Thursday, June 21, 2007

  • White House Official Grilled on Alleged Censorship of Post-9/11 Contamination Risks


    A new congressional study has revealed the Environmental Protection Agency misled Lower Manhattan residents about levels of indoor air contamination after 9/11. The report was released during a Senate hearing Wednesday on the EPA’s response after the collapse of the World Trade Center. James Connaughton, the chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, was questioned about whether the Bush administration manipulated public information about the health dangers following the collapse. [includes rush transcript]

  • 9/11 Responders Speak Out on Government Failure to Address Environmental, Health Impact of World Trade Center Collapse


    Two 9/11 responders join us to talk about the government’s neglect of the thousands of people who volunteered for the Ground Zero rescue and recovery effort. Trained emergency medical technician Regina Cervantes is featured in Michael Moore’s latest documentary SiCKO and traveled to Cuba for medical treatment. Leading advocate John Feal is president of the FealGood Foundation that assists 9/11 responders who have been denied government benefits. [includes rush transcript]

  • HMO Whisteblower Dr. Linda Peeno on the Subordination of Healthcare to a For-Profit System


    A decade ago Dr. Linda Peeno made headlines when she told Congress about her work as a medical reviewer for the giant HMO Humana, where she says she denied a man life-saving medical care in order to boost company profits. She would go on to become one of the country’s best-known whistleblowers about HMOs and the healthcare industry. [includes rush transcript]