The Toxic State of Public Discourse
June 22, 2016•56 min
Aired Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 2:00 PM ET
Today’s Star is James Hoggan
James Hoggan is one of North America’s most respected public relations professionals, and he explores what spurs us to become close-minded, aggressively vitriolic and most importantly, what we can do about it.
About the Guest James Hoggan
James Hoggan is president of the Vancouver PR firm Hoggan Associates and chair of the David Suzuki Foundation board. A tireless advocate for ethics and integrity in public relations, he founded the influential website DeSmogBlog to expose misinformation campaigns that pollute public debate around climate change and the environment. He has advised a wide range of organizations such as the governments of B.C. and Ontario, the Dalai Lama Center, the B.C. Law Society, and the B.C. Treaty Commission. Hoggan has also served as a member of Shell Global’s External Review Committee and is the author of Climate Cover-Up and Do the Right Thing.
Today we discuss his new book, I’m Right and Yo