Best Selling Author of “Freakonomics” Steven D. Levitt discusses his new book “How To Rob A Bank.” Then Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur talks about her vote against TPP, the Trans Pacific Trade Partnership, and why she has been an outspoken critic of Reaganomics in Congress since 1983.
Ralph Nader is our guest and says that as the situtation in Iraq deteriorates it’s time to take a serious look at Bush and Cheney’s culpability in all this. Down With Tyranny’s Howie Klein on why President Obama wants to fund the so called, sigh, “moderates” in Syria. Also Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys.
West Virginia voters in the second congressional district have a chance to vote for the Independent Ed Rabel who takes no corporate funding. One of Cronkite’s boys, Rabel is a legendary radio, TV and print journalist as well as an outspoken critic of Big Coal and Big Money. Originally broadcast on The David Feldman Show.
Filling in for David, Steve Skrovan and Jerry Stahl talk to Emmy Award winning writer and former Writer’s Guild president, Patric Verrone about why he’s running for State Senate in California District 26, how he led the WGA through the strike of 2007-08 and his career writing for Johnny Carson, The Simpsons and Futurama.
While writing on The Simpsons Verrone helped the writers find the money.
Verrone began his career as a variety show writer, which included a late 1980s job as monologue writer for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Shortly after his work on The Tonight Show, Verrone wrote for the popular animated program Rugrats in 1991. From there, he worked for the entirety of The Critic’s run on television, before moving on to write for Muppets Tonight (for which he won an Emmy) and Pinky and the Brain.
Eventually, Verrone became a major contributor for Futurama. Subsequently, he wrote an episode of The Simpsons (Milhouse of Sand and Fog (2005)), developed the Cartoon Network series Class of 3000 (including writing the pilot episode Home (2006)), and co-executive produced all four feature length Futurama direct-to-DVD movies.