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Call-in live show with writers from the on-line news collective "This Can't Be Happening!"

From the introduction:

ThisCantBeHappening.net was founded in 2004 as a blog by Dave Lindorff in a quixotic one-man effort to afflict the powerful. As the site gained recognition and readers, Dave realized that it would take more than one journalist to cause any significant degree of affliction. He approached three long-time colleagues, John Grant, Linn Washington and Charles M. Young, and asked if they would be interested in joining him to form a news collective, thus multiplying the site's afflictive power by 300%. All three, sharing Dave's profound frustration with the shallowness and the fawning complicity of the establishment corporate media (and with the establishment not-for-profit media, too), signed on with alacrity and a shared desire to raise hell.

A year and a half later the four were joined by Lori Spencer of Austin, Texas, a state where raising hell is a contact sport. A number of writers have contributed on an irregular basis to the publication, including James Ridgeway, Jess Guh, Ron Ridenour, Ben Pleasants, Tom Thompson, Marilyn Wargo, Lisa Bergson and others. Recently, Vermont poet Gary Lindorff was made poet-in-residence.

One year into operation, ThisCantBeHappening! was awarded a coveted Project Censored Award, and as one of the 25 top winners of that honor in 2011, had an article included in the Project Censored book: Censored 2012: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2011-12.

Read their latest at This Can't Be Happening!