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Last time on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: unconventional recruiting in the military, balancing free speech with cultural sensitivity in the Middle East, how to survive a plague and Robert Scheer on the freeloaders whose votes Mitt Romney is apparently not expecting.

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Your browser does not support the audio element. Matthew Kennard is the author of “Irregular Army: How the US Military Recruited Neo-Nazis, Gang Members, and Criminals to Fight the War on Terror.”

Your browser does not support the audio element. Nadine Strossen was head of the ACLU for 18 years and is currently a professor of law at New York Law School.

Your browser does not support the audio element. The new documentary “How to Survive a Plague” uses archival footage to tell the story of activists fighting for survival in a country that seemed ready to simply let gay Americans die.

Your browser does not support the audio element. Robert Scheer discusses the secret footage that has been plaguing the Romney-Ryan campaign.


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