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GRITtv Live: Will Blackwater Founder Face Charges?

In an explosive report published yesterday on the Nation website, investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill reveals that Blackwater founder Erik Prince has been implicated in murder, viewed himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims from the globe, and that the company smuggled weapons into Iraq. Will he face charges?

Then, Dr. David Scheiner, Rep. Anthony Weiner, and Bob Fertik on whether single payer stands a chance and what can be done in August. Finally, we’ll be joined by Bernie Sanders and Karen Finney on healthcare reform and Washington politics.

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Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders, author, and host of RadioNation on Air America Radio, has built a reputation for courageous investigative journalism coupled with compassion and a sense of humor. In writing her last book, Blue Grit, she traveled the country reporting on grassroots success stories and broadcast live to over 150 radio stations from community centers in places including Helena, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Miami, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee. In her television appearances (Lou Dobbs, Larry King Live,) on radio and in her many books (including Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species) and articles (The Nation and others,) Flanders calls for a new politics of fairness, equality and citizen action. Articulating the human dimension of American communities in trouble, her programs have become destinations for those seeking the skills and the will to make a difference. Flanders is a regular contributor to the Nation Magazine and CNN. Before joining Air America, where she was part of the original lineup, and hosted “The Laura Flanders Show” for three years, Flanders was the founding host of the award-winning “Your Call” weekday mornings on public radio, KALW in the Bay Area and CounterSpin, the radio show of the mediawatch group, FAIR.