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Truthdig Podcast
LiveChat Podcast: Robert Scheer on Republicans’ New Image
If you missed Robert Scheer discussing with readers his latest column, “The Grinches Who Stole Summer,” on the Republicans’ image, or you just want to relive the excitement, you can listen to what was discussed here.

Slate Magazine Daily Podcast
Slate: The Justice and Revenge Gabfest
Slate’s Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The death of Osama bin Laden, whether the photo of a dead bin Laden should be released to the public, and how his death affects the debate over torture

Slate: Busted Watchdog
Busted Watchdog: Is the Better Business Bureau a protection racket? By Timothy Noah

Shields and Brooks
The Doubleheader: Shields, Brooks on Anita Hill’s Voicemail and NFL Tackling
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the sport of politics and the politics of sport, namely Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife leaving Anita Hill a request for an apology for testimony at her husband’s confirmation hearings plus the new NFL rules aimed at eliminating tackles where helmets turn into weapons.

Shields and Brooks on Tax Cuts, Debt, Lame-Duck Congress, Bush Book
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks sort through the top political stories, including the debate over extending tax cuts, prospects for the lame-duck Congress, criticism of debt commission ideas and former President Bush’s new book.

The Root Podcasts
The Confab — Dec. 31, 2010
This week on the Confab: The legacy of Teena Marie, 2010 stories that flew under the radar, and Barack Obama’s thoughts on Michael Vick.

The Confab — Jan. 7, 2011
This week on the confab: overdosing on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network, the franchising of our public schools, and preparing for single motherhood.

Real Time with Bill Maher
Episode #190 (Originally Aired 9/24/10)
Bill’s guests include Richard Tillman, Ann Druyan, Seth McFarlane, Andrew Breitbart and Amy Holmes.

New Rule: Sleepy Heads
Check out Bill’s new rule! For more information, log onto HBO.com.

The Progressive Radio Show
Dr. Dan Murphy
My guest this week is Dr. Dan Murphy, who runs the largest health clinic in East Timor. MP3 Downloadread more Visit http://www.progressive.org

Ray Krone
My guest this week is Ray Krone, who spent more than 10 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. He now works with Witness to Innocence. MP3 Downloadread more Visit http://www.progressive.org

Progressive Point of View
U.S. Meddles Again in International Criminal Court
November 20, 2009 MP3 Downloadread more

Global Warming Crisis Intensifies
November 23, 2009 MP3 Downloadread more

President Obama’s Weekly Address
Weekly Address: Tragedy at Fort Hood
The President condemns the “despicable” attacks at Fort Hood, honoring those who were killed and injured. He also commends those who stood up to help and console those affected: “even as we saw the worst of human nature on full display, we also saw the best of America.”

Weekly Address: Veterans Day and Fort Hood
The President looks back at a week where we honored those who serve on Veterans Day, and mourned those we lost at Fort Hood. He discusses the review he has ordered into the Fort Hood incident, and pledges to stand by our servicemen and women, as well as our veterans, as his most profound responsibility.

Weekly Address: Finishing the Job on Wall Street Reform
With Congress having finalized a strong Wall Street reform bill to avert another crisis and end bailouts, the President urges Congress to finish the job and send the bill to his desk.

Weekly Address: A Solar Recovery
As part of the explosion of Recovery Act projects this summer and as a move towards a clean energy future, the President announces nearly $2 billion in conditional commitments to key solar companies.

PBS POV podcasts
POV – The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers . Filmmaker Interview | PBS
Filmmakers Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith talk about the making of “The Most Dangerous Man in America,” parallels between the Vietnam War and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the importance of the press and more. (14 minutes)

On Point with Tom Ashbrook
William Shatner’s World
The legendary actor William Shatner joins us to talk about “Star Trek,” Denny Crane, his new show — and William Shatner.

Week in the News: Politics; Pakistan; China 45:50 10/8/2010 Nobel Prize for a Chinese dissident. U.S.-Pakistan tensions. Free speech and military funerals. It’s our weekly news roundtable.
Nobel Prize for a Chinese dissident. U.S.-Pakistan tensions. Free speech and military funerals. It’s our weekly news roundtable.

Fresh Air
NPR: 07-26-2010 Fresh Air
Stories: 1) Talking ‘Mad Men’ With Creator Matthew Weiner 2) Lee Konitz: Always Stretching His Sax

KCRW’s To the Point
Balancing State Budgets or Union Busting?
Republican governors in several states continue their face-off with organized public workers. Is it just about their budgets? What’s the role of partisan politics? How do Americans feel about the value of unions? Also, the opposition closes in on the Libyan capital, and General Motors turns a profit.

Greece Gets the Money. Kagan Gets the Nod
Stock markets were up all over the world today on news that Greece and other European economies won?t be allowed to fail?at least for the moment. Over the weekend, almost a trillion dollars was pledged to protect the Euro. Has a potential global crisis been resolved? or only postponed? Also today, President Obama has named Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace John Paul Stevens on the US Supreme Court. Liberals say she’s not progressive enough. Conservatives don’t like her record on Don’ Ask, Don’t Tell. Republican could filibuster if they wanted to. What are the prospects for Senate confirmation.

KCRW’s Left, Right & Center
Gas Prices; Libya; Wisconsin; Homegrown Terrorism; NPR
Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, gas prices, a no-fly zone in Libya, collective-bargaining rights in Wisconsin, domestic terrorism, and NPR.

Obama-Geithner Revolt; Sarah Palin; Healthcare Update
There?s a strong feeling that Congress is bucking Obama and isn?t being called to task for it. For the first time, Obama?s approval ratings are below 50% (Gallup poll says) and calls for Treasury Secretary Geithner?s resignation are growing louder. Meanwhile, Sarah Pailn’s managed to suck up a good deal of media oxygen. Also, the healthcare debate or vote about whether or not to bring it to debate is where we stand this week. Finally, Bob’s ‘rant’ in praise of KCRW’s departing General Manager Ruth Seymour.

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