Left Out: Independent, Reality-Based Radio

Left Out is a public affairs program on WRCT Pittsburgh 88.3FM co-hosted by Bob Harper and Danny Sleator. We examine news and opinions left out of the mainstream media. The show is broadcast bi-weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:00PM to 7:00PM (EST), and is also available live on the Internet via a high bandwidth and a low bandwidth audio stream, and via podcasting with this XML file.

During the program, listeners are invited to call the us at (412) 268-WRCT (9728), or send email to bob@leftout.info.

Left Out was featured in the Pittsburgh City Paper on October 28, 2004 in an article entitled "Left Talk Ahead" by Kathy Newman.

About the Hosts

Robert Harper and Danny Sleator are professors in the Computer Science Departments at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Harper has been a guest on Off Q, a weekly political discussion program on WQED-TV, on February 13, 2004, May 28, 2004, April 22, 2005, and January 6, 2006.

Sleator is a key participant in the Pittsburgh Campaign for Democracy Now, which sponsors Democracy Now on WRCT. Listen to it each weekday at 8am. He also founded the Internet Chess Club, and has a politics web page.

Podcasting

We're now offering a podcast of our show -- a way to have the show downloaded automatically to your computer or portable MP3 player. This page from the Democracy Now! web site explains how to subscribe to a podcast. Follow those instructions, except copy this link location into your podcasting program.

Mailing List

We have a mailing list that we use sparingly to announce upcoming programs. You can join the list here.

Index of all Left Out Programs

These pages contain outlines of the content, as well as links to audio files so that you can listen to the programs.

