Here is the schedule of upcoming Democratic Perspective broadcasts for August, 2011:
August 1: The Debt Ceiling: What It Is and Isn’t.
Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino, explain the history of the U.S. Debt Ceiling — how it originated, why it has rarely been an issue in the past, its apparent conflict with the U.S. Constitution, and why the Republicans have found it a convenient weapon in their crusade to end spending on federally-funded social programs.
August 8: Andrei Cherny Interview.
Andrei Cherny, Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party, presents the challenges facing Arizona, and the Democratic Party’s response to them. Part 1 of a continuing series of discussions intended to keep Democratic Perspective’s listeners abreast of political issues in Arizona as we approach the 2012 elections.
August 15: Aviva Chomsky on Immigration.
A Democratic Perspective interview with Aviva Chomsky, an American historian, author, and activist who has written extensively on immigration issues. She teaches at Salem State College in Massachusetts, where she is also the coordinator of the Latin American studies program.
August 22: Aviva Chomsky Interview, Part 2.
August 29: To Be Announced.
Coming soon: More on the realities of privatization and deregulation, and a Labor Day look at what’s happened to wages and income distribution in the U.S. since the beginnings of globalization in the 1970s and 80s.
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