Left Out Program Notes for February 7, 2006

Welcome to Left Out, reality-based independent radio on WRCT 88.3FM, and on the worldwide web at leftout.info. Left Out discusses the news from a perspective left out of the mainstream media. Left Out is co-hosted by Bob Harper and Danny Sleator. Today's program is produced by Matt Hornyak. Listeners are invited to call the program at (412) 268-WRCT (9728), or to send email to bob@leftout.info


The station's transmitter has been fixed, and we are now back broadcasting at full power. We apologize for the inconvenience. The most recent show, January 24, is available via podcast from the Left Out web site.

The WRCT spring semester schedule is up. In it we find:

Democracy Now! weekdays at 8am.
Free Speech Radio News weekdays at 5:30pm.
Fight'n Lefty Review Wednesdays at 6pm.
After The Bell right after Left Out.
The Lid Off alternating weeks with Left Out.
Rust Belt Radio Mondays 6pm.


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Guest: Robert Parry of Consortium News

Robert Parry, author of Secrecy and Privilege and editor of Consortium News is our guest today. Robert Parry was previously a guest on Left Out on November 9, 2004.

Some topics of discussion for Robert Parry:

Voter Verifiable Paper Trails

The Allegheny County Board of Elections met today at 2pm to decide on the selection of new voting machines for the county in order to comply with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) which specifies, among other things, requirements for handicapped-accesible voting technology. At issue is whether the County should mandate voter-verifiable paper trail machines, as advocated by most experts in the area, include verifiedvoting.org. Left Out co-host Daniel Sleator and David Eckhardt published an op-ed piece in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sunday February 5, 2006 on the issue. The County appears poised to choose the Diebold touch-screen machine. Yesterday, there is a report of serious problems with the use of these machines.


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