Paul with Mimi Kennedy and Larry Dilg on KCSB, 91.9 FM and www.kcsb.org, Aug. 29, 2010

  Mimi just returned from filming Woody Allen's new movie, "Midnight in Paris." We talk a lot about that and what it's like working with Woody. We compare and contrast with Alfred Hitchcock and Hans Knappertsbusch. Mimi's new movie, "Due Date" with Robert Downey Jr. is out in Nov, and of course we talk about politics, the Chicago Convention (42nd Anniversary), The assassinations of the '60's, philosophy, and much more. Larry plays and sings about 10 songs, mostly originals.  
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Paul's oil paintings

President John F. Kennedy
"President John F. Kennedy"


"Chicago Convention" (Study)"
Robert F. Kennedy
"Robert F. Kennedy"
"San Simeon Sunset"
"San Simeon Sunset

Sen. Barbara Boxer
"Bromelias"
"Bromelias"
"Amaryllus on Blue"
"Amaryllis on Blue"

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Saturday April 4, 2009

      Das Williams announces his bid for the Assembly. We talk mostly about that in the first hour.
      Scott Silverman, Executive Director and Founder of Second Chance, a human services agency that is committed to breaking the cycle of unemployment, poverty, and homelessness by offering job readiness training, employment placement assistance, mental health counseling, case management, and affordable housing referrals to people who desire to change their lives.  Over the past 15 years Second Chance has assisted more than 24,000 economically disadvantaged and homeless persons in San Diego gain employment and leave poverty, gang affiliations, and crime. Scott joins us for the second hour to talk about Prison Vs. Education, who exactly wants to keep the prices high for the cost of recidivism?   
     Obama takes Europe by storm at the G-20 meetings in London. Among other things we talk a lot about Afghanistan and his reach-out to Russia. They talk about reductions in nuclear weapons and Medvedev offers their territory for an Afghan supply route.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hour 1 | Hour 2 | Hour 3

Saturday March 28, 2009

Obama is out agressively selling his budget proposal and is becoming one of the most telegenic Presidents, on a level with Ronald Reagan and JFK. We'll talk about this, his op-ed piece, and the budget itself. We'll also talk about the military budget and why it NEEDS to be included in any discussion of budget cuts.
      Estelle Foster Executive Director, Pesticide Awareness and Alternative Coalition, PAAC joins us at the bottom of the second hour to talk about organic gardening and HR875, an attempt by Monsanto to control our food and seed supplies. We'll talk about Michelle Obama's South Lawn Garden, Lawns to Gardens, and honey bees. We'll also touch on GMO's and pork sprouts.

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Saturday March 21, 2009

     AIG gives $165 million in bonuses to the executives who made the company fail, payed $79.1 BILLION to Wall Street companies tied to high government officials, and have gotten $170 BILLION total in taxpayer dollars because they are too big to fail. California has a $42 BILLION defecit, so why is AIG too big to fail but the State of California is not? The President visits California and fills out his NCAA bracket. Just because his brother-in-law coaches Oregon State, that means Obama is an expert on Pac 10 hoops?
      Locally, Pacific Capital Bancorp, parent company of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, said Wednesday it would cut its workforce by 300 employees this year, or about 22 percent of its full-time staff. Eighty of the jobs will be eliminated this month, with the remainder gone by July 1. We'll also weigh in on the Carpinteria H.S. mascot.
      Political Satirist Comedian Bill Maher performs his stand-up routine at the Arlington Theatre at 8pm Saturday and joins us at the top of the second hour. We'll talk a lot about comparative religion and some of the absurdities of most of them that make up his movie Religulous. We'll also talk about the legalization and taxation or marijuana and his very common sense approach to healthcare. Iraq and Afghanistan are both very current issues and we go there, along with AIG, Fed Chairman "Helicopter" Ben Bernanke, and the first month and a half of the Obama Administration
     Bree Walker joins us from the big Peace demonstration in San Diego. We talk about that, Camp Casey, and organic gardening.

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Saturday March 14, 2009

     Cheap labor, even more than race, is the thread that connects all of Southern history. It's at the epicenter of a sad class divide between a desperate, poorly educated workforce and a demagogic oligarchy, and it has been a demarcation line stronger than the Mason-Dixon in separating the region from the rest of the nation. California is catching up, though, thanks to Ahhnuld and Sacramento Repugnicans. More than 26,000 teachers, including 190 in Santa Barbara are getting pink slips in their attempts to gut our entire society in the name of tax cuts for the rich. We'll also talk about the Cheney's "executive assassination ring" and and Bernie Madoff's guilty plea scam.
      Actress Mary Apick joins us at the bottom of the second hour to talk about her play Beneath the Veil, that chronicles a group of very different women bound together by the traditional Muslim headpiece. Societal pressures are a key aspect of the play, and we'll see into the personal, political, and and cultural anxieties of being a woman in the Middle East.
      Heart Disease and it's twin cousins high cholesterol and obesity are at the forefront of a global epidemic in health which is killing more people than all forms of Cancer, Accidents, and Alzheimer COMBINED. The sad fact of the matter is that it's 80% preventable. Health and Fitness Adviser and long time SB athlete Victor Neumann joins us for the third hour to talk about simple things even people like me can do to be heart healthy.

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Saturday March 7, 2009

     The city's budget deficit has grown from an estimated $4.5 million to $6.7 million and SB City Councilman Das Williams joins us in the first hour to talk about this, gang violence, and height limits among other city business. Das is also considering a run for the Assembly seat held by our current termed out member, so we'll definitely talk about that.
      The Code Pink group led by Colonel Ann Wright is back in Egypt to try crossing into Gaza again this Saturday and we'll get an update on whether or not they got in and what they are doing. Jordan Elgrably of the Levantine Cultural Center joins us in the second hour to talk about this and historical aspects of the Israel/Palestine issues. We'll talk about Hamas, their founding and social programs that have contributed to their popularity in Gaza. We'll also get their take on the new Israeli government and Obama's appointment of a vocal critic of Israel to a key intelligence post.      The Independent's Sacramento correspondent Jerry Roberts joins us for the third hour to talk about the state budget, the 2/3 rule to pass a budget or raise taxes, and calls for a Constitutional Convention. Our new alleged Senator Taliban Tony Strickland got a promotion as the lunatic fringe of the Republicans staged their midnight coup of Leader Dave Cogdill for negotiating with Dems on the budget. The state supreme court heard arguments today to try to overturn Prop 8, the SF Chronicle is closing down, and I think the subject of the SB News Press might come up. Plenty to talk about with Jerry.

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Saturday February 28, 2009

     Nick Beeson joins us for the first hour. Great address to Congress by President Obama and thanks for a bit of honesty and transparency by putting the Iraq War in the budget. I think that's where we find the money for health care and much more. Barney Frank, in The Nation, talks about how to cut the basic military budget, not including the wars, by about 25%. The Repugnicans hated the address and some of their governors say they won't take the stimulus money. Here's an idea, if a state's two Senators voted against the package, don't give those states money. Maybe that will get the R's to support America again, instead of terying to make it fail. A Conservative friend sent me a Wall Street Journal op-ed about "How California Became France" and we will rebut it point by point. I just love how people who know nothing about California's budgeting system become experts on our politics and ways of doing business simply because they write for Rupert Murdoch. Oh, China weighs in on the US in Afghanistan, sort of.
      Ellen Brown's new book is Web of Debt, and joins us in the second hour to talk about the banking system, our money system, and how we can break free. We'll see how our national currency has been privatized, secretly taken over by a private money cartel and the predatory practices of the Wizards of Wall Street. The Vegas school of bankers have manipulated the marketplace to serve the narrow interests of a few, to the detriment of the vast majority. We will talk about Nationalization.
     PDA's Brad Parker joins us at the top of the third hour and we end up in a spirited and informative segment on illegal immigration when Michael calls the show.

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Saturday February 21, 2009

     Generals Petraeus and Odierno submitted Iraq withdrawl plan to President Obama saying the 16-month plan would pose significantly greater risk to "security gains" than the 23-month plan they support. They are contradicted by the US commander for the eight southern provinces of Iraq. Major General Michael Oates says security gains in the region are "permanent", and even if violence does break out, Iraqi forces "are well prepared to handle that". Obama authorized 17,000 more troops for Afghanistan this week, but other NATO countries are reluctant to commit more. Kyrgyzstan's parliament voted 78-1 to close the US air base there which is the last US base in Central Asia and vital for Washington's military operations in Afghanistan.
      The 6th Annual Brasilian Carnaval is this weekend and Hanna Jacobsen joins us in the second hour to talk about her experiences in Brasil and how she became interested in the culture. Hanna is a samba dancer and classically trained ballerina, so we will even get to talk about ballet, along with samba, music, and more. We'll also talk with the Bren Center Master's student who wants to return to Brasil to work on water issues, and we WILL get her started about privatization or water supplies.
      California finally passed a budget and Hannah-Beth Jackson joins us for the third hour to break down the damage. Her Senate opponent, Taliban Tony Strickland was one of the Republicans who prefered to see our state crumble rather than raise any taxes. We'll look at the tax increases, program cuts, borrowing the 2/3 rule to pass a budget, and what it means for the future of California. This slash and burn style of obstructionism seems to be the only things Republicans on both the state and national level have left as they vote as a block and have absolutely no ideas except block any Democratic program and hope the state and Federal governments fail so they can win in 2010.

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Saturday February 14, 2009

     Senate Majority "Leader" Harry Reid said this week that "legislation is the art of compromise" as he let three Republican Senators gut the school construction, and other critical parts of the President's stimulus package. If he's going to let the Republicans control the agenda against the VOTE of the people, then it's time to replace him or do the nuclear option with 51 votes to end the filibuster rule. I'm calling Senators Boxer and Feinstein almost on a daily basis to "suggest." this. We'll also look at the package aside from the politics of passing it. Afghanistan is going downhill with explosions and chos in Kabul...oh, and those supply routes we want to open. It also looks like Sacramento is ready to pass a budget. A new Gallup/USA Today poll says that 62% of Americans want either a criminal investigation or independent panel to investigate the crimes of the Bush Administration. Baseball player Miguel Tejada this week was charged with and pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about not knowing anything about steroids. I guess only high government officials can lie to Congress. We may also talk about the 3rd District Supervisor election.
      Col. Ann Wright is just back from Gaza with Code Pink and we'll get a first hand report of the humanitarian disaster there. They're returning for International Women's Day, March 8 and if you want to go we'll find out how. We'll get her take on the Israeli election and what to expect going forward. Obama is engaging in the region and the new government in Tel Aviv will be critical.
      SB City Councilwoman Helene Schneider has announced her candidacy for Mayor, and she joins us for the third hour. We'll talk about homelessness, the city budget and her priorities, the State St./de la Vina St. intersection, height limits, and more.

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Saturday February 7, 2009

    I co-host with PDA Chair / Actress Mimi Kennedy and Broadcast Journalist Bree Walker. In the first days of his Presidency Barack Obama is coming under intense pressure from the military to back down from his campaign promise to withdraw from Iraq within 18 months. At a January 21 Oval Office meeting with top brass, including Defense Secretary Gates and General Petraeus, Obama ordered them to prepare a 16 month plan. Petraeus was visibly unhappy when he left the Oval Office, and a network of senior military officers is reportedly preparing to support Petraeus by mobilizing public opinion against Obama. In addition, right-wing Hawks are pressuring the President and Congress to increase military spending even beyond the projections of the Bush Administration. We'll also talk about the Republican obstruction of the Economic Stimulus Package, and Immigration,
      Jacalyn Kane opened the Thermography Center of Santa Barbara in December, 2008. She joins us in the second hour to discuss the advantage of thermology to mammograms. Thermology can tell you up to ten years prior to a mammogram if breast disease is developing. Breast thermography is a 15 minute safe & non-invasive test offering the earliest screening possible. Its role in breast cancer and breast disorders is to help in early detection and monitoring of abnormal physiology and the establishment of risk factors for the development or existence of cancer.Mammograms ionizing radiation mutates cells, and the mechanical pressure can spread cells that are already malignant (as can biopsies). In 1995 the British medical journal The Lancet reported that, since mammographic screening was introduced in 1983, the incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), which represents 12% of all breast cancer cases, has increased by 328%, and 200% of this increase is due to the use of mammography. This increase is for all women: Since the inception of widespread mammographic screening, the increase for women under the age of 40 has gone up significantly.
     Mimi's acting career has also kicked up lately with her new movie "In The Loop" with James Gandolfini which was a big hit at the Sundance Film Festival. We'll talk about this and her one woman play "The Woman With All The Answers" where she becomes Ann Landers. I didn't realize what a great humanitarian Landers was until I saw the play at Pasadena Playhouse where it got rave reviews.We also talk about the 3rd District election fiasco where loser Steve Pappas is trying to disqualify thousands of votes from USCB and IV.

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Saturday January 31, 2009

So much for post-partisanship as every Republican in the House votes against Obama's economic stimulus package. They were joined by 44 Dems. Republicans vote as a block as we see in Sacramento, where the state is on the verge of economic collapse. The Obama administration is also talking about creating a "bad bank" to buy the financial sector's bad assets. When the President criticized Wall Sreet bankers for taking $18.4 billion of the bailout for bonuses, the bankers reacted with anger. Californians lost 236,000 homes in 2008, up 180% from 2007. That's where the bailout money needs to go.
      On the foreign front, President Obama granted Al-Arabiya, the Dubai cable network his first television interview since taking office. The President told Muslims that "Americans are not your enemy", "the moment is ripe for both sides" to negotiate in the Middle East, and the US is ready to extend the "hand of friendship." He offered a dialogue with Iran and sent envoy George Mitchell on an eight day tour of the region. Defense Secretary Gates said "we are lost" unless the US can find a way not to kill so many civilians in Afghanistan, and that flooding the country with US troops would be a disaster, but we're considering doubling the troop levels to about 60,000.
      9/11 Citizens Grand Jury Prosecutor Don Paul joins us in the second hour to talk about his new book "The World Is Turning" which is the first to link 9/11 with the current economic collapse. We'll talk about the Federal Reserve and it's role in the collapse. Goldman Sachs in the year 2000 had assets of nearly $600 billion against "Bank Credit" of nearly $250 billion from the Fed. By the end of 2007 they had assets of about $815 billion against Bank Credit of more than $850 billion. We'll talk about Credit Default Swaps and how Goldman Sachs is selling them to California bond investors as hedges against the state going bankrupt and why it matters. We'll trace how the same people are making pilles of tax dollars from 9/11, the TARP bailout, the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and back to Vietnam.We'll also have common sense solutions to fix it. Don will also talk about Rebuild Green / New Orleans and his recent trips to Venezuela.
    Nick Beeson joins us for the third hour and things deteriorate pretty quick, but we have a lot of fun and it's entertaining!

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Saturday January 24, 2009

     FINALLY!!!! A NEW PRESIDENT!!!!! Pretty good start to the Obama presidency: Close Guantanamo, his first overseas telephone call is Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, and limiting salaries in the executive branch of government to $100,000 a year. That means Rahm Emmanuel, Hillary, Gates, etc. Great job of leading by example so far. I've also got to admit that I've hardly ever been more proud to be an American than when I saw an African-American first family in the White House. We may even enter the Sox vs. Cubs debate that the President had with Illinois military members fighting in Iraq. In other news, 3rd District loser Steve Pappas subpoenaed UCSB in his attempt to disqualify thousands of voters from the November election. Even if he succeeds, how would anyone be able to tell who voted for whom?
      Sacramento Republicans seem determined to commit suicide and take the rest of California with them. Assembly Budget Committee Member Sandré Swanson joins us at the bottom of the first hour to talk about the what the Dems will do to keep the state afloat. Ahhnuld's calling on legislators not getting paid without a budget and state workers taking a 10% pay cut through days off, but maybe we should follow Barack's lead and cut executive branch salaries in California to $100,000 a year. We'll also talk about the 2/3 budget/tax rule, ballot measures, and the effect of the budget mess on education at all levels.
      Bree Walker is back from Costa Rica and Washington and will join us in the second hour to talk about her eco-tour and PDA conference as part of the Inauguration. It's time for the SB Film Festival and we're joined at the bottom of the hour by Mark Manning who premieres his film The Road To Falluja and has a video conferencs with Iraqi people inside Iraq and the surrounding refugee countries where we can see and talk directly to the Iraqis. After that wwe're joined by Megan Doneman to talk about her film Yes Madam, Sir, about India's first woman police officer and her crusade against corruption.
     SB City Councilwoman Iya Falcone is in for the third hour to talk about the effect of the state budget mess on Santa Barbara, like the Hiway 101 project, among other things. We'll talk about her post city council future, Vince, and anything you want to call in about.

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Saturday January 17, 2009

     Barack Obama becomes the 44th President on Tuesday, and he's keeping his organization together to build support among recalcitrant Dems in Congress for his programs. This is exactly what Bill Clinton should have done in 1993, maintain full campaign mode to push policy. This week the Inspector General released a report that showed that the head of the civil rights and voting rights division of the Justice Department from 2003-2006 hated career lawyers there and hired ones that had only the right political views. Like other Bush Administration officials, he is above the law and will not be prosecuted for his criminal activity. Obama continues to duck the question of accountability for this administration, and presidents in general. Heck, we all know that "...if the President does it it's NOT illegal." This cancer has been festering too long in our country, and NOT investigating is looking back, while accountability and defending the Constitution IS looking forward with the breath of fresh air we NEED.
      Nick Beeson joins us for the scond hour.
      Ahhnuld gave what was supposedly his State of the State address Thursday, and did little more than say the state will probably run out of money at the end of the month. Jo Black of Independent Living Resource Center will join us in the third hour to talk about the effects of the budget cuts on the disabled community. In order to balance the budget without raising taxes or fees, we would have to eliminate ALL funding to UC, CSU, and the community colleges. Also, all welfare programs, senior citizens, children's health, and Medi-Cal. Oh yeah, also public works programs likre the Hiway 101 widening project and the Coast Village Road project, unless SBCAG comes up with $20 million for CalTrans that will never be paid back. The projects will be returned to their original state if they have to be stopped.

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Saturday January 10, 2009

     Cities all over California are finding creative ways of incurring debt to fix highways and other public works projects with money drying up from the state. Revenue from parking tickets is down, the state is cutting off funds for the Hiway 101 widening. Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum joins us in the first hour to talk about how our city is faring in these tough economic times. She's also leaving early for the Obama Inauguration and we'll talk about that in our wide ranging conversation.      Ahhnuld vetoed the latest budget bill this past week, and California could start issuing IOU's by February 1. He wants to cut the school year by five days, with another hard hit on the poor and the future of our state as the GOP dumbs down the next generation of Californians. We'll take a look back at the Bush era, which I think was one of the most successful in history. They created wars all over the globe, making a ton of money for Halliburton, GE/NBC, and their other corporate masters. They finished the de-industrialization of America, ruined our economy, and made us the most hated nation in the world. I always thought their goal was to ruin America and they seem to have succeeded in driving our country head first into the ground.

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Saturday January 3, 2009

     Gov. Blago appoints a Senator to replace Obama, but the sitting Senators call the appointment unwelcome and there's controversy in the New York Senate appointment to fill Hillary Clinton's seat. Ahhnuld's trying to bludgeon the legislature to step up the budget release, but it's not important enough to him to come back from vacation. He wants to cut the state work force and force a 10% pay cut on the ones who remain. After his 2006 reelection he gave big pay hikes (20% to 72%) to state workers who took time off to work for his campaign. If we need to cut workers salaries, why don't we roll the wages of ALL state workers, including the executive branch, back to January 2006 levels for starters. California spent over $1 BILLION fighting fires this year, and cities are finding creative ways to borrow more money for things like street repair. It's getting pretty nasty out there. We'll also talk about Israel, Palestine and the Gaza Strip.
      We have our Democratic president and big majorities in both houses of Congress, so now we need to move our leaders to the left. Progressive Democrats of America Director Tim Carpenter joins us in the second hour to talk about what PDA does now to push Obama to get out of Iraq, Afghanistan, and universal healthcare among other issues. We'll also find out what they will be doing at the innauguration. Oh, The Nation's John Nichols named them the Most Valuable Political Group in the Most Valuable Progressives of 2008.

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Saturday December 27, 2008

     We talk a lot about Afghanistan in the first hour. A friend's conservative Aunt Bev joins us in the second hour. When we talked about specific issues we agreed on almost everything, but disagreed when we talked about broad ideology. In the third hour we talked mostly about California budget issues and Ahhnuld.

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Saturday December 13, 2008

     Kazakhstan is considering the deployment of peacekeepers to Afghanistan - the first Central Asian soldiers to be sent there since the Soviet-Afghan war of the 1980s. Pakistan is cracking down on LET extremists linked to the Mumbai attacks, and militants attacked NATO supplies on their way to Afghanistan, destroying 250 containers. We'll definitely talk about Illinois Governor Rod Blagoveich and pay-to-play in general, regardless of what it's called.
     Bree Walker joins us for the second hour.A new LA Times poll shows about 75% of Americans are glad Obama was elected. At least we have a very smart guy to deal with keeping the Big 3 afloat, with about 3 million good jobs at stake, not to mention what's left of our manufacturing base. Oh...we lost 58,000 jobs last WEEK to bring to 4.43 million people collecting unemployment, the highest number in 26 years. According to MarketWatch, if this pace is sustained it may be an indicator of more severe deterioration to come.
     Not to be outdone, California's budget deficit will swell to $41.8 BILLION by July 2010. The state will take in only about $86 BILLION in revenue in the upcoming fiscal year. Unlike the Feds, we can't simply print more money. It takes 8 Republican legislators to vote to raise taxes or pass a budget, but they refuse to consider it. Without raising taxes we would have to completely eliminate ALL funding for state universities, welfare, developmental services mental health and in-home supportive services, or we can release all the prisoners. Even if these Republicans consent to save California, there may not be enough time left to save our state.
      We'll also talk about the health BENEFITS of coffee, red wine, and Marijuana! There will be no show next week, Dec, 20.

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Saturday December 6, 2008

     Obama's National Security team takes clearer shape and promises a "new dawn of American leadership" by putting greater emphasis on diplomacy and multilateralism. We'll look at the team and some of the problems, including the new confrontation between nuclear armed Pakistan and India in the wake of the Mumbai attacks, Afghanistan, and the Iraqi response to the final version of the Status Of Forces Agreement.
      Bree Walker joins us to talk about Bush's disastrous new environmental rules on his way out of office and the Republican destruction of California and stays for the second hour with Byron..
      Former Congressional candidate Byron DeLear joins us in the second hour to talk about why we need to bail out the auto industry. It may have something to do with 3 million jobs or maybe keeping a little of our manufacturing ability. We'll also talk about the general economic decline and what we SHOULD be doing about it.

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Saturday November 29, 2008

      Bree Walker co-hosts this week. We'll talk a lot about the bailout, it's real cost, among other things, big new developmeents in PTSD, along with what Bree's doing with Camp Casey, which she bought from Cindy Sheehan. We'll also talk about Obama's team, the California Budget mess, and the destruction of UC, Cal State, and the rest of our public education system by a handful of Republicans. We'll also talk about Iraq and Afghanistan.
      AfterDowningStreeet.org's David Swanson joins us in the second hour to talk about the potential pardons and impeachment. We'll also talk about what's the next step for the impeachment movement going forward after the administration is out. Also, David's thoughts on the people Obama is surrounding himself with.

