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Peter Mathews is professor of political science at Cypress College, has run for Congress 3 times, and has a new book out that focuses on corporate influence on our political system.

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As Israel’s assault on Gaza and Hamas continues, author and journalist Max Blumenthal returns to detail how top Israeli leaders suppressed the truth about the 3 kidnapped teens for 18 days and falsely blamed Hamas, so they could justify the brutal attacks on Hamas and Gaza.

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State Dept. Whistleblower Peter van Buren Says US Should Stay Out of Iraq

July 8, 2014

Free Preview Clip Peter van Buren, author of We Meant Well and Ghosts of Tom Joad, talks about Iraq, Obama’s Kill-at-will memo, and much more… Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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On Vacation, Returning July 7

June 23, 2014

Your humble host has left his post for a fact-finding mission in his own backyard, northern California. I’ll be off the grid (except when I’m not) recharging body and mind with grape-based beverages, campfire cooking and good friends. I’m hosting my friends from Brazil, Alberto and Heloisa, on a tour of the Mendocino coast, Mt. […]

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“15Now” Activists Pass $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle, Next Target is Oakland

June 18, 2014

Free Preview Clip Jesse Lessinger is National Organizer for 15Now.org and just won a campaign in Seattle to raise the minimum wage to $15.  We talk about the needs of working families and the failure of Democrats to champion those needs. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger Talks About New Aaron Swartz Documentary

June 13, 2014

Free Preview Clip The Internet’s Own Boy is a great new film about the internet prodigy Aaron Swartz.  We talk with filmmaker Brian Knappenberger about the impressive contributions of the young man who ended his life in January, 2013 while facing heavy-handed prosecution for a minor offense. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Author Nell Bernstein Exposes Failed Juvenile Prison System, Says “Shut It Down!”

June 11, 2014

Free Preview Clip With over 20 years of research into our broken prison systems, author Nell Bernstein’s new book Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison, reveals the sordid reality: children are locked up for minor offenses, and exposed to pathologies that leave them most likely to become adult prisoners. Podcast: Play in new […]

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Expert Views on Guantanamo Controversey: Journalist Andy Worthington and Attorney Jon Eisenberg

June 5, 2014

Free Preview Clip As political leaders attack Obama for swap of Taliban prisoners and ignore important related issues, we talk with journalist Andy Worthington about the Bergdahl trade and lawyer Jon Eisenberg about the legal battle over force-feeding Gitmo hunger strikers. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Medical Cannabis Activist Steve DeAngelo Comments on House Vote to Block Prosecutions of Legal Dispensaries

June 3, 2014

Free Preview Clip Steve DeAngelo is co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit Harborside Health Center, and joins us to comment on the House amendment that blocks funding for prosecution of state-legal medical cannabis dispensaries. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Lesbian Professor Suzanna D. Walters Will Reshape Your Thinking About Gay Liberation

May 29, 2014

Free Preview Clip Suzanna Danuta Walters is Director of Northeastern U.’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Professor of Sociology, and joins us to talk about her new book The Tolerance Trap.  Warning: the book and this interview may disturb conventional thinking, and mess with your mind! Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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