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Sasha Abramsky discusses his new solution-oriented book about the millions of Americans who work 40 hours a week and still go hungry, "these forgotten communities and these forgotten families who are doing everything they've been told they need to do to survive and they're still being pushed backward by economic forces that they really don't control".

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Sasha Abramsky discusses his new solution-oriented book about the millions of Americans who work 40 hours a week and still go hungry, "these forgotten families who are doing everything they've been told they need to do to survive and they're still being pushed backward by economic forces that they really don't control".

Documenting 8 Years of Torture

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Mark Danner made headlines last week with his essay in The New York Review of Books on the CIA's use of torture and a secret report from the International Committee of the Red Cross detailing such practices. Find out why he says, "Torture is for people with weak nerves."

Getting to Zero

John Isaacs, executive director of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, joins the podcast with a status report on the spread of nuclear weapons. Cutting a deal with Iran and North Korea while getting the U.S. and Russia to downsize their own arsenals won't be easy, but it may be only a matter of time -- and diplomacy.

Coping With Corporate Media

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The Truthdig Podcast is back and better than ever. This week the panel tackles our obsession with imperfect athletes, the first days of the Obama administration and the decline of media. Special guest Megan Tady, campaign coordinator for Free Press, joins James Harris and Josh Scheer.

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When it comes to politics, there is a mad love of mediocrity in this country. "They think they're better than you!" is the refrain that (highly competent and cynical) Republican strategists have set loose among the crowd, and the crowd has grown drunk on it once again. "Sarah Palin is an ordinary person!" Yes, all too ordinary.

Iraq From the Inside
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Iraqi journalist Huda Ahmed, who has recently been granted asylum in the U.S., looks back on more than five years of war and occupation from an Iraqi perspective.

Iraq From the Inside

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Iraqi journalist Huda Ahmed, who has recently been granted asylum in the U.S., looks back on more than five years of war and occupation from an Iraqi perspective.

Joseph Stiglitz on Recession

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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist and co-author of "The Three Trillion Dollar War," shares his insights into America's economic woes and explains why things are probably going to get worse.

Joseph Stiglitz on Recession
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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist and co-author of "The Three Trillion Dollar War," shares his insights into America's economic woes and explains why things are probably going to get worse.

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