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The Wages of Progress…

People get interested and involved in issues and dilemmas that primarily affect them personally, physically, specifically.  I get that.  Me too.  Yo tambien. However, it seems to me that a particular injustice or unfairness normally has tentacles that seek to attach themselves in myriad sucking ways to all aspects of life generally. The recent arbitrary […]

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Progress, Innovation and Improvement: Useful Ideas

Want to bait a hook intended for humans?  Use the worm that turns on “improvement.”  This worm will wriggle any old way you choose. Want to assess your life…what improvements have made you a better person? Define better?  More caring, compassionate, open, critical yet expansive and responsive… Or do you prefer selfish, detached, singular, less […]

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Sunday Sermon: Spirituality Replaces the Unknown, like always

Today, as it is Sunday, the newspaper offers content to match the world of religious observance.  In “Losing their religion: Young people rejecting organized worship at an unprecedented rate” (pay-wall) we discover several things about “young people” and the oldsters who are concerned for them. Primarily, we discover an “emblematic” type of young person–here is […]

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Inoculating Against Progress

I suspect that there is no such thing as a commons.  Well, historically, there are “commons” all over the place.  But it appears to have been erased by the Enlightenment discovery of “progress” and “improvement” as a socially desirable project.  (See how I got all those terms in there?  Progress, Improvement, and Project.) The Commons […]

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Interchange: The Future Cannot Be Capitalist: Michael Yates on the Working Class

AUDIO: The Future Cannot Be Capitalist With Covington Catholic High School students offering a fresh examples of the embodied ideologies […]

LeRoi and Ornette – Becoming in Time

I was listening to a PoemTalk (PennSound) about LeRoi (Amiri Baraka) Jones’s early poem “Kenyatta Listening to Mozart“ and one of […]

WFHB’s Interchange – Just a Spoonful of America

Audio: Just a Spoonful of America The title of our show, “Just a Spoonful of America – Prescribing American Studies […]

Luis Buñuel’s The Young One: Anatomy of White Male Supremacy (WFHB’s Interchange)

AUDIO: Luis Buñuel’s The Young One: Anatomy of White Male Supremacy We open with the jazz tune, “Epistrophy,” from Eric […]

WFHB’s Interchange – A Targeted Divide: What Bullets do to Bodies and Lives

AUDIO: What Bullets do to Bodies and Lives This is the special 90-minute finale for our series A Targeted Divide. […]

WFHB’s Interchange – A Targeted Divide: Crime, Decline, and the Rise of the Citizen-Protector

AUDIO: Crime, Decline, and the Rise of the Citizen Protector For our second show in our three-part series, A Targeted […]