January 17, 2011 - "State of the Dream," Afghanistan, Lobbying in Congress


Part 1

Mazher Ali, of United for a Fair Economy, talks about the new report, "State of the Dream 2011: Austerity for Whom?" Mazher Ali

Part 2

Roger Morris, author of the forthcoming book, Shadows of the Eagle, examines US policy in Afghanistan. Roger Morris
Hear Part 3 Francis Megahy, writer and director of The Best Government Money Can Buy?, discusses prospects for the new Congress. Francis Megahy

January 16, 2011 - Tunisia; Banks and Foreclosures; MLK Day; Prophets of War

Part 1 Blake Hounshell, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, talks from Qatar abut the situation in Tunisia. Blake Hounshell

Part 2

Michael W. Hudson, staff writer at the Center for Public Integrity and author of The Monster, talks about foreclosures and the potential crisis of municipal bond failures. Michael Hudson
Part 3 Gerald Horne, author of Fire This Time and The Final Victim of the Blacklist, puts Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy into broader context. Gerald Horne
Part 4 William Hartung talks about his book, Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex, on the eve of the anniversary of Eisenhower's "Military-Industrial Complex" speech. William Hartung

January 13, 2011 - Obama's Speech and American Politics; Lebanon and Hezbollah


Part 1

Congressman Bob Filner discusses the current political climate.

A 1961 Freedom Rider who confronted angry Tea Party mobs on election night 2010, Filner has had long experience with the effects of vitriolic speech.

Bob Filner

Part 2

Common Cause President and former Congressman Bob Edgar analyzes the state of poltical discourse and the continuing power of monied interest in politics. Bob Edgar

Part 3

Presidential historian Allan Lichtman, author of The Keys to the White House, places Obama's Tucson speech into context. Allan Lichtman

Part 4

Thanassis Cambanis, author of A Privilege to Die, talks with Ian about the current situation in Lebanon and Hezbollah's role in the fall fo the government. Thanassis Cambanis

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

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.