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  Sarah Posner discusses her book God's Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters.

Recorded February 5, 2008

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Matt Mason discusses his book The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture is Reinventing Capitalism.

Recorded January 22, 2008

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Mark Winne discusses his new book Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty.

Recorded January 15, 2008

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Craig Unger discusses his book The Fall of the House of Bush: The Untold Story of How a Band of True Believers Seized the Executive Branch, Started the Iraq War, and Still Imperils America's Future.

Recorded January 8, 2008

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Ismael Hossein-zadeh discusses his bookThe Political Economy of U.S. Militarism.

Recorded January 1, 2008

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An interview with David Rose, author of The Big Eddy Club: The Stocking Stranglings and Southern Justice.

Recorded December 25, 2007

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Robert Kuttner discusses his book The Squandering of America: How the Failure of Our Politics Undermines Our Prosperity.

Recorded December 18, 2007

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Walter Russell Mead discusses his book God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World.

Recorded December 11, 2007

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Christopher Ellinger of the philanthropic organization Bolder Giving discusses how people can explore the impact of money in their lives and to act on their highest values.

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Greg Anrig discusses his book The Conservatives Have No Clothes: Why Right-Wing Ideas Keep Failing.

Recorded November 20, 2007

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Paul V. Dutton discusses his book Differential Diagnoses: A Comparative History of Health Care Problems and Solutions in the United States and France.

Recorded November 13, 2007

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Richard Goldstein co-author of The Contenders — a book about the Democratic Presidential candidates — returns to Weekly Signals to discuss Hillary, Edwards and the Republicans.

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Lawrence Wright discusses his Pulitzer prize-winning book The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.

Recorded October 30, 2007

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Norman Solomon discusses his book Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State.

Recorded October 23, 2007

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Former US labor secretary Robert B. Reich discusses his book Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life.

Recorded October 16, 2007

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John Anderson discusses his book Follow the Money: How George W Bush and the Texas Republicans Hog-tied America.

Recorded October 9, 2007

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Nicholas Guyatt discusses his book Have a Nice Doomsday: Why Millions of Americans Are Looking Forward to the End of the World.

Recorded October 2, 2007

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An interview with Richard Goldstein about his chapter "The Redeemer: Barack Obama" from the new book The Contenders.

Recorded September 25, 2007

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An interview with Stuart Ewen co- author of Typecasting: On the Arts & Sciences of Human Inequality.

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R. Jay Magill, Jr. discusses his book Chic Ironic Bitternessa defense of this detachment, an attitude that helps us preserve values such as authenticity, sincerity, and seriousness that might otherwise be lost in a world filled with spin, marketing, and jargon.

Recorded September 11, 2007

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Benjamin Barber author of Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole discusses “The McDonald’s Experiment” and how it relates to the upcoming US presidential campaign.

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Bjorn Lomborg, discusses his book Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming.

Recorded August 28, 2007

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An interview with Elliot D. Cohen author of Last Days of Democracy: How Big Media and Power-hungry Government Are Turning America into a Dictatorship.

Recorded August 21, 2007

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Dave Zirin, columnist for SLAM Magazine, a regular contributor to the Nation and Los Angeles Times discusses his book Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports (with a foreword by the immortal Chuck D.)

Recorded August 14, 2007

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Peggy Levitt Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Wellesley College discusses her book God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing American Religious Landscape.

Recorded August 7, 2007

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Felicia Kornbluh discusses her book The Battle for Welfare Rights: Politics and Poverty in Modern America.

Recorded July 31, 2007

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Aviva Chomsky discusses her book"They Take Our Jobs!": and 20 Other Myths about Immigration.

Recorded July 24, 2007

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Daniel Brook discusses his book The Trap: Selling Out to Stay Afloat in Winner-Take-All America.

Recorded July 17, 2007

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Eva Rutland discusses her book When We Were Colored: A Mother's Story.

Recorded July 10, 2007

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Steve Berkman a former World Bank staffer and contributor to A Game As Old As Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption discusses his essay, The World Bank and the $100 Billion Question,

Recorded July 3, 2007

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Sasha Abramsky discusses his book American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment.

Recorded June 26, 2007

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Scott Gac discusses his book Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth-Century Culture of Reform.

