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

Phyllis Bennis: is a fellow of both TNI and the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC. Phyllis is a journalist specialising in Middle East and United Nations issues.

Maureen Meyer: associate for Mexico and Central America, directs WOLA’s Mexico work and handles general Central America-related concerns such as human rights and electoral issues.

Steven Reisler: earned his juris doctor degree in 1979 from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C. He can be found online at

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Dorothy J. Maver, Ph.D., (Dot): the National Campaign Manager for Dennis Kucinich as well as Executive Director of the Peace Alliance among many other organizations.

Dave Bitts: Commercial salmon fisherman and member of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman's Association, he served on a federal committee that dealt with the drop in Klamath River salmon stock in 2006

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Patrick Garofalo: is a Research Assistant for The Progress Report and The Wonk Room at American Progress.

Reese Erlich: is a freelance print and broadcast journalist who reports regularly for National Public Radio, Marketplace Radio, Latino USA, Radio Deutche Welle, Australian Broadcasting Corp. Radio and Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Radio.

Sid Ganis: is an American motion picture executive and producer.  On August 23, 2005 he was elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Furthermore, he also serves on the board of directors of Marvel Entertainment.

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

Dorothy J. Maver, Ph.D., (Dot): the National Campaign Manager for Dennis Kucinich as well as Executive Director of the Peace Alliance among many other organizations.

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David Cay Johnston: was an investigative journalist for The New York Times now focusing on the subject of taxation. He accepted a buyout offer from the Times in April 2008 and is now an independent reporter. He most recently published Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense and Stick You With The Bill, about hidden subsidies, rigged markets, and corporate socialism.

Judge Quentin Kopp: is an American politician from California and retired judge. He served as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and in the California State Senate.

Atty Dennis Kavanaugh: Attorney and former vice-mayor of Mesa

Patty Goldman: Earthjustice Vice-President of Litigation

CIRM rep: California Institute for Regenerative Medicine ("The Institute" or "CIRM").

Gov. Don Siegelman: was the Governor of Alabama from 1999 to 2003. Siegelman is the only person in the history of Alabama to be elected to serve in all four of the top statewide elected offices: Secretary of State, Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and Governor.

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Upgrade in Seattle!

Effective Monday, March 9, The Peter B. Collins Show will air Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 pm on KPTK 1090 AM.  We are delighted, so please spread the word to your friends and contacts in the Northwest.

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Johnny Steele: Co-hosts

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

Marjorie Cohn: president of the National Lawyers Guild and a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she teaches criminal law and procedure, evidence, and international human rights law.

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.

Viki Benbow: real estate agent @

Dr. Jim: underwater home owner in Oakland.

Natalie: underwater homeowner in Fremont.

Jeff Lerman:

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

Judge Jim Gray: has been a trial judge in Orange County, California since 1983.

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

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

Robert Greenwald: is an American film director, film producer, and political activist, noted in the 2000s for his documentaries critical of Fox News and of the George W. Bush administration, as well as numerous award-winning television movies from the 1980s and 1990s. Check out and

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Atty. Deb Kinney: is part of the DLK Law group.

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

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We had a tremendous response to our hour on underwater homeowners which aired Friday at 4 pm PST. For all of you who need help and  want to contact the real estate agent or the lawyer we had on the show, here you go:
Viki Benbow 916-973-4532,
Jeff Lerman 415-454-0455,

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PBC: news & comments on Prop 8 hearings, pork and earmarks.

Karl Frisch: serves as director of media relations at Media Matters for America, a not-for-profit, progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting alleged conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.

Kate Hanni: soldier in the fight for airline passenger rights!

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

John Chiang: California State Controller; is the Chief Fiscal Officer of California, the eighth-largest economy in the world. Elected every four years, the Controller makes sure the state’s $100 billion budget is spent properly, helps administer more than $300 billion in state pension funds and serves on 76 state boards and commissions.

Free Speech: Abilify

Tommy Panik: on next big TV drug.

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Johnny Steele: a former winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, is a popular radio and TV host in the Bay Area co-hosting today.

Ellen Brown: developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles. In Web of Debt, her latest book, she turns those skills to an analysis of the Federal Reserve and "the money trust."

Michael Lighty: Director of Public Policy for the California Nurses Association.

Tim Carpenter: a Democratic member of the Wisconsin Senate, representing the 3rd District since his election in 2002. He is currently President Pro Tempore of the Wisconsin State Senate as well as the national director of Progressive Democrats of America.

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.

Rev. Billy: Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir believe that Consumerism is overwhelming our lives. The corporations want us to have experiences only through their products.

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

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PBC Comments: Paul Harvey dies and Rush Speaks

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.

David Cobb: an American activist and was the 2004 presidential candidate of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS).

Richard Rapoport: is a leading San Francisco Bay Area freelance writer.

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.

Cleve Jones: is a long-time gay rights activist devoted to AIDS awareness and education.

Marco Garbarino: CFO of Equity Bancorp.