Investigative Reporter and Professor of Journalism
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I’ve specialized in doing investigative reporting in a variety of media for more than 50 years. I teach as well as practice journalism. I’m a full professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury, where my courses include Investigative Reporting and Environmental Journalism.
For 31 years, I’ve hosted the nationally aired TV program Enviro Close-Up, produced by the NY-based video production company EnviroVideo. I’ve also written and presented TV documentaries for EnviroVideo. These have included Three Mile Island Revisited, The Push to Revive Nuclear Power and Nukes In Space: The Nuclearization and Weaponization of the Heavens. Visit the EnviroVideo website to view my various programs online.
I have also been the chief investigative reporter for Long Island-based WVVH-TV. My documentaries for WVVH have included Renewables Are More Than Ready and Organic Farming: Can It Feed Us? All my WVVH documentaries are up on YouTube.
Latest Blog Posts
U.S. Generals Planning for Space War They See as “Inevitable”
“U.S. generals planning for a space war they see as all but inevitable” That was the headline of a two-and-a-half page article in September 2021 in the aerospace industry trade journal Space News. The world is at a crossroads as to war in space. President Joe Biden has not pulled back on the Donald…
No Militarization of Space Act
A “No Militarization of Space Act”—which would abolish the new U.S. Space Force—has been introduced in the U.S. Congress. It is sponsored by five members of the House of Representatives led by Representative Jared Huffman who, in a statement, called the U.S. Space Force “costly and unnecessary.” Representative Huffman declared: “The long-standing neutrality of space…
My Research Archive at the East Hampton Library in NY
I’m the author of six books, including:
- Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power
- Power Crazy
- The Wrong Stuff: The Space Program’s Nuclear Threat to Our Planet
- Weapons in Space
For a free download of the newest edition of Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power, just visit the Books page of this website. From it, you will be able to, thanks to the publishers, receive gratis a download of the book with a new preface.
I’m active in doing investigative reporting on the Internet, writing regularly on CounterPunch, NationofChange, CommonDreams, and OpEd News.
My column appears in Long Island weekly newspapers, including The Southampton Press, The East Hampton Press, The Shelter Island Reporter, The Sag Harbor Express, Community Journal, and the South Shore Press. It’s also on Long Island news websites, including Smithtown Matters and Huntington Now.
I also write for the Manhattan Jewish Sentinel, Long Island Jewish World, and Jewish Tribune. And I blog for The Times of Israel.
Honors I’ve received for journalism include the George Polk, Generoso Pope, James Aronson, Leo Goodman, and John Peter Zenger Awards.
I’ve given presentations in the U.S. and around the world, focusing especially on energy and the environment. I’m represented in lecture appearances by MacRae Speakers & Entertainment. I’ve also given presentations on the dangers of utilizing nuclear power and deploying weapons in space at the UN in Geneva and multiple times at the UN in New York. I’ve addressed members of the British Parliament twice on the space weapons issue.
My pieces have appeared in publications including:
- The New York Times
- USA Today
- The Boston Globe
- The Philadelphia Inquirer
- The Christian Science Monitor
- The Baltimore Sun
- Cleveland Plain Dealer
- The Progressive
- The Orlando Sentinel
- The Ecologist
- Earth Island Journal
- E – The Environmental Magazine
- The Crisis
- The Village Voice
- Z Magazine
- The Sun
- Our Right To Know
- Common Cause Magazine
- In These Times
- Environmental Action
- Alternate Currents
- The Montreal Mirror
- The Boston Phoenix
- Space News
- The San Francisco Bay Guardian
- Columbia Journalism Review
- The Globe and Mail
- CovertAction Quarterly
- The Miami Herald
- The Washington Spectator
- Virgin Island News