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November 30th – Stories from wars we’re losing and wars we’ve lost. Radio winner Chuck Mertz interviews a line-up of journalists, thinkers, former intelligence officers, and current rabble rousers that you won’t find anywhere but your sweet, left-wing media dreams. Guests: Journalist Matthieu Aikins finds evidence of American war crimes in an Afghan gravesite. Legal Read more
Emily Matchar talks ‘The New Domesticity.’
Kristen Gwynne on the drug war and law enforcement.
Nicole Aschoff explains explains what’s behind the ‘Imported From Detroit’ PR campaign.
Sarah Jaffe gives ‘Dispatches from the Class War.’
Dave Buchen reports from Puerto Rico.
Greg Palast dissects the FBI’s Chechen investigation.
Kate O’Donnell says, ‘Thank You, Science!
Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.
Tom Philpott talks food and agriculture, and Ian Pounds describes ‘One Man’s Journey to Afghanistan.
We also get reports from correspondents Dan ‘The Auto Man’ Litchfield as well as ‘Our Man in San Juan’ Dave Buchen.
Chuck, Dave and Jeff live in-studio!
The staff of This is Hell! celebrated our inaugural Summer Boat Party Special live from the SS Merkin anchored offshore from WNUR’s studios in Lake Michigan.
This week on Chicago’s Best Morning Show, This is Hell!, Chicago’s Best Journalist Chuck Mertz interviewed Paul Pillar on ‘What Iran Wants,’ Laura Carlsen on Honduras and Mexico, and Deepak Tripathi on ‘History’s Revenge.’
We also heard from irregular correspondents in Budapest and San Juan.
This weekend, This is Hell! host Chuck Mertz interviewed Mother Jones investigative Rolling Stone columnist and author Rick Perlstein and economists James K. Galbraith and William K. Black. Our irregular correspondents were Elvis DeMorrow from the Konspiracy Korner, Dave Buchen from San Juan, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.
This week on This is Hell! Peter van Buren told us how he ‘Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People,’ John Lanchester explained ‘Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay,’ and Christopher Preble revealed ‘How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous and Less Free.’ Elvis DeMorrow stepped out of the Konspiracy Korner to give a travelogue, we heard from our ‘Man in San Juan’ Dave Buchen, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.
Saturday, December 3rd, This is Hell! aired a live four hour completely uninterrupted, commercial-free, thoroughly unedited broadcast beginning at 9 AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming live and podcast shortly after here. Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed … live from Oslo, Reza Marashi is Read more
Yesterday, Saturday, August 27, This is Hell! aired a live, completely uninterrupted and unedited, four hour broadcast at 9AM (US central time) on Chicago’s Sound Expermient, WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming live and now podcast shortly here. Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Michael Lind is Policy Director of New America’s Read more
Saturday, June 18, 2011, This is Hell! broadcast a live and completely uninterrupted four hour show on WNUR 89.3FM, Chicago’s Sound Experiment. Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Laura Carlsen is director of the Mexico City-based Americas Program of the Center for International Policy and a columnist at Foreign Policy Read more
This is Hell! aired a live four hour broadcast Saturday, April 30, 2011, on Chicago’s WNUR 89.3 FM.. Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Moshe Adler is author of “Economics for the Rest of Us: Debunking the Science that Makes Life Dismal” (The New Press). Moshe teaches economics at Columbia Read more