Public Relations Industry and Violent Video Games
In the first half-hour host Ben Kieffer talks with writer and political activist John Stauber. Stauber's work examines propoganda by governments, private interests and the Public Relations Industry. Stauber discusses corporate contributions to political candidates during this years election. Stauber visits the University of Northern Iowa next week. Later, Iowa State University Psychology Professor Douglas Gentile examines the U.S. Supreme Court case brought by the State of California against the video game industry. The case concerns a proposed law to prohibit the sale of violent video games to minors without parental consent. Gentile runs the Media Research Lab at Iowa State where he examines media's effects on children and adults.