(482) Selling Fear Instead of Facts

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Kevin Farmer and Andrew Mitrovica discuss the disconnect between the relative threat and coverage in the mainstream media between ‘terror’ and climate change. You’re more likely to be fatally crushed by furniture than killed by a terrorist, and climate change threatens to end human civilization and yet the coverage in the media is almost perfectly reversed from the actual danger. Why? Kevin and Andrew explore…

Andrew Mitrovica is a journalist from iPolitics.ca with 23 years experience in the mainstream media in Canada including the CBC’s fifth estate, CTV’s W5, CTV National News — where he was the network’s chief investigative producer — the Walrus magazine and the Globe and Mail, where he was a member of the newspaper’s investigative unit. Andrew has won numerous national and international awards for his investigative work.

Later, Stefan and Kevin discuss the idea and role of ‘hope’ in social movements, with specific reference to the COP21 agreement that was just signed into not-law.

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This Weeks Music

War (What is it good for?) by Edwin Starr & Turn Your Love by Half Moon Run

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