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Can the World Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons Capability?

2013-06-27 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Amos Yadlin, Fareed Zakaria, Charles Krauthammer, Vali Nasr 
The background of the Iranian conflict with the U.S. is that after WWII, the U.S. replaced the British in dominating the Middle East. After the Shah of Iran was replaced in 1979, the Iranian government has at times refused to obey Washington, D.C. Since then the U.S. Government and Iran have been in a conflict.

Panelists debated how the world should respond to Iran’s nuclear program. Topics included the U.S. and Israeli positions in the Middle East, the consequences of launching a war against Iran, and Iran’s influence in the region. After opening statements the panelists cross-examined each other. The audience in the hall voted on the question before and after the debate.

Amos Yadlin and Charles Krauthammer argued in favor of the question, “Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions: Be It Resolved the World Cannot Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons Capability.” Fareed Zakaria and Vali Nasr argued against.
Rudyard Griffiths, Co-Organizer and Moderator, Aurea Foundation, Munk Debates Henry A. Kissinger, Secretary (Former), Department of State Charles Krauthammer, Columnist, Washington Post George J. Mitchell, Special Envoy (Former), Department of State, Middle East Peace Vali R. Nasr, Dean, Johns Hopkins University, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Amos Yadlin, Director, Tel Aviv University, Institute for National Security Studies Fareed Zakaria, Host, CNN, Fareed Zakaria GPS Results

Be it resolved the world cannot tolerate an Iran with nuclear weapons capability. The pre-debate results was 60% Pro, 16% Undecided, 24% Con. The post-debate result was 58% Pro 42% Con. Therefore Con wins as it gained by 18%.
Source: C-SPAN: Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
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Music includes Judith - Fools rule the world (Dance against war mix), Ozzy Osbourne - Black Rain, Coleman Hawkins - Driva Man, David Rovics - I Wanna Go Home, Stevie Wonder - Superstition, David Rovics - The War Is Over, Carly Simon - Haven't Got Time For The Pain, Charlie Parker - Embraceable You

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Slaying The Monsters of Healthcare

2013-06-20 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Carol Browner The Trouble With Climate

The third National Climate Assessment finds humans unquestionably responsible for recent climate disruption, and warns that global temperatures could rise as much as ten degrees by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions go unchecked. Steve Curwood talks about the climate report with Carol Browner, President Obama’s former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy.
Source: Living On Earth: A Troubling Climate Assessment

Donald Berwick Slaying The Monsters of Healthcare

Dr. Berwick studies the management of health-care systems to improve the tradeoff among quality, safety and costs. Dr. Berwick concludes that "Any health-care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional."

Donald Berwick, M.D. is a former President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and a former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Source: Commonwealth Club Radio Program: Modernizing Medicare and Medicaid: How to Upgrade America's Health Care

Bruce Blumberg Chemicals That Promote Obesity Down the Generations

Diet and exercise are seen as the key factors that cause obesity, but new research suggests that certain chemicals called obesogens contribute to the global weight problem. Bruce Blumberg, professor of developmental and cell biology at the University of California at Irvine tells Steve Curwood that the effects of an obesogenic chemical he studied seem to persist for several generations.
Source: Living On Earth: Chemicals That Promote Obesity Down the Generations

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Music includes Yikes McGee - Propagandy, Katharine Hepburn - The Lion in Winter, Stephan Smith - Business, Capitol Steps - Electile Dysfunction, Jackson Browne - The Drums of War, Pete Seeger - It Takes a Worried Man, Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues, Woody Guthrie - Tom Joad Part 1, John Lee Hooker - Red House, Stephen Longfellow Fiske - Earth Anthem, Dixie Chicks - Roanoke

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What To Do About Climate Change?

2013-06-13 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Vicki Arroyo 2012 was another year of incredible weather such as drought, wildfire, ice-melt, Hurricane Sandy, and 70-degree temps in Chicago in December. Tom Ashbrook talks to Vicki Arroy and Anthony Leiserowitz about climate change

Vicki Arroyo is executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center of Georgetown University Law Center where she is also a Visiting Professor.

Anthony Leiserowitz is a research scientist, lecturer, and director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication.
Source: NPR On Point with Tom Ashbrook: What To Do About Climate Change?


The Whitehouse Coup

Retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler claimed that wealthy businessmen were plotting to create a fascist veterans' organization and use it in a coup d'état to overthrow U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, with Butler as leader of that organization. In 1934, Butler testified to the Special Committee on Un-American Activities Congressional committee.

The coup planned to toppling President Franklin D. Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell House & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression.

Mike Thomson investigates why so little is known about this biggest ever peacetime threat to American democracy.
Source: BBC Radio 4: The Whitehouse Coup

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Music includes propublica - The Great American Foreclosure Song, Beastie Boys - In A World Gone Mad..., Dave Lippman - Jena, Country Joe & the Fish - I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag, The Producers Soundtrack - Heil Myself, Bob Dylan - With God on Our Side, Muriel Hogan - Agent Orange, Phil Ochs - There But for Fortune, Terry Gangstad - National Institute of the Blonde, Odetta - Another Man Done Gone, David Rovics - Two Mommies & Two Daddies, Theme From Jaws, Antrim Mennonite Choir - Amazing Grace, Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir - Don't You Ever Let Nobody Drag Yo's Spirit Down, Louis Armstrong & Savoy Ballroom Five - Mahogany Hall Stomp

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How Big Companies Rob You Blind

2013-06-06 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

David Cay Johnston David Cay Johnston talks about his book "The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use 'Plain English' to Rob You Blind" with Jayne O'Donnell, USA Today Money Reporter.

“No other modern country gives corporations the unfettered power found in America to gouge cus­tomers, shortchange workers, and erect barriers to fair play. A big reason is that so little of the news . . . addresses the private, government-approved mechanisms by which price gouging is employed to redistribute income upward.”

David Cay Johnston is an American investigative journalist, author and a specialist in economics and tax issues. Mr. Johnston won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for beat reporting.
Source: BookTV - After Words: David Cay Johnston, "The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use 'Plain English' to Rob You Blind," hosted by Jayne O'Donnell, USA Today Money Reporter

Clayborne Carson Historian Clayborne Carson on Tavis Smiley Show

Historian Clayborne Carson is director of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University and has devoted much of his professional life to the study of Dr. King. He helped design the King National Memorial. In his memoir, Martin's Dream, he traces his evolution from political activist to activist scholar.
Source: PBS: Historian Clayborne Carson on Tavis Smiley Show

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Music includes Judith - Fools rule the world (Dance against war mix), Michael Jackson - We Are Here To Change The World, Dave Lippman - Pity 4, Steven Taylor - Go Down Congress, Its A Beautiful Day - White Bird, Terry Gangstad - Theatre of the Whine, Joan Baez - Saigon Bride, Beatles - USSR, Shirley Basey - Goldfinger, Louis Armstrong - Chimes Blues

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The fate of the U.S. economy with Joseph Stiglitz & Paul Krugman

2013-05-30 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Joseph Stiglitz & Paul Krugman Joseph Stiglitz, author of "The Price of Inequality," and Paul Krugman, author of "End This Depression Now!," talk about the problems facing the U.S. economy. They explain that reducing the U.S. Government deficits slows the economy. Also why unfunded wars and cutting taxes for the rich have not produced prosperity.

Joseph Stiglitz is University Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University and a former chief economist at the World Bank. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001. Prof. Stiglitz's books include "Globalization and Its Discontents," "Freefall," and "The Three Trillion Dollar War."

Paul Krugman, recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, is a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University and a columnist for the New York Times. His many books include, "The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008," "The Conscience of a Liberal," and "Peddling Prosperity."
Source: BookTV: A Conversation on the State of the Economy with Joseph Stiglitz & Paul Krugman

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Music includes Wildman - Like A Wave, Roymond - Just Blue, Dave Lippman - Teenage Immigrant Welfare Mothers on Drugs, David Rovics - Minimum Wage Strike, Matrix soundtrack - begin, Barthelson - Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier, Eric Weissberg - Dueling Banjos, Cat Stevens - Wild World, Herb Alpert - Spanish Flea

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Dangerous Health Care

2013-05-23 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Surgeon Marty Makary talks about the dangers of a stay in the hospital. He explains that patients are endangered by errors, over-treatment and a closed-door culture that protects medical practitioners first. He is interviewed by Richard Davis, President of Washington, D.C.'s Sibley Hospital.
Source: BookTV: After Words: Marty Makary, "Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care," hosted by Richard Davis, Sibley Memorial Hospital President



Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky on the Myths of Happiness

Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky talks to Thom Hartmann on the myths of happiness.
Source: Conversations w/ Great Minds - Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky - The Myths of Happiness P1 and Conversations w/Great Minds - Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky - The Myths of Happiness P2

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 Music includes Capitol Steps - Monster Cash, Dave Lippman - Sacramento Natural Co-op, Larry Estridge - Spirits of the Revolution, Rise Against - Hero Of War, Jeff Neugebauer - We Don't Want Your War, The Producers - Springtime for Hitler, Betsy Rose - Unreasonable Women, Morgan Heritage - Propaganda, The John Kasper Band - Conspiracy of Silence, Merle Haggard - Rainbox Stew, Phil Ochs - There But for Fortune, Louis Armstrong & Savoy Ballroom Five - Mahogany Hall Stomp

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Does Science Refute God?

2013-05-16 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

The two teams debate the motion "Science Refutes God"
Is belief in God rational? Or has science shown the existence of God to be so unlikely as to make belief irrational?

Two physicists, a skeptic and a scholar tried to answer those questions.
Lawrence Krauss is a theoretical physicist and the director of the Origins Project and a professor of physics at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University.
Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and editor of Skeptic.com and a monthly columnist for Scientific American and an adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University.
Ian Hutchinson is a physicist and professor of nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dinesh D'Souza is the author of What's So Great About Christianity (2008).
Source: NPR: Does Science Refute God?

The Other Scott Horton Official Crimes

The Other Scott Horton, Contributing Editor for Harper’s Magazine, discusses the European Court of Human Rights’ condemnation of Bush-era CIA torture practices within the rendition program. He talks with Scott Horton on the U.S. justice system’s failure to make federal government officials accountable for crimes.
Source: The Other Scott Horton
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Music includes Hugh Birdsall - Bombs Away Lock and Load, The Billionaires For Bush - Billionaires Are In the House, Studies In Non-Violent Action - Ghandi Is Camping Out At City Hall, Johnny Cash - Gettysburg Address, Crosby & Stills & Nash and Young - Carry On, Supaclean - Beat The Bushes, Kenny Rogers - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town, Creedence Clearwater Revival - Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog, John Fogerty - Deja Vu All Over Again, The Producers Soundtrack - Goodbye!, Mariachi Aguila Real - El Jarabe Tapatio

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Climate Warriors

2013-05-09 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Michael Mann, Katharine Hayhoe,
Bill Anderegg, Greg Dalton
Michael Mann warns that "we can't allow science to be killed. We can't allow the scientific agenda to be set by those that have vested interests to not have the truth be unveiled." Over the past decade climate science has become increasingly political. Climate scientists who have taken on public roles cope with personal threats, hacking attacks and assaults on their professional integrity. "We are not in this because we value people's opinions of us. We are not in this because we want to receive pleasant emails in the morning. We are in this because this is the truth and we have to tell it," said evangelist climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe.

Michael Mann, Katharine Hayhoe, and Bill Anderegg discuss their experiences as climate scientists in a field under the magnifying glass of politics, economics and amplified emotions with Greg Dalton.

Michael Mann is Professor of Geosciences, Penn State and author of "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars".
Katharine Hayhoe is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas Tech University. Bill Anderegg is Doctoral Student at Stanford.
Greg Dalton founded Climate One at The Commonwealth Club in 2007.
Get the transcript here.
Source: Climate One: Political Science

Barbara Jordan Barbara Jordan gives the keynote address to the 1976 Democratic Convention.
Barbara Jordan was a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Music includes Roy Zimmerman - Real America, Frank Zappa - I'm The Slime, Neil Young - War Song (single with Graham Nash), Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Capitol Steps - Do You Fear What I Fear?, Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain?, Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA, Pink Floyd- Comfortably Numb, Charlie Parker - Now's The Time

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The Really Big Challenges Of the 21st Century

2013-05-02 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

There was a time when Americans made dreams come true. Such as flying to the moon and conquering polio. Hear Tom Ashbrook search for the answers.

