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For the first half of the show, Mickey's guests are Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil Bendib, co-authors of the new book Verax ('truth-teller'). A nonfiction graphic 'novel,' Verax examines the US electronic-surveillance programs, and the whistleblowers who exposed them.

Then, in the wake of the latest sexual-harassment scandals in Hollywood, media scholar Julie Frechette joins the show for a discussion of the #MeToo campaign, and how corporate media portrays issues of sexual harassment and violence, within and beyond the entertainment industry.
 
Notes:

Pratap Chatterjee is Executive Director of Corp Watch, and a veteran investigative journalist; 
his books include Halliburton's Army and Iraq, Inc.: A Profitable Occupation. 
Khalil Bendib is a political cartoonist and radio journalist.
Julie Frechette is Professor of Communication at Worcester State University in Massachusetts, 
and also co-president of the Action Coalition for Media Education.


Web sites mentioned on this week's program:
www.veraxcomic.net 
www.corpwatch.org
www.bendib.com 
www.acmesmartmediaeducation.net 

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