JULY 2024

SATURDAY 07.20.24 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST 7/19/2024 Encore: Biden’s tenuous candidacy; Climate deniers vs. CA’s stunning solar revolution (00:57:30)

Encore: original airdate 7-11-2024. On today’s ‘BradCast’: New polls find President Biden and Donald Trump tied nationally, with Vice President Kamala Harris leading Trump by two points, but also show growing voter sentiment that Biden is too old to run for re-election. While Biden met with world leaders at the NATO Summit, Trump hosted Hungarian strongman Victor Orban in Florida, just days after Orban’s private meeting with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. New data show US inflation continues to fall. Climate science denier and former Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), who died this week, used his powerful position to block US action on climate change and spread disinformation, costing valuable time in combating the climate crisis. California’s booming solar industry is generating more clean energy than the state can use, while the powerful utility industry has successfully eroded rooftop solar incentives for homeowners. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest ‘Green News Report.’

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

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: In Our Climate Threat, There are Opportunities (00:59:10)

Many still think We don’t have to deal with it now, but a new report from the Union of Concern Scientists is titled Looming Deadlines for Coastal Resilience for a reason. As co-author Dr. Rachel Cleetus explains on this show, short term profits can’t match the reality that for every one dollar invested in resilience and long term planning, we save as much as 31 dollars. As she explains, with so much critical infrastructure at serious risk from flooding in the near future, the national economy faces a severe risk. Yet there are opportunities for new jobs and a stronger economy, If we get on it now!

AGING MATTERS: Music Education and Therapy (00:58:00)

Scientific studies show that listening to and making music can influence older adults’ perceptions about the quality of their lives. Playing a musical instrument enhances mental and physical health, and provides social connections for older adults, regardless of their ability. Aimee Halbruner, Vice President of Music Education, and Leanne Belasco, Director of Music Therapy, Levine Music, www.levinemusic.org, talk about benefits of music activities and education for older adults, impact on their lives, and available musical courses, programs, and events.

https://www.agingmattersonline.com/

GROWING GREENER: Sex in the Garden? (00:29:00)

Distinguished horticultural educator Carol Reese shares a lively exploration of transexual plants and other reproductive mysteries displayed in your garden (originally broadcast in January 2022).

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

TUC RADIO: Europe’s Surge to the Right and the expansion of NATO (00:29:00)

Ghida Fakhry interviews Yanis Varoufakis about the new wave of nationalism sweeping across Europe. Fakhry is a Lebanese-British journalist. She was a lead anchor for the global news channel Al Jazeera English at its launch in Washington D.C. and now works with TRT World – a Turkish public broadcaster in English 24 hours a day. That’s followed by a segment from the Grayzone on NATO. The Grayzone is an independent news website producing original investigative journalism on politics and empire.

https://tucradio.org/

THE BOPST SHOW: I Say Madness (00:55:25)

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 infamous German experimentalists Can, the retro futures of New Orleans singer Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns and dread beat poet Linton Kwei Johnson as well as tunes by CunninLynguists  the Swan Silvertones and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #541 (00:58:00)

On today’s show, Ralph welcomes back Constitutional Law Expert Bruce Fein to dissect Judge Aileen Cannon’s dismissal of Donald Trump’s classified documents case in Florida. Then Ralph is joined by Haley Hinkle, Policy Counsel at Fairplay, to discuss their FTC complaint against the messaging app “NGL” and what their victory means for children’s safety online. Finally, Ralph speaks with journalist John Nichols about the state of journalism in Gaza, as well as the state of the Democratic Party.

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 07.19.24 PROGRAM Notes


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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday July 19, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Beavers can help reduce damage caused by wildfires  

FULL COLOR HISTORY: Richmond Community Hospital – July 8, 2024 (01:00:17)

There is a wealth of History relating to the Richmond Community Hospital that is now being uncovered as a result of Virginia Union University’s planned demolition of the severely neglected old hospital building.  Join us weekly on Monday evenings at 7 PM for a live call-in sharing on The Work FM, broadcast at 93.9 on the radio dial, live-streamed both in our Facebook group “Save Community Hospital”, and on TheWorkFM.org  

Our first episode will feature Viola Baskerville and Farid Alan Schintzius sharing the latest developments in the movement. See our Facebook Group: Save Community Hospital:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/7015803205194987/?hoisted_section_header_type=recently_seen&multi_permalinks=7417050375070266

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Are All of America’s Courts Corrupt? (00:58:00)

Medicare Advantage is making billions for the companies, leaving millions of Americans out in the cold. Crazy Alert! Cult followers of Trump are doing strange things with maxi pads. Investigative reporters expose a growing problem in Americas courts. Judges are not rescuing themselves even when they should. Noah Pransky joins Thom Hartmann to delve deep into the problem with federal and state courts.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: John Stoehr: Customer Service Politics and the 24 Presidential Election (00:29:00)

No matter what your current stance may be on the upcoming presidential election, the past few weeks of debate debacles and failed assassination attempts have definitely demonstrated that unforeseen events can happen. We still have several months between now and November, during which time the plot may continue to twist and turn. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with John Stoehr of The Editorial Board to get his insights into the calls for Democrats to replace President Biden on the ticket. In this free-flowing conversation, we unpack the problem with what Stoehr describes as a “customer service approach” to politics, learn why he believes third parties are a scam, and question polling data that have so many undecided voters in an election between two well-known quantities.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS AND FRIENDS: Breaking Up with Capitalism: Malaika Jabali on Wisconsin’s Discouraged Black Voters  (00:28:00)

As the Republican National Convention comes to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Laura talks with award-winning reporter and author, Malaika Jabali, author of “It’s Not You, Its Capitalism: Why Its Time to Break Up and How to Move On. Wisconsin is one of the most racially unequal states in the country, with rising housing costs outpacing wages and one of the highest Black male incarceration rates in the nation. Its also seen a precipitous decline in Black voting ” for either party. Are these things connected? Back in 2020 Jabali went to Milwaukee to find out and made a short film Left Out in which she spoke to Black elected officials as well as non-voters. In this episode of Laura Flanders & Friends well revisit that film, hear Jabalis advice for concerned Dems, and answers, when it comes to the RNC, whats in it for Black Midwesterners? All that and a commentary from Laura. Jabali is the former Senior News and Politics Editor at Essence Magazine.

THE BOPST SHOW: I Say Madness (00:55:25)

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 infamous German experimentalists Can, the retro futures of New Orleans singer Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns and dread beat poet Linton Kwei Johnson as well as tunes by CunninLynguists  the Swan Silvertones and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 7/19/24 (00:00:00)

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THURSDAY 07.18.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday July 18, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: The climate benefits of mangroves  

RADIO ECOSHOCK: 27 Ways Heat Can Kill You (00:58:00)

How your body breaks down in extreme heat. We start with paper Twenty-Seven Ways a Heat Wave Can Kill You: Deadly Heat in the Era of Climate Change. Medical terms explained. Short clips from Ecoshock interview with lead author Dr. Camilo Mora included. Australian heat and health expert Elizabeth Hanna makes it all clear (replay). Quick review of 15 lessons from the Russian heat wave of 2010 (55,000 killed, wheat exports annihilated, and more). A new compilation of heat survival know-how.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Will the GOP Continue to Block Gun Legislation? (00:58:00)

These gun control laws could have stopped Trump’s Shooter – But The GOP blocked them! Americans want gun control but whenever a piece of legislation aiming to prevent gun violence comes around – The NRA backed GOP shoots it down. Thom Hartmann has a partial list of the times the GOP has blocked gun control legislation. 

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

YES! Presents: Rising Up With Sonali – 2024-07-16 (00:58:30)

This week, well examine how the Republican Party views crime and punishment in light of Donald Trump’s recent brush with gun violence. Rather than focus on the proliferation of weapons in the U.S. and its role in promoting political violence, the Republican National Committee is focusing on an imagined rise in violent crime, code for demonizing poor people of color. My guest Kamau Franklin, an Atlanta-based activist will explain more, and share an update on the battle to shut down the Cop City police training facility. Then, Heidi Beirich, co-founder of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism will sound the alarm on Project 2025, the Heritage Foundations playbook on transforming a democracy into dictatorship. Heidi will delve deep into this presidential transition plan that her organization has been covering for months.

https://risingupwithsonali.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 33 (00:33:34)

First published in 1920, Main Street is Sinclair Lewis’ first major novel, and was a phenomenal success at the time. In 1930 Lewis became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. The story involves Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, who is self-sufficient and working as a librarian in St. Paul. There she meets a country doctor, Will Kennicott, who convinces her to marry him and move to the rural Minnesota town of Gopher Prairie. Although she arrives with dreams of beautifying the town, of establishing art and culture, of improving lives and promoting child welfare, this spirit is challenged by small-town attitudes, ignorance and bigotry.

https://librivox.org/main-street-by-sinclair-lewis-2/

TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/543/543-h/543-h.htm

WINGS #14-24 Robin Morgan vs. Clarence Thomas (00:28:58)

From the WINGS archive, 1991: Then-Editor-In-Chief of Ms. Magazine Robin Morgan describes the fruitless struggle to get revelations about Clarence Thomas’s history of sexism into mainstream media before he was confirmed to the US Supreme Court, and also how and why Ms. Magazine under her leadership went ad-free, because of the censorship power advertisers impose on media. Ms. has just released a book about its first 50 years of feminist publishing. Updates by Frieda Werden.

http://www.wings.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 7/18/24 (00:00:00)

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WEDNESDAY 07.17.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday July 17, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Got climate anxiety? Taking action can be the right medicine.

