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Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
October 3, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features a discussion of several topics, including a discussion of the upcoming "Not in Our Name Demonstration" at the Westwood Federal Building on Sunday, October 6, 2002 (www.notinourname.net).
September 26, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features a discussion of Santa Monica's effort to ban
outdoor feeding programs. Guests include Bob Erlenbusch, executive director of the Los Angeles
Coaltion to End Hunger and Homelessness (www.lacehh.org), Moira LaMountain of HOPE
(Helping Other People Eat) and Robert Myers, an officer of the National Lawyers Guild/LA
Chapter and former City Attorney of Santa Monica.
September 19, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features an hour-long interview with activist and author
Eric Mann, of the Labor/Community Strategy Center, home of the Bus Riders Union. The
discussion will focus on Mr. Mann's lastest book, "Dispatches from Durban," consisting of his
firsthand commentaries on the world conference against racism and his current thinking on building a progressive movement in the post-9/11 period.
September 12, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features a discussion on the just completed United
Nations Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa, with guests Adalila Zelada, NLG Staff Attorney with the Guild's Project on Human, Economic and Environmental Defense ("HEED")
and Radical Women organizer Yolanda Alaniz; and, a discussion of the looming war in Iraq with
Scott Scheffer, an organizer with A.N.S.W.E. R. ("Act Now to Stop War and End Racism").
September 5, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features a round-up on protests and vigils being held in conjunction with the anniversary of the Trade Center attack of September 11th. Guests include Kelly Campbell, one of the founders of Peaceful Tomorrows, a group of family members who lost loved ones in the Trade Center attack and who want it known that their sorrow is not a call for vengence. Other guests include Robert Greenwald, producer of such movies as "Steal This Movie," the story of Abbie Hoffman.
August 29, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features an interview, live from Iraq, with attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, co-founder of the Partnership for Civil Justice. She and others have called for massive protests in the U.S. on October 26th to "stop the war in Iraq before it begins."
August 22- No Show (fund drive)
August 15, 2002,
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features a discussion on the up-coming UN-sponsored World Summit on Sustainable Development, to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa. Guests include: Antonia Juhasz, Project Director of the International Forum on Globalization (www.ifg.org); Irv Sarnoff, Director of the Friends of the United Nations; Mike Feinstein, Mayor of Santa Monica; Adalila Zelada, Staff Attorney at HEED (the Guild's project on human, economic and environmental defense); and Prof. Robert Benson, Director of HEED (www.heed.net).
August 8, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features a discussion of the more significant opinions from the recent term of the U.S. Supreme Court. The guests are: Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, of USC Law School, and First Amendment attorney Carol Sobel, president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Guild.
August 1, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features a discussion on the far-reaching and unprecedented "court packing" plan of the Bush Administration and the role of "political ideology" in the nominating and confirming process. The guests are: Leslie Proll, Assistant Counsel, NAACP-LDF, in Washington, D.C. and Attorney Susan Lerner, founder and chair of the national organization, "Committee for Judicial Independence."
July 25, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" takes up the question of how well the mainstream media
has performed since September 11th. Jim's guests are: Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and an investigative reporter for the BBC and the Guardian and
Observer newspapers in London (website: www.gregpalast.com); Norman Solomon, from FAIR,
author of The Habits of the Highly Deceptive Media (www.fair.org, click on "media beat"); and
Roger Trilling, for 25 years an investigative journalist and co-producer of numerous television
documentaries in France and Europe.
July 11, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" featured a "Town Hall of the Air" in which listerners were invited to express their opinions on police misconduct issues.
June 27, July 4, 2002 - No Show
June 20, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features features interviews with NLG attorney Dennis Cunningham, lead attorney in the victorious Earth First!/Judi Bari civil rights lawsuit against the FBI and Oakland Police; and, an interview with NLG attorney Anne Richardson, one of the attorneys in the landmark court case allowing plaintiffs to sue the UNOCAL corporation for its human rights
violations in Burma.
June 13, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features discussions on three related topics: this week's revelations in the San Francisco Chronicle of the role of the FBI and Ronald Reagan in the firing
of US Chancellor Kerr in the 60s and the efforts at harassing faculty and students in the UC system and spying on campus political groups; the "Not in Our Name Campaign," a new anti-war and anti-repression campaign; and a conversation with Ann Fagan Ginger about the government's decision to hold Jose Padilla, in connection with the "dirt bomb" scare, as an "enemy combatant" indefinitely without the filing of charges or the right to a trial.
