|Chris Hedges on America's, 'Empire of Illusion, The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle' - Dori Smith, Talk Nation Radio|
Talk Nation Radio for May 20, 2009 Chris Hedges on America's, 'Empire of Illusion, The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle' TRT: 29:38 Produced by Dori Smith Award winning journalist and author Chris Hedges discusses his new book and describes America's failed policy in Afghanistan. We discuss his piece in www.Truthdig.com "The Disease of Permanent War" and look at Pentagon propaganda under President Barack Obama...
Keywords: Chris Hedges; Empire of Illusion; The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle; John Murphy; COW; Coast Guard Commencement protest; Rhode Island; Afghanistan; Pakistan; Iraq; US War; economy; permanent war economy
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|Talk Nation Radio interviews Mark Bruzonsky on Obama, Gaza and AIPAC - - Hope tempered by history - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio interviews Mark Bruzonsky on Obama, Gaza and AIPAC -- Hope tempered by history, January 22, 2009 Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS, FM 91.7, a Pacifica Affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT: 29:45 Mark Bruzonsky is a Jewish American scholar with a unique history of working behind the scenes on Israeli Palestinian peace initiatives. He joins us to talk about his longstanding hope for peace in Palestine, and his amazement at watching the crowds in Washington D.C...
Keywords: Gaza; Hamas; Israel; Palestinians; War and Peace questions for Obama; Iran; US Policy; MidEast; Mark Bruzonsky; history of peace negotiations between Israel and Palestinian leadership; PLO; Hamas; what time is it Barack Obama
|The Outer Limit of CIA Crime, LSD and Murder, H.P. Albarelli Jr on Talk Nation Radio - Dori Smith|
The Outer Limit of CIA Crime, LSD and Murder, H.P. Albarelli Jr on Talk Nation Radio Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org. We continue our discussion with H.P. Albarelli Jr., author of the ground breaking book, âA Terrible Mistake, the Murder of Frank Olson and the CIAâs Secret Cold War Experimentsâ. We are discussing top-secret operations involving mind control and the use of LSD and other chemicals...
Keywords: CIA; LSD; MKULTRA; H.P.Albarelli Jr; A Terrible Mistake
|Francis A. Boyle on Call for UN General Assembly to set up War Crimes Tribunal on Gaza - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio, January 29, 2009 Francis A. Boyle calls on UN General Assembly for War Crimes Tribunal for Israel over Gaza attacks This is part one of a two part special on Gaza produced by Dori Smith, at WHUS, a Pacifica Affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT: 29:08 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org. (Pending technical issue at Archive.) Francis A...
Keywords: Francis A. Boyle; International Law; Gaza; Israel; Hamas; Palestinians; negotiations; Mideast envoy George Mitchell; US and Israeli politics; violence; war; war crimes; children
|Journalist Mark Benjamin of Salon.com talks about Obama's plans on torture - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio for November 19, 2008 Mark Benjamin on an Obama plan for a torture commission TRT: 29:09 Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS, University of CT., Storrs, CT Music fades We speak with journalist Mark Benjamin of Salon.com about his November 13th story on President elect Barack Obama, and what Obama might or might not do to hold members of the Bush administration accountable for torture. Sources tell Benjamin that the incoming Obama-Biden administration may launch a special commission on...
Keywords: Barack Obama on torture; commission; Mark Benjamin; Iraq War; blanket pardon; Bush Administration pardons; immunity for torture; prosecution of George Bush and Dick Cheney; learning more about what happened through commission on torture; U.S. justice department; torture committed by the CIA
|Ian Williams and Dave Lindorff talk about al Zaidi incident and what US reporters can learn from it - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio for December 18, 2008 Ian Williams and Dave Lindorff talk about what US reporters can learn from al-Zaidi incident. Produced by Dori Smith at FM 91.7, WHUS Radio, a Pacifica affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT:29:39 Download weekly at Archive.org, Radio4all.net and audioport.org We discuss the global surge in venting anger at George W. Bush sparked by Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi...
Keywords: Muntazer al-Zaidi; shoe; President George W. Bush; Baghdad; Iraq; conditions for women and children; hospitals in dire circumstances; no doctors; Dahr Jamail; U.S. War in Iraq; occupation; Ian Williams; Bush would rather get shoe than hardball question; Dave Lindorff; shoe has become a symbol; Code Pink
|A Terrible Mistake, Frank Albarelli on the Murder of Frank Olson and Secret CIA Cold War Experiments - Dori Smith, Talk Nation Radio|
Talk Nation Radio for April 28, 2010 PLEASE USE THIS Version Special series on accountability for the US and Israel: the intelligence world. H.P. Albarelli Jr. joins us to talk about his 2009 book, A Terrible Mistake, the Murder of Frank Olson and the CIAâs Cold War Experiments. You can read the first chapter here. Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 29:04 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org H.P...
