THE PROJECT CENSORED SHOW on KPFA, Pacifica Radio Started in 2010 by Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips, with Anthony Fest Airs on 40 stations from Maui to New York, and online everywhere. You can listen to an archive of our radio shows on our Patreon page here, view archive of all of our shows and podcasts here, or the KPFA archive page here.
The Project Censored Show is a weekly public affairs program that airs Fridays from 1-2 P.M. Pacific time on KPFA, Pacifica Radio in Berkeley, CA. The program is an extension of the work Project Censored began in 1976 celebrating independent journalism while fighting media censorship, deconstructing propaganda, and supporting a truly free press. The program focuses on “The News That Didn’t Make the News.” Each week, the Project Censored team conducts in depth interviews with their guests and offer hard hitting commentary and analysis on the key political, social, and economic issues of the day with an emphasis on critical media literacy. Beginning in 2010, and roughly 300 broadcasts later, the program is nationally syndicated on 40 stations and growing. To learn how to bring the Project Censored Show to your community, contact Mickey@ProjectCensored.org, Peter@ProjectCensored.org, or Anthony Fest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Project Censored Show team!
Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips, Executive Producers and Founders, Co-Hosts
Peter Phillips, Ph.D., is a Professor Sociology at Sonoma State University and past Director of Project Censored (1996—2010). He teaches classes in Media Censorship, Investigative Sociology, Sociology of Power, Political Sociology, Sociology of Conspiracies, and Sociology of Media. He has published fourteen editions of Censored: Media Democracy in Acton from Seven Stories Press. Also from Seven Stories Press is Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney (2006) and Project Censored Guide to Independent Media and Activism (2003). Peter Phillips co-hosts the Project Censored show on Pacifica Radio and is a frequent writer and blogger on numerous sites worldwide. In 2009, Phillips received the Dallas Smythe Award from the Union for Democratic Communications. Dallas Smythe is a national award given to researchers and activists who, through their research and/or production work, have made significant contributions to the study and practice of democratic communication. His recent research has been on the Transnational Capitalist Class.
Mickey Huff is the current director of Project Censored, founded in 1976, and president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation. To date, he has edited or coedited eight volumes of Censored (published by Seven Stories Press in NY) and contributed numerous chapters to these works dating back to 2008. Additionally, he has coauthored several chapters on media and propaganda for many other scholarly publications. He is currently professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is cochair of the history department. Huff is cohost with former Project Censored director Peter Phillips of The Project Censored Show, the weekly syndicated public affairs program that began in 2010, which originates from the historic studios of KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkeley CA, and airs on 40 stations around the US and is also a podcast online. He sits on the advisory board for the Media Literacy and Digital Culture graduate program at Sacred Heart University in CT, and serves on the editorial board for the journal Secrecy and Society. For the past several years, Huff has worked with the national outreach committee of Banned Books Week, working with the American Library Association and the National Coalition Against Censorship, of which Project Censored is a member. He is a co-founding member of the Global Critical Media Literacy Project (www.gcml.org) and he also represents Project Censored as one of the cosponsoring organizations for the National Whistleblowers Summit held annually in Washington DC. Most recently, he became the critical media literacy consultant for a new educational Internet start up, Tribworthy.com, which is a crowd contested media interactive online platform that allows users to rate news articles and sources for trustworthiness using critical media literacy skills. He has been interviewed by numerous media outlets around the world regarding critical media literacy, propaganda, and censorship issues as well as contemporary historiography in the US. He is a longtime musician and composer and lives with his family in Northern California
Anthony Fest has been the producer of the Project Censored Show since the program began in late 2010. His previous radio experience includes 20 years of hosting the Sunday news on KPFA, the station where the Project Censored Show is produced. As well as producing Project Censored, he is the technical producer of “Poor News Network” a semiweekly feature on Hard Knock Radio, heard on KPFA and other stations. He’s also a staff representative on the KPFA board.
Dr. Nolan Higdon is a professor of English, Communication, and History of the US and Latin America in the San Francisco Bay Area. His academic work focuses on nationalism, propaganda, and critical media literacy education. He sits on the boards of the Media Freedom Foundation, Sacred Heart University’s Media Literacy and Digital Culture Graduate Program, the Union for Democratic Communications Steering Committee, and the Northwest Alliance For Alternative Media And Education. Higdon is ta co-founder for the Global Critical Media Literacy Project. He has contributed chapters to Censored 2013-2017 as well as Stephen Lendman’s Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III (2014). He has published articles on media and propaganda including “Disinfo Wars: Alex Jones War on Your Mind (2013),” “Millennial Media Revolution (2014),” and “Justice For Sale (2015).” He has been a guest on national radio and television programs.
Dr. Nicholas L. Baham III is a Professor of Ethnic Studies at California State University East Bay and teaches courses in African American Studies and Genders & Sexualities in Communities of Color. His academic research focuses on marginalized African American communities structured around non-traditional religious beliefs, sexual practices, and artistic expression. His book, The Coltrane Church: Apostles of Sound, Agents of Social Justice was published in 2015 by McFarland Press. Dr. Baham is an emerging James Baldwin scholar who is currently working on an edited volume on James Baldwin’s influence on West Coast Black politics. Dr. Baham is a co-creator of the James Baldwin Digital Annotation Project and has presented papers entitled “Rough Sex and Racial Reconciliation in James Baldwin’s Another Country” and “Blackness Without Bullshit: James Baldwin and the Queering of Malcolm X” at several international James Baldwin conferences. In addition to his work on the Coltrane Church and the legacy of James Baldwin, Dr. Baham has also developed a reputation as an emerging scholar of Black Sexualities and is working on a forthcoming oral history project of African Americans in the Bay Area kink or BDSM scene. He can be followed on his blog of African American politics and culture called The Upper Room at nicholasbaham.blogspot.com.
Desiree McSwain is a social activist and advocate in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work focuses on school reform and abolishing the School to Prison pipeline. She also organizes and advocates for the elimination of all school police throughout the Bay Area. She is an active member of Black Organizing Project as well as Anti-Police Terror Project. McSwain has been involved with movements such as “Justice for Mario Woods” and “Take Back Oakland” and is a cofounder of Censored Students (2016).
Michael Levitin is a senior correspondent for the Project Censored Show. A freelance journalist and former foreign correspondent for Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times and others, he was a founding editor of the Occupied Wall Street Journal and Occupy.com, which is now in its fifth year covering political, environmental and economic justice movements. Michael’s recent journalism focuses on energy and water issues and, above all, #TheResistance to the Trump regime.
Alisha Huajardo is a lifelong San Francisco Bay Area resident who completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History at California State University, East Bay. Alisha’s research interests focus on the intersection of history and the media. Since 2017, Alisha has been the main student reporter for the Project Censored Show.