Program Notes for Left Out (June 15, 2004)
Welcome to Left Out on WRCT 88.3FM. Left Out presents news and opinions
from a perspective left out of the mainstream media. Left Out is co-hosted
by Robert Harper and Danny Sleator. Today's program
is produced by Jay Thurber. Listeners are welcome to call us at 412
621-WRCT (9728) or 412 268-WRCT (9728), or to send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Amy Goodman, the host of Democracy Now (that you hear on
WRCT 88.3 each weekday morning at 8am) is coming to Pittsburgh
on July 16. She'll be attending a reception and giving a
lecture at CMU's university center. Funds raised from ticket
sales will go to Pittsburgh Community Television, or PCTV 21,
for their "make the move" campaign. This station is available
to Comcast Cable customers inside the city of Pittsburgh.
Democracy Now can also be seen on this station at 8am each
The Pittsburgh Palisades Project (Hays Hill)
The Pittsburgh City Council has approved a massive strip-mining
operation inside the city in a place called Hays Hill. On the flattened
hilltop a horse racetrack will be built, equipped with slot machines.
There are a number of huge problems associated with this project, as
outlined in this article
from Penn Future (www.penfuture.org).
Our guest today to discuss this is Alexander Denmarsh. He's a
professional photographer, and environmental activist.
The Real Reagan Presidency
summarizes a few salient points about the real Ronald Reagan,
perhaps the worst President until George W. Bush made even him look
Here's a audio discussion on FAIR's
counterspin of Reagan's legacy with Robert Parry, and Jill
Nelson. (We'll air some excerpts.) Parry is famous for
exposing the Iran-Contra affair. Read his
"Rating Reagan: A Bogus Legacy" from
What's The Matter With Kansas?
Thomas Frank, founding editor of The Baffler, has written an
interesting new book called What's
The Matter With Kansas? offering an analysis of "how
conservatives won the heart of America". It's a fascinating, witty,
and exceptionally well-written analysis of contemporary American politics
seen through the lens of the Kansas politcal scene over the last couple
A Temporary Coup?
The consequences of the neocon attacks on the CIA are rapidly becoming
apparent. A recent article on Salon
Temporary Coup offers an interesting analysis of Tenet's resignation
and the raid on Chalabi's house as a CIA response to the outing of
Valerie Plame and the undermining of the U.S. intelligence apparatus.
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