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Tereza Coraggio

Third Paradigm is an out-of-the-box thinktank on community sovereignty and regenerative economics.

We look at how to take back our cities, farmland and water; our money, production and trade; our media, education and culture, our religion and even our God.

We present a people's history of the Bible and a parent's view on how to raise giving kids in a taking world.

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Radio Free Brighton
Tu 2:30 pm, Th 5:30 pm (UK)
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Tereza has been interviewed on...

Talkabout with Kevin Spitzer, KZSC Santa Cruz

3rd Paradigm has been featured on these shows and stations:

Unwelcome Guests
by Robin Upton
on multiple stations

The Wringer
by Pete Bianco

WHCL Hamilton College

Global Notes
by Roger Barrett
CHLS Radio Lillooet

New World Notes
by Ken Dowst, WWUH
West Hartford, CT

Themes Around the Third Paradigm Table

Tereza sets a table where Jacques Lusseyran, blind youth leader of the French resistance, can talk with Moazzam Begg, Guantanamo detainee and author of Enemy Combatant. Hafiz, the 14th century Persian poet, advises Richard Gage, founder of Architects & Engineers for 911 Truth. Vaclav Havel, Czech dissident turned President, agrees with Judas the Galilean, founder of the zealot movement, that the Pax Romana is a sham. The dinner party spans centuries and continents, but the topics are here and now.

