Apr 18 2014

Happy Birthday Blase Bonpane

This is a special birthday broadcast of Blase Bonpane on his life and work. If you want to wish him a happy birthday, please post a comment below. We’ll make sure Blase gets the message.

Renegade, revolutionary, activist, these are all words that describe Blase Bonpane. In his autobiography, “Imagine No Religion,” published in 2011 Bonpane shows himself as a man who …

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Apr 17 2014

The Unstoppable Ralph Nader

The book Unsafe at Any Speed made Ralph Nader a household name in 1965 when it was first published. Nader became known as the nation’s leading consumer advocate. His fight for auto safety regulations pushed car manufacturers to include basic safety features like seat belts, and eventually led to the creation of a …

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Apr 17 2014

Remembering Workers Killed or Injured in the Workplace

More than 4,000 workers lose their lives and even more are injured each year while on the job according to the government agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA. Of those that died in 2012, nearly 20% of the fatalities were in the construction industry where the leading cause of death was …

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Apr 17 2014

Vermont May Become First State to Require GMO Labeling

The state of Vermont could become the first in the nation to approve the labeling of genetically modified foods. The Vermont Senate passed a law 28 to 2 this week, requiring food production companies to identify if their products contain GMOs by the year 2016. The bill now heads to the Vermont State …

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Apr 16 2014

What the Comcast-Time Warner Merger Will Mean for Consumers and Democracy

Recent senate hearings on a planned merger between Comcast and Time Warner raised the ire of Senator Al Franken who called it “a disaster.” Franken’s opposition to the fusing of two telecommunications giant is based on his assertion that there lies no “up side” for consumers if the $45 billion deal goes through. …

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Apr 16 2014

Leaked Senate Intel Committee’s Report And Agency Manual Reveal CIA Conduct ‘Business As Usual’

A major Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s use of torture during the Bush years has been at the center of major controversy. Now, soon after the committee voted to release portions of the report, some sections were leaked to McClatchy news, increasing tensions between the agency and Senators to near-breaking point. …

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