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  • 01:59

    Wealth Creation and Preservation: Bill Moyers “The New Robber Barons”

    in Education

    What happened in Washington in 2014 sounds strikingly familiar to the First Gilded Age more than a century ago, when senators and representatives were owned by Wall Street and big business. Then, as now, those who footed the bill for political campaigns were richly rewarded with favorable laws.

    Bill’s guest this week, historian Steve Fraser, says what was different about the First Gilded Age was that people rose in rebellion against the powers that be. Today we do not see “that enormous resistance,” but he concludes, “people are increasingly fed up… their voices are not being heard. And I think that can only go on for so long without there being more and more outbreaks of what used to be called class struggle, class warfare.”

  • 02:00

    Wealth Creation and Preservation: What The 1% Don't Want You To Know

    in Education

    Bill Moyers and Economist Paul Krugman discuss how the United States is becoming an oligarchy - the very system our founders revolted against.

  • 01:17

    Our Virtual Front Porch

    in Social Networking

    Host Faith Chatham presents special guest Texas Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster Tony Bridge, Jr. and newspaper woman, author, civil rights activist and former radio station news director Gail K. Beil. We'll look back over the past 60 years of media and compare it with today. Mr. Tony Bridge, Jr. acquired ownership of an AM/FM station in the East Texas market in the 1950s. Faith and Gail met in the early 1970s while employed at a Harte Hanks Communication daily newspaper in that same market. Together Gail and Faith have worked for at least 5 national newspaper chains. Tony experiences extends far beyond his local station. Faith has owned and operated creative shops, independent "full-serviice" advertising agencies and marketing companies, and served as media consultant for DFW based Fortune 500 Companies. At one time Gail was the News Director at a Radio Station in Marshall, Texas in competition with Tony Bridge's station. Gail has done advance work for Bill Moyers, covered environmental, political, education and historical beats. She is best known as the biographer of James Farmer, Jr. and was recently awarded the Denzel Washington Team Support Award for her service to the Wiley Great Debaters. This will be a live show. When these three old friends get together, the conversation is usually brisk, informative, unpredictable, and humorous!

  • 00:45

    Dr King at 86

    in Politics

    To my knowledge he never suggested Selma as the venue for a march but he’s on record as urging King to do something to arouse the sleeping white conscience, and when violence met the marchers on that bridge, he knew the moment had come: He told me to alert the speechwriters to get ready and within days he made his own famous “We Shall Overcome” address that transformed the political environment. Bill Moyers

  • 01:55

    Great Speeches Andrew Bacevich

    in Politics

    “Andrew Bacevich speaks truth to power, no matter who’s in power, which may be why those of both the left and right listen to him.” — Bill Moyers

    Andrew examines of the triple crisis facing America. An economy in disarray that can no longer be fixed by relying on expansion abroad and a government transformed by an imperial presidency into a democracy in name only and an engagement in endless wars that has severely undermined the nation.

    Andrew recommends a respect for the limits of power and an aversion to claims of exceptionalism and skepticism of easy solutions, especially those involving force. Andrew is convinced that Americans must live within their means.
    Source: The End of American Exceptionalism with Andrew J. Bacevich

  • 00:28

    Chrystia Freeland on her book, Plutocrats

    in Books

    Chrystia Freeland, the author of Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else and the editor of Thomson Reuters Digital, will join us here on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 PM ET for a live chat to answer your questions about her book.

  • 01:47

    Democracy Now! Bill Moyers Interviews 6/8/2011 & 6/9/2008

    in News

    In a Democracy Now! special broadcast, we are joined by legendary journalist Bill Moyers, a founding organizer of the Peace Corps, press secretary for President Lyndon Johnson, a publisher of Newsday, and senior correspondent for CBS News. Public television is where he has made his home, producing many groundbreaking shows and winning more than 30 Emmy Awards. Moyers has just published a new book, "Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues," a collection of interviews from his popular PBS show that aired from 2007 to 2010. "The greatest change in politics in my time has been the transformation of democracy, America, from a citizens’ society, the moral agency of all those people in the civil rights movement who stood up against the weight of authority and against persecution and acted as agents of change—the change from a citizens’ society to a consumer society, where most of us are caught up on that treadmill, trying to get more," Moyers says. In a wide-ranging interview, he also discusses the state of the public media infrastructure he helped to establish as part of the Johnson administration. "Public broadcasting, which remains a place that treats you as a citizen and not a consumer, is also threatened. We must defend it. We must call it back to its heights. We must continue to support it, because without it, we’re at the mercy, totally, of corporate power."
    4th annual National Conference for Media Reform, organized by the group Free Press. Keynote address by legendary journalist Bill Moyers.

  • 00:32

    Robert Walter, Executive Director & Board President, Joseph Campbell Foundation

    in Self Help

    Robert Walter is an editor and an executive with several not-for-profit organizations. Most notably, he is the executive director and board president of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, an organization that he helped found in 1990 with choreographer Jean Erdman, Joseph Campbell's widow.  Prior to his work in publishing, Robert was a founding faculty fellow at the California Institute of the Arts; lectured widely on experiential education; and pursued a professional theater career, working for a decade as a director, production manager, and playwright.  He was also a founding trustee of the United Religions Initiative and has served that organization as treasurer and as a member of its Global Council.  Visit the Joseph Campbell Foundation’s website at www.jcf.org

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  • 01:01

    Parker J. Palmer: Founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal

    in Spirituality

    One of the most inspirational visionaries in the world, Parker J. Palmer, Ph.D., is an activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He is the award-winning, bestselling author of nine books, including Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit, The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, and The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life. 

    Parker is the Founder and Senior Partner for the Center for Courage & Renewal. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as eleven honorary doctorates, two Distinguished Achievement Awards from the National Educational Press Association and an Award of Excellence from the Associated Church Press. In 2010, Palmer was given the William Rainey Harper Award, whose previous recipients include Margaret Mead, Elie Wiesel, and Paolo Freire. In 2011, Parker was named an Utne Reader Visionary, one of "25 people who are changing your world." He was recognized as one of 30 "most influential senior leaders" by the Leadership Project in 1998.

    Parker has shared his insights in many high visibility forums, including the PBS program Bill Moyers Journal. Parker is a member of the Religious Society of Friends.

    Parker's web site:  CourageRenewal.org


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  • 01:00

    William C. Moyers Discusses Addiction, His New Book A New Day A New Life Journal & Hazelden Rehab

    in Self Help

    Join Jacqueline Foreman as she interviews William C. Moyers about addiction and recovery. William is the author of the books Broken and A New Day A New Life Journal (with DVD). Moyers is also Executive Director for the Hazelden Center for Public Advocacy in Minnesota. In his memoir, Moyers, the son of prominent author, media figure and LBJ advisor Bill Moyers, recounts his heartbreaking struggle with alcohol and cocaine during the '80s and early '90s. Moyers covered his tracks through bold-faced denial until he spiraled out of control and landed in the first of four rehab stints. Moyers deftly tackles the complexities of sobriety, especially acceptance of those broken situations and relationships that cannot be fixed. Audie Award–winning narrator Brick brings an appropriate blend of pathos and grit to the very formidable task at hand, giving compelling voice to a tale of substance abuse without descending into a maudlin soap opera confessional. Brick proves especially masterful in recreating the delicate nuances of the father-son dialogues, as the elder Moyers struggles to convey both unconditional love toward his troubled grown child and unequivocal nonacceptance for that same young man's destructive patterns of behavior.

  • 02:00