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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.

Apr 5, 2020 07:35

On Contact: Death of the US Constitution

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to constitutional scholar Bruce Fein about the death of our US Constitution. Ralph Nader, with constitutional scholars Louis Fisher and Bruce Fein, wrote to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, on November 22 urging her to focus on 12 Articles of Impeachment President Donald Trump had allegedly violated during his administration. Among them: flouting the emoluments clause, expanding presidential wars, and spending billions of dollars on projects not appropriated by the US Congress.

Mar 29, 2020 08:40

On Contact: I.F. Stone with D.D. Guttenplan

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to D.D. Guttenplan, editor of the Nation, about the great investigative journalist, I.F. Stone.

D. D. Guttenplan's biography is titled 'American Radical: The Life and Times of I.F. Stone.'

Mar 22, 2020 07:59

On Contact: Criminalization of rap with author Erik Nielson

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to author and associate professor, Erik Nielson, about the criminalization of rap.

Erik Nielson and Andrea L. Dennis co-authored 'Rap on Trial – Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America.' The groundbreaking expose shows how for over three decades the criminal justice system has used rap lyrics to justify the arrest, prosecution and incarceration of increasing numbers of artistic young men of color.

Mar 15, 2020 09:28

On Contact: Trump's Israel-Palestine'peace' plan with Prof. Rashid Khalidi

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses with Professor Rashid Khalidi the long, disingenuous role the United States has played in the Israel-Palestine conflict, including the latest so-called peace plan. Khalidi is the Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University and author of 'Brokers of Deceit: How the US has Undermined Peace in the Middle East.'

Mar 8, 2020 07:30

On Contact: Rise of right-wing populism in India

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Siddharth Varadarajan, editor of the Wire, about the rise of right-wing populism in India and its disturbing parallels to the right-wing rise of populism in the United States.

Varadarajan is an Indian-American journalist, who was previously editor of the English language national daily with two million readers, the Hindu, before co-founding the Wire, an independent news outlet which has 3.5 million visits a month. He has reported on the NATO war against Yugoslavia, the Iraq war, the civil war and peace process in Nepal, and the crisis In Kashmir.

Mar 1, 2020 07:05

On Contact: Julian Assange’s extradition with Joe Lauria

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Joe Lauria, editor of Consortium News, about his coverage of US prosecutors in London attempting to extradite Julian Assange to the United States to face trial for allegations of espionage.