FEBRUARY 2024

THURSDAY 02.22.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday February 22, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: How to prepare for an evacuation    

RADIO ECOSHOCK: 2 Degrees by 2030 & Panic Politics (00:58:00)

As climate and civilization spin out of control, UK social researcher & psychoanalyst Paul Hoggett finds a key to retrogression and denial. His latest paper is “Reactionary States of Mind as the Holocene Ends”. In the hottest February ever in Australia – over 45 C, 110 F in the shade – University of Western Australia Professor Emeritus Malcolm McCulloch just rocked science. A natural signal finds 1.5 degrees C is already behind us. 2 degrees of warming may arrive by 2030. Despite pushback, McCulloch makes a good case for a worse situation.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Letitia James is Ready to Seize Trump’s Buildings If He Can’t Pay His $355M Fine (00:58:00)

The FBI informant got his info from Russia disinformation…wow! Crazy Alert! Cocaine jokes roll in as Sean Hannity demands: ‘Does that look like saw dust to you?’ How Russia rewards brutality…and how they are hunting down Navalny’s family. Before he went Mar-a-Lago, speaker Johnson was talking about not shutting down the government. Now everything has changed, because Trump wants Johnson to destroy the economy to hurt Biden.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

YES! Presents: Rising Up With Sonali – 2024-02-20 (00:58:30)

This week, Norman Solomon joins us to discuss the immense risks that President Joe Biden is taking to his own political future and the future of the nation in continuing to enable the Israeli genocide of Palestinians in Gaza. Then, Edgar Villanueva, best-selling author of Decolonizing Wealth explores the idea of reparations for Black Americans and why it can and should be an election 2024 issue. Finally, Genevieve Rand of Housing Justice for All in New York will explain whats in a new state bill that proposes a Social Housing Development Authority for her state, to help ease the housing crisis.

https://risingupwithsonali.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – Ch. 10a (00:37:17)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th Century in the United States. (Summary by Jeanette)

https://librivox.org/narrative-of-the-life-of-frederick-douglass-by-frederick-douglass/

TEXT: http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/abolitn/dougnarrhp.html

TED TALK: My descent into America’s neo-Nazi movement & how I got out – Christian Picciolini (00:20:30)

At 14-years-old, Christian Picciolini went from naive teenager to white supremacist, and soon, the leader of America’s first neo-Nazi skinhead gang. How was he radicalized, and how did he ultimately get out? In this courageous talk, Christian shares a surprising and counterintuitive solution to hate in all forms. After leaving the white-supremacist skinhead movement that he helped build in the 1980s and 90s, Christian Picciolini co-founded Life After Hate, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people disengage from violent extremism. His memoir, White American Youth: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement—and How I Got Out (Hachette), which details his involvement, and eventual disengagement, from the early American white nationalist movement, will be published on December 26, 2017. Christian lives in Chicago. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 2/22/24 (00:00:00)

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WEDNESDAY 02.21.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday February 21,  2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Company upcycles wind turbine blades into benches and picnic tables  

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Nursing & Robotics (00:07:13)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features Kristie Williams, Vice President of Carilion Giles Community Hospital and Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital. She joins us for a conversation about her career path in nursing, the recent implementation of Moxie Robots at Carilion Giles to support staff delivering patient care, and more.

ALAN WATTS: Be Silent Enough to Hear Your Inner Voice (00:20:59)

Alan Watts talking about meditation, silence and other concepts of reality and life.

THIS WAY OUT #1873: Albee Plays on Life + Panti Raids Homophobes + global LGBTQ news!  (00:28:59)

Irish homophobes feel the wrath of Panti Bliss; the lives and times of Edward Albee;

Greece joins the globes marriage equality club, Nepal registers its first lesbian wedding, sodomy laws stand in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a Japanese trans man wins gender change rights, a Polish TV hosts apology for anti-queer rhetoric reflects the countrys socio-political shift, and a sexy Seville Jesus riles Spanish traditionalists.

Those stories 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: Reporter Stalked by Nazis Exposes Nationwide Fascist Youth Network    (00:58:00)

Guest Interview: Investigative Reporter for Raw Story, Jordan Green reveals frightening clash with Neo-Nazi teenagers. Red states hopeful for a second Trump term and preparing to cut Medicaid for those who need it. Has the GOP left the Ukranians exposed and helped Russia?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: Qasim Rashid (00:59:00)

Today we are joined by a rising star in among Democrats, Qasim Rashid. We spend the first half of the program discussing Qasim’s background, his thoughts on money in politics, and his social media activism. For the second half of the show, we discuss Qasim’s political positions relative to his competition. We get his thoughts on the teaching of American History, Reparations, Affirmative Action, and the Democrat party as a whole. Our Way Black History Fact covers things that were illegal for Black people to do in the 18th and 19th century – including owning dogs.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – Ch. 8-9 (00:24:44)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th Century in the United States. (Summary by Jeanette)

https://librivox.org/narrative-of-the-life-of-frederick-douglass-by-frederick-douglass/

TEXT: http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/abolitn/dougnarrhp.html

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: Curiosity & Brain Health, with Dr. Julie Fratantoni (00:28:00)

Our brains are works in progress, capable of remarkable, continuous growth and strengthening. That’scalled neuroplasticity and it’s at the heart of work at The Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas, Dallas.

They want to empower people to be the architects of their own brains. How might curiosity contribute?

Dr. Julie Fratantoni is a cognitive neuroscientist, with a specialty in making neuroscience approachable. She is head of research integration and partnerships at the Center and leads the user experience and content creation for the Center’s 10-year long Brain Health Project. “I think the first step is to help people realize that you are the architect of your brain. That you do have a level of agency, that you can choose — day to day — how you use your brain. You can really shape it.” ~ Julie Fratantoni

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/21/24 (00:00:00)

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TUESDAY 02.20.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Tuesday February 20, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: His roof wasn’t suitable for solar panels. Here’s what he did instead  

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY: Radiant Resilience: Navigating Healing with a Positive Mindset (00:30:00)

On this show our goal is to dig deep and find the resilience within as we aim to navigate healing with a positive mindset. It is a fact of neurology that the brain cannot be in a state of appreciation and a state of fear at the same time. The two states may alternate but are mutually exclusive. But how can you find gratitude and positivity when facing the fear of the unknown? Whether you’ve been delivered an unwelcomed diagnosis, struggling to transition to a healthier lifestyle, or facing the inevitable aging process, research suggests that a positive mindset can have tangible effects on physical health and healing. But breaking down is hard and upsetting and why common sentiments for Get Well Soon cards include patience, looking at the brighter side, and a speedy recovery. With any process though, there are always ups and downs and an ample supply of setbacks which can certainly test your resolve. So hang in there! Our goal is to connect some of these thoughts to let you know, you aren’t alone and to give you some strategies that might illuminate the dark spots and give you motivation to move forward when you feel stuck.

https://encouragementology.com/

MAKING CONTACT: Giving Bayard Rustin His Flowers (00:29:00)

Today’s episode from our archives continues to honor Black history and heritage. We take a look at the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin, a central figure in the struggle for civil rights and freedom. A pacifist, a gay man, and a practitioner of nonviolence, Rustin dedicated his life to racial equality, economic justice and ending warfare.

https://www.radioproject.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Biden Calls Out Trump’s NATO Treason (00:57:23)

Trump’s buddy Putin is threatening us with nuclear war- how serious is he?. Meanwhile, Trump tries to make Navalny’s murder all about himself. And a right-wing Canadian family moved to Russia- how is that working out for them?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: Living The Dream With Megan Piphus (00:58:00)

This time on The Children’s Hour, we’re joined by Sesame Street’s first Black woman puppeteer, Megan Piphus. Portraying six year old Muppet Gabrielle, Megan is living her dream life on the street she came to know as a tiny child. Megan is a self trained ventriloquist and she shares some of her secrets with the Kids Crew. Megan has just released her first children’s album called Spaceships & Dreams. The hip hop and soulful release was a collaboration with Bootsy Collins of Parliament fame. Megan learned to sing at church, where her dad was the pastor.

Hear tracks from her new album, and get captivated and inspired by Megan Piphus’s incredible success and achievements to make Sesame Street more diverse. This episode was produced by Katie Stone, our Executive Producer, our Senior Producer, Christina Stella, post production from Ann Marie Awad, and transcription by Alexander Jacobson.

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – Ch. 6-7 (00:22:02)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th Century in the United States. (Summary by Jeanette)

https://librivox.org/narrative-of-the-life-of-frederick-douglass-by-frederick-douglass/

TEXT: http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/abolitn/dougnarrhp.html

BETWEEN THE LINES RADIO NEWSMAGAZINE for February 14, 2024 (00:29:00)

Biden’s Ineffectual Response to Israel’s Ongoing Carnage in Gaza War; One Year After East Palestine Toxic Train Derailment Residents Still Seeking Help on Health Impacts; SCOTUS Hearing on Colorado’s Removal of Trump from State Ballot Ignores His Role as Insurrectionist

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 2/20/24 (00:55:07)

On the Show: Yanis Varoufakis, economist, former finance minister of Greece, and author of the new book “Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism” joins David to discuss technofeudalism, the future of technology’s effect on the economy and inequality, and much more. Get the book.

MONDAY 02.19.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday February 19, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Danish photos from the 1930s show what Greenland’s glaciers used to look like   

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: The U.S. Tax System: Designed For Economic Justice (00:29:00)

In the latest episode of “Economic Update,” Professor Richard Wolff takes us through a comprehensive exploration of pressing economic issues. From the evolving dynamics of remote work and corporate demands to the intricate economics of the Ukraine conflict, and the ripple effects of anti-Chinese sentiment in the US economy. The episode culminates with a critical look at the inherent injustices within the US tax system

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Is This the Future of Covid? (00:58:00)

News round up – FBI informant on Hunter charged, Fani Willis update, Trump’s fraud trial and the death of Navalny. Special counsel charges FBI informant with lying about Hunter, Joe… and FBI informant charged with lying about Joe and Hunter Biden’s ties to Ukrainian company. Fani Willis accuses defense of lying in fiery testimony at Georgia hearing. Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, dies in prison, officials say. Who was Alexei Navalny?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

RADIO ART HOUR Manuel Rocha Iturbide, Rachel Rosenthal (00:59:12)

Welcome to “The Radio Art Hour,” a show where art is not just on the radio, but is the radio. “The Radio Art Hour” draws from the Wave Farm Broadcast Radio Art Archive, an online resource that aims to identify, coalesce, and celebrate historical and contemporary international radio artworks made by artists around the world, created specifically for terrestrial AM/FM broadcast, whether it be via commercial, public, community, or independent transmission. Come on a journey with us as radio artists explore broadcast radio space through poetic resuscitations and playful celebrations/subversions of the complex relationship between senders and receivers in this hour of radio about radio as an art form. “The Radio Art Hour” features introductions from Philip Grant and Tom Roe, and from Wave Farm Radio Art Fellows Karen Werner, Jess Speer, and Andy Stuhl. The Conet Project’s recordings of numbers radio stations serve as interstitial sounds. Go to wavefarm.org for more information about “The Radio Art Hour” and Wave Farm’s Radio Art Archive.

