Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with Clay Hansen, Assistant Director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression about the center’s 2016 and 25th annual Jefferson Muzzle Awards. The theme for this year’s awards is “Awarding American Campuses a Failing Grade” and focuses on university campus censorship.
Topics include: Censorship of students, censorship by students, efforts to limit press access on campus, threats to academic freedom and censorship of outside speakers.
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Josh Wheeler, executive director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, announces the 25th Anniversary Muzzle Awards at a news conference at the Free Speech Monument on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. The occasion is also the 10th anniversary of the wall.
On the April 13th Wake Up Call, host Rick Moore talks to Josh Wheeler from Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of free Expression about the TJ center Muzzle awards. Over the hour, they will go over each of the 9 Muzzle award recipients and the stories of what actions qualified them for their titles. Groups awarded include The U.S Department of Justice, The White house Press Office, The Tennessee State Legislature, and More.
Mr. Wheeler also shares the history of The Community Chalkboard and Podium: A Monument to The First Amendment, located outside of City Hall in Charlottesville, which was designed based on feedback from the community.
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Today is Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, which means the Center for Free Expression that bears his name has released a new batch of Muzzle Awards, given to organizations and individuals that the center feels has somehow violated the spirit of the First Amendment in the past year. I recently stopped by the Center to speak with director Robert O’Neill about this year’s
Who owns the media? Does media ownership affect how Americans are informed about the issues of the day? Which news sources can you trust to seek out the truth in an age when the conduits of information are controlled by so few companies?
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