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Weekly radio show from the Democratic Socialists of America in NYC, recorded live at WBAI 99.5 in Brooklyn NY, Tuesdays @ 5pm EST. Listen and call-in!Our vision for a democratic socialist future, from the minds and hearts of activists fighting every day in NYC. Hear the latest news, analysis, and organizing experience from our members and partners, and how to be a part of a revolutionary political moment. Join the movement at socialists.nyc and get our newsletter at http://bit.ly/rpm-newsletter.
 
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn's own hyper-local progressive podcast! Join us as we interview local progressive activists and politicians, analyze neighborhood politics and policy proposals, and keep you up-to-date on one of Brooklyn's fastest-growing progressive hotspots.
 
Economics Detective Radio is a podcast about markets, ideas, institutions, and all things related to the field of economics. Episodes consist of long-form interviews, and are generally released on Fridays. Topics include economic theory, economic history, the history of thought, money, banking, finance, macroeconomics, public choice, Austrian economics, business cycles, health care, education, international trade, and anything else of interest to economists, students, and serious amateurs in ...
 
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You’re listening to RPM Underground on listener sponsored WBAI in NYC broadcasting from the occupied studio and streaming on your favorite podcast app. To connect with us after the show you can email us at revolutionsnyc@gmail.com or sign-up for our newsletter to get links to what we talk about on the show. You can do that on at our website rev ...…
 
The stores are closing! The Avenues are vacant! Or are they? Today, we're talking Storefront Vacancy rates.Join us as co-host Erik interviews our other co-host Dan, who has been walking around the neighborhood since January collecting some hyper-local data about our commercial vacancy rates. We'll learn what can lead us to think that there is a ...…
 
Today's guest is Jeffrey Rogers Hummel of San Jose State University. He is the author of Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War. This book combines a sweeping narrative of the Civil War with a bold new look at the war’s significance for American society. Professor Hummel sees the Civil War as America’s turn ...…
 
You’re listening to Revolution Per Minute on listener sponsored WBAI in NYC broadcasting at 99.5 FM and streaming on your favorite podcast app. To connect with us after the show you can email us at revolutionsnyc@gmail.com or sign-up for our newsletter to get links to what we talk about on the show. You can do that on at our website revolutions ...…
 
You’re listening to Revolution Per Minute on listener sponsored WBAI in NYC broadcasting at 99.5 FM and streaming on your favorite podcast app. To connect with us after the show you can email us at revolutionsnyc@gmail.com or sign-up for our newsletter to get links to what we talk about on the show. You can do that on at our website revolutions ...…
 
“You’re listening to Revolution Per Minute on listener sponsored WBAI in NYC broadcasting at 99.5 FM and streaming on your favorite podcast app. To connect with us after the show you can email us at revolutionsnyc@gmail.com or sign-up for our newsletter to get links to what we talk about on the show. You can do that on at our website revolution ...…
 
Bay Ridge is known for excellent schools... but how do we define excellence? On today's show education correspondent Erik Shell swings by the studio to talk about school metrics, and how they can help us demand better school policy. We'll look at the data we use to rank local schools, how to redefine the narrative around education, and what we ...…
 
Today's guests are economic historians Alan Olmstead and Paul Rhode. Both of them have research related to the slave economy of the Antebellum South. Our main topic is a paper they co-authored, Cotton, slavery, and the new history of capitalism. The "New History of Capitalism" grounds the rise of industrial capitalism on the production of raw c ...…
 
You’re listening to Revolution Per Minute on listener sponsored WBAI in NYC broadcasting at 99.5 FM and streaming on your favorite podcast app. To connect with us after the show you can email us at revolutionsnyc@gmail.com or sign-up for our newsletter to get links to what we talk about on show. You can do that on at our website revolutionsperm ...…
 
Phil Magness returns to the show to discuss his work on slavery and capitalism, particularly as it relates to the New History of Capitalism (NHC) and the New York Times' 1619 project. Phil recently wrote an article entitled, "How the 1619 Project Rehabilitates the 'King Cotton' Thesis." In it, he argues that the NHC has unwittingly adopted the ...…
 
