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

Website of the Week for May 16, 2009 Website of the Week

http://gearwire.com The ultimate site for music gear geeks. A quote from the site:”Since 2005, Gearwire.com is the musician’s daily source of gear news,how-to videos, product walkthroughs, artist interviews, and anythingelse related to music gear and its uses. Whether you are in a touringband, a home studio user, or working in any part of the music Read more

Website of the Week for May 9, 2009 Website of the Week

http://oddmusic.com From the site: “Showcasing unusual musical creations and sounds ofunique artists and artisans from around the globe… Odd music is hometo unique, odd, ethnic, experimental and unusual musical instrumentsand resources.” One of my favs is the crazyass Bubble Organ. This site’s been around since 1999! …as long as I’ve been doing this gig. Proof Read more

Podcast for Saturday, May 9, 2009 Shows

John Dunbar is the Center for Public Integrity’s lead writer/researcher on their new report, “Who’s Behind The Financial Meltdown?” John covered information technology and economics for the Washington, DC, bureau of The Associated Press. He was also an investigative reporter with the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. attorney and investigator John Sifton is the Executive Director Read more

Podcast for Saturday, May 2, 2009 Shows

Kai Wright is a Brooklyn writer and editor and senior writer for TheRoot.com. Kai is the author of “Drifting Toward Love: Black, Brown, Gay and Coming of Age on the Streets of New York” (Beacon Press). His most recent writing includes The Nation article, “More Mortgage Madness.” Last June, Kai also wrote, “Mortgage Industry Bankrupts Read more

Podcast for Saturday, April 25, 2009 Shows

Johann Hari is an award-winning journalist who writes twice-weekly for the UK paper, The Independent. Last year, at the age of 29, Johann became the youngest person ever to be awarded the George Orwell Prize, which the Observer newspaper calls “Britain’s preeminent award for political writing”. In 2007 he was named Newspaper Journalist of the Read more

Website of the Week for April 18, 2009 Website of the Week

http://twitterfall.com Even if you think there is absolutely no value in Twitter ortweeting, you still may want to check out Twitterfall. Using Twitter’sopen API, Twitterfall allows a user to type in custom search queries tofilter and search for the latest trends or breaking news storiesstreaming realtime out of the twittersphere. But beware… it can alsoquickly Read more