Archive for August, 2010

Teresa Gowan

August 31 . 2010

Teresa Gowan’s look at homelessness in San Francisco is a devastating examination of poverty in the United States in  Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders.

Lawrence Joseph, Jim Marrs

August 30 . 2010

 Lawrence Joseph’sAftermath is a guide to prepare for and survive the Apocalyse 2012. He presents the latest findings about the threats to our life on earth – including an all-out collapse of power grids and satellite systems resulting from solar flares expected to climax with unprecedented ferocity.  At the half, legendary conspiracy researcher Jim Marrs talks about the New World Order possibly causing the greatest financial catastrophes in  The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy

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Jennifer Jordan, Thomas Scott McKenzie

August 27 . 2010

Author, Jennifer Jordan was at the base of the mountain in 2002 when she stumbled upon a grisly discovery. There she saw a skeleton of a human being: the pelvis, two femurs, and scattered ribs. She backtracks to tell the story from start to finish about how a wealthy American died alone in The Last Man on the Mountain. At the half, Thomas Scott McKenzie, the co-author of The Man Behind the Nose talks about the legacy of Larry Harmon, the man known as Bozo the Clown.

Kristen Schaal

August 26 . 2010

Writer, actress and comedian, Kristen Schaal with her Daily Show writer boyfriend Rich Blomquist have collaborated on a new book, The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex. She is best known for her role as Mel in the HBO series Flight of the Conchords and she is a contributor on The Daily Show.

Alex Zaitchik

August 25 . 2010

 Noted journalist, Alex Zaitchik, who had already spent quite a bit of time covering the right wing exposes the details behind Glenn Beck’s rise to prominence and what he stands for in Common Nonsense.

Brent Budowsky, David Callahan

August 24 . 2010

Issues in the news with Brent Budowsky who served as legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen and is a regular columnist on TheHill.com. Is there a revolution in the air? Later, David Callahan who co-founded Demos, a public policy center based in New York City talks about his new book, Fortunes of Change. He contends that something big is happening among the rich in America: they’re drifting to the left.

Tom Engelhardt, Andrew Bacevich

August 20 . 2010

Tom Engelhardt is the creator and editor of the website TomDispatch and his latest book is The American Way of War. Did Bush’s wars become Obama’s? At the half, retired Colonel and professor Andrew Bacevich critically examines the Washington consensus on national security and why it must change in Washington Rules.

Jon Krakauer

August 19 . 2010

Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army and became an icon of post-9/11 patriotism. When he was killed in Afghanistan two years later, a legend was born. The real Pat Tillman was much more remarkable, and considerably more complicated than the public knew and best selling author Jon Krakauer gives us a stunning account in Where Men Win Glory.

Jessica Stern, Jacob Weisberg

August 18 . 2010

Jessica Stern is one of the nation’s foremost experts on terrorism and post-traumatic stress disorder and she recounts her moments of terror in Denial when she and her younger sister were raped at gunpoint.  In doing so, she examines the horrors of trauma an denial. Later Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor-in-chief of the Slate group with Palinisms. You betcha!

Elliott Tiber, William Ryerson

August 17 . 2010

Taking Woodstock is the funny, touching, and true story of Elliot Tiber, the man who helped the celebrated music festival take place. It is also Tiber’s personal story of how he took stock of his life, his lifestyle, and his future. At the half, Bill Ryerson, President of the Population Media Center talks about their new video game, breakawaygame.com, that is aimed at preventing violence against women.