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Caption: Gorilla does Hokey-Pokey as Sign Language.Squirrel helps., Credit: Susan Cook
Not too long ago, I watched a program about a 500 pound gorilla whose owner taught him to sign.   That gorilla, all grown up, would move his fing...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:35
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Communism ended in failure, capitalism corrupted Russia’s soul. Now Russians are looking inward. Our story follows the grandson of a once forgotten...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2017
  • Length: 29:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The falcon may be the new symbol for our National Character..., Credit: Susan Cook
If this Presidential era is The Era of the Suck-Up, as the new book "Sucking Up: A Brief Consideration of Sycophancy" suggests, the falcon, not th...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:15
Caption: Our National Character may benefit by learning not to suck up..., Credit: Susan Cook
A new book holds lessons on the value of not kow-towing.

  • Added: Nov 04, 2017
  • Length: 04:27
Caption: Ever larger rabbits on this farm.., Credit: Susan Cook
Turning once again to the Department of Poetic Justice and the extensive value of nursery rhyme to bring us to an appropriate level of understandi...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2017
  • Length: 03:05
Caption: After watching "The Vietnam War" we all know more about conscience...
Freud never quite cornered the market on Conscience. After two weeks spent with the Burns/Novick film ‘The Vietnam War”, the complexity of conscie...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2017
  • Length: 05:56
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
Rockland, Maine recently celebrated the poetry and life of Edna St. Vincent Millay during a 3-day Festival. A woman's genius valued for its own sak...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2017
  • Length: 05:32
Caption: ...yoga is liberal..., Credit: Susan Cook
In the Department of Poetic Justice, to the tune from 'I'll Be Seeing You', an Ohm for Mr. Bannon.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2017
  • Length: 02:18
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An audio collage of the development of the Klan, the Alt. Right and White Supremacy in the U.S.

  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:48
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This week on The Rough Draft Diaries we're meeting with Heather Hall, the Director of Advocacy for ABLE, the Advocates for Basic Legal Equality. A...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2017
  • Length: 06:36
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: His profession was listed as  "farmer's son". They never saw their family again., Credit: Susan Cook
The US Senate bill to limit immigration by educational status ignores that opportunity is exactly what oppressive regimes deny. Opportunity -as ev...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2017
  • Length: 05:59
Caption: His last words...Love as intense as ice..., Credit: Susan Cook
Liu Xiaobo has died. His 11 year imprisonment by the Chinese government for posting subversive articles on the Internet had not ended. 'No Enemies...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 05:13
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Pete Seeger died in 2014 at the age of 94, a cultural icon, and a so-called a “consensus hero." But the hero was also a pariah too many. Seeger’s ...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:28:26
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
Why haven't pharmaceutical companies and oil corporations been asked to make health insurance lower by reducing drug costs or refusing federal subs...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 02:43
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
The Senate and House Healthcare bills will replace Obamacare subsidies with tax breaks for the wealthy. Meanwhile oil and gas companies continue to...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 02:54
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
The US Senate and House Healthcare Bills hold no intention for the government to feed the whole crowd, like those in the song "Froggy Went A'Courti...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2017
  • Length: 07:40
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
Some places, for example, the Intelligence Committee of the United States Senate serve as our country's moral proving ground. But this week‘s testi...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2017
  • Length: 02:57
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Discussion on the lingering history of racist ideology in the Americas and beyond.

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:02
Caption: MY Pony, Credit: E.V. Cook
FBI Director James Comey is being queried about whether President Donald Trump asked him to drop the investigation of former National Security Advi...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:10
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
Everyday the world can ask again what’s right or wrong , not just smugly proceed, go along on its merry path, answers tucked under its arm, as proo...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
Caption: ...excluding your body, your health, your expectations of  the richest country in the world..., Credit: Susan Cook
Congress has taken on eliminating affordable health insurance coverage for all citizens. For many, this year is 'anno horribilis'. In the Departme...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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America has a long, long, long history of embracing immigrants one day, generally because it needed them for economic reasons, a variation of slave...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 27:50
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Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
In the Department of Poetic Justice, a poetic tribute to longings for a casino.

  • Added: May 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:19
Caption: ....at the top of my game..., Credit: Susan Cook
In the Department of Poetic Justice, as we say "Sayonara" to Tom Price, government jobs distributed as they may be, a poetic tribute called "We'll ...

  • Added: May 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:47
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This is a special 90-minute show, live from The Atlas Bar, featuring the music and protest politics of Fela Kuti, the Nigerian multi-instrumentalis...

  • Added: May 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:32:39