Fire on the Prairie: April 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: April 2006

This month we air an excerpt from a talk given by Dr. Rashad Zidan, who was on a "Iraqi Women Say No to War" speaking tour sponsored by Global Exchange and Code Pink. Dr. Rashad is a trained pharmacist who works with victims of the Iraq war in Baghdad and Fallujah with the organization she co-founded called Women and Knowledge Society.

We also broadcast a second installment of a talk given by Dr. Cornel West as part of the University of Chicago's Organization of Black Students' George E. Kent lecture series. Dr. West is author of the best-selling books Race Matters and Democracy Matters. He recently contributed to The Covenant with Black America, a collection of essays edited by public radio and television host Tavis Smiley.

Finally, In These Times assistant editor Brian Cook interviews Mike Davis about global urban poverty. Davis is author of the new book Planet of Slums.

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