Keywords: LSD; CIA; MKULTRA; ARTICHOKE; BLUEBIRD; Murder of Frank Olson; Book by Hank Albarelli; H.P. Albarelli Jr; A Terrible Mistake; the Murder of Frank Olson; and the CIA's Secret Cold War History
|Talk Nation Radio for October 1, 2009 Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh in Bethlehem, Al Mazen Center for Human Rights, Gaza - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio for October 1, 2009 Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh in Bethlehem, Al Mazen Center for Human Rights, Gaza http://talknationradio.com/?p=654 Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT TRT:29:45 Prof. Mazin B. Qumsiyeh is author of, Ã¢Sharing the Land of Caanan, Human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian StruggleÃ¢. His soon to be released book is, Ã¢Hope and Empowerment: Civil Resistance in Palestine.Ã¢ We discuss Palestine, US President Barack Obama, the UN, the Goldstone Report, as Isra...
Keywords: Human Rights; Middle East; Scholar Mazin Qumsiyeh; Sharing the Land of Canaan
|Camillo âMacâ Bica of Veterans for Peace on US Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio for June 18, 2009 Camillo âMacâ Bica of Veterans for Peace on US Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq TRT: 29:38 Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT Talk Nation Radio studios Download at Pacificaâs Audioport or at Archive.org and Radio4all.net We discuss the March 22, 2007 open letter to fellow veterans by Camillo âMacâ Bica published by Foreign Policy in Focus, www.fpif.org. We must support U.S...
Keywords: Camillo Mac Bica; Iraq; Afghanistan; 4; 997 USM casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan
|Dahr Jamail on Tactical Perception Management in Iraq - Dori Smith, WHUS producer|
There has been a new emphasis in Washington on the creation of an Iraq War success story just ahead of US Presidential elections. We asked acclaimed journalist and author Dahr Jamail to assess the reality of this success and talk about his recent story in Tom Dispatch on "Tactical Perception Management in Iraq". If you read through corporate media reports, he points out, you find language that if taken literally would mean that "Iraq Has Only Militants, No Civilians"...
Keywords: Iraq war; civilians; tactical perception management; SAIC; Department of Defense; war propaganda; civilian casualty reports; incident reports from the US Military later discredited by Iraqi police but US media doing no verifications of information despite years of deception
|CODEPINK's Pam Rasmussen and Gael Murphy in Gaza - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio for March 11, 2009 Messages from Gaza, CODEPINK's Pam Rasmussen and Gael Murphy We hear about the delegation's progress, learn more about what they have been seeing, and hear a first hand report about a war crime as described to CODEPINK by survivors. Produced by Dori Smith, FM 91.7 WHUS Radio at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT:30:08 Download at Pacifica's Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Two members of a peace delegation to Gaza speak out abou...
Keywords: war crimes; Israeli soldiers; Gaza; Gaza War; Israeli Defense Force; Netanyahu; Palestinian; trade; borders; settlements; CODEPINK; aid; medical care; medicine; hospitals bombed; clinics destroyed
|John Feffer on President Obama, Foreign Policy, and the Cost of Empire - Dori Smith|
John Feffer on President Obama, Foreign Policy, and the Cost of Empire July 23rd, 2009 Talk Nation Radio for July 22, 2009 John Feffer on President Obama, Foreign Policy, and the Cost of Empire Produced by Dori Smith Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here and at Archive.org and Radio4all.net John Fefferâs July 14th piece is titled, âThe Cost of Empireâ. In it he refers to President Barack Obama as the âconsummate pitch manâ...
Keywords: foreign policy; Bush versus Obama re foreign policy; John Feffer; FPIF.org; remind Obama of his own words; peace; Middle East; Iran; Afghanistan; Iraq
|Jerry Lembcke on his book, Hanoi Jane, War, Sex and Fantasies of Betrayal - Dori Smith|
Scholar and Vietnam War veteran Jerry Lembcke joins us to talk about propaganda, myths, and war, from Vietnam to Iraq September 9th, 2010 Talk Nation Radio for September 9, 2010 Scholar and Vietnam War veteran Jerry Lembcke joins us to talk about propaganda, myths, and war, from Vietnam to Iraq. Who betrayed U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War era? Who is betraying them today? We discuss the similarities along with imagery in popular culture that now substitutes for real history lessons...
