Podcast for Saturday, July 4, 2009 Shows

live from London, David Hill is a researcher and campaigner for Survival International, “the only international organization supporting tribal peoples worldwide.” David will discuss SI’s latest report on recent violence against Peru’s indigenous, “Death at Devil’s Bend: an eyewitness account.” In 2007, David traveled to Peru and spent months researching some of the world’s last Read more

Website of the Week for June 27, 2009 Website of the Week

http://atlasobscura.com This quote from the site pretty much says it all – “The AtlasObscura is a collaborative project with the goal of cataloging all ofthe singular, eccentric, bizarre, fantastical, and strangeout-of-the-way places that get left out of traditional travelguidebooks and are ignored by the average tourist. If you’re lookingfor miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound Read more

Podcast for Saturday, June 27, 2009 Shows

Ira Chernus is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of “Monsters To Destroy: The Neoconservative War on Terror and Sin” (Paradigm Publishers). This week, he wrote the piece, “Time to Change the Story: Palestinian Violence Overstated, Jewish Violence Understated.” live from Jerusalem, adjunct professor of business at Hebrew Read more

Website of the Week for June 20, 2009 Website of the Week

http://vvvv.org VVVV is a toolkit for manipulating video in realtime, interactiveinstallations, and lately, lots of motion graphics for commercials anddesigns for magazine covers. You visually program in it by connecingpre-existing nodes together to create pretty much whatever you want. Ifound the interface kind of primitive and confusing, but got used to itfast and there’s tutorials Read more

Website of the Week for June 13, 2009 Website of the Week

http://www.f295.org A site full of photo freaks doing 21st century photography. What thehell is 21st century photography? The site describes it as “a visiondriven form of photography which freely combines historic methods,alternative processes, and adaptive techniques to create somethingnew.” What that gets you is freaks processing pinhole photographs withFolgers coffee and other wacky mashups of Read more

Podcast for Saturday, June 13, 2009 Shows

Ethan Nadelmann is the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organization in the United States promoting alternatives to the war on drugs. Ethan is the author of 1993′s “Cops Across Borders,” which was the first scholarly study of the internationalization of US criminal law enforcement, and co-authored the 2006 book, Read more

Website of the Week for June 6, 2009 Website of the Week

http://wordsmith.org/anagram Here’s a lovely time waster… The Internet Anagram Server! Say youwant a new nom de plume for yourself, but you want it made out of yourreal name’s letters. Instead of wracking your brain for hours, let theInternet Anagram Server do it all for you in seconds. For instance, mynew alias is Modal Diode. Cool, Read more

Podcast for Saturday, June 6, 2009 Shows

Kim Bobo is the founder and executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice and a columnist for Religious Dispatches. Kim is the author of “Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid – And What We Can Do About It” (The New Press). American University assistant professor of anthropology David Vine, Read more

Website of the Week for May 30, 2009 Website of the Week

http://www.preview-online.com They probably should’ve called this site “trailers-online” …maybethey were afraid that too many truckers might get confused. I dunno.Whatever. If you wanna watch the latest trailers / “previews’ withoutan actual trip to your local movie theatre, go here. It’s all thevisual-aural hype without the stench of popcorn!

Podcast for Saturday, May 30, 2009 Shows

Interviews played during this special podcast – ‘The Very Best of Taylor Dearr ‘ – included: from April 15, 2008, Jeff Faux is founder and former president of the Economic Policy Institute (http://www.epinet.org/) where he is currently a distinguished fellow. Jeff’s most recent article as of this date was a piece in The Nation entitled, Read more

Website of the Week for May 23, 2009 Website of the Week

http://www.oneriot.com Here’s another one of those sites taking advantage of data flowingout of Twitter and similar services, and actually making use of it.This time as a realtime search engine. Here’s a quote from the site:”OneRiot crawls the links people share on Twitter, Digg and othersocial sharing services, then indexes the content on those pages inseconds. Read more

Podcast for Saturday, May 23, 2009 Shows

Phyllis Bennis is the Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and a fellow at the Transnational Institute. Phyllis is the author of several books including, “Ending the Iraq War: A Primer,” and, “Understanding the US-Iran Crisis: A Primer” (Interlink Publishing). This week, she wrote the article, “Netanyahu at the Read more