Parliament in Crisis
Professor Mark Knights chairs a podcast discussion on Parliament in Crisis, 1832 and 2009 with Dr Joe Hardwick and Dr Sarah Richardson.
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Buying the War
Four years ago on May 1, President Bush landed on the aircraft carrier USS lincoln and delivered a speech in front of a giant "Mission Accomplished" banner. Despite profound questions and the increasing violence in Baghdad, many in the press confirmed the White House's claim that the war was won. How did they get it so wrong? How did the evidence disputing the existence of weapons of mass destruction and the link between Saddam Hussein and 9/11 continue to go largely unreported?Author(s): No creator set

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Jon Stewart and Josh Marshall
Veteran journalist Bill Moyers begins his new weekly series Bill Moyers Journal with an interview with Jon Stewart, the anchor of the award-winning The Daily Show for eight years, about why so many get their news and analysis from his fake news show. Also on the program: Josh Marshall, blogger and publisher of the influential talkingpointsmemo.com, gives his perspective on role of politics in the recent firings of federal prosecutors. And Bill Moyers remembers David Halberstam.Author(s): No creator set

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Carlo Bonini, Jonathan Miller and Jerry Miller
As Congress investigates why the Administration made false pre-war claims, Italy's foremost investigative reporter Carlo Bonini, takes viewers on the trail of the forged intelligence documents purporting that Iraq sought to buy yellowcake uranium from Niger. Also on the program: Bill Moyers interviews Jerry Miller, the 200th person exonerated by postconviction DNA testing about clearing his name; and British renaissance man - physician, author, and director of theater and opera - Jonathan Mille
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Regent University, REASON magazine's Nick Gillespie, historian Marilyn B. Young
The recent controversy over the firing of federal prosecutors found Regent University graduate Monica Goodling-special counsel to Alberto Gonzalez and one of some 150 Regent students who have worked in the Bush administration since 2001-at the center of a political firestorm over her involvement. Bill Moyers Journal takes viewers to commencement at Pat Robertson's university for a closer look at its mission to ensure Biblical principles are reflected in the law of the land. Also on the program
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The Cost of War
It's a question that can be addressed in many ways. The National Priorities Project keeps a constantly running count of war costs - and compares the totals with what the dollars would buy in other government services. Fiscal conservatives keep an eye on the Department of Treasury's national debt to the penny. Of course there are costs that cannot be quantified in dollars.
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Melissa Harris-lacewell on race in America, Bruce Bawer on fundamentalisms, and Rick MacArthur on th
Bill Moyers Journal looks at the trade deal in the works between the new leadership in Congress and the Bush Administration, which has the Democrats under fire from America's workers. Bill Moyers gets perspective on the deal from Harper's magazine publisher John R. MacArthur, author of The Selling of "Free Trade": NAFTA, Washington, and the Subversion of American Democracy. Also on the program, Princeton's Melissa Harris lacewell on race, politics, and spirituality; and author Bruce Bawer, who
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Maxine Hong Kingston
On Memorial Day weekend, Bill Moyers Journal presents an illuminating interview with Maxine Hong Kingston, acclaimed author of many books including the award-winning The Woman Warrior and her latest book Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace. For the past 15 years, Kingston has been working with veterans - more than 500 soldiers from World War II, from Vietnam, and now, from Iraq - as well as other survivors of war to convert the horrors they experienced into the words and stories that Kingston bel
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D-Day Revisited
As America honors heroes who have fought and fallen for their nation, Bill Moyers Journal presents "D-Day Revisited," a special one-hour broadcast which follows a group of World War II veterans back to Europe to speak about their wartime experiences-some of them unlocking memories they had been keeping inside for nearly 50 years. Featuring excerpts from the Bill Moyers' 1990 documentary From D-Day to the Rhine, "D-Day Revisited" includes the latest information about the veterans featured in the
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Cleaning House in Congress and Bob Kerrey on Iraq
Former Democratic senator Bob Kerrey is making his case for a refocused mission in Iraq. The 9/11 Commission member and Vietnam war veteran tells Bill Moyers why having US military forces in Iraq is necessary in fighting terrorism, but calls for a bipartisan plan to end US policing and occupation in the war torn nation. One of Washington's most influential public advocates, Joan Claybrook of Public Citizen, talks about what is at stake in the ethical reforms under consideration in Congress. Bill
