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This call featured John Nichols, Nation Washington Editor. The topic of discussion? The Spirit of Wisconsin. You may have read some John's on-the-scene reporting in The Nation. While much of America's major media missed the story of this remarkable uprising in Wisconsin, Nation readers followed it from the start...and got the whole story, not just the spin.
Listen here: John Nichols
This call featured Christopher Hayes, The Nation's Washington editor. He spoke about his work as a journalist, writing articles and books about politics, Washington, and the world around us. He also talked about his Capitolism column about the political economy of Washington, his new weekly audio-cast, The Breakdown, and his work on a new book.
Listen here: Christopher Hayes
This call featured Jeremy Scahill, The Nation’s investigative reporter who has been exposing the terrifying actions of Blackwater for years, and who is now raising tough questions about why the Obama administration continues to renew Blackwater contracts and his breaking Nation story on what role Blackwater is playing in Pakistan.
Listen here: Jeremy Scahill
This call focused on the state of print media in the United States, particularly the impact of record-setting postal increases on small magazines. We were joined by Nation Washington correspondent John Nichols and Free Press co-founder Robert McChesney.
Listen here: John Nichols and Robert McChesney
This call addressed the questions: Where have all the literary critics gone? What has happened to the intellectual life they once created? And what is the future of literary study on campus? The call featured a talk with two-time National Magazine Awards nominee, William Deresiewicz, and The Nation’s literary editor John Palattella on Evolutionary Psychology and Literary Criticism.
Listen here: William Deresiewicz
This call featured Eric Foner, one of the country’s foremost historians. He shared his expertise on President Lincoln and Reconstruction. and discussed the lessons from our collective past that are so relevant to the opportunities and challenges that we’re faced with today.
Listen here: Eric Foner