Here's a Sample of the Diverse Range of Conversational Topics:
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3p-064  Money as Theft or Why We Need a Glocal EconomyLooks at money as created through debt, but backed by theft. Examines the exchange of labor that money purportedly represents. Questions the high cost of housing and services vs. the low cost of food and goods. Develops 10 features that a successful turnaround plan would need to have, and explains how a strategy to deal with hyperinflation is the opposite of inflation.
3p-059  Two Things in Life are Certain: Debt & TaxesThis episode looks at national debts as sneaky taxes, and why protectionism should be one of the most holy words in our vocabulary. Asks, if we owe on loans without our consent, are we really free? Referencing the radio series Wizards of Money by 'Smithy,' does an in-depth analysis of FICA, the tax that pays for Social Security and Medicare.
3p-054  Clash of the Continents: Climate DebtRelates statistics about per capita carbon emissions to national debt burdens. Suggests that instead of charging "rich" countries a climate debt, we absolve all national debts - saving the global South 200 billion a year. Proposes a US plan for counties to keep 2% of their own income tax for every 2% the county lowers its carbon emissions. This would promote local sovereignty, defund the military, and lower emissions 20% by 2020, 40% by 2030, or even 80% by 2050.
3p-023  Taxing in a Time of TroubleThis episode critiques Credo's action alert in Afghanistan, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Making Contact's episode "Tax Me, I'm Yours."
3p-020  A 2020 VisionThis show re-imagines life after the fall. Reads a poem called To Begin With, the Sweet Grass by Mary Oliver. Presents a hypothetical scenario of the year 2020 with employment security, cheap healthcare, housing work exchange, worry- free retirement, and all the education you can eat.
3p-014  The Upside-Down Tax PyramidLooks at what the tax system rewards and discourages, what it forces us to do and what it forces underground. Asks if it's possible to make an honest living between income tax, sales tax, and property tax. Explores the paradox of "protectionism" vs. defense, and the Pacific Freeze Campaign to wash the military build-up out of our hair.
3p-012  Bad Money & Morbid MortgagesCompares Money and Debt to Thing 1 and Thing 2 for the Capitalism Cat in the Hat - these things are not good things. Reviews the books Bad Money by Kevin Phillips, Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller, and Slow Money by Woody Tausch.
3p-004  Questioning the Existence of MoneyThis episode looks at resource rights activists in Mexico, plays an Oxfam clip on the global food crisis, and reads Ecuador's Constitution for nature. The feature topic is Questioning the Existence of Money, which argues it to be a more entrenched belief system than the existence of God. 3p-040  Sovereignty: The Right to do No WrongPresents Wikipedia's imperialist definition of sovereignty. Quotes David Cobb and David Korten on the current disaster of corporate sovereignty. Questions whether the state and federal government can both be simultaneously sovereign. Defines the key to sovereignty as the right to do no wrong.
3p-028  Corporatocracy vs. SovereigntyPresents a conversation with David Cobb, 2004 Green Party Presidential candidate, and Kaitlyn Sopici-Belknap, both of Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County. Discusses why real democracy is both unconstitutional and illegal. Looks to Latin America for the antidote to civilization as we know it.
3p-025  Was the Constitution an Act of Treason?Reviews the context in which the Articles of Confederation were replaced with the Constitution - how it was done and who benefited. Presents the warnings of the "anti Federalists:" Patrick Henry, Brutus, and Federalist Farmer. Makes a case that the "Founding Fathers" destroyed the people's government in order to perpetuate slavery, extort taxes in gold and gain possession of citizens' land.
3p-007  The Sovereignty GameThis weeks show Rwanda and New Hampshire as models for local government. A California Carol from the Courage Campaign also the economic state of Santa Cruz County Poetry and more. 3p-062  Education and its Discontents: How Degree-Driven Schooling has Undermined LearningIn this special 2-hour feature, Third Paradigm hosts the 10th anniversary episode of Unwelcome Guests. This show looks forward and backwards at whether schools at the university, secondary, and elementary levels are serving the greater good of society or the greater wealth of CEO's. In celebration of 520 episodes, this show begins by reading Lyn Gerry's introduction to the very first edition of Unwelcome Guests. In the second hour, an alternative media forum called the UniverseCity is cited, with an invitation to listeners to join.
3p-061  Wossamotta UExamines the university as the self-perpetuating goal of education. Reviews the NY Times article 'Placing the Blame as Students Are Mired in Debt,' the Washington Examiner article, 'Higher Education's Bubble is About to Burst,' and the book by Anya Kamenetz, DIY U. Cites statistics on drop-out rates, the cost/benefit ratio, and a jaundiced look at college from 'The Economics of Education and the Education of an Economist.
