#Uyghur #China Jewher Ilham is a Uyghur Muslim who fled China after her father was arrested at the airport as they were heading to Indiana University for a visiting professor engagement. Soon after, he was sentenced to life in prison for being a political dissident. He told his daughter to continue on to the United States for a new life, that he'd rather she "sweep streets in the United States than stay in China". Ilham is now living in the United States and working on a documentary about the Chinese government forcing Uyghurs into detainment camps where they are tortured and used for forced labor. The camps have been described as re-education camps and the Chinese government claims they're addressing extremism. Ilham says their claims are false. She does not know if she will ever see her father again.
A reporter at WSAZ, the NBC affiliate in Huntington, West Virginia, was hit by a car on live television. She was alone in the dark without a photographer which is more and more common as a cost-cutting mechanism in TV news. I discuss how this "one man band" phenomenon has affected journalism as a whole, since I did it for many years.
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Thanks for submitting your questions for Shelley Luther, this was an interesting discussion! If you don't remember, she is the Dallas salon owner who re-opened despite Covid mandates requiring salons stay closed. She was jailed for 48 hours because she refused to "apologize".
I am interviewing a spokesperson for the US Freedom Flyers, which has challenged vaccine mandates on behalf of pilots, flight attendants and passengers. Any questions? "Our mission is to promote informed consent and defend individual medical freedom through preserving citizen’s rights to work and travel without governmental obstruction. We accomplish our vision of medical freedom by engaging, informing, defending, and mobilizing in alliance with HFDF to preserve our Constitutionally protected rights."
A Locals subscriber suggested a video dispelling common myths about journalism. I think it’s a great idea! One I’ll discuss is how people say “they repeat big Pharma talking points because that’s where they get all their money!” The truth is IVE NEVER heard a journalist say “guys, I know we should be more critical BUT Pfizer pays our salaries.” Those that realize the influence of Big Pharma are aware enough to think critically. As I’ve said before, there are far more Storm Troopers than Darth Vaders. What else do you or others assume about journalism?
I don’t know about the “Go Bucs” part but here’s my dad’s “how to make popcorn” video for his Locals community. Quick, easy, healthy.