social justice

Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché reads from What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance (Penguin Press 2019). We talk about El Salvador, keeping notebooks, what poetry can do in the world, and what people are called upon to do. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/4o0djyxb2i6l9w2rr6bnu2viiokcm6fy.mp3 Download Audio  

Luke Shaefer

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Luke Shaefer, co-author with Kathryn Edin of $2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America.  They talk about how poverty in the U.S. has deepened and expanded in the last 25 years and about the role of public policy in those changes. They also talk about eye-opening data and the …

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Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy talks about her introduction to B.R. Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste: The Annotated Critical Edition published by Verso.  We talk about ‘The Doctor and The Saint: The Ambedkar-Gandhi Debate: Race, Caste, and Colonialism.’ https://umich.box.com/shared/static/n6smyjlhnrc3x4t1rs42augfjhvcqv37.mp3 Download Audio