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08apr17 This Is Hell
- 9:15 - Writer Laurie Penny traces the Brexit shock to a long, drab decade of austerity culture in the UK.Laurie wrote the article Brexit, Pursued by Despair for The Baffler.
- 10:00 - Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on the wave of strikes against neoliberal cuts in Brazil.Brian published the piece “There is no negotiation whatsoever”: Union leader Douglas Izzo talks about labor rights in post-coup Brazil for Brasil Wire.
- 10:35 - The Radical Pessimist, Kevan Harris explores the myth of the bootstrapping European immigrant.Kevan's first book A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran is out this August. Proud of our boy.
- 11:05 - Sociologist Thomas Shapiro explains how racial wealth inequality threatens democracy in America.Thomas is author of Toxic Inequality: How America's Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future from Basic Books.
- 12:05 - Writer Thomas Frank explains how the Democratic Party stopped working for American workers.Thomas will be talking about the new, post-election edition of his still right book Listen Liberal: Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? from Picador.
- 12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen wonders if he's actually a Randian at heart.Objectively.
25mar17 This Is Hell
- 9:15 - Security analyst Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault traces the roots of America's new torture norms to pre-9/11 conservatism.Elizabeth is author of How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture from Columbia University Press.
- 10:00 - Development researcher Rebecca Reeve explains how the garment industry packages exploitation as empowerment.Rebecca wrote the article PR, profit and ‘empowering women’ in the garment industry for openDemocracy.
- 10:35 - Journalist Michelle Chen previews the impact of Trump policy plans on US childcare and public health.Michelle wrote the articles Trump’s Childcare Plan Will Only Help the Rich and Trump’s Obsession With Cutting Regulations Will Make America Sick for The Nation.
- 11:05 - Writer Jessa Crispin explains why feminism has lost its radical promise - and how to recapture it.Jessa wrote the book Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto from Melville House.
- 12:05 - Political scientist Maya Rockeymoore examines the coming labor impact of autonomous vehicles.Maya is co-author of the report Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work from the Center for Global Policy Solutions.
- 12:45 - Dans un moment de vérité, Jeff Dorchen puts the "ris" in Paris.Ris means laughters. I looked it up. I didn't just know that.
18mar17 This Is Hell
- 9:15 - Historian Marjorie Spruill traces the ongoing, 40+ year battle between feminism and Christian conservatism.Marjorie is author of Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics from Bloomsbury.
- 10:05 - Policy analyst Alyssa Aquino reports on the experience of undocumented Filipino immigrants in Trump's America.Alyssa wrote the article Undocumented Filipinos Are Living a Special Nightmare in Trump’s America at Foreign Policy in Focus.
- 10:35 - Writer Judith Levine discusses radicalism, liberalism and things worse than fear in the Trump era.Judith wrote the essay Descent into Liberalism at n+1.
- 11:05 - Writer Lauren Elkin explores the liberatory power of simply wandering around the city, on foot, as a woman.Lauren is author of the book Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
- 12:05 - Kabul-based journalist Kate Clark examines the future of drone killings - in Afghanistan and beyond.Kate wrote the articles Afghanistan, birthplace of the armed drone and Targeted Killings – a future model for Afghanistan? for Afghanistan Analysts Network.
- 12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen spills his guts about meat eating.Probably going to be a not at all controversial MOT, this one.
11mar17 This Is Hell
- 9:15 - Journalist Kate Aronoff explains why the climate movement needs a new politics, beyond the Democratic establishment.Kate is author of the cover story The Climate Movement Goes to War with Trump at In These Times.
- 10:00 - Political scientist Susan Kang pokes holes in the flawed gospel of political polling.Susan wrote the article What Nate Missed in the latest issue of Jacobin.
- 10:35 - Journalist Marcy Wheeler unpacks the scope of the Vault 7 Wikileaks / CIA hacking dump.Marcy wrote the articles Wikileaks Dumps CIA's Hacking Tools and No More Secrets: Vault 7 at her site emptywheel.
- 11:05 - Sociologist Tressie McMillan Cottom traces the for-profit college boom to our busted economy.Tressie is author of the book Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy from The New Press.
- 12:05 - Journalist Victoria Law examines the legal labyrinth facing parents post-incarceration.Victoria wrote the recent article Double Punishment: After Prison, Moms Face Legal Battles to Reunite With Kids for Truthout.
- 12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen monitors our current dystopia.Would have never thought it would be in such crisp, high-definition.
04mar17 This Is Hell
- 9:15 - Journalist Rachel Aspden explains how the Arab Spring came to Egypt, and why it failed.Rachel is author of Generation Revolution: On the Front Line Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East from Other Press.
- 10:00 - Writer Nicole Aschoff looks from the start of Trump's presidency to the end of neoliberalism.Nicole wrote the article The Glory Days are Over for Jacobin.
- 10:35 - n+1 editor Dayna Tortorici makes the case for a Women's Strike now. Well, March 8th.Dayna wrote the new piece While the Iron Is Hot: The case for the Women's Strike at n+1.
- 9:15 - Economist Clair Brown lays out the framework for a new compassion within economics.Clair is author of the book Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science from Bloomsbury Press.
- 12:05 - Political theorist Jodi Dean explains why the Communist Manifesto is more relevant, and needed, than ever.Jodi wrote the introduction to a new edition of The Communist Manifesto from Pluto Press.
- 9:15 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen goes public on privatization.
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