Five years after the BP/Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, we're still dealing with the aftermath. Dr. Riki Ott explains the health perils, and tells us how to to weigh in with comments to the EPA. To bring some levity, GottaLaff join in for hour 2.
Last Thursday, a federal judge ruled that BP’s “gross negligence” and “willful misconduct” had caused the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and that the company’s “reckless” behavior made it subject to fines of as much as $4,300 a barrel under the Clean Water Act. Antonia Juhasz, Oil and Energy Analyst and author of three books - Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill, The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry--and What We Must Do to Stop It , and The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time - joined me on the show this morning to [...]
Well, my day certainly started with a bang. We had a small thunderstorm this morning here in Coral Springs, Florida... and true to form, Florida Power & Light couldn't keep my power on! The lights went out right around 9:10am, a scant 50 minutes before showtime. When I contacted FP&L, they said they hoped to have the power restored by 11:15, so I shut everything down and contacted my scheduled guests to let them know there might not be a show today. Imagine my surprise when the lights came back on at 9:53, giving me a whopping 7 minutes to [...]
The President spoke last night from his newly refurnished Oval Office, declaring that combat operations have ended in Iraq. Didn't we hear that somewhere before? OK, he didn't say "Mission Accomplished" but he did say that combat operation in Iraq had ended. He also praised the guy that got us into that bloody mess in the first place. Seriously?! Tonight on the show, we'll listen to some of President Obama's speech, and dissect it with Jason Leopold, deputy managing editor at Truthout and editor-at-large at The Public Record. We'll do that in hour two of the show. We'll kick things [...]
This weekend, we'll see the media reporting on two disasters. I wonder which one will get more coverage? Sunday marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The devastation to New Orleans could have been avoided, yet apparently not much has been done to make sure there's not a repeat. On Saturday, some of the nation's most ignorant and intolerant will gather in Washington DC to desecrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the place he delivered, and on the 47th anniversary of his "I Have A Dream" speech. Glenn Beck is a fear monger of the worst [...]