JUNE 2024

THURSDAY 06.13.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday June 13, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Atlanta rebate program helps low-income residents buy e-bikes  

RADIO ECOSHOCK: Extreme Weather Survivors Speak Out (00:58:00)

Climate-driven extreme weather can suddenly change your life. Hear eight climate survivors from the U.S.A. and Canada, from stormy Louisiana to the Canadian Arctic. We travel to burned out Paradise California and drowned Vermont. If these stories don’t move you, see a heart specialist. Warning: these are stories of raw trauma.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: What is Happening with the Far Right in France? (00:58:00)

Journalist based in Marseilles, France, Cole Stangler explains the significance of France’s Snap Elections. Samuel Alito’s Wife, Martha-Ann, goes full MAGA in secret recording. Can other Democrats step in and help our SCOTUS corruption crisis? Senator wont act on SCOTUS corruption, so other Democrats are leaning forward to help. Plus Republicans Trickle-Down Revival: Bold Move or Blunder?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

YES! Presents: Rising Up With Sonali – 2024-06-11 (00:58:00)

This week, well go to India to speak with Punjabi journalist and writer Amandeep Sandhu about the results of recent elections in the world’s largest democracy. He’ll explain why right wing Hindu fundamentalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP party lost their majority power. Then, Chef Mollie Engelhart joins me to discuss regenerative farming and why it can help address climate change. Engelhart is executive chef at Sage Regenerative Kitchen and has faced backlash from vegans for introducing sustainable meats into her menu. Finally, well mark Fathers Day with Dortell Williams, an incarcerated father serving a life sentence without parole in California.

https://risingupwithsonali.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 12 (00:21:14)

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


ALAN WATTS: Are You Tired of Playing the Social Game? (00:08:50)

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. Full lectures: https://www.alanwatts.com/​ Learn more: https://www.alanwatts.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXVrNRo1Zj8

WINGS #08-24 War and Climate Change (00:28:51)

On May 29, 2024, WINGS attended an online press briefing, titled War and Climate Change, hosted by Covering Climate Now – a collaboration of Columbia Journalism Review, The Nation, and The Guardian.

Speakers: Ellie Kinney is a Campaign Coordinator for the Conflict and Environment Observatory. The UK-based non-governmental organization monitors and raises awareness of the environmental dimensions of armed conflicts and military activities.

Dr. Neta C. Crawford is a political science professor at the University of Oxford. She served on the governing Board of the United Nations Academic Council. Her most recent book, published by MIT Press, is titled “The Pentagon, Climate Change, and War: Charting the Rise and Fall of U.S. Military Emissions”.

Rawan Damen is Director-General of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), based in Amman, Jordan. She was previously a senior editor at Al Jazeera for 10 years, commissioning documentaries from across the Arab world. At Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, she has opened a regional platform for fact-checkers, created an Arabic platform for whistleblowers, and led the publication of hundreds of investigations. The organization does extensive training of journalists in research and personal safety, sponsors research projects, and helps prepare the results for publication.

http://www.wings.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 6/13/24 (00:00:00)

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WEDNESDAY 06.12.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday June 12, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Most planes are powered by fossil fuels. That could change  

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Cognitive Decline & Liver Health  (00:16:57)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features Dr. Jasmohan Bajaj, a physician based at the VCU Stravitz-Sanyal Institute for Liver Disease and Metabolic Health, and a professor with the VCU School of Medicine. He joins us for a conversation about his work, research findings indicating a connection between cognitive decline and liver health, and more.

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 #1889: Pride is Political & global LGBTQ news! (00:28:59)

A drag coalition creates Qommittee to fight hate; So Paulo Pridesters reclaim Brazil’s yellow and green, Seoul Pride defies government venue bans, Thailand’s rainbow-clad Prime Minister joins Bangkok Pride, Mexico elects a pro-LGBTQ+ Jewish woman as president, a Missouri trans-man wins millions in a decade-long school bathroom lawsuit, and Philadelphia’s Drag Queen Story Time sets a Guinness World Record!

