FCC Commissioner Michael Copps
Michael Copps joined the FCC on May 31, 2001 and was sworn in for his second term in December 2005.
Copps served until January 2001 as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he was previously Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Basic Industries. Copps came to Washington in 1970, joining the staff of Senator Ernest Hollings (D-SC) and serving for over a dozen years as Chief of Staff. He has also held positions at a Fortune 500 company and at a major trade association. Before coming to Washington, Copps was a professor of U.S. History at Loyola University of the South. Copps received a B.A. from Wofford College and earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. www.fcc.gov Statements for 2011 http://www.fcc.gov/commissioners/copps/statements.html
Listen to McChesney speak at the University of Illinois YMCA Speaker's Forum recorded in September and aired on WILL AM580 in October, 2010. The topic is "Farewell to Journalism? The Battle to Build News Media and American Democracy," Listen and enjoy!
Jennifer L. Pozner founded Women In Media & News in 2001 to increase women's presence and power in the public debate through media analysis, education, advocacy and reform. A widely published journalist and media critic, Pozner formerly directed the Women's Desk at the national media watch group FAIR, where she was a staff writer for Extra! magazine and the organizer of the national Feminist Coalition on Public Broadcasting. She also served as Media Watch columnist and contributing media editor for Sojourner: The Women's Forum, the dearly-departed national women's newspaper. Pozner's freelance work on women, media, politics and pop culture has been published in Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Arizona Republic, Hartford Courant, Ms., Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, Women's Review of Books, Salon.com, AlterNet.org, TomPaine.com, WomensEnews.org and CommonDreams.org, among others. www.wimnonline.org
Craig Aaron, Managing Director, leads all Free Press program, advocacy, and public education work. He works in the Washington office and speaks often on media, Internet and journalism issues. His commentaries appear regularly in the Guardian and the Huffington Post. He recently edited and co-authored the book Changing Media: Public Interest Policies for the Digital Age. Before joining Free Press, he was an investigative reporter for Public Citizen's Congress Watch. Craig previously worked as the managing editor of In These Times magazine and edited the book Appeal to Reason: 25 Years In These Times. He is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. www.freepress.net
Robert Pollin on the American Economy
Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research centers on macroeconomics, conditions for low-wage workers in the U.S. and globally, the analysis of financial markets, and the economics of building a clean-energy economy in the U.S. His books include A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States (co-authored, 2008); An Employment-Targeted Economic Program for Kenya (co-authored, 2008); An Employment-Targeted Economic Program for South Africa (co-authored, 2007); Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity (2003); and The Living Wage: Building A Fair Economy (co-authored, 1998); and the edited volumes Human Development in the Era of Globalization (co-edited, 2006); Globalization and Progressive Economic Policy (co-edited, 1998); The Macroeconomics of Saving, Finance, and Investment (1997); and Transforming the U.S. Financial System (co-edited, 1993). Most recently, he co-authored the reports "Job Opportunities for the Green Economy" (June 2008) and "Green Recovery" (September 2008), exploring the broader economic benefits of large-scale investments in a clean-energy economy in the U.S. He has worked with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Economic Commission on Africa on policies to promote to promote decent employment expansion and poverty reduction in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. He has also worked with the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and as a member of the Capital Formation Subcouncil of the U.S. Competiveness Policy Council. Call and comment! http://www.peri.umass.edu
Wendell Potter writes, "Since I walked away as head of communications at a top health insurance company in May of 2008, I've worked tirelessly as an outspoken critic of corporate PR and the distortion and fear manufactured by America's health insurance industry. It is a PR juggernaut that is bankrolled by millions of dollars, rivaling lobbying budgets and underwriting many "non-partisan" and "grassroots" organizations." www.wendellpotter.com
Listen Sunday as University of Illinois Associate Professor Sundiata Keita Cha -Jua in the Department of History and Bob talk about the special issues of Black political economy and politics. Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, 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. http://www.afro.illinois.edu/people/schajua/
Chalmers Johnson 1931-2010
Repeat of interview recorded last spring between Bob and the late Chalmers Johnson.
Chris Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years. Call and comment during this live program. www.truthdig.com
Andre Schiffrin has been a leading figure in the book publishing world for nearly 50 years. As head of Pantheon books Andre Schiffrin edited titles by Jean-Paul Sartre, Studs Terkel, Art Spiegelman, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault. In 1990 he resigned and set up the non-profit publishing house The New Press. Schiffrin has also written several of his own books.including A Political Education (Melville House), in which he examines socialist ideas in postwar America. www.versobooks.com
Page 7 of 49 pages ‹ First < 5 6 7 8 9 > Last ›