PATIENTS COME FIRST:  Movement Disorders, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy (00:16:34)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features Dr. Mark Witcher, a functional neurosurgeon with Carilion Clinic, who joins us for a conversation about his work with patients experiencing movement disorders, chronic pain, epilepsy, and to discuss a recent trip he and neurosurgery residents took to a far away nation at the top of the work to help patients and share their expertise.

ALAN WATTS: Don’t be afraid, it’s all a show (00:12:40)

Speech extract from “The Works” by Alan Watts, courtesy of https://alanwatts.org. Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British philosopher who interpreted and popularised Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York.

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

THIS WAY OUT #1894: Working While Queer (Part 1) & global LGBTQ news  (00:28:59)

Exploring the pitfalls of Working While Queer (Part 1 of 2); Malawis Constitutional Court upholds anti-queer sex laws, Dutch Supremes order marriage equality in Aruba and Curacao, Labour’s win is no bed of roses for U.K. queers, French voters reject a right-wing swing, a trans woman becomes Japan’s first to change legal gender without surgery, and a Missouri judge stops the state A.G. from prying into trans kids’ medical records.

Those stories and more this week when you find This Way Out, the international LGBTQ radio magazine.

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Will JD Vance Gladly Help Trump End Our Republic? (00:58:00)

Is this “Republican convention” unity? Why is the media spending so much time on Biden saying “bullseye” & ignoring the divisiveness going on at the RNC convention? Crazy Alert! Conservatives slammed RNC for giving prime speaking slot to someone into Satanism. 

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: Why Certain Foods are Associated with Racism / Why is Church Still So Segregated?   (00:59:00)

Today’s episode we discuss the history of certain foods that have been negatively associated with Black people and the impact that it can have. We share some personal stories and provide some historical context and examples to flesh out the roots of this form of ignorance. The second half we discuss how segregated churches can be on Sunday mornings. We investigate the roots of this segregation, challenge it, and identify ways race-relations could improve if this were ever remedied.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 32 (00:31:48)

First published in 1920, Main Street is Sinclair Lewis’ first major novel, and was a phenomenal success at the time. In 1930 Lewis became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. The story involves Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, who is self-sufficient and working as a librarian in St. Paul. There she meets a country doctor, Will Kennicott, who convinces her to marry him and move to the rural Minnesota town of Gopher Prairie. Although she arrives with dreams of beautifying the town, of establishing art and culture, of improving lives and promoting child welfare, this spirit is challenged by small-town attitudes, ignorance and bigotry.

https://librivox.org/main-street-by-sinclair-lewis-2/

TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/543/543-h/543-h.htm

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: Identity & the Grace of Curiosity, with Annabelle Tometich (00:28:00)

Annabelle Tometich — writer, editor, former food critic and now author — joins me to explore the tricky, high-traffic intersection of identity and curiosity. Who gets to decide identity? How do we determine our own, let alone someone else’s, identity? How might we allow ourselves and others a little grace to figure these things out?

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 7/17/24 (00:56:18)

On the Show: Luke Beasley, host of the Luke Beasley Show and longtime David Pakman Show correspondent, was at the Butler, Pennsylvania rally and witnessed the Donald Trump assassination attempt, and he joins David to discuss. A pathetic Ron DeSantis kisses the ring in his speech at the RNC, in humiliating, voice-cracking fashion. Kari Lakes issues an ominous warning to the media during her unhinged RNC speech. Despite a gunman shooting Donald Trump with an AR-15, there is a raffle for an AR-15 giveaway at the Republican National Convention. Unearthed audio from a previous podcast appearance by JD Vance reveals his deep and serious hatred for Donald Trump. A narrative builds that God intervened to save Donald Trump from the gunman’s bullet, which does not account for the death of an innocent bystander at the hands of that same bullet. CNN’s Jake Tapper allows Eric Trump to again repeat his diatribe that “they” tried to kill Donald Trump, ignoring that they is a single 20-year-old Republican. An absolutely bonkers anti-vaccine phone call between Donald Trump and Robert F. Kennedy Jr is leaked, a call which took place after Trump’s failed assassination attempt. Donald Trump’s odds of defeating Joe Biden in November drop to their lowest in months in the 538 2024 Election Forecast.

TUESDAY 07.16.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Tuesday July 16, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Mind and Body Harmony: Shifting Exercise from Vanity to Vitality

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY: Mind and Body Harmony: Shifting Exercise from Vanity to Vitality   (00:30:00)

On this show we are seeking mind and body harmony as we shift our perspective on exercise from vanity to vitality. We’ve got it all twisted when it comes to exercise because we’ve been bombarded with images of ripped bodies and weight loss miracles, making us think that’s the ultimate goal. But here’s the truth: exercise is about feeling good, living longer, and staying vibrant, not just looking good. If youre part of the norm then youve wasted an inconceivable amount of time pining over the ideal body image that is simply unachievable. Not even for the person in the touched-up picture. Why do we wait until our 40s, 50s, or 60s to start taking our health seriously? Probably because thats when we start feeling the effects of not taking it seriously before. Let’s shift our focus to health and vitality, and watch how it transforms our lives from the inside out!

https://encouragementology.com/

MAKING CONTACT: Caring Relationships: Negotiating Meaning and Maintaining Dignity (Encore) (00:29:00)

July is Disability Pride Month, which commemorates the July 26, 1990 anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In honor of the anniversary, we revisit the story of people embracing their disabilities & the dynamic, complex relationships of care receiving & giving.

https://www.radioproject.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Who Really is Stoking Violence in America? (00:58:00)

Thom is back, and takes the Republican talking points around the Trump shooting head-on. Will Trump be transformed by reaping what he has sowed? Plus – Thom reads from “Stokely: A Life” by Peniel E. Joseph.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: Watersheds (00:53:00)

This time on The Children’s Hour, we learn what watersheds are, and how they are impacted by forest fires.

All over the world, people rely upon watersheds for drinking water, irrigating farmland, and for ecosystems. We are joined by educators from the New Mexico Watershed and Forest Restoration Institute, Natalia Shaw and Raymundo Melendez, along with educator and ecologist Dr. Krista Bonfantine. Watersheds are fed and nurtured by our forests, and we learn why forests require wildfires to maintain forest health. Learn how watersheds get restored after a forest fire, and what can we do to help keep our watersheds pristine.

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 31 (00:21:23)

First published in 1920, Main Street is Sinclair Lewis’ first major novel, and was a phenomenal success at the time. In 1930 Lewis became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. The story involves Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, who is self-sufficient and working as a librarian in St. Paul. There she meets a country doctor, Will Kennicott, who convinces her to marry him and move to the rural Minnesota town of Gopher Prairie. Although she arrives with dreams of beautifying the town, of establishing art and culture, of improving lives and promoting child welfare, this spirit is challenged by small-town attitudes, ignorance and bigotry.

https://librivox.org/main-street-by-sinclair-lewis-2/

TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/543/543-h/543-h.htm

BETWEEN THE LINES RADIO NEWSMAGAZINE for July 10, 2024 (00:29:00)

Shocking Supreme Court Ruling Granting Presidential Immunity Enables Future Autocrats; Supreme Court Chevron Doctrine Ruling Jeopardizes Countless Federal Regulations; Democrats Balk at Going Public with Rising Concern that Joe Biden Unable to Defeat Donald Trump. 

