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Progressive Commentary Hour – Chris Hedges & Utrice Leid

Chris Hedges is one of our nation’s most insightful cultural critics, social and political activists and investigative journalists. He is also Presbyterian minister and a visiting Princeton University lecturer. For two decades Chris was a foreign correspondent in war zones and conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, having reported for The New York Times and other news outlets from over 50 countries.  While at the Times, he received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on global terrorism. That same year he received Amnesty International’s Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.   Chris has authored many bestselling books. His most recent  is “America: The Farewell Tour”, a deep on-the-ground  account of America’s accelerating economic, social and political decay and the nation’s descent into fascism. Chris also hosts the weekly TV program “On Contact,” with interviews prominent dissidents ignored by the media. It  airs every Saturday on Russian TV at RT.com

Utrice Leid is a Trinidadian American civil rights activist and journalist. She co-founded The City Sun, a weekly newspaper that covered issues of interest to African Americans in New York City. In 1993, Leid started working at WBAI, where she hosted a talk radio program called Talkback! Utrice is currently the host of Leid Stories, heard every weekday at 1 pm on the Progressive Radio Network.

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