Podcast For June 26th Shows


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

  • plant breeder and writer Stan Cox, author of “Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned World (and Finding New Ways to Get Through the Summer)” (The New Press). Stan worked for the US Department of Agriculture in India for thirteen years. Find out more about Stan and his book at http://www.losingourcool.com/
  • public interest lawyer, writer and organizer John Atlas is the author of, “Seeds of Change: The Story of ACORN, America’s Most Controversial Antipoverty Community Organizing Group” (Vanderbilt University Press). John is the founder and current president of The National Housing Institute which publishes Shelterforce.
  • Heather Rogers, author of, “Green Gone Wrong: How the Economy is Undermining the Environmental Revolution” (Scribner).
    Past This is Hell! guest Naomi Klein, says of Heather’s new book, “this sensible investigation arrives just in the nick of time.”
  • venture capitalist Sheldon Drobny was the founder of Air America Radio. In 2006, Sheldon founded Nova M Radio, a competitor to Air America producing and syndicating progressive talk radio programs. He is the author of “Road to Air America—Breaking the Right Wing Stranglehold on Our Nation’s Airwaves” (Select Books). He is also a former IRS agent.

The Hopleaf‘s Michael Roper talked about beer live from Italy.

Danny Muller gave a ‘Wasted Energy Report’ live from the US Social Forum in Detroit.

Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.




  • Loo Loo

    If the nice folks in Phoenix (and anywhere else that's really hot or cold) would build partially or completely underground, they'd be a helluva lot more comfortable with little or no air conditioning.