James Ridgeway, Solitary Confinement, Revolution

Renowned investigative reporter, James Ridgeway, tells us about his latest project, Solitary Watch, which exposes the uses and abuses of solitary confinement in our prison system.  Ralph also answers a listener question about what it will take to spawn a second American Revolution.

Frances Crowe, Libya, United Airlines

We talk to peace activist and war tax resister, Frances Crowe, about her memoir Frances Crowe: Finding My Radical Soul and how she’s been arrested for civil disobedience more times than she can remember.  Ralph also fills us in on the mess in Libya, tells us about how United Airlines employees are getting screwed, and we answer more listener questions.

 

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Dr. Ken Reed, Birth Year Legacies, Canadian Civil Liberties

We talk sports with Dr. Ken Reed policy director of League of Fans and author of How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan.  Ralph pitches his idea for bettering the country by organizing people born in the same year to support civic engagement, and he also explains how Canada may be following our bad example.

 

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