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Michael Badnarik is an American software engineer, political figure, and former radio talk show host. He was the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2004 elections, and placed fourth in the race. Badnarik's political philosophy emphasizes individual liberty, personal responsibility, and adherence an originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Badnarik

Angelo Badalamenti is an American composer, known for his movie soundtrack work for director David Lynch, notably Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks saga and Mulholland Drive. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelo_Badalamenti


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Model Ali Stephens on Speaking Freely w/ Dennis Raimondi

Ali Stephens Ali Stephens has taken the fashion industry by storm appearing in campaigns for Prada, CK Calvin Klein, Chloe, Gap, Uniqlo , Lacoste, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, George Rech, Karen Millen and shooting for publications such as Vogue, V, Numero, Dazed & Confused, Another & POP.

Angelo Badalamenti

Angelo Badalamenti is an American composer, known for his movie soundtrack work for director David Lynch, notably Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks saga and Mulholland Drive. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2008.  Performers Mr. Badalamenti has worked as an arranger songwriter for include Shirley Bassey, Mel Tillis, Nancy Wilson, Patti Austin, Melba Moore, Roberta Flack Ari Bermanand Nina Simone.

Ari Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, foreign policy and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Editor & Publisher and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span and NPR. Ari was a cohost at KRUU for a year and a half during the presidential primaries of 2007-08.

This week Dennis rebroadcasts his interview with John and Elizabeth Edwards.

Mrs. Edwards is the wife John Edwards, the former U.S. Senator from North Carolina who sought the Democratic Party's nomination to run for President in 2008.

John Edwards was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004 and a one-term U.S. Senator from North Carolina. Edwards was a Democratic candidate in the 2008 Presidential election.

PHILIPPE PETIT, subject of this year's Academy Award Winner for Best DocumentaryPhilippe Petit Film, Man on Wire. The man who on the morning of August 7, 1974, rigged 200 feet of 3/4" steel cable between the twin towers of the World Trade Center and walked between them repeatedly, lying down at one point and making eight crossings in all. The film is based on Philippe Petit's book, Man on Wire. Click on "World Trade Center" above for youtube footage.

Timothy Patrick McCarthyTimothy Patrick McCarthy is a Lecturer on History and Literature, Adjunct Lecturer on Public Policy, and Director of the Human Rights and Social Movements Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard University's Kennedy School. Dr. McCarthy's research agenda focuses on the relationship between human rights and social movements in three main areas: race relations and civil rights; LGBT politics, policy, and advocacy; and modern-day slavery and human trafficking.Walter Mondale

Special Encore Rebroadcast: Walter Mondale was elected vice president of the United States on Nov. 2, 1976. On the president's behalf, Mondale traveled extensively throughout the nation and the world advocating U.S. policy. He was the first vice president to have an office in the White House, and he served as a full-time participant, advisor, and troubleshooter for the administration. In 1984, Vice President Mondale was the Democratic Party's nominee for president of the United States.


Ari Berman
is a contributing writer for The Nation, covering national politics and the 2008 election, and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute.

Join Ari for a Politickin with Ari Berman Primary Special rebroadcast.

He'll discuss the results of the Wisconsin and Hawaii primaries with Planet Erstwild's James Moore and Speaking Freely's Dennis Raimondiobama-clinton.


Senator Barack Obama
ran away with both contests over Democratic rival Senator Hillary Clinton. This brings the number to 10 out of 10 straight victories for Obama in the run up to primaries on March 4th in Texas and Ohio, states Clinton has previously referred to as her "firewall" in the nominating process.

Click here for a youtube video of Ari discussing "Superdelegates 101."

Caucus Caucus Caucus Caucus Caucus Caucus Caucus Caucus Caucus Caucus Caucus Caucus Caucus Caucus Caucus Caucus Caucus... It's the final show before showtime with The Nation contributing writer Ari Berman and co-hosts Speaking Freely's Dennis Raimondi and Planet Erstwild's James Moore.

Nina Hagen

Nina Hagen

Nina Hagen, legendary East German chanteuse diva/activist, speaks with Planet Erstwild's James Moore about her colorful career, her take on world events, her opposition to the Iraq invasion, war in general, and her unabashed support of Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich.

Nina Hagen

 

You can find Nina's website by clicking any pic.Dalai Lama & Nina Hagen

 

Mayor Gavin Newsom of San FranciscoMayor Gavin Newsom visited Fairfield this past weekend, stumping for presidential hopeful Senator Hillary Clinton. James Moore caught up with him at a local eatery and arranged a phone interview.

As San Francisco's youngest mayor in 100 years, Gavin Newsom has accomplished remarkable things. In July, 2007, Healthy San Francisco was launched, guaranteeing comprehensive, high-quality healthcare for all San Franciscans, fulfilling a pledge he made in 2005.

In 2004, he unveiled San Francisco’s Climate Action Plan, which aims to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.5 million tons by 2012 and curb global warming through strict goals that exceed the United Nations Kyoto Protocols.

The Mayor has also set a course for San Francisco to have the cleanest public transportation fleet in the nation by 2007 and transition the city’s entire taxi fleet to hybrid, alternative fuel, and green vehicles. In addition, San Francisco led 150 cities in signing the Urban Environmental Accords, which mandated the implementation of green building and public space improvements.

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