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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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It’s quite different from the old Parti Quebecois. At a recent convention a new left-leaning independent Quebec begins to emerge. Burt’s guest is Richard Fidler who reported on the well-attended gathering. There may be much for us who live south of the…

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Cash for clunkers worked well, helping people get more fuel efficient cars. Now there’s an idea called Cash for Caulkers, a new program to create jobs retrofitting homes and businesses, addressing global warming and helping to break our oil addiction. …

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PodcastTaxes

It’s been a decade after the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, the Depression-era safeguard that prohibited the commingling of commercial and investment banks. This repeal gave rise to all-in-one financial behemoths like Citi, ushered in the too-big-to…

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Many Americans are angry at bigness and frustrated with their own sense of powerlessness. it would be logical for these sentiments to support progressive populism, but instead the hard right seems to own it. On this edition of Portside, Burt talks with…

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The international community refused to recognize the coup of June 28th, which ousted the elected president of Honduras. On November 29th an election was held, but most nations do not recognize it as legitimate. On this Portside, Burt Cohen gets the low…

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In the first half, Burt speaks with Mike Madden, Washington correspondent for Salon, about his observations of the mood at the recent meeting of the Republican Governors Association. In part two, Burt speaks with political consultant Robert Creamer who…

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PodcastTaxes

National security: What are our tax dollars buying? Are we really securing our nation? What about jobs for Americans? On this Portside, Burt talks with Heidi Garrett-Peltier, co-author of a new report on US employment effects of military and domestic p…

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PodcastWomen

As part of the House-passed health care reform bill, an amendment was added which many say is the most serious erosion of reproductive rights since the Hyde Amendment back in 1976. On this Portside, Burt Cohen looks at what it really means for women, w…

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