So says education expert Diane Ravitch. She gives us a reasonable — and scathing — indictment of the charter school movement, its underlying profit motive, and its ultimate failure to improve public education or serve students.
This federal agency kills over three million animals every year, many of them native species. Why are they killing, and how are they doing it? We talk to Wild Earth Guardians which investigates the agency, and we also discuss wildlife trapping in NM.
Josh Horwitz has been working toward sensible gun safety regulations for decades. We talk about the divisions and politics in our country, what’s happening on the state level, and the conversation about guns since the Parkland, Florida massacre.
That’s the name of the gripping new book by Nancy McLean, Duke University historian, who tells the story of the cycles of US history and the ongoing attempts by the wealthy to shape government in a way that benefits them at the expense of the majority — without the majority knowing they’re doing it.
How to break the cycle of trauma, lack of resources, drug use, crime, arrest, prison, release, more drug use, and more arrests? LEAD offers an alternative that focuses on intensive treatment, harm reduction, and practical services.
… and what undermines it? Money, corruption, inadequate laws, lack of enforcement of good laws … and the sense of despair that there are no solutions. But there are good, bipartisan solutions, according to Meredith McGehee of IssueOne.org.
Most legislators spend more than half their time asking for money instead of legislating. John Pudner talks about this deep DC dysfunction and how to achieve meaningful reform.
Andrea James has seen the criminal justice system from inside and out, and tell us how it works against the most vulnerable people in our society — especially women and families.
Trevor Potter, Founder of the Campaign Legal Center, takes a detailed look at how dark money in politics affects ordinary people.
Since election day 2016, countless people have become politically active for the first time in their lives … or would like to but aren’t sure what to do. If that’s you, this podcast is for you. It’s also for activists who are leading the movements on issues of fairness, justice, and democracy.
Some of the programs will be about the latest news. Others will give history and deep background about how we got to this point in history. Some will be with well-known leaders; most will be with amazing people you’ve never heard of. All the shows offer ideas and solutions, and ways — big and small — that you can get involved.
We welcome your input, questions, and ideas!