Political Analysis

Political Analysis – All Governments Lie: A Special on the Life and Influence of Rebel Journalist I.F. Stone. – 07.03.15

July 3, 2015

This week’s show is an hour-long special covering the life and lasting influence of rebel investigative and independent journalist Izzy Stone, with two distinguished guests. 1.) Fred Peabody is an Emmy-winning journalist and filmmaker whose credits include seven years as a producer-director on the acclaimed CBC investigative program “The Fifth Estate”. In 2003 he was Supervising Producer on “Perfect Illusions,” a PBS documentary about eating disorders in young women. His film on the childhood exploitation of the Dionne quintuplets was nominated for an Emmy in 1998, and he won an Emmy in 1989 for a film about wild horses rescued from starvation and abuse. He’s produced two documentaries on chemical and biological weapons, and a major investigation of corporate SLAPPS (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation). Fred learned his craft at the CBC in Toronto, where he spent four years as a news editor/reporter with CBC News, followed by seven years as a producer on “The Fifth Estate”. His investigative work at “The Fifth Estate” led to staff producer jobs with ABC News 20/20 and Dateline NBC. He is currently writing, producing and directing “All Governments Lie“, a 90-minute theatrical release documentary on the legendary Washington journalist I. F. Stone, in

Political Analysis – 05.21.15

May 22, 2015

The May 21, 2015 edition of "Political Analysis" featured two guests. 1.) Meg Healy was a researcher & reporter for the website RioOnWatch.org last year and will be returning to Rio in August as a housing policy reporter. She is a recent graduate at University of Wisconsin-Madison and authored her recently-submitted senior thesis titled, "Olympic Housing Games: Housing Policy and Socio-Spatial Displacement in Pre-Olympics Rio de Janiero." Healy discussed her research and writing on the forthcoming Olympic games with "Political Analysis." 2.) Alleen Brown is Associate Research Editor for The Intercept and author of two recent investigative articles on one of the lesser-known forces that propelled Obama Administration-backed Arctic drilling from dream to reality. That is, the National Petroleum Council, not to be confused with the American Petroleum Institute. Brown talked about these articles and previewed what she's working on in the coming days and weeks for The Intercept.

Political Analysis – Progressives Debate Bernie Sanders’ Democratic Primary Run and a Critical Look at Freelancing – 05.14.15

May 14, 2015

The May 14 edition of "Political Analysis" on The Progressive Radio Network featured a debate between a proponent of U.S. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) run for president as part of the Democratic Party primary vs. Hillary Clinton (among others) and a critic of it. It also featured a critical look at the political-economy of freelancing. On the first half of the show, Carl Gibson, author of an Al Jazeera America article in favor of a Sanders Democratic Party primary run went toe-to-toe with Ashley Smith, author of an article appearing online in Jacobin Magazine critical of such a run. The second half of the show featured Sarah Grey, author of the recent piece published online by Jacobin titled, "Four Myths About the 'Freelancer Class.'”

Political Analysis – Documentary Hour Featuring “By Blood” and “Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi” – 05.07.15

May 8, 2015

The May 7, 2015 edition of "Political Analysis" on The Progressive Radio Network featured the work and voices of two documentarians: Marcos Barbery and Neal Broffman. 1.) Marcos Barbery, Director and Producer of the newly-released documentary film "By Blood," which is a contemporary and historical account of the African-American Freedmen of Cherokee descent, who were enslaved by the Cherokee Tribe and have still yet to achieve the rights and benefits they argue are owed to them by the Tribe. The movie raises fascinating questions about race, identity and history and is timely given what's going on as of late in Baltimore, Ferguson and other US cities. Barbery is a filmmaker and journalist and founder of THREAD Productions.The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute has supported Barbery’s reporting. Barbery's writing has been featured by Long Reads, and appeared in Salon, The Huffington Post, and This Land Press. 2.) Neal Broffman, Director and Producer of the new documentary film "Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi" about Sunil Tripathi, who was initially misidentified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during the initial manhunt for Dzhokhar and his now-dead brother Tamerlan (then known as "Suspect One" and "Suspect Two"). Sunil was eventually found dead (having committed suicide) in a river near Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, but not before the damage was done and his name forever tied to the April 2013 bombing. The movie's recent release coincides with the ongoing death penalty phase of USA v. Tsarnaev case occurring in a U.S. District Court in Boston.

Political Analysis – 04.23.15

April 23, 2015

NEVER HAVE SO MANY, DONE SO MUCH, TO ACHIEVE SO LITTLE! Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group joins Chuck McCune of Prizm Foundation (sitting in for Host Sandy Leon-Vest) for an in-depth discussion on energy, global instability, nuclear weapons, conservation, environment, sustainability, white privilege resource consumption, and expected converging disasters.

Political Analysis – 04.16.15

April 17, 2015

Segment one featured Sydney Brownstone, a reporter for The Stranger, Seattle's only newspaper, an alt-weekly and a Pulitzer Prize-winning publication. Brownstone talked about her latest reporting on the oil-by-rail legal battle pitting the Swinowish Tribe vs. Warren Buffett's rail company giant BNSF Railway, as well as her prolific reporting on the battle over Shell's movement to use Seattle's port to store its tankers and accessories there as it awaits an opportunity to tap oil in the Arctic. Segment two featured Adam Brown and Jason Reid, Director and Producer respectively of the documentary Sonicsgate, which covers the business wheeling and dealing that forced the Seattle SuperSonics to move from Seattle to become the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Political Analysis – 04.02.15

April 3, 2015

The April 2, 2015 edition of “Political Analysis” featured three professors and contributors to Jacobin Magazine. 1.) Matthew Huber is an assistant professor of geography at Syracuse University and author of the book “Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital.” He discussed his latest piece in Jacobin titled, “Too Much Oil,” which analyzes what lowering global oil prices means for the Left going forward among other related things. 2.) Tyler Zimmer is a visiting professor of philosophy at Northeastern Illinois University and author of the recent piece, “Questions about Chuy,” also appearing in Jacobin. He discussed his article, which serves as the “skunk in the room” of sorts in the Chicago Mayoral race, set to take place on April 7 and pitting Jesús “Chuy” García vs. Rahm “Rahmbo” Emanuel. 3.) Nicole Aschoff is an editor at Jacobin, an adjunct professor of sociology at Boston University and she blogs at The Game is Rigged, which she maintains on her own over at WordPress. Further, her new book “The New Prophets of Capital” published by Verso is now on-sale. She discussed her latest piece in Jacobin titled, “The Smartphone Society.” http://politicalanalysis.podbean.com/mf/web/72qb9x/PoliticalAnalysis_040215.mp3 Download this episode (right click and
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