Why We Need to Make University Free, and How We Can Do It

May 8, 2013

Good morning folks! On today’s show Samir Sonti joins Sam to talk about why a college education should be free and how we can do it. Read his piece here

And Felix Salomon’s piece on the tragedy of Cooper Union College here

And the Governor of Pennsylvania presents a novel reason for high unemployment in his state: everyone is high. Watch Sam’s take.

 

 

Past Episodes

Sam hosts Heather Parton, columnist at Salon.com and proprietor of the überblog “Digby’s Hullabaloo,” and friend and known pacifist David Feldman. With the former, they chat about the U.S.’s relationship with both domestic and foreign violence, discussing the devastating tragedies of gun ...
Sam and Emma host Richard Yeselson. strategic campaigner and editorial board member at Dissent Magazine, to discuss his recent essay in Jacobin "The Defeat at Amazon and the Union Fights to Come.” They contextualize what happened in Bessemer within broader Union history, explore how the ...
Sam and Emma host Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation, to discuss the politics in sports including the MLB pulling the All-Star Game from Atlanta, NCAA athlete pay, and push back on Olympics real estate development in Los Angeles. And in the Fun Half: who will get the windfall of ...