Podcast for Saturday, March 8, 2008 Shows

Ken Silverstein is the Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine. We discussed his article in the March issue entitled, “Beltway Bacchanal: Congress Lives High on the Contributor’s Dime.” Theresa Hitchens is the director of the Center for Defense Information where she heads their Space Security Project. Theresa is the author of “Future Security In Space: Charting Read more

Website of the Week for March 1, 2008 Website of the Week

http://www.shatters.net/celestia/ Home of Celestia, an awesome new, freevirtal planetarium software. It’s actually more of a 3-D spacesimulator, because instead of just being stuck with the Earth as yourvantage point, you’re free to zoom through galaxies, orbit planetstexture-mapped with imagery from the European Space Agency’s Hipparcossatellite, or take a close-in peek at the Hubble satellite. You Read more

Podcast for Saturday, March 1, 2008 Shows

James Livingston teaches history at Rutgers. He’s finishing a book called “The World Turned Inside Out: American Thought and Culture at the End of the 20th Century. He blogs at politicsandletters.com. This week, he wrote the article, “Clintonites Need to Realize the Left Won the Debates of the 1960s” at the History News Network web Read more

Website of the Week for February 23, 2008 Website of the Week

http://88.80.13.160 This was Wikileaks.org… untillast week, when a federal judge ordered the removal of their domainname! That’s just how dangerous they think this wiki’s goal of “anopen-source democratic intelligence agency” really is. Read more here.

Podcast for Saturday, February 23, 2008 Shows

British historian Andy Worthington is the author of the book, “The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison.” Gary Leupp is Professor of History at Tufts University, and Adjunct Professor of Comparative Religion. Gary’s most recent article, “The Independence of Kosovo,” is posted at Counterpunch. He’s also the author “Servants, Read more

Podcast for Saturday, February 16, 2008 Shows

John Miller is a professor of economics at Wheaton College and writes for Dollar and Sense. We talked with John about his latest article, “Stormier Weather: The economic recovery that’s been officially underway since late 2001 is probably over—too bad many Americans never got to experience it.” writer and researcher Alex de Waal is a Read more

Podcast for Saturday, February 9, 2008 Shows

Paul Rogers, professor of peace studies at Bradford University, northern England, returns to This is Hell! Paul is a weekly columnist on global security at openDemocracy.net, the most recent columns being “A mission impossible” and “The Iraq Project.” Paul also writes an international security monthly briefing for the Oxford Research Group, the most recent briefing Read more

Website of the Week for February 2, 2008 Website of the Week

http://proxy.org/ Your right to anonymity! A directory offree webproxy sites you can use to browse blockled websites fromschool, work, the library, or any other firewall protected place. Theforum is a particularly interesting peek into this little community ofwebproxy hosts, some apparently making advertising bucks from the kidstrafficking through their portals!

Podcast for Saturday, February 2, 2008 Shows

live from Toronto, writer, translator, activist Justin Podur wrote Tuesday’s ZNet story, “Colombia’s war and Venezuela’s foreign policy.” Justin is also an editor for ZNet, which is part of Z Magazine. Justin has reported from Haiti, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Israel/Palestine, and Mexico. His work has also appeared in Dollars and Sense, New Politics, New Read more