Today on the show, Allen speaks with Latin American historian Greg Grandin about his new book, The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America. Greg Grandin is a professor of history at New York University. His research focuses on US foreign policy, Latin America, genocide, and […]
Alissa Quart’s new book Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America has been compared to Barbara Ehrenreich’s seminal work Nickled and Dimed. It offers an important account of the economic hardship of everyday Americans trying to afford housing, healthcare, and the soaring costs of raising children. Today on the podcast, we feature Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd’s interview […]
Today’s episode is a pledge drive conversation with writer and beekeeper Heather Swan about her new book, Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field.
For today’s pledge drive episode, Allen is joined in the studio by Armando Ibarra, co-author of The Latino Question. They look at labor migration and the role of working-class Mexicans in U.S. history, the ideology and practice of empire, the significance of political economy to Latino politics, and how Latino politics could breathe new life into […]
We kick off our first week of winter pledge drive with today’s episode about food justice. Our guest is Monica M. White, professor of community and environmental sociology and author of Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement. She, Patty, and fundraising volunteer Kathy Hoveland have a lively conversation about the history of […]
On today’s episode, we kick off the fall pledge drive with a conversation about the importance of independent media in the current political landscape. Allen is joined in the studio by John Nichols and Bob McChesney to discuss threats to democracy, battling the 24-hour news cycle, and the role of media in culture and politics. […]