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Project Censored – 04.04.17

Nolan, Nicholas, and Desiree begin the program with a roundtable critique of the corporate-media’s coverage of
recent domestic-spying revelations, as well as the issue of whether or not Donald Trump is a political aberration;
then Alicia Huartado provides updates on work in progress at Project Censored.
For the remainder of the program, the hosts interview two guests on the topic of critical media literacy;
first, Allison Butler discusses the need for media literacy in the context of the “post-truth” Trump administration.
Then Bill Yousman explains the unique MA program in media literacy offered at his campus.

Allison Butler is a lecturer in Communications at the University of Massachusetts, and the Director of
the media-literacy education organization Mass Media Literacy. Bill Yousman directs the graduate
program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut; he’s also
the author of “The Spike Lee Enigma.”

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Project Censored – 03.21.17

In the first half of the program, Shahid Buttar discusses the chapter he wrote for Censored 2017, “Ike’s Dystopian Dream,”
where he examines the many ways that President Eisenhower’s warning about the military-industrial complex has proven correct. For the second half of the program, Mickey and Peter survey some of the other chapters of Censored 2017, particularly Peter’s chapter, “Selling Empire, War and Capitalism,” a look at the advertising / public relations industry, and how its influence extends far beyond peddling consumer products.

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Project Censored – 03.07.17

Peter and Mickey spend the hour looking at “The Coming War On China,” the latest film from
the prolific documentarian John Pilger. The film looks at the untold history of U.S.-China relations,
the Pacific military buildup by both countries, and life in China today. The first half of this week’s show
presents audio excerpts from the film, then in the second half, John Pilger joins the program for an interview.

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Project Censored – 02.28.17

The program opens  with an update on the general strike of February 17, with organizer Michelle Rodino-Colocino  (the program was recorded that day). A summary of recent underreported stories follows, then Caitlin Remmel speaks  about Brand New Congress, a campaign intended to field  citizen-responsive candidates in every House district in 2018.  Next, the legendary organizer Charlotte Hill O’Neill (“Mama C”) …

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Project Censored – 01.31.17

Guest co-hosts Nolan Higdon and Desiree McSwain, and senior correspondent Michael Levitin,
open the program with a discussion about several recent under-reported stories. Then the talk turns to “fake news,”
as Chase Palmieri and Jared Fesler explain their web site — Tribeworthy.com — where readers can collectively evaluate
the validity of news stories. Finally, Quinton Sankofa of Movement Generation explains the connections between
environmental concerns and racial justice.