October 10, 2010

Professor Lewis Hyde, author of the book Common as Air

Lewis Hyde's poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including the Kenyon Review, the American Poetry Review, the Paris Review, and the Nation. For six years Hyde taught writing at Harvard University where, in his last year, he was director of the creative writing faculty. He has taught at Kenyon College since 1989 where he is currently the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing. Listen, call and comment as he and Bob discuss Mr. Hyde's new book, Common as Air.


September 26, 2010

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Join Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Bob McChesney live at 1pm Sunday on WILL AM580. Bernie Sanders was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Listen to McChesney and Senator Sanders talk about the American political climate and call to comment.


September 19, 2010

Andrew Bacevich, author of Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War

Andrew J. Bacevich is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he received his PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University. Before joining the faculty of Boston University, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins.

Bacevich is the author of Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War (2010).


September 12, 2010

Journalist Glenn Greenwald

A former constitutional law and civil rights litigator in New York, Greenwald is the author of two New York Times Bestselling books: "How Would a Patriot Act?" (May, 2006), a critique of the Bush administration's use of executive power, and "A Tragic Legacy" (June, 2007), which examines the Bush legacy. His most recent book, "Great American Hypocrites", examines the manipulative electoral tactics used by the GOP and propagated by the establishment press, and was released in April, 2008, by Random House/Crown.


September 05, 2010

Progressive talk show host Thom Hartmann

Thom Hartmann is the nation's #1 progressive radio talk show host (also simulcast as TV in 40 million homes by Dish Network/Free Speech TV), and the New York Times bestselling, 4-times project Censored winning author of 21 books in print. He is live daily from noon-3 PM ET in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Grand Rapids, Asheville, Lansing, and on over one hundred other outlets nationwide including Chicago, Santa Barbara, Minneapolis, Madison, Denver, and on XM and Sirius Satellite radio, and simulcast as a TV show on the Free Speech TV Network (www.freespeech.org) carried on the national satellite TV system, Dish Network. Join the conversation with Hartmann and McChesney, Sunday 1pm.

www.thomhartmann.com


August 29, 2010

Dave Zirin on the politics of sports

Dave Zirin is the only sports columnist for the Nation Magazine. His other credits include multiple television programs including ESPN's Outside the Lines, MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, ESPN Classic, MSNBC's Morning Joe, CNN's The Campbell Brown Show, MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, Comcast Sports Network's Washington Post Live, Al-Jazeera's The Riz Khan Show, C-SPAN's BookTV, and Democracy Now with Amy Goodman. He has also been on numerous national radio programs including National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation and All Things Considered. Add your opinion on Sunday during Media Matters with Bob McChesney.

www.edgeofsports.com


August 22, 2010

Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows

Nicholas Carr writes on the social, economic, and business implications of technology. He is the author of the 2008 Wall Street Journal bestseller The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google, which is "widely considered to be the most influential book so far on the cloud computing movement," according the Christian Science Monitor. His earlier book, Does IT Matter?, published in 2004, "lays out the simple truths of the economics of information technology in a lucid way, with cogent examples and clear analysis," said the New York Times. His new book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, was published in June 2010. Carr's books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.


August 15, 2010

Norman Solomon, author

Norman Solomon is a columnist on media and politics. He wrote the nationally syndicated "Media Beat" weekly column from 1992 to 2009. Solomon is the founder and president of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a national consortium of policy researchers and analysts. His latest book is "Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State" (2007). Join McChesney and Solomon at 1pm on Sunday for a lively and informative discussion. www.normansolomon.com


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