Recorded June 12, 2007

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Joseph Gerson, Director of Programs of the American Friends Service Committee in New England, discusses his book Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World.

Recorded June 5, 2007

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Air America Radio host Laura Flanders, discusses her book Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians.

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Recorded May 29, 2007

Jonathan Cohn, senior editor at The New Republic discusses his book Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crises – and the People who Pay the Price.

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Recorded May 22, 2007

George Monbiot discusses his book Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning.

Recorded May 15, 2007

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Ellen Bravo discusses her book Taking On the Big Boys: Or Why Feminism Is Good for Families, Business, and the Nation.

Recorded May 8, 2007

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Andrew Koppelman discusses his book Same Sex, Different States: When Same-Sex Marriages Cross State Lines.

Recorded May 1, 2007

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Eric Boehlert, a Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America discusses his book Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush.

Recorded April 24, 2007

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Albert Bates, an influential figure in the intentional community and ecovillage movements, discusses his new book The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times.

Recorded April 17, 2007

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Robert Ivker discusses his book One Town's Terror: 9/11, Iraq and Burlington Vermont.

Recorded April 10, 2007

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Peter Navarro discusses his book The Coming China Wars: Where They Will Be Fought and How They Can Be Won.

Recorded April 3, 2007

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Benjamin Barber discusses his new book Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole.

Recorded March 27, 2007

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British Member of Parliament George Galloway discusses his Fidel Castro Handbook.

Recorded March 20, 2007

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Sara Miles discusses her book Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion.

Recorded March 13, 2007

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An interview with The Nation magazine journalist Max Blumenthal about his recent visit to the 34th annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

Recorded March 6, 2007

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Chalmers Johnson discusses his new book Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic.

Recorded February 27, 2007

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William Rivers Pitt discusses his book House of Ill Repute: Reflections on War, Lies, and America's Ravaged Reputation.

Recorded February 20, 2007

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Barry Lando, award-winning investigative producer with 60 Minutes discusses his book Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush.

Recorded February 13, 2007

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Jeff Chester executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy discusses his book Digital Destiny: New Media and the Future of Democracy.

Recorded February 6, 2007

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William R. Clark discusses his book Petrodollar Warfare: Oil, Iraq and the Future of the Dollar and his groundbreaking essay "It’s the Energy and the Economy, Stupid."

Recorded January 30, 2007

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Stephen Duncombe discusses his book Dream: Re-imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy.

Recorded January 23, 2007

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Haynes Johnson discusses his book The Age of Anxiety: McCarthyism to Terrorism.

Recorded January 9, 2007

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Elizabeth Laird discusses her new book A Little Piece of Ground.

Recorded January 2, 2007

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Steve Hendricks discusses his book The Unquiet Grave: The FBI and the Struggle for the Soul of Indian Country.

Recorded December 26, 2006

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Edward Humes, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discusses his bookf Over Here: How the G.I. Bill Transformed the American Dream.

Recorded December 19, 2006

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Jackson Katz discusses his book The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help.

Recorded Decmber 12, 2006

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Ralph Steadman discusses his book The Joke's Over: Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson and Me.

Recorded December 5, 2006

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David Callahan discusses his book The Moral Center: How We Can Reclaim Our Country from Die-Hard Extremists, Rogue Corporations, Hollywood Hacks, and Pretend Patriots.

Recorded November 28, 2006

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Michele Wucker discusses her book Lockout: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right.

Recorded November 21, 2006

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Rajiv Chandrasekaran, the Washington Post’s Baghdad bureau chief from 2003-2005, discusses his new book Imperial Life in the Emerald City.

Recorded November 14, 2006

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John Lamb Lash discusses his book Not in His Image: Gnostic Vision, Sacred Ecology, and the Future of Belief.

Recorded November 7, 2006

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Andrew Newberg discusses his new book Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth.

Recorded October 31, 2006

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Karen Cerulo, discusses his book Never Saw it Coming: Cultural Challenges to Envisioning the Worst.

Recorded October 24, 2006

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Ronald Dworkin discusses his new book Is Democracy Possible Here? Principles for a New Political Debate.

Recorded October 17, 2006

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National Book Award Winner Maxine Hong Kingston discusses her book Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace.

Recorded October 10, 2006

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Sidney Blumenthal, former assistant and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton discusses his new book How Bush Rules: Chronicles of a Radical Regime.