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

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Politically Motivated (00:58:00)

Why is Hunter Biden practically the only person ever convicted under a rarely used statute? Will fake AI Trump supporters push the GOP to a win in November? And, how can Trump even have a chance after he’s done so many criminal and immoral things right out in the open? Plus- Thom reads from ‘Dignity in a Digital Age’ by Ro Khanna.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: Vu Le on Why We Should Think About Non-Profits Differently ft. Leanna Taylor   (00:59:00)

Today Leanna Taylor joins us as a guest host as we interview the one and only Vu Le to discuss the many challenges faced by non-profit organizations. In the first part of this episode, we discuss community-centric fundraising, progressive vs. conservative funders, and some of the challenges that organizations face in securing funding. In the second part of the show, discuss the impact of the war in Palestine, and its effect on things stateside. We also discuss reparations, the landback movement, and actions that individuals can take to support non-profits in their communities. Our Way Black History Fact highlights one of the most powerful and influential women in the history of this country – Mary McLeod Bethune.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 11 B (00:26:35)

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: The Moore Foundation’s Curiosity-Driven Science Initiative, with Janey Coffey (00:28:00)

I came across the heading “DISCOVERY MATTERS” as I dug around the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s website and I knew I was on to something. Janet Coffey, Ph.D., directs the Moore Foundation’s Curiosity-Driven Science Initiative. She aims to enhance opportunities for active public engagement with science as a means to help cultivate a curious and an open-minded public that appreciates, values and uses science. I was all ears.

“Our aim is really to bring science to people in ways that capture the wonder of nature as well as the excitement that comes from asking questions, figuring things out — and do so in ways that results in skills and reasoning and confidence and persistence.” ~ Janet Coffey

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 6/12/24 (00:54:29)

On the Show: A supposedly “rigged trial” finds Hunter Biden guilty on all charges, and not surprisingly, it doesn’t satisfy any of MAGA. Unlike what Donald Trump would obviously do if his son were convicted of a crime, President Joe Biden makes it clear that he will not pardon his son Hunter after his convictions. Comparing Fox News’ reaction to Donald Trump’s guilty verdict to their reaction to Hunter Biden’s guilty verdict. Anchors from Sinclair stations across the country get caught reading the same script about the now-debunked Wall Street Journal article about President Joe Biden’s brain. Donald Trump’s incoherence at rallies goes mainstream, becoming a topic of discussion among PBS and NPR reporters. Donald Trump suffers a quadruple polling blow in new polling. President Joe Biden takes a stunning lead over Donald Trump among young voters. A Republican district in Ohio shifts more than 20 points away from Republicans and toward Democrats. David announces the end of the David Pakman Show radio and television show and explains the future of the program overall. Voicemail caller needs help dealing with his horrible MAGA in-laws.

TUESDAY 06.11.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Tuesday June 11, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: A meteorologists warning: Hurricanes are intensifying more quickly now  

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY: Mindset Evolution: Embracing Continuous Change (00:30:00)

On this show we are exploring the concept of mindset evolution as we ready ourselves to embrace continuous change. A shift in perspective and a commitment to positive thinking is not a one-and-done exercise but a progressive journey fraught with ups and downs. Oh to warn the former self about the perils that lie ahead. But what’s the fun in that? It is important to, formulate hypotheses, test theories, fall flat on your face, and get back up again. I pray that the scars are minimal as we figure out life at every turn. But if you stay stuck, you risk the inevitable pitfalls. 

https://encouragementology.com/

MAKING CONTACT: Disclose! Divest!: Behind the Fight Over College Endowments (00:29:00)

What does it mean to disclose and divest? We take a look at the demands behind the student encampments for Palestine and talk to Kelly Grotke about endowments. Then, we take a trip back in time with Andrea Pritchett who was a part of the encampments in the 80s against South African Apartheid.

https://www.radioproject.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: The Logical Steps Beyond MAGA (00:58:00)

An element of the right is drawing up a list of “domestic enemies” which ought to be eliminated. Washington Babylon’s Ken Silverstein joins Thom with details of some of the plans he’s heard the extreme right wing dream up.

Plus – America is under assault by a cancerous mind-virus the founders warned us against. 

