June 16 - Juan Cole, CIA Target; The Weiner Resignation; The Last Mountain

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Juan Cole talks about the New York Times revelations that he was the target of the Bush White House, who according to a CIA whistleblower, ordered the CIA to smear and discredit him to silence the uncomfortable truths his criticism of the Iraq war was exposing. Juan Cole

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Longtime Washington investigative reporter Mark Feldstein, the author of "Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the rise of Washington's scandal culture", puts the Anthony Weiner scandal into historical perspective. Mark Feldstein

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Director, producer, and writer Bill Haney talks about his powerful and important new documentary feature film, The Last Mountain, which exposes the big lie of "clean coal" and shows the best and worst of America. Bill Haney

June 15 - Sen. Bernie Sanders on Oil Speculation; Greek Crisis; Planned Parenthood Chopped in NC; US Guns in Mexico

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Senator Bernie Sanders talks about his bill to end crazy speculation in the oil market that is stalling the recovery of an economy in grave trouble.  Yet the rich want more tax cuts and won't make any sacrifices, expecting the poor and middle class to shoulder the burden while their entitlements are cut Bernie Sanders  

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With a political and economic collapse of Greece seeming inevitable, John Brady Kiesling, joins us from Athens where there are riots in the street because of austerity measures meant to pay off debts which the EU privately expects Greece to default on.  John Brady Kiesling  

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Melissa Reed, Vice President of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Health Systems in North Carolina, explains the legislature's override vote to deny Planned Parenthood funding, making this the third state in a row to deny women health services in the name of banning abortion. Melissa Reed  

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Gerald Nunziato of Crime Gun Solutions analyzes the ATF's difficulties in stopping the flow of guns to Mexico due to lax laws because of the NRA's grip on Congress, where today lawmakers expressed outrage that American guns sold to a Mexican cartel killed a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. Gerald Nunziato  

June 14 - Politics of Puerto Rico; New Sec Def; The Republican Candidates

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Luis Martinez-Fernandez, History professor at the University of Central Florida, examines  Obama’s visit to Puerto Rico and the future status of the island as well as the growing influence of the exile vote in Florida.   Luis Martinez-Fernandez Frontiers Plantations and Walled Cities

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William Hartung, the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military Industrial Complex, joins us to question whether outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates really did save the taxpayer $300 billion and whether Leon Panetta will be able to eliminate any of the greater number of major weapons programs now in place since Gates arrived at the Pentagon. William Hartung Prophets of War

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After decades of live shows, for once our live guest failed to show, so Ian gives his analysis of subject we planned to cover - last night's Republican debate.  

June 13 - Do We Need Another Stim Pack?; Post-Election Turkey; Crisis in the University

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Chapman University's Timothy Canova comments on Larry Summer's blunt and bleak warning that the sick  U.S. economy is heading for a lost decade unless there is an increase in confidence, borrowing, lending and spending to create jobs and demand. Timothy Canova  

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Hugh Pope, a Senior Analyst with the International Crisis Group in Istanbul, discusses yesterday's election in Turkey and the refugee crisis on the border with Syria. Hugh Pope  

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Tom Lutz, who just resigned as Chair of the Creative Writing Program at UC Riverside, explains his open letter on the state of the university published in the Chronicle of Higher Education where he warns that the once great University of California system is being cut beyond the tipping point. Tom Lutz  

June 12 - The Real Republican Agenda; Hedge Funds and the African Land Grab; Understanding Dictators

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Joel Rogers, director of COWS, analyzes the discrepancy between Republicn rhetoric and actions. Joel Rogers  

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Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute, explains how hedge funds are grabbing up African land and destabilizing global food supplies. Anuradha Mittal  

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Alastair Smith, an NYU politics professor, draws on his studies of dictatorships to assess current popular struggles against entrenched strongmen. Alastair Smith