Demystifying Unions with Bill Fletcher Jr.

Unions are getting weaker and the general public no longer understands or supports organized labor says organizer and author Bill Fletcher Jr..  Progressive Radio’s Matthew Rothschild interviews Fletcher about why working Americans and unions have lost touch with one another, and what might be done to turn that around.

Direct download: MakingCon_130731_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:01pm PST

Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture

At the mall, online, and even within the US military. Interactive, realistic, pro-war video games have become part of American culture.  But anti-war protestors have found a way inside those games too.  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_130724_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm PST

A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad

After serving time, finding food, a job and a place to live with a criminal record can become an almost impossible task.  On this edition, women building their own support network after being released from prison. We’ll hear "A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad," a documentary by Chris Moore-Backman.  

Direct download: MakingCon_130717_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm PST

Survivors of Solitary Confinement

Tens of thousands are in solitary confinement in American prisons which according to the United Nations is torture.  Claire Schoen met nine former prisoners.

Direct download: MakingCon_130710_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm PST

Harvest of Empire (Part 2)

Its not just jobs and prosperity that draw immigrants to the United States.  Many Latin Americans were brought here, or forced to come by dangerous or deadly conditions-which the US often helped create.  On this edition, part two of “Harvest of Empire” a documentary film written and narrated by Democracy Now’s Juan Gonzalez.  Today, in excerpts from the film, Gonzalez traces the history of Nicaraguan and Salvadoran migration to the United States.

Direct download: MakingCon_130703_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm PST





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