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: The Children’s Hour is Kids Public Radio (00:53:00)

We’re celebrating dads for Father’s Day with a musical special. As we think about our fathers, we remember the important role they play in our families, and our lives with their nurturing, love, and care. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads from all of us on The Children’s Hour. In our musical special for Father’s Day, we hear some of our favorite Kindie artists with their tributes to Dad, plus we have music from Ghanaian rapper Jayso, and we hear a love song to Dad sung in Cree by Adrian Sutherland. There are songs for weird dads, songs for quiet moments, and silly songs too. This episode was produced by Katie Stone, with help from our Senior Producer Christina Stella. We had additional assistance from our summer intern, Thaniel. Many thanks to the independent children’s musicians who make every show better with their great tunes.

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 11 A (00:25:10)

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 June 5, 2024  (00:29:00)

Trump’s Fascist Threat to Democracy Downplayed by US Media; New Edition of Compendium on Fracking Finds Health Hazards Linked to Home Use of Natural Gas; Group Challenging America’s Undemocratic Electoral College System Gaining Support. 

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 6/11/24 (00:55:37)

On the Show: Doctor Walter Willett, physician, epidemiologist, and Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard University, joins David to discuss the healthiest diets known to humans, nutrition, and much more. A historic drop in crime continues and is met with conspiracy theories and conjecture from right wing media. Fox News host Sean Hannity panics after Trump brain melt at his recent Las Vegas rally and starts to float the idea of Donald Trump skipping the upcoming presidential debate. Rudy Giuliani finally turns himself in to Arizona authorities after his indictment for his role in the Arizona fake electors scheme. A discussion of the role of lying about crowd sizes to authoritarian like Donald Trump. Donald Trump delivers a disgusting anti-abortion message to the extremist group The Danbury Institute. David tries debating MAGA cultists about inflation and it does not go well.

MONDAY 06.10.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday June 10, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Partnership helps Chicagoans plant trees in underserved neighborhoods

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE #9: Age of Instability (00:29:26)

The daily news is disheartening, if not absolutely crazy. So what is going on?

We are entering a period of transition. An age of instability.

* What is this going to mean?

* Local distributed systems vs. large centralized systems

* Collective vs Individual ownership/things that require large investment

* Local Safety nets

* Ghetto-ization of major populations

* Virtual reality ” blurring real/not real, some rejecting technology

* Climate change hits the pocket book ” significant (10%) part of economy dealing with change water, insects (bugs/human & livestock diseases), heat, cold

* What happens if US population migrates from one state to another to escape climate/disease?

* Virtual packaging

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: China And Inflation: Real Analyses, Not BS (00:29:00)

The program’s first half focuses on the realities of China’s rise and not the Cold War rhetoric. The second half analyzes the inflation now threatening the US economy. Its causes and consequences turn out to be quite different from the mainstream media treatments of the subject.           

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Change the Conversation on the Economy (00:58:00)

Imagine if we were fighting to expand Social Security and Medicare- instead of letting Republicans chip away at it? Could the media change the debate? And meanwhile, why is CEO pay ballooning year after year?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SPIRIT IN ACTION: Coping Fruitfully with Climate Changed (00:55:00)

Today’s guest-hosts from the Climate Changed Podcast of the BTS Center, Ben Yosua-Davis and Nicole Diroff, are bringing us some hope and instruction in how to cope constructively with the threat and tribulations of Climate Changed. Guests include Dr. Susanne Moser. Susi is a Research Scholar in the School of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England, and also Katie Patrick, Katie is an environmental engineer, climate action designer, and author of the book How to Save the World: How to Make Changing the World the Greatest Game We’ve Ever Played . This program is possible because of the sound and journalism mastery of Peterson Toscano.

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 10 (00:35:34)

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

GREEN STREET: Big Oil’s Dirty Little Secret (00:28:54)

This week on Green Street, Patti & Doug discuss the failure of the FDA to regulate chemicals in food, and how new language in the farm bill will prohibit states from regulating pesticides. Then author and investigative reporter Justin Nobel talks about the extremely high levels of radiation from fracking and how the industry is trying to keep it quiet.

https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 6/10/24 (00:55:04)

