Friday, August 14, 2009

A Blogger and a Congressman from Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh Call in to a Radio Show....

**Updated to include links to the interviews**

It sounds like the beginning of a joke, doesn't it? But it isn't... They're two of the guests who'll join me tonight on my show on Air America radio.

The blogger is Lisa Derrick, who writes the La Figa blog at FireDogLake. We'll kick off the show with her report on what it's been like thus far. (Listen by clicking here)

The politician happens to be my Congressman, Kendrick Meek, who is also a candidate for the US Senate seat being vacated by Mel Martinez (who's pulling a Palin and resigning 17 months before his term is up!). I figured I'd use this opportunity to question Congressman Meek as a constituent. (Hear the interview by clicking here)

When I guest hosted the Ron Reagan show on Wednesday night, I spoke with Vincent Bugliosi about his book, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. Yesterday, I got an email from a listener, Jude Morford, who told me of her work with Bob and Arlinda Alexander. The three of them, with some financial contributions from listeners of Mike Malloy's radio show, mailed out 2,200 copies of the book to District Attorneys who had someone from his or her county killed in Iraq. Tonight, Bob Alexander will join us to talk about what they did, why they did it, and what has come of it. They've set up a website at
(Listen to my conversation with Bob by clicking here)

And we've been hearing much about the insane rantings of Glenn Beck. Well, I guess we're not the only ones taking notice. Tonight, I'll be joined by James Rucker of, who's been keeping track of all the advertisers who've pulled out of his show! (Hear my interview with James Rucker here)

All that, and lots more, packed into our final two hours together this week. Listen live here, call in at 866-303-2270, and join us in the live chat room by clicking here!