3p-051  CHIMPS: Cruzans Hosting Indie Media, Press and Schooling"Proposes a partnership between Cabrillo College and the Santa Cruz community to start a new radio station focusing on independent news and analysis. Celebrates independent publishers like Anarchist Press and the well-disguised anarchist bookshop Capitola BookCafe. Sets the goal of enabling a self-educated generation, without debt, who know how to work with their hands."
3p-050  A is for Anarchist: the New Indie StudentRecaps the book The New Global Student: Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition, and Get a Truly International Education by Maya Frost. Reports research on study abroad, and her tips for getting around crazy expensive college costs while learning through your pores and having more fun. Tara the Transfer Diva explains how she rocks at Credit Quest. Defines terms like fego and halfpats.
3p-049  The Student Loan MafiaExplains how hard-working, responsible graduates become mired in impossible debt. Reviews the history of a predatory industry that has bribed universities, financial aid officers, and Congress to strip all consumer protections. Details the underhanded tactics, usurious fees, and draconian collection practices that have driven borrowers out of jobs, out of the country, and out of their minds. 3p-068  12 Local Ordinances for Food SecurityDescribes 12 local ordinances that towns could use to protect food production and community sovereignty. These include distinguishing between agribusiness and smallholder farms, enabling sustainable student swaps, authorizing Backyard Farmer and Kitchen Baker Markets, allowing free trade between neighbors, and networking with other towns reclaiming their producer rights. First among these is Sedgwick, Maine, whose Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance we discuss including its revolutionary stance on secession.
KZSC Interview with Tereza and Veronica CoraggioTereza, Veronica, and Kevin discuss the UniverseCity, and the potential to have a network of microversities linked through low-power FM stations. Veronica talks about their work with Food in the Hood, which are bi-weekly neighborhood dinners they cook to raise donations to global charities. Kevin compares the radio series Third Paradigm to a fledgling Amy Goodman, and gives insight to the community- and soul-building aspects of these endeavors. A new class in Glocal Economics is announced, and experiences in turkey-plucking are shared.
3p-033  The Comedy of the Commons, the Tragedy of the MonopolyTakes a critical look at the Tragedy of the Commons. Elaborates the true tragedy of the monopoly, which has been taken to new heights by the global land grab in response to food insecurity. Examines how the usurping of land for oil, gas, logging, and mining has led to the massacre in the Amazon, due to the US-Peru Free2Raid Agreement. Introduces Presidents Correa and Morales UN sideshow on dismantling the International Center for Settlement of Investor Disputes.
3p-022  The Food and Community ResurrectionLooks at a revolutionary uprising called the Grow Food Party Crew. They dig, they plant, they play, they dance. Ties it into a recent act of Santa Cruz insurgency - the day that commerce stood still. Also reads poems by Hafiz, Nanao Sakaki, and Li-Young Lee. Develops the Permaculture concept into a way to save the world from your own backyard. Introduces a new program called Food in the 'Hood. Reminisces about the Church of the Holy Snowball.
3p-005  Third-Generation LapcatsThird-Generation Lap questions our dependency on money, and how it's hurt our self-sufficiency in the wild. It also looks at whether loans, trade, or USAID have helped or hurt foreign economies, focusing on the Free Trade Agreement with Peru. It includes a song about torture, a video about laughter clubs, and a poem about crafty hedgehogs. 3p-067  Rhetorical Devisives or Two Half-Truths Don't Make a WholeDemonstrates the importance of the Trivium education from ancient Greece: grammar, logic, and rhetoric, to learn how to think rather than what to think. Uses Julian Assange as an example of someone who uses classical techniques to identify and rebut ad hominem and lunatic fringe attacks. Defines blood libel from James Carroll's book on anti-Semiticism in the Church, Constantine's Sword, and shows how Sarah Palin twisted it into an opposite meaning.
3p-052  Writing the Wrongs and Other TailsCloses out the first year of Third Paradigm by adding a retrospective of (mostly) unpublished writings by Tereza Coraggio to the website. A collection of sixteen poems is called Becoming Yeast: Poems of Transformation. Nine essays on the apocryphal gospel of Philip are called Revolutionary Mystics and How to Become One. Also includes responses to Jeffrey Sachs and to Peter Singer, and proof that Jesus was the code name for an imperialist Roman spy.
3p-048  Apropos of Everything: Amy GoodmanReviews the "coming of age" of Democracy Now from their book, The Exceptions to the Rulers. Examines how one person's journalist - with-integrity is another person's hostile crank. Discusses Christian Parenti's response, called "Free the Truth," to Kevin Bales, founder of "Free the Slaves", who claimed that child slavery in cocoa has been eradicated.
3p-047  Cassandra's DilemmaDiscusses a 1999 book, Believing Cassandra, by Alan AtKisson, a 2000 book called Bowling Alone by Robert D. Putnam, and last month's updated version of Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia by Rob Brezsny.
