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Progressive Commentary Hour – 11.10.15

Guest #1 –

Roger Stone is a renowned political consultant, lobbyist, GOP campaign strategist and author who has worked intimately as a senior staffer on eight national election campaigns including Presidents Nixon, Reagan and George Bush Senior. In the past he has been regarded as the Republicans’ primary “hitman”. He was the keeper of the Nixon’s flame during Nixon’s post presidential years, serving as Nixon’s man in Washington. He has worked on many election campaigns and was instrumental in the bringing down of Elliott Spitzer’s governership. Roger has since left the GOP and is aligned with the Libertarian Party. Roger writes articles for the Huffington Post, the Daily Caller, his site StoneZone.com and has been profiled in numerous television programs, newspapers and magazines. He has written on JFK assassination implicating President Lyndon Johnson and his most recent book is “The Clintons’ War on Women” which thoroughly presents the evidence behind why Clintons should be behind bars and not public servants

Guest #2 –

Robert Fantina is an historian, author an activist for peace and international human rights. An American citizen, he moved to Canada following the 2004 presidential election. He has authored several books including a history of desertion in the US military “Desertion and the American Soldier 1776-2006” and more recently “Empire, Racism and Genocide: A History of US Foreign Policy.” He is a regular contributor articles on foreign policy, the military, the Israel-Palestine conflict and the US intervention in the Middle East and more recently on Hillary Clinton for Counterpunch, Mint Press, and other alternative and progressive news and commentary sites. Robert’s website is RobertFantina.com

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Leid Stories – 10.13.15

Paying Their Way to Poverty: How Ferguson Is Forced Into Bankruptcy

Money Talks: Behind the Most Expensive Presidential Race in U.S. History

In the immediate aftermath of the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown by ex-cop Darryl Wilson last year, Ferguson, Missouri, became yet another symbol of legalized and enforced social, political and economic apartheid in America. It was the basis for nationwide mobilization; it was an open admission in a slew of official inquiries and reports.

Civil unrest has died down with the promise of administrative “reforms.” But the majority-Black city of 21,000 is still in the grip of economic apartheid and headed for Detroit-style, imposed bankruptcy.

Dr. Walter Johnson, Winthrop professor of History and African and African American studies at Harvard University, discusses his in-depth study on economic apartheid in Ferguson.

Five Democratic presidential candidates will participate in a nationally televised Q&A session (host CNN insists it’s a “debate”) tonight in Las Vegas. The venue is the opulent, five-star Wynn Las Vegas resort and casino—an ironic twist for a political party that swears it’s about the working class. Yet, it is perfectly in line with where politics is right now.

Dave Levinthal, who leads the Center for Public Integrity’s reporting team on federal politics, discusses the 2016 presidential race, which by all indicators will be the most expensive in U.S. history.