From the monthly archives:

December 2012

Boiling Frogs: Chase Madar Reports on Pre-Trial Hearings in Bradley Manning’s Court Martial

December 20, 2012

Free Preview Clip Chase Madar, author of The Passion of Bradley Manning, returns in this Boiling Frogs interview, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds.

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Something Lighter for the Holidays: Calvin Trillin Rhymes About 2012, Thomas Frank Giggles at Mayan Doomsday, Will Durst Belittles Lame Ducks

December 17, 2012

Free Preview Clip The New Yorker’s Calvin Trillin talks about his new book, Dogfight, an epic poem of the 2012 campaign; Thomas Frank of Harper’s on the latest end-of-the-world predictions;  Will Durst on lame ducks. 

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Author Anat Shenker-Osorio Critiques the Lingo of the Fiscal Cliff Soap Opera; Columnist Ray Buursma of Holland, Michigan on Radical Republicans and Right to Work Laws

December 14, 2012

Free Preview Clip Communications expert Anat Shenker-Osorio talks about the misguided language that fuels the economic debate in our country;  teacher and columnist Ray Buursma on Michigan’s tricky, deceptive Republicans

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Attorney Carl Mayer Files Emergency Appeal to Supreme Court on NDAA; Former Iranian Hostage Sarah Shourd Decries Solitary Confinement in US Prisons

December 13, 2012

Free Preview Clip Our favorite lawyer, Carl Mayer, returns to talk about his latest effort to restore our constitutional rights, an appeal to the Supreme Court of NDAA detention law;  Sarah Shourd, who was imprisoned in Iran in 2009 and spent almost 14 months in solitary, speaks against the widespread use of solitary confinement in […]

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Afghan-American Tamim Ansary on his New Book, “Games Without Rules”

December 12, 2012

Free Preview Clip For an Afghan’s views on the US war in Afghanistan, we talk with Tamim Ansary, author of Games Without Rules: The Often Interrupted History of Afghanistan. 

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Journalist Steve Horn and Financial Analyst Deborah Rogers Expose the Shale Gas Bubble and Other Fracking News; Prof. Noha Radwan on Egypt and Morsi’s Future

December 7, 2012

Free Preview Clip Steve Horn, the journalist who covers fracking, and financial analyst Deborah Rogers report on the shale gas bubble, which may soon burst or deflate;  UC Davis Professor Noha Radwan, an Egyptian who voted for President Morsi in the June election, offers her views on the crisis in Egypt. 

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Yemen Expert, Gregory Johnsen of Princeton, Says US “Secret War” in Yemen is Backfiring, Opposes Brennan as Next CIA Director; Will Durst’s Top 10 of ’12

December 6, 2012

Free Preview Clip Gregory Johnsen is a scholar at Princeton U, an expert on Yemen who’s actually been there.  In a new book and recent op-ed, he says US strikes in Yemen are causing support for al Qaeda to grow, and he opposes the appointment of John Brennan to CIA boss. 

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