Vermont Candidate for Attorney General
Host: David Swanson
Previously Aired On: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 – Listen to the Show!
Lots of political candidates make campaign promises. But not like Charlotte Dennett’s. Dennett, 61, the Progressive Party’s candidate for Attorney General of the northeastern state of Vermont. Charlotte Dennett has been practicing law in Vermont since 1997 and has been an investigative journalist for more than 30 years. “Vermonters deserve an Attorney General who will prosecute those who break the law,” says Dennett.
“Vermonters pay a huge amount of money and a disproportionate share of soldiers’ lives in this illegal war. If our elected representatives will not act to hold President Bush accountable, it is up to us to use this final remaining tool.”
Charlotte is competing against current Attorney General William Sorrell, and two other candidates in the 2008 election in Vermont. Vermont is a liberal state and the only state Bush had not visit as president. A resolution calling for Congress to impeach Bush and Dick Cheney was approved in the state senate in 2007.
Dennett said she read “The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder” earlier this year and was interested in pursuing Bugliosi’s notion that local prosecutors could bring criminal charges against the president.
Host: Basima Farhat
Previously Aired On: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 – Listen to the Show!
Stanton T. Friedman received BSc and MSc degrees in physics from the University of Chicago in 1955 and 1956. He was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist for such companies as GE, GM, Westinghouse, TRW Systems, Aerojet General Nucleonics, and McDonnell Douglas on such advanced, classified, eventually cancelled, projects as nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets, and nuclear powerplants for space.
Since 1967 he has lectured on the topic “Flying Saucers ARE Real!” at more than 600 colleges and over 100 professional groups in 50 states, 9 provinces, 16 other countries. He has published more than 80 UFO papers and appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs. He is the original civilian investigator of the Roswell Incident and co-authored “Crash at Corona: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident.” TOP SECRET/MAJIC, his explosive book about the Majestic 12 group established in 1947 to deal with crashed saucers, was published in 1996 and went through 6 printings. The 2nd edition with a new 5000-word afterword was published in September 2005 and is in its 2nd printing. Stan was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Leeds, England, in September, 2002, by UFO Magazine of the UK. A documentary “Stanton T. Friedman IS Real” was broadcast in Canada in 2002.
Co-director Center for Economic and Policy Research
Host: David Swanson
Previously Aired On: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 – Listen to the Show!
Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. His blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting. He received his Ph.D in economics from the University of Michigan.
He has written numerous books and articles, including The United States Since 1980, Cambridge University Press, March 2007; The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer, Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2006; Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot), University of Chicago Press, 1999; “Asset Returns and Economic Growth,” (with Brad DeLong and Paul Krugman), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (2005); “Financing Drug Research: What Are the Issues,” Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2004; “Medicare Choice Plus: The Solution to the Long-Term Deficit Problem,” Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2004; The Benefits of Full Employment (with Jared Bernstein), Economic Policy Institute, 2004; “Professional Protectionists: The Gains From Free Trade in Highly Paid Professional Services,” Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2003; “The Run-Up in Home Prices: Is It Real or Is It Another Bubble,” Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2002.
Lawyer and Founder of Trial Lawyers College
Host: Charles Giuliani
Previously Aired On: Monday, October 20, 2008 – Listen to the Show!
Gerry Spence, recognized nationwide for his powerful courtroom victories, including that for the estate of Karen Silkwood against Kerr-McGee and those for the defenses of former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos and White Separatist Randy Weaver, takes pride in being a country lawyer.
Born, raised and educated in Wyoming, Spence graduated cum laude from the University of Wyoming Law School in 1952. The University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in May 1990. He also was honored for law and letters by the American Academy of Achievement.
He spent his early years as a prosecutor and gradually developed an insurance clientele, becoming one of the leading defense attorneys in the intermountain west. After successfully defending insurance companies for many years he “saw the light” and took on a new direction—representing people. No more corporations, insurance companies, banks, or big businesses. Representing people remains his steadfast commitment.
Host avid Swanson
Previously Aired On: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 – Listen to the Show!
Some artists defy classification.
Detroit’s revolutionary soul man, Nadir, rebels against it.
His solo debut Distorted Soul 2.0 was crowned “Best Funk Album of the Year” by Soul-Patrol.com and earned a Detroit Music Award for “Outstanding Urban Funk/Hip-Hop Recording”, after international spins on Urban A/C, Rock, Urban Contemporary and even Smooth Jazz radio.
Slave: The Remixtape, which offers fourteen very different remixes of Nadir’s award-winning composition “Slave” (and six additional tracks online) – in Crunk, Funk, Hip-hop, Rock, Funky House, Techno styles and more – was a #5 Breakout track on Billboard’s Club Play chart, and took home a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Electronic Dance Recording.
Institute for Palestine Studies
Host: Basima Farhat
Previously Aired On: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 – Listen to the Show!