June 6, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features interviews with two people who've recently returned from two separate fact-finding delegations to the occupied Palestinian territories. Attorny Nancy Hormashay, was a member of the Lawyers Guild delegation to Jenine and elsewhere; and Richard Becker was a member of a delegation organized by the group known as A.N.S.W.E.R. ("Act Now to Stop War and End Racism"). The show also features an interview with noted civil liberties attorney, and Chapter president, Carol Sobel, on the new plan to re-organize the FBI.
May 30, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features a discussion the move to have the valley secede from the rest of the City. Guests include those representing the L.A. County Federation of Labor, the Mexican American Political Association, and the anti-sucession group, "One L.A."
May 22, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features a discussion on the role of art in politics. Guests are: Carol Wells, the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics; Gilbert Lujuan, better known in the art world as "Magu"; Cindy Suriyani, a professional artist and associate in the law firm of Gilbert & Sackman; and Kristin Guzman, an artist and one of the members of the art collective known as "Art in Action." Its also a fund drive show and all Guild members are urged to call KPFK (818/985-5735) and pledge their support in the name of the Lawyers Guild Show.
May 16, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features a discussion on the world's dwindling supply of usable water and the efforts of global corporations to privatize water and sell it at a profit. Guests are Jamie Dunn, the Water Campaigner for the Council of Canadians (www.canadians.org); Jane Kelly, the Director of the California office of Public Citizen (www.citizen.org/cmep) and Sara Amir, an environmental engineer with the State of California and former Green Party candidate for governor. There will be a conference on this topic, with the radio guests and others, on Saturday, May 18th, from 10:30 to 4:00, at the Sepulveda United Methodist Church, 15435 Rayen St., North Hills, located between the 405 freeway and Sepulveda Blvd., one block south of Nordhoff St.
May 9, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" will cover three topics: Richard Becker of the coalition, "Act Now to Stop War and End Racism" (A.N.S.W.E.R.) will discuss recent developments in the Israeli/Palestinian war (www.internationalanswer.org); Danielle Barbenau, the So. California Political Director for the California Peace Action group, will discuss plans for a state-wide, grass-roots, mobililation for peace and justice in California on June 8th (www.californiapeaceaction.org); and Liz Sunwoo of KIWA and Victor Narro of CHIRLA, will discuss the surprisingly large turn-out at this year's May 1st immigrants' rights march in L.A. and the growing role of labor in the immigrants' rights movement.
May 2, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" was a rebroadcast of the April 25, 2002 show.
April 25, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" was recorded on April 18, 2002 at the Death Penalty Focus Annual Dinner in Beverly Hills. Guests included Studs Terkel, Mike Farrell, Abby Mann, Rev. James Lawson, Stephen Rhode, Carol Sobel, and Tracy Rice and explored the growing opposition to the death penalty.
April 18, 2002 - No Show
April 11, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features three prominent Palestinians, discussing
the current Israeli war against the Palestinian people. Jim's guests are: Kamal Abu-Shamsieh,
the National Communications Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council; Dr. Leila Al Marayati,
head of the Women's Council of the Muslim Public Affairs Council; and Hussam Ayloush,
the Executive Director of CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations) (www.cair-net.org).
April 4, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features four members of the progressive Jewish community, sharing their views on the current Israeli war against the Palestinian people. Guests include: Rabbi Haim Beliack, with the Progressive Jewish Alliance; Marcia Freedman, a former member of the Israeli Knesset; and Yael Korin and Rick Chertoff, two members of Women In Black in Los Angeles (www.wib-la.org).
March 28, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" featured a discussion of the Korea Truth Commission's efforts to reveal the truth of the U.S. military's civilian massacres during the Korean War, expose
the crimes against peace and humanity committed by the U.S. government since the war, and mobilize against the Bush administration's attempt to derail Korean reunification with its Cold War
propaganda and threats against north Korea. Guests included Rev. Kiyul Chung (www.koreatruthcommission.org) and Brian Becker (www.iacenter.org).
March 21, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" featured a "Town Hall of the Air" in which listerners were invited to express their opinions on the insanity defense and whether it should be available to criminal defendants.
