APRIL 2024

MONDAY 04.14.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday April 14, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS Retired teachers return to Colorado classrooms to teach students about climate change

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE #1: Building an Earthship (or Living in a House made of Trash) (00:28:36)

An Earthship is a ecologically focused design concept that incorporates passive solar, thermal mass, rain water harvesting, composting toilets, grey water recycling ” built from materials that would otherwise find their way to the landfill. Popularized by architect Michael Reynolds of Taos, NM ” Annie and Jay Warmke were early adopters of the concept, building the first Earthship east of the Mississippi River beginning in 1996. Since opening their home (which has since expanded into a 40-acre sustainability center) to the public, more than 35,000 people have wandered through their living room ” seeking to understand how to make their lives a bit more sustainable.

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: The Myth of Black Buying Power (00:29:00)

In this weeks Economic Update, Professor Richard Wolff discusses how the capitalist political economy can explain the Baltimore Bridge disaster and we then explain why raising minimum wages helps big vs small businesses. We highlight the recent court rulings in New York and how cities can lower rents for their citizens as Kingston, NY just did, (if tenants mobilize to do so). Finally, we have an Interview with Professor Jared A. Ball on the myths of black buying power and black capitalism and the role such myths play in supporting capitalism Jared A. Ball is a Professor of Communication and Africana Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. and author of The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power. Ball is also host of the podcast iMiXWHATiLiKE! and co-founder of Black Power Media.

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Will Republicans Wake Up to Their Own Toxicity? (00:58:00)

What if preventing access to abortion is a violation of the sincere practice of some religions that actually require abortion in some circumstances? Also… Arizona Republicans are going to the mat for an 1800s law that prohibited abortion. Do they know the crazy that is behind the law they are supporting?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SPIRIT IN ACTION: Philip Berrigan & Swords into Plowshares – Brad Wolf (00:55:00)

Brad Wolf has just released the book, A Ministry of Risk ” Writings on Peace and Nonviolence ” Philip Berrigan, powerfully capturing the life and ministry of Phil, in Phil’s own words, his witness in the struggle for racial justice, against the Vietnam war and all wars, and against nuclear arms through the Plowshares movement. Brad is a deeply committed activist as co-founder of the Peace Action Network of Lancaster, and he recently coordinated the Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal.

LITERATURE ALOUD: Walden Two (1948) by B.F. Skinner ch. 25-26 (00:20:59)

A utopian novel that outlines the philosophy and characteristics of an intentional community that has inspired many real-world, functioning intentional communities such as Virginia’s own Twin Oaks Community. The novel was controversial for promoting the common good over personal free will and the gradual molding of human behavior by groups of temporary “planners” for continual improvement. The goal is an evolving, supportive community that allows for a more relaxed work schedule and increased leisure time for personal and artistic pursuits.

Written and read by Behavioral Psychologist B.F. Skinner.

TEXT: https://archive.org/details/WaldenTwo_201807/page/n3

ALAN WATTS: The Illusion of Wealth – It is not money (00:08:53)

A powerful and thought-provoking speech about money and wealth by the great philosopher Alan Watts.

GRASSROOTS: Children’s Health & the Environment (00:28:19)

This week on Grassroots Patti and Doug talk about synthetic turf and the government’s food guidelines. Then Dr. Mark Miller, Director Emeritus of the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, talks about children and how they are impacted by environmental exposures.

https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 4/14/24 (00:00:00)

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SUNDAY 04.14.24 PROGRAM Notes

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RADIO 2050 #24: Burning History (00:00:00)

Harley Dubois, one of the cultural founders of Burning Man, discusses the evolution and impact of the event. Burning Man is a changemaker that offers a transformational experience to individuals, encouraging self-reflection and personal growth. Over the years, Burning Man has grown from a local underground scene to a global movement, attracting an international audience. The event has also expanded its focus beyond art and self-expression to include disaster relief and community building. However, Burning Man faces challenges in maintaining its core values and navigating relationships with local and federal governments. Dubois emphasizes the importance of kindness, generosity, and community engagement in creating positive change. 

https://radioparadise.com/radio2050

EARTH RIOT RADIO #112: 99 Failed Human Protests. Then the Earth Makes Her Move. (00:29:00)

The Earth is the protester now. We don’t know how to join her and – we must. The consume-life economy will oppose any effort to break out of the virtual world of american-style capitalism. We are all the natural disaster. We are inside the tsunamis and quakes and typhoons and heat-waves and fires and floods… We are inside the disappearance of life forms. We cannot oppose the Earth. The Extinction takes life and blesses birth” our wave to ride.

BOOM GODDESS RADIO #514: Empowering Women Alliance (P1)  (00:27:05)

On this episode Jennifer introduces you to two extraordinary leaders – Rhonda Peoples and Deb Anderson – of the Empowering Women Alliance, which opens the door for women to find their voices and share their stories with the world. Part 1 of 2.

https://www.boomgoddessradio.com/

Best of ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN April 13, 2024 (00:59:30)

Segment One

We begin the show with Tom Scheller and Paul Waldman, authors of a book about how rural Americans are likely to be the death of democracy. We discuss the opinions that are held by many rural voters, and we note that rural voters have a disproportionate effect on elections. We discuss the problems they face, but how they tend to blame problems on city ‘elites’ when in fact they are due to mismanagement and deliberate actions by the very GOP officials they voted for. We need to ask; what are the representatives of rural areas (whom are mostly Republican) actually doing FOR these rural citizens?

Segment Two

We then catch up with Austin Frerick to discuss his book about the corporate food business/farm business in the United States. Including the emergence of food barons, and how they control food supplies in the US. The Farm Bill, up for renewal this year, should be called the Wall Street Bill, since it benefits large food producing conglomerates, rather than farmers themselves. We discuss the effects on workers, farmers, the environment, and consumers.

https://www.arniearnesen.org/WP/

BACKGROUND BRIEFING with IAN MASTERS April 11, 2024 (00:59:00)

Israel’s AI Tools “Gospel”, “Lavender” and “Where’s Daddy” Are Being Used For Targeted Assassinations in Gaza | Increased Cooperation Between the U.S., Japan and The Philippines’ Militaries Tops the White House Summit Agenda | An Assessment of the Political Damage to Arizona Republicans From the 1864 Abortion Ban

https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: The Forest Reminds Us Who We Are: Somatic Herbalism with Sean Padraig O’Donuhue (00:59:00)

Sean Padraig O’Donuhue is a somatic animistic herbalist and poet. His wonderful new book is The Forest Remind Us Who We Are, which goes into our innate connection with plants and how over millions of years humans and plants have become symbiotically interconnected in ways that we learn to ignore in our culture. 

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: How SpaceX Could Start World War 3! (00:58:49)

Outer Space is the New Wild West! My guest today, Dr. Mike Klipstein former White House National Security Council and Director of National Security Policy and now Senior Public Policy Advisor for Cyber & Space at Baker Donelson, breaks down how SpaceX could start a war! You don’t want to miss this beyond fascinating discussion!!

