January 12, 2011 - President Obama's Speech in Tucson

Entire LISTEN TO FULL PROGRAM - Today's program is devoted to President Obama's speech at the memorial service in Tucson.  
Part 1 Jacob Heilbrunn, author of They Knew They Were Right, discusses the prospects for President Obama's speech. Jacob_Heilbrunn.jpg
Part 2 Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Way of the World, Ron Suskind, previews the speech and its context. Ron_Suskind.jpg
Part 3 Ian Masters and Alan Minsky introduce President Obama's speech. This clip includes the entire speech. Barack_Obama.jpg
Part 4 Alan Minsky and Ian Masters discuss President Obama's speech and its meaning. Ian_Masters.jpg

January 11, 2011 - Sudan; Gun Control; Tucson

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Part 1 UCLA anthropology professor Sondra Hale, who has studied Sudan for more than fifty years, talks about that region's prospects. sondra hale
Part 2 Saul Cornell, author of A Well-Regulated Militia, puts the long struggle over gun control into historical context.
Part 3 Tucson Weekly's Dan Gibson gives an update from Arizona.

January 9, 2011 - Shooting in Arizona, Southern Sudan, "How to Deal with the Plutocrats"

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Part 1 Writer David Abie Morales of the Tucson Citizen and the Three Sonorans and Gregory McNamee talk with Ian about the situation in Arizona following the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords
Part 2 Susan Purdin, the International Rescue Committee's Country Director for Southern Sudan, on the phone from Juba, Sudan to discuss the referendum on independence. [Note: Delays and poor audio quality due to the international phone lines.]
Part 3 Felix Salmon and Ian talk about the issues raised by Salmon's article, "How to Deal with the Plutocrats."

January 6, 2011 - Scalia and the Activist Supreme Court; Iran; California's Prospects

 

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Part 1

Dahlia Lithwick, who covers the Supreme Court and judicial issues for Newsweek and Slate.com, talks about Scalia's lecture to the House, Citizen's United, and the right-wing, activist Supreme Court.

Part 2

Daniel Brumberg, Georgetown University professor and advisor to the U.S. Institute of Peace, puts Iran's current situation into context.

Part 3

Mark Paul, co-author of California Crackup, gives his analysis of the state's current political situation.