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Glen Ford, radio host and long time journalist,  joins co-hosts Diane and Dave on their talk radio show.  Back in February 2008, Glen Ford warned that Barack Obama was no liberal.  Glen's website is blackagendareport.com and does real investigative journalism. Bruce Dixon and Margaret Kimberley are two of the regular contributors along with Glen.  Glen or Bruce are guests every Wednesday on Mark Thompson's Sirius Left "Make It Plain" talk radio show.  Glen is always way ahead of main stream journalists.  Listen to what he has to say of Obama.  If you had listened to Glen back in 2007 like I did, you wouldn't be surprised at the corporate bent of our new president. 

Direct download: Glen_Ford_on_Obama_in_Feb_08.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:17 AM

Glen Ford, reporter and radio entrepreneur, joins co-hosts Diane and Dave on "Citizens' Voice" (Later named "Democracy's Edge)  in February 2008.
Glen's grasp of the economic crisis is profound.  Hear him predict the meltdown and warn us of the $500 Trillion traded in credit default swaps.  Dave suggests that having investment bankers control our economy is like playing Monopoly with your older sister.  Your older sister makes up rules like she can roll twice and you only once.  Glen Ford makes points you won't hear anywhere else except his website blackagendareport.com.

Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:13 PM

Matt Taibbi, author and investigative journalist for "Rolling Stone" visits "The Edge" Talk Radio.  Hosts Di and Dave ask Matt to elaborate on his latest post "Wall Street's Naked Swindle" and how there seems to be a whole lot of counterfeiting going on.  Di and Dave ask Matt some more questions.  What are "dark pools"?  Why is Goldman Sachs lobbying for even less transparency? Should Elizabeth Warren run for president?  Was health care "reform" decided a long time ago?  Does he still travel with a Viking costume like he did when he covered the 2004 Democratic primary?  Are we becoming Russia? 
Direct download: Matt_Taibbi_on_The_Edge_Talk_Radio_-_Oct_3109.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:06 PM

The Edge Talk Radio talks to Dr. Paul Hochfeld, one of the Mad as Hell Doctors who journeyed from Portland, Oregon to Washington DC.  Dave and Di talked to Paul prior to his arrival in DC on September 30th.  And today Dr. Paul talks about staying in DC and although not invited getting into the President's doctors news conference on October 5.  He tells us that many of the Doctors for Obama he met there thinks that the single payer and national health care plan people are a bit delusional.   He also reveals how doctors are paid and how the AMA has a secret panel that devises evaluation or intervention codes.  Medicare subcontracts this job to the AMA that then is  paid 100 million dollars a year. These CPT codes are updated every 5 years by something called the RUC (Reimbursement Update Committee). They determine that dermotolgists get paid more than primary care physicians.   He bluntly tells us that specialists who make more than $500,000 aren't terribly interested in changing the system.  We have a huge crisis in not having enough primary care physicians.  They are paid far less than a specialist.

Dr. Paul is smart, funny,  and determined to keep working towards a health care system where eveybody is in the system and no one is out. 
Direct download: The_Edge_w_Dr._Paul_Hochfeld_Oct_1009.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 10:19 PM

Stephen Kinzer, former NY Times foreign correspondent in over 50 countries for over 20 years covered many of the hot spots all over the world from Guatemala to the fall of the Berlin Wall to Turkey and Israel.  His book "Overthrow: A Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq" is a must read for any serious student of foreign policy.  He gives some very unique observations about Afghanistan.  Did you know that we had U.S. soldiers doing voter registration there?  One soldier was killed registering voters.  Is that what they are trained to do?  FUBAR, is what it is.
In the first half hour of "The Edge" talk radio, Dave and Di interview Stephen and in the 2nd Half Hour cough up more hair balls of truth from the crap we all digest throughout the week from the Fat Cat News and Bloviators of Blather.
Direct download: The_Edge_-_Sept_1909_-_Kinzer__calls_full_hr_MP3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:47 PM

Stephen Kinzer, former NY Times foreign correspondent and author of many books including "Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq".  Stephen knows his stuff about Afghanistan.  He also recently visited Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Israel for his next book.  Get a sneak preview of his latest thesis on what we really should do in the Middle East.
Direct download: The_Edge_Kinzer_Interview_of_Sept_1909_-_12_hr.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:49 PM

Paul Hochfeld of Mad as Hell Doctors, is an emergency room doctor.  He is part of a group of doctors who are taking their case  for Universal Single Payer Health Care from Portland, Oregon all the way to Washington, D.C. with many stops along the way.  Smart and charismatic, Doctor Paul is mad about our broken political system that allows this pay or die health care debacle to continue.  Dave and Di ask you to join them and become Feral Cats of Freedom coughing up hair balls of truth from the crap we've all digested throughout the week from the fat cat news and bloviators of blather.

Direct download: The_Edge_-_Sept_1909_-_Mad_Docs_Pod.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:06 PM

Paul Hochfeld of Mad as Hell Doctors, is an emergency room doctor.  He is part of a group of doctors who are taking their case  for Universal Single Payer Health Care from Portland, Oregon all the way to Washington, D.C. with many stops along the way.  Smart and charismatic, Doctor Paul is mad about our broken political system that allows this pay or die health care debacle to continue.  Dave and Di ask you to join them and become Feral Cats of Freedom coughing up hair balls of truth from the crap we've all digested throughout the week from the fat cat news and bloviators of blather.
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:45 AM

The Feral Cats of Freedom cough up hair balls of truth each week from the crap we've digested throughout the week from the Fat Cat News, bloviators of blather, the weasel wunderkind of Washington, and stupid goobers with misspelled signs.  This week we discuss the President's health care address to Congress, the latest Wall Street scam in "death bonds", and is capitalism dead?  Who is the next bunch to be sacrificed to the gods of money?

Local Montanans weigh in on the way of the world with your hosts Diane Kamp and Dave Zollinger; the rancher and the trucker.
Direct download: The_Edge_ist_hour_Sept_1209_edited.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:57 PM

Democracy's Edge  Talk Radio in Bozeman, MT each week takes on the Fat Cat news and Bloviators of Blather.  This week Glen Ford, radio pioneer and editor of blackagendareport.com says that these are hard times but exciting times.  We are seeing the end of the parasitical finance class and perhaps the end of capitalism in its present form.  Having detroyed our industrial structure and shippe it overseas, the parasites are feasting on what is left in the U.S. i.e. the public sectors.  The are feeding on health care money and education.  They  want our social security along with anything else they can suck.  Always a visionary and not a big thinker, a HUGE thinker, Glen is one of our most admired guests.

Join Dave and Di and become feral cats of freedom each week coughing up hair balls of truth.
Direct download: Democracys_Edge_-_Cracks_in_Capitalism_with_Glen_Ford_June_09_.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 10:31 PM