Recorded October 3, 2006

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Nomi Prins discusses her new book Jacked: How "Conservatives" Are Picking Your Pocket (Whether You Voted for Them or Not).

Recorded September 26, 2006

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Mark Kurlansky, New York Times bestselling author discusses his latest book, Nonviolence: Twenty-Five Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea.

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Moazzam Begg discusses his book Enemy Combatant My Imprisonment at Guantánamo, Bagram, and Kandahar.

Recorded September 12, 2006

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Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine and Executive Director of the Skeptics Society discusses his new book Why Darwin Matters: The Case Aagainst Intelligent Design.

Recorded September 5, 2006

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Geoff Nunberg discusses his new book of Talking Right: How Conservatives Turned Liberalism into a Tax-Raising, Latte-Drinking, Sushi-Eating, Volvo-Driving, New York Times-Reading, Body-Piercing, Hollywood-Loving, Left-Wing Freak Show.

Recorded August 29, 2006

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Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project discusses his book The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.

Recorded August 22, 2006

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David Frankfurter, Professor of Religious Studies and History at the University of New Hampshire discusses his latest book Evil Incarnate: Rumors of Demonic Conspiracy and Satanic Abuse in History.

Recorder August 15, 2006

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Penny Coleman discusses her book Flashback: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide, and the Lessons of War.

Recorded August 8, 2006

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Helen Thomas, the dean of the White House press corps discusses her new book Watchdogs of Democracy?: The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public.

Recorded August 1, 2006.

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Sasha Abramsky discusses his book Conned: How Millions Went to Prison, Lost the Vote, and Helped Send George W. Bush to the White House.

Recorded July 25, 2006

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Mary-Wynne Ashford, a leader in the international peace and disarmament movement for over 20 years discusses her book Enough Blood Shed: 101 Solutions to Violence, Terror and War.

Recorded July 18, 2006

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Caroline Paul discusses her new book East Wind, Rain.

Recorded July 11, 2006

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Spencer Overton, professor at The George Washington University Law School and commissioner on the Jimmy Carter-James Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform, discusses his new book Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression.

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Recorded July 4, 2006

Anthony Arnove discusses his new book Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal.

Recorded June 27, 2006

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Michelle Goldberg, a senior political reporter for Salon.com discusses her book Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism.

Recorded June 20, 2006

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Historian Greg Grandin discusses his new book Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism.

Recorded June 13, 2006

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Political analyst and critically acclaimed author Michael Parenti discusses his latest book, The Culture Struggle.

Recorded June 6, 2006

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David Sirota, senior editor at In These Times magazine discusses his new book Hostile Takeover: How Big Money and Corruption Have Taken Over Our Government and How We Can Take It Back.

Recorded May 30, 2006

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Nancy MacLean, Professor of History and African American Studies and Chair of the History Department at Northwestern University discusses her new book Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace.

Recorded May 23, 2006

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Bárbara Robles discusses her book The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the US Racial Wealth Divide.

Recorded May 16, 2006

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Joe Klein, a political columnist for Time magazine and the author Primary Colors and The Natural discusses his latest book Politics Lost: How American Democracy was Trivialized by People Who Think You're Stupid.

Recorded May 9, 2006

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Elizabeth Kolbert, winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science award, discusses her new book Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man Nature and Climate Change.

Recorded April 25, 2006

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Karen Finley, performance artist and author, discusses her new book George and Martha,

Recorded April 18, 2006

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Kevin Phillips one of the Republican Party's top theoreticians and electoral analysts of 1970s and 1980s discusses his new book American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century.

Recorded April 11, 2006

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Robert Blair Kaiser contributing editor in Rome for Newsweek discusses his new book A Church in Search of Itself: Benedict XVI and the Battle for the Future.

Recorded April 4, 2006

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Tamara Draut discusses her new book Strapped: Why America's 20- and 30- Somethings Can't Get Ahead.

Recorded March 28, 2006

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Leonard Steinhorn discusses his new book The Greater Generation : In Defense of the Baby Boom Legacy.

Recorded March 21, 2006

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Jim Lardner discusses his latest book Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its Poisonous Consequences.

Recorded March 14, 2006

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John Dean, former counsel to President Nixon discusses his book Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush.

