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We are Project Censored and after 40 years of creating an annual book showcasing media censorship we are bringing the fight to your ears and eyes. The Project Censored Show is a weekly public affairs program that discusses independent journalism, media censorship, deconstructing propaganda, and supporting a truly free press. The program focuses on “The News That Didn’t Make the News” and each week we conduct in depth interviews with guests and offer hard hitting commentary and analysis on the key political, social, and economic issues of the day with an emphasis on critical media literacy.

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We are Project Censored and after 40 years of creating an annual book showcasing media censorship we are bringing the fight to your ears and eyes. The Project Censored Show is a weekly public affairs program that discusses independent journalism, media censorship, deconstructing propaganda, and supporting a truly free press. The program focuses on “The News That Didn’t Make the News” and each week we conduct in depth interviews with guests and offer hard hitting commentary and analysis on the key political, social, and economic issues of the day with an emphasis on critical media literacy.

    John Corbally and Chase Palmieri

    John Corbally and Chase Palmieri

    Mickey begins the show in conversation with academic colleague Dr. John Corbally; their topic is “Why History Matters.” Corbally recently completed a new textbook on 20th Century history, one that endeavors to include the perspectives of third-world nations, and of everyday people, rather than only the deeds of leaders and elites.
    In the second half-hour, Chase Palmieri rejoins the program as a guest to offer an update on the latest developments at Credder.com, a web site that offers its users the ability to rate media outlets’ coverage of news stories called crowd contested media.
    Notes:
    John Corbally is professor of history at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California.
    His new book is “The Twentieth Century World, 1914 to the Present,” from Bloomsbury Press.
    Chase Palmieri cohosts the Project Censored Show, and is a co-founder of Credder.com

    Rosa del Duca and Nolan Higdon

    Rosa del Duca and Nolan Higdon

    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 with a current book about her National Guard experiences titled “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.

    Peter Phillips and Tim Ogburn – Should Pacific Gas & Electric Co. be a Public Power Authority?

    Peter Phillips and Tim Ogburn – Should Pacific Gas & Electric Co. be a Public Power Authority?

    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.

    Andy Worthington and Kristina Borjesson Return

    Andy Worthington and Kristina Borjesson Return

    Andy Worthington and Kristina Borjesson make return visits to the Project Censored Show to update listeners on their work. Journalist and activist 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 as Gitmo passes its 18th year in operation.
    In the second half of the program, journalist and filmmaker 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 called The Whistleblower Newsroom.
    Notes:
    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:
    www.andyworthington.co.uk   
    www.thewhistleblowernewsroom.podbean.com  
    www.flight800doc.com  
     
    Music-break information:1) “Lucifer” by the Alan Parsons Project2) “Gimme Some Truth” by John Lennon3) “Phoenix” by Wishbone Ash

    Special Guests Kevin Gosztola and Ted Rall

    Special Guests Kevin Gosztola and Ted Rall

    Independent Journalists Kevin Gosztola and Ted Rall make return visits to the Project Censored Show 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 and in the second half of the program, editorial cartoonist Ted Rall explains his legal battle with his former employer, the Los Angeles Times, a case that has gone to the California Supreme Court. Ted 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.

    Peter Byrne and Will Carruthers Examine PG&E’s Role in the Political Influence and Media Control of California

    Peter Byrne and Will Carruthers Examine PG&E’s Role in the Political Influence and Media Control of California

    Investigative reporters Peter Byrne and Will Carruthers return to the show to speak about the latest story in their “Power Brokers” series: “Burned.” This muckraking report is case study of political influence and media control in California, examining the connections between utility giant PG&E, the catastrophic California wildfires of 2017, a nonprofit, and a lobbyist for PG&E who doubles as a newspaper executive, controlling the largest newspaper conglomerate in Northern California.
    Notes:
    The article can be found at the Bohemian.
    Will Carruthers is a staff reporter at the North Bay Bohemian; Peter Byrne is a widely-published, award-winning freelance journalist and science writer. The authors give thanks to the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press.

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