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Episode 52 - October 31, 2011

Episode pending - Occupy Wall Street foreseen.

Episode 51 - September 30, 2011

Episode 51 - September 30, 2011 Whose Economy? Part 2 of 3

  • Artificial Crisis Leads to Super Budget-Cutting Committee:  Michael Hudson, Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, exposes the establishment framing of the economic situation to justify cutting social safety nets. 
  • Occupy Wall Street: Interview with Michael Moore, after a visit with protesters occupying Wall Street. Moore discusses a people's framing of the economic situation.
 

Download | Duration: 00:29:11

Episode 50 - August 30, 2011

Episode 50 - August 30, 2011 Whose Economy? Part 1 of 3

  • Economist Richard Wolff:  Bailouts put the private debts onto the public (tax payer) balance sheet. Now Congress and White House are poised to finish the job by putting that debt onto the backs of America's most vulnerable people.
  • Wealth Gap Between Minorities and White Americans doubles after housing crisis, recession: According to Pew Research Center.
 

Download | Duration: 00:31:58

Episode 49 - July 31, 2011

Episode 49 - July 31, 2011

  • Economist James Galbraith:  Reality check on the Washington "Debt Crisis".
  • Journalist, media critic and political analyst John Nichols: The Unraveling Murdoch News Corp media empire. Were crimes also committed in the United States?
  • Ralph Nader: Common Ground with the Tea Party? This might be true for the principled libertarians within the Tea Party.
 

Download | Duration: 00:32:52

Episode 48 - June 30, 2011

Episode 48 - June 30, 2011 Mideast Awakening

  • Mideast Awakening in Iraq:  Raed Jararr discusses protests in Iraq as part of the mideast awakening. He also provides a behind-the-scenes analysis of the US plans for departure from Iraq... or not....
  • Mideast Awakening in Bahrain: The US looks the other way during government crackdowns on the pro-democracy movement in this tiny Gulf monarchy; a report from Husain Abdulla Director of Americans for Human Rights and Democracy in Bahrain.
  • Prosecute Bush:  Who are the "Bush Six" and what happened in Spain last Spring?  Although the outcome in this case was negative, the movement to hold Bush administration officials accountable remains strong.

 

Download | Duration: 00:35:05

Episode 47 - May 22, 2011

Episode 47 - May 22, 2011 Corporate Tax Dodgers

  • Senator Bernie Sanders (VT):  Speech on the US Senate floor exposes corporations that are avoiding taxes via loop-holes that they wrote into the laws.
  • Nicholas Shaxon:  Author of "Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens" interviewed April 15, 2011 on DemocracyNow!
On a personal note, Violet Lyra Mae arrived April 27th, 2011. As a time-saver, given the demands of fatherhood, I'll be shifting to a less demanding format, which involves less editing and longer audio clips of interest or straight interviews.
 

Download | Duration: 00:39:21

Episode 46 - April 24, 2011

Episode 46 - April 24, 2011 Budget Crisis! Really?

  • Economist James K. Galbraith:  Speech in Washington, DC, from late 2010. Galbraith lays out a strategic path that we the people must push forward, because the two-headed, one-party establishment system is trapped by group-think and is incapable of steering the world away from disaster. (35-min)
On a personal note, with a little one coming at the end of April, I'll be shifting to a less demanding format, which involves less editing and longer audio clips of interest.
 

Download | Duration: 00:35:28

Episode 45 - April 17, 2011

Episode 45 - April 17, 2011 Authoritarian Conservatives
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  • Two Brands of Conservatives:  There are the "small government" "Libertarian Conservatives." Then there are the "Authoritarian Conservatives" that 'say' they want small government, but once in office they reveal themselves as government-in-your-business "Authoritarian Conservatives."  Find out more with help from Rachel Madow.
  • Cut Taxes for the Rich and Create Jobs: Dean Baker discusses why this simplistic economics principle does not hold in today's economy.
  • Gerald Celente:  Conservative Future Trends forecaster points out "the obvious" that will ring true with progressives: Government and Corporate powers have for the most part merged, which is the definition of fascism. 
On a personal note, with a little one coming at the end of April, I'll be shifting to a less demanding format, which involves less editing and longer audio clips of interest.
 

Download | Duration: 00:35:05

Episode 44 - March 31, 2011

Episode 44 - March 31, 2011 Journalism & Democracy in Crisis
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  • Econ 101:  The notion that giving the wealthy class, or owner class, tax cuts to spur jobs and economic growth is a widely held belief in our society... What's the real story today?
  • Feature on the Broken Corporate Media: Communications Professor Robert McChesney on Journalism and Democracy in Crisis..
     

Download | Duration: 01:01:26

Episode 43 - March 13, 2011

Episode 43 - March 13, 2011 We Are Wisconsin
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  • Security Industrial Complex:  A concern of both conservatives and progressives. Coleen Rowley, former FBI agent discusses the glut of information being collected and the needle-in-a-haystack syndrome.
  • Has the Sleeping Giant Awoken? Michael Moore Madison, WI speech, 3/5/11.
     

Download | Duration: 00:41:24

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