This week PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore talks with Grace Lee and Jane Edith Wilson, the creative forces behind "Janeane from Des Moines", dubbed a "poker-faced mockumentary" by Variety and featured recently in the New York Times and at the Toronto FIlm Festival.
Shot in Iowa between March 2011 and January 2012 during the Republicans’ campaign for the Jan. 3 Iowa Caucuses, the film shows at the Fleur Cinema in Des Moines this weekend with the filmmakers in attendance.
Lead protagonist/actress Wilson is an Ames native who has appeared on episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "ER" and "Seinfeld," and director Lee grew up in Columbia, Missouri and received a master’s degree in fine arts from the UCLA Film School. Both co-wrote the film. Other credits include American Zombie & the Grace Lee Project.
At 3pm, it's a 50 minute salute to the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first hit "Love Me Do" and its flip side "P.S. I Love You". It's the way we feel about you at KRUU. Released on October 5, 1962. Seems like only "Yesterday," eh?
At 4pm, we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, award-winning journalist and filmmaker, for a look at the week's compelling news stories. This week gitmo, gmos, and a new newsfeedig frenzy. For every headline selected, click "Read more" below.
1. Secrets And Lies
New Justice Department Documents Show Huge Increase in Warrantless Electronic Surveillance
U.S. military’s secret experiment sprayed radiation on low-income housing
US use of truth drug revealed: New evidence emerged that all Guantanamo Bay detainees were drugged involuntarily
Gitmo Detainee’s Body Being Held in Secure, Undisclosed Location
Civilian deaths from US drone strikes largely unknown, report says
Calling U.S. Drone Strikes 'Surgical' Is Orwellian Propaganda
The US Is The Only Country Where A Majority Approve Of Drone Strikes
2. Pandora's Boxcutter
How GMOs Unleashed a Pesticide Gusher
New Prop 37 Voter Survey Shows Broad Support for GMO Labeling
Warning: Genetically Modified Humans
Cow Engineered to Make Hypoallergenic Whey-Free Milk
As Arctic Melts, Polar and Grizzly Bears Mate
Fish to shrink as global warming leaves them gasping for oxygen
3. I Got The Newsfeed
In Changing News Landscape, Even Television is Vulnerable
Pew: Half of Americans get news digitally, topping newspapers, radio
Facebook Tops 1 Billion Active Users
Social media renders rapid judgment on debate
Jim Lehrer target of media criticism while moderating his 12th presidential debate
PBS Fires Back At Romney With Twitter Ad Buy
Political Conversation on Social Media Mostly Negative
The press is biased toward horse-race coverage, and some journalists are proud of that
NBC’s Tom Brokaw on Who Runs The World
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
California bans gay-to-straight therapy for teens
300th Wrongly Convicted American Released Thanks to DNA Evidence
Drones Could Help Conserve Endangered Wildlife
ODDS & ENDS:
Nez Perce gather to commemorate 135th anniversary of Battle of the Bear Paw
Perot's economic stance resonates 20 years later
70 Percent of Americans Favor Auditing the Federal Reserve
Congressman Who Compared Cigarettes to Smoking Lettuce Becomes Lobbyist for R.J. Reynolds
The Rise Of Predatory Privatization
U.S. Unit’s Africa Deployment Will Test New Regional Concept
Diebold voting machines can be hacked by remote control
Pork barrel spending: How Big Ag lobbyists use federal dollars to protect factory farms
Oregon farmer eaten by his pigs
World diaper output may take a hit from blasts at Japan plant
Priceless Tibetan Buddha statue looted by Nazis was carved from meteorite
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