Nadia Hijab is Senior Fellow at the DC-based office of the Institute for Palestine Studies, and co-director of its Washington, D.C. office. The Institute is an independent non-profit research organization whose flagship Journal of Palestine Studies, co-published with the University of California Press, is a leading resource on the Israeli-Arab conflict (www.palestine-studies.org).
Hijab is a frequent commentator on the media, including BBC World, and has appeared on the Lehrer Newshour. Hijab’s first book, Womanpower: The Arab debate on women at work (1988) was published by Cambridge University Press. She co-authored Citizens Apart: A Portrait of Palestinians in Israel (I. B. Tauris 1990).
Host: Charles Giuliani
Previously Aired On: Monday, October 13, 2008 – Listen to the Show!
Jerry E. Smith’s interest in technology and its impact on society began early. At the impressionable age of eight he read Robert A. Heinlein’s Have Spacesuit, Will Travel, in which the teenaged hero is brought into an intergalactic court and forced to defend why humanity should not be terminated. That introduction to science- or speculative-fiction, which forced the reader to think, was overpowering. By age twelve he had read every sci-fi book in the local library; by the time he passed out of his teens he had read over 10,000 sci-fi and fantasy novels. What’s more he had become fascinated with ancient history and had read many of the surviving plays and epics of ancient Greece, Rome and Norse mythology. In school he excelled in the soft sciences (social studies and history). He had also begun what became a life-long study of the world’s great religions and philosophies.
Outside of school be became an activist, involved initially in the Civil Rights, and then the Anti-War movements. In 1967-68 he campaigned for Dick Gregory’s write-in bid for the Presidency. Throughout the late 1960s and early ’70s he attended anti-war rallies and worked for liberal candidates. As an idealistic youth, not realizing where the liberal agenda was really coming from, he even joined pro-one-world-government organizations like The World Federalist Association and The Gradualist Way to World Peace.
Author of ‘The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder’
Host: David Swanson
Previously Aired On: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 – Listen to the Show!
Vincent Bugliosi received his law degree in 1964. In his career at the L.A. County District Attorney’s office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder convictions without a single loss. His most famous trial, the Charles Manson case, became the basis of his classic, Helter Skelter, the biggest selling true-crime book in publishing history. Two of Bugliosi’s other books—And the Sea Will Tell and Outrage—also reached #1 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. No other American true-crime writer has ever had more than one book that achieved this ranking. His latest book, Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has been heralded as “epic” and “a book for the ages.”
Son of E. Howard Hunt and author of “Bond of Secrecy”
Host: Charles Giuliani
Previously Aired On: Monday, October 6, 2008 – Listen to the Show!
Saint John Hunt is the eldest son of “super-spy” E. Howard Hunt, a 27-year career C.I.A. covert agent and Foreign Station Chief, most well-known as the Leader / Director of the White House “plumbers” black bag team, who’s botched burglary & arrest led to the impeachment & resignation of then President Richard Nixon.
E. Howard Hunt, who passed away in January at the age of 88, was also involved in many of the C.I.A.’s most nefarious operations in Cuba and throughout Central & South America, including but not limited to the assassination of Che Guevara, assassination of Allende and coup in Chile, the coup in Guatemala, the orchestration of the Bay of Pigs, and plots to assassinate Fidel Castro.
He is considered by many investigators to be one of the 3 “tramps” intercepted, detained, photographed and released without arrest or charges near the grassy knoll at the Dealy Plaza scene of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Even more significant, Hunt had direct knowledge of the planning, particulars, participants and motives in the J.F.K assassination and has confided and entrusted this information and documentation to his son Saint John.
Green Party Candidate, Maryland’s 8th District
Host: David Swanson
Previously Aired On: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 – Listen to the Show!
Gordon Clark is a citizen-politician – a lifelong activist, advocate and community organizer for peace, social justice and the environment who is now running to make a difference in government. A brief resume of Gordon’s accomplishments includes:
*Graduate of Brown University, 1982, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology
*Founder, 1984, Doylestown (PA) Peace Force, a community organization combating the nuclear war fighting policies of the Reagan Administration
*Site and Program Manager with the Bucks (County) *Association of Retarded Citizens, 1982-1987, delivering services to the developmentally disabled
*Member of the Bucks County (PA) Earth Day Committee
*Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action (formerly Sane/Freeze), 1991-1995
*National Executive Director of Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace and disarmament organization, 1996 – 2001
*Nonviolence and conflict resolution trainer
*Founder, 2002, Iraq Pledge of Resistance (now the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance), a national non-profit network devoted to using the nonviolent methods of Gandhi and King to oppose the war in Iraq; convener, 2002-2007. (Following his most recent arrest for nonviolent protest, Gordon defended himself pro se in U.S. District Court and was acquitted on all charges.)