Juvenile Justice Center Monday, 5/10/10: Interview with the Democratic Party Juvenile Court Clerk candidates: Jeff Brousal, Howard Jones, Vic Lineweaver, Karen Johnson, and David Smith. Also, Karl Frisch with the Media Matters for America Smackdown.
James Lawson Monday, 4/26/10: Best of Liberadio(!) with Rev. Jim Lawson, Gregg Ramos, Stephen Fotopulos, and Paul Krugman.
Gaile Owens Monday, 4/19/10: Kelley Henry, lawyer for Gaile Owens (pictured left) , Ian Millhiser of the Center for American Progress, and Karl Frisch with the Media Matters for America Smackdown.
US Census Logo Monday, 04/12/10 Neal Darby, Jr. of the U.S. Census and Karl Frisch, contributor to Media Matters for America and owner of consulting firm, Karl Frisch and Associates
Kleinheider. A.C. Kleinheider Monday, 04/05/10 A.C. Kleinheider, the blog producer formerly known as Post Politics, and Karl Frisch, contributor to Media Matters for America and owner of consulting firm, Karl Frisch and Associates.
Reagan Farr Monday, 03/29/10 Reagan Farr, Commissioner, TN Dept. of Revenue; Andrew Hysell director of Campaign for Healthy Kids for Save the Children and Joan Randall, chair of the Tennessee Obesity Task Force.
Tony Garr Monday, 03/22/10 Tony Garr of TN Health Care Campaign and Karl Frisch of of Media Matters for America.
Bob Tuke Monday, 03/15/10 Chris Ford of TN Conservation Voters, Bob Tuke, and Karl Frisch of of Media Matters for America.
John Flansburgh Monday, 03/01/10 Brooklyn’s Ambassador of Love John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants, Bill Howell of Tennesseans for Fair Taxation, and Karl Frisch of of Media Matters for America.
We Shall Not Be Moved Ad Monday, 02/08/10 Graham Perry Social Curator for the Tennessee State Museum and Karl Frisch of of Media Matters for America.
Emily Ogden Monday, 02/01/10 Mark Reutter for the Progressive Policy Institute, Emily Ogden of Stand for Children and Karl Frisch of of Media Matters.
Robert Weissman Monday, 01/25/10 Robert Weissman president of Public Citizen and Karl Frisch of of Media Matters.
Marisa Richmond Monday, 01/18/10 Marisa Richmond president of Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition, Renée Victoria Hoyos of Tennessee Clean Water Network, Joel Berg Executive Director of New York City Coalition Against Hunger, and Karl Frisch of of Media Matters.
Jeff Sharlet Monday, 01/11/10 Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power (Harper, 2008), Sean Flaherty of VerifiedVoting.org, and Karl Frisch of MediaMatters.org.
Americans United Logo Monday, 12/21/09 Hugh Schlesinger and Skye Bacus, Ex-Music Directors for WRVU, and Dave Thomas, President of the Nashville chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.
Matt Collins Monday, 12/14/09 Matt Collins, Ex-Vice Chair, Davidson County Republican Party, Kevin Leander and Vanessa Beasley, Board Members, Vanderbilt Student Communications, Tyler Slocum, Director, Energy Program, Public Citizen, and the Media Matters for America Smackdown with Karl Frisch.
Betsy Phillips Monday, 12/7/09 Betsy Phillips of Tiny Cat Pants and Pith in the Wind, and the Media Matters for America Smackdown with Karl Frisch.
Julian Mocine McQueen Monday, 11/30/09 Julian McQueen of Green for All, and the Media Matters for America Smackdown with Karl Frisch
Becca Stevens Monday, 11/23/09 Magdalene House & Thistle Farms founder Rev. Becca Stevens, Operation Stand Down Nashville Outreach Coordinator J.C. Smith, Elbert Ventura of Progressive Policy Institute, & the Media Matters for America Smackdown with Karl Frisch
Judy Norsigian Monday, 11/16/09 Our Bodies Ourselves co-founder and Executive Director Judy Norsigian, and the Media Matters for America Smackdown with Karl Frisch
Allen Woods Monday, 11/09/09 Attorney Allen Woods, and the Media Matters for America Smackdown with Senior Fellow Karl Frisch
Charles Ihrig Monday, 11/02/09 Candidate for State House District 45 Charles Ihrig, Program Manager for Free Press Misty Perez Truedson, and the Media Matters for America Smackdown with Karl Frisch
Elbert Ventura Monday, 10/26/09 No guests today but here’s a picture of FOL* and newly minted Managing Editor for the Progressive Policy Institute, Elbert Ventura *Friend of Liberadio(!)