Keywords: Jerry Lembke; war; sex; and fantasies of betrayal; hanoi jane; jane fonda
|Donna Conroy on Corporations Holding Visas for their Foreign Workers - Dori Smith|
Donna Conroy on Corporations Holding Visas for their Foreign Workers Talk Nation Radio for February 4, 2010 Donna Conroy on Corporations Holding Visas for their Foreign Workers TRT: 29:45 Produced by Dori Smith Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here if you are a member or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org. Weâre joined by former IT worker Donna Conroy to talk about the way US corporations are able to hold visas, hiring âH-1bsâ, citizens from abroad who get hired for their US job openings...
Keywords: Donna Conroy; outsourcing; foreign workers; corporate visas; S 887; The H-1B and L-1 Visa Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act of 2009
|Pokey Anderson, Ellen Theisen, Brad Friedman, on John Gideon's work 2 - Dori Smith, Talk Nation Radio|
Talk Nation Radio for May 13, 2009 Pokey Anderson, Ellen Theisen, Brad Friedman, on John Gideon's work 2 We note the amazing enthusiasm John Gideon had for voting rights, but focus on the serious nature of problems that have been identified with electronic voting machines. Anderson, Theisen, and Friedman, on the crisis at hand. Part 2, both stand alone See part one. www.archive.org/details/EllenTheisenAndBradFriedmanHonorJohnGideonWhoDiedInAprilOf2009 TRT: 29:36 (music fades 19 sec) Produced by ...
Keywords: John Gideon; Pokey Anderson; Ellen Theisen; Brad Friedman; memorial; John Gideon's passing; voting rights; voting machines; software issues; GEMS; Daily Voting News; Talk Nation Radio; Dori Smith
|Gaza Freedom March Goes On, Protests in Cairo - Dori Smith|
Gaza Freedom March Goes On Talk Nation Radio for New Yearâs 2009 The Gaza Freedom March Goes On Christopher Hutchinson, Connecticut United for Peace Deena Mishel, Gaza Student for Peace Ziddad Lunat, Gaza Freedom March spokesperson TRT: 29: Produced by Dori Smith, Talk Nation Radio studios, Storrs, Connecticut Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Clip by Sam Husseini in Cairo, confrontation with security official at US Embassy re who made decision to not al...
Keywords: Gaza Freedom March
|Greta Berlin, Free Gaza, Stephen Zunes, Reaction to Israeli Commando attack on humanitarian aid vessels headed for Gaza - Dori Smith|
Monday, May 31, 2010 TRT: 20:12 Crisis at Sea, Gaza Ships attacked by Israeli Commandos. They repelled down to Italian vessel with weapons and shot passengers on Free Gaza vessels. At least 16 and possibly as many as 20 dead, 31 said to be wounded..we hear from Greta Berlin, founder of Free Gaza, as she give us breaking news on events on board the Turkish passenger ship, the Mavi Marmara, and a European vessel, both attacked, and towed by Israel...
Keywords: Free Gaza; Greta Berlin; Stephen Zunes; Israeli commando units open fire on free gaza humanitarian aid vessel; dozens wounded
|Shanynn Moore on Sarah Palin, A Politician she knows well and has reported on extensively - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio special on Alaskas Gov. Sarah Palin September 5th, 2008 Talk Nation Radio special: Alaska Progressive Reporter Shannyn Moore on the Gov. Sarah Palin she knows. Listen to this weeks election special show or download at this JUST A GIRL FROM HOMER is attracting lots of attention because Moore knows Alaska Governor Sarah Palin well and has interviewed her many times. She delves into the more controversial Sarah Palin, her church, her prayers for Walmart and for mergers between peo...
Keywords: Shanynn Moore; Shannon; Shanynn; Governor Sarah Palin; knows Palin; reporter Shanynn Moore shows Sarah Palin; religion; oil; Alaska corruption; Palin
|Ken Silverstein on John McCain's Gambling Cronies and Gtech - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio for October 1, 2008 Ken Silverstein on John McCain's Gambling Cronies and Gtech Do as I say not as I do, a growing credibility problem for McCain and Palin Produced by Dori Smith at WHUS, a Pacifica Affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT: 29:28 Ken Silverstein, Washington Editor for Harper's Magazine, joins us to talk about Republican Presidential candidate John McCain's growing credibility problem...
