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Apr 9: Reality tv, ambulance chasing news, shock talk… Great.
Apr 9th, 2011 by Sam

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Guests:

Government shut down. Bogus stories about abortion funding and the budget. Wikileaks. Net neutrality. 14,000 votes in an access database on a personal computer. All important stories.

Yet, what do we get in the media? Sensationalist ambulance stories. Incendiary flaming talk shows. Reality shows. What’s the problem??

The media is supposed to be watching power – the government, the corporations, and yes, the people. How free is the media? How accurate? How thorough? How unbiased? Does it matter?

The founding fathers thought the media was pretty important for our republic. How is it doing?

Mar 5: Can the US government shut down the internet here?
Mar 5th, 2011 by Sam

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This week, the Egyptian government shut down the internet for anyone within the country.  Not only that, but Egypt disappeared from the internet from the outside.  To which media outlets did Egyptians turn to organize the protests?  How did they facilitate communications?  What about foreigners still in the country?

Could that happen in the US? Should the US government have the capability to shut it down? Who else controls the internet or the content that we have access to?

If it did shut down the internet, what alternative media outlets exist?

What, what was that legislation that Joe Lieberman proposed giving the government the authority to shut things down? Yes, he did.

Timothy Karr, Campaign Director of Free Press, will join us to talk about just how free is our press and how important it is.

To lean more:

http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=401F61EB-1A64-67EA-E49EEAA9460DD253

http://www.savetheinternet.com/blog/11/02/03/will-congress-give-obama-%E2%80%98mubarak-option%E2%80%99

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/when_corporations_choose_despots_over_democracy_20110201/

Welcome!
Jan 1st, 2007 by Sam

The Samantha Clemens Show

Since 2006, Samantha has hosted The Samantha Clemens Show, covering current events, politics, science, and culture; featuring interviews, commentary, analysis, and occasional pontification.

She has interviewed politicians, scientists, journalists, and writers.  She has filled in for Tom Finneran and Michelle McPhee on WRKO AM680 and has been a contributor on The Jeff Santos Show on WWZN AM 1510.

Sam’s live broadcasts ended in July 2012 when her station flipped to sports.  She spends her most of her time with friends and foes on Facebook and Twitter.

Check back for details and email Sam to get on the mailing list for updates and  - sam [at] samanthaclemens [dot] com.

Thanks for stopping by!

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