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-deep-dive-radio-show-and-nicks-nerd-news/id1262505658

SATURDAY 04.13.24 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST 4/12/2024 Encore: Journalist Alex Burness on new Wisconsin election restrictions, Neo-Nazi recalled from office in OK (00:58:00)

Encore: original airdate 4-12-2024. On today’s ‘BradCast’: Encouraging news from Tuesday’s elections in rural Enid, Oklahoma, where voters successfully removed a neo-Nazi from the city council in a recall election. In Presidential primaries in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and Wisconsin, President Biden again saw small but noteworthy protest votes against him in response to his policy on Israel’s brutal war in Gaza. Donald Trump continued to do worse among his own Republican Party voters, with significant numbers voting for Nikki Haley, who dropped out of the race weeks ago. In Wisconsin, voters approved two deceptively benign constitutional amendments, placed on the ballot by the extremely gerrymandered Republican-controlled state legislature, that could unleash chaos in the November 2024 election. Voting rights journalist ALEX BURNESS of Bolts Magazine explains the two ballot measures that are likely to wreak havoc in November in the closely divided state, and could be wielded to criminalize routine election tasks, intimidate election officials and volunteers, and more. 

https://bradblog.com/?cat=675

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: There’s No Conflict Between Commercialism and Idealism (00:57:24)

Its basic to the very essence of America. On this show Constitutional Law Professor John O. McGinnis argues that commerce was the mother’s milk of the American Revolution and that the virtues of commerce and idealism need not conflict. Listen in and let him explain how it worked. And still does.

AGING MATTERS: Concierge Medicine with Eileen West, MD, FACP (00:58:03)

Concierge medicine can be defined as a medical practice in which patients pay physicians in advance for unique, round-the-clock access to professional services. When considering concierge medicine, its prudent to learn about approach to care, services, and benefits offered. Eileen West, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine and Women’s Health, and Concierge Medicine Practitioner, www.eileenwestmd.com  talks about concierge medicine pros and cons, how it compares to the traditional medical model, and whether its the right choice for personal health care needs.

https://www.agingmattersonline.com/

GROWING GREENER: Boosting the Ecosystem While Boosting Your Spirits (00:29:00)

As the first Executive Director of Homegrown National Park, Brandon Hough talks about his unconventional journey to conservation, and how this non-profit makes it easy for homeowners to find plants that give the maximum boost to the local ecosystem while also, at least in Brandon’s case, relieving eco-grief.

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

TUC RADIO: Simon Michaux – Unveiling the Paradox: Extracting Non-Renewable Riches for a Sustainable Tomorrow (00:29:00)

Where will all the metals and minerals come from that we need for solar panels, windmills, batteries and electric cars? Simon Michaux did 18 years of development and research in the mines of Australia. He knows that minerals and metals are already running short and that we need to create a circular economy based on recycling. In 2015 Simon Michaux came to Europe to learn industrial recycling and the circular economy at the University of Leiden, Netherlands. Michaux is now Associate Professor at GTK, the Geological Survey of Finland. He works with governments, United Nations agencies, non profits and financial institutions to help develop the renewable grid.

https://tucradio.org/

THE BOPST SHOW:  Laughing at Poverty (00:56:03)

The Bopst Show, the critically acclaimed music radio show hosted by artist, musician, writer, DJ and founding member of GWAR, Chris Bopst, features a wide assortment of audio stimulations from a myriad of genres, eras and inspirations. On this week’s show, you’ll hear French singing sensation Charlotte Leslie, English dub master Dennis Bovell, and the Australian, late-70s punk of the Sharks as well as tunes by Faith Mussa, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #527 (00:58:00)

Ralph welcomes Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs to discuss what’s motivating anti-Palestinian extremism in Israel, how the U.S. has been complicit in Israel’s theft of Palestinian territory and genocide against the Palestinian people, and what the United Nations can do to help achieve a lasting peace. Plus, we share Ralph’s recent column: “Israeli Leaders Objective All Along Has Been the Expulsion of Occupied Palestinians and Seizure of Their Remaining Land.

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 04.12.24 PROGRAM Notes


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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday
April 12, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Group leads tree plantings in deforestation-wracked Ghana  

THIS IS SCIENCE: What We Need to Make Democracy Work (00:29:00)

Longtime Washington journalist Jesse J. Holland talks with Jess about changes in journalism and communicating science in the age of social media and alternative facts, and what we can expect as the 2024 US election cycle swings into gear. This is the second episode in UCS ongoing 2024 election cycle coverage.

https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/podcasts

COUNTERSPIN: Chris Bernadel/Haiti  (00:28:00)

Chris Bernadel discusses the chaos in Hait.

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Trump’s BS Excuses to ‘Lock Him Up’ in 2025 (00:58:00)

In an act of revenge over his own indictments for criminal activity, Donald Trump is already scheming to exploit the Justice Department to pursue Joe Biden and his family with baseless prosecutions.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: California Termites and the Atmosphere (00:29:00)

California is famous for its picturesque sunsets, year-round mild weather, excellent surf, and largely progressive politics, including forward-thinking greenhouse emission policies. This week on Sea Change Radio, however, we learn about a less pleasant claim to fame for the golden state. Today were speaking with two scientists from Johns Hopkins University who are working to uncover the mysteries behind a dangerous greenhouse gas: sulfuryl fluoride. One such mystery is why so much of this harmful atmospheric compound originates from Southern California. Dylan Gaeta and Scot Miller walk us through changes in termite-eradication practices, how termites are not all alike, and what needs to happen in the nation’s most populous state and elsewhere to solve the problem.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS SHOW: Angela Davis: A Revolutionary Roadmap for Building a Better Future   (00:28:00)

With so many urgent crises tugging at our hearts, from war, to climate, to discontent and violence, people want to know: How do we set priorities and do the right thing, especially as that relates to building a better world, and to an election that seems both problematic and the most important of our time? If anyone can ground us thoughtfully in this moment, with all of its challenges and all its potential, its renowned professor, activist, scholar and writer Angela Davis. In her writing, lecturing and many decades of activism, Davis has shown a unique ability to pull competing struggles into a single story ” a story of systems and power. In this special first episode of “Laura Flanders & Friends” (formerly, The Laura Flanders Show), Laura is joined by Angela Davis, a leading voice in the movement for abolition and feminism who has lots to share about her evolution and how decades of activism are coming together in this moment. From Palestine to elections, to our carceral state and collective liberation, this kickoff conversation is packed with Davis insight and the teachings from her latest book Abolition: Politics, Practices, Promises, Vol. 1. What has Davis learned in her 80 years as a freedom fighter? All that, plus a commentary from Laura on the words of the late poet and essayist June Jordan, who writes, I was born a Black woman/and now/I am become a Palestinian.

THE BOPST SHOW:  Laughing at Poverty (00:56:03)

The Bopst Show, the critically acclaimed music radio show hosted by artist, musician, writer, DJ and founding member of GWAR, Chris Bopst, features a wide assortment of audio stimulations from a myriad of genres, eras and inspirations. On this week’s show, you’ll hear French singing sensation Charlotte Leslie, English dub master Dennis Bovell, and the Australian, late-70s punk of the Sharks as well as tunes by Faith Mussa, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 4/12/24 (00:57:49)

On the Show:  Axios reveals Donald Trump’s plan to criminally prosecute Joe Biden if he wins in 2024. Donald Trump says Jews who vote for Democrats are mentally ill. Caller asks about how the right-wing will react if Trump loses again. Caller points out that Trump supporters don’t care that he tried to steal the election. Caller asks whether the polls can be trusted. Caller wonders if Robert F. Kennedy Jr is an actor serving as a spoiler candidate. Caller is dating a Marxist. Caller asks if Trump supporters care about facts that prove them wrong. The Friday Feedback segment.

THURSDAY 04.11.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday
April 11, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Want a climate-friendly home? You might need a new breaker box  

RADIO ECOSHOCK: The Coming Monster Heat Waves (00:58:00)

New monster heat waves are killing people across the world: the old, children, mothers, simple outdoor workers. A new analysis shows oil and gas production from just five well-known corporations will kill at least 5 million people, and maybe more than 10 million people. The real cost of burning the future with guest researcher Sarah Biermann Becker from Global Witness. Longer, hotter heat waves are here and worse to come. From Utah State University, we speak with co-author of new science – Dr. Wei Zhang. Plus global heat news media leaves out – and two little AI-made climate songs. Pay attention, we will test: are you a human?

