Tuesday 21 September '10 show notes

Tuesday 21 September '10 show notes

  • Guests:
    • Peter Lehner of the Natural Resources Defense Council and co-author of "In Deep Water: The Anatomy of a Disaster, The Fate of the Gulf and How to End Our Oil Addiction".
    • Melanie Sloan, Executive Director of Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington.
    • Robert Reich, former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary and author of the new book "Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future".
  • Topics:
    • As the American economy and the Gulf of Mexico die, how is China becoming the next world superpower?
    • Why would tea party followers embrace a criminal?
    • Wasn't the real death panel the 40 year Republican Strategy for the Middle Class?
    • Corporate involvement in politics.
  • Bumper Music:
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  • Quote: "One of the things I'm most proud of about my country is the fact that we did lick McCarthyism back in the fifties." -- Pete Seeger.