Shows featuring Arun Gupta

  • Backed by Record Campaign War Chest, Romney Accepts GOP Presidential Nomination in Tampa Arun_gupta_on_rnc_2012
    Republican Mitt Romney accepted the GOP presidential nomination Thursday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. We air an excerpt of Romney’s speech and get reaction from two guests: Craig Unger, author of the new book, "Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power," and Arun Gupta,...
    August 31, 2012 | Story
  • As Unions, Students Join Occupy Wall Street, Are We Witnessing Growth of a New Movement? Splash_image20111005-24311-j18irn-0
    As the Occupy Wall Street protest enters its 20th day, New York City’s most powerful unions are set to march today from City Hall to the movement’s encampment in the Financial District. The demonstration will be bolstered by the walkout of potentially thousands of students at major public universities in New York...
    October 05, 2011 | Story
  • "Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction" Bacon-web
    From the McDonald’s McGriddle to Wendy’s "Baconator" to "baconnaise" to bacon-infused vodka, bacon has become a ubiquitous ingredient in many diets in this era of extreme food combinations. Arun Gupta of The Indypendent writes, "Behind the proliferation of bacon offerings is a confluence of government policy, factory farming, the boom in fast food and manipulation...
    August 03, 2009 | Story
  • Obama Warns Trillion-Dollar Deficit Could Lead to Extensive Government Budget Cuts Federaldeficitweb
    President-elect Barack Obama is warning the US deficit will top $1 trillion this year, leading to what he says could be extensive cuts to government budgets. Obama made the warning Tuesday as he meanwhile prepares an economic stimulus package that will cost almost the same amount. We speak with Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Arun Gupta of The Indypendent newspaper....
    January 07, 2009 | Story
  • Can Grassroots Movement that Propelled Obama to Victory Chart a Better Economy? Obamaweb
    President-elect Barack Obama is expected to name his Treasury Secretary soon and is moving quickly to form his response to the economic crisis. We speak to Robert Kuttner, author of Obama’s Challenge, and Arun Gupta of The Indypendent. [includes rush transcript]
    November 07, 2008 | Story
  • "Cash for Trash": Unwanted "Junk" in Hand, Demonstrators Head to Wall Street to Protest Bailout Guptaweb
    Among the more than 100 protests against the $700 bailout plan is a rally today on Wall Street. We speak to Arun Gupta, a reporter/editor at The Indypendent newspaper, whose email to friends and colleagues helped inspire the protest. Participants are planning on bringing their own personal, unwanted "junk" to illustrate what they call the federal bailout of Wall Street’s worthless...
    September 25, 2008 | Story
  • As Oil Hits Another Record High, a Look at the New Geopolitics of Energy Oilweb
    Oil prices have jumped to yet another record high, nearing $142 a barrel in Asian trading today. The latest price surge comes a day after OPEC’s president said crude prices could reach $170 this summer. Meanwhile, Libya has threatened to cut oil production in response to US threats against oil producers. We speak with Michael Klare, author of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet," and Arun...
    June 27, 2008 | Story
  • As Petraeus Urges Delay of Troop Withdrawal, a Debate on Iraq and Iran’s Role in the War Petraeusiraqdouble
    The top US military commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, has recommended a suspension of troop withdrawals from Iraq after July. His recommendation would leave just under 140,000 American troops in Iraq well into the fall, more troops deployed in Iraq than before the so-called "surge." Petraeus testified before two Senate committees on Tuesday alongside Ambassador Ryan Crocker....
    April 09, 2008 | Story
  • A Look at How Petraeus Helped Arm Warring Sunni and Shia Militias in Iraq Petraeusweb912
    On Tuesday, President Bush’s top military commander in Iraq returned to Capitol Hill for a second day to urge the continuation of the war in Iraq. We speak with Arun Gupta, an editor of "The Indypendent," about the Petraeus hearings. Gupta’s most recent article is titled "Meet Gen. David Petraeus: His Militia Strategy Plunged Iraq Into a Civil War, And Now He’s...
    September 12, 2007 | Story
  • CONSERVATIVE FOUNDATIONS
    At least since 1994, when the Republican Revolution swept into Washington, the national political agenda has been dominated by the American right. Whether welfare repeal or anti-immigration policies, the right has been hugely successful in attacking and dismantling many of the gains of the New Deal and the Great Society programs of the 1930s and 1960s.
    July 15, 1997 | Story