Podcast for Saturday, March 4, 2006 Shows

  • Bob Pollin, professor of economic and founding co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (http://www.umass.edu/peri/) at the University of Massachuesetts-Amherst. Bob was featured on This is Hell back in 2003 when his book, "Contours of Descent: US Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity," (Verso) had just been released. It has now been released in paperback with a new afterward. His recent writing includes the Counterpunch piece, "Reaganomics Revisited: Beyond the Glow of Nostalgia." (http://www.counterpunch.org/pollin02222006.html)
  • Steven Light (http://business.und.edu/homepages/slight/), author of "Indian Gaming And Tribal Sovereignty: The Casino Compromise" (University of Kansas Press). Steven is associate professor of political science and public administration at the University of North Dakota. Steven co-authored ‘Casino Compromise’ with Kathryn Rand of the University of North Dakota’s school of law (http://www.law.und.nodak.edu/LawFaculty/rand.php). Steven and Kathryn are co-directors of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy (http://www.law.und.nodak.edu/npilc/gaming/index.php)
  • Joe Cirincione, director for Nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and publisher and editor of ProliferationNews.org. Joe worked for nine years in the US House of Representatives on the professional staff of the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Government Operations. He is the author of "Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats," and co-author of "Universal Compliance: A Strategy for Nuclear Security." In May 2004, the National Journal listed him as one of the hundred people who will play a critical role in the policy debates of this administration. The World Affairs Councils of America also named him one of five hundred people whose views have the most influence in shaping American foreign policy.
  • Julia Whitty has been making nature documentaries for the past twenty-five years specializing in underwater films. Her story in the March/April issue of Mother Jones is entitled, "The Fate Of The Ocean," (http://tinyurl.com/rse3o) in which Julia says "our oceans are under attack and approaching a point of no return." And Julia wonders, as we all do, "can we survive if the seas go silent?" Julia is the author of "A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga" (Mariner Books) which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. She has been a recipient of an O. Henry Award and a Rona Jeffe Foundations Writers Award, and she is currently finishing a book on coral reef entitled, "There Are Many Souls Embodied In Water: Tales from the Coral World."