“Hieros Logos” by Manuel Rocha Iturbide (2010), introduced by Jos Alejandro Rivera, and Rachel Rosenthal’s “Search for the New World Pataphysical Order”A Meditation in Time of War” are featured today. First, in 2010, Manuel Rocha Iturbide created “Hieros Logos,” a radiophonic sound work originally commissioned by Radio Clsica of Spain in collaboration with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofa. The piece was presented at the Alicante Music Festival in 2010 and was also broadcast on Kuntstradio in 2011. At its core, the work sources the human voice as material for an abstract and imagined landscape, that begins with the sounds of a baby, an old man, and a woman. The piece then flows into field recordings and rhythmic bits, where isolated syllables contribute to what Rocha Iturbide calls, invented electroacoustic sound poetry. “Hieros Logos” displays Rocha Iturbide’s masterful treatment of granular synthesis, where snippets of vocals pan seamlessly from left to right, swarming around the listener. Clouds of phonetic elements and beds of time-stretched drones emerge, all of which transform any meaning of language into its musical, emotive, and intuitive elements. The arc of the piece moves from the individual voice to collective instances that include those of group prayer, labor songs, and poetry. Possible opportunities to decipher the content of these interactions are presented; however, any signification of meaning remains just out of reach. This is perhaps due to the large spaces that the voices were recorded in, the layering of multiple conversations, and the electronic processing with filters, delays, and reverbs. Alternatively, listeners are led down long corridors of melody and feeling, lined with shifting, sonic exchanges that fade delicately into a distant nothingness. In essence, Hieros Logos questions the sanctity of the word as the supreme container of knowledge, and instead, highlights the spiritual undertones of the voice that exist before the word is given meaning. – Introduced by Wave Farm Radio Art Fellow 2022, Jos Alejandro Rivera. Also featured is Rachel Rosenthal’s “Search for the New World Pataphysical Order”A Meditation in Time of War” from the New American Radio archive. What has happened to us? After the promise of 1990, we find ourselves catapulted back to the time when brute force solved all problems. 1991 is an historic blight. Rosenthal goes on a tour of her own mind in an attempt to discover the seeds of universal folly. The “New World Order” promises to fall in step with Pere Ubu, wading and waddling in his Pataphysics philosophy, shouting “merde!” at the scud fragments raining on the sands of Eden, as Mere Ubu knits little sweaters for crude coated cormorants. All voices and sounds by Rachel Rosenthal with sound design by Dain Olsen. Commissioned by New American Radio.

https://wavefarm.org/radio/wgxc/schedule/4mvmk6

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – Ch. 3-5 (00:27:23)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th Century in the United States. (Summary by Jeanette)

https://librivox.org/narrative-of-the-life-of-frederick-douglass-by-frederick-douglass/

TEXT: http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/abolitn/dougnarrhp.html

GREEN STREET NEWS: The Glyphosate-Autism Connection (00:28:50)

This week on GSN Dr. Stephanie Seneff talks about her research regarding the link between the world’s most popular pesticide and the alarming rise in cases of autism, including the role that diet may play in increasing exposure and exacerbating symptoms.

https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 2/19/24 (00:55:08)

On the Show: The competition to be more “left wing” among a faction of the left is self-defeating and counterproductive. Alexei Navalny, a foe of Vladimir Putin, is found dead at age 47 in a Russian prison under obviously suspicious circumstances. The Biden crimes fiasco falls apart as a supposed informant, Alexander Smirnov, has been himself charged with crimes. Republican Senator Ted Cruz says that Barack Obama is secretly the President right now, not Joe Biden. Failed former President Donald Trump is fined $364 million for fraud in New York, and is potentially on the brink of bankruptcy. Donald Trump is wildly triggered by the $364 million verdict against him in New York. Eric Trump, one of Donald Trump’s sons, explodes during post-verdict interviews after Trump is fined $364 million. A disoriented Donald Trump tells a crowd in Waterford Township, Michigan, the wrong election day, and insists he definitely does not have dementia. Donald Trump is brutally booed at Sneakercon in Philadelphia, almost having to end his speech early. A pathetic Nikki Haley admits that she would pardon Donald Trump if she were to be President and Trump were to be convicted of federal crime. Voicemail caller is furious that David didn’t come in to do extra shows on the weekend to cover news items that are on today’s show.

SUNDAY 02.18.24 PROGRAM Notes

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RADIO 2050: Bouncing Forward  (00:57:42)

Dr. Michaela Haas discusses the concept of “bouncing forward” after experiencing her own traumatic experience. She shares insights into resilience and emphasizes the importance of seeking support and finding what nourishes and strengthens you individually. This conversation also touches on the power of gratitude and the positive impact it can have on well-being.  The theme throughout this episode is that of overcoming adversity and finding hope in humanity through personal growth and the efforts of those working to make the world a better place.

https://radioparadise.com/radio2050

EARTH RIOT RADIO: 104. We Have Nothing To Fear But Trump Imitators (00:29:00)

The scripted fictions – little staged videos – depicting young migrants fighting police and shoplifting in Times Square, and then the spewing of hate from police/governor/mayor right on cue… All this drives us underground. We’ll be non-official radical volunteers as New York City forsakes Lady Liberty and does its best imitation of Alabama. We’ll find non-professional partners to ride the Earth Riot Wave as extinction and climate chaos accelerates, as civil wars and gang run amuck – and decent folks have to walk thousands of miles, float in leaky boats, confront gunmen at borders. The politicians and police are corrupted souls we won’t trust with the lives of our loved ones and neighbors, or the lives of our new neighbors, the gracious, bold, curious guests who are arriving in our town. They come with the gift of their lives. They remind us that love is the answer, not demonizing innocents.

TURN ON THE NEWS: A Recurring Nightmare (00:27:54)

This week: “A Recurring Nightmare. The former President returns from the dead to leave again. “Turn On The News” is the weekly newscast from the fictional Radio Network, with parody radio coverage of the radio and its headlines. Now with computerized news readers, and fewer meddling reporters, plus aggregated reporting, and automated music. Tune in “Turn On The News” each week for the latest news, radio art, and more from our robot reporters, making sure you hear both sides — good and evil — every time you “Turn On The News.”

https://wavefarm.org/radio/wgxc/schedule/93bbe3

Best of ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN February 17, 2024 (00:59:30)

Segment One

We begin with Andrea Becker, a researcher on the sociological effects of childbearing. We discuss the effect that anti-abortion laws have on men, who have been ignored in the discussion for the most part. Professor Becker has researched the effects of abortion on the men involved.
Segment Two

We then catch up with Kathryn Joyce, investigative reporter and editor of In These Times. We discuss the story of a Pennsylvania community who pushed back on the right-wing attack on their school curricula, and on the methods they used to defeat the right-wing takeover of their schools.

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

BACKGROUND BRIEFING with IAN MASTERS: February 15, 2024 (00:59:00)

What is Behind The Republican Head of the House Intel Committee’s Warning of “A Serious National Security Threat”? | The Role of US Consulting Firms Who Launder Election Money and the Reputations of Dictators | How Brazil Handles an Insurrectionist President Compared to the U.S.

https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: James Baldwin – Remember This House (I Am Not Your Nigger) Black in America (00:59:00)

This show features an encore presentation of Remember This House (I An Not Your Nigger) a project that James Baldwin was working on at the time of his death. Followed with a little Chris Rock and Richard Pryor at the end. 

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: 23andMe and DNA Privacy Issues! (00:58:36)

We shouldn’t be giving away something that is unique to us to a private corporation as we’re not fully protected by law! Yet millions of Americans are doing this with their DNA and don’t realize just how deep the implications are. We explore this, plus catchup on the latest news and data breaches!

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

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THE BRADCAST 2/15/2024: Guns Again, Trump as Ever, and Our Only Way Forward (00:58:00)

On today’s ‘BradCast’: The deadly mass shooting at the Kansas City Chief’s Super Bowl victory parade was one of several on Wednesday, and the only way out of America’s gun violence epidemic is to vote for gun safety reform candidates. Special Counsel Jack Smith urged the US Supreme Court to rule quickly so that the criminal trial over Donald Trump’s attempts to steal the 2020 election can proceed. NY State judge sets March 25 trial date for Trump’s criminal trial on hush-money payments to a porn star. In Georgia, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis defiantly pushed back against efforts to disqualify her from prosecuting Trump’s failed criminal conspiracy to steal the 2020 election. The FBI charged an informant with lying about President Biden and his son – – lies that were central to House Republicans’ phony attempts to smear the Biden family. Corporate media outlets misleadingly frame positive economic news again. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest ‘Green News Report.’

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

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: Using Comedy to Fight Climate Change (00:58:00)

Fun attracts people but let’s face it: environmentalists tend to be a dour bunch. Saving the planet is serious stuff. Average working people can get turned off. But what about dark comedy? We’ve seen where it works. On this show history professor Aaron Sachs talks about his new book STAY COOL: Why Dark Comedy Matters in the Fight Against Climate Change. Creatively mocking polluters is a uniquely powerful weapon against them. Listen in, you may be surprised and encouraged.

AGING MATTERS: Elder Abuse (00:56:00)

Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. This mistreatment is elder abuse and can have serious physical and emotional effects on older adults. Michela Monday, LCSW, and Omotayo Daniels, LICSW, LCSW, Human Services Clinicians, Adult Protective Services, Arlington (VA) Department of Human Services, talk about examples of abuse, neglect, and exploitation among older adults and the role of Adult Protective Services in helping victims.

https://www.agingmattersonline.com/

GROWING GREENER: Create Your Own Locally Adapted Garden Seeds (00:29:00)

Hybrid fruit and vegetable seeds are like thoroughbred horses ” extraordinary performers but not resilient or good at coping with adverse conditions. When they didn’t succeed in Joseph Lofthouse’s Utah garden, he created his own landraces, biodiverse crop strains that promiscuously pollinate and speedily evolve to thrive in local conditions and adapt to the gardeners style of cultivation.

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

TUC RADIO: A Poison Like No Other Matt Simon – TUC Archives (00:29:00)

Welcome to this program from TUC Radios Archives, first broadcasts on Jan. 3, 2023.

