Saturday, September 03, 2005

The Laura Flanders Show this weekend Jill Nelson, Damu Smith, Michael Scherer (Salon), Stan Tiner, Rich Campbell, Pratap Chatterjee, Donele Wilkins

Tamara e-mails to note that last Sunday on The Laura Flanders Show, Flanders had an interview with Joan Baez from Camp Casey. Tamara has high praise for the interview and notes that Flanders and Baez discussed Camp Casey in terms of the activism in the civil rights movement and that Baez explained that she had stopped performing "We Shall Overcome" unless she was giving concerts in places like Romania but "Guess what, we qualify again."

Baez: At a time like this you're on one side of the fence or the other. I hate to paraphrase you know who. . . . I think it will get harder and harder not to be neutral. . . .

Did you miss the interview or Saturday's show? They are archived at Air America Place. You can find the archives for The Laura Flanders Show here. Or, instead of beginning next week running behind, you can listen tonight and Sunday night. (No slam on anyone who falls behind, I'm often heading over to the archives myself because, though it's on in the background on Saturday nights, we're all usually too focused on The Third Estate Sunday Review to listen closely -- or as closely as the show warrents.)

The Laura Flanders Show
Saturdays and Sundays 7pm-10pm ET
This weekend, the latest news and eyewitness reports from the Gulf Coast. We'll hear insights from Black Environmental Justice Coalition founder Damu Smith and journalist-author Jill Nelson will discuss the media's hurricane coverage, what home really means and more. Plus, Salon's Michael Scherer on why Big Business wants John Roberts on the Supreme Court.
The live reports continue, including Stan Tiner, editorial page editor of the Sun Herald of Biloxi, MS, and Rich Campbell, editorial page editor of the Hattiesburg American of Hattiesburg, MS. Plus, Pratap Chatterjee tells us about the political appointees who went from Iraq to FEMA; Donele Wilkins, National Co Chair of the National Black Environmental Justice Network on efforts to help storm victims; and in-studio historian-musicologist Ned Sublette, who's been writing a cultural history of New Orleans.

Remember, you can listen over broadcast radio (if there's an AAR in your area), via XM Satellite Radio (channel 167) or listen online.

And, so Kat doesn't take a ruler to my knuckles, remember that Joan Baez's live CD Bowery Songs is in stores on September 6th.

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