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 7/16/24 (00:53:06)

On the Show: Donald Trump selects Republican Senator JD Vance as his running mate, a guy who clearly does not like Trump. Fox News host Brit Hume admits the truth about Donald Trump’s choice of JD Vance as his VP. An emboldened Donald Trump, Jr openly attacks a reporter attempting to interview him at the Republican National Convention. MAGA Mike Johnson aborts his RNC introduction when his teleprompter fails, just weeks after criticizing Joe Biden for using a teleprompter. Eric Trump now claims that “they” tried to kill Donald Trump in a delusional and conspiratorial rant. President Joe Biden overtly refers to Trump as a rapist during a recent pre-shooting campaign event. The person who shot Trump reportedly had Trump lawn signs in his yard in the last few years. The MAGA right is now calling for war and violence after the failed assassination attempt against Donald Trump. Donald Trump Jr casually and subtly floats the idea of some kind of “inside job” at play in the failed assassination attempt against his father. Voicemail caller says David incited violence against Trump, is high on coke, and is a scumbag junkie weirdo.

MONDAY 07.15.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday July 15, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Eelgrass makes a comeback along the Virginia coast

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE #14: Internships (00:28:58)

Spending a few weeks or a few months as in intern on a farm or sustainability project can be a great way to find out if this lifestyle is right for you. And creating an internship program can be a wonderful way to motivate you and get the help of strong backs. But a successful internship program is a lot of work. Interning and other ways to get a real education without going to college.

Say something about yourself…

What made you decide to quit college with debt and explore other ways to learn?

How did I find other opportunities to learn skills and the process to get in to the programs?

Explain experiences…

What were my experiences during and after the program

Talk about Blue Rock Station ” goals

Advice for people looking to have similar experiences

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: Socialisms: From the Old Socialisms to the New (00:29:00)

On this week’s Economic Update, the entire program is devoted to how old socialism’s rapid growth and global spread in the 19th and 20th centuries entailed a focus on the state. Key issues were: (1) would the socialist state limit itself to regulating capitalist enterprises and the market (as in many Western European nations) to enhance the well-being of the employee class or would the state itself own and operate enterprises and replace the market with state planning (as in the USSR), and (2) would the socialist strategy to acquire state power be reformist and electoral or revolutionary and armed. Concrete experiences in and with both kinds of old (i.e. state-focused) socialism led to self-criticisms from which a new socialism has emerged for the 21st century. The new socialism criticizes the state-focus of the old and prioritizes the transformation of the workplace over the social positioning of the state in and for the socialist vision and strategy.

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Unfit to Lead (00:58:00)

Jeff Smith muses on what the threat of a second coming on Donald Trump would truly mean for America. Did the New York Times nail it this time? Plus- Thom reads from ‘The Trivialization of Politics: How Rush Limbaugh’s Race-Baiting Rhetoric on the Obama Presidency Paved the Way for Trump’ by Ian Reifowitz.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SPIRIT IN ACTION: Real Flourishing, Not Just Believing: Amanda Udis-Kessler (00:55:00)

Amanda Udis-Kessleris not only a musician, but she’s a sociologist, a social ethicist, a theologian, and a writer, and it’s her writing that brings her here to us today. Her latest book isAbundant Lives: A Progressive Christian Ethic of Flourishing, and in it Amanda helps us chart a way forward beyond the usual statements of principles and creeds, looking at real humans and where and how we thrive. Amanda’s ethical and spiritual journey, from secular Judaism, through Unitarian Universalism, and currently with progressive Christianity, when paired with her scientific expertise, make her perspective both insightful and fruitful. Amanda has more riches on her personal website,amandaudiskessler.com, and also on her music website,QueerSacredMusic.com, free for your use and sharing. Amanda joins us from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 30 (00:31:05)

First published in 1920, Main Street is Sinclair Lewis’ first major novel, and was a phenomenal success at the time. In 1930 Lewis became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. The story involves Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, who is self-sufficient and working as a librarian in St. Paul. There she meets a country doctor, Will Kennicott, who convinces her to marry him and move to the rural Minnesota town of Gopher Prairie. Although she arrives with dreams of beautifying the town, of establishing art and culture, of improving lives and promoting child welfare, this spirit is challenged by small-town attitudes, ignorance and bigotry.

https://librivox.org/main-street-by-sinclair-lewis-2/

TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/543/543-h/543-h.htm

GREEN STREET with PATTI and DOUG WOOD: Breast Cancer in a Bottle with Polly Marshall (00:28:47)

This week on Green Street, Patti and Doug talk about pending legislation on PFAS and its ubiquity in firefighting gear. Then attorney Polly Marshall talks about her group’s efforts to document the links between common personal care products and an increased risk of breast cancer. More information at www.breastcancerovertime.org.

https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 7/15/24 (00:55:10)

On the Show: 20-year-old Republican Thomas Matthew Crooks shoots Donald Trump in the head at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, and Trump survives the assassination attempt with a grazed ear. Republicans immediately blame the usual suspects for the assassination attempt on Donald Trump, including Joe Biden, DEI, wokeness, and more. Many quickly declare that the 2024 election is over on the basis of Donald Trump being shot, assuming this means Trump will easily defeat President Joe Biden in November, but is this accurate? Conspiracy theories surrounding Donald Trump’s assassination attempt spread like wildfire. Judge Aileen Cannon dismisses Trump’s classified-documents case. The US Secret Service is widely criticized for what some call their failure to prevent the shooting of Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania. Alex Jones said a few months ago that killing Donald Trump is the “best case scenario” for getting his agenda implemented. Voicemail caller says that after Trump was shot, he is now definitely supporting Trump.

SUNDAY 07.14.24 PROGRAM Notes

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RADIO 2050 Episode 38: Power of Connectivity (00:00:00)

Larry Swatuk, a professor at the University of Waterloo, shares his journey in environmental cooperation from Lesotho to Canada. He discusses his program developments, including international development and development practice. Swatuk emphasizes the concept of hubs for collaborative action and the importance of safe dialogue spaces. He advocates for informed action, highlighting the power of small-scale initiatives in community development. Ultimately, Swatuk’s message inspires listeners to educate themselves, form alliances, and engage in practical efforts for positive change.

https://radioparadise.com/radio2050

EARTH RIOT RADIO #125: The Post-Religious Church of the Fabulous Unknown (00:29:00)

Since the Earth’s crisis gives us months or maybe years, gradualism is a faster kind of suicide. Every one of our prayers needs to be like an ambulance, flooring it right at the emergency. Scientists say that most of reality is a whirlwind of subatomic particles called Dark Energy. So, we are stranded on a desperate little human island, while Dark Energy rages bafflingly over and through everything. This is the Fabulous Unknown. We trust the deepest space with our wildest imagination and that’s our church. Earthalujah!

BOOM GODDESS RADIO #527: Empowering Women Alliance (P1) (00:27:05)

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

https://www.boomgoddessradio.com/

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

Segment One

We begin the show with Andra Watkins, who is a survivor of Christian Nationalism. We discuss Project 2025, and its Christo-Fascist approach to governing and policy. Though Trump disavows it, 72 % of the listed authors worked in the Trump administration.

Segment Two

We then catch up with John Nichols about the upcoming presidential election, and how Biden can and should counter the perception that he is no longer capable or strong enough to beat Trump. Nichols makes comparisons to Obama and others after poor showings. Unfortunately, very small gaffes and mistakes by Biden are huge news items, while for Trump, no lie or deliberate misinformation seems to rise to “big enough” status to be noticed by the press.

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

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

A Former Press Secretary to Kamala Harris on Who Could Best Beat Trump as Divisions Among Democrats Intensify While Republicans Can’t Get Enough of Their Candidate’s Depravity and Dementia | An Assessment of the So-Called Reformist President of Iran and What He Means For Women, Life, Freedom

https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: Part 2 – The Day The World Stops Shopping: How Ending Consumerism Saves the Environment & Ourselves w JB MacKinnon (00:59:00)

Part 2 of 2

J B MacKinnon is an award winning journalist & author. His books include Plenty, with Alisa Smith, about their year of eating only food produced within 100 miles. His new book is The Day The World Stops Shopping: How Ending Consumerism Saves the Environment & Ourselves. which explores what would happen if the world stopped shopping, with examples from recent history, including the pandemic. We also talk about why our level of consumerism in the West is the biggest cause of climate change, and how we need to be talking about it a lot more.

We also talk about examples of cultures and experiments in the West, that participate in sharing economies, and they experience a much greater sense of happiness, community engagement and quality of life. 

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: Qanon Revisited, the Future of Car Tech and more! (00:58:18)

Some of Nick’s favorite interviews of all time. A look back at Qanon via a past interview and the future of car tech! Will we have driverless cars soon? Find out here with very special guest Doug DeMuro! 

