Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has joined a national lawsuit against four cancer charities accused of scamming millions of dollars from donors. That’s according to a press release from the AG’s office. The plaintiffs include the Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The FTC has accused the charities of squandering donations on personal expenses, including cruises and dating site memberships. According to the New York Times, the charities collected $187 million between 2008 and 2012, but spent less than 3% on actual aid. They are also accused of filing fraudulent statements with state regulators and making false claims in promotional materials. Two of the charities have already agreed to a $137 million settlement, and will be dissolved. Funds recovered in the settlements will be distributed to the states for donation to legitimate charities. The charities accused of fraud are the Cancer Fund of America, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services and The Breast Cancer Society.
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Host Doug Storm is joined by Scott Horton, attorney and contributing editor at Harper’s Weekly, author of the recent book, The Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Foreign Policy, and author of the essay “Company Men: Torture, treachery, and the CIA,” which appeared in the April issue of Harper’s.
The Senate Report on Torture as “historical” rather than an “oversight” document (which should happen in real time).
Torture as an effective propaganda tool, not intelligence gathering.
The cooperative media, national security reporters fed lies they dutifully report.
A “better angel”: Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov was a Russian nuclear physicist, Soviet dissident and human rights activist.
John Brennan as the most influential person in the world.
The CIA has its own air force. There’s a direct flow-through from the torture program to the drone program.
Richard Bruce Cheney as THE lord of secrecy.
Private Contractors create more secrecy.
Scott Horton is a contributing editor at Harper’s magazine and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for reporting for his writing on law and national security issues. Horton lectures at Columbia Law School and continues to practice law in the emerging markets area. A lifelong human rights advocate, Horton served as counsel to Andrei Sakharov and Elena Bonner, among other activists in the former Soviet Union.
Senate Intelligence Committee Study on CIA Detention and Interrogation Program
Scott Horton: “Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Foreign Policy” (Book Excerpt)
“Girl Trouble” from the motion picture soundtrack From Russia With Love, by John Barry and His Orchestra
“Spies in the Wire” by Cabaret Voltaire
“I Kill Spies” by Agent Orange
Host & Producer: Doug Storm
Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford
The State of Indiana has extended the official public health emergency in Scott County by a full year. A Bloomington North High School has received a ten-thousand-dollar award for teaching excellence. A group at Indiana University is partnering with five Indiana health centers to evaluate adult patients for alcohol and substance abuse risks. Bloomington residents may soon be presented with an ordinance to outlaw single use shopping bags. The Monroe County Public Library Board of Trustees talked last week about how to more accurately measure library use in the era of rising on-line use. The Indiana Attorney General’s office has announced a $6 million settlement with three major credit reporting agencies, intended to strengthen consumer protections.
The City of Bloomington has announced it will offer its workers health care that includes gender reassignment surgery and other needs specific to transgender people. Correspondent Sierra Gardner has that story for today’s WFHB community report.
INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
Artistic types are known for always doing things their own unique way. Miah Michaelsen of Bloomington Entertainment & Arts District (BEAD) joins us to discuss how artists can approach their finances and who can help them.
Anchors – Casey Kuhn and Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by Ivy Bridges and Jerrod Dill
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Sierra Gardner
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacy and edited by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our engineer is Harrison Wagner
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.
“Not Somewhere Else But Here” is a companion piece to Books Unbound’s April 25th episode on Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, and was originally broadcast as a prologue to a living reading of the memoir. Excerpts from classic fiction on incarceration and poems explore the theme of confinement, how it shapes identity, and the nature of escape. The program is structured in three conceptual sequences, the first locating the impulse to confine in the family.
