Archive for February 2012
Alison Rose Levy speaks with Greg Palast, the briliant investigative journalist and author of the new book, Vulture’s Picnic. Greg’s new evidence that all the way from the Exxon Valdez incident up through the 2010 Deep Water Horizon explosion and into the present, when fracking contaminates water supplies nation wide, the gas and oil industry’s long history of spills, accidents, and crises is NO ACCIDENT. It results from a way of doing business that we ignore or tolerate— all uncovered in Vulture’s Picnic. Tune into Connect the Dots for a lively dialogue between these two journalists.
On today's Connect the Dots, Alison Rose Levy (www.healthjournalistblog.com) will speak with two special guests. Bill Couzens, of Less Cancer (www.lesscancer.org) heads an organization working over time to prevent cancer. We'll discuss the politically influenced decision by the Susan G. Komen foundation to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, which millions of one time Komen supporters regard as a betrayal of their women's heath mission. In the second half of Connect the Dots, Alison will welcome back David Braun of United for Action (http://unitedforaction.org/) to discuss the recent arrest of Gasland documentary director and journalist, Josh Fox, which was initiated by Republican Congressmen in violation of First Amendment rights and all prior precedent permitting journalists to cover Congressional Hearings.