THE MICHAEL SLATE SHOW

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"Murdering the Oceans, Suppressing Truth-telling Soldiers and Vets, and Sanitizing the Grammys"

PZ Myers, Professor, Univ. of Minnesota, Morris & author of Pharyngula, the most popular science blog in the world, discusses a recent report from IPSO (International Programme on the State of the Ocean) and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) on what could be the midnight hour for the oceans of the world.

Filmmaker David Zeiger, director of "Sir! No Sir!" & co-director of "This Is Where We Take Our Stand" - a film of the Winter Soldier 2008 hearings - discusses the so-far unsuccessful fight to get this important film seen. Zeiger tells a maddening story of a film that tells the truth about the invasion & occupation of Iraq being dismissed because it's "too depressing."

Bobby Matos and John Santos, both significant figures in Latin Jazz, discuss the decision by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) to eliminate 31 categories in the Grammy Awards -- almost all of them being music of oppressed people.