- Planet Erstwild - 20120203 - "Inside the Headlines"

Join PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore and Newsvandal JP Sottile (@newsvandal) for an in-depth discussion on the latest haps in newsville every Friday at 4pm CT on www.KRUUfm.com. For a complete list of referenced articles for today's show, click on "Read more" below.

1. Outside the Bubble
Chevron to face charges over Brazil spill
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/26/us-chevron-brazil-idUSTRE80P22M20120126
 
France Defeats Monsanto
http://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/news/this-weeks-news/monsanto-s-gm-maize-retreat-1.1145278
 
Queen Strips Shamed Bank Boss of Knighthood
http://www.smh.com.au/world/queen-strips-shamed-bank-boss-of-knighthood-20120201-1qtd0.html
 
Saudi Oil Minister: Global Warming “Humanity’s Most Pressing Concern”
http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2012/01/31/415196/saudi-oil-minister-global-warming-humanity-most-pressing-concern/

2. Historically Speaking
Ex-diplomat: US knew about Argentina baby thefts
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/americas/former-us-diplomat-elliot-abrams-confirms-systematic-baby-thefts-by-argentine-dictatorship/2012/01/26/gIQANgoKUQ_story.html
 
3. The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks for You.
House Prices hit Post-bubble Low
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/house-prices-hit-post-bubble-low/2012/01/31/gIQAYBTEgQ_story.html
 
Freddie Mac Profits if Homeowners Unable to Refinance
http://www.allgov.com/Controversies/ViewNews/Freddie_Mac_Profits_if_Homeowners_Unable_to_Refinance_120131
 
Foreclosures Attract Private Equity Firms as U.S. Sells Homes
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-31/foreclosures-draw-private-equity-as-u-s-selling-200-000-homes-mortgages.html
 
4. Going Nuclear
Childhood Leukemia Spikes Near Nuclear Power Plants
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/01/26/childhood-leukemia-spikes-near-nuclear-power-plants/
 
Japanese grapple with waste mountain
http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/japanese-grapple-with-waste-mountain-1.1223093
 
Anti-nuclear movement growing in Asia
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2012/0127/Anti-nuclear-movement-growing-in-Asia
 
America's New Generation of Nuclear Plants
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/01/29/2965421/a-new-generation-of-nuclear-plants.html
 
5. Go Figure
U.S. Pig Farmers Use Drug Banned in China as Unsafe
http://www.allgov.com/Controversies/ViewNews/US_Pig_Farmers_Use_Drug_Banned_in_China_as_Unsafe_120127
 
Why is a Monsanto lobbyist serving as the FDA's Food Safety Czar?
http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/fire_michael_taylor/index.html?rc=fb_share2
 
McDonald's Milkshakes Cannot be Referred to as “Milk” Under Russian Law
http://www.examiner.com/city-buzz-in-charlotte/mcdonalds-milkshakes-can-not-be-referred-to-as-milk-under-russian-law
 
French Chef Attacks 'Le Crap'
http://www.smh.com.au/world/french-chef-attacks-le-crap-20120202-1qvjf.html
 
 
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
5.6 Million Americans Switched Banks In Last 90 Days
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/02/02/417054/americans-moving-banks-90-days/
 
 
ODDS & ENDS:
To My Old Master | A Letter from a Former Slave
http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/01/to-my-old-master.html
 
Gingrich Robo-Call: Romney Took Kosher Food From Holocaust Survivors
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/gingrich-robo-call-romney-took-kosher-food-from-holocaust-survivors/
 
Why Ritalin Is Wrong
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/opinion/sunday/childrens-add-drugs-dont-work-long-term.html
 
Allergan Erases Doctor Payment Records
http://www.propublica.org/article/allergan-erases-doctor-payment-records
 
Consumer advocates warn of risks from chemicals in cosmetics and soaps
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/soaps-makeup-and-other-items-contain-deadly-ingredients-say-consumer-advocates/2012/01/24/gIQAeJ56cQ_story.html
 
FDA doctors, scientists claim illegal surveillance
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/30/us-usa-fda-lawsuit-idUSTRE80T1L220120130
 
New Self-Guided Bullet Hits Targets Over A Mile Away
http://www.businessinsider.com/bi-self-guided-bullet-2012-1
 
US 'no-fly' list of suspected terrorists doubles in 12 months
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/02/us-no-fly-list-doubles
 
Pentagon Unable to Account for Missing Iraqi Millions
http://www.cnbc.com/id/46160875
 
Elite Wall Street Donations Jumped 700% in the Last 20 Years
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/01/elite-wall-street-donations-jumped-700-in-the-last-20-years/252148/
 
Viacom executives again among America's highest paid
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2012/01/viacom-executives-again-among-americas-highest-paid.html
 
Alabama State Senator: Increasing Teacher Pay Goes Against A ‘Biblical Principle’
http://thinkprogress.org/education/2012/02/01/416446/alabama-teacher-bible-teacher-pay/
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