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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.

FSRN Washington editor Leigh Ann Caldwell

Leigh Ann Caldwell, Washington editor for Free Speech Radio News will join James Moore in the studio today to discuss all things political with Ari Berman, contributing writer of The Nation.

Ari is currently located in New York.

Today's program will discuss the intensifying primary race in Iowa and elsewhere, including the Des Moines Register's endorsement of Hillary Clinton.


Join KRUU-FM every Monday at 1pm for Politickin with Ari Berman.

Rebroadcast Wednesdays at 7am.

John & Elizabeth EdwardsOn Tuesday October 16th at 1pm, Dennis Raimondi, host of Speaking Freely, presents an exclusive phone interview with Elizabeth Edwards, wife of John Edwards.

Her husband, the former Senator of North Carolina, who ran as John Kerry's vice presidential candidate against Bush/Cheney in 2004, is currently seeking the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. He was recently in Fairfield meeting with caucus goers at the Lincoln Elementary School.

Mrs. Edwards talks about her life on the campaign trail, the differences between this run and the last national effort, and her father-in-law's life as a millworker. among other topics, in a 20-minute segment.

Click here for Dennis' interview with Elizabeth Edwards.

Politickin with Ari Berman

Ari discusses his recent piece in The Nation entitled "Rudy's Dirty Money", a look at presidential hopeful Rudy Guilliani's carefully cultivated business ties to Republican Texas corporate political oil money.

Co-hosts Dennis Raimondi and James Moore join the discussion that also focuses on the U.S. presidential race, Dennis' upcoming interviews with Elizabeth Edwards, former Governor Mitt Romney and former Governor Bill Richardson, Al Gore's Nobel Prize, and the call by Secretary of State Condi Rice to establish a Palestinian state.

Ari Berman, based in New York, NY, is a contributing writer for The Nation, a contributor to The Notion and a Puffin Foundation writing fellow at The Nation Institute.

Helen Thomas

8am Helen Thomas
Commonly referred to as "The First Lady of the Press," former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas is a trailblazer, breaking through barriers for women reporters while covering every President since John F. Kennedy.

For 57 years, Helen also served as White House correspondent for United Press International. She recently left this post and joined Hearst Newspapers as a syndicated columnist.

Born in Winchester, Kentucky, Helen Thomas was raised in Detroit, Michigan where she attended public schools and later graduated from Wayne State University. Upon leaving college, Helen served as a copy girl on the old, now defunct Washington Daily News. In 1943, Ms. Thomas Senator Joe Biden, Democratic Presidential Hopeful joined United Press International and the Washington Press Corps.

For 12 years, Helen wrote radio news for UPI, her work day beginning at 5:30 a.m. Eventually she covered the news of the Federal government, including the FBI and Capitol Hill.

Thomas has the distinction of having traveled around the world several times with Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, during the course of which she covered every Economic Summit. The World Almanac has cited her as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in America.

Helen Thomas has written four books, including Thanks for the Memories Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House, Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times, and her most recent, Watchdogs of Democracy (2006).

8:30am Senator Joe Biden
First elected to the United States Senate in 1972 at the age of twenty-nine, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. is recognized as one of the nation’s most powerful and influential voices on foreign relations, terrorism, drug policy, and crime prevention.