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CounterSpin

CounterSpin is the weekly radio show of FAIR, the national media watch group.

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Jim Naureckas on Covid-19, Dana Brown on Public Ownership of Pharmaceuticals

As we now sit, eyes glued to every media, journalists carry a great responsibility: to translate evolving information, projections and recommendations into accessible news that reflects appropriate gravity without being unhelpfully alarmist. The post Jim Naureckas on Covid-19, Dana Brown on Public Ownership of Pharmaceuticals appeared first on FAIR.

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20 Mar 2020

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Julio López Varona on Puerto Rico’s Disaster Capitalism

Puerto Rico is a living lesson about climate disaster capitalism, the failure and cruelty of austerity, and the need for new ways forward. The post Julio López Varona on Puerto Rico’s Disaster Capitalism appeared first on FAIR.

28mins

13 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Karl Grossman on the Weaponization of Space

We'll talk about the dangers of the weaponization of space, combined with a press corps that can't get past giggling about it. The post Karl Grossman on the Weaponization of Space appeared first on FAIR.

28mins

7 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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Jim Naureckas on Coronavirus False Choices, Peter Maybarduk on Pharmaceutical Price-Gouging

Corporate media are constitutionally committed to leaving unchallenged the notion that our choice is between sending folks back to workplaces and public spaces that might be unsafe, and letting them stay home and give up paychecks and health insurance. The post Jim Naureckas on Coronavirus False Choices, Peter Maybarduk on Pharmaceutical Price-Gouging appeared first on FAIR.

28mins

1 May 2020

Rank #4

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Jim Naureckas on Democratic Primaries, Nina Luo on Decriminalizing Sex Work

Election Focus 2020: The Democratic primary process has foregrounded far more "radical" ideas—and public receptivity to them—than corporate elites are comfortable with. The post Jim Naureckas on Democratic Primaries, Nina Luo on Decriminalizing Sex Work appeared first on FAIR.

28mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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Naomi Walker on Covid-19 Relief, Johanna Bozuwa on the Last ‘New Normal’

The $150 billion designated for state, local and tribal governments as relief from the Covid-19 crisis is nowhere near what those governments will need—and not just that, but forcing them to cut budgets just as they need to be spending more is going to drive a cycle that only hurts more those already hurting. The post Naomi Walker on Covid-19 Relief, Johanna Bozuwa on the Last ‘New Normal’ appeared first on FAIR.

28mins

17 Apr 2020

Rank #6

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Paul Paz y Miño, Saqib Bhatti & Beverly Bell on Environmental Justice & Cross-National Solidarity

There will only be an increasing number of frontline struggles between extractive, climate-disrupting industry and those willing to stand up to it.  Corporate media's inadequate attention, and unwillingness to truly call out the moneyed interests causing present and future harms, make them more often part of the problem than the solution. The post Paul Paz y Miño, Saqib Bhatti & Beverly Bell on Environmental Justice & Cross-National Solidarity appeared first on FAIR.

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21 Feb 2020

Rank #7