Almost all plastics in use today are so called petrochemicals, products made from fossil fuels like oil, coal, and gas. This industry is booming and plastics are showing up not just in manufacturing, construction and road building, but in our personal environment, our homes, households, clothes, furniture, and the food distribution systems we depend on. The very thing that makes plastic so useful ” its toughness ” means it never really goes away. It just gets smaller and smaller: eventually small enough to enter the atmosphere and be inhaled, or be absorbed by food crops that are watered with sewage sludge. We are already exploring the spread of microplastics in the oceans. Included in this program are excerpts from Plastic Talks ” hosted by Erica Cirino, the Communications Manager of the Plastic Pollution Coalition. She is speaking with Matt Simon, Science writer for Wired Magazine and author of A Poison Like No Other. How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies.

https://tucradio.org/

THE BOPST SHOW: No Fear (00:55:12)

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 Palestinian hip hop of Dam, the English dub stylings of Ranking Joe and 20th century xylophonist Michael Eingorn as well as the intoxicating sounds by the Soul Sisters, the Beautiful New Born Children and many others outside of bovine American consciousness.
podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #519 (00:58:00)

Ralph is joined by labor activist Gene Bruskin to discuss how labor leaders are joining with Progressive lawmakers to demand a ceasefire in Gaza, and the true meaning of solidarity. Then Ralph welcomes Rick Perlstein” historian, chronicler of American conservativism, and author of Nixonland to explain Donald Trump’s iron grip on the Republican Party.

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 02.16.24 PROGRAM Notes


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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday February 16, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Philadelphia mural tells a story of transformation

THIS IS SCIENCE: The State of the Science  (00:29:00)

Dr. Mindy Romero, founder of the Center for Inclusive Democracy at the University of Southern California, talks with Jess about current election science and what we can expect to see during the 2024 election cycle.

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

COUNTERSPIN: Disability Civil Rights  (00:28:00)

Ariel Adelman on Disability Civil Rights

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: No More Junk Food News!   (00:58:00)

Guest Interview: Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored & President of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation on the State Of the Free Press 2024. Ukraine War Update: Veteran War Correspondent in Kyiv, Phil Ittner reports. Debris from falling intercepted munitions. The Russians now say this themselves.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: Standing On The Shoulders of Giants: Dara ORourke and Corwin Hardham   (00:29:00)

This week on Sea Change Radio, we dig into the archives to revisit a couple of discussions with sustainability innovators whose ideas never took full flight but can continue to inspire us nonetheless. First, we hear from Dara ORourke, the CEO of Good Guide, a really great idea for improving product transparency for consumers which sadly shut down in 2020. Then, we speak with Corwin Hardham, the CEO of solar kite company Makani Power, who tragically passed away in 2012 at the age of 38, only one year after this Sea Change Radio interview.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS SHOW: How do we turn trauma into fuel for making social change? (00:28:00)

How do we deal with personal and societal trauma and pain in this moment of war, political polarization, increasing violence, domestic terror, and despair? Experts say we must look at the root causes of our pain, and yet the US is in the grip of a battle over exactly that ” with efforts to ban books, censor news, cancel truth-tellers and hide history. How do we come together and overcome what the US surgeon general says is loneliness on an epidemic scale, when our society and culture work to separate us and tell us to heal alone? Today’s guests have experienced personal trauma and turned it into fuel for making social change. V, formerly known as Eve Ensler, is the co-founder of One Billion Rising and V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls. Her latest book, Reckoning, is out in paperback this month. Dr. Gabor Mat, a Holocaust survivor, is a retired physician and author of several groundbreaking books on healing personal and collective pain. His latest, written with his son Daniel Mat is The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture. What are the things making people feel desperate, broken and afraid? And what can we do to help one another look at what feels unbearable with a view to changing it? All that, plus V lays out the plans for V Day on February 14, where this year’s theme is Rise for Freedom, and a commentary from Laura on the power of feelings and the teachings of the late great queer author/activist Amber Hollibaugh.

https://lauraflanders.org/

THE BOPST SHOW: No Fear (00:55:12)

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 Palestinian hip hop of Dam, the English dub stylings of Ranking Joe and 20th century xylophonist Michael Eingorn as well as the intoxicating sounds by the Soul Sisters, the Beautiful New Born Children and many others outside of bovine American consciousness.
podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 2/15/24 (00:56:11)

On the Show: Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee, currently running for the US Senate seat previously held by the late Dianne Feinstein, calls for an illogical $50 per hour minimum wage. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he was not impressed with Tucker Carlson on the basis of their recent interview. Caller asks if Donald Trump will run for president again if he loses in 2024. Caller plans to vote for Robert F. Kennedy Jr. because he believes Joe Biden is too old. Caller disagrees with David’s list of future progressive leaders. The Friday Feedback segment.

THURSDAY 02.15.24 PROGRAM Notes 


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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday February 15, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: John Deere aims to offer variety of electric tractors, construction equipment by 2026

RADIO ECOSHOCK: Cat 6, Grid Down & the Behavior Crisis (00:58:00)

Horrendous climate-driven storms are here. From Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, senior scientist Dr. Michael Wehner makes the case for Cat 6. Electricity from natural gas is more reliable than renewables, right? Wrong. Mark Specht from the Union of Concerned Scientists finds gas plant failures bring grids down. From New Zealand Joseph Merz on the latest World scientists warning: The behavioral crisis driving ecological overshoot.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: The Putin Faction in Action (00:58:00)

Democratic wins in New York and Oklahoma! Traitor Tuberville says we “forced” Putin to invade Ukraine… Did we also force Putin to put NATO member leader of Estonia on the most-wanted list?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

YES! Presents: Rising Up With Sonali – 2024-02-13 (00:58:31)

This week, well examine two major appeals that are before the U.S. Supreme Court, both brought by former President Donald Trump. The first is about whether the state of Colorado can ban an insurrectionist from its ballot based on the 14th amendment and the second is whether Trump can successfully postpone the Special Counsels case against him over his role in the January 6th insurrection after an appeals court ruled he wasn’t criminally immune. My guest Bill Blum will help make sense of them. Then, Ysabel Jurado, an eviction attorney and activist will discuss how she is tackling homelessness in Los Angeles, the unhoused capital of the U.S. Finally, YES! Senior editor Breanna Draxler sits in for me as guest host in a fascinating discussion with the co-authors of the new book, The Conceivable Future: Planning Families and Taking Action in the Age of Climate Change. 

https://risingupwithsonali.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – Ch. 1-2 (00:23:45)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th Century in the United States. (Summary by Jeanette)

https://librivox.org/narrative-of-the-life-of-frederick-douglass-by-frederick-douglass/

TEXT: http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/abolitn/dougnarrhp.html

WINGS #44-23 Accented English (00:28:54)

Why do people whose first language is not English have different accents? How do North Americans’ reactions to that affect the immigrants’ lives? How can North Americans learn to listen better and with respect instead of stigma? Speakers: Rosina Lippi-Green PhD in Linguistics, author of English with an Accent; Evelyne Ello-Hart, from Cote d’Ivoire, program supervisor for the Africa Women’s Coalition in Portland, Oregon, speaks seven languages, including Italian; Woman from Laos who works for Refugee Resettlement Program speaks Vietnamese, Laotian Thai, variants of Chinese, and English; Dora Reina an accountant from Mexico, living in the US and taking English classes; Tracey Derwing, PhD, professor in the TESL [Teaching English as a Second Language] program in Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, co-directed the Prairie Metropolis Research Centre of Excellence for Research on Migration and Integration where she researched how to teach native speakers of English to become better listeners to people with different accents – she is lead author of the book Pronunciation Fundamentals. 

http://www.wings.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 2/15/24 (00:55:33)

On the Show: Kevin Walling, former Biden campaign surrogate, joins David to discuss the dynamics of the 2024 campaign, the battle over who has more cognitive decline, and much more. A “serious national security threat” is announced, believed to be related to Russia. Republicans are losing elections and ballot initiatives at a record page under MAGA Trumpism, and especially since the overturning of Roe v. Wade. 1/3 of conservatives believe Taylor Swift is involved in a conspiracy to help re-elect President Joe Biden. Fox News host confronts 2024 Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley with the difficult reality that she is going to lose, including her home state. 2024 presidential candidate Cornel West explains why he has switched parties four times during this election cycle. Failed former President Donald Trump holds a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, during which he demands the immediate impeachment of President Joe Biden and continues to display cognitive decline. Donald Trump is quickly running out of money for legal fees, likely making him even more desperate. 11-year-old voicemail caller loves the show and is getting one of David’s children’s books.

WEDNESDAY 02.14.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday February 14, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: When communities evacuate, residents lacking cars can be left behind

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Cardiology (00:21:35)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features Dr. Frank Amico Jr., a heart failure, transplantation, interventional, and critical care cardiologist at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. He joins us for a conversation about his career, shares his powerful personal story of recovery from serious brain and spinal cord injuries, and more.

ALAN WATTS: We Worry About Problems We Don’t Even Have (00:08:03)

An inspirational and profound speech from the late philosopher Alan Watts. Original Audio sourced from: “Alan Watts – Taoist Way”

THIS WAY OUT #1872: Turning Pages: Early Elliot & Rare Ray Bradbury + global LGBTQ news!  (00:28:59)

Ray Bradbury illustrated gay men in his little-known Irish play Falling Upward; recalling trans actor/writer/producer Elliot Pages first courageous coming out speech; Houthi rebels sentence 13 to death for queer sex, the British Parliament hears its first all-trans testimony, Mumbai Pride comes back better, Oklahoma lawmakers plan to ban Pride, Seattle queer bar raids prompt a lewd conduct review, and Murfreesboro, Tennessee and the state of South Dakota each pay the price for anti-queer bias. All that and more this week when you find This Way Out, the worlds audio oasis for LGBTQ+ news and culture.

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Is Trump Starting to Sound Like Hitler’s Final Solution? (00:58:00)

Will SCOTUS pause moving forward in Trump’s immunity case? The Legal Coup – New Documents Reveal How Trump Lawyers Sought Chaos to Force SCOTUS, or Whoever Else, to Anoint Trump. Guest Interview: Writer/Journalist, Gil Duran exposes The Tech authoritarians of San Francisco. Elon Musk and the rise of reactionary Big Tech (and big money) politics.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: The Horror Stories of Trumpism / What Black Unemployment Rates Tell Us About America (00:59:00)

Today we spend the first half of the program discussing some of the horror stories born out of Trumpism. We also compare other leaders to see if Trump is indeed an outlier insofar as his extreme followers are concerned. For the second half of the show, we discuss Black unemployment rates, the root causes, and the cancerous effect it has on Black life in America. We also reframe several political arguments through this lens. Our Way Black History Fact is dedicated to the Green Booka book that helped Black motorists navigate the racism found across Jim Crow America.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – Introduction & Letter (00:27:22)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th Century in the United States. (Summary by Jeanette)

https://librivox.org/narrative-of-the-life-of-frederick-douglass-by-frederick-douglass/

TEXT: http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/abolitn/dougnarrhp.html

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: Curiosity & Aging, with Michiko Sakaki (00:28:00)If I told you there was one little thing you could do that would help you maintain cognitive functioning, mental health, and physical health as you age, would you want to know more? Michiko Sakaki, PhD. and her team look at emotions and learning, aging and emotion, and individual differences in brain development. They think about learning across the lifespan. She’s helping us rethink what happens in aging, especially when it comes to curiosity.

