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Robert W. McChesney, professor of communications at University of Illinois, connects key themes from his work on political and government reform, media reform and more into a powerful critique of America's corrupt corporatocracy...

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Jason Leopold of VICE News is back to recap his big recent stories on GOP moves to block release of torture report and Panetta review; Joseph Hickman's account of the deaths of 3 Gitmo prisoners, and more.  

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Former Tucson Teacher Curtis Acosta Describes Appeals Hearing on Arizona Law that Banned Minority Studies

January 13, 2015

Free Preview Clip Curtis Acosta is a gifted teacher whose Latino studies program was banned by an Arizona state law, which is being challenged in federal court.  He was in San Francisco for oral arguments before the US Court of Appeal for the 9th Circuit, and in this conversation, he provides the history of the […]

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Activist Shahid Buttar Argues that Body Cams Won’t End Police Violence

January 9, 2015

Free Preview Clip Shahid Buttar, attorney, activist, and executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, makes the provocative argument that Obama’s proposal to equip all cops with body cameras won’t solve the problems of police violence.

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Holiday Bonus! Extended Interview with Prof. Richard Falk

December 24, 2014

No Subscription Required….Happy Holidays! Here is a truly in-depth conversation with Richard Falk, Princeton Professor Emeritus in international law, who served from 2008-2014 as UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine.  An acknowledged expert on international law and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he shares his expertise and insight, and discusses his new book, Palestine: The Legacy of Hope.

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Law Professor Marjorie Cohn Talks About Obama’s Expanded Use of Armed Drones

December 19, 2014

Free Preview Clip Marjorie Cohn, San Diego law professor and past president of the National Lawyers Guild, talks about her new book, Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues.

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Reporter Jason Leopold Talks About CIA Torture “Architect” James Mitchell, and What Is–and Isn’t–in Senate Report

December 16, 2014

Free Preview Clip Jason Leopold is now reporting for Vice News, where he has scooped the mainstream media with video and text interviews of James Mitchell, the CIA contractor who admitted to Leopold that he was involved in waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Muhammed and Abu Zubaydeh.  We also talk about the limited scope of the Senate […]

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Update on Hearing for Former Alabama Governor Siegelman that Could Free Him on Bail

December 15, 2014

Free Preview Clip Dana Siegelman, daughter of the former Alabama Governor, reports on today’s hearing in Montgomery before a new judge.  And filmmaker Steve Wimberly joins us to detail his plans to make a documentary about the Siegelman case.

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Progressive Think Tanker Dave Johnson Asks: Is the Democratic Party Relevant Anymore?

December 5, 2014

Free Preview Clip Following the mid-term elections, your humble host tagged the Democratic Party as “increasingly irrelevant”.  In a recent article, Dave Johnson asks the question, and surveys recent progressive commentary.

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Green Chemistry Isn’t About Perfection, But Works to Reduce Toxic Chemicals

December 3, 2014

Free Preview Clip Meet the “father of green chemistry”, Dr. John C. Warner.  The former research head for Polaroid founded the Warner Babcock Institute and co-authored the book Green Chemistry.  He defines his vision, and notes that industry is way ahead of academia in embracing his principles.

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