On the Show: Fox News hosts are devastated by the strong jobs report under the Biden administration, but they shouldn’t be surprised by it. A desperate Donald Trump and his friends fall for an obvious, quickly debunked hoax about someone claiming know the Trump verdict in advance. Failed former President Donald Trump turns on his own supporters at a rally in Las Vegas, Nevada that was so hot, ambulances were taking dozens of attendees to the hospital. Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s brain fails during the Las Vegas Trump rally on the topic of gas and electric vehicles. Bloodthirsty Trumpist’s demand the imprisonment of President Joe Biden during interviews at Donald Trump’s rally in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Phil McGraw does maybe the most disgusting, suck-up, brown-nosing interview of Donald Trump that we’ve ever seen. David appears on the Piers Morgan program alongside Benny Johnson, Alan Dershowitz, and Nomiki Konst, and it quickly goes off the rails. David attends a drag show and quickly learns right wingers have been lying about drag shows. David’s interview with MAGA candidate Royce White leads to an influx of new Members.

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RADIO 2050 #33: Hunt the Good Stuff (00:57:37)

Duncan Kirkwood, a veteran and master resilience trainer, shares his journey of working with soldiers and veterans to overcome depression and anxiety. He emphasizes the importance of resilience as a choice and the power of belief in oneself. Kirkwood encourages individuals to recognize their own stories of resilience and to treat themselves like celebrities to boost self-confidence. He also addresses the societal pressure to feel insecure and offers advice on overcoming self-doubt. Duncan Kirkwood shares his personal journey of transformation and the importance of self-belief. He emphasizes the need to be your own biggest cheerleader and to have positive self-talk.

https://radioparadise.com/episode/duncan-kirkwood

EARTH RIOT RADIO #120: Mockingbirds and John Coltrane Will Save us (00:29:00)

Turn to the Earth for your leadership NOW. How is this possible? Wait for direction from what Russel Means called The Great Mystery. Decrypt the wild life. Presidents should always not be sure of their answers. The only special quality that nation-states have, which make them unique, is that they are weaponized. Disarm nations and start over with the Earth.

BOOM GODDESS RADIO #522: The History of Ben’s Bells (Rebroadcast) (00:25:24)

Our guest this week is Helen Gomez, Executive Director of Ben’s Bells, a non-profit which believes self-awareness and self-care are the foundation of a kind culture Helen shares with us the story behind how Ben’s Bells got started, their various programs, and how you can get involved with their work. 

https://www.boomgoddessradio.com/

Best of ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN June 8, 2024 (00:59:00)

Segment One

We begin the show with Alex Sammon, reporter for Slate. We discuss the Republican platform as articulated by the Texas Republicans and their reaction to the Hunter Biden trial. They are somewhat taken aback, since the issues touch on gun ownership, etc. Contrast between the Biden family’s support of Hunter, with the lack of support shown by Trump’s family.

Segment Two

We then catch up with Bill Curry and Laura Jedeed. We discuss the executive order by Biden restricting entry into the US. Policy is similar to Trump’s. It is seen as a placating gesture to the MAGA crowd, and is not popular with many Democrats. Other solutions would have been possible: legal immigration expansion, guest worker program, etc.

Segment Two

We then catch up with Bill Curry and Laura Jedeed. We discuss the executive order by Biden restricting entry into the US. Policy is similar to Trump’s. It is seen as a placating gesture to the MAGA crowd, and is not popular with many Democrats. Other solutions would have been possible: legal immigration expansion, guest worker program, etc. The US needs immigration because of demographic issues, and worker shortage. The climate crisis is exacerbating a huge refugee problem. While fentanyl is often cited as being brought by undocumented immigrants, the bulk actually arrives through legal ports of entry in mass quantities. The MAGA want women to be chattel, obligated to have babies to supply workers. No abortion, no contraception, etc.

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

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

The 80th Anniversary of D-Day and Today’s Struggle Against Tyranny | How Corporate Power and Technology Have Combined to Gouge Consumer | As Billionaires and Corporations Back Trump to Continue Tax Cuts For the Rich, Biden Needs to Make it Clear We Have a Revenue Not a Spending Problem and Make Them Pay

https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: Shadow Work for the Soul with Mary Shutan Part 1 (00:59:00)

This is part one of my interview with Mary Shutan, who is a spiritual healer and teacher with an extensive background in Chinese Medicine, energy work and somatic bodywork. She is the author of several books, including The Spiritual Awakening Guide, Managing Psychic Abilities, The Shamanic Workbook, and The Body Deva, and her new book is Shadow Work for the Soul: Seeing Beauty in the Dark.

