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Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane

Monday, November 20th

Hour 1 The legacy of American economist Milton Friedman. Friedman was one of the first modernjonestown.jpg economist to successfully link economic theory to public policy. He was an advocate of free market principles, which made his ideas popular with the Republican Party, which advocated smaller government through tax cuts. We talk with JEREMY SIEGEL who worked with Friedman at the University of Chicago in the 1970s and is now a professor of finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Siegel is author of The Future for Investors and of Stocks for the Long Run.

Hour 2 Remembering the Jonestown massacre 28 years later. This past Saturday (nov 18) marked the anniversary of what become known as the largest mass cult suicide in modern history. But a new documentary film, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple for some survivors it was mass murder not suicide led to the deaths of 900 people who were poisoned with cyanide laced Kool-Aid. We’ll talk with NOLAND WALKER, whose aunt and uncle were members of the Peoples Temple, who left the movement before the Guyana tragedy. Walker is the co-screenwriter of the film, which is on the shortlist for the Academy Award nominations scheduled to be announced in January. Also, we’ll hear from TIM CARTER who was in Jonestown that day. He survived after movement leaders suspicious of his loyalty sent him on a fake assignment.

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