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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Selling Out

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In this hour, Since the 1960s, Ralph Nader has been responsible for numerous federal consumer protection laws including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Freedom of Information Act. He also helped create OSHA, the EPA, and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Steve Paulson spoke with Ralph Nader about living a principled life.

Next, Freshman Representative Joe Walsh is a Republican serving the eighth district of Illinois. He's also a member of the Tea Party caucus. Walsh is considered the unofficial spokesman for the “no compromise” faction of the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Then, maybe you think you had tough time becoming a parent, but imagine being in a hard core punk, turned father. Back in punk’s heyday, almost everything was selling out: a mortgage, a job, children. The documentary The Other F Word tells the stories of punk dads. Jim Lindberg is one of the fathers in the film. He’s the former lead singer of Pennywise, famous for their punk anthem “F Authority.” Anne Strainchamps spoke with Lindberg and the documentary director, Andrea Nevins, about the trials and tribulations of fatherhood.

Finally, you may not know who the artist Shepard Fairey is but you probably know his work. In the late 1980s, his “Andre the Giant has a posse” sticker campaign went viral – adorning nearly every skateboard and record shop in America. He later added the word OBEY to the Andre the Giant image and it became iconic. But it wasn’t until 2008, when he created the iconic Baraka Obama HOPE poster, that Shepard Fairey became truly famous. But in his world of skateboarding, graffiti and the hip hop credo to "keep it real", making a poster for a US presidential candidate looks like selling out. Shepard Fairey took Anne Strainchamps back to the beginning, and his Andre the Giant sticker. [Broadcast Date: January 11, 2011]

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