In this interview we dive into some of the practices and benefits of doing shadow work. We discuss inner child work, the collective shadow, working with archetypes and what they are in this realm. We also talk about our shadow relationships with politicians, celebrities and narcissists, and the costly dynamics of not doing our own shadow work. And how the shadow is the source of our joy and power, and how to take it back from the external world to revitalize ourselves and our relationship with the world and everything in it.

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: The Problem with the News (00:58:36)

The Atlantic and Vox have both signed deals to let OpenAI’s Artificial Intelligence models train on their content.

What happens to the actual human record when we, the humans, are no longer recording it for ourselves?

We explore this beyond 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

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THE BRADCAST 6/6/2024 Guest: Univ. of KY’s Joshua A. Douglas on ‘The Court v. The Voters’ (00:58:00)

On today’s ‘BradCast’: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign manager and White House advisor who was convicted on charges of contempt of Congress for defying lawful subpoenas from the House January 6 Committee, must finally head to jail as of July 1, but he still has some options for delay. Amid a wave of disturbing climate studies this week, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres rebuked the fossil fuel industry as ‘godfathers of climate chaos,’ and called for a global ban on fossil fuel advertising. Constitutional election law professor JOSHUA A. DOUGLAS (Univ. of Kentucky) discusses his new book, ‘The Court v. The Voters: The Troubling Story of How the Supreme Court Has Undermined Voting Rights.’ Douglas details how the nation’s highest court in recent decades has persistently issued rulings that undermine voting rights and our constitutional order, and offers prescriptions for restoring democracy. Plus Desi Doyen has our new ‘Green News Report.’

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

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: The Deep Roots of American Illiberalism. Yes, Illiberalism (00:59:55)

Many Americans were appalled at the violent January 6th assault on the capitol. The thought was: That’s not who we are. But in truth throughout our history, a great number of Americans have supported hierarchies and authoritarianism; freedom for us but not for those others. On this show Professor Steven Hahn author of Illiberal America: A History, talks about how pervasive this far right has been and continues to be. The liberalism of the 20th century was the outlier, not illiberalism.

AGING MATTERS: Village Movement (00:58:00)

While many older adults want to stay in their homes and age in place, they may need help. One solution is a concept called a “village,” which combines aging in place with an array of support services, social connections, and resources to help make aging at home possible. Barbara Sullivan, National Director, Village to Village Network, talks about the village model including administration, membership, and programs and services. Local village leaders Wendy Zenker, Executive Director, Arlington Neighborhood Village, and Scott Parkin, President, Reston for a Lifetime, talk about the mission of their organizations, and how each serves older adults in their communities. 

https://www.agingmattersonline.com/

GROWING GREENER:  “CowPots” Better for the Environment, Better for the Plants   (00:29:00)

Amanda Freund of the Freund Dairy Farm describes how her familys ingenuity has transformed manure from an environmental liability into a source of renewable energy, a means of recycling waste paper and cardboard, and Cowpots, a horticulturally superior replacement for environmentally destructive peat pots.

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

TUC RADIO: Edward Said: Palestine and the Universality of Human Rights, Archive 2003 (00:29:00)

Among the over twelve hundred programs in the TUC Radio archives this is one of my favorites. That’s based on the respect I have for the speaker, Edward Said, and the ongoing sadness that, to this day, so little is known about the history of Palestine. This is Edward Said’s last major speech on Palestine, the war on Iraq and the Bush administration. On September 25, 2003, a message made its way around the world. Edward Said, Palestinian American, world famous professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and fearless defender of the Palestinian cause had died of leukemia in New York City, far from the city of Jerusalem where he was born in 1935. In 1948 Said and his family were forced to leave Palestine for Cairo when the newly founded state of Israel took their ancestral home. Later Said came to the US, studied at Princeton and Harvard and went on to teach at Yale and Columbia. He was not only a renowned academic but also an eloquent spokesperson for Palestinian rights and sovereignty.

