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Rising threat of climate conflict with Christian Parenti

Source: RT

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the geopolitical consequences of global climate change with Professor Christian Parenti, author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. Later, RT Correspondent Anya Parampil explores how this is increasing tensions between the global north and south.

Posted on Jun 18, 2017

The fatal addiction

Source: RT

Heroin is now the leading cause of death in Americans under 50. In a special edition, Chris Hedges travels to Sayerville, New Jersey, to share the story of one of those victims – Shannon Miller, who died of an overdose at the age of 23.

Posted on Jun 17, 2017

History is the Present with Larry Hamm

Source: RT

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Larry Hamm, Chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress. They discuss the history of oppression of African Americans in the US and the relentless struggle for racial equality. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at how Americans continue to erase uncomfortable parts of their past.

Posted on Jun 4, 2017

The Fragility of Empire with Wallace Shawn

Source: RT

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by actor, playwright and essayist Wallace Shawn. You way recognize Shawn from films such as Princess Bride, but he is also a thoughtful playwright and is out with a new book, “Night Thoughts”. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at how the American empire’s control of global resources has enriched us.

Posted on May 29, 2017

Memories lost with author Russell Banks

Source: RT

On this week’s episode of “On Contact,” Chris Hedges is joined by Russell Banks, author of “Cloudsplitter,” “The Sweet Hereafter” and “Lost Memory of Skin.” In his books, screenplays and short stories, Banks uncovers the humanity of the marginalized. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil explores deindustrialization in the U.S.

Posted on May 21, 2017

Rise of the New Black Radical with Adam Jackson

Source: RT

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a grassroots group working to improve the lives of African Americans in his home city of Baltimore. RT correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the rise of the New Black Radical.

Posted on May 9, 2017

‘Mourning Becomes Electra’ with Eunice Wong & David Herskovits

Source: Rt

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses how playwright Eugene O’Neill shattered the American myth in his play Mourning Becomes Electra. Hedges is joined by his wife, Eunice Wong, who is playing Lavinia Mannon in Target Margin Theater’s production of the play, and director David Herskovits.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017

The Uncivil War with Max Blumenthal & Ben Norton

Source: RT

Chris Hedges is joined by Max Blumenthal, author and senior editor of Alternet’s Grayzone Project, and Ben Norton, reporter for Alternet. Following the US missile attacks on a Syrian airbase in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack, they discuss the US’ role in the Syrian conflict.

Posted on Apr 16, 2017

The failing education system, with Nikhil Goyal

Source: RT

Chris Hedges discusses how to salvage the American education system with Nikhil Goyal, author of Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice. Anya Parampil explores the regimentation of education spurred by the No Child Left Behind Act.

Posted on Apr 9, 2017

American Prophets with Albert Raboteau

Source: RT

Chris Hedges is joined by Professor Albert Raboteau, author of American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice. They discuss the theological and ethical motivations of prophetic figures and their importance in an age of radical evil. RT’s Anya Parampil looks at the legacy of Dorothy Day, who established the Catholic Worker Movement.

Posted on Apr 2, 2017

Stop Fascism: Chris Hedges & Joe Sacco Talk About Resistance.

Source: aladdin theater

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Pulitzer Prize–winner Chris Hedges and Portland-based award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones — areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement

Posted on Mar 27, 2017

sino capitalism with Natasha Dow Schüll

Source: RT

Chris Hedges discusses the ramifications of casino culture in America with Professor Natasha Dow Schüll, author of Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas. Anya Parampil examines how gambling has become our premier form of entertainment and escape.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017

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Chris Hedges Nominated for 2017 Daytime Emmy Award

Source: www.cbs.com

The Talk hosts reveal the nominees for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Posted on Mar 23, 2017

Birth of American Empire with Stephen Kinzer

Source: RT

On this week’s On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the rise of American imperialism with Stephen Kinzer, author of The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire. RT’s correspondent looks back to the beginning of America’s overseas expansion.

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Posted on Mar 19, 2017

Chris Hedges – Episode 78

Source: Counter Punch

This week Eric sits down with author and journalist Chris Hedges to discuss Trump, the Democrats, resistance, and more.

Posted on Mar 13, 2017

After Trump and the Pussy Hats: One our Podcast with Chris Hedges

Source: INDEPENDENT CANADIAN RADIO NEWS HOUR

After Trump and Pussy Hats, with Chris Hedges & Suzanne Jay ONE HOUR SPECIAL, Pt 2. Recorded live on Friday, March 3, 2017 from Unceded Coast Salish Territory / Vancouver.
Part 1 with Suzanne Jay can be found here (and was broadcast on Thursday March 9, 2017).

Posted on Mar 13, 2017

Plight of the underclass with Linh Dinh

Source: RT

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Linh Dinh, author of Postcards from the End of America. Dinh traveled across the US to give voice to those who have been disappeared by our corporate state. RT correspondent Anya Parampil sheds light on the stark statistics on Americans living in poverty.

Posted on Mar 12, 2017

Trumpism on the Firing Line

Source: Open Source

It wasn’t a war of ideas that produced Donald Trump, but his election surprise has produced a war of ideas to define Trumpism. In our program, the battle will be waged by ambitious, 20-somethings hungry for ideas worth fighting about. The new blood in the chattering class this hour comes from two magazine editors who seem to be living parallel lives right here in Boston. Chris Hedges speaks out on this topic.

Posted on Mar 10, 2017

In Conversation with Chris Hedges

Source: KPFK

After Trump and Pussy Hats, With Chris Hedges. Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter & Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution produced an event, AFTER TRUMP AND PUSSY HATS, A discussion of next steps With Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and leading Vancouver feminist Suzanne Jay.

Posted on Mar 10, 2017

Resistance in the Age of Trump

Source: RT

Chris Hedges discusses successful strategies for resistance in the age of Trump with activist and attorney, Kevin Zeese. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at how Republican lawmakers are attempting to quell demonstrations across the U.S.

Posted on Mar 5, 2017

Assault on the Arts

Source: RT

Chris Hedges discusses the corporate state’s assault on the arts with theater director and writer JoAnne Akalaitis. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil examines calls to defund the National Endowment of the Arts.

Posted on Feb 26, 2017

Chris Hedges on ‘the grotesque visage of a collapsed democracy’

Source: nationalobserver

Hedges talks about democracy, liberal institutions, Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump and more.

Posted on Feb 22, 2017

Medicare for All With Dr. Margaret Flowers

Source: RT

Chris Hedges discusses how the dysfunctional US health care system can be fixed with Dr. Margaret Flowers, a pediatrician and leading advocate for a single-payer system. RT correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the soaring costs of health care.

Posted on Feb 19, 2017

‘Insane Clown President’ with Matt Taibbi

Source: RT

Chris Hedges examines the spectacle of the 2016 presidential election and the system that created President Donald Trump with Matt Taibbi, author of Insane Clown President. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil highlights some of the more absurd moments of the election season.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017

Make America Ungovernable: Chris Hedges

Source: The Marc Steiner Show

Marc Steiner hosts a talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges about his recent column for TruthDig.com “Make America Ungovernable.”

Posted on Feb 10, 2017

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