Recorded February 28, 2006

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James Bamford, author of the first book ever written about the NSA discusses his most recent book, A Pretext For War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies.

Recorded February 21, 2006

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Jeremy Leggett, an internationally renowned geologist and energy entrepreneur discusses his book The Empty Tank: Oil, Gas, Hot Air, and the Coming Global Financial Catastrophe.

Recorded February 14, 2006

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Seymour Hersh, Pulitizer Prize-winning reporter and author of Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib discusses Iran, Iraq, Bush and torture.

Recorded February 7, 2006

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Gordon Chang discusses his new book Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World.

Recorded January 31, 2006

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Scott Ritter, former chief UN weapons inspector in Iraq, discusses his new book Iraq Confidential : The Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the UN and Overthrow Saddam Hussein.

Recorded January 24, 2006

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Jennifer Harbury discusses her new book Truth, Torture, and the American Way: The History and Consequences of U.S. Involvement in Torture.

Recorded January 17, 2006

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David A. Vise, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from The Washington Post discusses his new book The Google Story: Inside the Hottest Business, Media and Technology Success of Our Time.

Recorded January 10, 2006

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Peter Phillips, Director of Project Censored, runs down the highlights of the year’s twenty-five most important underreported news stories from Censored 2006.

Recorded January 3, 2006

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Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the New York Times bestseller Nickel and Dimed discusses her latest book, Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream.

Recorded December 27, 2005

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Jesus Christ, the figurehead of hundreds of Christian organizations worldwide, talks about his mother, religious "pricks" and his upcoming birthday celebration.

Recorded December 20, 2005

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Robert Fisk, Middle East correspondent for London’s The Independent, and one of the few Western journalists who has interviewed Osama bin Laden discusses his book The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East.

Recorded December 13, 2005

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Bruce Lawrence, Professor of Religion at Duke University discusses his book Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden.

Recorded December 6, 2005

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Robert Parry, investigative journalist, discusses his latest book Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq.

Recorded November 29, 2005

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John Bainbridge, Jr., journalist and lawyer talks about his book American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill Harry Truman and the Shoot-Out That Stopped It.

Recorded November 22, 2005

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Joe Conason, national correspondent for the New York Observer and columnist for Salon.com talks about his new book The Raw Deal: How the Bush Republicans Plan to Destroy Social Security and the Legacy of the New Deal.

Recorded November 15, 2005

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Paul Krassner, Zen Bastard, cultural critic and father of the underground press discusses his new book, One Hand Jerking: Reports from an Investigative Satirist.

Recorded November 1, 2005

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Jay Feinman, Distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers University discusses his book Unmaking Law: The Conservative Campaign to Roll Back the Common Law.

Recorded October 25, 2005

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David Engwicht, International urban planner, discusses his new book, Mental Speed Bumps: The Smarter Way to Tame Traffic.

Recorded October 25, 2005

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James W. Loewen author of the bestselling American Book Award winner Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong discusses his latest book, Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism.

Recorded October 18, 2005

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Jennifer Miller discusses her new book, Inheriting the Holy Land: An American's Search for Hope in the Middle East.

Recorded October 11, 2005

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Anne Farrow, a veteran journalist for The Hartford Courant, the country’s oldest newspaper in continuous publication, discusses her new book Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged and Profited from Slavery.

Recorded October 4, 2005

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Anthony Shadid, the only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for reporting from Iraq, discusses his book Night Draws Near.

Recorded September 27, 2005

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George Galloway, British Member of Parliament, discusses his book Mr. Galloway Goes to Washington.

Recorded September 15, 2005

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Stephen J. Ducat, author of The Wimp Factor
Gender Gaps, Holy Wars, and the Politics of Anxious Masculinity
, discusses the direct association between the magnitude of a man’s femiphobia and his tendency to embrace right-wing political opinions.

Recorded September 13, 2005

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Tim Pritchard, a London-based journalist and film-maker, discusses his book Ambush Alley: The Most Extraordinary Battle of the Iraq War.

Recorded September 13, 2005

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Victor Navasky,editor, writer, and teacher who has been at the helm of The Nation magazine for almost thirty years talks about his new book, A Matter of Opinion.

Recorded September 6, 2005

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Andrew Gumbel, a U.S. correspondent for the British newspaper The Independent discusses his book Steal This Vote.

