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Koch brothers story has aired on more than 400 stations, reaching millions of people

Posted on: November 4th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

A radio version of The Colorado Independent’s story Monday on the Koch brothers influence in environmental politics has now been aired on more than 400 radio stations in more than 30 states. The radio story was produced by Kathleen Ryan for Public News Service.

Ryan interviewed Colorado Independent reporter Troy Hooper for her report, which she broke into two segments. The broadcast ran Monday and Tuesday of this week.

In Colorado, the story was aired on KBCO, KHOW and KBPI among many other stations. Most of the radio stations airing the story do not publicly report their audience numbers, but just counting the ones who shared that information, the story was heard by well over two million people.

Colorado Independent Koch story gains national radio play

Posted on: November 1st, 2011 by Eartha Jane Melzer No Comments

The Colorado Independent’s story Monday on the Koch brothers influence in environmental politics has gone viral in a radio version produced by Kathleen Ryan for Public News Service. (more…)

Detailing the Koch brothers’ influence on environmental politics

Posted on: October 31st, 2011 by The American Independent 2 Comments

Image by: Matt MahurinKoch Industries Inc. isn’t just in Kansas anymore, Toto.

The nation’s second largest private company and its subsidiaries are also in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Texas and just about every other state in the nation. But the locale where Koch Industries is making its presence felt the most isn’t a state at all. It’s Washington, D.C. (more…)

Small house in Tampa ground zero for mega millions in campaign donations

Posted on: October 24th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

Image by Matt MahurinA little over a year ago, no-party gubernatorial candidate Bud Chiles stood outside an off-white single-story building with a carefully manicured lawn in suburban Tampa and said, “This building behind me is ground zero for what’s wrong with Florida politics.” (more…)

While oil and gas industry gushes over Colo. Rep. Tipton, radio campaign calls him out

Posted on: October 24th, 2011 by The American Independent 1 Comment

Image by: Matt MahurinA nonpartisan watchdog group is blowing the whistle on U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and others in Congress who consistently advocate for tax breaks, subsidies and other giveaways to oil and gas companies. (more…)

The massive political clout that aided the Comcast/NBC-Universal merger

Posted on: October 11th, 2011 by Sofia Resnick No Comments

Image by Matt MahurinThe 2011 merger of Comcast and NBC-Universal created one of the largest media conglomerates in American history, which critics warn could limit the variety of voices heard by the public and threaten the internet’s role as a forum for free exchange of information. (more…)

Despite setback, private prison companies have track record of influence (Corrected)

Posted on: October 6th, 2011 by The American Independent 1 Comment

Private prison companies lost one chance for a big profit last week when one of the largest known privatization campaigns in the country was blocked by a Florida judge for being unconstitutional. But private prison players like The GEO Group and the Corrections Corporation of America, which would have won big from privatization, and the tactics they use to ensure they stay in good graces with lawmakers have remained in the shadows even as the future of the legislation remains in question. (more…)

VIDEO: Florida Independent’s Virginia Chamlee discusses Big Sugar with Free Speech TV

Posted on: September 30th, 2011 by Paul No Comments

Free Speech TV invited The Florida Independent’s Virginia Chamlee on yesterday to discuss her recent feature examining the political clout wielded by Florida’s sugar industry. (more…)