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This week's Project Censored show opens with economic issues, and wraps up with an interview with a VA whistleblower.  Fifty years have passed since LBJ announced the War On Poverty. The first guest, Keith Kilty, describes the how poverty was reduced in the 1960s and 1970s, before the programs were cut back and the poverty rate rose again. Then economist Doug Orr of San Francisco City College looks at the stock market – how relevant are the market's gyrations to the real economy? Orr also explains “frontrunning,” a tactic used by market insiders to enrich themselves. The program concludes with a conversation about whistleblowing in the federal government, with Oliver Mitchell, a whistleblower in the Veterans Administration, and Marcel Reid, organizer of a whistleblowers' summit (www.whistleblowersummit.com) in Washington, DC.

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Project Censored - 07/22/14

Restrictions on Public Information, Dangers of Crude Oil Fires, and We are Not Broke—Public Banking
 
 
For the July 18th Project Censored Program on Pacifica co-hosts Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips look at news that didn’t make the news, They  begin in discussion with president of the Society of Professional Journalists Dave Cuillier, who talks about the petition sent to President Obama last week, endorsed by over 40 media organizations, that calls for the administration to stop their excessive control of public information. Additionally, Diane Bailey of the Natural Resources Defense Council joins in to talk about how the increasing shipments of crude oil by rail in the US will inevitably result in massive accidents including explosions/fires  in our town and cities.  They end the show with Ken Walden of What the World Could Be, who reminds us our communities are not broke, and how public funds now invested in Wall Street can revitalize our economy through Public Banking.
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Project Censored - 07/15/14

Mickey Huff is joined by special guest host Ken Walden of What the World Could Be to discuss public banking for the 99%. Usual co-host Peter Phillips joins the program from Chile, where he is for National Journalism Day. Peter is traveling there for the week giving talks. They’ll discuss the state of international media and censorship in Chile and beyond. Later in the show independent journalist Kristina Borjesson updates us on the latest attempts by the NTSB to silence her work on TWA Flight 800 investigation; and we finish the show discussing solutions journalism. The show airs live Friday, 1 P.M. Pacific time on KPFA  94.1 FM (http://kpfa.org/) in the San Francisco Bay Area and rebroadcasts around the country.

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For the July 4 Project Censored Show on Pacifica Radio,  Mickey Huff and  Peter Phillips pre-recorded a special program in honor of the 4th of July and American Independence. They examine the history of American Free Thought and the importance of Freedom of Inquiry to American Society.  Their guests include: Roderick Bradford producer of the four-hour documentary American Freethought, covering the history of censorship and secularism in the US. Joining them also is Tom Flynn executive director of the Council of Secular Humanism, and editor of Free Inquiry magazine. 

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Mickey Huff with Peter Phillips discuss the importance of challenging dominant establishment narratives in the US-  Hidden History, the Forbidden Bookshelf, and the war on journalism continues at the Dept. of Homeland Security. We begin the conversation with activist and author Jon Gold about the importance of revisiting the history and politics behind the 9/11 Commission and other related issues the corporate and even some independent media won’t discuss; NYU Professor Mark Crispin Miller joins us to discuss his new series of publications, Forbidden Bookshelf, which makes available groundbreaking, but out of print books (from I.F. Stone, Dan Moldea, and others)…Miller will tell us why these works are still very relevant today. We round out the hour with independent journalist Dave Lindorff who tells us about how the Dept. of Homeland Security labeled his collective, ThisCan’tBeHappening, a national security threat.

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