CityWIDE Radio's
2009 Broadcast Schedule for the
Progressive Radio Show
4:30-5:00 pm Mon.-Fri.
in which Progressive Magazine editor Matt Rothschild
interviewed leading activists, scholars, and artists
who are helping make the world a better place

Progressive Radio Show
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M6/15/09 Bruce Friedrich of PETA, co-author of "The Animal Activist's Handbook" 6/8/09
T6/16/09 Patrick Jones, author of "The Selma of the North" 5/25/09
W6/17/09 Madison playwright, director and human rights activist Sol Thea Kelley-Jones 4/27/09
Th6/18/09 Alan Wolfe, author of "The Future of Liberalism" 3/30/09
F6/19/09 Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence 2/23/09
M6/22/09 Gerda Lerner, the founder of women's history 6/15/09
T6/23/09 Anna Baltzer, author of "Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories" 5/18/09
W6/24/09 Jefferson Cowie, assoc. professor of history at Cornell and a scholar on the working class in America 4/20/09
Th6/25/09 Aaron Glantz, author of "The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans" 3/16/09
F6/26/09 Todd Dennis of Iraq Veterans Against the War 2/9/09
M6/29/09 Satinath Sarangi, operator of a clinic in Bhopal, India 6/1/09
T6/30/09 Robert Jensen, professor of journalism at the U of Texas at Austin 5/11/09
W7/1/09 Documentary filmmaker Robert Stone, whose latest work is "Earth Days" 4/13/09
M7/6/09 Julie Bolz, an activist who has built or repaired dozens of schools in Afghanistan 6/29/09
Th7/9/09 Bill Fletcher, author and editor of 3/2/09
F7/10/09 Amira Hanania, a Palestinian journalist on the West Bank 2/2/09
T7/14/09 Robin Wright, author of "Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East" 11/24/08
W7/15/09 Moustafa Bayoumi, author of "How Does It Feel to Be a Problem: Being Young and Arab in America" 10/20/08
Th7/16/09 Elias Chacour, Archbishop of Galilee of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church 8/11/08
F7/17/09 Craig and Cindy Corrie, the parents of Rachel Corrie 2004
M7/20/09 Jennifer Loewenstein, Assoc. Director of the Middle East Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison   1/19/09
T7/21/09 Micheline Ishay, director of the International Human Rights Program at the University of Denver 12/15/08
W7/22/09 Amira Hass, a reporter for the Israeli paper Ha'aretz who was won numerous press freedom awards 4/14/08
Th7/23/09 Salman Rushdie, winner of the Booker Prize for best novel by a Commonwealth writer in the last 40 years for "Midnight's Children" 7/21/08
F7/24/09 Poet and labor activist Mark Nowak, author of "Coal Mountain Elementary" 7/20/09
M7/27/09 Joy First of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance and Witness Against Torture 7/14/09
T7/28/09 Cathy Sultan, author of "Tragedy in South Lebanon: The Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006" 8/18/08
W7/29/09 Reza Aslan, author of "No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam" 4/7/08
Th7/30/09 Dr. Ghada Karmi, author of "Married to Another Man: Israel's Dilemma in Palestine" 4/28/08
F7/31/09 Alix Olson, spoken word artist and queer activist 7/27/09
M8/3/09 Bill V. Mullen, author of "Popular Fronts: Chicago and African-American Cultural Politics" 1/5/09
T8/4/09 Ishmael Beah, author of "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" 1/12/09
W8/5/09 Naomi Klein, the author of "The Shock Doctrine, The Rise of Disaster Capitalism" 11/10/08
F8/7/09 Les Leopold, author of "The Looting of America" 8/3/09
M8/10/09 Essayist Terry Tempest Williams, author of "Finding Beauty in a Broken World" 12/29/08
T8/11/09 Stephen Pimpare, author of "A People's History of Poverty in America" 11/17/08
W8/12/09 Barry Steinhardt, director of the ACLU's Technology and Liberty Program 10/13/08
Th8/13/09 David Suzuki, longtime host of CBC TV's "The Nature of Things" 4/9/07
F8/14/09 Arjun Makhijani, author of "Carbon-Free and Nuclear Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy" 8/10/09
M8/17/09 Janet Afary, author of "Sexual Politics in Modern Iran" 9/29/08
T8/18/09 Stephen Schneider from Stanford, a leading expert on global warming 10/6/08
W8/19/09 Ellen Spiro, co-director of the film "Body of War" 9/22/08
