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Mickey's guest for the hour is Nolan Higdon; their subject is fake news and Higdon's forthcoming book,
"The Anatomy of Fake News." Their discussion includes a look at the long history of fake news, 
as well as Higdon's proposed checklist for identifying a story as fake news.  
 
 

Notes:
 
Nolan Hidgon 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 authors 
of the recent book "United States of Distraction."

Music-break information:
1) "Lucifer" by the Alan Parsons Project
2) "Daily News" by Tom Paxton
3) "Pipeline" by the Alan Parsons Project
 
 

the Project Censored Show:
 

Host: Mickey Huff

Producers: Anthony Fest & Dennis Murphy
As the concept of "defunding the police" is discussed nationwide, this week's program offers an example of 
how to replace policing and discipline with community-based approaches. Mickey's guests explain the theory, 
practice and benefits of using 'restorative justice' in the context of public schools.
 
 

Notes:
 
Amber Yang is a Restorative Justice & Wellness Coordinator at Novato High School in Marin County, California. 
Phoebe Smith is a long-time public-school teacher and teacher trainer, and is now a consultant to school districts 
on restorative-justice practices. 
 
Music-break info:
1) "Human Nature" by 2 Cellos
2) "Blasting Cap" by Preston Reed
Author Dan Kovalik joins the program to explain why the "humanitarian" wars of the U.S. and its allies
only make life even worse for the people they ostensibly protect. Then free-press advocate Chris Finan 
produces evidence that police around the US are deliberately attacking journalists covering the recent 
Black Lives Matter demonstrations.  
 

Notes:
 
Dan Kovalik is a law professor and author; his latest book, "No More War," is from Skyhorse Publishing.
Chris Finan is executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship, 
http://www.ncac.org
Music-break information:
1) "America" by the Nice
2) "Masters of War" by Odetta
3) "Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring
Mickey's first guest this week is Robin Andersen, who explains the misleading consequences of
portraying the coronavirus crisis as a "war;" she and Mickey also review the media treatment
of the police murder of George Floyd. Then Eleanor Goldfield returns to the show to describe
her new documentary "Hard Road of Hope," a look at the history of labor and environmental-health 
struggles in West Virginia. 


Notes: 

 
Robin Andersen teaches communications and media studies at Fordham University in New York. 
Her recent article "A Pandemic Is Not A War," can be found at fair.org/home/a-pandemic-is-not-a-war   
Eleanor Goldfield is a journalist, artist and organizer; her web site is www.artkillingapathy.com  
 
Music-break information:
1) "Gimme Some Truth" by John Lennon
2) "Uncle Sam Goddamn" by Brother Ali
3) "Fire In The Hole" by Hazel Dickens
 
 
the Project Censored Show:

 

Host: Mickey Huff
 

Producers: Anthony Fest and Dennis Murphy

 
50 years have passed since Ohio National Guard troops opened fire on Kent State University students 
protesting the Vietnam War. Four students were killed and nine wounded. On this Part II of our two-part 
Kent-State series, Mickey and his guests reflect on the Kent State massacre's effect on history. 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
Joel Ies was a labor and antiwar activist in Fresno, CA in 1970. David Ziegler is a filmmaker 
and the creator of the "Sir, No Sir" documentary. Ira Shor was a graduate student and antiwar organizer 
in Madison, Wisconsin in 1970. David Swanson is executive director of World Beyond War.

Music-break information:
1) & 3) "Reflections of My Life" by Marmalade
2) "War" by Edwin Starr 
The full four hours of interviews can be found at www.truthtribunal.org 
50 years have passed since Ohio National Guard troops opened fire on Kent State University students protesting the Vietnam War.
Four students were killed and nine wounded. On this week's program, Mickey and his guests review the event and reflect on its impact,
then and now. 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
Peter Kuznick is Professor of History at American University in Washington, DC, and coauthor of The Untold History of the United States. 
In 1970, he was a Rutgers University student and an antiwar organizer. Joseph Lewis was a Kent State student in 1970, and one of 
the nine students wounded by National Guard gunfire. Laurel Krause is the younger sister of Allison Krause, one of the four Kent State students 
shot to death in 1970. She has been part of the Krause family's campaign for official accountability for the death of Allison. DeRay McKesson, 
born in 1985, is a Black Lives Matter organizer, an author, and one of the founders of the Mapping Police Violence project. His web site is www.deray.com. 
The entire four hours of Mickey's interviews can be found at 
www.truthtribunal.org. 

