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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/KazinLeft10_27_15.mp3While the left has had very few actual electoral victories, author Michael Kazin argues it has very effectively changed the nation. The author of “A Godly Hero: William Jennings Bryan,” talks about his book “American Dreamers.” What’s gone right and

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/BDSBanUS.mp3Now and in the future, if certain opinions are not popular with the government in power, they can be prosecuted. Under the current bill S 720, which actually has Democratic sponsors, if a person even inquires about which companies may

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/Secesh17.mp3No one in their right mind would ever think the Soviet Union would suddenly break down into its component parts. Then it did. Clearly America is more divided now than since the 1861 war against Southern independence. Many would argue

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/BDS%4012.mp3It took a long time but Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions worked to end South African Apartheid. Now powerful forces are working in the US congress to penalize businesses and individuals who express support for BDS against the State of Israel.

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/Fourth%20%20ofJuly2016%201.mp3Independence day: It’s not just about choice of things to buy and consume.  Recovering corporate CEO and Huffington Post columnist Richard Eskow on this show shines a light on just how far we’ve veered from what the founders meant by

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/Juneteenth%202.mp3Celebrated in 45 states, a lot of people don’t know about Juneteenth. It was the day in 1865 when formerly enslaved people learned of the Emancipation Proclamation. But what kind of freedom was it then and where is it today?

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/AstoreSovietUSA.mp3As we are bombarded by endless news about Russian hacking, interfering with our democracy, a more subtle yet equally serious concern is how much we have become like our former enemy. What we value most of all about The United

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/KillItToSaveIt.mp3The forces currently in power may actually believe that by killing democracy they are saving America. Or they may just be driven by simple greed. In his new book: Kill It to Save It; An Autopsy of Capitalism’s Triumph Over

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/Krassner2017.mp3He published The Realist from 1958-2001. A magazine of satire that afflicted the powers that were. Paul Krassner along with Abbie Hoffman launched the Yippies to inspire young people in the late 60s, mixing rock and roll with politics. And

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/ImmigrantRealities.mp3Imagine your very existence being seen as proof of guilt. The blatantly racist anti-immigrant policies Trump is known for did not originate with him. In fact, as our guest Avi Chomsky, professor of history and coordinator of Latin American, Latino,

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/TangMLK4_4_67.mp3It was the beginning of a 50 year split among liberals. Those in power, President Johnson in particular, wanted to relegate Dr. Martin Luther King to his safe civil rights leader role. But boldly, Dr. King spoke out against imperialism

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/Bookstore_GorsuchCohn.mp3The right wing depends for its power on people not reading. Books have always been subversive. They lead to critical thinking. On the first part of this show, Ken Gloss,  proprietor of the internationally renowned Brattle Book Shop talks about

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/IntelDisobedience.mp3“Just following orders” is no defense. In a democracy we assume that individuals in society will take personal responsibility and disobey immoral commands. But as many experiments have shown, people rarely question orders from authorities. Our guest on this show

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/HouseofTruth.mp3Liberals were shocked by the outcome of the 2016 election. As they were in 1920 when Republicans put up Warren Harding, a big business Republican who campaigned and won on an America First message, stoking the public’s fear of immigrants

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/1774.mp3We’re all familiar with 1776. But before the actual separation from England, there was revolution across the land. The spirit of 1774 was focused on class-blind democracy and a lot of what happened then, with powerful actions from the grassroots

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/Churchwell.mp3” They didn’t call it fascism. They painted it red, white, and blue, and called it Americanism.” That’s from a 1942 movie with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy called Keeper of the Flame, which imagines a full fledged homegrown American

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Most of us believe what we were taught in elementary school: that enslaved blacks were freed by the Civil War. The truth is far grimmer. In this gripping discussion (recorded during Obama’s term) Douglas Blackmon, author of Slavery by Another

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/PatrickTrump.mp3Aside from the blatant racism, the shocking authoritarianism, and the disregard for the Constitution and laws, President Trump is unwittingly causing the end of a long period of unquestioned world dominance by the USA. According to our guest The Nation

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/EleanorandHick.mp3Everyone knows Eleanor Roosevelt, but her other half was Lorena Hickock. They were as was said “intimate partners,” who greatly influenced FDR and the New Deal. A most unlikely couple: Eleanor from wealth and privilege, Hick from nothing of the

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/SleeperCivics.mp3Sometimes citizens must break the law to uphold the law. History shows that sometimes patriotic resisting requires taking personal risks. But how to determine which risks are worth it and will yield the results we want? For a long time,

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/WarAgainstWar.mp3They were real conservatives. They worried that our republican form of government was at grave risk if America joined the first world war over there. Michael Kazin’s timely new book is “War Against War: The American Fight for Peace 1914-1918.”

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/Munis.mp3People are asking: what can we do to fight the new authoritarianism? Our guest argues: “People  power need not be confined to a chant.” Keeping decision making close to home is something both right and left can agree on; municipalization

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/righttowork%201.mp3Most of us thought Right to Work was a 20th century scheme to destroy collective bargaining rights. According to Cedric DeLeon, author of The Origins of Right To Work: AntiLabor Democracy in 19th Century Chicago, it started out as a

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/Exonerate%21.mp3Trump won’t do it; time now to push Obama to bring justice to a grave injustice. When guest on this show Robert Meeropol was six his mother Ethel Rosenberg was put to death. Knowing she was innocent, our government held

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/LakeyViking.mp3The Vikings were brave explorers and they found wondrous new things. Today Scandinavia holds promise of how America can become happier and more free. George Lakey, author of the new book Viking Economics, talks about struggling toward something rather than

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/WoodardAmNations2016.mp3With the election of Donald Trump, there’s talk of secession in California. But have we ever really been one nation? Certainly not.  Colin Woodard, author of the acclaimed book “American Nations,” reveals a history of eleven rival regional nations and

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Instead of a foreign policy directed by civilian authority, we now have simply military policy. It’s like General MacArthur won against President Truman today. Foreign policy columnist at The Nation Patrick Lawrence describes our State Department bureaucracy as “sclerotic.” In

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/HMSchool.mp3Is there a worse crime than child abuse? Is the complicity by knowing adults just as bad? Is there something about the very nature of authoritarianism in schools? Guest on this show is  Amos Kamil, author of Great is the

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/Spain2016.mp3You think the Republicans are in a mess, look at Spain. They have been without a working government for years. The right is divided, the left is divided. Corruption is rampant. Catalonia wants to break off altogether. There are a

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http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48358971/NatlSecurityState.mp3In addition to the three thousand lives, what else did we lose on 9/11? America’s founders wisdom carries well across a quarter millennium but the mission creep of the National Security State threatens that balance. Some see it as a

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