Could cheap gas kill the pipeline?

Dear Friends,

Dr. Charles Goldman makes his inaugural appearance on KDLF 1260 AM this week. I always enjoy co-hosting with Charles – especially when he’s wrong, i.e., when we disagree, as we do on at least one of this week’s topics.

Here’s the line-up:

– Frank Cordaro talks about why the World Food Prize remains a target for activists opposed to genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and why some members of Occupy the World Food Prize got arrested again this year.

– Gas for $1.99 per gallon looks good to most Americans. But what are the broader political consequences? Does it mean increased carbon pollution as Americans drive more? Does it also mean Big Oil won’t be able to justify the cost of building new pipelines and extracting oil from tar sands?

– Has the insurance industry rigged the Affordable Care Act so that state cooperatives, such as Iowa’s CoOportunity Health, are guaranteed to fail? Bonus question: Has unlimited spending by health-care corporations on elections and lobbyists rendered Congress a wholly-owned or merely partially-owned subsidiary of the Drug-Insurance-Medical (DIM) Complex?

– The military draft used to be the darling of war mongers. Now some critics of US foreign policy want to bring it back. Does politics make strange bedfellows or what? Is Congress likely to restore the draft? Could this debate come to blows?

For answers to these and other questions, tune-in Monday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST on KDLF 1260 AM or online. Join the conversation by calling (515) 528-8122. You also can hear the Fallon Forum on KHOI 89.1 FM (Ames) at 5:00 pm on Wednesday and on KPVL 89.1 FM (Postville) at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.

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Ed Fallon