Archive for July 2016
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.
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 media scholar Robert McChesney, discussing topics from political conditions in the U-S to a plan for financing independent media. McChesney teaches in the Department of Communications at the University of Illinois; among his recent books are"Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-First Century," and "Rich Media, Poor Democracy."