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08-01-08 Episode

Thom Hartmann: American radio host, author, and liberal political commentator. His nationally-syndicated radio show, The Thom Hartmann Program, airs throughout the United States on Air America Radio.

John Nichols: political writer for The Nation magazine as its Washington correspondent. He is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared many newspapers including the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune.

Matt Rothschild: editor of The Progressive magazine and the author of "You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression." This article, "The FBI Deputizes Business," is the cover story of the March issue of The Progressive.

Aldous Tyler: founder of

Brad Friedman: self-described election integrity muckraking journalist jerk. You can read his blog at

John Stauber: founder of the non-profit, non-partisan Center for Media & Democracy and its newsmagazine PR Watch.

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07-31-08 Episode

Faiz Shakir: Research Director at The Center for American Progress and serves as Editor-in-Chief of

Mike Lux: co-founder and CEO of Progressive Strategies, L.L.C., a political consulting firm. Read his blog

Scott Dick: regular contributor on Military/Vets issues. Dick hosts his own radio broadcast called The Scott Dick Show.

R. J. Shulman: political satirist. You can read Shulman’s blog at

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07-30-08 Episode

Paul Waldman: author of four books on media and politics. His latest is called "Free Ride: John McCain and the Media". He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Senior Fellow and Director of Special Projects at Media Matters for America. He is also a columnist for The American Prospect. You can read his blog at

Randy Hayes: founder of Rainforest Action Network.

Lou Dematteis: San Francisco Bay Area photojournalist and documentary photographer Lou Dematteis has covered issues of social, political, economic and environmental importance for the past 30 years. A former staff photographer for Reuters News Pictures. His new book is called "Crude Reflections/Cruda Realidad Oil, Ruin and Resistance in the Amazon Rainforest".

Saul Kaye: singer-songwriter. His band is called The Saul Kaye Band.

Lt. Gov john Garamendi: 46th Lieutenant Governor of California. He brings to the office 32 years of public service.

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Peter B in Madison, WI

This Friday, August 1, we will be live from Madison, Wisconsin, site of the Nonstop Radio conference. Get the details at Guests include Thom Hartmann, John Nichols (The Nation, media reform leader) and Matthew Rothschild of the Progressive. PBC will be leading several panels at the conference on Saturday and Sunday. If you can, join us in Madison!

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07-29-08 Episode

Steve Poizner: California's Insurance Commissioner. Contact the Commissioner and find out more about your rights at

Rory O’Connor: veteran media critic. O'Connor's new book is called "Shock Jocks: Hate Speech and Talk Radio: America's Ten Worst Hate Talkers and the Progressive Alternatives". Read his blog at

Ken Silverstein: Washington, DC Editor for Harper's Magazine and writes Washington Babylon for

Jason Leopold: investigative journalist. He writes for the online publication The Public Record.

Melanie Sloan: Executive Director for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, CREW. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia.

Anima LaVoy: co-founder of Swing Semester. Originally from Washington, DC, Anima Sarah La Voy earned her degree in psychology from Earlham College, a Quaker liberal arts school in Richmond, Indiana. While living in the Midwest, she learned about small town economies, country music, and people who didn’t think like her.

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07-28-08 Espisode

Evan Russell: medical student at John Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Rocky Anderson: founder of High Road for Human Rights. Anderson served as Mayor of Salt Lake City from 2000-2008.

Cliff Schecter: political commentator and journalist. His blog is called The Political Carnival. His latest book is called "The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don't Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn't".

Anna Baltzer: Jewish American Columbia graduate, Fulbright scholar, and the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. Her new book is called "Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories". Baltzer is currently working with Global Exchange to expose human rights abuses in Palestine and supporting nonviolent resistance to the Occupation. You can buy her book and learn more about Anna Baltzer at her website

Ivan Eland: Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at The Independent Institute.

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07-25-08 Episode

Robert Parry: founder of His new book is called "Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush".

Jonathan Rintels: President and Executive Director of The Center for Creative Voices in Media.

Ph.D Dagmar Herzog: professor of history at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Her new book is called "Sex in Crisis: The New Sexual Revolution and the Future of American Politics".

Cathy Zoi: CEO of the Alliance for Climate Change. The Alliance, established and chaired by Former Vice President Al Gore, is spearheading a massive campaign to persuade Americans and people elsewhere in the world of both the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.

Brad Friedman: self-described election integrity muckraking journalist jerk. You can read his blog at

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07-24-08 Episode

Rep. Maxine Waters: Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991 representing the 35th District of California.

Bruce Fein: lawyer in the United States who specializes in constitution and international law. He is a pro-impeachment republican.

Scott Dick: regular contributor on Military/Vets issues. Dick hosts his own radio broadcast called The Scott Dick Show.

Pam Singh: council for the International Justice Program for Human Rights Watch.

R. J. Shulman: political satirist. You can read Shulman's blog at

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07-23-08 Episode

Eric Boehlert: senior fellow at He is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone, and a former senior writer for Salon.

Diane Farsetta: Senior Researcher for The Center for Media and Democracy. Farsetta coordinates CMD's No Fake News campaign. You can read her blog at

Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing the 10th District of Ohio. He has been serving since 1996 and was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2004 and 2008 elections.

Harvey Wasserman: Free Press Senior Editor. Wasserm is a "Superpower of Peace" columnist and author of a dozen books including SOLARTOPIA! Our Green-Powered Earth, A.D. 2030.

Aldous Tyler: founder of