The Michael Slate Show:What Kind of World Do We Want to Live In? Jeffrey Haas from Standing Rock; Bill Ayers on Education and Radical Imagination; Southwest of Salem, The Story of the San Antonio Four  
Series: Title: Sub-title:
The Michael Slate Show  What Kind of World Do We Want to Live In? Jeffrey Haas from Standing Rock; Bill Ayers on Education and Radical Imagination; Southwest of Salem, The Story of the San Antonio Four    
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Michael Slate  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
Recent Days at Standing Rock

We're joined by Civil Rights Lawyer Jeffrey Haas, who recently joined the legal team at the Standing Rock Camp in North Dakota, where Native Americans and others have been protesting to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. We'll talk about what's going on at Standing Rock, and the importance of supporting this struggle.

The Radical Imaginations of Our Children Should Be Nurtured

Educator and activist Bill Ayers will talk about a piece he recently wrote about the present education system in the US, where "Students are forced to live in an environment that is geared to squashing intellectual curiosity and different thinking." He offers examples from the past and present, he envisions a radically different kind of education. This is taken from his latest book, Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto.

Bill Ayers is a distinguished professor of education and a senior university scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired), and founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society.

"Southwest of Salem"

"Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four" is a documentary about the nightmarish persecution of Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez " four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls in San Antonio, Texas, during the Satanic Panic witchhunt era of the 80s and 90s, and sentenced to long prison terms. The film also shows their fight against misogyny, homophobia, and prosecutorial fervor in their struggle for exoneration after they spent nearly a decade behind bars.

We'll hear an interview with the director, Deborah S. Esquenazi, and Anna Vasquez, one of the 4.  
Jeffrey Haas (Civil Rights Lawyer); Bill Ayers (Professor and Author); Deborah Esquenazi (Filmmaker); Anna Vasquez (San Antonio Four) 
Notes: Credits:
Broadcast ready with musical breaks at 12:28 and 28:14 and can accommodate local id if needed. If you use the show or simply check it out, write to us at with your comments, criticisms, suggestions and questions.   Michael Slate - Host and Producer
Henry Carson - Assistant Producer
Jeff Pryor - Production Assistant
Matt Cwiklinski - Production Assistant
Teddy Robinson - Engineer  
Environment | Politics and Activism | Film | Environmental Activism | Governance / Law | Human Rights | Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans | American Indian | Schools | Fossil Fuel Industry  
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View Script    10-05-2016  English 
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