Posted on Categories PBC Comments, Podcast Info

TSA’s Gropefest, DeLay’s Conviction, More from WikiLeaks

Kate Hanni on new TSA airport tactics; Jason Leopold on the conviction of former Rep. Tom DeLay for money laundering, and on the new disclosures from WikiLeaks; and author Steve Hendricks returns to talk about rendition and the WikiLeaks revelations. Continue reading TSA’s Gropefest, DeLay’s Conviction, More from WikiLeaks

Posted on Categories PBC Comments, Podcast Info

Video Podcast: Author Anna Veneziano

On my recent vacation in Maui, I spent time with writer Anna Veneziano. Her novel, Le Amiche is based on her experiences growing up in Italy during Mussolini and World War II. She talks about life during wartime, and the stories of the friends she met later in life in San Francisco, all Italians who endured and survived the war. And she closes the interview with the reading of a poem written by an American soldier while serving in Italy. You can order her fascinating book here.

Posted on Categories PBC Comments, Podcast Info

CIA 2003 Kidnap Blunder in Milan; Hepatitis C Epidemic in Prisons

Investigative journalist Steve Hendricks talks about his fascinating book, A Kidnapping in Milan: The CIA on Trial; economist and activist Theresa Hughes alerts us to the largely invisible but growing crisis of Hepatitis C. Continue reading CIA 2003 Kidnap Blunder in Milan; Hepatitis C Epidemic in Prisons

Posted on Categories PBC Comments

Gone to Maui

Your humble host is taking the next 2 weeks off for a long-delayed vacation in Maui. He's gonna unplug from the grid, read some trashy novels, and recharge for the battles ahead. Look for the next podcast before Thanksgiving.

Posted on Categories PBC Comments, Podcast Info

The History of Imperialism, with Prof. Tony Hall

Anthony Hall is a leading expert on empires and imperialism, and joins PBC and Sibel Edmonds for this new edition of the Boiling Frogs interview series. Continue reading The History of Imperialism, with Prof. Tony Hall

Posted on Categories PBC Comments, Podcast Info

Election Analysis, Part 2: Jeffrey Feldman on Dems’ Weak Narratives, Tim Carpenter of PDA on Progressive Strategies

Midterm Election Postmortem, Part 2. Jeffrey Feldman of NYU talks about the failure of Democrats to make a compelling case in the midterm campaigns; Tim Carpenter of Progressive Democrats of America assesses the damage, and strategizes for the next 2 years. Continue reading Election Analysis, Part 2: Jeffrey Feldman on Dems’ Weak Narratives, Tim Carpenter of PDA on Progressive Strategies

Posted on Categories PBC Comments, Podcast Info

Midterm Election Analysis: Robert Parry and Prof. David Coates

Midterm Election Analysis, Part 1. Robert Parry of ConsortiumNews sees the election as a continuation of Reaganism; Prof. David Coates of Wake Forest has 3 points of advice for Democrats. Continue reading Midterm Election Analysis: Robert Parry and Prof. David Coates

Posted on Categories PBC, PBC Comments, Podcast Info

Midterm Morning After: Left Coast Perspective

In this brief, single-topic podcast, PBC recaps the midterm election from his Left and Left Coast perspective: Californians rejected corporate tool candidates and initiatives! Continue reading Midterm Morning After: Left Coast Perspective

Posted on Categories PBC Comments, Podcast Info

Joshua Kors on Wounded Iraq Vets Denied Care; Charley Carpenter on Gitmo Prisoners and Yemenis Overdue for Release

Joshua Kors of The Nation brings us sound and comment from House Veterans Affairs hearing on September 15; followed by detailed conversation with attorney Charley Carpenter about his clients at Guantanamo and the plight of innocent Yemenis who are still held. Continue reading Joshua Kors on Wounded Iraq Vets Denied Care; Charley Carpenter on Gitmo Prisoners and Yemenis Overdue for Release