Janine Jackson, program director of FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) and co-host and co-producer of FAIR's radio program Counterspin (heard Saturdays at 10pm on AM 580).
Our guest this week is Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Congresswoman for the 9th district of Illinois. Rep. Schakowsky currently serves in the House Democratic Leadership as Chief Deputy Whip and as a member of the Steering and Policy Committee. She is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. On that Committee, she serves as the Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection and as a member of the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Schakowsky was recently named the Chairwoman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
Our guest this week is Thomas Frank, the author of What's the Matter with Kansas? and One Market Under God. The founding editor of The Baffler and a contributing editor at Harper's, he is also The Wall Street Journal's newest weekly columnist. He has received a Lannan award and been a guest columnist for The New York Times.
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. He 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 about economics and recent developments in Latin America.
Our guest this week is John Wilson. The author of "President Barack Obama: A More Perfect Union" (Paradigm Publishers, 2009) his previous book was "Patriotic Correctness: Academic Freedom and Its Enemies" (Paradigm Publishers, 2008). Wilson is editor of Illinois Academe, the newspaper of the Illinois AAUP (American Association of University Professors) and was a founder of the Indy newspaper at Illinois State University.
Our guest this week is Susan Linn. Linn is Associate Director of the Media Center of the Judge Baker Children's Center and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Linn is a co-founder of the national coalition Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. She is the author of The Case for Make Believe and Consuming Kids.
Our guest this week is Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of books including The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, and No Logo.
Our guest this week is David Niewert. He is a freelance journalist based in Seattle. He is the author of The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right (PoliPoint Press, May 2009).
Our guest this week is Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate and former presidential candidate. Nader first came onto the national scene with his book "Unsafe at Any Speed" about GM and its Chevrolet Corvair. We will be talking with him about the GM bailout and other recent economic developments.