This Is Hell

This Is Hell from 89.3FM Evanston, Illinois (03mar18) Broadcasts of This Is Hell will return late today with a full 4 hour show, including A Moment of Truth from @jdorchen Check for details. The show is live 9am CST each Saturday, or tune in here later for the rebroadcast schedule.

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9:15 - Anthropologist James C. Scott explores the politics of accumulation in the earliest agrarian states.James is author of Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States from Yale University Press.

10:05 - Journalist Sarah Kinosian reports on state violence and US silence after Honduras's disputed election.Sarah wrote the articles Families fear no justice for victims as 31 die in Honduras post-election violence and US recognizes re-election of Honduras president despite fraud allegations for The Guardian.

10:35 - Correspondent Ed Sutton watches the left run out the clock fighting itself while the world runs out of time.Ex-expat Ed has been back in the US for a year now, running the highly recommended site Antidote Zine.

11:05 - Law scholar Anne Fleming examines the shifting intersection of lenders, debtors and the welfare state.Anne is author of City of Debtors: A Century of Fringe Finance from Harvard University Press.

12:05 - Investigative reporter Rebecca Burns surveys the toxic legacy of lead pollution in East Chicago.Rebecca wrote the article On Poisoned Ground: East Chicago’s legacy of lead pollution for The Baffler.

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  • 9:15 - Philosopher Tim Crane explains what atheists miss when they view religion from the outside. Tim is author of The Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist’s Point of View from Harvard University Press.
  • 10:05 - Historian Keri Leigh Merritt examines the labor of poor whites living outside slavery in the Antebellum South.Keri Leigh is author of Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South from Cambridge University Press.
  • 11:05 - Historian Judith Flanders explores the populist, adaptive, multi-purpose, meaning of Christmas.Judith is author of Christmas: A Biography from MacMillan.
  • 12:05 - The Hopleaf's Michael Roper reviews the year in craft beer capitalism, and the year to come.Michael is owner of Chicago's The Hopleaf Bar, in its 25th year. Try the Bitterballen.
  • 12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen discusses The Socialist Leisure Work Ethic and the Spirit of Falafel.He's talked about Socialist leisure before, but this falafel thing is definitely a new development in his ideology.

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  • 9:15 - Journalist Jess Bruder explores the low-wage labor of senior nomads working at the end of retirement.Jess is author of Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century from W.W. Norton.
  • 10:05 - Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier profiles the resistance movements working and fighting in post-coup Brazil.Brian's book of interviews, Voices From the Brazilian Left, is available to order now from Brasil Wire.
  • 10:35 - Anthropologist Aaron Neiman connects worker pain to the pre-existing conditions of labor under capitalism.Aaron wrote the essay A Pain in the Back for The New Inquiry.
  • 11:05 - Writer Sara Wachter-Boettcher finds social inequality coded deep within the devices of Silicon Valley.Sara is author of Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech fom W.W. Norton.
  • 12:05 - Historian Robin D.G. Kelley finds the future of Black radicalism laid out in the paths of ancestors. Robin wrote the essay "Winston Whiteside and the Politics of the Possible" for the Verso collection Futures of Black Radicalism.
  • 12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen's imagination is sparked by a Nick Cave song.Jeff keeping it light for the holidays.

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  • 9:15 - Law professor Peter Edelman explains how poverty became a crime in America.Peter is author of Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America from The New Press.
  • 10:05 - Journalist Niko Georgiades profiles the water protectors on the front lines of the #NoDAPL fight.Unicorn Riot released a documentary on the Stand Rock / Dakota Access Pilpeline protoests, Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDAPL Story
  • 10:35 - Economist Dean Baker previews life in our new, broker country under the Republican tax plan.Dean wrote the op-ed #RichPeopleNeedTaxCuts: The Republican Tax Plan for Truthout.
  • 11:05 - Writer Anna Feigenbaum explores a century of tear gas, in wars foreign and domestic.Anna is author of Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today from Verso Books.
  • 12:05 - Historian Paul Ortiz connects the politics of anti-imperialism to the tradition of Black radicalism. Paul wrote the essay "Anti-Imperialism as a Way of Life: Emancipatory Internationalism and the Black Radical Tradition in the Americas" in the collection Futures of Black Radicalism from Verso.
  • 12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen logs on and dissects the daily Twitter atrocity. If you have to @ someone about this, please @jdorchen. LOL!

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  • 9:15 - Political economist Massimo de Angelis maps out the common course for a post-capitalist society.Massimo is author of Omnia Sunt Communia: On the Commons and the Transformation to Postcapitalism from Zed Books.
  • 10:00 - McMansion Hell's Kate Wagner explores the nightmare architecture of the upwardly mobile.Kate is the mastermind behind the indispensable website McMansion Hell.
  • 10:35 - Black Lives Matter Chicago's Aislinn Pulley and Kofi Ademola discuss fighting the CPD in court.Black Lives Matter Chicago is part of a class action lawsuit against the City of Chicago and the CPD over police violence.
  • 11:05 - Law professor James Forman examines Black involvement throughout the mass incarceration machine.James is author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
  • 12:05 - Live from Paris, Jacob Hamburger surveys the French political landscape, post-Macron victory.Jacob writes about American politics for Charlie Hebdo.
  • 12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen laments the end of an ancient Chinese tradition.


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