Wendell Potter writes, "Since I walked away as head of communications at a top health insurance company in May of 2008, I've worked tirelessly as an outspoken critic of corporate PR and the distortion and fear manufactured by America's health insurance industry. It is a PR juggernaut that is bankrolled by millions of dollars, rivaling lobbying budgets and underwriting many "non-partisan" and "grassroots" organizations."
This week's guest is Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, among many works. Zinn is an acclaimed historian and political scientist, and has been active in Civil Rights and anti-war movements in the United States for many years.
This week our guest is Alexander Cockburn, editor, with Jeffrey St. Clair, of Counterpunch. Cockburn also writes the "Beat the Devil" column for The Nation and a weekly syndicated column for the Los Angeles Times as well as for The First Post.
This week our guest is Jennifer Pozner, Executive Director of Women in Media & News (WIMN), a national media analysis, education and advocacy group. Pozner founded Women In Media & News in 2001 to increase women's presence and power in the public debate through media analysis, education, advocacy and reform.
This week our guest is Janice Peck. An Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, her research interests include critical theory, the relationship of media and society, the social meanings and political implications of mediated popular culture, communication history and theories of media and culture.
This week is our Spring Pledge Drive show, with guest John Nichols and contact from various friends of the show. Your support helps keep us on the air, and allows us to hear from guests such as Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman, Jim Hightower and Naomi Wolf.