Fire on the Prairie: December 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.

Fire on the Prairie: Dec. 2005

On this show Aaron Sarver interviews journalist and filmmaker Heather Rogers about her new book Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage. The book documents the journey of trash from garbage can to landfill and explores issues of consumption, capitalism and sustainability.

This show also includes excerpt of a talk given at a recent Public Square event by Andrea Smith, co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence and author of Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide.

Finally, hear a song and sermon from Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping. The Church is currently on a national "Shopacalypse" tour.

Related Links

To learn more about Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping--featured on this month's show--and to find out if the Shopacalypse tour is coming to a city near you this holiday season, visit their website.

Rev. Billy also has a book out from the New Press called What Should I Do If Reverend Billy is in My Store? Heather Rogers' book Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage, is also available from New Press, and Andrea Smith's book Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide is available from South End Press.

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