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Podcast for Saturday, August 6 2011 Shows
Today, Saturday, August 6, 2011, This is Hell! aired a live four hour broadcast beginning at 9AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM streaming live and podcast here.
This weekend, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz intervieed:
- Richard Wolff is professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is currently a visiting professor in the graduate program in international affairs of the New School University in New York. Richard’s most recent book is, “Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It.” He wrote the Thursday truthout column, “A Tale of Two Lootings.” Richard’s writing can be read regularly at the Guardian‘s web site. His most recent writing there includes, “A new dawn for the US left,” “After the crash: the pauperisation of middle-class America,” “The great corporate tax swindle” and “S&P’s judgment on US debt is substandard and poor.” Richard is also the host of his own radio show, which is broadcast Saturday mornings at Noon on New York’s WBAI.
- Patrick Cockburn is Iraq correspondent for the Independent in London. Patrick has received the Martha Gellhorn prize for war reporting, the James Cameron Award, and the Orwell Prize for Journalism. He is the author of “Muqtada Al-Sadr and the Battle for the Future of Iraq” (Simon & Schuster). His book, “The Occupation: War, resistance and daily life in Iraq” (Verso Books) was a 2006 finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for best nonfiction book. His recent reporting includes, “NATO in Libya: The Limits of Air Power,” “Follow the Oil and the Money: Why the West is Committed to the Murderous Rebels in Libya” and “Getting It Wrong, Again and Again: Why Does Britain Insist on Punching Above Her Weight?”
- Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, in Washington, DC. Mark’s recent writing includes, “The Struggle Against Stupidity: European and U.S. Governments Continue Wrecking Their Economies,” and “What Everyone Should Know About the “Debt Crisis” in the U.S.” Mark is co-writer with past This is Hell! guest Tariq Ali on the Oliver Stone movie, “South of the Border.”
Our irregular correspondents were:
- live from Hungary, ‘Our Man in Budapest’ Todd Williams
- live from San Francisco, Kate O’Donnell said, ‘Thank You, Science’
- live in-studio, Michael Roper of Chicago’s Hopleaf, 5148 North Clark, talked beer
- live from Los Angeles, Jeff Dorchen gave a Moment of Truth.