November 19, 2008 -- post-election wrap-up.
October 15, 2008 -- Christian Weller, Center for American Progress and UMass Boston
October 1, 2008 -- Steven Greenhouse: The Big Squeeze
September 17, 2008 -- Thomas Frank on The Wrecking Crew
April 14, 2008 -- Naomi Klein's talk at CMU
January 22, 2008 -- Scott Ritter and Edward Peck speak at the Carnegie Library
November 27, 2007 -- Mark Schapiro: Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power
November 13, 2007 -- John Bogle: The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism
October 30, 2007 -- Harry Frankfurt: On Bullshit
October 16, 2007 -- Daniel Ellsberg
October 2, 2007 -- Robert Parry, Bernard Chazelle
September 18, 2007 -- Stopping the War, Media Treatment of the Candidates
April 24, 2007 -- David DeAngelo
April 10, 2007 -- Undue Process, Screw the Middle Class, Imus
March 27, 2007 -- Zbigniew Brzezinski, Alfred McCoy, US Attorney Scandal
March 13, 2007 -- Dean Baker on the Conservative Nanny State
February 27, 2007 -- Richard King on Verified Voting
February 13, 2007 -- John Ehrenberg on Servants of Wealth, Robert Firth on Pittsburgh Transit
January 30, 2007 -- Bayh-Dole Act, Big Pharma, The Decider
November 28, 2006 -- Bernard Chazelle on Iraq
November 14, 2006 -- David Eckhardt on voting, Global Warming
October 31, 2006 -- Bill Morgan, biographer of Allen Ginsberg
October 17, 2006 -- Christian Weller, Center for American Progress
October 3, 2006 -- Michael Ratner (CCR)
September 19, 2006 --- Mike Parker of GASP on pollution and horrible new coal power plants
September 5, 2006 --- David Hughes of Citizen Power on the looming deregulation of power in Pennsylvania
August 22, 2006 --- Chris Paine and Illah Nourbakhsh on Who Killed the Electric Car
August 8, 2006 --- Michelle Goldberg: "Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism"
July 25, 2006 --- Israel Attacks Lebanon, Signing Statements
July 11, 2006 --- Richard Heinberg -- Peak Oil
June 27, 2006 --- David Sirota, Zarqawi Show Cancelled, Inconvenient Truth
June 13, 2006 --- Range Voting, Allegheny Voting, Fraud in Ohio
May 16, 2006 --- Matt Hornyak, Allegheny Voting, Immigration, NSA
May 2, 2006 --- David Swanson of afterdowningstreet.org
April 4, 2006 --- Chalmers Johnson The Sorrows of Empire.
March 21, 2006 --- Mark Levine on Why They Don't Hate Us.
March 7, 2006 --- Carl Johnson on Katrina, voting, NASA, impeachment, etc.
February 21, 2006 --- Sam Harris on religion and rationalism.
February 7, 2006 --- Robert Parry of Consortium News.
January 24, 2006 --- Al Gore Rips Bush's Illegal Wiretapping.
December 13, 2005 --- Edward Herman.
November 29, 2005 --- Replay of the September 20 show.
November 15, 2005 --- Elizabeth Minnich: "The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy".
November 1, 2005 --- Chris Mooney; Reid's senatorial maneuvers; Scooter Libby and Valerie Plame
October 18, 2005 --- Bernard Chazelle; Miller affair; reporting on Bush
October 4, 2005 --- Richard King & Pamela Smith on voting, CMU's controversial speaker policy
September 20, 2005 --- Bernard Chazelle, Norman Solomon: War Made Easy
September 6, 2005 --- Katrina Catastrophe, Thomas Linzey: Corporations v. Democracy
August 23, 2005 --- Sean B. Carroll on Evo Devo and the Evolution/Intelligent Design "debate"
August 9, 2005 --- Nagasaki, Don Mackenzie of UCS, Michael Klare on the "twilight" of oil
July 26, 2005 --- Chalmers Johnson on Blowback: Impacts of the New Militarism
July 12, 2005 --- Robert Jensen of UT Austin on Plame, etc.
June 28, 2005 --- Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch on US abuses
June 14, 2005 --- Galloway Testimony, Jonathan Schwarz on the Downing Street Memos
May 17, 2005 --- Bill Moyers speaks on the media and the downfall of PBS
May 3, 2005 --- Al Gore rails against Republican attacks on the Judiciary
April 19, 2005 --- Christian Weller on social security and other issues
April 5, 2005 --- Nathan Wilcox on energy, discussion of Schiavo
March 22, 2005 --- Interview with Michael Lamb, Republican hypocrisy on Schiavo
March 8, 2005 --- Interview with Bill Peduto, Byrd's speech
February 22, 2005 --- Dave Tessitor on local issues and the Open Gov. Initiative
February 8, 2005 --- Bush budget, social security, Bernie Sanders
January 25, 2005 --- Mark Egerman of the Tartan on Horowitz, Condi confirmation
December 7, 2004 --- Bob Fitrakis on voting problems in Ohio, Bhopal/Dow hoax
November 23, 2004 --- Ray McGovern of Veteran Intelligence Professionals For Sanity
November 9, 2004 --- Robert Parry "It's the Media, Stupid", Election post-mortum and sorrow
October 26, 2004 --- Gore speech, The Nation's "Case Against Bush"
October 12, 2004 --- Richard Garwin on nuclear energy
September 28, 2004 --- Reta Lewis (democratic mouthpiece), CBS cowardice
September 14, 2004 --- Rafael Porto and Jeff Phillips who were arrested at the RNC
August 10, 2004 --- Dr John White, Film: The Corporation, The Valerie Plame Affair
July 27, 2004 --- Thomas Frank on "What's the Matter with Kansas", Paul Heckbert
July 13, 2004 --- Jane Harmon (D-CA) on the Senate Intelligence Report, Jules Lobel
June 29, 2004 --- Joe Hoeffel, Fahrenheit 9/11, Gore, Act 47
June 15, 2004 --- Alexander Denmarsh on the The Pittsburgh Palisades Project (Hays Hill)
June 1, 2004 --- Gore Speech, Judith Miller, Valerie Plame
May 18, 2004 --- Dan Fine of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Iraqi Prison Scandal
April 27, 2004 --- Dennis Kucinich, Advice to Kerry by Robert Scheer, US nuke spending
April 13, 2004 --- Karen Kwiatkowski
March 30, 2004 --- Richard Clarke's Revelations, Ashcroft's incompetence, Powell's lies.
March 16, 2004 --- Coup d'Etat in Haiti, Regime Change in Spain, Fake news
March 2, 2004 --- Christopher Zurawsky on Pittsburgh's Crisis, Distorting and Suppressing Science
February 17, 2004 --- Terri Taylor on Long Wall mining, Judith Miller, Iraq will be an Islamic Republic
February 3, 2004 --- David Dill on Verified Electronic Voting, Bush's Military Record, Kay Report
January 20, 2004 --- Report of the 9/11 Commission, Ron Suskind's book
October 5, 2003 --- Wilson/Plame, No WMD, Iraq Oil, Howard Dean's list of Bush Lies


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