Trump Meeting Raises Ethical Concerns

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.

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.