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Getting a Little Economic Breathing Room (00:58:00)

Biden is fighting to cancel crushing student debt- why is the right dead-set against letting this happen? And, who are the secretive rich who are funding efforts to fight off universal basic income?

Plus- the real effect of raising the wages of fast food workers..

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

YES! Presents: Rising Up With Sonali – 2024-04-09 (00:58:30)

This week, well speak with Huwaida Arraf, a Palestinian American civil and human rights attorney and co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement. Six months after Israel’s war on Gaza began, well take stock of what was lost and learn about how a group of activists and advocates are setting sail to Gaza to directly deliver desperately needed aid as part of the Freedom Flotilla. Then, Jocelyn McCalla, Senior Policy Advisor to the Haitian American Foundation for Democracy will delve deep into the political crisis in Haiti, give us the history of U.S. meddling that led to the current situation, and examine the cause of Haitian migrants.

https://risingupwithsonali.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Walden Two (1948) by B.F. Skinner ch. 23-24 (00:39:15)

A utopian novel that outlines the philosophy and characteristics of an intentional community that has inspired many real-world, functioning intentional communities such as Virginia’s own Twin Oaks Community. The novel was controversial for promoting the common good over personal free will and the gradual molding of human behavior by groups of temporary “planners” for continual improvement. The goal is an evolving, supportive community that allows for a more relaxed work schedule and increased leisure time for personal and artistic pursuits.

Written and read by Behavioral Psychologist B.F. Skinner.

TEXT: https://archive.org/details/WaldenTwo_201807/page/n3

ALAN WATTS: Alan Watts Opens Up About Religion (00:17:54)

This summarised lecture by Alan Watts is from the Alan Watts Library at https://alanwatts.org. The image of Jesus is owned by the church traditions and authorities. He has been moulded to fit the interests of the church patriarchs for centuries, so much so that the prevailing image of Jesus is now so far removed from what he truly represented. Namely an energy from the future who came to earth to bring illumination and knowledge to humanity. The reason why the Jesus/Jeshua personality came to earth was to create an opening or doorway to a different state of consciousness. He wanted to set an example of the possibilities that are available to each human being. He wanted to hold up a mirror to human beings and remind them of their own divine origin and the dormant potentials they carried within. The potentials for peace, freedom and mastership over oneself. Speech extract from “Jesus: His Religion” by Alan Watts, courtesy of https://alanwatts.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4oI0Q62RkE&t=116s

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 4/11/24 (00:56:47)

On the Show: Katherine Stewart, author of “The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism,” joins David to discuss the origins and recent rise in Christian nationalism in the United States among the religious right and Republicans, and much more. Get the book: https://amzn.to/49AfqBT

President Joe Biden is suddenly leading Donald Trump in recent polls and has also taken a lead in the financial betting markets. Failed former President Donald Trump’s third desperate attempt to delay his New York hush money trial fails, and unless something changes, the trial will start Monday. Donald Trump explodes after his appeals are rejected, publishing fourteen unhinged vlogs to Truth Social. MAGA is realizing that they are doing themselves in with the anti-abortion insanity. Donald Trump says it would be okay for states to decide to imprison doctors who perform abortions, if that’s what they want to do. A reporter asks Donald Trump whether Arizona has gone to far with their 1864 abortion law, and Trump says both yes and no. Alina Habba, Donald Trump’s on-again-off-again lawyer, has been fired by Trump’s former CFO Allen Weisselberg. Fox News host Jesse Watters confusedly thinks that $20/hour is a “six figure” salary during his appearance on the Patrick Bet-David show. Donald Trump’s media stock, DJT, is crashing quickly. https://davidpakman.com/

WEDNESDAY 04.10.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday
April 10, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: A nemesis of clams is thriving as Maines waters warm  

PATIENTS COME FIRST: UVA Health  (00:19:26)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features UVA Health CEO Dr. Craig Kent, who also serves as Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Virginia and is a past member of the VHHA Board of Directors. Dr. Kent joins us for a conversation about his career and work, a discussion about some exciting clinical research being conducted at UVA Health, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on X (Twitter) or Instagram using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.

ALAN WATTS: Unveiling Wealth’s Secret  (00:10:38)

In this video, bestselling author and thinker, Alan Watts, talks about the power of letting go and the importance of self-empowerment. Watts, who was once homeless and addicted to drugs, discusses the importance of allowing oneself to be healed and the spiritual awakening that occurs as a result. If you’re looking to explore the power of self-empowerment and spiritual awakening, then this video is for you. Watts takes a fascinating look at the path to wealth and how it can be attained through letting go.

THIS WAY OUT #1880: “Stranger Than Straight” Redux & global LGBTQ news & more! (00:28:59)

Queer kitch comes out Stranger Than Straight; a 4-years-ago-this-month musical reminder from Emmas Revolution; Ugandas Kill the Gays Act withstands a court challenge, a Russian drag show club owner is arrested for extremism at a Moscow airport, the U.N. Human Rights Council addresses intersex discrimination for the first time, Wisconsin trans student athletes win their governors vote, and a Florida Republican claims Pride in his anti-LGBTQ voting record. All that and more this week when you choose This Way Out, the worlds audio oasis for LGBTQ+ news and culture.

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: The Truth About Messaging (00:58:00)

Are rural Republicans dense or just listening to too much right wing propaganda? Are Democrats really worse at messaging? Do Republicans have a brain deficiency? Also- Trump’s legal noose tightens…

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: How Effective are Tough on Crime Laws? / Real Migrants Love America (00:59:00)

The first half of today’s show is dedicated to discussing how ineffective Tough on Crime laws are. There is a wave of politicians campaigning on how stricter laws and increased police presence will make things safer, but the data simply doesnt support that conclusion. In the second half of today’s show, we remember the migrant workers who lost their lives during the Key Bridge collapse in Maryland. We try to reclaim the original narrative suggesting that most folks are as hard working as these individuals who died while making this country better. Our Way Black History Fact is about Willie James Howard, the young man who was lynched in a very similar way to Emmett Till.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Walden Two (1948) by B.F. Skinner ch. 21-22 (00:23:28)

A utopian novel that outlines the philosophy and characteristics of an intentional community that has inspired many real-world, functioning intentional communities such as Virginia’s own Twin Oaks Community. The novel was controversial for promoting the common good over personal free will and the gradual molding of human behavior by groups of temporary “planners” for continual improvement. The goal is an evolving, supportive community that allows for a more relaxed work schedule and increased leisure time for personal and artistic pursuits.

Written and read by Behavioral Psychologist B.F. Skinner.

