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Friday, January 12, 2007

  • Mike McConnell, Booz Allen and the Privatization of Intelligence

    Mikemcconnell

    Mike McConnell, the man President Bush tapped to replace John Negroponte as National Intelligence Director, has been a leading figure in outsourcing U.S. intelligence operations to private industry. McConnell is a former director of the National Security Agency and the current director of defense programs at Booz Allen. We take a look at McConnell and the privatization of intelligence with journalist Tim Shorrock. [includes rush transcript]

  • As Thousands Gather in Memphis for National Media Reform Conference, A Look at the State of the U.S. Media

    Tvcamera

    We broadcast from Memphis, Tennessee where several thousand people are gathering for the National Conference on Media Reform. Speakers include Bill Moyers, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Phil Donahue, Jane Fonda, Helen Thomas and scores of others. We take a look at the state of the U.S. media with FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein and Free Press co-founder Robert McChesney. [includes rush transcript]

  • Young People of Color Take on Clear Channel Dominance in Bay Area

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    We speak with Youth Media Council director, Malkia Cyril who has been working with youth activists and people of color to take on the dominance of Clear Channel in the Bay area. She says the 1996 Telecommunications Act, "Manifested in fewer young people on the air, fewer local artists able to get on the air...in the digital age, it depends on people of color to take to activism." [includes rush transcript]

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