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Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter speaking in Seattle on October 5, 2002 about Iraq. 90 minutes

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Michael and Becky Pardue interviewed May 21, 2002 by Mary Starrett, KPDQ-800am, Portland, OR. Michael Pardue was wrongly convicted of three murders and imprisoned in Alabama for 27 years. He was released in 2001.

60 minutes

Philip Berrigan died on December 6, 2002 at the age of 79. After his first arrest at the age of 40 during a civil rights protest in 1963, he was arrested over 75 times and spent over 11 years in prison a and jail for bearing witness to life destroying activities engaged in by government in the US.


1996 interview rebroadcast on KBOO 90.7fm, Portland, OR on December 9, 2002.

30 minutes

Click on Mr. Ellsberg’s picture to go to his website that has excerpts from his book: Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers. Mr. Ellsberg has written a very important and timely book. Among other things he discloses his first hand knowledge that the Gulf of Tonkin incident used to justify passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964 was a fictitious event that never happened. Yet  that non-existent North Vietnamese attack on a Navy destroyer was used to justify escalation of the U.S.’s involvement in Vietnam’s civil war that led to the deaths of over 50,000 American servicemen. This brutal fact underscores Mr. Ellsberg’s statement that politicians in the U.S. lie far more often than the general public can even imagine, and they never tell the truth about their reasons for what they have, or want to do.


Mr. Ellsberg also gives a gripping account of  how the federal government’s responded to his release of The Pentagon Papers by initiating a prosecution of him in 1971 that lasted for two years. In the middle of his months long trial all charges were dismissed due to   egregious prosecutorial misconduct by the United States Attorney’s Office.

Into The Buzzsaw: The Myth of a Free Press, edited by Kristina Borjesson presents for the first time in the history of American journalism, award-winning print and TV journalists collaborating to produce a book of devastating essays about the depth and breadth of censorship in American journalism today. Editor Kristina Borjesson has collected almost two dozen essays about the “buzzsaw” - concerted corporate and/or government efforts to kill controversial stories and careers. These essays describe how the press largely relinquished its watchdog role and that has been co-opted by corporate and government powers. Emmy Award winning reporter Kristina Borjesson, who was fired from CBS for the reporting she was doing on TWA Flight 800, was interviewed November 22, 2002 by Mary Starrett, KPDQ-800am, Portland, OR.

44 minutes

Click here to read about the book and order it from B&N or Amazon

Daniel Ellsberg interviewed by Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman  on WBAI on June 13, 2001, thirty years, to the day after the New York Times ran its first segment of the Pentagon Papers.

31 minutes

Bernard Webster was released on November 7, 2002 after being wrongly convicted and imprisoned for 20 years for a 1982 rape he didn’t commit. DNA testing proved his innocence. His attorney, Michelle Nethercott of the Maryland Public Defenders Innocence Project, was interviewed November 20, 2002 by Mary Starrett, KPDQ-800am, Portland, OR.

30 minutes

Charlotte Twight interviewed August 22, 2002 by Mary Starrett, KPDQ-800am, Portland, OR. Charlotte Twight discussed her book, Dependent On D.C., and how Americans have systematically been made wards of the federal government.

40 minutes

Interview of juror on James Traficant’s jury who was removed at the beginning of deliberations when his aunt died. He says he would have voted not guilty if he hadn’t been removed, and his vote would have hung the jury. It was very fortuitous for the federal government that the juror’s aunt died when she did. The juror was interviewed on Cleveland’s Channel 3, WKYC on July 24, 2002.

11 minutes

Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech at the Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967 during which he announced his moral opposition to the Vietnam War when it was at its height of popularity with the general public, . Rev. King said that “silence was betrayal,” and he described the U.S. as “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.” Virtually all of Dr. King’s reasons for opposing the Vietnam War are applicable to the U.S.’s military adventurism during the past 35  years—including the bombing of Afghanistan, Yugoslavia and Iraq. One of the most important speeches by a public figure in American history. Dr. King was murdered exactly one year after he made this speech.