Where are the dreams of the 21st century? What can be done with energy, water, cancer and climate change?

Jason Pontin Jason Pontin is editor in chief of the MIT Technology Review. You can find their issue on big ideas here. Why We Can't Solve Big Problems

David Keith David Keith is professor of applied physics at Harvard University School of Engineering and professor of public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.


Jeffrey Grossman Jeffrey Grossman is professor of materials science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Source: On Point: Big Challenges


The Honest Truth about Dishonesty with Dan Ariely and Indre Viskontas

Our world is populated with cheats and liars. Most of us think of major cheaters like Bernie Madoff, Tiger Woods, and Barry Bonds as inflicting the most damage onto society. But just how honest are we, with others and with ourselves? The surprising finding from several studies conducted by Dan Ariely and his collaborators is that we all cheat. He claims that the consequences of these little everyday deceptions can sometimes far outweigh the ill effects of even the biggest lies.

Indre Viskontas is a writer, neuroscientist, and opera singer, holds a doctorate in cognitive neuroscience and a master of music in vocal performance. Her scientific research explores the neural basis of memory and creativity. She has published more than thirty original peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, with appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Department of Economics, and the School of Medicine. Dan earned one PhD in cognitive psychology and another PhD in business administration. He is the founder and director of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. His work has been featured in many outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and others. His two previous New York Times best-selling books are Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality.
Source: Point Of Inquiry: Dan Ariely - The Honest Truth about Dishonesty

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Music includes Symphony of Science - Our Biggest Challenge, Matisyahu - One Day (New Album Version), Roymond - Just Blue, Zinn on Cspan - Patriot, Ed McCurdy - Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream, John Prine - Sam Stone, Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson - Me and Paul, Pete Seeger - Where Have All The Flowers Gone, Requiem For A Dream, Richard Nixon 8-8-1974, Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again, Herb Alpert - Zorba the Greek

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Energy Evolution

2013-04-25 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Amory B. Lovins Amory B. Lovins and Edward Lucas discuss how bold solutions for the new energy era is akin to reinventing fire. Dr. Amory B. Lovins is co-founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute. Edward Lucas is International Editor of The Economist.
Source: Reinventing Fire: Bold Solutions for the New Energy Era
Bruce E. Levine Does TV Help Make Americans Passive and Accepting of Authority?

Bruce E. Levine, a clinical psychologist and author, discusses how TV makes Americans passive and accepting of authority. He talks with Scott Horton about the mental health issues and social isolation caused by watching television and how the corporate state has essentially colonized Americans who as a result cannot effect political change.
Source: Bruce E. Levine
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Music includes Graham Nash and James Raymond - Almost Gone, Bob Marley & The Wailers - War, Woody Guthrie - Jesus Christ, Makana - We Are The Many, Chris Brown and Kate Fenner - Resist War, David Rovics - Operation Iraqi Liberation, Brian Wilson - Gone Gone Gone, Terry Gangstad - Theatre of the Whine, Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today), Earth Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland, Beatles - All You Need Is Love, Emmanuel Rodriguez - Midnight in Ethiopia

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Should Drugs Be Legalized?

2013-04-18 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Paul Butler & Nick Gillespie
Theodore Dalrymple & Asa Hutchinson

Would the United States be better off legalizing all recreational drugs? A panel of experts tackled that question in an Oxford-style debate.

Paul Butler is a criminal law scholar and professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
Nick Gillespie is editor-in-chief of Reason.com and ReasonTV, the online platforms of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "free minds and free markets."
Asa Hutchinson, former administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, is currently CEO of Hutchinson Group, a homeland security consulting firm, and practices law in northwestern Arkansas.
Theodore Dalrymple is a retired prison doctor and psychiatrist, who most recently practiced in a British inner city hospital and prison.
Source: NPR: Should We Legalize Drugs?


Marvin E. Odum Christine Todd Whitman Frederic Krupp Daniel Franklin The future of energy

The world continues to face critical energy challenges. With political change happening in many parts of the world what can the world expect?

Panel includes:
Marvin E. Odum, President of Shell Oil
Christine Todd Whitman, Governor of New Jersey, Adminstrator of EPA
Frederic Krupp, President of Environmental Defense Fund
Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor of The Economist
Source: C-SPAN: Energy Policy In 2013

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Music includes Tom Lehrer - The Old Dope Peddler, Musiq (Soulchild) - Are You Experienced?, Putumayo - Why Am I a Rastaman, Billy Bragg - The World Turned Upside Down, Crosby & Stills & Nash and Young - Carry On, Odetta - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain, Art Baron & Jay Ungar & Matt Glaser - Kingdom Coming, Frank Zappa - I Am The Walrus, Greatful Dead - US Blues, Stephen Longfellow Fiske - Earth Anthem, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan - La Negra

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Health Care For Some?

2013-04-11 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Beatrix Hoffman Beatrix Hoffman talks about the history of the American health care system. She explains why the United States has been one of the few developed countries to not adopt universal health care and examines why the issue is so divisive.

Beatrix Hoffman is the author of The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America. She is a professor and chair of the history department at Northern Illinois University.
Source: BookTV: Health Care For Some: Rights and Rationing in the United States Since 1930
Manuel Castells Alternative economics

Manuel Castells talks about the current economic downturn. He urges a profound reassessment of our economic beliefs and institutions.
Source: Analysis: Alternative economic cultures
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Music includes Jack Hardy & Jill Burkee & Mark Dann & Steve Forbert - This Land Is Your Land, Woody Herman and the Herd - Fanfare for the Common Man, Odetta - No Expectations, Crosby & Stills & Nash and Young - Carry On, The Lion King - Circle Of Life, Capitol Steps - Al-Jazeera, George Carlin - Modern Man, Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising, Ryan Harvey - The Day They Caught Saddam Hussein, FDR 9-23-1944, Young Ladies - My Country 'Tis of Thee, National Parks

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How Big Companies Rob You

2013-04-04 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

David Cay Johnston How Big Companies Use Plain English To Rob You Blind with David Cay Johnston. “No other modern country gives corporations the unfettered power found in America to gouge cus­tomers, shortchange workers, and erect barriers to fair play. A big reason is that so little of the news . . . addresses the private, government-approved mechanisms by which price gouging is employed to redistribute income upward.”
Source: The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use Plain English To Rob You Blind" with David Cay Johnston
John Fasullo The Best Climate Projections Are Extreme

Climate scientists agree that the planet is warming, but there is a wide range of projections as to how hot it’s going to get. An analysis from scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research finds that the more alarming estimates may be the most accurate. John Fasullo, one of the climate scientists responsible for the analysis, joins Steve Curwood to discuss the future of our warming planet.
Source: The Best Climate Projections Are Extreme

Why is America always at war? with Danny Schechter, filmmaker and blogger.
Source: Is America always at war?

David Roberts Climate Change Is Simple with David Roberts, staff writer for Grist.
Source: Climate Change Is Simple - David Roberts Remix
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Music includes Roy Zimmerman - Vote Republican, Jimi Hendrix - Spanish Castle Magic, The Beach Boys - Surf's Up, George Harrison - Peace, Jack Johnson Feat & Ben Harper - With My Own Two Hands, The Lion King - Hakuna Matata, The Matrix Trailer, Frank Sinatra - Mack the Knife, David Klein - Beanie for Peace, The New Kingston Trio - Try To Remember, Inca Flutes - Zona Roya

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Carbon Math

2013-03-28 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com


The Aboriginal Nations Oppose Expansion of Canada’s Tar Sands

Shell Canada is planning to expand its Jackpine tar sands mining operations, but several Aboriginal Nations who live there fiercely protest these plans. Steve Curwood hears why from Chelsea Flook, Executive Director of the Sierra Club Prairie Chapter.
Source: First Nation Challenges Expansion of Canada’s Tar Sands


Bill McKibben & John Hofmeister Carbon Math

Activist Bill McKibben and former president of Shell Oil Company John Hofmeister discuss the current state of energy and the technology. While both McKibben and Hofmeister agree that the world needs better energy alternatives, they disagree on when the needed changes will happen.

Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org and author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. John Hofmeister is CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and Former President, Shell Oil Company.
Source: Carbon Math


David Blackwell Tapping Volcanoes for Energy

Scientists are exploring technologies to harness the power of volcanoes for geothermal energy. David Blackwell, an earth sciences professor at Southern Methodist University, tells Steve Curwood about volcano energy.
Source: Tapping Volcanoes for Energy
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Music includes John Lennon - Imagine, Green Day - 21 Guns, Harry Truman 1948, Capitol Steps - Al-Jazeera, Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, David Rovics - Operation Iraqi Liberation, John Prine - Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore, Celine Dion - Titanic, Carly Simon - You're So Vain, Herb Alpert - Bittersweet Samba, Louis Armstrong - Heebie Jeebies

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A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America

2013-03-21 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Fossil Fuel Divestment Students Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment

A generation ago students demanded their universities pull investments out of South Africa to fight Apartheid. Today, activists want to fight climate change emissions using the same tactic. Steve Curwood talks to Harvard students who are asking the college to pull investment from all fossil fuel stocks.
Source: Students Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment
A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America

Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, American Cancer Society; Co-author, How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America
Lisa Aliferis, KQED Health Editor - Moderator

Brawley asserts finance is inextricably linked to health care in America’s current system. Even the very procedures patients undergo are frequently determined more by doctors’ expected payment for performing them than their actual appropriateness in mitigating the ailment with which the patient is afflicted.
Source: Dr. Otis Brawley: Fighting Patient Mistreatment in America

Beluga Whale The Whale that Spoke Human

A new paper from neurobiologist Sam Ridgway argues that at least one beluga whale could imitate human speech patterns. Emmett FitzGerald reports on Noc, the cetacean with the remarkable vocal powers.
Source: The Whale that Spoke Human
Steve Dishart The Cost Of Climate Change

Scientists expect more severe storms like Sandy as a result of climate change and insurance companies are paying attention. Steve Dishart, former communications manager for reinsurer Swiss Re, tells host Steve Curwood that rates will rise and some properties will be uninsurable as climate change brings about more weird weather.
Source: Insuring for Climate Change
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Music includes Symphony of Science - Our Biggest Challenge, Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth, Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone, FDR - 1937, Molly Mason & Russ Barenberg - Angel Band, David Rovics - After The Revolution, Roymond - Just Blue, Excerpt from the movie Clueless, Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues, Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground, Chilly Winds - Odetta, Jose Alfredo Jimenez con Mariachi Vargas - Mexican Hat Dance

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Lawrence Lessig and Chris Hedges On Change

2013-03-14 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Preschool For Every Child

Meet a self-described robber baron who decided to spend his billions on finger paints and changing tables. Visit a decades-long studies that found preschool made a huge difference in the lives of poor children. Listen to a Nobel prize-winning economist who says that spending public money on preschool produces a huge return on investment.
Source: Episode 411: Why Preschool Can Save The World
Lawrence Lessig and Chris Hedges Lawrence Lessig and Chris Hedges On Change

Lawrence Lessig and Chris Hedges met in front of Occupy TVNY's cameras to discuss their vision of change.
Source: Occupy The Courts - A Conversation with Lawrence Lessig and Chris Hedges
Sheila Bair Sheila Bair talks about her role on the Systemic Risk Council and her assessment of the U.S. financial crisis.

