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We have Teddy Roosevelt to thank for Japan attacking Pearl Harbor, according to James Bradley, acclaimed author of Flags of Our Fathers and Flyboys. On this Burt Cohen Show, they discuss  Bradley’s new book, The Imperial Cruise, which is all about…

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A revival of nuclear power lurks just ahead, and President Obama seems to be the number one advocate. On the first half of this show, Burt talks with Dan Weiss of the Center for American Progress about the economic effects of a $54 billion nuclear subs…

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The political right has always been afraid of the power of Hollywood. Thus the Hollywood 10 and other attempts to quash left-message films. But combining art and politics is a tricky business. On this show, Burt discusses the newly announced Progies: t…

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On this show, Burt speaks with one of America’s top economists about deficit spending and what must be done to restore long term economic stability. Despite the strutting “deficit peacocks,” Galbraith points out the real history of the usefulness of de…

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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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What the heck is going on with Yemen? Suddenly America seems quite interested in the few Al Qaeda operatives and Burt’s guest today, Conn Hallinan, of Foreign Policy in Focus, sheds a lot of light on the complex realities behind the snapshot image you …

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Cracking down on undocumented immigrants may be a priority of the hard right, but Burt’s guest today, Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum insists comprehensive reform, now working its way through congress, can be of signif…

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Today’s guest is author Michael Lind, policy director of the New America Foundation, who argues that Franklin Roosevelt’s 1944 State of the Union speech ranks right up there with King’s ” I Have a Dream” speech and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. He call…

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A national organization of 17,000 physicians are urging defeat of the Senate version. Burt’s guest on this show is Dr. Thomas Clairmont of PNHP who argues the current bill is worse than doing nothing.

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In the greatest recession since the Great Depression, it seems much of FDR’s New Deal is applicable once again. On this Portside, Burt’s guest is Steven Herzenberg, executive director of the Keystone Research Center. How much of the New Deal is applica…

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