Frann Michel hosts this episode, which features these segments:
Book Mole: The Vanishing Half: Patricia Kullberg reads Larry Bowlden’s review of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. The novel is about twin African American girls who are pale as any white person. One marries a man who is described as blue-black, the other decides to pass as white. A story of race, class and gender.
National Priorities and Military Spending: Laurie Mercier interviews Ashik Siddique, a research analyst for the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, working on the federal budget and military spending, and examining how militarized U.S. domestic and foreign policy threatens efforts to address crises like accelerating inequality and climate change.
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