“Think of aging as the process of gaining knowledge.” ~ Michiko Sakaki

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 2/14/24 (00:53:27)

On the Show: Democrats flip Congressman George Santos’ former seat with a win by Tom Suozzi, raising the possibility of a blue wave in November 2024. A terrified Donald Trump explodes after Democrats take Congressman George Santos’ former Congressional seat. Republicans in the House successfully vote to impeach Joe Biden’s Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, a move that is dead on arrival in the US Senate. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that Joe Biden is “one of the most successful Presidents.” President Joe Biden continues to go after failed former President Donald Trump for “bowing down to a Russian dictator,” referring to Vladimir Putin. 2024 Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley attacks Donald Trump’s manhood in the context of Trump’s prior attack on Haley because her husband is not on the campaign trail with her, when in fact he is deployed overseas. Republican Congressman Greg Murphy claims Donald Trump is at less risk of dementia than Joe Biden because he’s smarter. Failed former President Donald Trump demands that his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, be made Chair of the Republican National Committee. Lara Trump, Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, pledges complete and total loyalty to Donald Trump if she becomes RNC Chair. Voicemail caller says he is unsubscribing from The David Pakman Show because David supposedly supports Joe Biden’s supposed support of Israel’s bombing of Gaza.

TUESDAY 02.13.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Tuesday February 13, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: A four-day workweek could be better for health and the climate, companies find

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY: Habitual Power Play: Unveiling the Dual Nature of Habits ” Boosting Success and Blocking Growth (00:30:00)

On this show we are unveiling the dual nature of habits. How habits can boost your success or block your growth. What is your habitual power play? Striking a balance and cultivating self-awareness can help you leverage the positive aspects of your habits while addressing those that may be holding you back. Let’s face it, we all have habits and routines that guide us throughout our lives. But let’s be clear: A habit is a behavior done with little or no thought, while a routine is a series of actions regularly followed. Both can straighten out the twists and curves of a day or leave us in a mindless rut the line can be very thin. While habits can be powerful tools for success, its essential to be mindful of negative habits that may hinder progress.

https://encouragementology.com/

MAKING CONTACT: Tulsa’s Black History Saturday School (00:29:00)

When Oklahoma passed a law limiting discussion of race in classrooms, Tulsa activist Kristi Williams rallied the community to create Black History Saturdays. Now, she says entire families are learning who they are by knowing where they come from.

https://www.radioproject.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Slouching Towards GOP Fascism (00:58:00)

Are Trump allies training MAGA ‘shock troops’ to take over the government if Trump gets elected? Fascism hits a bump in the road as another state Supreme Court issues another devastating rebuke of the U.S. Supreme Court. Also- the war between Jack Smith and Judge “Loose Cannon” continues to heat up. And, Thom reads from “The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump” by Michiko Kakutani.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: Living The Dream With Megan Piphus (00:58:00)

This time on The Children’s Hour, we’re joined by Sesame Street’s first Black woman puppeteer, Megan Piphus. Portraying six year old Muppet Gabrielle, Megan is living her dream life on the street she came to know as a tiny child. Megan is a self trained ventriloquist and she shares some of her secrets with the Kids Crew.

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 14 (00:26:21)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

https://librivox.org/souls-of-black-folks-by-web-du-bois/

TEXT: https://libcom.org/files/DuBois.pdf

BETWEEN THE LINES RADIO NEWSMAGAZINE for February 7, 2024 (00:29:00)

Preventing a Wider Middle East War linked to Ending Israel’s Brutal War in Gaza; Biden Pause on Approving LNG Export Terminals, Wont Solve Frontline Communities Health Hazards; National; GOP and Far Right Forces Provoking National Emergency at Southern Border.

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 2/13/24 (00:55:12)

On the Show: Steven Kenneth “Destiny” Bonnell II, Cuban-American political streamer, debater, and commentator, joins David to discuss his recent direct confrontations of right wing extremists, and his latest in-person political activism. The White House trolls MAGA over the Super Bowl win for the “Swifties.” After being humiliated in person by Vladimir Putin, Tucker Carlson says that Moscow is a better city than any city in the United States. David Pakman Show correspondent Luke Beasley attends the Donald Trump rally in Conway, South Carolina, and it quickly gets both scary and dangerous. Yet another attempt at explaining the “crimes” of President Joe Biden on Fox News. Failed former President Donald Trump forgets who is president yet again, this time at a rally in Conway, South Carolina. Despite Donald Trump’s constant brain failures, corporate media are continuing to ignore many of them. Facebook and Instagram officially shadowban The David Pakman Show content, and all political content, confirming what we all suspected. Voicemail caller says Trump’s kryptonite is powerful women.

MONDAY 01.12.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday February 12, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: How better broadband access in rural areas could help the planet

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE #121: Agrarian Land Trusts (00:29:24)

The average age of an American farmer is 65. More and more farmland is transitioned to other purposes, such as condos, suburban homes, or commercial properties. Each year we lose about 400,000 acres to development. So how can we reverse this trend. Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station as they speak with Ian McSweeney, organizational director of the Agrarian Trust, and organization that seeks to transform the ownership of land using the Agrarian Commons model ” transitioning vast tracks of privately held land to a non-profit community status and encouraging new farmers into the field – bringing a sense of equity and purpose to those involved in agriculture. 

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: The U.S. Economy As An Apartheid System (00:29:00)

This week’s episode of Economic Update hosted by Professor Richard Wolff, we will be discussing the continuing decline of US manufacturing; a 29,000 person strike at California State Univ.; the Houthis disrupt Red Sea shipping in move against Israel; and Texas refuses to obey US federal government’s rules in struggle over immigration and white supremacy. In addition we have a special Interview with leading economist Prof. Michael Hudson on basic crises facing US capitalism.

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Robert Hur’s Hit Job on Biden Fails as Garland Fumbles (00:58:01)

The two cases ” Trump retaining classified documents and Biden retaining them ” are utterly different….Plus the role Garland played. Repression of LGBTQ community intensifies. Following Hitler’s playbook MAGA authoritarians target transgender population. 

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

RADIO ART HOUR: Jasmina Al-Qaisi (00:58:00)

“Homoniememorimorph” by Jasmina Al-Qaisi, introduced by Jos Alejandro Rivera, is featured today. Originally performed in 2020 for Anybody out there?! (100 Days of Radio in Germany) at D21 Artspace in Leipzig, Germany, Homoniememorimorph was a live radio experiment using auto-archival methods crafted on the go. Jasmina Al-Qaisi describes the radio action, of which she has excerpted and edited, as an ongoing text writing method with, and for voice, where she re-writes her memory by crossing bridges between words. “Homonimemoriorph,” an invented word of a longer series of invented words by the artist, sonically and visually resembles other words. It is a manifestation of misspelled speaking, and a practice of Al-Qaisi as a poet, artist and radio maker. In the piece, she says the invented word is used to define the words that I feel fit together, and that stands for me, being here taking over talking over the radio; trying to re-order my memoriesto envision some sort of agency on what our memory is. “Homonimemoriorph” casts a wide net which allows Al-Qaisis words to create and pass through multiple forms and meanings depending on what associations the listener makes. The improvised nature of the piece often results in overtly confessional moments that transform ordinary approaches to what is considered useful or important information. The first public instance of this project was streamed over internet radio, and broadcast on Radio Corax 95.9 FM and UKW 87.5; the latter, covering the vicinity of D21 Artspace. Due to an un-planned delay in her headphones, Al-Qaisi’s voice, thinking, and as a result, the conversation with herself, was forced to slow down. Navigating this live radio time stretch, she spoke while sitting before a table of tiny, misplaced objects she gathered over the span of 15 years. They included scrap papers of invented words and poems, stones, shells, and pieces of metal items. As Al-Qaisi reflected on these objects, she re-wrote the importance they seemed to hold for her, and combined these new histories with samples of YouTube glitches that included insect, animal, and planet sounds, and samples of her friends attempting to pronounce homonimemorimorph.

https://wavefarm.org/radio/wgxc/schedule/4mvmk6

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 13 (00:37:53)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

https://librivox.org/souls-of-black-folks-by-web-du-bois/

TEXT: https://libcom.org/files/DuBois.pdf

DEPARTMENT OF WAR 1943 PROPAGANDA FILM: “Don’t Be A Sucker” (00:22:49)

The audio from this surprisingly relevant video portrays a conversation between an American citizen immigrant and a man born in the US. This short drama reveals that anti-immigrant speech may sound persuasive but is ultimately only divisive – an un-American.

https://archive.org/details/DontBeaS1947

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 2/12/24 (00:53:30)

On the Show: President Joe Biden brutally mocks the MAGA and right wing conspiracy theorists obsessed with Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce after the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl. A terrified Donald Trump explodes, demanding loyalty from Taylor Swift and saying she should be thanking him. Russian President Vladimir Putin casually humiliates former Fox News propagandist Tucker Carlson. Republican voter says he would vote for a dead Joe Biden over Donald Trump in an NBC focus group. Failed former President Donald Trump shockingly admits during a rally in Conway, South Carolina that he would encourage Russia to invade American allies. Donald Trump mocks Nikki Haley’s husband for not being on the campaign trail, which in reality is because he is deployed in the military. Nikki Haley hands out Donald Trump’s supposedly difficult dementia test at a recent campaign rally. The “Biden crime” conspiracy yet again implodes live on Fox News. Alina Habba, Donald Trump’s desperate former lawyer, goes full “Biden dementia” during a recent interview. The Eggman leaves a voicemail saying he does not “accept” the results of the Super Bowl in which the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers.

