“AFD 56 – Internationalism and Localism”
Posted: Tues, 10 September 2013
Bill and Persephone discuss Russia’s assertion that the UK is irrelevant to world affairs, then we examine the most successful global treaty of all time (and efforts to improve it), and we conclude by asking how individual cities and towns are possibly able to pass abortion bans on their own because that is crazy.
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“AFD Ep 54 – Financial Crimes and Peacekeeping”
Posted: Tues, 27 August 2013
Bill and Persephone discuss the Justice Department’s prosecution of financial crimes from the 2008 crisis — which makes Bill frustrated — and then examine the UN peacekeeping mission in the DR Congo.
“AFD Ep 53 – The Anatomy of Revolution”
Posted: Tues, 20 August 2013
Bill and Persephone discuss Arkansas Republican Tom Cotton and North Carolina voter suppression. Then Bill explores The Anatomy of Revolution, as Egypt slips into chaos.
“AFD Ep 52 – The Right to Rule”
Posted: Tues, 06 August 2013
Who has the right to rule in a society? What is a democracy? How do citizens get to participate in a civil society? In light of events in Egypt, Persephone and Bill discuss political theories of legitimacy, governance, and civil society. Then, they discuss what Boston is doing to prepare for global warming effects. Warning: This episode may be educational.
“AFD Ep 51 – Citizens v. Drones”
Posted: Mon, 29 July 2013
Persephone and Bill discuss the civil war in Syria, American drone strikes on US civilians, the US jobs market, and President Obama’s new comments on the Keystone XL pipeline.
“AFD Ep 50 – Ethics, Efficacy, Insurance”
Posted: Tues, 23 July 2013
Bill and guest co-host Sarah discuss Virginia ethics scandals, Alan Grayson’s effectiveness, John Boehner’s ineffectiveness, Indiana’s insurance rates, and Arizona’s expansion of Medicaid.