Monday, October 3 - Tuesday, October 4THE NEW REVOLUTIONARIES
have been identified by economists, social scientists, politicians and
pundits as key to moving forward on issues like poverty, violence and
conflict. Sally Armstrong
takes us around the globe, where
localized acts of female emancipation are literally improving the
prospects for humankind at large.
Wednesday, October 5 - Thursday, October 6BOOT CAMP MOMS
single mothers. Poor and uneducated. Their mission: to complete a
one-year boot camp designed to lift them out of poverty. Their tools:
citizenship, literature, and education. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell
charts the progress of these mothers as they attempt to break the
generational chains of poverty. Women Moving Forward could well be the
most inventive poverty reduction program in the country.
Friday, October 7AGAINST THE STATE
, Part 1
secular state promises justice, good order and freedom. But there have
always been those who view the state with unease, as a threat to the
freedom of the individual. In 1894, the anarchist Emile Henry threw a
bomb into the Café Terminus in Paris. It was the first act of modern
terrorism. But anarchism as a political philosophy continues to renew
itself, always asking the question: why do we need the state? From Paris
then to Athens now, Philip Coulter
investigates the idea of anarchism. Part 2 airs Friday, October 14.