In this episode, student journalists from St. Lawrence University offer a profile of We Are Not Numbers, a youth-run independent media organization in the Gaza Strip. In addition to project founder Pam Bailey, they speak with two WANN contributing writers, Basman Derawi and Ali Abusheikh. Ali also gives us an inside look at how ordinary Gazans experienced a recent period of Israeli airstrikes during the holy month of Ramadan.
In this episode, student journalists from St. Lawrence University take a look inside the independent media work of Project Censored, which has been promoting media democracy for more than four decades. We hear from Project Censored associate director Andy Lee Roth, Dr. Susan Rahman (College of Marin), filmmaker Doug Hecker, and Project Censored student contributor Isabelle Snow (College of Marin).
In this episode, John Collins and Terry DuBray explore local efforts in northern New York to build a grassroots movement in response to the urgent threat of climate crisis. They speak with activists at a climate vigil in Canton, NY, researcher Dr. Jon Rosales, and grassroots organizer Toni Kennedy about the challenges associated with trying to shift the conversation about climate change.
Discussed in this episode: Canton, NY Monthly Climate Vigil (@climateactionvigil), Our Children’s Trust, Sunrise Movement, #ChangeTheDebate, May 29 Green New Deal Town Hall (Potsdam, NY), Toni Kennedy (@toniann03), Bill Nye video, Fourth National Climate Assessment Report (NCA4), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), book by Dr. Curt Stager
In this episode, Weave News editor Savannah Crowley speaks with Dr. Lisa Guenther about the “horizon” of prison abolition, and theater educator Rivka Rocchio shares some of the creative work she is doing to highlight the stories of correctional officers in northern New York. Rocchio’s work is part of the St. Lawrence Citizen Journalism Incubator (SLCJI) program.
Banner image: Donald "C-Note" Hooker [CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)]
In this episode, three St. Lawrence University students offer a profile of War News Radio, a unique independent media project based at Swarthmore College. We hear from one of the students who helped create War News Radio in 2004 as well as a current Swarthmore student who is part of the new generation of WNR journalists.
In this episode, Shanice Arlow interviews Sean Jacobs, a professor at The New School and founder and editor of the influential Africa Is a Country blog. They touched on US media representations of Africa, the current state of politics on the African continent, and much more. (Banner image courtesy of Africa Is a Country. Photo credit: Nicholas Rawhani.)
In the inaugural episode of our Interweaving podcast, John Collins speaks with Liliana Trevizan about Chilean arpilleras and the legacy of women’s resistance to dictatorship.