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

SATURDAY 07.13.24 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST 7/12/2024 Encore: Dems in Disarray! But for real this time! With Heather Digby Parton of Salon, ‘Driftglass’ of ‘Pro Left Podcast’ (00:58:00)

Encore: original airdate 7-10-2024. On today’s ‘BradCast’: A new poll finds that Vice President Kamala Harris polls slightly ahead of Donald Trump nationally, by one point in head-to-head polling, even as Trump polls one point of President Joe Biden. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she supports Biden’s decision to stay in the 2024 race, and pushed back against misleading, inaccurate corporate media reports that mischaracterized her statements. Opinion columnist HEATHER DIGBY PARTON of Salon and ‘DRIFTGLASS’of ‘The Professional Left Podcast’ bring much-needed common sense, insight, context, history and hilarity to the dilemma now facing the Democratic Party about the path forward, whether Biden should drop out, the media’s fixation on Biden’s age rather than Donald Trump’s clear threat to democracy, and much more. 

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

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: How Liberation is Only Found In Community (00:56:30)

Today’s guest is Dr. Rachelle Winkle-Wagner, author of the new book The Chosen We. Shes a professor of Educational Leadership and Policy a U.Wisconsin-Madison. Over a period of ten years she interviewed 105 Black women from five selected cities about their experiences in both primarily White institutions and historically Black colleges and universities. She found lessons we can all learn: about community and what liberation and educational success really means. In the book she shows how it is communities that build individual strength.

AGING MATTERS: Mental Health Disorders  (00:58:00)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that 20% of people age 55 years or older experience some type of mental health concern. Often, however, mental health illnesses among this population are undiagnosed and untreated. Nicholas Schor, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist, www.olneypsychiatry.com , talks about older adult mental health problems, how misinformation and ageism impact healthcare provider attitudes towards these patients, and treatment and prevention of mental health disorders among older adults.

https://www.agingmattersonline.com/

GROWING GREENER: The Mind of a Bee (00:29:00)

In this revelatory book Dr. Lars Chittka of Queen Mary University of London explores the psychology of bees, their extraordinary learning abilities and their individual personalities. 

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

TUC RADIO: Prof. Jeffrey Sachs: How to Save Ukraine from the US (00:28:59)

When Judge Napolitano began his interview with Jeffrey Sachs, his opening question was: Which country is the worst enemy for Ukraine – Russia or the United States? And Sachs makes the case that the loss of life and infrastructure in Ukraine in the proxy war against Russia makes the US a candidate for worst enemy. He also quotes Henry Kissinger who said: To be an enemy of the United States is dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal. Jeffrey Sachs also explores how promises of NATO membership to Ukraine may have fueled the ongoing conflict; and why the peace negotiations between Ukraine and Russia in March 2022 failed.

https://tucradio.org/

THE BOPST SHOW: Ruling The Airwaves (00:55:18)

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 anarchist British punk of Flux of Pink Indians, the 21st century cross-cultural rock of Babl’ Bluz, and the classic 60s pop of the Beach Girls from Indonesia as well as tunes by Niney the Observer, Tabukah X, and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #540  (00:00:00)

We hear from Dr. Thaer Ahmad, a Palestinian American doctor who spent time in Gaza trying to administer to a civilian population under relentless siege. Plus, Constitutional scholar, Bruce Fein, takes apart the Supreme Court’s decision to grant the president of the United States the powers of a king. 

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 07.12.24 PROGRAM Notes


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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday
July 12, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Seattle summers are no longer reliably mild

FULL COLOR HISTORY: Richmond Community Hospital – July 8, 2024 (01:00:17)

There is a wealth of History relating to the Richmond Community Hospital that is now being uncovered as a result of Virginia Union University’s planned demolition of the severely neglected old hospital building.  Join us weekly on Monday evenings at 7 PM for a live call-in sharing on The Work FM, broadcast at 93.9 on the radio dial, live-streamed both in our Facebook group “Save Community Hospital”, and on TheWorkFM.org  

Our first episode will feature Viola Baskerville and Farid Alan Schintzius sharing the latest developments in the movement. See our Facebook Group: Save Community Hospital:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/7015803205194987/?hoisted_section_header_type=recently_seen&multi_permalinks=7417050375070266

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Biden and His Numbers (00:58:00)

Has the debate actually changed anyone’s mind as to who to vote for? Also, Jeff finds out what’s really happening in the news- by asking his dad. Plus – Thom reads from “Profit and Punishment: How America Criminalizes the Poor in the Name of Justice” by Tony Messenger.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: Tzeporah Berman on the Fossil Fuel Treaty (00:29:00)

The environmental movement has made something clear: For the health of the planet, humans need to stop using so much fossil fuel. Period. Many efforts to reduce fossil fuel use focus on consumer behavior — CAFE standards, electric vehicle subsidies, and the like are designed to lessen demand for these polluting fuels. Meanwhile, billions upon billions of dollars are being invested right now in new fossil fuel extraction projects across the globe. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with one of the environmental leaders working to stem the supply side of the equation. Today we are speaking with Tzeporah Berman of Stand.earth, and the Fossil Fuel Nonproliferation Treaty Initiative, about the work she and her colleagues are doing to keep fossil fuels in the ground. We examine the current state of pipeline projects in North America, discuss how fossil fuel companies are dealing with slimming profit margins, and look at how changing market realities are affecting the business.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS AND FRIENDS: Amanda Seales Takes the Heat: Speaking Out About Gaza & Hollywood (00:28:00)

What does it take to be politically outspoken in Hollywood? You may know Amanda Seales from her role on HBOs Insecure, her stand-up comedy, her podcast and radio show or viral videos on social media. Shes lost agents, her publicist, and had speaking gigs retracted for her commitment to social justice. Hear why Seales is taking backlash from her support for Palestinians as a badge of honor.

THE BOPST SHOW: Ruling The Airwaves (00:55:18)

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 anarchist British punk of Flux of Pink Indians, the 21st century cross-cultural rock of Babl’ Bluz, and the classic 60s pop of the Beach Girls from Indonesia as well as tunes by Niney the Observer, Tabukah X, and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 7/12/24 (00:00:00)

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THURSDAY 07.11.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday
July 11, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Low-income residents buy into solar project at Minneapolis school

RADIO ECOSHOCK: Cat 6 and Beyond – What You Need to Know (replay) (00:58:00)

Will climate change foster super storms bigger than anything before? Dr James Hansen warns yes and Meteorologist Jeff Masters explains. First, we revisit a fundamental interview with MITs Dr. Kerry Emanuel, surely one of the worlds top hurricane experts. Get informed and get ready. These are best of Radio Ecoshock replays – what you need to know about hurricanes in a new climate age.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Word of the Day (00:58:00)

Guest host Jefferson Smith captures the zeitgeist with the help of his clever callers. We are living in a time of obfuscation, dichotomy, idiots, and hangovers…

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

YES! Presents: Rising Up With Sonali – 2024-07-09 (00:58:30)

This week, well go to France to examine how the French left beat back a right wing takeover by coalescing with centrists. My guest Jean Bricmont will explain how it happened and whether there are lessons for the U.S. Then, Lisa Graves, legal expert and Founder of True North Research will break down recent Supreme Court rulings on presidential immunity and how democratic forces can counter the dominance of rightwing justices. Finally, Alex Press, staff writer at Jacobin, will discuss recently proposed heat protections for workers in a warming climate and the legacy of labor organizer Jane McAlevey.

https://risingupwithsonali.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 29 (00:36:05)

First published in 1920, Main Street is Sinclair Lewis’ first major novel, and was a phenomenal success at the time. In 1930 Lewis became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. The story involves Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, who is self-sufficient and working as a librarian in St. Paul. There she meets a country doctor, Will Kennicott, who convinces her to marry him and move to the rural Minnesota town of Gopher Prairie. Although she arrives with dreams of beautifying the town, of establishing art and culture, of improving lives and promoting child welfare, this spirit is challenged by small-town attitudes, ignorance and bigotry.

https://librivox.org/main-street-by-sinclair-lewis-2/

TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/543/543-h/543-h.htm

TED TALK: Nick Hanauer – Capitalism’s Dirty Little Secret (00:17:03)

Rising inequality and growing political instability are the direct result of decades of bad economic theory, says entrepreneur Nick Hanauer. In a visionary talk, he dismantles the mantra that “greed is good” — an idea he describes as not only morally corrosive, but also scientifically wrong — and lays out a new theory of economics powered by reciprocity and cooperation.

