Fire on the Prairie: November 2005

Fire on the Prairie is a radio forum exploring politics and ideas with progressive writers, thinkers and activists, sponsored by In These Times. Fire on the Prairie features interviews, commentary and reporting on local and national issues, including foreign policy, labor, activism, the environment and the media. Aaron Sarver and Emily Udell produce and host each half-hour monthly show, which broadcasts on WLUW and WHPK in Chicago.

Fire on the Prairire: Nov. 2005

This month, Emily Udell interviews Barbara Ehrenreich. Ehrenreich's new book Bait and Switch is an account of her odyssey through the world of job fairs, career coaches, networking events and white-collar job insecurity.

Aaron Sarver talks with Lewis Lapham, author of the new book With the Beatles. Lapham has been editor of Harper's magazine since 1983, and introduced the widely copied "Harper's Index."

Also on this episode are readings about home and homelessness from members of the Neighborhood Writing Alliance, a Chicago organization dedicated to the notion that every person is a philosopher. The NWA hosts workshops around the city and puts out the quarterly publication the Journal of Ordinary Thought.

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