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Does the rise to the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte signal a drift toward facism in the Philippines?

Nolan and Nicholas explore this question, and other issues of Philippine history and politics,
with scholar and former Philippine government research administrator Maria Ortuoste.

Maria Ortuoste is Associate Professor of Political Science at Califoria State University, East Bay.
Previously, she worked in the Philippine government, as head of the research division in the Foreign Service Institute.
Nolan and Nicholas spend this week's show in conversation with author and historian Katherine Olmstead;
their topic is "conspiracy culture in media." Katherine Olmstead teaches History at the University of California Davis campus.
She has written several books about 20th-Century US history, including "Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy."
In the first half of the show, Mickey and Peter speak with three student researchers
at San Francisco State University, and their faculty advisor, about their current Project Censored research,
and about innovative new approaches to journalism itself.
Then Chase Palmieri of Tribeworthy.com makes a return visit to the show, to offer an update on Tribeworthy's progress.
Tribeworthy's purpose is to offer news 'consumers' a site to collectively rate the quality of individual news stories.
Bethany Surface, Malcolm Pinson and Audrey Johnson are students at San Francisco State University
and members of the SFSU Project Censored Club; Kenn Burrows is faculty advisor to the club,
and an lecturer in Holistic Health Studies.
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Peter and Mickey spend most of the hour in conversation with attorney Caitlin Henry and sociologist Laleh Behbehanian;
their topic is the rise in state legislative efforts to suppress or punish political protest.
At the end of the program, we hear an update about the Golden Rule, a historic sailboat used in anti-nuclear and pro-peace actions;
crew members Helen Jaccard and Jerry Condon will explain their upcoming voyages.
Caitlin Henry is an attorney in Oakland, CA and a member of the National Lawyers Guild.
Laleh Behbehanian teaches Sociology at the University of California Berkeley campus.
The three hosts discuss among themselves issues of sexism in US society, focusing on the health care system and the media.
Later in the program, Julie Frechette of Worchester State University joins the conversation about sexism and sexual harrassment
within media organizations, especially Fox News.
Julie Frechette is Chair of the Department of Communications at Worcester State University in Massachusetts.
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Hosts: Nolan Higdon, Desiree McSwain, Nicholas Baham

Originates at KPFA, 94.1 FM, Berkeley CA, Fridays 1-2 PM Pacific Time
This week's program is a panel discussion among the three hosts, examining some recent news stories.
They begin with the death of musician Chris Cornell, and how corporate media frames individuals' drug problems.
Then, for the majority of the hour, they consider the multiple grounds for the impeachment of Donald Trump.
What role can civil disobedience play in the stuggle for social change? 
Peter explores this question with two guests: first, environmental organizer 
Tim DeChristopher recounts his experience delaying a federal oil and gas 
leasing process, and how the legal doctrine of "necessity" could be used in environmental campaigns. 
Then Sunsara Taylor discusses the right-wing effort to supress womens' option of abortion,
and the countercampaign to preserve reproductive choice.

Tim DeChristopher founded two climate-action organizations. He spent 21 months in prison 

for submitting a false bid at a federal oil and gas auction in Utah in 2008. (www.timdechristopher.org)

Sunsara Taylor is with StopPatriarchy.org, and also is a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party

This week, we present a speech delivered in April by the Project Censored Show's co-host Mickey Huff.
His topic was 'fake news,' and how to resist it. He spoke at Sonoma State University, as part of the campus's annual Social Justice Week.
Mickey Huff is director of Project Censored, co-host of the Project Censored radio program, and co-chair of the History department at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay area.
The program begins with a discussion of how TV depicts female inmates; is "Orange Is The New Black" a step forward in public understanding?
Next, what's happened to media coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement since Donald Trump took office?  Finally on the program,
three Project Censored student researchers at San Francisco State University describe their projects, as well as a concept called "constructive media literacy."  
Nolan, Nicholas, and Desiree begin the program with a roundtable critique of the corporate-media's coverage of
recent domestic-spying revelations, as well as the issue of whether or not Donald Trump is a political aberration;
then Alicia Huartado provides updates on work in progress at Project Censored.
For the remainder of the program, the hosts interview two guests on the topic of critical media literacy;
first, Allison Butler discusses the need for media literacy in the context of the "post-truth" Trump administration.
Then Bill Yousman explains the unique MA program in media literacy offered at his campus.
Allison Butler is a lecturer in Communications at the University of Massachusetts, and the Director of
the media-literacy education organization Mass Media Literacy. Bill Yousman directs the graduate
program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut; he's also
the author of "The Spike Lee Enigma."

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