Peter Gleick steps out of bounds in exposing Heartland. Does that somehow inoculate them and their ridiculous propaganda? Feb 25 2012 Hour 1

Looking closer at the overblown and misdirected outrage over the disclosure that scientist Peter Gleick pretexted (used a false identity) to obtain internal policy documents exposing the Heartland Institute's campaign to discredit climate science in the public school curriculum. Guests Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute and Richard Littlemore of DeSmogBlog. Plus, new feature-blogger spotlight with Seeing The Forest's Dave Johnson at the top-of-the-hour. ...
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Outsmart ALEC: Understanding the Right s scary private legislative control center – Feb 11 2012 Hour 2

ALEC is a well-funded Right-wing strategic and tactical operation that works to craft social and financial legislation favoring Conservative causes as well as limiting access to the voting booth for groups who tend to vote Democratic. Guest Lisa Graves, Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, and part of the ALEC Exposed project; and Julie Underwood, Dean of the UW-Madison School of Education, and Susan Smith, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida; plus featured blogger Spocko has a piece on how to engage the nefarious ALEC....
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(Un)civil public discourse: what we gain and what we lose from the coarsening political culture – Jan 28, 2012 Hour 2

Angie interviews the Reverend Cassandra Dahnke, cofounder of The Institute for Civility in Government, and coauthor with Thomas Spath of Reclaiming Civility in the Public Square: 10 Rules That Work; and Congressional candidate Norman Solomon on the psychology, tactics and consequences of America's rampant attack-mode of public discourse. ...
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