I. familial repression and freudian crime
• “They Shut Me Up in Prose” by Emily Dickinson (read by Erin Livingston)
• “Captivity” by Louise Erdrich (Lauren Robert)
• “Cage” by Josephine Miles (Joan Hawkins)
• “last speakers of a dead language shut up” by Tony Brewer (Tony Brewer)
• “Black Woods” by Kevin Pruffer (Tony Brewer and Cynthia Wolfe)
• “Hole” by Matt Morris (Erin Livingston, Tony Brewer, and Cynthia Wolfe)
II. law and order: incarceration
• excerpt from “The Pit and the Pendulum” by Edgar Allan Poe (Jack Hanek)
• excerpts from Notes from a Dead House, Chapter One, by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Sarah Torbeck and Pavel Abramov, with additional music from “Motherland” and “Freedom” by Russian political and peace activist Yuri Shevchuk and DDT)
• “What Kind of Times Are These” by Adrienne Rich, with a statement from her 2001 column in the Los Angeles Times, “Credo of a Passionate Skeptic” (Joan Hawkins)
• “The Man in Question” by Daniel Borzutzky (Tony Brewer) listener advisory: this poem contains blunt statements about sexual activity
• “Before the Law” by Franz Kafka (Frank Buczolich)
III. confinement and the mind: escape
• “The Sail of Ulysses” by Wallace Stevens (Cynthia Wolfe)
• “Everyone Sang” by Siegfried Sassoon (Lauren Robert)
Heather Perry is this week’s host. Produced by Cynthia Wolfe with assistance from Heather Perry, Sarah Torbeck, and Jack Hanek. Script by Cynthia Wolfe with contributions from Sarah Torbeck, Tony Brewer, and Frank Buczolich. Edited by Cynthia Wolfe.
Special music for the episode from “Chitarra Ocarinistica Bad Reise” and “Seven Replies to Unasked Questions” by Fred Frith and his workshop, and “Elegy for an Angel” by Lindsay Cooper, Fred Frith, Gianni Gebbia and Lars Hollmer, from the album Angelica ’92; and from the album Voyage That Never Ends by Stefano Scodanibbio
Executive producer: Joe Crawford
Books Unbound theme music: The Impossible Shapes
Hola Bloomington hosts Israel Herrera, Juan Pablo Soto and Hannah Kasak-Gliboff host a special segment of “Un cafecito con…” with the real Latino students, now adults, that in 2004 beat MIT in The National Robotics Competition. This inspirational Latino story inspired the worldwide blockbuster film “Spare Parts.”
Los locutores de Hola Bloomington Israel Herrera, Juan Pablo Soto y Hannah Kasak-Gliboff albergan un segmento de “Un cafecito con..” los estudiantes Latinos, ya adultos, que en 2004 le ganaron a MIT en una competencia de robótica. Esta historia Latina inspiradora inspiró la película “Spare Parts” ya reconocida internacionalmente.
Tonight, hosts Jeff Jewel and Jeff Poling interview Spencer PRIDE’s secretary and director, Judi Epp. Our hosts also interview bloomingOUT intern Megan McCullough about her segment, “Lost in the Initialism”. The music tonight was “I Can Change” by Brandon Flowers. BloomingOUT would like to thank Judi Epp for her time.
Hosts Jeff Jewel, Jeff Poling
Executive Producer Joe Crawford
Producer Olivia Davidson
Board Engineer Jorge Guillen and Andrew Sims
Social Media Coordinators Megan McCullough, and Jacob Samples
Voices in the Street – A Safe and Civil City? How We View Bloomington After The Death of Hannah Wilson
On the morning of April 24th, the body of Hannah Wilson was found in Brown County near Lake Lemon. Also found near her body was the cell phone of Daniel Messel, who had been previously arrested several times for violence against women. Blood and hair was found in his car and he will go on trial for the murder of Hannah. In the brutal aftermath of this murder, Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors if they feel safe within the confines of Bloomington, Indiana.
Everyone has a story to tell. And as loved ones grow older, those stories become more and more precious to their family members. But what do you do when they have stories that they don’t want to tell? Indiana University student David Crosman brings us the story of his Grand Uncle, Louis Adams, and his secretive involvement in the Vietnam War. This story comes courtesy of American Student Radio and the IU Media School.