Why I listen to Rush Limbaugh

Dear Friends,

Rush Limbaugh

And yes, I mean “friends,” because there’s something I do for you that very few people would do: Listen to Rush Limbaugh. Why? So you don’t have to.

Seriously, it’s important for me to occasionally tune-in to the shock jocks of the radical right — whose voices comprise 91% of talk radio! Corporate consolidation within the media is appalling, and it’s worse in radio than in television and print media.

That’s why small community-owned stations like La Reina 1260 AM and 96.5 FM (Des Moines), KHOI 89.1 FM (Ames), KICI 105.3 FM (Iowa City), KIPI 94.7 FM (Fayette, Missouri) and WHIV 102.3 FM (New Orleans, Louisiana) are so important. That’s why programs like the Fallon Forum — which broadcasts on all those stations — are important.

Please consider a donation to help support our program. If you’ve got a small business, non-profit organization, or upcoming event, consider advertising on our platform (contact me at ed@fallonforum.com).

Tune-in live on Mondays from 11:00-12:00 noon, central time. We’re also available as a podcast. Check out this week’s program here. Jeffrey Weiss and I discuss the war in Yemen, and how ML King’s radical message goes beyond non-violence. I also talk with Dr. Mylan Engel, professor of philosophy at Northern Illinois University, about whether there’s any place for meat in the diet of a sustainable future. (I believe there is, Mylan feels otherwise.) I also discuss how Rep. Steve King’s troubles just keep getting worse, and the importance of the two Boone County landowners who just won their case against DAPL.

On next week’s program, Dr. Charles Goldman is my cohost. Here’s the line up:

— ISU climate scientist, Gene Takle, joins us to discuss how to converse with skeptics about climate change.
— Jonathan Jennings of Health in Harmony discusses how zoos may be the last line of defense for so many species threatened with extinction.
— Trump’s EPA wants to undo protections put in place by the Obama administration to protect groundwater from coal ash. (Point of interest: there are more contaminated coal-ash sites in Iowa than in almost all of the US west of the Rockies.)
— Lobbying by voting-machine manufacturers continues to make our election system insecure and untrustworthy.

Thanks! — Ed

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