Recorded September 6, 2005

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Greg LeRoy founder and director of Good Jobs First, a national resource center promoting corporate and government accountability in economic development talks about his book,The Great American Jobs Scam: Corporate Tax Dodging and the Myth of Job Creation.

Recorded August 30, 2005

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Joel Garreau, repoprter and editor at The Washington Post and author of Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies — and What It Means to Be Human takes a look at the hinge in history at which we have arrived.

Recorded August 23, 2005

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Douglas Rushkoff, author of Cyberia, Media Virus, Playing the Future, Nothing Sacred: The Truth about Judaism, and Coercion (winner of the Marshall Mcluhan Award for best media book) talks about his upcoming book Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out.

Recorded August 16, 2005

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Ronald Wright, author of A Short History of Progress,dissects the cyclical nature of humanity’s development and demise, the 10,000-year old experiment that we’ve unleashed but have yet to control.

Recorded August 9, 2005

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Joshua Frank discusses his book Left Out!: How Liberals Helped Reelect George W. Bush and his latest article in CounterPunch "Passing CAFTA."

Recorded August 2, 2005

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Larry Diamond, Stanford University professor, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and an adviser to the American occupation authorities in Iraq talks about his book Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq.

Recorded July 26, 2005

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Harold Schechter, a professor of American Literature and culture at Queens College, pop culture expert and true crime author talks about his latest book Savage Pastimes: A Cultural History of Violent Entertainment.

Recorded July 19, 2005

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Ian Williams, The Nation's UN correspondent discusses Srebrenica, the London Bombings, and his new book Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776.

Recorded July 12, 2005

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Joseph Wilson, a political centrist and career United States diplomat from 1976 to 1998 talks about his book The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Put the White House on Trial and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity.

Recorded July 5, 2005

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Norm Stamper
, former chief of the Seattle Police Department and author of Breaking Rank: A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing talks about the 1999 WTO demonstartions and a radical, top-down reform of the institution of policing.

Recorded June 28, 2005

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Mark Benjamin, National Correspondent for Salon magazine. talks about his latest articloe Return of the Body Counts asks the question: Is America headed down the same corrupting road it did in Vietnam?

Recorded June 28, 2005

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John Perkins , author of The New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man talks about debt slavery and the G8 Summit.

Recorded June 21, 2005

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John Sayles, one of America's preeminent independent filmmakers, whose films include Silver City, The Secret of Roan Inish, Eight Men Out, Matewan, The Brother from Another Planet, and Return of the Secaucus 7 talks about his book The Anarchist's Convention, his time with Roger Corman and greedy developers.

Recorded June 14, 2005

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John Markoff, senior writer for The New York Times discusses his latest book What the Dormouse Said: How the 60s Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer.

Recorded June 7, 2005

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Clyde Prestowitz, counselor to the Secretary of Commerce during the Reagan Administration, President of the Economic Strategy Institute and author of Trading Places and Rogue Nation discusses his latest book Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East.

Recorded May 31, 2005

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Pratap Chatterjee, an award-winning journalist and program director of Corpwatch talks about his book Iraq, Inc.: A Profitable Occupation

Recorded May 24, 2005

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Daniel Ellsberg and Sibel Edmonds talk about whistleblowing, the Pentagon Papers, 9/11, the Bush administration, Iraq and Iran. 

Recorded May 20, 2005

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Anne Lamott, the author of five critically praised novels including the national bestseller Crooked Little Heart talks about her latest book Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith. 

Recorded May 17, 2005

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Charles Stone, head of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Anti-Terrorist Unit and co-author of Hunting Eric Rudolph
looks at life inside the Rudolph family. 

Recorded May 10, 2005

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George Pendle, author of Strange Angel : The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons
recovers a fascinating life and explores the unruly consequences of genius.

Recorded May 3, 2005

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Douglas Mulhall, author of Our Molecular Future and The Calcium Bomb discusses the greed of the pharmaceutical industry and why the medical profession in the US is more concerned with treating disease than preventing it. 

Recorded April 26, 2005

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Mike and Nathan review Sin City, discuss gay marriage and propose a constitutional amendment to require an intelligence test for voters.