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Overpaid Airline Execs? Plus, Christian Parenti and Bishop Jefferts Schori
Beginning to trade on the NYSE last week, Northwest airlines dodged the bankruptcy bullet. But while a $1.4 billion a year cut in labor expenses have ensured lower costs, why are airline executives still executives still flying high on salaries, stock options and benefits while workers and retirees see cuts in pay and compensation? Then, with heated debate looming large over progress reports and withdrawal deadlines for Iraq, what's next for Afghanistan? Journalist Christian Parenti, just ba
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labor leader Andy Stern, Activist Grace lee Boggs and a Bill Moyers Essay
On Wall Street, private equity firms are buying up corporations and turning them around for huge profits. What does it mean for America's workers and for the economic gap between average families and the wealthiest Americans? Andrew Stern, the president of Service Employees International Union-the fastest growing union in the nation-weighs in. Also on the program, Bill Moyers interviews writer, activist, and philosopher Grace lee Boggs, who has taken part in some of the seminal civil rights st
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HARPER's magazine's Ken Silverstein on foreign lobbying and Imam Zaid Shakir
When Harper's Magazine editor Ken Silverstein went undercover to recruit Washington lobbyists to help improve the image of Turkmenistan, a corrupt foreign government with appalling human rights abuses, K-Street firms laid out plans to get the job done. What does it say about the state of influence-peddling in Washington? Bill Moyers gets the inside story from Silverstein. Also on the program, Imam Zaid Shakir has been called a voice of conscience for American Muslims, but his views on Islam i
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Financial writer Gretchen Morgenson, GOP stalwart Vic Gold, lori Wallach on trade and Bill Moyers on
With U.S. mortgages entering foreclosure at a record pace, the crisis has far reaching implications, from the financial markets to the financial health of ordinary Americans. For the latest, Bill Moyers interviews assistant business and financial editor at The New York Times Gretchen Morgenson, who has been covering the story. Also on the program: lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, on the secret trade deal negotiated by leaders of the Democratic Party and its implic
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Biologist E.O. Wilson and Washington DC's Earth Conservation Corps
Dedicating his life to the exploration of life on Earth, E.O. Wilson is one of the world's foremost authorities on biology. Bill Moyers Journal profiles the author of 25 Books and recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, who speaks about what humankind needs to understand about the Earth to heal it and about his latest project The Encyclopedia of life - a digital, online catalog of every single living species on the planet. And, Bill Moyers Journal updates a report on the non-profit group, the Earth Co
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Tough Talk on Impeachment
In the wake of President Bush's commutation of I. lewis 'Scooter' libby's prison sentence, talk of impeachment is gaining steam as a new opinion poll says that nearly half of Americans favor the impeachment of the President and more than half believe Vice President Cheney should be impeached. Bill Moyers gets perspective from Constitutional scholar Bruce Fein, who wrote the first article of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, and The Nation's John Nichols, author of The Genius of Impeac
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The Yes Men, Poet Martin Espada, and a Tribute to Sekou Sundiata
The Yes Men - aka Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum - who discovered that pranks could get press attention to important issues that would otherwise be ignored. Also on the program, renowned poet Martin Espada speaks about his love of language and the human need for poetry as he reflects on how heritage and immigration, and violence and war, have influenced his work.
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Al Qaeda and Iraq, Earmarks, and a Bill Moyers Essay on sacrifice
Al Qaeda and Iraq, Earmarks, and a Bill Moyers Essay on sacrifice.
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Author Barbara Ehrenreich on inequality in America, and Critic Clive James on who's worth rememberin
Bill Moyers talks with author Barbara Ehrenreich about inequality in America and discusses who's worth remembering in the 20th Century with culture critic, Clive James.
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lessons of Katrina, historian Martin E. Marty, and Bill Moyers on Karl Rove
As the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, Bill Moyers gets two views on what the disaster and its aftermath says about American culture and values with Princeton's Melissa Harris-lacewell and author and environmental journalist Mike Tidwell. Also on the program, one of the country's leading historians, Martin E. Marty, who has spent a lifetime unraveling the mysteries of the world's religions, discusses his latest book on the mystery of childhood and what adults can learn from
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