Mickey welcomes two frequent guests back to the program, each with a new book on electoral politics. Greg Palast explains how biased politicians and election officials are discarding millions of votes nationwide, targeting voters of color. Then Ted Rall asks whether liberals and progressives should hold out any hope for the Democratic Party. Greg Palast is a … Continued
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The Project Censored Show is a weekly public affairs program that airs Fridays from 1-2 P.M. Pacific time on KPFA Pacifica Radio. The program is an extension of the work Project Censored began in 1976 celebrating independent journalism while fighting media censorship and supporting a truly free press. The program focuses on The News That Didn’t Make the News. Each week, co-hosts Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips conduct in depth interviews with their guests and offer hard hitting commentary on the key political, social, and economic issues of the day with an emphasis on critical media literacy. The program began broadcasting in 2010 and is nationally syndicated on over 20 stations.
How do private interests maintain control over public land? Mickey and his guests explore the example of Point Reyes National Seashore in California, where commercial ranches and dairies still operate, despite being bought out after the park’s creation in 1962. Also in the conversation, how can national parks be made more welcoming and accessible to … Continued
Noted author and public intellectual Henry Giroux discusses his 2018 book, “American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism.” Among his observations, he explains why the rise of Donald Trump was not an aberration, but the result of right-wing initiatives that have been underway for decades. Henry Giroux is a world-renowned educator, author, and public intellectual. He … Continued
Mickey and Chase spend the hour in conversation with Danny Haiphong, co-author of the book “American Exceptionalism and American Innocence.” He explains his thesis that, throughout U.S. history, “fake news has been the only news disseminated by the rulers of U.S. empire.” Note: this is a rebroadcast of a previously-aired Project Censored show.
Political / historical writer David Talbot’s latest book is also his first work of biography. Between Heaven and Hell is an account of the stroke he suffered, and its aftermath. This Project Censored Show presents a talk Talbot gave in January 2020 at Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma. In a candid – yet often humorous – presentation, … Continued
Mickey’s guest for the hour is Nolan Higdon; their subject is fake news and Higdon’s forthcoming book, “The Anatomy of Fake News.” Their discussion includes a look at the long history of fake news, as well as Higdon’s proposed checklist for identifying a story as fake news. Nolan Hidgon teaches teaches history and media studies … Continued
As the concept of “defunding the police” is discussed nationwide, this week’s program offers an example of how to replace policing and discipline with community-based approaches. Mickey’s guests explain the theory, practice and benefits of using ‘restorative justice’ in the context of public schools. Amber Yang is a Restorative Justice & Wellness Coordinator at Novato High School … Continued
Author Dan Kovalik joins the program to explain why the “humanitarian” wars of the U.S. and its allies only make life even worse for the people they ostensibly protect. Then free-press advocate Chris Finan produces evidence that police around the US are deliberately attacking journalists covering the recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Dan Kovalik is a … Continued
Mickey’s first guest this week is Robin Andersen, who explains the misleading consequences of portraying the coronavirus crisis as a “war;” she and Mickey also review the media treatment of the police murder of George Floyd. Then Eleanor Goldfield returns to the show to describe her new documentary “Hard Road of Hope,” a look at the history … Continued
The News That Didn’t Make the News. Each week, co-hosts Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips conduct in depth interviews with their guests and offer hard hitting commentary on the key political, social, and economic issues of the day with an emphasis on critical media literacy.