Monday, July 19, 2004
Pico Iyer, author of Sun After Dark: Flights Into the Foreign , talked to guest host Mike Pesca about his most recent book, his international upbringing, and his interest in intercultural collisions. Their conversation sparked one of our listeners to write in:
My grandfather, the Greek archeologist ...
Friday, July 16, 2004
Today's entire show was composed of those meaningless, culturally divisive questions that cause us to forget our common Americanness and vote against our class interests...I mean, cause us to run down to Federal Court and get a look at Martha Stewart: martyr or martinet?
Adolf Hitler: appropriate ...
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Bill Cosby's May 17th comments taking black youth to task provoked a storm of controversy--not to mention a blistering riposte from New York Times guest columnist, author Barbara Ehrenreich, who said on today's show that "if (Cosby) wants to do something to increase positive attitudes toward education ...
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Monday, July 12, 2004
Should the Presidential election be postponed in the event of a terrorist attack? Today's Newsweek story that Tom Ridge sought guidance from the Justice Department brought a flood of diverging opinions. Some smelled a conspiracy, while others were angry at the media for bring the issue up at all.
Friday, July 09, 2004
Thursday, July 08, 2004
Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Tuesday, July 06, 2004
Friday, July 02, 2004
Thursday, July 01, 2004
Why doesn't the USA have a broad working-class movement, akin to European social democratic parties? It's been a vexing riddle for American lefties for decades. At a recent conference at SUNY-Stony Brook's Center for Study of Working Class Life, professors, activists, and members of the working class got ...
Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Monday, June 28, 2004
Friday, June 25, 2004
Whether to rebroadcast an old program is often a tough call. Is the program still topical? If people have heard it before, will they want to listen again?
In the case of our "Culture Storm" taping from last May, we knew the discussion on "life and politics in the election ...
Thursday, June 24, 2004
Daniel Libeskind defended himself from New York Time's writer Robin Pogrebin's article "The Incredible Shrinking Daniel Libeskind." Mr. Libeskind's design for the World Trade Center has whittled down as has his influence since Larry Silverstein flexed his muscles and hired David Childs from Skidmore, ...
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Today we discussed the treatment of detainees in both Iraq and Afghanistan with Julian Barnes and Chitra Ragavan from US News and World Report. The conversation about detainees continued with Seymour Hersh from The New Yorker. Both conversations referred to the President Bush's order which can be read here.
Text of order signed by President Bush on Feb. 7, 2002, outlining treatment of al-Qaeda and Taliban detainees: