Podcast for Saturday, October 10, 2009 Shows

James B. Steele co-wrote the Vanity Fair article, “Good Billions After Bad,” with his investigative reporting partner Donald L. Barlett. Steele and Barlett are the only investigative journalism team to have won two Pulitzers and two National Magazine Awards. They are both contributing editors to Vanity Fair and editors-at-large for TIME magazine. Their most recent Read more

Website of the Week for October 3, 2009 Website of the Week

http://tones.wolfram.com Another project out of Wolfram Research, this one harnessesMathematica algorithms to create a nifty little online applet thatenables you to stretch your musical muscles or just noodle adinfinitum. The results can definitely be iffy, and perhaps sometimesdon’t really qualify as real music (here’s an example, make up your own mind) but this little app Read more

Podcast for Saturday, October 3, 2009 Shows

live from Copenhagen, Tom Tresser is a volunteer organizer for ‘No Games Chicago.’ Tom is a consultant, producer, educator and trainer who works with individuals, companies and communities to “leverage and amplify their creative assets in order to solve problems, create economic value and trigger civic engagement.” He is the author of the book, “America Read more

Podcast for Saturday, September 26, 2009 Shows

Stephen Glain is a weekly columnist for the Abu Dhabi English-language paper The National and a regular contributor to the London-based Al Majallah magazine. Stephen has been a business reporter for the South China Morning Post and a foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. His book, “Mullahs, Merchants, and Militants: The Economic Collapse of Read more

Website of the Week for September 19, 2009 Website of the Week

http://dashndem.com The two Royal Academy of Arts students responsible for this siteexplain themselves “From remote controlled roller skates which placethe artists fate in the hands of the audience, to a machine thatproffers soft scoop ice cream depending on the perceived happiness ofthe user, to a workshop teaching primary school children political spinand the art of Read more

Podcast for Saturday, September 19, 2009 Shows

Thomas Frank is a regular columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Tom’s latest book is “The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule” (Metropolitan Books). Tom’s earlier book, “What The Matter With Kansas,” has been made into a documentary. Joe Winston, the director of the new film, joined us live in-studio.Show times through Thursday, are 6:15 PM Read more

Podcast for Saturday, September 5, 2009 Shows

Danny Weil has written a three-part series on charter schools for Counterpunch. Danny is an attorney with thirty years experience as well as a union organizer. Danny is also a former primary school teacher in Los Angeles and works as an educational and organizational management consultant. He is currently director of the Critical Thinking Institute, Read more