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It’s the Second Annual This is Hell! Holiday Office Party!
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 Saturday, Dahr Jamail told us about the ongoing environmental devastation caused by the BP Gulf oil spill, ProPublica’s Paul Kiel described ‘The Great American Foreclosure Story and The Struggle for Justice and a Place to Call Home,’ and Greg Palast reported how ‘BP Covered Up Blow-out Two Years Prior to Deadly Deepwater Horizon Spill.’ Richard Norwood reported live from Paris on the French elections. Live from Budapest, we heard from ‘Our man in Hungary’ Todd Williams. We heard the deep thoughts of ‘Radical Pessimist’ Kevan Harris, and live from Los Angeles, Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.
This is Hell! featured interviews with business journalist Ken Jacobson on the truth about corporations, and cultural historian Morris Berman on ‘Why America Failed.’ Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of truth.
This is Hell! THIS broadcast a live four hour WNUR Annual Phoneathon Fundraiser Special – DONATE RIGHT NOW AT 1-847-491-3655 – with host Chuck Mertz interviewing marijuana advocate Mason Tvert, author Rachel Herz on the ‘Mysteries of Repulsion,’ business writer Mike Hudson on potential GE fraud, and columnist Joshua Holland on whatever the hell we feel like. Irregular correspondents will be ‘Our Man in Budapest’ Todd Williams, Kate O’Donnell who loves to say, ‘Thank You, Science!,’ and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.
Saturday, December 17, we cordially invited all of our listeners to the first-ever broadcast of the annual This is Hell! Office Party live and completely uninterrupted for four hours from the thirteenth floor of the beautiful Paramutual Building on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming live and podcast here. Hosting this year’s This is Read more
This is Hell! broadcast a live, completely unedited and uninterrupted four hour radio show, Saturday, October 22nd, on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming and podcast here. Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: – Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges is a weekly columnist at Truthdig and a senior fellow Read more