As FDIC chair, Sheila Bair has an extensive background in banking and finance that has taken her from Capitol Hill to academia to the highest levels of government. Bair topped The Wall Street Journal's annual 50 Women to Watch list in 2008 and is a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. She now chairs the nonpartisan, private sector Systemic Risk Council, which monitors and encourages regulatory reform of U.S. capital markets, and also offers her perspective on the U.S. fiscal crisis.
Source: Tavis Smiley - Former FDIC chair Sheila Bair
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No Fracking Way Debate

2013-03-07 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Will natural gas serve as a bridge to transition from oil and coal to renewables? The ability to extract natural gas from shale formations through a method called hydraulic fracturing has increased the supply of energy. Does the U.S. have a 100-year supply of natural gas? Has contamination from toxic chemicals used in the fracking process increased health and environmental hazards?
The proposition is The Natural Gas Boom Is Doing More Harm Than Good. Hear the debate with Deborah Golderg and Katherine Hudson for the proposition and Joe Nocera and Sue Tierney against.
Source: No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom Is Doing More Harm Than Good
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Music includes Jerusha - Leave The Tarsands In The Ground, Pete Seeger & James Maddock - New Protest Song About BP Oil Spill In Gulf Coast, Gore - Govt Spying, Yikes McGee - Propagandy, Pretenders - Middle of the Road, Eric Weissberg - Dueling Banjos

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The Coming Drone Invasion

2013-02-28 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Klaus Jacob Climate Change in New York City

What are the effects of climate change on New York City? Klaus Jacob, senior research scientist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory talks to Steve Curwood from his flooded home on the Hudson River.
Source: Effects of Climate Change on New York City

John Whitehead John Whitehead on Civil Liberties and Drones

Constitutional attorney and author John Whitehead discusses the U.S. government’s authorization of drone aircraft for domestic law enforcement and surveillance. Also he talks about the Rutherford Institute’s model legislation for preserving civil liberties and slowing the drone invasion. He is interviewed by Scott Horton.
Source: 11/02/12 John Whitehead
Jeff Faux

The Servant Economy with Jeff Faux

Faux explains why the major political parties have no plans to remedy America's unemployment, inequality, or long economic slide. Jeff Faux is a renowned economist and Founding Pres. of Economic Policy Institute.
Source: Building Bridges: The RepublaCrats' Servant Economy with Jeff Faux
Jeffrey Sachs Economist Jeffrey Sachs talks with Tavis Smiley & Cornel West about poverty.
Source: Hot Stuff: Jeffrey Sachs
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Music includes Michael Franti & Spearhead - Bomb the World, Terry Gangstad - NR AA, Graham Nash - We Can Change the World, Michael Jackson - Why You Wanna Trip On Me, Emma's Revolution - codePINK, Gandhi- The Philosophy of Nonviolence, Wright Johnnie - Hello Vietnam, Monty Python - Argument, Tom Lehrer - Makes A Fellow Proud To Be A Soldier, Willie Nelson - City of New Orleans, Stephen Longfellow Fiske - Earth Anthem, Inca Flutes - Zona Roy

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How Billionaires Buy Elections

2013-02-21 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Investigative journalist Greg Palast talks about how to steal an election in 9 easy steps. Based on the book which can be viewed at Billionaires & Ballot Bandits - Google Books.
Source: TalkingStickTV - Greg Palast - Billionaires & Ballot Bandits









David Roberts Climate Change Is Simple

David Roberts of Grist was born and raised in the South. A revelatory summer working in Yellowstone National Park convinced him that it was not the world but just the part where he lived that sucked, so he moved out West. After several wayward years spent snowboarding and getting an MA in philosophy, he woke up with nothing but a dissertation between him and an arid, cloistered life spent debating minutiae with the world’s other 12 Dewey scholars. So he bailed. A period was spent trudging through the swamp of Seattle tech work, wading past Amazon.com, IMDb.com, and Microsoft, before the fine folks at Grist fell for his devastating good looks in December 2003.

He now spends his free time playing in his new house with his newish sons and his not-so-new but still-wonderful wife. He loves them, loves Seattle, loves Grist, and still, despite himself, loves the internet.
Source: Climate Change Is Simple - David Roberts Remix

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Mega-Droughts In Our Future with Tom Ashbrook

2013-02-21 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Could devastating mega-droughts be the new normal in large parts of the United States? Tom talks to climate scientists that look at different data and come to slightly different conclusions.







Christopher Williams Christopher Williams, professor of geography at Clark University.













Richard Seager Richard Seager, professor at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.











Michael Wehner Michael Wehner, staff scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Source: Mega-Droughts In Our Future











Otter Otters and Climate Change

According to two scientists at the University of California at Santa Cruz, a small animal could have a big impact on climate change. Professor Chris Wilmers explains how sea otters could be key to preserving kelp forests, one of the world’s great carbon sinks.
Source: Otters and Climate Change







Paul Ehrlich Limiting Population and Consumption

Rich countries must reduce consumption and the world must limit population to avoid catastrophe. That’s the message of Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich. He talks to Steve Curwood on the benefits of having more time.
Source: To Avoid Disaster, Limit Population and Consumption









When The U.S. Paid Off The Entire National Debt

On Jan. 8, 1835, all the big political names in Washington gathered to celebrate what President Andrew Jackson had just accomplished. A senator rose to make the big announcement: "Gentlemen ... the national debt ... is PAID." That was the one time in U.S. history when the country was debt free. It lasted exactly one year. The legend of the national debt and where the debt came from. What happened the one time we paid it all off and why Congress created the debt ceiling in the first place?
Source: When The U.S. Paid Off The Entire National Debt



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The Amazing Life of Chris Hedges

2013-02-14 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Chris Hedges Author and journalist Christopher Hedges speaks of the despair, destruction, love and truth that he found during his long career of covering wars and social justice throughout the world. Hedges is interviewed by Dean Nelson as part of the 17th annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University.
Source: Point Loma Writers: A Conversation with Christopher Hedges









A Candidate Created By Economists

This fake presidential candidate is based on economics. He has a platform was made with the help of a panel of economists. He is presented to a focus group. Hear the reactions to these economic ideas.  Also a couple real ads for the fake candidate.
Source: Episode 413: Our Fake Candidate Meets The People








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Music includes Green Day - 21 Guns, Jimmy Cliff - Vietnam, Saul William - Act III Scene 2, Crosby & Stills & Nash & Young - Deja Vu, The Matrix Trailer, Theme Song of Requiem For A Dream, Herb Alpert - 8 Ball, Marachi Aguila Real - La Raspa, Coleman Hawkins - The Man I Love, Earth Wind and Fire - Boogie Wonderland, Dead Heart Bloom - Letter To The World, Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again

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U.S. Government Threats to Civil Liberties

2013-02-07 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

If you missed these events then you can hear it now. This panel consist of three lawyers - a libertarian, a liberal, and a conservative. The three panelists, Jacob G. Hornberger, Glenn Greenwald, Bruce Fein, and along with moderator Jack Hunter, explain that the U.S. government's military empire and interventionist foreign policies constitute a dire threat to the civil liberties of all Americans. Music is by Erik Satie on piano.

Source: College Civil Liberties Tour : February 15, 2012 - University of Washington at Seattle


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Capitalism Hits the Fan

2013-01-31 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

David Barsamian & Richard Wolff Richard Wolff and David Barsamian talk about the economic crisis and argue that it can be traced back to the 1970s, when the economic system shifted from benefiting a vast majority of Americans to one which mostly benefits only the very rich.

Richard Wolff is professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts and a visiting professor at the New School University. He is the author of Capitalism Hits the Fan and Democracy at Work.

David Barsamian is founder and director of Alternative Radio. His books include Targeting Iran, The Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting, and Keeping the Rabble in Line.

Source: Book TV: Occupy the Economy, Challenging Capitalism

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Poor America

2013-01-24 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Jonathan Kozol Jonathan Kozol talks about his encounters with the poorest children in America with Tom Ashbrook.
Source: The Poorest Children In America












Naomi Klein Naomi Klein on the Links Between Capitalism and Climate Change

Naomi Klein says the tragic destruction by Hurricane Sandy can also be the catalyst for the transformation of politics and our economy. She joins Bill Moyers to discuss hurricanes, climate change, and democracy.
Source: Naomi Klein on the Links Between Capitalism and Climate Change







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The Rise Of The Billionaires And The Fall Of Everyone Else

2013-01-17 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Chrystia Freeland Journalist Chrystia Freeland reports on the people who've reached the pinnacle of the business world. Freeland says that surpassingly many of today's richest individuals actual do work.
Source: A Startling Gap Between Us And The 'Plutocrats'










Ralph Nader Ralph Nader's Bold Ideas

Ralph Nader explains his bold solutions to Terrence McNally.

* Reforming the tax system
* Making our communities more self-reliant
* Reclaiming science and technology for the people
* Getting corporations off welfare
* Creating national charters for large corporations
* Reducing our bloated military budget
* Organizing congressional watchdog groups
* Enlisting the enlightened super-rich
* Use government procurement to spur innovation

For more information see Nader's latest book The Seventeen Solutions.
Source: Q&A: Ralph Nader The 17 Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future


How much money does a corporation get back from investing in a good lobbyist?

Corporations don't lobby Congress for fun. They lobby because it helps their bottom line. Getting a regulation gutted or a tax loophole created means extra cash for the corporation. But getting laws changed can be very expensive. How much money does a corporation get back from investing in a good lobbyist?
Source: Forget Stocks Or Bonds, Invest In A Lobbyist



"I think most Americans would be shocked..."
 - Sen. Dick Durbin. Your Senator Is A Telemarketer

We think of lawmakers having one job: making laws. But there's a second job most lawmakers have to do. And it's a big job. Senators and Congress members go to private rooms in nongovernmental buildings, where they make call after call, asking people for money.
Source: Senator By Day, Telemarketer By Night





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End of the American Dream

2013-01-10 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Hedrick Smith Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith relates an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas. Hedrick Smith is interviewed by Terrence McNally, journalist and radio host.
Source: Q&A: Hedrick Smith - Who Stole the American Dream







Sheila Bair Sheila Bair on the Charlie Rose Show

Sheila Bair believes that the American public needs to fully understand the financial crisis in order to bring it to an end. Critical of the bank bailouts and the lax regulation that led to the economic crash, she provides a sober analysis as well as a practical plan for how we should move forward.
Source: Sheila Bair





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Reinventing the American Economy

2013-01-03 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

James Gustave Speth Presidential advisor and Vermont Law professor James Gustave Speth talks about his manifesto for a new economy. Speth explains to Steve Curwood how to reinvent the American economy that values nature and quality of life over GDP.
Source: America the Possible











How Afghanistan Was Lost

News journalist Gareth Porter discusses how the U.S. quietly lost the IED War in Afghanistan. Gareth Porter, an investigative historian and journalist specialising in U.S. national security policy, received the Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan.  He is interviewed by Scott Horton.
Source: 10/17/12 Gareth Porter




Sacramento River California Floods

Evaluating disaster risk has become a major industry and researchers in California are working to reinvent how it’s done. Lauren Sommer explores responding to disasters.
Source: Delta Risk





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Music includes Dave Lippman - The Evil of Access, David Rovicsc - Who Will Tell the People, Dr. King - Nonviolence is the Most Powerful Weapon, Monty Pythons - The Galaxy Song, Freeman Z - New Orleans, Clark Gable - Puttin' On The Ritz, Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass - Tijuana Taxi, Mary McLeod Bethune, Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass - Zorba the Greek, Terry Gangstad - Chest hair Club, The Marx Brothers - The Collected Speeches Of Groucho, The Gettysburg Address, Frank Sinatra - Thats Life, Paul French - Kumbaya, Stephen Longfellow Fiske - Earth Anthem

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America's Sacrifice Zones

2012-12-27 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

The great writer and journalist Chris Hedges discusses his newest book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt. In collaboration with graphic artist, Joe Stacco, Hedges investigates the impact of unfettered capitalism on American life.
Source: Journalist Chris Hedges on "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt"







Ryan Alford The Emperor's Clothes

Ryan Alford discusses Obama’s unprecedented claim of authority to assassinate U.S. citizens at his discretion. He also explores how the U.S. has abandoned the Magna Carta and 800 years of legal precedence that protects the people against tyranny.
Source: 7/27/12 Ryan Alford









