe levels of anxiety, particularly among people of ...
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Mara Einstein Discusses Her New Book ‘Black Ops Advertising – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING MARA EINSTEIN - When you open your newspaper, there is content that is clearly written and edited by journalists, ...
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Gerald Horne Discusses Paul Robeson as Artist and Revolutionary – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING GERALD HORNE - If ever there was a single person who exemplified the term "renaissance man" like no other, ...
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Behrooz Ghamari Reflects on His Years As A Political Prisoner In Iran after the Iranian Revolution – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING BEHROOZ GHAMARI - Nearly 40 years ago, a major revolution took place in Iran to overthrow the Western backed-Shah ...
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Maria Armoudian Discusses Her New Book ‘Reporting From the Danger Zone: Frontline Journalists, Their Jobs, and an Increasingly Perilous Future’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING MARIA ARMOUDIAN - Journalism is a rapidly changing field with many pressures. Among them are the on-going corporatization of ...
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Rutger Bregman Discusses His New Book ‘Utopia For Realists’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING RUTGER BREGMAN - Imagine a life where you didn't need to work more than 15 hours a week to ...
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Karlos K. Hill Analyses The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING KARLOS K. HILL - The Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative has just announced that it plans to erect a national ...
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Larry Tye Discusses His New Book on Bobby Kennedy – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING LARRY TYE - Although this year's election seems like the most chaotic and unpredictable one in recent memory, there ...
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Former SEIU President Discusses a Bold Vision For the Economy – A Universal Basic Income on His Book – EXTENDED VERSION

FEATURING ANDY STERN - What would you with your life if you didn't have to worry about earning a salary ...
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Investigative Journalist Alison Flowers’ Book Chronicles the Stories of 4 Wrongfully Convicted Americans

FEATURING ALISON FLOWERS - What happens when the US criminal justice system wrongly convicts and incarcerates you for a crime ...
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A Conversation with Deena Stryker on Her Journey 50+ Years Ago When She Interviewed Fidel and Raul Castro, Che Guevara, Celia Sanchez and Others – EXTENDED VERSION

FEATURING DEENA STRYKER - Commercial airlines have just been ok'd for direct flights from 10 US cities to Cuba - ...
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Dennis Henigan Discusses His Book ‘Guns Don’t People, People Kill People,’ And Other Myths about Gun and Gun Control – EXTENDED VERSION

FEATURING DENNIS A. HENIGAN - Cleveland, Ohio, will be the site of the upcoming Republican National Convention, and in anticipation ...
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Conversation With Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza on 3rd Anniversary of the Movement – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING ALICIA GARZA - It was in July 2013 that three African American women, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia ...
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Mark Danner Discusses His Book ‘Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING MARK DANNER - The September 11th 2001 attacks provided the spark for a multi-front war crafted by President George ...
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Corey Saylor Discusses New Report on the Industry of Islamophobia in the U.S. – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING COREY SAYLOR - The FBI, after being pressured by the public released a more complete transcript of the calls ...
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Norm Stamper Discusses His New Book ‘How To Fix America’s Police’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING NORM STAMPER - In his new book, To Protect and Serve, former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper opened with ...
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Mark Gerzon Discusses How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING MARK GERZON - If there's one thing most Americans would agree on about politics it is that many of ...
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Jeremy Scahill on the US’s Global Assassination Program – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING JEREMY SCAHILL - The Intercept, the online investigative news site founded by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill, ...
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Ralph R. Frerichs Discusses His Book About the ‘Cholera and Cover-Up in Post-Earthquake Haiti’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING RALPH R. FRERICHS - A group of scientists at Yale University recently concluded that Haiti's devastating cholera epidemic could ...
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Yanis Varoufakis Speaks Out On His Time in Government

Watch excerpts from a talk given by former Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis on April 23, 2016 in Pasadena, California ...
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Kristen Hogan Discusses Her Book The Feminist Bookstore Movement – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING KRISTEN HOGAN - One of the most important outcomes of second wave feminism were brick-and-mortar institutions that emerged around ...
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Chaédria LaBouvier Analyses Beyoncé’s New Album ‘Lemonade’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING CHAÉDRIA LABOUVIER - The pop megastar Beyoncé surprised her fans last week by releasing an album called Lemonade. She ...
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Jean Trounstine on A Young Man Charged, Tried, and Sentenced to An Adult Prison – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING JEAN TROUNSTINE - Most of us are familiar with the disturbing statistic about the US imprisoning more people than ...
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Alison Stewart Explores America’s Love Affair With Stuff – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING ALISON STEWART - Here are some shocking statistics about how Americans live: According to the Los Angeles Times, the ...
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Stefanie DeLuca on Baltimore, Race, and Poverty – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING STEFANIE DELUCA - April 12 marks the first anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray, a young African American ...
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Tom Hayden on US-Cuba Relations – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING TOM HAYDEN - In late March President Obama made history when he traveled to Cuba with his family. Mr ...
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Christopher Emdin on His Book – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING CHRISTOPHER EMDIN - Hollywood loves a good story about how a heroic and earnest young, white teacher single handedly ...
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Mara Keisling on Anti-Transgender Bills – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING MARA KEISLING - The state of Kansas has become the latest flashpoint in the battle over bathroom rights nationwide ...
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Zahra Billoo on Islamophobia – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING ZAHRA BILLOO - - Within hours of the attacks in Brussels, Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz released a statement ...
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Robert Greenwald on ‘Making A Killing’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING ROBERT GREENWALD - Gun proliferation activist Jamie Gilt was shot in early March - by her own 4-year old ...
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Jill Stein Speaks Out – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING DR. JILL STEIN - Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been an outsider for most of his Senate career ...
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