Stretched by fighting two wars, the US military has stepped up efforts to recruit teenagers and young adults.  Guest host Anna Sussman hosts a roundtable discussion about the new face of military recruiting, and counter-recruiting efforts taking place.

Direct download: MakingCon_101027_podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41am PDT

42-10 California's Prop 19: The End of the War on Marijuana?

Californians go to the polls this November, to vote on whether to legalize pot for all adults to smoke. We look at the damage wrought by the failed war on marijuana, with a focus on the millions caught in the criminal justice system.  How might things change if prop 19 is passed into law?

Direct download: MakingCon_101020_podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT

 Long time Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk speaks about the power of words in shaping public opinion and public policy, and the tragic consequences of a press corps that toes official line: in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine.

 

Direct download: MakingCon_101013_Ax.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:42pm PDT

Violence against women pervades every culture. Sources say one of every three women is abused at some point in their lives. In Latin America, sexism and impunity contribute to violence against women. But the region is also home to powerful female voices, and effective movements for the advancement of women.

Direct download: MakingCon_101006_Ax.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:15pm PDT



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