Bill McKibben Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math

Environmentalist and writer Bill McKibben talks about his recent Rolling Stone article, Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math with Steve Curwood.
Source: Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math









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Music includes Amy Martin - Consequences, Jacqueline Schwab & Jesse Carr - Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier, Oppositional Defiant Disorder - David Rovics, The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man, Rooftop Singers - Walk Right In, Willie Nelson - Whatever Happened, Brendan Quinn - Protest Song, Monty Python - Every Sperm is Sacred, Gene Kelly - Singing In The Rain

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Death of the American Dream

2012-12-20 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

James Steele & Donald Barlett The acclaimed investigative journalism team of Barlett and Steele explain that Washington and Wall Street have dismantled the foundations of America's middle class through a series of actions over several decades. Chief among those destructive actions, was deregulation of various industries and outsourcing of manufacturing jobs. They discuss the plight of the middle class with Juan Williams, columnist for The Hill and Fox News analyst.
Source: After Words: Donald Barlett & James Steele, "The Betrayal of the American Dream," host Juan Williams, The Hill





David Swanson Top 10 Reasons Wars Can End by David Swanson
Source: Top 10 Reasons Wars Can End













Paul Ehrlich We're going to go over the top
Paul Ehrlich, American professor and bestselling author, talks to John Vidal about population decline. Professor Ehrlich explains his concerns about depleting global resources and discusses his predictions for the future of our planet.
Source: Paul Ehrlich on depopulation: 'We're going to go over the top' - audio






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The Servant Economy

2012-12-13 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Jeff Faux and The Servant Economy Jeff Faux predicts a dark future for the middle class in the U.S. By the mid-2020s, American workers are expected to see a significant decrease in their incomes and have fewer opportunities for employment as service jobs move overseas. Jeff Faux is founding president of the Economic Policy Institute.
Source: The Servant Economy







Farmers in Afghanistan gather an
opium crop to be made into heroin Politically incorrect economic ideas

Economists disagree about free heroin for addicts, a new tax on financial speculation, and $2 trillion on infrastructure projects.
Source: Free Heroin, And Other Ideas That Won't Get You Elected







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The Parties Versus The People

2012-12-06 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Mickey Edwards Mickey Edwards, a former Congressman from Oklahoma, explains that the U.S.' political parties have obtained too much power. He says that the parties have disenfranchised voters and hurt the legislative process by promoting partisanship and discouraging debate.
Source: The Parties Versus the People









Dan Kahan Political Prejudice



How politically rational are you? What are your views on global warming, nanotechnology or the value of IQ tests and are they based on scientific evidence or cognitive bias?

Michael Blastland talks to top international thinkers including Dan Kahan and Jonathan Haidt about our ability not to let the facts get in the way of deeply held belief.
Source: Political Prejudice





Jonathan Haidt














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Getting Away With Murder

2012-11-21 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Medea Benjamin Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, takes a critical look at the use of drones by the U.S. military and argues that targeted killings do not make us safer. Medea Benjamin co-founded CODEPINK, a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement, in November 2002. She is also the founding director of Global Exchange, an international human rights organization. For more, visit: codepinkalert.org. This broadcast excludes the question and answer part of this talk. To get the full program go to BookTV.
Source: Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control







Colin Woodard Colin Woodard talks about his book American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

Journalist and historian Colin Woodard reveals that North America is made up of eleven distinct nations, each with its own unique historical roots. From the Deep South to the Far West, to Yankeedom to El Norte, Woodard reveals how each region continues to uphold its distinguishing ideals and identities today, with results that can be seen in the composition of the U.S. Congress or on the county-by-county maps of presidential elections.
Source: American Nations (2011-10-27)


Eleven Distinct Nations










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End Welfare For Banks

2012-11-15 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Eliot Spitzer
Tom Ashbrook talks with former New York governor, attorney general, and Wall Street prosecutor, Eliot Spitzer, about how to clean up banking. Source: Eliot Spitzer: Clean Up The Banks









Cynder Niemela A former manager at Countrywide Financial, Cynder Niemela describes what life was like inside the giant mortgage lender back in 2006. Mike Hudson, an investigative reporter with the Center For Public Integrity picks through the wreckage of the housing crisis. Source: A Former Mortgage Exec Speaks Out






David Suzuki Save The Planet From The Economy

David Suzuki tells Steve Curwood that the path to a sustainable future is to stop elevating economy over ecology and to start imagining a brighter future.
Source: The Legacy





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Legacies of the U.S. Civil War

2012-11-08 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior Editor, The Atlantic Stephanie McCurry, Professor, University of Pennsylvania John Fabian Witt, Professor, Yale Law School Andrew Delbanco, Professor, Columbia University Gary W. Gallagher, Professor, University of Virginia David W. Blight, Director, Yale University, Gilder Lehrman Ctr. for the Study of Slavery Historians and authors discuss ongoing legacies of the U.S. Civil War for today. I find it fascinating that in part the political divide between Democrats and Republicans is similar geographically to the division of the Union and the Confederacy. Of course a reckoning America today would be incomplete without acknowledging the last 400 years of American slavery and racism. Source: Legacies of the Civil War

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

2012-11-01 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com


Made in 1939, this American drama film starring Jean Arthur and James Stewart about one man's effect on American politics. If you haven't seen this movie lately, I would recommend watching online.

The film opens as a succession of reporters shouting into telephones announcing the death of Senator Samuel Foley. Senator Joseph Paine, the state's senior senator, puts in a call to Governor Hubert "Happy" Hopper reporting the news. Hopper then calls powerful media magnate Jim Taylor, who controls the state along with the lawmakers. Taylor orders Hopper to appoint an interim senator to fill out Foley's term. Taylor has proposed a pork barrel bill to finance an unneeded dam at Willet Creek, so he warns Hopper he wants a senator who "can't ask any questions or talk out of turn." After having a number of his appointees rejected, at the suggestion of his children Hopper nominates local hero Jefferson Smith, leader of the state's Boy Rangers group. Smith is an innocent, wide-eyed idealist who quotes Jefferson and Lincoln and idolizes Paine, who had known his crusading editor father.

In Washington, after a humiliating introduction to the press corps, Smith threatens to resign, but Paine encourages him to stay and work on a bill for a national boy's camp. With the help of his cynical secretary Clarissa Sanders, Smith prepares to introduce his boy's camp bill to the Senate. But when he proposes to build the camp on the Willets Creek site, Taylor and Paine force him to drop the measure. Smith discovers Taylor and Paine want the Willets Creek site for graft and he attempts to expose them, but Paine deflects Smith's charges by accusing Smith of stealing money from the boy rangers. Defeated, Smith is ready to depart Washington, but Saunders, whose patriotic zeal has been renewed by Smith, exhorts him to stay and fight. Smith returns to the Senate chamber and, while Taylor musters the media forces in his state to destroy him, Smith engages in a climactic filibuster to speak his piece.

Although all hope seems lost, the senators begin to pay attention as Smith approaches utter exhaustion. Paine has one last card up his sleeve: he brings in bins of letters and telegrams from Smith's home state from people demanding his expulsion. Smith vows to press on until people believe him, but immediately collapses in a faint. Overcome with guilt, Paine leaves the Senate chamber and attempts to commit suicide by shooting himself. When he is stopped, he bursts back into the Senate chamber, loudly confesses to the whole scheme, and affirms Smith's innocence.
Source: Mr Smith Goes To Washington 1939


Barack Obama The Obama 2004 DNC Keynote Address

In 2004, Obama was a rising star in the Democratic Party. In the speech Obama talks about his background and himself. He then refers to the freedoms of the Declaration of Independence. Then he explains the background of John Kerry and his vision of a unified America.
Source: Barack Obama, 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address



Ronald Reagan A Time for Choosing By Ronald Reagan

This speech was delivered by Ronald Reagan during the 1964 U.S. presidential election campaign on behalf of Republican candidate Barry Goldwater. In the speech Reagan delivers a message against socialism and the expanding influence of the U.S. government in many sectors of American life. He also presents his case for using peace through strength to win the Cold War.
Source: A Time for Choosing







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The Crisis Over Governance

2012-10-25 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Sanford Levinson compares the U.S. Constitution to the constitutions of the 50 states and argues that in many ways the state constitutions are better. Professor Levinson teaches at School of Law of University of Texas at Austin.

He challenges our beliefs that the most important features of our constitutions concern what rights they protect. Instead, he focuses on the fundamental procedures of governance such as congressional bicameralism and the selection of the President by the electoral college, or the dimensions of the President's veto power. He mentions the near impossibility of amending the United States Constitution. These seemingly permanent structures contribute to the now almost universally recognized dysfunctionality of American politics.
Source: Framed: America's Fifty-One Constitutions And The Crisis Over Governance



The King's Speech by King George VI

Hear the original King's Speech delivered by King George VI on September 3, 1939.
Source: The King's Speech










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Politically Incorrect Economics

2012-10-20 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Five prominent economists from across the political spectrum identify major economic policies they could all stand behind. They agreed on five tax proposals and one change to the criminal code.
One: Eliminate the mortgage tax deduction, which lets homeowners deduct the interest they pay on their mortgages. When big houses get bigger tax breaks, it drives up prices for everyone. Why distort the housing market and subsidize people buying expensive houses?

Two: End the tax deduction companies get for providing health-care to employees. Neither employees nor employers pay taxes on workplace health insurance benefits. That encourages fancier insurance coverage, driving up usage and, therefore, health costs overall. Eliminating the deduction will drive up costs for people with workplace healthcare, but makes the health-care market fairer.

Three: Eliminate the corporate income tax. If companies reinvest the money into their businesses, that's good. Don't tax companies in an effort to tax rich people.

Four: Replace all income and payroll taxes with a progressive consumption tax. Taxes discourage whatever you're taxing, but we like income, so why tax it? Payroll taxes discourage creating jobs. Instead, impose a consumption tax, designed to be progressive to protect lower-income households.

Five: Tax carbon emissions. Yes, that means higher gasoline prices. It's a kind of consumption tax, and can be structured to make sure it doesn't disproportionately harm lower-income Americans. More, it's taxing something that's bad, which gives people an incentive to stop polluting.

Six: Legalize marijuana. Stop spending so much trying to put pot users and dealers in jail — it costs a lot of money to catch them, prosecute them, and then put them up in jail. Criminalizing drugs also drives drug prices up, making gang leaders rich.

Dean Baker
Russ Roberts
Katherine Baicker
Luigi Zingales
Robert Frank
Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., and widely published. "You could probably describe me as left of center. It'd be fair."

Russ Roberts, George Mason University economics professor. "In the grand spectrum of economic policy, I'm a pretty hard core free market guy. I'm probably called a libertarian."

Katherine Baicker, professor of health economics at Harvard University's Department of Health Policy and Management. We simply called her a centrist on the show.

Luigi Zingales, professor of entrepreneurship and finance and the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. "What I like to say is that I'm pro-market, but not necessarily pro-business."

Robert Frank, professor of management and economics at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management. "I'm a registered Democrat. I think of myself as a radical pragmatist."
Source: Six Policies Economists Love (And Politicians Hate)


Steve Keen Steve Keen on why economics is bunk

Newsnight Economics Editor Paul Mason interviews the controversial economist Steve Keen. Keen was one of the few who predicted the 2008 crash.
Source: Steve Keen: Why Economics Is Bunk






William J. Astore William J. Astore, a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and history professor, discusses who he believes will be the true victor in the 2012 election: the U.S. military and the national security state.
Source: Defense 2012!










