Podcast for Saturday, February 10, 2007 Shows

  • Chalmers Johnson is president of the Japan Policy Research Institute and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. Chalmers’ new book, "Nemesis: The Crisis of the American Republic," (Metropolitan Books) is the third book in a trilogy including "Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire," (Metropolitan Books) and "The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic" (Metropolitan Books). Each of the three links to Metropolitan Books takes you to pages dedicated to those particular books.
  • live from London, Jacob Stevens is the publishing director of the New Left Review (http://www.newleftreview.net/). We will talk with Jacob about his most recent article, "Prisons of the Stateless," examines the work of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
  • Dr. Kevin E. Trenberth is Head of the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Kevin has been a lead author of the 1995, 2001 and the new 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Scientific Assessment of Climate Change which was released last Friday and offers the most comprehensive evidence of global warming yet.
  • Gareth Porter was codirector of the Indochina Resource Center, an anti-war lobbying organization in Washington, DC, from 1974 to 1976. He has written about negotiated settlements of wars in Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Philippines and is the author of "Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam" (University of California Press). We will talk with Gareth about his two recent articles, "How Neocon Shiite Strategy Led to Sectarian War" and "The Blame Game: Bush’s campaign to pin the Iraq quagmire on Iranian meddling won’t wash."

LaddieO.com gave us a web, tech and science report from the hermetically sealed clean rooms at URL Labs, Jeff Dorchen delivered a stinging Moment of Truth, and our car correspondent Dan Litchfield gave a report on the Chicago Auto Show