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The Plot to Overthrow FDR
May 30, 2009 03:19 AM PDT

This is a special feature from my old radio show, "American AM". Originally broadcast in September, 2006, It tells a story of our lost history, a home-grown fascist plot to launch a coup against FDR. Historian Harley Schlanger tells the story that involves J.P. Morgan, General Smedley Butler, and other figures of the era. Front page news at the time, hearings were held in Washington, D.C. confirming the plot.

BBC Radio did a similar documentary a year later in 2007.

Henry Raines Show 07/19/09 Hour 2
July 19, 2009 02:21 PM PDT

Guests: Paul Fitzgerald & Elizabeth Gould, authors of, Invisible History: Afghanistan's Untold Story

I am very proud of this hour. The guests had great depth and knowledge that I think is hard to find in our current media landscape.

Henry Raines Show 09/27/09 Hour 2
September 27, 2009 09:53 PM PDT

Guest: Philip Giraldi is a recognized authority on international security and counterterrorism issues. He is a regular contributor to in a column titled “Smoke and Mirrors” and is a Contributing Editor who writes a column called “Deep Background” on terrorism, intelligence, and security issues for The American Conservative magazine. He has appeared on “Good Morning America,” MSNBC, National Public Radio, to name a few, and been interviewed by diverse media including the BBC, FOX News, Polish National Television, Croatian National Television, al-Jazeera, al-Arabiya, 60 Minutes, and Court TV. He has been a keynote speaker at the Petroleum Industry Security Council annual meeting, has spoken twice at the American Conservative Union’s annual CPAC convention in Washington, and has addressed several World Affairs Council affiliates. He is a former CIA counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer who served 18 years overseas in Turkey, Italy, Germany and Spain and speaks all four of their languages. Since 1992, Phil has been engaged in security consulting for a number of Fortune 500 corporate clients. Discusses his interview with Sibel Edmonds in the current issue of The American Conservative magazine and speak to the likelihood that her evidence of corruption will be addressed by the Obama

Henry Raines Show 08/08/10 Hour 2
August 23, 2010 12:17 PM PDT

Guest: Dante Paradiso

Mr. Paradiso just finished a tour as the Senior Civilian Representative with Brigade Combat Team Task Force Bastogne, covering four provinces in eastern Afghanistan along the Pakistan border. In that role, Mr. Paradiso shaped governance, development and counterinsurgency strategy in coordination with the brigade commander, and provided management and oversight for more than forty personnel under Chief of Mission authority, from three agencies, at ten combat outposts and forward operating bases.

A career Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Paradiso previously served as Deputy Political-Economic Counselor at U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, 2007-2009, one of the largest reporting sections in Africa . Mr. Paradiso was a political officer in Beijing from 2005-2007, covering China-Africa relations, and in Monrovia from 2003-2005, covering the last days of Charles Taylor’s regime and the climax of Liberia ’s civil war. At the height of the Liberian crisis, he held variously the political, economic, consular, public affairs and political-military portfolios, and supported the Ambassador’s successful negotiations to lift the siege of Monrovia and end the conflict. Mr. Paradiso was also detailed to Djibouti for several months in 2007-2008 as Deputy Foreign Policy Advisor to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, the U.S. counterterrorism base in East Africa .

Mr. Paradiso started his career with the State Department as an intern political officer in Dar Es Salaam , Tanzania , in 1998, where he survived the devastating bombing of U.S. Embassy Dar Es Salaam that, together with the near simultaneous attack on U.S. Embassy Nairobi, proved a harbinger of the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Mr. Paradiso began his long involvement with African affairs as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya in the mid-nineties and is the recipient of a number of State Department Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards for his work in both China and Africa .

Mr. Paradiso is a Massachusetts attorney and, prior to joining the State Department, practiced financial services law with Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston . He received his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles and his B.A. in Political Science from Yale University , after preparing at The Horace Mann School in New York .

Immediately after college, Mr. Paradiso worked with California Conservation Corps, a youth development program based on the Depression-era federal Civilian Conservation Corps. A native New Yorker, he is married to the former Darragh Jones of Portland, Oregon, who is also a Foreign Service Officer and is currently the Director for East Asia Public Affairs.

Henry Raines Show 09/26/10 Hour 2
September 26, 2010 02:58 PM PDT

Guest: Douglas Valentine,
Author, The Phoenix Program , The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America's War on Drugs , and The Strength of the Pack: The Personalities, Politics and Espionage Intrigues that Shaped the DEA
This exposé documents previously unknown aspects of the history of federal drug law enforcement from the formation of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and the creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) up until the present day. Learn how the CIA hijacked federal drug enforcement and, with the help of well placed agents and politicians, turned it into an adjunct of national security.

Henry Raines Show 11/29/10
November 29, 2010 09:08 AM PST

Guest: Giovanni Russonello is a journalist who joined the Investigative Reporting Workshop in 2010. He has covered politics for Politico, ABC News, Gotham Gazette and the Washington Examiner. He is the author of a new report, Massey had worst mine fatality record even before April disaster,

Henry Raines Show 09/05/10 Hour 2
September 05, 2010 03:34 PM PDT

Listen to caller Jill tell Henry why letting blacks go to school with whites ruined education!!! (about half way through)

Henry Raines Show 12/03/10
December 03, 2010 07:43 AM PST

Topic: Audio from a Minnesota talk show trying to make the case homosexuals are trying to bring Sharia law to the US

Then on a more serious note...

Guest: Col. Dan Nolan is a 26 year veteran of the US Army. During his military career, Col. Nolan commanded the 1st Armored Division Artillery in Germany and Kosovo as well as served as principal advisor to General Tommy Franks at US Central Command in Tampa, FL where he resides today. He has spent time in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq and Washington DC and understands the complexity of these varied environments. Col. Nolan is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and holds a Masters of Arts from the Naval War College as well as a Masters of Science from the University of Southern California. He is the founding CEO of Sabot 6, Inc. which focuses on strategic military planning as it relates to energy security He blogs at tracking the energy challenges facing the US Department of Defense in the early 21st century, and drawing from the best thinking inside and outside the Pentagon, examines problems and identifies possible short, medium and long term solutions in technology and policy.

Henry Raines Show 06/20/12
June 20, 2012 10:01 AM PDT

Guest: Matt Bruce, host of The Captain's America radio show.

Henry Raines Show 09/12/10 Hour 2
September 12, 2010 02:36 PM PDT

Guest: Dave Murphy, Director, Food Democracy Now!Founding,

Dave generates a surprising number of calls on food safety.

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