Laura Turner Seydel Ban Toxic Chemicals

When environmental advocate Laura Turner Seydel found out that her family’s blood was full of toxic chemicals, she decided to take action. Turner Seydel tells Steve Curwood about her participation in the first intergenerational toxic body burden test and the changes she made to lessen her family’s exposure to chemicals.
Source: Call to Ban Toxic Chemicals






Gavin McIntyre Mushroom Packaging

Americans throw out 19 billion pounds of Styrofoam packing peanuts each year, which sit in landfills for half a millennium. One company is producing alternative packing material out of sustainable ingredients. Host Bruce Gellerman talks to Gavin McIntyre, chief scientist at Ecovative Design, about how to turn mushrooms and agricultural waste into earth-friendly packaging material.
Source: Mushroom Packaging






Laura Vandenberg Toxic Household Products

Many common household products contain chemicals that could be hazardous to human health. A new report finds that for some chemicals, a very small dose can have a very large health effect. Host Bruce Gellerman talks to Laura Vandenberg, a researcher at Tufts University Center about how exposure to small amounts of chemicals can act like hormones and have adverse health effects on humans.
Source: The Dose Doesn’t Always Make the Poison




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We Can All Do Better

2012-10-11 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Bill Bradley Bill Bradley speaks on how to create jobs, rethinking foreign policy, and ways to promote bipartisan cooperation.

Bill Bradley is a former Senator from New Jersey from 1979 to 1997 and was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 2000. He is the author of many books including The New American Story and The Journey From Here. Mr. Bradley hosts American Voices. For more information, visit billbradley.com.
Source: We Can All Do Better







Glenn Greenwald Scott Horton Interviews Glenn Greenwald

Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald discusses U.S. Federal judge Katherine Forrest’s ruling against the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. He asks why the US is moving rapidly toward an authoritarian police state 10+ years after 9/11. He reminds us that the NDAA violates the 1st and 5th Amendments.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Glenn Greenwald





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The Vicious Circle of Inequality

2012-10-04 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Joseph Stiglitz With the richest 1 percent of Americans controlling an estimated 40 percent of the country’s wealth, Stiglitz argues against the vicious circle of inequality. Stiglitz offers his plan for changing the current fiscal and budgetary policies.

Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, a Professor at Columbia University and author of The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future.  Joan Walsh is Editor at Large at Salon.com and the moderator.
Source: Joseph Stiglitz: The Price of Inequality






William deBuys The West in Flames

William deBuys provides an update on the recent heat waves and droughts across the country and where we are heading with climate change. He is an environmental activist and author of A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest.
Source: The West in Flames






Catarina Ostlund Euro Trash Powers Sweden

Sweden’s waste-to-energy program converts household trash into energy, providing electricity and heating to hundreds of thousands of homes across the nation. Bruce Gellerman spoke with Catarina Ostlund of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency about the program.
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Daniel Sperling Reducing Auto Emissions in California

The California State government has mandated that by 2025, 15 percent of new cars sold in the state must have zero or near-zero emissions. Daniel Sperling, the director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California Davis, talks to Bruce Gellerman about this goal.
Source: Keeping Emissions Down in California








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Music and short speeches includes Will Rogers, Johnny Cash - Abraham Lincoln - Gettysburg, Barry Goldwater 6-16-1964, The Lion King - Circle Of Life, Huey Long, Ronald Reagan 10-27-1964, Terry Gangstad - Life Size Barbie, R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

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Harvest The Wind with Francesca Rheannon

2012-09-27 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Philip Warburg Jonathan Koomey Hear Jonathan Koomey who is author of Cold Cash, Cool Climate talk about ecological entrepreneurs.
Hear Philip Warburg who is author of Harvest The Wind talk about America’s journey to jobs, energy independence, and climate stability.
Francesca Rheannon is the interviewer, producer and host of Writer’s Voice. A life-long bibliophile, reading is her favorite thing to do and books are her preferred decor.
Source: Jonathan Koomey, COLD CASH, COOL CLIMATE & Philip Warburg, HARVEST THE WIND



James Loewen Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong By James Loewen

Meet the real Christopher Columbus. Who was the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean? Source: Lies My Teacher Told Me



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The U.S. Empire vs. U.S. Republic

2012-09-20 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

David Unger David Unger comments on the growth and persistence of U.S. national security agencies and services since World War II. David Unger explains that every president since World War II has failed to curb the national security state's expansion, even though it has cost trillions of dollars and has not made us safer. David Unger is a member New York Times, Editorial Board.
Source: The Emergency State: America's Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs





James Loewen Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong By James Loewen

How history textbooks turns real people into cardboard heroes. Meet the real Christopher Columbus.
Source: Lies My Teacher Told Me


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The Hijacking of America

2012-09-13 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Charles Ferguson "Inside Job" director Charles Ferguson talks about Wall Street and the continuing crisis. He explains why American finance and politics is fundamentally corrupt and corrupting. Includes Ben Protess, a legal and regulatory correspondent for the New York Times.
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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen

How history textbooks turns real people into cardboard heroes. Meet the real Helen Keller and the real Woodrow Wilson.
Source: Lies My Teacher Told Me





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Economic Inequality and Instability

2012-09-06 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

James Galbraith James Galbraith discusses economics with Bob McChesney. Author Galbraith, in his new book, Inequality and Instability challenges standard economic notions. Providing rigorous, historic evidence, Galbraith "demonstrates that finance is the drive shaft that links inequality to economic instability."

James K. Galbraith is a leading economist whose books include The Predator State, Inequality and Industrial Change, and Created Unequal.
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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen

How history textbooks turns real people into cardboard heroes. Meet the real Helen Keller and the real Woodrow Wilson.
Source: Lies My Teacher Told Me

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Inside The Brain Of A Conservative

2012-08-30 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Chris Mooney Terrence McNally, journalist and radio host interviews Chris Mooney. Chris Mooney in 2005, he wrote The Republican War On Science.  Chris's new book, The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality.

Mooney says that from climate change to evolution, the rejection of mainstream science among Republicans is growing. So is denial of expert consensus on the economy, American history, foreign policy, and much more. He writes that the political parties reflect personality traits and psychological needs. Republicans are wedded to certainty, Democrats to novelty and that this is the root of our divide over reality.
Source: Q&A: Chris Mooney - The Republican Brain



Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Why bother with history? Why everyone hates high school history textbooks. How history textbooks turns real people into cardboard heroes by James Loewen.
Source: Lies My Teacher Told Me

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Peaceful Revolution

2012-08-23 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Paul Chappell This is the best speech on war and peace that I've ever heard. It gets to the heart of the matter. Iraq War veteran Paul Chappell lays out a plan to create a more peaceful world. Paul is a graduate of West Point. He currently serves as Peace Leadership Director at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.  Mr. Chappell is the author of Will War Ever End?, The End of War and Peace Revolution.  For more information visit paulkchappell.com.
Source: Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity's Survival

Music Traditional Irish Folk Songs - Gaelic Reels


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Inside The Private Empire of ExxonMobil

2012-08-16 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Steve Coll Steve Coll is the author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power and former Managing Editor of The Washington Post. ExxonMobil's influence on climate change policies are just one themes Steve Coll talks about. He writes that ExxonMobil spends more money lobbying the U.S. Congress than any other corporation.
Source: Steve Coll: ExxonMobil and American Power









Dick Durbin
I'm Calling To Ask For Your Contribution

U.S. Congressmembers have two jobs: Making laws, and raising money to run for re-election. Raising money to run for re-election is a lot easier if you serve on certain Congressional committees. This program reveals which committees are a fundraising goldmine and which committees actually make it harder for Congressmembers to raise money.
Source: Senator By Day, Telemarketer By Night




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Music includes The Abstractions - War After War, E07 Explain, Terry Gangstad - Chest Hair Club, Jerusha - Leave The Tarsands In The Ground, FDR, The Billionaires For Bush - The Billionaires Are In The House, Edwin Starr - War What Is It Good For, Back It Up! - James Blundell, Stephan Smith - Business, Movie Network - Speak the Truth, The Lion King - I Just Can't Wait to Be King, Jimi Hendrix - Castles Made of Sand, Inca Flutes - Chofercito …

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Meet the Great Liberian Peace Activist Leymah Gbowee

2012-08-09 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Leymah Gbowee Stephen Colbert interviews Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee organized a sex strike among women until the Liberian civil war ended. Liberia is a west African country. In 1847, freed American slaves created Liberia with a Declaration of Independence and a Constitution. The government of Liberia is modeled on the government of the United States.
Source: The Colbert Report - Leymah Gbowee




Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace Peace activist Leymah Gbowee interviewed by Tavis Smiley

Liberian native and author of Mighty Be Our Powers discusses the importance of and challenges faced by women in politics and the significance of the nation’s first woman president. Gbowee is one of three recipients of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
Source: Peace activist Leymah Gbowee



Mighty Be Our Powers with Leymah Gbowee

A champion of women's empowerment around the world, Leymah Gbowee is an African peace activist often credited with aiding the cessation of the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003 through her extraordinary women-led peace movement.
Source: Mighty Be Our Powers - How Sisterhood, Prayer & Sex Changes a Nation at War with Leymah Gbowee






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Cheating Justice

2012-08-02 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Elizabeth Holtzman How Bush and Cheney Attacked The Rule of Law and Plotted to Avoid Prosecution - And What We Can Do About It

Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman argues that former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney broke several laws and international treaties during their tenure in office and should be held accountable. She contends that the Bush administration lied to the American public in the lead-up to the war in Iraq and permitted torturous practices in opposition to international agreements.
Source: Cheating Justice: How Bush and Cheney Attacked The Rule of Law and Plotted to Avoid Prosecution - And What We Can Do About It





Chris Hedges Chris Hedges sues Barrack Obama over National Defense Authorization Act.
Source: Chris Hedges sues Barrack Obama over National Defense Authorization Act - RTNews











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Music includes Wille Nelson - Whatever Happened, Richard Nixon 8-8-1974, Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth, Edwin Starr - War What Is It Good For, Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son, Vince Gill - Let There Be Peace On Earth, Joan Baez - One Tin Soldier, Michael Franti & Spearhead - Time To Go Home, Matrix - Begin, Odetta - Hit Or Miss

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American Political Corruption Up Close

2012-07-26 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Eleanor Holmes Norton
Jimmy Williams
Walt Minnick
Ami Bera
Norm Ornstein
Russ Feingold
In this program, you visit the rooms of Washington, D.C. where the deals get made, where the checks change hands — and hear from the people writing and receiving the checks. Find out what, exactly, is the money buying? Also how Dan Lungren of Sacramento, CA managed to get reelected in 2010.
Source: Take the Money and Run for Office

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Philip Coggan Four ways to end debt

"History is a battle between creditors and debtors," Philip Coggan says. "Every so often these two clash, there is a crisis and the whole system is remade." Coggan writes the Buttonwood column for the Economist magazine and is author of the book Paper Promises: Debt, Money, and the New World Order.
Source: 'History Is A Battle Between Creditors And Debtors'

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Watching Big Brother As They Watch You

2012-07-19 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

James Bamford Inside the matrix with Tom Ashbrook and James Bamford. Author and journalist James Bamford on the vast new National Security Agency surveillance center going up in the Utah desert.
Source: The NSA’s New Secret Spy Hub

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Scott Horton Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton

The Other Scott Horton (no relation), international human rights lawyer, discusses former CIA boss Jose Rodriguez’s defense of torture and the destruction of interrogation videos (that he ordered).
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Glenn Greenwald Glenn Greenwald on U.S. suppression of democracy
Source: Greenwald says 'US can only suppress democracy for so long'

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How Climate Change Impacts the Economy and Health

2012-07-12 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com


Dan Ferber Suzanne Jones Merle Lefkoff Douglas Ray Larry Schweiger

Speakers talk about the likely effects of climate change on the world economy, environment, and health. They discuss possible scientific and governmental solutions.

