Mickey’s first guest, independent journalist Abby Martin of The Empire Files, provides background to the Israeli bombardments of Gaza, and explains how big U.S. media strenuously avoid presenting the truth about Palestine. In the second half of the show, media scholars Michelle Rodino-Colocino and Brian Dolber speak about their new edited book just out from Routledge on the Gig Economy, which takes a deep look at this increasingly pervasive economic trend and the uphill struggles gig workers face.
Abby Martin is the founder of www.mediaroots.org and www.theempirefiles.tv. She produced a 2019 documentary Gaza Fights For Freedom. Michelle Rodino-Colocino and Brian Dolber are two members of a four-person team that edited a forthcoming book The Gig Economy: Workers and Media in the Age of Convergence. Both teach communications, Rodino-Colocino at Penn State University, and Dolber at California State University, San Marcos.