Th8/20/09 Talk show host Phil Donahue, co-director of the film "Body of War" 9/8/08
F8/21/09 Tyler Boudreau, author of "Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine" 8/17/09
M8/24/09 Bill McKibben, author of "The End of Nature" and "Deep Economy" 4/2/07
T8/25/09 Political comic and Progressive columnist Will Durst, author of "The All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing" 8/25/08
W8/26/09 Kathy Kelly, founder of Voices in the Wilderness who now works with Voices for Creative Nonviolence 8/4/08
Th8/27/09 David Broder, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post 9/15/08
F8/28/09 Thom Hartmann, progressive talk radio host and author 8/24/09
M8/31/09 David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and author of "Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World" 7/28/08
T9/1/09 Sandy Horwitt, author of a biography entitled: "Feingold, A New Democratic Party" 8/20/07
W9/2/09 Christopher Hitchens, author of "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything" 10/22/07
Th9/3/09 Former U.N. arms inspector Scott Ritter 5/5/08
F9/4/09 Susan Lederer, chair of medical history and bioethics at the UW 8/31/09
M9/7/09 Jim Hightower, populist, humorist and agitator 4/21/08
T9/8/09 David C. Korten, author of "The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community" 12/25/06
W9/9/09 Martin Marty, co-editor of five volumes series on fundamentalism 12/4/06
Th9/10/09 Granny D, Dorris Haddock, the over 90 activist for campaign finance reform 1/16/06
F9/11/09 Will Williams of Veterans for Peace. 9/7/09
M9/14/09 Folksinger Dar Williams 11/2/05
T9/15/09 Alfred W. McCoy, author of "A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror" 2/20/06
W9/16/09 John Dean of Watergate fame 4/28/06
Th9/17/09 Historian, playwright and activist Howard Zinn 10/9/06
F9/18/09 Wendell Potter, former PR man for Humana and Cigna turned whistleblower 9/14/09
M9/21/09 Feminist folksinger Ani DiFranco 10/16/06
T9/22/09 Jeremy Scahill, author of "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army" 4/23/07
W9/23/09 Greg Palast, the investigative reporter for the BBC 9/11/06
Th9/24/09 Al Franken author of "The Truth, with Jokes" 12/6/05
F9/25/09 Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa 9/21/09
M9/28/09 Frances Moore Lappé, author of "Diet for a Small Planet" 11/15/05
T9/29/09 Amy Goodman on the eve of Iraq invasion 03/03
W9/30/09 Radio interview with Molly Ivins recorded in 2003 2003
Th10/1/09 Jim Hightower 2 years ago 9/24/07
F10/2/09 Jim Hightower, America's leading leftwing populist 9/28/09
M10/5/09 Protest singer David Rovics 10/23/06
T10/6/09 Peace activist Cindy Sheehan 9/17/07
W10/7/09 Greg Palast, author of "Armed Madhouse" 4/30/07
Th10/8/09 Prof. Bill Ayers, author of "Fugitive Days" 2003
F10/9/09 Author, consumer activist and presidential candidate Ralph Nader 10/5/09
T10/13/09 Dr. Leonardo Trasande, Assistant Director of Mount Sinai Center for Children's Health and the Environment 2005
W10/14/09 Betsy Leondar-Wright, communications director of United for a Fair Economy 2005
Th10/15/09 Carl Webb, a US soldier who had gone AWOL 2005
F10/16/09 Investigative reporter Greg Palast 10/12/09
M10/19/09 Si Kahn: folksinger, activist, author, and organizer 2005
T10/20/09 Walt Brown, the 2004 Socialist Party candidate for President 2004
W10/21/09 Claude Anshin Thomas, author of "At Hell's Gate: A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace" 2005
Th10/22/09 Jeffrey Smith, author of "Seeds of Deception" 2005
F10/23/09 Jill Richardson, author of "Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It" 10/19/09
M10/26/09 Michael Franti, poet, human rights activist, filmmaker, and leader of the band Spearhead 10/31/05
T10/27/09 Marjane Satrapi, an Iranian-born graphic novelist, is the author of "Persepolis" 2005
W10/28/09 Kevin Pina, filmmaker whose latest work is "Haiti, the Untold Story" 2005
Th10/29/09 Adam Mansbach, author of "Angry Black White Boy" 2005
F10/30/09 S. Craig Watkins, author of "The Young and the Digital" 10/26/09
M11/2/09 Folksinger Eliza Gilkyson Interview with free anti-Bush song 11/17/05
T11/3/09 Kari Lydersen, author of "Out of the Sea and into the Fire: Latin American-U.S. Immigration in the Global Age" 2005
