In the first segment, journalist Dave Lindorff shares the little-known story of Ted Hall (1925-1999), a teenage science prodigy who worked on the WWII Manhattan Project, then shared his atomic secrets with the USSR, to ensure that the US wouldn’t be the world’s only possessor of nuclear weapons. Lindorff is producer on an upcoming documentary film that addresses this fascinating untold history. Then Dan O’Connell and Scott Peters speak about their new book, In the Struggle, a collection of writings by scholars who helped fight for the betterment of California farmworkers and farming communities.
Dave Lindorff is a veteran journalist and has written four books. His recent article about is about Ted Hall. Dan O’Connell is executive director of the Central Valley Partnership. Scott Peters teaches at Cornell University. Their new book is In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight against Industrial Agribusiness in California.