Host Marianne Barisonek interviews essayist and novelist Pico Iyer about his latest book, The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. Iyer has known the Dalai Lama for more than 30 years and brings a unique perspective to this biography.
Religion scholar Karen Armstrong talks about her book The Bible: A Biography. Armstrong not only describes how, when and by whom the Bible was written, she also examines some 2,000 years of biblical interpretation by bishops and rabbis, scholars and mystics, pietists and critics. The book dispells the fundamentalist notion that only one view of the Bible can be correct.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris cover the entire political spectrum, with today's show centered around Racism in the 2008 Elections (and our culture in general), how off-shore drilling is more smokescreen than solution to our energy problems, and they introduce the concept of the "New Capitalism" for later discussion.
Toronto Star, award winning journalist, Michelle Shepherd discusses her book Guantanamo's Child; The Untold Story of Omar Khadr. Khadr is a Canadian citizen who was a wounded fifteen year old when taken into custody by the US military in Afghanistan. He has spent the past six years in the Guantanamo Prison Camp and is on the governments short list to face a Military Tribunal. Ms Shepherd has covered his story since 2002 and interviewed others in his life extensively.
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program explores the current situation in Iraq and future possibilities there; an artists collective that focuses on political print-making; relationship between capitalism and democracy; and a movie about three generations of Mexican-American women in a small town in Arizona. You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or listen to individual pieces by following their links below:
Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris discuss the film How the Garcia Girls Spent the Summer , directed by Georgina Garcia Riedel. What does female desire look like? And how do self-inflicted limitations and social expectations shade and color it?
Drawing on quotations posted on the website of The International Endowment for Democracy ("Supporting democracy in the country that needs it most--the USA"), Clayton Morgareidge weaves an argument that there can be no such thing as democratic capitalism.
Has the surge really reduced the level of violence in Iraq? The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with policy analyst, author and activist Antonia Juhasz whose website The Bush Agenda contains a wealth of information and analysis. She is the author of The Bu$h Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time and the forthcoming The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry, and What We Must Do To Stop It.