On Thursday March 14th, Nigel O’Shea subbing for Allen Ruff interviewed Ron Honberg, J.D. about issues surrounding Mental Illness.
On Wednesday March 13th, host Karma Chavez interviewed Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe, post-doctoral fellow at the University of Illinois-Chicago, about disability politics, institutionalization and prisons.
On Tuesday March 12th, host Anjuli Brekke talked with Dr. Michael Dorsey about the Obama administration and environmental policy. Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced in December that she will be stepping down. She has been a crucial voice regarding environmental policy during Obama’s first term. Now, as Obama starts his second term as President, Anjuli and Dr. Dorsey spent the hour reviewing the impacts of the past four years on the environment and looking ahead to the future.
On Monday March 11th, host John Quinlan interviewed author and psychotherapist Chana Wilson. In “Riding Fury Home: A Memoir,” Wilson chronicles the destructive influence of so-called “reparative therapy” on her family in the 1950s and 60s, what was, in effect, an attempt to use the mental health system to “fix” her lesbian mom and normalize her. She raises these issues at a time when the California legislature has just passed a law that prohibits this kind of coercive therapy for minors, a law now being challenged in court by social conservatives.
On Friday March 8th, Esty Dinur hosted a split show featuring two authors. During the first half of the program she spoke with Cecile Pineda about her book, “Devil’s Tango: How I Learned the Fukushima Step by Step.” During the second half of the program Esty spoke with George Ciccariello-Maher about his book, “We Created Chávez” about the life and legacy of Hugo Chavez.
On Thursday March 7th, host Allen Ruff interviewed author Henry Giroux about his article, “The Politics of Disimagination and the Pathologies of Power.”