On contact

  • Rising threat of climate conflict with Christian Parenti
    On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the geopolitical consequences of global climate change with Professor Christian Parenti, author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. Later, RT...
  • 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.
  • Rising threat of climate conflict with Christian Parenti
    Rising threat of climate conflict with Christian Parenti
    On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the geopolitical consequences of global climate change with Professor Christian Parenti, author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. Later, RT...
  • The fatal addiction
    The fatal addiction
    Heroin is now the leading cause of death in Americans under 50. In a special edition, Chris Hedges travels to Sayerville, New Jersey, to share the story of one of those victims – Shannon Miller, who died of an overdose at the age of 23.
  • History is the Present with Larry Hamm
    History is the Present with Larry Hamm
    On this week's episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Larry Hamm, Chairman of the People's Organization for Progress. They discuss the history of oppression of African Americans in the US and the relentless struggle for racial equality. RT...
  • The Fragility of Empire with Wallace Shawn
    The Fragility of Empire with Wallace Shawn
    On this week's episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by actor, playwright and essayist Wallace Shawn. You way recognize Shawn from films such as Princess Bride, but he is also a thoughtful playwright and is out with a new book, "Night...
  • 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,...