Truth-telling in the face of powerful and  fierce resistance; it’s part of our American identity. From Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle to unnecessarily vulnerable personnel carriers in Iraq, the average citizen depends on those brave enough to tell the truth to power. What hurdles do they still face?  On the first part of the show, the guest is Tom Devine, legal director of the Government Accountability Project. They include discussion of Obama’s policy on transparency in government. And the second guest is US Marine Fanz Gayle who caused all that noise a few years ago about the needless and avoidable lack of protection from insurgents’ bombs in Iraq. Gayle still faces heavy personal pressure from powerful interests for his decision to tell the truth.

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