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Moyers & Company Newsletter – May 17, 2013 The Toxic Politics of Science
When industries release untested chemicals into our environment — putting profits before public health — we pay the price. This week, Bill talks with David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz, public health historians who’ve been taking on the chemical industry for decades — writing about the hazards of industrial pollution and the neglect of worker safety — despite industry efforts to undermine them.
Bill is then joined by the heads of two independent government watchdog groups: Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics and OpenSecrets.org, and Danielle Brian, who runs POGO, the Project on Government Oversight. They talk to Bill about their efforts to scrutinize who’s giving money, who’s receiving it and, most importantly, what’s expected in return.
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MOYERS MOMENT Toxins in Our Blood In this clip from the 2001 documentary Trade Secrets Bill gets his own blood tested to find out just how pervasive industrial chemicals are.
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