Kevin Gallagher’s guest on Digging in the Dirt is Rana Foroohar an American author, associate editor at the Financial Times and CNN’s global economic analyst. We will be discussing her newest book “Homecoming: The Path to Prosperity in a Post-Global World” and her short film of the same title. Ms. Foroohar contends that unregulated globalization has produced serious negative consequences for society. While globalization has made the planet wealthier as a whole, that wealth has been concentrated largely at the very top, among financial and managerial elites who own the most assets.
Monday, November 20 at 5:00 PM.
1) Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of Italian and History at New York University shares her assessment of the midterm election results — including the many diverse candidates elected and high youth voter turnout. She’ll also examine the ongoing threat of extremist, authoritarian GOP politicians such as Trump, Governors Abbott and DeSantis whose repressive policies are designed to undermine democratic institutions and civil society while embracing political violence.
2) Amanda Marcotte, a senior politics writer at “Salon” and the author of “Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set On Rat-F*cking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself.” She’ll discuss her recent articles on the midterm election — including, “Why did single women vote for Democrats? Republicans have an asinine theory,” and “Desperate conservatives rally around an absurd talking point: Trump pivots to being presidential!”
3) Jamie Henn, a climate activist, strategist and director of Fossil Free Media, a nonprofit communications lab. He’ll assess the United Nations’ COP 27 international climate change conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, how the global climate activist community is likely to respond — and the role of his media project.
4) Zurie Pope, a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism, talks about his recent Nation Magazine article, “In the War Against Voting, Poll Workers Are on the Front Lines,” which was produced for StudentNation, a program of the Nation Fund for Independent Journalism which is dedicated to highlighting the best of student journalism.
Monday, November 21 at 8:00 PM
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Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes Jonathan Gonzales, Lucas Jatobá and Christian Matute Sagbay.
Gonzales has spent the last 12 years learning earth living skills and ancestral ceremonial ways with many teachers and elders to connect more deeply with his ancestral lineage, which is Indigenous Taino.
Jatobá is a photographer and filmmaker who studied anthropology at the Fluminense Federal University in Rio de Janeiro. He works on topics related to human rights, especially issues related to urban social issues.
Sagbay is from the kichwa/kañari territory, lands currently referred to as Gualaceo, Ecuador. His work is in language justice.
Tuesday, November 22 at 12:00 noon.