58 minutes

Radio Series on the Oregon Woman’s Prison

Oregon is one of only three states that does not have a sexual misconduct law criminalizing sexual contact between state employees and women prisoners. The outrage of female prisoners being raped by employees of the State of Oregon with no legal consequences inspired Portland radio talk show host Mary Starrett to devote the entire week of September 23-27, 2002, to issues related to Oregon’s only woman’s prison: Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon. The programs originally aired on The Mary Starrett Show, KPDQ-800am, Portland, Oregon, from  2pm to 4pm each day from Sept 23 to 27, 2002.

The topic of each day is summarized below., and is about 1 hour and 55 min. Click on the day you want to listen to:

Day 1 Sexual assault and former prisoner recounts repeated rapes

Day 2 Battered woman that wind up in prison

Day 3 Paxil defense and wrongful conviction of Suzanne Miles

Day 4 Medical neglect, nutrition, mail interference and visiting

Day 5 How you can become involved to help alleviate conditions at CCCF

Excerpt from Day 1. A former Oregon woman prisoner recounts her serial rape over more than a  year by a sexual predator working for the State of Oregon who to this day remains unprosecuted and continues as an employee of the State of Oregon. (20 minutes)




Willi Graf


Professor Kurt Huber


P.M Forni, author of Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct, interviewed on September 6, 2002  by Mary Starrett, KPDQ-800am, Portland, OR.

25 minutes

Click here to read about the book and order it from B&N or Amazon

Marquette University Professor Gene Smiley, author of Rethinking The Great Depression interviewed on October 2, 2002  by Mary Starrett, KPDQ-800am, Portland, OR.

26 minutes

Click here to read about the book and order it from B&N or Amazon

The director of CASPIAN, Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering discusses the way supermarket discount cards are being used to put people under surveillance by  tracking their activities and buying habits. Interviewed In August 2002  by Mary Starrett, KPDQ-800am, Portland, OR.

27 minutes

Click here to go to CASPIAN’s website.

Click here to listen to a 90 minute interview of Mary Starrett by Los Angeles KFI late night week-end talk show host Lee Klein on February 22, 2003.

96 minutes

(Picture is of Lee Klein and Muhammad Ali on KFI’s website. L. K has good taste in who he kisses. Ali place in history is cemented as one of those rare people willing to make immense personal sacrifices for principle. He was stripped of his World Heavyweight Championship in 1967 rather than violate the tenants of his religion by submitting to the federal government’s demand that he be drafted. Convicted in 1967 of draft evasion and sentenced to five years in prison, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out his conviction in 1971 saying the government did not take his religious beliefs into account when it drafted him.


Two memorable quotes that Ali made during his ordeal are “I ain’t got no quarrel with them Vietcong.” and, “No Vietcong ever called me nigger.”


When Ali returned to the U.S. after winning a Gold Medal in boxing at the Rome Olympics in 1960, he threw the medal in a river after a restaurant refused to serve him because it considered him to be a sub-human  “nigger.”)


Click here to listen to Dick Gregory interviewed   about current events on February 25, 2003. Toward the end he talks about research  in 1987 that found a link between the Small Pox Vaccine and HIV, and he talks about how the Atlanta Journal reported on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1988 that on the night of Sunday, Nov. 1st, ABC News posted election results on its website two days before the voting took place. Interviewed on KBOO radio, 90.7 fm Portland, Oregon.

36 minutes

Click here to listen to a 36 minute interview of Mary Starrett by talk show host Jeff Rense on July 24, 2003. A variety of subjects are discussed, including: control of media content by advertisers, the inability of broadcasters on major market radio and TV stations to tell the truth, and Mary’s turning to writing after being fired from her radio program in January 2003 for being too bold in telling the truth about major issues of the day such as 9/11, the   demonization of foreign leaders and countries, the epidemic of wrongful convictions sweeping the nation, the drugging of millions of American children with Kiddie Crack such as Ritalin,  and increasingly pervasive surveillance of Americans by government agencies and private companies, etc. Click here to go to Mary Starrett’s page on

Daniel Ellsberg interviewed on KUOW 94.9fm - Seattle - 9am 10-21-02.

50 minutes