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Program Summary:
 
New co-host Eleanor Goldfield speaks first with Benjamin Norton, to learn how President Biden is "out-Trumping Trump" on immigration.
Norton also offers an update on political conditions in Latin America. In the second half of the show, Eugene Puryear explains racism's

deep roots in US history, and how it cannot be defeated by superficial actions. He also looks at the significance of Black History Month.
 
Benjamin Norton is an independent journalist who focuses on Latin America; he's also the founder of the news web site www.multipolarista.com.   
Eugene Puryear has been a peace-and-justice organizer since his high-school days; he's the author of "Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration
in Capitalist America," and he writes at www.breakthroughnews.org 
 
 
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Program Summary:
Mickey spends the hour with historian Peter Kuznick, who examines the current
U.S. confrontation with Russia over Ukraine, summarizes the recent history of
Ukraine, and emphasizes the urgency of settling the crisis peacefully.
 
Notes:
Peter Kuznick is Professor of History at American University in Washington DC,
and also directs the Nuclear Studies Program at that institution.
He and Oliver Stone wrote the groundbreaking book The Untold History of the United States,
and also produced a Showtime documentary series based on the book.

More information can be found at www.untoldhistory.com.

Program Summary:
After several visits as a guest, Eleanor Goldfield joins the program as co-host with Mickey Huff.
In the first segment of this week's show, Kevin Gosztola delivers a brief update about Julian Assange's case.
Then Jayeesha Dutta speaks with Eleanor about a possible future for the Gulf of Mexico that doesn't include
hazardous offshore oil drilling. In the final segment, Alan MacLeod looks at a purported fake-news watchdog,
Graphika, which actually is staffed by numerous retired military, CIA and NATO personnel, and dismisses
many domestic alternative media organizations as tools of foreign "enemies."
 
 
Notes:
Kevin Gosztola is the managing editor of the news web site www.Shadowproof.com 
He has covered the Julian Assange legal proceedings in the UK from the beginning,

as well as other press-freedom and whistleblower cases.
Jayeesha Dutta is co-founder of AnotherGulf.com; she also works with the Climate Justice Alliance.

Alan MacLeod is a media scholar and a senior staff writer at Mint Press News.

Program Summary:

Eleanor Goldfield returns to the program to address several topics in media and world events, including the ongoing scandal of Julian Assange's imprisonment,
the folly of threatening Russia, and the shallowness of commercial media. Then media scholar Nolan Higdon revisits the program to explain how tech giants
are infiltrating the classroom by sponsoring carefully-tailored "media-literacy" course materials.
 
Eleanor Goldfield is a journalist, artist, and organizer; her web site is www.artkillingapathy.com She also produced a documentary, Hard Road of Hope,
about West Virginia communities confronting pollution from fracking (www.hardroadofhope.com). The Craig Murray article she mentions (about Julian Assange)

Nolan Higdon is a lecturer in education at the University of California Santa Cruz campus. He's also the author of the book "The Anatomy of Fake News."
His recent article (co-written with Allison Butler) is titled "Time to Put Your Marketing Cap On." It appears in the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies.
 
Prof. Aviva Chomsky joined Mickey for a Zoom lecture in April 2021, an event presented by Project Censored and KPFA radio.
The occasion was the release of her new book, which revisits Central American history, especially the wars of the 1980s and
their ongoing consequences. This week's program presents excerpts from that event.
 
 
Notes:
 
This is a rebroadcast of a previously-aired Project Censored Show.
 
Aviva Chomsky, eldest daughter of Noam Chomsky, is professor of history at Salem State University in Massachusetts;
her field is Latin American studies. She's written extensively about immigration, and also has been involved in Latin American
solidarity work for over a quarter-century. Her book, Central America's Forgotten History, is published by Beacon Press.
 
 
 
 
Music-break information:
1) "Marwa Blues" by George Harrison
2) "Ride Across the River" by Dire Straits
3) "Phoenix" by Wishbone Ash 
Program Summary:
 
Project Censored's new annual volume will soon be available. "State of the Free Press 2022"
includes the well-known 'Top 25' censored stories of the preceding year, as well as many more chapters of media analysis.
Andy Lee Roth and Steve Macek of Project Censored spend the hour with Mickey to discuss the new book, and also explain
Project Censored's procedures for identifying and compiling under-reported stories.
 
Notes:
 
Andy Lee Roth is associate director of Project Censored; he holds a PhD in Sociology from UCLA and has published widely on media issues.
Steve Macek teaches Communications and Media Studies at North Central College in Illinois.
Roth and Macek are co-coordinators of Project Censored's Campus Affiliates Program.
 
Program Summary:
 
Author Chris Hedges also teaches college-level courses for New Jersey state prison inmates. His new book, “Our Class,” explains what happened
when Hedges taught a dramatic-literature course to inmates, then helped them write a play of their own – “Caged” – based on their personal life events.
As well, the inmates' stories illustrate the many cruelties of life in an American prison.  Chris Hedges spoke at a KPFA / Project Censored Zoom event
on November 18; this week's program presents excerpts from that talk.
 

Notes:
 
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist with a long career as a war correspondent around the world. He hosts the program "On Contact"
for RT Television, and writes online at www.scheerpost.com. His previous books include "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning," "Death of the Liberal Class,"
and "America: The Farewell Tour."
 
This week we present a rebroadcast of a speech delivered one year ago by journalist Chris Hedges.
In a Zoom speech shortly after the 2020 election, Hedges spoke about the deeper forces of political and economic decay
afflicting the US. This episode contains Hedges' complete speech, titled "The Culture of Despair."
 
Notes:
 
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist with a long career as a foreign correspondent around the world.
He hosts the program "On Contact" for RT Television, and writes online at www.scheerpost.com  His books include
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning,  Death of the Liberal Class, and most recently, America: The Farewell Tour.
Online journalist Kevin Gosztola returns to the program to deliver an update about
the Julian Assange extradition case in the UK, and its disturbing impacts for press freedom.
Then in the second half, Eleanor Goldfield tells about the remarkable range of issues in which
Wikileaks has obtained and published secret documents.
 
Kevin Gosztola is the managing editor of the news web site www.Shadowproof.com 
He has covered the Julian Assange legal proceedings in the UK from the beginning,
as well as other press-freedom and whistleblower cases.
Eleanor Goldfield is a journalist, artist and organizer; her web site is www.artkillingapathy.com  
She also produced a documentary, Hard Road of Hope, about West Virginia communities
confronting pollution from fracking. 
 
Mickey's guest for the full hour is media scholar Victor Pickard of the University of Pennsylvania.
They discuss Pickard's 2019 book, "Democracy Without Journalism?"  Pickard describes the dimensions
of recent years' precipitous drop in the employment of reporters, and its likely consequences for society.
He explains the historical roots of this new crisis, and offers remedies that center on building publicly-supported 
journalism institutions that aren't coupled to commercial values.
 

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