Daron Hall Monday, 10/19/09 Sheriff of Davidson County Daron Hall, Immigration Law attorney Elliott Ozment, and Media Matters for America Senior Fellow Karl Frisch.
Karl Frisch Monday, 10/12/09 Media Matters for America Senior Fellow Karl Frisch.
Wayne White Monday, 10/05/09 Visual Artist Wayne White, Executive Director of Tennessee Conservation Voters Chris Ford, and Media Matters for America Senior Fellow Karl Frisch.
Reginald Coopwood Monday, 09/28/09 CEO, Nashville Hospital Authority Dr. Reginald Coopwood, Executive Director of the Accountability Now PAC Ben Tribbett, and Media Matters for America Senior Fellow Karl Frisch.
Greg Rabidoux Monday, 09/21/09 Candidate for 7th U.S. House District Dr. Greg Rabidoux and Media Matters for America Senior Fellow Karl Frisch.
Steffi Woolhandler Monday, 09/14/09 Dr. Steffi Woolhandler, co-founder of Physicians for National Health Plan, Howard Gentry, and Elbert Ventura of Media Matters for America
Liberadio Logo Monday, 09/7/09 Peter Cunningham, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Communications and Outreach at the Department of Education.
JSI Logo Monday, 09/1/09 Reesa Web, Project Director John Snow, Inc.
Wendell Potter Monday, 07/6/09 Wendell Potter Senior Fellow on Health Care for the Center for Media and Democracy and Mike Jameson, District 6 Metro Councilmember.
Change That Works Monday, 06/29/09 Jason Holleman, District 24 Metro Councilmember, Toni Cani and Michael Chapman of the SEIU Change That Works Campaign, and Elbert Ventura of Media Matters for America.
Jim Kyle Monday, 06/22/09 Senator Jim Kyle, Tennessee Senate Minority Leader, and Dr. Peter Phillips, Director of ProjectCensored.org.
Mike Turner Monday, 06/15/09Rep. Mike Turner, Tennessee Democratic House Caucus Chairman, and Peter Cunningham, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Communications and Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education.
Emily Evans Monday, 06/01/09 Nashville Metro Councillady Emily Evans, and Heywood Sanders, Professor, Public Administration, University of Texas at San Antonio.
Mayor Karl Dean Monday, 05/18/09 Mayor Karl Dean (The Fightin’ Nashvilles!), Elbert Ventura of Media Matters for America.
Transit Now Logo Monday, 04/13/09 Ben Smith of Politico, Brian Phelps of Transit Now Nashville, and Sean Flaherty of Verified Voting.
Robert Miller Monday, 04/06/09 Robert Miller, Associate Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt and Medical Director for the Shade Tree Clinic, and Elbert Ventura of of Media Matters..
Janis Sontany Monday, 03/30/09 Tennessee State House Rep. Janis Sontany (D, the Fightin’ 53rd!), Matt Duss of the Center for American Progress, and Elbert Ventura of Media Matters.
Earth Hour Monday, 03/23/09 District 18 Candidate interviews – Stephenie Dodson, Kristine LaLonde, John Ray Clemmons, and David Glasgow. Plus, Lee Poston of the World Wildlife Fund & Earth Hour, and Elbert Ventura of Media Matters.
Hal Cato Monday, 03/09/09 Hal Cato, president and CEO of Oasis Center and Peter Canellos, Washington Bureau Chief, the Boston Globe and author of Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy .
Francie Hunt Monday, 03/02/09 Francie Hunt, Nashville Organizer – Stand for Children, and Timothy Karr, Campaign Director for Free Press
Francie Hunt Monday, 02/23/09 Alan Coverstone, Metro Nashville School Board Representative, District 9, and Heather Boushey, Senior economist, Center for American Progress.
Walter Searcy Monday, 02/16/09 Walter Searcy, Nashville Chapter of the NAACP and Christopher Sanders, president of the Tennessee Equality Project.
