BTS 9/25/05: Iran-US Relations; Local Congressional Race; Jacked: How Conservatives are Picking Your Pocket

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On tonight’s BTS we begin with Dariush Zahedi and take a deeper look at Iran, President Ahmadinajad and the state of tensions between Iran and the US.

We then talk to Louis Vandenberg about his race in the 44th Congressional District – our ‘inland empire.’

And finally – we talk about your wallet. If you feel like your pocket is being picked, then tune in to hear Nomi Prins on her new book Jacked: How Conservatives are Picking Your Pocket Whether You Voted for Them or Not.

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1. Dariush Zahedi teaches international political economy and political science at UC Berkeley. In 2003, he was imprisoned in Iran on charges of espionage and later acquitted.

2. Louis Vandenberg is the Democratic nominee in the CA-44 congressional district. He is also the producer of Background Briefing and Live on the Left Coast every Sunday on KPFK.

3. Nomi Prins is a journalist and Senior Fellow at Demos. She writes about politics, money and relationships. Nomi is the author of Other People’s Money: The Corporate Mugging of America (The New Press, October 2004), and her new book Jacked: How "Conservatives" are Picking your Pocket (whether you voted for them or not) (Polipoint Press, Sept. 2006)