SUNDAY 02.11.24 PROGRAM Notes

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RADIO 2050: Partnership vs Domination society (00:58:08)

Today we join renowned author and researcher Dr. Riane Eisler as she delves into the deep-rooted issues of our society. From her personal experiences as a child refugee to her groundbreaking research, Riane Eisler explores the alternative to the rigid domination system we’ve inherited. Discover the four cornerstones for building a better, more

just, and sustainable future.

https://radioparadise.com/radio2050

EARTH RIOT RADIO: LADY LIBERTY VS. DONALD TRUMP AND ERIC ADAMS (00:29:00)

The fearful hate retreats in the face of the vision of freedom for all, especially for the people of the global south who have suffered at the hands of White Nationalist Neo-Liberal Capitalism. At the Earthchxrch we welcome the Newest New Yorkers, about a hundred mostly West African young men each day. They join us at 36 Loisaida Ave (Ave C) in the East Village – each weekday from 8 am to 4 pm. On Sundays, some of them join us for our 5 pm ‘Earth service,’ featuring the heavenly music of the Stop Shopping Choir. We offer a heating system, but the roof leaks a little… There is a partnership (we contribute money) with a local soup kitchen EVlove. English lessons are taught, sometimes by the migrants themselves, as speaking in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Arabic, and various indigenous dialects fill the air of our single room. A strong gift is the newcomers’ vision of freedom and independence, urged on by the 22-story woman in the harbor with her torch. We are reminded of our dream, coming to this place.

TURN ON THE NEWS: Nikki Haley (00:27:58)

“Turn On The News” is the weekly newscast from the fictional Radio Network, with parody radio coverage of the radio and its headlines. Now with computerized news readers, and fewer meddling reporters, plus aggregated reporting, and automated music. Tune in “Turn On The News” each week for the latest news, radio art, and more from our robot reporters, making sure you hear both sides — good and evil — every time you “Turn On The News.” This week: “Nikki Haley.” This week the former president has a stone in his shoe named

https://wavefarm.org/radio/wgxc/schedule/93bbe3

Best of ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN: February 10, 2024 (00:59:30)

Segment One

We begin with Mark Joseph Stern about the court rulings in Pennsylvania and Oregon. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that Pennsylvania’s Equal Rights Amendment was being violated by any attack on women’s rights, and they countered also that such attacks are misogynistic in their nature. Meanwhile Oregon’s Supreme court ruled that those Oregon state representatives who were absent during deliberations were not eligible to run for their offices for the next election cycle. The ruling stems from an attempt by Republican representatives to thwart the business of Oregon government by not showing up for their jobs in the hopes that legislation they opposed would not be passed.

Segment Two

We then catch up with freelance journalist, Helen Santoro who covers health, neuroscience, wildlife, climate change and LGBTQ+ communities. We discuss with the recent trend of ‘Shadow Landlords’ and the problem it has created for tenants for whom do not know the identities of the owners, and thus cannot call them to account for poor living conditions. Meanwhile these owners are buying up large swaths of New York real estate.

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

BACKGROUND BRIEFING with IAN MASTERS: February 8, 2024 (00:59:00)

The Contrast Between the Transparent Leadership Change in Ukraine and Putin Cancelling the Token Opposition Candidate Because He Was Too Popular | Looking Ahead at the Fact-Free and Violence-Prone 2024 Election | 17 donor Nations Refuse to Fund UNWRA based on a Disputed Israeli Dossier.

https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: Part 2 – Joyous Resilience: A Path to Healing & Collective Thriving in an Inequitable World with Anjuli Sherin (00:59:00)

This is the second half of my interview conversation with Anjuli Sherin. Anjuli Sherin is an award winning licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in somatic therapy, trauma healing, resilience building and cultivating joy. She has spent fifteen years in practice working specifically with immigrant, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Muslim and LGBTQ clients. And she is the author of Joyous Resilience: A Path to Individual Healing and Collective Thriving in an Inequitable World. Which addresses personal healing, intersectional oppression and trauma and takes us on a guided journey from the Cycle of Suffering to the Circle of Resilience in our own lives and then extending that out into the world through personally meaningful and compassionate action

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: How Social Media Is Corrupting Our Culture (00:58:43)

Thanks to social media, we’re only being exposed to opinions, news, products and even artistry that only seems to align with who we are. By virtue of this we’re less explorative, less social and less creative. We explore this important topic and also catch up on the latest news and breaches!

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

SATURDAY 02.10.24 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST: 2/9/2024 Encore: Reformed ‘Ultra-MAGA’ member Rich Logis on leaving   (00:57:30)

Original airdate 1-29-2024. On today’s ‘BradCast’: A federal jury in New York ordered Donald Trump to pay $83 million in punitive and other damages to writer E. Jean Carroll, after an earlier jury determined he had sexually assaulted and repeatedly defamed her. A judgment is expected soon in the New York State Attorney General’s civil case, in which the court already determined that Trump committed massive bank, tax and insurance fraud. Trump is also facing four extremely serious criminal indictments. Will any of it make any difference to hardcore Trump MAGA voters? RICH LOGIS, himself a former hardcore MAGA member, now runs a non-profit dedicated to ‘healing political trauma’ and helping MAGA voters leave the movement. Logis offers deep insights into the 2024 GOP presidential primary and today’s MAGA voters, why they were and continue to be drawn to Trump, and how family and friends can help those captured by MAGA to reconnect, re-engage, and find their way out.

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

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: Israel’s Vietnam?  (00:59:44)

Large transfers of population, meaning massive destruction of living areas. Racist colonialism; the intent to eliminate. Total domination through force. On this show Franklin and Marshall College History professor Van Gosse talks about similarities and differences between the American War In Vietnam and Israel’s War in Gaza. Winnable in either case? Give a listen.

AGING MATTERS: Medication Use w/ Kathleen Cameron, Pharmacist, National Council on Aging  (00:56:00)

Conversation w/ Kathleen Cameron, BSPharm, MPH, Pharmacist and Senior Director, Center for Healthy Aging, National Council on Aging, about medication-related problems, risks of multiple prescriptions, and over the

counter drugs, and deprescribing medications to optimize use and improve outcomes.

https://www.agingmattersonline.com/

GROWING GREENER: Invasive Plants Waging Chemical Warfare (00:29:00)

Why are invasive plants so effective in muscling out native species? Research by Dr. Susan Kalisz of the University of Tennessee Knoxville details how the invaders commonly release chemicals into the soil that disrupt the functioning of native plants and even the soil fungi and bacteria that help them grow.

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

TUC RADIO: Yanis Varoufakis – The European Union and the War on Gaza  (00:29:00)

Yanis Varoufakis is a Greek economist and politician. He has been an outspoken dissident voice in the western discourse on the ongoing war in Gaza. Since 2018, Varoufakis has been Secretary-General of Democracy in Europe Movement, DiEM25, a left-wing pan-European political party he co-founded in 2016. Nadim, from 99ToOne, spoke with him about the nature of the war, the purpose and function of international institutions and humanitarian law, as well as the peculiar stance of the EU and Germany towards the war. These are excerpts from a 45 minute interview, recorded on Feb. 2, 2024. Thanks to Nadim at 99ZuEins – a podcast on the channel 99ToOne. You can find the full interview on YouTube under the title: The European Union and the War on Gaza. Please support the work of 99ToOne.

https://tucradio.org/

THE BOPST SHOW: Hopes, Dreams or Goldfish (00:55:32)

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 strip tease titillations of Kay Kyser, the fractured folk of filmmaker Pepi Ginsberg and the heavy dub stylings of the late great Lee Scratch Perry as well as tunes by Orchestra Abass, Otis Clay and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #518  (00:58:00)

Ralph welcomes Janine Jackson, of FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) and producer and host of FAIRs syndicated weekly radio show CounterSpin to give us her take on the corporate media landscape and in particular how the major outlets are opining on the crisis in Gaza. Then, Palestinian American, Dr. Tariq Haddad, cardiologist and member of the Virginia Coalition for Human Rights joins us to recount the tragic story of how he has lost nearly one hundred family members in the current Israeli bombardment.

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 02.09.24 PROGRAM Notes


6-hour loop begins at NOON, repeats until following noon
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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday February 9, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: A New Mexico electric utility is developing microgrids to keep the lights on when the larger grid goes down

THIS IS SCIENCE: The State of the Science (00:29:00)

Dr. Mindy Romero, founder of the Center for Inclusive Democracy at the University of Southern California, talks with Jess about current election science and what we can expect to see during the 2024 election cycle.

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

COUNTERSPIN: Inflation or Greedflation?  (00:28:00)

Rakeen Mabud/Greedflation

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Could Trump be America’s First Prez to Serve from Prison?  (00:58:00)

Prison President? How Donald Trump might serve from behind bars. Is it looking like the GOP is all about “Trump first, Putin second and America third”? Veteran War Correspondent in Kyiv, Phil Ittner gives a grim report that Ukraine is running out of ammunition and losing respect and faith in America’s promised support. 

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: Chris Nelder on Energy Transitions (00:29:00)

The transition from fossil fuels to a cleaner energy future is perhaps the most important human adaptation of our lifetime. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Chris Nelder about his mission to take a deep dive into energy, on a fortnightly basis, as the host of the Energy Transition Show podcast. We discuss his travels as a digital nomad, look at some of the energy stories hes been covering, and get into a larger conversation about what needs to happen to see this transition through.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS SHOW: Marjorie Kelly on the Capitalism Crisis: Wealth Supremacy is Killing Us (00:28:00)

“Capital bias” prioritizes wealth over people and the planet. What are the consequences? That question is at the core of Wealth Supremacy: How the Extractive Economy and the Biased Rules of Capitalism Drive Todays Crises, the new book from Marjorie Kelly. There’s too much financial wealth in our system, she says, yet capitalism encourages us to keep scaling up, building our portfolios and maximizing profits. Like white supremacy, wealth supremacy is both entirely obvious and oddly hidden. But it shows up everywhere, and it’s brought us to a deadly brink. What is to be done? As you’ll hear in the episode, meaningful conversations about wealth supremacy can help us shift away from capitalism and imagine better economic models. Tune in as Marjorie Kelly and Laura Flanders do just that. Marjorie Kelly is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Democracy Collaborative and a longtime business observer. Her book is out now via Berrett-Koehler Press.

https://lauraflanders.org/

THE BOPST SHOW: Hopes, Dreams or Goldfish (00:55:32)

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 strip tease titillations of Kay Kyser, the fractured folk of filmmaker Pepi Ginsberg and the heavy dub stylings of the late great Lee Scratch Perry as well as tunes by Orchestra Abass, Otis Clay and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 2/9/24 (00:55:55)

On the Show: Taylor Swift is holding concerts in Florida around the time of the 2024 election, leaving some to wonder whether the state is in play for Joe Biden. Karl Rove goes on Fox News with Stuart Varney and shuts down the right-wing conspiracy theory that Michelle Obama is going to replace Joe Biden as the Democratic presidential nominee. Caller enquires about David’s fitness routine. Caller tries to connect Trump’s assassination of Qasem Soleimani to the war in Israel-Palestine. Caller discusses the decommodification of housing. Caller asks who Trump will choose for vice president. Caller talks about immigration policy. The Friday Feedback segment.

