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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 report, and important issues that were not covered.

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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. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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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. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Globetrotting Journalist Pepe Escobar on His New Book, “Empire of Chaos”, plus: Endless Afghan War, Hagel’s Exit, Beghazi Report and More

November 25, 2014

Free Preview Clip Pepe Escobar returns to talk about his great new book, and recent developments in world affairs, from Afghanistan to Syria, the firing of Pentagon boss Chuck Hagel, and the GOP Beghazi report that made him laugh out loud. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Re-Thinking Prisons and Incarceration with Truthout Editor Maya Schenwar

November 21, 2014

Free Preview Clip Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of Truthout.org, talks about her new book about America’s prisons, Locked Down, Locked Out. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Enviro-journalist Mark Schapiro Sleuths the Impact of Climate Change and the Cost of Carbon

November 19, 2014

Free Preview Clip Veteran environmental journalist Mark Schapiro talks about his new book, Carbon Shock and comments on Obama’s emissions deal with China, Keystone and related issues. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Ray McGovern Recounts Being Barred from Petraeus Event, Suspects Surveillance

November 10, 2014

Free Preview Clip Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern shares his account of being denied entry to a New York event where David Petraeus was speaking, as he was arrested and roughed up by police, and suspects the spooks were alerted by intercepted email. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Incisive Commentary on Israel/Palestine with Former UN Official Richard Falk and Israeli Journalist Ofra Yeshua-Lyth

November 6, 2014

Free Preview Clip Richard Falk served as UN Rapporteur for Palestine 2008-2014, and Ofra Yeshua-Lyth is an Israeli journalist. They join me for this in-depth discussion on the current situation and recent events in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Sibel Edmonds Goes Deep on Her New Novel, and the Deep State

November 3, 2014

Preview Clip–No Subscription Required Sibel Edmonds talks about her new novel, The Lone Gladio, and explains some of the key elements of her fictional narrative based on the “deep state”, Operation Gladio, and CIA covert operations. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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