First up, an in depth look at the recent Islamophobic movie provocation and reaction, as well as the backdrop against which this episode transpired, which led to the tragic death of an American ambassador & co-workers in Libya. PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore speaks with Sam Husseini, communications director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, who sheds light on the subject and other Middle East issues.
In a related story, Kathy Kelly, whom I spoke with a few weeks ago, reports that U.S./NATO forces called in an airstrike which killed eight Afghan women who were on a mountainside collecting wood for fuel. Full report.
At 3pm, REEL BAD ARABS: How Hollywood Vilifies a People, a documentary by Dr. Jack Shaheen highlighting the bias Hollywood has expressed towards Muslim & Arab subjects from its earliest days to Walt Disney's "Alladin" to "Back to the Future", often with portrayals of either crazed terrorists or buffoons.
What better musical artist to feature for a mostly Talking Heads' radio show than the brilliant rhythm-miester David Byrne and his new release LOVE THIS GIANT with St. Vincent. It's a beauty, man.
At 4pm, we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, our regular Friday segment. This week we tackle income inequality with Income Divide & Conquer, all things olitical with Politics & Fleas, and a little category called Eat, Drink and Be As Merry As Humanly Possible, plus the Week in Good News and Odds & Ends. For a full list of articles referenced, click "Read more" below.
1. Income Divide and Conquer
Richest 400 Americans' net worth jumps 13 percent to $1.7 trillion: Forbes
Income Data Shows Widening Gap Between New York City’s Richest and Poorest
Seven of nation’s 10 most affluent counties are in Washington region
Romney’s theory of the “taker class,” and why it matters
Only 42% of Private Sector Workers Have Pension Plans
U.S. Income Inequality: It's Worse Today Than It Was in 1774
The Waning of the Modern Ages
2. Politics and Fleas
Obama, Romney tiptoe around housing morass as they woo voters
Sen. Coburn Says He Can’t Face Cowardly Congress
Pawlenty Leaves Romney Campaign to take over as Financial Services Roundtable CEO
Appeals Court Approves Secrecy for TV Political Ad Donors
Citizens United Obama film to air on TV
Fossil Fuel Industry Ads Dominate TV Campaign
The Last Supper — The Obama campaign is now advertising “the last Dinner with Barack.”
Rick Perry: 'Christian Warriors' must use 'Spiritual Warfare' against 'Satanic' Separation of Church and State
American Conservatives Have Their Own Version of Shariah Law
AIPAC thanks Obama for 'steadfast support'
The Bush-Obama Doctrine Holds
3. Eat, Drink and Be As Merry As Humanly Possible
‘Microwave Popcorn Lung’ Victim Wins $7 Million Lawsuit
Arsenic in your food: Our findings show a real need for federal standards for this toxin
Association Between Urinary Bisphenol A Concentration and Obesity Prevalence in Children and Adolescents
The Sugar and Alzheimer's Connection
Procter & Gamble Adds Wildberry Flavor to Prilosec
Will Water Become the Chief Commodity of the 21st Century?
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Comedy Ensues as Twitter Users Hijack Newsweek’s #MuslimRage Hashtag
A comedown for America's defense lobby
In Africa's warm heart, a cold welcome for Chinese
ODDS & ENDS:
Omar Khadr, Guantanamo's youngest detainee, turns 26
Italy court upholds "rendition" convictions on ex-CIA agents
Appeals court unblocks indefinite detention law
Fighting Piracy Goes Awry With Killings of Fishermen
How Many Refrigerators Does It Take to Store a Whale?
PETA Forced to Hold Restricted Screening of Animal Abuse Film at the Kansas State Fair
Aung San Suu Kyi’s Buddhism Problem
Hospitals grab at least $1 billion in extra fees for emergency room visits
Unnatural selection: is prenatal testing a triumph for reproductive freedom – or brazen discrimination?
Cemetery Accused of Moving Remains to Sell Space Next to Groucho Marx
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