July 10 - Arguing Over The Debt Ceiling; The Birth and Future of South Sudan; Will the Tea Party Win Another Congressional Seat?

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Richard Parker, an economist at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, joins us to discuss the debt ceiling.  Richard Parker

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We talk with Susan Purdin, the Country Director for South Sudan for the International Rescue Committee, updates us from Juba on the current and future health of the new country. Suzan Purdin

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Former two-term mayor of Manhattan Beach, California, Mitch Ward, joins us to talk about the congressional race for an open seat in the nearby 36th district that Jane Harman recently vacated and may be taken by the Tea Party favorite.  Mitch Ward

 

July 7 - Toby Miller sits in for Ian Masters: Folding of News of the World; Mexico City; Representation of African Americans in Media

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Toby Miller talks to attorney Bill Grantham about the shutdown of Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World.

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Toby Miller interviews McClatchy news' Bureau Chief Tim Johnson on Mexico City.

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Toby Miller speaks with professor Herman S. Gray on African American Culture Represented in the media.

 

July 6 - Tom Lutz sits in for Ian Masters: PEN USA protects journalists; Water in the West Bank; Tibetan Refugees in Nepal

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Adam Somers, Executive Director of PEN USA, talks about his organizations efforts to help writers, especially journalists in Ethiopia.

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Ben Ehrenreich just back from the West Bank talks about water issues.

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Mikel Dunham discusses his new book about Tibetan refugees in Nepal.

 

July 5 - Tom Hayden Sits in for Ian Masters--Afghanistan and WikiLeaks

 

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Tom Hayden interviews Congresswoman Barbara Lee on her efforts to end the war in Afghanistan  

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Tom Hayden talks about his reporting on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks in his new publication for the The Nation, "The Trials of Julian Assange: A View From Sweden."  

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Tom Hayden continues an open forum discussion with Alan Minsky and Spencer Downing on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

 

July 3 - Surprise GOP Candidate, Michelle Bachmann; Health of Hugo Chavez and Venezuela; Israel and Palestine

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Ed Felien, publisher and editor for the Minneapolis alternative monthly, Southside Pride, joins us to talk about the surprise GOP candidate, Michelle Bachmann.
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Next, Michael Shifter joins us to discuss the power of acumen in Venezuela if Chavez's health is as grim as some claim.
 
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With the possibility of another flotilla headed for Gaza, Daniel Byman, author of the new book, A High Price, joins us to analyze the political costs of the lack of a peace process between Palestine and Israel. Daniel Byman