THURSDAY 02.08.24 PROGRAM Notes 

6-hour loop begins at NOON, repeats until following noon
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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday February 8, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Everything was messed up: NYCs day cares grapple with flooding

RADIO ECOSHOCK: Climate Cities: Radical Adaptation (00:58:00)

Is your city ready for extreme heat, floods, and wind? No. It is time for Radical Adaptation with Professor Brian Stone, Director of the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Tech. Can we still make cement, steel – the basics – without fossil fuels? Is fossil-free tech out there now? We catch up with Jeffrey Rissman, Senior Director, Industry at Energy Innovation.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Opting Us All In (00:58:00)

At least one state is retiring medical debt, but meanwhile Nikki wants seniors to keep footing the bill for their medical expenses until they turn 70. And will Republicans and their billionaire donors finally succeed in making big money off Medicare? Alex Lawson joins Thom with details of the GOP’s latest scheme.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

YES! Presents: Rising Up With Sonali – (00:58:30)

This week, well examine how various groups are doing all they can in solidarity with Palestinians to end Israel’s genocide in Gaza. First, well hear from Elez Beresin-Scher, a Junior at Bryn Mawr College majoring in Sociology and active with Jewish Voice for Peace. Shell share how Jewish student activists like her at more than a dozen college campuses recently organized Shabbat for Ceasefire events. Then, writer Sarah Youngblood-Gregory will explain how Israel paints itself as a defender of the LGBTQ community in its pogrom against Palestinians in Gaza. Sarah’s recent piece in YES! Magazine is called No Pride in Genocide: Calling Out Israel’s Pinkwashing. Finally, well pivot to another topic – the role of the new revolutionary weight loss drugs in society. Evette Dionne, executive editor at YES! Media and author of Weightless: Making Space for My Resilient Body and Soul will comment on the impact of these drugs on movements for fat liberation and disability justice.

https://risingupwithsonali.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 12 (00:25:36)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

https://librivox.org/souls-of-black-folks-by-web-du-bois/

TEXT: https://libcom.org/files/DuBois.pdf

WINGS #43-23 Global Homelessness (00:28:52)

Human displacement and homelessness keep growing and growing. In a “parable” of uncertain attribution, there’s a community struggling to save babies who float down river in increasing numbers, and someone says “Let’s find out who’s putting them in there.” Brazilian environmentalist and organizer Magda Renner made it her duty to find out. Renner passed away in 2016, at nearly 90 years of age. This is her address to the World Women’s Congress for a Healthy Planet in 1991. On her list of causes are war, mining, land grabs, nuclear radiation, pesticides, masculine-style politics and development, and environmental destruction. She says women need to be in decision-making but not lose their humane values when they enter that realm. This meeting attended by 1500 women from around the world was a lead-in to the first UN Conference on the Environment in Rio de Janeiro, 1992. Update 2024.

http://www.wings.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 2/8/24 (00:54:55)

On the Show: Garrett Graff, journalist, historian, and author of “UFO: The Inside Story of the US Government’s Search for Alien Life Here—and Out There,” joins David to discuss the book. Get it here: https://amzn.to/3UwO8IC

The US imports more from Mexico than China in 2023, something Donald Trump wanted to do but actually took place under Joe Biden. During an episode of Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, Curtis Sliwa and the “Guardian Angels” beat a man they suspected of being an “illegal migrant” who actually was just an American speaking Spanish. Furious Republicans explode over their humiliating failure to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Republican Speaker of the House Mike Johnson blames Congressman Al Green, who voted after recovering from surgery, for their failure to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Failed former President Donald Trump explodes after the court decision that he has no immunity from criminal prosecution. Tucker Carlson could potentially be hit with sanctions for his forthcoming interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Voicemail caller asks whether Donald Trump might be struggling to find a willing Vice President because he “tried to hang the last one.”

WEDNESDAY 02.07.24 PROGRAM Notes 

6-hour loop begins at NOON, repeats until following noon
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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday February 7, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Many municipal fire departments arent prepared for climate change  

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Dr. Martin Hehir (00:13:41)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features Dr. Martin Hehir, an anesthesiology resident at UVA Health, who joins us for a conversation about his medical and athletic career, participating in the U.S. Olympic trials as a long-distance runner, and more.

https://www.vhha.com/communications/patients-come-first-podcast-wendy-burch/

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

THIS WAY OUT #1871: San Francisco’s 2004 Equality Valentine + global LGBTQ news! (00:28:59)

San Franciscos historic Valentines Days remembered; Russia convicts petty rainbow criminals as extremist, Albertas Premier trumpets provincial transgender persecution, a U.S. appeals court backs a ban on enforcement of Idahos pediatric transgender healthcare ban, Utah trans people are barred from bathrooms that match their gender identity, Floridas Motor Vehicles Department now denies drivers license gender changes, and Switzerlands ages-old yodeling tradition finally goes gay. All that and more this week when you discover This Way Out, the worlds audio oasis for LGBTQ+ news and culture.

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: The Absurdity of the GOP’s “Civil War” Talk is Even More Off the Charts (00:58:00)

Commonsense prevails – appeals court refuses Trump immunity. Plus, why America needs a Trump election subversion verdict quickly. Guest Interview: Journalist, Commentator and Radio Host, Michelangelo Signorile explains why the absurdity of the GOP’s “civil war” talk is even more off the charts. Crazy Alert! Horrifying deepfake tricks employee into giving away $25 million – Get ready for the deepfake bosses and bankers!

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: Lawyer/Activist Dianne Post on Environmental Racism, DEI Suppression, and Reparations   (00:59:00)

In today’s episode, we are joined by Dianne Post who is an activist, lawyer, and curator of the Action Alerts that are responsible for circulating legislative information to constituents and voters. In the first half of the show, we discuss reparations and environmental racism. The second half of the show is spent discussing attacks on Affirmative Action, CRT, and DEI initiatives around the country as well as meaningful ways you can take the power back from your elected officials.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 11 (00:18:14)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

https://librivox.org/souls-of-black-folks-by-web-du-bois/

TEXT: https://libcom.org/files/DuBois.pdf

BOOMER BIBLE READING: Apes, Aggression and Aggrandizement – The Origins of Religion (00:12:30)
Selected passages from the satirical Boomer Bible by R. F. Laird, read by Stryder Lee.
https://theboomerbible.com/

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: Curiosity & Genealogy: The Stories We Tell, with Jennifer Mendelsohn   (00:28:00)

Journalist and genealogist Jennifer Mendelsohn helps rediscover and tell stories that might otherwise be lost. She specializes in helping Eastern European Jewish families shattered by the Holocaust reclaim their history.

In 2022, she co-founded the DNA Reunion Project at the Center for Jewish History, which seeks to promote DNA testing as a tool for helping Holocaust survivors find family. Her curiosity practices have deep journalistic roots and she’d be the first to tell you: it’s not magic. “What I know how to do well is follow an information trail. And that’s where people usually trip up. They just don’t go far enough.” ~ Jennifer Mendelsohn

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 2/7/24 (00:57:09)

On the Show: President Joe Biden gets a blowout primary win in Nevada, while Nikki Haley comes in second place to “no one.” The Republican Party falls into further shambles with the news that RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel will resign. President Joe Biden shreds Donald Trump in brutal speech about the failed border bill. Republicans are once again humiliated by the failure to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Radical Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene blames a “hidden” Democrat for the Republican failure to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas. Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert fly off the rails at an off-the-wall press conference. Tucker Carlson gives an absolutely absurd explanation for why he is in Russia to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin. Podcaster Joe Rogan says that tons of people “died suddenly” after “promoting” the COVID vaccine. Patrick Bet-David’s appearance on Bill Maher’s podcast comes unglued when the topic of Trump vs Biden comes up. Voicemail caller claims President Joe Biden has stage 2 dementia and Democrats won’t talk about it, and also that the economy is bad.

TUESDAY 02.06.24 PROGRAM Notes 

6-hour loop begins at NOON, repeats until following noon
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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Tuesday February 6, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Heat from treated wastewater can warm homes

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY: Rising Strong: Overcoming Disappointment and Embracing Resilience for a Brighter Tomorrow (00:30:00)

On this show we are rising strong by overcoming disappointment and embracing resilience for a brighter tomorrow. Do you believe this is within your power? Can you simply stand against the feelings of disappointment, rewriting your today and tomorrow? The way forward starts with one step. But sometimes this can feel like a large leap of faith. How do you deal with disappointment? For some, it stops them in their track, and finding a way through it can be challenging. Developing the ability to handle disappointments can lead to a more optimistic outlook on life. It helps you focus on solutions rather than dwelling on problems, fostering a positive and forward-thinking mindset.

https://encouragementology.com/

MAKING CONTACT: Building Back Black Wall Street (00:29:00)

Tulsa Tri-City Collective leaders Carlos Moreno and Bracken Klar talk about the history of Greenwood, a Tulsa neighborhood founded by and for Black and Indigenous people at the beginning of the 20th century.

https://www.radioproject.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Dick Durban & Blue Slips- WTF? (00:58:00)

Will the Democrats learn to effectively counter Republican tactics? And are the Europeans fighting for democracy in Ukraine getting an ugly education in American politics? Also, Thom reads from “Measuring What Counts: The Global Movement for Well-Being” by Joseph Stiglitz.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: The Skin We’re In  (00:58:00)

This time on The Children’s Hour, we explore the skin we are in. We are joined by Dr. Holly McGee and Dr. Nina Jablonski, who have written a book to explain the cultural and social history of skin color called Its Just Skin, Silly. Then we meet Dr. Adnan Mir, a pediatric dermatologist who helps us understand even more about our skin from a medical point of view. This episode comes with a digital Learn-Along guide that meets and cites educational content standards, to be used in the classroom.

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 10 (00:35:26)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

https://librivox.org/souls-of-black-folks-by-web-du-bois/

TEXT: https://libcom.org/files/DuBois.pdf

BETWEEN THE LINES RADIO NEWSMAGAZINE for January 31, 2024 (00:29:00)

International Court of Justice Orders Israel to Prevent Acts of Genocide in Gaza War; Fighting to Reform U.S. Mass Incarceration from Inside the System; Argentina’s Unions Respond to President Milei’s Extremist Program with General Strike

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 2/6/24 (00:55:31)

On the Show: A federal appeals country rules that Donald Trump is not immune from prosecution, a significant development in the election interference criminal case. Republicans are threatening to block the immigration bill that they negotiated in the latest proof of having absolutely no values or principles. Fox News host Larry Kudlow apologizes to his audience that the economy is doing well, directly implying it would be logical to vote for Joe Biden in 2024. Nikki Haley is receiving so many violent threats from MAGA that she now needs Secret Service protection. Arkansas Republican Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who says she is a “Christian” and “pro-family,” hires Jamol Jones, who had sex with a 17-year-old, to an important state job. A visibly confused Donald Trump tries a friendly interview with Newsmax, and it still manages to go horribly off the rails. Seemingly disorients, Donald Trump denies that he endorsed Republican Senator James Lankford in 2022, despite having endorsed him. Alina Habba, Donald Trump’s seemingly fired lawyer, is interviewed on Newsmax and it’s both embarrassing and pathetic. Failed former President Donald Trump demands an “immediate” debate against President Joe Biden, which Biden merely shrugs off. Voicemail caller says he is worried that David will be the next Rudy Giuliani.

