From the monthly archives:

April 2010

Info on Podcast #128

April 27, 2010

Filmmaker Laura Poitras and Prof. Roberto Rodriguez on apartheid in Arizona. Poitras is producer/director/cinematographer of the new documentary The Oath which adds new information to the case of Salim Hamdan (bin Laden’s driver) who spent 5.5 years at Guantanamo and tried in a military tribunal; he is now free in Yemen. The film also profiles […]

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Info on Podcast #127

April 22, 2010

Journalists Russ Baker and Robert Dreyfuss. Baker is a veteran magazine journalist who has launched the nonprofit investigative news site, WhoWhatWhy and is the author of Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Yearsand has some fascinating insights into JFK’s assassination, Nixon’s downfall and Bush […]

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Info on Podcast #126

April 21, 2010

Habeas Corpus Week. British journalist Andy Worthington returns to focus on 47 cases brought by Guantanamo prisoners using habeus corpus, over 70% resulting in court-ordered release of the inmate. With 183 detainees remaining, more than half of those from Yemen, Worthington details the case of al-Warafi, who was recently denied release; we also talk about […]

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Info on Podcast #125

April 16, 2010

Joshua Kors: Shameful treatment of wounded GI’s; Gen. Robert Gard on Obama’s nuclear weapons summit. Kors is a great journalist with a new cover story for The Nation that exposes outrageous treatment of wounded Iraq combat vets. This time, it’s the case of Sgt. Chuck Luther, injured in a mortar blast, who was treated like […]

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Info on Podcast #124

April 15, 2010

Prof. David Coates coaches liberals; John Stauber protests San Francisco’s giveaway of toxic sludge as “compost”. Coates reported from the UK in podcast 119, and here he comments on Obama’s failures to frame and carry the debate over health insurance. His new book is Answering Back: Liberal responses to Conservative Arguments. It’s a lively conversation, […]

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Mark Fiore wins Pulitzer prize!!

April 14, 2010

Mark Fiore, the talented political cartoonist whose animations are featured on this home page (just scroll down a bit if you haven’t found it) won the Pulitzer Prize this week. Mark is the first web-based political cartoonist to win the Pulitzer. I’ve known Mark for more than 6 years, and I’m really pleased that he […]

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Info on Podcast #123

April 12, 2010

Jason Leopold: BushCo knew most Gitmo prisoners were innocent; Prof. John Laprise: Pres. Ford OK’d wiretaps, break-ins. Leopold is Deputy Managing editor of, and details Lawrence Wilkerson’s sworn declaration that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and others knew that most Guantanamo inmates were innocent of any terrorism crimes, even as they repeatedly lied that all at […]

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Info on Podcast #122

April 8, 2010

Stephen Kohn, attorney and executive director of National Whistleblowers Center talks about Senate bill 372, which purports to strengthen protections for whistleblowers. White House lawyer Norman Eisen was invited to debate the bill, but declined. This is the next installment in the Boiling Frogs interview series, co-hosted with FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds. Edmonds and Kohn […]

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PBC on Thom Hartmann Program Friday 4/9

April 8, 2010

Your humble host will be subbing for Thom on Friday April 9. It’s noon-3pm EDT, 9-noon PDT. Hope you will listen and call in!

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Info on Podcast #121

April 6, 2010

Stephen Zunes on Dems’ denial of Armenian genocide; Dahr Jamail on Iraq. Zunes is Professor of Politics and Chair of Mid-Eastern Studies at University of San Francisco. He comments on a March 11 article he wrote at Huffington Post about the most recent House resolution acknowledging the Armenian genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks […]

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