3p-046  Trees, Bees and FirefliesCompares the ethical code of Joss Whedon's TV series "Firefly" with the benevolent empire of Star Trek, the gun totin' Wild Wild West, and the Free Radio Santa Cruz pirates.
3p-045  Radio is Community-FormingDiscusses the future of radio as the medium of the revolution: cheap, slow-tech and mobile. It liberates from the ubiquitous screen, and provides the best of both worlds - local community and access to a global network of sovereign stations.
3p-042  You've Been Framed!Examines, ala the media watchgroup FAIR, three examples of how reporters frame the question in order to shift our perspective on the facts. One is a quote from Mark Hosenball, Special Correspondent for Newsweek, speaking on NPR's Talk of the Nation about the Inspector General's report on interrogation methods. Two is the winner of Survival International's Most Racist Article of the Year Award. Third is the defense of Van Jones in Ryan Witt's Political Buzz Examiner, saying that he was stupid but not evil.
3p-024  We Interrupt This CommercialLooks at a book called The Soap Opera Paradigm: Television Programming and Corporate Priorities. In particular, examines the idealism of radio and TV in their youth, before the seeds of commercialism took over. Shows how the soap style has been adopted by sports, prime-time, reality shows, disaster coverage, and especially news broadcasting. 3p-059  Biblical Blackwater: Sodom vs. the MercenariesResponds to an interview of Max Blumenthal, author of Republican Gomorrah, with an analysis of the Bible story of Sodom and Gomorrah. If taken literally, God disapproves of homosexuality, but approves of fathers offering teenage daughters to be gang- raped, and then impregnating them himself. If taken allegorically, God retaliates against rebellious nations by enslaving and oppressing them. Also Special Bonus Interview with Max Blumenthal.
3p-039  Zeitgeist ContinuedUsing the movie Zeitgeist as a springboard, examines the parallels between Old Testament patriarchs Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Makes the case for Josephus as the author of the New Testament, and for the OT as a reverse-engineered invention of the Roman Empire. Asks if the God referred to in the Bible describes Caesar.
3p-035  What Would Judas Do?Places Biblical characters in historical context and shows that the heroes may not be heroes and the villains may not be villains. Tells the stories of Judas the Galilean and Zadok the Sadducee, founders of the Fourth Philosophy and zealot revolution. Examines the central role of the priests and elite in supporting the revolution. Finds contradictions in the Biblical text on when and where Jesus was born, if he was a peasant, the revolutionary era he lived through, and which side he was on.
3p-016  Nasty Noah & the PatriarchsLooks at the Biblical curse of Canaan that's at the root of Israeli entitlement to Palestinian land. Discusses the book Palestine Inside-Out: An Everyday Occupation, and quotes from David Shulman's book, Dark Hope: Working for Peace in Israel and Palestine. Examines a video of a Tel Rumeida settler abusing a Palestinian woman and her daughter.
3p-013  Josephus & the Multicolored TurncoatProposes a way to make millions from our illegal immigrant population. Sends a Valentine's note to Firestone from their Liberian rubber tappers. Presents research that the Bible is a two-part propaganda piece written after the "fall" of Jerusalem by Hebrew collaborators with Rome. Includes a poem by Mary Oliver and a song about child slaves on cocoa plantations by Cassandra Coraggio.
3p-008  A People's History of the Bible An in-depth look at an alternative form of first-century Judaism that believed in sovereignty, equality, and freedom for all, plus the right of armed resistance against foreign rule.
3p-001  What's God got to do with it?This segment covers poetry, the gift economy in Loveland, CO, Jordanian radio put on by 10-24 yr-olds, hope for Fort Benning, Buy Nothing Day, and three wandering minstrels in England. The featured topic looks at the similarities between the Bible story of Abel and Cain and Darwin's theory of evolution in attributing superiority to the winners. 3p-056  Faith & Quakes, or Don't Blame God for HaitiExamines the question of theodicy that has puzzled philosophers from Plato to Barbara Ehrenreich: if God is all-good and all-powerful, how can evil exist? Gives a brief history, including St. Iranaeus, St. Augustine, and Alfred Whitehead, and proposes a new answer to "Are people born wicked, or do they have wickedness thrust upon them?"
3p-043  Joy, Luck & the Religion of ProsperityExamines prosperity consciousness and magical thinking from nineteenth century mind-cure healers to New Age spiritual hucksters and the megachurches of consumer christianity. Responds to "The Secret" with the "Joy Luck Club." Reports on Douglas Rushkoff's article in the e-zine Reality Sandwich called "I Am God," giving the history of wealth-creationism and the spirituality of selfishness.
3p-034  Confusion in the CosmovisionReplays an excerpt of an interview with Tupac Enrique Acosta called Wars of the Petropolis. Shows why the indigenous alliance of the Abya Yala looks at the culture of disposable resources as a confusion in the cosmovision. Reports on the latest news of the return of President Zelaya to Honduras, and the Cobra swarm snipers, thousands of heavily-armed soldiers, and 200,000 citizens that await him at the airport.
