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08-19-08

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

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

Alexander Melikishvili: is a research associate at the Washington, D.C. office of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

Tom Hayden: After forty years of activism, politics and writing, Tom Hayden still is a leading voice for ending the war in Iraq, erasing sweatshops, saving the environment, and reforming politics through greater citizen participation.

Jason Leopold: is an American investigative reporter who was recently a senior editor and reporter for Truthout.org.

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.

Free Speech Zone

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08-18-08

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

Thomas Frank: Thomas Frank is the author of What’s the Matter with Kansas? and One Market Under God. The founding editor of The Baffler and a contributing editor at Harper’s, he is also The Wall Street Journal’s newest weekly columnist.

Ali Ahsan: Pakistani lawyer. His father, Aitzaz Ahsan, is president of the Supreme Court Bar Association in Pakistan.

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”.

Tim Shorrock: an investigative journalist who grew up in Japan and South Korea. He now lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe.

Free Speech Zone

James Pindell: managing editor of Politicker.com's sites and of the Pindell Report which analyzes and ranks elections and campaigns for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, and governor races.

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8-15-08

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

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

Charlie Maher: Automotive fine artist, Pebble Beach Concours

Norman Solomon: a nationally syndicated columnist on media and politics. He has been writing the weekly "Media Beat" column since 1992.

Nikolai Sokov: a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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

Steven Rosenfeld: Steven Rosenfeld is a senior fellow at Alternet.org and author of "Count My Vote, A Guide to Voting."

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8-14-08

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

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

Kevin Knobloch: brings 27 years of experience in legislative policy, media, and advocacy to his job as leader of UCS. He is knowledgeable about a wide range of environmental and arms control issues, including natural resource and clean energy economics, advanced technology vehicles, nuclear weapons, forest conservation, renewable energy, and corporate responsibility.

Dan Hamburg: is an American politician and a former Democratic Party Congressman from California. He was active in both the Democratic Party and Green Party.

Col. Sam Gardiner: is a retired Air Force Colonel and described as "an expert in military strategy and an expert on strategic games."

Max Bernstein: writes at Huffington Post.

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

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8-13-08

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

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

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

Scott Horton: a New York attorney known for his work in human rights law and the law of armed conflict, as well as emerging markets and international law.

Karla Raettig: Legislative Representative for Wildlife Conservation at the National Wildlife Federation

Will Bower: is known as the person who had created the group known as “Party Unity My A—“ (PUMA), after Senator Hillary Clinton of New York had lost the Democratic nomination.

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08-12-08

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

John Stauber: founded the non-profit, non-partisan Center for Media & Democracy and its news magazine PR Watch in 1993 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Prof. Anna Vassilieva: a research associate of the Monterey Institute of International Studies Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Center for East Asian Studies.

Chellie Pingree: former president of Common Cause, democratic candidate for congress in Maine.

Jason Leopold: is an American investigative reporter who was recently a senior editor and reporter for Truthout.org.

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.

Free Speech Zone

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08-11-08 Episode

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

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

Elizabeth Farnsworth: An accomplished journalist, writer and producer-director. Elizabeth Farnsworth’s latest project is the launch of her documentary The Judge and the General, a documentary which follows the investigation by Juan Guzmán, the judge assigned by lottery to investigate charges against the former president of Chile, General Pinoche.

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”.

Alexander Melikishvili: is a research associate at the Washington, D.C. office of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

Free Speech Zone Edwards & Rielle Hunter:
FBI’s messy anthrax investigation
obits: Isaac Hayes and Bernie Mac

Tommy Panik: in Beijing, Olympic report

Tom Gaman: He is California Registered Forester#1776 and holds BS (UC Berkeley 1972) and MF (Yale University, 1981)degrees in forestry.

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08-08-08 Episode

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

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

Rep. Barbara Lee: Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing California's 9th congressional district.

Brian Katulis: Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where his work focuses on U.S. national security policy with an emphasis on the Middle East, Iraq, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Pakistan. He is co-author of "The Prosperity Agenda".

Antonia Juhaszh: policy-analyst, author and activist living in San Francisco. Her new book is called "The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry--and What We Must Do to Stop It".

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

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So much going on….

This has been quite a week. Ron Suskind’s revelations about Bush/Cheney’s attempts to get the CIA to forge a document creating a connection between Saddam and 9/11, Bush’s reported berating of the FBI director who wasn’t willing to falsely blame Al Qaeda for the anthrax incidents, and the corporate media offering healthy skepticsm (for a change) of the FBI’s “case closed” fingering Dr. Ivins for the anthrax mailings, now that he is (conveniently) no longer alive to defend himself. Impeachment is on the table–in Pakistan. And the Hamdan show trial at Gitmo produces a split decision and a humane sentence, despite the fundamental unfairness of the process and the fact that Hamdan was tortured. If you missed some of these topics, grab a podcast and get caught up.

My personal thanks to all who have supported our fundraiser to help cover our costs for coverage of the Democratic Convention in Denver at the end of August!

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08-07-08 Episode

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

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

Joe Cirincione: President of the Ploughshares Fund for Peace, a public grant-making foundation focused on nuclear weapons policy and conflict resolution.

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 ptsd1.blogspot.com.