Podcast for October 8, 2011
Yesterday, Saturday, October 8, 2011, This is Hell! broadcasts live, completely unedited and uninterrupted four hour show beginning at 9 AM (US central time time) over-the air on Chicago’s Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming and podcast shortly after here.
Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed …
- live from London, economist, author, journalist and political analyst Loretta Napoleoni, author of “Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We do” (Seven Stories). Loretta has been on the show in the past to discuss her books, “Rogue Economics: Capitalism’s New Reality,” which has been translated into fourteen languages, and “Terror Inc.: Tracing the Money Behind Global Terrorism,” which has been translated into twelve languages. She’s one of the world’s leading experts on money laundering and terror financing. She has worked as London correspondent and columnist for Turin’s La Stampa, Milan’s Corriere della Sera, Rome’s La Repubblica, Spain’s national daily El País, and Le Monde. Loretta has also worked as a consultant for the commodities markets.
- Geoff Dembicki reports extensively on the growing political influence of Alberta’s oil sands industry and other climate change-related issues for TheTyee.ca, an award-winning online newspaper based in Vancouver, Canada. His recent writing includes a special article for Corpwatch, “Keystone Pipeline Faces Indigenous Trans-Border Opposition.”
- Brennan Center Senior Counsel Keesha Gaskins will be on to discuss the Center’s new report, “Voting Law Changes in 2012.” The report says new Republican-backed voting changes, “could make it significantly harder for more than five million eligible voters to cast ballots in 2012.” Keesha assisted with researching and drafting multiple sections of this report, and is a senior attorney at the Center and an expert on voting rights issues.
- live from Paris, Financial Times columnist and feature writer Simon Kuper, author of, “Soccer Men: Profiles of the Rogues, Geniuses and Neurotics Who Dominate the World’s Most Popular Sport” (Nation Books). Simon’s 1994, “Soccer Against the Enemy: How the World’s Most Popular Sport Starts and Fuels Revolutions and Keeps Dictators in Power,” won the 1994 William Hall Sports Book of the Year.
Our irregular correspondents were:
- live from the #OccupyWallStreet action in Chicago, Spencer ‘Thunderball’ Thayer
- live from Los Angeles, Jeff Dorchen will deliver a Moment of Truth.