Josh Harkinson has written extensively about Anonymous, our failed drug war and the uprising in Turkey for Mother Jones magazine. We talk about the latest news about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, calls to legalize drugs in Latin America, and the crackdown on protestors in Turkey where Josh will be reporting from starting next week. Then our roundtable on Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon. Mark Thompson recalls hosting several of these stunt shows especially the one with Robbie Knievel. We’re also joined by Comedian Bruce Fine and Mr. J. Plus Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys. Also Janie Haddad Tompkins, Hal Lublin and Jeremy S. Kramer. Our producer Alicia Cordova talks with Allison W. Gryphon about her latest documentary. Portions of today’s program are written by Hal Lublin, Will Dixon and David Feldman.
Kate Sheppard covers Washington for Mother Jones magazine. We talk to her from New York City about how Republicans continue to piss off women. Film Critic Michael Snyder tells us what to see and what to avoid this weekend. Plus Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. We also replay Eddie Pepitone’s Emmy performance. With Eddie Pepitone, Frank Conniff, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Mark Thompson, and Chris Pina.Portions of today’s show are written by Steve Rosenfield and David Feldman.
As the Justice Department vows to crack down on NSA leaks and Captain Bradley Manning’s court martial wraps up its second week we turn to The Nation’s Chase Madar, author of “The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower.” Also Bill Burr, Eddie Pepitone, Mark Thompson, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jane Edith Wilson, and Stefane Zamorano. Portions of today’s program are written by Mark Thompson, Ben Zelevansky and David Feldman.
Tim Murphy covers Washington D.C. for Mother Jones Magazine. During this conversation about the NSA he drops a bombshell that almost leaves David speechless. Tim also goes over his top five GOP lunatics who he thinks can fill Michele Bachmann’s shoes once she leaves Washington next year for greener($$$) pastures. Film Critic Michael Snyder joins us to talk movies. Plus Will Ryan’s latest song from “Gun Show: The Musical.”
Alyssa Rosenberg is a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com as well as pop culture critic for ThinkProgress.org. Alyssa is also a columnist for the Washington Monthly and The Loop 21. Then David talks about how important our privacy really is with Mark Thompson and Will Ryan.
Originally broadcast June 7, 2013. We discuss factory conditions in Bangladesh, austerity in Europe and how the weakest Americans are doing three months after we fell off the fiscal cliff with Bryce Covert. Also new music from Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Bryce Covert is the Economic Policy Editor for ThinkProgress. She was previously editor of the Roosevelt Institute’s Next New Deal blog and a senior communications officer. She is also a contributor for The Nation and was previously a contributor for ForbesWoman. Her writing has appeared on The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Nation, The Atlantic, The American Prospect, and others. She is also a board member of WAM!NYC, the New York Chapter of Women, Action & the Media.