Yearly Archives: 2018

Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with Bill Minutaglio, Alice Embree, James Cole & Nicole Stasek, Harry Targ, Bruce Melton, Roy Casagranda & Glenn Smith, Alex Coke, Spencer Perskin & Shawn Siegel, and Lee Carter

Our guests include the author of a cool new book about Timothy Leary, health justice and climate change activists, a Virginia Democratic Socialist, an acclaimed jazz musician, and classic Austin rockers. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with Bill Minutaglio, Alice Embree, James Cole & Nicole Stasek, Harry Targ, Bruce Melton, Roy Casagranda & Glenn Smith, Alex Coke, Spencer Perskin & Shawn Siegel, and Lee Carter

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Alan Waldman :
FILM | Alan Waldman’s 20 favorite movies seen in 2017

Plus his pick of TV shows, American & foreign, best stand-up specials, and, gulp, porn stars! By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 6, 2018 The year 2017 was a pretty good one for movies. Half of the … finish reading Alan Waldman :
FILM | Alan Waldman’s 20 favorite movies seen in 2017

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Jonah Raskin :
INTERVIEW | Are those typewriters still smoking?

Jonah interviews John Campbell McMillan, author of ‘Smoking Typewriters,’ the definitive work on the ’60s underground press. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | February 5, 2018 An associate professor of history at Georgia State University in Atlanta, with … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
INTERVIEW | Are those typewriters still smoking?

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Bruce Melton :
Feedbacks kick in: 2017 is second warmest without El Niño influence

‘Recent observations strongly suggest that climate change may soon push some systems past tipping points, with global implications.’ By Bruce Melton | The Rag Blog | February 1, 2018 Listen to the podcast of Thorne Dreyer’s January 11, 2018 Rag … finish reading Bruce Melton :
Feedbacks kick in: 2017 is second warmest without El Niño influence

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Lamar W. Hankins :
1968: A personal retrospective 50 years later

It both challenged and strengthened my desire to make this a better world, and it caused me to wonder if a better world was even possible. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | January 31, 2018 There was … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
1968: A personal retrospective 50 years later

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Philip L. Russell :
2017: Peña Nieto’s swan song

“Mexico’s crisis manifests as violence, but it is rooted in the corruption and weakness of the state.” — Max Fisher, Amanda Taub, and Dalia Martínez, 2018 By Philip L. Russell | The Rag Blog | January 30, 2018 Philip Russell … finish reading Philip L. Russell :
2017: Peña Nieto’s swan song

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Steve Russell :
Calculating our losses: Hugh Masekela, Rosie the Riveter, Ursula K. Le Guin

Some days, everything you need to know from the newspaper is in the obituaries. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | January 27, 2018 Some days, everything you need to know from the newspaper is in the obituaries. So … finish reading Steve Russell :
Calculating our losses: Hugh Masekela, Rosie the Riveter, Ursula K. Le Guin

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Anne Lewis :
Report from the weeds: My struggles with the pharmaceutical pusherman

I see myself in some virtual Kafka novel. By Anne Lewis | The Rag Blog | January 18, 2018 January 10 4:53 p.m. Today I found myself suddenly unable to afford Jim’s basic medications. Rasagiline went from $24.38 to $716.00 … finish reading Anne Lewis :
Report from the weeds: My struggles with the pharmaceutical pusherman

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Bruce Melton :
Climate change 2017: What happened and what it means

Unfortunately, new record-breaking science has made at least as much noise as Trump. By Bruce Melton | Truthout | January 10, 2018 Bruce Melton will discuss the latest in climate change, including material contained in this article, as Thorne Dreyer‘s … finish reading Bruce Melton :
Climate change 2017: What happened and what it means

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