Host Cecil Prescod interviews Kevin Alexander Gray, a writer and activist living in South Carolina. He managed the 1988 presidential campaign of the Rev. Jesse Jackson in the state. His forthcoming books are “Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics” and “The Decline of Black Politics: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama.”
Democracy Now! expands to daily two-hour broadcast during the Democratic National Conventions. Hear the second hour of the broadcast as Amy Goodman and the Democracy Now! crew travel to Denver and St. Paul to cover the convention from the streets to the suites to the convention floor.
Democracy Now! expands to daily two-hour broadcasts during the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Hear the second hour of the broadcast as Amy Goodman and the Democracy Now! crew travel to Denver and St. Paul to cover the 2008 conventions from the streets to the suites to the convention floor.
Pacifica Coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention The broadcasts will include live speeches and analysis, produced reporter packages and convention-floor interviews, and coverage of protest activities surrounding the conventions. Analysis will center on campaign and convention financing, its influence on party and candidate platforms, ideological struggles within the major parties, the historical trajectory of the protest movements outside, and civil rights issues concerning their treatment by local authorities. The broadcasts may include listener-call-ins.
Sunsara Taylor returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight !!
Activist Sunsara Taylor, of The Revolution newspaper & The World Can't Wait orginization returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight for her third interview on the program. On tap is the decline of anti-war & other protesting in the wake of Obama's nomination, as well as other connected issues regarding the war in Iraq, the potential war in Iran and America's adgenda on the world stage.
Host Joe Uris steers the ship solo thru 2 issues, one local and one international.
Locally, we're centered on Mike Erickson's [Wiki] 2004 "vacation" in Cuba, where he lost all of the receipts and other paperwork showing that his vacation was, in actuality, a humanitarian mission, carrying medical supplies to a Cuban clinic that doesn't seem to exist.
Internationally, of course, is our relationship with Russia, now that they've demonstrated their admiration for US Foreign Policy thru mimicry, by brutally invading another sovereign nation under the guise of "Liberation." Because they can.