Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 13:07:09 -0800 (PST)

Former Weather Underground member on "Fugitive Days"

Irvine -- What was life like underground in America?

On this afternoon's edition of Subversity, we chat with Bill Ayers, the former Weather Underground member about his "Fugitive Days" underground. The Weather Underground carried out bombings including one at the Pentagon, during the Vietnam War.

He's the author of a book of that title, published last year by Beacon Press.

Rightwing forces are now pressuring the University of Illinois, Chicago, where he teaches education, to fire him because of his political past.

The show airs from 5-6 p.m. west coast on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, Calif., and on the Web via

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Here's more on Ayers:

Bill Ayers is a school reform activist and Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is founder of the Center for Youth and Society and founder and co-director of the Small Schools Workshop. He has written extensively about social justice, democracy, and education including Teaching for Social Justice, A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court, and an essay in Racism Explained to My Daughter. His interests focus on the political and cultural contexts of schooling as well as the meaning and ethical purposes of teachers, students, and families. His most recent book, Fugitive Days, is a memoir that chronicles the anti-war movement of the 60s, the Weather Underground, and his life on the run.

Rightwing writer David Horrowitz calls Ayers a "blood brother" of Osama bin Laden:


We dedicate this show to the memory of Peter Biehl, who died this week. He's the father of slain Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl. Peter Biehl, who stood for reconciliation despite the slaying of his daughter in South Africa, was on Subversity two years ago this week to talk about the film that profiled him and his family, "Long Night's Journey into Day" at the Newport Beach Film Festival that year. See the press release then: press release.

This year's festival begins on April 11.

This show begins Subversity's new Winter quarter at KUCI. A related show, Alternative News, resumes broadcasting on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. on KUCI.

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