Dan Ferber, Author, Changing Planet, Changing Health
Suzanne Jones, Co-Chairman Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance
Merle Lefkoff, President Ars Publica
Douglas Ray, Associate Director Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Larry Schweiger, President National Wildlife Federation
Source: Climate Change, The Economy, and Health

Music includes John McCutcheon - Duct Tape, George Patton, One Man Blam! - Farawayastan, William Clinton 1-20-1997, Pretenders - Middle of the Road, Robert F. Kennedy addresses the Democratic National Convention - 1964, Monty Python - Argument, The Wizard Of Oz - If I Only Had A Brain, Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz

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Everyday Products With Cancer Hazards

2012-07-05 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Julia Brody Ruthann Rudel Lynn Goldman














A new study warns of unlabeled and potentially cancer-causing chemicals in many consumer products. Hear about some of the products scientists are the most concerned about. These scientists talk to Tom Ashbrook: Julia Brody, executive director of the Silent Spring Institute, which studies the link between environmental chemicals and our health, Ruthann Rudel, director of research at the Silent Spring Institute and Lynn Goldman, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services at George Washington University.
Source: Household Cancer Hazards
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Richard Denison
Chemical Dangers In Everyday Products

There are tens of thousands of chemicals in consumer products. Only a fraction of these have been tested for toxicity and health effects in the U.S. Host Bruce Gellerman talks to Richard Denison, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, about new studies that raise troubling health questions.
Source: Chemicals and Health
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Peter Van Buren U.S. Government punishment of those who exposed government wrongdoing

Peter Van Buren, long-time U.S. State Department employee and author of "We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the War for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People," talks about government whistleblowers and the reactions of the U.S. government to silence them.
Source: TomCast for February 09, 2012: This Blows
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Eric Schaeffer Limiting Carbon From Future Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working on the first national standards to limit CO2 emissions from new power plants. Eric Schaeffer of the watchdog group, the Environmental Integrity Project, talks to Bruce Gellerman about the EPA’s rules which have some loopholes but could be a big tool in fighting climate change. Source: Limiting Carbon From Future Power Plants
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The Constitutional Crimes of President Bush and Obama

2012-06-28 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein visited Harvard Law School for a talk about America's lawless empire and the Constitutional crimes of Bush and Obama. Fein has been an important official for the Dept. of Justice. Ralph Nader is a famous consumer advocate. They talk about assassinations, presidential war powers, rule of law, impeachment and indefinite detention, war crimes, unconstitutional acts and more.
Source: Ralph Nader at HLS: The constitutional crimes of Bush and Obama (video)
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John Cook Scott Horton Interviews John Cook

John Cook, editor at Gawker.com, talks about how the FBI monitored Crusty Punks, Anarchist Hangouts, and an Organic Farmers’ Market under the guise of combating terrorism.
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Music includes Roy Zimmerman - Real America, Aaron Neville - With God On Our Side, Supaclean - One Big Texas, In Your SUV, Redgum - I Was Only 19, Nancy Lancy - Peace in the World, Emerson Lake And Palmer - Lucky Man, Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby Mcgee, Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir - All the Pretty Little Horses, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Mexican Shuffle

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From Liberation to Assassination

2012-06-21 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com


Ray McGovern Scott Horton Interviews Ray McGovern

Ray McGovern, former senior analyst at the CIA, discusses the prosecution of Poland’s former intelligence chief for helping the CIA set up a black-site torture prison. He explains how Israel and Hillary Clinton sabotaged two Iranian uranium swap deals. He also comments on the “high value targets” who were indefinitely detained and tortured, even after it was discovered they had, at most, minor roles in terrorist groups.
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Gareth Porter Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter, independent journalist and historian talks about how Maliki and Iran outsmarted the U.S. on troop withdrawal. He also explains how the religious divide Middle East will keep Shia Iran and Iraq closely aligned against Sunni Saudi Arabia.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

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Andrew Bacevich From Liberation to Assassination

Andrew Bacevich, a retired Army Colonel, Boston University professor, talks about the changing face of the so-called global war on terror.
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Music includes Jeff Neugebauer - We Don't Want Your War, David Rovics - The War Is Over, Tracy Chapman - Talkin Bout A Revolution, Chris Brown and Kate Fenner - Resist War, Steven Taylor - Go Down Congress, Wille Nelson - Gravedigger, Jessica Weiser - Shut Our Eyes, Supaclean - Go Home Watch The War, John Fogerty - Deja Vu(All Over Again)

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The Passion of Bradley Manning

2012-06-14 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Bradley Manning Civil rights attorney Chase Madar talks about his book "The Passion of Bradley Manning" and debunks three commonly held misconceptions about the case of Private First Class Manning.
Sources: The Passion of Bradley Manning, Part One, The Passion of Bradley Manning, Part Two







Phyllis Bennis Scott Horton Interviews Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies talks about how the U.S. lost the Afghan War before it even began. She explains why the Iraq War is a disaster and that Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Phyllis Bennis









Rajan Menon Scott Horton Interviews Rajan Menon

Rajan Menon, Professor and Chairman of the Department of International Relations at Lehigh University talks about the numerous internal divisions tearing Libya apart and destabilizing neighboring countries like Mali and the others consequences of the war on Libya.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Rajan Menon







Kathy Kelly Scott Horton Interviews Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, talks about the lack of accountability and morality in remote-control drone warfare. She also talks about the myth of humanitarian wars and the coming arms race in unmanned drone aircraft.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Kathy Kelly









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Music includes Jeff Neugebauer - We Don't Want Your War, Bob Dylan - Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Ryan Harvey - We're Coming for the Captain, Woody Guthrie - Tom Joad, in the dark, Woody Guthrie - 1913 Massacre, Louis Armstrong - Mack the Knife, Odetta - Chilly Winds, Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind, Keanu Reeves - Begin, Bert Lahr - The Cowardly Lion On Courage

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How Social Movements Win

2012-06-07 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Marshall Ganz-Power Terrence McNally, journalist and radio host interviews Marshall Ganz on social movements. During Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, he was the lead organizer of the grassroots for the former community organizer.
Source: Q&A: Marshall Ganz-Power of Story in Social Movements











Jeremy Scahill Scott Horton Interviews Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill discusses how Yemeni President Saleh convinced the Bush administration to send aid, supposedly to fight Al Qaeda, but instead used the money to eliminate his rivals and how Obama’s frequent air strikes, killing scores of civilians, have turned rural tribesmen into anti-American militants.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Jeremy Scahill



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Music includes Carly Simon - Haven't Got Time For The Pain, David Rovics - Draft, George Carlin - A Modern Man, Matisyahu - One Day, Oscar Romero - Stop the Repression, Dave Lippman - Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, Woody Guthrie - I Ain't Got No Home, Monty Python - Every Sperm is Sacred, Ray Charles - America the Beautiful, One Love One World, Herb Alpert - Route 101

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"The Greatest Bank Robbery Ever" with William K. Black

2012-05-31 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

William K. Black William Black explains crony capitalism, control fraud, Liars' Loans, fraud incentives, and how bank managers make fraud payoff and let the public pay the bill.
Source: Guns and Butter, for February 29, 2012 - 1:00pm











Gareth Porter
Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter, investigative journalist and historian talks about Lt. Col. Daniel Davis' efforts to inform the public on the terrible conditions in Afghanistan. He also comments about the U.S.-Israeli conflict with Iran. He explains why the “messianic” Benjamin Netanyahu might start a war with Iran even if it does not benefit Israel.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter







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Music includes John Prine - Sam Stone, Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525, David Rovics - Operation Iraqi Liberation, Odettta - God's A-Gonna Cut You Down, Willie Nelson - Peaceful Solution, Peacesong - Sudden Sound, The Beatles - Flying, U2 - Peace On Earth (Tribute to Heros), Harmonious Combustion - A Song Of Peace, Terry Gangstad - Soap Mouthwash, We'll Meet Again

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Glenn Greenwald Explains How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful

2012-05-24 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Glenn Greenwald Harry Kreisler talks with writer Glenn Greenwald.  Glenn analyzes the relationship between principle, power, and law and describes the erosion of the rule of law in the United States.  Highlighting the degree to which the legal system frees the powerful from accountability while harshly treating the powerless, Greenwald describes the origins of the current system, its repudiation of American ideals, and the mechanisms, which sustain it.  He then analyzes the media's abdication of its role as a watchdog. He concludes with a survey of the record of the Obama administration in fulfilling its mandate and argues for an alternative politic.
Source: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful with Glenn Greenwald (Conversations with History)





Gareth Porter Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter, investigative historian and journalist discusses Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey’s warning to Israel’s government that the U.S. will not be dragged into war with Iran by a unilateral Israeli attack. He comments on Mossad’s general agreement with the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran that there is no evidence Iran has decided to pursue a nuclear weapons program.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter


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Music includes Graham Nash - Military Madness, Freeman Z - New Orleans, Wille Nelson - Whatever Happened, Grand Funk Railroad - People Let's Stop the War, The Celebration Of The Lizard - The Unknown Soldier, Animals - Sky Pilot, John Denver - City Of New Orleans, Gandhi Address the People of India, Filled With Love, I am not a number!, Merle Haggard - Rainbow Stew

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How To Stop Corporations, Banksters, and Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry

2012-05-17 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Dylan Ratigan
Dylan Ratigan is host of “The Dylan Ratigan Show,” on MSNBC and author of Greedy Bastard$!. Dylan Ratigan explains his hardball, gloves-off approach to American politics and big business. Ratigan discusses the repercussions and remedies to the problems America faces. Quentin Hardy is Deputy Technology Editor of The New York Times and moderator of this discussion.
Source: Dylan Ratigan








Tom Engelhardt It Can't Happen Here

Tom Engelhardt talks about reversals in foreign and military policy and American involvement in the Greater Middle East.
Source: It Can't Happen Here







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Music includes Steve Earle - Jerusalem, Roy Zimmerman - Vote Republican 3.0, Simon and Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence, Janis Ian - Baby I've Been Thinking, Movie Network - Speak the Truth, Charlie Daniels Band - Still in Saigon, JFK 1-20-1961, Buffy Sainte-Marie - Soldier Blue, Matisyahu - One Day, Marx Brothers - The Original Voice Tracks From Their Greatest Movies

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Jack Abramoff explains how lobbyists control Congress

2012-05-10 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Jack Abramoff Once the most influential lobbyist in Washington, Jack Abramoff presents an inside look at the lobbying industry and the power it has on Capitol Hill. He discussed his insights with Eliza Newlin Carney, staff writer for CQ and Roll Call, covering lobbying and influence.

Convicted in 2006 of mail fraud and conspiracy, he was at the heart of an extensive corruption investigation that led to the conviction of White House officials J. Steven Griles and David Safavian, U.S. Representative Bob Ney, and nine other lobbyists and Congressional aides. He served three years, six months of a six-year sentence in federal prison before being released early to a Baltimore halfway house on June 8, 2010.
Source: After Words With Jack Abramoff



Chris Woods Scott Horton Interviews Chris Woods

Chris Woods, documentary producer and freelancer for The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, discusses drones and CIA tactics in Pakistan include targeting rescuers and funerals. He calls for formal investigations of the “secret” war in Pakistan.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Chris Woods






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Music includes Sherreece - Wings, Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Teach Your Children, Edwin Starr - War What Is It Good For, Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Deja Vu, Pink Floyd - Us And Them, We Are One, Reverend Earnest Angry - Robin Williams, Ernest Tubb - Soldier's Last Letter, Herb Alpert - Love Potion No. 9

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What did the West do to succeed?

2012-05-03 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Niall Ferguson The economist and historian Niall Ferguson argues that Western civilization came to dominate the world by developing and using six concepts: competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism and the work ethic. As the rest of the world adopts these concepts, the less the west dominates it. Mr. Ferguson discusses the historic power of several western empires and their inevitable decline with author, reporter, and cultural critic Susan Jacoby.
Source: After Words: Niall Ferguson, "Civilization: The West and the Rest," hosted by Susan Jacoby







Stephen Zunes Stephen Zunes on the Middle East Stephen Zunes discusses with Scott Horton the Arab Spring as the culmination of decades of peaceful rebellion against tyrannical governments. He explains how violent revolutions tend to breed more violence and result in authoritarian governments. He comments on how the Bush administration helped to bring down a few of Middle East/North African dictators without meaning to.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Stephen Zunes








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Music includes David Freyer - Rise Up!, Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin', Michael Jackson - History, Mario Cuomo 7-16-1984, Antrim Mennonite Choir - Amazing Grace, Bobby McFerrin - All I Want, Joan Baez - Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

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An Expose Of Petroleum Pigs And Finance

2012-04-26 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Greg Palast presents his investigation of the BP oil spill and talks about the corruption that permeates the oil industry, the financial sector, and government. Greg plays the part of a hard-bitten detective.  He participated in five movies and authored four books including Armed Madhouse and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
Source: Vulture's Picnic





The world fears the U.S.

