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John Whitehead – Television, Football and Politics: Gaming Spectacles Designed to Keep the Police State in Power

When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility. — Professor Neil Postman If …

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Business Genius? The Numbers Say Paris Hilton Is A Better Entrepreneur Than Donald Trump

It is likely that both Donald Trump and Paris Hilton would be unknown to the world and working average jobs like most of America if it wasn’t for their families’ enormous wealth. In his current campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump has touted his business expertise and his success as an entrepreneur to potential voters, but compared to other people who …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 11.24.15

Ned Sublette is a musical composer, musician, record producer and musicologist best known for his mastery of Spanish and Cuban music. He is also a historian and investigative researcher of Americana and regarded as the leading scholar on Cuban music. Musically, Ned has worked with John Cage, LeMonte Young and other modern contemporary composers and Willie Nelson. He has degrees from the University of New Mexico and studied at University of California at San Diego. In addition to his books on the history of slavery and the musical culture of Cuba and New Orleans, Ned is co-author with his wife Constance, of the recent “The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave Breeding Industry,” an epic size history of the US through the eyes of American slavery with enormous relevancy today in our cheap-labor economy with workers serving as commodities for the elite. American Slave Coast took 5 years to research through a residency with Washington Colleges Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.

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The Gary Null Show – 11.19.15

Ned Sublette is a musical composer, musician, record producer and musicologist best known for his mastery of Spanish and Cuban music. He is also a historian and investigative researcher of Americana and regarded as the leading scholar on Cuban music. Musically, Ned has worked with John Cage, LeMonte Young and other modern contemporary composers and Willie Nelson. He has degrees from the University of New Mexico and studied at University of California at San Diego. In addition to his books on the history of slavery and the musical culture of Cuba and New Orleans, Ned is co-author with his wife Constance, of the recent “The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave Breeding Industry,” an epic size history of the US through the eyes of American slavery with enormous relevancy today in our cheap-labor economy with workers serving as commodities for the elite. American Slave Coast took 5 years to research through a residency with Washington Colleges Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.

Neil Young

Neil Young readies new album, tour with Willie Nelson’s sons – Daniel Kreps

* The rocker takes on GMO-producing chemical company Monsanto on latest LP and Rebel Content tour Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah, will hit the road this summer in support of their upcoming album together, The Monsanto Years. Young’s new LP will reportedly arrive on June 16th according to a …