BEYOND THE PALE explores cutting edge Jewish culture and offers local, national, and international political debate and analysis from a Jewish perspective.

Sundays, noon to 1 p.m., on WBAI/New York, 99.5 FM

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April 06, 2014 — In this broadcase of Alexis Goldstein's and Jesse Meyerson's Disorderly Conduct Alexis shares her dream Senate Banking Committee hearings, Jesse waxes poetic about his dream for a basic income, and Prof. Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton) joins to talk about her dream monetary policies (Spoiler Alert: she says the Fed isn't that powerful). 


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March 30, 2014 —  Alex Kane hosts a show dedicated to the political situation in Palestine.

He sits down with two contributors to the new book Gaza Writes Back: Refaat Alareer, who edited the book, and blogger Yousef Aljamal.  The two are Gaza residents currently touring the U.S.

And closing out the show is an interview featuring Ali Abunimah, the author of the new book The Battle For Justice in Palestine.  They discuss the Palestinian Authority, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement and comparisons between Israel/Palestine and South Africa.

Beyond the Pale with Adam J Sacks - March 09th, 2014 — I. Spiegelman Retrospective with Marianne Hirsch

II. Ukraine Crisis with Mikhail Nemirovsky

III. Mahler comes home to Vienna and New York via Fennez Electronica
IV. Folksbiene Returns with a Purim Spiel
a plug for the ongoing Sephardic Film Festival which we will cover soon, when we return on air! Check out:


February 16, 2014 — Black-Jewish Culture Celebrated in a curated DJ show of humor, music and speeches:

I. Those of Black-Jewish Heritage - Rain Pryor, Rachida Jones and Drake,

II. Jews Inspired by Black Culture: George Gershwin, Bob Dylan and Joachim Prinz 

III. Black Judaism - Black Hebrew Israelites of America.


February 09, 2014 — Host Alex Kane looks beyond the headlines and stereotypes of Jewish settlers in the Occupied West Bank in conversation with doctoral candidate in Anthropology, at the University of California Berkeley, Callie Maidhof. Maidhof recently lived in a settlement for 10 months and, while the gun-toting, religious/nationalist ideological settler does exist, the majority of settlers see themselves as apolitical and are seeking a suburban middle-class lifestyle. The broadcast ends with Maidhof's interview with Ariel settler Orit Arfa, whose YouTube videos "Jews Can't Stop" and "Gaza Wrecking Ball" went viral.

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