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It’s been with us since before America’s founding. Now, as more and more of us demand a direction different from rule by the wealthiest few, the word populism is coming back into vogue. As Campaign for America’s Future’s Isaiah Poole

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At the depths of the first world war in 1915, about 1200 women from around the world met at The Hague to try to bring an end to that blood drenched disaster. As they celebrate their centennial, there’s much to learn from the past that remains in today’s news, many crucial topics needing attention.

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No doubt you’ve seen the current near-worship of all things military. All men and women in the military are called heroes. But what does that really do? On this show, Will Hopkins, who was decorated for valor in Fallujah 2004 and now serves as executiv…

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On the first half, Chuck Collins, co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good, talks about the effects of extreme wealth on democracy and public health and what can be done about it. And on part two, journalist Amanda Marcotte discusses a recent home-scho…

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In the 1930s, 2800 American men and women, black and white fought fascism in the prelude to the second world war. The battle was in Spain. They were the legendary brave heroes of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Now none of them are still alive but the spi…

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Political candidates used to send their checks back to NORML, the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws. Now lawmakers and wannabes are beating a path to the door of Executive Director Allen St.Pierre.  Suddenly, after decades of tryi…

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Talk about bravery. More than 10,000 American women in 1917 left their homes to face violence and inequality on the battlefields of the Great War. On part one, author Jo-Ann Power talks about writing her new book Heroic Measures. And on part two, NoMor…

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It’s so hard to believe one peasant could kill our beloved king. We prefer a conspiracy. On this 50th anniversary, top prosecutor VInce Bugliosi (of Manson fame) who has been all over network TV on the case, looks at just

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50 years after the assassination, most Americans still believe JFK was victim of a conspiracy. Guest on part one is Philip Shenon who spent more than 20 years at the NYTimes and wrote an earlier book about the 9/11 commission. His new book is calle…

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Fifty years ago, John Kennedy promoted the Equal Pay Act, yet we’re still far away from that entirely reasonable goal. Today’s guest is organizer Judy Stadtman and the numbers are remarkable, in terms of inequity. Women doing the same jobs, with the sa…

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Republicans hate the accusation that they are waging a “War on Women.” You’d think by now they’d see the damage it causes them and avoid the charge by not doing it and trying to show women the party is really on their side. But no. Instead they are ste…

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The Cold War and Red Baiting of the 50s. America’s war in Vietnam. Civil rights and women’s equality. All would have been far different had the Democratic machine not replaced FDR’s vice president Henry Wallace with their own choice Harry Truman at the…

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It used to be that homeless women over 50 were blessedly rare. Now it’s become the norm. San Francisco radio host Rose Aguilar went out on the streets and what she found should disturb all Americans.

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Renowned 21st century feminist author Jessica Velenti says;” The traditional nuclear family is becoming a thing of the past and it’s time for American culture and politics to catch up.” Her new book: Why Have Kids? directly addresses the ongoing d…

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Ever since Henry Ford, the work pace has been speeding up. Fewer people are working a greater percentage of their lives, and there’s more economic instability and less personal satisfaction. A hundred years ago, women strikers at the Lawrewnce Mills de…

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In late April the Vatican issued a decree which clamps down hard on the nuns of America for being “radical feminists.” I’m not kidding.  Mary Johnson, who was a nun for 20 years and a friend of Mother Theresa, is guest on this exceptionally inform…

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For many years, the choice community has had difficulty reaching and convincing younger women that reproductive rights really can be taken away. On this show, Salon columnist Irin Carmon argues that the sudden rise of the startlingly extreme Rick S…

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 It’s been part of American culture since the sixties. On this show we look into how feminism has evolved, with author Anna David, whose new book Falling for Me is experiencing brisk sales.
We know what it was back then, but what does feminism me…

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