Fire on the Prairie: January 2006

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 Prairie: January 2006

This month on Fire on the Prairie, hear an interview with Chesa Boudin, co-editor of the new book Letters from Young Activists. Emily Udell speaks to Boudin about youth activism and his own contribution to the book, a letter to his father David Gilbert, former member of the 1970s radical group the Weathermen.

Also Aaron Sarver interviews journalist Glen Ford, publisher of, about the California workers' victory in a class action lawsuit against Wal-mart. An Oakland court recently ordered the corporation to pay 207 million dollars to former employees for labor violations.

Finally hear a discussion with journalist Jessica Pupovac about the Chicago Transit Authority's recent refusal of discounted fuel from the Venezuelan government.

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