What do you do if you see illegal, unethical, or wasteful activities in your government job? If you speak out what will happen–to those at fault, and to you? Political scientist Allison Stanger‘s new book recounts a history of whistleblowers and what’s at stake today.
Fred Hampton was a young, charismatic, and brilliant leader in Chicago’s black community when he was gunned down by the police. We talk to Hampton’s attorney and biographer Jeffrey Haas, on the 50th anniversary of Hampton’s death.
That’s the name of Mona Malec’s one-woman show, a story about having a transgender child in a world where acceptance and understanding are hard won. We talk to Mona and director Rod Harrison.
Pat Mitchell grew up in a small town in Georgia but had big dreams. With natural talents for leadership and storytelling, she broke ground as a journalist, television host, and media executive. We talk about her new book.
Two brilliant and controversial activists talk about their decades of fighting for the lives of sea and land creatures–and the victories that have come from positioning themselves far outside the mainstream.
Who are the adults in the room? The kids, apparently. We talk to four young New Mexicans taking action against climate disruption. They’re part of a world-wide climate strike on September 20.
There are no limits to what a group of women can do when they get together–and organize. Corrine Sanchez of Tewa Women United tells about three decades of activism, mutual support, and social change.
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.