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A Different Lens is a bimonthly audio podcast produced by the Hampton Institute. It is hosted by the Institute’s Politics/Government Department Chair, Devon Bowers. Department chairs are interviewed each month, where articles are discussed more in-depth as well as concepts and theories relating to their specific departments. (www.hamptoninstitution.org)

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A Different Lens is a bimonthly audio podcast produced by the Hampton Institute. It is hosted by the Institute’s Politics/Government Department Chair, Devon Bowers. Department chairs are interviewed each month, where articles are discussed more in-depth as well as concepts and theories relating to their specific departments. (www.hamptoninstitution.org)

    Episode #183: Israel's War on Gaza, 2024 Elections with Margaret Kimberley

    Episode #183: Israel's War on Gaza, 2024 Elections with Margaret Kimberley

    Today we talk to Margaret Kimberley, the Executive Editor and Senior Columnist of Black Agenda Report, discussing Israel's war on Gaza and the larger political situation surrounding it as well as delving into the 2024 elections with the seeming match-up between Trump and Biden and the issue with the push to take Trump off the election ballot.
     
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    Black Agenda Report
    Israel in talks with Congo and other countries on Gaza ‘voluntary migration’ plan
    Killing of Hamas leader in Lebanon stokes escalation fears
    Biden Convinced Netanyahu to Halt a Pre-Emptive Strike Against Hezbollah
    Hamas video via Asa Winstanley of Electronic Intifada
    Watch Blinken react to Biden calling Xi a ‘dictator
    How Israel Could Lose America_ Netanyahu Risks Letting the War in Gaza Jeopardize an Essential Alliance
    Margaret Kimberley response to PBS Newshour report on Israeli propaganda

    Biden just knifed labor unions in the back. They shouldn’t forget it

    • 58 min
    Episode #182: Artificial Intelligence and the Class Struggle with Chris Fry

    Episode #182: Artificial Intelligence and the Class Struggle with Chris Fry

    Today we chat with author and activist Chris Fry to discuss the issue of artificial intelligence, how it is and can be utilized,  the effect it would have on the working class, and what are some reasons to maintain hope.
     
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    Artificial Intelligence and the Class Struggle

    • 34 min
    Episode #181: On Stalin (Part 6: The Great Purge)

    Episode #181: On Stalin (Part 6: The Great Purge)

    Today we do a deep dive into The Great Purge, really discussing the overall situation and getting into the specifics of who was involved, what they did, and the reasoning behind it.
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    Further Reading

    • 59 min
    Episode #180: The Privatization of Education with Dr. Shawgi Tell

    Episode #180: The Privatization of Education with Dr. Shawgi Tell

    Today, we chat with Dr. Shawgi Tell, a professor of education at Nazareth University about his article entitled "Charter Schools and the Privatization (and Profitization) of Education." In the interview we discuss how charter schools differ from public schools, the strange ways in which they are funded, and how the strange space they occupy being private institutions while delivering a public good.
     
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    Charter Schools and the Privatization (and Profitization) of Education
    Network for Public Education
    Network for Education Policy Centers
     
     

    • 40 min
    Episode #179: On Stalin (Part 5: Collectivization)

    Episode #179: On Stalin (Part 5: Collectivization)

    We continue our series on Stalin with Dr. Nick Partyka today, specifically delving into collectivization of Soviet farms, what was occurring previously, and even discussing kulaks and the de-kulakization campaigns.
     
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    Further Reading

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode #178: On Intellectual Humility with Dr. Francis J. Gavin

    Episode #178: On Intellectual Humility with Dr. Francis J. Gavin

    Today we are talking to historian and professor Dr. Francis J. Gavin about his article in the Texas National Security Review entitled "I Was Wrong. Now What?" In the interview we go and discuss the idea of intellectual humility, why it's so hard to find in academic/analytical circles and the larger society, and why in the media it is so difficult to admit that you don't know something.
     
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    I Was Wrong. Now What?

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

RFSky ,

Margaret Kimberly-

An Eloquent Articulate who understands the ills of colonial capitalism-

Love MK POV plus host who provides space-

Good stuff heard in New Hampshire-

Great Podcast-

Freerider1087 ,

Great content

The content and context of the episodes are always good. I’m enjoying the development of the show. Mr. Bower has a wonderful voice that is getting better each episode.
The Dan Welsh episode was hilarious, the humor helps with understanding the weight of the issues.

Stalactite Stem ,

Individuator

This could be a really good podcast considering the scope of the content and the spot on questions being asked by the interviewer. However, the quality of the sound will make it unlistenable to most people and I think it takes a whole lot of patience to get through the TERRIBLE audio quality of this podcast. The interviewer’s voice cuts out when he asks questions and there is noise on his microphone to distract the audience.
We want to listen, but you have to make the conditions comfortable for the listener to absorb your content.

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