Feb
17
2012

Ruth Flower on budget, John Nichols on 'Uprising'

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This week on CounterSpin: Much reporting on the White House's new budget proposal focuses on tax increases, military cuts, and how it will affect the national debt. But what's the whole story on the White House budget? We'll hear from Ruth Flower from the Friends Committee on National Legislation about the 'Five Things Your Newspaper Might Not Tell You About the Budget.'

Also on CounterSpin: One year ago saw a massive uprising against Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's attack on public sector workers. That citizen movement posed a direct challenge to media narratives about issues like labor unions and budget austerity. John Nichols of the Nation looks at the Wisconsin story in his new book Uprising. He'll join us to talk about it.

LINKS:

--Friends Committee on National Legislation

--Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street