- Planet Erstwild - 20120413 - "Inside the Headlines" w/ JP Sottile

PLANET ERSTWILD's regular 4pm segment: "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. The Emmy-award winning news producer, historian, researcher, writer and blogger calls in each week from Oakland, CA. Click on "Read more" below to reference this week's headlines.

1. Free Speech Ain't Cheap
KKK mailing renews resolve of Idaho legislator
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/04/10/2069499/kkk-mailing-renews-resolve-of.html
 
Catholic Cardinal: A Sin to Cooperate With Obama Mandate
http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/10/catholic-cardinal-a-sin-to-cooperate-with-obama-mandate/
 
TX minister: Gays will destroy Democratic Party
http://www.dallasvoice.com/if-gays-poised-lose-worked-president-obamas-historic-win-10106307.html
 
Atheist Symbol Rejected By Capital One, But Jesus Is Preapproved
http://consumerist.com/2012/03/capital-one-says-it-doesnt-allow-religious-images-on-credit-cards-apparently-hasnt-looked-at-its-own.html
 
US prosecution of fundamentalist Muslim seen as setback for free speech
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/10/prosecution-fundamentalist-muslim-free-speech
 
U.S. filmmaker repeatedly detained at border
http://www.salon.com/2012/04/08/u_s_filmmaker_repeatedly_detained_at_border/singleton/
 
These Are The Prices AT&T, Verizon and Sprint Charge For Cellphone Wiretaps
http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/04/03/these-are-the-prices-att-verizon-and-sprint-charge-for-cellphone-wiretaps/
 
Free-speech group flags First Amendment violations
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MUZZLE_AWARDS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-04-12-10-12-20
 

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck, It Just Sucks For You
Almost Half of U.S. Tax Money Goes to military and Health Care
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/Almost_Half_of_US_Tax_Money_Goes_to_Military_and_Health_Care_120406
 
Taxpayers pay millions to mow lawns of foreclosed homes
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/power-players-abc-news/taxpayers-pay-millions-mow-lawns-foreclosed-homes-100514058.html
 
Wells Fargo’s prison cash cow
http://www.salon.com/2012/04/11/wells_fargos_prison_cash_cow/singleton/
 
Credit card rates soar for new cardholders
http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/04/pf/credit-card-rates.moneymag/index.htm
 
LA Dodgers: A Costly Toy Subsidized by Others
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/04/09/a-costly-toy-subsidized-by-others/
 
How Wealth Reduces Compassion
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-wealth-reduces-compassion
 

3. School's Out (Of Your Price Range)
For-profit education, undeterred
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/04/10/for-profit-and-undeterred/
 
Student Loans on Rise - for Kindergarten
http://www.smartmoney.com/borrow/student-loans/student-loans-on-rise--for-kindergarten-1332957614617/
 
How to Destroy the Educational System
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/04/11/how-to-destroy-the-educational-system/
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Consumerism and Its Antisocial Effects Can Be Turned On - Or Off
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120409175915.htm
 

ODDS & ENDS:
Chinese eat up Zimbabwe’s endangered wildlife
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/zimbabwe/120411/chinese-eat-zimbabwe-endangered-wildlife
 
Maryland set to become first state to ban arsenic in chicken feed
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/maryland-set-to-become-first-state-to-ban-arsenic-in-chicken-feed/2012/04/09/gIQAyyU16S_story.html
 
Ammonia used in many foods, not just "pink slime"
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/04/us-food-ammonia-idUSBRE8331B420120404
 
Did slaves catch your sushi?
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/slave-caught-fish-awareness-rises-reporters-investigate
 
Bugs That Transmit 'Silent Killer' Are Biting More in U.S.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=silent-killer-chagas-disease
 
Bush Aide Phillip Zelikow Blasts Torture
http://www.salon.com/2012/04/10/bush_aide_blasts_torture/
 
Operation Midnight Climax: How the CIA Dosed S.F. Citizens with LSD
http://www.sfweekly.com/2012-03-14/news/cia-lsd-wayne-ritchie-george-h-white-mk-ultra/all/
 
For Army Troops, Prescription Drugs May Add to Fog of War
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-army-medication-20120408,0,1291311.story
 
‘Remarkable Increase’ In U.S. Earthquakes ‘Almost Certainly Manmade,’ USGS Scientists Report
http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2012/04/06/459711/shale-shocked-increase-midcontinent-earthquakes-almost-certainly-manmade-usgs-report/
 
U.S. Aid to Israel Equals $4.9 Million a Day for 64 Years
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/US_Aid_to_Israel_Equals_4_9_Million_Dollars_a_Day_for_64_Years_120410
 
US Kills 12 in Southern Yemen Drone Strike
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/04/11/us-kills-12-in-southern-yemen-drone-strike/
 
Saudi women banned from national Olympic delegation
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/rights/saudi-women-banned-national-olympic-delegation
 
Sudan mobilizes army as South claims key oil field
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/11/us-sudan-southsudan-clashes-idUSBRE83A0E020120411
 
Lloyd's of London wary of hunt for Arctic oil
http://www.smh.com.au/world/lloyds-wary-of-hunt-for-arctic-oil-20120412-1wwfe.html
 
U.S. Oil Imports Down, Exports Up
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/US_Oil_Imports_Down_Exports_Up_120412
 
God Endorsed 4 Losing Republican Presidential Candidates
http://www.allgov.com/Unusual_News/ViewNews/God_Endorsed_4_Losing_Republican_Presidential_Candidates_120412
 
Millionaires’ Doomsday Shelter Being Built Below Kansas Prairie
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2127759/Apocalypse-Doomsday-shelter-built-Kansas-prairie.html
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