TEXT: https://archive.org/details/WaldenTwo_201807/page/n3

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: A Special Alchemy: Curiosity. Empathy & Social Media, with Dr. Ben Rein  (00:28:00)

Today’s conversation with Ben Rein, PhD is a Choose to Be Curious trifecta: a neuroscientist, who studies empathy, has devoted himself to science communication, and willingly stands in the chaotic swirl where curiosity can go weirdly very awry. Ben is a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Robert Malenka’s lab at Stanford University and a science communicator on social media. You might know him as Dr.Brein on TikTok or Doctor.Brein on Instagram. He’s the one summarizing research papers, teaching neuroscience basics, and debunking viral videos that promote scientific misinformation. Ben has managed to combine curiosity, empathy and social media and have genuine good come of it. At some point in our conversation I declared his work a “special kind of alchemy.” I stand by that. “We need to be very curious about the information we receive, especially before we adopt it.” ~ Dr. Ben Rein

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 4/10/24 (00:55:35)

On the Show: Elie Honig, CNN Senior Legal Analyst, New York Magazine Columnist, and author of the new book “Untouchable: How Powerful People Get Away with It,” joins David to discuss the real two-tiered justice system, accountability, and much more. Get the book: https://amzn.to/3PV7vrT  Just days after Donald Trump puts out a video about abortion essentially saying “let states do whatever they want,” the Arizona Supreme Court upholds an 1864 abortion law that is a near-total ban on abortion, without exceptions for rape or incest, and with criminal penalties for abortion providers. Republican Congressman Greg Murphy drops the grotesque abortion lie that Democrats want “after-birth abortions” during an appearance on Fox News. Failed former President Donald Trump takes credit for President Joe Biden’s stock market record and warns Jews during a disgusting interview on Real America’s Voice with Wayne Allyn Root. Karoline Leavitt, Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign National Press Secretary, claims during an interview that President Joe Biden can’t speak, and in doing so, uses the made up word “damnening” twice. Sarah Matthews, former aide to President Donald Trump, says that she has no choice but to vote for President Joe Biden in 2024. Nicole Shanahan, Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s 2024 Vice Presidential running mate, hasn’t been seen at public events since her VP announcement. Former Trump voter Jim-Bob from West Virginia is voting for President Joe Biden in 2024. Absolutely furious voicemail caller attacks David for a long list of reasons.

TUESDAY 04.09.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Tuesday
April 9, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Florida’s tiny fairy tale deer are losing habitat as seas rise  

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY:   Connecting: Building Strong Social Bridges (00:30:00)

On this showwe are exploring the importance of connecting and building strong social bridges. No matter where you think you are with your current circles, there is always room to grow, strengthen, and nurture. You may think youre a loner but we all need someone who has our back, cares what happens to us, and encourages us along our journey. A strong social bridge refers to a meaningful and supportive connection between individuals. It is characterized by trust, mutual respect, and open communication. Strong social bridges provide a sense of belonging, emotional support, and a network of people who can help each other navigate lifes challenges. These connections are essential for building a supportive community and promoting overall well-being. When was the last time you looked to your corner for support? It may be time for a little inventory, whos there for you and who are you there for? 

https://encouragementology.com/

MAKING CONTACT: The Origins of Zionism (00:29:00)

In the midst of repeated, outsized, and unprecedented attacks on the people of Gaza, we talk to Rashid Khalidi about his book “The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine.” We focus on the very early history of the zionist movement in Palestine and his argument that it was, from the start, a settler-colonial endeavor.

https://www.radioproject.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Did RFK Jr’s campaign Just Weigh in For Trump? (00:58:00)

White Rural Rage: The Secret Political Force Shaping America’s Future. Trump’s $175M Bond deal scam, New Bird Flu is very troubling, how Ohio is trying to block Biden from the ballot and how the far-right is pressuring Netanyahu not to end the Gaza war. Did RFK Jr’s campaign just weigh in for Trump? There were 12 mass shootings in America this past week – did you know? Crazy Alert! Rudy Giulaniani says earthquakes are targeting “communist” states in America. Seriously

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: Backyard Wildlife (00:58:00)

What’s wild about your backyard? This time on The Children’s Hour, we explore creating a backyard or balcony to attract wildlife in a visit with Laurel Ladwig, a more-than-human geographer. She’s part of a movement of reconciliation ecologists who encourage people to increase habitats around our homes to help critters that need more nectar, pollen, shade, and food to survive in our artificial urban environments.

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Walden Two (1948) by B.F. Skinner ch. 19-20 (00:58:38)

A utopian novel that outlines the philosophy and characteristics of an intentional community that has inspired many real-world, functioning intentional communities such as Virginia’s own Twin Oaks Community. The novel was controversial for promoting the common good over personal free will and the gradual molding of human behavior by groups of temporary “planners” for continual improvement. The goal is an evolving, supportive community that allows for a more relaxed work schedule and increased leisure time for personal and artistic pursuits.

Written and read by Behavioral Psychologist B.F. Skinner.

TEXT: https://archive.org/details/WaldenTwo_201807/page/n3

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 4/9/24 (00:55:55)

On the Show: The solar eclipse of April 8, 2024 appears to have broken the brains of many Fox News hosts, with them linking the eclipse to the US-Mexico border and generally making no sense. Sunny Hostin, co-host of The View, wrongly links the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse to climate change. CNN brutally fact checks Donald Trump’s recent statement about abortion, but missed at least one critical aspect of it. An element of the right wing is revolting against Donald Trump over his recent abortion video. Rita Palma, an advisor to presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., admits in a meeting with Republicans in New York that his campaign is united with Trump supporters against Joe Biden, and even outlines ways for RFK supporters to help Trump. Failed former President Donald Trump loses it when a judge shoots down his attempted appeal of his trial date with a single sentence filing. Donald Trump wildly claims that President Joe Biden defecated on the Resolute Desk at the White House during his recent major fundraiser in Florida. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says that it was a mistake to endorse President Joe Biden in 2020 and he will not be making an endorsement this year. A drunk Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was reportedly cut off by a bartender at a Republican gala, and security intervened as she attempted to get pictures with Donald Trump. Christian voicemail caller is upset that David examined the claims around the supposed Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

MONDAY 04.08.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday April 8, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: A blizzard put a hyper-efficient home to the test. It passed

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE # 146: The Environmental Impact of Lawns (00:29:25)

Ah, the suburban dream. A lush, freshly cut lawn stretching as far as the eye can see. But as far as the planet is concerned, that lawn is an ecological disaster, a toxic polluting wasteland devoid of biodiversity. Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the resources consumed and the environmental problems unleashed when we pursue the perfect lawn. And what are some alternatives that are a bit gentler on Mother Earth?

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: Resurgent Labor In The South (00:29:00)

On this week’s Economic Update, Professor Richard Wolff discusses the US Treasury Department’s charge against Apple as a monopoly, Georgia’s state government siding openly with employers against unions, two union members deciding to enter important elections as independent voices in Nebraska and West Virginia, and a critique of the FED’s policy that keeps inflation and interest rates high. Finally, we interview Mike Elk, publisher of the Payday Report, on his views regarding the important UAW fight for union recognition at a VW plant in Chattanooga, TN.

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Prelude to November (00:58:00)

What would America be like if we had simply put into office the candidate for president who actually received the most votes? A movement to bypass the electoral college is gradually gaining strength- but will it be in place before the election? Plus- a simple choice that will reduce your chance of heart attack and stroke.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SPIRIT IN ACTION: Words to Change the World from GLPR (00:55:00)

One of the sources of the rich cadre of authors and activists I have here on Spirit In Action is the promotion of writers done by Peter Bermudes of GLPR ” that’s Gail Leondar Public Relations ” and it was through Gail that I was first acquainted with GLPR, though Peter has been at the helm since 4 years ago. In many ways, the mission of GLPR dovetails perfectly with that of NSR, helping find and raise up the voice of those making this world better through their ideas and writing. GLPR has done promotion for so many vital and powerful change leaders over the decades, like Dr. Helen Caldicott, the Dalai Lama, Frances Moore Lappe, James Loewen, Chuck Collins, and a thousand others, aiding them in getting their ideas and insights out to the wider world.

LITERATURE ALOUD: Walden Two (1948) by B.F. Skinner ch. 17-18 (00:30:28)

A utopian novel that outlines the philosophy and characteristics of an intentional community that has inspired many real-world, functioning intentional communities such as Virginia’s own Twin Oaks Community. The novel was controversial for promoting the common good over personal free will and the gradual molding of human behavior by groups of temporary “planners” for continual improvement. The goal is an evolving, supportive community that allows for a more relaxed work schedule and increased leisure time for personal and artistic pursuits.

Written and read by Behavioral Psychologist B.F. Skinner.

