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08-05-08 Episode

Scott Ritter: Chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998. Prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003, Ritter publicly argued that Iraq possessed no significant weapons of mass destruction.

Dr. Meryl Nass: bio-terrorist expert. Read her blog at

John Laird: Assemblymember for the 27th Assembly District, which includes portions of Santa Cruz, Monterey and Santa Clara Counties. In 2004, Mr. Laird was named by Assembly Speaker Núñez to join the Assembly leadership team as chair of the Budget Committee.

Melanie Sloan: Executive Director for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, CREW. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia.

Gary Chew: regular contributor on film and entertainment issues.

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08-04-08 Episode

John Chiang: California State Controller.

Winslow T. Wheeler: Director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information. He spent 31 years working for US Senators from both parties and the Government Accountability Office.

Cliff Schecter: political commentator and journalist. His blog is called The Political Carnival. His latest book is called “The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don’t Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn’t”.

Craig Aaron: Communications Director for the Free Press.

Col. Ann Wright: retired United States Army colonel and retired official of the U.S. State Department, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. She is most noted for having been one of three State Department officials to publicly resign in direct protest of the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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08-01-08 Episode

Thom Hartmann: American radio host, author, and liberal political commentator. His nationally-syndicated radio show, The Thom Hartmann Program, airs throughout the United States on Air America Radio.

John Nichols: political writer for The Nation magazine as its Washington correspondent. He is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared many newspapers including the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune.

Matt Rothschild: editor of The Progressive magazine and the author of "You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression." This article, "The FBI Deputizes Business," is the cover story of the March issue of The Progressive.

Aldous Tyler: founder of

Brad Friedman: self-described election integrity muckraking journalist jerk. You can read his blog at

John Stauber: founder of the non-profit, non-partisan Center for Media & Democracy and its newsmagazine PR Watch.