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Counterpoint with Jonathan Judaken

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Counterpoint: a series of interesting conversations with authors, historians, professors, and activists -- hosted by Dr. Jonathan Judaken of Rhodes College. Produced by Justin Willingham for WKNO-FM

Latest Episodes

Stephen Ash on his book - A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot that Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War

Host Jonathan Judaken speaks with Stephen V. Ash, author of A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot that Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War. The Memphis Massacre took place 150 years ago this May.

-1 s2016 MAR 10
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Stephen Ash on his book - A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot that Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War

Mel Chin on his Varied "Conceptual Art" Projects about History, Violence, Public Heath, and More

Artist Mel Chin discusses his many projects, and helps to define conceptual art, a term with which many people feel they don't necessarily connect. In the catalog to the show, Rematch, a retrospective on his work, Miranda Lash writes, "Mel Chin has been labeled a conceptual artist, not only because of the primacy of ideas in his work, but also as a means of explaining the diversity of his practice. Since the mid-1970s, he has explored making art in a broad spectrum of media, including scu

-1 s2016 FEB 11
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Mel Chin on his Varied "Conceptual Art" Projects about History, Violence, Public Heath, and More

Ethan Katz on The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France

Tracing the past 100 years of interaction between Jews and Muslims in France, today the largest populations of these groups living outside of Israel, this book could not be more timely given the terror attacks in France this past year, first at Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher in January 2015 and then the ISIS attacks in November 2015.

-1 s2016 JAN 21
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Ethan Katz on The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France

Dave Eggers and Valentino Achak Deng on What is the What

In November, Dave Eggers and Valentino Achak Deng held public discussions of the 2015 Memphis Reads selection What is the What, a novel Eggers published in 2006 with the subtitle, The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng. The book was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction even though it tells the true story of Valentino, who trekked a thousand miles as one of Sudan's so-called Lost Boys.

-1 s2015 DEC 28
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Dave Eggers and Valentino Achak Deng on What is the What

Mike Davis on Planet of Slums

Mike Davis helps explain how we might change the one billion people live in fetid conditions, including 80% of those urbanites in the underdeveloped world, according to the United Nations. Davis also discusses how mega-spectacles that we love to watch, like the Olympics and World Cup soccer tournaments, have dreadful consequences for those living in slums, racial and social inequality, and how police impact the lives of urbanites who live in these slums.

-1 s2015 OCT 1
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Mike Davis on Planet of Slums

Sven Beckert on The Empire of Cotton: A Global History

The heart of Sven Beckert's new book, The Empire of Cotton is about how the history of cotton illuminates the history of capitalism and by extension the modern world. Beckert writes, "European trade in cotton textiles tied together Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Europe in a complex commercial web. Never before in the four millennia of the history of cotton had such a globe-spanning system been invented.

-1 s2015 SEP 10
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Sven Beckert on The Empire of Cotton: A Global History

Devra Lehmann on Spinoza: The Outcast Thinker

Devra Lehmann's award-winning book, Spinoza: The Outcast Thinker, is aimed at young-adults, but provides insight on the life of this somewhat-less-known philosopher that a person of any age can enjoy and learn from.

-1 s2015 AUG 15
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Devra Lehmann on Spinoza: The Outcast Thinker

Lisa Moses Leff on The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust

Lisa Moses Leff on The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust. Seventy years after the Holocaust, we are still sorting through the wreckage wrought by the Nazi plunder of not only museums and art collections, businesses and homes, but also furniture, musical instruments, and Judaica, including books and archives that document the Jewish past.

-1 s2015 JUL 21
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Lisa Moses Leff on The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust

James Gelvin on The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know

Professor James Gelvin joins host Jonathan Judaken to discuss the Arab Uprisings, democratization in the Middle-East and Northern Africa, ISIS, al-Qaeda, terrorism, and America's role imposing neo-liberal economic policies in the Middle East that have strongly shaped the political economy of the region.

-1 s2015 MAY 22
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James Gelvin on The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know

Preston Lauterbach on "the South's First Black Millionaire," Robert Church

Following the Civil War, Memphis emerged a center of black progress, optimism, and cultural ferment, after a period of turmoil. Preston Lauterbach joins host Jonathan Judaken for an in-depth discussion in advance of the launch of Lauterbach's latest book, Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis.

