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Smart Show - 04.27.15

Cher jumps into local politics.  Cher endorses Heidi Shink, who is  running for City Council against the notoriously corrupt politics and developers of West Hollywood California.   

Heidi Shink for West Hollywood City Council

Guest 2: Louis Slesin, Editor & Publisher, http://microwavenews.com       

Founder, Editor & Publisher, Microwave News, a bimonthly newsletter on the biological effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, with special emphasis on power lines and cellular phones.   

Former Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council.  Ph.D., Environmental Policy, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA.

Guest 3: Eric Gladen, Director of the documentary, Trace amounts: Autism, mercury, and the hidden Truth.   

Eric spent the first two years researching the science behind potential “causes” of Autism. Immediately I realized how controversial this subject was since many were claiming that childhood vaccines were the cause. But I wasn’t focused on the vaccines themselves, I was focused on something else that is simply added to vaccines solely to save pharmaceutical companies time and money.  Mercury.

Tomorrow in California is a vote to wipe out exceptions and make vaccinations mandatory for all.

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Smart Show - 04.20.15

BP 5 years later.  We hear a censored story Harrison did with gulf Fishermen at the time, followed by a 7 min interview with one of the BP eye-witnessing fishermen in Mississippi.  


  •       April 20th marked the five-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, when a deep-water oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and unleashing an 87-day undersea geyser of oil that spewed at least 518 million liters into the Gulf of Mexico. Environmentalists and BP have each recently filed reports on the current status of the Gulf ecosystem.  each entity clearlyhas used the findings to underscore their point of view. Some examples, BP says the massive cleanup efforts have been "highly effective" and have prevented a lot of oil from reaching the shorelines. The National Wildlife Federation says BP is still cleaning up its mess 5 years later. A 28,000 tarmat was discovered just a few weeks ago. BP says oiled beaches and marsh areas have "largely recovered,” while the National Wildlife Federation says the coastal wetlands continue to show signs of visible oil years later.  

The worst environmental disaster in U.S. history took place five years ago when the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig blew in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven workers were killed and for 87 straight days, oil and methane gas spewed into the water. Parent company BP, which paid $14 billion in claims and other payments, has come under fire for not doing enough in the years that have followed.  there’s an upcoming civil case ruling that could results in a $13 billion fine. BP says it cannot afford to pay more than $2.3 billon.  

Guest 2: Walter & Emily Procek.   

Premiere of TV’s “Celebrated” on the Reelz Channel.   Positive storytelling in a cynical Hollywood world.

Guest 3: Al Jazeera America’s Jamie McIntyre  - Russia's Arms Sale to Iran.     


  • Some experts are concerned that Russia's planned sale of advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran could give Tehran an effective "bulletproof shield" that would largely neutralize any future attempt by the U.S. or Israel to bomb suspected nuclear sites that violate the nuclear agreement.  Al Jazeera America takes a deep dive into the deal, to separate the hype from the real concerns about how the advanced mobile air defenses could complicate any future military option. We also examine  the S-300 missile's capabilities, and explain how the U.S. might use its stealth and other technical superiority to try to counter the systems.Al Jazeera America’s Jamie McIntyre in Washington has more.

Jamie McIntyre covers national security affairs for Al Jazeera America, the U.S. cable news channel that covers both domestic and international news. Jamie came to Al Jazeera America from NPR, and was CNN’s Senior Pentagon correspondent for 16 years.  He was in the Pentagon during the September 11th attacks.  You can find Al Jazeera America in southern California on Time Warner Channel 445, AT&T U-Verse 1219, DirecTV 347 and Dish Channel 216.


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Smart Show - 04.13.15

With guest BRUCE KAUFFMANN - Thomas Jeffersons Birthday

How did Jefferson get chosen to draft the Declaration? What were congress’s priorities when it reviewed jefferson draft? Did Jefferson father children with his slave mistress Sallie Hemings? Was Thomas Jefferson an anomaly? Jefferson’s views on religion? Was he the greatest writer ever to serve as president?

Henry Vinson on Confessions of a D.C. Madam - relates the author’s time running the largest gay escort service in Washington, DC in the late 1980s, and his interactions with VIPs from government, business, and the media who solicited the escorts he employed. Confessions of a D.C. Madam intricately details how an upstanding funeral home director became the whipping boy for politicians in the 1980s.


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Smart Show - 04.06.15

Al Jazeera America’s Naureen Khan to discuss her story on Indiana’s new religious freedom law, here: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/3/31/indiana-law-latest-terrain-of-culture-wars.html

Naureen Khan is a D.C. digital journalist covering politics and policy for Al Jazeera America.  Throughout her journalism career, Naureen has reported for The National Journal in Washington, The Raleigh News & Observer and the Austin American-Statesman.  Al Jazeera America can be seen in southern California on Time Warner Channel 445, AT&T U-Verse 1219, DirecTV 347 and Dish Channel 215.

Andy Sacher, Exec. Dir. The Lavender Effect (LA Studio)

THE LAVENDER EFFECT® is a nonprofit "Advancing the Future of LGBTQ Heritage and Culture!" Our video testimonies, educational workshops and exhibits teach the contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied pioneers and celebrate our diverse culture. We believe this will help demystify our existence, combat global homophobia, discourage adolescent suicides, and empower future generations.
Also, Fitness moment with Jason Crow

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