Tribeca Film Festival: Edward Snowden Lawyer Jesselyn Radack Talks Silenced


Silenced: A conversation with Edward Snowden lawyer and Government Accountability Project Director, Jesselyn Radack. It is delving into this documentary investigating the persecution of whistleblowers like herself who are exposing government wrongdoing, including currently imprisoned ex-CIA agent John Kiriakou, and former NSA official Thomas Drake. It is perhaps the most important and disturbing movie being showcased right now at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Radack also gives updates on the current situations of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange whom she visited with in Moscow and London respectively, along with sharing tips with listeners about how to both oppose and protect yourself from the advancing surveillance state.


Book Corner: Author Jeannie Kerrigan discusses her memoir Layla, detailing her survival of childhood incest, homelessness, prostitution, abduction, drug addiction, rape and loss. And touching on trauma and healing, depression and survival. Also, Kerrigan’s organization Ricky’s Revolution, and how it is helping runaway teens.

Poetry Corner: Performance artists Elia Gurna and musician Ben Lam, and movement poet Sam Friedman.

Arts Express Crew: Chloe Glickman, Chris Butters.

Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.