Podcast for March 5, 2011 Shows


Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed:

  • Thomas Ferguson is professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and a senior fellow of the Roosevelt Institute. Thomas recently wrote the article, “Obama’s Budget Speaks to Wall Street, Ignores Voters,” for New Deal 2.0. He is the author of many books and articles, including Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems.
  • Christopher Hellman is communications liaison at the National Priorities Project in Northampton, Massachusetts. Chris was previously a military policy analyst for the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, a Senior Research Analyst at the Center for Defense Information, and spent ten years on Capitol Hill as a congressional staffer working on national security and foreign policy issues. His most recent article is, “The Real U.S. National Security Budget: The Figure No One Wants You to See.”
  • Doug Henwood is the editor of the Left Business Observer. Doug is also a contributing editor of The Nation. He hosts the weekly Behind the News program on Pacifica’s KPFA affiliate in Berkeley. His most recent book is 2004′s, “After the New Economy” (The New Press).
  • Justin Elliott is a reporter at Salon.com Prior to working at Salon, Justin was a reporter-blogger and news editor at TPMmuckraker. His most recent writing includes, “U.S. silent as Iraqi regime cracks down,” “The story behind the “Roger Ailes indictment” story,” “What sharia law actually means,” “Obama presides over a private contractor boom,” and “CIA man in Pakistan may not have immunity.”

Our irregular correspondents were:

  • live from Baltimore, Kevan ‘The Radical Pessimist’ Harris.
  • live from Los Angeles, Jeff Dorchen will deliver a Moment of Truth.



  • Amy Goodman

    I love show tunes!

  • davidskalinder

    Agreed: showtunes are the sound of an automatically-recorded podcast! Hopefully this means we can sit back and enjoy the reliability…