« Air America Nashville? | Main | Indecisive Al Franken not committed to Minnesotans »

January 09, 2006

Laura Flanders + The Nation = "RadioNation". Who funds it?

One of Air America Radio's lesser known hosts, Laura Flanders, has a new name for her show: RadioNation. The second part of the name is because it's a collaboration with The Nation magazine.

We're informed that this show appears on both the AAR network, and on "noncommercial radio stations nationwide".

Is AAR just giving it away to those non-commercial stations? Or, is The Nation putting up some of the money? In brief, who's funding this show, and does that indicate that AAR is trying to prop up its programming by getting money from other groups?

I'm just asking is all.

Note also that Flanders is a true Democrat and on Saturday she broadcast from one of the 'Out of Iraq' meetings that were held in cities across the U.S.:

The theme of these events can be simply ending the war, or can focus as well on efforts to censure and possibly impeach Bush and Cheney: info here. Some events will be hosted and organized by Congress Members (you should encourage them to do this and offer to assist them). Others can be hosted by you with Congress Members as guest speakers. It is entirely up to you. Some Progressive members may be willing to participate in events in Republican districts. Some pro-war Congress Members may be willing to hold events and discuss the issue. You can also hold events without Congress Members, including smaller panels, discussion circles, and house parties.

Sounds like fun, sorry I missed it.

Note that despite (or because of) featuring not just Flanders but the odious Bob Fertig of Democrats.com and Congressbeing Major Owens, the NYC event only drew 75 people.

There's more on this general theme in "A Peace Movement Demanding the Rule of Law" by David Swanson ("a co-founder of After Downing Street, a writer and activist, and the Washington Director of Democrats.com. He is a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, and serves on the Executive Council of the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, TNG-CWA"):

I tried to communicate that by all standards of international law, and of US laws that incorporate those standards, the attack on Iraq was illegal. This is not a war fought in self-defense – at least not by the Americans – and this is not a war authorized by the United Nations.

Maybe, if their other business models fail, that august international body would be interested in propping up Air America. Perhaps it could be a new project for Kojo Annan.

Posted in AlsoRans at January 9, 2006 12:50 PM


Great site. Great job. Keep up the work.
Please visit my parody- Airhead America Radio

Posted by: Stu Smalley at January 13, 2006 09:33 PM

Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.


Syndicate this site (RSS 1.0 feed) · Atom feed · RSS 2.0 feed · RSS 0.91 feed

Subscribe with Bloglines
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN


Also Rans · Blog · ChuckD · Ed Schultz · Janeane Garofalo · Meta · Mike Malloy · Prevarications · Jerry Springer · Randi Rhodes · Sheldon Drobny · Reviews · Satire · Al Franken ·

On The Air longer than AAR

All Posts(links to each post by title)

Recent Entries
Powered by
Movable Type 3.15