Ex-Senator and former U.S. presidential candidate Mike Gravel says the U.S. is like a drunkard who charges to war with any country who might pose a threat.
Source: 'World fears US as a war-hungry drunk' - ex-Senator







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Music includes Jay Mankita - They Lied, Larry David - Earth to America, Rise Against - Hero Of War, Jimi Hendrix - If 6 Was 9, Ozzy Osbourne - Black Rain, Peter Paul and Mary - Greenland Whale Fisheries, Tom Lehrer - The Vatican Rag, Merle Travis - Dark As a Dungeon, Dean Martin - That's Amore, Linda Tillery - Jaime Moreno's Jam, Vera Lynn - We'll Met Again

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Wild Weather

2012-04-19 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

2011 has been marked by extreme weather. In the U.S. alone, a record dozen disasters caused more than $1 billion in damage. One area acutely threatened by climate change is food production, where decades of steady gains could be reversed.

Speakers are
Chris Field, Director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science
Dave Friedberg, Founder & CEO, The Climate Corporation
Karen O'Brien, Professor of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo
Michael Oppenheimer, Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Princeton
Greg Dalton is the moderator and Vice President of The Commonwealth Club of California and founder of Climate One
Source: Wild Weather

Dahlia Lithwick An Analysis of the NDAA

What is in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 that President Obama recently signed into law accompanied by a signing statement? Dahlia Lithwick explains the bill’s contents. She is a contributing editor at Newsweek and a senior editor and legal correspondent at Slate, where she specialized in covering the U.S. Supreme Court and judicial issues.
Source: January 4 - The GOP Candidates and God's Plan; The Backlash Against Putin; An Analysis of What is in the NDAA





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Music includes Hollywood Undead - Young, Jack Johnson Feat & Ben Harper - With My Own Two Hands, Dixie Chicks - Love Me Like A Man, Will Rogers, Steve Earle - Jerusalem, The Lion King - Circle Of Life, Herb Alpert - Route 101, The Beatles - Blackbird

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What Americans Must Do to Save the Republic

2012-03-08 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Catherine Crier Catherine Crier, former judge and Emmy-winning journalist, argues that partisan politics are hurting the United States. She advocates reducing legal corruption in Washington, D.C. She has been television personality for CNN, ABC, Fox News and ESPN.
Source: Patriot Acts









The Other Scott Horton Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton

The Other Scott Horton is an international human rights lawyer and contributing editor at Harper’s magazine and no relation to the interviewer. They discusses the U.S. government's refusal prosecute torturers. Also how WikiLeaks exposed high-level U.S. efforts to squash previous Spanish investigations of American political and military figures. Included is the contrast of U.S.’ repudiation of international law and universal jurisdiction, after helping establish them after WWII. The National Defense Authorization Act's indefinite detention provision also part of the conversation.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton





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Music includes Dizzy Gillespie and His All Star Quintet - Salt Peanuts, Cass Dillon - Christmas in Fallujah, Jesse Jackson in 1-16-1984, The Celebration of the Lizard - The Unknown Soldier, Ozzy Osbourne - Black Rain, Flogging Molly - What's Left of the Flag, The Chambers Brothers - Love Peace and Happiness, Anne Murray - A Little Good News, Outlandish - Just Me, Frank Sinatra - The Lady is a Tramp, Willie Nelson - Whiskey River

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Remaking America: From Poverty to Prosperity with Tavis Smiley

2012-03-01 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Remaking America Tavis Smiley moderated a conversation on solutions for restoring America's prosperity with the following people.











Majora Carter, Founder and
President Majora Carter Group Roger A. Clay, Jr., President Insight
Center for Community Economic Development



Barbara Ehrenreich, Author Vicki B. Escarra,
President and CEO, Feeding America
Michael Moore, Filmmaker Suze Orman, Host CNBC
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor
Columbia University, Sustainable Development Tavis Smiley, Talk Show Host PBS &
Cornel West, Professor Princeton University,
Religion and African Amer. Studies


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Music includes Brother Can You Spare A Dime 2008, Makana - We Are The Many

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Institutional Corruption in the U.S. Government

2012-02-23 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Lawrence Lessig Lawrence Lessig joins Bob McChesney to talk about institutional corruption. Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. His current work concerns institutional corruption and the economy of influence that weakens the effectiveness of an institution, or weakens public trust.
Source: Lawrence Lessig joins McChesney on Media Matters with Bob McChesney











President Andrew Jackson Where did the U.S. debt come from? What happened the one time the U.S. paid it all off? Why did the U.S. Congress created the debt ceiling in the first place? A short review of the legend of the national debt. This podcast doesn't explain why people fear what they don't understand.
Source: When The U.S. Paid Off The Entire National Debt (And Why It Didn't Last)







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Music includes Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son, Marvin Gaye - What's Going On, Pete Seeger - Waist Deep in the Big Muddy, George Patton, Charles Mingus - Oh Lord Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me, John Kennedy, Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing, The Beatles - Penny Lane, Kenny Rogers - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town, Louis Armstrong - Mack the Knife, Bobby Mcferrin - Blackbird, Vince Gill - Let There Be Peace On Earth

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Inside the Mind of the President

2012-02-16 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Dr. Justin Frank Dr. Justin Frank talks about his new book, Obama on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President with Peter B. Collins.  Dr. Frank is a clinical professor of psychiatry at George Washington University, and previously wrote Bush on the Couch. Frank maintains a private practice in marital and family therapy.  He describes “Obsessive Bipartisan Disorder” and remarks on Obama’s attraction to appeasing the GOP leaders who are committed to his destruction.
Source: Dr. Justin A. Frank Puts ‘Obama on the Couch’





Peter B. Collins












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Music includes Jerusha - Leave The Tarsands In The Ground, Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows, The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again, John Lennon - Imagine, Steven Taylor - Go Down Congress, Cisco Houston - Passing Through, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán - La Negra, Bellamy Brothers - Old Hippie, Flogging Molly - What's Left of the Flag, Monty Python - The Spam Song, Sgt. Barry Sadler - Salute To The Nurses Of Vietnam, Vera Lynn - We'll Met Again

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Juan Cole on the Middle East

2012-02-09 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Juan Cole Peter B. Collins











The conversation between Juan Cole and Peter B. Collins concerned Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iran, Israel, Palestine, the CIA and drones.

Juan Cole has testified before the U.S. Senate and knows Arabic and Persian. He blogs at Informed Comment and is a historian of South Asia. He has been a guest on PBS News Hour, ABC Nightly News, Nightline, the Today Show, Charlie Rose, Anderson Cooper 360, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, the Colbert Report, Democracy Now! and many others. He lived in various parts of the Muslim world for nearly 10 years.
Source: Foreign Policy Roundup: U. Michigan’s Prof. Juan Cole

Cancer Alley Case Gets Surprising Support from EPA Administrator Jackson

Mossville, Louisiana sits in the shadow of 14 petrochemical refineries.  For decades, Mossville residents have complained about their health problems to industry, and to state and federal agencies. They reached past the U.S. regulators to take their case to the highest human rights court in the western hemisphere, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Now a candid comment from the highest U.S. environmental regulator appears to have boosted their petition. Living on Earth and Planet Harmony’s Ike Sriskandarajah reports.
Source: Obama Administration Divided Over Cancer Alley Case

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How Money Corrupts Congress

2012-02-02 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Jack Abramoff Are members of the U.S. Congress using inside information to get rich? Mike Pesca talks about dirty politics and big money with a panel including former super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Source: Dirty Politics And Big Money








Lawrence Lessig Lawrence Lessig talks to Charlie Rose

Lawrence Lessig of Harvard University is the author of the book "Republic, Lost; How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan To Stop It"
Source: A conversation with Lawrence Lessig







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Music includes David Rovics - The War Is Over, Groucho Marx - Against, Dan Rheault - Antiwar, Conspiracy of Silence - The John Kasper Band, Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir - Life Ev'ry Voice and Sing, Monty Pythons - The Galaxy Song, Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome, Jimmy Carter, Johnny Cash - Ive Been Everywhere, Joan Baez - Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Elvis Presley - America The Beautiful, King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band - Chimes Blues, Vera Lynn - We'll Met Again

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The Great Disruption

2012-01-26 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Tom Boden Huge Increase In Global CO2 Emissions

Tom Boden tells Bruce Gellerman that the increase in carbon dioxide is larger than the worst-case scenario suggested by United Nations scientists. Tom Boden is a Scientist and Science Team Leader at the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
Source: Huge Increase In Global CO2 Emissions










Paul Gilding Richard Heinberg












Think economic crisis meets the environmental crisis. Economic growth as we’ve known it is over says Paul Gilding and Richard Heinberg. Paul Gilding is a Professor at Cambridge University Program for Sustainability Leadership. Richard Heinberg is at the Post Carbon Institute and he is journalist and educator.
Source: The Great Disruption
















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Music includes Pat Scanlon - War is Not the Answer Never Was Never Will, Bob Marley & The Wailers - War No More Trouble, Gene Autry - When The Mailman Says No Mail Today, The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps, One Love One World, Simon & Garfunkel - Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream, Rock The Casbah, The Lion King - Hakuna Matata, Tom Lehrer - So Long Mom (A Song For World War III), Jeff Foxworthy- Protect the House, Willie Nelson and Leon Russell - Heartbreak Hotel, Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair/Canticle

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A look at Iran, Iraq and suicide terrorism

2012-01-19 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

The Other Scott Horton Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton

The Other Scott Horton is an international human rights lawyer, professor and contributing editor at Harper’s magazine. They discuss the assassination Iranian nuclear scientists and the justification for the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki's sixteen year old son and unchecked executive power.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton





Adam Lankford Scott Horton Interviews Robert A. Pape and Adam Lankford

Two professors and authors debate the root cause of suicide terrorism and whether it results from U.S. foreign policies and military occupations or is instead a manifestation of personal mental health issues.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Robert A. Pape and Adam Lankford





Gareth Porter Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the 20 year U.S. campaign of death and destruction in Iraq. He also talks about how Nouri al-Maliki tricked the Bush administration into negotiating a troop withdrawal deadline and why the gigantic U.S. embassy is destined to become a museum of U.S. atrocities.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter



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Music includes Sherreece - Wings, Country Joe & the Fish - I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag, William Clinton - 2nd Inauguration, Big Bill Broonzy - Black Brown And White, Martin Luther King - I have a dream, The Lion King - I Just Can't Wait to Be King, Judy Collins - Amazing Grace, Michael Jackson - Why You Wanna Trip On Me, cisco houston - beans bacon gravy

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Ralph Nader and the Billionaires

2012-01-12 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Two billionaires, Ted Turner and Peter Lewis talk with Ralph Nader. They discuss the activism, Iraq War, marijuana, hemp, nuclear power and health insurance and more.

Ralph Nader is the founder of the consumers' rights movement. He played a key role in the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Freedom of Information Act and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. He has harshly criticized the two major political parties for preserving a campaign finance system that makes them both dependent on wealthy contributors.





Ted Turner Ted Turner founded of the cable news network CNN and the cable channel TBS. He owns 2.1 million acres of land across 12 states and also 100,000 acres in South America. According to Forbes magazine he is worth $2.1 billion. The United Nations Foundation was started with a $1 billion grant from Ted Turner to support the United Nations in executing its programs worldwide.









