David discusses tasteless jokes and Julian Assange. Plus Will Durst recorded live in San Francisco discussing the Oakland riots and what it feels like to bomb.
From 1962’s Port Huron Statement to 2010’s Peace and Justice Resource Center Tom Hayden has dedicated his entire life to exposing the real motives behind wars and working to end them. Many consider him the single most important figure of the 1960s student movement. One of the Chicago 8 as well as a founder of the SDS, Tom has carried the spirit of the 60s well into the 21st century working for peace, ending overseas sweatshops and animals rights. Getting labeled a radical did nothing to damage Tom Hayden’s reputation here in Southern California where he served in the state legislature for nearly twenty years. Most striking is Tom’s utter contempt for cynicism even as America’s involvement in Afghanistan approaches a decade. Today’s conversation begins with overwhelming polling that indicates Americans have grown weary of war. Tom Hayden can be read every day at TomHayden.com. His books include the Tom Hayden reader. His newest book, The Long Sixties: From 1960 to Barack Obama, is available from Paradigm Publishers and book retailers near you.
The Benson Interruption can be seen on Comedy Central. We interviewed Doug for the radio show in early October, but had to cut it down so here is the complete interview. Also featuring music from John Ulvang.
Rebroadcast from KPFK 90.7 FM. North Korea, Ireland, Al Pacino, George Bush, Tom Delay and more with Tom Hayden.
Comedian Mark Pitta stops by to discuss female stalkers and his new comedy CD “Mark Pitta & Friends The Best Of Tuesday Night Comedy.” His CD features comedy legends Richard Lewis, Larry Miller, Kevin Meaney, Arj Barker, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dana Carvey, Mort Sahl, Kevin Pollak, David Feldman, Maria Bamford, Bobby Slayton, Greg Behrendt. Rick Overton, and Roy Zimmerman.
From Pacifica Radio: David tackles the Bush library, Charlie Rangel, A Royal Wedding and the TSA. Special Guest Tom Hayden. Through his activism, politics and writing, Tom Hayden remains a leading voice for ending our wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, eliminating sweatshops, protecting the environment, animals, and changing democracy from within. One of the great American success stories, Tom Hayden went from 60s radical to serving in the California state legislature for nearly twenty years. He publishes The Peace Exchange Bulletin covering America’s engagement in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, as well as our wars on drugs and gangs, as well as the U.S. military responses to nationalism and poverty around the world.