These podcasts are meant to provide people with the opportunity to get further into the issues Dennis Loo discusses in his book, Globalization and the Demolition of Society, as well as to be in dialogue and collaboration with people whose work speaks to the critical issues of our time.
We believe that understanding the world more deeply is essential to changing it and that to make a different world requires that people engage on a deep level and broadly throughout society. So we invite and encourage discussion and debate at the highest possible level, hosting interviews and debates, and commentary by and about, major ideas and theories, by prominent intellectuals and activists, scientists, artists, authors, and people who are not (yet) famous about the connection between people’s ideas and their actions. We recognize that how people understand what is happening in the world—how their ideas and paradigms operate and what facts they are aware of or not aware of—determines what people will or will not do to change the current trajectory.
Stephen Rohde is a super lawyer, writer and lecturer fighting on behalf of the people in various struggles. Stephen is based in LA, where he writes and lectures widely on freedom of expression, censorship, media regulation, hate speech, pornography, and the Internet. He is the author of American Words of Freedom and Freedom of Assembly and co-author of Foundation of Freedom. He has also hosted a segment on Radio's Clear and Present Danger and served as President of the ACLU of Southern California and Chair of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California. He is currently Chair of Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace.
This podcast is our second in an ongoing series. Stephen will be a regular podcast guest.
Watch for our next upcoming guests who will also be regular contributors: Law Professor Barbara Olshansky, co-author of The Case for Impeachment, who has also represented detainees at Gitmo, and award-winning playwright Donald Freed.
This conversation between Stephen Rohde and Linda Rigas runs approximately 46 minutes.
Note: when listening to this you'll want to adjust your volume by using the volume controls on your computer keyboard, usually located on the top row of keys. We're working on improving the volume balance for future podcasts.
Other interviews and podcasts so far can be found by clicking on the navigation bar tab above entitled Interviews & Talks.