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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 - June 23, 2010 at 10:00am
Special on General McChrystal's removal, with guests Tom Hayden, Norman Solomon, Pratap Chatterjee, & Kathy Kelly.
Letters to Washington - June 18, 2010 at 10:00am
Cecilia Wang of the ACLU on the Obama administration's move to sue to stop Arizona's SB 1070; Craig Holman of Public Citizen on the fate of the Disclose Act; rich Pica, Pres of Friends of the Earth, on the campaign to get lawmakers to return BP campaign finance contribution...
Letters to Washington - June 15, 2010 at 10:00am
Highlights from the House Energy Subcommittee hearing featuring the CEO's of the worlds largest private oil companies; authors Diane Wilson, Lisa Margonelli and Pratap Chatterjee.
Letters to Washington - June 14, 2010 at 10:00am
Daniel Ellsberg on the Pentagon manhunt for Julian Assange; Jessely Radak Jessely Radak; the Alvin Greene's unexpected win of the Democratic nomination for Senate in South Carolina; and Patrick Bond on protests and the World Cup in South Africa
Letters to Washington - June 11, 2010 at 10:00am
The House Senate conference committee on the financial regulatory reform bill is underway, and in an unusual move such a process to hammer out a final bill is open to the public. We'll hear excerpts of the meeting and we'll be joined by Heather Booth of Americans for Financial Reform...
Letters to Washington - June 10, 2010 at 10:00am
Dem Rep Brad Sherman calls on Attorney General Eric Holder to prosecute US activists on the Gaza Flotilla; and Ryan Grim talks about the Senate debate over restricting the EPA from regulating green house gasses.
Letters to Washington - June 9, 2010 at 10:00am
Election results are in from Super Primary Tuesday. Centrist Democratic Senate incumbent Blanch Lincoln holds off her primary challenger Bill Halter, Harry Reid will face off against a tea party favorite in November, and the progressive hopeful Marcy Winograd lost to Jane Harman...
Letters to Washington - June 2, 2010 at 10:00am
Sebastian Junger covered an Army Platoon in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, where fierce fighting occurs daily, for 15 months. We’ll be in conversation today about his new book chronicling his time with the Platoon. It’s called War...
Letters to Washington - June 1, 2010 at 10:00am
We look at world history through a different lens today with Tamim Ansary…he is the author of the new book Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes. Tamim Ansary joins us for the hour.