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Mad-As-Hell-Doctors Fight for Single Payer; Poverty in US Jumps, Do You Give a Damn?; Chew Reviews “Wall St.”

The Mad As Hell Doctors rally for single payer and expose the lies of the right about opposition to "ObamaCare"; Gwendolyn Mink reports on the 4-million increase in poverty in US last year; and Gary Chew reviews "Wall Street Money Never Sleeps". Continue reading Mad-As-Hell-Doctors Fight for Single Payer; Poverty in US Jumps, Do You Give a Damn?; Chew Reviews “Wall St.”

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Andy Worthington: 9th Circuit Says “Secrecy Rules”; Will Durst is Mad, Really Mad!

Andy Worthington reports on Appeals Court ruling against victims of torture and rendition, declaring "secret" what we already know; Will Durst has some anger issues. Continue reading Andy Worthington: 9th Circuit Says “Secrecy Rules”; Will Durst is Mad, Really Mad!

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Los Alamos Whistleblower Glenn Walp

Glenn Walp, a respected law enforcement official, was brought in to clean up the security mess at Los Alamos nuke labs; in less than a year, he was fired--for doing his job. Continue reading Los Alamos Whistleblower Glenn Walp

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Barking Dog, PBC goes “Doh!!”

In podcast 175 with Jonathan Simon, my partner Kathee popped in while we were recording, and our new puppy Chloe Rose responded with a happy round of barking. In the original audio file that went out, you heard Jonathan and me pause the conversation for about 30 seconds and I said to Jon, "Don't worry, I'll edit this out." But I forgot, until later that night when I smacked my (expansive) forehead in a Homer Simpson moment. The file has been fixed, but I can't recall the original. So enjoy that moment of verite, and this photo of Chloe Rose!

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Did GOP Steal Ted Kennedy’s Senate Seat?

Jonathan D. Simon, Executive Director of Election Defense Alliance, presents his analysis of the special election in Massachusetts last January, which Scott Brown reportedly won. Continue reading Did GOP Steal Ted Kennedy’s Senate Seat?

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Long-term Impact of Drop in Calif. Property Values; Lobbyists “Giddy” over “Speaker Boehner”

David Cay Johnston, former N.Y. Times reporter, details ominous signs in decline in property values, and comments on current tax cut food fights; Craig Holman of Public Citizen on GOP leader Boehner's close ties to lobbyists. Continue reading Long-term Impact of Drop in Calif. Property Values; Lobbyists “Giddy” over “Speaker Boehner”

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Barbaric Conditions at US Immigration Prisons; Creech 14 Protest Drone Attacks

Tony Hefner, former guard at prison for immigrants, reveals rape, sexual abuse, brutal treatment of inmates and guards. Bill Quigley, legal director at Center for Constitutional Rights, confirms that those problems continue, and talks about the Creech 14. Will Durst comments on the shifting fortunes of Democrats. Continue reading Barbaric Conditions at US Immigration Prisons; Creech 14 Protest Drone Attacks

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Tom Englehardt on Obama’s Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Tom Englehardt, book editor and proprietor of TomDispatch.com joins us to talk about his book, compiled from dispatches, The American Way of War: How Bush's Wars Became Obama's. This is the next installment of the Boiling Frogs interview series, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds. Continue reading Tom Englehardt on Obama’s Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Boston Tea Party–a Different Flavor; Mercury in Dental Fillings

Darryl W. Perry, Chair of Boston Tea Party, separates his group from corporate-driven astroturf teabaggers; Charles G. Brown of Consumers for Dental Choice warns of mercury in fillings. Will Durst comments on the lie that Obama is a Muslim. Continue reading Boston Tea Party–a Different Flavor; Mercury in Dental Fillings

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Dahr Jamail Reality Check: Obama Ends US Combat Role in Iraq

Journalist Dahr Jamail returns to comment on President Obama's Oval Office speech of August 31, announcing that Operation Iraqi Freedom has ended. Continue reading Dahr Jamail Reality Check: Obama Ends US Combat Role in Iraq