Recorded April 19, 2005

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Jim Wallis
, a Christian leader for social change, a founder of Sojourners — Christians for justice and peace — and author of God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It discusses the consequence of a false choice between ideological religion and soulless politics.

Recorded April 12, 2005

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Thom Hartmann, the award-winning, bestselling author of Unequal Protection: The rise of corporate dominance and theft of human rights discusses how a mistaken interpretation of a Supreme Court reporter's notes in an 1886 railroad tax case, has led to the situation where corporations are now legally considered "persons," equal to humans and entitled to many of the same protections guaranteed only to humans by the Bill of Rights — a clear contradiction of the intent of the Founders of the United States.

Recorded March 22,2005

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William Arkin
military analyst and author of Code Names: Deciphering U.S. Military Plans, Programs and Operations in the 9/11 World discusses the post 9/11 secrecy explosion.

Recorded March 15,2005

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Harvey Weinstein, Associate Director of the Human Rights Center discuuses his book My Neighbor, My Enemy which tackles a crucial and highly topical issue — how do countries rebuild after ethnic cleansing and genocide? And what role do trials and tribunals play in social reconstruction and reconciliation.

Recorded March 8, 2005

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Mark Weisbrot
. Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. discusses his book, Social Security, The Phony Crisis
which argues that there is no economic, demographic, or actuarial basis for the widespread belief that the program needs to be fixed.

Recorded March 1, 2005

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Terry Jones, founding member of the legendary Monty Python's Flying Circus talks about his latest bit of writing — a collection of columns brought together in the newly published book, The War on the War on Terror which targets, with wit and venom, the Anglo-American response to September 11.

Recorded February 1, 2005

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Theresa Hitchens, Vice-President of The Center for Defense Information discusses the militarization of outer space.

Recorded January 25, 2005

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Dr. Sidney Wolfe director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group discusses the payola scandal at the NIH reported in a Los Angeles Times article “The National Institutes of Health: Public Servant or Private Marketer?”

Recorded January 18, 2005

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Lou Dubose, co-author of The Hammer: Tom DeLay: God, Money, and the Rise of the Republican Congress discusses the trials and tribulations of "Hot Tub Tommy."

Recorded January 11, 2005

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Michael T. Klare, defense correspondent for The Nation will discuss his latest book Blood and Oil: the Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum.

Recorded December 28, 2004

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Derrick Jensen, co-author of Welcome to the Machine — looks at our modern culture, where corporate might makes technology right, government money feeds the greed for mad science, and absolute surveillance leads to absolute control and corruption.

Recorded November 16, 2004

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Benjamin R. Barber, a frequent contributor to Harper's magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Nation and author of Jihad vs McWorld discusses the impact of the naïve “idealists” in the Bush administration who believe that terrorism can be fought through hegemonic wars on rogue states.

Recorded December 21, 2004

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Ronnie Dugger, founding editor of The Texas Observer and co-founder of the Alliance for Democracy discusses the dangers of computerized voting.

Recorded October 19, 2004

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Mark Crispin Miller, author of the Bush Dyslexicon and a professor of media studies at New York University, where he also directs the Project on Media Ownership argues that under the Bush administration we are living in a state that would appall the Founding Fathers: a state that is neither democratic nor republican, and no more "conservative" than it is liberal.

Recorded September 21, 2004

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Graham Allison
, founding dean of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, a former top Pentagon official, one of America’s leading scholars of nuclear strategy and national security and author of Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe, makes the case that nuclear terrorism is inevitable — if we continue on our present course — and sets out an ambitious but achievable plan for preventing a catastrophic attack before it’s too late.

Recorded September 14, 2004

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Garrison Keillor author and host of A Prairie Home Companion discusses his latest book, Homegrown Democrat, and asserts the values of his boyhood — the values of Lake Wobegon— that do not square with the ugly narcissistic agenda at work in the country today.

Recorded October 12, 2004

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Arianna Huffington, a nationally syndicated columnist discusses her latest book, Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America, offering both a scathing portrait of our contemporary political landscape and a bold, yet practical approach to restoring America to the promise envisioned by our greatest leaders.

Recorded August 17, 2004

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Alain de Botton, the Swiss-born, London-based author of the influential handbook How Proust Can Change Your Life discusses his latest book Status Anxiety.

Recorded June 29, 2004

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