Friday, July 10, 2015

Paying For Endless Wars

James Risen

Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere. James Risen reveals the shocking corruption, waste and abuse of our metastasizing Homeland Security Industrial complex.

From the bankrupting of the American taxpayer to the moral bankruptcy of the state, James details the price Americans are paying for the war on terror. He is interviewed by Francesca Rheannon. Power corrupts, but it is endless wars that corrupt absolutely.

James Risen has worked for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author or co-author of two books about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and a book about the American public debate about abortion. Risen is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner.

Read more at Alternet Greed, Power, and Endless War -- James Risen Tears the Lid off America's Dirty Wars

George Marshall

Why Our Brains Ignore Climate Change

Most of us recognize that climate change is real, and yet we do nothing to stop it. George Marshall talks about what’s been keeping the climate crisis from seizing the hearts and minds of the public and how to change that. Marshall is the founder of the Climate Outreach Information Network and writes the blog climatedenial.org. He is interviewed by Francesca Rheannon.
Podcast source: writer's voice: Paying The Price Of The War On Terror. Also, Talking Climate For Everyone

Francesca Rheannon

Reducing Sulfur Saves Lives

Sulfur in gasoline makes automobile engines less efficient and creates more pollutants, which pose a public health threat. The EPA has released regulations to cut the amount of sulfur in gasoline. Dan Greenbaum from the Health Effects Institute tells Steve Curwood that the new rules are expected to save money and prevent more than 2,000 premature deaths.
Podcast source: living on earth: Reducing Sulfur, Saving Lives

Download or Play Paying For Endless Wars Part 1
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Download or Play Paying For Endless Wars Part 3
Download or Play Reducing Sulfur Save Lives



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