Keywords: Ken Silverstein; John McCain's gambling cronies and Gtech; Palin is against gambling; evangelicals troubled by McCain's gambling; McCain goes to Indian casinos; serves on Indian Affairs Committee
|The Retirement Fund Crisis in Context with scholar James W. Russell and Journalist Morton Mintz (part 2) - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio for December 18, 2009 The Retirement Fund Crisis in Context with James W. Russell Part two of two, each stands alone With comments from Journalist Morton Mintz and clips of Democratic Party head Howard Dean, who calls on the Senate to scrap the health care bill and send it back to the House for restoration. TRT: 29:50 music fades 6 seconds Download at Pacificaâs Audioport and at Radio4all.net and Archive.org More from James W...
Keywords: retirement fund crisis; bonuses; ING; James W. Russell; Morton Mintz; Aetna CEO Ronald A. Williams; bonuses and high salaries for retirement fund executives; investors lose 40 percent of their investment
|The BP Spill, litigation, and health dangers from Pesticides - Dori Smith|
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Patti Goldman, Earth Justice, on the BP Spill, Dispersant Chemicals, and Risks from Pesticides See: Litigant, Gulf Restoration Network, at www.earthjustice.org Talk Nation Radio for June 2, 2010 The BP Spill, litigation, and health dangers from Pesticides Interview with Patti Goldman, Patti Goldman is Vice President for Litigation, at Earth Justice Environmental Law Plus ADHD and other Affects from Pesticides In this report: Corexit, BP, Oil Spill, Earth Justice, link bet...
Keywords: Patti Goldman; Earth Justice; litigation against BP; MMS; and work of
|Amjad Shawa, Palestine, Cecelia Goin, Jerusalem, and Francis A. Boyle, on Gaza Embargo Change and Israel's Investigation into Flotilla Deaths - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio for June 17, 2010 Amjad Shawa, Palestine, Cecelia Goin, Jerusalem, and Francis A. Boyle, on Gaza, Was a deal struck to lighten the blockade of Gaza in exchange for cooperation with investigation of flotilla killings? Israel announced it will add more items to the list of goods allowed into Gaza. We contacted Palestinian aid coordinator Amjad Shawa as the story was developing, ICRC, spokesperson Cecelia Goin for comment on their strongest call yet for Israel to lift its blockade...
Keywords: Gaza Embargo against international law says ICRC; Turkey; US; EU; calls to lift embargo; Gaza Flotilla; aid; ICRC; killings on Mavi Marmara; investigative panel includes biased panel members; Lord David Trimble; Friends of Israel Initiative member and former Canadian Military attorney; Ken Watkin
|Eric Leaver of the Institute for Policy Studies and Impeachment Activist John Nurenberg - Iowa, Eric Leaver, Foreign Policy Questions in Iowa Caucus|
Talk Nation Radio for January 3, 2007 Eric Leaver on the Foreign Policy Questions in the US Elections and John Nurenberg on his walk from Boston to Washington, D.C. to ask Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Impeach George W. Bush Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS at the University of Connecticut TRT: 29:30 Election Related: 2008 Iowa Caucus related. 1. Eric Leaver looks at Pakistan and the way US presidential candidates have discussed what to do in wake of Bhutto assassination...
Keywords: Eric Leaver; Institute for Policy Studies
|Sprouts: Voices of Concern about Obamaâs MidEast Policies - Dori Smith, Talk Nation Radio studios, Storrs CT|
Sprouts: Voices of Concern about Obamaâs MidEast Policies July 9th, 2009 This weekâs Sprouts: Voices of Concern about Obamaâs MidEast Policies Produced by: Dori Smith and David Haseltine, WHUS Storrs, FM 91.7 at the University of Connecticut Left KU Channel Thursday, July 9, 2009 3PM EST TRT: 29:23 This weekâs stories: There are important conversations taking place in the US and around the world as the foreign policy strategies of President Obama andVice President Biden become more clear...
Keywords: David Haseltine; WHUS Radio Storrs; Professor Cyrus E. Zirakzadeh; UCONN Poli Sci Dept; Camillo Mac Bica; Vet for Peace; Jeremy R. Hammond; Foreign Policy Journal; Francis A. Boyle; U of Illinois Law; Trita Parsi; President NIAC; Sherwood Ross; Anti War News Service
|Phyllis Bennis on Afghan War, Gaza, Israelâs Growing Militancy - Dori Smith|
Phyllis Bennis on Afghan War, Gaza, Israelâs Growing Militancy January 14th, 2010 This week on Talk Nation Radio, Phyllis Bennis on Afghanistan and Gaza. âIsrael is more militant now than in January of 2009,â says expert at the Institute for Policy Studies, IPS, in Washington D.C. TRT: 29:33 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here if you are a member or free at Radio4all.net and Archive.org As Obama widens Bushâs war on terror, U.S...
