Podcast for Saturday, May 9, 2009 Shows

  • John Dunbar is the Center for Public Integrity’s lead writer/researcher on their new report, “Who’s Behind The Financial Meltdown?” John covered information technology and economics for the Washington, DC, bureau of The Associated Press. He was also an investigative reporter with the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville.
  • attorney and investigator John Sifton is the Executive Director of One World Research. This week, John wrote the article, “The Bush Administration Homicides.” John worked at Human Rights Watch from 2001 until 2007, which including being the senior researcher on terrorism and counterterrorism, focusing on Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and South Asia, from 2005 to 2007. Previously, he had been a researcher in the Asia Division, focusing on Afghanistan, as well as India and Pakistan. Prior to his work at Human Rights Watch, he worked for a humanitarian organization, primarily in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and for a refugee advocacy organization in Albania and Kosovo.
  • journalist and author Nomi Prins most recent writing includes the articles, “Flunking the Stress Tests” and “Risk is Best Managed from the Bottom Up.” Nomi is a Senior Fellow at Demos, a nonpartisan public policy research and advocacy organization. Her new book, “It Takes A Pillage,” will be published this Fall but can be pre-ordered by clicking here. She is the author of 2004′s “Other People’s Money: The Corporate Mugging of America” (The New Press), which was chosen as a Best Book of 2004 by The Economist, Barron’s and The Library Journal. She also wrote 2006′s “Jacked: How ‘Conservatives’ are Picking your Pocket (whether you voted for them or not)” (Polipoint Press). Nomi worked on Wall Street as a managing director at Goldman Sachs, and ran the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London.
  • Anatol Lieven is a professor in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation. This week, Anatol wrote the article, “Pakistan’s American problem.” He is former senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, previously covered Central Europe for The Financial Times; Pakistan, Afghanistan, the former Soviet Union, and Russia for The Times (London), and India as a freelance journalist. His most recent books include, “America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism” (Oxford University Press), and, “Ethical Realism: A Vision for America’s Role in the World (Pantheon) which he wrote with John Hulsman. He is currently writing a book about Pakistan.
  • Michael Ash is an Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts. Michael is one of the co-authors of the new study, “Justice in the Air: Tracking Toxic Pollution from America’s Industries and Companies to Our States, Cities, and Neighborhoods.”

Irregular correspondent Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth. Dr. Krys Bigosinski MD gave us a history of epidemics.