Dr. Joan Kenley's Conversations on Wellness, Love, Relationships, Politics, Health and Green Living, and Transformation
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Dr. Joan Kenley\'s Conversations on Wellness, Love, Relationships, Politics, Health, Green living, and Transformation.
Most Recent Episode
The News Media: Where's the Truth?
Our 24/7 media cycle is dominated by opinionated news pundits and an onslaught of celebrity or person-of-the-moment headlines. Do we create a false reality from false information? How do our reactions impact our lives - personally and collectively - from politics to war to the economy to and to our planet's very survival? Not afraid to challenge media spin with their own brand of truth-telling, Peter and Norman share their wisdom on how to best navigate through all the noise. You'll hear:
* how headlines are shaped by the media, government, and corporations
* the ways we are influenced by "dis-info-tainment"
* inside stories that may challenge your opinions
* sources you can count on for accurate reporting
Norman Solomon is author of a dozen books - including, "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death". As a nationally syndicated columnist on media and politics from 1992-2009, he has been featured in the NY Times, Washington Post, USA Today, LA Times, Huffington Post and truthout.org. A recipient of the esteemed George Orwell award, Solomon founded the Institute for Public Accuracy in 1997, where he was Executive Director until 2010 and is currently IPA's President. He co-founded RootsAction, a nonprofit, progressive, public policy advocacy group. www.normansolomon.com
Peter B. Collins currently podcasts a program called News and Politics from the Left Coast, interviewing political leaders, journalists, and authors. Part owner of the progressive talk station KRXA in Monterey, he also operates Collins Media Services, offering consulting services and development of radio programs. From 2005 to 2009, he hosted the Peter B. Collins Show - a syndicated radio commentary and call-in program. In his late teens, during the Watergate years, he was a nightly on-air personality and talk show host at Chicago's ABC FM affiliate, and his broadcast was rated number one. www.peterbcollins.com