Pepe Escobar of Asia Times and Robert Parry of Consortiumnews offer critical views of the military action against Libya. Continue reading Two Strong Views on Obama’s Libya Adventure: Pepe Escobar and Robert Parry
Your humble host has been remiss in keeping you apprised of his other media activities. Since February, I've been hosting a regular weekly show on KGO, the leading San Francisco talk station with a huge coverage area--at night, you can hear it anywhere on the West Coast. TFN (till further notice), you can hear me every Friday night--or, more precisely, Saturday morning, from 1-5 am (PDT) on 810-AM or streaming at www.kgoradio.com. If you'd like to be alerted each week, Continue reading PBC Live! Weekly on KGO
Investigative reporter Jason Leopold reveals how a CIA psychologist led the reverse engineering of US military training of our troops to resist torture--creating the BushCo "enhanced interrogation techniques" used at Guantanamo and elsewhere; Will Durst comments on the new "no fly zone" over Libya. Continue reading Jason Leopold: Important New Revelations of Origins of Bush Torture Program; Will Durst on “No Fly Zones”
David Brooks, conservative N.Y. Times columnist, visits the secret studio on his book tour, showing a kinder, gentler side of Brooks; PBC details the truly obscene budget cuts passed in Sacramento last week; Will Durst reflects on the all-new political paradigm, Us vs. Them. Continue reading David Brooks Talks About “The Social Animal” and Politics, too; PBC Details California Budget Cuts–All on the Backs of the Poor; Will Durst on the Current Political Scene
Bill Hartung's new book about Lockheed Martin details the company's dominance of the military-industrial complex and its outsized influence on US policy; Kenneth Bowser talks about his new documentary, Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune. Continue reading William Hartung on Lockheed Martin, Your #1 Defense Contractor; Filmmaker Ken Boswer on New Phil Ochs Doc
Thomas Frank, columnist for Harper's, returns to chat about the coordinated assault on unions and the middle class; Gary Chew, who is not a 12-year-old girl, reviews the remake of Red Riding Hood. Continue reading Another Frank Chat with Thomas Frank; Gary Chew Reviews “Red Riding Hood”
Mike Farrell, actor/activist on the abolition of the death penalty in Illinois; John Paul Jones, author of If Olaya Street Could Talk: Saudi Arabia, the Heartland of Oil and Islam. Continue reading Mike Farrell on Illinois Abolishing Death Penalty; One American’s Perspective on Saudi Arabia; Your Tax Dollars Fund Crackdown in Bahrain
Libya expert Professor Ali Ahmida on the uprising against Qaddafi and the US response; PBC news and comment on Wisconsin, gas price hikes, NPR gets punked by O'Keefe, Right attacks Planned Parenthood, death penalty abolished in Illinois, GOP blank check to defend DOMA, would Peter King investigate Christians? Will Durst joins at 55:00 to talk about the battle of Madison. Continue reading Prof. Ali Ahmida on Libya and US Response; PBC Joins Labor to Ask: Where’s Obama? Durst on ‘Madness in Madtown’
Sad news has called your humble host away for a few days. Rose Shatter, my mother-in-law, passed away in Detroit today, and I will be flying back for her funeral. Born to Lebanese immigrants 85 years ago, Rose, like Rosie the Riveter, built bombs and rockets on the assembly lines during World War II; with her late husband Tony, she raised four daughters and built a successful car wash business. When I talk about the success of the middle class of the last century, and the assaults on the middle class today, I'm thinking of the Shatter family. RIP, Rosie.
Look for my next podcast about March 8.