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

May 16 - Debt Day Interview with Robert Johnson

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Fund Drive Interview - Dr. Robert Johnson talks about the economy and the National Debt. Dr. Johnson is one of the country’s leading economists. He serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and is a senior fellow and director at the Global Finance Project for the Roosevelt Institute in New York. He recently served on the United Nation’s Commission of Experts on International Monetary Reform under the chairmanship of Joseph Stiglitz. Also, Johnson is a former chief economist on the US Senate’s Banking Committee and Budget Committee.

Robert Johnson

May 15 - Jeff Sharlet on C-Street Fundamentalism; Fund Drive Interview with Bill Zimmerman

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Jeff Sharlet, writer of the book C Street; The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy, talks about Thursday’s release of the Senate ethics report and C Street’s Christian extremism behind closed doors. 

Jeff Sharlet

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Fund Drive Interview - Author and long-time activist, Bill Zimmerman, talks about his new book, Troublemaker; Memoir From the Front Lines of the Sixties. It is an inspiring story of a political crusader who took part in the greatest landmarks of activism in the US.

Bill Zimmerman

May 12 - Colin Goddard on Gun Control; Fund Drive Interview with Ha-Joon Chang

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Colin Goddard, survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre, joins us from Texas where the state legislature is about to pass into law one of a number of bills that will allow students to carry concealed and loaded weapons on Texas campuses.  Colin Goddard

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Fund Drive Interview - We will also talk with one of the world's leading economists, professor in Cambridge University's Faculty of Economics, Ha-Joon Chang, about his new book, 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism. Ha-joon Chang