Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Talking Tuesday....

Yesterday on Air America, after speaking with Frank Schaeffer about his upbringing and his part in the formation of the religious right movement, I told you about a story that appeared on Al Jazeera's English website concerning U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan proselytizing to the Muslim population.  See the video report for yourself...

Today, I'll speak with Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, who has been aware of this video and trying to get the Pentagon to do something about it for months!

In the wake of our disgusting discussion yesterday about how the hog factories' conditions are prime breeding ground for bacteria to grow and mutate, we'll learn about alternative ways of living and eating.  We'll speak with Jill Richardson, the founder of the blog La Vida Locavore and the author of Recipe for America: Why Our Food System is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It, and with Joy Williams, who lives on a 21st century commune near Santa Cruz and raises alpacas.  

By now, we've all seen the video shot at Stanford of Condi Rice channeling Richard Nixon (if the President does it, it isn't illegal).  I was able to track down Reyna Garcia, the student who captured the moment for all of us to see, and she'll join us on today's show as well.