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Back-Talking Barack: The Influence of MyBO FISA Group & Netroots Nation

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In this week's Wilshire & Washington show, Dr. Karen North, Director of the Annenberg Program on Online Communities at the University of Southern California, stops by to talk about online engagement in this election and how the user-made anti-FISA group on is the way of the future. The day's news items include: this week's controversial New Yorker cover, Newsweek's cover on Obama's faith, and the buzz coming out of Austin from this year's Netroots Nation.

Wilshire & Washington, the weekly Blog Talk Radio program that explores the intersection of politics, entertainment, and new media, features co-hosts Ted Johnson, Managing Editor of Variety; conservative blogger Teresa Valdez Klein (, and liberal blogger Maegan Carberry ( The show airs every Wednesday at 7:30am PST on