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Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with author/educator Henry Giroux. Giroux explains the concept of 'critical pedagogy,' and the pivotal role that education plays for the whole of society. He warns of the increasing domination of the world by the ultra-rich, and a new form of anti-intellectualism fostered by a failing corporate media. Among the measures the left must take to resist these forces, he names the formation of a third political party, and more academics taking on the duties of public intellectuals, rather than confining themselves to the campus.

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In the first half of the program, veteran investigative reporter Jane Akre explains the serious medical problems caused by mesh implants, and why corporate-media coverage of these issues has been scant. Then Ken Burroughs discusses the Gandhi-King Season of Nonviolence, and explains the philosophical foundations of nonviolence doctrine.
Jane Akre is the co-founder of the Mesh Medical Device News Desk web site, and a former television reporter. Ken Burroughs teaches Holistic Health at San Francisco State University, and is an organizer of the Gandhi-King events on the SFSU campus
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Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with Elliot D. Cohen. In his latest book, "The Technology of Oppression," Cohen explores the many ways that federal agencies are spying on Americans, and offers proposals to rein in these invasions of privacy.
Elliot D. Cohen writes about information technology, as well as mass-media ethics and other philosophical issues.

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Despite its clean environment and health-concious residents, California's Marin County has been called the breast-cancer capital of the world. But is the seemingly high incidence of the disease actually the result of high rates of screening, and tests that often yield false positives? And did some health officials allow the dubious reputation to continue, to keep research dollars flowing? Mickey Huff interviews Independent journalist Peter Byrne on the conclusions of his years-long investigation, and its implications about the workings of the health-care system. 

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