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Project Censored - 08.25.20

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

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Project Censored - 08.19.20

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

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Project Censored - 08.12.20

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

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Project Censored - 08.04.20

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

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