Podcast for May 14, 2011
By Chuck Mertz in Shows with 10 comments Tags: Charles Bowden, Chris Hedges, Chuck Mertz, David Cay Johnston, David Moberg, Jeff Dorchen, Joshua Phillips, Kevan Harris, Molly Molloy
Saturday, May 14, 2011, This is Hell! aired a live broadcast on WNUR 89.3 FM, Chicago’s Sound Experiment.
This weekend, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed:
- award-winning investigative journalist Joshua Phillips is author of “None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture” (Verso). Joshua also wrote the article, “Inside the Detainee Abuse Task Force: Former agents say the Army’s attempt at accountability after Abu Ghraib was a whitewash.” to be posted later this evening at The Nation. The story is a joint investigation with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute and PBS’s Need to Know, where Joshua’s story is featured in a segment this week. Check your local PBS listings.
- David Cay Johnston is a Tax Analysts’ columnist. At The New York Times, David received a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for exposing tax loopholes and inequities. He now teaches the tax, property and regulatory law of the ancient world at Syracuse University College of Law and Whitman School of Management. He is the author of two bestsellers on taxes, “Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super-Rich and Cheat Everyone Else” and “Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense and Stick You with the Bill.” His next book, “The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use ‘Plain English’ and Other Tricks to Rob You Blind,” will be published in November. His latest writing includes this week’s column, “9 Things The Rich Don’t Want You To Know About Taxes,” “Return to Sherwood Forest,” and “Ryan’s $34 Trillion Tax Folly.”
- David Moberg is senior editor of In These Times. David has received fellowships from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Nation Institute for research on the new global economy. His recent writing includes, “Wal-Mart’s Shocking Impact on the Lives of Hundreds of Millions of People,” and “The Debate That Wasn’t.”
Our irregular correspondents were:
- live from Baltimore, we heard from Kevan ‘The Radical Pessimist’ Harris
- live from Los Angeles, Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.