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Technology companies are enthusiastically promoting the consumer "benefits" of fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology.
But today's guests say 5G will also deliver an array of dangers -- to human health and the world environment. They explain
some of the hazards of 5G, and suggest courses of action, both individual and political, to confront the problems.
Guests: Kate Kheel, Phoebe Sorgen, Amber Yang, and Kenn Burrows.
 
 
 
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Web sites mentioned on this program:

 

Music-break information:
1) "Digital Haircut" by Lord Echo

2) "Pipeline" by the Alan Parsons Project 
3) "Blasting Cap" by Preston Reed

Nico Perrino is the first guest on this week's program; the topic is "Mighty Ira," Perrino's new documentary on the life and times of Ira Glasser. 
Glasser led the American Civil Liberties Union from 1978 to 2001, and helped build it into the influential organization it is today. 

Then Mickey welcomes philosophy professor John K. Roth, who has dedicated most of his scholarly career to studying the Holocaust. 
He explains the conditions that gave rise to fascism and the genocide of Jews, and suggests what lessons modern societies should remember 
to avoid taking similar paths.  
 

 

 
 
Notes:
 

Nico Perrino was co-director of "Mighty Ira." (www.mightyira.com). He is also a staff member at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (www.thefire.org).  John K. Roth is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Claremont-McKenna College in southern California. 
He has written extensively about the Holocaust, including materials for educators. His latest publication is "Sources of Holocaust Insight,"
from Cascade Books.

 

Music-break information:
1) "Pipeline" by the Alan Parsons Project  
2) "Elegia" by Carlo Balzaretti
3) "Dance of the Forgotten" by Hal Freedman
Historian Peter Kuznick is the first guest; he makes the case for Americans to 'hold their noses'
and vote for Joe Biden, but also expresses pessimism about the directions a Biden administration is likely to take.
Then media scholar Victor Pickard returns to the program to examine commercial media's superficial coverage of the election,
as well as its failures on other issues.

 

 
Notes:

 
This program was recorded on November 4 and 5 -- after the presidential election,
but before news services projected the winner.
Peter Kuznick is Professor of History at American University in Washington DC,
and also directs AU's Nuclear Studies Program (edspace.american.edu/nsi).
He and Oliver Stone wrote the "The Untold History of the United States."
Victor Pickard is Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania,
and co-director of the Media, Inequality and Change Center (mic.asc.upenn.edu).
His most recent book is "Democracy Without Journalism?"

Music-break information:
1) "Wall Street Shuffle" by 10cc.
2) "Water Song" by Hot Tuna

3) "The Resistance" by 2 Cellos
October 26 through 30 was Media Literacy Week. Media scholar Nolan Higdon joined Mickey to explain
why critical media literacy is an essential component of media education.
 
 
Notes:

 
This program was recorded prior to the presidential election.
 
Nolan Higdon teaches teaches history and media studies at California State University, East Bay,
and is a frequent contributor to the annual Project Censored books. He and Mickey Huff are the coauthors of
"United States of Distraction." Higdon's new book is "The Anatomy of Fake News."

Music-break information:
1) "Games People Play" by the Alan Parsons Project
2) "Mann's Fate" by Hot Tuna

3) "Something in the Air" by Thunderclap Newman
 

the Project Censored Show:
 

Host: Mickey Huff 

Producer: Anthony Fest
How does the constant presence of smart phones and other digital devices affect the developing brains of young children? 
Media scholar Mary Rothschild has investigated this question, and offers her surprising conclusions, as well as suggested 
strategies for parents and teachers to manage children's use of these devices.
Mary Rothschild has taught at Fordham and Adelphi Universities, and now offers consultations for parents and educators 
on managing children's media usage. 

Notes:
This is a rebroadcast of a previously-aired Project Censored program.
 