Keywords: Phyllis Bennis; Afghan War; Gaza War; A Second Gaza War in January 2010; Bradley Burston; U.S. militarism
|Suncere Ali Shakur on Grass Roots Aid for Haiti - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio for January 20, 2010 Suncere Ali Shakur on Grass Roots Aid for Haiti http://mutualaiddisasterrelief.com/ We hear about the urgently needed grass roots medical and food aid efforts by some of same people who went into New Orleans in 2005 to help the most poor victims of Hurricane Katrina. Their first team into Port au Prince is already working to give out aid and provide medical support...
Keywords: Suncere Ali Shakur; Grass Roots Aid for Haiti; Mutual Aid Disaster Relief; Being Able to Move Heaven and Earth for Haiti; medical and food aid for Haiti; long term; the people who helped New Orleans; Common Ground Aid; now help Haiti
|Obama MidEast Diplomacy Derailed by his Propaganda War, Gareth Porter in Washington, D.C., and Muhammad Khurshid in Pakistan - Dori Smith|
Obama MidEast Diplomacy Derailed by his Propaganda War, Gareth Porter in Washington, D.C., and Muhammad Khurshid in Pakistan Talk Nation Radio for March 24, 2010 Is Obama policy in the MidEAst Floundering because a Propaganda War is Derailing Diplomatic Opportunities? Journalist Gareth Porter joins us to discuss U.S. policy on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq. He is an expert on history, diplomacy, and U.S...
Keywords: Pakistan; Afghanistan; civilian casualties; diplomacy; propaganda war; Task Force 714; covert special operations group; Baghram Prisoners innocent; yet to be released
|Darryl Li on Israel's Gaza Plans, hunger for political and legal rights as well as basic necessity - Dori Smith|
November 27th, 2008 Talk Nation Radio for November 26, 2008 Produced by Dori Smith at WHUS, FM 91.7, a Pacifica Affiliate station at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT: 26:53 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport or at Archive.org and Radio4all.net MidEast Scholar and Yale Law School JD candidate Darryl Li, joins us to talk about his article in Middle East Report online, âDisengagement and the Frontiers of Zionism.â In his piece that appeared February 16, 2008 Darryl Li comments: âTa...
Keywords: Palestinians divided; people of Gaza; Palestinian rights; human rights; political and legal rights; Darryl Li
|David Rovics on the Music of Political and Economic Activism - Dori Smith, Talk Nation Radio studios|
Talk Nation Radio for September 24, 2009 David Rovics on the Music of Political and Economic Activism David Rovics is on an international tour, and he met up with Dahr Jamail briefly in Connecticut where they shared the stage at Wesleyan University. Prior to his arrival we spoke with Rovics by phone to discuss his tour and the significance of sharing a stage with Dahr Jamail. First we hear a clip of Dahr Jamail answering our question at a press conference regarding the Obama administrationâs le...
Keywords: David Rovics; Dahr Jamail; Will to Resist War Tour of Connecticut 2009; International Day of Peace; G20; Europe; protest; protest songs; peace movement; activism
|Post Bush policy in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, and the so-called 'war on terror' - Dori Smith, WHUS|
Talk Nation Radio for October 30, 2008 Post Bush policy in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, and the so-called 'war on terror' Connecticut Republican Rep. Chris Shays is running neck and neck with Democrat Jim Himes in the 4th Congressional District. Lead issues are the economy which Shays has continued to insist is "still strong" and the Iraq War. Shays is also running into trouble over support for the Bush administration's private accounts for Social Security, otherwise known as privatization...
Keywords: Iraq; Syria; Pakistan; 4th Congressional District; Connecticut; Chris Shays; Jim Himes; Lionel Beehner; Dahr Jamail; Brandon Roberts
|General Strike in Puerto Rico, and H.P. Albarelli on the CIA, Corporate and Political Ambitions - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio for May 20, 2010 Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 29.01 music fades Download at Pacificaâs Audioport or at Archive.org and Radio4all.net There are countless CIA people in Afghanistan who are on the front lines, who are actually fighting. Author H.P. Albarelli, Jr. There have been messages in solidarity from students all over the world so I think the message is out there and its powerful and I think the government will have to listen now because now they are looking bad...
Keywords: Puerto Rico; general strike; The University of Puerto Rico; CIA; TrineDay books; A Terrible Mistake; The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments; Afghanistan; private CIA armies
|UConn Voting Research Team finds Diebold Memory Card Failures - Dori Smith, WHUS producer|
Talk Nation Radio for November 28, 2007 Diebold Memory Cards found with Junk Data in CT Alex Shvartsman of the University of Connecticut's Voting Research Team joins us to discuss his findings of "junk data" on memory cards delivered to the polls for the November 6, 2007 State and Municipal Election. His report is anticipated soon. We look at the findings and compare these results with what we now know of other Diebold AccuVote OS machine memory card failures in Florida...
Keywords: Diebold; Alex Shvartsman; University of Connecticut voting research team finds problems with memory cards; Diebold memory cards fail 2007 election testing; LHS Associates won't release data on number of cards they replaced in CT just prior to 2007 election
|A Dream Ticket spot for Clinton? Debra Deanne Olson, environmentalist and feminist - Dori Smith, WHUS Storrs|
Talk Nation Radio for June 4, 2008 A Dream Ticket spot for Clinton? Debra Deanne Olson, environmentalist and feminist, and the Dream Team Duet Kaitlyn Olson and David Chamberlin TRT: 29:37 Produced by Dori Smith, at Pacifica Affiliate station WHUS at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT FILM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQFtRxubRyA Dream Team Duet, Take Our Country Back We discuss the dream ticket idea as it was conveyed in a video produced by Debra Deanne Olson, of Peace Solutions, an ...
Keywords: Debra Deanne Olson; Hillary Clinton; Barack Obama; dream ticket; vice president
|Chip Berlet on the Tiller Murder, the Media, and the Patriot Movement - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio for June 4, 2009 Chip Berlet on the Tiller Murder, the Media, and the Patriot Movement UPDATE: In our headlines this week we mentioned that someone named Turner was arrested for threatening Connecticut officials. We now see that the SPL web site has written about him. He is described as a white supremacist blogger, however, he may well be an FBI informant. Was he working to provoke people? We will look at this next week and discuss the implications...
Keywords: Chip Berlet; Dr. George Tiller; militia; patriot movement; white supremacists; Christian identity movement; abortion; hot button issues; Scott Roeder; how politicians cultivate militant right wing in America; who Scott Roeder is
|Alice Rothchild, M.D. on her Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience - Dori Smith|
Alice Rothchild, M.D. on her Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience Talk Nation Radio for January 28, 2010 Alice Rothchild, M.D. on her Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience Alice Rothchild has just returned from Israel and Palestine. She discusses the climate there as Israel continues to build settlements in East Jerusalem, and threaten further attacks on Gaza. Also, 60 years after the Holocaust we remember...
Keywords: Alice Rothchild; M.D; Harvard; Israel and Palestine; Rothchild just back from Israel and Palestine; on trauma and resiliance; Palestinians in West Bank; Gaza; settlements in East Jerusalem; settlers attack Palestinians; another Gaza war possible
|Dahr Jamail on Iraq War Vet Marc Hall, Court Martialed over his Stop Loss Song - produced by Dori Smith|
Dahr Jamail on Iraq War Vet Marc Hall, Court Martialed over his Stop Loss Song Talk Nation Radio for February 17, 2010 Produced by Dori Smith TRT:29:47 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here if you are a member or try Archive.org and Radio4all.net for free downloads. Weâre joined by journalist Dahr Jamail, author of Beyond the Green Zone, Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq. Heâs been on tour with his latest book, The Will to Resist, Soldiers who Refuse to Fight in Iraq a...
Keywords: Dahr Jamail; Iraq War veteran jailed for singing against Stop Loss after being stop-lossed; Stop Loss Song; Iraq; Afghanistan; Iran; Israel; US; U.S. Military; U.S. and Israeli militarism
|US supported bombing of Kurdish PKK and Regional Implications - Dori Smith, WHUS producer|
Talk Nation Radio for December 26, 2007 Turkey's Bombing of Kurdish PKK and US Clandestine Support for PKK linked Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan, PEJAK An interview with Stephen Zunes of the University of San Francisco. TRT: 27:53 (music fades 50 sec) In his December 21, 2007 piece in National Catholic Reporter, 'A Nation Without a State', Stephen Zunes of the University of San Francisco points out that 'inconsistency and double-dealing have marked U.S...
Keywords: Turkey; PKK; PEJAK; U.S. Military; Iraq; wider war; arms; bombing of Kurdish sites in Northern Iraq
|Francis A. Boyle on the case against Bush and potential war with Iran - Dori Smith, WHUS Radio, University of Connecticut|
Talk Nation Radio for June 18, 2008 Francis A. Boyle on the case against Bush and potential war with Iran George W. Bush could be indicted at the state level for murder with malice aforethought, that according to internationally recognized legal expert Francis A. Boyle of the School of Law at the University of Illinois. According to Boyle, President Bush deceived US soldiers about the reason for sending them to Iraq...