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 7/11/24 (00:00:00)

On the Show: Inflation comes in negative for June 2024, which MAGA claims to want. As corporate media focuses on Joe Biden’s debate performance, the economy continues to perform stunningly well. The newest conspiracy spiral, this time pushed on MSNBC, is that former President Barack Obama is orchestrating the removal of President Joe Biden. An uncontroversial comment from Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal is spun as anti-Biden. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez files articles of impeachment against Supreme Court justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. Donald Trump’s most likely VP selections all hate him and have attacked him previously. A panicked Donald Trump again insists he doesn’t know a thing about Project 2025 as the country slowly wakes up to the horrors of the proposal. Dangerous extremist Michael Davis, the architect of the Article III Project, admits what will happen if Donald Trump becomes President again. Failed former President Donald Trump makes a stunning admission about his VP selection. An audibly terrified voicemail caller says that Biden is dying politically and simply cannot win in November

WEDNESDAY 07.10.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday
July 10, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Sweltering summer days put Arizonans at risk of dangerous burns

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Rural Healthcare & Neurophysiology (00:17:52)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features Dr. Clifford Meyers, a board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist with Twin County Regional Healthcare, a Lifepoint Health facility in Galax, VA. He joins us for a conversation about his career, health care delivery in rural Virginia, and more.

ALAN WATTS: Relief of Anxiety (00:05:08)

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

THIS WAY OUT #1893: Justice and DArcy Drollinger, Drag Laureate (Part 2) & global LGBTQ news!  (00:28:59)

San Francisco Drag Laureate DArcy Drollinger on the politics of gender; Istanbul Pride-goers again defy the annual ban, Santiago Prides peace is disrupted by hooded thugs, thousands beam rainbows at Bucharests record-setting Pride, the horror in Gaza hangs over many Pride celebrations, including Toronto, Denver, Philadelphia, and New York City, violence mars Parade after-parties in Chicago, Cameroons first daughter comes out, and Tractor Supply bails on its queer customers. Those stories and more this week when you find This Way Out, the international LGBTQ radio magazine.

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: What Makes a Nation Great? (00:57:59)

Jefferson Smith guest-hosts today- how can we truly make- or keep- America great? Plus the latest installment of ‘News With my Dad’.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: Muslim Women’s Hijabs Being Torn Off by Police / Trump, Biden, and the Supreme Court    (00:59:00)

The first part of today’s episode has us talking about the anti-Muslim violence being endured by our sisters from the Islamic faith. Hijabs are being torn off by police in protests around the country, and we take a moment to explain how degrading and hurtful this action is, and why you should help protect these individuals. In the second part of the show, we discuss the state of politics since our last discussion. We touch on Donald Trump, Joe Biden, their debate, and the Supreme Court and how their recent decisions are reshaping the country in a manner that is consistent with White supremacist values. Our Way Black History Fact highlights a Supreme Court justice we can all be proud of Thurgood Marshall.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 28 (00:35:52)

First published in 1920, Main Street is Sinclair Lewis’ first major novel, and was a phenomenal success at the time. In 1930 Lewis became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. The story involves Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, who is self-sufficient and working as a librarian in St. Paul. There she meets a country doctor, Will Kennicott, who convinces her to marry him and move to the rural Minnesota town of Gopher Prairie. Although she arrives with dreams of beautifying the town, of establishing art and culture, of improving lives and promoting child welfare, this spirit is challenged by small-town attitudes, ignorance and bigotry.

https://librivox.org/main-street-by-sinclair-lewis-2/

TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/543/543-h/543-h.htm

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: Unflinching Empathy & Putting Our Trust in Curiosity, with Rachel Kadish  (00:28:00)

“Curiosity is fundamental to writing and to everything that I treasure,” said writer Rachel Kadish as we opened our conversation. Hard to imagine, but it just kept getting better from there…Inspired by her New York Times opinion essay on teaching writers to craft “unflinching empathy,” I invited her to join me for a conversation about putting our trust in curiosity. “If art is to help us navigate the world, it has to show us how real evil happens,” explained Rachel. “It makes me feel safer in the world. It makes me feel like if we can recognize common ground, then that’s the start of a conversation, or at least of some hope.” I thought I was having a curiosity conversation, but it was really a master class in humanity.

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 7/10/24 (00:59:08)

On the Show: Allan Lichtman, political historian, author, and professor at American University in Washington DC, joins David to discuss his “Keys to the White House,” whether the June 27 presidential debate has any bearing on his model, and his prediction for the 2024 presidential election. Prominent Democrats, including Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hakeem Jeffries, Gavin Newsom, and others take the definitive position that President Joe Biden is and will be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2024. Exploring the strong argument that it is Donald Trump who should drop out of the 2024 presidential race. A confused, soaking wet, beet red Donald Trump delivers an unhinged rally to a sycophant crowd in Florida. Democratic Congressman Jake Auchincloss gets under the skin of a Fox News host by taking every opportunity to attack Republicans and Donald Trump. Joe Biden has appeared more orange in recent appearances. Donald Trump’s national polling gain since the June 27 presidential debate appears to have flatlined, at least for now, at 1.8 percentage points. Stunning new polls show Kamala Harris and Hillary Clinton defeating Donald Trump in hypothetical 2024 matchups.

TUESDAY 07.09.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Tuesday
July 9, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: New York regulations encourage the use of lower-emissions concrete  

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY: Is It Really That Bad? A Historical Perspective on Todays Challenges   (00:30:00)

On this show we’re asking ourselves the question, is it really that bad? As we strive to gain a historical perspective on some of today’s challenges. It’s easy to jump on the negative train and pump up the steam engine with your own parroted two cents. But before you know it, the train and the topic have jumped tracks and you aren’t even sure where you’re going or what you’re talking about. Before you join in the chant of it’s never been this bad, take a deep dive into history to gain some insight and an alternative perspective. Looking back at history isn’t just about old stories – it’s about learning how we’ve tackled challenges before, seeing what worked, and using that wisdom to navigate todays ups and downs smarter. It’s like having a treasure map of experiences that can guide us toward better decisions and brighter futures. So, lets dig in, learn from the past, and build a tomorrow we can be proud of together!

https://encouragementology.com/

MAKING CONTACT: Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice (Encore) (00:29:00)

Raj Patel & Rupa Marya tell us about their book “Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice,” an investigation into how our deeply unjust world creates physical disease in our bodies.

https://www.radioproject.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: The Southern Economic Development Model (00:58:00)

Republicans want to maintain a permanent low-cost underclass labor force. Will the billionaires behind them take America back to the 19th century by demolishing what remains of the social safety net?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: Trains (00:58:00)

This time on The Children’s Hour we get onboard and learn about trains. The Kids Crew went on a field trip to The Wheels Museum of Albuquerque, and discovered the rich history of railroads. Several kids on our Kids Crew went to the WHEELS Museum of Albuquerque to learn more about trains and transportation. Genevieve, Cade, Corbit, Kodiak, Max, Thorfin, and Gareth spoke with WHEELS volunteers about their work, what the museum does, and how trains came to be our main form of transportation of goods in the world.

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 26-27 (00:25:22)

First published in 1920, Main Street is Sinclair Lewis’ first major novel, and was a phenomenal success at the time. In 1930 Lewis became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. The story involves Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, who is self-sufficient and working as a librarian in St. Paul. There she meets a country doctor, Will Kennicott, who convinces her to marry him and move to the rural Minnesota town of Gopher Prairie. Although she arrives with dreams of beautifying the town, of establishing art and culture, of improving lives and promoting child welfare, this spirit is challenged by small-town attitudes, ignorance and bigotry.

https://librivox.org/main-street-by-sinclair-lewis-2/

TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/543/543-h/543-h.htm

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

After Disastrous Debate Urgent Calls for Joe Biden to Step Aside & Find a New Candidate; Julian Assange is Free, but his Prosecution Threatens Press Freedom; Civil Disobedience Protest at Citibank’s NYC HQ Demands End to Fossil Fuel Financing

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 7/9/24 (00:00:00)

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MONDAY 07.08.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday July 8, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: How cover crops are helping a Kansas farmer adapt to climate change

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE #13: Safe Travel 05/19/2019  (00:29:35)

How can you travel this planet safely while minimizing the impact you place upon its limited resources?

What does safe travel mean?

Don’t travel like an American

Things to Do before your trip

What to do at the airport (luggage doesn’t arrive)

WWOOFing, Couch Surfing, Work Exchange

What to do when you arrive at host home or country

What to bring

How to deal with sickness (jet lag, stomach, bug bites)

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: State Senator and Socialist (00:29:00)

In this week’s Economic Update, Professor Richard Wolff discusses the rise of the Chinese car industry, the struggle between employers and employees over in-person vs remote workplaces, and the US military’s anti-vax program in the Philippines as part of the US-China Cold War that is already underway. In the second half of our program, we interview Kristen Gonzalez, New York State Senator, District 59, on progressives winning elections.

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Court Accountability (00:58:00)

Sitting-in for Thom Hartmann is Jefferson Smith of the Democracy Nerd Podcast. Guest Interview: Mike Sacks, Senior Advisor of Court Accountability and former lawyer who explains what the Supreme Court’s decision really means. Plus a return of the red and blue yard sign messaging debate. 

