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Time to Step Back and Feel All of This

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

If we don't start to feel more pain, outrage, and a need to sacrifice to make things better, then we'll have sold our lives and souls to corporate America and like all of our gadgets our battery life as a nation will running out.

Glenn Beck Vomits Over Nancy Pelosi (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nancy Pelosi has made Glenn Beck vomit — or at least pretend to. Beck pretended to heave on his radio show Tuesday as audio of Pelosi speaking pl...

Broadcasting Women's Voices in Haiti's Reconstruction: Women's Community Radio

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Haitian women have been increasingly vocal and active in social, political, and economic issues since the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship in 1986. T...

David Hoffman: A Walking Tour of YouTube Nation (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christopher Lydon

David Hoffman produced 88 PBS documentary features and five feature-length films over a forty-year career. But that was then. And this is a guy whos...

Radio Gives Payola a Facelift to Stay Afloat

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Schmitt

Radio will take a bone wherever one is thrown and major labels have paid an arm and a leg to have their songs played frequently on stations across the nation.

Time for the Ultimate Intervention, We're Ready Mr. President

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

We need President Obama to be as done with oil as we now are and force industry to give us the alternatives they've had for years and facilitate the transition through an enormous governmental push.

James Kwak: The Problem is Bank-o-cracy (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

James Kwak extends Michael Lewis's point and feeds my fascination with apocalyptic hysteria and helpless torpor as the twin markers of American politi...

Michael Lewis' Big Short and Our Appetite for Apocalypse (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

Michael Lewis is the non-fiction novelist of our apocalyptic American mindset in 2010 and the author of The Big Short. Listen to an interview here.

Missouri Radio Station Gives New Meaning to the Phrase "It's Miller Time!"

Amber Holley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Amber Holley

If a radio station blocks commercials with racially biased and anti-Semitic claims from a write-in Senate candidate from Missouri, it risks having its license revoked by the FCC.

David Paterson's Favorite Medium: Radio | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

New Yorkers do not see as much of their governor as they used to these days, as he enters the twilight of his term. But they can almost always hear hi...

Glenn Beck Believes Gay Handicapped Black Female Immigrant Will Be Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck prepared his listeners Friday for a "radical" Supreme Court nominee after news broke that Justice John Paul Stevens would retire at the end...

David Shields' Reality Hunger: Kicking Ass and Dropping Names (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

David Shields practices what he preaches. Aphorisms in the Nietzsche manner are the coin of the literary realm that surfaces in his manifesto, Reality Hunger.

Colum McCann: American Literature and New York's Redemption (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

Colum McCann wrote the New Yorkiest and, many feel, the best of 9.11 novels, Let the Great World Spin, and won the National Book Award for it.

Celebrities Take to the Streets of Long Beach (Video)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Charles Karel Bouley

Celebrities such as Patrick Dempsey and Keanu Reeves took to the streets of Long Beach today in practice sessions for the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, officially kicking off the 36th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

A Sinful Nation

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

It amazes me that in a nation that claims to be so spiritual, the seven deadly "sins" first identified by Evagagrius Ponticus have become pastimes and oftentimes objects of desire instead of loathing.

Can an iPad Replace a Laptop? Hands-on Review

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

I wrote almost this entire column using an iPad which partially answered my biggest question about the device. Can it replace a laptop PC? So far, the answer is a qualified yes.

We're All Part of the Chorus in That Line Now!

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

See A Chorus Line if you can on it's U.S. tour and remind yourself that dreams don't really change, that everyone has their own baggage but each one wants the same thing, a chance, a shot.

BP Not the Only Villains Here, We're The Addicts, After All

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The crimes and oversights behind the Gulf spill will be discussed, committeed and prosecuted to the nth degree. But the real responsibility is ours. And we need to own it.

Nell Painter's History of White People: It's Coming to an End

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

Now that we are all supposed to have absorbed the genomics of it -- that "race" is a social concept, not a scientific one; a construction, not a fact -- she is asking: who invented "whiteness" as a human category?

Brian Kilmeade Gets Own Fox News Radio Show

RadioInk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News Radio is set to launch the new nationally syndicated Kilmeade and Friends on Tuesday, June 1. The 9 a.m.-noon show replaces Brian and the Jud...

Dancing With the Devil: Public Broadcasting's Questionable Choices in Sponsorships

Jaclyn Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jaclyn Simon

Why do they let the corporate axis of evil -- Monsanto, Exxon, and Wal-Mart -- sponsor their otherwise socially responsible programming?

Oil And Water, Unlike Corporations and Government, Don't Mix

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The Gulf can't wait for BP any longer. We, the People, can't wait for BP. BP should be shut down, seized, it's assets used in perpetuity for the damage that will continue to pour in for years to come.'s Failure Is Ours Too

Mark R. Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark R. Collins

Angsty words spun by disc jockeys who never met an inside joke they didn't like; throughout Woxy's troubled past it has become tradition to tell the station's history through clever playlists.

Healthcare: in the post-game booth with James Morone

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

"Show him a poltical near-death experience, and this guy rallies!" James Morone has been telling us all along that healthcare politics was peculiarly...

Con Games: Talk About Crazy

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Conniff

Call me crazy, but I like this country the way it is. I'm a liberal talk show host. I'm not packing. I'm not afraid of a thing.