Saturday, April 01, 2006

RadioNation with Laura Flanders: Damon Hewitt, Sandra Gordon, Kevin Phillips,Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Ann Louise Bardach, Robert Fitch

Kat here. Running late because I was trying to find out some more information on RadioNation With Laura Flanders "Saturdays & Sundays, 7-10pm ET on Air America Radio."

Laura's taking a more than earned break this week and the guest host is Ned Sublette:

A co-founder of Qbadisc, Ned is an artist in his own right and created the cowboy rumba style, a fusion of rumba and country & western. He is a University of New Mexico graduate and a 2003-2004 fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, as well as a 2004-2005 Tulane Rockefeller Humanities Fellow in New Orleans. He has led a number of music and culture seminars for Americans in Cuba and is the producer of the 18 part Cuba Connection series on PRI's Afropop Worldwide as well as the co-creator of the current APWW "Hip Deep" series.

Texas members should make a point to listen especially because Sublette was born in Texas.

Here's the weekend schedule:

We begin Air America Radio's third broadcast year and mark April Fools Day, starting with fallout from the Senate hearing on Sen. Russell Feingold’s presidential censure resolution. Then, front line reports from New Orleans. Legal Defense Fund attorney DAMON HEWITT on Saturday's civil rights march and rally at the Crescent City Connection Bridge and the voting rights struggle in the city. SANDRA GORDON on efforts to save NOLA's St. Augustine Church, the oldest African-American Catholic church in the U.S. Finally, KEVIN PHILLIPS, author of American Theocracy: The Perils and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century on the radical clerics on these shores.

The birth and death of political movements -- and takes on the immigration debate. Author and political analyst EARL OFARI HUTCHINSON on why clamping down on illegal immigrants won't end discrimination against African-Americans. Then, as Africa captures its most wanted war criminal, why W. keeps sheltering the West's worst terrorist, with ANN LOUISE BARDACH, one of the nation's best-known journalists on the Cuba-Miami-Washington nexus, and attorney JOSE PERTIERRA, who is representing the Venezuelan government in its case to extradite Luis Posada Carriles. Finally, what’s happened to the American labor movement, with ROBERT FITCH, author of Solidarity for Sale: How Corruption Destroyed the Labor Movement and Undermined America's Promise.
It’s all coming up this weekend on RadioNation, on Air America Radio… guest-hosted by NED SUBLETTE!

Also remember that "As always, a one-hour version of last weekend's program is available at" where you can catch what you may have missed.