Meditations and Molotovs - 01.30.17

January 31, 2017

On today's program, Vince is joined by Olga Bautista. Olga is a life long resident and community organizer of Chicago’s Southeast Side. She is a founding member of Chicago’s Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke and ran as a candidate for Alderman of Chicago's 10th Ward in 2015. Olga continues to devote her time and energy toward building progressive political movements throughout the Chicagoland region.

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Meditations and Molotovs - 01.23.17

January 24, 2017
On today's program, Vince speaks with Charles Glass about his recent book, "Syria Burning: ISIS and the Death of the Arab Spring."

Charles Glass is a broadcaster, journalist and writer, who began his journalistic career in 1973 at the ABC News Beirut bureau with Peter Jennings. He covered the October Arab-Israeli War on the Egyptian and Syrian fronts. He also covered civil war in Lebanon, where artillery fire wounded him in 1976.

He was ABC News Chief Middle East correspondent from 1983 to 1993. Since 1993, he has been a freelance writer in Paris, Tuscany, Venice and London, regularly covering the Middle East, the Balkans, southeast Asia and the Mediterranean region. He has also published books, short stories, essays and articles in the United States and Europe.

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Meditations and Molotovs - 01.16.17

January 17, 2017
On today's program Vince speaks with Paul Street about Barrack Obama's neoliberal legacy, Dr. King's radicalism and the future of leftwing political movements under a Trump presidency.
 
Paul Street is an independent radical-democratic policy researcher, journalist, historian, author and speaker based in Iowa City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of seven books to date, including "Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics," (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2008), "The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power" (Paradigm, 2010), also w/Anthony DiMaggio, "Crashing the Tea Party: Mass Media and the Campaign to Remake American Politics" (Paradigm, 2011), and "They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy" (Paradigm, 2014).
 
 
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Meditations and Molotovs - 01.09.17

January 11, 2017

 On today's show, I'll talk about the so-called "Russian Hacking scandal," Donald Trump's first 100 days, upcoming events in the Chicagoland region, Brexit, Syria and the sad ending to the life of the Pioneer Cabin Tree.

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