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12-17-08

Roy Zimmerman: Comedy Singer and Songwriter. Visit his site at royzimmerman.com

Dick Kay: For 38 years he was Chicago television’s premiere political reporter. He was the longest serving reporter in the history of NBC/WMAQ.

Sea Shepherd Capt. Paul Watson: For 31 years, he has been at the helm of the world's most active marine non-profit organization - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Melanie Sloan: serves as CREW’s Executive Director. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries.

Medea Benjamin: is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange.

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12-16-08

Dave Aeikens: became president of SPJ in October. He served as president-elect in 2007-2008, winning a President’s Award in 2008.

Mike DeCesare: Spokesperson and communications director for Jim McDermott.

Jonathan Landay: National Security Correspondent for Knight Ridder.

Prof. Bill Drummond: Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley, and has more than forty years experience as a reporter, editor, foreign correspondent, radio producer and journalism educator.

Jason Leopold: investigative journalist. He writes for the online publication The Public Record.

Robert Parry: founder of ConsortiumNews.com.  His new book is called “Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush”.

Jeff Cohen: media critic and lecturer, is founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College, where he is an associate professor of journalism. His latest book is Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media.

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12-15-08

Raed Jarrar: is an Iraqi architect, blogger, and activist resident in the United States. He is currently the Iraq consultant for the American Friends Service Committee.

Paul Brest: is president of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world.  His latest book is MONEY WELL SPENT: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy.

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”.

Jannette Brimmer: staff attorney for Earthjustice.

Dr. Elmo: A.K.A Elmo Shropshire, is best-known for his recording of "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer," the Christmas classic which has sold more than 10 million copies since it was first broadcasted by a San Francisco radio station in 1979.

Dick Cheney: Vice President of the United States of America

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12-12-08

Robert Parry: founder of ConsortiumNews.com.  His new book is called “Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush”.

Phil Angelides: Phil Angelides was the former state treasurer of California and the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the 2006 election.  He is currently the National Board Chair of the Apollo Alliance.

Steve Fainaru: is an investigative sportswriter for The Washington Post. He was a reporter for The Boston Globe for eleven years, covering major-league baseball, Wall Street, and Latin America. His newest book is Big Boy Rules: America’s Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq.

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

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12-11-08

Faiz Shakir: Research Director at The Center for American Progress and serves as Editor-in-Chief of ThinkProgress.org.

Tyson Slocum: is the Research Director for Public Citizen’s Energy Program. Public Citizen is a 30-year old group that advocates policies to protect consumers.

Scott Dick: regular contributor on Military/Vets issues. Dick hosts his own radio broadcast called The Scott Dick Show.

Free Speech Zone

R J Shulman: political satirist. You can read Shulman’s blog at ptsd1.blogspot.com.

Gary Chew: regular contributor on film and entertainment issues. Today he reviews "Frost/Nixon.

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12-10-08

Eric Boehlert: Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America. He is the author of “Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush”.

Heidi Boisvert: is the Multimedia Manager of Breakthrough and is responsible for overseeing production of a wide range of new media including video games, video podcasts, and flash animations, to help raise awareness and transform attitudes to create broader support for human rights.  Heidi designed ICED - I Can End Deportation, the downloadable game created by Breakthrough to spark dialogue and create awareness of unfair U.S. immigration policies.

Tony Browning: A Chrysler worker and member of UAW local 1700 for over 34 years.

Lt. Gov John Garamendi: 46th Lieutenant Governor of California. He brings to the office 32 years of public service.

Debbie Jacobs: from the Discovery Channel has alternative Christmas shopping ideas.

Tommy Panik: special report on Rod Blagojevich.

Nancy Marsden: On TV product placement. Check out truthfulmedia.com.

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12-09-08

Bob Borosage: president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

Joan Claybrook: is an American lawyer who has served as President of Public Citizen since 1982.

Lisa Hajjar: teaches in the Law and Society Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is the author of Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza (California).

Dick Kay: For 38 years he was Chicago television's premiere political reporter. He was the longest serving reporter in the history of NBC/WMAQ.

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.

Melanie Sloan: serves as CREW’s Executive Director. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries.

Free Speech Zone

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12-08-08

Amrit Singh: is a Staff Attorney at the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, where she has litigated cases relating to the use of diplomatic assurances to return individuals to countries known to employ torture, the indefinite and mandatory detention of immigrants, and discrimination against immigrants in the context of the federal government’s post 9/11 “special registration” program.

Robert Dreyfuss: freelance investigative journalist whose work appears in The Nation, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, The American Prospect, and other progressive publications.  His work also appears in the new blog “Dreyfuss Report“.

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”.

Fr. Roy Bourgeois: is an American priest in the Maryknoll order of the Roman Catholic Church and founder of the human rights group SOA Watch.  He has recently been threatened with excommunication by the Vatican's Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith for his support of women’s ordination.

James Thindwa: is executive director of Chicago Jobs with Justice, a labor-community coalition, and a member of In These Times’ Board of Directors.

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Guilty of Blog Neglect

Your humble host has been neglecting the blog here.  I marvel at the people who can crank out items and make it interesting on a daily basis.  But doing the daily radio show along with my other work that supports my teetering empire, and keeping up with all the breaking news in our wacky world--most days I don't have much extra time to pound out the rants that don't make it on the show.

My thanks to Jeff Santos and his team in Boston for adding our show on AM 1510.  We're excited to reach new listeners and get a coast-to-coast dialogue going.  My grandfather was from New England, and I've always enjoyed spending time and meeting its warm and colorful people (OK, they're not all warm!).  Please email me with New England topics and views that you think should be included in our mix!  peter@peterbcollins.com

To my radio-active supporters:  With Bill O'Reilly dropping out of radio, contact your local station that's been airing his bombast and dare them to put an independent progressive like PBC on in his place.  As you may know, I'd like to reach beyond the left radio ghetto and connect with the new majority that elected Obama and others in November; and, I confess, I love to argue with dittoheads.  If you contact a station, email me the info so we can follow up.

Warm Holiday greetings from Katrina, Nick and me!

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12-05-08

Robert Parry: founder of ConsortiumNews.com.  His new book is called “Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush”.

Tyson Slocum: is the Research Director for Public Citizen's Energy Program. Public Citizen is a 30-year old group that advocates policies to protect consumers.

Christopher Fettweis:  assistant professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College. Author of Losing Hurts Twice As Bad: The Four stages to Moving Beyond Iraq

Ari Melber: is The Nation's Net movement correspondent and a writer for the magazine's blog. Article archive and contact information available at www.arimelber.com.

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

Carolyn Crnich: Humboldt County California Registrar of Voters.