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William Upski Wimsatt: Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs18/11/2010 Duración: 46min
The celebrated youth organizer, grafitti artist, and writer on his vision for the movement young people will create in the new decade.
Dal LaMagna: Raising Eyebrows11/11/2010 Duración: 43min
The Tweezerman founder and socially conscious entrepreneur talks to host Joe Conason about how he failed his way to success.
No Excuses: Gloria Feldt On How Women Can Change the Way We Think About Power and Leadership28/10/2010 Duración: 30min
Columnist and Book Talk Radio host Joe Conason talks with renowned activist and author Gloria Feldt about her powerful new book and its message for American women.
The Backlash with Will Bunch14/10/2010 Duración: 44min
Join Will Bunch, author of The Backlash: Right-Wing Radicals, High-Def Hucksters, and Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama, in conversation with Peter Montgomery, a senior fellow at People For the American Way, for a discussion of the Tea Party and its influence on the midterm elections at 8pm EST on October 13th on Book Talk Radio.
Common Nonsense with Alexander Zaitchik19/08/2010 Duración: 44min
Join Alexander Zaitchik, author of Common Nonsense, in conversation with Salon's Joe Conason, for a discussion of Glenn Beck at 8pm EST on August 18th on Book Talk Radio.
Searching for Whitopia with Rich Benjamin25/02/2010 Duración: 30min
Join us tonight for an exploration of the social and political implications of the growing phenomenon of “Whitopias”—small towns and exurbs without diversity. Our guest tonight is Rich Benjamin, author of the new book Searching for Whitopia.Rich Benjamin, author of Searching for Whitopia, is a senior fellow at Demos, a nonpartisan national think tank based in New York City. His social and political commentary is featured in major newspapers nationwide, on NPR and Fox Radio, and in many scholarly venues. He holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Book Talk Radio is a project of the Progressive Book Club, and is hosted by Joe Conason. Joe Conason is national correspondent for The New York Observer, where he writes a weekly column distributed by Creators Syndicate. He is also a columnist for Salon.com, and the Director of the Nation Institute Investigative Fund. His latest book, It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush, was released in February 2007.
Jim Wallis: Rediscovering Values - On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street18/02/2010 Duración: 31min
In his latest book, Jim Wallis argues that Americans should not seek out a return to "economic normalcy." Rather, we need to create a new "normal" that radically alters the behaviors and ways of thinking that lead to the current economic crisis. Join the Progressive Book Club and host Joe Conason for a talk with author Jim Wallis about creating a moral compass for the new economy.Jim Wallis is a best-selling author, public theologian, preacher, and activist. He is president and executive director of Sojourners/Call to Renewal, where he is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine. He is the author of eight books, including Faith Works, The Soul of Politics, God's Politics, The Great Awakening, and, most recently, Rediscovering Values.Book Talk Radio is a project of the Progressive Book Club, and is hosted by Joe Conason. Joe Conason is national correspondent for The New York Observer, where he writes a weekly column distributed by Creators Syndicate. He is also a columnist for Salon.com, and the Director of t
The Limits of Power and the End of Exceptionalism - Andrew Bacevich04/02/2010 Duración: 41min
As American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continue, join us for a conversation with Andrew Bacevich, author of The Limits of Power.Bacevich identifies a profound triple crisis facing America: The economy, in remarkable disarray, can no longer be fixed by relying on expansion abroad; the government, transformed by an imperial presidency, is a democracy in form only; U.S. involvement in endless wars, driven by a deep infatuation with military power, has been a catastrophe for the body politic. These pressing problems threaten all of us, Republicans and Democrats. If the nation is to solve its predicament, it will need the revival of a distinctly American approach: the neglected tradition of realism.Andrew J. Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of colonel. He is the author of The Limits of Power and The New American Militarism, among other books. His writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Atlantic Monthly, the Nation, th
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness28/01/2010 Duración: 43min
Even as America celebrates the 1 year anniversary of Barack Obama's inauguration, race remains a dominant factor in our society. In her book, The New Jim Crow, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that our current reliance on mass incarceration amounts to a devastating system of racial control in America. Join Michelle Alexander and host Joe Conason for a frank discussion on race in America.Michelle Alexander is a longtime civil rights advocate and litigator. She holds a joint appointment at the Moritz College of Law and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in Columbus, Ohio. Book Talk Radio is a project of the Progressive Book Club, and is hosted by Joe Conason. Joe Conason is national correspondent for The New York Observer, where he writes a weekly column distributed by Creators Syndicate. He is also a columnist for Salon.com, and the Director of the Nation Institute Investigative Fund. His latest book, It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush, was released in Fe
