Archive for June, 2013

Robert Kaiser, Rob Boston

June 27 . 2013

Act of Congress is Robert G. Kaiser’s eye-opening account of how Congress today really works—and doesn’t—that follows the dramatic journey of the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008. Then Rob Boston with Americans United talks about the recent Supreme Court rulings.

Marion Nestle

June 26 . 2013

Food Politics laid the groundwork for today’s food revolution and changed the way we respond to industry marketing practices. Now, a new introduction and concluding chapter bring us up to date on the key events in that movement helping us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why.

Floyd Abrams

June 25 . 2013
Friend of the Court is a collection of First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams’ speeches, articles, debates, briefs, oral arguments, and testimony from his entire career.

Diann Rust-Tierney, Sister Helen Prejean

June 24 . 2013

Will Jodi Arias get the death penalty for the murder of her boyfriend? Which states have dropped the sentence? Diann Rust-Tierney with the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, then Sister Helen Prejean on the 20th anniversary of Dead Man Walking.

Michael D’Antonio

June 20 . 2013
Michael D’Antonio‘s, Mortal Sins is an explosive, sweeping account of the scandal that has sent the Catholic Church into a tailspin — and the brave few who fought for justice

Jeffrey Toobin

June 19 . 2013

The Oath is Jeffrey Toobin’s gripping insider’s account of the momentous ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration.

Dean King

June 18 . 2013

The Feud is Dean King‘s riveting and detailed account of two frontier families, the Hatfields and McCoys, struggling for survival within the narrow confines of an unforgiving land.

Si Kahn, Suzanne Little

June 17 . 2013

There is a battle in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, home to wild salmon fisheries and mineral deposits, to stop a public mine project and protect the Bay. Will the President do anything to stop it? Si Kahn, songwriter, activist is joined by Suzanne Little, former Alaska state senator and founders of Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay.

Jesse Ventura

June 13 . 2013

Former Minnesota governor, Jesse Ventura‘s DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans uncovers the truth about how corporations have bought the American electoral and legislative process through the power of lobbyists, campaign contributions and political action committees.

Shahid Buttar, Heidi Boghosian

June 12 . 2013

Information about top-secret government surveillance programs was leaked; is the public owed an explanation from the Feds? Shahid Buttar with Bill of Rights Defense Committee and Heidi Boghosian with National Lawyers Guild give their take.