It’s our special focus on culture and media for the fourth Friday. Janine Jackson, host of ‘Counterspin’ is back with us to talk about many media things, including the U.S. government’s double standards for leaking so-called confidential, double standards for coverage of the so-called war on terrorism and what innocent civilians are worthy of news coverage. And in the second half, cell phone, tablet and wireless technology is so ubiquitous that we have become oblivious to its dangers. But scientists and activists are sounding the alarm. Plus, Gerald Horne on the Manchester bombing, Libya, the Supreme Court’s big voting rights decision and much more.
On The Ground: Voices of Resistance from the Nations Capital (www.onthegroundshow.org) is a weekly show produced for WPFW Pacifica Radio in Washington, DC devoted to activists for social justice, those who are in the DC area and those who come to DC from across the nation or from across the globe to speak truth to power. Esther Iverem, creator, executive producer and host, is an award-winning journalist, poet, visual artist and activist. Her most recent book is We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years of Seeing Black at the Movies (Hatchette Book Group).