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Louise Shelley: DARK COMMERCE, Wendell Potter: Attacks on Medicare4All & Erik Grafe: Upholding the Offshore Drilling Ban

We talk with Dr. Louise Shelley about her book Dark Commerce: How a New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future. It’s a shocking exposé of the links between government corruption, terrorism and international crime syndicates that’s destroying wildlife, forests and oceans.

Then, Wendell Potter tells us about how health industry lobbyists are influencing the debate over Medicare for All.

Finally, Erik Grafe of Earthjustice talks about challenging Trump’s attempt to undo the ban on drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans — and winning. Continue reading

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Wendell Potter: “Democrats On The Take” fight Medicare For All

WV host Francesca Rheannon talks with former health insurance industry executive and whistleblower Wendell Potter about how the attacks on Medicare For All are being fueled by health insurance cash to Democrats. Continue reading

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Why Drug Costs Are So High – But Single Payer? Not So Much.

Why are drug prices going through the roof? We talk with Wendell Potter about Big Pharma and what his new investigative journalism site, Tarbell, is finding out about it.

Then, critics say single payer health insurance would be too expensive. We talk with economist Gerald Friedman, who developed Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan.  He answers his critics point by point. Continue reading

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Wendell Potter, Nation on the Take & Adam Johnson on DNC Wikileaks

We talk with Wendell Potter about the book he co-wrote with Nick Penniman, Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It.

Then, we speak with journalist Adam Johnson about the corporate spin on the Wikileaks DNC revelations. His article for the media watch group FAIR is “With DNC Leaks, Former ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Is Now True — and No Big Deal”.

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