3p-006  Buddhas, Saints & Fan ClubsFeaturing Buddhas shoveling snow and pregnant Virgins walking down the road. Ecuador's debt default gives lessons for our $10 trillion hangover. Christmas as family goes global with Thich Nhat Hanh, the MILK awards, and the Global Oneness Project. Also includes the history of some subversive saints and a sappy song.
3p-003  Kicking the DogmaIn this edition the 14th Dalai Lama writes about compassion, at Thanksgiving Eat-Ins no one is trampled, Last Sunday creates a forum for spiritual politics in Austin, and a charter for compassion is launched for the world's religions. This week's religious rant examines the concept of scripture, and how it squares with the concept of equality. 3p-041  Vivek Chibber in Undermining EmpireQuotes from Chibber's review "The Good Empire" on Niall Ferguson's book Colossus, which suggests that America should take lessons in empire-building from the British. Examines puppet governments that start thinking they're a real boy: Saddam Hussein, Israel, and the military coup in Honduras.
3p-036  Novella Carpenter in People Are Animals TooQuestions the religion of vegetarianism. Differentiates between the evils of industrial meat production, illustrated by the movie Food, Inc., and the joys of animal husbandry, as detailed in the book, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer. Reports on interview with Novella Carpenter and with Elise Pearlstein, co- producer of Food, Inc.
3p-030  Phyllis Bennis in Plant Radishes for Hope: PalestineCompares the early sprouting of radish seeds to the evidential hope in Frances Moore Lappe's talk, The Work of Hope. Applies this to Obama's Cairo talk and its implications for Palestine. Includes an interview with Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies fellow and author of several books on Empire and conflicts in the Middle East. Criticizes Uri Avnery's comparison of Israel to the zealots as unfair... to the zealots, who defended the oppressed against Rome.
3p-029  Richard Gage in 911-Making a KillingInterviews Richard Gage, the founder of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth. Reports on his more-than-compelling evidence that 911 was a controlled demolition, and the staggering implications of that. And does Bilderberg - the clandestine meeting of uber-elite in Athens - have anything to do with it?
3p-021  Jerry Mander in The Superferry ChroniclesThe Kauia uprising against the SuperFerry - a "civilian" prototype for a fleet of high-speed shallow-water vessels sized to transport military vehicles, slicing through whale breeding grounds. Jerry Mander and Koohan Paik write about the collusion and deception, and how 1500 citizens and surfers took direct action to stop the oncoming colossus.
3p-019  Daniel Pinchbeck in The Nature of Reality & the Plan Reads a poem by Steve Kowit called Notice and Kurt Vonnegut's Last Rites of the Bokononist Faith, set to the music of Bill Laswell. Sends a last will and text-message, and looks at the Lenten digital abstinence of texting-free Fridays. On a truly somber topic, discusses Mark Danner's Voices from the Black Sites.
3p-018  Chris Cleeve in To Bee a British PoundReads from the Chris Cleeve novel, Little Bee, and discusses the freedom of money to flow across borders, unlike people. Presents a Barbie mash-up from the Danish-Norwegian pop band, Aqua, the Ecuadoran band, No Barbies, a poem by Denise Duhamel called Buddhist Barbie, and The Fear by the UK performer, Lily Allen.
3p-017  Nicolette Hahn Niman in Love 'Em & Eat 'Em: The Art of Animal HusbandryReads four poems about farming by Wendall Barry, Miguel De Unamuno, and William Stafford. Reviews the book Righteous Porkchop by Nicolette Hahn Niman, environmentalist lawyer who investigated factory farms under Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Explores the parallels between Big Ag extremists and vegan animal liberationists. Gives a hopeful history and a dismal past and a hopeful future for backyard chickens. Introduces a program called "Food in the 'Hood" being started on the Westside. 3p-066  Peru and the Free2Raid AgreementAsks whether free trade agreements between countries are really free-to-raid agreements between dictators and corporate investors. Gives the history of the 2007 Peru FTA and show how Democrats, labor unions, churches, human rights organizations, and environmental groups were divided and conquered to pass it, and what its effects have been in the North and South.
3p-058  Honduras: The People SpeakThis episode chronicles the violent aftermath of the Honduran coup, which Hilary Clinton has lauded as a return to normalcy. But the real focus is on the Constituent Peopleís Assembly being convened to strategize a map to the next world. We answer their invitation with a parallel agenda for the US.
3p-044  Resistance & Waves of Loving KindnessCompares the Congressional response to scandals at two organizations with public funding - ACORN and the war contractor, KBR. On Honduras, contrasts the solidarity of the resistance movement in Latin America to the watery response of nonviolent activists in the US.
