October 20 - Death of a Dictator; The Global Awakening of the 99%; The Revenge of the Electric Car

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Part 1

We begin with the death of the Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi who was killed by rebel fighters today as he tried to escape from his besieged hometown of Sirte. A former Libyan diplomat who was a translator for Qaddafi, Dr. Abubaker Saad joins us to discuss the end of a long dictatorship and the beginning of a new chapter for an oil rich country with the a small population who could all benefit greatly from a redistribution of wealth and democratic rule. Dr. Abubaker Saad


Part 2

Then Dr. David Ruccio joins us. He is a professor of Economics at Notre Dame University and has just returned from Italy where street protests turned violent. We discuss how non-violent protests against Wall Street have spread around the world and what this global awakening of the 99% might lead to as demands for economic justice confront the power of the world’s oligarchs who either benefit from dictatorial rule or increasingly dominate electoral politics in democracies.


David Ruccio


Part 3

Then finally we speak with the film maker of a new documentary feature opening tomorrow, Friday, "The Revenge of the Electric Car". Chris Paine joins us to discuss his sequel to "Who Killed the Electric Car" that shows how Nissan, GM and Tesla Motors have rediscovered electric cars with a vengeance in the face of a growing worldwide public demand for clean cars. Chris Paine