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Podcast for Saturday, March 11, 2006 Shows
- Dean Baker, co-director of the Center For Economic and Policy Research (http://www.cepr.net/). Dean’s recent writing includes, "The Savings From An Efficient Medicare Drug Prescription Plan" (http://www.cepr.net/publications/efficient_Medicare_2006_01.pdf) and he co-authored "Missing Inaction: Evidence of Undercounting of Non-Workers in the Current Population Survey" (http://www.cepr.net/publications/undercounting_cps_2006_01.pdf)
- Stephen Zunes, Middle East editor for Foreign Policy in Focus (http://www.fpif.org). Stephen is a professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco and the author of "Tinderbox: US Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism" (Common Courage Press). Stephen’s most recent articles include, "The US Role in Iraq’s Sectarian Violence" (http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/3139) and "The Hamas Victory: Another Side to the Story" (http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/3107).
- Moshe Adler teaches economics in the department of urban planning at Columbia University and is the director of Public Interest Economics, a consulting firm. Moshe wrote the opinion piece in last Saturday’s Los Angeles Times, "Sometimes, government is the answer: Thanks to Halliburton, US taxpayers are getting an expensive lesson in the costs of private contractors" (http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-adler4mar04,0,515451.story?coll=la-news-comment-).
- David Dill, professor of computer science at Stanford University and founder and board director�of the�Verified Voting Foundation (http://www.verifiedvoting.org/). In 2004 he received the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s "Pioneer Award" for "spearheading and nurturing the popular movement for integrity and transparency in modern elections." This week, he had a piece at TomPaine.com called, "Making Democracy Transparent" (http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/03/07/making_democracy_transparent.php).