Saturday, November 19, 2005

Air America Radio Saturday lineup: Susan Sarandon, Ricky Powell, Larry David, Ward Sutton, Wen Bo, Theresa Marquez, Lisa Speer, Jenny Kurzweil ...

From the Air America Radio home page, new programming airing today:

Saturdays Noon-1PM EST
Another victory in Congress, at least the opening round -- Last week drilling in ANWR was blocked in a budget vote and Wednesday, in a rare bipartisan move, senators from both sides of the aisle teamed up with religious leaders and environmentalists to introduce legislation that would jump start cleaner car technology and promote development of alternative fuels. We'll get reaction from Deron Lovaas, Vehicles Campaign director for the NRDC, on the significance of this drive. Now that drilling prospects in Alaska have been thwarted -- at least for the time being -- there's a new push to open up more coastal drilling. What's at stake and what can be done? Lisa Speer, with the NRDC's Ocean Protection Initiative, will weigh in. And how is China's changing landscape, and growing footprint, putting global pressure on resources from oil and water to steel? We'll speak with Chinese eco-activist, Wen Bo, of
Pacific Environment, for a first hand report. And speaking of china, what's on your dinner table this Thanksgiving and where did it come from? We'll meet Theresa Marquez, catalyst for The Earth Dinner, a festive new way to celebrate food, farms and our bountiful planet. Also, the author of a new book that celebrates organic farming called "Fields That Dream: A Journey To The Roots of Our Food -- Jenny Kurzweil will check in. Last, but not least, are our national forests under fire from Bush and Co. and are your tax dollars contributing to the destruction? What you should know, and why you should care, from Carl Ross, Founder of Save America's Forests.

Ring of Fire
Why was Bush's trip to South America a complete diplomatic disaster? Mike consults Michael McCaughan, author of
"The Battle of Venezuela" and the Irish Times' political correspondent in Latin America.
Caroline Kennedy joins her cousin Bobby to reminisce about their family tradition of poetry and talk about her new book titled,
"A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children".
Acclaimed political cartoonist
Ward Sutton talks with Mike about the power of cartoons to reflect and reinforce a political mood (and why the New York Times stopped featuring his work after 9/11). His new book is "Sutton Impact: The Political Cartoons of Ward Sutton".
Larry David, star of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and creator of "Seinfeld", joins Bobby and Mike to discuss what's funny about environmental devastation - namely a 2-hour comedy special Sunday night on TBS, "Earth to America".
The Pap Attack: Reining in the Robber Oil Barons

The Laura Flanders Show
Oscar-winner actress and activist
SUSAN SARANDON and ED RAMPELL, author, of "Progressive Hollywood." Meanwhile, as FEMA abandons New Orleans evacuees, we talk to people cleaning up homes one block at a time: SUNCERE ALI SHAKUR of the Common Ground Collective in NOLA and NANCY HARVIN of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Rebuild Hope Now campaign. Plus the price of protest for Geovany Serrano an anti-war high schooler in Los Angeles.

The Kyle Jason Show
10PM - Midnight
If you don’t know who Ricky Powell is, this Saturday night is the time to tune in and find out. A native New Yorker, Powell has made a career of being in the right place at the right time, camera in hand, gaining access where other photographers fear to tread. For two decades he’s been documenting seminal moments in music, art, and pop culture at large, and he’s got the pictures to prove it, including candid snaps of hip hop legends like Run DMC, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Method Man, and many more. He’ll be joining Kyle to talk about his new book of photographs,
"Public Access: Ricky Powell Photographs 1985-2005",featuring collaborations with prominent NYC graffiti artists such as ZEPHYR, QUIK, and HAZE, and released by phenomenal New York indie publisher powerHouse Books. Ricky has seen the city from every angle, as a busboy, bike messenger, comic, dog walker, public television host, substitute teacher, and columnist for Mass Appeal magazine, and he’ll be sharing his stories with our listeners, so don’t miss it. While you’re here, jump on our blog to share your thoughts with your fellow listeners!

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