March 14, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features reports on three current immigrant labor struggles: the Florida tomato pickers naiton-wide Taco Bell boycott (www.ciw-online.org); the effort to organize, for the first time, a large business establishment in Koreatown (www.kiwa.org); and the boycott effort to secure back wages for garment workers making the clothes sold at Forever 21 stores (www.sweatshopwatch.org)--an effort that has led to Forever 21 suing the workers and campaign organizers, including NLG-LA Executive Committee member Victor Narro. Guests will include the noted First Amendment lawyer Carol Sobel.
March 7, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features a discussion on the status of the women of the world on the eve of International Women's Day (March 8th). Guests include: Margaret Prescod, Co-founder of International Black Women for Wages for Housework; Lynda Brewer, a grandmother and member of Every Mother is a Working Mother; Sam Weinstein, Assistant to the President of the Utility Workers Union of America and member of Payday, an international network of men working to support wages for housework; and Wendianne, a member of the local planning committee for events held in conjunction with the 3rd Global Women's Strike.
February 28, 2002
This special expanded edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" supports the "Save the Transmitter" national fund drive for KPFK. Broadcast nationally from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., guests will include Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jodie Williams, peace activist Helen Caldicott, and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark.
February 21, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" supports the KPFK fund drive. Guests include Jeff Cohen of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (www.fair.org), actor David Clennon, Blase Bonpane of the Office of the Americas (www.officeoftheamericas.org), Julie Lopez Dad of SMART (www.laane.org), Preston Wood of the International Action Center (www.iacenter.org), Muffey Sunde of the Los Angeles Coalition to Stop the Execution of Mumia Abu Jamal, and Frank Durrell.
February 14, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" features an interview with Congressman Dennis Kucinich (www.house.gov/kucinich), Chair of the Progress Caucus of the Congress and Lila Garret, President of So. California Americans for Democratic Action (www.socalada.org). Their topic: "Our Democracy After 9/11: Can We Save It?" Also featured is Travis Morales, a member of La Resistencia (www.laresistencia.org), to talk about the call for a national day of solidarity with immigrants targeted in the wake of September 11th.
February 7, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show", will not be heard. In its place, Ron Wilkins, a former and fired programmer at KPFK, will be given the hour to reach out to many in the African-American community who have felt estranged from KPFK for some years now. Ron Wilkins had asked the Lawyers Guild if he could have our hour tonight and we and the new, interim station manager,
readily agreed. We have no idea what Ron and his guests will talk about, nor did we ask him. After all, that would be inconsistent with the very notion of "free speech radio." The Lawyers Guild Show will be back on the air next Thursday at it regular time, 7:00 p.m.
January 31, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" addresses three topics: (1) Ann Fagan Ginger, a professor of peace law at San Francisco State, will discuss new international treaties, to which the US is a party, which are being ignored in the US government's handling of detainees and prisoners of war (for more information, go to www.mcli.org); (2) Michele Shahadeh, the Western Regional Director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, will discuss recent developments in Palestine (for more information, go to www.adc.org); and (3) Richard Becker, Co-Director of the International Action Center, will discuss the preparations for the anti-global economic summit meeting protests in New York and the efforts of the NYPD to intimidate, in advance, those who might wish to participate in the protests (for more information, go to www.iacenter.org).
January 24, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" explored the current level of danger from nuclear weapons and nuclear power. Guests included Dr. Helen Caldicott, nobel prize nominated peace activist and author of the soon-to-be-released, "The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush's Military Industrial Complex"; and Jonathan Parfrey, Director of Los Angeles office of Physicians for Social Responsibility (http://www.psrla.org or http://www.psr.org) and Matt Petersen, Executive Director of Global Greens (http:www.globalgreens.org)
January 17, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" focused on the repression of political protestors and looked at Greenpeace USA's agreement with the United States government to refrain from civil disobedience at military institutions developing "Star Wars." Guests include John Sellers of the Ruckus Society (www.ruckus.org), John Passacantando, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA (www.greenpeaceusa.org), defense attorney Lisa Daugaard (www.permitthis.org), and nonviolent movement theorist Andrew Tonkovich.
January 10, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" focused on U.S. energy policy and alternative and renewable sources of energy, the Enron scandal, and the relationship of U.S. energy policy to foreign policy. Guests were from the Natural Resources Defense Council (www.nrdc.org) and the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (www.cleanpower.org).
January 3, 2002
This edition of "The Lawyers Guild Show" continued our "teach-in" on the president's war efforts and the response of the progressive communities. Guests included Clark Kissinger of Refuse and Resist (www.refuseandresist.org).
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