Drones: A New Death From Above

We bring you voices from Pakistan of families destroyed by drone strikes. And, we hear from Medea Benjamin and other activists working to build a global movement against this controversial military technology.

Direct download: MakingCon_120829_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:13pm PST

Being Black and Green: African-Americans & the Environment ENCORE

African-Americans are helping to lead the environmental movement. We take you to a resettlement community in North Carolina, sustainable farms in Wisconsin and a local bike ride in California, where local black leaders are changing the color of environmentalism.

Direct download: MakingCon_120822_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am PST

Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture

Interactive, realistic, pro-war video games have become part of American culture. But protestors and artists are finding ways to turn the virtual world into a place where the military hero narrative can be questioned. On this edition, we hear excerpts from the movie Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture, written and directed by Roger Stahl.

Direct download: MakingCon_120815_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm PST

Undue Influence: the power of Police and Prison Guards' Unions

Police officers and prison guards hold tremendous political sway. Their unions support or opposition can make or break a campaign for office. And their advocacy for better pay, more power, and more jobs has been a major factor in the expansion of the prison industrial complex. For decades, they’ve helped build America’s build America’s criminal justice system. Now that system is changing. Can law enforcement unions change as well?

Direct download: MakingCon_120808_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm PST





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