Aug 20 8:00 PM

Consider This: Prison hunger strike, freedom of press, and Steve Jobs film

A security guard on duty at Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif.
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Tonight on Consider This: Antonio Mora will discuss the ongoing hunger strike in California prisons, including news that a federal judge has approved an order to authorize the use of force-feeding. The panel guests are Dolores Canales, whose son is currently in solitary confinement in Pelican Bay State Prison in California, Richard McNamara, a former correctional officer in Pelican Bay, and Wilbert Rideau, a journalist who spent 12 years in solitary confinement. Learn more


How free is our country’s free press? David Miranda, the partner of Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the story about Edward Snowden’s leaks regarding the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance programs, is threatening to take legal action after he was detained by British authorities at London's Heathrow Airport. Tonight, Matthew Cooper, a national correspondent for the National Journal, Trevor Timm, the co-founder and executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, and journalist Joshua Foust will talk about the challenges of protecting reporters and preserving national security. Learn more.  


Ashton Kutcher stars as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the new biopic “Jobs.” Robert Cringley, an author who has written about the rise of Silicon Valley and made a documentary about Jobs, and Alison Bailes, a film critic, discuss how closely the movie follows the truth and what happens when real lives are put on the big screen. 


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