What’s going on with Pacifica Radio Network? They have faced a financial crisis for years, stemming from paying rent to the Empire State Realty Trust, who house the transmitter for Pacifica station WBAI in New York. In 2016, a legal judgement allowed the Empire State Realty Trust to seize Pacifica’s assets if Pacifica was unable to […]
Friday host Esty Dinur speaks with Steve Rosenthal, Senior Fellow in the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute, about developments in the new tax plan. She also speaks with Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation about what comes next with net neutrality.
Esty Dinur speaks with Terry Chapin, Professor of Ecology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is one of thirty-seven Arctic wildlife scientists objecting to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in an open letter to Senator Lisa Murkowski (AKs) and Maria Cantwell (Washington). The proposed drilling is part of the GOP tax plan. We also hear […]
Friday host Esty Dinur speaks by phone with Michael Gerrard, Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School and Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, about the Enewetak Atoll — a nuclear waste site that, with rising seas, risks being submerged in the Pacific Ocean. In the second half, Esty speaks with […]
First, Esty Dinur speaks with Chip Gibbons from Defending Rights & Dissent about the the prosecutions of journalists Aaron Cantú and Alexei Wood. Cantú and Wood were covering an Inauguration Day protest this year when they were arrested, then charged with multiple rioting crimes. Their trials began this week. Then, we hear from Kevin Ripp and Shawn Convey, […]
Esty Dinur explores some books at the Wisconsin Book Festival happening this weekend, Friday November 3rd – Sunday, November 5th. Lauren Markham is a writer and reporter whose work has appeared in VQR, The New Yorker.com, The Guardian, The New Republic, This American Life, and many others. Her writing and reporting centers around migration, youth and the environment. […]