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

Stepping into the Ring of Fire this week:

Congressman Alan Grayson will tell us about the closing days of the Democratic Congress and give us a forecast of what lies ahead when the GOP takes control in January.

The legendary Dick Cavett will be here to share the amazing stories from his new book, “Talk Show,” including behind-the scenes tales about everyone from Groucho Marx to John Lennon (Lennon & Marx?).

Author Jeff Goodell will be joining us to discuss how Massey Coal CEO Don Blankenship rose to power and quickly became one of the worst environmental polluters and union busters in America.

Author Ted Rall will tell us what lies in store for the American empire now that the fascists have almost completely taken over.

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A special note:  As David Bender announced on last week’s show, he has decided to leave Ring of Fire at the end of the year in order to work on several new projects, including a book and a documentary film.  This week we’ll be announcing our newest torch-bearer in the Ring of Fire – and you won’t want to miss the big news!

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