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. 29, 2012

Chuck Collins:  2012 campaign candidates ignore growing economic inequality

MP3 Interview with Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and director of the group's Program on Inequality and the Common Good.
Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and director of the group's Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is the author of several books, including, "Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity." Chuck will examine how the issue of growing economic inequality has been addressed, (or not) in the presidential election campaign -- along with a summary of IPS's recent, "Congressional Report Card for the 99 Percent."
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Nick Nyhart:  In wake of 2012 election's record-breaking campaign spending, public may be ready to demand reform

MP3 Interview with Nick Nyhart, president and CEO of the group Public Campaign
Nick Nyhart discusses the record-breaking amounts of money spent in the election campaign this year, much of it unaccountable and anonymous thanks to the Supreme Court Citizens United decision. The discussion will also focus on how progressives should confront that issue after the Nov. 6 election as well as a review of the recent Corporate Reform Coalition poll regarding public opinion on corporate money in politics. (Web preview, not broadcast until following week)
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Eric Boehlert:  Media focus on election polls and gaffes crowd out substantive coverage of critical issues

MP3 Interview with Eric Boehlert, Media Matters for America's Senior Fellow Eric Boehlert, author of "Bloggers On the Bus: How The Internet Changes Politics and the Press," and "Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush"
Eric Boehlert assesses corporate media's coverage of this year's presidential election, focusing on accurate fact checking, avoidance of narrow horse race reporting – and moving beyond the beltway's favorite issues.

Frederick Clarkson:  The role of the Christian Right in this year's election campaign

MP3 Interview with Frederick Clarkson, senior fellow at Political Research Associates, a member of the Public Eye editorial board and editor of "Dispatches from the Religious Left: The Future of Faith and Politics in America," and the author of "Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy."
Frederick Clarkson talks about the role of the Christian Right in this year's election campaign, with a focus on the extreme positions taken by many GOP candidates on reproductive rights and a recent Christian right political rally in Philadelphia.
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