3:35pm ET - President Obama
promised that transparency and the rule of law would be touchstones of his
presidency. Meanwhile, some in the media
have called his administration more
restrictive of press freedoms and more
dangerous to the media than any other administration in American
history. Joining us today to
discuss the trend and its implications is Washington Post writer Erik Wemple who
details in a recent blog post how the Obama administration restricts the press. You can also follow Erik on twitter.
4:05pm ET - New York State’s imposition of a 21-day quarantine on health workers who have come into contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is drawing strong opposition from people who work closely with him on another infectious disease: AIDS. According to a letter released Monday with signatures from over 100 H.I.V. activists, researchers and clinicians the current quarantine policy “is not supported by scientific evidence” and “may have consequences that are the antithesis of effective public health policy,”. Joining us today to discuss this policy and why it is drawing heavy criticism from public health experts, H.I.V. activists, researchers and clinicians is longtime HIV/AIDS activist Gregg Gonsalves, who is a Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, and the co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership. You can also follow Gregg on twitter.
4:35pm ET - On December 19th 2013, after more than 20 years working as an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, Frank Schaefer was defrocked by a United Methodist court for officiating his son’s same-sex marriage. Following his defrocking, Frank became a speaker and activist working for the inclusion of LGBT Christians within the United Methodist Church. He joins us today to talk about yesterday’s ruling by the churches highest court that confirmed a previous lower court ruling and fully reinstated him as a pastor. You can also follow Pastor Frank on twitter.
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