Nothing up at Air America about the weekend schedule. Regardless of whom the guests are, The Laura Flanders Show is always worth listening to (airs seven to ten p.m. eastern time, Saturdays & Sundays).
Ring of Fire does have it's line up posted, so let's note it (Ring of Fire airs "Saturdays 5-7 pm ET
Rebroadcast: Sundays 3-5pm ET"):
Is the rhetoric of the religious right and conservative pundits fueling violence against gays and immigrants? Bobby talks with Morris Dees, founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
War profiteering is flourishing and it goes way beyond Dick Cheney's Halliburton. Mike talks with Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. CREW has filed Freedom of Information Act requests for documents on military contractors' bribes to members of Congress.
While right-wing politicians worship at the altar of that generous campaign donor Reverend Sun Myung Moon, Moon is financing a North Korean car manufacturer that even Bush accuses of making WMD's. Strange bedfellows, anyone? Mike talks with journalist John Gorenfeld, who's been covering Moon for "American Prospect" magazine.
David Bender's Politically Direct also has it's lineup posted (Politically Direct airs Sundays from 2 to 3 p.m. eastern time):
July 31, 2005 Deja Vu All Over Again
It's bound to be interesting when David Crosby and Graham Nash stop by the Air America studios for today's Politically Direct. From Woodstock to the White House, these two musical legends have been at the forefront of progressive political action for more than three decades. Oh, and did I mention that Gloria Steinem once designated them as "honorary women" ? Not that there's anything wrong with that...
David Bender is also a guest on Sunday, on Steve Earle's The Revolution Starts Now (airs Sundays ten to eleven p.m. eastern):
Author, activist, and Air America Radio host of Politically Direct, David Bender bridges both politics and the entertainment industry. Experience ranges from serving as a senior advisor in the presidential campaign of Howard Dean to a senior executive in Stephen Stills' production company. The play-list:
Simon and Garfunkle "Mrs. Robinson" (Bookends)
Crosby, Stills and Nash "Long Time Gone" (Greatest Hits)
Joe Jackson, "Real Men" (Night and Day )
REM "These Days" (Life's Rich Pageant)
Crosby, Stills and Nash, "Carry Me" (Wind on the Water)
Crosby, Stills and Nash and Young, "Carry On" (Greatest Hits) Was Mrs. Robinson originally supposed to be Mrs. Roosevelt? What cataclysmic event prompted the composition of "Long Time Gone"? Like a music historian, David delivers insider explanations of songs and touching personal stories from his life.
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