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Project Censored - 02.11.20

Mickey's first guest, author Rosa del Duca, recounts her personal journey from teenage National Guard recruit to conscientious objector, 
and the maze that all would-be-COs must navigate.
Then Nolan Higdon revisits the show to discuss a new study of corporate-media bias against the Bernie Sanders campaign. 
Rosa del Duca is an author and singer-songwriter; her web site is www.rosadelduca.com  
Her book about her National Guard experiences is "Breaking Cadence," from Ooligan Press.
Nolan Higdon teaches history and media studies at Cal State East Bay, and is a frequent guest on the Project Censored Show.
Music-break information:
1) "The Universal Soldier" by Buffy St Marie 
2) "Politician" by Cream 
3) "Selling the News" by Switchfoot  

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Project Censored - 02.04.20

As Northern California communities tally the toll of disastrous fires and repeated power shutoffs,
Peter Phillips and Tim Ogburn say it's time to replace the investor-owned Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
with a public power authority. They say the recent installation of a new board of directors at PG&E
won't solve the problems, because the new directors, like their predecessors, represent the global one-percent,
not the utility's customers.
Peter Phillips is Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University, former director of Project Censored, and the 
cofounder of the Project Censored Show. His most recent book is "Giants."
Tim Ogburn is a manager for the California EPA, and an environmental consultant.
Their article about PG&E can be found at
Music-break information:
1) "The Resistance" by 2 Cellos 
2) "Let's Work Together" by Canned Heat
3) "The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby

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Project Censored - 01.21.20

Andy Worthington and Kristina Borjesson make return visits to the Project Censored
to update listeners on their work. Andy Worthington, a long-time campaigner
for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, shares what he's learned
about conditions for the men still locked up there.
In the second half of the program, journalist Kristina Borjesson summarizes
the turns her career took when her investigative work went beyond what
her corporate media employers wanted. She also explains her new project,
a podcast by and for whistleblowers. 
Journalist Andy Worthington has devoted much of this time to exposing the
illegal nature of Guantanamo Bay. He is the author of The Guantanamo Files,
and producer of Outside the Law

Kristina Borjesson is an award-winning TV producer, writer and editor;

she has covered stories from the destruction of TWA Flight 800 to 
the September 11 attacks, and many others.Her books include Into the Buzzsaw 
and Feet to the Fire. 
Links to the guests' web sites:
Music-break information:
1) "Lucifer" by the Alan Parsons Project
2) "Gimme Some Truth" by John Lennon
3) "Phoenix" by Wishbone Ash
the Project Censored Show:


Host: Mickey Huff 
Producers: Anthony Fest & Dennis Murphy


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Project Censored - 01.15.20

Kevin Gosztola and Ted Rall make return visits to the Project Censored
to update listeners on their latest work. Kevin Gosztola, shares the latest news 
about the cases of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and military whistleblower 
Chelsea Manning.
In the second half of the program, journalist Ted Rall explains his legal battle 
with his former employer the Los Angeles Times, a case that has gone to
the California Supreme Court. He also analyzes corporate-media coverage
of the Democratic Party presidential contenders. 
Both guests also comment on the U.S. assassination of Iranian leader 
Qassem Soleimani. 

Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of shadowproof.com
Ted Rall is an author and political cartoonist.
Links to the guests' web sites:

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Project Censored - 12.10.19

As the world faces unprecedented challenges like global warming, what role are media and journalism playing?
Kenn Burrows and Amber Yang say that social media and conventional journalism foster a sense of isolation and powerlessness
that undermines peoples' ability to take action. But they suggest an innovative new approach to journalism --
"constructive journalism" -- can be a valuable tool for reviving community and cooperation. 
Kenn Burrows is founder and director of the Holistic Health Center at San Francisco State University.
Amber Yang is a SFSU graduate in psychology, and a frequent contributor to Project Censored.
Music-break information:
1) "Blasting Cap" by Preston Reed
2) "Let's Work Together" by Canned Heat
3) "Room to Move" by John Mayall

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Project Censored - 12.03.19

On this week's program, Mickey Huff and his guests examine how Facebook, Twitter and Google are working to hide,
"deplatform" or otherwise undermine news and opinions critical of US government policies, and thus reestablish 
the dominance of establishment-friendly corporate media.
Emil Marmot is a doctoral student at the University of Toronto, and the co-author of a chapter in Censored 2020. 
Mnar Muhawish is the founder and editor-in-chief at Mint Press News (www.mintpressnews.com). 
Music-break information:
1) "Mann's Fate" by Hot Tuna
2) "Lucifer" by the Alan Parsons Project
3) "Monster" by Zero One

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Project Censored - 11.19.19

On this week's show, we hear a talk given by Mickey Huff and Nolan Higdon.
They spoke about their new book, "United States of Distraction," a look at 
the five decades of corrosive political and media changes which made it possible
for a candidate like Donald Trump to capture the presidency. They spoke at
the Hillside Club in Berkeley, California on October 22, in a benefit for KPFA-FM.
Music-break information:
1) "the Resistance" by 2 Cellos
2) "Ride Across the River" by Dire Straits
3) "Polygon Dust" by Porter Robinson
the Project Censored Show:
Host: Mickey Huff 

Producers: Anthony Fest and Dennis Murphy


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Project Censored - 11.12.19

Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi is the first guest on this week's show;
his new book, "Hate, Inc." explains how today's corporate media,
especially television, profits by pitting Americans against one another.
Then independent journalist Abby Martin returns to the program;
on this segment, she describes the making of her new documentary
Gaza Fights For Freedom, and the distortions and omission in US
media coverage of Palestine.
Matt Taibbi's previous books include "Insane Clown President" and "Griftopia."
Abby Martin's work can be found at www.theempirefiles.tv  

Music-break information:
1) "Selling the News" by Switchfoot
2) "November" by Dominic Miller
3) "Palestine Will Be Free" by Maher Zain

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Project Censored - 11.05.19

Facebook recently announced, "Facebook News," a partnership between the social-media giant 
and established corporate-media outlets, including the New York Times. Does this arrangement 
suggest an enhanced effort to keep independent journalism and nonconforming opinions out of social media?

Andy Lee Roth is co-editor (with Mickey) of Project Censored's annual "Censored" books. 
He also oversees the 'validated independent news' program, collecting hundreds of stories from which the "Top 25" are selected.

Music-break information:
1) "Simplexity" by Zero One
2) "Ride Across the River" by Dire Straits
3) "Blasting Cap" by Preston Reed
the Project Censored Show:
Host: Mickey Huff 

Producers: Anthony Fest and Dennis Murphy


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Project Censored - 10.22.19

What will be the consequences of a capitalist crisis of overproduction in the 21st century, 
when nations and political institutions are dominated by a single transnational capitalist class? 
Sociologists Peter Phillips and William I. Robinson explore these questions and more on this week's show. 

Peter Phillips teaches Sociology at Sonoma State University; his latest book is "Giants: the Global Power Elite." 
William Robinson teaches Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara; his latest book is 
"Into the Tempest: Essays on the New Global Capitalism."

Music-break information:
1) "Let's Work Together" by Canned Heat
2) "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
3) "Power to the People" by John Lennon

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