An eight-year-old girl died at the hands of her own mother. Could this have been prevented by better oversight and intervention? Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney‘s new book is about how many children’s lives could be saved and improved.
Tens of thousands of migrants are waiting — on both sides of the border — for their asylum cases to be heard. But they face many challenges, both legal and logistical, to being heard.
The asymmetries between the Democratic and Republican parties are many these days–in the media, in their infrastructures, and in the way they seek and use power. Author Caroline Fredrickson tells us about the flaws in our current system, and how we can restore our democracy.
How is it possible that children seeking safety can be housed in squalid, filthy prison camps–in the United States? Immigration attorney Allegra Love tells us, paints the bigger picture, and shares ideas about how to respond.
With lyrics “written by God”, the Battle Hymn of the republic has inspired American hearts and minds for generations. A ballad sung since the civil war by soldiers, slaves, and social justice activists alike, its history tells a story of our country. We talk to Harvard historian John Stauffer about his book, The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
In 1969 patrons of the gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, were fed up with police raids and they fought back. But leading up to that breaking point were decades of history and activism. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots we talk to Robert Rosenberg , co-director of the 1984 documentary, Before Stonewall.
Chainbreaker Collective director Tomás Rivera talks about community organizing for some of the most vulnerable neighborhoods in Santa Fe–and how people can make their voices heard as the city makes decisions about land, housing, and transportation.
Neal came from sharecroppers in Louisiana, and made his way to the air force and then Las Vegas, NV, where he became the first and longest-serving African American state senators in the state’s history–always fighting for justice and equality.
Three mothers paddle down the Gila River after the deaths of their teenage children, following the path the kids had chosen as environmental advocates for the river and surrounding wilderness.
That’s the name of Leah Penniman‘s new book, and it’s a profound and wide-ranging exploration of everything from the practical details of how to start a farm, to the rich history of African-heritage farming.