On contact

  • Memories lost with author Russell Banks
    On this week's episode of “On Contact,” Chris Hedges is joined by Russell Banks, author of "Cloudsplitter," "The Sweet Hereafter" and "Lost Memory of Skin." In his books, screenplays and short stories, Banks uncovers the humanity of the...
  • On contact
    Author and social critic Chris Hedges hosts a weekly interview show called ‘On Contact,’ which will air “dissident voices” currently missing from the mainstream media. Hedges interviews the black sheep of the establishment, leading discussions that can’t be heard anywhere else.
  • Memories lost with author Russell Banks
    Memories lost with author Russell Banks
    On this week's episode of “On Contact,” Chris Hedges is joined by Russell Banks, author of "Cloudsplitter," "The Sweet Hereafter" and "Lost Memory of Skin." In his books, screenplays and short stories, Banks uncovers the humanity of the...
  • 32nd Anniversary of MOVE Bombing with Mumia Abu-Jamal
    32nd Anniversary of MOVE Bombing with Mumia Abu-Jamal
    This week, imprisoned writer and activist Mumia Abu Jamal joins On Contact by phone from prison to discuss the new-slave narrative and state persecution. And on the 32nd anniversary of the Philadelphia police bombing of the radical MOVE organization...
  • Rise of the New Black Radical with Adam Jackson
    Rise of the New Black Radical with Adam Jackson
    On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a grassroots group working to improve the lives of African Americans in his home city of Baltimore. RT correspondent Anya...
  • Artist as Prophet with Enrique Martinez Celaya
    Artist as Prophet with Enrique Martinez Celaya
    On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the role of the artist with Enrique Martinez Celaya. The sculptor, painter, physicist, and philosopher’s work focuses on the struggle of individuals to navigate the inner and...
  • ‘Mourning Becomes Electra’ with Eunice Wong & David Herskovits
    ‘Mourning Becomes Electra’ with Eunice Wong & David Herskovits
    On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses how playwright Eugene O’Neill shattered the American myth in his play Mourning Becomes Electra. Hedges is joined by his wife, Eunice Wong, who is playing Lavinia Mannon in...
  • The Uncivil War with Max Blumenthal & Ben Norton
    The Uncivil War with Max Blumenthal & Ben Norton
    Chris Hedges is joined by Max Blumenthal, author and senior editor of Alternet’s Grayzone Project, and Ben Norton, reporter for Alternet. Following the US missile attacks on a Syrian airbase in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack,...
  • The failing education system, with Nikhil Goyal
    The failing education system, with Nikhil Goyal
    Chris Hedges discusses how to salvage the American education system with Nikhil Goyal, author of Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice. Anya Parampil explores the regimentation of education spurred by the...
  • American Prophets with Albert Raboteau
    American Prophets with Albert Raboteau
    Chris Hedges is joined by Professor Albert Raboteau, author of American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice. They discuss the theological and ethical motivations of prophetic figures and their...
  • Casino capitalism with Natasha Dow Schüll
    Casino capitalism with Natasha Dow Schüll
    Chris Hedges discusses the ramifications of casino culture in America with Professor Natasha Dow Schüll, author of Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas. Anya Parampil examines how gambling has become our premier form of...
  • Birth of American Empire with Stephen Kinzer
    Birth of American Empire with Stephen Kinzer
    On this week’s On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the rise of American imperialism with Stephen Kinzer, author of The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire. RT’s correspondent looks back to the...