Radio podcast: Click here to listen to the interview. (Duration: 57min)
In the first half of the program, Jon and Dan discuss what is autism. Also discussed is some of the controversy surrounding Andrew Wakefield. Also discussed is the suicidal and homicidal behavior of US troops -- the connection to mefloquine, an anti-malaria drug.
In the second half of the program, Jon and Dan discuss Dan's recent book entitled "THE AGE OF AUTISM: Mercury, Medicine, and a Man-Made Epidemic." (Dan is co-author of the book).
Jon and Dan round out the show with a mention of what veteran LA Times reporter Myron Levin uncovered about mercury in vaccines (item-1, item-2) (Myron's farewell e-mail here). In closing, they briefly discuss of the platform of The Canary Party (site, twitter).
About Dan Olmsted:
Dan Olmsted (site, twitter) is a former editor at USA Today. From 2005-2007, he wrote the "Age of Autism" column for UPI. He is the editor of The Age of Autism, the nation's first daily Web newspaper for the environmental-biomedical community – those who believe autism is an environmentally induced illness, that it is treatable, and that children can recover. For the most part, the major media in the United States aren't interested in that point of view, they won't investigate the causes and possible biomedical treatments of autism independently, and they don't listen to the most important voices – those of the parents. We do all those things, and more.
About Jon Rappoport:
Over the last 35 years, Jon Rappoport (site, twitter) has gained a reputation as one of the most relentless medical investigative reporters in the world. Nominated early in his career for a Pulitzer Prize, Jon has written for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. His is currently the associate producer on a film in progress, American Addict, detailing the effects of pharmaceuticals on the US population.