Your humble host has been extremely busy this week, hosting talk shows on KGO in San Francisco (click "Read the Full Article" for details and links). So here is a minipodcast to update you, along with 2 commentaries from Will Durst and Gary Chew's review of Blue Valentine. Due to some travel plans, expect new podcasts starting February 10 with an interview with U Michigan Professor Juan Cole. Continue reading Mini-podcast: PBC Update, 2 Dursts and a Chew Review of “Blue Valentine”
Called in to KGO on short notice, PBC comments on the State of the Union message, along with Rep. John Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove), Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Auburn) plus Rob Weissman of Public Citizen and climate change activist Randy Hayes. Lots of good comments from callers, too. Click here to go to the KGO hourly archives, select Tuesday, January 25 and the hours 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. There are lots of breaks and commercials, so use your cursor to fast forward through them. The files will only be available for one week.
Your Humble Host is sitting in for all-night host Ray Taliafero this week on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 1-5 am. You can listen live to that old gizmo called an AM radio at 810 on the dial, or online here, and for one week you can access the audio files from the shows here. This will reduce my sleep and my ability to deliver fresh podcasts this week, but will give you plenty to listen to if you have the time!
Progressive activism in Washington--Shahid Buttar of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee fights renewal of the Patriot Act; Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield join the fight against corporate influence in elections. Continue reading Shahid Buttar Fights Renewal of Patriot Act; Double Scoop: Ben & Jerry Fight to Reverse ‘Citizens United’
In the latest Boiling Frogs interview, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds, we talk to Corey Pein, an American journalist whose new website covers military contracting and war profiteering. Continue reading Boiling Frogs: Journalist Corey Pein Covers Military Contracting and War Profiteering
Retired Congresswoman Pat Schroeder (D-CO) talks about the attempted killing of her friend Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the toxic political climate in Arizona and the nation; Truthout's Jason Leopold returns to share his investigation into the Army's "spiritual fitness test" and intolerance of nonbelievers; he also talks about Tom DeLay's 3-year sentence for money laundering. Continue reading Pat Schroeder on Tucson and Right Wing Attacks; Jason Leopold on the Army’s Pressure on Atheist Soldiers
Journalist, author and activist Harvey Wasserman returns to talk about his investigative story in the current issue of Hustler on the danger of soda pop with aspertame and possible links to Gulf War Syndrome; Sgt. Geoff Millard of Iraq Veterans Against War talks about his upcoming aid mission to Basra, military suicides and much more. Continue reading Journalist Harvey Wasserman Links Toxic Diet Soda to Gulf War Syndrome; Sgt. Geoff Millard Returns to Iraq Unarmed, Unembedded
Prof. Scott A. Bonn of Drew University talks about his important new book: Mass Deception--Moral Panic and the US War on Iraq which makes a statistical case and a rational case that BushCo statements led the American public to support the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Continue reading Bush’s Rehtoric and Lies Produced “Mass Deception”
It's been 2 years since Israel's Operation Cast Lead, the deadly assault on the Gaza Strip. Ken O'Keefe, founder of Aloha Palestine, delivers unvarnished, uncensored views from Gaza City. Continue reading Special Report from Gaza: Activist Ken O’Keefe Reports Dismal Conditions and Recent Israeli Airstrikes
Important short segments with Jason Leopold, Truthout; attorney Jon Eisenberg gets token award for illegal government wiretapping; Prof. Marjorie Cohn on 2 new setbacks for plans to close Guantanamo; Will Durst's wacky predictions for 2011. Continue reading US Covers Up for Tinners, a Nuclear Family; Attorney Jon Eisenberg Wins Wiretap Judgment; Prof. Marjorie Cohn on Gitmo Setbacks; Will Durst’s 2011 Predictions