Archive for January 2017
Peter and Mickey spend the hour with journalist and media scholar Brian Covert,
discussing the too-close relationship between the CIA and U.S. media, as well as other issues,
including the Obama Administration "pivot" toward Asia.
Brian Covert is an independent journalist, and a lecturer at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.
His chapter on the CIA and the media, "Played by the Mighty Wurlitzer," appears in the Censored 2017 yearbook.
For the first half of the program, Peter and Mickey speak with sociologist William Carroll,
about his latest research into the "transnational corporate class" -- top corporate board members
and executives -- who wield vast influence over public policy.
Then Sunsara Taylor and Rafael Caderas make the case for "stopping the Trump regime before it starts;"
they advocate mass protests on the scale of the anti-Mubarak uprising in Egypt. Their web site is www.refusefascism.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 Reconstruction 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."