TEXT: https://archive.org/details/WaldenTwo_201807/page/n3

GRASSROOTS: The Healthy Light Show with Dr. Josh Rosenthal (00:29:06)

Are you allowing the sun to set your internal body clock? Are you confusing your body looking at blue light screens late at night? This week Patti and Doug talk with light specialist Dr. Josh Rosenthal about how our bodies were designed to be in rhythm with the sun, and how being aware of light can keep us healthy.

https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 4/8/24 (00:56:21)

On the Show: Elements of MAGA, including Marjorie Taylor Greene’s boyfriend Brian Glenn, and Trump’s former lawyer Rudy Giuliani, have some interesting ideas about the meaning of the eclipse and recent earthquake, as well as so-called “locusts,” by which they mean cicadas. In a stunning new Franklin and Marshall poll of Pennsylvania voters, President Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by 10 in a head-to-head race. Fox News, including Maria Bartiromo, are simply devastated by the latest strong jobs report. Republican Senator JD Vance appears on Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News show to diminish the latest jobs report by claiming many of the jobs went to foreign-born people. Examining whether a central claim to the resurrection of Jesus — that his tomb was “found empty by women” — is based on any historical facts. A then and now look at Donald Trump’s vocabulary, speaking ability, and coherence over the last 45 years. A confused Donald Trump stuns MAGA voters with a new video about abortion in which he appears to say essentially “do whatever you want as long as you support me.” A miserable-looking Melania Trump joins Donald Trump at his major fundraising event over the weekend. Voicemail caller asks David how much daily soy he is “taking.”

SUNDAY 04.07.24 PROGRAM Notes

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RADIO 2050 #22: A Different Kind of Therapy  (00:58:06)

Sarah Gael, a transpersonal psychedelic psychotherapist and harm reduction advocate, discusses the use of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD. She explains the process of therapy, the role of MDMA in trauma therapy, and the mechanism of action of MDMA. She also touches on harm reduction in psychedelic use and shares her experiences at Burning Man and the Zendo Project. Sarah emphasizes the importance of engaging in personal healing work and encourages individuals to share their positive psychedelic experiences to help destigmatize their use. 

https://radioparadise.com/radio2050

EARTH RIOT RADIO #111: Start the Ecstatic Enviromania (00:29:00)

It is clearly a moment for a new approach to defending the Earth. All manner of protests can be absorbed by the police and their corporation sponsors. Control of the press, shadow-banning of social media, the constant presence of aggressive marketing – the sources of climate toxins have had many years to perfect their response to standard protesting. But the quasi-religion advocated by the Ehrlichs allows for a regard for the intelligence of nature put forward by James Lovelock and Lyn Marguliis in the Earth as Gaia. This means that activists are a part of a larger living being. Direct actions become rituals, and we are the fire and the flood.

BOOM GODDESS RADIO #513: Boom Goddess Oscars Review (00:24:18)

This week Jennifer and our Boom Goddess critics share their thoughts on this year’s films that were nominated for Best Picture Oscars.

https://www.boomgoddessradio.com/

Best of ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN April 6, 2024 (00:59:30)

Segment One

We begin the show with Anders Croy, Communications Director, Florida Watch and DeSantis Watch. We discuss the latest rulings by the Florida Supreme Court, one which upheld the constitutionality a 6-week ban on abortions. The law, signed by the Governor last year had been challenged as unconstitutional. In a second decision however, the Court allowed a referendum question to codify abortion as a constitutional right. So in November, Floridians will be casting their ballots. Separately, medical benefits for children have been revoked, which had been in place during the pandemic. Florida has not participated in the federal Medicaid program. The cost of living has risen sharply in the state due to higher housing costs, insurance, sales tax, and many other hidden taxes and fees. Florida has become DeSantis’ petri dish for policies he wanted for the US as a whole.

Segment Two

We then catch up with Anne Nelson, a professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, author and lecturer. We discuss Project 2025, the road map that the far right, under the aegis of the Heritage Foundation, and others like it, have developed, and are now planning to institute, no matter if Trump is elected or not. A systemic buildup of this effort is in place, and its proponents have worked from precinct level up to the federal level. The goal is to institute a theocracy to rule the country, and the religion is none other than christo-fascism.

https://www.arniearnesen.org/WP/

BACKGROUND BRIEFING with IAN MASTERS: (00:59:00)

Trump’s Piety in Contrast to the Porn he Faces and the Cruelty and Hatred he Displays | The 100 Right Wing Tax-Exempt Organizations With Over $2 Billion to Elect Trump | AFRICOM Loses Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali and Niger to the Russians

https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: For No Good Reason – The Art and Philosophy of British Artist and Illustrator Ralph Steadman (00:59:00)

Ralph Steadman is a British artist and illustrator, most well known for his collaboration on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas with author Hunter S. Thompson. He’s renowned for his political and social caricatures, cartoons and numerous books of his artwork. He’s also the subject of the 2012 film For No Good Reason.

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: How SpaceX Could Start World War 3! (00:58:49)

Outer Space is the New Wild West! My guest today, Dr. Mike Klipstein former White House National Security Council and Director of National Security Policy and now Senior Public Policy Advisor for Cyber & Space at Baker Donelson, breaks down how SpaceX could start a war! You don’t want to miss this beyond fascinating discussion!!

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-deep-dive-radio-show-and-nicks-nerd-news/id1262505658

SATURDAY 04.06.24 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST 4/5/2024 Encore: Last Week Today and why it matters, with guests ‘Driftglass’ and Frances Langum  (00:58:00)

Encore: original airdate 4-1-2-24. On today’s ‘BradCast’: It may be April Fool’s Day, but it’s no joke that we are back! Last week brought a firehose of important and historic developments. Our old friends ‘DRIFTGLASS’ and his co-host of the Pro Left Podcast, FRANCES LANGUM, who is also Associate Editor at the Crooks & Liars blog, join us today to add actual context, depth and insight to all those headlines, and what it all means going forward. In a lively and insightful conversation, we cover a smorgasbord of big news — from the MAGA GOP histrionics over averting a government shutdown to the latest on Donald Trump’s many criminal and civil cases, his scammy, just-in-time public stock offering of his social media site, and his peddling of a Trump-branded Bible (both of which directly line his pockets). We also cover new developments in the Israel-Hamas war and Gaza, NBC’s hiring/firing of Ronna McDaniel, a remarkable special election result in Alabama, and much, much more.

https://bradblog.com/?cat=675

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: Seek Higher Ground: The Laws of Nature Are Not Optional (00:58:00)

Enough flooding already! Our old ways don’t work and are economically stupid. We’ve built all the dams we need and that nature can handle. Development in flood zones is still happening faster than more sustainable locations. In his new book; Seek Higher Ground, The Natural Solution to Our Urgent Flooding Crisis, award winning author and conservationist Tim Palmer argues there can be a bipartisan solution if we take it seriously. We do have to find a different way, and in this podcast Palmer spells it out.

AGING MATTERS: Retirement Coaching with Hugh Willard, M.Ed.  (00:58:02)

Retirement can be troubling, thrilling and intimidating, and its normal to feel overwhelmed or uncertain about the road ahead. A retirement coach can offer practical guidance and support to help navigate this new chapter of life.

Hugh Willard, M.Ed., Psychotherapist, Retirement Coach, and Author, Finding Beauty in the Gray, www.hughwillard.com talks about identifying primary elements of retirement planning, and benefits of working with a retirement coach to help prepare for post career life.  Questions? Email: cbeversdorf@comcast.net 

https://www.agingmattersonline.com/

GROWING GREENER: Daryl Beyers Shares a Fresh Approach to Gardening Fundamentals (00:29:00)

Coordinator of the New York Botanical Gardens Gardening Education Program, Daryl Beyers has developed a fresh approach to teaching the fundamentals of the craft, one that not only provides a strong foundation for novices to go on and build their own skills, but which has proved valuable to experienced practitioners who want to move beyond the old-fashioned, often environmentally harmful practices they may absorbed at the beginning of their careers.