Last week, public ownership of utilities got serious time at two hearings on ConEd’s summer blackouts and a CNN Climate Town Hall. Today, we’ll talk with Amber Ruther and Aaron Eisenberg of the NYC DSA Ecosocialist Working Group about how organizing for public power in NYC is gaining momentum and how Democratic presidential candidates’ “Green N ...…
 
Today's guest is Thomas Hazlett, former chief economist of the FCC and author of The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone. Perceptive listeners may recall that Ed Lopez mentioned Hazlett's work in our interview on political change. Hazlett's work concerns the legal instituti ...…
 
You’re listening to Revolutions Per Minute on WBAI, a socialist radio show and podcast from members of New York City Democratic Socialists of America.The Democratic Socialists of America is the largest socialist organization in the United States, with 56,000 members nationwide and NYC-DSA is its biggest chapter. We are run by our 5,500+ members ...…
 
Today's guest is Robert Wright, author of The Poverty of Slavery. The New York Times' 1619 Project has prompted renewed discussions on slavery and the New History of Capitalism literature. This episode is the first in a series addressing these topics. We discuss the prevalence of slavery in the developing world today, the arguments for and agai ...…
 
You’re listening to Revolutions Per Minute on WBAI, a socialist radio show and podcast from members of New York City Democratic Socialists of America.The Democratic Socialists of America is the largest socialist organization in the United States, with 56,000 members nationwide and NYC-DSA is its biggest chapter. We are run by our 5,500+ members ...…
 
Today's guest is Alain Bertaud, author of Order Without Design: How Markets Shape Cities. Alain discusses his extensive experience in urban planning: When he was first trained as a planner, urban planning was thought of as an offshoot of architecture. In this conception, cities are just large buildings that need to be laid out and designed by a ...…
 
This week we discuss the importance of political education, with suggested readings for your personal socialist literacy, and talk with three guests from North Brooklyn's political education committee who just finished their inaugural year of Brooklyn Socialist Night School.By NYC Democratic Socialists of America.
 
EXCLUSIVE WEB-ONLY EPISODE! Fascism is not abstract and neither is anti-fascism. Contrary to what Senator Ted Cruz and his reactionary colleagues would have us believe, anti-fascism is not domestic terrorism but a set of tactics and activities designed to prevent the rise of white supremacist, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic hate and violence. Joi ...…
 
ICE’s reign of terror is tearing families apart as concentration camps of asylum seekers proliferate along the border. Trump has intensified the war on immigrants, but state violence directed against the workers of the world is a deeply rooted tradition of the American ruling class. Today we’re joined by Marvin Gonzalez, Elijah Stevens, and Bri ...…
 
You’re listening to Revolutions Per Minute on WBAI, a socialist radio show and podcast from members of New York City Democratic Socialists of America.The Democratic Socialists of America is the largest socialist organization in the United States, with 56,000 members nationwide. Every two years we have a national convention to decide important q ...…
 
The progressive action group Fight Back Bay Ridge is one of the largest grassroots activist groups operating in the neighborhood. They've distributed yellow bags at the Summer Strolls to highlight climate change and pollution. They'be put on informational town halls. They've protested, they've educated, they've registered voters, they've cleane ...…
 
Ben Powell joins the podcast today to discuss his new book, Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World, coauthored with Robert Lawson. The book is a combination of economic analysis and Anthony-Bourdain-style travel diary. Do We Have to Say It Again? Socialism Sucks! Apparently we do. Because today millions of Amer ...…
 
You’re listening to Revolutions Per Minute on WBAI, a socialist radio show and podcast from members of New York City Democratic Socialists of America. NYC-DSA is the biggest chapter of the largest socialist organization in the United States. We are run by our 5,500+ members and organizers who are working together to build democratic socialism i ...…
 
