Podcast for September 4 Shows


Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed …

  • journalist Pratap Chatterjee is the senior editor at CorpWatch. Pratap’s most recent book is last year’s, “Halliburton’s Army: How a Well-Connected Texas Oil Company Revolutionized the Way America Makes War” (Nation Books). We’ll be speaking with Pratap about his recent writing including the story, “The Secret Killers: Assassination in Afghanistan and Task Force 373.”
  • live from Baghdad, writer Nir Rosen is a Fellow at the New America Foundation and at New York University’s Center on Law and Security. Nir’s most recent book is the 2006, “In the Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq” (Simon and Schuster). His new book, “Aftermath; Following the Bloodshed of America’s Wars in the Muslim World,” (Perseus) will be released in October.
  • writer Alexander Cockburn edits the political newsletter CounterPunch with past This is Hell! guest Jeffrey St. Clair. Alexander writes the “Beat the Devil” column for The Nation and a weekly syndicated column for the Los Angeles Times as well as for The First Post, which is syndicated by Creators Syndicate.
  • writer and former documentary filmmaker Julia Whitty is the author of “Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean,” (Mariner Books). Julia’s book, “The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific,” (Mariner Books) won the PEN USA Literary Award. Julia’s article, “BP’s Deep Secrets,” is the cover story for the September/October edition of Mother Jones.

Irregular correspondent Dave Buchen talked to us live from San Juan.

LaddieO.com reported on web, tech and science news from the hermetically sealed clean room at URL Labs.

Live from San Francisco, Kate O’Donnell said, Thank You, Science!”

Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.