Alexis Tsipras: "Anti-Austerity Politics in Greece, Europe and Beyond"

A talk by the leader of Greece's leading Left Party Coalition, on recorded on Jan. 25, 2013 at The City University of New York, in a program sponsored by CUNY's Center for the Study of Culture, Technology, and Work.

Alexis Tsipras, a member of the Hellenic parliament, president of the Synaspismos political party since 2008, head of the SYRIZA parliamentary group since 2009, and leader of the Opposition since June 2012. SYRIZA currently leads in Greek opinion polls.


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chomskyNoam Chomsky on the Occupy Wall Street movement
Noam Chomsky is linguistics and philosophy professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Author of nearly 100 books, Chomsky is one of the world's most widely read progressive dissident intellectuals. He talks about his new book, "Occupy," about the Occupy Wall Street movement and the wider issues of class warfare in the America today.
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MP3: Nathan Schneider ( has been reporting on the OWS movement from its first days in August, 2011. In this April 3, 2012 interview, Richard Hill asks him to assess the on-going debate in the movement between those espousing a strict adherence to non-violence principles and practices and those advocating a 'diversity of tactics', Interview conducted by Richard Hill, WPKN


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Show date: Oct. 1, 2012

Marge Baker:  Critical judicial issues at stake in the presidential election

MP3 Interview with Marge Baker, executive vice president for policy and program with People for the American Way
Marge Baker discusses her group's new "Romney Court campaign" that examines critical judicial issues at stake in the presidential election related to the future make-up of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Robert L. Borosage:  No Grand Bargain Without A Jobs Trigger"

MP3 Interview with Robert L. Borosage, founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future
Robert L. Borosage, who is also co-director of Institute for America's Future's sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future, discusses his recent article, "Good Jobs First: No Grand Bargain Without A Jobs Trigger," which examines topics including the end of year "fiscal cliff;" the danger of a post-election compromise between Democrats and Republicans on a "Grand Bargain" deal that could slash social safety net programs and a likely substantial increase in military spending.

George Farah:  How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates

MP3 Interview with George Farah, executive director and founder of the group Open Debates
George Farah is author of the book, "No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates." He talks about the covert relationship between the Democratic and Republican parties and the Commission on the Presidential Debates, and the resulting compromises in the format and exclusion of third party candidates.
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Wade Gibson:  "Poverty, Median Income, and Health Insurance in Connecticut

MP3 Interview with Wade Gibson, senior policy fellow with Connecticut Voices for Children
Wade Gibson talks about his group's recent report, "Poverty, Median Income, and Health Insurance in Connecticut: Summary of 2011 American Community Survey Census Data,". He also touches on some of the public policy recommendations made based on the data.


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