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Journalist Charles "Chuck" Bowden checks in from the Arizona border with Mexico, and talks about the Mexican journalist who is seeking political asylum in the US (www.motherjones.com). Be sure to listen to the final 5 minutes, as Chuck sums up the vexing problems:  if the drug trade were halted, the Mexican economy would collapse.  And former Alabama Governor Don Siegleman talks about his political persecution, which started with Karl Rove and his cronies, and continues under the Obama Justice Dept.  www.donsiegelman.com, www.legalschnauzer.blogspot.com

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Following an expose on Scientology in a Florida newspaper (www.tampabay.com) attorney Ford Greene tells us what goes on in this secretive, autocratic "religion".  And journalist Dahr Jamail compares the radioactive messes our government has made on US Indian reservations and in Iraq.  Dahr also talks about Iraq and Afghanistan war resisters--in and out of uniform--detailed in his powerful new book, The Will to Resist. www.dahr.org

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Writer Richard Rapaport takes us back in time, when the GOP attacked health care reform as "socialized medicine". The AMA hired Ronald Reagan and organized Operation Coffee Cup to mobilize Republican women to deliver the talking point. Dave Meserve, former City Council member in Arcata, California, talks about the federal court overturning the ballot measures Meserve wrote which banned military recruiters from contacting underage teens. And our own Tommy Panik, our in-depth-undercover-low-budget-investigative-reporter, indulges in ridiculous speculation about recent injuries to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Just a year ago, John Laird was battling Arnold Schwarzenegger over the California budget mess. The former Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee talks about the ongoing fight, and Arnold's plans to blow up the Waste Management Board (where Laird now works) even though it gets no revenue from the state general fund. Peter B. also talks with Roger Shuler of legalschnauzer.blogspot.com about the case of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who was railroaded into prison by pals of Karl Rove and is getting stiff-armed by the Obama Justice Department.

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Just a year ago, John Laird was battling Arnold Schwarzenegger over the California budget mess. The former Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee talks about the ongoing fight, and Arnold's plans to blow up the Waste Management Board (where Laird now works) even though it gets no revenue from the state general fund. Peter B. also talks with Roger Shuler of legalschnauzer.blogspot.com about the case of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who was railroaded into prison by pals of Karl Rove and is getting stiff-armed by the Obama Justice Department.

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Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds unveils the new website, 123realchange.blogspot.com and details her criticism of Newsweek's Michael Issikoff for his failure to report important information about serious problems at the FBI's translations office, while reporting official denials he knew were false. And PBC serves up a rant about the bad coverage of recent events by the corporate media and some progressives.

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Journalist Robert Dreyfuss of The Nation talks about the latest "terrorist plot", just another bunch of losers egged on by a paid FBI informant. Dreyfuss also talks about his trip to Iran to cover the presidential election. www.thenation.com And Brad Friedman from BradBlog.com updates us on the ongoing legal battle over Sen. Al Franken's election, and more.

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Journalist Robert Dreyfuss of The Nation talks about the latest "terrorist plot", just another bunch of losers egged on by a paid FBI informant. Dreyfuss also talks about his trip to Iran to cover the presidential election. www.thenation.com And Brad Friedman from BradBlog.com updates us on the ongoing legal battle over Sen. Al Franken's election, and more.

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Update for the PBC 'Base"

This dispatch from your humble host is going out to all emails in our database, starting 6.7.09

June 7, 2009

Dear Friend,

I’m pleased to report that the launch of my new online radio show is near.  The next time you hear from me, it will be an alert that the first program is posted online.  You are part of the Peter B. “base” of supporters, and the first to know of our plans.

Many of you have already been listening on the internet, so it will be easier for you to connect to our series of Podcasts at www.peterbcollins.com, at iTunes, or at www.RootsUpRadio.com.

If you don’t understand podcasting, please be assured that you don’t need to have an iPod or even go to iTunes to hear the show.  You can just visit www.peterbcollins.com and find the latest shows.  You can listen right there on demand, or go to iTunes (for free) and subscribe to have the show downloaded to you computer right after we release it.  You can then listen to the show on your computer, or transfer it to a CD or MP3 player, including an iPod or iPhone.

When we signed off of AM radio in March, many of you pledged to subscribe to our podcast series.  Some of you even made advance payments of up to a year—thanks!  If you are able, please stop by peterbcollins.com and click on “You Can Help”  You can make a one time contribution, or (soon) you can set up a monthly subscription at the amount of your choice.

And if you know of possible advertisers or sponsors, please let me know!

With your support, I will be able to deliver 2 or 3 podcasts each week, with 45 minutes to an hour on each episode.  I’m pleased to tell you that Katrina Rill will continue as my producer, helping me shape the topics and lining up great guests to talk with.  We are ready to bring you more great—well, I guess I still think of them as “radio programs”—but they will be on your computer instead of your radio.  With the right accessories, you can even listen in the car.

So stand by for our next communiqué!

pbc

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Update to Peter B.'s "Base"

This letter is going out to all PBC supporters in our database starting June 7:

June 7, 2009

Dear Friend,

I’m pleased to report that the launch of my new online radio show is near.  The next time you hear from me, it will be an alert that the first program is posted online.  You are part of the Peter B. “base” of supporters, and the first to know of our plans.

Many of you have already been listening on the internet, so it will be easier for you to connect to our series of Podcasts at www.peterbcollins.com, at iTunes, or at www.RootsUpRadio.com.

If you don’t understand podcasting, please be assured that you don’t need to have an iPod or even go to iTunes to hear the show.  You can just visit www.peterbcollins.com and find the latest shows.  You can listen right there on demand, or go to iTunes (for free) and subscribe to have the show downloaded to you computer right after we release it.  You can then listen to the show on your computer, or transfer it to a CD or MP3 player, including an iPod or iPhone.

When we signed off of AM radio in March, many of you pledged to subscribe to our podcast series.  Some of you even made advance payments of up to a year—thanks!  If you are able, please stop by peterbcollins.com and click on “You Can Help”  You can make a one time contribution, or (soon) you can set up a monthly subscription at the amount of your choice.

And if you know of possible advertisers or sponsors, please let me know!

With your support, I will be able to deliver 2 or 3 podcasts each week, with 45 minutes to an hour on each episode.  I’m pleased to tell you that Katrina Rill will continue as my producer, helping me shape the topics and lining up great guests to talk with.  We are ready to bring you more great—well, I guess I still think of them as “radio programs”—but they will be on your computer instead of your radio.  With the right accessories, you can even listen in the car.

So stand by for our next communiqué!

pbc