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

 TUC RADIO: Norman Finkelstein and Chris Hedges discuss Israel and Gaza at Princeton University   (00:29:00)

Here are highlights from an almost two-hour event streamed Live and archived by the Real News Network.

Norman Finkelstein is the author of many books, including the Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering; and Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom. He received his PhD from Princeton Universitys Department of Politics and has held faculty positions at Brooklyn and Hunter Colleges, and Rutgers, New York, and DePaul Universities. Finkelstein’s personal experience shaped his life. His mother survived the Majdanek concentration camp, his father survived Auschwitz. Chris Hedges was the Middle East Bureau chief for the New York Times and a vocal critic of the invasion of Iraq. He left the paper after being told by the editors that he was not allowed to publicly speak out against the war. The Real News is an independent, viewer-supported, radical media network. You can find the almost two-hour long recording of the event: Norman Finkelstein and Chris Hedges discuss Israel and Gaza at Princeton on YouTube. Please support everybody involved.

https://tucradio.org/

THE BOPST SHOW: Cranked Up Really High (00:55:52)

The Bopst Show, the critically acclaimed music radio show hosted by artist, musician, writer, DJ and founding member of GWAR, Chris Bopst, features a wide assortment of audio stimulations from a myriad of genres, eras and inspirations. On this week’s show, you’ll hear the classic 70s English punk rock by Slaughter & The Dogs, Nigerian Afrobeat from Femi Kuti, and 21st century Spanish hip hop straight out of the mouth of the one & only El Sr. Rojo as well as sounds by John Coltrane, Ranking Tiger and many others outside of mainstream consciousness.
podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #526  (00:58:00)

Ralph welcomes Chris Anderson, author of Infectious Generosity: The Ultimate Idea Worth Spreading where he explains how techniques for tapping into the potential of the internet to turbocharge generosity can fund and scale-up bold, audacious projects for the common good.

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 04.05.24 PROGRAM Notes


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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday
April 5, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Colorado farmer finds success with drought-resilient millet   

THIS IS SCIENCE: Feet To The Fire (00:29:00)

Jess talks with California’s Attorney General Rob Bonta about a historic lawsuit he filed against Big Oil to hold them accountable for the devastating effects of climate change caused by their fossil fuel products.

https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/podcasts

COUNTERSPIN: Phyllis Bennis on Gaza Ceasefire Resolution, Robert Weissman on Boeing Scandal  (00:28:00)This week on CounterSpin: A senior UN human rights official told the BBC that there is a “plausible” case that Israel is using starvation as a weapon of war in Gaza, a war crime. Meanwhile, US citizens struggle to make sense of White House policy that seems to call for getting aid to Palestinians while pursuing a course of action that makes that aid necessary, if insufficient. Phyllis Bennis is senior fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, an international advisor with Jewish Voice for Peace and a longtime UN-watcher. She joins us with thoughts on the evolving situation.

Also on the show: As reporter Alex Sammon outlined five years ago in the American Prospect, the Boeing scandal is an exemplar of the corporate crisis of our age. Putting resources that should’ve been put into safety into shareholder dividends and stock buybacks, selling warning indicators that alert pilots to problems with flight-control software as optional extras, and outsourcing engineering to coders in India making $9 an hour—these weren’t accidents; they were choices, made consciously, over time. So why are media so excited about Boeing’s CEO stepping down, as though his “taking one for the team” means changing the playbook? We hear from Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen.

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Will Biden Ever Stop Israel? (00:58:00)

How bad does Netanyahu’s behavior have to be before the president will forcefully stand up to him?.. Also, Thom gets the latest direct from Ukraine with war correspondent Phil Ittner. Plus – Thom reads from “Perilous Medicine: The Struggle to Protect Health Care from the Violence of War” by Leonard Rubenstein.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: Rod Graham: The Case For Legacy Preference in College Admissions (00:29:00)

Legacy students, applicants whose families attended the school, comprised 36 percent of Harvards class of 2022. Notably, 77% of students admitted to Harvard via legacy preference are white. These days, however, the practice of giving legacy applicants a competitive edge over their peers in college admission decisions has come under fire. Last week on Sea Change Radio, we spoke with Law Professor John Brittain, from the University of the District of Columbia, who made the case for ending legacy preference in college admissions, asserting that it preserves wealth, power, and privilege. This week, we speak to Rod Graham, a sociology professor at Old Dominion University, who offers a contrasting perspective. Graham explains why he believes that legacy preference admissions should just be considered another factor that admissions officers should be free to consider, similar to how they may weigh an applicants geography, race, athletic prowess, and other factors.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS SHOW: North Carolina’s LGBTQ Community Stands Against Domestic Terrorism  (00:28:00)

On December 3, 2022, an attack on two electrical substations in Moore County, North Carolina left 45,000 households and businesses without power for up to five days. It was the biggest domestic terrorist attack on the electricity grid in U.S. history, but one year later, no arrests have been made and authorities have named no suspects other than to say that whoever did this knew what they were doing. In this installment of The Laura Flanders Shows investigation into the local roots of the January 6 insurrection in one state, North Carolina, Laura speaks with the North Carolinians who were at a drag show in Moore County when the lights went out. Downtown Divas had been harassed for months by anti-LGBTQ leaders ” did the sabotage attack have anything to do with that harassment or the drag performance scheduled that night? As legislators and local leaders continue to roll back LGBTQ rights, they remain largely silent about the real threats facing North Carolinians and the nation from domestic terrorists with their sights set on U.S. power grids. Why? This episode also looks at how the LGBTQ community in North Carolina is standing up to hate and creating safety ” with Drag operatics ” for all.

THE BOPST SHOW: Cranked Up Really High (00:55:52)

The Bopst Show, the critically acclaimed music radio show hosted by artist, musician, writer, DJ and founding member of GWAR, Chris Bopst, features a wide assortment of audio stimulations from a myriad of genres, eras and inspirations. On this week’s show, you’ll hear the classic 70s English punk rock by Slaughter & The Dogs, Nigerian Afrobeat from Femi Kuti, and 21st century Spanish hip hop straight out of the mouth of the one & only El Sr. Rojo as well as sounds by John Coltrane, Ranking Tiger and many others outside of mainstream consciousness.
podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 4/5/24 (00:49:16)

On the Show: Producer Pat Ford fills in for David. Donald Trump suffers three straight legal defeats, as judges strike down his attempts to get two of his criminal trials dismissed and one of them delayed. Joe Biden is leading in an increasing number of national polls and leading in the prediction markets. Donald Trump’s Truth Social stock “DJT” has been on a precipitous decline since its NASDAQ debut, costing Trump billions in net worth. Republicans claim to be against DEI and affirmative action, yet they benefit greatly from the Electoral College and the structure of the Senate, which are effectively diversity programs to help smaller states. Right-wing trolls call Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott a “DEI hire” in racist online attacks. Fox host Maria Bartiromo claims that Biden can’t win without rigging the election, setting the groundwork for more election-denying conspiracy theories if Trump loses again. The Florida state Supreme Court puts abortion rights on the ballot in a move that will likely help Joe Biden and Democrats. Fox contributor Tammy Bruce argues that Trump selling bibles is a “regular guy” thing to do.

