[act-ma] 7/4 Politics of a New Natin: The Ratification of the Constition and the Bill of Rights on FSU-Radio

David O. Knuttunen webmaster at dsaboston.org
Mon Jul 2 11:56:03 PDT 2012

Wed 7/4 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time on OB RADIO (http://obr.fm <http://obr.fm/>

Politics of a New Nation: The Ratification of the Constitution and the Bill
of Rights

with Lester "Africanus" Lee


Set your Internet Browser to OBR.FM.


>From its beginnings, the U.S. Constitution was wrapped in controversy.  The
Philadelphia Convention of 1787 was not even intended to form a new
Constitution, but only to revise the former Articles of Confederation.  Many
delegates objected to, and feared the strong Federal government created by
the Constitution, and only were convinced to endorse it by the promise that
a Bill of Rights would be forthcoming. Others of the "Founding Fathers"
actually believed that including a Bill of Rights would weaken people's
rights, by implying that the government could abrogate any rights not
specifically mentioned.


In honor of Independence Day, Historian Lester "Africanus" Lee, in his
second appearance on Free School University Radio, will help us plumb some
of the history and politics of our Nation's founding document in our Fourth
of July show.


Lester "Africanus" Lee has studied at Antioch College, The University of
The Bologna Center, Bologna, Italy (Johns Hopkins University), and the Johns
Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He is a Senior
Lecturer of History at Suffolk University.


Information about The FSU Program and Occupy Boston Radio...


Occupy Boston Radio is currently available by internet only.  You can reach
us at http://www.occupyboston.org/radio/ or http://obr.fm <http://obr.fm/> ,
or by going to http://occupyboston.org <http://occupyboston.org/>  and
choosing "Radio" from the red menu bar at the top of the page.  Once on the
page, click the "play" arrow on the radio player control app to begin
listening.   Listener participation is possible via call-in or IRC chat -
see phone number and link on the radio page.


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FSU-RADIO is an educational series by Occupy Boston's Free School
University. Our goal is to form an autonomous zone and share skills needed
to maintain that, to entertain educate and enliven Occupiers and the general
public. Our purpose is to provide support and space for skill sharing and
sharing basic info regarding Occupy Boston and to encourage
self-organization, teaching, and learning opportunities.


Our Wednesday program consists of TALK radio featuring educational content
such as lectures, panel discussions and interviews.


Host: David Knuttunen (guest hosts from time to time)

Time: WED 7-8pm


To propose a guest for the program, email fsu at lists.occupyboston.org, or
call David Knuttunen 617-558-5853.


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