Episode 17: The Disgracing of Gary Webb

NorthSouthOn this episode, George and Mark take a fascinating look at the real story behind the movie “Kill the Messenger.” San Jose Mercury News investigative journalist Gary Webb uncovers another CIA plot to create funds for the Nicaragua Contras. The scheme involves the illegal transportation of massive quantities cocaine across the U.S. border with the support of CIA operatives. The cocaine ultimately led to the ‘crack’ epidemic in South Central Los Angeles in the 80’s. We also talk about the shameful way major newspapers engaged in a smear campaign and ultimately disgrace Webb.  #Pride48

Links from the show:
The original “Dark Alliance” series
Kill the Messenger movie
LA Times reporter apologizes
New York Times (sort of) apologizes
Washington Post Jeff Leen, still shamefully smearing Webb
Appropriate response to WaPo’s Jeff Leen

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Episode 16: Single, Gay & One Income

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It’s a new year and the season for renewed pledges of personal improvement – including finances. Mark & George talk about financial challenges they have experienced and strategies they’ve employed to move forward. And George talks about some financial backsliding that needs correcting.  #Pride48

Links from the show:
Find a certified financial counselor by your zip code
Start a federally backed retirement account with no fees!

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