March 30 - War vs. Threat of Qaddafi; Arab Spring; American Capitalism and the Wall Street Catastrophe

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UCLA Law School Professor, Asli Bali assesses the war in Libya.  

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Mark Danner, who was a longtime writer for The New Yorker, a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and professor at UC Berkeley and Bard college discusses the Arab spring and the effects of the Libyan intervention.

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Roger Lowenstein, author and a financial journalist who wrote for the Wall Street Journal and continues to write for the New York Times, Smart Money and other publications talks about Wall Street and American capitalism.

Mar 29 - Libya's Rebels; Tax-Free Corporations; California: One State's Budget Troubles

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Jamsheed Choksy examines the Libyan rebellion and assesses prospects of military intervention.

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David Cay Johnston discusses how corporations can be treated as citizens in political campaigns but not when it comes to paying taxes.

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Mark Paul assesses California's budget situation.

Mar 28 - Reactions to President Obama's Speech; Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street

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Reaction to Obama's speech: Aaron David Miller

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Reaction to Obama's speech: David Rothkopf

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Reaction to Obama's speech: Lawrence Korb

Part 4

Jeremy Ben-Ami, President of J Street, discusses his recent appearence before members of the Knesset and assesses Israel's current political situation.

Mar 27 - Radiation Information from Japan?; Uprising in Syria?; MIRAL!

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Ellen Vancko, Nuclear Energy & Climate Change Project Manager at the Union of Concern Scientists, assesses the infomation that we are getting on radiation leaks in Japan. Ellen Vancko
 

Break Music - Sendai Komatsu, "Zekkomon"

Break Music - Omar Souleyman, "Leh Jani"

 

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UCLA History professor and Syria expert, James Gelvin, assesses the current situation in Syria.
 

Break Music - Raba al Assad, "Yawla"

Break Music - Featured in MIRAL, Tom Waits, "Down There By the Train"

 

Part 3

Rula Jebreal, author of Miral and Julian Schnabel, director of the film based on the novel, talk with Ian about the new movie.

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Ian Masters gives his analysis of today's program  

Mar 24 - Criticism of NATO in Libya; Dale Bridenbaugh of the "GE 3"; March in LA: Teamsters Organizer Jeff Farmer

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Edward Luttwak discusses the ideas in his article, "Libya: It's Not Our Fight." Edward Luttwak

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Former General Electric engineer Dale Bridenbaugh explains his criticisms of plants like the one in Fukushima.  

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Teamsters organizer Jeff Farmer explains the march in Los Angeles and the need for more action in the streets.

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IAN MASTERS: THOUGHTS ON TODAY'S PROGRAM