This week’s Ring of Fire Radio, hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Mike Papantonio and David Bender:  Saturdays at 3 o’clock Eastern, rebroadcasts Sunday nights at 8 pm Eastern

This week on Ring of Fire Radio, Mike and David are travelling this week, so Sam Seder will be filling in.

We’ve also got author Jeff Goodell with us to tell us how how the coal industry has managed to convince the EPA that the billions of tons of toxic waste they are producing every year doesn’t pose a threat to human health.

Eric Alterman from The Nation magazine will join us to talk about why, even with progressives controlling both the Executive and Legislative branches of government, it is impossible for progressives to pass the laws they promised would pass during their campaigns.

Harper’s Magazine Contributing editor and author Frederick Kaufman will be here to tell us how Goldman Sachs helped to create a bubble in the international food market that sent prices of food for developing nations skyrocketing out of control.

And as part of Ring of Fire’s on-going, exclusive coverage of the worst oil disaster in our nation’s history, Devastation in the Gulf, award-winning investigative journalist Dahr Jamail will talk to us about what Louisiana fishermen are calling the Hell that has arrived in their state.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced