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Show date: Sept. 2, 2013

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Steven Jonas:  Novel Cites U.S. Christian Right’s Actual Strategies and Tactics to Portray Frightening Future Under Their Rule

Interview with Steven Jonas, professor of preventive medicine at Stony Brook University, a fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and author of over 30 books  Continue reading »

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Feb 242012
 
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WWL Radio #142 Cindy Sheehan Interview

Listen to Cindy Sheehan and Diane Gee live on WWL Radio Friday, February 24th at 6pm ET!

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PhotobucketTonight I am thrilled and honored to speak with Cindy Sheehan. We will be discussing her new book, “Revolution, A Love Story” which chronicles her time spent in Venezuela, and her meetings with Hugo Chavez! She has seen first hand, there is indeed a better way, than the predatory capitalism we suffer here, the World suffers under the US’s actions. Cindy is a force of nature. I have long admired her tenacity, her bravery and her honesty. I imagine that when 2 middle aged, pissed off Moms – turned Revolutionaries sit down for a conversation; this shall be an amazing show!

The call in number is 646-929-1264 to join the conversation! Tip: In order to comment in the show’s companion chat, you must create a BTR account, its free and only takes seconds. Chat is monitored during the show, so make yourself heard.

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WWL Radio: Bringing you controversial, cutting edge, revolutionary, “out there where the buses don’t run” LEFT perspective since January of 2009!

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Sep 292011
 
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Posted Sept. 28, 2011

Interview with Chris Hedges, author of “The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress”, conducted by Scott Harris
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In the months after the near collapse of the U.S. financial and banking system in 2008 that triggered the most serious global economic meltdown since the Great Depression, America has witnessed an uneasy silence suggesting either trauma or stunned acquiescence among the general populace. While polls find that the population at large blames the recklessness of wealthy bankers and speculators for record unemployment and home foreclosures, the only real anger expressed in the streets in recent years has come from corporate-backed Tea Party activists bent on defunding social safety net programs while labeling President Obama a Muslim-socialist, and attacking unions. Continue reading »

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Sep 172011
 
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September 15th, 2011 by Apparently, NPR people do not understand what the critique of he said, she said is all about. It’s not about editorializing. Or taking sides. It’s failing to do the reporting required to shed light on conflicting truth claims.

First I’m going to tell you what happened; then I’m going to comment on it.

I set my clock radio to NPR because I am a fan and loyal listener. A week ago I woke to this report about new rules for licensing abortion clinics in Kansas. The report stood out for me as an exquisite example of that dubious genre known as “he said, she said” journalism, which I’ve been complaining about for some time.  My 2009 essay on it attempts to explain the persistence of this form; it also gives a definition:

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