We open with excerpt from our in-depth interview with author Betty Medsger about FBI disclosures from activists who raided FBI office...Click here for free audiobook download from Audible that generates $15 to PBC Podcast!
In this clip, Medsger explains Hoover's enemies list, called the Security Index, and how he defied orders to shut it down.
--State of the Union message garners very low expectations, we relate Jesse Kornbluth's fantasy speech, and Will Durst's drinking game.
--and we ask if Obama will mention climate change, announce denial of Keystone XL, push back on new limits to abortion and contraception...
--we had to go to Jerusalem Post to learn that US Congress secretly authorize shipping small arms to "moderate rebels" in Syria
--Israeli warplanes struck Syria this past Sunday
--House bill would waive need for visas for Israelis visiting the US
--Palestinians in stalled peace talks limit Israeli military presence in West Bank to 3 years after accord is reached
--Ukraine boss throws entire cabinet out, protesters not impressed
--new, anonymous kangaroos form virtual court to review status of prisoners at Guantanamo
--we pay tribute to Pete Seeger, who just died at age 94, with "Guantanamera"