Category Archives: Cultural Freedom

Alfredo Corchado with Melissa del Bosque, Conversation, 17 September 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 17, 2014.

Alfredo Corchado is Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News and author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness. He is a noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and U.S.-Mexico foreign policy. This event was followed by a talk with Melissa del Bosque.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Alfredo Corchado is Mexico bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News and a noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and U.S.-Mexico foreign policy. He has reported on many border topics, from the disappearance and murders of women in Ciudad Juárez, to the exodus of Mexico’s middle class to the United States, to the exposure of government corruption and the reach of Mexican drug traffickers into U.S. communities.

Born in Durango, Mexico, Corchado grew up in California and Texas. He worked as a farm laborer alongside his parents, who were members of the United Farm Workers. The recipient of numerous awards and honors for his courageous journalism, he is the author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Melissa del Bosque. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

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Alfredo Corchado with Melissa del Bosque, Talk, 17 September 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 17, 2014.

Alfredo Corchado is Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News and author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness. He is a noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and U.S.-Mexico foreign policy. This event was followed by a talk with Melissa del Bosque.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Alfredo Corchado is Mexico bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News and a noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and U.S.-Mexico foreign policy. He has reported on many border topics, from the disappearance and murders of women in Ciudad Juárez, to the exodus of Mexico’s middle class to the United States, to the exposure of government corruption and the reach of Mexican drug traffickers into U.S. communities.

Born in Durango, Mexico, Corchado grew up in California and Texas. He worked as a farm laborer alongside his parents, who were members of the United Farm Workers. The recipient of numerous awards and honors for his courageous journalism, he is the author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness.

In this episode he is introduced by Melissa del Bosque and then gave a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Sandra Steingraber with Laura Flanders, Conversation, 7 May 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 7, 2014.

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., is an ecologist, author, and cancer survivor and an internationally recognized authority on the environmental links to cancer and human health. Her acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment presents her research on, and personal experience with, environmental pollution and cancer. Originally published in 1997, with a second edition in 2010, it has been adapted into a documentary. She has also written Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood and recently, Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis.

In March 2013, Steingraber was arrested along with other protesters for demonstrating against the Inergy natural gas facility in upstate New York, where she lives, to protest “the industrialization of the Finger Lakes”. Heralded as “the new Rachel Carson,” she speaks extensively and is a columnist for Orion magazine.

In this episode she is joined in conversation with Laura Flanders. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

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Sandra Steingraber with Laura Flanders, Talk, 7 May 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 7, 2014.

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., is an ecologist, author, and cancer survivor and an internationally recognized authority on the environmental links to cancer and human health. Her acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment presents her research on, and personal experience with, environmental pollution and cancer. Originally published in 1997, with a second edition in 2010, it has been adapted into a documentary. She has also written Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood and recently, Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis.

In March 2013, Steingraber was arrested along with other protesters for demonstrating against the Inergy natural gas facility in upstate New York, where she lives, to protest “the industrialization of the Finger Lakes”. Heralded as “the new Rachel Carson,” she speaks extensively and is a columnist for Orion magazine.

In this episode she is introduced by Laura Flanders and then gives a Talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Sandra Steingraber with Laura Flanders, 7 May 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 7, 2014.

Sandra Steingraber with Laura Flanders

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., is an ecologist, author, and cancer survivor and an internationally recognized authority on the environmental links to cancer and human health. Her acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment presents her research on, and personal experience with, environmental pollution and cancer. Originally published in 1997, with a second edition in 2010, it has been adapted into a documentary. She has also written Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood and recently, Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis.

In March 2013, Steingraber was arrested along with other protesters for demonstrating against the Inergy natural gas facility in upstate New York, where she lives, to protest “the industrialization of the Finger Lakes”. Heralded as “the new Rachel Carson,” she speaks extensively and is a columnist for Orion magazine.

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Dave Zirin with David Barsamian, 2 April 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 2, 2014.

Dave Zirin with David Barsamian

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

Dave Zirin, widely published independent sports journalist, author, sports editor for The Nationmagazine and host of Edge of Sports Radio, has brought his blend of sports and politics to multiple television and radio programs, including MSNBC, CNN, ESPN’s Outside the Lines, C-SPAN’s BookTV, Democracy Now! and National Public Radio. Zirin is well known for his book The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World. His other books include What’s My Name, Fool?; A People’s History of Sports in the United States; Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love; and the recent Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. His new book, forthcoming in May 2014, is Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics and the Future of Democracy.

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Dave Zirin with David Barsamian, Conversation, 2 April 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 2, 2014.

Dave Zirin, widely published independent sports journalist, author, sports editor for The Nationmagazine and host of Edge of Sports Radio, has brought his blend of sports and politics to multiple television and radio programs, including MSNBC, CNN, ESPN’s Outside the Lines, C-SPAN’s BookTV, Democracy Now! and National Public Radio. Zirin is well known for his book The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World. His other books include What’s My Name, Fool?; A People’s History of Sports in the United States; Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love; and the recent Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. His new book, forthcoming in May 2014, is Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics and the Future of Democracy.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with David Barsamian. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

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Dave Zirin with David Barsamian, Talk, 2 April 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 2, 2014.

Dave Zirin, widely published independent sports journalist, author, sports editor for The Nationmagazine and host of Edge of Sports Radio, has brought his blend of sports and politics to multiple television and radio programs, including MSNBC, CNN, ESPN’s Outside the Lines, C-SPAN’s BookTV, Democracy Now! and National Public Radio. Zirin is well known for his book The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World. His other books include What’s My Name, Fool?; A People’s History of Sports in the United States; Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love; and the recent Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. His new book, forthcoming in May 2014, is Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics and the Future of Democracy.

In this episode he is introduced by David Barsamian and then gives a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Trevor Paglen with Rebecca Solnit, 19 March 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 19, 2014.

Trevor Paglen with Rebecca Solnit

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

Trevor Paglen is a photographer whose work deliberately blurs the lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. His subjects include experimental geography, state secrecy, military symbology, and visuality. He is the author of Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes (co-authored by Rebecca Solnit); Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights; and Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World, among other books. His most recent work, The Last Pictures, is a meditation on the intersections of Deep Time (the concept of geologic time), politics, and art. Paglen’s visual work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tate Modern; the Walker Art Center; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other institutions.

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Trevor Paglen with Rebecca Solnit, Conversation, 19 March 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 19, 2014.

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

Trevor Paglen is a photographer whose work deliberately blurs the lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. His subjects include experimental geography, state secrecy, military symbology, and visuality. He is the author of Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes (co-authored by Rebecca Solnit); Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights; and Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World, among other books. His most recent work, The Last Pictures, is a meditation on the intersections of Deep Time (the concept of geologic time), politics, and art. Paglen’s visual work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tate Modern; the Walker Art Center; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other institutions.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Rebecca Solnit. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

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