Phoenix Woman


Late Night: Mercury Blues, Two Ways

By: Sunday April 13, 2014 8:00 pm

Good evening perros de fuego! Tonight we’re viewing two takes on the same song, Mercury Blues.

Come Saturday Morning: A Dangerous “Reform”

By: Saturday April 12, 2014 6:45 am

The old-age insurance part of Social Security has been under attack ever since its creation, and the nature and bogosity of the most famous attacks on it haven’t changed much over the decades. But in the last few years, another portion of Social Security, its disability benefits program, has suffered a number of attacks from “reformers” — and some of the worst are apparently from people embedded in the agency.

Late Night: Stay Awake

By: Sunday April 6, 2014 8:00 pm

What’s on your mind tonight?

Come Saturday Morning: Here Comes the Sun

By: Saturday April 5, 2014 6:45 am

That’s right, folks — the Solar Roadways crew have got their first fully functional prototype up and running.

Late Night: All Come True

By: Sunday March 30, 2014 8:00 pm

Karl Wallinger has had a long and varied musical career, but this is the song of his that I remember the best.

Come Saturday Morning: US Tech’s Ageism and the Myth of the “Tech Worker Shortage”

By: Saturday March 29, 2014 6:45 am

As a sixtysomething tech worker once told me, tech companies want a 20-10-10: A twenty-year-old with ten years experience who’ll work for $10 an hour. Since those sort of workers are rather thin on the ground, Silicon Valley resorts to massive abuse of H-1B visas — that is, when they aren’t busy setting up factories in Bangalore or Chengdu.

Late Night: I’m Shipping Up to Boston

By: Sunday March 23, 2014 8:00 pm

Who ever thought this could happen to a set of Woody Guthrie verses?

Come Saturday Morning: Counting Down To Solar Roadways

By: Saturday March 22, 2014 6:45 am

After a year of work, work that extended from spring to summer and fall, then past winter and back into spring, the Game Changer is just about ready for its closeup in Sagle, Idaho

Late Night: Destination Unknown

By: Sunday March 16, 2014 8:00 pm

Is this Missing Persons song thirty-two years old already? I’m scared.

Come Saturday Morning: When A Problem Comes Along…

By: Saturday March 15, 2014 6:45 am

When a problem comes along, you must whip it!

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Upcoming FDL Book Salons

Saturday, April 19, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
Poison Candy: The Murderous Madam: Inside Dalia Dippolito’s Plot to Kill
Chat with Mark Ebner about his new book. Hosted by Beth Karas.

Sunday, April 20, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
The Gulf of Tonkin Events – Fifty Years Later: A Footnote to the History of the Vietnam War
Chat with John White about his new book. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah J. Nelson.