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State Dept. Whistleblower Peter van Buren Says US Should Stay Out of Iraq


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Peter van Buren, author of We Meant Well and Ghosts of Tom Joad, talks about Iraq, Obama's Kill-at-will memo, and much more... Continue reading State Dept. Whistleblower Peter van Buren Says US Should Stay Out of Iraq

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“15Now” Activists Pass $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle, Next Target is Oakland

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Jesse Lessinger is National Organizer for 15Now.org and just won a campaign in Seattle to raise the minimum wage to $15.  We talk about the needs of working families and the failure of Democrats to champion those needs. Continue reading “15Now” Activists Pass $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle, Next Target is Oakland

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Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger Talks About New Aaron Swartz Documentary

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The Internet's Own Boy is a great new film about the internet prodigy Aaron Swartz.  We talk with filmmaker Brian Knappenberger about the impressive contributions of the young man who ended his life in January, 2013 while facing heavy-handed prosecution for a minor offense. Continue reading Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger Talks About New Aaron Swartz Documentary

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Expert Views on Guantanamo Controversey: Journalist Andy Worthington and Attorney Jon Eisenberg

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As political leaders attack Obama for swap of Taliban prisoners and ignore important related issues, we talk with journalist Andy Worthington about the Bergdahl trade and lawyer Jon Eisenberg about the legal battle over force-feeding Gitmo hunger strikers. Continue reading Expert Views on Guantanamo Controversey: Journalist Andy Worthington and Attorney Jon Eisenberg

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Medical Cannabis Activist Steve DeAngelo Comments on House Vote to Block Prosecutions of Legal Dispensaries


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Steve DeAngelo is co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit Harborside Health Center, and joins us to comment on the House amendment that blocks funding for prosecution of state-legal medical cannabis dispensaries. Continue reading Medical Cannabis Activist Steve DeAngelo Comments on House Vote to Block Prosecutions of Legal Dispensaries

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Lesbian Professor Suzanna D. Walters Will Reshape Your Thinking About Gay Liberation

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Suzanna Danuta Walters is Director of Northeastern U.'s Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Professor of Sociology, and joins us to talk about her new book The Tolerance Trap.  Warning: the book and this interview may disturb conventional thinking, and mess with your mind! Continue reading Lesbian Professor Suzanna D. Walters Will Reshape Your Thinking About Gay Liberation

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Journalist Steve Horn Returns to Update Monterey Shale’s Reduced Forecast, and Much More!

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Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog returns to update us on his recent reporting on fracking, climate change, oil-laden "bomb trains" and the massive networks of oil and gas pipelines in the US. And he details the royal treatment accorded disgraced ex-CIA chief David Petraeus on his recent visit to North Dakota. Continue reading Journalist Steve Horn Returns to Update Monterey Shale’s Reduced Forecast, and Much More!

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Jo Becker Offers Inside View of the Struggle to Overturn Prop 8

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Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Jo Becker of the NY Times goes in-depth on her new book, Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality. Continue reading Pulitzer Prize Winner Jo Becker Offers Inside View of the Struggle to Overturn Prop 8

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Peace Activist Mike Marino is Re-introducing His ‘Pease’ Flag From the 1970’s

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Sharing stories of small-world coincidences, Mike Marino is looking for your support to re-launch his "Pease" flag during this time of conflict in many parts of our world. Continue reading Peace Activist Mike Marino is Re-introducing His ‘Pease’ Flag From the 1970’s

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Straight Talk From Texas School Supt. John Kuhn About Data-Mania in Education

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Outspoken local school superintendant John Kuhn offers straight talk about the failures of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top and about his book, Fear and Learning in America. Continue reading Straight Talk From Texas School Supt. John Kuhn About Data-Mania in Education