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What is Critical Media Literacy, and why is it a vital skill for students and citizens today? Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff speak with two Media Literacy scholars, who explain how the concepts apply to both old and new forms of media. Julie Frechette chairs the Department of Communications at Worcester State University in Massachusetts. Bill Yousman is director of the graduate program in Media Literacy and Education at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Mark Crispin Miller of NYU discusses some of the recent additions to his Forbidden Bookshelf series, which seeks out important out-of-print political works and republishes them as e-books; Miller explains the insidious ways the books were first "disappeared." Next, Peter Hart with the National Coalition Against Censorship speaks about this year's Banned Books Week, and some of the means -- short of outright banning -- which keep important books away from students. The program concludes with Gerry Condon of Vets for Peace, speaking about the historic vessel Golden Rule, brought to San Francisco as part of a protest against the U.S. Navy's annual Fleet Week activities there.

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