The St. Petersburg Times Investigative Report on Scientology's Management07/01/09 Robert Lorei
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Coming up today on Radioactivity we'll hear from the two St. Petersburg Times reporters who wrote a recent series of stories on alleged wrongdoing at the highest levels of the church. But first a short interview with a homeless woman from Tampa who lives in her car. She has an income- high enough to purchase a small home- but because she has no permanent address she's been unable to start the process of applying for a mortgage. Here's Sandy DeVita who is a former social worker from New York City who now lives in her car in northwest Tampa.
Next up, last week the St. Petersburg Times carried a seties of reports about an alleged culture of violence and intimidation at the highest levels of the Church of Scientology. It's also a behind the scenes look at how evidence related to the death of church member Lisa MacPherson was destroyed and how Scientology put pressure on the IRS to have its non-profit status restored. Four former Scientology officials spoke with the reporters about the inner workings of the secretive church. Our guests are the writers of the series: Joe Childs and Tom Tobin.