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 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.

What can Americans learn from the Germans about confronting and moving on from our racist past toward more social justice? Susan Neiman has much to share of what she has learned from the Germans after 3 decades of living in Berlin. She also spent 2017 with the Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation in Mississippi, interviewing those working for social justice and equality.

To hear this interview with Christopher Ketcham about THIS LAND: HOW COWBOYS, CAPITALISM, AND CORRUPTION ARE RUINING THE AMERICAN WEST, which is a hard hitting look at the battle now raging over the fate of the public lands in the American West, click on this link:

Henry Giroux - The Terror of the Unforeseen

Sep 5, 2019

To hear this interview with Professor Henry Giroux, click on this link:

To hear this interview with Christopher Leonard about his book, KOCHLAND: The Secret History of Koch Industries & Corporate Power in America, click on this link:

To hear this interview with Kris Newby about her book, BITTEN: The Secret History of Lyme Disease & Biological Weapons, click on this link:

Aric McBay - Full Spectrum Resistance Part 2

Jul 19, 2019

To hear Part 2 of our interviews with Aric McBay about FULL SPECTRUM RESISTANCE, click on this link:

To learn more about Aric and/or to read Chapter 1 of FULL SPECTRUM RESISTANCE:

Aric McBay - Full Spectrum Resistance

Jul 19, 2019

To hear this interview with Aric McBay, click on this link:

WAR OF THE WHALES - Joshua Horwitz & Thaïs Mazur

Jun 4, 2019

To hear the interviews with Joshua Horwitz & Thaïs Mazur, click on this link:

To find out more about the Navy's proposed permits under the Marine Mammals Protection Act for their Training and Testing, or to make a public comment, click on this link:


May 29, 2019

To hear this interview with Liz Miller about THE SHORE LINE PROJECT, click on this link:

Courtney Quirin - GUARDIAN

May 29, 2019

To hear this interview with Courtney Quirin about her award winning documentary, GUARDIAN, click on this link:

Click on this link to hear this interview with Ojibwe University of Southern California Professor, David Treuer, about his work and his book, THE HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE: NATIVE AMERICA FROM 1890 TO THE PRESENT:

To hear this interview with Adam Higginbotham about his book, MIDNIGHT IN CHERNOBYL: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster, click on this link:

There are also links to articles and a video about the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster.