Greg Palast is best known as the investigative journalist who uncovered how Katherine Harris kept thousands of African Americans in Florida off the voter rolls in the 2000 presidential election. The Chicago Tribune has called Palast’s work “doggedly independent, undaunted by power… They’re so relevant they threaten to alter history.” For his new book, Palast took a closer look at the BP oil disaster. It’s called Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates and High-Finance Carnivores.
Then, we’ll take a closer look at the unlikely life of Stanley Ann Dunham, who was born in Wichita, Kansas, yet married a man from Kenya and ultimately raised a future President of the United States. New York Times reporter Janny Scott interviewed nearly 200 people to complete A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother. Bob chats with Scott about the President’s mother and how she didn’t live to see her son’s political success. Scott’s book is now out in paperback. [Broadcast Date: January 9, 2012]
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