Podcast for Saturday, October 4, 2008 Shows

  • live from Cochabamba, the Democracy Center‘s Jim Shultz explained what the hell is going on in the near civil war in Bolivia. You can read Jim’s blog by visiting http://www.democracyctr.org/blog/. The Democracy Center “works globally to advance social justice through investigation and reporting, training citizens in public advocacy, and leading international citizen campaigns.”
  • journalist and author Nomi Prins most recent writng includes the articles, “Will the Government Bailout Work?,” “The $700 Billion Bailout Plan’s Fine Print” and “Why the Bailout Sells America Short.” Nomi is a Senior Fellow at Demos, a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization. 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.
  • live from London, writer, journalist and filmmaker Tariq Ali most recent writing includes, “Casualties of another war,” “The American War Moves to Pakistan: Bush’s War Widens Dangerously” and “The Godfather as President: Zardari and Pakistan.” Tariq is a regular writer for The Nation, The Guardian and the London Review of Books. He is the editor of The New Left Review. He is the author of over a dozen books including the just released, “The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight of American Power” (Scribner).
  • author Dave Zirin writes the column ‘The Edge of Sports’ at http://www.edgeofsports.com and is a regular contributor to SI.com, The Nation, SLAM and the Los Angeles Times. Dave’s new book is “A People’s History of Sports in the United States” (The New Press).
  • Chalmers Johnson wrote the TomDispatch piece, “We Have the Money: If Only We Didn’t Waste It on the Defense Budget.” Chalmers is the president of the Japan Policy Research Institute and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. Chalmers wrote the trilogy that includes, “Nemesis: The Crisis of the American Republic,” (Metropolitan Books) “Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire” (Metropolitan Books) and “The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic” (Metropolitan Books).

Our irregular correspondents this Saturday were:

  • Jeff Dorchen deliver a Moment of Truth entitled “Don’t Piss On My Face and Tell Me It’s Raining” …
  • and live from San Francisco, Kate O’Donnell gave us her Woman’s Perspective on Sarah Palin.