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Stepping into the Ring of Fire this week: author Chris Hedges will be joining us to discuss the deterioration of our media and our democracy, and why we need to fight back before both are lost forever.

Investigative journalist Antonia Juhasz will be here to talk about the developments that have arisen since BP poisoned the Gulf of Mexico a year ago.

We’ll also speak with author Brian Kahn about how greed and corruption became the standard for modern conservatives.

Joshua Holland from Alternet will join us to talk about the disastrous budget plan that President Obama seems to be buying into.

And comedian Matt Filipowicz will help us run through the biggest news stories of the week that the traditional media didn’t get right.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. 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