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Cocaine Death Squads and the War On Terror

Regular listeners to our broadcast know – we have repeatedly made the point that the war on drugs doesn’t work – nor has it ever.  Tonight, Mike and Mark speak with Dr. Oliver Villar, co-author of “Cocaine, Death Squads, and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia”, who has spent over […]

Fast and Furious / House of Death update from Bill Conroy – and more.

Those who have been listening to us for any length of time have heard our broadcasts on Fast and Furious and the House of Death. Well… Mike’s on a crusade to get someone thrown in jail – and who can blame him?  Here are a couple of headlines: U.S. troops deployed to the US/Mexican border […]

How We Got Swindled

So, like dozens of times before, we’re faced with the same situation… massive fraud and criminality that results in huge profits for some, and prosecutions for pretty much nobody – but in this case, it has also led our country into what our guest E. Henry Schoenberger says is absolutely a depression. How did we […]

This Week – Support WBAI

Since 1996, we’ve been doing this for nothing.  We couldn’t have done it without WBAI. Tonight, we feature some of our favorite guests and topics from over the past year.  While you may only listen to our show via the web – the show itself would not be possible were it not for WBAI-FM – […]

Delayed Justice

Delayed Justice – Inside Stories from America’s Best Cold Case Investigators. “Delayed Justice belongs on the bookshelf of every criminal investigator and all those who enjoy reading the true crime genre. The authors have managed to present a fascinating array of ‘cold cases’ while at the same time providing the reader with a step-by-step methodology […]

The Capture of Whitey Bulger

After 16 years on the lam, James “Whitey” Bulger – a notorious Irish mobster from Boston, who was number 2 on the FBI’s most-wanted list for over 14 years – has finally been captured by the FBI. Tonight, Mike and Mark speak with noted author Richard Stratton, who has not only researched and written about […]

Violence and US Weapons in Mexico – and more

Tonight’s show is a smorgasbord… from violence & US weapons in Mexico, to corruption in the U.S., to a resolution ensuring that citizens retain a right to videotape law enforcement pros on the job. Our favorite reporter Bill Conroy joins us to discuss these and more… About the Guest: Bill Conroy has worked as a […]

PLUNDER – The Crime of Our Time

Plunder: The Crime of Our Time is a hard-hitting investigative film by Danny Schechter. The “News Dissector” explores how the financial crisis was built on a foundation of criminal activity uncovering the connection between the collapse of the housing market and the economic catastrophe that followed. The film opens with the conviction of Ponzi King […]

The Infiltrator, Part 2

My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel. Robert Mazur spent five years undercover infiltrating the criminal hierarchy of Colombia’s drug cartels. The dirty bankers and businessmen he befriended-some of whom still shape power across the globe- knew him as Bob Musella, a wealthy, mob-connected big shot living the good life. […]

The Infiltrator, Part 1

My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel. Robert Mazur spent five years undercover infiltrating the criminal hierarchy of Colombia’s drug cartels. The dirty bankers and businessmen he befriended-some of whom still shape power across the globe- knew him as Bob Musella, a wealthy, mob-connected big shot living the good life. […]