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SPIRIT IN ACTION: Starfish Kids, Imago Dei, & Teamwork Africa (00:55:00)

In 2016, Peggy & Mark Halvorson picked up and moved to Liberia, West Africa, with 4 kids in tow, as part of their growing passion of adaption, but also healing for the people of that country. That devotion has only grown in the following years, and so has the organization that Peggy shepherds, Teamwork Africa. Since its inception, Teamwork Africa has helped build and repair many hundreds of wells, and they’ve also aided the studies of a great many Starfish Kids, including the formation of the Imago Dei elementary school. You can also follow them on Facebook.

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 25 (00:22:05)

First published in 1920, Main Street is Sinclair Lewis’ first major novel, and was a phenomenal success at the time. In 1930 Lewis became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. The story involves Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, who is self-sufficient and working as a librarian in St. Paul. There she meets a country doctor, Will Kennicott, who convinces her to marry him and move to the rural Minnesota town of Gopher Prairie. Although she arrives with dreams of beautifying the town, of establishing art and culture, of improving lives and promoting child welfare, this spirit is challenged by small-town attitudes, ignorance and bigotry.

https://librivox.org/main-street-by-sinclair-lewis-2/

TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/543/543-h/543-h.htm

GREEN STREET: The Loneliness of MCS (00:29:05)

This week on Green Street, Patti and Doug discuss the hazards of tattoos and the plight of minority communities in Cancer Alley. Then Dr. Ann McCampbell and Susie Molloy discuss their battles with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), and how they have learned to live with this often debilitating condition.

https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 7/8/24 (00:00:00)

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SUNDAY 07.07.24 PROGRAM Notes

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RADIO 2050 Episode 37: Sustainable Journalism (00:00:00)

Hannah Wallace, a freelance writer specializing in sustainable agriculture and food justice, discusses her journey into these topics. Initially drawn to sustainable agriculture while working at a travel magazine, where she felt disconnected from the upscale restaurants she covered, she delved into literature on the subject and joined the raw milk movement. Stressing the importance of supporting local farmers, Hannah highlights the benefits of sustainable agriculture, such as improved health and environmental sustainability. She also emphasizes the need for accessible, affordable food for all, praising nonprofits and organizations for their efforts in this regard. Additionally, she shares insights from her involvement with the Sunnyside Shower Project, emphasizing the impact of relationship-building in addressing homelessness. Hannah urges listeners to engage with their communities, support local journalism, and consider volunteering or starting similar initiatives.

https://radioparadise.com/radio2050

EARTH RIOT RADIO #124: A Village of Convicted Activists asks Neil Young (00:29:00)

Asks Neil to please name his band after the mystic who met George Armstrong Custer at Little BigHorn, and Neil, open your set with Cortez the Killer. Let in the Earth radicals from where? Who are they? let the unknown arrestees take the stage to shout for the Earths life. Ask dazzling Daryl Hannah, can she please produce the harmonizing tree-huggers from the third row. As your hits take us to our memories, may nostalgia never be the same again, because only illegal Earth actions will give us a ride home from the concert.

BOOM GODDESS RADIO #526 | Dating After 65 (Rebroadcast) (00:28:46)

On this episode Jennifer is joined by three women over 65 who share their experiences of dating in today’s environment.  Boom Goddess Radio, hosted by Jennifer Davis-Paige, features women who are inspirational in their life journey, their experiences, and their successes and failures. Listening to their stories may motivate you to call your girlfriends and organize a virtual Boom Goddess Radio listening party. Wherever you listen and whoever you listen with, we promise to inspire, unite and entertain.

https://www.boomgoddessradio.com/

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

Segment One

We begin the show with Catherine Woodiwiss, a free lance journalist.

We look at how recent restrictions on abortion rights manifest religious beliefs that are being imposed on the nation as a whole. The outcome has not been good. For example, in Texas, there has been an 11% rise in infant mortality.

Segment Two

We then catch up with Professor Robert Rosenberger of the Georgia Institute of Technology. We discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling about “camping”, and its prohibition of the use of public spaces. Specifically, we talk about the “hostile design” used by cities and other spaces that is used to discourage people from using public spaces. Of course, this affects the unhoused population the the most, but everyone is affected when benches are not available in parks, etc. We talk about other devices and techniques that are used to discourage “loitering” as a way of control.

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

BACKGROUND BRIEFING with IAN MASTERS July 4, 2024 (00:59:00)

A View From Abroad as Biden Stands Between the Survival of Global Democracy and the Rule of Law and Dictatorship | Even If Biden Could be Convinced to Step Down Soon, He Would Be Making Himself a Lame Duck President

https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: The Day The World Stops Shopping: How Ending Consumerism Saves the Environment & Ourselves  Part 1 of 2 (00:59:00)

J B MacKinnon is an award winning journalist & author. His books include Plenty,with Alisa Smith, about their year of eating only food produced within 100 miles. His new book is The Day The World Stops Shopping: How Ending Consumerism Saves the Environment & Ourselves. which explores what would happen if the world stopped shopping, with examples from recent history, including the pandemic. We also talk about why our level of consumerism in the West is the biggest cause of climate change, and how we need to be talking about it a lot more.

We also talk about examples of cultures and experiments in the West, that participate in sharing economies, and they experience a much greater sense of happiness, community engagement and quality of life. 

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: Qanon Revisited, the Future of Car Tech and more! (00:58:18)

Some of Nick’s favorite interviews of all time. A look back at Qanon via a past interview and the future of car tech! Will we have driverless cars soon? Find out here with very special guest Doug DeMuro! 

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

SATURDAY 07.06.24 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST 7/5/2024 Encore: Randall D. Eliason on SCOTUS’ public corruption ruling; SCOTUS nixes EPA pollution rule (00:58:00)

Encore: original airdate 6-27-2024. On today’s ‘BradCast’: The corrupted rightwing supermajority on the US Supreme Court issued several rulings on Thursday, including rejecting a multi-billion dollar nationwide opioid settlement with the makers of OxyContin; slashing the ability of the SEC to enforce anti-fraud laws; and temporarily requiring Idaho to perform emergency abortion care under federal law — conveniently postponing a political hot potato until after the critical 2024 Presidential election. SCOTUS also halted the EPA’s ‘Good Neighbor Rule’ curbing pollution from power plants that drifts into downwind states. Still undecided: whether the rightwing justices will overturn the landmark ‘Chevron Deference’ doctrine that underpins agencies’ authority to regulate. White collar crime expert Randall Eliason explains why the SCOTUS ruling that appears to legalize bribery of public officials isn’t as clear-cut as it first appears, and a potentially explosive ruling that could upend January 6 insurrection prosecutions. Plus Desi Doyen has our new ‘Green News Report.’

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

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: Do We Really Want to Get Back to Americas Founding Ideals?   (00:57:13)

This book actually changed my view of US History. The author says the Confederates and the January 6th assault are the inheritors of the original intent! He argues that the standard story is not the truth. The surprising reality of Americas founding shows we were intentionally created for insider rule, a stable hierarchy. On this show UPenn Law School professor Kermit Roosevelt III discusses his eye opening book The Nation That Never Was in which he argues the Gettysburg Address was the pivotal moment and should be the basis for how we move forward to the nation we can become. Isnt it time to leave that unjust hierarchical model behind?

AGING MATTERS: Aging-Related Research (00:58:00)

Although they experience more health issues, older adults are often not selected as research participants due to age and underlying medical conditions. Including older adults in research studies can be beneficial not only to learn more about their care needs but also treatment goals. Holly Garriock, PhD, Chief Cohort Development Officer, All of UsResearch Program, National Institutes of Health, allofus.nih.gov, talks about issues limiting conduct of aging related research studies, efforts to change that practice, and information older adults should know before participating in aging related research studies.

https://www.agingmattersonline.com/

GROWING GREENER: Creating a Meadow the Ecological, Easy Way (00:29:00)

Sara Weaner Cooper, Executive Director of New Directions in The American Landscape, describes her organizations dynamic educational programing and her success in transitioning a front lawn into native meadow without the use of herbicides, smothering plastics, or turf removal

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

TUC RADIO: Julian Assange IS FREE ” What this means for the rest of us (00:29:00)

Immediately after it became known that the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, was set free from a prison in London, and had boarded a plane towards Guam, the DiEM25 channel launched a conversation between Yanis Varoufakis, Sreko Horvat, Karin De Rigo and others. Here are excerpts from that conversation. Yanis Varoufakis is a Greek economist and politician. He is Secretary-General of DiEM25, a radical political movement in Europe that he co-founded in 2016. Srecko Horvat is a Croatian philosopher, author, political activist and co-founder of DiEM25. And Karin De Rigo is coordinator of the local DiEM25 group in Berlin.

https://tucradio.org/

THE BOPST SHOW: Hand to Hand (00:55:00)

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 70s British funk rockers Olympic Runners, country music legend Lefty Frizzell, and Scottish singer-songwriter Zoë Bestel as well as tunes by the Only Ones, Sonido Verde de Moyobamba, and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #539  (00:58:00)

Ralph welcomes Washington Post reporter Shannon Osaka to discuss her new article, The Plastics We Breathe and the shocking truth that all of the plastic were using isn’t just polluting the environment – it’s polluting our bodies as well. Then, Ralph checks in on the state of the industrial hemp movements with Hempster filmmaker and activist Michael Henning. 

