2016 Programs

2016 Program Archive

June 8 - Voting Limits; The Koch Machine; Rethinking NATO's Libya Strategy

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Election law experts Justin Levitt of Loyola Law School and Eric Marshall of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law discuss policy changes that may limit voter participation in upcoming election. Justin Levitt Eric Marshall

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Alternet.org's Adele Stan talks about the Koch brothers' role in Republican strategizing.

Adele Stan Alternet.org

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Bennett Ramberg comes into the studio to assess NATO's strategy in Libya--and its limitations. Bennett Ramberg

Bennett Ramberg in Politico:

"Why NATO's Air Might Lacks Power"

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June 5 - The Military's Perspective on Mid-East Wars; US Involvement in Libya; Area 51

 

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Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson offers his analysis of the U.S. military's stance on its involvement in an increasingly unstable Middle East.

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Bruce Fein assess America's role in NATO operations in Libya following the House vote rebuke President Obama.

Bruce Fein

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Annie Jacobsen talks about her groundbreaking book about the ultra-secret Area 51 in the Nevada desert.

Annie Jacobson Area 51 book

May 25 - UMass Professor on Grilling of Elizabeth Warren; How Truth is Being Manipulated in Modern Politics and Business

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Lecturer and coordinator of the Business Law Program at University of Massachusetts , Jennifer Taub, talks about the congressional subcommittee’s grilling of the head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Elizabeth Warren.

Jennifer Taub

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Fund Drive Interview - Author of the book Tangled Webs; How False Statements Are Undermining America; From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff, James Stewart, talks about how truth is spun in modern politics and big buisiness.  

James Stewart

May 23 - Why Americans Should be Weary of Health Care Privatization; Democracy for America; Conversations with Power

 

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Ian speaks with Jim Dean, the leader of Democracy for America, a coalition of progressive groups that are urging swing state Democrats to be weary of letting Republicans privatize Medicare and Medicaid.

Jim Dean

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Fund Drive Interview - The author of Conversations with Power; What Great Presidents and Prime Ministers can Teach Us About Leadership, Brian Till, a research fellow with the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC, joins us.  Brian Till

May 22 - Obama's Middle East Speech; Interview with Gene Sharp; The Current State of the Egyptian Revolution

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M.J. Rosenberg, Senior Foreign Policy Fellow at Media Matters Action Network, talks about the Israeli Prime Minister’s reaction to Obama’s Middle East speech and how it may affect domestic politics.

M.J. Rosenberg

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Next, we talk to the author of the new book, Waging Nonviolent Struggle, Gene Sharp, to give us an update on how various revolutions in the Middle East are proceeding.

 

Gene Sharp

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Fund Drive Interview - Number 1 best-selling author in Egypt, Dr. Al Aswany, joins us to talk about his new book, On the State of Egypt, as well as how the Egyptian revolution is turning into political reform.

Al Aswany