No, I won’t be bouncing my boobies today. Not that there’s anything wrong with that… but that is Randi’s thing. So, I’ll defer to her on that one. But I also thank Randi profusely for allowing me to speak into her microphone this week, and trusting me with her wonderful listeners.
To close out the week, we once again have a stellar line-up of guests…
We’ll start off with the peace mom herself, Cindy Sheehan. Cindy’s in DC these days, leading Peace of the Action– -still working toward a peaceful world.
In hour two, we’ll move to the Gulf and the largest environmental disaster in US history. Today is the 81st day since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, and the spewage is still spewing at an unfathomable rate.
Marylee Orr is the executive director of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network and is also the Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper. She started LEAN 24 years ago to deal with the forces polluting the air and water in LA – the big petrochemical plants along the Mississippi poisoining the aquifers. Since the Deepwater Horizon explosion, she’s gone into overdrive, documenting all that’s going on and keeping people informed– especially about the dangers to the fishermen now working on the cleanup. She went to court to force BP to forego the contracts they were trying to get workers helping with the cleanup to sign. She’s now working tirelessly on information about what’s going on with the dispersants BP is putting in the water and claiming are not harmful…. A couple of helpful sites in addition to her LEANweb.org: saveourgulf.org and BPMakesMeSick.com.
Then we’ll move north to Alaska where blogger/broadcaster Shannyn Moore lives and works. Shannyn is on the air at Anchorage’s KUDO at the same time as Randi’s show, so we’ll be live on both stations as we talk about the conditions at Prince Edwards Sound more than 20 years after Exxon-Valdez. At the time of that spill, Shannyn was a commercial fisherman and a first responder after the Exxon Valdez hit the reef and spilled an estimated 10-30 million gallons of crude.
We’ll leave lots of time for calls in hour three… we can talk about yesterday’s MA Appeals Court overturning a prime section of the Defense of Marriage Act, or the strange verdict of “involuntary manslaughter” in the case of a former Oakland CA transit cop’s killing of 22 year old Oscar Grant. Or whatever else you’d like to discuss.
And we’ll end the week on a fun note with comedian John Fugelsang, who’ll make us laugh at things that are really not funny… No easy task!