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From the Archive: Author Thomas Frank Delivers Candid Criticism of Democrats

Following Tom Frank's appearance of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, here's the most recent of more than 15 interviews we did in recent years. Continue reading From the Archive: Author Thomas Frank Delivers Candid Criticism of Democrats

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From the Archive: Investigative Reporter A. C. Thompson Exposes Atomwaffen, Armed White Nationalist Group

The January 6 Capitol riot has forced the FBI and Justice Department to focus on armed white extremist groups.  But we have no indication they've gone beyond the Trump loyalists who are being investigated and charged. Continue reading From the Archive: Investigative Reporter A. C. Thompson Exposes Atomwaffen, Armed White Nationalist Group

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From the Archive: Whistleblowers Kiriakou and Hickman Finger Serial Informant Matthew Cole of The Intercept

In reaction to a new column by James Risen that includes a mini-mea-culpa about the role of The Intercept in exposing Reality Winner and Daniel Hale, here's a 2017 interview with courageous whistleblowers John Kiriakou and Joe Hickman. Continue reading From the Archive: Whistleblowers Kiriakou and Hickman Finger Serial Informant Matthew Cole of The Intercept

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From the Archive: Columbia Prof. Carl Hart Fights to End the War on Some Drugs

Back in 2013, PBC interviewed Columbia Prof. Carl Hart, an outspoken opponent of drug prohibition.  With a new book, Drug Use for Grownups, he argues that some people are more addiction-prone than drugs are addictive. Continue reading From the Archive: Columbia Prof. Carl Hart Fights to End the War on Some Drugs

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From the Archive: Journalist Reese Erlich on Sonic Weapons in Cuba and the War in Syria

Author and foreign correspondent Reese Erlich has just revealed he is dying of cancer, in a candid and somewhat amusing last column.  Here's a 2018 interview where we talked about the alleged sonic weapons aimed at US diplomats and spies in Cuba, and his reporting on the war in Syria.  Reese died on April 6, 2021. Continue reading From the Archive: Journalist Reese Erlich on Sonic Weapons in Cuba and the War in Syria

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From the Archive: Lawyer Flint Taylor on Fred Hampton’s Murder and More Recent Abuses by Chicago Police

As the new film Judas and the Black Messiah has sparked renewed interest in the 1969 FBI/police murder of Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, here's a 2013 interview with lawyer Flint Taylor, one of the lead attorneys in the Hampton case who continued to fight misconduct by Chicago police. Audio link below. Continue reading From the Archive: Lawyer Flint Taylor on Fred Hampton’s Murder and More Recent Abuses by Chicago Police

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From the Archive: Lawyer Jeffrey Haas on the Assassination of Fred Hampton

The new film, Judas and the Black Messiah has brought renewed interest to the 1969 FBI/police murder of Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton.  As a young radio host in Chicago, PBC covered the 10-year legal battle waged by the People's Law Office on behalf of Hampton's family.  This 2010 interview with one of the lead attorneys recaps the assassination and coverup in some detail. Continue reading From the Archive: Lawyer Jeffrey Haas on the Assassination of Fred Hampton

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PBC Post-Retirement Special: Assessing the Damage Caused by Rush Limbaugh

Two days after the announcement of the death of conservative shock radio host Rush Limbaugh, PBC offers unscripted comments on Limbaugh's impact on media and the minds of his "dittohead" listeners. Continue reading PBC Post-Retirement Special: Assessing the Damage Caused by Rush Limbaugh

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From the Archive: Moe Davis on Manning and WikiLeaks, Lori Wallach on TPP

Col. Morris Davis, former Guantanamo chief prosecutor and expert on military justice system, comments on verdicts in Bradley Manning trial; Lori Wallach, director of TradeWatch, updates us on the secret process of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, and efforts to defeat it. Continue reading From the Archive: Moe Davis on Manning and WikiLeaks, Lori Wallach on TPP