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Saturday November 22, 2008

The new Obama Administration is taking shape and I wonder if this is really "Change We Can Believe In" or simply the third Clinton term. See what happens with Treasury Secretary and Defence Secretary. So far the reported picks of Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder an AG are less than HOPEful and a serious cause for concern. The US and Iraq signed the new Status of Forces Agreement that closes the door on a US military presence beyond 2011. Syria and Britain are warming their relations in order to try stabilizing the situations in lebanon and Iraq. We'll talk about Afghanistan and irritants being injected into US / Russia relations by the Bush Administration.
Bree Walker joins us for the last segment of the first hour.
      The California State University system is considering cutting enrolment by 10,000 qualified students for the first time in its history for the 2009/2010 school year. State Republicans are succeeding at destroying our formerly world class education system that has led to california becoming the 7th largest economy in the world. We'll also talk about Somali Pirates.
     Watergate Burglar E. Howard Hunt was implicated in most of the CIA scandals of 1950's and 1960's from Watergate, to overthrowing the democratically elected government of Guatemala, to attempts on the life of Fidel Castro, and the Assassination of President Kennedy. His alibi for that one was that he was home with his family that day and weekend. His eldest son Saint John Hunt joins us in the second hour to talk about where his father was or wasn't on November 22, 45 years ago, Nixon's "smoking gun tape" about how Hunt can unravel a lot of threads so "we've got to pay him the money." We'll talk about a wide range of these subjects, like helping destroy evidence the night of the Watergate break-in and E. Howard's death bed confession to his son. We look into so many dark corners that Saint John stays for the third hour

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Saturday November 15, 2008

     AIG execs have another lavish party with taxpayer dollars. These people need to be locked up like the thieves they are, and their enablers in the Administration and Congress with them. As California's budget deficit grows to $24 BILLION through mid-2010 the Bush Administration has pushed through a tax break for a small group of banks, primarily Wells Fargo, that will cost the state an additional $2 BILLION. A Massachusetts judge is blocking H&R Block from automatically foreclosing on up to 9,700 Bay State homeowners.
      We'll talk about the three outstanding US Senate races and our own state Senate race, the continuing fallout form Prop 8, and at the Obama transition. LA County Sheriff's Dept acknowleedged Wednesday that it had more than 5600 rape kits that had not been processed. We've got a take on it and will talk about it. Bree Walker joins us for the last segment of thee first hour.
      As our financial system lurches into an unknown future, traditional views of wealth and personal rewards are being questioned. Lew Daly, author of "Unjust Deserts" joins us in the second hour to talk about the bonanza that individuals reap from public investment. For someone to assert that that they have grown wealthy in America without the benefit of substantial public investment is laughable. We'll talk about "self-made men and women," and a system of taxation that is substantial enough to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, educational system, and provide healthcare. He proposes a series of practical policies to achieve wealth redistribution in an era when the disparities have become untenable.

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Saturday November 8, 2008

     PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN A LANDSLIDE!!! Real change we can believe in or recycled Clinton Administration? The clear mandate and gains in the House and Senate look good for getting legislation through the Congress. We'll talk about the three undecided Senate races, voting irregularities in Alaska and elsewhere. More stray US bombs kill Afghanistan civilians and President Karzai asks us to stop killing civilians. The world seems to welcome the change, and hopefully Obama will keep his promise to end the mindset that brings us to war. We'll look at some of the most contentious ballot measures in CA and around the country, along with the too close to call Jackson / Strickland race.
    
 We caught up with Congresswoman Lois Capps on Wednesday and she give us her take on the election at the bottom of the first hour.
     Bree Walker
joins us at the end of the first hour and stays for a lot of the second hour.     
     KB Solomon possesses a true bass voice and is one of the most prominent basso profundo singers, having performed principal roles with major opera companies worldwide for twenty years. He will sing and we'll talk about KB's one man musical/play, SPEAK OF ME AS I AM, reprising Paul Robeson's life and music. KB recognized that to have the name of Paul Robeson not in the forefront of American history, especially in terms of civil rights was a travesty of justice. We'll also talk about the first African-American president.

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Saturday November 1, 2008

The last weekend before the election and we'll talk a LOT about it. The 30 minute informercial Obama ran was great. The shots of the faux Oval Office, real people talking about how they have lost their lifestyles. The older black man and his wife straightening her fingers with Rheumatoid Arthritis after he retired and she lost her health insurance. He had to go back to work after the medical bills wiped out their savings and the image of his Wal-Mart name tag was powerful. The specifics of his policies was also appreciated. The war in Afghanistan expands and the US strikes inside Syria. Ahhnuld wants to cut $2-$4 BILLION from California schools immediately, which educators say would be catastrophic. LAUSD Supt. says they will literally have to close schools while Republicans say Ahhnuld's proposed sales tax increase is off the table. The Republican goal seems to be to destroy California!! We'll talk about this and the importance of getting Hannah-Beth Jackson elected. Bree Walker joins us at the end of the first hour.
      Author Sue Katz joins us in the second hour to talk about Sarah Palin and her new book "Thanks But No Thanks: The Voter's Guide To Sarah Palin." We'll talk about "Mavericks Gone Wild," the rape kit scandal, separation of church and state, Roe V. Wade, and much more.
     BradBlog.com's Brad Friedman joins us along with Bree Walker to talk about the state of the election, Oprah's vote that didn't register, Bree being scrubbed from the voting rolls, and what happens on Wedneesday in McCain wing.

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Saturday October 25, 2008

John McCain starts his "Joe the Plumber Tour" with the RNC buying Sarah Palin a $400,000 WARDROBE which is $23,500 MORE EXPENSIVE than Joe the Plumber's HOUSE!!! Just one of the folks!!! Colin Powell gives an eloquent endorsement of Obama and former Republican Governor of Minnesota Arne Carlson said "I think we have in Barack Obama the clear possibility of a truly great president," in his endorsement. Meanwhile, police departments across the country are beefing up and preparing for civil unrest, and Michael Chertoff says "a presidential change could lead to another terrorist attack. Should we maybe not change Presidents??!!!??? In the Pipeline War of Central Asia, Russia, Iran, and Qatar announce they are forming an OPEC-like Gas Cartel that will control 60% of the world's gas supply. Bree Walker joins us at the end of the first hour.
     State Senate Candidate Hannah-Beth Jackson joins us for the second hour to talk some really important issues that she can do something about, such as subprime morgages & predatory lending, education funding, closing tax loopholes, alternative energy? This is the biggest race in the state, and a Jackson victory could be instrumental in breaking the annual California budget fiasco.
     Michal Vital, Israeli Architect and Eco-builder joins us in the third hour to talk about Bustan, in the Negev Desert in Israel. The word "bustan" refers to a fruit-yielding orchard in both Hebrew and Arabic and symbolizes the work of Bustan. It is a partnership of Jewish and Arab eco-builders, architects, academics, and farmers promoting social and environmental justice in Israel/Palestine with a focus on the Bedouin villages of the Negev Desert. BUSTAN utilizes the principles of permaculture and non-violent direct action across ethnic divides. She will also be speaking at the Faulkner Gallery Tuesday from 7-9pm. PDA Director Tim Carpenter joins us at the bottom of the third hour from Ohio. We talk about PDA's work in this election and beyond.

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Saturday October 18, 2008

     The last debate...McCain seemed angry and Obama actually lays out positions. I was screaming at the TV for Barack to hit back with Charlie Black lobbying for Columbia to Rick Davis lobbying for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, to his votes against veterans benefits, and much more. Obama takes the high road and this year it seems to work. Hank Paulsen gives $700,000,000,000 (BILLION) of our tax dollars to the same Wall Street thieves who stole the rest of it without giving we taxpayers any controlling interest in the distribution and profits. The Dow crashes, comes back, and crashes again. Gold has had about a $100 fluctuation in the past week, rising or falling $30 or so a day, up or down. If Obama wins, what exactly will he win? Answer: A country $55 trillion in the hole (that's $480,000 per household), embroiled in unpopular wars and set to endure unemployment not seen since the 1930s. Perhaps conditions are also in place for Obama to ditch the "war on terror" - and launch a war on poverty. Bree Walker joins us at the end of the first hour and stays through thee second.
      Turkmenistan's gas reserves, revealed after an independent audit, elevates the country to the top rank of gas producers. More, it renders Moscow's energy strategy obsolescent and rekindles United States and European hopes of loosening Russia's grip on Central Asian gas pipelines. Former invader China has its own trump cards to play.
      Gary Linker, Executive Director of New Beginnings Counseling Center joins us at the bottom of the third hour to talk about recidivism in the CA prison system.

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Saturday October 11, 2008

What a bizarre debate!! McCain looks like he has dementia and at the end seemed to be wandering around until Tom Brokaw asked him to stop blocking the teleprompter. Even the "...my friends..." seemed scripted. Colorado has had one of the biggest voter registration drives in history but there are 100,000 less voters on the roles than in 2004. A lot of voting rights problems in other key states, too. The economy continues to crumble, and Paulsen puts a 35 year old kid who worked for Goldman Sachs in charge of distributing the $700,000,000,000 (BILLION) to Wall Street while AIG execs party to the tune of over $1 MILLION of our tax dollars. Bree Walker joins us for the last segment of the first hour.
      24th Congressional District Candidate Marta Jorgensen is in for the second hour to talk about her race against Elton Gallegly. In the second half of the hour her Communications Director Michael Sauvante joins us to continue our conversation from two weeks ago about alternative energy and how to convert our vehicles from gas to alcohol now.
      Goleta City Council Candidate Margaret Connell joins us to talk about growth and more of her vision for Goleta.
     SB Foundation Director Chuck Slosser is in at the bottom of the third hour for a conversation about the work of the foundation.

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Saturday October 4, 2008

     The McCain campaign pulls out of Michigan. Palin was great with talking points but very thin on policy. Meanwhile the Senate passes a Wall Street Bailout of $700 BILLION of our taxes with none going to Main Street. McCain votes for it, then calls on Bush to veto it. You've got to love the consistency!! We'll debunk some of the lies here, and also with Tony Strickland's lies about his alternative energy "credentials" and an SEC suit for stock fraud. Broadcast Journalist Bree Walker joins us for the last 10 minutes for her weekly segnment.
      Bree will stay over to join a conversation with Jeff Chester to talk about his new book, "Digital Destiny: New Media and the Future of Democracy." Among other things, we'll talk deregulation of the media and about the need to properly regulate internet ownership so that it doesn't look like TV.
      SB City Councilmember Iya Falcone is in for the third hour to talk about Measure A, building height limitations, and her plans for the future. The Ricardo Juarez trial is wrapping up, and we'll probably talk about that, gangs, and much more.

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Saturday September 27, 2008

     The economy crumbles and Bush wants $700 BILLION to bail out Wall Street millionaires. McCain tries to blame Obama, but McShame's campaign manager Rick Davis lobbied for looser regulation of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and received at least $15,000 per month from 2000 until LAST MONTH. McCain tries to duck the first Presidential debate, probably so that the Vice Presidential debate would be cancelled. McCain's health is also becoming an issue between his recurring melanoma, psychological profile, and is he having problems with movement of the left side of his face? President Palin??!!?? We'll also talk about California's economy and maybe Pakistan. Broadcast Journalist Bree Walker joins us for the last 10 minutes in what will probably be a weekly segnment.
      Michael Sauvante is a local entreprneur who is starting bottom-up, triple bottom line Corporate Cooperatives. He's advocating literally a new “ism”, in contrast to capitalism, socialism and communism. It entails economic structures that make use of some of the elements of the three former systems. It incorporates a number of their desirable elements while discarding their undesirable ones. It is called “Holistic Capitalism.” He'll be joined by David Blume, Executive Director of the International Institute for Ecological Agriculture to talk about ethanol, alcohol, and general ecological sustainability.
      Goleta City Council Candidate Ed Easton joins us for the third hour to talk about growth and much more about his vision of Goleta.

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Saturday September 20, 2008

     The economy is on the verge of collapse and Bush wants a $1TRILLION bailout. About $200,000,000 goes to McCain fundraiser John Thain and two of his cronies while McShame accuses Obama of hobnobbing with jetsetting CEO's! We also talk about Palin and Troopergate. The refusal to honor legislative subpoenas looks mightily like what we haqve had for the past eight yeaars.
    Brazillian singer Michelle Lvov joins us aalong with guitarist Bruno Piniero for music and talk aabout Brazil at the top of the second hour. State Controller John Chiang is here for the bottom of the hour. We talk about the new budget, AAhhnuld's lawsuit against him for refusing to cut the pay of 200,000 state workers to federal minimum wage, and his suit against the Minerals Management Agency over auditing oil royalties.
    Broadcast Journalist Bree Walker is in for the third hour to talk about the state of media in America in 2008. We talk about coverage of the presidential election, war, where we could better spend that money and much more.

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Saturday September 13, 2008

     The first hour got inadvertently deleted.
     Emily Levy of VelvetRevolution.us joins us for the second hour to talk about how we can protect our vote for the 2008 election. We're joined by four candidates who have taken the Standing For Voters pledge to neither accept victory nor concede defeat until all the votesw are counted and a clear winner is named.
     SB City Councilmember Dale Francisco joins us for the third hour to talk about a host of issues involving the city. We talk about height limits, Measure A that replaces Measure D and much more. Dale is the only Republican on the Council, but more of the Eisenhower type as opposed to the current brand.

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Saturday September 6, 2008

     Welcome to McCain's America: Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman was arrested while questioning police about the unlawful detention of Producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar, who were arrested while they carried out their journalistic duties in covering street demonstrations at the Republican National Convention. Law enforcement officers used pepper spray, rubber bullets, concussion grenades and excessive force against protesters and journalists. Several dozen demonstrators were also arrested during this action, as was a photographer for the Associated Press. It was a great propaganda show, though. The big screen address by Bush, the flags, and "Country First" slogan!!!! What kind of patriot would send American jobs to China and sell our country to China so we can fight a war to enrich our campaign contributors and friends?? At least Colbert was there to bring some sanity back with Susan Eisenhower, who left the Republican Party a couple weeks ago to support Obama.
      There's other news, too. Cheney's in Georgia to meet with Saakashvili, the US sent ground forces into Pakistan for the first time, and Joe Biden says he and Barack Obama could bring criminal charges against the Bush administration if they are elected in November. Let's work to make it happen!!
      Dr. Erwin Chemerinsky and Jim Mangia join us in the third hour to talk about Prop 11 the California Redistricting proposal. Chemerinsky is one of the great legal minds in the country and maybe he can convince me to support it. Mangia is CEO of St. John's Well Child and Family Centers in South LA. Thursday's LA Times front page story talks about how the state budget impasse is effecting care givers, and he'll stay on to talk about that.

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Saturday August 30, 2008

     SB City Councilmember Das Williams joins us for the first hour. We'll talk about Measure A, gangs, Coast Village Road, and the city's role in energy independence. The California budget is late again, talks are breaking down and we'll see how that effects the City of Santa Barbara.
      Great convention!!! Especially Barack's acceptance speech!! Spectacular
speeches by Hillary and Bill Clinton for unity and Obama at the Convention.
The oil and coal industries have spent $427 million in lobbying for the
first half of 2008. Ahhnuld is criticizing the Prison Guards Union for
making a big contribution in opposition to Prop 11. Apparently in Ahhnuld's
mind it's only ok for Chevron, big contractors, and brokerage houses that
give him large contributions to try to influence government. We're still
watching the Russia / Georgia conflict, along with Pakistan, Afghanistan,
and Iraq.
     PDA Board Chair & Actress Mimi Kennedy and husband Larry Dilg are back from Denver and will join us for the third hour with live music and a lot of political talk. We'll talk about the Convention, the election, PDA's role in the Convention and election, including Congressional races and grassroots work. Mimi has made a movie for BBC since the last time she was on and we'll talk about that, and Larry's got some new songs to sing. This will be a fun hour!

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Saturday August 23, 2008

   The Swift Boating of Hannah-Beth Jackson begins with a $114,000 ad buy painting her as a tax and spend Democrat by Borrow and Spend Republicans who are trying to destroy California's infrastructure and bankrupting our children's future. We also talk about the Russia/Georgia conflict. Wind turbine engineer Marty Gardner joins us at the bottom of the hour to talk about the benefits of wind energy and what we need to do to convert.
     Leslie Carde's new documentary America Betrayed is narrated by Richard Dreyfus and opened yesterday in LA. We talk about the looting of the treasury in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, and more. New Orleans has been largely abandoned except for the tourist areas, and been reduced from a city of around 800,000 to around 200,000 now.
     Barack Obama Delegate Tim Allison joins us for the third hour from the Democratic National Convention to talk about the convention activities, the electoral map, Joe Biden, and much more.

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Saturday August 16, 2008

    Matt Kokkonen is running for the 23rd Congressional District against Lois Capps. He joins us for an extremely entertaining first hour. Mattclaims to have visited ANWR a number of times and much more. The tax code, 9/11, and impeachment are particularly fun.
     In the second hour we talk about the effect on California of Ahhhnuld's lawsuit against the Controller, the effect of state Republicans on MediCal and college education. We also talk a lot about the war between Russia and Georgia and our policy toward former Soviet Republics.
     Hillary Clinton Delegate, fmr 2nd District Supervisor Susan Rose joins us for the third hour to talk about the Dem Convention, Party unity, sexism in politics and society as a whole, Hillary's campaign, you had comments about me, so we can talk about that if you want. We can talk about the importance of this election, what you're up to as a private citizen

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Saturday August 9, 2008

     Paris Hilton jumps into the Presidential race with the best ad of the season and the second best energy policy, ahead of that "old wrinkly dude." Oh, her parents ask McCain for their $4600 back, too. Strange times.!!! CBS Propaganda machine's former journalist Jeff Greenfield reported Bill Clinton's "...decidedly lukewarm endorsement of Obama's credentials" but neglected to mention that Clinton continued with "I certainly learned a lot ...in my first year...he clearly can inspire people and motivate people and energize them, which is a very important part of being president, and he's smart as a whip so there's nothing he can't learn."
      Assemblymember Dave Jones is a member of the Budget Committee. He joins us at the top of the second hour to talk about the budget, the 2/3 majority to pass one, the effect of the Governor's executive order cutting state workers salaries to Federal minimum wage on the state and the workers it will affect. According to the budget committee the state spends $2.5 Billion a year interest to service the budgetary debt. I will probably ask him about how this, specifically will effect it..."WHEREAS due to the impending cash crisis and budget delay, the State may be forced to consider a Revenue Anticipation Warrant (RAW) at an exorbitant cost to the State, including hundreds of millions of dollars in credit enhancements, in order to make sure there is sufficient cash to pay for state expenditures." We will also talk about the taxes the Dems want to raise and what they pay for as investments in the future, including the oil extraction and windfall profits taxes that Audra Strickland calls a publicity stunt. I guess that's especially appropriate considering Exxon Mobil's record quarterly profit.
      PDA Director Tim Carpenter joins us at the bottom of the second hour to talk about the Denver convention, PDA's Progressive Central there, the November election, and their Healthcare Not Warfare campaign for Single Payer Healthcare.
      We caught up with Congresswoman Lois Capps Thursday to talk about energy, the Dems plan to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves, which would actually lower energy prices by 9% to 33% within 10 days, unlike the McCain/Bush plan which might reduce the price of gas by 2 cents in 10 years...real reform! We also talk about the bill in Congress that will give Bush the authority to launch a land, air, and sea blockade against Iran and higher education.

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Saturday August 2, 2008

      Exxon Mobil's $11.86 Billion SECOND QUARTER profit is the largest EVER for any corporation in HISTORY!!!! Wonder why we're paying over $4 a gallon?? Also, the GAO reported that more than 9000 Corporations had registered in a single Cayman Islands office building.
    Journalist Robert Scheer joins us in the first hour to talk about his new book, "The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America" Among other things, as of September, 2007, U.S. troops were stationed at more than 820 installations in at least 39 countries, the total 2008 military budget request was $647 billion, more than 25 percent larger, in real terms, than the one for 1968, at the height of combat in Vietnam, and much more. Robert Scheer will be speaking in Santa Barbara August 6 at Victoria Theatre.      
     Election Activist Dr. Bob Fitrakis co-wrote Dennis Kucinich's Impeachment Articles 28 and 29. He's back on the show for the second hour to talk about election integrity (or lack threrof) in Ohio and around the country for the 2008 election. Over the past couple years Bush has issued a number of Executive Orders that could give him the power to declare martial law and incarcerate most anyone in the detention centers that KBR/Halliburton have built around the country and we'll talk about that, Iran, and T. Boone Pickens and energy independence.
    Fmr. Missouri Senator Jim Talent joins us in the third hour to talk about our crumbling infrastructure. He's a conservative Republican and I'm a Progressive Democrat, but we agreed on almost everything. A very interesting discussion about one of the most important issues of our time.
    Ahhhnuld issued his Executive Order to cut pay of state workers to federal minimum wage until a budget is passed. Staffers won't be paid at all, but they can get interest free loans to be repaid after the budget is adopted, but what about the 200,000 state workers who won't be able to pay their mortgages and other bills. California pays $2.5 BILLION a year to service it's budgetary debt. It's money we get NOTHING for, and now Governor Cut-Up-The-Credit-Cards wants to issue "...Revenue Anticipation Warrant (RAW) at an exorbitant cost to the State, including hundreds of millions of dollars in credit enhancements." The Republicans seem willing to destroy the entire state infrastructure to avoid reinstating the 11% top tax rate and putting an extraction tax and windfall profits tax on oil companies. Oh...BTW

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Saturday July 26, 2008

     Barack Obama speaks in Berlin and draws the biggest crowd for a political figure since JFK in 1961. Interestingly, his reception turned sour when he called for refocusing our war efforts to Afghanistan. The Germans want peace and maybe they can help move Obama in that direction. While McCain whines about all the great press Obama is getting, Katiie Couric and the CBS Propaganda Machine edits an interview gaffe of his and replaces it with part of an answer to a different question. He said the Surge, announced Jan. 10, 2007 was responsible for the Anbar Awakening which began in Sept. 2006. Don't we have the right to know that John McCain may be in the early stages of Alzheimers or is just really stupid? Apparently the CBS Propaganda Machine doesn't think so. Ahhnuld is ready to order state worker wages to be cut to minimum wage. I doubt it will apply to his overpaid political appointees who got up to 70% raises last year, only to people who actually work for a living.
      Soul Brasil Magazine is presenting "Hot-Emotion:The Santa Barbara Summer Brazilian Music & Flavor Experience" and Brasilian actress Julia Melim joins us in the second hour to talk about the event, food, music, and culture. This is a political show, and Julia, who immigrated to the US five years ago will discuss immigration rights, poverty and the crime that is created by it, both in the favellas of Rio and the streets of Santa Barbara.
      Fiesta is next week and SB City Councilwoman Helene Schneider is in for the third hour to talk gangs, safety precautions for Fiesta, and the celebration. We'll also talk about homelessness, the Coast Village Road project, the Social Host Ordinance, and Measure D which is Measure A on the Novemer and the effect on MTD and more if it doesn't pass.

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Saturday July 19, 2008

Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum and Fish Talk Radio Host John Henigin join us for the first hour for a discussion about how high fuel prices are having sweeping effects across our society from cities to the commercial and sport fishing industries. We'll also talk about the effect on trucking industry, how it's being consolidated like the media, and how diesel prices drive up the price of food and everything else. After Mayor Marty leaves we'll talk ABOUT her and the recent series of smears in the SB News Press by convicted drunk Travis Armstrong.
      It's a big week for other news, too. The Bush Administration will hold meetings with Iran on Saturday about sanctions and it's nuclear program. Is Iran trying to run out the clock until we have a new President? Is Bush going to use failed talks as an excuse to bomb? The Iraqi government wants full security control and a US timeline for withdrawl by the end of the year. We'll also talk about Czechoslovakia and more.
      An astonishing 25% of California's high school students drop out, and UCSB Professpr Russell Rumberger joins us to talk about it. The human cost aside, it costs $42,000 a year to incarcerate somebody here and the dumbing down of our kids will create future crises from that. We'll also talk about the budget crisis and how much we spend servicing our debt each year as Gov. Cut-Up-The-Credit-Cards wants to borrow more.