Web site mentioned on this program:
www.maryrothschild.com  
Music-break Information: 
1) "Pipeline" by the Alan Parsons Project
2) "L'Enfant" by Vangelis
3) "Simmer" by Lisa Hilton
Abby Martin returns to the program, to list the many ways Trump and Biden agree about foreign policy.
She also explains her battle against a Georgia law under which she was prevented from speaking at a public university there.
In the second half-hour, Eleanor Goldfield revisits the program and shares her observations about the US elections,
and what social justice advocates must do to foster genuine progress.

 


Notes: 

Abby Martin is an independent journalist, and the creator of "The Empire Files."
Previously, she hosted "Breaking the Set" on RT Television. Her web site is
    
Eleanor Goldfield is a journalist, artist and organizer; she recently produced "Hard Road of Hope,"
an award-winning documentary about peoples' resistance in West Virginia coal country.
Her web site is www.artkillingapathy.com
On this week's program, we hear a speech by the legendary political activist and consumer-rights advocate
Ralph Nader. Nader outlines some of the most critical problems facing Americans, including exorbitant military spending,
out-of-control corporations, and thousands of annual deaths in the workplace, or from lack of health care coverage.
But then he names some individuals who've made a difference in recent U.S. history, explains what students
can accomplish on campus, and how voters can hold legislators accountable. Nader spoke on March 5, 2018 at
Sonoma State University in northern California, as part of the campus's annual Social Justice Week Lecture Series.


Notes: 

This is a rebroadcast of a previously-aired Project Censored Show.

Web site mentioned on this program:

the Project Censored Show:

 

Host: Mickey Huff
 

Producers: Anthony Fest and Dennis Murphy

With the November election drawing near, media analyst Nolan Higdon returns to the Project Censored Show
to explain how fake news and biased media undermine democracy, and why individuals should be "media citizens"
rather than "media consumers."
 
Then in the second half-hour, Nico Perrino joins the program to explain the results of a new study of freedom-of-speech
on US college campuses, based on a survey of 20,000 students at 55 schools. At which schools is freedom of speech most respected, and what policies should every college follow to protect it?
 
 
Notes:
 
Nolan Higdon teaches history and media studies at California State University, East Bay, and writes extensively
for Project Censored. He is the author of "The Anatomy of Fake News" from the University of California Press.
Nico Perrino is vice-president for communications at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (www.thefire.org).
He also helped produce a forthcoming documentary "Mighty Ira," on the accomplishments of Ira Glasser at
the American Civil Liberties Union (www.mightyira.com).
 

Music-break information:

“L'Enfant” by Vangelis

“Blasting Cap” by Preston Reed
“Wasn't Born To Follow” by the Byrds
As well as being the director of Project Censored, Mickey Huff is a faculty member at California's Diablo Valley College.
This past April, he was invited to deliver the annual Faculty Lecture (via Zoom); he spoke on the topic “Make America Think Again.”
Drawing on his years of teaching and research, his talk explored both distant and recent media history, and offered ideas for both
individual and societal action. His speech, excerpted for this week's program, was the 56th annual Faculty Lecture at DVC.
 
Notes:
Mickey Huff is co-chair of History at Diablo Valley College in Contra Costa County, where he has taught for 20 years.

He is also the director of Project Censored, and the co-editor of Project Censored's annual collection of censored
or underreported stories.
Reporter-turned-media-reformer Sue Wilson joins the program to remind listeners that in spite of extensive and destructive media deregulation,
radio and TV stations still have a legal obligation to serve the public interest; she calls on citizens to demand the FCC firmly enforce
this mandate. In the final 15 minutes of the show, Nolan Higdon provides a skeptical review of CNN's new documentary about fake news.
 

Notes:
 
Sue Wilson was an award-winning radio and television reporter, and is now a media-reform organizer.

Nolan Higdon teaches history and media studies at California State University, East Bay.

 

Music-break information:
1) "The Resistance" by 2 Cellos

2) "The Truth Won't Fade Away" by Procol Harum

3) "Blasting Cap" by Preston Reed

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