Get Money Out of Politics

January 17, 2013: KPFK-The Lawyer's Guild with Jim Lafferty - Guests Lisa Graves, Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, Anjuli Kronheim, L.A. Organizer for California Common Cause, Jay Levin, Co-Founder and President of Fix Our America, and Trent Lang, President of the Board of Directors of the California Clean Money Campaign, discuss the dollar amount of money in politics today and campaign finance reform.

In Our Backyard, April 11, 2012

WORT, In Our Backyard, April 11, 2012: Six major corporations -- and counting -- have announced they are severing ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Several of these are big food and agribusiness corporations that have a large influence on food and farming policy in states around the country. Lisa Graves speaks with WORT community radio station reporter Rebekah Wilce (who also writes for CMD) about ALEC funding and corporate influence.

Lisa Graves Discusses ALEC's "Stand Your Ground" Law with NPR Host Michel Martin

NPR, March 29, 2012 - Trayvon Martin's death has put a spotlight on Florida's "stand your ground" law. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) uses that law as a model and encourages other states to adopt it. Host Michel Martin speaks with Lisa Graves of the progressive watchdog Center for Media and Democracy. She says ALEC is fueled by corporate interests.