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After Osama: A SAJA Conversation

SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, presents a webcast 12 hours after President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden. Join SAJA for a conversation with experts, including: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Emmy-winning investigative filmmaker who has worked in Afghanistan and Pakistan for over a decade (“Children of Taliban” and more) and SAJA member, calling from Karachi. Omar Waraich, Time correspondent in Islamabad.Mansoor Ijaz, former Fox analyst, calling from Geneva.

Topics they will discuss – they will be taking your questions, too:

The details of the US operation, including the reaction in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
What’s next for US military operations in AfPak?
And much more.

Call-in live via phone or computer and send in your questions via email: saja at columbia.edu or via Twitter: @sajaHQ – hashtag #sajaosama


Prof. Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) of Columbia Journalism School (@columbiajourn) and SAJA co-founder.
Ismat Mangla (@ismat), writer for Money magazine and SAJA Board member.
Annie Khan (@anniealikhan), Pakistani journalist at Columbia Journalism School.

Denzel Washington, Wynonna Judd and Other Best Blogtalkradio Interviews of the Week

denzel-washington5Denzel Washington: The two-time Oscar winner—who did many of his own stunts in the new flick Unstoppable—goes off when asked if he’s got acrophobia. “50 miles an hour—I’m running across the top of a train,” he tells host Tim Gordon. “That’s not a fear of heights. That’s common sense!”

wynonna-juddWynonna Judd: The country-music superstar chats with Resiliency Radio host—and Def Leppard drummer—Rick Allen about the Wounded Warrior Project. Wynonna also fills us in on her new CD, Love Heals, and on The Judds Last Encore U.S. Tour, which gets under way Nov. 26 in Green Bay, Wis.

aasif-mandviAasif Mandvi: The Last Airbender star, who serves as senior Middle East correspondent for The Daily Show, sits down with SAJA host Sree Sreenivasan to chat about his latest big-screen comedy, Today’s Special, inspired by his Obie-winning one-man play, Sakina’s Restaurant.

ryan-sutter3Ryan Sutter: Trista Rehn’s pick on ABC’s The Bachelorette— whom she wed in 2003—joins The Stupid Cancer Show’s Matthew Zachary to discuss his work as a young-adult cancer advocate. Plus: First Descents founder Brad Ludden and the outdoor program’s Lisa Goldstein.

jacob-soboroff1Jacob Soboroff: The correspondent for School Pride, the new NBC reality series from executive producer Cheryl Hines— which follows the renovations of 7 real-life public schools—drops in on Educating Georgia’s Amy Bakari to discuss this week’s episode, “Hometown Heroes.”

charlesgasparino1Charles Gasparino: The Fox Business Network senior correspondent, who also serves as a columnist for The Daily Beast and Huffington Post, drops in on AACONS host Marie Stroughter to talk about new book, Bought and Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street.

natasha-alam-11Natasha Alam: The Uzbekistan-born model—whose ex-hubby is the Shah of Iran’s grandson—drops in on World Footprints Radio hosts Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick to chat about her role on HBO’s smash-hit vamp series True Blood. Plus: Canadian classical-pop diva Elizabeth Elming.

gotham-chopra1Gotham Chopra: Deepak Chopra’s son—a successful media and entertainment entrepreneur in his own right—sits down with Chopra Center Radio host davidji to chat about his new book, Walking Wisdom: Three Generations, Two Dogs, and the Search for a Happy Life.

Programming Highlights; July 23, 2010


At noon Kevin Kline, whose Extra Man opens July 30, recalls shooting the low-budget comedy in New York City—and stumbling across Jeremy Irons. “He thought I had really fallen on hard times,” Kevin tells host Robin Milling, “because the car that my character drives was a jalopy!”

At 3 PM The wOw Effect’s Lesley Stahl goes one-on-one with CNBC Money Honey Maria Bartiromo, who describes being harassed by a NYSE board member. “For seven years, he tortured me,” she says. “Every time I walked by him, he’d say little grumblings—‘Save your money.’”

At 5 PM Red Velvet Media host Holly Stephey gets up close and personal with pal Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of legendary punk-rock group The Ramones. Plus: The band’s tour manager, Monte A. Melnick, author of the new book, On the Road with The Ramones.

At 11:30 Host Timothy Hodge kicks it with actor Sharif Atkins, who plays Jones on USA’s White Collar, and has done guest turns on such hit shows as E.R. , Cold Case, Criminal Minds and CSI: Miami. Sharif will fill us in on what he’s got in the way of film projects.


At 3 PM Tomorrow Will Be Televised’s Simon Applebaum sits down with Matt Polka, president of the American Cable Association. Plus: SnagFilms CEO Rick Allen and This New House producer Bruce Irving.

At 9 PM Freedomizer Radio is live in Las Vegas for the RightOnline conference, where guest speakers—including FCC Chief Robert McDowell, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, HotAir.com’s Ed Morrissey and Fox News’ Jim Pinkerton—will address Internet rights and freedom.


At 9 PM NeXplicable P gives it up for Athena Cage (above), Lavonn Battle and Tabisha Duncan, aka Kut Klose, the R&B trio discovered by Keith Sweat, and whose 1995 single I Like cracked the Top 10 on the hip-hop charts. The divas will chat about their latest album, Let It Ring.


At 8 PM Fightin’ Words Radio host Bobby Carroll lets it all hang out with Sebastian Felix, frontman for the rock band Bash, whose new album—featuring such tracks as Best Friend, No Vacancy and Broken Smile—is titled Stop the Angel’s Cry.

*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.

