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Jun 4: Sunlight….Sunset
Jun 4th, 2011 by Sam

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Guests:

Who OWNS your congressman, your senator and your president? Is it the banks, big oil or some international firm with interests in the United States?

Gabriela Schneider will join us to talk about The Sunlight Foundations work to track lobbyist money in Washington and beyond.

They have an amazing list of tools you can use to find out more, like Checking Influence, which you can use to to find out how companies you do business with every day are wielding political influence through lobbying and campaign contributions.

ALSO- Is the SUN SETTING on the AT&T merger? SHOULD the SUN SET on the AT&T merger? David Saldana from Freepress.net will join us to discuss how this affects what we watch and ultimately who we elect.

If you want to know more about the intersection of information, money, and media, check out Rolling Stone Magazines expose of Roger Ailes, Fox News, and how they have taken over the Republican Party: How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory

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/

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