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Welcome to Coming From Left Field, a conversation about politics, books, and current events.

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    “They Came For The Schools” with Mike Hixenbaugh

    “They Came For The Schools” with Mike Hixenbaugh

    Our guest is Mike Hixenbaugh, senior investigative reporter for NBC News. He has been named a Pulitzer Prize finalist and won a Peabody Award for reporting on the battle over race, gender, and sexuality in American classrooms. “They Came for the Schools,” his first book, is the winner of the prestigious Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. We also discuss his Peabody Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize finalist “Southlake” podcast and his most recent podcast, “Grapevine,” which, unfortunately, is referred to on several occasions as “Grapeview.”
     
    Order the book: They Came for the Schools: One Town's Fight Over Race and Identity, and the New War for America's Classrooms
    https://www.kingsbookstore.com/book/9780063307247
     
    Greg’s Blog (subscribe!): http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/
     
     
     
    #MikeHixenbaugh#TheyCamefortheSchools#CarrollSchoolBoard#CarrollISD#ChristianNationalizm#Southlake#Texas#CriticalRaceTheory#CRT#ChristopherRufo#Grapevine#LBTQ#PatriotMobile#DeSantis#SouthlakeFamiliesPAC#TuckerCaarlson#viralvideo#Nword#GregAbott#NBCInvestigation#culturewars#EducationPolicy#DEI#MomsForLiberty#SevenMountainIdology#micoragressions#PatCummings#GregGodels#ZZBlog#ComingFromLeftField#ComingFromLeftFieldPodcast#zzblog#mltoday

    • 52 min
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    “The Bill Gates Problem” with Tim Schwab

    “The Bill Gates Problem” with Tim Schwab

    Our guest on this podcast is investigative journalist Tim Schwab. His book, “The Bill Gates Problem: Reckoning with the Myth of the Good Billionaire.” It is a definitive critique of Bill Gates and other billionaires who use their immense wealth to forge into the world of unaccountable power philanthropy.
     
    Order the book: The Bill Gates Problem
    https://www.kingsbookstore.com/book/9781250850096
     
    Greg’s Blog (subscribe!): http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/
     
     
     
    #Timschwab#billgates#melindagates#melindafrench#billionaires#philantropy#theBillGatesProblem#microsoft#billmelindagatesfoundaton#mythgoodbillionare#neilkrause#jonshelton#commoncore#stackranking#edlabs#seattletimes#JesseHagopian#commoncore#mccarverproject#tacomapublicschools#smallschools#meritpay#tacomahousingauthority#stackranking#gatesfarmland#dianerativich#PatCummings#GregGodels#ZZBlog#ComingFromLeftField#ComingFromLeftFieldPodcast#zzblog#mltoday

    • 57 min
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    “Poetry – Take 3!” with Janice O’Mahony

    “Poetry – Take 3!” with Janice O’Mahony

    In this podcast, our guest is a poet, Pat’s sister, Janice O’Mahony. She lives on Whidbey Island, Washington, and has immersed herself in the community's creative environment.
    Janice has always been creative, but once she retired, she focused on being a “poet.” She has published her works in journals and books and spends much of her time honing her bard craft.
     
    Order the book OUT OF THE BLUE four voiceshttps://store.bookbaby.com/book/out-of-the-blue1
     
    Greg’s Blog (subscribe!): http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/
     
    Poems                                                       
    (12:47) Bad Art   
     (15:20) 26 Letters   
    (28:05) 2nd Act    
    (30:46) Advanced Directive   
    (33:06) Dentist Day   
     (36:10) Dodge Ball Target  
     (44:28) Decorum   
    (50:23) Starch 
    (52:55) Morning Glories 
    (57:25) What I Want to Know 
     (1:00:06) Pickup Sticks  
     
     
    #Janiceomahony#outoftheblue#whidbeyilsand#poetry#DianneShiner#DallasHuth#FaithWilder#kevinmiller#dereksheffield#etrimbathcreative#bookbaby#creativity#poemsdad#ginodeschruyver#lisatice#militarybrat#ptsd#PatCummings#GregGodels#ZZBlog#ComingFromLeftField#ComingFromLeftFieldPodcast#zzblog#mltoday

    • 1 hr 7 min
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    “The Fantasy Economy” & “The Education Myth” with Neil Kraus & Jon Shelton

    “The Fantasy Economy” & “The Education Myth” with Neil Kraus & Jon Shelton

    This podcast examines education policies, history, and reform from two academics; Dr. Neil Kraus, is Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls.  His book, The Fantasy Economy: Neoliberalism, Inequality, and the Education Reform challenges the basic assumptions of the education reform movement. Dr. Jon Shelton is Associate Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. His book, “The Education Myth: How Human Capital Trumped Social Democracy” traces how the predominant American view of education evolved from an instrument of democratic instruction to the primary path to a good job.
     
