Paul Waldman: author of four books on media and politics. His latest is called â€œFree Ride: John McCain and the Mediaâ€. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Senior Fellow and Director of Special Projects at Media Matters for America. He is also a columnist for The American Prospect. You can read his blog at paulwaldman.blogspot.com.
Cliff Schecter: political commentator and journalist. His blog is called The Political Carnival. His latest book is called â€œThe Real McCain: Why Conservatives Donâ€™t Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldnâ€™tâ€.
Lively discussion of the marijuana industry in Humboldt County
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Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing the 10th District of Ohio. He has been serving since 1996 and was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2004 and 2008 elections.
Rep Jackie Speier: is the Democratic Representative for California's 12th congressional district. The district includes the northern two-thirds of San Mateo County and the southwest quarter of San Francisco.
Tom Mazzolini: founder and producer of the San Francisco Blues Festival, the longest running blues festival in the United States.