Show Details for the week of January 28th, 2013

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This week is one of two opportunities you have to support The Monitor during this Winter Pledge Drive at KPFT. Please call 713 526 5738 during the show to pledge your support.

Our guest this week is Greg Palast.

Greg Palast is the author of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits (out on September 18), Vultures’ Picnic and the New York Times bestsellers, Armed Madhouse and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.

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Palast turned his skills to journalism after two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud. Palast directed the U.S. government’s largest racketeering case in history–winning a $4.3 billion jury award. He also conducted the investigation of fraud charges in the Exxon Valdez grounding.

Following the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Palast set off on a five-continent undercover investigation of BP and the oil industry for British television’s top current affairs program, Dispatches.

Palast is best known in his native USA as the journalist who, for the Observer (UK), broke the story of how Jeb Bush purged thousands of Black Florida citizens from voter rolls before the 2000 election, thereby handing the White House to his brother George. His reports on the theft of the 2000 and 2004 US elections, the spike of the FBI investigations of the bin Ladens before September 11, the secret State Department documents planning the seizure of Iraq’s oil fields have won him a record six Project Censored awards for reporting the news American media doesn’t want you to hear. “The top investigative journalist in the United States is persona non grata in his own country’s media.” [Asia Times.] He returned to America to report for Harper’s Magazine.

During this Pledge Drive we have copies of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits available to you for a pledge of $100. Call 713 526 5738 or pledge securely online at www.kpft.org

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