Chip Forrester Monday, 02/09/09 Chip Forrester, chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party, but not Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Congressman Jim Cooper Monday, 02/02/09 Congressman Jim Cooper, (D-TN, The Fightin’ 5th!), and Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation.
Rep. Mike Turner Monday, 01/26/09 Rep. Mike Turner, (D-The Fightin’ 51st!), and Clay Risen, Managing Editor of Democracy, and author of A Nation on Fire: America in the Wake of the King Assassination.
Rev. Enoch Fuzz Monday, 01/19/09 Rev. Enoch Fuzz, Senior Pastor of Corinthian Baptist Church, and Stephen Fotopulos, Executive Director of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.
Tom Negri Monday, 01/12/09 Tom Negri, Managing Director of Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, and David Rosnick, Economist for Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Megan Barry Monday, 01/05/09 Metro Councilwoman Megan Barry and the National Endowment for Financial Education’s Paul Golden.
Gregg Ramos Monday, 12/22/08 Assistant District Attorney Sarah Davis, civil rights activist and lawyer Gregg Ramos, Deputy Research Director for the Center for American Progress Amanda Terkel, Elbert Ventura of Media Matters for America.
David Fox Monday, 12/15/08 Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman candidates Charles Robert Bone and Chip Forrester, Metro Nashville Public School Board Chairman David Fox, Tim Karr of Free Press, Elbert Ventura of Media Matters for America.
Rev. James Lawson Monday, 12/08/08 Civil rights icon and Distinguished University Professor at Vanderbilt University, Rev. James Lawson.
Andy Berke Monday, 12/01/08 Dr. Craig Holman, Legislative Representative for Public Citizen.
Andy Berke Monday, 11/24/08 Tennessee State Senator Andy Berke, Obama Campaign Coordinator Jennifer Buck Wallace, Councilman at large Jerry Maynard, and Elbert Ventura and the Media Matters for America Smackdown.
Gray Sasser Monday, 11/10/08 Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Gray Sasser, Executive Director of the Tennessee Environmental Council John McFadden, and Elbert Ventura and the Media Matters for America Smackdown.
Vote Monday, 11/03/08 Get Out the Vote Election Day Eve-tacular! and Elbert Ventura and the Media Matters for America Smackdown.
Juan Villasenor Monday, 10/27/08 Juan Villasenor, president of the Nashville chapter of the American Constitution Society.
Brad Friedman Monday, 10/20/08 Tennessee’s Democratic candidate for US Senate Bob Tuke and Brad Friedman of BradBlog.com.
Connie Smith Monday, 10/13/08 Christopher Sanders, president of the Tennessee Equality Project, Connie Smith, Assistant Commissioner of Education for Tennessee, and Elbert Ventura, research fellow for Media Matters for America.
John Seigenthaler Monday, 10/06/08 John Seigenthaler, one of the most important witnesses to Nashville and American history, David Earnhardt, filmmaker of UNCOUNTED: The New Math of American Elections, and Elbert Ventura, research fellow for Media Matters for America.
Naomi Wolf Monday, 09/29/08 Congressman Jim Cooper, D-TN, the Fightin’ 5th!, Naomi Wolf, author of Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, and Elbert Ventura, research fellow for Media Matters for America.
Lewis and Sagi Monday, 09/22/08 Craig Lewis and Jacob Sagi,, faculty of Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, Nate Wilcox, author of Netroots Rising, and Elbert Ventura, research fellow for Media Matters for America.
Tramp to Vagabond Poster Monday, 09/15/08 Tom Wills, a co-founder of The Contributor and member of the board of directors of The Belcourt, and Elbert Ventura, research fellow for Media Matters for America.
Ken Whitehouse Monday, 09/08/08 Ken Whitehouse, political writer for NashvillePost.com.
Mike Gravel Monday, 09/01/08 Senator Mike Gravel, former U.S. Senator from Alaska and one-time presidential candidate; Ken Whitehouse, political writer for NashvillePost.com, and Elbert Ventura, research fellow for Media Matters for America.
Gray Sasser Monday, 08/25/08 Gray Sasser, chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party; Elbert Ventura, research fellow for Media Matters for America.
Greg Ramos Monday, 08/18/08 Greg Ramos, attorney and human rights activist; Elbert Ventura, research fellow for Media Matters for America.