THURSDAY 04.04.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday
April 4, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Group to monitor air pollution in 12 U.S. cities with large Hispanic populations

RADIO ECOSHOCK: Why So Hot So Fast? (00:58:00)

Gavin Schmidt is Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. He tells us Climate models can’t explain 2023s huge heat anomaly – we could be in uncharted territory. Meanwhile, so much ice is melting at the Poles, Earth’s rotation is changing. Dr. Chad Greene from NASAS lab in California reveals Greenland lost even more ice than we knew. Cutting climate science from NASA, this week on Radio Ecoshock.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Time For Us to Divorce Netanyahu (00:58:00)

Mark Pocan joins Thom with listener questions- Should we still be shipping Netanyahu the bombs he needs to level Gaza?..Should Reps be forced to do town halls?.. How can we better use the overcharge waste behind Medicare Advantage?..Plus – Thom reads from “The Case Against George W. Bush” by Steven C. Markoff.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

YES! Presents: Rising Up With Sonali — 2024-01-02 (00:58:31)

This week, Iman Husain joins us to discuss her new story, The Protest Song the IDF Tried to Silence, about a 1972 protest song by Palestinian singer Zeinab Shaath that is now being heard widely. Then, my colleague Breanna Draxler guest hosts an interview with Grist Magazines Tory Stephens about imagining just climate futures. Finally well turn to Dr. Amara Enyia, Policy and Research Director for the Movement for Black Lives, to discuss the results of a new survey showing that the majority of Black Americans support divesting from police departments and investing in the things that keep people safe: healthcare, education, mental health services and more.

https://risingupwithsonali.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Walden Two (1948) by B.F. Skinner ch. 15-16 (00:44:23)

A utopian novel that outlines the philosophy and characteristics of an intentional community that has inspired many real-world, functioning intentional communities such as Virginia’s own Twin Oaks Community. The novel was controversial for promoting the common good over personal free will and the gradual molding of human behavior by groups of temporary “planners” for continual improvement. The goal is an evolving, supportive community that allows for a more relaxed work schedule and increased leisure time for personal and artistic pursuits.

Written and read by Behavioral Psychologist B.F. Skinner.

TEXT: https://archive.org/details/WaldenTwo_201807/page/n3


ALAN WATTS: Conquering Fear (00:14:32)

Conquering Fear by Alan Watts. Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British writer and lecturer who interpreted and popularized Eastern philosophy and religion for a Western audience. Watts wrote more than 25 books and articles on subjects important to Eastern and Western religion, introducing the then-burgeoning youth culture to The Way of Zen (1957), one of the first bestselling books on Buddhism. In Psychotherapy East and West (1961), Watts proposed that Buddhism could be thought of as a form of psychotherapy and not a religion. He considered Nature, Man, and Woman (1958) to be, “from a literary point of view—the best book I have ever written.” He also explored human consciousness and psychedelics in the essay “The New Alchemy” (1958) and in the book The Joyous Cosmology (1962).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8y3IVgcrpo

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 4/4/24 (00:57:20)

On the Show: Failed former President Donald Trump is destroying the Republican Party financially and there seem to be no Republicans willing to stop him. Osama bin Laden’s niece, Noor bin Ladin, is a Trump-supporting Q-Anon believer, in a case of strange political bedfellows. Caller talks about Senator Katie Britt’s bizarre State of the Union response. Caller predicts Trump will pick a woman as his running mate. Caller discusses the prospect of Kamala Harris replacing Joe Biden. Caller explains why he’s no longer a Trump supporter. Caller asks about voting in person versus voting by mail. The Friday Feedback segment.https://davidpakman.com/

WEDNESDAY 04.03.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday
April 3, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: The plastics industry’s carbon footprint has doubled in the past few decades

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Sports Therapy (00:16:57)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Caitlyn Berry, an occupational therapist with Sportable, a Richmond-based adaptive sports organization. The conversation covers the mission and history of Sportable, the work of occupational therapists, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on X (Twitter) or Instagram using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.

https://vhha.com/podcasts/patients-come-first-podcast-caitlyn-berry/

ALAN WATTS: Understanding the Synchronicity of The Universe (00:12:37)

Alan Watts. Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4CooI0kC6w&t=97s

THIS WAY OUT #1879: This Way Out, Born 1988: Thens Making Nows & global LGBTQ news!  (00:29:00)

Happy Birthday to This Way Out! Thailand’s marriage equality bill passes the lower house in a landslide, Houthis to crucify nine for immoral acts in Yemen, Wyoming cancels pediatric gender-affirming healthcare, a Texas judge extends her block of A.G. Ken Paxton’s P-FLAG probe, a trans darts champs twin wins get protested, and a bomb threat in Pennsylvania closes a drag queens story book.

Those stories and more this week as we begin our 36th year helping you find This Way Out, the worlds audio oasis for LGBTQ+ news and culture.

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Thom v. Sheriff Mack (00:58:00)

Thom joins in on a spirited discussion on corporate and government corruption between libertarian activist Sheriff Richard Mack. Who really wants who to be a king? Plus- a reading from “Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell Into Tyranny” by Edward J. Watts

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: How Old Should Kids Be Before Hearing the N-Word? / Some Happier Headlines (00:59:00)

The first half of today’s show sees us discussing an incident that happened to one of our children. We discuss having the conversation about the n-word, how the innocence of Black youth seems to be shed long before it should be, and how to have the many facets of the conversation while dealing with the weight of the issue. In the second half of today’s show, we discuss some of the recent news stories that had positive (or at least not negative) outcomes for those of us seeking social justice in this country. Our Way Black History Fact is about Sister Rosetta Tharpe the Godmother of Rock and Roll.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Walden Two (1948) by B.F. Skinner ch. 13-14 (00:32:27)

A utopian novel that outlines the philosophy and characteristics of an intentional community that has inspired many real-world, functioning intentional communities such as Virginia’s own Twin Oaks Community. The novel was controversial for promoting the common good over personal free will and the gradual molding of human behavior by groups of temporary “planners” for continual improvement. The goal is an evolving, supportive community that allows for a more relaxed work schedule and increased leisure time for personal and artistic pursuits.

Written and read by Behavioral Psychologist B.F. Skinner.

TEXT: https://archive.org/details/WaldenTwo_201807/page/n3

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: Seeing Like a Location Scout, with Aaron Hurvitz (00:28:00)

What might the rest of us learn from someone whose job it is to observe places really closely? I met movie location scout Aaron Hurvitz at a wedding last summer and immediately thought (1) cool suit, and (2) interesting job — seems like a curiosity enterprise to me! Aaron’s location scouting credits include Joker, West Side Story, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Killers of the Flower Moon, and Maestro. He says he likes “bringing to reality what’s on the page.” Indeed!” I would say curiosity is definitely a huge asset. I would say a boldness to go places and throw caution to the wind, and just say, ‘I wonder what’s inside that fence, or what’s behind that door…'” ~ Aaron Hurvitz

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW4/3/24 (00:00:00)

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TUESDAY 04.02.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Tuesday
April 2, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Wind farm radar system reduces nighttime light pollution in Iowa

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY: Empowering Thoughts: The Impact of Your Mindset on Hope and the Future (00:30:01)

On this show we are exploring the impact your mindset has on hope and your future as we lean into producing empowering thoughts. It’s time to stop the hamster wheel of thinking for an important check-in. It’s no secret that our minds are incredibly active, even when we’re sleeping! According to cognitive neuroscientists, we are conscious of only about 5 percent of our cognitive activity, so most of our decisions, actions, emotions, and behavior depends on the 95 percent of brain activity that goes beyond our conscious awareness. It’s time to be intentional and grab a little more of the unconscious market share. We can move in the right direction by shifting our thinking patterns, interrupting negative self-talk, and being willing to embrace the unknown with possibility and hope. 

https://encouragementology.com/

MAKING CONTACT: No, COVID Isn’t Over, and the Need for Continued Community (00:29:00)

March marks four years since the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public health failures and government inaction have forced communities to take matters into their own hands. On today’s show, we look at two groups steeped in the values of community care: the Auntie Sewing Squad and Pandemic Solidarity for the Long Future.

https://www.radioproject.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: How to Eliminate Homelessness in Oregon and Beyond!   (00:58:00)

This is how Viktor Orbon took over the media in Hungary. Crazy Alert! GOP Congressman Calls For Treating Gaza “Like Nagasaki And Hiroshima.” Writer, pastor & activist John Pavlovitz says that Christians should condemn Christian nationalism & evangelical theocracy. Plus is there a new legal headache coming Donald Trump’s way? How an Oregon county has eliminated homelessness!

