Paul Dooley, Marty Short, Andrea Martin, Mike MacRae, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jeremy S. Kramer, Hal Lublin, Ron Babcock and Chris Pina. Today’s Show was written by David Weiss, Will Dixon, Hal Lublin, Ron Babcock, Mike MacRae, Chris Pina and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show for free on iTunes.
From the French Riviera we talk with Emmy Award Winning Comedy Writer Kevin Rooney and Activist/Journalist/Actress Carol Davis about Syria, Egypt, Freud, Man vs. Woman, Democracy, America's Defense Industry, Flatulence, Tourists, Marriage, Americans, War, and Flatulence. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
Last Wednesday a judge sentenced Army Private "Bradley" Manning to thirty-five years in prison after Manning was convicted of handing over to Wikileaks a treasure trove of classified military files and videos. Immediately after the sentencing Manning announced that from now on she would like to be referred to as Chelsea Manning and that she would pursue a series of hormone treatments to assist in her full transition to a woman. Manning’s lawyer says Manning suffers from gender dysphoria, which Manning hopes to address during her stay inside Fort Leavenworth prison. Meanwhile Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU's Speech, Privacy & Technology Project said of Manning’s conviction, “When a soldier who shared information with the press and public is punished far more harshly than others who tortured prisoners and killed civilians, something is seriously wrong with our justice system." For more on this we are joined by Zack Ford. Zack Ford is the editor of ThinkProgress LGBT at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
If we ignore what's happening in the world can we be happy? Can a human being live a full life immune to the suffering of others? Is there more to life than paying attention? David talks with Howie Klein who writes the Down With Tyranny blog about Howie's six weeks in Tuscany this summer and how it's impossible to escape the effects of government and politics. Then our resident film critic Michael Snyder talks about what movies to see this week and which ones to avoid. Are movies that come to us from The People's Republic Of China art? And is the NSA really listening in on Howie Klein's phone? Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
Jon Hotchkiss creator of Playboy's "The Truth About Sex," Mark Thompson and Will Ryan talk about Weiner, Sex, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, Sex, Spitzer, Sex, Clinton, Copulation, Congress, Sexual Congress, The Physical Union Of Male And Female Genitalia And Or Male And Male Genitalia And Or Female And Female Genitalia Accompanied By Rhythmic Movements, Sarin Gas, Fornication, Yosemite Fire, Sex, Global Warming, Sex, Climate Change, Weiner's Penis, and Fracking. Please subsribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Sex.
Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke’s nostrils, Rick Springfield worships satan, sex, sex, and more sex with Laura House and Paul Goebel. Plus Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Please subscribe to our show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
As KPFK wraps up another pledge break David digs into the vault for sketches some of you may never have heard before. With Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Paul Dooley, Eddie Pepitone, Mike MacRae, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Frank Conniff, Paul Gilmartin, Janet Varney, Grey DeLisle and Chris Pina. Written by Andrea Martin, Frank Conniff, Mike MacRae, Steve Rosenfield, Paul Gilmartin and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show as a podcast for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
Fred Stoller and Mark Thompson and David Feldman discuss Fred Stoller. Please subscribe to our show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
Meet Charlotte, Eddie Pepitone's new terrier. Plus Bruce Fine and Karen Simmons.
Director of the new documentary revealing the homeless plight in America, "Searching For Safe Ground," which debuts at this year’s Action On Film International Film Festival in Monrovia California on August 22nd. Similar to Steinbeck's "Grapes Of Wrath," the touching film "Searching For Safe Ground" directed by filmmaker Costa Mantis, chronicles the struggles of a small group of homeless people in Sacramento, California, who fight for their right for a place to sleep while America and the rest of the world swirl in the strife of the new Great Recession.
In “Searching For Safe Ground” you will meet these homeless people, citizens just like you and me - sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, families - who lost their jobs and homes and must try to rebuild their lives from backpacks, rolling carts and tents.
"Searching For Safe Ground" challenges the homeless stereotypes and follows John, their leader, as he guides this group of homeless citizens from the ruins of tent city into their battle for the fundamental right to protect and shelter themselves after losing their homes.
"Give me your tired, your poor
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
-Emma Lazarus 1883, engraved on the Statue of Liberty
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Who killed Ron Paul's campaign manager? Why won't CNN ask that question? Dr. Nancy, Mark Thompson, Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Please subscribe to our show for free on iTunes and Stitcher. Plus Michael Snyder talks films.
For 20 years Israelis and Palestinians have engaged in on and off again negotiations to resolve their dispute over Palestine. It’s been three years since Palestinians and Israelis sat across from each other, but this week Secretary of State John Kerry jump started talks between the two parties. For more on this Ben Armbruster who is National Security Editor for ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress Action Fund joins us. On today’s episode we talk about peace in the Middle East. Also Rick Overton and Janie Haddad Tompkins. David Weiss and David Feldman have written portions of our broadcast. Please subscribe to this show as a podcast for free on iTunes.
Just when you thought it was impossible to hate Big Banks any more than you could, now we can blame the rising cost of beer on Goldman Sachs.Since the beginning of the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve has leant money to banks at about near zero interest rates hoping these banks would stimulate the economy by lending that money to small businesses or Americans trying to buy a home. But this week we learn the banks are using this cheap money to buy up commodities like aluminum and energy driving up prices, making a fortune while making it harder for the rest of the world to do business. For more on this Deputy Economic Policy Editor for Think Progress Alan Pyke joins us. Please subscribe to this show as a podcast for free on iTunes.
Myrtle, from The Great Gatsby, gets her own summer replacement show, Andrew Dice Clay stars in Woody Allen's latest, Me And The Drone, and Fox News' Lauren Green gets ripped a new one. Today's show features Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jeremy S. Kramer, Hal Lublin, Mike McShane and Will Ryan. Also Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys. Our show is written by David Weiss, Will Dixon, Will Ryan, Hal Lublin, Jeremy S. Kramer, and Janie Haddad Tompkins. Please subscribe to this show as a podcast on iTunes.
Russia grants political asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden so we discuss relations between Russia and the United States with The Nation Magazine’s Russia correspondent Alec Luhn who talks to us from Moscow. Also June Foray, Paul Dooley, Mark Thompson and Rick Overton.
The G20 summit meeting is scheduled for next month in St. Petersburg, Russia. But now that Edward Snowden has been granted political asylum, President Obama is said to be reconsidering his visit to Russia, especially a planned summit with President Vladimir Putin.
Why did Putin grant asylum to Snowden, and what is the relationship between Snowden and Russia’s secret police?
After nearly 25 years of calm between the two nations, where are the potential flashpoints on the world stage between the United States and Russia?
Also, next year Russia hosts the Winter Olympics while enforcing some of its toughest laws against their LGBT community in recent memory. Much of the world’s LGBT community calls for a boycott on Stolichnaya vodka. Should they also be calling for a boycott of the Winter Olympics? What’s in store for LGBT athletes when they gather next winter to compete in Russia?
We go to Moscow to talk about all this and much more with The Nation Magazine’s Russia correspondent Alec Luhn from Moscow. One note, our conversation was conducted only hours before Russia granted Edward Snowden political asylum.
Guy Nicolucci and David Feldman have written portions of today’s program.
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