“The world is increasingly on fire, literally and figuratively,” says host Allen Ruff at the beginning of today’s episode. So let’s talk about it! This afternoon, we opened up the phone lines to hear from listeners about their own observations and concerns about our world-on-fire. Callers weighed in on newsworthy topics like the political crisis […]
It’s that time of year again! Today on the show, we catch up with Andy Lee Roth, associate director of Project Censored, to talk about their latest yearbook, Censored 2020: Through the Looking Glass, a collection that scrutinizes the current corporate media landscape and highlights some of the best independent news reporting from the past […]
In the wake of Pacifica Foundation’s announcement yesterday that it would be laying off staff and cancelling programming at WBAI 99.5 FM New York, we spend today’s episode discussing the future of community radio with Ernesto Aguilar from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. He emphasizes the importance of local news and access to information […]
With the press increasingly under threat, we turn our attention today on all things news and journalism in the changing landscape of print and digital media. Our guest is Rob Chappell, associate publisher of Madison365 to discuss why trustworthy news sources, especially local and community reporting, are more vital than ever.
Occasionally, us Perpetual Notion Machine geeks like to pontificate on interesting science stories in the news. We sometimes refer to this as Science Geist, Nerd Nite, or Nerds Having Fun! Tonight, PNM’ers Matt Blackburn, Josh Mitchell, and Ary Clarke discuss two recent science studies with a common theme – microbiome. One involves a study where […]
With newsrooms downsizing and closing around the country, we take a close look at the current news and media landscape with communications professor Bob McChesney. He covers a range of topics including foreign affairs coverage, the election cycle, threats to independent journalism, and corporate versus public interests. Bob McChesney is an activist scholar and professor […]