News & Public Affairs

Sunday November 23, 2014

MEDITATION

Meditation expert Rick Lewis, author of the book YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT.

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THE USA PATRIOT ACT

Mike Phenenger is the treasurer of the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. He's also a retired Army intelligence officer. He is a critic of the USA Patriot Act, which was passed by Congress shortly after the terror attacks of 9/11/01. Phenenger says that the Act relies on secrecy and a curtailment of Bill Of Right protections that have been a hallmark of American democracy for more than 200 years. He is also a critic of Patriot II, the TIPS program and the Total Information...

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WHAT LIBERAL MEDIA?

WHAT LIBERAL MEDIA? That's the title of our guest Eric Alterman's newest book. It describes the conservative and centrist philosophies at most mainstream news media organizations. Alterman is a columnist for The Nation magazine as well as MSNBC.

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THE COLUMBIA SHUTTLE DISASTER AND THE DANGER OF NUCLEAR POWER IN SPACE

Investigative reporter Karl Grossman has been looking at NASA's plans for launching more nuclear powered space vehicles. In the wake of the shuttle disaster last weekend at least 12,000 pieces of the craft have been recovered. Grossman says that if the Columbia had carried nuclear fuel, a wide area of Texas and Louisiana would have been contaminated. Grossman warns that NASA internal documents show there is a higher risk of catastrophic failure in rocket launches and shuttle landings than has...

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DR. HELEN CALDICOTT

Caldicott is a co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility and has long been concerned about the danger of nuclear weapons. In this live interview she talked about the Bush administration's push for a war with Iraq, the use of nuclear material in the last Gulf War, the concept of "First Strike", and the health effects of depleted uranium on soldiers and civilians.

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