Laurie Sonnenfeld interviews Todd Kwait, Director of the new documentary film "Chasin' Gus' Ghost", a history of Jug Band Music from the '20's on. The film will show during the NW Film Center's "Reel Music" film series on January 29, 2008. You can Watch the Trailer on YouTube or you can Buy Tickets here
Hala Gores and William Seaman speak with Dr. Mona El-Farra in Gaza about the escalation in the Israeli blockade and the resulting worsening of the humanitarian crisis there. Dr. El-Farra is a physician by training and a human rights and women's rights activist by practice. She is Deputy Director of the Union of Health Work Committees, heads the Rachel Corrie Children’s Center and is the Vice President of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Gaza.
Live interview with Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek, founder of Sabeel, an ecumenical grassroots liberation theology movement among Palestinian Christians. Also in the studio with Hala and Will, was Mary Trolan, a Palestinian Christian born in Jerusalem. Today's show is a sharing of family histories, experiences of the dispossession of 1948, the Nakba, and of their significance for understanding the current conflict.
Theresa Mitchell discusses the economic meltdown in terms of government neocon corruption and war spending. Also: an update on global warming from Al Gore, and Kolkata cordons off bird flu. For more: theresaspresswatch.blogspot.com
Jay Thiemeyer speaks with Independent Party Senatorial Candidate John Frohnmayer. Frohnmayer is a lawyer, author and ethicist. He served as Chairman of the National Endowment For The Arts during the first Bush administration.