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Project Censored - 11.24.20

Technology companies are enthusiastically promoting the consumer "benefits" of fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology.
But today's guests say 5G will also deliver an array of dangers -- to human health and the world environment. They explain
some of the hazards of 5G, and suggest courses of action, both individual and political, to confront the problems.
Guests: Kate Kheel, Phoebe Sorgen, Amber Yang, and Kenn Burrows.
 
 
 
Notes:
 
Web sites mentioned on this program:

 

Music-break information:
1) "Digital Haircut" by Lord Echo

2) "Pipeline" by the Alan Parsons Project 
3) "Blasting Cap" by Preston Reed

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Project Censored - 11.17.20

Nico Perrino is the first guest on this week's program; the topic is "Mighty Ira," Perrino's new documentary on the life and times of Ira Glasser. 
Glasser led the American Civil Liberties Union from 1978 to 2001, and helped build it into the influential organization it is today. 

Then Mickey welcomes philosophy professor John K. Roth, who has dedicated most of his scholarly career to studying the Holocaust. 
He explains the conditions that gave rise to fascism and the genocide of Jews, and suggests what lessons modern societies should remember 
to avoid taking similar paths.  
 

 

 
 
Notes:
 

Nico Perrino was co-director of "Mighty Ira." (www.mightyira.com). He is also a staff member at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (www.thefire.org).  John K. Roth is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Claremont-McKenna College in southern California. 
He has written extensively about the Holocaust, including materials for educators. His latest publication is "Sources of Holocaust Insight,"
from Cascade Books.

 

Music-break information:
1) "Pipeline" by the Alan Parsons Project  
2) "Elegia" by Carlo Balzaretti
3) "Dance of the Forgotten" by Hal Freedman

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Project Censored - 11.11.20

Historian Peter Kuznick is the first guest; he makes the case for Americans to 'hold their noses'
and vote for Joe Biden, but also expresses pessimism about the directions a Biden administration is likely to take.
Then media scholar Victor Pickard returns to the program to examine commercial media's superficial coverage of the election,
as well as its failures on other issues.

 

 
Notes:

 
This program was recorded on November 4 and 5 -- after the presidential election,
but before news services projected the winner.
Peter Kuznick is Professor of History at American University in Washington DC,
and also directs AU's Nuclear Studies Program (edspace.american.edu/nsi).
He and Oliver Stone wrote the "The Untold History of the United States."
Victor Pickard is Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania,
and co-director of the Media, Inequality and Change Center (mic.asc.upenn.edu).
His most recent book is "Democracy Without Journalism?"

Music-break information:
1) "Wall Street Shuffle" by 10cc.
2) "Water Song" by Hot Tuna

3) "The Resistance" by 2 Cellos

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Project Censored - 11.03.20

October 26 through 30 was Media Literacy Week. Media scholar Nolan Higdon joined Mickey to explain
why critical media literacy is an essential component of media education.
 
 
Notes:

 
This program was recorded prior to the presidential election.
 
Nolan Higdon 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 coauthors of
"United States of Distraction." Higdon's new book is "The Anatomy of Fake News."

Music-break information:
1) "Games People Play" by the Alan Parsons Project
2) "Mann's Fate" by Hot Tuna

3) "Something in the Air" by Thunderclap Newman
 

the Project Censored Show:
 

Host: Mickey Huff 

Producer: Anthony Fest

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