John Walker Lindh, The Story

It is a name that many people have already forgotten, but when the US invaded Afghanistan after 9/11, his capture made headlines around the world. “American Taliban” they called him, and everywhere you looked there was a photo of him looking all evil and dangerous.  He was imprisoned at facilities for some of the most […]

bm201 Jason Burke on Afghanistan

MP3 Audio [14 MB]DownloadShow URL He has been traveling and writing about Afghanistan since before most western media decided it was important. He has seen first hand what is going right and what is going wrong in the battle to create present day Afghanistan. Journalist and Author Jason Burke joins me. His book, On the […]
 

bm185 GI Janes Return from Afghanistan

MP3 Audio [20 MB]DownloadShow URL It was over a year ago that GI JAne first appeared on this program, discussing the problems and concerns of her upcoming delpoyment to Afghanistan. Today, thankfully, she has returned to the US and to this program, and with plenty to say about her experience and the state of the […]
 

bm153 Kitschification of 911

MP3 Audio [17 MB]DownloadShow URL The Kitschification of 911. The words of Phillip Roth as quoted on a recent episode of radio open source. In this program I discuss how the events of that day have been used and abused in the poorest of taste for the most shameful of activities. I also remember and […]