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Boing Boing co-founder Mark Frauenfelder on The Marketplace of Ideas this Friday

Boing Boing co-founder Mark Frauenfelder on The Marketplace of Ideas this Friday

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Mark Frauenfelder, editor of Make magazine and co-founder the zine which has become the massively popular blog Boing Boing. His latest book, Made By Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World, is the story of his quest to fully customize his life by building, maintaining, and [...]

Michael Specter on Santa Barbara Lectures, September 13, 2010

Michael Specter on Santa Barbara Lectures, September 13, 2010

New Yorker writer Michael Specter is featured speaker for Monday, Sept. 13 on SB Lectures, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Specter speaks about his new book "Denialism." Specter's appearance was sponsored by UCSB's Arts & Lectures program. Next week on SBLS: Jeff Halper.

No Alibis 9/8/2010 – Center for Urban Agriculture

No Alibis 9/8/2010 – Center for Urban Agriculture

    In this segment, No Alibis producers speak with Melissa Gomez from Goleta's own Fairview Gardens about food justice, community agriculture and upcoming workshops at the Center for Urban Agriculture. The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens is a California non-profit organization that was established in 1997. The original [...]

Dead Prez on SB Lectures: September 6, 2010

Dead Prez on SB Lectures: September 6, 2010

Santa Barbara Lectures: M1 (Mutulu Olugbala) of the hip hop group Dead Prez gives a talk “From the Ghetto to Gaza,” sponsored by UCSB’s Students for Justice in Palenstine in March 2010. Dead Prez was brought to UCSB by the UCSB Multicultural Center, KCSB Radio, and Associated Students Program Board for a public concert later that night. Tune [...]

No Alibis with Sunni Patterson, Jordan Flaherty, and Clyde Woods

This week's No Alibis focuses on political, economic, and cultural struggles in New Orleans on the fifth anniversary of hurricane Katrina. Following news, Elizabeth Robinson and Jordan Camp speak with poet and activist Sunni Patterson and UCSB Professor of Black Studies Clyde Woods. Activist, editor, and political journalist Jordan Flaherty joins [...]

No Alibis 8/3/10 8 am:Hiroshima 65th anniversary & Howard Zinn

No Alibis 8/3/10 8 am:Hiroshima 65th anniversary & Howard Zinn

A special reading from Howard Zinn's just published book, The Bomb, marking the 65th anniversary of the bombings of Hirsoshima and Nagasaki. The manuscript, published by City Lights, was completed just prior to Zinn's death earlier this year. With Maryam Griffin, Elizabeth Robinson and guests. No Alibis 8.4.10 Bomb

No Alibis 7/14/10 Nawal al Saadawi, Cesar Rodriguez

No Alibis 7/14/10 Nawal al Saadawi, Cesar Rodriguez

Egyptian writer,feminist Nawal al Saadawi discusses current political climate in Egypt and its connections to us. 8:30 a.m. Sociology graduate student, Cesar Rodriguez reports on the verdict in Meherles trial for murder of Oskar Grant and reactions in Bay Area at 9:15.

No Alibis with Alan Gómez on Arizona Protests to Stop SB 1070

On this week’s No Alibis Jordan Camp and Elizabeth Robinson speak with Arizona State University Professor Alan Eladio Gómez about the May 29th march in Phoenix, Arizona to stop SB 1070.  We  situate the events in the context of long struggles against criminalization in the US-Mexico Borderlands.

No Alibis: The Poetics and Politics of Post-Katrina New Orleans

This week's show co-hosted by Jordan Camp and Elizabeth Robinson discusses the poetics and politics of post-Katrina New Orleans on the occasion of the Katrina Commemoration events held on August 29th, including interviews with: * Founding member of the People's Hurricane Relief Fund and revolutionary community organizer, Malcolm Suber * [...]

A conversation with economist and blogger Tyler Cowen on “The Marketplace of Ideas” this Thursday

A conversation with economist and blogger Tyler Cowen on “The Marketplace of Ideas” this Thursday

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Tyler Cowen, professor of economics at George Mason University and co-blogger, with Alex Tabarrok, at the immensely popular economics and culture blog Marginal Revolution. Cowen's new book is Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World, a treatise on the [...]

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