This week is one week from our 10th anniversary. The Monitor started unofficially on KPFT the day of the invasion of Iraq (3/19/2003). To help us mark this date we are joined by two of the original crew that helped get the show started – Shannon Young and Pokey Anderson.
This month also marks the anniversary of the The My Lai Massacre and we are joined by Nick Turse to talk about his recent book, Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam
More about this week’s guests:
Shannon Young is a freelance radio journalist based in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her stories can be heard on Free Speech Radio News, PRI’s “The World”, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She was based at KPFT from 2002-03. She tweets at @SYoungReports.
Pokey Anderson has broadcast or published numerous reports on voting machine issues over the years. She co-produced The Monitor for several years. She has done research with a number of authors, contributing to a Nation cover story on elections by Ronnie Dugger, and providing extensive research for a book on Enron’s collapse by Mimi Swartz with Sherron Watkins.
Nick Turse is a historian, essayist, investigative journalist, the associate editor of TomDispatch.com, and currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute.