Category Archives: Cultural Freedom

Eduardo Galeano with Marie Arana, Conversation, 15 May 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 15, 2013.

Eduardo Galeano, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1940 is an essayist, journalist, historian, and activist, as well as one of Latin America’s most beloved literary figures. Galeano’s books include the trilogy Memory of Fire; The Book of Embraces; We Say No; Walking Words; and Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone. His newest book, Children of the Days (Los híjos de los días), is forthcoming in English in April 2013. An outspoken critic of the increasingly dehumanizing effects of globalization on modern society, Galeano has remained a passionate advocate for human rights and justice.

Galeano, who received the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom in 1999, has said, “I’m trying to create a synthesis of all different ways of expressing life and reality…I tried to find a way of recounting history so that the reader would feel that it was happening right now, just around the corner—this immediacy, this intensity, which is the beauty and the reality of history.”

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

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Eduardo Galeano with Marie Arana, Talk, 15 May 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 15, 2013.

Eduardo Galeano, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1940 is an essayist, journalist, historian, and activist, as well as one of Latin America’s most beloved literary figures. Galeano’s books include the trilogy Memory of Fire; The Book of Embraces; We Say No; Walking Words; and Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone. His newest book, Children of the Days (Los híjos de los días), is forthcoming in English in April 2013. An outspoken critic of the increasingly dehumanizing effects of globalization on modern society, Galeano has remained a passionate advocate for human rights and justice.

Galeano, who received the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom in 1999, has said, “I’m trying to create a synthesis of all different ways of expressing life and reality…I tried to find a way of recounting history so that the reader would feel that it was happening right now, just around the corner—this immediacy, this intensity, which is the beauty and the reality of history.”

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

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the video recordings of this event there.

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Barbara Ehrenreich with David Barsamian, 13 March 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 13, 2013.

Barbara Ehrenreich with David Barsamian

Barbara Ehrenreich is a social critic, freelance journalist, activist, reviewer, and the author of 21 books. She was born in 1941 in Montana and is a graduate of Reed College in Portland, OR, and received a PhD in cell biology from Rockefeller University, NY. By the 1970′s, she was involved with the nascent women’s health movement and teaching at the State University of New York, Old Westbury. After publishing an article in Ms magazine, she became a regular columnist there and with Mother Jones. Numerous books followed and then she published The New York Times best seller Nickled and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America in 2001. Following a similar article Ehrenreich wrote for Harper’s, the book chronicles her three-month attempt to survive on the wages earned in numerous low-paying positions including as a waitress, a maid, a house cleaner, and a Wal-Mart clerk.

In 2005, she published in a similar vein, Bait and Switch, in which she writes of her efforts to find and hold a white-collar job. She is also the author of This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation. In May 2012 she founded, with the Institute for Policy Studies, The Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a website designed to place the U.S. crisis of poverty and economic insecurity at the center of the national political conversation.

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Barbara Ehrenreich with David Barsamian, Conversation, 13 March 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 13, 2013.

Barbara Ehrenreich is a social critic, freelance journalist, activist, reviewer, and the author of 21 books. She was born in 1941 in Montana and is a graduate of Reed College in Portland, OR, and received a PhD in cell biology from Rockefeller University, NY. By the 1970′s, she was involved with the nascent women’s health movement and teaching at the State University of New York, Old Westbury. After publishing an article in Ms magazine, she became a regular columnist there and with Mother Jones. Numerous books followed and then she published The New York Times best seller Nickled and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America in 2001. Following a similar article Ehrenreich wrote for Harper’s, the book chronicles her three-month attempt to survive on the wages earned in numerous low-paying positions including as a waitress, a maid, a house cleaner, and a Wal-Mart clerk.

In 2005, she published in a similar vein, Bait and Switch, in which she writes of her efforts to find and hold a white-collar job. She is also the author of This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation. In May 2012 she founded, with the Institute for Policy Studies, The Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a website designed to place the U.S. crisis of poverty and economic insecurity at the center of the national political conversation.

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

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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

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Barbara Ehrenreich with David Barsamian, Talk, 13 March 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 13, 2013.

Barbara Ehrenreich is a social critic, freelance journalist, activist, reviewer, and the author of 21 books. She was born in 1941 in Montana and is a graduate of Reed College in Portland, OR, and received a PhD in cell biology from Rockefeller University, NY. By the 1970′s, she was involved with the nascent women’s health movement and teaching at the State University of New York, Old Westbury. After publishing an article in Ms magazine, she became a regular columnist there and with Mother Jones. Numerous books followed and then she published The New York Times best seller Nickled and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America in 2001. Following a similar article Ehrenreich wrote for Harper’s, the book chronicles her three-month attempt to survive on the wages earned in numerous low-paying positions including as a waitress, a maid, a house cleaner, and a Wal-Mart clerk.

In 2005, she published in a similar vein, Bait and Switch, in which she writes of her efforts to find and hold a white-collar job. She is also the author of This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation. In May 2012 she founded, with the Institute for Policy Studies, The Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a website designed to place the U.S. crisis of poverty and economic insecurity at the center of the national political conversation.

In this episode she is introduced by David Barsamian and then spoke. The companion Conversation may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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

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James Hansen with Subhankar Banerjee, Conversation, 20 February 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 20, 2013.

James Hansen is well known for his research in the field of climatology and for helping to bring global warming to the world’s attention in the 1980s. In recent years, he has become active in promoting efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change. Hansen, Adjunct Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, is the author of Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity.

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

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

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James Hansen with Subhankar Banerjee, Talk, 20 February 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 20, 2013.

James Hansen is well known for his research in the field of climatology and for helping to bring global warming to the world’s attention in the 1980s. In recent years, he has become active in promoting efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change. Hansen, Adjunct Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, is the author of Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity.

In this episode he is introduced by Subhankar Banerjee and then spoke. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

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

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James Hansen with Subhankar Banerjee, 20 February 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 20, 2013.

James Hansen with Subhankar Banerjee

James Hansen is well known for his research in the field of climatology and for helping to bring global warming to the world’s attention in the 1980s. In recent years, he has become active in promoting efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change. Hansen, Adjunct Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, is the author of Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity.

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Omar Barghouti with Amy Goodman, Conversation, 1 February 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 1, 2013.

Omar Barghouti is a Palestinian researcher, commentator, and human rights activist committed to upholding international law and universal human rights. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. He is the author of BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights.

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

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Omar Barghouti with Amy Goodman, Talk, 1 February 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 1, 2013.

Omar Barghouti is a Palestinian researcher, commentator, and human rights activist committed to upholding international law and universal human rights. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. He is the author of BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights.

In this episode he is introduced by Amy Goodman and then spoke. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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

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