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Saturday July 12, 2008

     Greetings fellow American whiners! We'll talk about Phil Gramm, McCain, and $4.60 a gallon gas. The Iraqi government wants a timeline for US withdrawl by the end of the year. Russia threatens a military response to the US missle defense system in Czech Repiblic and Poland and Iran shoots off missles as the G8 meeting begins in Japan. Barack Obama's Berlin visit is sparking a diplomatic row because Chancellor Angela Merkel doesn't want him speaking at the Brandenburg Gate. We'll also talk about the California budget crisis.
     AfterDowningStreet's David Swanson joins us for the second hour to talk about Iraq, Iran, impeachment, and accountability. We also talk about the election, both Presidential and and Congressional elections and the Progressive agenda.      
     The Hill's Brent Budowsky
joins us for the third hour to talk about Iran, energy and the bottom falling out of our entire economy. We'll hit the jib jab liberal radio and internet grievances and focus on the big crises and big issues and what we need to do ASAP, or else..... We'll also talk about VP choices and what Brent likes so much about Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius among other things.

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Saturday July 5, 2008

     Obama opens a five point lead over McCain in...MONTANA!! Rassmussen also has him leading by 200-171 Electoral Votes with 167 toss-ups. McCain goes to Colombia to push for a free trade agreement with one of the most brutal regimes in South America, while the US loses 62,000 jobs in June. McCain allies have found new loopholes in the McCain/Feingold finance law to reel in huge contributions to use against Obama, and John and Cindy get caught dodging over $8400 in property taxes in San Diego over 5 years. American Airlines announced it will cut nearly 7000 jobs as oil surges to $146 a barrel. Democratic Congressional leaders authorized over $400 million for covert operations inside Iran to destabilize their government.
     Constitutional Attorney Stephen Rohde joins us for the second hour to give us his take about the FISA bill that's moving through Congress, crimes committed by the Bush Administration and the possiblity of prosecution after they leave office in the US or any other jurisdiction, and the general state of the Constitution and Bill of Rights in the aftermath of this Administration and the failure of Congress to impeach and what it means going forward. We'll also talk about torture, signing statements, and maybe the Supreme Court.

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Saturday June 28, 2008

     John McCain was in SB this week to have an environmental forum with Ahhnuld and several other people. We'll talk about that, oil drilling and why we can't drill our way out of our oil dependency. Barack Obama unveiled his strategy of expanding the Democratic electoral map by challenging McCain in 14 states won by Bush, including Virginia and Indiana, where he leads. He will also spend resources in reliably red states where Congressional and Senate races are close. Two big Supreme Court decisions, and we'll definitely talk about the Second Amendment and Exxon Valdez.
      In January, 2004 Steve Heller was working for a law firm representing Diebold. When he saw documents proving Diebold was violating California election laws by knowingly peddling voting machine software that had not received state certification, he copied and released the documents to the press and California Secretary of State's office. The illegal and defective software failed in the March, 2004 primary election leaving 40,000 voters unable to cast a ballot. His research led to Articles XXVIII and XXVIX of Rep. Dennis Kucinich's Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush introduced in the House on June 10, 2008.
      The race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton brought up the issue of does a woman need to out tough a man to be elected to high office. Susan Shaer is Director of WAND - Women's Action for New Directions and she joins us at the bottom of the second hour to talk about empowering women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism, and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental needs.
      When I first started doing this show the station I was on had a webcast. A Conservative whack job named Larry called several times to challenge me on most everything. Last week when I hosted Clout! Larry Hiss found me again and he will join us in the third hour as a guest to debate the JFK assassination, Obama, William Ayers, and much more. It should be a good spirited hour and we may even talk about David Mamet and making Iraq the 51st state!

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Saturday June 21, 2008

     Back from vacation with a full show this week. Charles Manson Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi joins us for the first hour and takes your calls about his new book, "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder." Bugliosi lays out the case for the prosecution of the President and other high administration officials in every jurisdiction that has had a soldier who has died in Iraq. There is no statute of limitations for murder and this could make life very difficult for the warmongers if even a few jurisdictions proceed. Bugliosi has successfully prosecuted 105 of 106 cases and presents a very compelling case here.
      James Douglass' new book "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters" traces the President's quest for peace in the face of opposition from most of his military leaders, many members of his administration, business leaders profitting from the Cold War, and the CIA among others. Were JFK's backchannel communications with Krushchev and Castro, the American University speech laying out a path for peace to end the Cold War, and JFK's plan to end the Vietnam War the reasons he had to be removed? We'll talk about the similarities between the foiled Chicago assassination plot for November 2, 1963, scapegoat Thomas Arthur Vallee, and the connection to the Assassination of South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem. Douglass' well documented case for a military coup to remove the President BECAUSE of his desire for peace makes this is the book I've been waiting for.
     Scrolling down the front page of Buzzflash.com catches me up with all the news of the day/week that I've missed while vacationing and Mark Karlin joins us for the third hour. We'll talk about Obama and terrorism, his opting out of public financing, and maybe Caroline Kennedy's role in the campaign. Loose nukes from Pakistan are in the news and I'm sure John McCain will come up.

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Saturday June 7, 2008

      The UK Independent reveals Bush's secret plan to perpetuate the Occupation of Iraq in which US troops would occupy permanent bases, conduct military operations, arrest Iraqis and enjoy immunity from Iraqi law. This lays the basis for John McCain's unending conflict in the Middle east. The timing of the agreement is intended partly to boost the Republican candidate and undercut Barack Obama's pledge to withdraw from Iraq if he is elected in November. A major shake-up of Air Force top brass over loose nukes.
      State Senate Candidate Hannah-Beth Jackson is in for the second hour to talk about her race, the state budget, and UC and Cal State fee increases while Republicans refuse to remove the yacht tax loophole, loopholes for gas-guzzling vehicles owned by business, tax breaks for racehorses used for breeding, and tax breaks for oil companies that extract our oil.
      In the third hour Broadcast Journalist Bree Walker calls in from The National Conference For Media Reform in Minneapolis. We'll talk about media consolidation and it's effect on creativity and talent, the proliferation of syndication, what voices are heard or silenced, the selling of war, and many other media issues.
      I'm on vacation next week and SB City Councilwoman Iya Falcone fills in.

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Saturday May 31, 2008

     The White House plans to attack Iran within the next two months and is briefing senators on the plan, a foreign affairs establishment source in Washington says. Democratic Party leaders are intensifying their efforts to encourage remaining uncommitted superdelegates to make their choice public by the middle of next week. Sen. Chuck Hagel's wife donates to Obama and McCain media strategist Mark McKinnon resigns because he likes and won't work against the presumptive Dem nominee.
      PDA endorsed Congressional Candidate Mary Pallant joins us at the top of the second hour to talk about her campaign to unseat 24th District Congressman Elton Galegly. We'll talk about Iraq, health care, rebuilding our economy, and clean elections, among other things.
      17 Vererans per month are comitting suicide while under the care of the Veterans Affairs Dept for Bush and McCain's policy of perpetual war. Veterans Affairs and Democratic Party Activist Bob Handy is in to talk about this, the lawsuit against the Department, and how the Republican Party is blocking any meaningful legislation to help our Vets. I'm sure we'll get to some Dem Party politics, too.
      The Halliburton subsidiary KBR (formerly Brown and Root) announced on Jan. 24, 2006 that it had been awarded a $385 million contingency contract by the Department of Homeland Security to build detention camps. They're built and Rick Romero Sr. of Walk for Human Dignity joins us for the third hour to talk about them, Operation Endgame, Office of Detention and Removal Strategic Plan, 2003 - 2012

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Saturday May 24, 2008

     Senate Republicans help Democrats add support for veterans and the unemployed to a bill paying $165 BILLION for another year of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The 75-22 vote also added billions of dollars in other domestic funds such as heating subsidies for the poor. The House Judiciary Committee subpoenas Karl Rove in the Don Siegelman affair. Obama begins his search for a Vice-President. Chris Dodd and Jim Webb are reportedly on the short list.  
      Peter Mathews is running for Congress in Long Beach on a platform including Health Care For All, out of Iraq, and creating high paying jobs. California spends less per pupil on K-12 education than 39 states. As Congressman Mathews will bring back more of our Federal tax dollars and we'll talk with Professor Mathews about how to fix our broken education system.
      Congressional Candidate Jill Martinez joins us at the bottom of the second hour to talk about her campaign to unseat 24th District Congressman Elton Galegly. We'll talk about health care, building a sustainable economy, renewable energy and more.
      We've got two competing Eminent Domain ballot initiatives on the June 3 ballot. Activist James Richard is in at the top of the third hour to talk about them. Prop 99 bars government from taking private property to give to another private person or company. Prop 98 does this, plus "prohibits rent control and similar measures" changes condemnation rules and increases costs to local governments.

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Saturday May 17, 2008

     Thanks to everyone who emailed Richard Greene to get me as a co-host on Clout! Richard said he was inundated with emails from you!
     A bizzare news week. The President compares Obama's wanting to talk to Iran with Neville Chamberlain's appeasement of Hitler in front of the Israeli Knesset, and Hillary comes to Obama's defense. Dems win their 3rd Congressional special election in a solidly Republican district in Mississippi after the Republicans ran ads trying to link Travis Childers to Obama.      Governor Cup-up the Credit Cards wants to BORROW $15B against future lottery receipts to close the CA budget defecit. The US pays $430B a year in interest on the debt and Ahhnuld is trying to do the same to California. We get absolutely nothing for those interest payments. Cal State approves a 10% student fee increase and UC is hiking fees by 7.4%. The privatization and dumbing down of the next generation continues.
      Air America co-founders Anita and Sheldon Drobny have started NovaM Radio and syndicated Randi Rhodes. They were also big supporters and contributors to Hillary Clinton, but now support Obama. We'll talk about all of this at the top of the second hour.
     I co-hosted Clout! with Richard Greene
Wednesday, and Richard joins us at the bottom of the second hour. We talk about his Monday evening Webinar on Eckhart Tolle, opera, Wagner, philosophy and 9/11 Truth with his Month of Truth.
      Activist/Musician Eva James is in for the third hour to play music and talk politics. We'll talk a lot about former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, election protection, impeachment, and more. Among other songs Eva will play an arrangement of Dylan's "Masters of War."

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Saturday May 10, 2008

Obama scores big in North Carolina and Indiana and Congresswoman Lois Capps joins us to talk politics and why she supports him. We also talk about her opposition to the Iraq supplemental funding bill and the housing bill to help prevent foreclosures.
     fmr. Chief Economist, US Dept. of Labor Morgan Reynolds served in 2001/02 in the Bush Administration. He's scheduled to join us at the bottom of the first hour to talk about Bush's sweeping changes to the banking industry, giving the Fed regulatory power over banks, the National Debt, sub-prime mortgage crisis, and the general state of the economy. Morgan's a Conservative Professor Emeritus at Texas A&M, but it's amazing how much we agree on! Taxes are not one of them, and I'm sure we'll get to that, too. He's also has a suing NIST over their 9/11 report.
     Broadcast Journalist / Activist Bree Walker owns Camp Casey in Crawford, Texas and we talk about the Presidential wedding on Saturday and the Sunday demonstrations. Jenna has her day then dad has his. Bree is along at the bottom of the second hour.
      Project Renaissance is a multifaceted program focusing on the arts, youth development, leadership, preventive health, and social change project. Director Angela Kelly along with a couple of the kids are in for the third hour to talk about how they use art to get at risk youth out of gangs and give them a sense of having a future in society. We'll talk about getting into and out of gangs with the kids.

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Saturday May 3, 2008

      Superdelegate Lois Capps endorses Obama saying "...Obama's proven judgement, his hopeful vision for America, and his unmatched ability to motivate millions of Americans eager for change made the choice for me." The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps families cope with the rising heating oil prices. A NY Times article last week quotes Pennsylvania officials as saying grant applications are up to 166,000 SO FAR this year, up from 133,000 the past 2 years. Many states are asking Congress for an additional $1billion supplement to the program. Interesting how in the recent PA Primary campaign we heard all about pastors, lapel pins, and "bitter" comments but not a word about this until AFTER the voting. Makes you wonder about the agenda of the MSM. Oh...after 2 1/2 decades (Reagan's 1980's) Americans have emptied their savings, used credit to maintain their lifestyles to almost 20% of their income according to the Federal Reserve, and are now running out of money to purchase the goods that drive our economy.
     Congressional Candidate Byron DeLear is a Progressive Democrat running for Congress against pro-war Republican Todd Aikin in Missouri's 2nd District. Gore Vidal is hosting a fundraiser in LA Sunday. DeLear joins us in the second hour to talk about the state of our country and his campaign and what he will bring to Washington to help fix this mess.
       Former 24th District Congressional Candidate Marta Jorgensen joins us at the top of the 2nd hour to talk about why she got in, and what she's going to do to stay active.
        Measure V 2008, the Santa Barbara City College Improvement Measure will allow $77.2 million in bonds to maintain affordable, local higher education. Most of SBCC's facilities are over 40 years old and, due to state budget reductions, are in need of repair. SBCC President John Romo joins us in the third hour to talk about how necessary this is for the quality of life for us as a community and for the future of our children.

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Saturday April 26, 2008

      Hillary Clinton threatens to "totally obliterate" Iran if they attack Israel who is a nuclear power. John McCain wants to "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran". What better argument do the Mullah's need to justify their obtaining a nuclear "deterrent" than that the only nation that has ever used nuclear weapons now threatens the people of Iran with extermination. Can we really stand 4 or 8 more years of this same old foreign policy? Oh...George W. Bush appoints the maleable General Petraeus as commander of US forces in the Middle East, replacing Admiral Fallon who was the only commander to oppose an attack on Iran. Jenna Bush might support the Dem???!!!??? Julie Nixon Eisenhower has maxed out her donation to Obama!!!!!!
     The global run on food that has led to shotages and riots in Egypt, Haiti, and other countries has made it's way to the US. Costco, Wal-mart, and Sam's Club are limiting shoppers to no more than 4 bags of rice per visit because of rising prices and limited supplies.
      PDA's Brad Parker presented a Town Hall discussion on immigration at the California Democratic Party Convention and he'll join us for that discussion in the second hour. He's also a Clinton delegate to the Democratic National Convention after supporting Edwards. We'll talk about all of that and probably activism and PDA.
      Lee Heller, local activist and animal welfare advocate, and Dr. Paula Kislak, President of the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR) join us in the third hour to talk about the Board of Supervisors consideration of an ordinance requiring that most dogs and cats be spayed or neutered at 6 months of age. We'll also talk about animal control, probably Michael Vick, and more.

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Saturday April 19, 2008

      Congresswoman Lois Capps joins us to talk about Earth Day, the cancelation of the salmon fishing season in CA and most of Oregon. We'll also talk about her trip to Brazil, oil drilling impeachment hearings, Iraq, and providing money to states that want to convert to paper ballots for November.
     Charlie Gibson, Stephanopolis, and ABC get the Rove/Bush gameplan right with the lapel pins, gossip, trivia, and big visuals of Articles of the Constitution as backdrops. Hillary claims it was a game changer, although a Zogby/Newsmax poll taken during the "debate" shows PA even at 45% - 44% for Clinton. George even used Sean Hannity's talking points!! It would really be nice to hear about jobs, Iraq, health care, trade agreements, and was that Hillary outBushing Bush on militarism against Iran??!!?? She said she will use US troops against any attack in the Middle East!! A new WaPost poll shows only 38% of Americans think Hillary's honest and trustworthy. How can she possibly win?
      Ahhnuld's budget proposal to cut higher education by 10% would deny education to tens of thousands of qualified students and have a devastating long-term effect on the state's economy according to college and university leaders. What kind of society do we want for our kids?
     We talk a lot about US militarism directed against Russia and China and author Mike Moore joins us in the third hour to talk about how we're heading for another Cold War. He says in his new book, "Twilight War," that it will be with China and the battleground will be space. This also happens to be the scenario laid out in Project for the New American Century's "Rebuilding America's Defenses." You can read it at the bottom of this page http://www.newamericancentury.org/publicationsreports.htm
ABC and the rest of the Corporate Media will love it because war sells bigtime.

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Saturday April 12, 2008

     SB Mayor Marty Blum joins us in the first hour. Impeachment activists spoke at Tuesday's Council meeting, and we'll talk about this, what Santa Barbara's doing about the gang problem since the last time we spoke, and much more. It's alwaws a great time with Da Mayor!
      Actress/Activist Mimi Kennedy joins us for the second hour along with her musician husband Larry Dilg. We'll talk about double-bubble ballots, bringing the money spent on Iraq home, PDA, impeachment, and more. Members of Congress of both parties have $196 Million of personal investments in companies that receive hundred of millions of dollars a day in Pentagon contracts from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Larry will play some of his songs, including Hey George and It's The Oil.
     The party caucuses are set for Sunday to pick elected delegates to the Dem Convention in Denver. We talk with Barbie Deutsch and Tim Allison from the Obama and Susan Rose from the Clinton campaign for the third hour.

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Saturday April 5, 2008

The Bush Administration pushes for the most sweeping banking changes since 1932 by proposing to give the Fed responsibility for regulating banks. Privatizing the regulators...brilliant idea!! The United States secured NATO's support Thursday to build a missile defense system in eastern Europe, despite fierce opposition from Russia, and Bush pushes for making Georgia and Ukraine NATO members, even though the Ukranian people oppose it and the Russians hate it. Reverend Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus delivered 32,000 signatures on a complaint alleging violations of election finance law against John McCain to the Federal Election Commission. Impeachment activists will speak at the SB City Council Tuesday.
      California's about $16B in the red and we'll be joined at the top of the show by Assembly Budget Committee Chairman John Laird. We'll talk about the current budget crisis, how does it get resolved without gutting our infrastructure, the 2/3 rule to pass a budget or raise taxes, and the proposed oil tax. The Speaker and Senate leader both say they will drag out the budget process into the fall if the Republicans don't compromise on taxes.
      Petroleum Geologist Jeffery Brown joins us in the second hour to talk about peak oil and a general overview of the global energy picture. Are we at or near maximum oil production, can new finds make up for increasing demands, how can net exporters alter supplies...? He will also speak at UCSB April 15.   
      Friday was the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. James Earl Ray pleaded guilty shortly after, and tried for the rest of his life to get a trial. Investigator/Lawyer William Pepper conducted an independent investigation for 25 years, presented his findings to the King family, and represented them in the 1999 civil trial, where the jury affirmed his findings. William Pepper joins us in the third hour.

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Saturday March 29, 2008

     Not a good week for Hillary, a new NBC/WSJ poll has her positive rating drop to 37% against her 48% negative rating. How does she get to 50% + 1? The WH Papers showed her support for NAFTA, even though she won Ohio on opposition to it. Nobody who has been in combat forgets it, but she expects us to believe she did with her corkscrew landing, ducking sniper fire, and sitting on flak jackets in Bosnia. Gov. Bill Richardson endorses Obama and gets compared to Judas, and now Clinton's wealthy backers are threatening Nancy Pelosi for saying the Super Delegates should not overturn the VOTE of the people. Haven't we had enough of this for the past 7 years?
     Lt. Eric Shine joins us in the second hour to talk about the banking crisis and it's relation to the Iraq occupation. We'll talk about Iran, probably Pakistan, torture, and much more.
     1st District Supervisor Salud Carbajal is "The New King of the Hill" and he's in for the third hour. We'll talk about this, Lake Cachuma, the budget, and Grecka Oil among other things. Salud's running unopposed, but we'll talk about the importance of the 3rd District race.

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Saturday March 22, 2008

     State Dept. officials breach Barack Obama's passport files three times by three different contract employees. Obama picks up endorsements from Republicans Susan Eisenhower and Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Rush continues with Operation Chaos. We'll talk about this, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the Clinton WH papers, and McCain doesn't even know who we're fighting in the Middle East...that's experience we can count on!!
     Hip Brazil creates media and events that heal, inspire, and promote community building. Founder Vanessa Isaac is in at the top of the second hour. It seems like all Brazilian's are either samba dancers, practice capoeira, or play soccer. We'll talk this, Brazil, and her five day samba workshop.
     This week marked the 5th anniversary of the of the attack on Iraq. We'll be joined in the third hour by AfterDowningStreet.org's David Swanson to talk about the anti-war marches, the occupation, Iran, Impeachment, and what we can do about it.

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Saturday March 15, 2008

      Kind of a big news week. Two huge resignations, and we'll talk about the one most people aren't, Commander of our Middle East forces, Admiral Fallon. The CENTCOM commander was the only one to challenge the White House on the policy of keeping the "option" of an unprovoked attack on Iran. Certainly no dove, Fallon has said we don't have the forces to attack Iran, but rather, we should refocus on Afghanistan. We're spread too thin. We'll look at ship fuel deliveries to the Gulf and much more.
      Another popular Democratic Governor Elliot Spitzer, like Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, was also brought down. Under his leadership, Democrats were increasingly confident of breaking a logjam in Albany by wresting the state senate from the Republicans, who viewed Spitzer as a mortal threat. While not condoning his actions, why does he have to resign, but Republican Senators David Vitter and Larry Craig don't? Why is the FBI and IRS investigating a relatively small (a few thousand $) prostitution case. Why did Mike Bloomberg start talking about running for Governor, and give $500,000 to Joe Bruno? And what about the Telecoms and wiretaps? At least we found the bar for Impeachment.
      Obama wins Mississippi as the Democratic soap opera continues, and we'll talk about that. As usual, there's a lot to talk about there. Everyone talks about "popular vote" but we'll look at the Electoral Vote breakdown. Both Clinton and Obama beat McCain, but in very different ways.

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Saturday March 8, 2008

          Rush Limbaugh puts the Clinton Slime Machine over the top in Texas with an 8% boost and Republicans are mad as Hell that they didn't get to vote for down-ticket candidates. Hillary sells out the Dem Party and says McCain is more qualified than Obama, then cozies up to Karl Rove on Fox on Wednesday. How much different is Clinton from McCain anyway? They both backed Bush in EVERY war vote. Oh...at 3am do we really want that phone in the White House to go to voicemail after 6 rings?
      Why is Hillary scared to release her tax returns? Is there something like her 10,000% cattle futures profit or could she be worried about this: Bill Clinton Endorsed the Kazakhstan Dictator, won Canadian miner Frank Giustra a $3.1 BILLION uranium mining deal deal; so Giustra gave Bill $131MIL. Hillary Clinton lent her campaign at least $5 Million Dollars allegedly out of a joint bank account with Bill? Are foreign dictators financing her? A leaked memo from the Conservative Canadian government was key in Ohio. PM Stephen Harper's chief of staff, Ian Brodie allegedly told CTV News that Obama's NAFTA position was political posturing, when it was actually Clinton's camp that told them to take her NAFTA concerns with "a grain of salt."
      Defense Contractor United Technologies is trying to buy Diebold, the second largest voting machine company before the election. Top McCain strategist Charles Black is the lobbyist for UT and his boss is Mark Penn, Clinton's top srategist. McCain and Clinton are even owned by the same Lobbying Corporation. Maybe a McCain/Clinton ticket and set the Dems free??
     Legislative Democrats in Sacramento are threatening to hold up the state budget until fall unless Republicans agree to raise some taxes in addition to slashing public services. They need to stand up with a backbone for California. It would also be nice to see a ballot initiative to cut the 2/3 majority to pass a budget and raise taxes to 55%. With all of the talk about reforming government, that would actually do it.

