Money and Politics (Part 2)

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.

John Stauber on Toxic Flame Retardants and "Toxic Sludge" 20th Anniversary

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."

The Zero Hour (4-4-2015)

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.

The Zero Hour (10-18-2014)

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.

Pay to Prey

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.