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Mickey Huff is co-host of the Project Censored Show with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips. It airs on the out of New York City

Mickey Huff is co-host of the Project Censored Show with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips. It airs on the out of New York City


New York, NY


Mickey Huff is co-host of the Project Censored Show with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips. It airs on the out of New York City




P.O. Box 571 Cotati, CA 94931 707-874-2695


Project Censored - 04.06.21

Mickey's first guest is Shahid Buttar, who in 2020 ran against Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her seat in the House of Representatives; he speaks about prospects for progressive change in 2021. Then author Dan Kovalik returns to the program to discuss his latest work, "Cancel This Book," which warns of the dangers of 'cancel culture.' Notes: Shahid Buttar is a civil-rights lawyer; he's worked at public-interest organizations including the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and the Electronic...


Project Censored - 03.30.21

Mickey's guest for the first half of this week's show is Jordan Elgrably, editor of a new publication: the Markaz Review They explore some of the topics covered in this month's issue, "Why Truth?" In the second half of the show, Andy Lee Roth explains how nonhuman censors -- algorithms -- are exerting tremendous, yet unseen, control over which stories users of online media are able to see. Notes: Jordan Elgrably, editor of the Markaz Review, is a widely-published writer. He...


Project Censored - 03.23.21

In the first half of the program, peace organizer Medea Benjamin looks at the Biden Administration's foreign policy, and finds it mainly a disappointment. Then Rebecca Grace and John Gray introduce the Complete Picture Project, an organization that assembles videos of nonviolent offenders facing sentencing, so that a sentencing judge will learn more about an offender's entire life, including family and community connections, rather than only the criminal record. Notes: Medea Benjamin is...


Project Censored - 03.17.21

Aaron Good teaches at a Quaker high school in Pennsylvania. He invited Daniel Ellsberg to speak to his class via Zoom, and also secretly invited several of Ellsberg's fellow authors or whistleblowers, making the event a surprise tribute to Ellsberg, and a panel discussion of both historic and recent events in the peace movement. Notes: Daniel Ellsberg is best-known as the whistleblower who leaked the “Pentagon Papers” to the press, but has also written on the threat posed by nuclear weapons,...


Project Censored - 03.11.21

Today's guests say that the National Park Service is betraying its mission at California's Point Reyes National Seashore by favoring legacy cattle ranches and dairies over preservation of the land and the survival of the native Tule Elk. Peter Byrne and Will Carruthers also present examples of the local ranch and dairy businesses wielding undue influence in the region's politics, and corrupting a local land-preservation nonprofit. They add that only the presence of an independent weekly...


Project Censored - 02.17.21

Mickey's guest for the hour is John K. Wilson, author of a recent report about freedom of the press on US college campuses. They speak about the findings of Wilson's report, as well as the multiple threats to journalism and freedom of speech on campuses. Wilson also revisits some of the landmark events of the past generation's media history, including the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine and the rise of right-wing talk radio. Notes: John K. Wilson writes for the Academe Blog, a web page of...


Project Censored - 02.03.21

Although a new administration has taken office in Washington, the administrators of the world's wealth have not changed. Project Censored presents a rebroadcast of "Giants: The Global Power Elite." Project Censored Show cofounder Peter Phillips returned to the show as a guest in August 2018 to discuss his book about the 'transnational corporate class.' The product of years of research, "Giants" identifies the institutions and individuals who manage trillions of dollars of assets, and wield...


Project Censored - 01.26.21

On January 6, 2021, mobs of violent right-wingers invaded the U.S. Capitol building, some of them threatening the lives of members of Congress. On January 13, Mickey Huff hosted an online panel discussion "Coup d'Trump," about the attack on the Capitol and its implications, as well as a critique of how corporate and corporate-sponsored media framed the events of January 6. This week's Project Censored Show presents the panelists' remarks, as well as their responses to questions posed by...


Project Censored - 01.20.21

Mickey's first guest is veteran technology entrepreneur John Marshall. In his new book "Free is Bad," he contends that internet users' expectation that everything online should be provided free has been a disservice to themselves and to society, because it makes advertisers, not internet users, the real customers of the tech firms. In the second half of the show, History and Media Studies lecturer Nolan Higdon returns to the program for a discussion about what the January 6 mob attack on the...


Project Censored - 01.12.21

This week's program begins with Kevin Gosztola's analysis of the recent UK court rulings about Julian Assange; although the judge refused to allow Assange's extradition to the U.S., Gosztola says press freedom suffered severe setbacks in the case. In the second half-hour, Michael D. Knox explains the activities of the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation, and its efforts to confront the militaristic nature of U.S. culture. Notes: Kevin Gosztola is the managing editor of the news web site...


Project Censored - 01.05.21

In the first half of the program, Aaron Good summarizes an article he co-wrote about the September 9, 2001 murder of Afghan militia leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, and its connection to the subsequent September 11th attacks and the US occupation of Afghanistan. Then English professor Adam Bessie examines the implications of the massive change from in-person to remote instruction at community colleges, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Notes: Aaron Good is a history instructor in the...


Project Censored - 12.22.20

In the first half of the show, Sharyl Attkisson shares ideas from her new book “Slanted. “ She contends that in recent years corporate and government forces have dramatically expanded their intervention into the conduct of journalism, to the extent that some types of investigative stories can no longer be reported. Then British reporter Rachael Jolley joins the show to explain how the coronavirus pandemic has changed the work of reporters – in Europe and elsewhere. She notes that even while...


Project Censored - 12.16.20

In an online speech delivered one week after the election, journalist Chris Hedges spoke about the much deeper forces of political and economic decay afflicting the US. This week's Project Censored Show contains Hedges' complete speech, titled "The Culture of Despair." Notes: Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist with a long career as a foreign correspondent around the world. He hosts the program "On Contact" for RT Television, and writes online at His books...


Project Censored - 12.08.20

Project Censored's new annual volume is now available. "State of the Free Press 2021" includes the well-known 'Top 25' censored stories, as well as many additional chapters of media analysis. Mickey Huff and Andy Lee Roth are the co-editors of this volume; today on the Project Censored Show they discuss the new book, and also explain Project Censored's analytical approach. Notes: Andy Lee Roth is associate director of Project Censored, and coordinator of its Campus Affiliates Program. He...


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:...


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...


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...


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...


Project Censored - 10.27.20

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...


Project Censored - 10.21.20

Abby Martin returns to the program, to list the many ways Trump and Biden agree about foreign policy. She also explains her battle against a Georgia law under which she was prevented from speaking at a public university there. In the second half-hour, Eleanor Goldfield revisits the program and shares her observations about the US elections, and what social justice advocates must do to foster genuine progress. Notes: Abby Martin is an independent journalist, and the creator of "The Empire...