Sunday, June 22, 2008

June 22nd Edition of Forward Forum

By: John Quinlan

Please join special guest host and longtime Forward Forum contributor Laura Gutknecht, on this week's show. Laura is joined by co-host Harry Waisbren and producer Stephanie Woods. They've got a good one planned, discussing issues on the cutting edge of social change--one you won't want to miss. (I'm off this weekend, enjoying some time with my dad at my uncle's cabin in Michigan.)

Our topics include efforts to counter individual rights to privacy, the growing income gap in Wisconsin, and's efforts to create change and support Obama.

"Forward Forum" airs Sunday evenings from 7-9 pm on WTDY, 1670 AM, and streams live and podcasts at Join in the pre and post-show dialogue on our blog at Show website:

On the Sunday evening, June 22nd edition of Forward Forum:

7:00 hour - Chris Ahmuty, Executive Director of the ACLU of Wisconsin, recently back from Washington where he was lobbying against the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (the Foreign Intelligence Service Act), will talk about the act and its passage in the House. The discussion will include issues of privacy and of retroactive immunity for major US telecoms, who have shown a willingness to compromise the confidentiality of thousands of their customers.

8:00 hour - A brief interview (recorded) of Joel Rogers, Director of Center on Wisconsin Strategy (aka "COWS"), on a report they issued this week with the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families about the growing income inequality in Wisconsin. We will then speak with political activist and Moveon member Barbara Wright who will discuss the recent Bake Sale fundraiser as well as how she has been utilizing Mad Progress to report on such events.

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