December 13, 2012 – Hour 1


It’s another episode of Beyond the Spin. We start by exploring the issue of racist sport team mascots, specifically those that use stereotypes of Native Americans. Our incredible roundtable includes:
  • Suzan Shown Harjo, (Cheyenne & Hodulgee) President of The Morning Star Institute, a national Native rights organization, columnist for Indian Country Today Media Network, and past Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians;
  • Mark Trahant, an independent print and media journalist;
  • Ellen Staurowsky, Professor in the Department of Sports Management at the Goodwin School of Professional Studies at Drexel University;
  • and Marge Kalama, host of the show TalkingDrum and Our People and Mother Earth on KWSO in Warm Springs, OR.
Then, we hear from economic justice contributor for Colorlines, Imara Jones. Jones joins us to discuss an article he wrote that argues that the United States is in financial dire straits because the poor, through skewed values in the US tax code, actually underwrite the wealth of the rich.