Summary: A daily radio show hosted by the Rev. Barry Lynn. You never know what you will hear. The show discusses how America is in the middle of a real, not imaginary, \"culture war.\" It pits people who want to maximize freedom — freedom to believe, freedom to speak, freedom to make intimate moral decisions — against those who want to use government power to push their religious, moral and cultural beliefs on everyone. It is also a battle over which role governments should have in seeing to the needs of everyone in the United States. It is a struggle between genuine populist \"progressive\" values and repressive ultra‑conservative ones.
The Good Nurse (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0446505293)does more than chronicle Charlie Cullen's deadly career as a serial killer in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, and efforts to stop him; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers a penetrating look inside America's medical system.
Outlaws (http://www.amazon.com/Outlaws-Inside-Hells-Angel-Biker/dp/1444716611) is Tony Thompson's compelling, shocking and chilling story of how bikers are born and made, and how and why they die.
In Breakpoint (http://www.amazon.com/Breakpoint-Implode-Obsolete-Everything-Technology/dp/1137278781/ref=sr_1_2/192-0000581-8461018?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374677797&sr=1-2), brain scientist and entrepreneur Jeff Stibel (http://stibel.com/) takes readers to the intersection of the brain, biology, and technology. He shows how exceptional companies are using their understanding of the internet's brain-like powers to create a competitive advantage by building more effective websites, utilizing cloud computing, engaging social media, monetizing effectively, and leveraging a collective consciousness.
Heads in Beds (http://http://www.amazon.com/Heads-Beds-Reckless-So-Called-Hospitality/dp/0385535635) is Jacob Tomsky (http://jacobtomsky.com/)'s funny, authentic, and irreverent chronicle of the highs and lows of hotel life, told by a keenly observant insider who’s seen it all.
Fighting the battle over birth control coverage with Greg Lipper, Sr. Litigation Counsel at Americans United (https://www.au.org/). Later, will the Obama administration attacks on a free press succeed where Nixon failed? Marcy Wheeler (aka "emptywheel") is a noted blogger on legal issues who writes at EmptyWheel.net (http://www.emptywheel.net/).
Joe Pistone aka “Donnie Brasco”, the former FBI agent who infiltrated the Bonanno crime family is featured in the National Geographic Channel’s (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/)Inside the American Mob (http://http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/inside-the-american-mob/), a new series that delves into the world of the modern Mafia and how U.S. law enforcement took down the deadly, corrupt and unforgiving crime ring known as the American mob.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Philip Caputo (http://www.philipcaputo.com/)takes an epic journey across America, Airstream in tow, and asks everyday Americans what unites and divides a country as endlessly diverse as it is large in The Longest Road (http://www.amazon.com/Longest-Road-Overland-Search-America/dp/0805094466/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1373387288&sr=1-2).
Over the past decade, producer Lynda Obst (http://lyndaobstproductions.com/) gradually realized she was working in a Hollywood that was undergoing a drastic transformation. Sleepless in Hollywood (http://www.amazon.com/Sleepless-Hollywood-Tales-Abnormal-Business/dp/1476727740/ref=sr_1_1/188-3251922-1095145?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1373902784&sr=1-1&keywords=lynda+obst) is about the new abnormal in the movie industry where everything that had once been familiar was suddenly disturbingly strange.
Musician and songwriter Phil Madeira (http://philmadeira.net/) turns his talent for evocative lyricism from the stage to the page as he invites us to wander with him on his relentless search for God in God On the Rocks. (http://www.amazon.com/God-Rocks-Distilling-Religion-Savoring/dp/1455573140/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372263215&sr=1-1&keywords=phil+madeira)
Has the energy industry been honest? Bill Powers (http://www.powersenergyinvestor.com/) argues in Cold, Hungry and in the Dark (http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Hungry-Dark-Exploding-Natural/dp/0865717435/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372261289&sr=1-1&keywords=bill+powers) that declining productivity combined with increasing demand will trigger a crisis that will cause prices to skyrocket, damage the economy, and have a profound impact on the lives of nearly every North American.
In Strange Medicine (http://www.amazon.com/Strange-Medicine-Shocking-History-Practices/dp/0399159959/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372263019&sr=1-1&keywords=strange+medicine), Nathan Belofsky takes readers on a wild ride through history, describing the bizarre treatments, hubris-driven blunders and stomach-turning cures civilized society has been subjected to over the centuries.
Dr. Monica Miller (http://www.religionandhiphop.com/)'s Religion and Hip Hop (http://www.amazon.com/Religion-Routledge-Research-Media-Culture/dp/0415628571/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372262611&sr=1-1&keywords=religion+and+hip+hop) brings together the category of religion, hip hop cultural modalities and the demographic of youth. She says, we must begin again by rethinking the religious.
Frederic Rich's brilliantly readable counter factual novel, reminds us that America’s Christian fundamentalists have been consistently clear about their vision for a "Christian Nation (http://www.amazon.com/Christian-Nation-Frederic-C-Rich/dp/0393240118/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372262256&sr=1-1&keywords=frederic+rich)" and dead serious about acquiring the political power to achieve it.
Ellery Schempp is celebrating the fifty-year anniversary of Abington v Schempp (http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/374/203/case.html), the Supreme Court case which declared the requirement of daily Bible readings and prayer in public schools to be unconstitutional.
Blending vivid reporting from the 2012 campaign trail, political journalist John Nichols and media critic Robert W. McChesney explain how US elections are becoming controlled, predictable enterprises that are managed by a new class of consultants who wield millions of dollars and define our politics as never before in Dollarocracy (http://www.amazon.com/Dollarocracy-Election-Complex-Destroying-America/dp/1568587074/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372260090&sr=1-1&keywords=dollarocracy).