Joe Clement hosts this Old Mole, which because of membership drive breaks shows up as being about30% shorter than normal. We hear about the crack-down on ethnic studies in Arizona, about what's going on in Jobs with Justice, and a review of The Intuitionist. In the middle of the show, we heard Pete Seeger's rendition of Ralph Chaplin's "Commonwealth of Toil" from the Wobbly Little Red Songbook.
Gary Okhiro is professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University, and receipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Studies Association. He is known for his writing, teaching, and institution building in Asian American Studies. In this interview with APA Compass' Andrew Yeh, Professor Okihiro speaks about the post September 11th environment, the bullying of APAs, and the unexpected influence of Hawaiians on the mainland.
In this weeks episode host Grace E Reed talks with the former host of Prison Pipeline, Ruth Kovacs. The talk centers around Prison Pipeline and it's positive affect it has had with listeners. Both Ruth and Grace share their experiences with the prison community and social outreach programs. Grace also talks a bit about her latest book, "Negotiating Shadows".
Life in and after a cult: A conversation with a former member of "The Move"
Sam Fife began offering his vision of divine rule on earth in his small New Orleans church in the 1960s. By 1979, when Fife died in an airplane crash, The Move of the Spirit had grown into an international ministry that included thousands, many living separated from society in communal farms. The Move taught that members were creating a society in which people were free to hear and be led by divine prophecy. Ex-members, however, paint a different picture: a corrupt system of leadership that used physical, sexual and psychological abuse to maintain control.
For now, it seems, the Internet will remain the radical experiment in free information exchange that we have come to know and love. Abe and Joe dissect the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and discuss the future of online censorship.