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10-02-08

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

John Nichols: Nichols writes about politics for The Nation magazine as its Washington correspondent.

Ray McGovern: is a retired CIA officer turned political activist.

David Abramowitz: is a Senior Fellow at American Progress, focusing on housing policy and related federal and state programs and issues.

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R. J. Shulman: political satirist. You can read Shulman’s blog at ptsd1.blogspot.com

Gary Chew: regular contributor on film and entertainment issues.

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10-01-08

Eric Boehlert: Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America. He is the author of “Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush”.

David Novack: has been a producer, post supervisor, and associate producer for a number of documentary films and television series, including the historical documentary, “Songs of Odessa,” the acclaimed Showtime/United Nations series, “What’s Going On” and two episodes of PBS/WGBH’s “Frontline.”

Dr. Bill Durston: is running as the Democratic candidate for House of Representatives in California's 3rd Congressional District to give voters a choice for change.

Steve Pizzo: is an award-winning, non-fiction author, raconteur and all around dilettante. His prior accomplishments include a New York Times best-selling book, Inside Job, exposing the seamy side of the 1980s savings and loan crisis. His blog can be viewed at NewsforReal.com.

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09-30-08

Dr. Paul Larudee: co-founder of FreeGaza.org.

Michael Ratner: is an attorney, adjunct professor of law at Columbia University Law School, and president of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a non-profit human rights litigation organization based in New York, New York.

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

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Rev. Billy: Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir believe that Consumerism is overwhelming our lives. The corporations want us to have experiences only through their products.

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09-29-08

Anna Aurilio: Legislative Director for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG), as well as the Director of the DC office for Environment America responsible for policy development, research and advocacy on energy issues and anti-environmental subsidies.

Jameel Jaffer: litigator for the American Civil Liberties Union and Director of the ACLU's National Security Program.

Jonathan Hafetz: is an attorney with the ACLU. He is the author of a forthcoming book on post-9/11 detentions, to be published by NYU Press.

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”.

Win McCormack: is publisher and editor-in-chief of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books. Check out his website here.

Melanie Sloan: serves as CREW’s Executive Director. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries.

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09-26-08

Robert Parry: founder of ConsortiumNews.com.  His new book is called “Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush”.

Rinku Sen: publisher of Colorlines magazine and Communications Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC), she has a rich history of organizing, writing and lecturing on issues of race, gender and activism.

Prop 8 debate: Shall the California Constitution be changed to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry providing that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California?
Yes: Bill May
No: Rev. Deborah Johnson: founder and president of Inner Light Ministries. A dynamic public speaker, known for her ability to bring clarity to complex and emotionally charged issues, she travels the nation teaching, training, and consulting on cultural diversity.

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

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09-25-08

Tim Carpenter: director of Progressive Democrats of America, is a social and political activist who, for more than 30 years, has worked for causes such as nuclear disarmament, death penalty abolition, defending the homeless, and campaign finance reform.

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

Naomi Wolff: an American author, political consultant, and public intellectual.

Scott Dick: regular contributor on Military/Vets issues. Dick hosts his own radio broadcast called The Scott Dick Show.  Here's the link to the army times article referred to on the show: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/09/army_homeland_090708w/

Ron Williams: campus coordinator of Re-entry Student and Veterans Programs and Services for UC Berkeley.

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R. J. Shulman: political satirist. You can read Shulman’s blog at ptsd1.blogspot.com

Gary Chew: regular contributor on film and entertainment issues.

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09-24-08

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 paulwaldman.blogspot.com.

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”.

Lively discussion of the marijuana industry in Humboldt County

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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.

Rep Jackie Speier: is the Democratic Representative for California's 12th congressional district. The district includes the northern two-thirds of San Mateo County and the southwest quarter of San Francisco.

Tom Mazzolini: founder and producer of the San Francisco Blues Festival, the longest running blues festival in the United States.

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09-23-08

Katherine Gun: a British former government employee, faced two years imprisonment in England for the "crime" of telling the truth. She was charged with leaking an embarrassing U.S. intelligence memo indicating that the U.S. had mounted a spying "surge" against U.N. delegations in early 2003 in an effort to win approval of the Iraq war resolution

Michael Schwartz: professor of sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook has written extensively on popular protest and insurgency, and on US business and government dynamics. His latest book is called War Without End; the Iraq War in Context.

Glenn Greenwald: previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator and now a Contributing Writer at Salon.com

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

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09-22-08

Jim Moore: Emmy-winning former television news correspondent and the co-author of the bestselling book, Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential.

Brent Budowsky: From the mid-1970's to 1990 Brent Budowsky served in senior Congressional Staff positions including Legislative Assistant to former U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, and Legislative Director to Representative Bill Alexander, then Chief Deputy Majority Whip. He now writes for the Hills Pundit's Blog.

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”.

Ari Melber: is The Nation’s Net movement correspondent, and a writer for the Campaign 08 blog at thenation.com as well as a writer at washingtonindependent.com.

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Judith Plank: has volunteered to foward your emails regarding the wallstreet bailout to members of congress.  Send your comments to jpcats@cal.net

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09-19-08

Robert Parry: founder of ConsortiumNews.com.  His new book is called “Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush”.

Robert Dreyfuss: freelance investigative journalist whose work appears in The Nation, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, The American Prospect, and other progressive publications.  His work also appears in the new blog "Dreyfuss Report".

Danny Schechter: television producer, independent filmmaker, blogger, and media critic who writes and lectures frequently about the media in the United States and worldwide. Check out his blog at Mediachannel.org.

Mark Winston Griffith: community economic justice activist, journalist and Senior Fellow in Economic Justice at the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy.

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

If you would like to make a contribution in honor of Sarah Palin, here's the link to the Planned Parenthood website:
>https://secure.ga0.org/02/pp10000_inhonor

You'll need to fill in the address to let people know where to send the 'in Sarah Palin's honor' card. I suggest you use the address for the McCain campaign headquarters, which is:

1235 S. Clark Street
1st Floor
Arlington , VA 22202

Patty Sharaf: works as a Producer/Director as well as a sound engineer for network news, sports and entertainment.  Her latest film is “Murder? Spies & Voting Lies”.