From the monthly archives:

March 2011

Two Strong Views on Obama’s Libya Adventure: Pepe Escobar and Robert Parry

March 30, 2011

Pepe Escobar of Asia Times and Robert Parry of Consortiumnews offer critical views of the military action against Libya.

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PBC Live! Weekly on KGO

March 25, 2011

Your humble host has been remiss in keeping you apprised of his other media activities. Since February, I’ve been hosting a regular weekly show on KGO, the leading San Francisco talk station with a huge coverage area–at night, you can hear it anywhere on the West Coast. TFN (till further notice), you can hear me […]

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Jason Leopold: Important New Revelations of Origins of Bush Torture Program; Will Durst on “No Fly Zones”

March 24, 2011

Investigative reporter Jason Leopold reveals how a CIA psychologist led the reverse engineering of US military training of our troops to resist torture–creating the BushCo “enhanced interrogation techniques” used at Guantanamo and elsewhere; Will Durst comments on the new “no fly zone” over Libya.

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David Brooks Talks About “The Social Animal” and Politics, too; PBC Details California Budget Cuts–All on the Backs of the Poor; Will Durst on the Current Political Scene

March 22, 2011

[audio David Brooks, conservative N.Y. Times columnist, visits the secret studio on his book tour, showing a kinder, gentler side of Brooks; PBC details the truly obscene budget cuts passed in Sacramento last week; Will Durst reflects on the all-new political paradigm, Us vs. Them.

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William Hartung on Lockheed Martin, Your #1 Defense Contractor; Filmmaker Ken Boswer on New Phil Ochs Doc

March 18, 2011

Bill Hartung’s new book about Lockheed Martin details the company’s dominance of the military-industrial complex and its outsized influence on US policy; Kenneth Bowser talks about his new documentary, Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune.

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Another Frank Chat with Thomas Frank; Gary Chew Reviews “Red Riding Hood”

March 16, 2011

Thomas Frank, columnist for Harper’s, returns to chat about the coordinated assault on unions and the middle class; Gary Chew, who is not a 12-year-old girl, reviews the remake of Red Riding Hood.

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Mike Farrell on Illinois Abolishing Death Penalty; One American’s Perspective on Saudi Arabia; Your Tax Dollars Fund Crackdown in Bahrain

March 15, 2011

Mike Farrell, actor/activist on the abolition of the death penalty in Illinois; John Paul Jones, author of If Olaya Street Could Talk: Saudi Arabia, the Heartland of Oil and Islam.

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Prof. Ali Ahmida on Libya and US Response; PBC Joins Labor to Ask: Where’s Obama? Durst on ‘Madness in Madtown’

March 10, 2011

Libya expert Professor Ali Ahmida on the uprising against Qaddafi and the US response; PBC news and comment on Wisconsin, gas price hikes, NPR gets punked by O’Keefe, Right attacks Planned Parenthood, death penalty abolished in Illinois, GOP blank check to defend DOMA, would Peter King investigate Christians? Will Durst joins at 55:00 to talk […]

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PBC Away for a Few Days

March 1, 2011

Sad news has called your humble host away for a few days. Rose Shatter, my mother-in-law, passed away in Detroit today, and I will be flying back for her funeral. Born to Lebanese immigrants 85 years ago, Rose, like Rosie the Riveter, built bombs and rockets on the assembly lines during World War II; with […]

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