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By-Right, By-Design

Bedrosian Bookclub Podcast

Release Date: 09/30/2019

No Turning Back show art No Turning Back

Bedrosian Bookclub Podcast

For many years, journalist Rania Abouzeid spends time near or inside Syria to interview the Syrian people through the many years of internal (with added external) conflict in the country. No Turning Back is the story of the civil war in Syria told through the eyes of the Syrians Abouzeid interviews, an accounting of their lives from 2011-2016.

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Republican Party Politics and the American South, 1865-1968 show art Republican Party Politics and the American South, 1865-1968

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On this episode, host Lisa Schweitzer discusses the book Republican Party Politics and the American South, 1865-1968 by Center Director, Jeffery Jenkins and Boris Heersink (Fordham).

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Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger show art Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger

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We spent #EarthDay2020 talking about an intriguing new book by UCDavis  Prof. Julie Sze: Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing the results of persistent injustices, as the virus affects marginalized communities harder, with more dire consequences. What must we learn from environmental justice struggles in order to form a more perfect union?

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Can a groundswell of feminist activism threaten an authoritarian patriarchal regime?

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Tamim Ansary brings 1500 years of history to life in Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes. Destiny Disrupted gives readers a broad overview of history of the middle world, beginning with the time of Mohammed and the birth of Islam through almost the present day.

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A Lot of People Are Saying show art A Lot of People Are Saying

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Does your favorite conspiracy come with evidence and theory of governance, or is it just a meme?

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous show art On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

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In today’s episode we're briefly gorgeous, or possibly briefly monstrous. We're pretty sure both are true.

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In today’s episode we’re thinking about the memoir, Trailblazer, by journalist giant Dorothy Butler Gilliam.

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Children of the Dream show art Children of the Dream

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An interview with author of Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works, Rucker C. Johnson.

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The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls show art The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

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In today’s episode we’re thinking about the patriarchy, and Mona Eltahawy’s tools for women and girls. Tools to take down the premise by which prevents so many women from living full human lives. The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls is a toolkit for women to retrain themselves to take up space in the world. To live fully, and without guilt for that humanness. 

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Another bonus episode!

Host Lisa discusses Professor Liz Falletta's book, By-Right, By-Design: Housing Development Versus Housing Design in Los Angeles. Falletta looks to help practitioners move beyond housing production as a zero sum game towards the more polyvalent solutions that will be required as LA densifies.

Read along with us! We're reading Victor LaValle's The Devil in Silver for Spooktober.

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