Bob Mancini Monday, 08/11/08 Bob Mancini Director of Player Development for the Edmonton Oilers and guest on The Colbert Report; Elbert Ventura, research fellow for Media Matters for America.
Mike Padgett Monday, 07/21/08 Mike Padgett and Kenneth Eaton, Democratic primary candidates for U.S. Senate; Elbert Ventura, research fellow for Media Matters for America.
Bob Tuke Monday, 07/14/08 Bob Tuke, candidate for U.S. Senate; Richard Hayes Phillips, author, Witness to a Crime: A Citizens’ Audit of an American Election.
Gray Sasser Monday, 06/30/08 Gray Sasser, chairman, Tennessee Democratic Party; Denver Schimming, local businessman and prison reform advocate.
David Sirota Monday, 06/23/08 David Sirota, author of The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington; Elbert Ventura, research fellow for Media Matters for America.
Liz Garrigan Monday, 06/09/08 Liz Garrigan, Editor of the Nashville Scene; Elbert Ventura, research fellow for Media Matters for America.
John Geer Monday, 06/02/08 John Geer, Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University; Elbert Ventura, research fellow for Media Matters for America.
Compass 5 Logo Monday, 05/19/08 Kim McMillan, the first woman in Tennessee history to serve as the House Majority Leader and potential gubernatorial candidate.
Compass 5 Logo Monday, 05/12/08 Dan Joranko President of the Board of Tennessee Alliance for Progress; Elbert Ventura, research fellow with Media Matters for America.
Tomas Young Monday, 05/05/08 Tomas Young from Phil Donohue’s documentary, Body of War ; Renee Paradis, Counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice; and Elbert Ventura, research fellow with Media Matters for America.
Rachel Smolker Monday, 04/28/08 Congressman Jim Cooper, D-TN, The Fightin’ 5th!; Rachel Smolker, a research biologist at the Global Justice Ecology Project.
Robert Gard Monday, 04/21/08 Stacy Rector, Executive Director, Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing; A.C. Kleinheider, producer of Nashville Post’s new PostPolitics blog; and Lt. General Robert Gard, Senior Military Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.
Up to Our Eyeballs Graphic Monday, 04/14/08 Jose Garcia, author of Up to Our Eyeballs: The Hidden Truths and Consequences of Debt in Today’s America; Research Fellow Elbert Ventura and the Media Matters Smackdown!.
Spectacular Things Cover Monday, 04/07/08 Brian Schultz, author of Spectacular Things Happen Along the Way: Lessons from an Urban Classroom; Ross Brooks, Artistic Director for People’s Branch Theatre Plus, the Media Matters for American Smackdown with Elbert Ventura.
Mayor Karl Dean Monday, 03/31/08 The sixth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Karl Dean, and Dodd Galbreath, Executive Director of Lipscomb University’s Institute for Sustainable Practice.
Project Vote Smart Monday, 03/24/08 Jennifer Cantrell, Eric Fogle, and Joe Bass of the Rape & Sexual Abuse Center; Paul Waldman of Media Matters and author of Free Ride: John McCain and the Media; Mike Wessler of Project Vote Smart.
Volunteer Voters Monday, 03/17/08 With guest host, Ashley Crownover. Guests include Adam Kleinheider, former blog producer and political scribe for WKRN’s VolunteerVoters.com, and Elbert Ventura, research fellow for Media Matters for America.
Nancy Polikoff Monday, 03/10/08 Law professor Nancy Polikoff, author of Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families under the Law, and Warren Duzak & Jack Queen of Veterans for Peace; Plus Elbert Ventura and the Media Matters for America Smackdown.
Tim Wise Monday, 03/03/08 Anti-racist activist and author Tim Wise, and Councilman Erik Cole of the Fightin’ 7th! Plus Elbert Ventura and the Media Matters for America Smackdown.
Iraq War Movies Monday, 2/25/08 Dean Masullo and David Wood of Vanderbilt’s Iraq War: 5 Years and Counting – a series of films, lectures and panel discussions. Plus Elbert Ventura and the Media Matters for America Smackdown.
