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: 

https://forthrightradio.wordpress.com/

To hear this interview with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Stephen Kinzer, click here: https://forthright.media/2018/01/10/stephen-kinzer-the-true-flag-theodore-roosevelt-mark-twain-the-birth-of-american-empire/

Stephen Kinzer has covered more than 50 countries on 5 continents.

Henry Giroux

Henry Giroux, renowned public commentator and professor at Canada's McMaster University, spoke with Forthright Radio host Joy LaClaire on 30 November 2017 about what happens to democracy when the president of the United States attacks the media and subjects scientists and scholars to a culture of shaming. 

Dean Baker - Sensible Economics

Nov 15, 2017

To hear this interview with Dean Baker, click on this link: https://forthright.media/2017/11/15/dean-baker-sensible-economics/

Dean Baker co-founded The Center for Economic and Policy Research in 1999. He is frequently cited in economics reporting in major media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, and NPR. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian Unlimited (UK), the Huffington Post, TruthOut, and his blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting.

Joel Clement - Whistle Blower

Nov 8, 2017

To hear this interview with former Dept. of Interior top climate policy official, whistle-blower and dare-I-say refusnik vis-a-vis the Trump administration, Joel Clement, click on this link:

https://forthright.media/2017/11/01/joel-clement-whistle-blower/

He resigned from the Dept. of Interior effective on Oct. 6th, 2017 after having been involuntarily reassigned to what was basically an accounting job. He fills us in on the details of that and much more in this edition of Forthright Radio.

Photograph: Steve Helber / /AP

To hear this show, click on the link to the Forthright Radio website: https://forthrightradio.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/mark-bray-anti-fa-the-anti-fascist-handbook/

Jay Riestenberg: Article V Convention of States

Aug 5, 2017

Jay Riestenberg is Campaigns & States Media Strategist for Common Cause, a nonpartisan grassroots organization founded in 1970 dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. They are opposed to an Article V Constitutional Convention of the States, which has never been convened since 1787. Organizations, such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) & the Tea Party, along with billionaires such as the Koch brothers & The Mercer family have already garnered 27 of the 34 state legislatures required for such a convention to be called.

On Forthright Radio (July 5, 2017) Joy talked with Julian Brave Noisecat, Native American journalist, scholar and activist, discusses the latest on the Dakota Access Pipeline, and more.

In the second segment. with Doug Peacock, naturalist and author abut the delisting of the grizzly bear as an endangered species, as well as Montana exports: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and convicted journalist assaulter, newly elected Congressman Greg Gianforte (Jee-ann-FORT'-ay).  

Hear the show here.

On Forthright Radio, Gar Alperovitz discusses his latest work with The Next System Project, PRINCIPLES OF A PLURALIST COMMONWEALTH, which explores the political-economic system models that deliver superior social, economic and ecological outcomes.  

Click here to listen to Joy LaClaire's 21 June 2017 interview with Gar Alperovitz.

 

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It's Wednesday, and Joy La Claire of Forthright Radio and Jeff Blankfort of Takes on the World are appealing for support with an interview with writer, educator, and women's rights advocate Betsy Hartmann about her recent book The America Syndrome: Apocalypse, War and our Call to Greatness. Jeff and Joy are offering Hartmann's book as a thank you gift for a pledge of $150 or more. 

Forthright Radio’s final radio goes to the movies show for this year’s Mendocino Film Festival season.

Guests are director, Damani Baker, and Mendocino County’s own, Belvie Rooks, who produced the documentary, THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD, which follows Damani’s family roots in Louisiana, to the East Bay, to the Black Power movement, particularly in CA, to New Jewel Movement revolution in Grenada in the early 1980’s, the US destabilization of the new government and invasion under Ronald Reagan, and the overthrow of that revolution.

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