Keywords: Francis A. Boyle; international law; human rights law; University of Illinois; try Bush for murder; malice aforethought; case against George W. Bush for murder; US soldiers deceived; lied to soldiers about Iraqi WMD; try Bush for murder; state level; will U.S. and Israel attack Iran?
|Francis A. Boyle on US Strategy for Color Revolution in Iran - Dori Smith|
Francis A. Boyle on US Strategy for Color Revolution in Iran June 25th, 2009 Talk Nation Radio for June 25, 2009 Francis A. Boyle on US Strategy for Color Revolution in Iran : A continuity of American policy under Bush and Cheney Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT TRT:29:49 Is the US running a covert operation in Iran designed to promote a color revolution as a way to bring about regime change? We asked international law expert Francis A...
Keywords: Iranian election; unrest; US involved in color revolution strategy for Iran; USA; covert operations are illegal; propaganda is not usually; Francis A. Boyle; International Law Expert; author of many books on international law and politics as well as resistance to war
|Danny Schechter on his new book, Plunder, Investigating our Economic Calamity - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio interview with media critic Danny Schechter. Plunder: Investigating our Economic Calamity Mike Stark provides his reaction to the news that Troy Anthony Davis got a hearing at the U.S. Supreme Court. A stay of execution came less than two hours before he was to be executed. The Davis family and his attorneys breathed a sigh of relief but the case is still pending and the high court could decide not to hear the brief after all...
Keywords: Danny Schechter; Plunder: Investigating our Economic Calamity
|Escaping our Web of Debt with Ellen Hodgson Brown - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio for April 3, 2009 Ellen Hodgson Brown, escaping the global web of debt Part 1: How we can work toward saving the US economy, one state bank at a time...Part 2, now available for download here: http://www.archive.org/details/EllenHodgsonBrownEscapingTheWebOfDebtPart2 Produced by Dori Smith at WHUS, FM 91.7, a Pacifica Affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT: 29:28 Ellen Hodgson Brown discusses, Web of Debt, on the US Federal Reserve, the so called Money Trus...
Keywords: Ellen Brown; Ellen Hodgson Brown; international banking; mark to market; Bank for International Settlements; Switzerland; US banking industry; why North Dakota has a state bank; and why all states should have one; saving the US economy; one state bank at a time
|NRDC Warns Pet Owners about Risks of Pesticides in Flea and Tick Products - Dori Smith, WHUS, Storrs|
Talk Nation Radio for July 24, 2008 The Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, has published a new report on the dangers of pet products that contain pesticides. They can harm or even kill pets and they are also a threat to people, particularly pregnant women and children. The NRDC warns pet owners against the use of products containing Permethrin and other Pyrethroid chemicals such as Phenethrin and Cyphenethrin...
Keywords: Hartz Mountain; Sergeants; Flea and Tick Products; pet deaths; elversonpuzzle.com; pet owners say flea and tick drops killed their dogs; cats
|Ned Lamont on President Obama's 1st 100 Days - Dori Smith, Talk Nation Radio, a media workshop in Connecticut|
Talk Nation Radio special April 22, 2009 Ned Lamont on President Obama's 1st 100 Days Featuring student government leader Jason Ortiz, of Storrs, CT. This program was produced in Mansfield at our new Talk Nation Radio studios! Special thanks to Pacifica Network and Ursula Rudenberg for her help and guidance over the years as well as others in the Pacifica broadcast family. More below. Ned Lamont on President Obama's 1st 100 Days TRT: 29:40 Speaking in Mansfield Connecticut, a tanned Ned Lamont h...
Keywords: Ned Lamont; Iran; Connecticut; Jodi Rell; taxes; the environment; Democratic race for Governor in 2010
|CT Voting Machine Security Protocols Give LHS Action Plan Responsibilities - Dori Smith, WHUS producer|
During the recount of Connecticut's 2nd district in 2006 a staff person of LHS Associates, vendor for the state's Diebold machines, opened up a machine and made a memory card switch. He used a card that had been in his possession, not one that was on site. This was in violation of Connecticut protocols issued by the Secretary of State's office, and to make matters worse, three LHS staff members said they had seen the protocols but planned to violate them anyway...
Keywords: voting machine; security; Diebold; Connecticut; failure; Talk Nation Radio; Dori Smith; Professor Michael Fischer; Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz; Deputy Secretary of State Leslie Mara; Bob Fitrakis; Free Press; security protocols lacking; LHS Associate
|James W. Russell on the Great Retirement Rip Off, Connecticut Committee for Equity in Retirement - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio for December 10, 2009 James W. Russell on the Great Retirement Rip Off âYou can get out of a bad mortgage by refinancing, OK? But you canât get out of a bad retirement system. Thatâs very strange. Itâs a form of financial serfdom, that I even wonder if itâs constitutional.â James W. Russell, author of six books including, Class and Race Formation in North America and Double Standard: Social Policy in Europe and the United States...
