December 17 - Corporate America and the NRA's Deadly Alliance; Heroic Teachers in a Profession that's Denigrated; "Rampage: The Social Roots of School Schootings"

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Part 1

We begin with an examination of how some of America’s biggest corporations, as members of ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, have joined forces with the NRA to strike down gun laws and implement permissive conceal and carry gun laws as well as make it easier to buy machine guns. Lisa Graves, the Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy and publisher or join us to discuss the extent to which corporate America has blood on its hands. lisa graves


Part 2

Then following the recent display of heroism by five teachers who died protecting young children, we look into the corporate war on teachers with Henry Giroux, a writer and the current Global Television Network Chair in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. We discuss the denigration and downsizing of teachers and the de-funding of their unions by corporate and billionaire backers of ALEC and their political hirelings in Congress and State legislatures.

henry giroux


Part 3

Then finally Katherine Newman joins us. She is the Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University and author of “Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings”. We discuss the latest classroom massacre in America and her article at CNN “In School Shootings, Patterns and Warning Signs”. katherine newman