Guests: Photojournalist Wesley Cheek, Movieline.com’s Chris Rosen, and comedian Andy Kindler
We can best describe today’s show as “Guest-full” as Sam jam-packs the show with so many guests it bleeds over to the Members Only Show. From on the ground reporting in Japan, to what movies to watch this weekend, to just about anything else; the Casual Friday Majority Report Recap starts now! (Become a Majority Report Member to receive the Members Only show podcast and get the entire interview with Andy Kindler.)
Majority Report listener, photojournalist, and teacher living in Japan Wesley Cheek will report for the Majority Report all next week as he travels to the hardest hit areas in Japan. We’ll let Wesley explain why he is doing it, taken from his website:
Beginning late this Friday the 25th I will be traveling to the Tohoku region to cover the ongoing aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. I am quite worried that the attention of the world is going to turn away just as the true weight of the refugee crisis begins to be realized. I am also a bit dismayed at some of the foreign coverage of the disaster and the fact that some large networks have pulled back to Kansai, reporting details such as “It’s raining in Kyoto.”
Stay tuned to the Majority Report all next week to hear Wesley’s reports from on the ground in Japan.
Obama will finally deliver a speech to America on Monday to:
update the American people on the situation in Libya, including the actions we’ve taken with allies and partners to protect the Libyan people from the brutality of Muammar Qaddafi, the transition to NATO command and control, and our policy going forward.
And in new Libya news, the rebels have taken control of the eastern town of Ajdabiya.
Amazon On Demand: The Switch (Sam gives a big raspberry on the pick)
Netflix: Hoop Dreams
Finally comedian Andy Kindler joins the show and talks to Sam about movies, his beef with MSNBC, and religion/anti-religion – causing some ruffled feathers with listeners on IM. If you are not a Majority Report member you will miss out on a decent chunk of Sam’s interview with Andy and listener responses. So join to support the show and get the full nearly 2 hour podcast!