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PODCASTS | Filmmaking, pupulism, the attack on public education, and Texas politics on Rag Radio

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Al Reinert with singer Sima Cunningham; pundit Jim Hightower; education activists Julian Vasquez Heilig and Mike Klonsky; and politics with Glenn Smith and Jeff Crosby. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | March 31, 2014 Listen … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Jim Hightower Brings the Lowdown on ‘Poopgate’ and ‘Tinkle-Down’ Economics

Texas populist gadfly Jim Hightower at the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, September 13, 2013. Photos by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast: Famed Texas populist commentator and political gadfly, Jim Hightower In 30 years, we’ve … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Jim Hightower Brings the Lowdown on ‘Poopgate’ and ‘Tinkle-Down’ Economics

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Tom Hayden : Sticking It to Wall Street

The fallen bull. Image from Tumblr.A legacy of Occupy: Sticking it to Wall Street The Occupy movement energized a vanguard of voters to become more populist in their demands. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | November 15, 2012 … finish reading Tom Hayden : Sticking It to Wall Street

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Roger Baker : ‘Class’ Used to Be a Dirty Word

Class Warfare. Political cartoon by Steve Segelin / Charleston City Paper.‘Class’ used to be a dirty word:Elections point to new paradigm The 2012 presidential race is shaping up as a new kind of political fight being fairly openly fought around … finish reading Roger Baker : ‘Class’ Used to Be a Dirty Word

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Tom Hayden : Building Populist Communities

Tom Hayden speaks with members of the Austin activist community, Friday, August 24, 2012, at a South Austin Mexican restaurant. The next day he spoke before a larger group at the 5604 Manor Community Center. Photo by Carlos Lowry / … finish reading Tom Hayden : Building Populist Communities

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Webb Dreyer : Jim Hightower and the ‘Populist Moment’

Rag Radio: Jim Hightower and the ‘populist moment’ By Thorne Webb Dreyer | The Rag Blog | April 11, 2012 Jim Hightower will headline a “Spring Song Fiesta” at Scholz Beer Garten in Austin on Sunday, April 15, from 1-9 … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Webb Dreyer : Jim Hightower and the ‘Populist Moment’

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Bob Feldman : Populism, Labor Organizing, and White Chauvinism in Texas, 1876-1890

Flag of the Texas Farmers Alliance. Image from HHS AP US History.The hidden history of Texas Part VIII: Populism, labor organizing, and white chauvinism in Texas, 1876-1890 By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / January 4, 2012 [This is … finish reading Bob Feldman : Populism, Labor Organizing, and White Chauvinism in Texas, 1876-1890

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Lamar W. Hankins : Remembering Woody Guthrie in the Age of Obama

Woody Guthrie in 1943. Photo by Al Aumuller / New York World-Telegram and the Sun / Wikimedia Commons.Remembering Woody Guthriein the age of Obama By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / July 19, 2011 Woody Guthrie, the songwriter, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Remembering Woody Guthrie in the Age of Obama

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Bill Fletcher, Jr. : Obama, Progressives, and the White Nationalist Backlash

Image from Reckless Eyeballing.Task for progressives in 2012:Monkey-wrenching the white united front It has been striking that many progressives have said so little about race, racism, and the discourse of right-wing populism in the context of the upcoming elections. By … finish reading Bill Fletcher, Jr. : Obama, Progressives, and the White Nationalist Backlash

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Pitchfork Populism : What Damage Will The Tea Baggers Do?

Photo from jkurt58 / Photobucket.What will they do to America?Right wing populism and the Tea BaggersBy Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / June 18, 2010 Maybe the great body of Tea Baggers cannot be reached, but we must answer … finish reading Pitchfork Populism : What Damage Will The Tea Baggers Do?

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Populist Pundit : Lowdown on Hightower

Jim Hightower. Image from Rolling Thunder.The lowdown:The Texas populism of Jim Hightower By Michael Winship / April 2, 2010 I first became aware of Jim Hightower more than 20 years ago, during the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta. The … finish reading Populist Pundit : Lowdown on Hightower

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Culture Wars : ‘Take Our Country Back’

Confederate flag at Tea Party March on Washington, September 12, 2009. Image from Think Progress.Latest culture war in America: Nationalism in dangerous form Many fear that they have lost the country that was bequeathed to them — and to them … finish reading Culture Wars : ‘Take Our Country Back’

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