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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September 23, 2012 —  The trailer for an incendiary anti-Muslim film is blamed for anti-American riots throughout the Muslim world.  What do we know about its origins?  Its distribution? And is it really the cause of the protests?

The Chicago teachers’ strike has now been settled.  Is it a victory for the union?  For Mayor Rahm Emanuel?  And what does the strike and settlement portend for the future of public education reform? 

Israeli historian, journalist and blogger, Gershom Gorenberg weighs in on Romney’s secretly filmed remarks about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


September 16, 2012 — 

Jenny Romaine hosts today's show with guests poet and performance artist Davida Singer, and trumpeter, band leader, composer and KlezKanada artistic director Frank London. Davida reads from her new collection, Port of Call, we'll play cuts from her previous poetry-music collaboration with Frank London, Khupe, and we'll roam the hemisphere with music from this year's KlezKanada.

September 09, 2012 — Huffington Post reporter John Celock with the latest on Josh Mandel, Ohio Congressional candidate, Iraq veteran, & Tea Party favorite; a post-mortem on the convention season with Slate's David Weigel; & the state of reproductive rights with Lynn Paltrow, executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women.

September 2, 2012 — Time's Tony Karon parses Israel's latest threats to attack Iran; Milk Not Jails activists on their campaign to shift Upstate New York's economy from prisons to agriculture; plus independent film director Ira Sachs discusses his celebrated new film, Keep the Lights On

August 26, 2012 — Jenny Romaine talks with songstress Sarah Aroeste about the ladino music tradition and plays music from her latest album, Gracia.

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