-1 s2015 MAR 12
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Preston Lauterbach on "the South's First Black Millionaire," Robert Church

Latest Episodes

Stephen Ash on his book - A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot that Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War

Host Jonathan Judaken speaks with Stephen V. Ash, author of A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot that Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War. The Memphis Massacre took place 150 years ago this May.

-1 s2016 MAR 10
Comments
Stephen Ash on his book - A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot that Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War

Mel Chin on his Varied "Conceptual Art" Projects about History, Violence, Public Heath, and More

Artist Mel Chin discusses his many projects, and helps to define conceptual art, a term with which many people feel they don't necessarily connect. In the catalog to the show, Rematch, a retrospective on his work, Miranda Lash writes, "Mel Chin has been labeled a conceptual artist, not only because of the primacy of ideas in his work, but also as a means of explaining the diversity of his practice. Since the mid-1970s, he has explored making art in a broad spectrum of media, including scu

-1 s2016 FEB 11
Comments
Mel Chin on his Varied "Conceptual Art" Projects about History, Violence, Public Heath, and More

Ethan Katz on The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France

Tracing the past 100 years of interaction between Jews and Muslims in France, today the largest populations of these groups living outside of Israel, this book could not be more timely given the terror attacks in France this past year, first at Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher in January 2015 and then the ISIS attacks in November 2015.

-1 s2016 JAN 21
Comments
Ethan Katz on The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France

Dave Eggers and Valentino Achak Deng on What is the What

In November, Dave Eggers and Valentino Achak Deng held public discussions of the 2015 Memphis Reads selection What is the What, a novel Eggers published in 2006 with the subtitle, The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng. The book was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction even though it tells the true story of Valentino, who trekked a thousand miles as one of Sudan's so-called Lost Boys.

-1 s2015 DEC 28
Comments
Dave Eggers and Valentino Achak Deng on What is the What

Mike Davis on Planet of Slums

Mike Davis helps explain how we might change the one billion people live in fetid conditions, including 80% of those urbanites in the underdeveloped world, according to the United Nations. Davis also discusses how mega-spectacles that we love to watch, like the Olympics and World Cup soccer tournaments, have dreadful consequences for those living in slums, racial and social inequality, and how police impact the lives of urbanites who live in these slums.

-1 s2015 OCT 1
Comments
Mike Davis on Planet of Slums

Sven Beckert on The Empire of Cotton: A Global History

The heart of Sven Beckert's new book, The Empire of Cotton is about how the history of cotton illuminates the history of capitalism and by extension the modern world. Beckert writes, "European trade in cotton textiles tied together Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Europe in a complex commercial web. Never before in the four millennia of the history of cotton had such a globe-spanning system been invented.

-1 s2015 SEP 10
Comments
Sven Beckert on The Empire of Cotton: A Global History

Devra Lehmann on Spinoza: The Outcast Thinker

Devra Lehmann's award-winning book, Spinoza: The Outcast Thinker, is aimed at young-adults, but provides insight on the life of this somewhat-less-known philosopher that a person of any age can enjoy and learn from.

-1 s2015 AUG 15
Comments
Devra Lehmann on Spinoza: The Outcast Thinker

Lisa Moses Leff on The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust

Lisa Moses Leff on The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust. Seventy years after the Holocaust, we are still sorting through the wreckage wrought by the Nazi plunder of not only museums and art collections, businesses and homes, but also furniture, musical instruments, and Judaica, including books and archives that document the Jewish past.

-1 s2015 JUL 21
Comments
Lisa Moses Leff on The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust

James Gelvin on The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know

Professor James Gelvin joins host Jonathan Judaken to discuss the Arab Uprisings, democratization in the Middle-East and Northern Africa, ISIS, al-Qaeda, terrorism, and America's role imposing neo-liberal economic policies in the Middle East that have strongly shaped the political economy of the region.

-1 s2015 MAY 22
Comments
James Gelvin on The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know

Preston Lauterbach on "the South's First Black Millionaire," Robert Church

Following the Civil War, Memphis emerged a center of black progress, optimism, and cultural ferment, after a period of turmoil. Preston Lauterbach joins host Jonathan Judaken for an in-depth discussion in advance of the launch of Lauterbach's latest book, Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis.

-1 s2015 MAR 12
Comments
Preston Lauterbach on "the South's First Black Millionaire," Robert Church
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