Late, but still worth listening to. There’s a lot of terrific material this week, although to be fair several of my recommendations are repackaging previously released content, so think of this as a greatest hits package of greatest hits!
Best of the Left – The inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men
Several stories debunk the myths of poverty and ask why economists don’t ask the right questions about poverty.
Have You Heard – ‘I Quit’ – Teachers Are Leaving and They Want to Tell You Why
The stress and inequity of teaching in defunded and underesourced public schools is causing teachers to quit teaching, but some of them are prominently telling the world why they’re leaving in hopes of bringing positive change for future teachers, students, and schools.
StoryCorps – Between June and September
Stories of Coney Island from people who kept the fun in the sun destination alive during its lowest points in the early 1990s.
Politically Re-Active – Street Heat w/ Congresswoman Barbara Lee & Linda Sarsour
Interviews with two amazing progressive leaders, both women of color, and their work fighting for social, racial, and economic justice. I seriously had no idea that Linda Sarsour was so very Brooklyn.
BackStory – Skin Deep: Whiteness in America
Slavery and segregation not only meant discriminating against black people, but also defining what it means to be white. Three stories detail how the idea of whiteness played out in different periods of American history.
Re:Sound – The Smash the Binary Show
Three stories of the experiences of transgender persons, as well as an exploration of the “feminine” qualities of straight cis men. I was particularly touched by the story of “The Accidental Gay Parents.”