Audio by album may_27_2013

Gerald Markowitz on Untested New Chemicals

program date: 
Mon, 05/27/2013

Bill Resnick talks with Gerald Markowitz of John Jay College, author of "You Are a Guinea Pig: How Americans Became Exposed to Biohazards in the Greatest Uncontrolled Experiment Ever Launched" as well as numerous other articles and books. They discuss the pervasive use of untested chemicals (over 80,000) in the USA. The CDC has tested about 200 of these chemicals and have discovered Teflon, BPA, and other endocrine disruptors and carcinogens accumulated in our bodies. They discuss the unknown effects not only of 99% of the chemicals in use, but also the unknown interactions among the different chemicals.

17:35 minutes (8.05 MB)

Iven Hale on jails and prisons: No Fantasy

program date: 
Mon, 05/27/2013

Buffy the Vampire Slayer may ask a willing suspension of disbelief about the supernatural, but is simply in error on some real-world matters, including the difference between  jails (run by counties and holding those awaiting trial or serving short sentences for misdemeanors or certain other violations) and  prisons (longer-term, state-run or corporate-run).

8:14 minutes (3.78 MB)

Movie Moles on The Great Gatsby

program date: 
Mon, 05/27/2013

Movie moles Jan Haaken and Joe Clement on The Great Gatsby, a film that has beautiful cinematography but lacks the original novel's complexity and critique of commodity culture.

14:21 minutes (6.57 MB)

 

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