Podcast for Saturday, March 21, 2009 Shows

  • Daniel Volman is a specialist on US military activities in Africa and the director of the African Security Research Project and a member of the board of directors of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars. Daniel just posted the piece, “Making Peace or Fueling War in Africa.”
  • Sam Pizzigati is the editor of Too Much, an online newsletter on excess and inequality. Sam is a veteran labor movement journalist who spent 20 years directing the publishing operations of America’s largest union, the National Education Association. His latest book, “Greed and Good: Understanding and Overcoming the Inequality that Limits Our Lives” (Apex Press), won an “outstanding title” of the year rating from the American Library Association. Sam recently co-authored the report, “Beyond the AIG Bonuses.”
  • live from Mexico City, Laura Carlsen is a program director at the Center for International Policy‘s Americas Policy Program in Mexico City. Last weekend, Laura wrote, “Drug War Doublespeak: Sorting Reality From Hype.”
  • journalist Mark Danner is a former staff writer at The New Yorker and has written on foreign affairs and American politics for more than two decades. Mark teaches at the University of California-Berkeley and Bard College. This week, he wrote the New York Review of Books story, “US Torture: Voices from the Black Sites.”
  • Robert McChesney is a Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois. Bob hosts the program ‘Media Matters’ on WILL-AM 580 AM every Sunday afternoon at 1 PM (US central time). He is a co-founder, along with past This is Hell! guest John Nichols, of Free Press, the media reform network. He and John also co-authored “Tragedy and Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections, and Destroy Democracy” (New Press). This week, they wrote The Nation piece, “The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers.”
  • Khalid Mustafa Medani is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in political science and Islamic studies at Montreal’s McGill University in Montreal and an editor of Middle East Report. Earlier this month, Khalid posted the article, “Wanted: Omar al-Bashir and Peace in Sudan.”

Irregular correspondent Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.