Under a new administration, fake news and alternative facts are the new policy creators with spin-doctors defending the way.
We're bringing you a special screening and discussion of Merchants of Doubt on February 21 to shed some light on these media tactics.
The film exposes the people “doctoring” scientific research to create confusion and doubt in order to protect the economic interests of environmental threats. The tricks that were once used for tobacco companies and how they are now being used to fight environmental regulation.
We’re excited to have two experts take part in a panel discussion after the film - Dr. Stanton Glantz, UCSF; and Rose Aguilar, KALW.
They’ll share their experiences on telling the truth and fighting fiction with fact.
Dr. Stanton Glantz is the Truth Initiative’s Distinguished Professor of Tobacco Control. His research focuses on tobacco and the health effects of smoking. Even before starring in the film, Dr. Glantz has been actively fighting tobacco companies and policies for over 35 years.
He co-authored The Cigarette Papers which proved that the tobacco industry had known about the health effects of nicotine. Today he runs two campaigns that oppose the film and hospitality industries’ involvement with tobacco.
Rose Aguilar is the host of Your Call on KALW where she reports on current environmental, social, and political news. She has written and reported for a variety of news outlets including Al Jazeera, CNET, and the Nation.
Rose is also the author of the book Highways: A Liberal’s Journey Into the Heartland in which she accounts her six month road trip to find out more about conservative voting habits and motivations.
Merchants of Doubt
Join us for a riveting film and discussion about how we get facts to take the headlines.
February 21, 2017 :: 7:00PM