Analysis, a spoken word poet who hails from Baltimore, MD, is a lover of justice and human rights. This focus shines through all he does, be it public speaking, his work as a rad bookseller, minister, and educator, his poetry performances across the Mid-Atlantic and New England, or when he is hosting Red Emma’s Mother Earth Poetry Vibe. Hear him read from his chapbook, Somewhere Through the Haze, and speak to a range of experiences including youthful conservatism, anti-Apartheid work in Southern Africa, revolutionary Christianity, and his passion for progressive activism.
In the All the News We Can Handle segment, Wendy Sheridan, Mary McGinley, and Robin Renée discuss the sudden U.S. withdrawal of troops from Syria, the Nobel Prize in Economics given to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach toward poverty alleviation, and the passing of Essie Mae Washington-Williams. Some very unexpected personal news also came up in the last week: Mary’s husband Alan suffered a stroke. A fund has been started to help defray enormous medical bills. Please help if you can.
Wendy introduces the new Geekscape segment and true to geek form, she begins with a discussion of Star Trek. Its early credo of “infinite diversity in infinite combinations” is the jumping off point. A longer version of this conversation will be available at no cost on the Leftscape Patreon page. At the top of the show, the co-hosts chat about days to celebrate or recognize including National Mole Day (October 23rd. Think chemistry, not small mammal.), National Food Day, United Nations Day (October 24th), Frankenstein Day (October 25th), National Financial Crime Fighter Day and Pumpkin Day (October 26th), Black Cat Day (October 27th), National Chocolate Day (October 28th), and National Cat Day, Oatmeal Day, Hermit Day, and World Stroke Day (October 29th). Birthdays mentions this week go to Ang Lee, Pelé, Martin Luther King III, Drake, Katy Perry, Pablo Picasso, Hillary Clinton, Seth MacFarlane, John Cleese, Bill Gates, Frank Ocean, Julia Roberts, and Bob Ross.
Things to do:
Please help Mary and Alan in any way you can: Medical Support for Actor/Ventriloquist Alan Semok
Read Somewhere Through the Haze by Analysis
Visit Red Emma’s Mother Earth Poetry Vibe, hosted by Analysis (1st Saturdays in February, May, August, and November)
Read The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Listen to “Sticks and Stones,” the latest episode of On the Media on freedom of speech and American exceptionalism.
Order or download This. by Robin Renée
Attend the Philcon conference on science fiction, fantasy, and horror and look for Wendy!
Learn about Star Trek’s “Far Beyond the Stars” and watch it on Netflix.
Featured image of Analysis by Turtleberry Press