‘Public Affairs’ Archives
On August 8, 2013 Harvey Wasserman wrote, "Just when it seemed things might be under control at Fukushima, we find they are worse than ever." Two weeks later he joined Elizabeth Robinson to tell us why this is so, that it's not just hyperbole or hysteria. He discusses the massive leaks from the nuclear reactor that are carrying more toxic [...]
As the possibility of cuts to the Medicare program loom, Robert Stone, MD wrote: "Who is the most popular health insurer in America? Not Anthem Blue Cross. It’s Medicare. And what insurer is the most efficient? Medicare again, operating at only 1.4 percent overhead, while the private insurers strain to meet the Affordable Care Act maximum [...]
Of his program Culture of Protest, Dick Flacks writes: occupy in depth This week a Culture of Protest special—a conversation with Heather Hurwitz whose been doing field work for her dissertation in the UCSB sociology department: “Gender, Feminism and Culture in OWS”. We’ll explore the ways that feminist thought and practice has [...]
Of his program Culture of Protest, Dick Flacks writes: songs for trayvon and mandiba We've collected songs from past and present that evoke the painful history of the 'killing of black mother's sons'. These are not only moving but profoundly enlightening. And we are on the air today on the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela--and to honor him [...]
Nobel Peace recipient Mairead Maguire joins Marisela Marquez and Elizabeth Robinson to discuss her recent trip to Syria and her thoughts on US intervention there. Recorded live at KCSB-FM in Santa Barbara, California.
In the wake of the Boston marathon bombings, scant attention was paid to the horrendous collapse of a factory in Bangladesh that killed more than 100 workers. With international workers day in mind, Barbara Briggs of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights joins Elizabeth Robinson to discuss the conditions in the factory and elsewhere [...]
Jeff Halper of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions was a guest on the Wednesday, April 17 edition of "No Alibis." In the podcast of this conversation, he discusses the Israeli occupation of Palestine, why he considers a two-state solution dead, and the impact of Israeli militarism in the US and much of the rest of the world. Plus Nano [...]
Nancy Kurshan, author of Out of Control:A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons, spoke with Avery Gordon and Elizabeth Robinson about the Marion Prison lock down as the prototype for control unit prisons. These prisons have now become common as at Pelican Bay's 'Secure Housing Units' which have created an international outcry as [...]
KCSB is hosting live readings from the 2013 UCSB Reads and Santa Barbara Reads book, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, by Joshua Foer. Readings will take place every weekday from noon-12:30pm. Tune in to hear who's reading!
A group of family members of prisoners in Pelican Bay State Prison’s Security Housing Units (SHUs) organized a charter bus to offer free rides for other family members to visit their loved ones at Pelican Bay. The trip was organized by California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC) in an effort to support families who have been unable [...]