GUEST CREDENTIALS TOPIC INFORMATION LISTEN TO SHOW                                                                                                  
Monday  March 29th, 2010                                                                                                  
1st Guest Earl Caldwell - Guest Host Earl Caldwell - veteran journalist and Professor of Journalism at Hampton University  Where, how and by which rules should suspected terrorists in U.S. custody be tried?                                                                                                    
Tuesday March 30th, 2010                                                                                                  
1st Guest Marie Saint-Cyr Haitian human-rights advocate; board member of MADRE  Haitian women demand full participation and equal leadership in all phases of their country's reconstruction                                                                                                    
2nd Guest Bob Cohen Policy Director - Citizen Action of New York / the Public Policy & Education Fund  Impact of the 2010-2011 executive budget on communities of color in New York state                                                                                                    
3rd Guest Gloria J. Browne-Marshall Professor of  constitutional law - John Jay College of Criminal Justice / CUNY Free speech vs. hate speech: Understanding the First Amendment (Part 1)                                                                                                      
Week of Mon Mar 22nd to Thurs Mar 25th, 2010                                                                                                        
Monday March 22nd, 2010                                                                                                  
1st Guest Norman Solomon  National co-chair - Healthcare Not Warfare Campaign; Institute for Public Accuracy   Without a public option, healthcare reform legislation falls short of its mark LISTEN TO SHOW                                                                                                  
2nd Guest Ira Chernus, Ph.D.  Professor opf Religious Studies - University of Colorado  The timing is right for Obama to make demands on Israel to settle for peace                                                                                                    
3rd Guest Rinku Sen Publisher, Color Lines magazine  It's time for Congress and the Obama administration to move foreward on comprehensive immigration reform                                                                                                    
Tuesday March 23rd, 2010                                                                                                   
1st Guest Lily Cerat  Haitian-American educator; co-founder of Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees Urgent humanitarian assistance still needed in Haiti as rainy season begins    LISTEN TO SHOW                                                                                                  
2nd Guest Margaret Flowers MD  Co-leader - Physicians for a National Health Program New health-insurance legislation signed into law by President Obama offers a false promise of reform                                                                                                    
3rd Guest Clairmont Chung Esq. & D. Alissa Trotz, Ph.D.  Attorney Chung is director of the documentary "W.A.R. Stories" on the life of Dr. Rodney; Prof. Trotz is Director of the Caribbean Studies Program at University of Toronto  On the occasion of his 68th birthday, remembering the life and legacy of internationally renowned scholar and social activist Dr. Walter Rodney                                                                                                    
Wednesday March 24th, 2010                                                                                                  
1st Guest Terry O'Neil  President - National Organization for Women   In signing an executive order restricting the use of federal funds for abortion, President Obama has broken faith with his commitment to women's reproductive rights LISTEN TO SHOW                                                                                                  
2nd Guest Phyllis Bennis  Author - Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer; fellow - Institute for Policy Studies  It's time for the Obama administration to honor its campaign commitment to a two-state solution by pressuring Israel to stop building settlements on Occupied Palestinian Territory                                                                                                    
3rd Guest Barika Edwards & Andy Podell  Co-producers and writers of "The Aliens" -- a new radio drama premiering on WBAI A new radio play featuring a mainly youthful and international cast debuts on Pacifica Radio, New York                                                                                                    
Thursday March 25th, 2010                                                                                                  
  Throwdown Thursday!   Open Phones Edition!   LISTEN TO SHOW                                                                                                  
Week of Mon Mar 15th to Thurs Mar 18th, 2010                                                                                                        
Monday, March 15th, 2010                                                                                                  
1st Guest Doug Turetsky  Communications Director - New York City Independent Budget Office  Budget Options for closing the city's looming budget gap LISTEN TO SHOW                                                                                                  
2nd Guest Laura Murphy  Director - ACLU Legislative Office, Washington, D.C.  The Senate Judiciary Committee votes to significantly reduce the 100-1 disparity between crack and powdered cocaine sentencing under federal law                                                                                                    
3rd Guest Helen Zelon  Contributing Editor for Education and Child Welfare - City Limits magazine  An expert panel convened by governors and state education superintendents has proposed uniform academic standards for the nation's schools                                                                                                    
Tuesday, March 16th, 2010                                                                                                   
1st Guest Ellen Shaffer, Ph.D. & Quentin Young, M.D.  Shaffer is co-director of the Center for Policy Analysis; Young is a founding director of Physicians for a National health Program  Debating the benefits and disappointments in the health-care reform legislation LISTEN TO SHOW                                                                                                  
2nd Guest Gabriella Villa Real  Immigration Policy Coordinator - New York Immigration Coalition  Immigrant-rights advocates nationwide are intensifying the campaign for comprehensive immigration reform                                                                                                    
