Dan Schiller, professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of five books on communications, discussing the meltdown of the US telecommunications industry, why it happened, what it means, and where it's going.
Francis Boyle, professor of law at the University of Illinois. In 2000, he was appointed Attorney of Record for the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria to conduct its legal affairs on a worldwide basis. Boyle brought charges against the Russian Federation at the International Court of Justice for violating the 1948 Genocide Convention.
Author Barbara Ehrenreich discusses her new book, Nickeled and Dimed, and the state of the working poor in America.
Nancy Snow, assistant professor
Media propoganda with Nancy Snow, assistant professor of global communications at California State University in Fullerton, and an adjunct professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at USC. Dr. Snow is the author of the upcoming Information War: American Propaganda, Opinion Control and Free Speech since 9/11.
Lawrence Lessig, Professor
Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law Professor and founder of the school's Center for Internet and Society, and author of The Future of Ideas and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace.
Craig Aaron, managing editor of In These Times
Craig Aaron, managing editor of In These Times, a national, biweekly magazine of news and opinion published in Chicago.
Walter Harrington and Leon Dash
Race, Bias, and Journalism with Walter Harrington and Leon Dash. A professor in the UIUC department of journalism, Harrington was a reporter for the Washington Post before coming to U of I. Leon Dash is a professor in the U of I Department of Journalism, and was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with the Washington Post.
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The Media And Commercialism with Carrie McLaren and Gary Ruskin. McLaren self-publishes Stay Free!, a magazine about American media and consumer culture. She works at the Berkeley Carroll School, and is also the curator of the upcoming Illegal Art exhibit, which looks at the effect of copyright law on freedom of expression.
Ruskin is executive director of Commercial Alert, which he co-founded with Ralph Nader. He is also director of the Congressional Accountability Project, which opposes corruption in the U.S. Congress. He is author of Why They Whine: How Corporations Prey on Our Children, Bush's War on Children, and Let's Keep Advertising and Market Research out of the Classroom.
Media Education with Sut Jhally. Jhally is well known for his controversial and award-winning film Dreamworlds: Desire/Sex/Power in Music Video (over which MTV threatened to sue). The Los Angeles Times called the film "a scathing examination of pop video's use and abuse of women." As the founder and executive director of The Media Education Foundation he is also the producer of another dozen films dealing with issues from commercialism and popular culture to violence and gender.
Labor reporting with Frank Emspak, Professor in the department of Labor Education, University of Wisconsin Extension. For the last 10 years Frank has been teaching and working with unions and prior to 1991 he was the project director of the Massachusetts Center for Applied technology - one of the first manufacturing extension services in the country.