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 07.05.24 PROGRAM Notes


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

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: A victory for environmental justice in Minnesota  

FULL COLOR HISTORY: Richmond Community Hospital (00:59:44)

There is a wealth of History relating to the Richmond Community Hospital that is now being uncovered as a result of Virginia Union University’s planned demolition of the severely neglected old hospital building.  Join us weekly on Monday evenings at 7 PM for a live call-in sharing on The Work FM, broadcast at 93.9 on the radio dial, live-streamed both in our Facebook group “Save Community Hospital”, and on TheWorkFM.org  

Our first episode will feature Viola Baskerville and Farid Alan Schintzius sharing the latest developments in the movement. See our Facebook Group: Save Community Hospital:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/7015803205194987/?hoisted_section_header_type=recently_seen&multi_permalinks=7417050375070266

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Was Freedom Only a Collective Dream? (00:58:00)

Sitting-in for Thom Hartmann, Guest-Host Jefferson Smith of the Democracy Nerd Podcast contemplates the meaning of our Independence Day and The Magna Carta. Listeners weigh-in on the much hyped drama of the recent debate debacle, and initiate a movement for red and blue yard sign messages for the Fourth of July.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: Rebecca Adamson: Indigenous and Sustainable Finance (00:29:00)

Although indigenous people are responsible for a significant proportion of sustainable land stewardship across the planet, they are often overlooked and seldom invited to the table when policy decisions are made. This week on Sea Change Radio, we are pleased to welcome indigenous economist Rebecca Adamson to discuss her pioneering work in the sustainable development space. We examine the tribal investment model she helped create, look at how increasing transparency in natural resource extraction can better protect indigenous communities, and talk about the impact she has made as a board member for both nonprofits and corporate America.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS AND FRIENDS: Meet the BIPOC Press: Is Worker-Owned Media the Future of Journalism? (00:28:00)

The business of media is in danger ” but it sure isnt dead. Many of the rising stars that were poised to save journalism like Vice and Buzzfeed have either entered bankruptcy or stopped reporting on news. There have been layoffs across the industry and many newsrooms have cut back on the resources available to journalists. But workers have also organized unions, including high-profile campaigns at Cond Nast and The New Yorker, and started worker-owned media like Hell Gate and Defector. This month on Meet the BIPOC Press, Laura Flanders is joined by three journalists who have lived through the struggles and are a part of the solutions. Alex Sujong Laughlin is a supervising producer and co-owner at Defector; Esther Wang is a worker-owner at Hell Gate; and Tammy Kim helped organize unions at Al Jazeera America and The New Yorker, where she is a contributing writer. How do they think about the future of journalism, and what difference does it make when journalists have the freedom to speak truth to power ” especially when it comes to reporting on policing and Palestine?

THE BOPST SHOW: Hand to Hand (00:55:00)

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 70s British funk rockers Olympic Runners, country music legend Lefty Frizzell, and Scottish singer-songwriter Zoë Bestel as well as tunes by the Only Ones, Sonido Verde de Moyobamba, and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 7/5/24 (00:58:47)

On the Show: A panel discussion on the state of the progressive movement in the United States featuring Brianna Wu, Executive Director of Rebellion PAC, Claudia De la Cruz, a community organizer and presidential candidate, and Nomiki Konst, a progressive activist and co-director of Losing Puerto Rico

THURSDAY 07.04.24 PROGRAM Notes 

6-hour loop begins at NOON, repeats until following noon
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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday
July 4, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Could giant cylindrical sails propel the cargo ships of the future?

RADIO ECOSHOCK: The Great Acceleration – toward an unknown climate (00:58:00)

New science shows humans have left the stable patterns of former climates. From the Stockholm Resilience Center, Owen Gaffney explains. As Australia burns with heat, Tasmanian scientist David Bowman reveals great regions of the world where fire will strike.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Reconstructing America’s Story (00:58:00)

Sitting-in for Thom Hartmann, Guest-Host Jefferson Smith of the Democracy Nerd Podcast brings back “News With My Dad” featuring Joe Smith. Plus Guest Interview: Professor Kermit Roosevelt of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School on his new book “The Nation That Never Was: Reconstructing America’s Story.”

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

YES! Presents: Rising Up With Sonali – 2024-07-02 (00:58:31)

This week, well examine whether Joe Bidens disastrous debate performance and subsequent calls for replacing him as the Democratic nominee will have an impact. Norman Solomon, National Director of Roots Action will discuss the campaign, Step Aside Joe. Then, weeks ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics, sports analyst Jules Boykoff, who has written several books about the global games will explain why they are less relevant than ever at a time of global warming and genocide. Finally, activist and writer Brea Baker joins me to discuss her new book, Rooted: The American Legacy of Land Theft & The Modern Movement for Black Land Ownership.

https://risingupwithsonali.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 24 (00:44:22)

First published in 1920, Main Street is Sinclair Lewis’ first major novel, and was a phenomenal success at the time. In 1930 Lewis became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. The story involves Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, who is self-sufficient and working as a librarian in St. Paul. There she meets a country doctor, Will Kennicott, who convinces her to marry him and move to the rural Minnesota town of Gopher Prairie. Although she arrives with dreams of beautifying the town, of establishing art and culture, of improving lives and promoting child welfare, this spirit is challenged by small-town attitudes, ignorance and bigotry.

https://librivox.org/main-street-by-sinclair-lewis-2/

TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/543/543-h/543-h.htm

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

HARD KNOCK RADIO: The Meaning of the Fourth of July (00:54:03)

We look at the meaning of July 4th with a rendition of Frederick Douglass’ speech WHAT, TO THE SLAVE, IS THE FOURTH OF JULY read by Ossie Davis. Later we present a sermon from Rev Jeremiah Wright titled A More Perfect Union. 

WEDNESDAY 07.03.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday
July 3, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Fulani herders struggle as water stress forces longer journeys in the Sahel  

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Behavioral Medicine (00:21:59)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features Dr. Bob Trestman, Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Carilion Clinic for a conversation about his work, mental health, collaboration with the Virginia Coordinated Clinical Research Network, 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 #1892 Justice and DArcy Drollinger, Drag Laureate (Part 1) & global LGBTQ news!  (00:28:59)

San Franciscan DArcy Drollinger’s justice drag promotes fabulousness; families of Southern U.S. trans kids make Grace-ful exits; Budapest Pride defies Orban’s machinery of fear, Hong Kong couples marry in a digital U.S. ceremony, President Biden pardons dishonorably discharged queer U.S. veterans, Texas top court ends pediatric care for the states trans kids, Arkansas Supremes yank X as a gender option on state IDs, and Utah’s new law shutters college LGBTQ centers. Those stories and more this week when you find This Way Out, the international LGBTQ radio magazine.

