Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Wed. March 2nd: Eric Walberg from Cairo, Ed Thompson from Wisconsin
Truth Jihad Radio Mon. 2/28/11, 1-3 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in number: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page.
First hour: Canadian journalist Eric Walberg reporting from Cairo, epicenter of the ongoing Egyptian revolution! Eric Walberg's recent article Egypt/Turkey-Israel: ‘A clean break’ foresees a new era in the Middle East: "It is not Israel backed by the distant US that inherits the Ottoman mantle of hegemony in the Middle East, but some combination of Turkey and Egypt..." Eric Walberg writes for the leading Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram Weekly and is the author of the forthcoming Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games (Clarity Press, 2011).
Second hour: Wisconsin political maverick Ed Thompson! Ed gave us the greatest third-party performance in modern Wisconsin political history when he broke into double-figures running for governor in 2002 as a Libertarian. He served as mayor of Tomah from 2008-2010, and lost his race for State Senate last November by one of the smallest margins in state history, after announcing his diagnosis with terminal cancer six weeks into the race. Ed Thompson is one of a very few politicians who is liked by almost everyone. He is an uncommonly kind, decent, courageous and honorable person who recovered from alcoholism by way of a powerful spiritual experience, and went on to become an accomplished businessman and statesman. Expect the conversation to involve spirituality at least as much as politics.