Tavis Smiley – Podcast Week Two 2014

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Neera Tanden – “A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink”

“A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink”, a study released this week by The Shriver Report and the Center for American Progress, found that one in three American women lives in or near poverty. Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, joins us to discuss the study’s findings.

Kshama Sawant and Karen Kubby – Socialist Elected Officials

Kshama Sawant made history this year when she was sworn in to the Seattle City Council as an avowed socialist. She joins us to talk about how her socialist agenda fits into a capitalist society. We also hear from Karen Kubby, a former council member in Iowa City, who talks about her 11-year tenure as the council’s lone socialist.

Maj. Neill Franklin – Legalizing Drugs in America

On January 1, Colorado became the first state in the nation to permit legal sales of marijuana for recreational use. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), an organization that supports legalizing drugs, hopes more states will follow. The executive director of LEAP, retired police major Neill Franklin, joins us to explain why.

Sterlin Harjo and Dr. Hugh Foley – “This May Be the Last Time”

In 1962, filmmaker Sterlin Harjo’s grandfather disappeared from the town of Sasakwa, OK. As the Native American community searched for the missing man, they sang the hymns their ancestors sang while being forced out West along The Trail of Tears. Harjo joins us to discuss his documentary, “This May Be The Last Time”. Dr. Hugh Foley, professor of cinema and Native American Studies at Rogers State University, also joins us the discussion to offer a historical…

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