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Weekly Best Shows: Week of July 12, 2010

penny-hardaway-2On The Bottom Line Sports Show: Penny Hardaway wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He’s ready, willing and able to return to pro hoops—and is jonesing to play side-by-side with LeBron James. “I haven’t lost my jump shot,” our all-star contributor, 38, says. “I still have something to offer any team in the NBA.”

carlson-olbermann4On Mediaite.com Tucker Carlson claims no personal ill-will toward Keith Olbermann, he sure is reveling in the cyber-battle he picked with the MSNBC anchor—a former colleague—by nailing down the rights to KeithOlbermann.com. “It’s amusing as hell!” the Fox News contributor tells us.

patricia-richardson Buzzworthy Radio’s NaVell Lee goes one-on-one with Patricia Richardson, who played Jill Taylor on the hit sitcom Home Improvement. The Emmy winner will chat about her role in the upcoming flick Beautiful Wave, and in tonight’s Jensen Project on NBC.


Host Christopher Reburn channels fellow master psychic Lisa Williams, bestselling author of Life Among the Dead and star of the Lifetime series of the same name, now in its second season. Lisa will chat about her upcoming tour of her native England and other European nations.

queen-latifah1Sounds like Queen Latifah may have the patter of little feet in her sights. “As an adult, as a I looked back on how my mom raised us,” the superstar tells our wOw Effect host, “I was so thoroughly impressed, and I figured, If I can be just half the mother she is, I’ll be doing just fine.”


WDKK Radio’s Darryl Williams grooves with Marshall Thompson, leader of the legendary ‘70s soul quartet The Chi-Lites, who charted with such tunes as Oh Girl and Have You Seen Her. MT will chat about the group’s current tour with “The ‘70s Soul Jam.”

*All shows air on demand .

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Programming Highlights; July 12, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

matt-roush At 3 PM Tomorrow Will Be Televised host Simon Applebaum sits down with TV Guide Senior Critic Matt Roush, MyTakeOnTV.com Editor Amrie Cunningham and TV analyst Shari Anne Brill to discuss the Primetime Emmy Award nominees and the upcoming fall season.

sass-jordanAt 8 PM Somewhere in Vegas host Marq with a Q kicks it with Canadian rocker Sass Jordan, whose singles High Road Easy and Sun’s Gonna Rise cracked the Top 10 north of the border, and who’s got a sweet gig as a judge on Canadian Idol.

stupidcancershow-12At 9 PM The Stupid Cancer Show host Matthew Zachary welcomes young-adult Ewing’s sarcoma survivor Emily Hobson, celeb hairstylist and Bits & Pieces Founder Barry Hendrickson, and Yoga Bear New York City Chapter Director Michelle Robbins.

frank-andersonAt 10 PM Let’s Be Frank’s Frank Anderson isn’t solely devoted to Internet radio. No, our Houston-based host is an original cast member of longest running touring play in African American theatre, The Diary of Black Men. And tonight he welcomes fellow actors from the original production.

Thousands of live radio shows broadcast live everyday on BlogTalkRadio. Find out what’s on live now.

Programming Highlights; May 18, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

latinobookmonthAt 1 PM In honor of Latino Books Month, Grand Central Publishing Editor Selina McLemore sits down with authors Luis Alberto Urrea (Into the Beautiful North), Iris Gomez (Try to Remember) and Kathy Cano-Murillo (Waking Up in the Land of the Glitter).

johncartertcash-scrollerAt 3 PM Host Laura Lavigne gets up close and personal with John Carter Cash, whose parents are the late Johnny and June Carter Cash. The producer-songwriter will chat about preserving his family’s legacy, and about his new kids’ book, Daddy Loves His Little Girl.

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Programming Highlights; May 5, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights.

rebeccawells-scrollerAt 7 PM Book Club Girl welcomes Rebecca Wells, author of the mega-selling novels Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Ya Yas in Bloom. The beloved scribe will chat about her newest work in paperback, The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder.


Tonight at 8 PM Host Sandra Wilson kicks it with Christopher Dupree, aka Wordspit. Last year, the NYC rapper was picked from a pack of unknowns to star in a McDonald’s commercial that has aired nationwide. “You know the deal. Create your own meal. At a buck it’s a steal,” he rhymed.

donAlso at 8 PM Calling All Angels calls on the healing powers of don Miguel Ruiz, whose 1997 book The Four Agreements was lauded by Oprah and has sold four million copies. Now comes the sequel, The Fifth Agreement, which delivers us to the next level of awareness. Continue reading

George Clooney’s Journo Dad Down on MSNBC and Fox News Channel

Nick Clooney is no fan of cable news – from either end of the political spectrum.


“Any information source that comes to you with a point of view cannot be news,” Nick (above) tells us.

The one-time local-market anchorman, who’s better known these days as George Clooney’s dad, believes that bottom-rated MSNBC and top- rated Fox News Channel are breeding a nation of nefarious citizens.

“MSNBC in its primetime is not news. Fox, generally speaking – in its entire 24-hour cycle – is not news,” he tells Politico host Patick Gavin.

“Those who watch only MSNBC in its primetime, or only Fox, will only be feeding their own biases. They don’t want to hear anything that contradicts their own world view,” adds Nick, who in 2004 made an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. House of Representatives.

“And that’s problematic, because if everybody has boutique news, then we have…300 million ignorant people. That’s too bad, because ignorant people do bad things.”

Nick also chats about his superstar son.

 CAPTION: With son George (right) at the Newseum in Washington in January.

Good news? Good luck! With son George at the Newseum in Washington in January.

“What are the chances that we might get the Clooneys to perm- anently settle down in D.C.?” asks Patrick.

“That’s very nice of you to say, but George is too much of a stormy petrol. He’s going to be all over the map. He’s going to be everywhere, trying to do what he can with regard to Darfur.

“In my case, I’m old and I’m a Kentuckian so you’ll find me never too far from my bourbon.”

To hear Nick’s full interview, click here.