MONDAY 02.05.24 PROGRAM Notes 

6-hour loop begins at NOON, repeats until following noon
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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday February 5, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Smartphone app can help you track your climate actions

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE (00:28:42)

The world is teetering on the edge of disaster. The Great Depression ” the Cold War ” 9-11 ” Katrina ” the 2008 Economic Meltdown ” Covid…Doesn’t it make sense to build yourself a bunker, stock it with beans and ammunition, and wait out the Zombie Apocalypse? Is that what it means to be a prepper. Or is it just a common sense approach to have the skills and supplies on hand to deal with whatever emergency may come your way? Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station as they discuss the realities of living a sustainable life.

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: U.S. Capitalism At The Crossroads (00:29:00)

This week’s updates are divided into two parts. Part A: the special dimensions and qualities of the US labor movement’s current dynamism, Piketty shows capitalism generates widening wealth and income gaps leading to crashes or else simmering, divisive, domestic resentments. The system itself becomes destabilized. It can then lurch to the left as happened via The New Deal in the USA or right as in Nazi Germany, Italy and Spain (fascism). Both movements advocated gov ‘t intervention to stabilize capitalism: one left, one right. The left worked via massive supports to working people (minimum wages, gov’t jobs, social security, etc.). The right went to try forced labor, anti-immigrant efforts, demonizing immigrants to support employers. Turns right have their parallels now: Brexit, Trump, Milei (Argentina) and Miloni in Italy. The big question: since all the rightward moves failed and sent Germany, Italy and Spain over into social democracy, will their behavior be equalled again?”

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Republicans Vs. Public Schools (00:58:00)

Author and activist David Pepper joins Thom for a look at the Republican war on public schools. Will they succeed in subsidizing private educations for the better off? Plus – every attempt at libertarianism has been a failure. So why does the right keep pushing for it?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

RADIO ART HOUR: Lia Kohl, Negativland, Can (00:58:44)

This week we hear from Chicago-based radio artist Lia Kohl, from the Bay Area’s Negativland, and the krautrock band Can. Lia Kohl’s “Variations on a Topography” is constructed in stratified layers, each containing a recording of a full scan of the AM/FM spectrum from bottom to top and back down again. Tuning through the spectrum in the same place every time, Kohl charts a map of her specific signal, showcasing the geographic specificity of radio and drawing out its topography with additional musical sounds. Cello and synthesizer highlight moments of clarity and static, creating a counterpoint ruled by the dichotomy between them. These signal sweeps also offer a sedimentary view of time, capturing multiple 28 minute sections of what would otherwise be completely ephemeral sounds. The recordings, taken over the span of a few months, speak in various ways to the passage of time ” the weather gets colder, traffic patterns shift, wars break out. The signal, like a ghostly mountain range, hovers around us. Then tune in “Time Zones” by Negativland (1987), introduced by Jason Geistweidt. The experimental sound collective, Negativland, has been deconstructing media since its inception in the late 1970s. Originally comprised of members Mark Hosler, Richard Lyons, David Wills, Chris Grigg, and Don Joyce, Negativland makes an art of dissecting the sounds and images of mass media, reconstructing and recontextualizing these materials to reveal the hidden messages within. As Lyons notes in an interview with Rolling Stone, I spend more time in thrift stores than anyone. I like to collect a lot of old records, spoken word records, and we all collect tapes. Don spends more time recording stuff off TV and radio. Their breakthrough album, Escape from Noise, released in 1987 is both a commentary and a shout back at the sheer volume of media (radio, television, and print) that overwhelms our senses, a noise so pervasive that we passively accept its message. The media theorist Marshall McLuhan was fond of telling the story of two young fish swimming past an older fish. The older fish asks, Hows the water boys? and goes on his way. A few minutes later, perplexed, one fish looks at the other and asks, What the hell is water? Through the collection, manipulation, and juxtaposition of materials lifted from the media landscape, Negativland sheds a light on the deluge of media in which we find ourselves submerged. One cut in particular which provides a bit of clarity is Time Zones, a collage of diverse elements combining documentary voice overs, shortwave radio broadcasts, amateur radio conversations, automated time beacons, and talk radio call-in programming. From this mix arises the zeitgeist of the 1980s: fear of the Soviet Union, American exceptionalism, the militant standardization of time, the fetish of technology, and a somewhat Freudian preoccupation with size. – Introduced by Jason Geistweidt. The show ends with “Drink It Up” and “More Data” from Negativland, and then the song “Negativland” by the band Can.

https://wavefarm.org/radio/wgxc/schedule/4mvmk6

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 9.2 (00:19:40)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

https://librivox.org/souls-of-black-folks-by-web-du-bois/

TEXT: https://libcom.org/files/DuBois.pdf

TED-X: A Southern Historian’s Lost Cause – Roy Wisecarver (00:09:18)

Growing up in the Deep South, Roy “Trae” Wisecarver was taught a different story about the Civil War than he learned as a historian. In this compelling talk, he mixes history and common sense to make the case that he and his fellow Southerners can love their home without lying about its history. Roy Wisecarver graduated from UAM with a BA in History in 2013. He subsequently earned an MA from the University of Mississippi and is currently a PhD student at Texas A&M University. His dissertation examines the relationships between the Confederate government, state government, and people of Arkansas during the Civil War. He will be talking about the dissonance between Civil War memory and history. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

GREEN STREET NEWS: The Glyphosate-Autism Connection  (00:28:50)

This week on GSN Dr. Stephanie Seneff talks about her research regarding the link between the world’s most popular pesticide and the alarming rise in cases of autism, including the role that diet may play in increasing exposure and exacerbating symptoms.

https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 2/5/24 (00:56:17)

On the Show: Luke Beasley, host of The Luke Beasley Show, fills in for David. House Speaker Mike Johsnon is confronted on Meet the Press over his hypocrisy. Fox Business host Maria Baritoromo confronts Donald Trump on a few issues during an interview. Fox Business host Larry Kudlow admits he’s wrong about Joe Biden’s economy. Gavin Newsom lampoons Republicans during an MSNBC interview. JD Vance has his mic cut and gets brutally confronted during an ABC News interview. Donald Trump spent $20,000 on his staged pro-union event. Republican Senator James Lankford calls out his party over torpedoing a border deal.

SUNDAY 02.04.24 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST 2/2/2024 Encore: Economic Recovery Soaring; GOPers Crashing, Burning, Heading to Prison (00:58:00)

Original airdate 1-25-2024. On today’s BradCast’: New economic data released by the Commerce Department show ‘stunning and spectacular’ new GDP numbers indicating the post-pandemic economic recovery is resilient and growing. All economic indicators are now better than even pre-pandemic years, with historically low unemployment, wages rising faster than inflation, inflating falling below Federal Reserve targets, and no recession in sight. But will Americans hear about the booming economic recovery under Joe Biden? United Auto Workers union rousingly endorses Biden for re-election. Former Trump White House aide Peter Navarro sentenced to four months in prison for defying lawful congressional subpoenas. Far-right extremist sentenced to six years in prison for his role in the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol and plot to attack Portland, OR. Michigan Republican Party unravels amid vicious infighting and financial mismanagement. Florida Republican Party fired its chairman amid sexual abuse allegations. Arizona Republican Party chairman resigns after audio tapes suggest he attempted to bribe perennially-failed GOP candidate Kari Lake. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest ‘Green News Report.’

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

EARTH RIOT RADIO: Part 1 – You Don’t Have To Love Jesus to Love Your Enemy! (00:29:00)

A hard-right Christian punched my lights out while I was preaching about Peace. But evil is dynamic. It moves. Evil flows in a river of happenstance and purpose and pain and laughter. Fearful fascists can be looked in the eye and appealed to. The Devil can change his mind. Look, I have Evil in my life like everybody else. In this episode of Earth Riot, the 102nd weekly broadcast of this show, I tell the story of preaching against violence until I was cold-cocked by Christ. I came to the Holland, Michigan jail. My attacker knew the cops. But everyone is lost in a civil war these days, right? Violence is everywhere. Just remember, every frozen fundamentalist wants to start laughing.

TURN ON THE NEWS: “Nikki Haley.”(00:27:58)

This week the former president has a stone in his shoe named Nikki Haley. “Turn On The News” is the weekly newscast from the fictional Radio Network, with parody radio coverage of the radio and its headlines. Now with computerized news readers, and fewer meddling reporters, plus aggregated reporting, and automated music. Tune in “Turn On The News” each week for the latest news, radio art, and more from our robot reporters, making sure you hear both sides — good and evil — every time you “Turn On The News.”

https://wavefarm.org/radio/wgxc/schedule/93bbe3

Best of ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN February 3, 2024 (00:00:00)

Segment One

We begin with Cheryl Clark, medical and science journalist. We discuss Medicare, and how Medicare participants are being steered to Medicare Advantage plans, even though these plans do not deliver what they promise. The plans deceive participants, and do not pay for procedures. In addition, they trap the participants. Currently 52% of Medicare participants are in such plans.

Segment Two

We then catch up with Bill Curry and Robert Hockett about the new bill passed which grants a child tax credit. This seems to be a ‘bribe’ to the rich, since it provides tax break for rich people, but does not include the poorest Americans. Over the last few years, the rich have become $2.2 T richer, while the minimum wage is still at 7.25/hr. $10 T has been added to the US debt since 2010, but the rich continue to prosper. The gap between the wealthy and poor continues to grow.

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

BACKGROUND BRIEFING with IAN MASTERS: February 1, 2024 (00:59:00)

Why Russia’s War on Ukraine Has Reached a Stalemate | US Sanctions 4 Israeli Settlers But Not the Ministers Who Support Them | What it Will Take to Save American Journalism From Big Tech and Vulture Capitalism

https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: Part 1 – Joyous Resilience: A Path to Healing & Collective Thriving in an Inequitable World with Anjuli Sherin (00:59:00)

Anjuli Sherin is an award winning licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in somatic therapy, trauma healing, resilience building and cultivating joy. She has spent fifteen years in practice working specifically with immigrant, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Muslim and LGBTQ clients. And she is the author of Joyous Resilience: A Path to Individual Healing and Collective Thriving in an Inequitable World. Which addresses personal healing, intersectional oppression and trauma and takes us on a guided journey from the Cycle of Suffering to the Circle of Resilience in our own lives and then extending that out into the world through personally meaningful and compassionate action. This is the first half of my interview with Anjuli Sherin. The second half will be available next week.

