Thursday, July 31
Guests: Ian James, Matt Helms, & Vicki Blazer
A look at water-related stories around the country. First, we’re joined by IAN JAMES, environmental reporter for the Desert Sun, about a Nestle plant on an Indian reservation in California that has continued to pump ground water, despite the state’s efforts to reduce water consumption to counter the effects of the current drought. Then, we’ll speak with MATT HELMS of the Detroit Free-Press to get an update on the ongoing controversy surrounding the decision to shut-off water to city residents who are unable to pay their water bills. Then, VICKI BLAZER from the United States Geological Survey discusses her research on intersex fish that were found in three Pennsylvania river basins.
Guest: John Dean
Next week marks the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from office following the Watergate scandal. In recent years, thousands of hours of Nixon’s recorded conversations from the Oval Office have become available to the public. JOHN DEAN, White House legal counsel to President Nixon from 1970-1973, has shifted through hundreds of these secret conversations and documents for his new book The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It. Dean, who served a reduced prison sentence for testifying at the Watergate hearings, comes in to talk to Marty about what the tapes reveal about Nixon and the cover-up.