The mediageek radio show

2002 Program Archive

Dec. 27: Year-end wrap up with John Anderson of DIYmedia.net.

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Special - Dec. 22: Paul guests on WEFT's Work In Progress, an hour-long discussion on media ownership and democratic communications.

Dec. 20: Media Ownership and Community Media, a discussion with communications scholar and WEFT board of directors member Ivy Glennon.

Dec. 13: News on upcoming FCC media ownership rules review; FCC raid on Berkeley Liberation Radio

Dec 6: Big News Update; Amateur photog arrested for taking pictures of Cheney's hotel

Nov. 29: Jeff Nicholson-Owens hosts, features Free Software news and excerpts from a talk by Lawrence Lessig.

Nov. 22: Guest Host Jeff Nicholson-Owens leads a Discussion On Electronic Liberties and Freedom

Nov. 15: Challenging IBOC Digital Radio; interview with Don Shellhardt of the Amherst Alliance

Nov. 8: What a Republican Congress means for media democracy.

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Nov. 1: Zines of Note, zine-queen A.j. Michel reviews some of the most interesting indy publications to hit her p.o. box. Click here to see contact info for the zines reviewed in this program.

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Oct. 25: Chicago Media Walk, Michael Feltes reports back on the tour of Chicago's media giants held on Oct. 18, Media Democracy Day.

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Oct. 18: Free Software, Interview with Brad Kuhn of the Free Software Foundation.

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Oct. 11: Threat of Digital Radio Disaster? Interview with Christopher Maxwell of the Virginia Center for the Free Press.

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Sept. 27: Monkey Business Behind the Curtain at Clear Channel, an interview with Brad Johnson, former CC engineer.

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Sept. 20: The Success of Free Radio Austin and their FCC Bust, an interview with Reckless.

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Sept. 13: Live report from Relcaim the Media in Seattle, includes an interview with Jonathan Jay, co-organizer of the micropower mosquito fleet, and excerpts from the Negativland Clear-Channel culture jam broadcast.

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August 23: Preview of the Reclaim the Media Conference and lots of news

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August 16: Mini-Comix, with mediageek's resident zinester A.j. Michel. Click here for information on the publications reviewed on this program.

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July 26: Understanding the WorldCom Bankruptcy, interview with Prof. Dan Schiller, of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois.

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    July 19: Russ Forster has an 8-Track Mind, and the Geek Nation Will Take Over --
    The usual media news headlines and an interview with Russ Forster.

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    July 12: Unconventional Independent Media -- interviews with Josh, stencil art enthusiast, Rich Mackin, letter writer, and Karen Switzer, who makes letter press zines and cards.

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    July 5: Porland Zine Scene -- interviews with Sean Granton of the Portland Zine Symposium and Greg Mean, librarian for Portland's Independent Publishing Resource Center.

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    April 17 [mg #6]: Community Radio and Democracy in South Africa -- an interview with Brett Davidson of Idasa's Democracy Radio Project.

    Part 1 (5:50) in Real Audio

    Part 2 (4:10) in Real Audio

    Part 3 (4:21) in Real Audio

    April 12 [mg #5]: Freak Radio Santa Cruz's 7th Anniverary -- an interview with Skidmark Bob

    Part 1 (5 min) in Real Audio

    Part 2 (8 min) in Real Audio

    April 5 [mg #4]: Zines of the Month and a Teen's View of Indymedia. Listen to the whole program in Real Audio (29 min), or choose a segment:

    Part 1 (5:22): Headline news, two stories about television ownership. Listen in RealAudio.

    Part 2 (14:06): Resident zinester Anita Michel gives us a rundown of her favorite zines that have recently hit her mailbox, including Food Geek, Hungover Gourmet, Hyperventilate and The Assassin and the Whiner (click here for the addresses of these zines) . Listen in Real Audio.

    Part 3 (9:28): A teen's perspective on indpendent media. Max Schnuer is high school sophomore who does video and tells us a little about why it's important for young people to be creating media. Listen in Real Audio.

    March 29 [mg #3]: El Informador Spanish-language newspaper, book review: Rebel without a Crew, headline news. Listen to the whole program in Real Audio (30 min), or choose a segment:

    Part 1 (7:39): Headline news, featuring stories about our communications environment that typically get relegated to the business pages of our newspapers and often don't get reported at all: Media Access Project Files Suit Challenging FCC Internet Cable Ruling; AFL-CIO Says Keep Media Ownership Rule; Former Pacifica Reporters Settle Strike; Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act is a Copywrong. Listen in Real Audio.

    Part 2 (17:46): El Informador Interview: At the beginning of March a new Spanish-language newspaper hit the streets of Champaign-Urbana. Catering to the unique needs of the area's growing Latino community, El Informador is a free monthly paper produced by a grassroots group of volunteers. I spoke to two volunteers from El Informador, Carmen Castro and Felix Ruiz.Listen in Real Audio.

    Part 3 (5:07): Review of Robert Rodriguez's journal cum book documenting his journey from scrappy indie filmmaker to Hollywood sensation, Rebel Without a Crew. Listen in Real Audio.

    March 22 [mg #2]: angels of the public interest @ the fcc; homelessness marathon host loses radio program
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    • Part 1 (17 min): Reports on the Angels of the Public Interest protest at the FCC. Amy Aidman, project coordinator for the Illinois Initiative on Global Information and Communications Policy, discusses the reasons for the protest, emphasizing the effects of media consolidation on children. Then we hear a report from the streets of DC filed by the Philly IMC and Partytown Radio. Listen in Real Audio.

      Part 2 (13 min): Interview with Jeremy Alderson, aka 'Nobody,' host of the annual Homelessness Marathon on his being taking off the air at his former home station, WEOS in Geneva, NY. Alderson's political talk show covered issues in biotech which apparently didn't sit well with neighboring Cornell University, a leader in biotech research. Listen in Real Audio.

    A broadcast-quality mp3 of the 'Nobody' interview is available at radio4all.

    March 15 - [mg #1] The first official mediageek show (all earlier one's were demos). Features an interview with Matthew Rothschild of the Progressive Magazine, speaking about the progressive media during the war on terror, and an interview with Tetsuo Kogawa, the father of micropower radio technology.
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    March 8 - [mg .9] Features news updates, words from the angels of the public interest and an introductory review of computer sound cards.
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    March 1 [mg .75 beta]- The second mediageek radio show. The feature was a 25 minute audio documentary on the Champaign-Urbana Grassroots Wireless Internet Project.
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    Feb. 24 [mg .5 alpha]- The first mediageek demo program. This program includes headline news and interviews with independent journalist and community radio activist Norm Stockwell of community radio WORT, and 'zine publisher A.J. Michel who creates "Low Hug."
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