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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 1 - February 18, 2010 at 10:00am
A new Monroe Doctrine for Latin America?; A new documentary called Outrage outs gay Republican lawmakers; Lilly Leadbetter.
Letters to Washington - Aristide “The Endless Revolution” - February 17, 2010 at 10:00am
Only an hour south of Miami, the elected president of the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, Jean Bertrand Aristide, has twice been forced from office with the complicity of the international community. An intelligent and engrossing examination of the oft-suppressed story of the 2004 coup d'etat
Letters to Washington - February 16, 2010 at 10:00am
Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and violent video games to bogus educational products and the family car.
Letters to Washington - February 15, 2010 at 10:00am
A new film the coming out called the Most Dangerous Man in America; And we'll speak to Bill Quigley with the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Letters to Washington - February 12, 2010 at 10:00am
Labor, Democrats and the 2010 midterm w/ Bill Fletcher of Blackcommentator.com and Mark Brenner of Labor Notes. Curtis Roosevelt, grandson of FDR.
Letters to Washington - February 11, 2010 at 10:00am
Latest on Iran with Dr Maziar Behrooz, professor of History at San Francisco State University. Joan Buskapic on her biography about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia called American Original.
Letters to Washington - February 9, 2010 at 10:00am
Latest on the standoff between US & Iran; Dem Rep John Murtha death & a look at the political landscape for November 2010; and a research study about the lives of 62 former GTMO detainees.
Letters to Washington - February 8, 2010 at 10:00am
Look at the week ahead on Capitol Hill; Senate GOP stalls Obama nomination of a labor lawyer to the National Labor Relations Board; Report on Tea Party Convention; and a conversation with historian Peter Linebaugh.
Letters to Washington - February 5, 2010 at 10:00am
Full coverage of the new unemployment data and Tariq Ali on his new book 'Protocols of the Elders of Sodom and Other Essays'.
Letters to Washington - February 4, 2010 at 10:00am
Tariq Ali on latest drone attacks in Pakistan and the revelation that US troops are operating in Pakistan; Another conversation on the state of the peace movement with Norman Solomon; and a conversation with Lilly Leadbetter
Letters to Washington - February 3, 2010 at 10:00am
Review of the first primary election for 2010 in Illinois; Dem Rep Maxine Waters introduces a bill that would help towards canceling Haiti's $600 million debt; and Robert McChesney and Jon Nichols on their book The Death and Life of American Journalism.
Letters to Washington - February 2, 2010 at 10:00am
State of the Military: We have a round table discussion about the Quadrenial Defense Review and the Pentagon's budget proposal 2011; and our second installment on our conversation about the national debt.
Letters to Washington - February 1, 2010 at 10:00am
Renown linguist George Lakoff of U.C. Berkeley on the political framing wars; Pres Obama releases 2011 budget proposal; and the first installment of a 2 part series on the national debt