Looking Back, Moving Forward: 2012 Year In Review

As 2013 approacheswe look at some of the important issues we’ve covered in 2012: from domestic workers struggling for respect, to the consequences of climate change, todrone warfareWe’ll listen back to some highlights from those programs, and get updates on where those stories stand now.

Direct download: MakingCon_121226_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am PST

Life or Death: Ending the Death Penalty

Reporter Nancy Mullane speaks to some of those on California’s death row and we hear from two opponents of the death penalty about where the movement to end executions goes next.

Direct download: MakingCon_121219_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:51pm PST

Michelle Alexander on the New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander has struck a chord in so-called ‘post racial’ America. The Ohio State University law professor makes the case that the United States’ current criminal justice system policies can be traced directly back to slavery. Those targeted now, as they were then, are African Americans. On this edition, Michelle Alexander talks about her book, ‘The New Jim Crow. Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness’.

Direct download: MakingCon_121212_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am PST

 Saving or Selling the Planet? REDD, Climate Change and Indigenous Lands

Around the world communities are already facing the impacts of climate change.  Now international organizations, like the World Bank, are pushing a policy that asks polluters to offset their pollution by paying governments to protect forests. But is it working? 

On this edition, we take a closer look at this policy and ask, is it a plan to save the planet, or just sell it off? We'll hear extracts from the Global Justice Ecology Project and the Global Forest Coalition's “A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests” produced by Jeff Conant and narrated by Dania Cabello. 

Direct download: MakingCon_121205_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm PST



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