3rd Guest Nan Strauss  Researcher, author -  Amnesty International   African American women are nearly four times more likely to die of pregnancy complications than white women; in high-risk pregnancies, the disparities is even greater                                                                                                    
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010                                                                                                   
1st Guest Bryan Pu-Folkes Esq.   Attorney, community organizer, candidate for New York State Assembly  In a special election for State Senate, Jose Peralta prevails in a landslide over Hiram Monserrate - issues in the election LISTEN TO SHOW                                                                                                  
2nd Guest Anne Sovcik  Advocacy Counsel - Refugee Program, Human Rights First  On the 30th anniversary of the 1980 Refugee Act, advocates call on government to restore the nation's commitment to a fair and generous asylum policy                                                                                                    
3rd Guest Carlos Rodriguez  Vice President - Food Bank for New York City  How thousands of eligible New Yorkers can obtain free assistance in claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit and other benefits                                                                                                    
4th Guest Evelyn Oliver  Brooklyn-based independent film maker  Oliver discusses her new narrative short: Testimony of a Devotee                                                                                                    
Thursday, March 18th, 2010                                                                                                   
  Throwdown Thursday!    Open Phones Edition    LISTEN TO SHOW                                                                                                  
Week of  Tues. Mar 9th to Thurs Mar 11th, 2010                                                                                                        
Tuesday March 9th, 2010                                                                                                  
1st Guest Raed Jarrar  Iraqi-born political analyst just back in U.S. from Iraq ; Senior Fellow - Peace Action  Although parliamentary elections in Iraq leave tension, violence and political uncertainty in their wake, U.S. must honor withdrawal timetable LISTEN TO SHOW                                                                                                  
2nd Guest Prof. Michelle Alexander  Associate Professor - Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University; author:  "The New Jim Crow - Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" The New Jim Crow: how the war on drugs gave birth to a permanent American undercaste                                                                                                    
3rd Guest Esther Figueroa Ph.D. Journalist, documentarian; director of the film: Jamaica for Sale   Figueroa discusses the adverse political, environmental, social and economic consequences of a runaway tourism industry in Jamaica                                                                                                    
Wednesday, March 10th, 2010                                                                                                   
1st Guest Joe Torres  Government Relations Manager - Free Press  Media justice and public interest organizations are calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to make diversity in broadcast media and broadband communications a priority LISTEN TO SHOW                                                                                                  
2nd Guest Si Kahn  Veteran community organizer, civil rights and social justice advocate; author. Si Kahn discusses his latest book: "Creative Community Organizing: a Strategy-Manual for Rabble-Rousers, Activists and Quiet Lovers of Justice"                                                                                                    
3rd Guest (Remembering) Aminah Asilmi Muslim scholar, speaker, activist and former director of the International Union of Muslim Women   Aminah Asilmi, 65, died in a car accident on March 5, 2010. She is remembered in this rebroadcast of a Talkback interview first aired on March 10, 2008                                                                                                    
Thursday, March 11th, 2010                                                                                                   
  Throwdown Thursday!   Open Phones Edition!   LISTEN TO SHOW                                                                                                  
Week of  Tues. Mar 2nd to Thurs Mar 4th, 2010                                                                                                        
Tuesday, March 2nd, 1010                                                                                                   
1st Guest Kim Ives  Journalist - Haiti Liberte  With the rainy season imminent, tens of thousands of Haitians remain homeless, many receive no food aid and complain of an earthquake  relief operation plagued by corruption LISTEN TO SHOW                                                                                                  
2nd Guest Herb Boyd Journalist / author With Governor David Paterson and Rep. Charles Rangel both embroiled in ethics investigations, some are asking whether race may also be at issue                                                                                                    
3rd Guest Ana Maria Archila  Co-Executive Director - Make the Road New York The Power of the Latino Vote in America                                                                                                    
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010                                                                                                   
1st Guest Robert Weissman  President - Public Citizen  On the need for an independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency LISTEN TO SHOW                                                                                                  
2nd Guest Mark Potok  Director - Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report  Right-Wing Rage: populist anger has ignited an explosion of new extremist groups and radical right-wing activism across the nation                                                                                                    
3rd Guest Khalil G. Muhammad Ph.D.  Assistant Professor of History, Indiana University; author  Prof. Muhammad discusses his new book, "The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America"                                                                                                    
Thursday, March 4th, 2010                                                                                                  
  Throwndown Thursday!   Open Phones Edition!   LISTEN TO SHOW