Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 19:43:46 -0800 (PST)

Subversity Webcast: Disneyland: mouse or rodent?

Irvine -- Signaling a new broadcast season, the first Subversity show of 1999 focuses on the recent tragedy at Disneyland, where a Vietnamese American tourist was killed, and his wife and and Disney "cast member" were seriously injured. What's behind the accident? Subversity, a KUCI public affairs radio program, features an interview with David Koenig, the author of a book that delves behind the Disney myth.

The show airs on Tuesday, January 5, 1999, from 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County and is Webcast at kuci.org:8080. Call (949) 824-5824 to chat with the guest during the show.

Koenig, a South County resident, is the author of Mouse tales : a behind-the-ears look at Disneyland (Irvine: Bonaventure Press, 1994).

Recently, two other books have also peeked behind the Magic Mountain: Disney : the mouse betrayed : greed, corruption, and children at risk, by Peter and Rochelle Schweizer, from the conservative Washington, DC, press, Regnery (focusing on sex scandals at Disney World) and a short booklet from Ballantine's new Library of Contemporary Thought: Team Rodent: how Disney devours the world, by news reporter Carl Hiaasen. In addition Disney has come under attack for its labor practices in Southeast Asia and Latin America, especially involving the use of children in "sweatshops", where in Vietnam for instance, the wages at a toy factory may start at 6 cents an hour. A useful Web site is: Disney's Child Labor and Union Busting . Disney has also come under attack by conservatives for its films and its ABC division and for hosting gay days at Disney facilities. A Family Research Council press release was headlined: Disney's disgregard for families undermines Walt's Legacy.

Subversity's archives are now being digitalized and selected shows are now available as RealAudio files on the Subversity Web site. As usual, all KUCI shows, including Subversity, are Webcast live at: kuci.org:8080.

E-mail: subversity@kuci.org
Phone: 949 824-KUCI during the show
Host: Daniel C. Tsang 949 824-4978