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PODCAST | Best-selling author Jeff Sharlet and his father, political scientist Robert Sharlet

Jeff Sharlet, Molly Prize-winning journalist and author of ‘The Family,’ and scholar/author Bob Sharlet, join Thorne Dreyer on Rag Radio. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | July 17, 2014 Award-winning journalist Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family, … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Best-selling author Jeff Sharlet and his father, political scientist Robert Sharlet

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Father-Daughter! Newsman Dan Rather & Environmental Activist Robin Rather

Dan Rather and Robin Rather on Rag Radio, Friday, September 27, 2013, in the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas. Photos by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast: Legendary newsman Dan Rather and environmental activist Robin Rather … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Father-Daughter! Newsman Dan Rather & Environmental Activist Robin Rather

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Steve Russell : Will Rogers and the Jokes of Partisan Politics

Will Rogers. Image from Wikimedia Commons.The jokes of partisan politics:Will Rogers ‘chews to run’ ‘I’m not a member of any organized political party,’ he famously confessed, ‘I’m a Democrat.’ By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | December 7, 2012 … finish reading Steve Russell : Will Rogers and the Jokes of Partisan Politics

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Webb Dreyer : Texas Observer Founding Editor Ronnie Dugger

Pioneering Texas journalist Ronnie Dugger in the KOOP studios in Austin, Texas, Friday, June 8, 2012, during broadcast of Rag Radio. Photo by Alan Pogue / The Rag Blog.Rag Radio:Crusading journalist Ronnie Dugger,founding editor of The Texas Observer By Thorne … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Webb Dreyer : Texas Observer Founding Editor Ronnie Dugger

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Ronnie Dugger : LBJ, The Texas Observer & Me

Former Texas Observer editor Ronnie Dugger with President Lyndon Johnson. Photo by Yoichi Yokamoto / Courtesy LBJ Library / Texas Observer.LBJ, The Texas Observer & Me None of us knew it yet, but we Americans were about to be trapped … finish reading Ronnie Dugger : LBJ, The Texas Observer & Me

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BOOKS / Leslie Griffith : Dan Rather’s ‘Rather Outspoken’

Dan Rather is Rather Outspoken Reporters had best be careful when they set about the business of digging up news. Dan Rather’s unsettling ‘push under the bus’ is an instructive case in point. By Leslie Griffith / Reader Supported News … finish reading BOOKS / Leslie Griffith : Dan Rather’s ‘Rather Outspoken’

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Jay D. Jurie : Are We Colonized? A Response to Chris Hedges

Activist/journalist Chris Hedges speaks at Occupy Washington, DC, Freedom Plaza, Jan. 9, 2011. Photo by Scott Galindez / Occupy Washington, DC.‘Colonized by Corporations’:A Response to Chris Hedges Hedges says that corporations play the same role in the U.S. today that … finish reading Jay D. Jurie : Are We Colonized? A Response to Chris Hedges

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Tom Miller : Moving West, Writing East

Welcoming Arizona rattlesnake: “Cowboys amble” — and, well, “snakes slither.”Moving West, writing East:The life of a writer in the Southwestof the 1960s and ’70sBy Tom Miller | The Rag Blog | April 12, 2012 I moved west to escape the … finish reading Tom Miller : Moving West, Writing East

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BOOKS / Robert Jensen : Belén Fernández Dresses Down Thomas Friedman

The emperor’s messenger has no clothes:Belén Fernández dresses down Thomas Friedman By Robert Jensen / Truthout / January 28, 2012 [The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work, by Belén Fernández (Verso, 2011); 240 pp., $16.95. Published by Verso in its … finish reading BOOKS / Robert Jensen : Belén Fernández Dresses Down Thomas Friedman

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Rag Radio : Activist/Journalist Jonah Raskin, Author of ‘Marijuanaland’

Jonah Raskin, photographed at a Rag Blog Happy Hour at Maria’s Taco Xpress in Austin, Texas, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, after appearing on Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer. Photos (above and below) by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.Activist/journalist Jonah … finish reading Rag Radio : Activist/Journalist Jonah Raskin, Author of ‘Marijuanaland’

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Jonah Raskin : Interviewing Journalist and Gay Activist Allen Young

Allen Young, 2009. Photo by Diane Keijzer.In and out of the closets:An interview with journalist Allen Young By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / June 30, 2011 A week before Allen Young celebrated his 70th birthday, New York Governor … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Interviewing Journalist and Gay Activist Allen Young

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BOOKS / Paul Buhle : ‘Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder’

Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder:The Jack O’Dell Story By Paul Buhle / The Rag Blog / May 31, 2011 [Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder: The Freedom Movement Writings of Jack O’Dell, edited by Nikhil Pal Singh (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010), Hardcover; 298 … finish reading BOOKS / Paul Buhle : ‘Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder’

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