Our guest this week is Noam Chomsky, the renowned linguist and social critic.
The Institute Professor Emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, often considered the most significant contribution to the field of theoretical linguistics of the 20th century. According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, between 1980 and 1992 Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any living scholar, and the eighth most cited source overall.
Chomsky is also a prominent and incisive political analyst and commentator, most notably on U.S. foreign policy, and it is on this aspect of his work that we will be concentrating on Sunday. He is a prolific author, including Manufacturing Consent (with Edward Herman), Hegemony or Survival, Necessary Illusions, and many more (see the websites below for bibliographies).
Pete Tridish, and Erin McCarley
Our guests this week are Pete Tridish of the Prometheus Radio Project, and Erin McCarley. They have recently returned from the World Social Forum in Venezuela and will be discussing that event with us. Pete Tridish has helped to build a number of low power radio stations, and provided advice to hundreds. He has done radio trainings in Guatemala, Colombia, Nepal, Tanzania, and other countries. He holds a BA in Appropriate Technology from Antioch College.
Erin McCarley, a masters student at the University of Texas in photojournalism, worked for Free Speech television to cover the World Social Forum.
Our guest this week is John Nichols, columnist for The Nation magazine, and frequent Media Matters analyst.
Mark Weisbrot, co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research
Our guest this week is Mark Weisbrot, co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan, is co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2000), and has written numerous research papers on economic policy. We will be talking with Mr Weisbrot about recent political developments in Latin America, and the World Social Forum, from which he has just returned.