If you like my radio show, Behind the News, then please give some money to KPFA, which in the closing days of a fund drive. I wouldn’t do the show if it weren’t for KPFA, and they’ve been very generous in giving me not only a show but one in a nice timeslot. For a pledge of $75, you can get a CD containing 37 interviews I’ve done since 2002. The CD is a collection of MP3 files, not an audio CD, to you can’t pop it into every CD player. But it’s a lot of stuff, and it makes me feel good to look over the list.
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And here are the interviews on the CD (dates in parentheses are dates of first broadcast):
Amiri Baraka (1/11/07) poetry in New Jersey, politics in Newark Frank Bardacke (11/29/12) Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Moustafa Bayoumi (8/14/08) being Arab in the US Ian Bone (3/15/07) anarchist organizing and the hideousness of the rich Dennis Brutus (12/31/09) poet and activist on South Africa (includes some poems) Alexander Cockburn (8/27/11) on the media, the media criticism racket, and the devolution of politics Hamid Dabashi (4/12/07) history and culture of Iran Jodi Dean (12/18/10) the political psychology of blogging Mark Dery (5/26/12) pop culture, beheading, David Bowie Robert Fatton (1/21/10) on the history and politics of Haiti (includes excerpts from two 2004 interviews) Barbara J. Fields (2/14/13) "racecraft": the ideology and practice of race and racism in the the U.S. Cordelia Fine (11/27/10) the questionable science of gender Robert Fitch (2/9/06) corruption and ossification in American unions David Frum (8/9/12) partial conservative renegade on the right and his roman a clef about life in DC Adolfo Gilly (3/13/08) Mexican history, on Latin America and his revolutionary pessimism Melissa Gira Grant (9/13/12) sex workers and their self-appointed rescuers David Graeber (8/13/11) money and debt Ursula Huws (10/2/03) work today David Cay Johnston (9/3/11) how the rich don't pay taxes Carrie Lane (4/9/11) how unemployed tech workers see themselves Catherine Liu (1/28/12) education, testing, anti-intellectualism, and the bogus politics of “anti-elitism” James Livingston (4/28/12) speaks up in favor of the consumer culture as a liberatory thing Jane McAlevey (12/6/12) how to revive organized labor Terry Moe (5/28/11) right-wing school “reformer” Bethany Moreton (6/6/09) religion and Walmart Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin (9/27/12) the emergence and structure of the U.S. empire Christian Parenti (7/2/11) climate change, state collapse, war William Pepper (1/23/03) MLK assassination Frances Fox Piven (11/19/11) OWS in the context of social movements Diane Ravitch (4/8/10) the monstrosities of education reform Adolph Reed (4/9/11) politics and race Corey Robin (10/1/11) the conservative mind Gary Shteyngart (9/23/10) on his novel Super Sad True Love Story, and American decline Joseph Stiglitz (8/15/02) U.S. economy, IMF Matt Taibbi (4/23/11) where all that Fed bailout moey went Gore Vidal (5/16/02) war on terror Richard Walker (11/13/10) the wreckage of California