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No doubt you’ve seen the current near-worship of all things military. All men and women in the military are called heroes. But what does that really do? On this show, Will Hopkins, who was decorated for valor in Fallujah 2004 and now serves as executiv…

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Electoral OpportunitiesHidden HistoryNational PolicyPodcast

Remember the boisterous chants of “We’re Number 1!” and “USA! USA” when Osama binLaden was taken out? Exceptionalism is beyond mere national pride, it is an insistence that we are above the normal rules and that we are God’s gift to the world. Of cours…

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CIA, NSA, FBICultureFreedom & RIghtsNational PolicyPodcast

But will congress give it to them? FBI Director James Comey recently went to congress asking to change the law to enable them to get a back-door access to our cell phone and computer communications data. But according to guest Jake Laperruque, Fellow o…

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CultureFreedom & RIghtsInternational AffairsIsrael & PalestineNational PolicyPodcast

There have been many clampdowns on free speech in America lately, a sudden radical and highly disturbing new trend has emerged. If you dare to criticize Israeli policies, watch out for your job. Today’s guest Allan Brownfeld of the American Council for…

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Electoral OpportunitiesHidden HistoryInternational AffairsNational PolicyPodcast

You’ve probably had the gut feeling there’s more than meets the eye regarding the ISIS story. Guest today is Nicolas J. S. Davies who has done significant research and written about the subject in his book, Blood on Our Hands: The American Invasion an …

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Electoral OpportunitiesFreedom & RIghtsHidden HistoryMilitarism & PoliceNational PolicyPodcastSecessionTake Action

Do you oppose the concentration and centralization of power and authority? Prefer natural, locally grown foods. Want top end American imperialism and militarism? Sounds like typical left stuff, right? Today there are petitions from more than 30 states …

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CultureElection 2016Hidden HistoryInternational AffairsNational PolicyPodcastProtests & Resistance

As he embarked on a book tour in 2011, Henry Kissinger was met with protests. And you know the tour did not include  Spain or France, where there are warrants out for his arrest. Guests on this show are Joyce Horman, who blames the murder of her h…

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Thomas Jefferson said: “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” Maybe that’s exactly why some authoritarian political interests try to ban many books. The last week of September is the annual Banned Books Week an…

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CultureDrug WarElection 2016Electoral OpportunitiesMilitarism & PoliceNational PolicyPodcast

Freedom is very appealing. Especially in the case of over zealous and ill focused police work. On the first part of this show, Benjamin Domenech of The Federalist talks about the mood of the so-called millennials, people born from 1980 to 2000. They de…

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CultureFreedom & RIghtsInternational AffairsIsrael & PalestineNational PolicyPodcast

Freedom of speech; we take it for granted. But after the Reverend Bruce Shipman wrote short, a fairly mild letter to the NYTimes, recognizing that Israels devastation of Gaza probably fanned flames of anti-Semitism, he was forced to resign from his pos…

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CultureInternational AffairsIsrael & PalestineNational PolicyPodcast

The State of Israel and it’s defenders have been very adept at intimindating Jewish Americans from speaking out against their brutality in Gaza by labeling critics as “self hating Jews.” On this show, “self respecting Jew” Eric Mann takes this charge h…

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Brushed aside for decades, a recent conference of scientists focused on the potential uses of LSD and other psychedelics. On this show, guest Randolph Hencken of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies talks about Psychedelic Science for …

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International AffairsNational PolicyPodcastWar

As this show was being recorded, word came that another American journalist was beheaded. War hawks McCain, Graham, and Hillary Clinton are calling for massive intervention, but that has so often backfired. On this show, veteran foreign policy journali…

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Drug WarElection 2016Electoral OpportunitiesFreedom & RIghtsNational PolicyPodcast

Public support for legalizing and regulating marijuana/cannabis is growing quickly. But most politicians remain wary of such a change. Why? Who is behind the various efforts to keep it illegal? On this show, guest is Sarah Bryner, data analyst for the …

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CultureFreedom & RIghtsMilitarism & PoliceNational PolicyPodcast

Is this America? With heavy arms and tanks, police in Ferguson attacking journalists? Police are there to serve and protect, while the military makes war on enemies. On this reprise show, guest is Alex Pareene, a columnist for Salon.com who has researc…

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Hidden HistoryNational PolicyPodcast

It was October 25. 2002 that a freak accident took the lives of Senator Paul Wellstone and five others. Wellstone, of course, was the biggest thorn in the side of the White House’s planned war on Iraq. The guest on this show is Jim Fetzer who has thoro…

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Hidden HistoryInternational AffairsNational PolicyPodcast

We know it started 100 years ago, and we all thought it ended with the armistice and the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. But author and columnist Michael Moran argues the conflicts responsible for the horrific bloodletting remain as alive as ever. In the…

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EducationHidden HistoryNational PolicyPodcast

In the 30s, Communism meant an idealized hope for many destitute Americans. Then in the 50s, it became the Red Scare, led by the murderous Stalin. And the word Capitalism brings forth images of freedom and individuality. But there’s a great deal of mis…

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1% vs. 99%EconomyElection 2016Electoral OpportunitiesFiscal PolicyNational PolicyPodcastPopulismTake Action

Though American history is full of left-leaning populist movements, for the last few years, the only populism has been on the far right. That may be changing, so argues Elias Isquith, assistant editor at Salon.com.

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1% vs. 99%Freedom & RIghtsHidden HistoryNational PolicyPodcast

Many Americans see our freedom to choose as consumers as what independence is all about. But recovering corporate CEO and Huffington Post columnist Richard Eskow on this show shines a light on how far we’ve veered from what the founders envisioned as t…

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CIA, NSA, FBIEducationFreedom & RIghtsMilitarism & PoliceNational PolicyObamaPodcast

Peter Van Buren knows from personal experience. He told the truth about Iraq and was pushed out of his job at the State Department because of it. he sees three distinct eras in terms of a constitutional republic versus a police state. In the first era,…

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Electoral OpportunitiesFreedom & RIghtsNational PolicyPodcast

A protest sign read: End Legal Bribery. As with lots of political change, it is starting in New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary. The New Hampshire Rebellion is catching fire, as people fed up with the corruption of our system by vast …

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Hidden HistoryInternational AffairsNational PolicyPodcast

Five hundred years may separate the reformation of Martin Luther and the nationalist/populist surge currently taking place in Western Europe, but there are strong connections between the two. On this show, John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy In …

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CultureNational PolicyPodcast

Though it’s usually thought of as a good thing, the word “tolerance” really falls well short of full inclusion. Instead tolerance actually preserves prejudice and leaves intact inequality. Suzanna Danuta Walters’ just published book (right in time for …

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CultureNational PolicyPodcastTake Action

From the bottom up. That’s the approach taken by Transition Towns; how to bring people together in hard hit towns and effectivley revitalize them. Burt’s guest today, Tina Clarke, talks about communities coming together, listening to one another, shair…

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