3p-038  Don't Make Me Hit You: The Rationalization of ViolenceDiscusses the blaming of Zelaya, the Honduran President, for the violent acts of the coup regime. Looks at US and Canadian corporate interests in Honduras, such as Fruit of the Loom, Russell, Hanes, Gap, Gildan, Adidas, Nike, Dole, and Chaquita, and their response to Zelaya's 60% raise of the minimum wage. Role-reverses Hilary Clinton and Mel Zelaya.
3p-026  Panama: Free Trade with Tax HavenContinues to examine the Constitution's role in perpetuating slavery. Compares the 1808 voluntary phase-out to the Harkins-Engel protocol for child slaves in chocolate or the voluntary high-tech embargo on coltan, none of which worked. Reviews Obama's gear-shifting on NAFTA and the free trade agreements with Panama and Colombia. Shows the effect of tax havens and drug money laundering on US citizens and developing countries. 3p-055  AIDS and Interview with Ruthann RichterPresents a book called Face to Face: Children of the AIDS Crisis in Africa and interviews the author, Ruthann Richter. Comments on the documentary 'Angels in the Dust' about a South African AIDS children's village. Also presents the history and evidence indicating that AIDS was developed as a weapon of bioterrorism against homosexuals and non-whites to reduce their population.
3p-032  With Friends like this, Who Needs Enemas?Examines whether US foreign aid has been a benefit or a pain in the arse for impoverished people. Looks at a book by Dambisa Moyo called Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa. Uses the evidence of Patrice Lumumba, Mobutu, and AFRICOM to contradict her conclusion that Africans need tough love.
3p-031  Finance is an Extractive IndustryExamines foreign investment as a form of pollution, according to the Abya Yala, and as a form of perpetual slavery. As examples, cites the oil and gas transnationals in the Peruvian Amazon, and Firestone in Liberia. Shows how Dell, HP, and AT&T are collaborating to censor free speech in China. Illustrates NAFTA's pro-investor bias with the case of Glamis Gold against the State of California. 3p-057  The Many Faces of PalestineReviews the film 'Occupied Minds' about Palestinian and Israeli journalist-friends who interview Zionist settlers, militant Palestinians, Israeli soldiers, Palestinian farmers, and an Israeli surgeon blinded by a suicide bomber. Ends with Face2Face, a project that posted giant photos of Israelis and Palestinians making goofy faces.
3p-027  Muslim is the New Jew: Christianity and TortureExplores the results of the Pew Forum that asks Christians whether torture is justified. Brings in al-Jazeera footage of the Bagram chaplain exhorting soldiers to "hunt souls down for Jesus." Comments on the NY Times article about Explorer Scouts' paramilitary training for border patrols, marijuana raids, and anti-terrorism.
3p-015  The Man Who Brought God to GuantanamoReads excerpts from Poems from Guantanamo: the Detainees Speak. Responds to Jacques Lusseyran's essay, "Poetry in Buchenwald." And delves into Enemy Combatant: My Imprisonment in Guantanamo, Bagram, and Kandahar by Moazzam Begg.
3p-010  The Ethics of AnarchyPresents the Boycott, Divest, Sanction strategy for Israeli products. Examines who is really hiding behind women and children. Compares the history of anarchy to its present form.Commons. We'll see how the age-old anarchists would solve it.
3p-009  Friends Don't Let Friends Condone GenocideReports on grassroots organizations within Gaza and urges engagement with Jewish-Americans who are "neutral." 3p-063  Connecting the DOTS: Deepening Our Thinking on Sovereignty"This episode recaps a week of Connecting the DOTS — our new UniverseCity blog that responds to Democracy Now. It features Percy Schmeiser's Principles of Food and Agriculture, and a rebuttal to Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel that quotes James Loewen's Lies My Teacher Told Me. We suggest that, along with germs, natives hadn't built up an immunity to religions without honor.";
3p-060  The Bipolar Bipartisan: Supporting Need and GreedThis episode looks at bipartisanship as a compromise between two confusions. We examine critical thinking and how itís been bred out, generation by generation, defeating us through our own unexamined contradictions. We also look at that strange hybrid of capitalism and socialism, the consumer democracy. And we explore how Republicans and Democrats differ on a survey of happiness.
3p-037  Horatio Alger and the Half-Blood PresidentAsks if the inclusion of minorities at high levels of government - Barack Obama, Condaleeza Rice, Sonia Sotomayor - indicates greater equality for blacks and Latinos in domestic and foreign policy. Cites statistics on black men in prison vs. college in 1980 and 2000. Reviews Sotomayor's voting record on immigrants and race claims.
3p-011  Twilight Zone of the InaugeuphoriaLooks at the shiny new President with the Gaza stain on his tie, at renegade janitors and subversive teachers, at charity for soldiers and no mercy for victims, and at whether Israel lost the 23-day war.
3p-002  President Obama, Listen to Your Mother!This week's show features Thanksgiving poems blessing the farmworkers, an update on the global food crisis, and the Declarations of the Via Campesina from their 5th annual conference in Maputo. It ends with an open letter to the President-elect called "Obama, Listen to Your Mother!"