The Wire

April 28, 2015

11 years ago today, Comcast decided it actually didn’t want to buy the Walt Disney Company. Not buying things is like Comcast’s hobby, I guess.


Today on StandUP!

John Avlon, CNN contributor and editor-in-chief of the Daily Beast, joined us in the first hour to discuss the civil unrest and municipal response by the city of Baltimore.

Zack Kopplin has been a science education activist since he was a teenager, which surprisingly was only a few years ago. His work fighting the Louisiana Science Education Act, a backdoor way of allowing the teaching of Creation into public school science curricula, is exemplary AND ongoing.

It is not possible that you missed the weekend’s unrest in Baltimore, stemming from the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody. What you may not have known is that Baltimore PD has a fairly dubious reputation and history with the city’s black community. Baltimore Sun reporter Mark Puente took us inside his investigative report on the subject, last year’s “Undue Force.”

Finally, we checked back in food writer and author of the succinctly titled “All Natural: A Skeptic’s Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier,” Nathanael Johnson. Today, we talked about the California Drought and the ongoing debate on whether or not GMOs are silently killing us all.

Now, if you’ll excuse me I am going to pretend I am still among some of the tallest, oldest living things on the planet.



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