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Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Oct'17

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Hawthorne was a small community in Aiken County, South Carolina.   When the construction of the Savannah River Site nuclear reservation took place  in 1950, Hawthorne and its handful of residents had to be removed.  The climate of the times and the onset of the Cold War meant the end of this community.  As the years passed, Hawthorne and its story were lost.  This documentary combines interviews with two surviving residents, historical documents and photos, and archaeology to draw the viewer into this very tumultuous time.

Produced in 2017 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (27 minutes)

Going beyond the headlines of the Ferguson story, a talk with one of the directors of the documentary "Whose Streets?" As the news cameras left Ferguson, Missouri, after the police killing of Michael Brown, Sabaah Folayan and her team stayed on to document what happens to people subjected to police violence as a matter of routine.

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (25.5 minutes)

From taking power to making power. This week on The Laura Flanders Show, a special report from Athens, Greece where many are asking if progressives in government can change much at all if people don’t first change society. In 2015, anti-austerity Greeks were disappointed by the progressive left Syriza government, which they'd voted into office after the financial crisis, but the other things they did to meet society’s needs just might be sowing the seeds for transformation.

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (26 minutes)

Marxist geographer David Harvey weighs in on natural and not so natural disasters and how we might organize our cities better to avoid them. And Thanu Yakupitiyage from 350.org explains why climate justice requires that we make movements that will reverse our policies on refugees.

"Trump’s Strange Alliance with Russia" (2.5 minutes)

Amy Siskind of MoveOn.org explains how Donald Trump is steering us to authoritarianism.

Sci-fi Journal - Oct'17

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Sci-Fi Journal for October 2017 shot live at HASCON in September at the Rhode Island Convention Center with hosts James Hinsey, Jay Kingston, Marc Morisseau and Calvin Watts III. Marc interviews Ken Rogers of Real Movie Toys who brought a Star Wars Landspeeder. Calvin interviews Liz Lamb-Ferro of Wizards of the Coast who talks about Magic: The Gathering, and MTG Arena. Jay does Popcorn Previews with trailers for Hasbro's "My Little Pony: The Movie", "IT", "Mother!" and "Insidious: The Last Key". James does Anime Daisuki covering anime news from Japan and in the US.

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (26 minutes)

Anti-Trump is not enough! This week, the Laura Flanders show comes to you from Berlin. In the lead up to the German elections, the German left is saying that opposing Trump is simply not enough. But the left has work to do too, as we'll see. Then, two guests join us in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss new governance from the left.

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"How I Help Free Innocent People from Prison" (12 minutes)

Harvard Law professor Ronald Sullivan fights to free wrongfully convicted people from jail — in fact, he has freed some 6,000 innocent people over the course of his career. He shares heartbreaking stories of how (and why) people end up being put in jail for something they didn't do, and the consequences in their lives and the lives of others. Watch this essential talk about the duty we all have to make the world a bit more fair every day, however we can.