Forthright Radio

Alternate Wednesdays, 9:00am to 10:00am
  • Hosted by Joy LaClaire

Forthright Radio, with host Joy LaClaire, brings dynamic and important writers, authors, and persons of interest on the program to talk about issues of the day.

A sample of recent guests includes UCLA History Professor, Benjamin Madley, award winning environmentalist, Alexis Bogonofsky, Christopher Achens, Henry Giroux, Dan Grazier, Suzanne Kelly and John Trudell, and many more.

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To hear this interview with UC Berkeley Political Science Professor, Paul Pierson, about his latest book, Let Them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality, co-written with Yale U. Professor Jacob Hacker - & to see articles referenced in the interview, click on this link:

Patrick Cockburn WAR IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

Jul 3, 2020

To hear this interview with veteran foreign journalist, Patrick Cockburn, about his latest book, WAR IN THE AGE OF TRUMP: The Fall of Isis, The Betrayal of the Kurds, The Conflict With Iran, and to view images and links to articles relevant to the interview, click on this link:

To hear this interview with Texas A&M University Department of Communication Professor Jennifer Mercieca about her latest book, DEMAGOGUE FOR PRESIDENT: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump, click on this link:

It includes links to articles referenced in the interview.

To hear this interview with clinical psychologist & co-founder of The Climate Mobilization, <argaret Klein Salamon, as well as links to articles referenced, click on this link:

To hear this interview with University of Pennsylvania Political Science Professor, Daniel Q. Gillion, about how protests influence elections in The United States, click on this link:

To hear this interview with Alan Hirsch about his book, A SHORT HISOTRY OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CRISES (and how to prevent the next one), click on this link:

To hear this interview with Gaia Vince about her book, TRANSCENDENCE: How Humans Evolved Through Fire, Language, Beauty & Time,* click on this link:

*It includes links to hear the whistle languages & other sites to articles referenced in the interview.

To hear this interview with Betsy Gaines Quammen, PhD., about her book, AMERICAN ZION: CLIVEN BUNDY, GOD & PUBLIC LANDS IN THE WEST, click on this link:

As well as links to archived Forthright Radio referenced in this show.

To hear this interview with Katherine Stewart about her book, THE POWER WORSHIPPERS: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism, as well as seeing the articles cited,  click on this link:

To hear these interviews with Thom Hartmann and Jane Kleeb, click on this link:

In the first segment, we speak with Thom Hartmann, whose latest book in his Hidden History series is: The Hidden History of THE WAR ON VOTING: WHO STOLE YOUR VOTE AND HOW TO GET IT BACK, published by Barrett- Koehler.

To hear this Forthright Radio interview with Michael T. Klare about ALL HELL BREAKING LOOSE: The Pentagon's Perspective on Climate Change, click on this link:

To hear this interview with 9 term former Oregon Congressman Les AuCoin, click on this link:

University of Notre Dame History professor, Darren Dochuk is the author of From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plainfolk religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism, which has received numerous prizes and awards. He has also co-edited several other books in American history, including most recently, The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States. His most recent book is ANOINTED WITH OIL: HOW CHRISTIANITY AND CRUDE MADE MODERN AMERICA, published by Basic Books.

Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host. He’s a New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award-winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents.

His latest books are in his Hidden History Series: The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment and The Hidden History of The Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America, both published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers.