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Media Matters features host Bob McChesney in conversation with a variety of guests. Listeners may call with comments or questions.

Media Matters features host Bob McChesney in conversation with a variety of guests. Listeners may call with comments or questions.

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Media Matters features host Bob McChesney in conversation with a variety of guests. Listeners may call with comments or questions.

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English


Episodes

Journalist John Nichols

10/8/2012
Long time friend and colleague of Bob, John Nichols joins Bob this Sunday.His most recent book, Uprising, captures the protest movement that captivated the nation and paved the path for Occupy Wall Street. More than 100,000 public employees, teachers, students, and their allies descended on the capital in Madison, Wisconsin after Governor Scott Walker announced his plan to eliminate the right of public sector employees to unionize. Uprising provides an anatomy of the event and its...

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American journalist, media critic, Norman Solomon

9/23/2012
Norman Solomon wrote the nationally syndicated "Media Beat" weekly column from 1992 to 2009. His latest book, "Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State," documents five decades of rising American militarism and the media's all-too-frequent failure to challenge it. Solomon's unique weave of personal narrative and historical inquiry, Daniel Ellsberg notes in the foreword, "helps us understand where we are now and how we got here." Solomon's book "War Made Easy: How...

Duration:01:00:01

American journalist, media critic, Norman Solomon

9/23/2012
Norman Solomon wrote the nationally syndicated "Media Beat" weekly column from 1992 to 2009. His latest book, "Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State," documents five decades of rising American militarism and the media's all-too-frequent failure to challenge it. Solomon's unique weave of personal narrative and historical inquiry, Daniel Ellsberg notes in the foreword, "helps us understand where we are now and how we got here." Solomon's book "War Made Easy: How...

United Republic founder, Josh Silver

9/17/2012
Josh Silver, CEO of United Republic, is a veteran election and media reform executive. He was the campaign manager for the successful 1998 Arizona Clean Elections (public funding) ballot initiative campaign and is the cofounder along with Bob McChesney and John Nichols, and former CEO of Free Press, the nation's leading media and technology reform advocacy organization. He was the director of development for the cultural arm of the Smithsonian Institution.Josh has published widely on...

Duration:01:00:01

Journalist Chris Hedges on "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt"

9/11/2012
Prolific writer and journalist Chris Hedges joins us this Sunday to discuss his newest book, "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." In collaboration with graphic artist, Joe Stacco, Hedges investigates the impact of unfettered capitalism on American life. Part graphic novel, part journalistic narrative, "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt," offers a unique glimpse into the American experience living in the capitalist state.Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig, is a senior...

Duration:00:54:14

Susan Saladoff, producer and director of Hot Coffee

9/3/2012
Susan Saladoff (Producer, Director) spent twenty-five years practicing law in the civil justice system, representing injured victims of individual and corporate negligence. She stopped practicing law in 2009 to make the documentary, HOT COFFEE, her first feature-length film. She began her career as a public interest lawyer with the law firm of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, now known as Public Justice, an organization that, for the last 25 years, has been at the forefront of keeping...

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Journalist David Sirota

8/26/2012
David Sirota is a journalist, nationally syndicated weekly newspaper columnist, award-winning radio host and bestselling author living in Denver, Colorado. As a regular contributor to Salon.com, Sirota covers the intersection of politics, media and popular culture. In reviews of his writing, the New York Times called Sirota a "populist rabble-rouser" with a "take-no-prisoners mind-set." In 2010, The Nation magazine named Sirota one of the 30 Media Heroes in America.Sirota's first two books...

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Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!

8/19/2012
Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and host of the daily, independent global news hour, Democracy Now!, which airs on more than 1,070 public television and radio stations worldwide. A driving force in the movement to rebuild the public media landscape, Democracy Now! presents people and perspectives rarely heard in the corporate media.Goodman's fifth book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope,...

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Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!

8/19/2012
Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and host of the daily, independent global news hour, Democracy Now!, which airs on more than 1,070 public television and radio stations worldwide. A driving force in the movement to rebuild the public media landscape, Democracy Now! presents people and perspectives rarely heard in the corporate media.Goodman's fifth book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope,...

Chris Hayes, Author of Twilight of the Elites

8/12/2012
If social change is a two-step process--first, those seeking change must convince the public that the current system should not be trusted; then, new social and legal structures must be put in place--we are now caught in a strange limbo between stage one and two. Chris Hayes' new book, Twilight of the Elites challenges us to imagine a different social order, to construct coalitions, institutions, and constituencies that militate not only against the status quo, but for equality. "This is...

Duration:01:00:01

Sportswriter Dave Zirin on the Olympics

8/5/2012
Named one of UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World", Dave Zirin writes about the politics of sports for the Nation Magazine. He is their first sports writer in 150 years of existence. Winner of Sport in Society and Northeastern University School of Journalism's 2011 'Excellence in Sports Journalism' Award, Zirin is also the host of Sirius XM Radio's popular weekly show, Edge of Sports Radio. He has been called "the best sportswriter in the United States," by Robert...

Duration:00:59:59

Sportswriter Dave Zirin on the Olympics

8/5/2012
Named one of UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World", Dave Zirin writes about the politics of sports for the Nation Magazine. He is their first sports writer in 150 years of existence. Winner of Sport in Society and Northeastern University School of Journalism's 2011 'Excellence in Sports Journalism' Award, Zirin is also the host of Sirius XM Radio's popular weekly show, Edge of Sports Radio. He has been called "the best sportswriter in the United States," by Robert...

Award Winning Journalist Glenn Greenwald

7/30/2012
Glenn Greenwald is a former Constitutional and civil rights litigator and is the author of three New York Times Bestselling books: two on the Bush administration's executive power and foreign policy abuses, and his latest book, With Liberty and Justice for Some, an indictment of America's two-tiered system of justice. Greenwald was named by The Atlantic as one of the 25 most influential political commentators in the nation. He is the recipient of the first annual I.F. Stone Award for...

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Award Winning Journalist Glenn Greenwald

7/30/2012
Glenn Greenwald is a former Constitutional and civil rights litigator and is the author of three New York Times Bestselling books: two on the Bush administration's executive power and foreign policy abuses, and his latest book, With Liberty and Justice for Some, an indictment of America's two-tiered system of justice. Greenwald was named by The Atlantic as one of the 25 most influential political commentators in the nation. He is the recipient of the first annual I.F. Stone Award for...

Tom Engelhardt on The United States of Fear

7/22/2012
"Tom Engelhardt, who founded and runs the popular website TomDispatch, is a politician's worst nightmare. In his new book, The United States of Fear, Engelhardt criticizes the right and the left in equal measure, challenging both former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama for the wars they have engaged in and the costs associated with those wars. Engelhardt's popular columns... and his own site was borne out of the post-9/11 haze. That's according to Engelhardt himself, who...

Noam Chomsky joins Bob this Sunday

7/15/2012
Noam Chomsky is a US political theorist and activist, and institute professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Besides his work in linguistics, Chomsky is internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today. Chomsky continues to be an unapologetic critic of both American foreign policy and its ambitions for geopolitical hegemony and the neoliberal turn of global capitalism, which he identifies in terms of class...

Richard Maxwell & Toby Miller on Greening the Media

7/10/2012
"Someone once said that people should never go into the kitchen of a restaurant where they enjoy eating. Toby Miller and Richard Maxwell take us into the electronic media's kitchen, and the food will never taste the same again. In a brilliant, even stunning, expose of the environmental practices and impact of media corporations, Greening the Media is one of the most important media books in years. Extremely readable and entertaining, this highly original and well-researched book should be...

Danielle Chynoweth on the 2012 Grassroots Radio Conference and her politica

7/4/2012
Local activist and organizer, Danielle Chynoweth joins Bob this Sunday to discuss the Grassroots Radio Conference, to be held this year in Champaign-Urbana, in addition to her work as both a politician and a political activist. Danielle facilitates strategic planning for the Prometheus Radio Project, a not-for-profit association dedicated to the democratization of the airwaves through the proliferation of non-commercial, community based, micropower radio stations. Co-founder of the...

Long time friend and colleague, John Nichols joins us in our summer pledge

6/24/2012
Over the past decade, John Nichols has co-authored with Bob It's the Media, Stupid!, Our Media, Not Theirs, Tragedy and Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections, and Destroy Democracy and, most recently, The Death and Life of American Journalism. McChesney and Nichols are the co-founders of Free Press, the nation's media-reform network, which organizes the National Conference for Media Reform.This will be a pre-recorded show so sit back and relax while Bob and John talk shop...

Michael Perelman and Bob talk economics

6/17/2012
Michael Perelman teaches economics at California State University, Chico. He has published 19 books, including, The Confiscation of American Prosperity, Railroading Economics, Manufacturing Discontent, The Perverse Economy, and The Invention of Capitalism. Prof. Perelman's most recent book, The Invisible Handcuffs of Capitalism: How Market Tyranny Stifles the Economy by Stunting Workers, challenges mainstream economic thought to acknowledge how the capitalist context of labor, assumed as...