Before Spain colonized the Western Hemisphere, it fought and colonized various parts of its own country that still maintain a spirit and longing for independence centuries later. Whether it is Catalonia, Galicia, or the Basque country, Spain is by no means a monolithic society. Boaz Vilallonga, a visiting scholar @ New York University, explains the complexities of Catalonia’s independence movement.
While the question of abortion is usually centered around religion; this episode shows how the real issue behind abortion is actually poverty. How does the debate change when seen under this context? Jocelyn Viterna, assoc Prof of Sociology @ Harvard Univ, explains why.
2015 marks the 35th anniversary of revolutionary leader Walter Rodney of Guyana. Very little is ever discussed regarding the struggle for social justice in the West Indies/Caribbean. Let alone one of its biggest figures. Prof Wazir Mohammed from the Univ of Indiana tells us about the life and times of Walter Rodney.