Today's guest is Edward J. Lopez of Western Carolina University. We discuss his book, Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers: The Economic Engine of Political Change, which was co-authored with Wayne Leighton. Does major political reform require a crisis? When do new ideas emerge in politics? How can one person make a difference? In sho ...…
 
You’re listening to Revolutions Per Minute on WBAI, a socialist radio show and podcast from members of New York City Democratic Socialists of America. NYC-DSA is the biggest chapter of the largest socialist organization in the United States. We are run by our 5,500+ members and organizers who are working together to build democratic socialism i ...…
 
Bay Ridge art galleries? Yes, they exist, and they're growing rapidly. Today on the show we are sitting down with local gallery impresarios Jeannine Bardo and Elena Soterakis. Jeannine is the founder of the Stand4 gallery on 78th street, and together they run the BioBAT Art Space a short walk north at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. We'll explore t ...…
 
Vincent Geloso returns to the podcast today to discuss his paper, "Markets for Rebellions? The Rebellions of 1837-38 in Lower Canada". The paper discusses the idea that political upheaval and even violent rebellion can be more likely in areas with a high degree of market access. In 1837-38, the British colonies of Upper and Lower Canada rebelle ...…
 
In 2017 Jabari Brisport ran a powerful, insurgent campaign as a socialist for New York City Council. He didn’t win, but since then NYC DSA has an impressive string of electoral victories. Has NYC DSA built enough electoral power to get socialists elected to City Council? What about the White House?By NYC Democratic Socialists of America.
 
Tooday's guest is Jennifer Murtazashvili of the University of Pittsburgh. We discuss her book, Informal Order and the State in Afghanistan. Despite vast efforts to build the state, profound political order in rural Afghanistan is maintained by self-governing, customary organizations. Informal Order and the State in Afghanistan explores the rule ...…
 
It’s one week after one of the biggest progressive upsets in NYC electoral politics in a generation. Votes are still being counted, but it’s possible that progressives and socialists have propelled Tiffany Cabán to victory and reshaped NY politics and criminal justice for years to come. We’ll talk about the final vote counting process underway ...…
 
Today's guest is Randall Holcombe of Florida State University. Our discussion today focuses on his book, Political Capitalism: How Economic and Political Power Is Made and Maintained. Problems associated with cronyism, corporatism, and policies that favor the elite over the masses have received increasing attention in recent years. Political Ca ...…
 
You’re listening to Revolutions Per Minute on WBAI, a socialist radio show and podcast from members of New York City Democratic Socialists of America. NYC-DSA is the biggest chapter of the largest socialist organization in the United States. We are run by our 5,500+ members and organizers who are working together to build democratic socialism i ...…
 
Today's guest is Arvind Panagariya of Columbia University. We discuss his book, Free Trade and Prosperity: How Openness Helps Developing Countries Grow Richer and Combat Poverty. Free Trade and Prosperity offers the first full-scale defense of pro-free-trade policies with developing countries at its center. Arvind Panagariya, a professor at Col ...…
 
You’re listening to Revolution Per Minute on listener sponsored WBAI in NYC broadcasting at 99.5 FM and streaming on your favorite podcast app. To connect with us after the show you can email us at revolutionsnyc@gmail.com or sign-up for our newsletter to get links to what we talk about on the show. You can do that on at our website revolutions ...…
 
You’re listening to Revolutions Per Minute, a socialist radio show and podcast from members of New York City Democratic Socialists of America. NYC-DSA is the biggest chapter of the largest socialist organization in the United States. We are run by our 5,500+ members and organizers who are working together to build democratic socialism in all fi ...…
 
Today's guest is Robert Krol of California State University. Our topic is a recent policy paper he wrote for The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University entitled Can we Build our way out of Urban Traffic Congestion? This paper examines the impact of highway expansion on congestion. Because highway expansion lowers travel time ...…
 
The New York City Chapter of the Democratic Socialist of America is the biggest chapter of the largest socialist organization in the United States since the Second World War. We are run by our more than 5,500 members and organizers who are working together to build democratic socialism in all five boroughs and beyond. This past week we held our ...…
 
