Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Greg Palast, Paul Summerville, Janine Bandcroft Mar. 19, 2012

This Week: “They were all vultures, and the rest of us were just food.” So begins reporting investigator Greg Palast’s latest recording of the everyday depravity that is the modern world, ‘Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores.’

‘Vultures’ Picnic’ joins Palast’s previous best-sellers, ‘The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,’ and ‘Armed Madhouse’ to complete a chilling trilogy chronicling the corporate malfeasance and personal moral turpitude literally endangering the lives and well-being of every living creature on Earth.

Greg Palast, in pursuit of petroleum pigs, power pirates, and high finance carnivores in the first half.

And; down at this end of the oil pipeline, where you and me, and those who drive internal combustion engines need to go to get their fuel, the price of that fix has risen, not only in a steady progression, but by fits and spurts, sometimes yo-yoing by ten and twenty percent at points of purchase in a single day! It wasn’t always this way; so, what’s changed?

Paul Summerville and tracking the international economy at the gas pump in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of the things going on on the streets of the city and beyond. But first, Greg Palast takes us on a Vultures’ Picnic.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

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Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.uvic.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, which you can now support at Petreon.com. Check out the GR blog at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/ G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, Eva Bartlett, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Jon Elmer, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Eva Golinger, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Patrick Henningsen, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Diana Johnstone, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Frances Moore Lappe, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Janos Maté, Jennifer Moore, Alexandra Morton, Sharmine Narwani, Andrew Nikiforuk, Ken O'Keefe, Greg Palast, Dawn Paley, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.