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Saturday March 1, 2008

    Hats off to Prince Harry and for going to Afghanistan to fight in the front lines. Still no Bush daughters, nieces or nephews fighting George's War.
     Americans' confidence in the economy is withering amid a toxic combination of surging food and energy costs and falling home values.The government on Tuesday said its main measure of inflation at the wholesale level jumped 1% in January, lifting the 12-month increase to 7.4%, the highest rate in 26 years. The ascent last month was fed by a 1.5% rise in energy prices and a 1.7% leap in food costs.
     Bush, McCain, and Clinton now are united in attacking Obama's lack of experience in foreign relations. Problem is, Bush, McCain, and Clinton all get it wrong on everything from Iraq, to the Kyl/Lieberman Amendment which gives Bush a back door to attack Iran, the Levin amendment, and did Clinton say in the debate that she will defend Kosovo's independence? Would she stand against Russia and China in a military confrontation over it? Obama is the only one who got Iraq right and says we need to change the mindset that led us to war.
     Congressional Candidate Byron de Lear joins us for the second hour to talk about his Progressive challenge. He's also an advocate for a Constitutional Convention. We'll talk about that, his platform, and more.
      The film Citizen McCaw premieres at the Arlington Theatre Friday March 7, and filmmaker Rod Lathim joins us for the third hour to talk about the film, the media, and Wacky Wendy and her minions.

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Saturday February 23, 2008

     California's budget defecit has grown from $14.5 BILLION to $16 BILLION in the past few weeks and Ahhhnuld's proposal to slash it is so bad that the non-partisan Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill has taken the rare step of having her office draw up an alternative plan for lawmakers to consider. She says we need to raise some taxes, like on oil companies, and cut some tax credits, including the "sloophole" that allows yacht buyers to avoid paying sales tax. Ahhhnuld and his Republicans would rather gut public education and force poor people to expensive emergency rooms for primary care once they get really sick.
      Another week, another primary and caucus. The good news for Clinton is she had her closest defeat since Super Tuesday, the bad news she only lost by 17 points and garnered only 41% of the vote. This after trailing in Wisconsin by 4-7 points a week ago. Obama has cut her Ohio lead in half in the last week, and pulled even in Texas. Hillary's latest slogan: "One of us is ready to be commander in chief in a dangerous world..." has only one flaw: she ALWAYS gets it wrong. She has never voted against going to or expanding a war. Obama says "We not only have to end a war...we need to change the mindset that got us to war." He gets it, she doesn't. As to the Supreme Court, that's the price the Party Bigwigs pay if they steal the nomination for Clinton.
      Interesting development with the NY Times story about McCain and his lobbyist lady friend. We'll see if anything comes of it, but the real issue is that she's a Telecom lobbyist who was lobbying before McCain's Senate Committee. As he did in the Keating 5 Scandal, McCain wrote letters to government regulators on behalf of Vicki Iseman's lobbying clients. It's another short show this week.

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Saturday February 16 2008

     I have criticized both Obama and Clinton for timidity on controversial votes on Iraq and Terrorism. They had another chance this week on the vote to grant retroactive immunity to the Telecoms who have been spying on Americans dating back to FEBRUARY 2001. Obama finally got it right, while Clinton stood with George Bush and against the Constitution and the American People and didn't even bother to vote. The bill extended the spying program for 6 YEARS!! Fortunately the House went into recess rather than go along. Even Rahm Emmanuel's brother Ari is writing in the Huffington Post that he doesn't trust the Superdelegates to follow the will of the people and vote for the winner of the ELECTED delegates. I think that would rip the Democratic Party apart like 1968. If that happens I'll write in Buck Schultz (Ed's dog) or Higgins Hartmann (Thom's cat) in Nov. Venezuela's retaliating against Exxon/Mobil's having frozen some of their assets by refusing to sell them more crude, and we may take a comic break with Roger Clemens in our short show this week.
     Progressive Democrat Donna Edwards took out 8 term Congressman Al Wynn in Tuesday's Democratic Primary in Maryland with 60% of the vote. PDA Diector Tim Carpenter joins us at the bottom of the hour to talk about this, the turnout of first time voters, and the Obama effect, among many other things. PDA is also endorsing 24th District Congressional candidate Mary Pallant.

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Saturday February 9, 2008

     Super Tuesday has come and gone and Clinton and Obama are virtually dead even in delagates. With all the identity politics, I'm looking at the red/blue aspect of it. Clinton seems to be winning mostly blue states, but Obama is winning by huge margins in red states. McCain will probably be the      Republican nominee, and we're probably going to the Convention.
On the Iraq front, Adm. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says our military is being worn thin by operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the Mahdi Army of Muqtada al-Sadr is being asked by Shia to end their six month cease-fire and take up arms again.
      Congresswoman Lois Capps joins us at the bottom of the first hour to talk about Bush's new budget, the economic stimulus package and higher education. She's a Super Delagate who is neutral for now, and we talk about the Presidential race.

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Saturday February 2, 2008

     It's almost time to vote in California, and we'll talk about the Dem race a lot. Obama gets endorsed by The Kennedys, Ted, Patrick, and a powerful ad from Caroline Kennedy featuring her father, "...passing the torch to a new generation of Americans." The Bush Administration is pushing for new sanctions against Iran ahead of the next IAEA Report due in March which will say Iran is fully cooperating and there is no evidence of nuclear military activity. Two interesting articles in the LA Times about a resumption of the Cold War, and we'll talk about that. We'll also have an update from the 2006 SOU and those pesky Human-Animal Hybrids from Advanced Cell Technology's hybrid ManCow.
      It's time for the 5th Annual Brazilian Carnaval in Santa Barbara and my photo of Paola the Samba dancer is on the poster all over town. We'll be joined at the bottom of the first hour by MC Sandra dos Anjos Domingos to talk about the local Carnaval and the different Carnavals in the different areas of Brasil. Sandra has just returned from backpacking around Brasil, and I still have stories to tell.
      Buzzflash.com's Mark Karlin joins us at the top of the second hour to talk about the Super Tuesday primaries happening this week. We'll talk about the key demographic groups to watch for Obama and Clinton, and what happens if we don't have a candidate after the dust settles.
      At the bottom of the hour we'll be joined by Isabella, who I met Friday night at a Brazillian Carnaval press event. Isabella works for the Organization of Permaculture and Arts in Salvador, Bahia. She works with orphan children who live on the streets of the Pelourinho who have no family and are left on their own to survive however they can. It was something that moved me as much as anything I saw in Brasil. There was Carlos in Maceio, who I almost wanted to adopt after talking with him, and feeling the frustration and hopelessness, and the kid who sold me a medallion for my friend Elvianne in the Pelourhino, then bummed a beer. This interview was totally spontaneous, because Isabella's work is truly the work of God.
      In the third hour we'll be joined by Community Planet Foundation's Jack Reed to talk about sustainability of the planet through interconnected communities based on consensus decision making. After watching the current Presidential campaign, that seems like an interesting concept, but can we do it, and do we really want to? We'll see.

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Saturday January 26, 2008

     Obama says the Republicans drove the ideas of the 1990's but "it took a President" to put them into place and that President was Bill Clinton. We all know Bill Clinton would never tell a lie, but we will look at the records: NAFTA, GATT, Telecommunications Act of 1996, Welfare Reform, perpetual war, Republican takeover of both houses of Congress for the first time in 40 years. Republican policies that took President Clinton to implement.
     Sens. Ted Kennedy, Pat Leahy, and Claire McCaskill are telling Bill to back off with the smears and he's telling them to stick it. Hillary's new ads are appealing directly to Black voters while surrogates are inserting race into the campaign with Bob Johnson, who Bill made a billion dollars for, referring to what teenage Barack did "in the Hood," and NY Atty. Gen. Andrew Cuomo saying Obama can't "shuck and jive" through press conferences. Obama has lost half of his white support in SC in the past week. Will Blacks back Hillary in the fall if she's nominated?
     It's the SB Film Festival and we have the cast of "Fix" for the bottom of the first hour for an absolutely chaotic and entertaining segment, and Alan Park who made "Scene & Heard: A Musical History of Isla Vista, CA", which I was interviewed for, at the top of the second hour.
      Congressional Candidate Mary Pallant is running to challenge Elton Gallegely. She's in at the bottom of the second hour to talk about what she would do f elected. We may also talk about the events she puts on in Ventura County with speakers like Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame, and Thom Hartman among others.
      Author/Journalist Dave Lindorff joins us for the third hour for a wide ranging discussion including the NH Primary and his vision of the future of the Democratic Party. We'll talk about the recent and ongoing threats against Iran, the crashing economy, and a new study that finds that the US government is literally scaring Americans to death with the War on Terror hype!!! I'm sure Impeachment will also come up.

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Saturday January 19, 2008

     Dennis Kucinich is in the thick of things this week after being kicked out of the Las Vegas debate by General Electric/NBC, even though he met their criteria, and filing for a (re)count in New Hampshire. On that front, I'm not sure who it favors, but here's the discrepency in Manchester Ward 5.

Diebold
Result
Hand
Count
CLINTON
683
619
EDWARDS
255
217
OBAMA
404
365

     We'll talk about the Presidential race and get a live report from the Nevada Caucus in rural Winnemucca, along with the shenanigans from Las Vegas.
     9/11 Author / Researcher David Ray Griffin joins us for the second hour. We'll talk about 9/11 Rudy and what he really contributed. I'm sure this will lead to WTC Building 7, Rudy's Command Center, a lot of gold, and much more. His office was also responsible for the recycling of the steel (destruction of evidence) to prevent a study of WHY the buildings fell.
      In one of the absolute WORST of local government dealings, the SB Harbor Commission confiscated the slip and boat of 75 year old Marci Berman on a 3-2 vote. Marci and her attorney Douglas Gillies join us in the third hour. After a payment is late by 60 days the city can confiscate. She missed her July 15 payment, paid on August 15, had her slip confiscated Sept 7, with no due process, and paid a double payment on Sept. 15. The City returned that payment and said it was too late. They then sent her a $9000 bill for her boat. Oh...one of the 3 in the 3-2 decision, Commissioner Ken Owen, is serving his 4th consecutive term in violation of voter approved term limits. This may be just getting started.

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Saturday January 12, 2008

      A short show this week but there's SO much to talk about. Kucinich is asking for a (re)count in New Hampshire. Results differed wildly from EXIT polls for one candidate only. Counties counted by Diebold gave Clinton a 7% boost. Paper ballots only matter IF they're counted, and not by a private corporation's scanners.
      Iran supposedly confronted US warships in the Gulf of Hormuz with swarming speedboats. Iran says the tape was fabricated, and the Bush Administration now concedes that the audio portion didn't actually come from the speedboats. Meanwhile, Russia is hinting that it is dispatching S-300 medium range SAM missles to Tehran.
      Closer to home Ahhnuld wants to close schools, beaches, parks, prisons, and more rather than raise taxes to close his $14B budget defecit. These Republicans are like trained chimps with tax increases vs. public services.

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Saturday January 5, 2008

     Obama wins the Hawkeye Cauci and Edwards finishes second. Oil hits $100 a barrel as domestic issues eclipse the Iraq Occupation for voters. All three top Dem candidates say they will make a top priority of "fixing" NAFTA, while Mexican farmers protest as the last tariffs on US farm imports are lifted. NAFTA is great for the corporations and nobody else.
      Speaking of election rigging, BradBlog.com's Election Pitbull Brad Friedman joins us in the second hour to talk about the status of our election process. There's news about paper ballot voting in Ohio and Colorado. We'll check up on what's happening in California, Florida, and Brad's take on the resurrected bill by Rush Holt. We'll talk about the caucus process in Iowa, Republican caging in Kansas, other GOP voter suppression tactics, and Kenya's contested election.
      US casualties hit record high in Afghanistan for 2007. More unrest in Pakistan as Musharraf invites Scotland Yard to investigate the Bhutto assassination. The day she was killed, Bhutto had planned to reveal evidence that the Pakistan intelligence agencies were planning to rig the upcoming election, and top surviving rival, Nawaz Sharif calls on Musharraf to step down immediately.

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Saturday December 29, 2007

     No bigger story this year than the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. We'll know more by Saturday, but what we know now is that President Pervez Musharraf's main opposition is dead, Pakistan Muslim League's leader Nawaz Sharif is calling for a boycott of the January 8 election, Bhutto wrote a letter in October to be read only if she was killed where she said Musharraf would be responsible, there was only one exit from where she was speaking, and the assassin managed to get an automatic rifle right next to her, where he shot her and blew himself and several others up. Who is responsible, Muslim extremists, of course, according to Musharraf, Bush, and the Republican Presidential candidates. Who has more to gain than Musharraf? We'll talk about this, the Iowa Caucuses, and a lot more.
     PDA 's Brad Parker joins us in the second hour to talk about the creeping, or not so, police state here in the USA. We'll talk about the Democratic field, Congress and it's representation of us, and the Progressive movement in general, and how we move the Democratic back to the left

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Saturday December 22, 2007

      The Clinton Campaign gets more bizzarre with Bill saying he and George Bush 41 will tour the world to repair America's image if Hillary is elected, but Bush says he won't and he stands by his son's Presidency. The attack machine gets better with Clinton Surrogate fmr. Sen Bob Kerrey attacking Obama as a Muslim, even though he is not, then apologizes a couple times, and a new WSJ/NBC poll shows 8% of Americans thinks it's true. Hardly the case for WMD numbers, but the Rovian tactics have clearly risen past Kindergarten. Ahhnuld and Nunez pass a healthcare plan for California that is a boon for the insurance companies, but it's being challenged by Senate Dems.
      The Hill's Pundit Brent Budowsky handled intelligence issues for Sen. Lloyd Bentsen when the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was originally passed. He'll join us in the second hour to talk about the current dueling Senate bills, one giving retroactive immunity to telecoms. We'll also talk about the destruction of the CIA torture tapes and the Hawkeye Caucaii where we both think Edwards can win.
     fmr. SB City Council Candidate Frank Hotchkiss is in for the third hour to talk about the current Council and the results of the election just past. The City Council this week became the 68th city in the US to pass a resolution to withdraw troops from Iraq. We'll talk about that, Immigration, and more.

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Saturday December 15, 2007

     The occupation of Iraq will cost the city of Santa Barbara taxpayers $157.5 million through 2007. It IS a local issue. SB Mayor Marty Blum joins us at the top of the first hour to talk about it and why and how it affects Santa Barbara on a local level.
     Gov. Ahhnuld is hiding payments of $1.7 million in non-profit funds for luxury travel expenses in violation of the state Political Reform Act and maybe a corruption of the tax code. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez isn't much better with a $1795 meal in Paris, an $6745 hotel bill in Barcelona, and a $5149 meeting at a Bordeaux wine shop with campaign funds. All very questionable and probably illegal. We'll also get to the Iraq funding bill, Iran, and the Democratic and Republican races and debates.
     SB City Councilwoman Iya Falcone was in New Orleans for a convention of cities. She joins us in the third hour to talk about this, the recent SB city election, and other issues affecting the city. We'll definitely get to the Firefighters contract, the gang problem, and the budget. We may also talk about her future plans, since she's serving her last term on the Council.

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Saturday December 8, 2007

     A new NIE says Iran stopped it's nuclear program in 2003, Bush supposedly knew it, and ramped up the rhetoric to go to war anyway. These guys are hell-bent on war with Iran regardless of the facts. Hillary claims that the NIE proves her vote on Kyl/Lieberman helped changed Iran's behavior, whines about mudslinging when she's criticized for it, then digs up Obama's KINDERGARTEN writings to prove he's been running all his life. Not to be outdone, Republican Mike Huckabee didn't even know about the NIE or what it was. When he takes heat on a rapist he intervened to have paroled, who then raped and murdered someone else, he denies it, then blames it on Bill Clinton.
      Constitutional lawyer and fmr. SoCal ACLU President Stephen Rohde joins us for the second hour to give us his take on the Homegrown Terrorist bill that passed the House and is now in the Senate. We'll also talk about Impeachment, and Sen. Leahy's threat to pass criminal Contempt of Congress resolutions aganist Karl Rove and Josh Bolton.

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Saturday December 1, 2007

    Wounded vets are being asked by the Pentagon to repay the bonuses they were paid to enlist to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. The US Navy has doubled the supply of jet and ship fuel to the Persian Gulf for November, suggesting high naval activity, possibly including a demonstration or attack on Iran, while we blame Tehran for a Baghdad bombing that killed 13 Iraqis. A new Zogby Poll shows Obama and Edwards beating each of the major Republican candidiates, while Hillary loses to each of them. CNN shows, once again that it's much more insidious than Fox with it's softball Republican debate.
      Author Dahr Jamail joins us in the second hour to talk about his observations as an Unembedded Journalist in Iraq. We'll discuss the role of private security forces, sectarian death squads, Iraqi unemployment, and the fallout from the destruction of Falluja. What do the Iraqis think of us? The Iraqi Parliament voted overwhelmingly to demand that the UN does NOT renew the charter for us to continue our presence there. Yeah right...like we care what Iraqis want. We'll also talk about the Americans treatment of Iraqis in Iraq.
      An a-political friend just returned from New Orleans and was apalled at what she saw there. Mary Wolfington will also join us to talk about it.

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Saturday November 24, 2007

     Scott McLellen says he was instructed to outright lie to the American People over the Valerie Plame leak, which George H. W. Bush called Treason, and the Corporate Media buries the few reoprts of it. Homeland Security advisor Frances Townsend resigns and warns of a major terrorist attack in the run-up to the 2008 election. Signature gatherers at UCSB try to trick students into signing the Giuliani & Co. attempt steal 20 or so Electoral Votes from California.
      9/11 researcher/author David Ray Griffin joins ur for the second hour to debunk the 9/11 debunking. We'll cover discrepencies of the various timelines, NORAD's response and the Vanity Fair article revising the reasons why no fighter jets responded. NIST tries to explain the fall of WTC 7, which wasn't hit by any airplanes, and we'll discuss the weakness and implausibility of their explanations. We'll also talk about the Secret Service response, the Pentagon, and United Flight 93.
      Dr. Michael Cooper qualified for the City Council ballot then decided not to run. He does want to come on the show to talk about the downtown parking plans and the current City Council's agenda as he sees it. The Dentist is also a big critic of our Health Care system, or lack thereof. We will discuss the Spanish and French systems and friend Lynnette Dubois will call in from Toronto to talk about the Canadian system.

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Saturday November 17, 2007

     Colonel Ann Wright is a former US diplomat with postings to Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan among others. We'll talk about what's happening in Pakistan and it's effect on the region. We'll also talk a lot about Iraq, Iran, and Impeachment. She was arrested trying to enter Canada to protest the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP). We'll probably talk about that and what it means to us, especially.
      Lt. Governor John Garamendi sits on the UC Board of Regentss of UC and the equivalent board for CSU. He joins us at the end of the first hour to talk about student fees, privatization, and the importance of public education.
      Interesting Presidential debate tonight. Kucinich says he will support any Democrat who pledges to end the Occupation of Iraq. A new poll shows Edwards, Obama, and Clinton deadlocked in Iowa. All the national polls show Edwards with the biggest lead against each of the Republicans, but the media doesn't report that. We'll talk about it.
      Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) says the US has become a haven for War Criminals. The tab for the war could cost us $3.5 TRILLION if "hidden costs" like care for wounded soldiers, interest on the borrowed money, and higher oil prices are included, and the California deficit has grown to $10 BILLION with Governor Cut-Up-The-Credit-Cards. Need we say more? We will.

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Saturday November 10, 2007

     Environmental Attorney Mark Chytilo joins us in the first hour to talk about the expansion of the SB Botanic Garden, which is almost doubling in size. Mark is involved in a lot of other issues like Naples and the Gaviota Coast, so you can call and talk about any of that.
      Bush wants more funding for his Iraq War and vetoes funding for Infrastructure Legislation. Congresswoman Lois Capps joins us in the second hour to talk about this, Impeachment, legislation to support small business, protect against workplace discrimination, and last week's field hearing on the National Marine Sanctuary Program..
      China announces it will move some of it's dollar reserves to more stable currencies like Euros and the CANADIAN dollar??!!?? Gold skyrockets and the stock market falls, but bad news is not bad for everyone. We'll talk about Dick Cheney's investment portfolio. Kucinich introduces a Priviliged Resolution to Impeach the Veep but it's sent back to the Judiciary Committee. Musharraf declares Martial Law in nuclear armed Pakistan and we announce targets to bomb inside Iran. We may also talk about the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 that sets up a Commission that sounds suspiciously like the Committee for Public Safety set up after the French Revolution.

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Saturday November 3, 2007
Sponsors: Code Pink | Impeach Bush/Cheney Meetup

    We're being pre-empted for basketball at 2pm. SB City Council candidate Dale Francisco is in for the first hour. We'll talk about the development, gang violence, the environment and hiking. We'll also cover transportation, parking, and a lively debate on Measure A among other things

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Saturday October 27, 2007
Sponsors: Code Pink | Impeach Bush/Cheney Meetup

     Until 2005 multimillionaires could make the Forbes 400 richest Americans, but for 2006 it took $1.3 Billion. The economy's doing great for a few folks. Cheney says the US won't let Iran "go nuclear" and we accuse them "directing missions in Iraq." The run-up to the Iran War is the same as the Iraq War and we buy it. Sen. Chris Dodd calls for new leadership in the Senate, and Verizon and AT&T give over $42,000 to Sen. Jay Rockerfeller to buy legal immunity for participating in the NSA spying scandal thet was up and running BRFORE Sept. 11. Oh...9/11 Rudy's top CA fundraiseer is resusitating the June ballot measure to steal 20-22 of California's electoral votes.
      AfterDowningStreet.org's David Swanson calls in from a Peace March he's speaking at in Jonesborough, Tennessee. He will be speaking here Nov. 2 at the Impeach Bush/Cheney Meetup and we'll talk about the country-wide marches and impeachment. Anyone with knowledge of commission of a felony and not reporting it is guilty under Federal Law of Misprision of Felony. I wonder how many members of Congress are guilty of THAT!!??!! We'll also talk about Rahm Emmanuel telling Chris Matthews that getting out of Iraq was only a small part of why we elected Dems last year. Matthews laughed at him in disbelief and kept pressing him about it.
      California's burning, half of the CA National Guard and it's equipment is in Iraq, and Lt. Governor John Garamendi has been all over the media. He'll join us to talk about the fires, the President's visit, and that awful LNG terminal off of Oxnard that he was so instrumental in stopping. We may also get to healthcare.
      The Red Sox come from 3-1 back against Cleveland, then cool off the Rockies 13-1 and 2-1. SB Foresters Manager / LA Angels Scout Bill Pintard is in Denver for Game 3 of the World Series, but he'll call in at the bottom of the second hour to review the week in the playoffs.
      SB City Councilmember Helene Schneider is in for the third hour. We'll talk about the 10 year plan to end homelessness, Measure A, and more. We'll also talk about the General Plan and gang violence.

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Saturday October 20, 2007
Sponsors: Code Pink | Impeach Bush/Cheney Meetup

SB City Council Candidate Dan Litten joins us in the first hour. His environmental platform stresses air quality with a focus on gasoline leaf blowers and water quality, including pesticide use. We'll also talk about energy efficient buildings,.
      The Turks mass troops on the Iraqi border to invade the Kurds, the one section of Iraq that is working. Bush warns of World War III if Iran gets a nuke, and Putin visits Tehran. Senate Dems cave on the FISA Act, granting retroactive immunity to telecoms who helped Bush spy on Americans BEFORE 9/11. Oh...the CEO of Quest refused to turn over their records and he's sitting in jail. The new Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey condemns torture but says waterboarding is OK. He also says Bush can wiretap Americans without a court order. The gutless Dems will cower and cave again, Constitution be damned.
      PDLA President / Activist Marcy Winograd joins us in the second hour to talk about Impeachment, Iraq, Iran, and how Progressives can take back our party.
      Looks like I buy lunch for SB Foresters Manager / LA Angels Scout Bill Pintard after the Red Sox beat Cleveland. The Rockies sweep to go 21 of 22. Bill Stoneman is out with the Angels and Joe Torre is gone from the Yankees.
      SB City Councilmember Brian Barnwell joins us for the third hour. We'll talk about improving Pershing Park to bring the Foresters downtown, probably Measure A, and more. We'll also talk about the General Plan and gang violence.

