Entrepreneur, radio personality, and cancer quack during the 1920s and 1930s—Norman Baker was a master propagandist with a populist flair. The Man in Purple: Norman Baker, directed by Chad Bishop, will be shown at Muscatine Community College (152 Colorado Street Muscatine) this Friday Feb 1 at 7 p.m. Norman Baker cast himself as a common folk crusader battling against big business, big government, and big medicine. Baker manipulated rural anxieties during the Great Depression, public uncertainty with organized medicine, and the lack of oversight of early radio. Baker’s cancer treatment... Read More