Welcome to the Morning Mix. This is the Project Censored Show on Pacifica Radio. I’m Mickey Huff, my co-host Peter Phillips is out this week. Today’s program- Higher Education and Academic Freedom Under Attack. We look at the corporate attack on public education via the Trojan Horse of the so-called “Reform” Movement and we examine the state academic freedom in the US as we speak with a professor who has challenged the status quo on official narratives in recent history. We’ll hear from Prof. Adam Bessie on GERM Warfare; and Kenn Burrows from SFSU joins the discussion to talk about new paths in education.
At the bottom of the hour we’ll turn our focus to academic freedom and how the corporate media frame and shape public perception on issues from education to ongoing controversial current events. We’ll speak with communications professor Dr. James Tracy about his recent writings on the Newtown shootings and the role of a free press; and attorney Robert Shibley of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education on broader issues addressing academic freedom and the First Amendment.