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Archive for March 2015

Project Censored - 03.31.15

Mickey Huff interviews Nolan Higdon regarding his recent series "Justice for Sale,”  a  Project Censored investigative report on prison privatization. Then we hear highlights from a recent speech by former Black Panther Charlotte O'Neal, aka "Mama C."

Nolan Higdon is a college history instructor in the San Francisco Bay area. Charlotte O'Neal was a member of the Black Panther Party in Kansas City in the the 1960s. Today she operates a school and community center in Tanzania.

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Project Censored - 03.24.15

Peter, Mickey and their guests speak about independent journalism, transparency in government, 
and social justice education. Abby Martin speaks about her years as host of "Breaking the Set" 
on RT Television. Then Tanya Ward Jordan and Michael McCray examine new legislation meant 
to enhance whistleblower protection in government and the financial sector. Finally, Sonoma State 
University student Shelby Wade talks about organizing a Social Justice Week on her campus.

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Project Censored - 03.17.15

Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips ask what's behind the Obama Administration's recent imposition of sanctions against Venezuelan officials, and its claim that Venezuela threatens U-S national security? Gloria La Riva and Roger Harris address this question. Then filmmaker Adam Horowitz discusses his documentary “Nuclear Savage,” in which he makes the case that the U-S deliberately exposed Marshall Islanders to fallout from South Pacific nuclear tests, to study the effects of radiation. PBS helped fund “Nuclear Savage,” but has never broadcast it. Miya McHugh intern from College of Marin, assists.

Gloria La Riva is with the ANSWER Coalition; Roger Harris is with the Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas.  Adam Horowitz has been a documentary filmmaker since the 1980s.

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Four years have now passed since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began. This week's Project Censored Show looks at Fukushima from several perspectives. Attorney Charles Bonner provides an update on the lawsuit seeking damages for the US Navy sailors who've suffered debilitating injuries since their ship was sent into the disaster zone to do relief work. Cindy Folkers speaks about the hazards of radioactive particles, and the inadequate monitoring of the Fukushima radiation releases. Retired nuclear engineer Arnie Gunderson looks at the overall safety record of nuclear power and finds it wanting. And Libbe HaLevy explains how people can minimize their radiation exposure.

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Program summary: Hosts Peter Phillips and Miya McHugh examine LGBTQ issues in contemporary America. The first guest, Sonoma State University sociologist James Joseph Dean, discusses  his new book "Straights;" Dean contends that today's "post-closeted" queer community has also impacted the sexual identity of straight heterosexuals in American society. Later in the program, a queer-youth viewpoint from from College of Marin student Caitlin McCoy.

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