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Gordon Skinner joins us to discuss his films and documentaries on social justice

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Director Gordon T. Skinner 

 His documentary films include: Cornelia Street Café: The Whole World Passes Through; The Kuna Indians: A Culture in crisis; Sitting in the Fire: Profiles of the Peacemakers, Sam Pollard & Albert Maysles, exec. producers; Strategic Omissions: The Truth Behind The Health Effects After 9/11, Albert Maysles, exec. producer; Lost Innocents: Child Soldiers At War, His work was profiled in an award-winning documentary for NHK on John Lennon’s music Imagine:

Director Skinner, will be joined on air by two patients featured in his upcoming documentary "Dialysis Diaries".

Bill Brazell:
Bill inherited polycystic kidney disease from his father, and has a 50-percent chance of passing this genetic fate to one of his daughters. His situation inspired him to become a spokesperson for PKD awareness, going so far as to dress up as “Kenny the Kidney” at the Walk for PKD each spring. 

Jimmie Briggs:
A year after he was declared ‘GQ Man of the Year’ for his work against gender violence, Jimmie suffered a heart attack and renal failure. Only in his early 40s, this sad twist of fate has forced him to live with constant uncertainty. We follow Jimmie as he struggles through painful dialysis treatments, searches desperately for an organ donor, and fights to get his transplant covered by Medicare. 

Thursday August 7,  9:00 Eastern, 8:00 Central, 6:00 Pacific

Listen to the show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dialysisadvocates

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