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Counterpoint
2:04 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Interview with Russell Berman

Professor Russell Berman

Russell A. Berman is an American professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature. In a moment when readership is down, and when economic resources are scarce, he and host Jonathan Judaken discuss the importance of the study of literature and of the humanities at this transformative moment in Western Culture.

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Counterpoint
3:50 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Interview with Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky
John Soares http://www.johnsoares.com/

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with renowned M.I.T. Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy Noam Chomsky.

An unrelenting critic of social injustice and state violence, in one scholar's words, “Chomsky's method involves a relentless erudition: scouring alternative sources; exhuming buried documents; reviving forgotten or abandoned histories.”  They discuss Chomsky's childhood and upbringing, his opposition to the war in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, and his thoughts on the Tea Party and the Occupy movements.

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Counterpoint
3:34 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Interview with Antjie Krog

Antjie Krog

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with South African poet and journalist Antjie Krog. Krog has established herself as one of South Africa's leading Afrikaans poets, later distinguishing herself as the lead radio reporter covering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Her book, Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa, is one of the defining works on the meaning of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. 

Originally Broadcast 14 November 2011.

Counterpoint
6:52 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Interview with Robert Alter

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with Robert Alter, renowned Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkley.  

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Counterpoint
3:30 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Interview with Preston Lauterbach

The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock'N'Roll
Preston Lauterbach

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with Preston Lauterbach about his book, The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock'N'Roll, the first history of the network of black nightclubs that created Rock'N'Roll through an unholy alliance between vice and entertainment.  

For more information on Preston Lauterbach, you can visit his website: http://www.prestonlauterbach.com

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