Abraham Lincoln Monday, 2/18/08 The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and the Director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt University, Linda Manning
Jeremy Kane - Lead Academy Monday, 2/11/08
Jeremy Kane, founder and director of Lead Academy and Elbert Ventura, Research Fellow at Media Matters for America
David Earnhardt Monday, 2/04/08 David Earnhardt, Producer and Director of Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections; Journalist Jennifer Van Bergen who first broke the story about President Bush’s signing statements; Elbert Ventura, Research Fellow at Media Matters for America
Voting Is Priceless Logo Monday, 1/28/08 Steve Turner of Voting Is Priceless and Sean Braisted of Nashville for the 21st Century; Plus Elbert Ventura, Research Fellow at Media Matters for America
Councilwoman Erica Gilmore Monday, 1/21/08 Councilwoman Erica Gilmore of the Fightin’ 19th and Ken Whitehouse, political writer for NashvillePost.com.
Dr. Stephen Zunes Monday, 1/14/08
Addison Pate, president of the Davidson County Young Democrats, and Aaron Dorn, Chairman of the Davidson County Young Republicans; Allison Frick from the Center for American Progress and Dr. Stephen Zunes, Middle East editor for Foreign Policy in Focus; Elbert Ventura, Research Fellow at Media Matters for America
Tennessee Democratic Party Monday, 1/07/08 Gray Sasser, Chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party; Executive Director of FairVote Rob Richie; Elbert Ventura, a Fellow at Media Matters for America
Radio City Music Hall Monday, 12/24/07 The LibeRadio City Hall Holiday Wish Christmas Evetacular(!), with Tennessee Democratic Party Communications Director Wade Munday, schoolteacher Robert Meyers, and Gathering to Save Our Democracy Founder Bernie Ellis. Plus, the Liberadio(!) Family Singers present, “Larry Craig’s 12 Days of Christmas!”
Emily Evans Monday, 12/17/07 Andrew Slack, Founder of The Harry Potter Alliance; Councilwoman Emily Evans; Elbert Ventura, a Fellow at Media Matters for America
Carah Ong Monday, 12/10/07 Gatluak Ter Thach, Executive Director Sudanese Community & Women’s Services Center; Carah Ong, Iran policy Analyst for the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation; Elbert Ventura, a Fellow at Media Matters for America
Don Schlosser Monday, 12/03/07 Don Schlosser, Music Director of Nashville in Harmony; Hugh Espey, Executive Director of the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement; Elbert Ventura, a Fellow at Media Matters for America
Dan Mathews Monday, 11/19/07 Dan Mathews, Senior VP of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals; Plus Elbert Ventura, research fellow at Media Matters for America
Uncounted Monday, 11/12/07 David Earnhardt, filmaker, Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections; Local USGBC spokesperson Jamie Qualk and Tennessee Environmental Council Spokesperson John McFadden; Plus Elbert Ventura, research fellow at Media Matters for America
Laura Flanders Monday, 11/05/07 Laura Flanders, host of Radio Nation on Air America and author of Contenders; Davidson County chancellor and human rights activist Richard Dinkins and Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College Carolyn Hughes; Plus Elbert Ventura, research fellow at Media Matters for America
Carah Ong Monday, 10/29/07 Carah Ong, Iran Policy Analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation; Paige La Grone Babcock, National Outreach Coordinator and local community organizer for Mothers Acting Up; Elbert Ventura, research fellow at Media Matters for America
Paul Krugman Monday, 10/22/07 WRVU 91.1 FM. Paul Krugman, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University, op-ed columnist for the New York Times, and author of The Conscience of a Liberal; U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN, the Fightin’ 5th!); Media Matters for America Research Fellow, Elbert Ventura
John Flansburgh Monday, 10/15/07 WRVU 91.1 FM. LibeRound Table with former Tennessean columnist Tim Chavez, Press Secretary for the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus, Addison Pate, and Clean Cities of Middle Tennessee Executive Director, Dave Pelton; Plus, John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants
Jason Holleman Monday, 10/08/07 WRVU 91.1 FM. Prometheus Radio’s Kate Blofson and Better Know a District with District 24 (The Fightin’ 24th!) Councilman Jason Holleman
Targeting Iran Book Cover Monday, 10/01/07 WRVU 91.1 FM. David Barsamian, founder and director of Alternative Radio and author of Targeting Iran; Interviews with Noam Chomsky, Ervand Abrahamian & Nahid Mozaffari; Plus, The Media Matters for America Smackdown with Elbert Ventura.
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