Podcast for Saturday, February 25, 2006 Shows

  • live from Cochabamba, Bolivia, Jim Shultz of the Democracy Center to give us a frontline report on the election of Evo Morales and the future of Bolivia
  • James A. Lewis is director of the technology and public policy program for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Jim’s piece, "The War On Hype: The deadly terror lurking around the corner may not be such a big, ominous threat after all" appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle this week.
  • Beth Burrows is president and director Edmonds Institute (http://www.edmonds-institute.org) which is a "a nonprofit, public interest organization committed to the health and sustainability of ecosystems and their inhabitants." They recently released a report on the "colonial pillaging" of biodiversity called, "Out of Africa: Mysteries of Access and Benefit Sharing." (http://www.edmonds-institute.org/outofafrica.pdf)
  • columnist and author Norman Solomon. Norman’s most recent book was last Summer’s "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death" (Wiley). Norman also writes the Media Beat column which appears at AlterNet. Utne Reader called Norman one of "the fiercest and most articulate media critics around." A Los Angeles Times reviewer wrote, “the bold, muckraking tone of these columns offers a welcome respite from the decerebrated discourse that too often passes for contemporary journalism.