Doug Henwood on Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:18:58 +0100 (CET)

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BEHIND THE NEWS with Doug Henwood

"Best Music on an Economics & Politics Radio Show"
Village Voice Best of NYC 2005

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Note: this show no longer originates at WBAI. For an explanation, see the links on the radio archive page, below.


Just posted to my radio archive

December 11, 2010 Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, author of Starstruck, on celebrity today • Joshua Holland, author of The Fifteen Biggest Lies About the Economy, talks about several of those lies (for the rest, buy the book)				

December 4, 2010 Rebecca Thiess of the Economic Policy Institute on “progressive” deficit reduction (see her issue brief here) • Kyle Ash of Greenpeace on the climate negotiations in Cancún

they join:

November 27, 2010 Paul Street on the Tea Party, the dismalness of the Dems, and Obama’s elegant personal fit with that dismalness • Cordelia Fine, author of Delusions of Gender, on how all those claims of biological roots to differences between men & women are nonsense
November 20, 2010 Monica Potts, author of this article, on (the lack of) green jobs • Yanis Varoufakis, author of this article, on a better way to do a eurozone bailout

November 13, 2010 Leonie Haimson of Class Size Matters on the nomination of Cathie Black to run NYC’s public schools, and the whole education reform scam • Richard Walker on California’s crises	
October 30, 2010 David Cay Johnston on the dismal state of incomes in the USA (see important update here) • Michael Hudson, author of The Monster, on the subprime beast	

September 23, 2010 Eric Garris, founder of, on the antiwar movement, the libertarian perspective on it, and the effort to unite opponents across the spectrum • Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story, on life amidst anxious imperial decline				
September 16, 2010 Stephen Mihm, co-author of Crisis Economics, on The Crisis in historical perspective • Two segments on Cuba: Julia Sweig in an excerpt from a Council of Foreign Relations conference call (full audio here) about her conversation with Fidel, and consultant Kirby Jones on the Cuban economy and U.S. companies doing business there

September 9, 2010 Liz McNichol of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on the fiscal crisis of the states • Yanis Varoufakis of the University of Athens fact-checks Michael Lewis Vanity Fair article on Greece	
September 4, 2010 (KPFA version) Jesse Eisinger talks about how banks flipped CDOs to each other, made billions, stuck us with the bill (article here) • Michael Yates talks about the miserable mood out there in the Real America

August 26, 2010 (back after long fundraising break) Paul Street, author of The Empire’s New Clothes, on the sorrows of Brand Obama • Christian Parenti, author of this article, on how the gov can kickstart the adoption of green technologies by the way it buys

July 29, 2010 Michael Lind on infrastructure, who’s behind the parties, and the USA’s evolution into an oligarchy • Astra Taylor on digital serfdom	


Doug Henwood
Producer, Behind the News
Saturdays, 10-11 AM, KPFA, Berkeley 94.1 FM
"best music on a show about economics & politics" - Village Voice

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