Political Analysis

From the grassroots to Washington and beyond, the realities of politics and power are routinely cloaked in euphemism and evasion.

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Apr 23rd, 2015 by progressiveradionetwork at 7:00 pm

NEVER HAVE SO MANY, DONE SO MUCH, TO ACHIEVE SO LITTLE!

Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group joins Chuck McCune of Prizm Foundation (sitting in for Host Sandy Leon-Vest) for an in-depth discussion on energy, global instability, nuclear weapons, conservation, environment, sustainability, white privilege resource consumption, and expected converging disasters. This in the context of unresponsive government, industry and regulators regarding the concern for our future survival. We examine the strategies of the last 4 decades and the progress, or rather the lack thereof, and call for a boycott of all Ecocidal Products and Services. For more information, Facebook Page Boycott Ecocidehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Ecocide/378437659029235, Los Alamos Study Group www.lasg.org, Prizm Foundation www.prizm.org.

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Apr 17th, 2015 by progressiveradionetwork at 11:47 am

The two show segments centered around the "Battle of Seattle" (no, not the one of late-90s fame!).

Segment one featured Sydney Brownstone, a reporter for The Stranger, Seattle's only newspaper, an alt-weekly and a Pulitzer Prize-winning publication. Brownstone talked about her latest reporting on the oil-by-rail legal battle pitting the Swinowish Tribe vs. Warren Buffett's rail company giant BNSF Railway, as well as her prolific reporting on the battle over Shell's movement to use Seattle's port to store its tankers and accessories there as it awaits an opportunity to tap oil in the Arctic.

Segment two featured Adam Brown and Jason Reid, Director and Producer respectively of the documentary Sonicsgate, which covers the business wheeling and dealing that forced the Seattle SuperSonics to move from Seattle to become the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

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Apr 3rd, 2015 by progressiveradionetwork at 4:43 pm

The April 2, 2015 edition of "Political Analysis" featured three professors and contributors to Jacobin Magazine

1.) Matthew Huber is an assistant professor of geography at Syracuse University and author of the book "Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital." He discussed his latest piece in Jacobin titled, "Too Much Oil," which analyzes what lowering global oil prices means for the Left going forward among other related things.

2.) Tyler Zimmer is a visiting professor of philosophy at Northeastern Illinois University and author of the recent piece, "Questions about Chuy," also appearing in Jacobin. He discussed his article, which serves as the "skunk in the room" of sorts in the Chicago Mayoral race, set to take place on April 7 and pitting Jesús "Chuy" García vs. Rahm "Rahmbo" Emanuel.

3.) Nicole Aschoff is an editor at Jacobin, an adjunct professor of sociology at Boston University and she blogs at The Game is Rigged, which she maintains on her own over at WordPress. Further, her new book "The New Prophets of Capital" published by Verso is now on-sale. She discussed her latest piece in Jacobin titled, "The Smartphone Society."

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