Forthright Radio

Alternate Wednesdays, 9:00am to 10:00am

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.

For more Forthright click to visit Joy's site:


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.

To hear this interview with Michael Kaufman about his work and his latest book, THE TIME HAS COME: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution, click here:


Mar 7, 2019

To hear this interview with North Carolina State University Professor of Applied Ecology, Rob Dunn, click on this link:

Julian Brave Noisecat

Feb 7, 2019

To listen to this interview with Julian Brave Noisecat, click on this link:

It also contains links to articles referenced in the interview.


Jan 17, 2019

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

Lauren E. Oakes - In Search of the Canary Tree

Dec 5, 2018

To hear this interview with Stanford University scientist, Lauren E. Oakes, PhD., about her work and her book,  IN SEARCH OF THE CANARY TREE: THE STORY OF A SCIENTIST, A CYPRESS, AND A CHANGING WORLD, click on this link:


Dec 4, 2018

To hear this interview with Fordham U. History Professor, Kirsten Swinth, about her book FEMINISM’S FORGOTTEN FIGHT: THE UNFINISHED STRUGGLE FOR WORK AND FAMILY, click on this link:


To hear this interview with Rebecca Traister about her latest book, GOOD AND MAD: THE REVOLUTIONARY POWER OF WOMEN'S ANGER, click on this link:

Dean Baker, Economist

Sep 20, 2018

To hear this interview with Dean Baker, co-founder/co-director of the Center for Economic & Policy Research, click on this link:

10 years after the financial crisis, economict Dean Baker disects what should have happened vs. what did happen.

To hear this interview with Larry Hancock about his book, CREATING CHAOS: COVERT POLITICAL WARFARE FROM TRUMAN TO PUTIN and Carey Gillam about the $289 million damages Monsanto ordered to pay in damages by SF jury (8-10-18) click on this link: