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CounterSpin is the weekly radio program of FAIR, the national progressive media watch group.
||CleanWilliam Hartung on Nuclear Overkill, Karen Orenstein on Climate Disconnect||While we're talking about the dangers of Trump having his hand on the nuclear button, we should also be asking why we maintain a world-ending arsenal at all.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJames Henry on Paradise Papers, Soraya Chemaly on Domestic Violence and Mass Killings||The millions of leaked documents dubbed the Paradise Papers bring some sunlight to an arena where secrecy is the point: the world of "offshore financial centers," where a melange of the world's wealthiest stash money,||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno on Opioid Crisis, Alyssa Peterson on Campus Sexual Assault||Trump's call for a "war" on opioid use and a "just say no" media campaign, sound like very old—and very discredited—ideas indeed. What's going on, and what's a better way forward?||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlex Vitale on The End of Policing||We may hear editorial calls for better training, or more data, or sometimes even convictions of individual officers. But somehow we never see the problem of policing whole, so the deeper reckoning necessary for real change is forestalled.||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNusrat Choudhury on ‘Black Identity Extremists,’ Neil deMause on Amazon Bidding War||The FBI has designated "black identity extremists" as a movement constituting a violent threat to public safety, and warranting the surveillance and scrutiny of the country's "counterterrorism" forces.||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAzeem Ibrahim on Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing||A human rights nightmare continues to unfold in Myanmar, as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya flee what a new UN report calls "coordinated and systemic" attacks by security forces.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteven Rosenfeld on Gerrymandering, Dean Baker on Trump Tax Plan||The Supreme Court case of Gill v. Whitford, deciding whether the way Wisconsin Republicans redrew voting districts in 2011 amounted to "an aggressive partisan gerrymander," touches on nothing less than whether the US can ever become the democracy so ma.||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEd Morales on Puerto Rico’s Natural and Unnatural Crises||Pointing out that Trump is behaving boorishly is not the same as digging into questions of displacement, privatization and what Naomi Klein has labeled "disaster capitalism"--or offering an alternative vision for Puerto Rico's recovery.||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDedrick Asante-Muhammad on the Widening Racial Wealth Gap||If we don't intervene to turn the racial wealth gap around, we are driving the country toward what a new report describes in no uncertain times as a "racial and economic apartheid state."||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMurtaza Hussain on Iran Deal Sabotage, Chip Gibbons on Agricultural Censorship||How should reporters cover White House maneuvers to depict Iran's compliance as non-compliance, and make clear what's at stake?||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I have listened to Counterspin for a long time on WBAI and am so glad for the podcast. If you want the facts...check it out!!!
A Top Podcast
I'm always astounded by the detailed and lucid reports.
CounterSpin Rules! Excellent!
Always concise, always professional, always insightful. A solid 30 minutes of fight-the-power subversive thought. Presented with class. Top-shelf. Support FAIR. Thank you.