Mickey speaks with two authors in the new "Hot Books" series. First, Nicholas Schou discusses
"Spooked: How the CIA Manipulates the Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood." Then Alexander Zaitchik
describes his study of Trump voters, "Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America."
Also on hand for the hour is author David Talbot, the founder and editorial director of Hot Books;
he explains its mission, and describes some of the other titles in the Hot Books series.
What is Critical Media Literacy, and why is it a vital skill for students and citizens today? Peter and Mickey speak with two Media Literacy scholars,
who explain how the concepts apply to both old and new forms of media, and how they're employing CML in their institutions.
Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with author/educator Henry Giroux. Giroux explains the concept of 'critical pedagogy,'
and the pivotal role that education plays for the whole of society. He warns of the increasing domination of the world by the ultra-rich,
and a new form of anti-intellectualism fostered by a failing corporate media. Among the measures the left must take to resist these forces,
he cites the formation of a broad-based third political party, and more academics taking on the duties of public intellectuals, rather than
limiting themselves to the campus.
Peter and Mickey spend the hour in discussion with Mark Crispin Miller, NYU professor, author, and media critic. Their conversation included both critiques of corporate media’s recent performance (such as coverage of the presidential campaign), and ongoing developments that threaten freedom of the press and of thought (for example, the engagement of big PR firms by federal agencies). Download this episode (right click and
In the first half of the show, Anthony DiMaggio and Andrew Austin rebut some of the anti-Black Lives Matter commentaries circulating in corporate media; they note, for example, that on-the-job deaths of police are much lower today than in the 1980s. Next, a discussion about the annual Whistleblower Summit, taking place July 27-29 in Washington, DC. Finally Peter Phillips provides a commentary about the annual Bohemian Club gathering in northern California. Andrew Austin teaches sociology at the University of Wisconsin. Anthony DiMaggio writes extensively at Counterpunch.org. Marcel Reid is an organizer of the Whistleblower Summit. Tom Devine is Legal Director at the Government Accountability Project.
Web sites mentioned in this week's program:
www.whistleblower.org (Government Accountability Project)
Mickey Huff and his guests examine the presumptive presidential nominees of the Republican and Democratic parties. First, Ted Rall discusses the career and political leanings of Donald Trump. In the second half of the program, Robbie Martin and Eric Draitser explain why many of the best-known neoconservatives are endorsing Hilary Clinton. Ted Rall is an author and syndicated political cartoonist; his latest book is "Trump, A Graphic Biography." Robbie Martin is a documentary filmmaker, and producer of "A Very Heavy Agenda." Eric Draitser writes at www.stopimperialism.org
Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with author Carol Anderson. Her latest book, "White Rage," chronicles the history of white resistance and obstruction to African-American equality, from the Reconstruction period to modern times. Carol Anderson is Professor of African-American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta.
Her previous works include "Eyes Off the Prize" and "Bourgeois Radicals."
This week's Project Censored features a recent speech by long-time peace organizer Medea Benjamin. She examines recent successes and setbacks for the antiwar movement, and discusses her current campaigns. Medea Benjamin is cofounder of the womens' peace group Code Pink and the fair trade organization Global Exchange. She spoke at Sonoma State University on March 25, 2016, as part of the student-organized Social Justice Week.
This week's program looks at recent events in Honduras, including the 2009 coup, the 2012 killing of four villagers by a joint US-Honduran patrol at Ahuas,
and the March 2016 assassination of indigenous environmental campaigner Berta Caceres. The guests examine some of the underlying institutions and circumstances there,
including the heavily militarized Honduran police, the US "drug war," and US willingness to use drug trafficking accusations to bring down critics of the country's ruling party.
Co-host Maria Robinson is with the Honduran Solidary Network in California.
Karen Spring is also with the Honduran Solidarity Network, and is based in Honduras.
Judy Ancel is president of the Cross-Border Network for Justice and Solidarity, based in Kansas City.