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Author/Teacher Susan Ohanian Offers Critical Views of Education Policies

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In response to our February interview with education experts Richard Murnane of Harvard and Greg Duncan of UC Irvine, listener Dick Atlee suggested we get additional commentary from Susan Ohanian. Continue reading Author/Teacher Susan Ohanian Offers Critical Views of Education Policies

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Alabama Report: Andrew Kreig Updates the Roger Shuler Case, and the Fight to Restore the Voting Rights Act

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Andrew Kreig reports on his jalhouse visit with Roger Shuler; Alabama's embrace of "Moral Monday" protests to restore voting rights, and we discuss his new book Presidential Puppetry. Continue reading Alabama Report: Andrew Kreig Updates the Roger Shuler Case, and the Fight to Restore the Voting Rights Act

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Code Pink Co-founder Medea Benjamin Describes Her Brutal Treatment and Deportation from Cairo Airport

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In this exclusive interview, author and activist Medea Benjamin details how guards at Cairo airport detained her, dislocated her shoulder, and deported her as she tried to reach Gaza for International Women's Day. Continue reading Code Pink Co-founder Medea Benjamin Describes Her Brutal Treatment and Deportation from Cairo Airport

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Journalist Robert Parry and Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Unpack the Crisis in Ukraine, a Neocon Production

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Continue reading Journalist Robert Parry and Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Unpack the Crisis in Ukraine, a Neocon Production

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Editor Rob Okun Explains How Profeminist Men Take On Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence, Gun Crimes

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Rob A. Okun is editor of the new book, Voice Male: The Untold Story of the Profeminist Men's Movement and a magazine and website also called Voice Male.   Continue reading Editor Rob Okun Explains How Profeminist Men Take On Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence, Gun Crimes

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Meet Shenna Bellows, the True Progressive 2014 Candidate for US Senate from Maine

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Shenna Bellows is a young leader, fighting for our Bill of Rights, marriage equality, and real solutions to climate change.  In this in-depth interview, she details her positions and her plan to replace Susan Collins as Maine's senator. Continue reading Meet Shenna Bellows, the True Progressive 2014 Candidate for US Senate from Maine

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Education Policy Experts Murnane and Duncan Talk About Common Core and Fighting Inequality

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Two top experts on education policy talk about Common Core, and how inequality impacts educational outcomes: Prof. Richard Murnane of Harvard, and Prof. Greg Duncan of UC Irvine. Continue reading Education Policy Experts Murnane and Duncan Talk About Common Core and Fighting Inequality

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Former Nun Calls Out Pope Francis on Sex Abuse Scandal

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Ex-nun Mary Dispenza was raped by her parish priest at age 7;  in gentle,  firm terms, she challenges Pope Francis..... Continue reading Former Nun Calls Out Pope Francis on Sex Abuse Scandal

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Monarch Butterfly Population in Sharp Decline, Details from Pollinator Expert Victoria Wojcik

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Monarch butterfly populations are experiencing an alarming decline for third straight year.  We talk with Victoria Wojcik, research director at Pollinator Partners, about monarchs and honeybees, which are recovering from colony collapse. Continue reading Monarch Butterfly Population in Sharp Decline, Details from Pollinator Expert Victoria Wojcik

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Detailed, Informative Critique of Ex-Defense Secretary Gates’ Best Seller “Duty” from Former CIA Analyst Mel Goodman

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Melvin A. Goodman returns to our podcast with sharp, knowledgeable criticism of Robert Gates' service as Defense Secretary, as recounted in his new best seller, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. Continue reading Detailed, Informative Critique of Ex-Defense Secretary Gates’ Best Seller “Duty” from Former CIA Analyst Mel Goodman