May 29, 2011

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation

Katrina vanden Heuvel has been The Nation's editor since 1995 and its publisher since 2005. She is the co-editor of Taking Back America-And Taking Down the Radical Right (Nation Books, 2004) and editor of The Dictionary of Republicanisms (NationBooks, 2005) She is also co-editor (with Stephen F. Cohen) of Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev's Reformers (Norton, 1989) and editor of The Nation: 1865-1990, and the collection A Just Response: The Nation on Terrorism, Democracy and September 11, 2001

May 22, 2011

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He is frequently cited in economics reporting in major media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, and National Public Radio. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian Unlimited (UK), the Huffington Post, TruthOut, and his blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting. His analyses have appeared in many major publications, including the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Post, the London Financial Times, and the New York Daily News. He received his Ph.D in economics from the University of Michigan.

May 15, 2011

Frances Fox Piven

Distinguished Professor Frances Fox Piven received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Before coming to the Graduate Center, she taught at Boston University, Columbia University, New York University Law School, the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna, the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Bologna. She is past Vice-President of the American Political Science Association, has served as program co-chair of the annual political science meetings, and is a past president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. She is currently President of the American Sociological Association.

May 08, 2011

David Sirota, writer and Denver radio host

In 2010, Sirota's radio show on Denver's Clear Channel affiliate, KKZN-AM760, was named Readers' Choice for best radio program by Westword and Editors' Choice for best program by 5280 magazine. That same year, The Nation magazine named Sirota one of the 30 Media Heroes in America. Sirota's first two books (Hostile Takeover and The Uprising) were both New York Times bestsellers. His third book, Back to Our Future, was released in March of 2011 to strong reviews (see here). As a magazine writer, Sirota has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, Wired, Salon and The Nation. He is also senior editor at In These Times magazine and Huffington Post contributor, and appears periodically on CNN, Comedy Central's Colbert Report, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. Call and Comment! 800 244 9455

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