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Jan 30 2015

Mark Weisbrot on Greek Elections, Amanda Marcotte on Abortion & Congress

Change Greece, Change Europe (Photo: Uwe Hiksch)

We’ll talk to Mark Weisbrot about the Greek elections: Could it be that what elite media fear isn’t that Syriza will fail—but that it might succeed? And Amanda Marcotte on how shallow cover of abortion and the new Congress threatens women’s rights.

Jan 23 2015

Keane Bhatt on State of the Union, Daniel Denvir on Silencing Mumia Act

Barack Obama, SOTU 2015

What’s the public to make of the exercise in political theater known as the State of the Union Address and the media’s morning-after tea leaf-reading? And why aren’t more journalists up in arms about a law that muzzles them as well as convicts?

Jan 16 2015

Laura Carlsen on Mexican Violence, Jim Naureckas on ‘Selma’

Martin Luther King and Lyndon Johnson in 'Selma'

We’ll talk about Coverage of the recent state visit from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, the desaparacidos and the nature of violence in Mexico. Plus: What high-profile criticisms of the movie ‘Selma’ say about the critics.

Jan 12 2015

Extra! January/February 2015

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  SoundBites Gender Focus Hillary Clinton and the Feminism of Exclusion Media don’t ask which women she crusades for by Rania Khalek Cover Story At AP, Black Lives Don’t Matter Police feelings mean more than the death of Eric Garner by Jim Naureckas Media and the ‘Melting Pot’ Putting a harmonious spin on gentrification by Aaron Cantú Spinning Tuition Hikes as a Clash of Politicians California’s privatization drive escapes scrutiny by Caroline Kao CounterSpin ‘Obama Is Trying to Get Congress to Give Him a Blank Check’ Lori Wallach on Trans-Pacific Partnership

Jan 09 2015

Robert Weissman on New Congress, Jamie Kalven on Police Abuse Records

Image by Udo The Standard Oil Octopus: Joseph Keppler from Puck

We’re told the recent midterm elections were the “most expensive in US history,” but who was buying? And what do they expect in return? And what does it all mean for the relatively unmoneyed, namely most of us? We talked with Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, about the 114th Congress.

Also on the show: A reairing of an interview from July 2014 with Chicago journalist and activist Jamie Kalven about adding information to the story of police policy.

Jan 05 2015

White Man Publishes Book! USA Today Mistakes This for News

Whose story, USA Today’s Michael Wolff wonders, will replace “the dominant culture tale” provided by white men? “The women’s narrative? The anti-one-percent narrative?” As far as I can tell, he’s completely serious.

Jan 02 2015

Best of CounterSpin 2014

Each week CounterSpin brings you a look behind the headlines of the mainstream news. At year’s end we take a look back and revisit some of the stories it’s been our privilege and pleasure to bring you. We call it “best of,” but the truth is we always work to shine a light on angles or perspectives on events we think you might not hear elsewhere ,and insights into why and how corporate media coverage comes to look the way it does.

Dec 26 2014

Rebecca Gordon on Torture, David Sirota on Pensions

CIA torture claims

This week on CounterSpin, what does the CIA torture report say about torture–and about us? We’ll talk with Rebecca Gordon, author of the book Mainstreaming Torture, about the big questions we should be asking.

Also this week: When you read or hear about pensions in the corporate media, one thing comes through loud and clear: There’s no money to pay for workers’ retirement. We’ll talk to journalist David Sirota, who’s been reporting a different pension story altogether–one about how Wall Street investors and hedge fund managers see public pension plans as cash cows.