The Progressive Radio Show
Matt Rothschild interviews activists, scholars, and artists who are making the world a better place. Recent guests include Cindy Sheehan, Camilo Mejia, Laura Flanders, Jim Hightower, and Junot Diaz.
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John Nichols is the Wasington Correspondent for The Nation magazine and the Associate Editor of The Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin. He is the author, most recently, of "Dick, the Man Who Is President." We spoke about the meaning of Kerry's loss, and what to expect in a second Bush Administration.
Frances Fox Piven, who teaches at the City University of New York, has a new book out called "The War at Home: The Domestic Costs of Bush's Militarism." I spoke with her about the book, about what went wrong during the election, and about what can be done to halt the onslaught from the right.
Michael Zweig is the director of the Center of Working Class Life at SUNY Stonybrook. He's the author, most recently, of "What's Class Got to Do with It?" We spoke about the recent elections, about workers voting against their material interests, and how to reclaim the "moral values" high ground.
Rick McDowell and Mary Trotochaud spent 18 months living in Baghdad working for the American Friends Service Committee. I spoke to them about their experiences, and the reaction of Iraqis to the U.S. occupation.
I spoke with them about Rachel Corrie and her work with Palestinians. And I discussed their reaction to her death at the hands of an Israeli soldier driving a Caterpillar tractor.
Andrea Batista Schlesinger is the head of the Drum Major Institute, a progressive think tank in New York.
Alfred McCoy, author of "The Politics of Heroin" and "Closer Than Brothers." We spoke about Abu Ghraib and the institutionalization of torture by the CIA over the last 50 years.
Ricardo Gonzalez is the founder of the Cuban Committee for Democracy. We talked about Cuba, the Bush Administration, and Castro.
Annie Laurie Gaylor is the co-founder of the Freedom From Religion foundation and the author of the newly revised book: "Woe to the Women: The Bible Tells Me So." We spoke about the religious character of Bush's inaugural address, his messianic militarism, and how the Bible subjugates women.