Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk finish their discussion of America’s cities, talking about how New York’s impression of the world is transmitted through movies, the way that cities decline and how demographics affects that, the influences of race on politics and crime, and the importance of being able to speak plainly about our problems.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about New York City as they continue exploring the influential cities of America. They discuss the anti-city sentiments of the right, why we will always have cities, the importance of controlling cities, and the control that cities exert over the culture of our country.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk continue their discussion of San Francisco, talking in this episode about the Summer of Love, the spirit of the 60’s, the effects of music on culture, the influences that led to the rise in crime, and the Harvey Milk murder.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk continue exploring the history of cities in the US, this week discussing San Francisco. They talk about who settled it and how their influences continue, the city’s role in the rise of homosexuality in America, and how its cultural climate is a signpost for what happens when denial of family becomes the norm.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about attempts to escape history into safe places, the influence and importance of population centers, and the workings of political machines, all through the lens of the history of Chicago politics.