Debt that Lasts Forever: Can't Cash in on Credit

How can we go beyond diagnosing economic ills, and instead offer their solutions? This week, our guests respond to the dual crises of debt and corporate growth and how we might find a way out. Joining us are Ivan Ascher, author of the new book "Portfolio Society: On the Capitalist Mode of Prediction" and Pam Brown, Strike Debt activist and original Rolling Jubilee member, who speak to the power relations of a prediction-based economy. Plus, an interview with Mandy Cabot, CEO of Dansko shoes who chose her workers over a corporate buyout. She's joined by Richard Eidlin, co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council, in an interview from the Progressive Congress, earlier this year.


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Listening to Our Better Angels

Red, blue, rich, poor, country, city, left or right. Chances are you probably fall into one of those categories. And you may be quite happy where you are. The people of Better Angels believe there's still value in talking, and they've come up with a way of doing it that actually seems to bring people together.

  • 2020-08-21T19:00:00-07:00

Trump's Wall and the End of the American Frontier

In this episode, Laura interviews author and Yale historian Greg Grandin about his most recent book, The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America. They explore how America's foundational myth of progress has given way to protectionism. Will opposition to the wall finally force us to reckon with the white supremacist conquest the frontier myth has always but thinly veiled? And what can we do to replace destructive myths with productive truths?

  • 2020-08-28T19:00:00-07:00

Navigating Oppression: Amy Goodman and Ovarian Psycos

The old media was driven by and for profits. What will new media stand on? More importantly, what will our media stand for? Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of "Democracy Now!" a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide. She has co-authored six New York Times bestsellers, including "Breaking the Sound Barrier" and "The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance and Hope." Her latest book is "Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America."

  • 2020-09-07T04:30:00-07:00
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Fighting Islamophobia and Education Apartheid

What is it about Palestine, Islamaphobia, and anti-Arab racism that even many liberal Americans still don’t get? And why hasn’t Obama ended the abuses of the War on Terror? This week’s guests bring us updates from the grassroots. Fahd Ahmed is the Executive Director of DRUM South Asian Organizing Center; a membership-led organization of low-wage South Asian immigrant workers and youth in New York City. He came to the US as an undocumented immigrant from Pakistan in 1991. Lamis Deek is a human rights attorney and activist originally from Nablus, Palestine.

  • 2020-09-14T04:30:00-07:00
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