Sunday, June 12, 2016

AV Tabs

While traveling, I often have an unreliable internet connection, and never get around to watching or listening to media that can't be read. Here are a bunch of links that have been sitting in my tabs for a while.

This American Life (April 22, 2016) on the theme of In Defense of Ignorance. I heard part of it on the radio and wanted to hear the rest... but now I have to come back to it later.

If you don't know about Angola Prison in Louisiana, this video is a good place to start.

From NPR: Taking on poverty in schools costs a lot of money.

From Bitch Media: A Houston punk band wrote an awesome song about microagressions. (Remember microagressions?)

Hillary Clinton's graduation speech from Wellesley in 1969. Our own little bit of time travel.

Historian Jelani Cobb worked with PBS's Frontline to examine policing in Newark, New Jersey.

Activist documentarian Josh Fox (maker of the anti-fracking film Gasland) has a new climate-change documentary coming on HBO. See the trailer here.

Why so many middle-class Americans have no savings. PBS News Hour talks to journalist Neal Gabler.

Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr in Hamilton) explains the black actor's dilemma.

Comedian W. Kamau Bell and anti-racism activist Tim Wise discuss why news outlets are reluctant to talk about the racial dynamics at play in the presidential election.

From back in April, Chris Hayes's extended interview with Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow. At the time, she had recently written an article for the Nation called "Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote."

1 comment:

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks for the link to the 1969 Wellesley excerpts. They clear up the question of what HRC said about the possible and impossible. The mistaken transcription on Wellesley’s website has been corrected.