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Michael Zweig: Progressive Scholar and Author on Rag Radio

Rag Radio
December 8th, 2023

Thorne Dreyer’s guest today on Rag Radio is progressive scholar and author Michael Zweig, most recently the author of Class, Race, and Gender: Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of Capitalism which we discuss on the show. We also discuss the general state of affairs in the United States, including the serious threat that Donald Trump continues to impose on the country.

Zweig is emeritus professor of economics and founding director of the Center for Study of Working Class Life at SU˜Á Stony Brook, where he received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Michael was also a founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in 1962 while at Ann Arbor.

Zoom Image (Clockwise from upper left): Rag Blog host Thorne Dreyer; guest Michael Zweig, Rag Radio engineer Tracey Schulz.

Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run, solar powered community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It is streamed live on the Internet at The host and producer of Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, is a prominent Austin-based activist and writer who was a pioneer of the ’60s underground press movement. 

The show’s engineer and associate producer is Tracey Schulz and the staff photographer is Roger Baker; Suzy Shelor is Rag Radio associate; Alice Embree is a frequent guest host; and Glenn Smith and Roy Casagranda are our political analysts. 

This show was broadcast (and streamed) live Friday, 2-3 p.m.CDT on KOOP, and was later rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., on Houston Pacifica’s KPFT HD-3 90.1, by KKRN, 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA, and at in Wilmington, OH. Learn more about Rag Radio here