Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris start outwitha discussion on the current situation beween the US, Georgia and Russia. Then they change gears to examine the new Sweetheart of the Republican Party, Sarah Palin.
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Jane Mayer about her new book The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals. The book reveals how a small group of extremists inside the White House the Pentagon and the CIA took over America's policy on prisoners and their treatment following 911.It documents how rendition and torture became standard procedure throughout CIA "black sites", at Guantanamo and US military prisons abroad.
Host Joe Uris opens the lines for some political topics, starting with the police actions at the Republican National Convention, and a live interview with Will from Rising Tide, who is on the streets in Minneapolis. We get an update on the Liquid Natural Gas debacle from Susan in Mollala.
In today's installment of Kboo's feature “Civil Liberties Watch “, reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Daniel Metcalfe, a lawyer who has challenged the politically-motivated hiring and firing of U-S attorneys at the U-S Department of Justice.
Samuel Farber is a long-time socialist born and raised in Cuba. He is the author of numerous works on that country including The Origin of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered published by University of North Carolina Press. The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with him about life in Cuba today as it makes the transition to the post-Fidel era, and about various scenarios for its future. You can read his thoughts on these issues here and here.
Kate Welch speaks with Portland bike lawyer Ray Thomas about pedestrian rights. He authored the recently published guide, "Oregon Pedestrain Rights: A Legal Guide for Persons on Foot. Call in with your questions during the second half hour of the show.