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: The Poet Within (00:58:00)

This time on The Children’s Hour, New Mexico Poet Laureate Lauren Camp inspires us to find our poet within, putting our feelings, thoughts, stories and ideas into words to create our own poetry. Featuring poems read by Bob Odenkirk, Joy Harjo, and others, we celebrate poetry and explore our own poet within each one of us.

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Walden Two (1948) by B.F. Skinner ch. 11-12 (00:29:43)

A utopian novel that outlines the philosophy and characteristics of an intentional community that has inspired many real-world, functioning intentional communities such as Virginia’s own Twin Oaks Community. The novel was controversial for promoting the common good over personal free will and the gradual molding of human behavior by groups of temporary “planners” for continual improvement. The goal is an evolving, supportive community that allows for a more relaxed work schedule and increased leisure time for personal and artistic pursuits.

Written and read by Behavioral Psychologist B.F. Skinner.

TEXT: https://archive.org/details/WaldenTwo_201807/page/n3


BETWEEN THE LINES RADIO NEWSMAGAZINE
(00:29:00)

After 5 Months of Palestinian Carnage US Finally Allows Passage of UN Gaza Ceasefire Resolution; Stop Cop City Opponents Fight to have Atlanta Voters Decide Fate of Militarized Police Training Facility; Assessing Biden’s Domestic Policy Agenda as 2024 Election Campaign Heat Up.

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 4/2/24 (00:56:15)

On the Show: Adrienne Shropshire, Executive Director of BlackPAC, a left-leaning political action committee focused on mobilizing and engaging with African American voters, joins David to discuss the false narrative that there is a massive racial realignment happening such that non-white voters are flocking to Donald Trump in 2024. A deeper dive at the authoritarian nightmare that is Project 2025. Donald Trump is scamming his followers with faux economic populist rhetoric once again, and they are falling for it once again. President Joe Biden defends and supports the trans community on Trans Day of Visibility, while Donald Trump calls its overlap with Easter “blasphemous.” President Joe Biden raises more money in one night, $25 million, than Donald Trump raised in all of February. Confronting the harsh reality that the real problem is not Donald Trump, but rather the tens of millions of voters willing to vote for him. Former Donald Trump voters explain the one major reason they abandoned him in 2024, the threat that he represents to democracy. Voicemail caller threatens to cancel his Membership over Producer Pat’s mixing up of “tragedy” and “travesty” on the award-winning, world-famous Bonus Show.

MONDAY 04.01.24 PROGRAM Notes 

6-hour loop begins at NOON, repeats until following noon
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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday April 1, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: A growing number of homeowners face repeat flooding

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE #114 – Socially Responsible Investing (00:28:34)

Every dollar you spend is a vote. Every dollar you invest or save is also a vote. How can you make sure that the companies you support also support an agenda and a world vision that you agree with? And just what should you look for when trying to decide where to place your money? Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station as they speak with Michelle Wilson, Financial Planner and owner of Athens Impact Socially Responsible Investments as they discuss the evils and advantages of money.

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: How Capitalism Distributes Power (00:29:00)

This week features updates on resurging child labor in the US, college athletes voting to join unions, and unionization sweeping not-for-profit charities (hospitals, museums, etc) such as Mass Moca in western Massachusetts. We will also have a major discussion of how capitalism concentrates power in mass media (including social media), in authoritarian internal structures of corporations, and via donations and other controls exercised over the two major political parties and over politicians.

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Why Europe is Now in Fear Over Extremism in Politics (00:58:00)

Words. Speeches. News conferences. Rallies. Media. Money. And they all point in one direction: violence in service of the fascist leader. Also Executive Director of The Labor Institute, Les Leopold explains How mass layoffs and greed are destroying the working class and what to do about it. And Investigative Reporter from Raw Story, Alexandria Jacobs reports on How DeJoy Continues to Destroy the Post Office.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SPIRIT IN ACTION: We Belong To Each Other – from the Everyday Nonviolence Podcast (00:55:00)

The team at FNVW and their Everyday Nonviolence Podcast guest-hosts today for Spirit In Action. Jarren Dean Peterson interviews acclaimed authors Stanley Kusunoki and Kao Kalia Yang discuss the power art has to speak the truth and connect us to our shared humanity. Stanley Kusunoki’s Japanese American parents were incarcerated in the U.S. internment camps during World War II, and he is the author of three collections of poetry. Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong American teacher, and she is the award-winning author of the memoirs, The Late home comer, The Song Poet, Somewhere in the Unknown World, and Where Rivers Part. She has also written several children’s books that center around Hmong children and the dreams, hurt, and hopes they have in our world. We also feature a part of the Everyday Nonviolence Podcast episode called Legacies of War – Unexploded Munitions in Southeast Asia.

LITERATURE ALOUD: Walden Two (1948) by B.F. Skinner ch. 9-10 (00:34:35)

A utopian novel that outlines the philosophy and characteristics of an intentional community that has inspired many real-world, functioning intentional communities such as Virginia’s own Twin Oaks Community. The novel was controversial for promoting the common good over personal free will and the gradual molding of human behavior by groups of temporary “planners” for continual improvement. The goal is an evolving, supportive community that allows for a more relaxed work schedule and increased leisure time for personal and artistic pursuits.

Written and read by Behavioral Psychologist B.F. Skinner.

TEXT: https://archive.org/details/WaldenTwo_201807/page/n3

GRASSROOTS: The H2O Situation with John Rumpler (00:28:55)

We all need clean water. This week, after the headlines, Patti and Doug speak with attorney and Environment America’s water specialist John Rumpler about water quality, the Clean Water Act, Congress, lead pipes, PVC, PFAS and other things that threaten our water supply.

https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 4/1/24 (00:00:00)

On the Show: Harry Segal, clinical psychologist and Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Department at Cornell University and the Department of Psychiatry at Cornell Weill Medical School, joins David to compare and contrast what is being labeled “cognitive decline” with regard to both Donald Trump and President Joe Biden. Republican Speaker of the House Mike Johnson admits that he will be pushing the dangerous authoritarian Project 2025 if Donald Trump does become president again and retakes the Oval Office. Republicans reveal their slate of “impeachment managers” to prosecute the absurd and destined-to-fail impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Republican Congressman James Comer is absolutely furious that it’s taking so long to impeach President Joe Biden. An increasingly broke Donald Trump is firing staffers and closing election offices, while President Joe Biden continues to open them. The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro twists himself into a logic pretzel when asked about the firing of Candace Owens during an appearance with cultural critic and arbiter of ideas Dave Rubin. Failed former President Donald Trump threatens Americans in an unhinged interview after attending the wake of NYPD officer Jonathan Diller, and a Fox Host calls Trump’s comments “somber.” Donald Trump shares a video violently portraying President Joe Biden being bound and gagged, reminding everyone why Trump’s “bloodbath” comments were not to be taken lightly. Voicemail caller asks whether Donald Trump’s children or other MAGA figures, will try to seize power when Trump dies.

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