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  GUEST CREDENTIALS TOPIC INFORMATION LISTEN TO SHOW
Monday, August 30th, 2010
1st Guest Laura Moye Amnesty International USA  Troy Davis declared "not innocent" by federal judge in Georgia evidentiary hearing; Advocates "gravely concerned" about prospects for execution  http://www.amnestyusa.org/document.php?id=ENGUSA20100824001  
2nd Guest Tracie L. Washington Esq.  Executive Director - Louisiana Justice Institute  Despite some demonstrable progress, New Orleans continues to grapple with a "redlined recovery" five years after Hurricane Katrina http://www.louisianajusticeinstitute.org/about+lji/people+partners  
3rd Guest Rick Claypool  Online organizer - Government Accountability Program - Public Citizen  Dozens of congressional candidates pledge to support constitutional amendment overturning U.S. Supreme Coirtruling in Citizens United  http://www.pledgefordemocracy.org/dozens-congressional-candidates-pledge-support-constitutional-amendment-overturning-court-ru  
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
1st Guest Nick Schwellenbach  Researcher - Center for Public Integrity  With billions of American taxpayer dollars at stake, U.S. investigators make little headway in policing foreign contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan  http://www.publicintegrity.org/articles/entry/2368/  
2nd Guest James Paul Ph.D.  Executive Director - Global Policy Forum  What exactly does it mean to declare an "official end" to combat operations in Iraq? http://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/159/47528.html  
3rd Guest Juliet Emmanuel Ph.D. & Malcolm Hall  Symposium Director & Chairman - Guyana Cultural Association (respectively)  Guyana Folk festival 2010; literary symposium and Kwe-Kwe night  http://www.guyfolkfest.org/  
Week of Mon Aug 23rd  to Thurs Aug 26th, 2010      
Monday, August 23rd, 2010
1st Guest Brian Concannon Esq. Executive Director - Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti  Wyclef Jean among others disqualified as presidential candidates in Haiti http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/21/world/americas/21haiti.html?_r=1 LISTEN TO SHOW
2nd Guest Ibrahim Ramey  Director - Human & Civil Rights Division - American Muslim Society  Racism, Xenophobia and the War against Muslims in America  http://www.blackstarnews.com/news/135/ARTICLE/6779/2010-08-30.html  
3rd Guest Harold Myerson  Editor-at-large - The American Prospect  A new report from Demos and The American Prospect calls for presidential action to stimulate job growth and revive the U.S. economy http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=the_case_for_presidential_action  
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
1st Guest Tim Karr  Campaign Director - Free Press How Google and Verizon are conspiring to derail the open internet and neutralize net neutrality  http://www.freepress.net/files/Carving_up_the_Internet.pdf LISTEN TO SHOW
2nd Guest Dick Dadey Executive Director - Citizens Union  NYC Charter Revision Commission will bypass nonpartisan elections but place term limits on November ballot yet again  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703846604575448073228592804.html  
3rd Guest Ibrahim Ramey  Director - Human & Civil Rights Division - American Muslim Society  Part II - Manufacturing controversy and fueling Islamaphobia  over a proposed Lower Manhattan Islamic Cultural Center http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/religious-rights/115369-in-support-of-religious-freedom-for-muslims-in-america  
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
1st Guest Helen Zelon  Contributing Editor - City Limits magazine  New York wins nearly $700 million for Education in latest round of the federal Race to the Top Initiative  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/nyregion/25nyrace.html LISTEN TO SHOW
2nd Guest Jamil Dakwar Esq. Attorney / Director - ACLU Human Rights Program  U.S. admits human-rights shortcomings in first ever reeport to the U.N. Human Rights Council  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/08/24-1  
3rd Guest David Rosen  Journalist / author / media & culture critic  The New War of the Christian Crusaders and the battle against Muslims in America  http://www.counterpunch.org/rosen08132010.html  
Thursday, August 26th, 2010 
  Throwdown Thursday    Open Phones Edition    LISTEN TO SHOW