    Both professors offer a different perspective on our present educational landscape.  Together they merge politics, public policies, history, economics, and labor relations to provide insight to the purpose of education.
     
    Order the book: The Education Mythhttps://www.kingsbookstore.com/book/9781501768149
     
    Order the book: The Fantasy Economyhttps://www.kingsbookstore.com/book/9781439923719
     
    Greg’s Blog (subscribe!): http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/
     
    #NeilKraus#JonShelton#UW#universitywisconsin#educationreform#fantasyeconomy#educationmyth#STEM#neoliberalism#reagan#wisconsin#humancapital#scottalker#wisconsinidea#socialjustice#nationatrisk#workforce2000#charterschools#education#nochildleftbehind#onlinelearning#PatCummings#GregGodels#ZZBlog#ComingFromLeftField#ComingFromLeftFieldPodcast#zzblog#mltoday

    • 50 min
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    “Wall Street’s War on Workers” with Les Leopold

    “Wall Street’s War on Workers” with Les Leopold

    Working Class and What to Do About It,” connects the dots between long-term trends in corporate capitalism and the last 50 years of neoliberal attacks on the working class. He shows the direct relationship between deregulation, predatory private equity firms, mass layoffs, stock buybacks, and the resulting destruction of the middle class.
    As a longtime labor educator and journalist, Leopold describes how the Democrats have lost the longstanding support of millions of urban and rural workers and how both parties take their marching orders from Wall Street and wealthy donors.
     
    Order the book: Wall Street’s War on Workers (https://www.kingsbookstore.com/book/9781645022336)
    Substack: (https://lesleopold.substack.com/)
    Webiste: (https://runawayinequality.org/)  
     
    Greg’s Blog (subscribe!): http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/
     
    #LesLeopold#WallStreetsWarOnWorkers#WallStreet#TonyMazzocchi#HedgeFunds#stockbuybacks#LaborInstiture#OberlinCollegy#LayOffs#masslayoffs#MingoCounty#WhiteRuralRage#ThomHartmann#MattTaibbi#ChrisHedges#RuralPoverty#HedgeFunds#PrivateEquity#LeverageBuyouts#NeoLiberal#PatCummings#GregGodels#ZZBlog#ComingFromLeftField#ComingFromLeftFieldPodcast#zzblog#mltoday
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    • 1 hr 9 min
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    Update on the Julian Assange Trial with Kevin Gosztola

    Update on the Julian Assange Trial with Kevin Gosztola

    Kevin Gosztola’s book, “Guilty of Journalism,” is an essential guide to the case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.  As a journalist, Kevin has been reporting on Julian Assange for more than a decade and returns to our podcast to discuss London's High Court recent decision regarding his extradition to the United States.  This is an important matter that impacts the future of journalism, freedom of speech, and democracy itself. 
     
    Order the book: https://www.sevenstories.com/books/4493-guilty-of-journalism
    House Bill 934: https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-resolution/934  
     
    Follow Kevin:
    https://substack.com/@kgosztola
    https://thedissenter.org/  
    https://www.youtube.com/@Kevin_Gosztola
     
    Greg’s Blog (subscribe!): http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/
     
    KevinGosztola#JulianAssange#EspionageAct#Belmarsh#AbbyMartin#projectcensored#espionageact#censorship#vault7#pressfreedom#trial#RoyalCourts#RogerWalters#JusticeJeremyJohnson#ChleseaManning#StellaAssange#CIAwaronjourlists#GuiltyofJournalism#whistleblowers#underreported#PatCummings#GregGodels#ZZBlog#ComingFromLeftField#ComingFromLeftFieldPodcast#zzblog#mltoday
     

    • 59 min

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