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  

June 9 - Jacob Heilbrunn on Republican Rhetoric; Situation in Syria; Mazair Bahari and the Iranian Regime

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Jacob Heilbrunn, of The National Interest, discusses the gap between Republican calls for jobs and the actions of governors and legislators that seem only focused on redistricting and union busting. Jacob Heilbrunn  

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Syrian-born Middle East specialist Murhaf Jouejati analyzes the current situation in Syria, particularly as it seems that the army may be fragmenting. Murhaf Jouejati  

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Maziar Bahari talks about his new book, Then They Came for Me. Maziar Bahari  

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

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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.

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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