Fire on the Prairie: May 2006

Fire on the Prairie is a radio forum exploring politics and ideas with progressive writers, thinkers and activists, sponsored by In These Times. Fire on the Prairie features interviews, commentary and reporting on local and national issues, including foreign policy, labor, activism, the environment and the media. Aaron Sarver and Emily Udell produce and host each half-hour monthly show, which broadcasts on WLUW and WHPK in Chicago.

Fire on the Prairie: May 2006

On this show we air journalist Laura Washington's interview with Anthony Arnove, author of the new book The Logic of Withdrawal. Washington's conversation with Arnove was part of a recent In These Times-sponsored event in Chicago.

Also Aaron Sarver interviews Kaveh Ehsani on the rise to power of Iran's current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and relations between Tehran and Washington. Ehsani is an editor for the journal Middle East Report and a researcher at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Finally, hear comments from Juan Torres. In July 2004, Torres' son died while serving as an army specialist in Afghanistan. The army ruled his son's death a suicide, but Torres believes otherwise and has been conducting his own investigation. Torres is part of Gold Star Families for Peace, and has been traveling around the country speaking out against war.

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