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Counterspeak

Sep 19, 2019

This special "Banned Books Week" edition of Counterspeak features interviews with Mitchell Kaplan, president of Florida's Books & Books, and Denise Chavez, owner of Casa Camino Real Book Store & Art Gallery in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In this episode, the booksellers share their thoughts on why Banned Books Week...


Sep 4, 2019

This installment features an interview with American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher, who is retiring from ABA at the end of the year following 30 years at the organization.

Teicher had served as the founding president of ABFE's predecessor, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, prior to...


Aug 7, 2019

This installment features interviews with Jonathan Hamilt, co-founder of Drag Queen Story Hour, and Media Coalition Executive Director David Horowitz. In this episode, Hamilt discusses the value of the program, and how communities have rallied around DQSH in the face of negativity, and Horowitz delivers an update on...


Jul 3, 2019

This installment features an interview with Barry Lynn, executive director of the Open Markets Institute in Washington, D.C., and National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) executive director Chris Finan. In this episode, Lynn discusses the mission of the OMI to expose and reverse the political and economic effects of...


Jun 5, 2019

This installment features an interview with Joshua Clark Davis, assistant professor of twentieth century United States history at the University of Baltimore and author of From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs. In this episode, Davis discusses his new book, which focuses on the role...