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Saturday October 13, 2007

     The local City Council dominates this week. SB City Councilmember Das Williams joins us in the first hour to talk about his re-election effort. We'll talk about the fossil-free park, affordable housing, and gang violence among other things. Das said he would join with the Mayor to introduce a resolution to oppose the Iraq War. We'll find out about the status of that.
      The House debates the renewal of the FISA bill to allow Bush to continue to wiretap Americans. Bush says he will veto anything that doesn't have retroactive immunity for telecom companies who turned over their records to the government. Will the Dems cower and cave? Pelosi says Bush can't do anything to rise to the level of impeachment. Are they really gutless cowards who are willing to tear up the Constitution, or are the on the take from the Corporations? Putin weighs in on Iran, saying they aren't doing anything illegal with their nuclear program, but that they have to be transparent with it.
      The Red Sox advance and Cleveland eliminates the Yankees. Not much of a week for SB Foresters Manager / LA Angels Scout Bill Pintard but he'll join us to talk about it. What happens to the Yankees now? Mark Cuban wants to buy the Cubs and be a Bleacher Bum, and the Rockies continue to roll.
      SB City Council Candidate Michelle Giddens joins us in the third hour. She opposes Measure A, supports District elections, wants to "balance property rights while maintaining the charm and character of SB" among other things. We'll also talk about the General Plan and gang violence.

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Saturday October 6, 2007

     The Canadian dollar is now worth more than the US dollar for the first time in my memory, the price of gold is skyrocketing, and Congress just raised the debt limit to $10 Trillion. That money will need to be paid back. The Dems filed an SEC complaint after it was revealed that backers of Rudy Giuliani were behind the ballot initiative to give about 22 of California's Electoral Votes to the Republican. Rudy's foreign policy advisor, Neocon "Godfather" Norman Podhoretz is also urging Bush to attack Iran. Some interesting new polls, too.
      Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey was the first to call on Bush to bring our troops home from Iraq, and she is still one of the 3 or 4 most outspoken members in opposition to the war. We'll talk about her Bring the Troops Home and Iraq Sovereignty Restoration Act, the new $190 Billion funding request, and the coming war with Iran. We'll also find out what Congress REALLY needs to do to end the war.
      It's baseball playoff time and we'll take a break for some fun. SB Foresters Manager / LA Angels Scout Bill Pintard will join us to break them down. We'll try to do a short segment through the World Series.
      Once again we're having each of the SB City Council Candidates on between now and the election. This week we're joined by Frank Hotchkiss. He got in the race to protest the LightBlueLine and now is opposing Plaza Granada, the fossil-free park.

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Saturday September 29, 2007

     The Senate Dems do it again!!!!!! The Lieberman/Kyl amendment gives Bush AT LEAST enough cover to attack Iran. Ahmadinijad faces a tough crowd at Columbia and dodges, answers, and evades in the true mold of Conservative that he is. Now the Dem candidates are saying we will be in Iraq for a long time.
      I have a good understanding of the long term view of what's really happening with the destruction of the US. Lt. Eric Shine is one of the very few people with at least as accurate of an understanding and can back it up with a few thousand years of historical examples. He'll join us in the second hour to talk about a wide range of interconnected global events which will lead to the collapse of the USA like the collapse of the Soviet Union.
      Once again we're having each of the SB City Council Candidates on between now and the election. This week we're joined by homeless advocate Bob Hanson.

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Saturday September 22, 2007
SB International Salsa Festival

     The Senate passes a resolution 72-25 condemning MoveOn.org's NY Times ad, General BetrayUs, a student gets shot with a taser for aggressively questioning Sen. John Kerry at U of Florida, and Senate Republicans get the right of Habeas Corpus removed from the Constitution. Regardless of the circumstances of the incidents, it's a sad day for the rule of law, freedom of speech, and the US Constitution. Senate Democrats roll over under Republican filibusters. make them TALK FOREVER!!! That's a filibuster, but the Dems turn belly-up and cave...BTW...that might be one of the reasons Congress' approval rating is 11%, significantly below even CHENEY!!! They've even lost their base!!!
      Despite the cowardice of Senate Dems, the House is passing legislation and Congresswoman Lois Capps joins us to talk about the Children's Health Insurance Bill, the Dream Act, Home Ownership Act to address the sub-prime lending crisis, expand home ownership, predatory lending tactics, and local Green Business Awards.
      In the second hour Progressive Democrats of America Director Tim Carpenter will talk about what has happened to the Democratic Party since the Nov. election and what Dems have to do to win in 2008. We'll talk about the DCCC's NEW practice of picking, endorsing, and funding of Conservatives to challenge Progressive grassroots candidates. We'll get Tim's take on fmr. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney who is leading a movement to resign from the Democratic Party to pressure Pelosi, Reid, and Rahm Emmanuel obey their oaths of office and defend the Constitution or be swept aside with the debris of history.
      3rd District Supervisor Candidate Doreen Farr is in for the 3rd hour. Her race changed dramatically when incumbent Brooks Firestone announced he won't seek re-election. We'll talk about that, the $1.5 million the County received for youth programs and anti-gang programs. We'll also find out her priorities for the county if she's elected.

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Saturday September 15, 2007

Sponsors: Code Pink | Impeach Bush/Cheney Meetup
SB International Salsa Festival

     Bush and General Betray Us wants more money for the Occupation and his lapdogs Pelosi, Reid, and company say no problem. Great ad by Edwards calling on Congress to listen to the American people and get our troops out. The California Legislature passes a law to gut almost all election finance laws to get Corporate money back into politics!!??!! What are these people thinking?? Russia expoldes the biggest non-nuclear air delivered "Thermobaric" bomb. We'll talk about it and their new delivery system.
      Dave Lindorff will be in Santa Barbara Monday for the Impeach Bush/Cheney Meetup, and he will join us at the bottom of the second hour to talk about the case. His book "The Case for Impeachment" sets forth six articles of Impeachment.
       President and Founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation Mikey Weinstein joins us at the top of the second hour to discuss the Evangelization of the US military, including "Save your Souls" ceremonies in the Pentagon courtyard.
     We'll be joined for the third hour by Goleta School Board Member Susan Epstein to talk about goings on with the Board, and her Progressive activism.

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Saturday September 8, 2007

     John Edwards calls on Congress to force Bush to change course in Iraq. A B-52 transports nuclear bombs across US in a major security breach, the Chinese military hacks into the Pentagon computer system, and Texas Republican operatives are trying to rig the 2008 election by stealing about 20 or so of California's 55 Electoral votes. The News Press trial has been happening this week and we do have our take on that.
      Congresswoman Lois Capps is back in Washington, and we talk to her about the agenda for the next couple weeks, what she heard from constituents, and her trip to Mexico during August recess. We talk about war funding, the Rush Holt bill that supposedly reforms the way we vote, and more.
      BradBlog's Brad Friedman joins us at the top of the second hour to talk about Rush Holt's HR811, the electronic voting machine bill.
      The 6th anniversary of 9/11 is coming up Tuesday. We'll be joined by 9/11 Truth Activist Kathleen Rosenblatt to talk about SoCal activities and the latest on the investigations.
    PUEBLO's Aidin Castillo, Shawn Tallant, and Laura Flores are in to talk about a range of issues including a very stimulating discussion of immigration, education, and the 3rd District Supervisor's seat.

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Saturday September 1, 2007

     It's a strange world when we agree with the John Birch Society on a wide range of issues and we'll be joined by their President John McManus to talk about the North American Union and Security and Prosperity Partnership between the US, Canada, and Mexico. Our bridges are falling down but we're building superhighways from Mexico to Canada. The Canadians hate it because they think we're stealing their water and oil. It may cost as many as 40,000,000 American jobs, the dollar will be replaced by the amero, and the US Constitution will be scrapped. Between 2000 and 2005 the median income of US households is down 5.4% under NAFTA, etc. The US media is silent about all of it.
      Actress/Activist, PDA Board Chair Mimi Kennedy joins us for the second hour. John will stay to discuss the Bush Administration's violations of the Hatch Act, specifically the White House Office of Political Affairs briefing of the GSA on targets for the 2008 House and Senate races, and the Drug Czar campaigning for Republicans, even though he's forbidden to, even on his own time. Mimi and I will also talk about the resignation of LA County Clerk and Registrar Connie McCormack and it's effect on 4 million or so votes in LA County, and the Democratic Governor of Alabama. We'll also remember our dear friend and activist Teddi Winograd.
      In the third hour we'll comment on the SB City Council race that's heating up, Measure A, a couple other local issues. We'll be joined at the bottom of the hour by Actor/Activist friend Adam Menken to talk about 9/11, his trip to Pakistan, and Teddi Winograd.

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Saturday August 18, 2007

Sponsors: Code Pink | Impeach Bush/Cheney Meetup

Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson is one of the most progressive Mayors in America and is actively working to end the war in Iraq. He's speaking at the Impeach Bush/Cheney Meetup on Monday night and will join us and SB Mayor Marty Blum at the top of the first hour. Mayor Marty is still looking for one SB City Councilmember to join her to put both of those issues on the agenda. Aside from the human cost, it has cost the City of SB over $156million. That IS a local issue. We talked with Councilmember Das Williams about it this week and we'll see if the Mayor has anything to report. Oh, Das fills in for me next week.
      Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid won our first Spinless Award last week for selling out the 4th Amendment with the The Protect America Act of 2007, and now it looks like it was done so the Senate could go on vacation without Bush making recess appointments. If their vacation is more important than the Constitution we're in more trouble than even I thought. After China threatening to sell off their dollar reserves last week, we agreed to let them put about a 24% tariff on their imports of our autos, while we put a 2% tariff on theirs. War's great for testing new toys, and CNN had an interesting piece on machine gun robots being used in Iraq. Oh..the US wants to name the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization, the first time in history that a military of a country has recieved that designation. Lot's more, too.
      It's funny how some sports teams win all the time and others never do. The Santa Barbara Foresters are always winners and Manager Bill Pintard joins us for the third hour to talk about baseball. We'll find out how he does it with a different team every year, what he looks for in players, character, and all that good stuff. We'll talk about Barry Bonds, maybe the NBA gambling scandal, and probably his Yankees and my Red Sox.

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Saturday August 11, 2007

Sponsors: Code Pink | Impeach Bush/Cheney Meetup

We'll talk about the Minneapolis bridge collapse in the larger context of our crumbling infrastructure. According to Anderson Cooper it will cost us $460 Billion to make our bridges safe and the House just passed a approved a $460 Billion Defense bill...oh...that doesn't include the $451 Billion for the war in Iraq. Sure glad we've got our priorities straight. China's threatening to to sell it's $900 Billion US Treasury bonds which could collapse the dollar. Feeling safe under Republican rule? Congressional Dems passed a bill to gut the FISA law and authorize Alberto Gonzales to tap anyone's phone he deems fit. It does have a condition that one of the calls has to be outside the country, and we know this crowd wouldn't disobey the law. Instead of impeachment, these clowns simply legalize the crimes.
      In the second hour Ohio voting rights activists Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman join the growing list of people who don't think the Bush Administration will relinquish power willingly. If they can't steal the election what else would they resort to? The Republicans are trying to rig California's Electoral College vote with a ballot innitiative to divide our 55 votes by Congressional District. The districts are gerrymandered so badly that they can be assured at least 20 votes, which means the Dem will need to win Ohio AND Florida, instead of just one. We will also probably talk about the Russian pipeline deal giving Russia control over European energy.

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Saturday July 28, 2007

Cindy Sheehan, David Swanson and others are arrested by John Conyers after meeting with him to urge him to defend the Constitution and the rule of law by starting impeachment proceedings. Conyers said it will have to be resolved through the electoral process, Constitution be damned, but as he has so well documented, our elections are rigged and this Congress hasn't fixed it or anything else. Democrats were elected in November to end the Iraq War and hold Bush accountable. They don't have to do anything. Just let the money run out Oct. 1. The war is escalating and the Administration is claiming more power than Julius Caesar according to Conservative scholar Bruce Fein who drew impeachment articles against Clinton. They pass a law prohibiting permanent bases in Iraq while AP reports that Balad Air Base is being "...reinforced-for five to seven years more hard use." Col. Dave Reynolds says "We'd like to get it to be a field like Langley..." the showcase base in Virginia. The Congress' approval rating has dropped from around 50% a couple months ago to around 25% now as they completely abandon their base and well over 60% of the American people.
     One of my favorite vacation destinations is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. We'll be joined in the second hour by Artistic Director Libby Appel. We'll talk about her plays, Ashland, and more.
      The Bush Administration has issued a series of Executive Orders over the past few months that give the President and others the power to confiscate anybody's property they deem to be a risk to security and reconstruction in Iraq, in addition to seizing the powers of a dictator in the event of a terrorist attack. They are refusing to show Continuity of Government plans to Homeland Security Committee member Rep. Peter deFazio (D-OR). fmr Bush Administration Official Morgan Reynolds joins us at the bottom of the second hour to talk about this, his suit against the NIST in conjunction with 9/11, the Russian pipeline deal, and the overall mission of US Foreign Policy in the Middle East, and who knows what else.

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Saturday July 21, 2007

Another gang killing in SB. Mayor Marty Blum steps in for a couple minutes and stays for the entire hour. Among our wide ranging discussion sh admits to hitting her sister over the head with a croquet mallet. I admit to a few things, too.
      The new National Intelligence Estimate says Iraq has strengthened al Qaeda and weakened our ability to respond to military threats around the world. Brent Budowksy joins us in the second hour to talk about this and how the Republican Party is keeping it going and how far they will let it go. We may even talk about talk radio, the new media, and what we can to penetrate the propaganda.
     A new CBS/NY Times poll shows that 61% of Americans think Congress should cut off funds for the Iraq War ONLY if there's a timeline for withdrawl. Will the Dems dare to stand with 61% of the Americans? They refuse to stand up and defend the Constitution and the Rule of Law against this lawless Administration through the Constitutional remedy of Impeachment, so why would they dare to stand with the American People? Oh...Bruce Fein, the Conservative who drew up Articles of Impeachment against Clinton, says Bush and Cheney haved claimed more power than either King George III or Julius Caesar, that they have put the life of the Republic in danger and need to be impeached NOW. Russia pulls out of the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty in response to Bush's "Missle Shield" in Eastern Europe. A new Executive Order permits Bush to seize the assets of anyone the President deems to be a threat to satblization efforts in Iraq, whatever that means.

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Saturday July 14, 2007

     More lawlessness from the Bush Administration as WH Political Director Sara Taylor refuses to talk to Congress about the US Attorney scandal and then Harriet Miers is ordered to not appear. California will grow in population from 34 million to 60 million by 2050. We'll talk about this, illegal immigration, and maybe gun control.
      Congresswoman Lois Capps voted once again to withdraw troops from Iraq. We'll about this, the President's assesment report on Iraq, impeachment, offshore oil drilling, college aid, and Rush Holt's election "reform" bill, among other things.
      PDSB Activist Emily Allen joins us for the third hour to talk about the politics of homelessness. We'll talk about the Mental Health Services Act, affordable housing, budget cuts, jail and hospital "dumping," and more.

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Saturday July 7, 2007

IMPEACHMENT SATURDAY!!!!! Everyone on the show is an activist, or at least a supporter of Impeachment in a week where Bush commutes Scooter's sentence and effectively buys his silence. Ambassador Joe Wilson says there was a quid pro quo and so do I. A News Press column by Travis Armstrong accuses Mayor Marty Blum of taking trips on taxpayer dollars. Da Mayor will step across the hall after her show to give her version.
     fmr. Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg spoke at the opening of the first National Impeachment Center in LA on July 4. We'll ask her about that, but the main reason she's on is to talk about the Prison/Military/Industrial Complex and how AB 900 spends millions of our taxpayer dollars on that system with no new beds. What are alternatives to expanding the prison system while cutting education, among other things. 
     fmr. Federal Prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega
joins us to talk about the Libby commutation, what it means to the Fitzgerald investigation, and does THIS rise to an impeachable offense. It will be interesting to get her take on the legal aspects of it, like the question of Obstruction of Justice, among other things.
      AfterDowningStreet.org's David Swanson is one of the leading activists for impeachment. We'll talk with him about Kucinich's Resolution of Impeachment in the House, the declining popularity of Congress, and the political aspects of impeachment. I'm sure Gonzales will come up once or twice too.
      SB City Councilman Brian Barnwell is the only City Council member aside from the Mayor to voice support impeachment. He's in for the third hour to talk about that, upper State Street, youth violence and what we can do about it. He's also attacked seemingly at random by the SBNP so that will probably come up, along with baseball, and anything YOU want to call about.

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Saturday June 30, 2007

     I go on vacation and the Supreme Court rolls back Brown vs. the Board of Education from OVER 50 YEARS ago!! The President claims Executive Privilige from Congressional subpoenas into a criminal investigation like 35 years ago!! Immigration reform is dead for now. A new report discusses the structural imbalance of political talk radio, and so will we. Oh...yes, I had a great vacation with nature and Shakespeare in Ashland.
      Assembly Budget Committee Chairman John Laird is scheduled to join us in the first hour if the Assembly is not in session discussing the budget. The deadline is near and there's hardly a word about it in the media. Maybe it's only news when it's late.
      Norman Solomon joins us in the second hour to talk about Iraq, war in general, and media complicity in it. His new DVD "War Made Easy" is screening July 12 at the Faulkner Gallery for free and we'll talk about that and take your calls.
      Former City Councilman Babatunde Foleymi is in for the third hour. We'll talk about gangs in SB, the causes and solutions, maybe immigration, and who knows what else

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Saturday June 9, 2007

    SBNP "Letters" also had at Hannah Beth Jackson over comments on our show last week about Hillary. We'll play the offending comments and talk about it along with talk about the debates and some campaign gossip. AlsoParis Hilton and mental health.
     Congressional Candidate Peter Mathews is running in the special election to replace Juanita Millender-McDonald in CA-37, Long Beach, Compton, Watts area. Race is an overt issue in the contest. We'll talk about that and real issues that Mathews will address if elected.
     Harvey Wasserman joins us in the second hour to talk about "Solartopia" his new book about an achievable vision of a sustainable future. We'll talk about "Windiana", the Great Plains, and energy self-sufficiency. We'll also talk about wind power as a $ investment and other green technology and how it can be a new source of good jobs for Americans.
     Brett Kimberlin has a new song, "Springtime, Bush Is Over" based on John Lennon's "And So This Is Christmas." We talk about this, "pro-life" George Bush and the death penalty, and the music now as opposed to during the Vietnam War.
     Another round of fighting with the News Press. Lou Cannon, Jerry Roberts, and Mayor Marty Blum all had at Wendy McCaw and Travis Armstrong about various DIFFERENT things. Roberts calls in for a wide ranging discussion.
          

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Saturday June 2, 2007

     May was the deadliest month this year in Iraq and now Bush and his Republican parrots are comparing it to Korea and saying we'll be there for years. The UN voted by one vote over the objections of Russia, China, Qatar, and others to set up a Lebanon tribunal under Chapter 7 which can be enforced militarily. More blather from Wendy, and we'll finally get to immigration.
      SB City Councilman Das Williams announced his candidacy for re-election this week. He joins us in the SECOND hour. We'll talk about gang violence, youth apprenticeship programs, and other solutions. The City is conducting it's own elections for the first time this year, and we'll talk about that, much more, and take your calls.
      Hannah Beth Jackson is in for the THIRD hour to talk about California issues. Among other things we'll hit the Supreme Court and the future of abortion rights. Ahhnuld is proposing the privatization the lottery among other things. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez is supporting taking reapportionment away from the legislature. Ahhnuld's appointing cronys to state boards, giving big raises to state officials, and promoting campaign aides to state jobs. We'll also talk about the state budget defecit and prisons.

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Saturday May 26, 2007

           After a communication mixup we will have Zaki Chehab, one of the Arab World's leading journalists. His new book, "Inside Hamas" fundamentally changed my view of the Palestinian / Israeli conflict. He'll join us in the first hour to talk about the roots of the conflict, the strategy of the foundation and growth of Hamas to it's "stunning" 2006 electoral victory, taking control of the Palestinian Parliament. We'll look inside the mind of a mother of three suicide bombers among others.
      Our friend Irwin Appel joins us for the last 10 minutes to talk about his new play at UCSB and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland.
     Monica Goodling admitted that Rove protegee/US AttorneyTim Griffin rigged the 2004 election by "caging." It's a felony and also puts Kyle Sampson in a bad position since he denied she told him about in his sworn testimony. Funny, therre's been no coverage of it in our media and no follow-up in Conressional hearings. The Dems cave on Iraq funding but Lois Capps stood with 63% of the American people supporting a timeline and voted against it. John Edwards opposed the bill along with Sen.Chris Dodd, and Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama showed THEIR leadership qualities by waiting until AFTER the bill passed to vote against it.
      Political Comedian / Syndicated Columnist Argus Hamilton joins us in the second hour to impart his wit and wisdom about a wide range of topics across the political landscape. His daily humor column appears in over 100 newspapers and on the web.
       Former SB News Press staffer Scott Hadly was one of the first to leave the paper in July, 2006. He'll join us in the third hour to step back from the circus surrounding SBNP and we'll look at the wall between journalism and editorial that started all this. We'll talk mostly about the future of news in Santa Barbara, and newspapers in general.

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Saturday May 19, 2007

     These Republican debates are great. I can't say as I've ever seen them tripping over themselves like this. One new fact that came to me from it was that we spend $400 BILLION a year to service our debt. Ahhnuld released his new budget revision and he wants to balance it on the backs of those who can least afford it. The Governor of Oregon is living on the $3 a day food stamp recipients get. Assemblywoman Sally Lieber has challenged Schwartzenegger to do that, but the Governator has $25,000 dinners at home instead. For the rest of us, food prices have risen 5.7% this year, the highest in years, to go with our $3.50 gas.
    We had a late plane and a communication mixup with Zaki Chehab and he'll join us next week. Zaki is one of the Arab World's leading journalists. His new book, "Inside Hamas" fundamentally changed my view of the Palestinian / Israeli conflict. He'll join us in the second hour to talk about the roots of the conflict, the strategy of the foundation and growth of Hamas to it's "stunning" 2006 electoral victory, taking control of the Palestinian Parliament. We'll look inside the mind of a mother of three suicide bombers among others.
      Speaking of electoral victories, two top election officials were tried, convicted, and are serving lengthy prison sentences for rigging the recount in the Dem stronghold of Cuyahoga County in the 2004 Ohio Presidential race. Dr. Bob Fitrakis, not John Kerry, was one of the plaintiffs seeking the recount. He'll join us at the bottom of the second hour and first halk of the third hour to talk about this and the exporting of our defective voting machines to the rest of the world. Interestingly enough, they were first tried out in Brasil.
     SB City Councilman Roger Horton calls in with a Measure D update at the bottom of the third hour and listeners call in to voice opinions on SB's proposal to ban plastic bags.

