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

May 18 - Another Side of Katrina's Damage; Interview with Webby Winning Truthdig Co-founder

 

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Fund Drive Interview - Actor, comedian, writer, voice artist, musician, author, radio host and director, Harry Shearer, talks about his latest project, The Big Uneasy, which presents another side of what happened to New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

Harry Shearer

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Truthdig co-founder and editor-in-cheif, Bob Scheer, talks about his new book, The Great American Stickup; How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street. Robert Scheer

May 17 - Fund Drive Interview with Marvin Weinbaum

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Fund Drive Interview - Dr. Marvin Weinbaum, writer of The Future of Afghanistan, discusses the capture of Bin Laden.  He was the Afghanistan and Pakistan analyst at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the U.S. Department of State from 1991 to 2003.  He directs the program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois. Marvin Weinbaum