Keywords: Connecticut Committee for Equity in Retirement; James W. Russell; Connecticut Scholars tackle retirement fund rip offs and problems with 401k Alternative Retirement Fund Plans that lost value during US economic crisis
|Paul Waldman of Media Matters on his new book, Free Ride, John McCain and the Media - Dori Smith, WHUS, Pacifica Network|
Talk Nation Radio for 3/13/2008 10:00 AM John McCain's Free Ride with the US Media Paul Waldman of Media Matters on his new book, 'Free Ride, John McCain and the Media' "There is a good deal of rewriting of history that's going on. McCain would have people believe that he was critical of the Bush strategy from the beginning. That he has been a great critic of the war and that he called for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation...
Keywords: John McCain; cosy with US press; Media Matters; Paul Waldman; co author with Media Matters Founder David Brock of the book; 'Free Ride; John McCain and the Media'; real story of John McCain and efforts for Airbus; Boeing; Paxton Communications; Vicki Iseman; plus what McCain really said about Iraq; what McCain said about Vietnamese people; racist comments; Bill Bennett; you could abort every black baby to reduce crime; CNN; Fox; conservatives get away with racist remarks
|Graham Usher of al Ahram Weekly and Kamran Ali in Pakistan Provide Breaking News and Anaylsis on Ass - Dori Smith, WHUS and Pacifica producer|
Talk Nation Radio for Friday December 28, 2007 Breaking News and Analysis on the Death of Benazir Bhutto and Events in Pakistan We turned to Middle East Desk for sources on the assassination of Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto and we were able to reach both Graham Usher of Pakistan's Al-Ahram Weekly, and Kamran Ali, of the University of Texas-Austin. Both reported on events in Pakistan. Graham Usher of Al Ahram Weekly in Pakistan reacting to the death of Benazir Bhutto...
Keywords: Graham Usher; Kamran Ali; U.S. policy toward Pakistan; death of Benazir Bhutto; assassination; attacker; car; evidence; investigation; extremists; violence; Karachi
|Dahr Jamail Lecture at ECSU on Reinventing Journalism in a Time of War - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio for October 14, 2009 Dahr Jamail Lecture at ECSU on Reinventing Journalism in a Time of War Special thanks to Promoting Enduring Peace, and Professor Helma De Vries, Political Science Dept., at ECSU, Eastern Connecticut State University, in Willimantic, CT, who coordinated the event where Dahr Jamail spoke. Thanks also to Eastern Connecticut State University, their technical division, staff, and the human rights group on campus, for welcoming Dahr Jamail for this taped event...
Keywords: Dahr Jamail lecture; ECSU; Eastern Connecticut State University; Willimantic; CT; Promoting Enduring Peace; Special Thanks to ECSU and to Prof. Helma De Vries; Political Science Dept; soldiers who refuse to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan being stripped of benefits
|Disbar the Torture Lawyers say Rights Groups, Good Government Organizations and 1 million supporters - Dori Smith of Talk Nation Radio|
This Week on Sprouts: Disbarment for Lawyers who Supported Torture Produced by Dori Smith (www.talknationradio.org) Attorney's Kevin Zeese of Voters for Peace and Marjorie Cohn of the National Lawyers Guild issue calls to US Bar Associations asking them to disbar 12 attorneys over their violations of codes of ethical conduct in their roles facilitating or fostering torture during the Bush administration...
Keywords: Kevin Zeese; movement to disbar the torture lawyers; voters for peace; Amnesty International Geneve Mantri; Ahmed Ghialani; Guantanamo; torture; PBS special Torturing Democracy aired by Bill Moyers; PBS.org
|Mairead Maguire on Call for Sanctions against Israel, with Francis A. Boyle and Nora Barrows Friedman - Dori Smith|
Talk Nation Radio for March 17, 2010 Peace in Palestine, Calls for Sanctions against Israel Mairead Corrigan Maguire joins us to talk about her efforts as a juror at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine in Barcelona, March 4th. The tribunal is calling for sanctions against Israel. We'll also hear from international law expert Francis A. Boyle and journalist Nora Barrows Friedman, of Flashpoints radio at KPFA, a Pacifica station in California...
Keywords: Peace; Palestine; Israel; sanctions; BDS movement