From The Trenches is the monthly radio program of the Chicago Independent Media Center.
ON THE SHOW IN AUGUST 2012:
* CHICAGO READER'S BEN JORAVSKY ON CHICAGO'S CONTROVERSIAL "TIF" PROGRAM
Chicago's controversial Tax Increment Finance, or "TIF", program has been accused of being a massive effort to build a massive unaccountable "shadow budget" of Chicago's wealth. Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader explains.
* CHICAGO ACTIVISTS COMMEMORATE HIROSHIMA ANNIVERSARY
Norma Field, a Japanese-American scholar at the University of Chicago, discusses the legacy of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons in Japan and in the United States.
* Plus, headlines from the worldwide Indymedia network.