How To Get Away With Merger (Season Preview)

Our new season of Building Local Power, How To Get Away With Merger, shatters the deceptive facade often employed by merging companies that falsely claim their consolidation will ultimately benefit consumers. Through the stories of people directly affected by these mergers and an interrogation of the larger merger trends, we expose the web of lies woven by these merging companies and unveil the severe repercussions that follow.

Season Line-Up:

  • SAB Miller and Molson Coors
  • Waste Management and Advanced Disposal
  • Vanguard Renewables and Black Rock
  • Iberdrola and Energy East
  • Infrastructure Investments Fund and El Paso Electric
  • Charter Spectrum buys Time Warner Cable & Bright House
  • Cable One
  • Bank of America & Nations Bank
  • Albertsons and Safeway


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Music Credit: Andrew Frank

Photo Credit: Em McPhie, ILSR’s Digital Communications Manager

Podcast produced by Reggie Rucker and Luke Gannon

Podcast edited by Luke Gannon and Andrew Frank

Copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license.

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