On this show we'll be exploring the history of American Jewish philanthropy as it tried to balance the interests of democracy with those of capitalism --the interests of the public good vs. the need for capitalism to grow and profit through the market. Host Jim Vrettos receives guest Lila Corwin...
Imagining the Unfinished Business of America's Social Democracy - The Political Activism of Jonathan Soto and AOC
With the stress of a global pandemic, lack of federal and local funding to school districts and the children of poor and working class families falling behind on their remote learning, a remarkable new and empowering plan called Homework Helper has been developed by Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio...
Host Jim Vrettos brings filmmaker Slawomir Grunberg; researcher and co-writer Lilka Elbaum; and second generation holocaust survivor Paul Celler to talk about Still Life in Lodz, an emotionally riveting documentary that journeys to the historically tumultuous city of Lodz, Poland.
Imagining 'Til Kingdom Come --- the Curious 'Death Wish' Bond between Jews and Evangelical Christians in the U.S. and Israel
Host, Jim Vrettos talks to Maya Zinshstein an Emmy award-winning Israeli documentary filmmaker and journalist -- the director and co-producer of 'Til Kingdom Comes.
Guest Felipe aka Immortal Technique has recently founded and is actively operating a food pantry project - taking on the issue of hunger and food insecurity in low wage and low income, working class and poor communities around the city.
Host Jim Vrettos invites Thane Rosenbaum to talk about his book "Saving Free Speech... from ITSELF" and the possible confusion about what "free speech" really means in the American Constitution.
Host Jim Vrettos interviews the Democratic Candidate for Manhattan District Attorney, Diana Florence, about her 25 year experience working at the Manhattan DA's office, and why she is now on a race to succeed incumbent DA Cyrus Vance.
Host Jim Vrettos and guest Francis Cullen, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati talk about the life and work of Richard Cloward, who was an American sociologist, criminologist, community organizer and social activist.