Military/Veterans

Bill Astore - Ep 86

Airs at: Mon, 11/30/2020 at 6:30am - Mon, 12/14/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
Bill Astore, a retired Lieutenant Colonel (USAF), professor of history, one of TomDispatch’s regular contributors, and a senior fellow at the Eisenhower Media Network, stops by the podcast to discuss his career in the Air Force as an engineering officer, his family history ... Read more

Petition to demilitarize Portland Police advocates end of military-style training and weapons on the force

Airs at: Tue, 11/24/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
  A local petition to demilitarize the Portland Police has been gaining traction, with signers including veterans groups, faith-based communities and environmental advocates.  KBOO's Ethan Sandweiss spoke with Alison Cole, the petition's administrator about what demilitar... Read more

The Black Banners (Declassified) w/ Ali Soufan - Ep 85

Produced for Fortress On A Hill
Ali Soufan, former FBI agent who investigated al Qaeda in the late 1990’s up to and including the 9/11 attacks, chairman and CEO of The Soufan Group, and author of several great works, including the recent second edition of “The Black Banners”, now completely unredacted, st... Read more

Juneteenth Radio

Airs at: Thu, 11/12/2020 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Juneteenth Radio
The Transition : From a Trump/ Pence administration to a Biden / Harris one. Tune in to Join host, Freeman X and co-host Linda Olson-Osterlund in a conversation about what happening. including the efforts Trump is making to stop it as Biden and Harris start work immediately... Read more

“I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Dissenters, Deserters, and Objectors to America’s Wars” w/ Chris Lombardi - Ep 84

Airs at: Thu, 11/05/2020 at 6:30am - Thu, 11/19/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
Chris Lombardi, editor at Democratic Left Online, stops by the podcast to discuss her new book “I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Dissenters, Deserters, and Objectors to America’s Wars”.  It’s an amazing history of military dissenters, conscientious objectors, and their hard, but d... Read more

The foreign policy history of Joe Biden - Ep 83

Airs at: Sat, 10/31/2020 at 6:30am - Sat, 11/14/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
It all comes down to this.  After around 18 months of speculation and primaries, the election is Tuesday.  The country is at a crossroads of immense proportions.  And to add to the leftist/progressive discussion and atmosphere of the 2020 presidential election, here is an a... Read more

Former FBI agent and whistleblower Colleen Rowley - Ep 82

Airs at: Tue, 10/13/2020 at 6:30am - Tue, 10/27/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
Coleen Rowley, retired FBI agent and whistleblower on the FBI's inaction prior to and following September 11, 2001, joins us for a discussion on her career history to include her time conducting racketeering investigations in NYC, her role as a whistleblower in the FBI duri... Read more

Lebanon: The Top Ten Myths About the Country and Its Conflicts - Ep 81

Airs at: Wed, 10/07/2020 at 6:30am - Wed, 10/21/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
We take a pause from the insanity of the election and a commander in chief with COVID-19 (remind me to thank him for endangering the staff at Walter Reed, as well as the permanent staff at the WH!) to discuss the recent explosion in Lebanon and America's long intervention h... Read more

Understanding the War Industry w/ Christian Sorenson - Ep 80

Airs at: Thu, 10/01/2020 at 6:30am - Thu, 10/15/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
Christian Sorenson stops by the podcast to discuss his new book "Understanding the War Industry", a detailed look at contracting within the U.S. military industrial complex and how its giant war chest gets funneled to an endless list of contractors, without question to its ... Read more

Steve Poikonen, cohost of Slow News Day / the Free Assange online vigil series - Ep 79

Airs at: Wed, 09/23/2020 at 6:30am - Wed, 09/30/2020 at 6:30am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
Steve Poikonen, host of Slow News Day and co-host of the Free Assange online vigil series, joins us for a discussion on all things Julian Assange (FYI: this was recorded before the recent hearings on Julian’s extradition from the U.K.)  We discuss Steve’s view of NAFTA-driv... Read more