September 29, 2009 Carl Sagan & Stephen Hawking — A Glorious Dawn
A musical tribute to two great men of science. Carl Sagan and his cosmologist
companion Stephen Hawking Almost
all samples and footage taken from Carl Sagan's Cosmos.
September 14, 2009 The Unauthorized 9.12 Teabagger Tour
Max Blumenthal covers the 9.12 anti-Obama rally on the National Mall,
where tens of thousands of teabaggers demonstrated their opposition
to healthcare reform by calling Obama the biggest Nazi in the world,
he wants to put "real" Americans in concentration camps, and
was born in Kenya. But how many of them have health insurance, and do
they know they're pawns in the game of healthcare industry front man
Dick Armey? Of course not.
September 9, 2009 Russia Becomes World's Biggest Oil Producer
For decades the world's major oil producers have tried to control prices
by cutting or raising supplies, which relied on all of them sticking
to agreed quotas. But unity amongst oil-rich nations appears to be crumbling.
Now Russia has just overtaken Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer
and it's done it by failing to keep its promise to slow down production.
7, 2009 Al
Franken Calms Down Health Care Opponents
About a dozen tea party activists
had staked out Sen. Al Franken's booth at the Minnesota State Fair,
and confronted him loudly when he arrived. But within minutes, Franken
turned an unruly crowd's yelling into
conversation on health care. The discussion went from insurance reform,
to the public option, to veterans benefits, to cap and trade. He made
a few laugh and even told a touching story that moved a few to tears.
A whole lot of common ground was found.
3, 2009 The Gonzales Cantata:
I Don't Recall
Playing at this year’s Philadelphia Fringe
Festival September 4 -19, the Gonzales Cantata is a 40-minute choral
work based on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings regarding whether
not then-Attorney General
Alberto Gonzales should step aside ...over the controversial firing
of eight U.S. attorneys. Every word sung is from the transcript of the