Wednesday, April 21 Nine Circles of Hell!

Offshore oil rig workers missing – or not – after explosion caused by blowout – or not The Times-Picayune (4/21/10) 11 oil rig workers still missing after explosion, Coast Guard says Twelve workers on an oil drilling rig that exploded and caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico late Tuesday are still missing today, the Read more

Tuesday, April 20 Nine Circles of Hell!

Military recruiter misconduct exposed KING5.com (4/19/10) Investigators: New documents reveal military recruiter misconduct New documents obtained by the KING 5 Investigators reveal stunning details about recruiter misconduct in the Washington National Guard. They expose the tactics of one “burned out” recruiter and raise questions about what the Guard did when it caught her and another Read more

Monday, April 19 Nine Circles of Hell!

Bestiality sex tourism busted at Exitpoint Stallions Seattle Times (4/16/10) Felon accused of running animal-sex farm in Whatcom County A Whatcom County man’s friendship and aggressive support for a man convicted in the infamous Enumclaw horse-sex case led to his arrest this week for allegedly operating a bestiality farm just south of the Canadian border, Read more

Podcast for April 17 Shows

On the ‘Latest, Highest This is Hell!‘ we played the following interviews from 2009. Go ahead and  listen: live from Dublin, Julien Mercille is a Professor at the University College of Dublin lecturing in US foreign policy. Julien writes regularly for Foreign Policy in Focus. The week this interview took place, Julien had just posted Read more

Friday, April 16 Nine Circles of Hell!

Rights group asks Senegal to regulate abusive religious schools BBC News (4/15/10) HRW calls for end to abuse in Senegal Koranic schools Students at Koranic schools in Senegal are severely abused and subjected to slavery-like conditions, lobby group Human Rights Watch (HRW) says …

Thursday, April 15 Nine Circles of Hell!

One Canadian province’s solar power can generate as much as all US nuclear reactors combined Science Daily (4/16/10) Solar Power in Ontario Could Produce Almost as Much Power as All U.S. Nuclear Reactors, Studies Find Solar power in southeastern Ontario has the potential to produce almost the same amount of power as all the nuclear Read more

Wednesday, April 14 Nine Circles of Hell!

Frightening video gets cops suspended WTOP.com (4/15/10) Four Prince George’s Police officers taken off duty EDITOR’S NOTE: The pictures within the image gallery are graphic. Discretion is advised. Four Prince George’s County Police officers have been taken off regular duty and three will be formally suspended for their role in a beating of a University Read more

Tuesday, April 13 Nine Circles of Hell!

Feds ask Mississippi school to stop all-black, all-white classrooms The Washington Post (4/13/10) Miss. county schools ordered to comply with desegregation order A federal judge Tuesday ordered a rural county in southwestern Mississippi to stop segregating its schools by grouping African American students into all-black classrooms and allowing white students to transfer to the county’s Read more

Monday, April 12 Nine Circles of Hell!

We could be short 150,000 doctors by 2025 The Wall Street Journal (4/12/10) Medical Schools Can’t Keep Up The new federal health-care law has raised the stakes for hospitals and schools already scrambling to train more doctors. Experts warn there won’t be enough doctors to treat the millions of people newly insured under the law. Read more

Podcast for April 10 Shows

This past Saturday’s ‘Best of’ edition features a recording of ‘A Conversation with Greg Palast‘ featuring your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz from Friday, April 9, 2010, at Columbia College’s Film Row Cinema in Chicago’s South Loop. You can listen here. Other interviews from earlier this year that we played during Read more