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KPFA - Against the Grain

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Acclaimed program of ideas, in-depth analysis, and commentary on a variety of matters — political, economic, social, and cultural — important to progressive and radical thinking and activism. Against the Grain is co-produced and co-hosted by Sasha Lilley and C. S. Soong.

2241 - Fund Drive Special: Gabor Mate and Steven Porges
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  • 2241 - Fund Drive Special: Gabor Mate and Steven Porges

    It is hard to measure the impact of social stress and political turmoil on our bodies and minds, but we know they does damage. The physician Gabor Maté has made it his life’s work to examine how stress and trauma make us sick, alienated, and often prone to harmful behaviors. He draws on the ideas of Stephen Porges, originator of Poly-Vagal Theory, and we feature the work of both men today. The post Fund Drive Special: Gabor Mate and Steven Porges appeared first on KPFA.

    Wed, 28 Feb 2024 - 59min
  • 2240 - Against the Grain – February 27, 2024

    A radio and web media project whose aim is to provide in-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters — political, economic, social and cultural — important to progressive and radical thinking and activism. The post Against the Grain – February 27, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.

    Tue, 27 Feb 2024 - 59min
  • 2239 - Fund Drive Special: Ilan Pappé

    The death toll from Israel’s assault on Gaza continues to climb. Nearly 30,000 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli airstrikes since October, two-thirds of them women and children, and almost 70,000 people have been injured. Yet this unspeakable crime has been rationalized by much of the U.S. media. Israeli scholar Ilan Pappé says that such justifications rest partly on a distorted view of the history of Palestine/Israel, including of the multiethnic society that existed in Palestine before the establishment of the state of Israel. The post Fund Drive Special: Ilan Pappé appeared first on KPFA.

    Mon, 26 Feb 2024 - 59min
  • 2238 - Fund Drive Special: Embodied Intelligence

    Philip Shepherd on the importance of recovering “radical wholeness” and experiencing a new way of being. The post Fund Drive Special: Embodied Intelligence appeared first on KPFA.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2024 - 59min
  • 2237 - Fund Drive Special: Recovering Ancient Foods

    Our food system, as well as our ecosystems, are clearly in crisis. Should we look to technological fixes and lab-grown meat to provide food for our future? Or, as writer Taras Grescoe argues, should we look backwards instead to the lost foods of our past? Grescoe argues that a sustainable future necessitates cultivating food and plant diversity, while reclaiming collective practices, including those drawn from contemporary indigenous peoples. The post Fund Drive Special: Recovering Ancient Foods appeared first on KPFA.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2024 - 59min
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