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Schedule for This Is Hell on IndyRadio March 24, 2012

3 weeks of 'Hell stream continuously from IndyRadio, featuring yesterday's interview with renowned economist Richard Wolff, author of "Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It," , who is also preparing the release of "Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism," with David Barsamian (City Lights Books), "Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian," with Stephen Resnick (MIT University Press), and "Democracy at Work" (Haymarket Books). This is the same Richard Wolff who holds forth weekly on New York's WBAI. His book tour hits Chicago on Tuesday. We'll also hear again from Andy Thayer and others discussing the runup to the upcoming NATO protest this May in Chicago - recorded before G8 was moved to Camp David.

FOR WHAT'S PLAYING NOW see http://indyradio.nu:2012

We also have new shows from Rustbelt Radio and Shortwave Report.

3 weeks of Hell continuously stream from http://indyradio.nu:2012/HELL.m3u - that's the playlist - you can see exactly what's playing at http://indyradio.nu:2012 Just scroll down the list to /HELL - The play button marked m3u is the same as the link above. Times given are CST, GMT -6 since the show comes is broadcast from WNUR in Evanston IL, just North of Chicago.

The schedule is simple - These are 4 hour shows, the most recent starts at approximately 9:30 Central Time every 12 hours -

9:40 This Is Hell March 24, 2012 http://indyradio.nu:2012/HELL.m3u

1:40 This Is Hell March 17, 2012 http://indyradio.nu:2012/HELL.m3u

5:40 This Is Hell March 10, 2012 http://indyradio.nu:2012/HELL.m3u

This Is Hell March 24, 2012

Program listings are from http://thisishell.net

This Saturday, March 24, 2012, This is Hell! airs a live and completely uninterrupted and unedited four hour broadcast beginning at 9 AM (US central) on Chicago's Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming live and podcast shortly after here.

Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz will interview ...

  • Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Richard is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan. He's the author of, "Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It," and this year will release three books including, "Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism," with David Barsamian (City Lights Books), "Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian," with Stephen Resnick (MIT University Press), and "Democracy at Work" (Haymarket Books). He also hosts a weekly hour-long radio program, "Economic Update," on New York's WBAI, 99.5 FM. You can find Richard's writing regularly at The Guardian, Truthout, and the Monthly Review.

Richard will be here in Chicago this Tuesday,
March 27, 2012, at 6:30 PM in room 109 of Columbia College Chicago's Hokin Lecture Hall at 623 South Wabash. Richard's talk is entitled, "Occupying Our Future: Solutions to Capitalist Crisis."
This event is FREE and open to the public.

  • Michael Klare is author of, "The Race For What's Left: The global Scramble for the World's Last Resources" (Metropolitan Books). Michael is a contributor to Current History, Foreign Affairs and the Los Angeles Times, defense correspondent for The Nation and director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College.
  • Ian Angus is the author of, "Too Many People?: Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis" (Haymarket Press). Ian's previous books include, "Canadian Bolsheviks and The Global Fight for Climate Justice" (Trafford Publishing). Angus is the founder and director of Socialist History Project. He is Coordinating Committee Member of Ecosocialist International Network and is a member of Canadian Dimension editorial collective. He is editor of Climate and Capitalism, an online journal focusing on capitalism, climate change, and the ecosocialist alternative. He is the editor of The Global Fight for Climate Justice.

This Saturday's irregular correspondents will be ...

  • live from London, David "The Cynical Optimist" Skalinder returns to give us a piece of his mind.
  • live in-studio, John K. Wilson is the author of, "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Rush Limbaugh's Assault on Reason."
  • and Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth live from Los Angeles.

This Is Hell March 17, 2012


Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz returns with an all-new live four hour This is Hell! next Saturday, March 24, 2012. Check back in to the website for upcoming guests and topics.

The Best of This is Hell! Winter 2012 Part 2 features these interviews from the past few months:

January 14: former CIA spook Paul Pillar author of "Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform"

January 21: Sarah Sobieraj, author of "Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism"

January 28: John Lanchester, author of "I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay"

February 4: Gar Alperovitz, author of, "America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy"

February 18: Marwan Bishara, author of the new book, "Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions"

February 25: John Nichols, author of "Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street"

March 3: Suzanne Mettler, author of "The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy"

This Is Hell March 10, 2012


An important interview with Chicago's Andy Thayer was slightly damaged on air last week - I've finally replaced it with the original from January 14th.

  • Andy Thayer, co-founder of the Gay Liberation Network and organizer for a group protesting the May G-8 and NATO meetings that will be taking place in Chicago will sit in during our interviews with ... Lisa Keller is an Associate Professor of History in the School of Humanities at the State University of New York's Purchase College. Lisa is also an adjunct Research Scholar in the history department at Columbia University, where she serves as Chair of the Seminar on the City, University Seminars. She is executive editor of the Encyclopedia of New York City: 2nd Edition. Lisa is the author of, "Triumph of Order: Democracy and Public Space in New York & London (Columbia University Press).
  • Jo Guldi is author of, "Roads to Power: Britain Invents the Infrastructure State" (Harvard University Press). Jo is Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital History at the University of Chicago and and a Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. She also runs the Landscape Studies Podcast.
  • Peter van Buren, author of "We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People" (Metropolitan Books). Peter has served overseas as a State Department Foreign Service Officer for more than two decades in places such as Thailand, Japan and Iraq.
  • Carroll Smith-Rosenberg is the Mary Frances Berry Collegiate Professor, Emeritus, at the University of Michigan and author of numerous books including, "Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in Victorian America". We'll be speaking with Carroll about her more recent book, "This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity" (University of North Carolina Press).
  • Emmy-nominated economics editor at BBC's Newsnight, Paul Mason. Paul has twice been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize, Britain's most prestigious prize for political writing. He is the author of, "Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed" (Verso). Paul's new book is, "Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions" (Verso). Follow him on Twitter @paulmasonnews
  • Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. Diane is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Last year, she won the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences in 2011 for her "careful use of social science research for the public good." From 1991 to 1993, she was Assistant Secretary of Education and Counselor to Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. From 1997 to 2004, she was a member of the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the federal testing program. She was appointed by the Clinton administration's Secretary of Education Richard Riley in 1997 and reappointed by him in 2001. She is the author of the 2010 book, "The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education" (Basic Books). Her most recent writing includes the New York Review of Books article, "Schools We Can Envy."
  • Rachel Herz is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Rachel has been conducting research on olfaction, emotion and cognition since 1990. She has worked as a consultant valued for her expertise in olfactory psychology, emotion, learning and experimental design. She is the author of, "That's Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion" (W.W. Norton & Company)


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bad link to rustbelt radio 26.Mar.2012 11:14


oops - the link the Rustbelt Radio in this article has a typo - but since there will be a brand new show and schedule late today, just tune in to the LIVE broadcast and check for the IndyRadio ReBroadcasts afterwards...
the live stream from Pittsburgh is here --  http://wrct.org/ at 6pm