Peter Lewis Peter Lewis is the chairman and CEO of Progressive Corporation, the fourth largest U.S. personal auto insurer and he's worth $1.05 billion. He has donated multi-millions to Princeton University, Marijuana Policy Project, American Civil Liberties Union, MoveOn and many more charities and political groups.
Source: RALPH NADER, TED TURNER & PETER LEWIS





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Life and Death in Afghanistan

2012-01-05 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Gareth Porter Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the expansion of U.S. drone strikes. Initially the strikes were limited to Al Qaeda and Pakistani Taliban but now they include groups allied with the Pakistani military. He states that U.S. economic conditions will force military budget cuts and curtail the empire of bases and he asks for a citizens’ movement to end war and empire.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter






Anand Gopal Scott Horton Interviews Anand Gopal

Independent journalist Anand Gopal discusses the American creation of an unsustainable Afghanistan that’s guaranteed to collapse when U.S./NATO money stops flowing. He reminds us of the fact that Afghan corruption gets worse as foreign aid increases.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Anand Gopal





Ray McGovern Scott Horton Interviews Ray McGovern

Ray McGovern, who is a former senior analyst at the CIA, discusses how the U.S. government is once again fixing the facts around the policy. He explains why Petraeus made analysts stop honest assessments of the failing Afghanistan War. He urges us to get out and protest government wrongdoing.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Ray McGovern







Afghanistan













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Music includes Peace on Earth - U2, Waist Deep in the Big Muddy - Pete Seeger, Hey Ma - James, John Mayer - Waiting World Change, taacc01, Gandhi Advocates Policy of Nonviolence, To Give Us Peace - Jan Seides, Change The Story - Geoff Scott, My Home Town - Tom Lehrer, Steve Earle - Jerusalem

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Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Manage One

2011-12-22 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com


They’re arresting the Occupy Movements for trampling grass in public squares. But the finance industry who trampled the U.S. economy in the collapse of Wall Street have yet to be punished says William Black.
Source: Prosecuting Financial Titans


Bill Black talks about the Banksters with Peter B. Collins

Bill Black, former Savings & Loan regulator talks about failure to prosecute fraudsters. Black is currently an Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Black was litigation director for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board from 1984 to 1986, deputy director of the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation in 1987. Black is the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L Industry. He takes on Attorney General Holder and the U.S. Attorney in Sacramento for failing to investigate and prosecute financial crimes.
Source: Straight Talk on Banksters from Prof. Bill Black



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Music includes Joan Baez - One Tin Soldier, Jesus of Nazareth-1977, baker street - Gerry Rafferty, Greensleeves - Richard Dyer-Bennett, Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier - Barthelson, Hello Dolly! - Louis Armstrong, Universal Soldier - Donovan, Joan Baez - Diamonds and Rust, Willie Nelson Julio Iglesias Blue Spanish Eyes, We'll Meet Again

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Rage and rebellion across the Islamic world

2011-12-15 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

I must confess that I have my own views of the Muslim world. Like most countries they want self-determination. That is the process by which a country determines its own statehood and forms its own allegiances and government. Self-determination is an idea that can't killed with bombs or bullets or autocratic leaders.

Robin Wright Robin Wright talks with Charlie Rose about the Islamic world
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Al McCoy SubordiNations

Al McCoy talks about how empires are maintained, why the U.S. empire is in decline, and what the consequences might be depending on how we respond to that decline. Al McCoy is a professor of history at the University of Wisconson–Madison, and author of 'Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines and the Rise of the Surveillance State,'
Source: TomCast for April 24, 2011: SubordiNations

Robin Wright talked about the recent Middle East uprisings and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Source: Rock The Casbah

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Robert Reich talks about the sick economy

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Robert Reich Harry Kreisler interviews Robert Reich about political change and the structural causes of the 2008 economic collapse. Reich recounts early experiences with the Clintons. He concludes with an evaluation of the importance of political leadership, and grass roots mobilization.
Source: Politics, Policy, and the Great Recession with Robert Reich (Conversations with History)









Tavis Smiley, Andrew Ballen, Cornel West China and the Hip-Hop Culture
Tavis Smiley talks to Andrew Ballen, a Black entrepreneur, who went from North Carolina to Shanghai. He explains his view of Chinese culture and race.
Source: China – The Hip-Hop Culture








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Music includes Willie Nelson - Peaceful Solution, Big Rock Candy Mountain - Harry McClintock, Nelson Mandela, Peace - George Harrison, The Matrix Trailer, Jose Ortega- His Mariachi Band - Mexican Hat Dance, Bobby Mcferrin - Blackbird, Welcome to Post Legal America, In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans, Bush and Saddam - Everton Blender, Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir - Say Yo' Business: Live!, Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces, And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda - Eric Bogle

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A Search for the Happiest Places in the World

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Eric Weiner
NPR National Correspondent Eric Weiner and Ted Asregadoo talk about the book, "The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World."
Source: The Geography of Bliss








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Music includes The Compassionate Conservative - In The Garden of Eden(Zinn-Nader), John Prine - Sam Stone, Give Peace a Chance - John Lennon, Nelson Mandela, Jesus(1977), Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth, rainbowstew - Merle Haggard, Soldier Blue - Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joan Baez -There but for fortune, Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd, Vietnam - Jimmy Cliff, Willie Nelson - City of New Orleans

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A long-term view of climate change

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Tim Flannery
Dr. Tim Flannery is an Australian mammalogist, paleontologist, environmentalist, professor and global warming activist. He was named Australian of the Year in 2007.

Flannery explains that over the last 10,000 years humanity has built a “super-organism” – a level of organization similar to that of ants, termites, or bees. The glue that holds the super-organism together is the division of labor, interdependence. As “we form this one great super-organism, where we are all interconnected, we gain the capacity to deal with environmental challenges.” Flannery sees international progress in addressing climate change and expects more in the future.
Source: Dr. Tim Flannery: A Natural History of the Planet















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Music includes Lenard Cohen - Everybody Knows, Imagine - John Lennon, Jesus Christ - Woody Guthrie, The Cowardly Lion On Courage, On The Face Of It - The Evens, Hit Or Miss - Odetta, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall - Bob Dylan, supaclean - beat the bushes, What's Going On - Marvin Gaye, Marx Brothers (The) - The Original Voice Tracks From Their Greatest Movies - The Collected Speeches Of Groucho, Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair - Canticle, We'll Met Again, Tijana Taxi - Herb Alpert, Mambo Rage

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The War of the Worlds Original Broadcast

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First Broadcast 73 year ago on October 30, 1938 by The Mercury Theatre on the Air

When first broadcast, some listeners heard only a portion of the broadcast, and took it to be an actual news reports. Newspapers reported that panic ensued, people fleeing the area, others thinking they could smell poisonous gas or could see flashes of lightning in the distance.
Source: The War of the Worlds (October 30, 1938)









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Music includes Don't You Ever Let Nobody Drag Yo's Spirit Down - Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir, Suicide is Painless - Mike Altman, usa for africa - we are the world, Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix, Big Rock Candy Mountain - Harry McClintock, Upside Down - Joe Higgs, In the Blink of an Eye - Ryan Harvey, Larry David- Earth to America, What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong, George Carlin - Faith Based, We Shall Overcome - Guy Carawan, The Mooche - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Requiem For A Dream

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How lobbyists and huge campaign contributions manipulate politics and the economy

2011-10-20 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Jacob Hacker
Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class

Bob McChesney talks with Jacob Hacker, Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Jacob Hacker has made important contributions to public policy ideas in the areas of healthcare, social welfare and economic opportunity. Jacob has spent his career researching how the institutions of social protection work, practically and economically.






Paul Pierson
Paul Pierson is noted for his research on comparative public policy and political economy, the welfare state, and American political development. Pierson is Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley.

The bottom line is that lobbyists and campaign contributions by the wealthy have changed the structure of the economy for the worse.
Source: Winner-Take-All Politics: Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class



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Music includes New New New War War War, Joan Baez - Saigon Bride, zinn-cspan-patriot4, War Song - Graham Nash, basic training cigarettes, Masters of War, with my own two hands, Change The Story - Geoff Scott, Peace - The Best of George Harrison, Piggies - The Beatles, Protest Song - Brendan Quinn, Classical Guitar - Tango Flamenco, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - Popcorn, Spirituals Medley - Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir, Movie Songs - Mission Impossible Theme, We'll Met Again

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End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

2011-10-13 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council. Kennedy was in San Francisco to promote The Last Mountain, a new film that features his efforts to end mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia. Dirty fuels should be forced to cover their full costs, Kennedy says. Dirty fuels cannot compete without subsidies. Kennedy argues our democracy is broken, and the campaign finance system is a system of legalized bribery.
Source: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council







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Music includes Vote Republican 3.0 by Roy Zimmerman, matisyahu-one day, Dave Lippman-Teenage Immigrant Welfare Mothers on Drugs, wille-whatever happened, goodbye blue sky, Frank Zappa - Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance, The Times They Are A-Changin', Jimmy Cliff - Vietnam, Max Roach, We Will All Go Together When We Go, Peace And Love, We'll Meet Again

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The Afghanistan War after 10 years

2011-10-06 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Ray McGovern Ray McGovern and Prof. Jonathan Stevenson talk to Peter B. Collins. They talk about Afghanistan and Gen. David Petraeus. McGovern served 27 years in Army intelligence and at the CIA.











Jonathan Stevenson Professor Stevenson teaches strategic studies at the Naval War College, and has a background as a journalist. He notes that the generals are becoming bolder in overstepping their roles, and that presidents are becoming more passive to this kind of behavior. They talk about Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain and Syria.
Source: Two Critical Views of Gen. Petraeus: Ray McGovern and Prof. Jonathan Stevenson; plus Will Durst on Birthers





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Fighting Global Poverty With Science

2011-09-22 :: great.speeches@yahoo.com

Esther Duflo Esther Duflo is a Professor of Economics at MIT and is a recipient of the MacArthur genius award and many other awards. She has co-authored the book, POOR ECONOMICS: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty. She was interviewed by Terrence McNally, a journalist and radio host.
Source: Q&A: ESTHER DUFLO, Author





Scott Horton
Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton

The Other Scott Horton is an international human rights lawyer and contributing editor at Harper’s magazine. They discuss the spreading of American ideas through education instead of with bombs. Also they talk about why a one-world government is not a realistic possibility.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews The Other Scott Horton






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Music includes Meco - Star Wars-Cantina Band, Earth Anthem, War/No more trouble, I'm A Climate Scientist - Extended Version, One Song, The Drums of War, Fortunate Son, pink - dear mr president, Unreasonable Women

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Planting for the Future

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Wangari Maathai
Hear a Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Wangari Maathai who founded a grassroots organization(Green Belt Movement) that empowers African women to improve their lives and conserve the environment through pl…

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Beware of the military-industrial complex

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address was delivered January 17, 1961. He explains the military-industrial complex to a U.S. audience.
Source: Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address






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George Orwell's "1984" Nightmare

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U.S. empire vs. U.S. republic

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Bruce Fein Dr. Mike Beitler interviews Bruce Fein. Bruce Fein is a constitutional scholar who served as the Associate Deputy Attorney General under President Reagan from 1981 to 1982. Bruce discusses War Powers Act, Renewal of the Patriot Act, and cu…

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End Corporate Welfare

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David Cay Johnston
David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author. He has worked as an investigative reporter for several newspapers including the New York Times.
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Thomas E. Ricks talks about the Iraq War with Harry Kreisler

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Thomas E. Ricks After 21 years of conflict with Iraq is there something we can learn? It started with the Gulf War on Aug. 2nd, 1990 which ended in 1991. Then on to the Iraq No Fly zone war which started in 1991 and ended in 2003.  Then on to t…

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The Turning Point of American Empire?

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Paul Fitzgerald & Elizabeth Gould

Afghanistan experts Elizabeth Gould & Paul Fitzgerald talk to Peter B. Collins. They are the authors of the book "Crossing Zero: The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire". This broa…

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The financial meltdown was an 'Inside Job'

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Charles Ferguson I saw the movie 'Inside Job' and I highly recommend it. It was directed by Charles Ferguson. He also produced 'No End in Sight', a documentary of the Iraq war. He was interviewed by Adam Lashinsky who is Senior Editor at Large at Fo…

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Bill Moyers asks are there reasons for hope?

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Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers examines the deteriorating and increasingly corrupt state of affairs that our government has devolved into and the accompanying divisiveness sweeping the country. Is there hope for things to improve? For the first t…

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The Fog of War

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Great interview and great music.  The soundtrack of the movie "The Fog of War" features the life of former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. He served under President Kennedy and Johnson. He reflects on his part in the bombing of Toky…

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