CounterSpin, a weekly radio show from FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting), provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall and Peter Hart, CounterSpin is heard on more than 150 noncommercial stations across the United States and Canada.
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Friday, February 27, 2015 4:57amEliminating racism in criminal justice is about more than what's in a cop's mind. Plus: How does a company like Pearson dominate the market for educational testing with little or no evidence that its products are effective?
Friday, February 20, 2015 8:03amWould an Authorization of Use of Military Force actually make attacks against ISIS legal? And are such attacks really the solution to the crisis? Plus we'll discuss a different way of organizing work in our increasingly unequal society.
Friday, February 13, 2015 7:33amHSBC is a recidivist criminal actor, so how exactly is it still the second-biggest commercial bank in the world? Plus: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget called for the evisceration of the central philosophy guiding the state's university system.
Friday, February 6, 2015 8:25amDownload MP3 This week on CounterSpin: The head of the FCC has just announced new rules protecting the openness of the Internet. The vote is still weeks away, but if agency chair Tom Wheeler's proposal goes through, it would mean real Net Neutrality, maintaining the even playing field that makes the Internet what it is. And it would be a landmark victory for regular folks over industry titans. We'll talk about what it all means with Craig Aaron of the group Free Press. Also on the show: The Black Lives Matter movement has put a spotlight on real-world racism in […]
Friday, January 30, 2015 7:47amWe'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.