October 12 - A Voice of the Working Class Emerges; The Price of Civilization; California's Cruel Prison System

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Full Program
Part 1
We begin with Jesse LaGreca who has been active with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement since the beginning. His confrontation with a Fox News producer went viral on the Internet, although predictably Fox News chose not to air Jesse’s eloquent response to the Fox propagandist’s dismissive questions. Jesse did appear last Sunday on ABC’s incestuous Beltway gabfest “This Week”, where he pointed out to the patronizing pundits that he was probably the first working class guest they had ever had on their program. Jesse LaGreca
Part 2
Then we speak with Jeffrey Sachs, the Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the author of “The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity”. With one political party embracing ignorance and denial and the other unsure of what it stands for, we will discuss Jeffrey Sach’s urgent call for Americans to restore the virtues of fairness, honesty, and foresight as the foundation of a national prosperity. Jeffrey Sachs
Part 3
Then finally we speak with veteran political correspondent Bill Boyarsky about California’s cruel prison system and how the burgeoning prison population in the United States relates to unemployment, as millions of mostly minority young men are warehoused by the prison industrial complex that profits from laws like California’s Three Strikes that continues to feed inmates into the system. Bill Boyarsky