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: A Poem in Progress (00:58:00)

Sitting-in for Thom Hartmann, Guest-Host Jefferson Smith of the Democracy Nerd Podcast engages with listeners on the composition of his new poem, The Supreme Court Sucks. Guest Interview: Elliot Mincberg, Senior Fellow-People For the American Way.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: Isaac Hayes III on The Evolution of Activism in Social Media, Black Ownership, and the Merits of Fanbase    (00:59:00)

The first part of today’s episode has us talking with Isaac Hayes III about his social media app Fanbase. We discuss the merits of an alternative approach to social media for folks who use it for activism, the benefits of having safe spaces for shared dialogues, and how algorithms influence content and online behavior. In the second part of the show, we discuss the merits of Black ownership, opportunities that exist in the tech space, and what the future holds for content creators and online activists.  Our Way Black History Fact highlights some of the names in the tech space we should have learned in school alongside their non-Black counterparts.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 23 (00:31:07)

First published in 1920, Main Street is Sinclair Lewis’ first major novel, and was a phenomenal success at the time. In 1930 Lewis became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. The story involves Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, who is self-sufficient and working as a librarian in St. Paul. There she meets a country doctor, Will Kennicott, who convinces her to marry him and move to the rural Minnesota town of Gopher Prairie. Although she arrives with dreams of beautifying the town, of establishing art and culture, of improving lives and promoting child welfare, this spirit is challenged by small-town attitudes, ignorance and bigotry.

https://librivox.org/main-street-by-sinclair-lewis-2/

TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/543/543-h/543-h.htm

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: Curiosity at Work: A Swedish Perspective, with Peder Soderlind (00:28:00)

Peder Soderlind describes himself as a Swedish author, researcher and entrepreneur, but I see an important emerging curiosity theorist. His writing and thinking on the topic are rich in all the best ways — evocative, provocative, constructive. I was fascinated to learn about curiosity in the context of the Nordic social model of work life and the Swedish concepts of folkbildning and the Law of Jante.https://lynnborton.com/2023/05/04/the-curiosity-lab-with-jaison-manjaly/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 7/3/24 (00:52:04)

On the Show: Donald Trump’s poll numbers increase following Joe Biden’s poor debate performance. Sentencing in Trump’s New York criminal case is delayed until September following the Supreme Court’s ruling on presidential immunity. Rudy Giuliani is disbarred in New York. Caller talks about the Supreme Court’s presidential immunity ruling. Caller compares Trump and Biden’s cognitive decline. Caller asks about Project 2025. Caller asks if Joe Biden should step down. Caller expects people to soon forget about Biden’s bad debate performance. The Friday Feedback segment on Wednesday.

TUESDAY 07.02.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Tuesday M
July 2, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Action plan outlines ways to help protect children from climate hazards  

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY: Fresh Viewpoints: Transforming Problems into Possibilities (00:30:00)

On this show we are freshening our viewpoint as we work to transform problems into possibilities. Problems are like puzzles, tricky but solvable. They’re the hurdles that make life interesting! Possibilities, on the other hand, are the exciting paths that open up when we tackle these puzzles head-on. This show is about providing positive alternatives to some of life’s little challenges. Why stay stuck if you can take an alternate path? As I’ve said before, it’s all about perspective. Is the glass half-full or have you already enjoyed half of the concoction? Viewing a situation through the lens of possibilities can lead to a more positive and proactive approach to overcoming challenges and achieving success. So, lets flip our thinking and turn problems into fun challenges. Who knows what awesome opportunities might be waiting on the other side?

https://encouragementology.com/

MAKING CONTACT: Family Matters: What Helps Black Trans Kids Thrive (00:29:00)

As political rhetoric & discriminatory laws contribute to poor mental health among LGBTQ+ kids, researchers study what keeps kids healthy, happy, & alive. We also discuss data around what could work to prevent suicidality among Black trans youth.

https://www.radioproject.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Supreme Court Makes Shadowy Move Amid Distractions (00:58:00)

Sitting-in for Thom Hartmann, Guest-Host Jefferson Smith of the Democracy Nerd Podcast weighs listener opinions about the recent presidential debate debacle and casts a light on the sneaky SCOTUS decisions that slipped by in the fracas. Now that you’ve had a few days to think it through…how DO you feel about Biden v. Trump?
(Is it really a choice?!)

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: Southwest US History (00:58:00)

This time on The Children’s Hour, we have a different kind of show. This episode is taken from our six episode educational podcast series called “A Brief History of the American Southwest – For Kids” which was produced through multiple virtual field trips to sites of significance in our high desert of New Mexico. The story begins nearly 23,000 years ago, when people began migrating through, hunting, and living in this part of the world.

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 22 (00:28:03)

First published in 1920, Main Street is Sinclair Lewis’ first major novel, and was a phenomenal success at the time. In 1930 Lewis became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. The story involves Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, who is self-sufficient and working as a librarian in St. Paul. There she meets a country doctor, Will Kennicott, who convinces her to marry him and move to the rural Minnesota town of Gopher Prairie. Although she arrives with dreams of beautifying the town, of establishing art and culture, of improving lives and promoting child welfare, this spirit is challenged by small-town attitudes, ignorance and bigotry.

https://librivox.org/main-street-by-sinclair-lewis-2/

TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/543/543-h/543-h.htm

BETWEEN THE LINES RADIO NEWSMAGAZINE – June 26, 2024 (00:29:00)

US Provocatively Permits Ukraine to Use American Weapons to Attack Targets Inside Russia; Active Duty U.S. Soldiers Appeal for Redress to Voice Opposition to Americas Role in Israel’s War in Gaza; Voices from the Silenced Play Tells Stories of Women Who Had Abortions Before Roe v Wade.

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

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MONDAY 07.01.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: A tribal community’s struggle against erosion, rising tides, and a devastating storm

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE Turbine #12 ” Solar Generators  (00:28:55)

How can you make your own solar generator for less than $250. This solar power system in a box is a great way to learn how solar power works, and is a handy emergency backup system for when the power goes out, for camping, for remote power (like lights in a chicken coop), or for remote building projects. The gateway drug to solar power…

* What is a solar generator

* Why would you need one

* How do you make them

* Where do you get the parts

* Watts, wire size, etc.

* Costs, process

* More information, Classes

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: Fracking Vs Fossil Fuel Profits (00:29:00)

In this week’s Economic Update, Professor Richard Wolff discusses the latest US and EU tariffs against China’s electric vehicles, 27,000 Virginia teachers vote to unionize, and students and workers at all 6 University of California campuses strike against attempted repression of students peacefully advocating a Gaza ceasefire. In the second half of our program, we interview Oscar-nominated and Emmy Winning writer, director, and anti-fracking activist Josh Fox of the award-winning films GASLAND Parts 1 and 2 on his latest film “The Edge of Nature”.

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Biden Team Hits Back After Debate (00:58:00)

Biden Team Hits Back After Debate With Whopping 50 Lies Trump Told On The Debate Stage. Biden affects everyone on the down ballot too…do the senate and house become imperiled? 23 senate seats in play and many governors.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SPIRIT IN ACTION: Trauma-healing: Buffalo Star People, Rwanda, & Nigeria  (00:55:00)

A visit with 2 people, from opposite corners of the globe, trying to help with recovery and healing from severe trauma. Terry Hokenson & his interest in regenerative agriculture led him to a total shift in his worldview, guided by the insights and work of Francis and Barbara Bettelyoun, and the Indigenous American organization called Buffalo Star People. This interview took place before the members of Minneapolis Friends Meeting on Easter Sunday 2024. The 2nd person interviewed, Christine Irumva, is Rwandan, active with Friends Peace House Rwanda, AVP workshops, HROC, and other peace and healing groups. Christine Irumva journeyed to Nigeria in 2019 and 2024 to help those hurt by the depredations of Boko Haram to recover and heal, as part of the work of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria.

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 21 (00:28:04)

First published in 1920, Main Street is Sinclair Lewis’ first major novel, and was a phenomenal success at the time. In 1930 Lewis became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. The story involves Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, who is self-sufficient and working as a librarian in St. Paul. There she meets a country doctor, Will Kennicott, who convinces her to marry him and move to the rural Minnesota town of Gopher Prairie. Although she arrives with dreams of beautifying the town, of establishing art and culture, of improving lives and promoting child welfare, this spirit is challenged by small-town attitudes, ignorance and bigotry.

https://librivox.org/main-street-by-sinclair-lewis-2/

TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/543/543-h/543-h.htm

GREEN STREET: The Loneliness of MCS (00:29:05)

This week on Green Street, Patti and Doug discuss the hazards of tatoos and the plight of minority communities in Cancer Alley. Then Dr. Ann McCampbell and Susie Molloy discuss their battles with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS),and how they have learned to livel with this often debilitating condition.

https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 7/1/24 (00:52:15)

On the Show: Absolute chaos takes over the political world after President Biden’s poor debate performance against Donald Trump, but MAGA world’s assumption that the race is over is premature. President Biden owns up to his terrible debate performance during a speech in Raleigh, North Carolina. President Biden sets a fundraising record, raising more than $33 million since the debate against Donald Trump. A shocking new report from Axios claims President Biden is only really functional between 10am and 4pm. A new poll finds 72% of voters believe President Biden should drop out of the race because he is not fit to run. Donald Trump’s top suck-ups are confronted by our correspondent Luke Beasley at the debate in Atlanta, Georgia, and it does not go well for them. Trump’s dementia suspicions go mainstream after President Biden’s terrible debate performance. Donald Trump speaks to empty chairs while slurring endlessly at a rally in Chesapeake, Virginia. Audiovisual evidence is presented arguing that Donald Trump soiled himself during the presidential debate against President Joe Biden. Voicemail caller says that even if President Biden has dementia, he’s still voting for him over Donald Trump.

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