Larry Bowlden reviews a 1998 novel by Nancy Kincaid titled "Balls." The novel takes a look at college football, its excesses and corruption, as seen through the eyes of sixteen women, all of whom are either married to coaches or raising sons who are prospective football players.
5:29 minutes (2.19 MB)
Jan Haaken talks with Katie Gentile about the controversy over Planned Parenthood clinics and the sale of fetal tissue and and what this controversy really is all about. Gentile is professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Gender Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has written extensively on the new world of reproductive technologies. 11:12 minutes (4.49 MB)
Bill Resnick interviews Bill Bigelow and Tim Swinehart on their new book *A People's Curriculum for the Earth*—a project focused on teaching students about the environmental crisis and climate justice.
This edited volume features some of the best articles from *Rethinking Schools* magazine, alongside classroom-friendly readings on climate change, energy, water, food, and pollution—as well as on people who are working to make things better. 20:00 minutes (8.01 MB)
This week we talk with Cyd Maurer, the journalist who was recently fired from her job as a TV news anchor in Eugene, Oregon, for testing positive for marijuana; and with Kathleen Kane-Willis of the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy at Roosevelt University about their new report on heroin in Illinois. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
Kim Howe of Dooda Fracking, speaks about the recent water contamination of the San Juan River that flows through Dine' land. She recounts first seeing the yellow water and how her farm is coping. 45:15 minutes (41.43 MB)
Nick Caleb, independent socialist and former candidate for Portland City Council; Melissa Vollono of Socialist Alternative; and Christopher Zimmerly-Beck of the International Socialist Organization speak to a crowd of seventy on Friday, August 14, 2015. 34:41 minutes (31.76 MB)