Fund Raising – shows the week of 10/17 through 10/31 2011

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KPFT is fund raising for this and the next two shows. Please support the show by calling 713-526-5738 and making a tax-deductible donation.

Friend of the show and best-selling author Greg Palast is coming to Houston as part of his book tour and will be speaking to KPFT listeners to raise money for the station.

This event is a benefit for KPFT.| Print |

Greg Palast
Greg Palast is best known as the investigative reported who uncovered how Katherine Harris purged thousands of African-Americans from Florida voters rolls in the 2000 Presidential Election.Author of the New York Times and international bestsellers, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Armed Madhouse, Palast is Patron of the Trinity College Philosophical Society, an honor previously held by Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde.
Book and website:

“Vulture’s Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates and High-Finance Predators”.

Event Details:

Book signing and movie Presentation: Thursday December 8, 2011
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77004 (Location Map)

$150 pledge level, includes a book, refreshments, a chance to chat with the author, reserved seating at the main event.

Movie Trailer

Praise for Greg Palast:

“A cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes” (Jim Hightower, The Nation), Greg Palast turned his skills to journalism after two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering. Palast’s reports appear on BBC’s Newsnight and in Britain’s Guardian, Rolling Stone and Harper’s.

Palast directed the US’ government’s largest racketeering case in history (that garnered a $4.3 billion jury award) and the investigation of the Exxon Valdez.

Palast is recipient of the George Orwell Courage in Journalism Prize for his BBC television documentary, Bush Family Fortunes.

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