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: How Social Media Is Corrupting Our Culture (00:58:43)

Thanks to social media, we’re only being exposed to opinions, news, products and even artistry that only seems to align with who we are. By virtue of this we’re less explorative, less social and less creative. We explore this important topic and also catch up on the latest news and breaches!https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-deep-dive-radio-show-and-nicks-nerd-news/id1262505658

SATURDAY 02.03.24 PROGRAM Notes

6-hour loop begins at NOON, repeats until following noon
(scroll down for previous notes)

THE BRADCAST 2/1/2024 Trump’s Chumps: Former Prez Spent $50 Million in Donor Money on Personal Legal Bills (00:58:00)

On today’s ‘BradCast’: All of Donald Trump’s failed lawsuits and legal defense bills are costing his supporters/gullible dupes a lot of money — according to new campaign filings, in 2023 alone, Trump spent $50 million in donor funds on legal bills for his four criminal felony indictments, multiple civil fraud cases and failed lawsuits. A London court tossed out Trump’s frivolous lawsuit against the author of the Steele Dossier. The Oregon Supreme Court ruled that 10 Republican state senators are ineligible to run for re-election in 2024 after they violated a law that punishes lawmakers for staging extended walkouts to extort legislative concessions. The U.S. House passed a bill! Republicans agreed to extend modest tax relief to low income families with children in exchange for huge tax corporate tax breaks. President Biden has succeeded in enacting an historic slate of positive climate/energy legislation and initiatives, but the public mostly hasn’t heard about it because actual workaday governing that materially improves people’s lives doesn’t fit the drama-outrage cycle of modern media and social media. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest ‘Green News Report.’

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

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: Kids with Loved Ones in Prison (00:59:21)

Those kids. Its tough enough being in the 9th grade, but imagine if your parent, aunt, or uncle were behind bars. Democracy needs citizens to feel part-of, but these kids feel left out. On this show Amy Friedman of POPS: Pain of the Prison System tells us about a new book for and by 9th graders. Its empowering. For all kids. And the rest of us.

AGING MATTERS: Climate Change and Health (00:56:38)

Conversation w/ Aaron Guest, PhD, Socio-Environmental Gerontologist, Arizona State University, about older adult health problems caused by climate change, health provider roles to address climate change effects on patients, and raising awareness about climate change.  Nurse, Veteran, and communication specialist, Cheryl Beversdorf is producer and host of AGING MATTERS, a weekly, 58-minute radio program presenting interviews

with guests who provide information about aging related topics for older adults and their families

https://www.agingmattersonline.com/

GROWING GREENER: Bankrupting Your Gardens Weed Seed Bank (00:29:00)

There are thousands, millions of weed seeds lying dormant in your garden soil ” the weed seed bank ” waiting for a chance to emerge and invade your plantings. Listen as Dr. Bryan Brown of Cornell University shares strategies for drawing down the account before those seeds become a problem.

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

TUC RADIO: Ambassador Craig Murray and Prof. Jeffrey Sachs on the International Court of Justice ruling on Genocide in Gaza (00:29:00)

On January 26, 2024, The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to take action to prevent acts of genocide as it wages war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip but stopped short of calling for an immediate ceasefire

https://tucradio.org/

THE BOPST SHOW: Love and Romance (00:55:15)

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 soul, R&B stylings of Bettye Swann, 70s cumbia from Afrosound, and 21st century Australian power pop by the Sleepy Jackson as well as sounds provided by Ranking Ann, Otoboke Beaver and many others outside of mainstream consciousness.
podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #517 (00:58:00)

Ralph welcomes Eva Borgwardt from the grassroots Jewish-American organization IfNot Now to bust the myth that Palestinian rights and Jewish safety are mutually exclusive. Then, Ralph is joined by CPA and corporate accountability advocate Dr. Ralph Estes to discuss his book Fight the Corpocracy, Take Back Democracy: A Mad As Hell Guide for the 99%.

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 02.02.24 PROGRAM Notes


6-hour loop begins at NOON, repeats until following noon (scroll down for previous notes)

Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday February 2, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: High schoolers build solar car that can go 70 miles an hour

THIS IS SCIENCE: Look For The Helpers – Part 2 (00:29:01)

In the second part of this special Clean Transportation mini-series Jess visits the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project to talk with co-founder and co-director Ms. Margaret Gordon about local health and environmental impacts of – and solutions to – living next to one of the nation’s busiest shipping ports.

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

COUNTERSPIN: Alternatives to Policing, Voting Rights (00:28:00)

Monifa Bandele/alternatives to policing, Svante Myrick/voting rights

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Breaking the GOP death grip (00:58:00)

Ukraine Update: Veteran War Correspondent in Kyiv, Ukraine, Philip Ittner reports that Zelensky plans to oust Ukraines top general amid tension over new mobilization. Guest Interview: Heidi Siegmund Cuda, Author & Emmy-award winning investigative reporter on breaking the GOP death grip. It’s a Celtic holiday – The pagan holiday of awakening…I’ll explain. Also why do anti-abortion freaks want to freak-out first graders with graphic videos. Plus horrifying news: Son beheads dad – Is Donald Trump growing a Taliban movement in America? 

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: Jacob Vigdor: College Admissions Quandaries (00:29:00)

Whether it be standardized testing, grades, extracurricular activities or personal essays, the question of how to level the playing field in education is quite a challenge. This week on Sea Change Radio, we take a deep dive into higher education admissions and inequities in this country with Jacob Vigdor, a Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. We discuss the flawed measures we use to evaluate teenage pupils and ask what the goals should actually be for college admissions officers? Are we looking for students to get good grades and make a lot of money, or become leaders in their communities and help spark thoughtful debate among their peers? We examine the shortcomings of standardized testing and grades, explore admissions systems at most elite” schools, and try to come up with some solutions to the problem.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS SHOW: Not Wanted at Harvard? BIPOC Media on Claudine Gay, Anti-Zionism & Diversity in Education (00:28:00)

Dr. Claudine Gay, a widely esteemed scholar, made history as the first Black President of Harvard in the university’s 387 years. Many saw her tenure as a step forward for diversity in higher education, but today, her resignation speaks volumes about the challenges Black women face in academia. Gay faced fierce backlash this winter over the school’s statements on the Israel-Hamas War. A politically-motivated grilling in Congress followed by an organized campaign to attack Gays credibility and intellect, led to her resignation on January 2. What does this all mean for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in education? In this timely installment of Meet the BIPOC Press, our monthly collaboration with URL Media, a network of independent media owned and operated by people of color, Laura is joined by co-host Amir Khafagy, labor and immigration reporter for Documented, which is a member of the URL Media network. We unpack the crusade against Gay, DEI and the lack of support that students and faculty of color, and especially women of color, receive from their universities. Also joining us are Zaire Dinzey-Flores, Professor and Chair of Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, and Jamiee Swift, the Founder and Executive Director of Black Women Radicals. Tune in to hear what the media got right ” and wrong ” about this story.

THE BOPST SHOW: Love and Romance (00:55:15)

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 soul, R&B stylings of Bettye Swann, 70s cumbia from Afrosound, and 21st century Australian power pop by the Sleepy Jackson as well as sounds provided by Ranking Ann, Otoboke Beaver and many others outside of mainstream consciousness.
podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 2/2/24 (00:54:28)

On the Show: Producer Pat Ford fills in for David (on David’s 40th birthday). According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, Joe Biden’s job approval rating has dropped to 38%. The House of Representatives passes a tax bill that would expand the child tax credit, but it may not pass the Senate due to Republicans worried it would make Joe Biden look good. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says Congresswoman Ilhan Omar should be expelled, denaturalized, and deported. Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley appears on the Breakfast Club and answers questions about race and Donald Trump. Donald Trump meets with the Teamsters union, hoping to secure their endorsement even though they’ll likely support Joe Biden again. Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. claims the Trump campaign asked him to be Trump’s running mate. Republican politician Michael Cassidy is charged with a hate crime after destroying a satanic temple display in the Iowa state capitol. Right-wingers claim that the Justice Department, Hollywood, and Taylor Swift are all part of a pro-Democrat and pro-Joe Biden psychological operation.

THURSDAY 02.01.24 PROGRAM Notes 

6-hour loop begins at NOON, repeats until following noon (scroll down for previous notes)

Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday February 1, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Puppets teach Minnesota kids about climate change  

RADIO ECOSHOCK: Methane: Monster Or Myth? (00:58:00)

Cornell Professor Robert Howarth returns to Radio Ecoshock reporting the whole Liquefied Natural Gas process leaks so much methane it may be worse than coal for the climate. Oxford Professor Raymond Pierrehumbert tells us methane worries are overblown. Carbon dioxide is the real threat driving Earth to a horrible Hothouse state.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: GOP & MAGA Snowflakes are now mobilizing against their biggest enemy…Taylor Swift…Really?! (00:58:00)

Guest Interview: Tim Alberta – new book – The Kingdom, the Power and the Glory: American Evangelicals In An Age of Extremism 

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

YES! Presents: Rising Up With Sonali – 2024-01-30 (00:58:31)

This week, well speak with Courtney Hagle, research director at Media Matters for America about pushing back against right wing media distortions of the settlement against Donald Trump in the E. Jean Carroll defamation case. Then, Jamie L. Manson, President of Catholics for Choice joins us to discuss her organizations counter protest actions at last week’s Annual March for Life and whether they had an impact on the attendees. Finally, best-selling author and acclaimed writer and speaker Ijeoma Oluo will discuss her brand new book just released this week. Its called Be A Revolution: How Everyday People Are Fighting Oppression and Changing the World and How You Can, Too.

https://risingupwithsonali.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 9.1 (00:24:34)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

https://librivox.org/souls-of-black-folks-by-web-du-bois/

TEXT: https://libcom.org/files/DuBois.pdf

WINGS #42-23 HIV-affected Children (00:28:47)

For 2024, UNAIDS has chosen the theme “Let Communities Lead.” In this program, you hear from children and their mothers who have come together to deal with HIV education for children and their parents, and self-esteem building for those who live with the infection. You hear about their medications and their histories with the disease. Also heard from, an administrator from Kenya’s department of Education, and a UNAIDS employee speaking to the press. 

http://www.wings.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 2/1/24 (00:57:12)

(notes posted when available)

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