Half of the cyclist deaths so far this year in New York City have been in Southern Brooklyn. Bay Ridge and it's neighbors have historically lagged behind in cyclist safety improvements, while the rest of the city has seen major investment. But 2019 marks a turning point, as Bay Ridge will see it's first protected bike lane (that isn't inside a ...…
 
Tiffany Caban’s campaign for District Attorney of Queens has sparked a movement to decriminalize poverty in a borough of 2.3 million people after 28 years of the punitive reign of former DA Dick Brown and the Queens Machine. In this episode we’ll stalk about the stories of those affected by criminal injustice in Queens and the movements respons ...…
 
The tenant movement in New York State is approaching a critical crossroads. Hear from experts and affected communities about the Housing Justice for All campaign and how to get involved. Here's what to do! Call your state-level representatives and urge them to pass all 9 bills. Even if they are sponsors, it’s important to show that the public s ...…
 
Sex work is work and we must protect sex workers by decriminalizing their work. We talk to Jessica Raven, steering committee member for Decrim NY, along side Tracy and Maya, sex workers who are organizing within the sex trade. This effort is targeting Albany now, but pushing further not just for decriminalization of the sex trade, but decarcera ...…
 
Today's guest is Vlad Tarko of Dickinson College. We discuss the life and work of Elinor Ostrom, the 2009 winner of the Nobel Prize in economics. Vlad is the author of Elinor Ostrom: An intellectual biography. We discuss Elinor Ostrom's work on polycentric governance, the management of common-pool resources, and policing. We also discuss the co ...…
 
Today we’re discussing how the struggle for immigrant justice continues as the forces of reaction continue to demonize and terrorize our most vulnerable neighbors in our city. Throughout the episode we’ll speaking with Pamela, an organizer from the Immigrant Justice Working Group, about organizing against the deportation apparatus and for the e ...…
 
2019 is a critical year for every single renter in New York State. The state’s Rent Control laws expire this June, and we have a major opportunity to overhaul and reform our housing laws. Join activists Andrea Shapiro and Genna Goldsobel as we dig into the nine bills that comprise Universal Rent Control, analyze how they will affect Bay Ridge, ...…
 
Celebrate May Day with the New York City Democratic Socialists of America. Host Jack Devine speaks with Emmy and Ariel, two of our street protest marshals, otherwise known as the "Red Rabbits." We discuss how organizers work to keep our comrades safe and make sure our direct actions are effective, especially in the aftermath of Charlottesville. ...…
 
Erik Shell interviews Yemeni-American organizer Rabyaah Althaibani about how the news media, past and present, has impacted Yemeni immigrants in Bay Ridge. We'll discuss how misinformation has fueled the Muslim Ban and the conflict in Yemen... and how a community is fighting to reclaim that narrative. Be sure to check out our show notes and mor ...…
 
This is one of our "Life in DSA" series in which we will examine internal organizational structures that exist to bolster our organizing. Host Desiree Joy Frias talks with Annie Levin and Josh Feintuch about Sing in Solidarity, the New York City Democratic Socalists of America's Chorus about why music is a powerful part of organizing. We also g ...…
 
In part two of our two hour Earth Day special we’ll talk about what a Green New Deal could look like at a state level and right here in New York City. We’ll have Thomas Niles in the studio to talk about New York City Democratic Socialist of America Ecosocialist working group’s new People Power NYC campaign. Our discussions highlights the absurd ...…
 
In part one of our two hour Earth Day special we’re talking about what everybody is talking about these days, the Green New Deal and how it relates to the broader movement for democratic socialism. We begin with a historical analysis of the original New Deal and how class struggle forced capitalists to give in to workers’ demands for a more jus ...…
 
The foundation of any city is its housing. Everyone needs a place to live. In New York state the only way we can ensure this is to pass a Universal Rent Control campaign that will expand and strengthen our existing rent protections. Our existing laws expire on June 15th, and we must make them better. Join our host Desiree Frias for a conversati ...…
 
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