May 27, 2012

Dan Schiller discusses Communication history and the Internet

University of Illinois Professor Dan Schiller, joins Bob this Sunday to discuss the history of communication and the Internet. UI Professor of Library & Information Science, Dan's most recent project is The Hidden History of Telecommunications, described as "an archivally grounded research project on telecom system development between the 1870s and the 1950s."

This is a prerecorded show.


May 20, 2012

Professor Sundiata Cha-Jua discusses African-American history and recent black politics

Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, from which he earned a Ph.D. in 1993, and in African American Studies. He previously taught in the History department and directed the Black Studies Program at the University of Missouri at Columbia, and taught history at Pennsylvania State University and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Dr. Cha-Jua received Advanced Certificates in Black Studies from Northeastern University in 1992 and from the National Council for Black Studies, Director’s Institute in 1992.


May 13, 2012

American journalist and freedom of information campaigner Heather Brooke

Heather Brooke is an American journalist and freedom of information campaigner. She's written three books including Your Right to Know, a vital guide to requesting information and documents under the Freedom of Information Act. Brooke, in assisting The Guardian, helped to edit and publish excerpts of the Wikileaks' US diplomacy cable leaks in 2010. Her most recent book, The Revolution Will Be Digitised, Brooke examines the struggle of governments and individuals alike to balance freedom and security, exploring the emerging faces of privacy, censorship, surveillance and oppression in the digital age.


May 06, 2012

FAIR’s Janine Jackson joins Bob this Sunday

Janine Jackson is program director of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) and producer/co-host of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. She contributes frequently to FAIR's magazine, Extra! and co-edited The FAIR Reader: An Extra! Review of Press and Politics in the '90s (Westview Press).

She has appeared on ABC's Nightline and CNN Headline News, among other outlets, and has testified to the Senate Communications Subcommittee on budget reauthorization for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Her articles have appeared in various publications, including In These Times and the UAW’s Solidarity, and in books including Civil Rights Since 1787 (New York University Press) and Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism (New World Library).

Jackson is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and has an M.A. in sociology from the New School for Social Research. Janine was one of Media Matters' first guests ten years ago.



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