Episode #730: Podcast for March 2, 2013 Shows


This weekend, This is Hell! goes ‘Behind the Brands,’ we reveal ‘Racism, Torture and Immunity in Chicago,’ find ‘Child Sex Abuse in India,’ and discover evidence of a natural gas bubble.

On Saturday’s live four hour This is Hell! beginning at 9AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3FM, streaming live here and podcast shortly after our over-the-air broadcast at this page, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviews …

Vicky Rateau is the campaign manager for Oxfam America’s national and international organizing and advocacy efforts around food security and climate change. She has played a leadership role on a number of global poverty campaigns for the past 11 years, including Oxfam International’s Make Trade Fair campaign. She’ll be on to discuss the new Oxfam report and campaign, “Behind the Brands: Change the way the food companies that make your favorite brands do business.”

Chicago lawyer Flint Taylor, who represents victims of alleged torture at the hands of Chicago police, will tell us about his piece at The Nation, “Racism, Torture and Impunity in Chicago.” Flint is a founding partner of the People’s Law Office in Chicago.

Human Rights Watch South Asia director Meenakshi Ganguly talks about her report, “Breaking the Silence: Child Sexual Abuse in India”

Deborah Rogers of the Energy Policy Forum discusses her new report, “Shale and Wall Street: Was the Decline in Natural Gas Prices Orchestrated?

Our correspondents will be …

live from Hungary, ‘Our Man in Budapest’ Todd Williams

live from Quebec City, Universite Laval law student Valerie Bergeron

live from Los Angeles, Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.