The Wealth Gap – Interview with Brian Miller

From the Archives – The Wealth Gap

April 24, 2013

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An Industry of Climate Denial

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What do you get when you cross oil executives, politicians, and an environment that is continuously changing?

An Industry of Climate Denial!

Climate change is an extremely divisive issue, regardless of what the science says.  To the general public, the debate and battle continues to rage on.  To some, climate change is a real and permanent danger that needs to be avoided at all costs.  They feel that human interaction and human activities play a huge part in the environment.  To others, climate change is cut and dry and is a hoax.  It is fear mongering that is perpetuated by people that want to want money, often times Former Vice President Al Gore.

And while Al Gore may be making money off of films like An Inconvenient Truth, the industry of climate denial is much more profitable.

Oil barons and executives, like the infamous Koch Brothers, are able to fund groups that fight the climate denial battle.  By saying climate change doesn’t exist, they can sell more oil.  But more than that, these groups then fund political candidates that go on to make policies, and in some cases Supreme Court decisions, that will directly help their friends in high places.

My guest this week is Craig Rosebraugh. Craig is an environmental activist and the director and producer of the film Greedy Lying Bastards.

Until next tim radio-land,

The Case for Two Presidents

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It is no secret that the United States government is plagued with partisanship and gridlock. The divide causes tension and at the end of the day, or at the end of the legislative session, only a small amount of proposed bills, somewhere around 4% actually becomes law.

Some blame Congress and the way seats are won and distributed. Some blame the power of a two party system not allowing more progressive or radical parties to come into power.

But some others blame the President, or more exactly the role and the power of the Executive Branch.

My guest today is Professor David Orentlicher. David is a Law Professor at Indiana University’s Robert H McKinney School of Law and a former member of Indiana’s House or Representatives. He is also the author of the new book, Two Presidents Are Better Than One: The Case for a Bi-Partisan Executive Branch. 

Until next time radio-land,

Inhumane: Factory Farming

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Your locked up fro birth to death. You can never roll over. You will never be able to breathe the fresh morning air.

This hell is a reality to so many animals locked up inside factory farms.

But aside from the inherent animals rights abuses, factory farming has more far reaching impacts, from workers to consumers to the environment.

This week on A Community of Voices, I am joined by Mr. Paul Shapiro, the Vice President of Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States.

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