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Counterspeak: Truth In Our Times with David E McCraw

Counterspeak: Truth In Our Times with David E McCraw (May 1, 2019)
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A Free Speech Century

A Free Speech Century (April 3, 2019)
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On Author Akram Aylisli and Book Burning in Azerbaijan

On Author Akram Aylisli and Book Burning in Azerbaijan (March 6, 2019)
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Counterspeak: Booksellers Launch the Open Discussion Project

Counterspeak: Booksellers Launch the Open Discussion Project (February 27, 2019)
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Counterspeak: Free Speech and Legislative Mayhem

Counterspeak: Free Speech and Legislative Mayhem (February 13, 2019)
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Bookstores Launch the Open Discussion Project

Bookstores Launch the Open Discussion Project (January 24, 2019)
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As part of the pilot program of the Open Discussion project, five independent bookstores will be launching reading groups in the fall of 2018 with the goal of bringing liberals and conservatives together to discuss the issues that divide them. The Open Discussion Project is sponsored by the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) in partnership with ABA. NCAC and ABA are inviting booksellers to join the Open Discussion Project when it goes national next year. A panel of booksellers who are participating in the pilot will discuss their experience.

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Counterspeak: Open Discussion and Combating Censorship with Chris Finan

Counterspeak: Open Discussion and Combating Censorship with Chris Finan (January 3, 2019)
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Why We Shouldn't Censor Hate Speech featuring Nadine Strossen

Why We Shouldn't Censor Hate Speech featuring Nadine Strossen (December 6, 2018)
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Counterspeak is a free speech podcast hosted by Sydney Jarrard, ABA's Content Director; Dave Grogan, ABA's Director of ABFE, Advocacy and Public Policy; and Maria Peroni, ABA's Advocacy and Public Policy Coordinator.

In this episode, ABFE talks to Nadine Strossen, former president of the ACLU and author of Hate: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not Censorship, about her book and experiences as a defender of free speech.

The views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily that of the American Booksellers Association or the American Booksellers for Free Expression.

Counterspeak: Who Are We? A Short Intro

Counterspeak: Who Are We? A Short Intro (November 29, 2018)
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Counterspeak is a free speech podcast hosted by Sydney Jarrard, ABA's Content Director; Dave Grogan, ABA's Director of ABFE, Advocacy and Public Policy; and Maria Peroni, ABA's Advocacy and Public Policy Coordinator.

In this introductory episode, Dave explains what Counterspeak is all about.

The views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily that of the American Booksellers Association or the American Booksellers for Free Expression.

ABFE Presents: Hot-Button Issues in Kids’ Books

ABFE Presents: Hot-Button Issues in Kids’ Books (January 29, 2017)
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Booksellers face special free speech problems in selling children’s books. Parents complain about books that are “inappropriate” for their children based on age or socio-economic background, and there is also growing sensitivity in some communities as to how they are presented in kids’ books. How should booksellers respond?

  • Nicole Brinkley, Oblong Books and Music (Rhinebeck, NY)
  • Miranda Paul, Mentorship Chair, We Need Diverse Books (Bethesda, MD) and Author, 10 Little Ninjas (Knopf Books for Young Reader)
  • Joan Trygg, Red Balloon Bookshop (St. Paul, MN)
  • I.W. Gregorio, Founding Member, We Need Diverse Books (Bethesda, MD) and Author, None of the Above (Balzer + Bray)
  • Chris Finan, ABA (Moderator)
     

ABFE Presents: The Tattered Cover Free Speech Training Method

ABFE Presents: The Tattered Cover Free Speech Training Method (January 26, 2016)
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Free speech problems confront booksellers much more frequently than you might think, and it is critically important that you and your staff are prepared to deal with them before they occur. Join Matthew Miller of The Tattered Cover Book Store and Chris Finan, director of the American Booksellers for Free Expression, for an interactive session exemplifying the store's training session, which helps new staff members anticipate and respond to common free speech emergencies.

  • Matthew Miller, Tattered Cover Book Store (Denver, CO)
  • Chris Finan, ABA (White Plains, NY) (Moderator)

Amazon & Empty Storefronts: A Civic Economics Study

Amazon & Empty Storefronts: A Civic Economics Study (January 25, 2016)
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More than any retailer in the past 20  years, Amazon.com has transformed the industry. In a groundbreaking study, Civic Economics -- a leader in research related to local economies and the impact of shopping decisions -- has for the first time quantified the real costs and ramifications of Amazon's expansion . Joining Dan Houston and Matt Cunningham of Civic Economics will be Stacy Mitchell, of the the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, who will discuss important local and national policy considerations regarding an equitable and sustainable economy.

  • Dan Houston, Principal, Civic Economics (Austin, TX)
  • Matt Cunningham, Principal, Civic Economics (Chicago, IL)
  • Stacy Mitchell, Co-Director, The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (Portland, ME)
  • Oren Teicher, ABA (White Plains, NY) (Greeter)
     

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