Caption: Daina Ramey Berry
Daina Ramey Berry 

Reclaiming Humanity From Commodification and Bureaucratization

From: John Shuck
Series: Progressive Spirit
Length: 58:01

A historian and a journalist speak about the devaluation of human life past and present in America.

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Sean Kerrigan, author of Bureaucratic Insanity:  The American Bureaucrat’s Descent into Madness, says that civilization is about the concentration of power. We are at a point now in which bureaucracy has stripped our lives of meaning.  We will talk about bureaucracy, collapse, and finding ways to resist.

I also speak with Daina Ramey Berry, associate professor of history and African and African Diaspora Studies, at the University of Texas at Austin.  She is the author of The Price for Their Pound of Flesh:  The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building Of A Nation.

The overarching theme this week is the commodification of human beings and how we can reclaim and assert our humanity and the humanity of others.

 

Piece Description

Sean Kerrigan, author of Bureaucratic Insanity:  The American Bureaucrat’s Descent into Madness, says that civilization is about the concentration of power. We are at a point now in which bureaucracy has stripped our lives of meaning.  We will talk about bureaucracy, collapse, and finding ways to resist.

I also speak with Daina Ramey Berry, associate professor of history and African and African Diaspora Studies, at the University of Texas at Austin.  She is the author of The Price for Their Pound of Flesh:  The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building Of A Nation.

The overarching theme this week is the commodification of human beings and how we can reclaim and assert our humanity and the humanity of others.

 

Timing and Cues

*NOTE: This program is newscast-compatible. There are five minutes of music after the one-minute billboard at the top of the program; this is to fill the newscast window if you choose not to air news then. There is also a 60-second mid-show break for local announcements. **Note format: the 60-second floating mid-show break starts and ends with 1 second of silence.**

:00 - :01. Billboard 
In cue: "(Music) Daina Ramey Berry, professor of history…”
Out cue: "Stay with us..." (music fade)

:01 - :06. Newsbed

:02 – 31:25 Segment A 
In cue: "For the Pacifica Radio Network, the Public Radio Exchange PRX…”
Out cue: "...stay with us."

31:26 – 32:26 Music Break   “Mr. Bureaucracy”, Paradox, Corporate Pollution, Paradox, 2011
Out cue: (One second silence)

32:27 – 58:00 Segment B 
In cue: (music) “…”
Out cue: "Be well." (music out)

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Mr. Bureaucracy Paradox Corporate Pollution. Paradox 2011 01:00

Related Website

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