Letters and Politics | Update 2016-03-09

Letters and Politics | Update 2016-03-09

The Fracturing of Political Parties; Trauma and Buddhism

03.09.16 – 10:00am

The Fracturing of Political Parties with Julia Azari. Azari is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Marquette University and author of the article The Splintering of Political Parties for Five Thirty Eight. And a conversation with psychiatrist Mark Epstein on Trauma and Buddhism.

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Letters and Politics – March 8, 2016

03.08.16 – 10:00am

A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich.

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A conversation with Gerald Horne

03.07.16 – 10:00am

Gerald Horne

A conversation with historian Gerald Horne on the presidential campaigns, the Haitian Revolution and Paul Robeson. Gerald Horne holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. His latest books are called Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary and Confronting Black Jacobins: The United States, … Continued

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Repeat: Paul Robeson

03.03.16 – 10:00am

Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson was an American singer, actor, and Civil Rights activist. He became politically involved in response to the Spanish Civil War, fascism, and social injustices. His advocacy of anti-imperialism, affiliation with communism, and criticism of the United States government caused him to be blacklisted during the McCarthy era.

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Capitalism: The Six Part Series

03.02.16 – 10:00am

Capitalism is an ambitious and accessible six-part documentary series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have shaped the capitalist world. Blending interviews with some of the world's great historians, economists, anthropologists, and social critics (view the complete list of participants), with on-the-ground footage shot in twenty-two countries, Capitalism … Continued

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She's Beautiful When She's Angry

03.01.16 – 10:00am

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She's Beautiful When She's Angry resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971. She's Beautiful takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street … Continued

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Judas: The troubling history of the renegade apostle

02.29.16 – 10:00am

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With Peter Stanford is a British writer, editor, journalist and presenter, known for his biographies and writings on religion and ethics. His most recent book is Judas: The troubling history of the renegade apostle. About the book: In this fascinating historical and cultural biography, writer and broadcaster Peter Stanford deconstructs that most vilified of Bible characters: Judas Iscariot, … Continued

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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

02.25.16 – 10:00am

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure … Continued

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Capitalism: The six part series

02.24.16 – 10:00am

Capitalism is an ambitious and accessible six-part documentary series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have shaped the capitalist world. Blending interviews with some of the world's great historians, economists, anthropologists, and social critics (view the complete list of participants), with on-the-ground footage shot in twenty-two countries, Capitalism … Continued

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The power of non-defensive communication

02.23.16 – 10:00am

Sharon Strand Ellison turns the tools of non violent communication toward the most vexing problems that parents face. It turns out you don't have to spoil your kids or be a tyrant ‚Äî we'll talk about the third way. She'll help you take the power struggle out of parenting through techniques of non-defensive communication. Guest: … Continued

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