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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, March 27, 2015 6:58am
    Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: March 22 was World Water Day, meant to call attention to the crisis in world water supply and sanitation that makes lack of access to clean water far and away the leading cause of death for children under 5. Headlines about “taking shorter showers” suggest mainstream media didn’t dive that deeply into the crisis’ environmental, economic or political context. We talk about water with Darcey O’Callaghan, International Policy Director at Food & Water Watch. Also on the show: You may have heard that the Class of 2014 is the most indebted ever, or that […]
  • Friday, March 20, 2015 7:36am
    Is Venezuela really a threat to the security of the United States, as the White House has declared? And after years of activism, are we about to see an end to one of the most damaging aspects of the coal industry--mountaintop removal?
  • Friday, March 13, 2015 6:51am
    We'll talk about the fight over voting rights and black people's access to basics of democracy--as an ongoing story, not just a historical one--with the ACLU's Deborah Vagins. Plus: ProPublica's Justin Elliott on the Red Cross's secret disaster.
  • Friday, March 6, 2015 7:50am
    Are media asking fundamental questions about what Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu actually said in his speech to Congress? Plus: The right of citizens to record police is embraced vehemently by those concerned about police abuses.
  • Friday, February 27, 2015 4:57am
    Eliminating 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?