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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

With the Democratic and Republican conventions recently concluded, Mickey is joined by two media analysts to examine the substance and the coverage of those events, and to take note of other stories that have drawn either too much or too little attention from the dominant US media outlets.
 

Notes:
 
Alan MacLeod is a media critic, a staff writer at Mint Press News, and has also contributed to many other publications.


Robin Andersen teaches at Fordham University, and writes for Fair.org, Common Dreams, and other outlets.
Her latest book is "Media, Central American Refugees, and the U.S. Border Crisis."


Music-break information:
1) "Lost in a Lost World" by the Moody Blues
2) "Politician" by Cream
3) "What About Me" by Quicksilver Messenger Service

Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with Carol Anderson.
Her book, "White Rage," chronicles the history of white resistance and obstruction
to African-American equality, from the Reconstruction period to modern times.

Notes:
 
This is a rebroadcast of a previously-aired Project Censored Show.
 
Carol Anderson is Professor of African-American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta.
Her previous works include "Eyes Off the Prize" and "Bourgeois Radicals." 
 
Music-break information:
1) "The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby
2) "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke
3) "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud" by James Brown

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
Sociologist and author William I. Robinson returns to the program to speak about his forthcoming book, "The Global Police State,"
from Pluto Press. Also on the program is sociologist and author Peter Phillips. For the hour, they discuss the corporate-directed changes
in the economy that have left more and more of the world's population without stable employment, and the consequent growth in the military and police sectors needed to suppress peoples' uprisings against the failing capitalist system.
Notes:
 
William I. Robinson is Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Peter Phillips is Professor of Political Sociology at Sonoma State University,
a former director of Project Censored, and the author of "Giants: the Global Power Elite."
The Pluto Press website is www.plutobooks.com 

 
Music-break information:
  1. “Wall Street Shuffle” by 10cc

  2. “Mathematics” by Mos Def

  3. “Money" by Pink Floyd

August 6th and 9th, 2020 mark the 75th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by U.S. forces.
U.S. politicians and media personalities often claim that the bombings were the only option President Truman had to bring
World War II to a swift end, but historian Peter Kuznick says this is a myth. On this week's program, Kuznick rebuts that belief,
demonstrating that it was widely-known at the time that Japan was looking to surrender, and the bombs did nothing to hasten that surrender. His conversation with Mickey Huff also covers related issues, such as the unprecedented anti-Japanese racism employed in U.S. wartime propaganda, and how the use of the bombs worsened the Cold War.
 
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.

 
Music-break information:
  1. “The Isle of the Dead” by Sergei Rachmaninoff

  2. “2 Minutes to Midnight” by Iron Maiden

  3. “Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima" by Krzysztof Penderecki

How do private interests maintain control over public land? Mickey and his guests explore the example of
Point Reyes National Seashore in California, where commercial ranches and dairies still operate,
despite being bought out after the park's creation in 1962.   Also in the conversation, 
how can national parks be made more welcoming and accessible to communities of color?
 
Notes:
Mickey's guests are:
 
Mark Bartolini, a disaster-relief specialist, and a former executive director of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.
He writes on public-health and parks, and their connection to social equity.

Laura Cunningham, who works at the Western Watersheds Project (www.westernwatersheds.org),

and is the founder of www.pointreyesrewild.org 
 
Music-break information:
  1. “This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie

  2. “Out in the Country” by Three Dog Night

  3. “Big Yellow Taxi” by Counting Crows

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

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