Moshe Adler on "Economics for the Rest of Us"21/01/2010 Duración: 44min
Join Book Talk Radio and host Joe Conason for a discussion with Moshe Adler about how contemporary economic thinking has rigged the system in favor of Wall Street at the expense of Main Street. Professor Moshe Adler of Columbia University has written a masterful and wonderfully accessible book that does for economics what Howard Zinn did for American history—Freakonomics crossed with The Tipping Point. Moshe Adler author of Economics for the Rest of Us, teaches economics at Columbia University and at the Center for Labor Studies at Empire State College. His articles and editorials have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Counterpunch, and in many academic journals. He lives in New York City. Book Talk Radio is hosted by Joe Conason. Joe Conason is national correspondent for The New York Observer, where he writes a weekly column distributed by Creators Syndicate. He is also a columnist for Salon.com, and the Director of the Nation Institute Investigative Fund. His lat
Book Talk Radio - David Owen and Majora Carter on Sustainable Cities02/12/2009 Duración: 33min
Join us on December 1st as David Owen, author of Green Metropolis, and Majora Carter, Green Jobs advocate, environmentalist, and MacArthur "Genius," discuss sustainable, economically thriving urban communities. Moderating the discussion will be Ilyse Hogue, campaign director for MoveOn.org, and former Program Director of the Rainforest Action Network.About David Owen:David Owen is the author of Green Metropolis and many other books, including The First National Bank of Dad, The Chosen One, The Making of the Masters, and My Usual Game. He is a staff writer for the New Yorker. About Majora Carter:From 2001 to 2008 she was Executive Director of the non-profit she founded: Sustainable South Bronx – where she pioneered green-collar job training and placement systems in one of the most environmentally and economically challenged parts of the US. This MacArthur “genius” is now president of her own economic consulting firm, a co-host on Sundance Channel’s The Green, and host of a new special public radio series call
The Future of Faith with Harvey Cox and E. J. Dionne22/11/2009 Duración: 01h41min
Join us for a conversation about faith, politics, and the progressive movement.Harvard Theologian Harvey Cox’s new book, The Future of Faith, posits that Christianity is undergoing a period of transformation marked by a disregard of dogma in favor of a more open “spirituality,” and a collapse of barriers between different religions. One of the casualties of this transformation is an historically influential actor in American politics: religious fundamentalism.In this edition of Book Talk Radio, professor Cox talks with Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne about the evolving role of faith in our lives and in American politics.This is a prerecorded episode of Book Talk Radio, created in partnership with the Center for American Progress. The conversation is moderated by Todd Gitlin.Harvey Cox is Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard, where he began teaching in 1965, both at HDS and in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. An American Baptist minister, he was the Protestant chaplain at Temple Universi
Book Talk Radio: Republican Gomorrah - Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party05/11/2009 Duración: 42min
Join Salon.com columnist Joe Conason and author/activist Max Blumenthal as they discuss Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party.Republican Gomorrah—Blumenthal’s remarkable, muckraking debut—is a bestiary of dysfunction, scandal, and crime from the heart of the movement that runs the Republican Party. He describes the people and the beliefs that establishment Republicans—like John McCain—need to kowtow to if they have any hope of running for president, and how moderates have been systematically purged from party ranks.Max Blumenthal is regularly featured on The Rachel Maddow Show, Democracy Now!, and Countdown with Keith Olbermann. His articles and video documentaries have appeared in The Nation, the Huffington Post, Salon.com, and many other publications. He is a correspondent for the Daily Beast, a research fellow for Media Matters for America, and a Puffin Writing Fellow for the Nation Institute. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Joe Conason is national correspondent for The New York
Book Talk Radio: 50 Ways to Help Obama Change America with Mike Huttner13/10/2009 Duración: 30min
In our inaugural episode, Mike Lux, veteran of the 1994 Clinton health care war room, interviews activist and author Mike Huttner about his new book, 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America.Join us for a unique conversation about the current policy battles and what YOU can do to influence the outcome.Our Guests:Mike Huttner is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ProgressNow a cutting-edge web-based advocacy organization with affiliates in California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin. Huttner started ProgressNow with his list of 700 email addresses in 2003 and now the ProgressNow partner states combined membership exceeds 2.2 million individuals.He is the author of the recently published book 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America. Mike Lux is the President and CEO of Progressive Strategies, L.L.C., a political consulting firm he co-founded in 1999, focused on strategic political consulting for non-profits, labor