Podcast for Saturday, February 4, 2006 Shows

  • religious scholar Bart Ehrman, author of “Misquoting Jesus: The Story of Who Changed the Bible and Why” (HarperSanFrancisco). Bart is a graduate of the fundamentalist Christian Moody Bible Institute and the Christian evangelical Wheaton College, and is now the chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Bart is also the author of “Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and The Faiths We Never Knew” and “Lost Scriptures: Books that Did Not Make It into the New Testament.”
  • Robert Fitch (http://www.solidarityforsale.com/), author of "Solidarity For Sale: How Corruption Destroyed the Labor Movement and Undermined America’s Promise" (Public Affairs). Robert, a union member and organizer himself, has written for the Village Voice, The Nation, the Baffler, and Newsday. He has also taught at both Colgate and NYU.
  • Julia Bonds, the 2003 winner of the Goldman Prize, ‘the environmentalist’s Nobel,’ returned to This is Hell. Julia has led the fight to ban mountaintop removal mining and is community outreach coordinator for Coal River Mountain Watch (http://crmw.net/).
  • Muhammad Sahimi, professor of chemical engineering at the University of Southern California, who recently wrote the Los Angeles Times piece, "Defusing Iran with democracy," with 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi. Muhammad has written extensively on Iran’s nuclear energy program and many of his articles can be found at Payvand (http://www.Payvand.com/)