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Saturday May 12, 2007

     We finally have a friendly audience! Mayor Marty Blum drops in to say hi after her first show. Congress has another Iraq funding bill for Iraq as former Generals in the field take out TV ads saying that Bush is ruining our military and making us less secure. Oh yeah...Al Quaeda endorsed Bush's Iraq strategy so they can kill more of our soldiers. Consumer debt reaches a record level of $2.43 TRILLION, spending stagnates, and Wal-Mart loses money because people aren't spending money. Ahhnuld wants to privatize the Lottery. Profits for his cronies is more important than funding education. Where are our sources of revenue going to come from in 20 years?
      Congresswoman Lois Capps joins us to talk about her week in Congress. We'll talk about election integrity, the dominance of white male anchors on cable TV, politicization of the Endangered Species Act, the new Iraq vote, and maybe energy.
      Professor David Ray Griffin is one of the leading 9/11 researchers. A couple weeks ago a listener called about the Popular Mechanics article, " Debunking 9/11." Griffin's new book "Debunking 9/11 Debunking" analyzes that. We'll talk about that, WTC 7, especially, and who is NIST and who do they work for?
fmr Supervisor Susan Rose is in for the third hour. We'll talk about what she's doing now, the SBNP, and maybe the race for 3rd District Supervisor among other things.

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Saturday May 5, 2007

     Terror attacks and deaths rose 28.5% and deaths rose 40.2% last year according to the State Department. Feeling safer with the National Security President? All the Republicans except Ron Paul say they will keep the open ended muscular policy if elected. More of the same. 100 more troops dead for April in Iraq. More revelations about Gonzo.
     We caught up with Congresswoman Lois Capps right after she voted on Bush's veto of the Iraq funding bill. We talk a lot about that, women's health, and impeachment.
      Hannah Beth Jackson is in for the second hour to talk about California issues. Among other things we'll hit the Supreme Court and the future of abortion rights.Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez is supporting taking reapportionment away from the legislature. Ahhnuld's appointing cronys to state boards, giving big raises to state officials, and promoting campaign aides to state jobs. We'll also talk about the state budget defecit, prisons, and maybe the Presidential election with the frontloading of the primaries and the debates that are starting now.
     Community Activist David Pritchett has been instrumental in organizing the demonstrations against the News Press. He'll join us in the third hour to talk about this.

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Saturday April 28, 2007

     Congress granted immunity to Monica Goodling and issued subpoenas for her and Sara Taylor to testify about the firing of the US Attorneys. The Committee also is demanding that Gonzo return to clarify his faulty memory last week? He has admitted discussing the US Attorneys with Bush. Could that be impeachable? Can Gonzo be impeached? Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced Articles of Impeachment against VP Dick Cheney this week. We'll also talk about the Iraq funding bill and maybe porn and the News Press.
      California spends more on servicing the debt than it spends on the entire UC System. Now Ahhnuld wants to substantially raise fees on students at UC and CSU. UCSB Activist Bill Schiebler will talk about the increases and what it will mean to students and the effect on society in general of making college more exclusive.
      When Clint Curtis worked as a computer programer, lobbyist Tom Feeney asked him to develop a program that would enable him to walk into a voting booth and push a combination of buttons that would entirely flip an election and erase all evidence. Now Feeney is a Congressman and when Curtis found out that he was really trying to rig the election, Curtis left the Republican Party to run against him. Feeney won, but Curtis and his campaign's "Walk for Democracy" canvassed the district and he'll talk about what he found. Also, we'll talk about Feeney's ties to Jack Abramoff.
      Fund for Santa Barbara's Geoff Green joins us in the third hour to talk about attacks on the Fund by Andy Caldwell and Travis Armstrong. We'll also talk about what they do for the community.

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Saturday April 21, 2007

     We'll have our take on Virginia Tech, the media, and the university officials. Why wasn't the campus locked down after the first shooting? Was NBC's response in putting out the gunman's photos and manifesto appropriate? Some of the interviews with students were absolutely gouhlish, especially Larry King. We'll also talk about gun control and why Canadians don't murder people with their Glock 9's. More news about Iraq, Iran, and our forgetful Attorney General.
      The Democratic State Convention is next weekend in San Diego. We'll be joined by Progressive Democrat of LA president and fmr. Congressional Candidate Marcy Winograd to talk about what we can do on a state/local level help fix our National Nightmare.
      Author Michael Weinstein joins us at the bottom of the second hour to talk about what he calls an Evangelical Coup at the US Air Force Academy. We'll talk about "a spiritually transformed US Military [as] ambassadors for Christ in uniform [and] empowered by the Holy Spirit." We'll also talk about the special favors granted to Evangelicals and discrimination against non-Evangelical Cadets.
      SB Councilman Grant House joins us for the third hour. Bullying, gang violence, clean elections will come up. Also, regional transportation, new environmental standards, and more.

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Saturday April 14, 2007

     We talked about Don Imus' comments last week and we'll continue now that everyone else is. The military is extending tours of duty in battle zones. How are we more secure when Bush is BREAKING our military? The White House has "lost" thousands of emails from their private system. Maybe this will be the thing that brings this Administration down.
       fmr. ACLU President Stephen Rohde joins us in the second hour to talk about the rights we're losing to the "War on Terror." We'll talk about those "quaint" Geneva Conventions, NSA Spying, torture, Habeas Corpus, Military Commissions Act, and more.
      SB Councilwoman Helene Schneider joins us for the third hour. Gang violence, homelessness, clean elections will come up. Also, commuter rail, new envirornmental standards, and more.

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Saturday April 7, 2007

     Congressional delegations consisting of five Repubs and six Dems meet with Syrian President Asaad, but only Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ripped by the the Administration and right wing blogs. Funny, because it's the Repubs that criticize the Administration. The Iranians released the British Marines but we're still holding five of their diplomats who were captured in January.      Ahhnuld appoints his Dentist and former Chiropractor to head those boards. "Heckuva job Browine" and hefty pay raises for his campaign workers come to California. Whistleblower Lt. Eric Shine joins us in the second hour. We'll talk about war profiteering, privatization, torture and the real kind of support that we give our soldiers.
      We talk with Congresswoman Lois Capps about the Democratic budget, the rising cost of higher education and it's cost to our country. Congress has set a timetable for withdrawl from Iraq that the President says he will veto. We talk about the Supplemental Iraq funding bill, and the proposed floating LNG terminal off the coast of Oxnard.
      SB Councilwoman Iya Falcone joins us for the third hour. Gang violence, development, clean elections will come up. Also, what do we do about regional transportation without Measure D money, new envirornmental standards, and more.

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Saturday March 31, 2007

     The Russian newspaper RIA Novosti is publishing Russian Intelligence reports that the US will launch a Nuclear attack against Iran on April 6. It's called Operation Bite. Seymour Hirsch has been warning of this for almost a year. Saudi King Abdullah who is one of our closest allies in the Gulf region slammed the "Illigitimate foreign occupation" of Iraq, and the Gulf States are going to move away from the dollar to deal in other currencies. Joe Scarborough is calling for ABC to censor / fire Rosie O'Donnell for saying 9/11 was an inside job. Why is it only Right Wing nuts should only be allowed on TV?
      The US Attorney scandal is front and center this week with Congressional hearings and Monica Goodling invoking the 5th against self-incrimination. Fmr. Federal Prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega joins us in the second hour to talk about that, Impeachment, and her book, "The U.S. vs. George W. Bush". Maybe we'll also get to the Libby Trial if we have time.
      The Senate passed teir Iraq funding bill this week with a withdrawl provision and Bush says he'll veto it. That's fine with me and "Connect the Dots" Lila Garrett will join us in the second hour to talk about that, impeachment, and anything else that comes to mind.
      Goleta City Councilman Roger Aceves is in for the third hour. We'll talk about the November Goleta voter revolution, growth, the General Plan, and last minute compaign contributions among other things.

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Saturday March 24, 2007

The correct file for Hour 2 is now posted with Jeremy Schaill & Michelle Phillips

     Can the US Attorney scandal bring down this White House? It's illegal to call prosecutors to pressure them to affect the timing of an indictment, like David Iglesias said happened to him with calls from Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) and Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM). Did they kill an investigation into corruption on the part of Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA) when they fired Carol Lam? The subpoenas have been approved, and a showdown appears to be imminent. It was also fun hearing Rush and Ahhnuld go at it this week.
      Private contractors comprise the second largest army in Iraq. Journalist Jeremy Schaill joins us in the second hour to talk about Blackwater, the world's largest mercenary army. Is this the wave of the future, privatizing war? Who are these people, anyway? They were even providing security in New Orleans after Katrina. The right wing militia types always talk about foreign troops under the command of the UN patrolling our streets. Maybe it will really be Private Armies like Blackwater. Jeremy will also be appearing in SB April 26 at the IV Theatre.
      Actress/Singer Michelle Phillips is joining a long list of celebrities questioning the official version of 9/11. The surviving member of the Mamas & Papas joins us to talk about it. We'll talk a lot about security, how the explosives may have gotten into the Twin Towers, and who had the opportunity to do it.
      Gang violence is about the ONLY political issue in Santa Barbara at the moment, with the killing at State & Carillo in the middle of the afternoon last week. Jorge Rodriguez is a former gang leader who is now a Masters student at USC. He'll join us in the third hour to talk about his life, the appeal of gangs, and how he got out. Maybe we'll get some first hand solutions from someone who's been there.

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Saturday March 17, 2007

     We'll talk about the 3 I's, Iraq, Iran and Impeachment. It's the 4th Anniversary of the invasion of Iraq and the Senate Judiciary Committee is finally issuing subpoenas in the firing of US Attorneys. Maybe the Administration's crimes will finally come out. Rep. Dennis Kucinich has an impeachment resolution ready to go if we attack Iran, but he's now saying it may be the only option to stop it. UC and CSU raised fees by 7% and 10% this week as Ahhnuld continues his march to bankrupt California, and you can now have dinner with him and Maria at their house for a paltry $500,000 campaign donation.
     Journalist Jason Leopold of Truthout.org is a former Wall Street Journal reporter who had an epiphany after 9/11. He was one of the first to report on the manipulation of the California energy market as bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswire, was one of the first to report on the Enron collapse, and a leader in the reporting of the outing of CIA Agent Valerie Plame Wilson. He'll join us at the top of the second hour. The second half of the hour is open in case we're really having fun.
     We're dedicated to being your cutting edge news source for Santa Barbara. In light of the gang fight and murder Wednesday afternoon on Carrillo & State Street we've changed our 3rd hour to talk about it with Nancy Davis and Joe Velasco of City @ Peace. They work with gang members and at risk teens to help them straighten out with theatre and other arts. SB City Councilwoman Iya Falcone & Mayor Marty Blum phone in, and a number of other local officials have been invited to call in with brief comments on the subject. We'll also try to get the police perspective and someone with a gang association or considering one.

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Saturday March 10, 2007

     Last week we had guests from start to finish and this week I'll get to talk. Plenty to talk about, too. We'll discuss the Libby conviction and timing of the probable pardon. Dems in Congress are trying to cut taxes for working people, but the media is barely reporting it. We'll talk a lot about the media, impeachment, firing of federal prosecutors, and we may finally get to global warming.
      Ralph Andrews, founder of Nuclear Green joins us in the second hour to advocate for nuclear power. We'll discuss some of the safety issues among other things.
     At the end of the show we talk about the SB International Orchid Show and Sansum Diabetes research.      

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Saturday March 3, 2007

     Washington Times columnist Frank Gaffney is the President of Center for Security Policy and a leading Washington hawk. We'll debate Iraq/Iran and the larger Middle East and Eurasian War in general in the first hour. Top advisors to Gen. Praetorius say we have six months to win in Iraq or face a Vietnam-Style collapse. What is victory in Iraq now, anyway? What will a war with Iran look like? What will Russia and China do?
     Singer/Songwriter/Activist Holly Near joins us in the second hour. We'll talk about the state of the world, more war, and the difference between the activism of musicians and young people now as opposed to the '60's and 70's. We'll talk about her upcoming March 8 performance at SoHo for Fund for Santa Barbara, and her new cd, "Show Up." Journalist Robert Dreyfus debunks the myth that a bloodbath will follow in the wake of an American redeployment from Iraq at the bottom of the second hour. We'll talk about redeployment as a strategy and why we need to get out.
     Former City Council candidate Terry Tyler is in for the third hour to talk about CERT disaster preparedness training. We'll also talk about roundabouts, and homelessness in SB. The show starts with a debate and may end with one about commuter rail. We'll probably see if he's running again next time, too

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Saturday February 24, 2007

     The News Press prints a bill of particulars detailing the slights against them...we'll respond. The NON-PARTISAN Legislative Analyst slams Ahhnulds new budget and the Governors office calls the dip in revenues a fluke.
     In the November elections the biggest winners were the most progressive candidates like Sen. Jim Webb. Progressive Democrats of America Director Tim Carpenter joins us to talk about where we go from here to buld a Progressive majority, the 2008 race across the country, and maybe the Presidential race.
      The Santa Barbara Teachers Union is asking for around a 6% pay increase, they're being offered about 1%. Teachers Union spokesman Ken Stevens is in for the third hour to talk about this and the weakening of unions in general. We'll be joined by Nikki Lagerquist, co-founder of Students Encouraging Teacher Action (SETA) who led a student sit-in at San Marcos High School. We'll get the usually overlooked student's perspective.

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Saturday February 17, 2007

     Iran's all over the news this week and we'll talk a lot about it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the non-binding resolution to counter Bush's troop surge is only the beginning step in Congressional action on Iraq, and Chrysler announces cuts of another 13,000 jobs.
      Brazilian dancer and singer Vanessa Isaac will join us at the bottom of the first hour to talk about SB's Brazilian Carnival, her country and culture, and my trip to Brazil. Oh, Brazil's energy self sufficient, too.
     Media Analyst Jeff Cohen will be speaking at Victoria Hall Theater this Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 PM. He joins us for the second hour to talk about the state of the media and how they're selling us war. Jeff's also familiar with the News Press mess and we'll talk about that.
      SB City Councilman Roger Horton is in for the third hour. We'll talk about the city budget, clean elections, commuter rail, and housing. Roger's working on stuff at SB High School and we'll talk about that, maybe teacher pay, and anything you want to call about.

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Saturday February 10, 2007

The Administration and media keep beating the drum for war with Iran. We've "captured" Iranian diplomats in Iraq and seem hell-bent on creating an incident that will force Iran to respond. Bush submits his new budget that hits the same people and programs as Ahhnuld's, the poor, students, and seniors. More firings at the SB News Press, this time even hitting the sports desk.
      Gore Vidal joins us in the second hour to talk about the war in Iraq, sabre rattling at Iran and impeachment. We'll also talk about the draft, alternative public service, Habeas Corpus, the gradual loss of our liberty, and maybe Tennessee Williams and "A Streetcar Named Desire."
      1st District Supervisor Salud Carbajal is in for the third hour to talk about the preservation of ag land and open spaces. We'll get his take on the Montecito planning process and what happened with the North County Supervisors. The Miramar, Goleta, healthcare for children, and the development of consensus on the board will probably be discussed.

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Saturday February 3, 2007

Bush and the media are beating the drum hard for expanding the war to Iran. Ahhnuld's giving out $273,000 bonuses to four aides who doubled as campaign workers. They claim they worked on the campaign only in their spare time, otherwise it's illegal. Exxon's $39.5 BILLION is the biggest ever annual profit. I wonder if sky-high gas prices have anything to do with it.
     AfterDowningStreet.org founder David Swanson was one of the organizers of last week's March on Washington. Over 500,000 people turned up on the National Mall, but media coverage was minimal. David joins us in the second hour to talk about this and the new Newsweek poll that shows that 58% of the American people want Bush out IMMEDIATELY. We'll also talk about Iraq, Iran, Impeachment, Chuck Hagel, and Dennis Kucinich.
     The Republican Governor of Florida is calling for the EXCLUSIVE use of paper ballots. BradBlog.com's Brad Friedman joins us to talk about this, the Boxer/Rice "confrontation", and what new Secretary of State Debra Bowen will mean to our own elections. We'll talk about FLA 13 where the Republican won by 369 votes after 18.000 votes "disappeared" in the Dem stronghold of Sarasota. Oh...two Ohio voting officials were CONVICTED of rigging the 2004 Presidential election in Cuyahoga County, a Dem stronghold of some 600,000 voters. Kerry "lost" the state by only 118,000 votes.
     4th District Supervisor Joni Gray took all of our State Mandated Housing and put it in her district. Now she's taking heat for it. Is the North County starting to put the brakes on development? The State Mandates need to be fixed at the state level, and we'll resume our efforts to bring the people together to do it. Joni joins us in the third hour and welcomes your calls. We'll talk about this, preservation of ag land and open spaces, and probably Montecito. We'll also talk about the Meth problem with an insight from America's Doctor, Dean Edell.Super Bowl picks, too!

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Saturday January 27, 2007

      Bush's proposal to double the emergency oil stockpile will establish a solid floor of $50 a barrel, driving up prices. We'll also talk about the Middle East and Dinah Mason reports live from the big Peace March in Washington. We'll talk about the SOU, and what was NOT said. A new Executive Order expands Presidential power to interfere in regulation of health, safety, and environmental protections.
      Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Sally Lieber is drawing national media attention with her controversial proposal to ban spanking children under 3 years old. She returns to the show to talk about this and other issues, including her proposal to vacinate all girls against the virus that causes cervical cancer.
      In our Weekly Washington Update with Congresswoman Lois Capps we'll talk about the President's State of the Union address. What are the chances for REAL health care coverage, "fixing" Social Security and Medicare, and expanding No Child Left Behind. I'm sure we'll talk about Iraq, and what can Congress actually do to prevent an attack on Iran.
     More media controversy in Santa Barbara, this time with the UCSB Daily Nexus. Editor Kaitlin Pike joins us to talk about the First Ammendment and the responsibility of the newspaper to accept or reject advertising.
      More Mesa is for sale for around $10 million. Valerie Olsen of More Mesa Preservation Coalition is in to talk about the ramifications, and what we can do ecological and recreational value and what we can do.

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Saturday January 20, 2007

     Even staunch Conservatives like Republican Senators Gordon Smith (R-OR) and Sam Brownback (R-KS) are breaking with Bush over Iraq. The new Democratic Congress finished it's First Hundred Hours this week with an impressive ability to attract Republicans to join in lopsided victories for most of the agenda. We'll talk about the formerly united Republican front, why it's splitting, and what it means for 2008.
     The Bush Administration seems determined to widen the war to Iran. We'll talk about the US attack on the Iranian Consulate in Iraq, the detaining of five diplomats, and what can be done to stop the escalation into a regional war.
In our Weekly Washington Update with Congresswoman Lois Capps we'll talk about the new energy bill that strips Big Oil's $10 BILLION subsidies and the College Student Relief Act of 2007 which will save the average UCSB incoming Freshman for fall 2007 $2580 over the life of the loan. She will also give us an update on the new voting rights bill and the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill.
      November 7 produced a political earthquake close to home as Goleta tossed three incumbents to form a new council majority. Newly elected Goleta City Councilman Eric Onnen joins us to talk about the new direction for the city of Goleta.

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Saturday January 13, 2007

     Due to the untimely passing of my flash drive only the pre-recorded 2nd hour is availabe.

     The News Press says we're creating chaos in Santa Barbara. The 3rd hour of the July 29, 2006 was entered into evidence in the NLRB case against the paper BY the News Press. Rush has been bashing Ahhnuld all week and so will we. We'll talk about him stripping welfare from the neediest people, his "Health Care" plan, and REAL government reform in California. Oh...Gov-Cut-Up-The-Credit-Cards also wants to borrow another $43 BILLION on top of the bonds to balance the budget. A bill going through the Iraqi Parliament splits up the country's oil revenues among BP, Shell, Exxon/Mobil, and Ahhnuld's buddies Chevron for the next 30 years!
      In Hour 2 Bush's new Iraq War escalation strategy comes largely from the Neocon think tank American Enterprise Institute. Gary Schmitt is their Director of Advanced Strategic Studies and former Executive Director of Project for the New American Century. He joins us in the second hour to talk about the escalation and also the deterioration of the US Armed Forces.
      In our Weekly Washington Update with Congresswoman Lois Capps we'll get her comments on Bush's speech, the Stem Cell Bill that was passed ths week and the Minimum Wage Bill at the end of the second hour.
      Our good friend Teddi Winograd joins us in the third hour to talk about the stock market, Progressive Democrats of Beverly Hills, and other aspects of her interesting life. Daughter Marcy ran for Congress against Jane Harman, son-in-law Ira Gottlieb represents the SBNP newsroom employees in their continuing battle to Unionize.

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Saturday January 6, 2007

     Bush's signing statement in the new postal reform bill gives him the power to open the mail of any American without a warrant. The Neocons seem on the ascendency again as Bush prepares to send more troops to Iraq against the advice of all of the generals on the ground...oh...he's replacing them, too.
     The Democrats take over Congress and beginning this week we will have our Weekly Washington Update with Congresswoman Lois Capps. We'll talk about the "First 100 Hours," ethics reform, and the new Democratic agenda. This is only the second time in 52 years that the House has changed hands and we'll also talk about the mechanics of being in the majority as opposed to the minority.
     An international delegation of former prisoners, families of current prisoners, and human-rights activists will march on Guantanamo in Cuba to demand the closure of the prison there. Code Pink co-founder Jodi Evans will be there, and she'll join us before she leaves to talk about it.
      Brett Wagner is a former Congressional Candidate and led an effort to recall Supervisor Brooks Firestone. He'll join us in the third hour to talk about local issues and his future plans.

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Saturday December 30, 2006

     British Prince Harry is headed to Iraq with his unit in May. Let Bush follow the example and have one of his 2 military age daughters or 6 military age nieces and nephews lead from the front, too. The Euro passed the dollar as the most popular currency in circulation for the first time this week. We'll also talk about Iran.
      In the second hour Dr. Dennis Loo will join us to talk about the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. It guts the Posse Comitatus Act and sets the stage to usher in Martial Law in the US. We'll also talk about his book "Impeach The President."
      Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum is in for the third hour. We'll take a look back on 2006 and forward to 2007. We'll also take a look at what the Iraq War has cost the City of Santa Barbara. I think Measure P might also come up, and that will probably lead to another entertaining subject.

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Saturday December 23, 2006

     The US now pays out more money on our foreign investments than we take in. Inflation had it's biggest jump in 30 years. We also talk about Bush's desire to increase the troops in Iraq, the mental health toll on our troops, and the new show of force against Iran.
      We're joined by fmr. Federal Prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega in the second hour to talk about her hypothetical indictment of George W. Bush and senior officials of his government for fraud in taking us to war in Iraq.
     Troy Cope is a very politically astute 19 year old student from Univ. of Toronto. He's not real happy with the world we're leaving to his generation and he's in for the third hour to talk about it. We're also joined on the phone by our Canadian friend Lynnette.

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Saturday December 16, 2006

     Americans say the widening rich-poor gap is a cause for alarm as the Bush Administration moves to restrain prosecutors going after Corporate crooks. The Democrats say they're inheriting a financial mess even without factoring in the "Supplemental Spending" of the wars. Bush seems on the verge of ordering more troops to Iraq, but the head of the Army says we are running out of soldiers. These people are breaking our military and bankrupting our children while we sit by and watch. We'll probably talk about Impeachment, too.
     SB City Councilwoman Iya Falcone is in for the third hour. She and Rick Feldman are providing free eye checkups and free glasses to children on Sunday at Rick's SB Eyeglass Factory. We'll talk about that and much more, including the police presence at last Sunday's Impeachment rally in de la Guerra Plaza, and probably Veronica Meadows.

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Saturday December 9, 2006

     The Iraq Study Group submitted it's report this week. We'll talk about that and how we pay for the war, and what Congress can do about it. Ahhnuld is still raising money in record amounts and funneling it through various foundations that make it hard to track.
      Assembly Budget Committee Chairman John Laird introduced two important bills this week. One provides universl health care coverage for children, the other is the Civil Rights Act of 2007. We'll talk about these, the state budget, and more.
      David Swanson (AfterDowningStreet.org) is leading a rally for impeachment and against the Iraq War in de la Guerra Plaza Sunday at noon. He'll join us to talk about war, peace, and impeachment.
      2nd District Supervisor Susan Rose finishes her second term next month. She'll join us in the third hour to look back, forward, and I'm sure the Gaviota Coast will come up.

