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Pacifica's Mitch Jeserich hosts “Letters & Politics,” a look at burning political issues and debates, and their historical context, within the US and worldwide.
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Letters to Washington - January 29, 2010 at 10:00am
Scott Roeder is convicted of 1st degree murder for killing Dr. George Tiller; and a new film the Most Dangerous Man in America chronicles the life of Daniel Ellsberg
Letters to Washington - January 28, 2010 at 10:00am
Exclusive interview with Howard Zinn conducted by KPFA's Sasha Lilly; Nation Magazine's Christopher Hayes on the latest on Capitol Hill; Sen Patrick Leahy talk on the Senate floor about the Supreme Court's decision on campaign finance laws.
Letters to Washington - January 27, 2010 at 10:00am
Raj Patel, talks about the potential traps in global reconstruction aid for Haiti; Leigh Ann Caldwell and Adele Stan; and Human Rights commission begins work in New Orleans.
Letters to Washington - January 26, 2010 at 10:00am
Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz throws his skepticism in for the reconfirmation of Ben Bernanke as the chair of the Federal Reserve; We speak to Congressional member Pete Stark; the story of a current terrorism related case in a New York federal court of Affia Saddiqui.
Letters to Washington - January 25, 2010 at 10:00am
3 car bombs detonate in Baghdad; Bernanke's Future?; Steven Hill on the political differences between Europe and the US.
Letters to Washington - January 22, 2010 at 10:00am
Supreme Court rational behind overturning a number of campaign finance laws; Round table discussion on what the Supreme Court decision means for national politics; Perspective on Haiti.
Letters to Washington - January 21, 2010 at 10:00am
Today Supreme Court opens the flood gates for corporate money; President Obama today announced new proposed banking regulations; One year since Pres Obama signed an executive order to close Guantanamo Bay; DOJ Inspector General reports the FBI illegally spied on thousands of people...
Letters to Washington - January 20, 2010 at 10:00am
Marie and Jay Lamothe of Community Radio Haiti 2000 on the latest in Haiti; Cassia Holstein, Partners in Health on aid efforts in Haiti; and Reaction to Massachusetts vote on Senate race with Ron Walters.
Letters to Washington - January 19, 2010 at 10:00am
Key election today in Massachusetts for Ted Kennedy's seat that could derail the health care reform bill in Congress; Analysis of international rescue response with Haiti; Supreme Court reverses lower court ruling that prohibited the execution of journalist Mumia Abu Jamal.
Letters to Washington - January 18, 2010 at 10:00am
-Will reconstruction aid to Haiti be in the interests of Haitians or donors? We'll speak to Melinda St Louis, Deputy Director of Jubilee USA Network. -While the Labor Department reported that last month the unemployment rate remained steady at 10%...
Letters to Washington - January 15, 2010 at 10:00am
Review of this week's first round of public hearing from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission; Immigrant rights activists push the Obama administration to grant undocumented Haitian immigrants; Tom Ammiano, who made history this week when his bill to legalize marijuana passed an Assembly Committe
Letters to Washington - January 14, 2010 at 10:00am
Pres Obama announces bank tax to repay TARP funds; Debate on whether progressives should support progressive Democrats; and The importance of Haitian history on the Western Hemisphere.
Letters to Washington - January 13, 2010 at 10:00am
Democratic Representative Maxine Waters on the aftermath and US government response to the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti; Special coverage of the 1st public hearing of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Guests: Jane Darista, Committee for Economists and Analysts for Finacial Reform...
Letters to Washington - January 12, 2010 at 10:00am
Former CIA analyst Mel Goodman on X-mas unsuccessful airline bombing attack; same gander marriage case in CA; and We continue our series of conversations concerning the mid-east peace process.
Letters to Washington - January 11, 2010 at 10:00am
Discussion on the political landscape 2010 with Bruce Cain, Heller Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley and Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies & Carolyn Lochhead, San Francisco Chronicle Washington Correspondent.
Letters to Washington - January 8, 2010 at 10:00am
2 Perspectives on the Obama administration's response to security threats with Chris Calabrese of the ACLU and Kate Martin of the Center for National Security; Analysis of new unemployment numbers with labor economist Sylvia Allegretto of UC Berkeley. Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett: The Spirit
Letters to Washington - January 7, 2010 at 10:00am
The state of the US intelligence community 2 weeks after the failed attack on an airliner with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern; and a special report on Mexico's drug wars with David Luhnow of the Wall St Journal and Jorge Casteneda, former Mexican Foreign Minister