Two radio shows you’ll want to listen to and call into today, Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008,
1. A discussion of election fraud and the lies about ACORN’s supposed voter fraud at 3 p.m. ET on http://www.wakingupinamerica.com
Host Val Kirkgaard, with guests David Swanson and Clint Curtis:
In September of 2000, Clint Curtis was first introduced to Tom Feeney the incoming Speaker of the Florida House. Clint was a programmer at a local computer company whose owner was an associate and confidant of Mr. Feeney. He expected that Mr Feeney shared the values of the Republicans he knew growing up in Illinois. Clint identified with the Republican values at the time – conservative and based on ethics and integrity. It was always the Democrats under Mayor Daley that were engaged in corrupt behavior. Clint expected that Mr. Feeney would share those values. Clint soon learned he did not.
2. A discussion of the financial crisis, the real economy, and the so-called “bailout” at 8 p.m. ET on http://thepeoplespeakradio.net
Host David Swanson, with guest Dean Baker:
Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. His blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting. He received his Ph.D in economics from the University of Michigan.
Baker has written numerous books and articles, including The United States Since 1980, Cambridge University Press, March 2007; The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer, Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2006; Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot), University of Chicago Press, 1999; “Asset Returns and Economic Growth,” (with Brad DeLong and Paul Krugman), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (2005); “Financing Drug Research: What Are the Issues,” Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2004; “Medicare Choice Plus: The Solution to the Long-Term Deficit Problem,” Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2004; The Benefits of Full Employment (with Jared Bernstein), Economic Policy Institute, 2004; “Professional Protectionists: The Gains From Free Trade in Highly Paid Professional Services,” Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2003; “The Run-Up in Home Prices: Is It Real or Is It Another Bubble,” Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2002.
His book Getting Prices Right: The Battle Over the Consumer Price Index (M.E. Sharpe, 1997) was a winner of a Choice Book Award as one of the outstanding academic books of the year. He was also the author of the weekly online commentary on economic reporting, the Economic Reporting Review (ERR), from 1996 – 2006. He has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, and the OECD’s Trade Union Advisory Council. His columns have appeared in many major media outlets including the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Post, and the London Financial Times. He is frequently cited in economics reporting in major media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNBC and National Public Radio.
Join us! I’ll be interviewing Baker with your help tonight, October 22, 2008, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Eastern. Go to
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Following the show, the audio file will be posted at http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net/audio/2008 and you can find there now the recordings of numerous shows with amazing guests, including Cindy Sheehan, Lincoln Chafee, Brad Friedman, Shirin Ebadi, Phil Donahue, Mark Crispin Miller, William Odom, Byron DeLear, John Dean, Elizabeth Kucinich, etc.
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