The program opens with an update on the general strike of February 17, with organizer Michelle Rodino-Colocino
Three veteran journalists and media critics share their thoughts about the state of the “free” press in 2017;
David Talbot has authored books on US political history, and writes a column at the San Francisco Chronicle.
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.
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Peter and Mickey spend the hour with journalist and media scholar Brian Covert,
discussing the too-close relationship between the CIA and U.S. media, as well as other issues,
including the Obama Administration “pivot” toward Asia.
Brian Covert is an independent journalist, and a lecturer at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.
His chapter on the CIA and the media, “Played by the Mighty Wurlitzer,” appears in the Censored 2017 yearbook.
For the first half of the program, Peter and Mickey speak with sociologist William Carroll,
about his latest research into the “transnational corporate class” — top corporate board members
and executives — who wield vast influence over public policy.
Then Sunsara Taylor and Rafael Caderas make the case for “stopping the Trump regime before it starts;”
they advocate mass protests on the scale of the anti-Mubarak uprising in Egypt. Their web site is www.refusefascism.org.
Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with author Carol Anderson.
Her latest book, “White Rage,”
For the first half of the program, Peter and Mickey discuss the conflict in Syria; their guest is independent journalist Eva Bartlett,
In this rebroadcast of a Project Censored show from August, 2016,