Show Details for May 6th, 2007

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This week’s Guests:

  — LAURA FLANDERS on reinventing progressive politics from the ground up

  — JONATHAN LANDAY investigates secret imprisonment of an American

 

 LAURA FLANDERS on reinventing progressive politics from the ground up


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Pokey Anderson’s guest tonight is Laura Flanders.  Laura is the host of “RadioNation” heard Saturdays and Sundays, 6-9 pm Central Time on Air America.  

 

Her new book, just out, is BLUE GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007).  Laura visited a number of “red” states and swing states over the course of a year, and found lively activism reinventing politics from the ground up. 

 

We’ve talked with Laura previously about her book BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species.

 

Before joining Air America, Laura hosted a show on public radio KALW in San Francisco.  Laura was founding director of the Women’s Desk at the media watch group FAIR and for more than ten years she produced and hosted CounterSpin, FAIR’s nationally-syndicated radio show.   She’s been a senior correspondent for the Pacifica radio network, and News Director of the Pacifica Network News.  Her writing appears in The Nation, Alternet, Ms. Magazine, and elsewhere.

 

FLANDERS’ WEBSITE:

www.lauraflanders.com

 

BOOK:

BLUE GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians


 

— JONATHAN LANDAY investigates secret imprisonment of an American


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Journalist Jonathan Landay is a regular guest at the Monitor. Last week we hoped to have him on, but a snafu intervened.

 

Recently he was a guest on Bill Moyers’ program, as one reporter who got it right early about the Iraq War, and chose to be an investigator rather than a stenographer for the administration’s claims.


Mark Bebawi will talk with him about his recent investigation into the fate of a US citizen currently in a secret prison in Ethiopia.  The prisoner, a Muslim of Tinton Falls, N.J., was among a number of people captured fleeing Somalia. 


Landay, a national security and intelligence correspondent, has written about foreign affairs and U.S. defense, intelligence and foreign policies for 15 years. From 1985-94, he covered South Asia and the Balkans for United Press International and then the Christian Science Monitor. He moved to Washington in 1994 to cover defense and foreign affairs for the Christian Science Monitor and joined Knight Ridder in 1999. Knight Ridder is now the McClatchy newspaper chain. 


Landay speaks frequently on national security matters, particularly the Balkans. In 2005, he was part of a team that won a National Headliners Award for “How the Bush Administration Went to War in Iraq.” He also won a 2005 Award of Distinction from the Medill School of Journalism for “Iraqi exiles fed exaggerated tips to news media.”

 

LANDAY’S WEBSITE:
http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/news/columnists/jonathan_s_landay

 

ARTICLES:
“Ethiopia decides not to free imprisoned American”
By Jonathan S. Landay
McClatchy Newspapers
April 24, 2007
http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/news/columnists/jonathan_s_landay/17129072.htm


“Terror attacks up 29%, [State Dept.] report says”
By Warren P. Strobel and Jonathan S. Landay
McClatchy Newspapers
April 27, 2007
http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/news/columnists/jonathan_s_landay/17145599.htm

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