W11/4/09 Philip Gourevitch, editor of the Paris Review and author of "We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families" 2005
Th11/5/09 Ha Jin, whose novel, "War Trash," won the Pen/Faulkner Award 2005
F11/6/09 Malalai Joya, outspoken Afghan feminist and author of "A Woman Among Warlords" 11/2/09
M11/9/09 Sabrina Dhawan, the screenwriter for "Monsoon Wedding" 2005
T11/10/09 Shadia Drury, author of "The Political Ideas of Leo Strauss" 2005
W11/11/09 Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers 2005
Th11/12/09 Representative John Conyers, Democrat of Michigan 2005
F11/13/09 Political folksingers David Rovics and Anne Feeney 11/9/09
M11/16/09 Jeff Chang, author of "Can't Stop Won't Stop : A History of the Hip Hop Generation" 2005
T11/17/09 Frank Chin, producer of Asian American literature, and Curtis Choy, independent filmmaker 2005
W11/18/09 Amjad Alli Aljawhry, the North American representative of the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions of Iraq 2005
Th11/19/09 Diana Kattan, Nina Mayorek, Aitmead Muhanna and their "Partners for Peace: Three Women, Three Faiths" tour about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 2005
F11/20/09 William Jelani Cobb, associate professor of history at Spelman College 11/16/09
M11/23/09 Catherine Capellaro and Andrew Rohn, the creators of "Walmartopia: The Musical" 1/11/06
T11/24/09 Paul Rogat Loeb, editor of "The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear" 2005
W11/25/09 Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada 2003
Th11/26/09 Alfred McCoy, author of "The Politics of Heroin" and "Closer Than Brothers" 2004
F11/27/09 Antwi Akom, professor at San Francisco State University 11/23/09
M11/30/09 Joan Holden, the San Francisco Mime Troupe's prizewinning playwright 3/2/06
T12/1/09 Peter Camejo, Green candidate for President 2004
W12/2/09 Allison Hantschel, author of "Special Plans: The Blogs on Douglas Feith & the Faulty Intelligence that Led to War" 3/2/06
Th12/3/09 Phyllis Bennis, lead author of the report "Paying the Price: The Mounting Costs of the Iraq War" 2004
F12/4/09 Documentary filmmaker Glenn Silber 11/30/09
M12/7/09 Stephanie Miller, host of the Stephanie Miller Show, a liberal talk-radio show 5/19/06
T12/8/09 Gilbert Achcar, author of "The Clash of Barbarisms: The New World Disorder" 2003
W12/9/09 David Cobb, running for the Presidential nomination of the Green Party 2004
Th12/10/09 Ruth Conniff, Political Editor of The Progressive, reflecting on the Democratic Convention and campaign 2004
F12/11/09 Wendell Berry, writer, novelist, farmer, and environmentalist 12/7/09
M12/14/09 Author Felice Yeskel, co-director of United for a Fair Economy 10/21/05
T12/15/09 Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of "Blood on the Border" 1/30/06
W12/16/09 Harvey Kaye, author of "Thomas Paine and the Promise of America" 2/2/06
Th12/17/09 David Maraniss, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post 6/7/06
F12/18/09 Michael Perry, author of "Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting" 12/14/09
T12/22/09 Alan Jenkins, executive director of the Opportunity Agenda 2/17/06
W12/23/09 Steve Brodner, creator of the collection of illustrations "Freedom Fries: The Political Art of Steve Brodner" 2004
Th12/24/09 James Yee, the Muslim-American chaplain at Guantánamo who was falsely imprisoned for six months 2006
F12/25/09 Dr. Dan Murphy, who runs the largest health clinic in East Timor 12/21/09
M12/28/09 George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu, who is now working with the Human Rights Campaign 4/19/06
T12/29/09 Kit Gage is the director of the First Amendment Foundation, the director of the National Committee Against Repressive Legislation, and the founder and president of the National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom 3/21/06
W12/30/09 Houzahn Mahmoud, head of the British chapter of the Organization for Women's Freedom in Iraq 3/22/06
Th12/31/09 Historian Nell Painter, author of "Creating Black Americans" 3/31/06

See also the Progressive Radio Show archives for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013,