NPR, Marketplace Morning Report, November 21, 2016: There are concerns about ethics and propriety after Donald Trump met last week with three business partners from India. The three are involved with Trump Tower Mumbai, a luxury apartment complex that bears the Trump name, and they've told Indian media that they hope to do more business with the Trumps. The meeting raised questions about the fact that Trump still hasn't agreed to put a wall between himself and his global business holdings, which include operations in at least 18 countries.
January 4, 2016: A Public Affair—Patty Peltekos and the Center for Media and Democracy's Lisa Graves reflect on the media in 2015 and discuss the nature of large corporate media entities.
July 7, 2015, The BradCast: The Center for Media and Democracy's General Counsel, Brendan Fischer, talks to Brad Friedman about Scott Walker's blatant attempt over the July 4th holiday to gut Wisconsin's Open Records law. Fischer explained, "This was an effort by Walker and some Republicans in the legislature to undermine open govenment in the dead of night."
Sunday Edition, May 31, 2015
One of the most influential political organizations in the United States, is the American Legislative Exchange Council -- known as ALEC. It is an alliance of elected politicians and corporate bigwigs. It has been exerting its influence on the political landscape since its beginnings more than four decades ago.
In a new interview with Charles Margulis at the Center for Environmental Health John Stauber--the founder of the Center for Media and Democracy, which publishes PRWatch.org--discusses "toxic flame retardants" and the 20th anniversary of the publication of his classic expose of the public relations industry, "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You."
April 4, 2015: The Zero Hour with R.J. Eskow
Mary Bottari, Deputy Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, discusses the election to unseat the Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and how it relates to the ongoing criminal investigation of Scott Walker during his tenure as Milwaukee County Executive.
March 30, 2015 -- Nicole Sandler talks with Lisa Graves of the Center for Media and Democracy (ALEC Exposed & more) about the bipartisan coalition on criminal justice reform and whether ALEC, the Kochs, etc. can be trusted.
January 27, 2015 -- Lisa Graves of the Center for Media and Democracy talks to Nicole Sandler about the Koch Brothers' "Freedom Partners" who will spend close to $1 Billion on the 2016 elections.
R.J. Eskow talks to the Center for Media and Democracy's (CMD) Lisa Graves about CMD's new report, Pay to Prey: Governors Facilitate the Predatory Outsourcing of America's Public Services. The report provides an in-depth look at states where governors sell off public goods for private gain.
October 16, 2014 -- Thom Hartmann talks with Lisa Graves, Executive Director, Center for Media and Democracy about how Republican governors are outsourcing public services to private firms that give big bucks to their campaigns.