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Saturday December 2, 2006

     The Pentagon wants another $127 BILLION for Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Is it a Civil War yet? We'll talk a lot about Iraq. The Democratic Congress is taking shape, and the 2008 Presidential race is heating up as Iowa Governor Tom Vilsak jumps into the race. We'll also talk more about the Mexican Election and maybe the myth of the "Liberal Media."
      fmr. Chief UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter is back from a fact finding mission to Iran. He'll join us for the entire second hour to talk about their nuclear program and why he still thinks we're still going to attack that country.
      SB City Councilmember Das Williams joins us for the third hour. We'll talk about the El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant Fuel Cell Installation, lower State Street, and more.

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Saturday November 25, 2006

     The Pentagon has outlined three basic options for Iraq: Send in more troops, shrink the force but stay longer, or pull out. Rep. Charles Rangel wants to reinstate the draft. The Dems want to repeal the tax breaks for Big Oil.
     Brent Budowsky is a member of the International Advisory Council of the Intelligence Summit and former Legislative Assistant to Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX). He posted "A Message From John Fitzgerald Kennedy On Nov. 22, 2006" that captures the enthusiasm and inspiration of JFK and his ability to solve the seemingly unsolvable problems of OUR time.
     fmr. Assisstant and Senior Advisor to President Bill Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal joins us in the second hour to talk about radical rule of Bush, what to look for in the next two years, and maybe the race for '08.
      SBNP Union Lawyer Ira Gottlieb was tossed from the News Press Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner even though he bought a ticket. He joins us along with Union Rep Marty Keegan in the third hour to update us on the goings on at the News Press. We also talk about consolidation of the media in general and radio now that CBS and Clear Channel are both pulling out of small markets. We don't have a crystal ball, but we do have thoughts.

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Saturday November 18, 2006

     So much for working across the aisle and listening to the voice of the people: the Administration says the Congress should approve the Bolton nomination to show bi-partisanship and then resubmits the nominations of some of his most controversial judges. More tough talk on Iran, and we'll talk about the new Congress, Impeachment or creating a new agenda to fix some of the things that are broken.
      "It's Christmas Snoopy! on Ice" and we'll talk to local resident Jill Schulz about her father, Peanuts creator Charles Schulz and the traditions of his holiday ice shows, which now comes to Santa Barbara Dec. 1 & 2 at the Arlington.
      Lisa Pease joins us in the second hour to talk about the Assassination of President Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, and the effects on us today of this and the rest of the political assassinations, stolen elections, and maybe a couple of plane crashes (Sens. Wellstone and Carnahan) that changed the balance of the Senate to the Republicans. Are we really getting the government we want and vote for, or has our democracy been stolen from us? If so, by whom?      The Goleta School Board seems to be the new stepping stone to power on the South Coast :) and we'll talk to member Dean Nevins. Hell, what does the school board do anyway, and why do we even need one??? We'll find out about this, some serious educational stuff and there will also be a special surprise!

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Saturday November 11, 2006

We'll be broadcasting LIVE from the Victoria Theatre (corner Victoria & Chapala.) Progressive Democrats of Santa Barbara will be there holding workshops on organizing, running campaigns, and becoming a candidate. Come down, say hi, and maybe get active.
      We caught up with Congresswoman Lois Capps and she tells us what to expect from the new Democratic Congress. That conversation is in the first hour.
      Even though we won, it took the biggest turnout in history for a mid-term election to counter the voting mess. There were numerous problems in Cleveland, Orange County, and there's an FBI investigion into voter intimidation in Virginia. We'll be joined by BradBlog.com's Brad Friedman to talk about the mechanics and what we need to do now to preserve our democracy and make sure our votes are counted as cast.
      Progressive Democrats of America Executive Director Tim Carpenter joins us to analyze the election and look ahead at where we go with the Progressive Agenda.
      In the third hour we're joined by Campaign Consultant James Kyriaco, just off his successful campaign for Janet Wolf. We'll talk about the campaign, how it's run, and more. Emily Allen is a young activist who went through the PDA program and will talk with us about that.

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Saturday November 4, 2006

    We talk a lot about National Security and nuclear secrets posted on the web by the Administration. More Republican slime as Rep. Don Sherwood (R-PA), accused of abusing his ex-mistress agreed to pay her about $500,000 in a settlement last year that contained a powerful incentive for her to keep quiet until after Election Day. Also two senior aides to National Republican Campaign Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds reportedly participated in "damage control" conference calls concerning correspondence between Congressman Mark Foley and a former congressional page two days before the scandal became public, and earlier than previously reported.
      Despite all the polls, Karl Rove says he know something we don't, and that Republicans will maintain control of the House and Senate. Florida Congressional Candidate Clint Curtis, a former Republican, is running as a Democrat against incumbent Tom Feeney, the former attorney for Yang Enterprises and the person who Curtis has been accusing of soliciting Curtis to assist in attempted vote fraud in the 2000 election. Is this Rove's November surprise?
     David Swanson co-founder of the AfterDowningStreet.org coalition and PDA board member joins us to talk about how the media profits off the Iraq war and froze out Dennis Kucinich in 2004 to make Howard Dean the anti-was candidate. The DCCC is at it again in this election funnelling money to only pro-war Democratic challengers. We'll also talk about impeachment.      In the third hour the 2nd District Supervisor Candidates one last time as candidates. Dr. Dan Secord is in at the top of the third hour, and Janet Wolf at the bottom of the hour.

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Saturday October 28, 2006

     Exxon Mobil posts it's second highest profits in history. Also, the Dems are celebrating their midterm victory, but it's still a week and a half away. Pelosi PLEDGES not to impeach Bush as the President finds a new term for "Stay the Course," or at least won't use the term anymore. No apparent change in policy, though.
      The Quality News Network has interviewed more than 250 candidates for House, Senate, and gubernatorial seats. We're joined by their Executive Producer Tony Seton who will talk about QNN' plans to be the best single source for journalists, bloggers, internet communication and newsmakers alike. QNN delivers the most comprehensive election coverage of all the national networks.
      We'll talk with California Democratic Campaign Advisor Bob Mulholland mostly about our hugely important gubernatorial race. Ahhnuld was in town this week promising everything we want to hear. He did that before and did nothing for people who work for a living.
      Hannah-Beth Jackson is in for the third hour to talk about everything with the election in California and the SpeakoutCA voter guide.

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Saturday October 21, 2006

     More threatened nuke tests from North Korea, and another phony terror threat to blow up NFL stadiums. Saddam's verdict may be Nov. 5, two days before the election. The SB Independent endorses...AHHNULD!!!!! What are these people THINKING!!!???!!!! Democrats never cease to amaze me, how they think Republicans will be nice to them and include them AFTER the election and get co-opted by them.
      Hundreds of thousands of Ohio voters- mostly urban apartment dwellers (likely black) and students- who are primarily Democratic- have been purged from the voting roles. Ohio voting rights activist, attorney, and Gubernatorial candidate Bob Fitrakis is trying to get an injunction from a federal judge to reinstate all purged voters. He says, "They aren't challenging voter eligibility in Republican areas. This is coming from the republican party. They're not targeting their own base." He'll join us in the second hour.
      Iraq Veterans Against the War co-founder Tim Goodrich tells us about their new PAC, and what they're doing in the election, especially for Richard Pombo's Congressional seat. We'll also talk plenty about the what's going on in Iraq.
      SB City Councilman Brian Barnwell is in for the third hour. We'll talk about creek restoration and development, the LNG plant, clean money, the SB Foresters baseball team's National Championship, and more.

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Saturday October 14, 2006

     North Korea claims to test a nuclear bomb and the Republicans blame Clinton. More people say they told House Speaker Hastert about the Congressional page sex scandal but he still denies it and Rush still blames the pages. Now a new book comes out saying how the White House is mocking the Evangelical Christians behind their back. Everything SEEMS to be unraveling for the Republicans, but a lot can happen between now and Nov. 7. We'll also talk about Phil Angelides, and the state Dems. Irwin Appel talks about his new Timon of Athens.
      Gore Vidal is back on the show in the second hour. We'll get his take on Bush's North Korea policy, perpetual war, terrorism, and maybe some post WWII US foreign policy history to explain WHY everyone hates us.
      The Mamas and Papas were one of the more a-political bands to come out of the '60's, but Michelle Phillips has become very active in her opposition to the Bush Administration and it's foreign policy. She'll join us at the bottom of the second hour to talk about it and the difference between the activism in the '60's and now.
      Craig Smith is in for the 3rd hour to talk about his blog, the events at the News Press and other media and law matters. Oh...we may get to the topic of institutionalized racism in the current DA's office. I bet we do, so check it out.

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Saturday October 7, 2006

     You've gotta love Rush defending an alleged pedophile and blaming the Congressional pages and Democrats for Republican "Family Values" problems of fmr. Rep. Mark Foley, (R-Fla). As sick as that is, the worst part so far has to be House Speaker Dennis Hastert's apparent cover up of it. He even appointed Foley co-Chair of the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus. We may get to the Naval military buildup in the Persian Gulf too, but I'm sure we'll talk plenty about that as November approaches. Oh, there's also North Korea's promised nuclear test...feeling safer???
      Robert Greenwald ("Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price") joins us to talk about his new dvd "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers." There's a screening of it Oct. 13 at Marjorie Luke Theatre, and we'll find out who's stealing BILLIONS of our tax dollars.
      Congresswoman Lois Capps is in at the top of the second hour. We'll probably talk about health care in general, PacifiCare in particular, and the upcoming election. Also access to Santa Rosa Island was blocked by Republicans by attaching it to the Defense Authorization bill.
      Cindy Asner is crazy busy with the campaign for Prop 89 to limit the influence of Special Interests in state campaigns. It's modeled on successful systems in Maine and Arizona. The public funding will SAVE taxpayers money by closing corporate tax loopholes and raising the corporate tax rate from 8.84% to 9.04%. Most small businesses would be completely unaffected.
      Clean money is a local issue too, and there's a Forum on it Wed. Oct. 11 at the Faulkner Gallery. SB Mayor Marty Blum is on that panel, and I'm sure we'll talk about it when she joins us for the third hour. I think the News Press will come up, along with a host of other local issues. It's always a good time with Da Mayor.

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Saturday September 30, 2006

    The National Intelligence Estimate says that the war in Iraq is creating more terrorists, while a new poll shows that 61% of Iraqis support attacking US troops, 80% say the US presence provokes more violence than it prevents, and 57% disapprove of Iranian President Ahmadinejad. The Congress approves torture, and Enron's Andy Fastow was sentenced this week. Ellen Nagler and Barbie Deutsch talk about the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.
    Byron DeLear is running for Congress against Howard Berman. He joins at the top of the 2nd hour for a lively discussion. The World Can't Wait! is organizing protests for October 5 to Drive Out the Bush Regime Now. Their National Coordinator Debra Sweet joins us to tell us about it. A major fundraiser included Ed and Cindy Asner, Mama Michelle Phillips, and Rickie Lee Jones among others. They are taking out full page ads in major newspapers like USA Today, running ad campaigns on Air America Radio, and MySpace.com among others.
    The Santa Barbara News Press newsroom employees voted to approve Union representation by around 85%. Teamsters Organizer Marty Keegan joins us in the third hour, and at the bottom of the hour Community Environmental Council's Tam Hunt joins us to talk about the proposed floating LNG "plant" off Oxnard and Fossil Free by '33

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Saturday September 16, 2006

     Iran is the topic in the first hour. We also talk about illegal immigration and the California Gubernatorial race.  
     Former Congressional candidate Marcy Winograd joins us in the second hour. We talk about election protection and the coming midterm elections and strategy.
     Journalist Mark Manning is in for the third hour. Mark has traveled extensively in Iraq and we talk about that, peace, and the killing of civilians.

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Saturday August 26, 2006

     We talk about Iran and are joined by Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Bob Fitrakis to talk about Bush, Iraq, and stolen elections.
      More Iran, Katrina contracting fraud (the big stuff) and Assemblywoman Sally Lieber joins us at the bottom of the hour to talk about the minimum wage and other state business.
     4th District Supervisor Joni Gray is in for the 3rd hour to talk about Prop 63, oil drilling in Orcutt, Measure D, and urban villages.     

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Saturday August 19, 2006

     We'll talk about Lebanon and it's relationship to Iran and the region. Also the British terror plot, Seattle's harbor was shut down this week, the Repubs are trying to use it as political fodder and Rush was actually extolling the virtues of torture. We'll talk about mid-term terror strategy. Are we really safer? Democratic Gubenatorial candidate Treasurer Phil Angelides also unveiled his new tax plan. We may talk about the race for Governor.
      fmr. Nixon White House Council John Dean is a very outspoken critic of the Bush Administration. He joins us to talk about the new breed of Conservative that he writes about in his new book "Conservatives Without Conscience" which was originally conceived with the late Senator Barry Goldwater. We may even talk about High Crimes and Misdemeanors of the current Administration.
      Cynthia Matthews is running for Congress in the 26th Congressional District against David Drier, the #3 Republican in the House. She joins to talk about her views on Iraq, Iran, Immigration, Health Care, and other important things. We had so much fun she stayed for the entire hour.
      With the insanity going on at the SB News Press, it's easy to miss the Santa Barbara Daily Sound. Publisher Jeremy Gordon joins us in the third hour to talk about his excellent new daily newspaper.

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Saturday August 12, 2006

     The Baghdad morgue tallies 1815 bodies in July and the Bush Administration proposes retroactive War Crime protection. The Lebanese are blaming us for what Israel's doing. Another terror scare, more restrictions on air travellers. Joe Lieberman loses in Connecticut to give a big boost to the peace movement.
      David Swanson (AfterDowningStreet.org) is speaking by phone at a teleseminar about impeachment in the morning and joining us in the second hour. We'll talk about war, peace, and what we can do to stop this Rogue Administration.
      Sen. Shiela Kuehl's SB 840 would provide single payer Health Care for All Californians. It could save consumers and businesses $8 billion a year but it's the one health care innitiative Ahhnuld says he won't support. The Senator joins us to talk about Health Care For All.
      Michael Stowell is a former Green Party member of the Arcata City Council. He's lived in Santa Barbara for 2 1/2 years and will talk about his observations. We'll talk about Water Treatment, Esperanza House, and a broader discussion of the national mid-term elections, and what the Dems need to do to win.

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Saturday August 5, 2006 

      New evidence is emerging that the Mexican Election was rigged. Meanwhile over 2 million Mexicans demonstrated in the streets in support of Lopez Obrador. We'll talk about that, the Middle East, and Legislative Dems plans to hand Ahhnuld another victory on the Minimum Wage.
      The Senate passed it's offshore drilling bill this week. Congresswoman Lois Capps joins us to talk about that, the Middle East, and the the Democrats plan for the mid-term election among other things.
      Everyone's talking about 9/11 this week and we never miss an opportunity for that conversation. Kathleen Rosenblatt joins us to talk about what really happened, the new NORAD tapes, and the Citizens Grand Juries.
      2nd District Supervisor Susan Rose  joins us to talk about Med-Fly spraying and other county issues, I think the topic of the News Press might also come up.

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Saturday July 29, 2006

 The Middle East is still burning, Californains are rejecting the big bond package proposed by Ahhnuld and the Legislature while our aging electrical grid is stretched to the limit by the heat. Maybe people would actually like to pay for some upgrades through aa tax hike on those who can afford it most. Oh, MORE record profits for the oil companies, like $1300 per SECOND for Exxon/Mobil!
      We talk about the Middle East, Iran, and India in the second hour.
      The SB News Press has been in the spotlight for for three weeks now. In addition to the 9 editors and columnists who resigned in protest at inerference with the news from ownership, those who are left are trying to Unionize. We'll talk with Labor Leader Marty Keegan and Attorney Ira Gottlieb about strategies for this and restoring journalistic integrity to our newspaper of record.

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Saturday July 22, 2006

     900,000 people protested Mexico's election in the streets. If Lopez Obrador had won you could bet the house the Bush Administration would be demanding that every vote be counted, or that they have a new election like they did in Ukraine in 2004. This does effect us and we'll talk about it. The SB News Press continues to make news, and Iraq continues deteriorate, even if it doesn't make news.
      Michelle Zimney is a UCSB Doctoral Candidate who recently returned from living in Syria and Labanon. As that region explodes she has insights into Hesbollah, the Syrian influence, and the effect on the Lebanese people who. She joins us at the bottom of the first hour
      Gore Vidal says our Republic is in grave danger and he joins us in the second hour. We'll discuss stolen elections, assassinations, and just how the US got into the sorry state we're in now and what we can do about it.
      SB City Councilwoman Iya Falcone is here for the third hour. She worked on campaigns with Ann in the '90's and remembers her.We'll talk about Prop 63 money and the lack of treatment facilities in the entire state for eating disorders. Police morale and raises will also come up, and probably Measure D.

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Saturday July 15, 2006

     Das Williams fills in while I bury my beloved Ann Prebys. I actually engineer the show and talk with Das in the third hour, mostly about the crisis in the Middle East..

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Saturday July 8, 2006

      Seven editors and Barney Brantingham quit the News Press in protest. North Korea fires a three stage missle and we go after Iran. The Administration rejects a German compromise in the standoff. The show is negotiation, but the plan is for war and the intelligence be damned.
      Another fishy election, this time in Mexico. According to BBC Newsnight's Greg Palast, the Bush Administration hired ChoicePoint Inc. to filch the voter and citizen files of Mexico. These are the same characters (the Bushes and ChoicePoint) who helped purge Florida’s voter rolls of African-Americans before the 2000 race. Were the Mexican rolls “scrubbed” like Florida? And what exactly was the International Republican Institute, the imperial arm of the GOP, doing down there? We also remember my dearly beloved Ann Prebys who passed away Friday morning.
    ACLU past President Stephen Rohde joins us in the second hour to talk about the Supreme Court's decision last week prohibiting the Bush Administration's use of military tibunals to try the defendents at Guantanamo. We'll also talk about Bush's spying on Americans even BEFORE 9/11, and the general assault on individual liberty. The subject of Impeachment will probably come up, too.
    Former SB City Council candidate Terry Tyler joins us for the third hour. We'll talk about police raises with the Conservative CPA, and the situation with the bars on lower State St. Nebraska may be the Bible Belt, but the REAL religion is Cornhusker football. If you're a worshiper or just plain curious about us Red Clad Loons, the last segment will be Husker Central with two members of Big Red Nation!

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Saturday July 1, 2006 

     California Democrats in the legislature hand Ahhnuld another huge gift with the first on time budget in six years. Dems refuse to do ANYTHING to win and are helping Republicans at every turn in the name of bipartisanship!! It makes me crazy!!!
      Canadian journalist and author of "Dancing in the No Fly Zone" Hadani Ditmars has traveled through Iraq both before and after the US invasion. She join us at the bottom of the first hour to talk about the effect on the culture and people of Iraq, through the devastation of 12 years of sanctions and two US wars.    
     We're joined by Iraq Occupation Vets Kelly Dougherty, Charlie Anderson, and David Kaspar who produced the new DVD "Soldiers Speak Out" along with Barbara Trent. He'll join us along with Iraq War Vet to give us a first hand account of the war and the Republicans REAL support for our soldiers. We'll also talk about resources available to our returning soldiers.      Republicans want to prosecute the New York Times for telling us about their spying on out bank transactions. We'll talk with Media Matters for America's Paul Waldman about these attempts to censor the media from reporting the Bush Administrations illegal activities. We'll also talk about his recent book about how to build a Progressive America.
     SB Mayor Marty Blum is here for the third hour. We'll talk about the Cooney's incident, among other things. We MAY have some live bumper music, and hopefully a "Rap fo da Mayor." Always a good time!

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Saturday June 24, 2006 

     Senate Dems look like they're scared to stand with over 60% of the American people and are caving again to the GOP on Iraq. The Republicans defend the indefensible and say that even if they're wrong they're decisive and the Dems are weak. We'll talk about the votes, the minimum wage, Iran, and North Korea among other things.
      The personal records of our veterans was stolen a few weeks ago, but how private are your computerized medical records? We'll talk about it with Congresswoman Lois Capps in the second hour. Congress voted another $66 Billion or so for Iraq last week to bring the Republican War Budget to around $480 Billion and counting. We'll talk about some of the things Americans could have had with that money. We'll also talk about oil drilling.
      2rd District Supervisor candidate Janet Wolf is in at the bottom of the second hour. We'll talk about housing, but also some of the other pressing issues facing the county and Second District. The last half hour is more of me talking about Dems, Republicans among other things.

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Saturday June 17, 2006

      Mr. Bush Goes to Iraq and surprises/embaresses their new Prime Minister. The PM responds by declaring an amnesty for anyone who has ONLY killed Americans. They LOVE us!!! Oh, the US death toll passed 2500 this week, but we still have no Bush's in the military. We also talk about Ukraine, Russia, and ICBM's
     BBC Newsnight investigative reporter Greg Palast joins us at the top of the second hour. He recently met with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who told him that Venezuela will cut the price of oil from around $70 a barrell to $50. That would cut the price of gas by about $1 per gallon. We'll talk about this and his new book "Armed Madhouse."
     Journalist / author Robert Dreyfus discusses the Middle East, the 20 year Pentagon war plan in the Quadrennial Defense Review. We also talk about the history of US involvement in the region and his new book, "Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam."
      Brett Wagner has stepped back from his leadership role in the effort to rrecall Supervisor Brooks Firestone, and is now running to replace him in the 3rd District. He will be along for the third hour.

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    Saturday June 10, 2006

      al-Zarqawi's dead. Let's just declare victory and leave! Oh, a new insurgency in Afghanistan, AND...The US Marines are conducting exercises in Ukraine in the face of big protests. Maybe we'll also talk about Venezuela and respond to Lou Dobbs.
      Assistant Assembly Speaker Pro-Tem Sally Lieber (D-San Jose) wrote the Minimum Wage bill on Ahhnuld's desk. We'll talk about that and the election among other things.
     With all the really important stuff going on in the world, the Senate's debating an anti-gay marriage Constitutional Ammendment!! We'll talk about that and Progressive Family Values with author Michelle Deen.
       Progressive Democrats of America Ex. Dir. Tim Carpenter joins us to talk about the Marcy Winograd, Francine Busby, and Phil Angelides races among others. What does it all mean and what's next?
      Santa Barbara's newest City Councilman Grant House talks about the job, his priorities, and the citiy's hiring process. Somehow I think Measure D might come up, too.

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   Saturday June 3, 2006

  Closer to home, DA Tom Sneddon's office is being accused of not hiring black Deputy DA's and there's only one Latino. We asked his hand picked successor Christie Stanley about it last week, and if there are any black Deputy DA's now. She said she didn't know, they don't actively recruit any group, but in her 25 years there they had increased the number of women by over 30%. It's interesting in light of this that Sneddon has prosecuted SB County's most preeminent black man, Michael Jackson, unsuccessfully twice.
      Tuesday, June 6 is election day, please remember to vote. It's also the anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 immediately after he claimed victory in the California Presidential Primary to win the Democratic nomination and become the odds on favorite to beat Richard Nixon. Fmr. FBI Agent author William Turner ("Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy") shared information with the Sirhan Sirhan defense team, and their conclusion was too many bullets, too much evidence destroyed, intimidation of key witnesses, including LA Coroner Dr. Thomas Noguchi. It's also known who DID shoot the fatal shot.
      In the second hour we talk with spokesmen for Gubernatorial candidates Steve Westly and Phil Angelides.
      Ed Guthman was RFK's Press Secretary from 1961-65. If Kennedy had lived the Viet Nam war would have ended in 1969 instead of 1973. We'll talk about his legacy, the war on organized crime, the Civil Rights movement and the desegregation of the South. We'll talk about it.
           Second District Supervisor Candidate Das Williams talk about his record, land use and more. Das joins us for the third hour.

