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Roger Shuler, the Alabama blogger who was arrested a year ago and spent 5 months in jail for practicing journalism, talks about the price he has paid, and recent events and reports that vindicate his reporting.

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Reese Erlich has travelled widely in the war zones of the Middle East, and joins us to talk about his new book, Inside Syria.

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Hear Mumia Abu-Jamal Denounce Pennsylvania’s Unconstitutional Gag Law

October 24, 2014

Free Preview Clip Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio explains the new law that was rammed through the legislature and signed today by the desperate governor of Pennsylvania, aimed at silencing Mumia Abu-Jamal. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Outspoken Katha Pollitt Stands Up for Abortion Rights with Her New Book, “Pro”

October 22, 2014

Free Preview Clip Columnist and author Katha Pollitt dropped by the secret studio for this in-depth interview about the renewed struggle over abortion rights and birth control. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Activist and Author Sam Daley-Harris Offers Inspiration and Organizing Tips

October 15, 2014

Free Preview Clip Sam Daley-Harris, author of Reclaiming Our Democracy returns to offer some inspiration and empowerment at a time when it’s sorely needed. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Prof. Lance deHaven Smith Explains How “Conspiracy Theory” Label is Used to Stifle Investigations and Independent Thinking; Chew Reviews “Kill The Messenger”

October 8, 2014

Free Preview Clip Professor Lance deHaven-Smith of Florida State University talks about his book, Conspiracy Theory in America, and how the negative implications of the label “conspiracy theorists” are used to shut down thinking and expression about obvious conspiracies involving governments and elites. Film reviewer Gary Chew returns to tell us about Jeremy Renner’s new […]

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Former State Dept. Officer Peter van Buren on Obama’s War in Iraq, Syria

October 6, 2014

Free Preview Clip “What’s the point?” asks Peter van Buren at the culmination of this discussion of the new perpetual war in Syria and Afghanistan. We talk about the “allies” of America that each have conflicting agendas, and failed efforts to establish client states in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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Cornell’s Eli Friedman Adds Important Context to Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests

October 3, 2014

Free Preview Clip Eli Friedman is an assistant professor at Cornell University, focusing on international and comparative labor. He adds an important dimension–economic inequality–to the forces driving the growing protests led by students and Occupy Central. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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While PBC’s Away, Catch Up on Recent Great Interviews

September 7, 2014

Massive money in politics: John Nichols & Bob McChesney on “Dollarocracy” Click here. The real story of John Walker Lindh: Frank Lindh Click here Why doesn’t NSA know what Snowden copied? Bill Binney and Russell Tice. Click here Pallin’ around with Obama: Bill Ayers Click here America’s growing police state: Beau Hodai Click here Israel’s […]

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Fresh From Ukraine-Russia Border, We Debrief Pando Reporter Yasha Levine

September 4, 2014

Free Preview Clip Pando reporter Yasha Levine, whose roots are in Ukraine, just returned from a month on the border with Russia. He provides candid comments on the situation, cutting through layers of propaganda. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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