When disaster strikes, who profits? This is the driving question behind Antony Loewenstein’s new book “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe.” Today host Esty Dinur talks with Loewenstein on his new book and how governments and corporations profit from disaster. Antony Loewenstein is an Australian independent freelance journalist, author, documentarian and blogger. His […]
What is the Detention Watch Network? Who is being detained and why? What changes to immigration reform need to happen to reduce this? Today Esty Dinur talks with local activist Leila Pine and Mary Small, Policy Director for Detention Watch Network to discuss the current state of immigration and mandatory detention in the United States.
Today on A Public Affair Esty tackles the global economy: Greece, China, the EU, austerity, and the United States. Where are we? How did we get here and where are we heading? Host Esty Dinur talks with economist Richard Wolff talk about this and likely scenarios for the future.
What challenges are researchers facing with communicating the seriousness of climate change? Why is there so much debate against the scientific evidence? Today Esty Dinur talks with climatologist Michael E. Mann and journalist John H. Richardson about this climate change deniers.
As we pass the one year anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting, today Esty Dinur talks Ferguson with activists Max Rameau, DeRay McKesson, and M Adams. What has changed in past year? What hasn’t? How has the role of #BlackLivesMatter progressed the movement? Listen to today’s podcast to hear more.
Why is illegal poaching of protected animals still so common? What is the human impact on the sixth extinction, and is there anything we can do about it? In wake of the recent Cecil the Lion killing, today host Esty Dinur talks with UW professor Dr. Adrian Treves, psychologist Dr. Frieda Birnbaum, and researcher Dr. Gerardo Ceballos on this and the sixth extinction.