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Project Censored – 03.27.18

What is ‘radical sociology’? Why is it important for scholars, and for activists? Michael Sukhov and Peter Phillips explore these questions, and more, with three social scientists: Michael Thompson, Frances Fox Piven, and William Robinson.   Michael Thompson teaches in the Political Science Department at William Paterson University in New Jersey. Frances Fox Piven is Professor Emerita at the City University …

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Roslyn Fuller – Heartbreaking Stories from Academia: America’s Universities Treat Most Faculty Like Peons, and the Results Are Not Pretty

“What is education?” Ruth Wangerin asks me, when I Skype the sociology professor at her home in New York. “Is education a good for its own sake? Is it a process of weeding people out? Or is the student a customer paying for certification and the adjunct is there to train them?” It’s a good question. Wangerin is an adjunct …

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Louis Proyect – Is America Committing Slow-Motion Suicide? A Look at the Decline of CUNY

Lehman and other City University of New York colleges were profiled in an article titled “Dreams Stall as CUNY, New York City’s Engine of Mobility, Sputters” that like so many in the newspaper recently depicts an American in deep if not irreversible decline. Lehman’s library was a case in point: At Lehman College in the Bronx, Robert Farrell, an associate professor …

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Four Risk Factors for Burnout—And How to Overcome Them

Work-life balance is one of the aspects of well-being that I have the hardest time implementing in my own life. As a happiness researcher and consultant, I really do try to practice what I preach. But work-life balance is something I often work at for short bursts before I end up backsliding into workaholism. I know that I am not …

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Interview with Dr. Barbara Katz Rothman, author of “Bun in the Oven: How the Food and Birth Movements Resist Industrialization.”– 03.24.16

Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD, is Professor of Sociology, Public Health, Disability Studies and Women’s Studies at the City University of New York, where she runs the Food Studies concentration. Her books include IN LABOR; THE TENTATIVE PREGNANCY; RECREATING MOTHERHOOD; THE BOOK OF LIFE; WEAVING A FAMILY:UNTANGLING RACE AND ADOPTION, and LABORING ON, and the new BUN IN THE OVEN: How the Food and Birth Movements Resist Industrialization. She is Past President of Sociologists for Women in Society; the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Eastern Sociological Society. She is proud recipient of an award for “Midwifing the Movement” from the Midwives Alliance of North America.

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Kevin Gosztola – Clinton Campaign Relies On Rumors And Dishonesty To Attack Sanders

From misleading voters about what Bernie Sanders would do to their healthcare to creating the perception that Sanders is dishonest about his involvement in the civil rights movement, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has developed a significant record of entirely disingenuous attacks. It is not as if presidential candidates should not attack each others’ records or their positions on key issues. …

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Exposure of US population to extreme heat could quadruple by mid-century

U.S. residents’ exposure to extreme heat could increase four- to six-fold by mid-century, due to both a warming climate and a population that’s growing especially fast in the hottest regions of the country, according to new research. The study, by researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the City University of New York (CUNY), highlights the importance …