Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview author, journalist and poet Fatima Bhutto about her new memoir, Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter's Memoir, just out from Nation Books.
Fatima Bhutto is an Afghan-born Pakistani poet and writer. She studied at Columbia University, and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Her work has appeared in The Daily Beast, New Statesman, and other publications. She currently lives in Karachi.
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Tom Engelhardt, author of "The American Way of War: How Bush's Wars Became Obama's." Tom Engelhardt created and runs the TomDispatch.com website. He is the author of "The End of Victory Culture."
Joe Clement hosts today's membership-drive episode. Between pitching segments are discussions of privatizing education, the war-documentary "Restrepo," and the alternative mental health movement. Below are links to individual segements:
Ann Jones on her book, "War Is Not Over When It's Over: Women Speak Out from the Ruins of War
Host Per Fagereng interviews Ann Jones about her new book, "War Is Not Over When It's Over: Women Speak Out from the Ruins of War." This book is an investigation of what happens to women because of warfare. Ann Jones gave cameras to women to document their lives and conditions.
Frann Michel and Wendy Webb discuss Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's 2010 war-documentary, shot in 2007-2008, "Restrepo."
Restrepo is an Army outpost in Afganistan, named after a First Class Private medic who died earlier in the campaign. Junger and Hetherington, on assignment for Vanity Fair, were there embeded Second Platoon, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (airborne) of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in the Korangal valley. Frann and Wendy consider the directors' claim to making an apolitical film about the war.
Lies, damn lies and export statistics: A conversation about the impact of free trade agreements on our communities
President Obama recently announced plans to push through the Korea Free Trade Agreement immediately after the November election. This latest agreement is part of the president's stated goal of creating new jobs through a doubling of the nation's exports. Fair trade advocates say the Korea Free Trade Agreement is just more of the Bush-Clinton trade policy that has resulted in local job loss, erosion of environmental safeguards and the transfer of more wealth and power to Wall Street.