Monday, December 1, 2008

Mumbai's 9/11 - Airdate - 12/3 - 4 p.m. (ET)

Update - 12/3/08: This show has aired. You can download the MP3 from our archive. Let us know what you think!

Here on Earth is planning a program this Wednesday in response to the terrorist attacks in Mumbai last week. We're looking for guests, particularly people who can set these events in an international context. Do any of you have suggestions?

Update: Joe Hardtke

I hope you were able to tune in today. We had a great show with Professor Aseema Sinha and writer/blogger Sonia Faleiro. Thanks for all the suggestions. I know we chose to go with different guests due to the last minute nature of the program, but we often do book the people you bring up so keep those ideas coming!

Come to think of it, we had a comment at our Facebook page today mentioning we book Matt Harding of the "Dancing Matt" YouTube videos. He has a new book coming out, in fact. Maria and I plan to pitch the idea to Jean. I don't know if she's seen Matt's fancy footwork yet!


Hungary said...

The more use to violence and pain man becomes, the higher the levels of violence will go due to the correlation with raised tolerance. I can't say that Mumbai is too far from the Walmart incident which happened the same weekend. Both sets of perpetrators had reasons that overshadowed humanity, life, and the pain of another. The difference is one was called a terrorist act, the accident. But reality speaks, this accident has occured in the past and no one stops to help the dying man as it would interupt with the saving of $2.00 on a toaster. In treating each other with such callousness, we indeed set ourselves up for self destruction as well as the world up for failure. The example we show our children just reinforces this fact. If we want to save our own lives and planet, we need to place humanity and human beings first over possessions and power. When we can do this, we will indeed be on the road to peace. Laura J. Wellington, CEO, The Wumbler Patch, (201) 478-0190, (201) 389-6690 office

Brian Dunbar said...

I don't know if he does radio but for an international perspective, but it occurs to me that Richard Fernandez might have a perspective on Mumbai.

He's a long-time blogger, currently writing for Pajamas Media at - he's written on Mumbai at least once.

Go here for a link to his email account -

I do not know much _about_ Mr. Fernandez save that he is of Filipino birth and is an Australian citizen, with a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard.

Personally, what really got to me on a visceral level were the reports that came out that the victims were not just shot but tortured. And the security forces, once assured there were no innocents in harm's way, returned the favor right back at them.

Joe Hardtke said...

Wow! I just realized something concerning my comments about Matt Harding. His latest "Dancing" video (see link above) begins in Mumbai. How poignant.