No summary of "Jon Stewart on humor and an informed public" will be posted. Take note of Stewart's assertions about the role of humor in democracy -- as a way to have hope and make a difference.
No summary of "Project Censored" will be posted. Note the importance of the examples of the news stories uncovered by mainstream media.
Regarding the Cassini story in "Project Censored," the NASA Mars Rover (named Curiosity) launched Nov. 25, 2011, carried 10.6 pounds of plutonium dioxide (Plutonium 238 -- half life 87.74 years; total life 880 years until it becomes uranium-234, which will have 244,120 more years to decay until it reaches its first halflife and becomes thorium-230 -- by the time it becomes radioactive lead, 3,220,950 years will have passed) as Curiosity's means of power. Nuclear power replaced solar power aboard the craft.
In 2006, NASA launched New Horizons on a mission to Pluto. The probe carried about 24 pounds of plutonium.
And, as noted in this video, in 1977 Cassini carred 73 pounds of plutonium.
Regarding the rBGH milk story in "Project Censored," Steve Wilson and Jane Akre received an environmental award:
Akre and Wilson win Goldman Award
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