18 January 2012

Rag Radio : David Edwards on Transformative Trends in World Affairs

University of Texas Government Professor David Edwards in the KOOP studios in Austin, Friday, January 13, 2012. Photo by Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog.

UT-Austin Government Prof David Edwards
discusses transformative trends in international relations
and the crisis of the capitalist empire --
on Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer. Listen to it here:

Tom Hayden, director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center and 60's New Left leader, will continue his conversation with Thorne Dreyer on Rag Radio Friday, January 20, 2012, from from 2-3 p.m. CST on KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin and streamed live to the world. Listen to Dreyer's January 6, 2012, interview with Hayden here.

David Edwards was Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio, Friday, January 13, 2012.

Edwards teaches political and social theory, American politics, public policy, and international relations at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught for 47 years.

Edwards is currently working on a book on transformative trends in international relations -- political, economic, technological, cultural, spiritual -- and is also writing about the current "crisis of the capitalist empire." On the show, we discuss these interrelated trends and how they tie into such things as the Arab Awakening and the Occupy movement.

David Edwards is the author of Creating a New World Politics, Arms Control in International Politics, The American Political Experience (four editions), and Practicing American Politics, and has written for The Nation and The Washington Post. He also has served as a consultant to the Institute for Defense Analyses, the Industrial Management Center, and the Danforth Foundation. Edwards was an early and vocal opponent of the Vietnam War and has been active in progressive causes through the years.

Rag Radio -- hosted and produced by Rag Blog editor Thorne Dreyer -- is broadcast every Friday from 2-3 p.m. (CST) on KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin, and streamed live on the web. KOOP is an all-volunteer cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas.

Rag Radio, which has been aired since September 2009, features hour-long in-depth interviews and discussion about issues of progressive politics, culture, and history. After broadcast, all episodes are posted as podcasts and can be downloaded at the Internet Archive. Tracey Schulz is the show's engineer and co-producer.

Rag Radio is also rebroadcast on Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern) on WFTE, 90.3-FM in Mt. Cobb, PA, and 105.7-FM in Scranton, PA. Rag Radio is produced in the KOOP studios, in association with The Rag Blog, a progressive internet newsmagazine, and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

Coming up on Rag Radio:

  • Jan. 20, 2012: Peace and justice activist Tom Hayden continues his conversation with Thorne Dreyer.
  • Jan. 27, 2012: Authors Kim Simpson and Jan Reid discuss the American radio revolution of the '60s and '70s.
  • Feb. 3, 2012: Historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz, author of America Beyond Capitalism.
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