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Saturday May 27, 2006

A new Zogby Poll puts Americans trust in the Federal Courts at 29%, Bush 24%, Congress 3%, Corporate Leaders 7%. and our friends and neighbors at 75%. We talk about this and the Governor's race.
      State Superintendent of Schools Jack O'Connell joins us to talk about Exit Exams, Ahhnuld's funding deal and what it means regarding the election and our public education system.
      PDA's Brad Parker talks about organizing and activism at the top of the second hour.
     DA Candidates Gary Dunlap join us at 3pm, and Christie Stanley at the bottom of the hour. Travis Armstrong did a hit piece on Janet Wolf's Fire Fighter supporters campaigning out of a county fire station. We'll ask them about the legality of it among other things. At least we know what bottle Travis' opinions come out of.

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Saturday May 20, 2006

     Bush gave his major immigration speech and said practically nothing. More 9/11 stuff. We'll talk about the photos and Judith Miller now says that an impeccable White House source in 2001 leaked top secret NSA information to her that Al Qaeda was planning an attack on the US. The NY Times chose not to report it and she now says she'll regret it for the rest of her life.
     Award winning journalist Eric Boehlert is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone. He joins us to talk about his new book "Lapdogs, How the Press Rolled Over for Bush." We'll discuss the runup to the war in Iraq, Valerie Plame, and media attacks on John Kerry's war record. We'll also talk about balance between Republicans and Democrats as guests on newscasts and panel discussions, and debunk the rhetoric of a Liberal media bias.
      4th District Supervisor Joni Gray would welcome all of SB County's State Mandated housing in her district. We'll talk about this and the different visions between North and South county. Joni's also does a radio sports talk show and we talk about Barry Bonds and the NBA playoffs.

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Saturday May 13, 2006

     Iran's President writes directly to Bush, but it's called a ploy. They're AT LEAST 10 years away from a bomb. Russia pushes back at us, and new spying allegations on US citizens by Bush and the NSA. The bunker buster test in Nevada has been postponed. Also, FEMA is buying up farms in remote areas of the Dakotas. Bird flu quarrantine camps???
     We'll' discuss the new Bond deal, the coming election, and election year budget with Assembly Budget Committee Chairman John Laird.
      The price of gold has been skyrocketing along with oil prices, our deficit, debt ceiling, and sabre rattling. Craig Smith president and CEO of Swiss America Trading Corporation joins us to talk about it, where will it peak, and what it all means.
      We hit the immigration debate from every angle. This week it's Minuteman National Executive Director Al Garza. Who exactly are these folks? Is the Border Patrol tipping off the Mexican Government about their locations? We've had a lot of people talk ABOUT them, now we'll talk TO them.
      Janet Wolf will be along for the third hour to talk about the 2nd District Supervisor race. We will talk about the Housing Element and identify some more places to build housing, or not. She's also talking about alcoholism, homelessness, and we'll ask about Prop 61 (Mental Health) and probably Measure D.

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Saturday May 6, 2006     

     We'll update Bush's war plans with Iran. Huge demonstrations by immigrants and supporters on Monday. We'll be joined by UCSB Sociology Professor William I. Robinson to examine the effects from standpoints of race, economics, country of origin, history, and any other view. It should be a great discussion.
      Progressive Democrat Marcy Winograd joins us at the bottom of the second hour. She's running against Rep. Jane Harman in California's 36th Congressional District. Harman claims to be "...the best Republican in the Democratic Party", and Winograd is challenging her on the Iraq War, Patriot Act, and numerous other positions where Harman supports the Administration. Marcy even has Cindy Sheehan walking precints for her. This is the race that could surprise the Democratic Party Establishment.
      Joe Guzzardi will be along for the third hour to talk about the 2nd District Supervisor race. We will talk about the Housing Element and identify some more places to build housing.

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Saturday April 29, 2006  

     Gas prices are skyrocketing while oil companies make record profits. Excuse me, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what's happening here! Tim Carpenter will call in with a live report from the California Democratic Convention. There's going to be some fireworks form Marcy Winograd's Congressional campaign against Rep. Jane Harman, and we'll get it first hand. Mimi Kennedy also made an appearance.
      The UN deadline for Iran's nuclear program is Friday and we'll be joined by former Chief UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter to talk about what we're already doing, the state of their program, and what happens next.      "United 93" came out and we talk to our friend, researcher Don Paul about this, his new DVD, a lot more about 9/11, and the Citizens Grand Jury.
      Congresswoman Lois Capps will be in at the bottom of the second hour to talk about gas prices and what Congress can do about it. We'll also talk about cuts to the education budget, Medicare, and maybe Immigration.
      Dr. Dan Secord will be along for the third hour to talk about the 2nd District Supervisor race. We will talk about the Housing Element and identify some more places to build housing. We also comment on Giselle Ben Dor.

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   Saturday April 22, 2006

       Immigration, working conditions, union busting, and Aztlan dominate the first hour. We'll also talk about gas prices.
       Progressive Democrats of America Executive Director Tim Carpenter joins us to talk about PDA's involvement in the '06 election cycle. Is there a comprehensive strategy for reclaiming a house of Congress? The opportunity certainly seems to be there with the seeming collapse of the White House team, Bush's abysmal poll numbers, and speculation of new indictments. We'll also talk about the new Progressive Democrats of Santa Barbara chapter.
      Dr. James Rolfe is one of, if not, the only dentist treating people in Afghanistan. That country has been at almost continuous war since 1980 and he'll tell us about the cities and country. I met him when he was on the Al Franken Show here a couple weeks ago, and he will also tell us the things that Franken DIDN'T want to hear.
      Mickey Flacks is one of Santa Barbara's leading housing advocates. She will join us in the third hour to talk about one of our favorite subjects. DA Candidate Doug Hayes joins us at the bottom of the hour to talk about the office and his campaign.

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Saturday April 15, 2006

Iran goes nuclear but is still "years away from weapons, experts say." Seymour Hersch says we're already making plans to attack Iran. We'll talk about this, maybe Iraq and the Middle East in general. Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) announced this week, he's running for President in '08. Immigration is still hot, and a new Field Poll shows Ahhnuld may be reversing his fortunes.     24th Congressional District Candidate Michael Tenenbaum is a Republican who was on the primary ballot before Rep. Elton Gallegly announced he was withdrawing, then retracted. Why didn't the GOP just let him have it? We'll talk with him about it at the top of the second hour.
      Assemblymember Pedro Nava joins us at the bottom of the hour to talk about Ahhnuld's new budget, higher education, and student activism among other things.
      SB City Councilman Das Williams is running for 2nd District Supervisor and said in an op-ed piece last week that he will try to get state housing mandates CHANGED in Sacramento if he is elected. He appears to have an ally in Treasurer Phil Angelides who told us he would revisit those mandates if he's elected Governor. If any other of the candidates want to talk about this, let me know. If you do, be prepared to be very expansive and say a lot about it. It's a huge issue and nobody seems to be talking about anything except build or get sued.

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Saturday April 8, 2006

      We talk more about immigration.
      Assemblyman Mark Leno has a bill to keep a close eye on sexual predators. He also had a bill to increase penalties for groping that was dubbed Arnold's Law. We'll talk about this and more.
    At the bottom of the second hour we talk about Bush's leak and wiretaps.    
      Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum joins us to talk a lot about drugs and recent gang violence. It's always fun with Mayor Marty.

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Saturday April 1, 2006

  There's a lot happening with Iraq, body armor, and Nuclear? testing in Nevada. Let's go to Las Vegas to see the mushroom cloud on June 2.  Israel had a rather important election.  
      I guess immigration is the topic of the week, so we'll talk a lot about that at the bottom of the first hour and most of the second with Daraka Larimore Hall. We also talk about UCLA Basketball and baseball has authorized a steroid investigation to be headed by fmr. Sen. George Mitchell,
      1st District Supervisor Salud Carbajal joins us for the third hour. The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to pass the Housing Element this week. Affordable housing is what everyone's talking about. We'll talk a lot about that.The City of SB is exploring transfer rights for the developers of the Gaviota Coast.

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Saturday March 25, 2006

     There's a lot happening with 9/11 this week inside and outside the Moussaoui trial. Actor Charlie Sheen joins the long list of prominent critics calling for a new investigation. He says the most improbable story is the official one. Pres. Bush finally called on Senior White House Correspondent Helen Thomas, for the first time in three years, in a press conference. We'll talk about this and how we are treating our returning vets. It's WAY worse than we are being told by our docile press.
      3rd District Supervisor Brooks Firestone joins us at the bottom of the 2nd hour. We'll talk a lot about the Gaviota Coast, environmental protections, and housing. Maybe even wine and beer!
      Gov. Schwartzenegger has CUT California's budget deficit from $18 billion to $24 billion! We'll discuss this and other creative claims in the new ads with Democratic Gubenatorial Candidate, Treasurer Phil Angelides at the bottom of the 3rd hour. We'll also talk about the bond proposals and Angelides' coastal protection plan among other things.

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Saturday March 18, 2006

     It's the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and that's the topic of the day.Thursday we launched the largest offensive of the war to date. Rep. Lynn Woolsey was the first member of Congress to call for withdrawl of US troops from Iraq. When she joins us she will be fresh from a Town Hall meeting about it with Rep. Barbara Lee.
      Fallujah was a city about the size of Cincinnati. Mark Manning is the only Western journalist to get into Fallujah after we destroyed it. He will join us in the second hour. Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter was kicked out of Iraq by Saddam Hussein in 1998 after being accused of being a CIA spy. He has since become one of the biggest critics of the war. He also has thoughts about Iran.
      SB Mayor Marty Blum is a staunch opponent of the Iraq War. In the third hour she will tell us some of the costs to us on a local level. We'll also talk about the Living Wage and other local issues.

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Saturday March 11, 2006

     UCSB Gaucho Basketball Analyst Kristen Koch went to Tulane. She has very deep ties to New Orleans. When she went back for Mardi Gras it was the first time since Katrina. We'll talk about her observations of the personal, political, and cultural differences, before and after.
      Dr. Morgan Reynolds, fmr. Chief Economist US Dept. of Labor, and Professor Emeritus Texas A & M, joins us for the second hour to talk about his expertise. Our National Debt is $8.2 trillion. Most of it is owned by China, Japan, and a few others. Bush wants to sell our ports to UAE. Why not, he's sold off everything else. Now the new Fed Chief is going to make secret the number of dollars in circulation. We'll talk about the coming currency devaluation and a lot more.
      2nd District Supervisor Susan Rose joins us in the third hour to discuss the Visioning Committee, land use in general, the Gaviota Coast,the SB News Press, and state housing mandates. We will also talk about Watershed Planning.

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Saturday March 4, 2006

     Sure glad we've got the National Security President. This week we find out that FEMA Head Mike Brown warned him about the probable levee breaches the day BEFORE Hurricane Katrina. Bush did nothing and New Orleans was destroyed. On August 6, 2001 Bush was warned about an attack on the US by Osama in the President's Daily Brief. He did nothing. Now he's promoting nuclear energy in India and selling our ports to UAE. He's already sent our industrial base to Communist China, and our high tech industry is being exported to India. Sure makes me feel safer!!
       It's a crowded Democratic field to win the right to get thrashed by Rep. Elton Gallegly in the 24th Congressional District. We'll talk to candidate Rev. Jill Martinez in the second hour.
      Sec. of State Bruce MacPherson has certified voting machines with documented security flaws, refuses to hold public hearings, and now blows off the Senate Elections Committee. Sen. Debra Bowen (D-Redondo Beach) joins us to talk about this, voting machines, and slot machines.
     Former Goleta School Board Member and 2nd District Supervisor Candidate Janet Wolf joins us for the last segment of the second hour and the third hour to discuss county issues. Land use will be the major topic.

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Saturday February 25, 2006

     It's a very short show this week. There's WAY too much news to cover in 10 minutes, but we'll find something. Maybe Ports or the selling of America in general. Iraq seems on the verge of civil war.
     SB City Councilman Das Williams and former candidate Dianne Channing are in at 1:15 to talk about the Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance. That will go until 1:45 when we get pre-empted by UCSB Basketball...Go Gauchos!
     Well...at 1:30 my PD came in and said the time was changed for the game. Das stayed for the next hour. We talked about 2nd District issues, the City loft issue, wire tapping, and the ports deal with UAE and the general selling of America.

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Saturday February 18, 2006

     The Bush Administration and Israel are quietly discussing ways to undermine the Palestinian election. Democracy's great as long as the right candidates win! Hamas took power today. Great phone calls on this subject. The SBNP is at it again with half-truths, smears, and innuendos.
    One of my favorite things is Brazilian Carnaval. The 3rd Annual one comes to SB next week. We talk with Soul Brasil Magazine's Vanessa Issac and Samba Dancer Jennifer Parker about samba and the traditions of Carnaval.
     Mimi Kennedy, and Jim March of BlackBoxVoting.org join us to talk about the latest sleight of hand by appointed Secretary of State Bruce MacPherson.  80% of our votes are counted by two Conservative Corporations, Diebold and ES&S. Mimi picked Bush's SOU comment about "We're working on the vote" which I missed.     
    Lynnette Taylor joins us from Toronto at the bottom of the second hour to talk about gun violence, non-violence, and the 2nd Ammendment . We'll discuss the Goleta Postal Shooting and maybe Dick Cheney. Jim was a lobbyist for a gun rights organization that is slightly more radical than the NRA and will talk about differences in laws. Canadians are as well armed as Americans but they don't shoot each other. Lynnette will talk about societal differences between us and our northern neighbors.
     Community Activist and 2nd District Supervisor Candidate Joe Guzzardi joins us in the third hour to discuss county issues. Land use will be the major topic. Also campaign finance and maybe the County Split.

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Saturday February 11, 2006

     Supervisor Brooks Firestone calls to talk about the Community Gathering for the postal workers who were killed. I talk about the Hurricane Katerina hearings.
     Two new political plays open in SB this week. We'll talk to Robert Potter about his play "The Last Liberal" then Irwin Appel will be in to tell us about a world premiere of a new play by UCSB professor Carlos Morton called "Brown Baby" - it deals with immigration, black market adoption. We'll also talk a little about the new Oregon Shakespeare Festival season with Irwin.
     Bush sent his new budget to Congress this week. Congresswoman Lois Capps is on the Budget Committee and we'll discuss it with her. It calls for the biggest deficit in history, cuts funding for education, Medicare, and Medicaid. California will lose $3.1 billion, and $700 billion of Social Security tax revenues will be diverted to private accounts among other things.
     Jonathan Tasini is an anti-war Democrat from New York who is challenging Hillary Clinton for her Senate seat. He will join us at the bottom of the the second hour.
     Termed out SB City Councilman Dr. Dan Secord is a member of the Coastal Commission and a candidate for 2nd District Supervisor. We'll talk to him about land use, county issues, the Commission, and maybe look at his thoughts about his years on the Council and the future of Santa Barbara. Unfortunately the recording didn't get made.

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Saturday February 4, 2006

SB City Council Member Das Williams filled in and forgot the tape

Saturday January 28, 2006

     It's a short show this week. We get pre-empted by UCSB Basketball at 2:45pm. Until then we'll talk a little about Judge Alito and cowardly Democrats
     Santa Barbara City Councilman Das Williams is running for 2nd District Supervisor. He's in at 1:15 to talk about county issues. Land use will surely come up, and maybe the County Split until 1:45.
     Santa Barbara City Councilwoman Helene Schneider is next. She will talk about homelessness, the Living wage, sustainability, disaster preparation, and other city business fram 1:45-2:45.

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Saturday January 21, 2006 

     Hannah-Beth Jackson will be in to talk probably about Judge Alito, his Unitary Executive interpretation of the Constitution that gives the Executive virtually unlimited power, and other aspects of his confirmation if it happens. We'll probably talk about the Governor's borrow and spend plan, too.
     Mary Pallant is running for Congress in the 24th District to challenge Elton Gallegely. Her platform calls for ending the war in Iraq, Restore Fiscal Responsibility in D.C., and protecting Social Security. She joins us in studio from about 10 minutes into the second hour.
     2nd District Supervisor Susan Rose joins us for the third hour. She's a strong advocate for Child Care, a hot topic lately, and we'll talk a lot about that, along with the County Split, among other things.

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 Saturday January 14, 2006

In the 1980's Sam Alito said what he needed to say to get a job in the Justice Department. This week he said little and conveniently forgot the rest to get a job on the Supreme Court. Do Democrats have the spine to filibuster?
     MacGregor Eddy faces jail time for protesting at Vandenberg. Her trial is Jan. 19 in SB. She claims the Iraq War is illegal under the Nuremberg Principles, and her friends will conduct a simultaneous trial of the U.S for war crimes. We LIKE to talk about this, and we will with her.
     Assembly Budget Committee Chairman John Laird joins us in the second hour to break down the Governor's new budget and the effect of his bond proposals on California and future generations.
     Measure D is the topic in the third hour with SB City Councilwoman Iya Falcone. There seem to be forces at work trying to highlight every little question and conflict in an attempt to have it go down. Do we want to drive on clogged and broken roads? That's the question, among other things.

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Saturday January 7, 2006

    136 Out of Iraq events were Saturday, so we talk about that. We had the worst mining disaster in years, and Ariel Sharon is out in Israel. That could effect everything in the Middle East. Lynnette joins us from Toronto at the bottom of the hour and we bet a rabid right wing caller spouting Rush's talking points.
    Ahhnuld gave his Election Year speech. He wants to rebuild our roads and schools, and he's NOT raising UC/CSU fees for ONE year. How is he going to pay for it? A $50 billion or so bond. Governor-Cut-Up-The-Credit Cards wants to borrow it and let our kids pay it back. We discuss it with Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, Assistant Speaker, at the top of the second hour. Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) joins us to talk about this, the climate in Sacramento since the Special Election, and the outlook for this legislative year at the bottom of the hour
           Community Activist Gary Earle of Coalition for Sensible Planning is in studio in the third hour. They have interviewed all of the likely 2nd District Supervisor candidates, and we'll see if he comments on it. Regardless, we'll talk a lot about land use, development, and growth. Judy Ishkanian, President of Homeowners Defense Fund will continue the discussion at the bottom of the hour.

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Saturday December 31, 2005

     Ahhnuld's got a few problems facing him in the New Year. Democrats and Conservatives don't trust him, the Unions detest him, and the General Public doesn't much care for him, either. We'll finally get to talk about Judge Alito.
     Author Don Paul joins us to talk about who's profiting from Iraq, the War on Terror, 9/11. Also, what it means for the future of our country and what we can do about it.
     Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum is in studio for the third hour. It's the first time back since her re-election. We'll look back at 2005, and mostly, ahead to 2006.

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Saturday December 24, 2005

SB City Councilman Das Williams fills in. Das will talk about protecting open space from development, reducing traffic, and will be interviewing local high school students on their political views. Have a Merry and we'll be back New Years Eve!

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Saturday December 17, 2005

    Preston Browning heads Mercy Corps' New Orleans Reconstruction Project. The long time resident tells us what's really happening there.      
Congresswoman Barbara Lee has been one of the leading opponents of the Iraq War from the get-go. She's scheduled to join us to talk about that, withdrawl / "enduring bases," and the faulty intelligence / regime change leading up to it among other things.
     We've spent around $350 billion and over 2100 American lives for elections in Iraq, but CA Republicans are trying to rig the vote here. Sen. Debra Bowen is running for Secretary of State and has a petition to urge Ahhnuld's appointed Sec. of State to thoroughly test Diebold voting machines before certifying them in January. They have failure rates of up to 20%. Sign her petition here: http://ga3.org/campaign/diebold_test?rk=F7Sg-yF1MX4OW. She will also update us on the North Carolina Diebold suit.
     The Bush Administration is rattling sabers at Canada now! Their PM Paul Martin is being told to not run an anti-Bush campaign to get re-elected. I guess they don't care what ANYONE thinks of us, but all Americans pay the price for their arrogance. Our friend Lynnette DuBois joins us for this and discussion of a moral budget, one of our favorite topics. Granny Bee also checks in.
     In the third hour SB City Councilwoman Iya Falcone has a program to provide free eye check-ups and glasses to poor children. She'll be joined by SB Eyeglass Factory's Rick Feldman to tell us about that, then lay out her priorities for her second term.

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Saturday December 10, 2005

     Iraq War archetech Paul D. Wolfowitz, in a speech at the National Press Club, admits that the Downing Street Memos are true! Bush DID lie. The war is strictly illegal under International law. The penultimate war crime under the Nuremberg Principles is starting an unprovoked war of aggression. The British Government recognized this and discussed it in the Downing Street Minutes and Memos.
     KCSB's Elizabeth Robinson is just back from Tunesia where there are no broadcasting rights, no free press, no freedom of association. Sounds like fun!!
     Congresswoman Lois Capps will talk about the recent Republican sham vote on Iraq. She's also signed onto Rep. Lynn Woolsey's genuine attempt to end the war. We'll talk about Depleted Uranium off the coast, and try to get to the Budget Bill.
     PDA's Marcy Winograd joins us to discuss election protection, clean money, and the media, among other things.
In the third hour
      Carpinteria City Councilman Joe Armendirez
is in to talk about regional transportation issues, probably land use, and more.

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Saturday December 3, 2005

     Bush says we'll stay in Iraq until we win (or go bankrupt trying). The Supreme Court is taking up an abortion issue and Judge Alito outlines a strategy to overturn Roe. If he's confirmed all he has to do is vote.
     Progressive Democrats of America Political Director Kevin Spidel reports live from the DNC meeting in Phoenix. He will be at the all-day PDA conference/teach-in on the DNC - what is it? How does it differ from the DLC? How does PDA influence its agenda? National Board Chair/Actress Mimi Kennedy will also join us to help Democrats find a backbone.
     We finally do our election post-mortem with Hannah-Beth Jackson. Ahhnuld appointed his new Chief-of-Staff to project a more "moderate" image. Susan Kennedy is a Democrat who supports his agenda. Sounds like Recall Ahhnuld all over again. There's still the matter of Sec of State Bruce McPherson and the Diebold voting machines.
     Economist Lanny Ebenstein joins us in the third hour to talk about taxes and economic systems. He's a Libertarian leaning Republicanand we'll try to win him over

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Saturday November 26, 2005

     GM "sheds" 30,000 more American jobs,  We talk more about the destruction of the American economy. Also the SBNP smear of Rep. Lois Capps over the Iraq War.
      Dr. Doug Rokke, Dir. US Army Depleted Uranium Project.
The Pentagon admitted that we're using the chemical weapon White Phosphorous in Iraq. With Depleted Uranium we're actually waging Nuclear War in Iraq. For what, a lie!
     The U.S. has used over 2000 tons of depleted uranium in Iraq. Dr. Helen Caldicott is one of the world's leading anti-nuclear activists and we really will broadcast our interview with her. She says the US is waging a nuclear war without the explosions in Iraq. She will tell us about Depleted Uranium
     Our appointed Sec. of State Bruce McPherson disbanded the Voting Systems Panel to guard against rigged elections. They couldn't win by having an $80m Special Election so they try rigging the election with a voting system with a 20% voting mistake rating. Sen. Debra Bowen (D-Redondo Beach) is running to be ELECTED Sec. of State.
     Assemblyman Paul Koretz is writing Veteran Protection legislation to protect our National Guard by informing them of the risks before, and testing them after for the effects of depleted uranium. He's also an ardent opponent of the Death Penalty.
     Former SB resident Jimmy Walker is offering a $1million reward to anyone who can prove the Twin Towers was NOT a managed demolition. In other words, if you can prove the official version of 9/11 is true, you win.

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