ATR 99 – Last Podcast Before Election!

How successful was Obama’s 30-minute infomercial? What did we make of Colin Powell’s endorsement? As progressives, how do we balance idealism vs. pragmatism? In other words, why vote for Obama instead of the Green Party ticket?

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Guest co-host Mat Johnson was born to an Irish American father and an African American mother, and grew up inspired by both literary traditions. He attended graduate school at Columbia University. Johnson has written two novels, including Hunting in Harlem (2004, winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in fiction), about the area’s gentrification, and a nonfiction book, The Great Negro Plot. His work addresses contemporary race and social issues with wicked humor. His latest work is the graphic novel Incognegro, and you can find his blog at Niggerati.

Duration – 59:11
File Size – 41.7 MB

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