Podcast for June 12 Shows


Our guests were:

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, is a weekly columnist at Truthdig and a senior fellow at The Nation Institute. Chris is the author of “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” (Knopf Canada), “When Atheism Becomes Religion: America’s New Fundamentalists” (Simon & Schuster) and the best-selling “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America” (Simon & Schuster). His book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” (Random House) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. His recent columns include, “The Christian Fascists Are Growing Stronger,” and “This Country Needs a Few Good Communists.”
  • journalist Gary Rivlin is the author of “Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. – How the Working Poor Became Big Business” (HarperCollins). Gary’s book, “Fire on the Prairie: Harold Washington and the Politics of Race” (Henry Holt), won the 1992 Carl Sandburg Award for best non-fiction and also the Chicago Sun-Times’s non-fiction book of the year. His 1995 book, “Drive By” (Henry Holt ) was a 1995 New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Gary is also a two-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
    You can purchase all of Gary’s books through his web site.
  • Patrick Cockburn is Iraq correspondent for the Independent in London. Patrick has received the Martha Gellhorn prize for war reporting, the James Cameron Award, and the Orwell Prize for Journalism. He is the author of “Muqtada Al-Sadr and the Battle for the Future of Iraq” (Simon & Schuster) and “The Occupation: War, resistance and daily life in Iraq” (Verso Books) which was a 2006 finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for best nonfiction book. His recent writing includes, “Erdogan Rising?: The New Face of Power in the Middle East.”
  • Kathy Kelly of Chicago’s Voices for Creative Nonviolence has just returned from spending over a month in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Kathy has won a boatload of awards for her activism including, most recently, The War Resisters League 2010 Peace Award. She is the author of “Other Lands Have Dreams: from Baghdad to Pekin Prison (Counterpunch Press), Her recent writing includes, “The world cup of economic and military warfare.”

Nicholas Hale returned with a new installment of ‘Foll Britannia’ live from Bristol, England.

Irregular correspondent David Skalinder explained “Rationality-ism and Obama’s Katrine-Eleven.”

Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.