Music-break info:
"Ohio" by Neil Young.
This week's program focuses on the media's response to the Coronavirus epidemic.
Mickey's first guest, Nicholas Baham, outlines his "Covid Chronicles," a continuing collection
of interviews from people around the US -- especially from communities neglected in 
corporate media -- about how the coronavirus is affecting their lives. In the second half of
the program, Anthony Dimaggio explains how big media has been unable to hold Trump
to account on the epidemic; he also examines why right-wing protests against social
distancing have received more news coverage than the much more significant actions of
"front-line" retail workers and medical personnel.
 
 
 
Notes:
 
Nicholas Baham III teaches Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay, and is the creator of the
"Covid Chronicles," available via Project Censored. Anthony Dimaggio teaches Political Science at Lehigh University
in Pennsylvania, and is a frequent contributor to Counterpunch.org.  His most recent article can be found at
 
Music-break info:
1) "Beck's Bolero" by Jeff Beck
2) "Ride Across the River" by Dire Straits 
3) "Marwa Blues" by George Harrison


 
the Project Censored Show:
 
Host: Mickey Huff 

 
Producers: Anthony Fest and Dennis Murphy

 
Historian Peter Kuznick returns to the Project Censored Show to discuss
his latest project: working with a team of other scholars and activists to
create and publicize a "Covid 19 Solidarity Manifesto." It demands that
world governments redirect resources away from war and armaments
toward serving the needs of all people, by way of universal health care
and education, a basic income for all, and other vital reforms.
 

 
Notes:

Peter Kuznick is Professor of History at American University in Washington DC, 
and 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

Music-break info:
1) "Simmer" by Lisa Hilton
2)  "Let's Work Together" by Canned Heat 
3) "Pipeline" by the Alan Parsons Project

 
For the first half of the program, Andy Lee Roth describes his research indicating that Google and other internet giants are filtering out material from LGBT publications,
yet allowing anti-gay hate 'speech.' Then attorney Peter Obstler explains a federal lawsuit against Youtube that he filed on behalf of several gay or lesbian video producers 
-- a case that might clarify whether internet platforms like Youtube have First Amendment obligations.
 

Andy Lee Roth is Associate Director of Project Censored and co-editor of its annual "Censored" books.

His recent article "Queer Erasure" is in the Spring 2020 issue of the Index on Censorship. 
Peter Obstler is a partner in the San Francisco office of the Browne George Ross law firm.
 
 

Notes:
 
Andy Lee Roth's recent article can be found at
 
Music-break Information: 
1) "Lucifer" by the Alan Parsons Project
2) "The Watcher" by Dave Holland
3) "Smooth Criminal" by 2 Cellos 
Mickey's guest for the hour is media scholar Steve Macek of North Central College in suburban Chicago.
Macek also compiled Chapter 2 of Censored 2020, "Media Democracy In Action." He summarizes some of
the victories for transparency, press freedom, and worker perspectives that are described in that chapter.
Among the organizations and individuals cited are freelance journalist Kathryn Foxhall, transparency
campaigner Russ Kick, LaborNotes.org and PropagandaCritic.com
 
 

Notes:
 
Music-break Information: 
1) "Blasting Cap" by Preston Reed
2) "Beck's Bolero" by Jeff Beck
3) "There Is Power In A Union" by Billy Bragg

the Project Censored Show:
 

Host: Mickey Huff 

Producers: Anthony Fest & Dennis Murphy

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