Said leaves behind a treasure of writings including his most influential book, Orientalism (1978),as well as books inspired by his passionate advocacy of the Palestinian cause, including The Question of Palestine, (1979), Covering Islam (1981), After the Last Sky (1986), Blaming the Victims (1988), and Culture and Imperialism (1993).

https://tucradio.org/

THE BOPST SHOW:  Be Good To Yourself (00:55:52)

The Bopst Show, the critically acclaimed music radio show hosted by artist, musician, writer, DJ and founding member of GWAR, Chris Bopst, features a wide assortment of audio stimulations from a myriad of genres, eras and inspirations. On this week’s show, you’ll hear the German pop-punk of Nichts, the 21st century dancefloor alchemy of French-Algerian electronic music collective Acid Arab, the funky goodness of the late great Nigerian singer Chris Mba, as well as tunes by Horace Andy, Engelbert Humperdink and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #535  (00:58:33)

Ralph welcomes back Bishop William J. Barber to discuss the upcoming Poor People’s Campaign March and Assembly in Washington, DC on June 29th, as well as Bishop Barber’s new book “WHITE POVERTY: How Exposing Myths About Race and Class Can Reconstruct American Democracy.” Then Ralph is joined by Phil Mattera from Good Jobs First to discuss their new report on corporate misbehavior, “The High Cost of Misconduct: Corporate Penalties Reach the Trillion-Dollar Mark.”

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 06.07.24 PROGRAM Notes


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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday June 7, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Miami Beach will soon have an underwater sculpture park  

FULL COLOR HISTORY: Richmond Community Hospital (01:00:24)

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.

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Anniversary of D-Day Remembered Despite Trump’s Repulsive Insults (00:58:00)

An all Republican court gives Trump a delay past the election in the Georgia case where he demanded, threatening prison, that the Secretary of State give him over 11,000 votes. This is as bad as it gets. Ukraine Update with Veteran War Correspondent in Kyiv & host of the ‘On the Edge’ podcast Phil Ittner. An all-Republican court gives Trump a delay past the election in the Georgia case where he demanded, threatening prison, that the Secretary of State give him over 11,000 votes. This is as bad as it gets.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: Los Angeles: The Thirstiest County in the West (00:29:00)

Roman Polanski’s classic 1974 film, Chinatown, which laid out a fictional account of California’s north-south water wars, turned out to be quite prescient. This week on Sea Change Radio, we welcome Katie Licari of Afro LA, who breaks down the ongoing tale of Los Angeles water and the impact this never-ending thirst has had on two very rural regions of California – Inyo and Mono Counties. We learn about the colonialist history of LA water rights and look at the monopolistic grip the LA Department of Water & Power holds over these counties.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS SHOW: Genesis Be & Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis: Building Collective Freedom with a Poet & Preacher (00:28:00)

It is a cliche to say that the richest corporate media operate inside a bubble of their own making, but it’s largely true. Today’s guests are breathing new life into the world of journalism by covering people, places and perspectives beyond the conventional enclaves of power. On this month’s Meet the BIPOC Press, Laura Flanders is joined by Chenjerai Kumanyika, a professor at NYU and prolific audio journalist, host of podcasts including Empire City and Uncivil. Neesha Powell-Ingabire is Director of Popular Education at Press On, a Southern media collective dedicated to movement journalism, and the author of a new memoir, Come By Here. And Mary Annase Heglar is an essayist covering climate, podcaster, and author of the novel Troubled Waters and a book for children, The World Is Ours To Cherish. Together they discuss the campus encampments in solidarity with Palestine, intergenerational work to stop the climate crisis, the question of objectivity and context, and how movement journalism is ” or isn’t ” traditional journalism. How do we break media bubbles? Join us for that conversation. 

THE BOPST SHOW:  Be Good To Yourself (00:00:00)

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 the German pop-punk of Nichts, the 21st century dancefloor alchemy of French-Algerian electronic music collective Acid Arab, the funky goodness of the late great Nigerian singer Chris Mba, as well as tunes by Horace Andy, Engelbert Humperdink and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 6/7/24 (00:48:16)

On the Show: A judge says it’s finally time for Steve Bannon to report to prison, and directs him to do so on July 1. MAGA voters drop like flies as failed former President and convicted felon Donald Trump holds a rally in 108 degree Phoenix, Arizona. A new poll finds that 49% of the country believes Donald Trump should drop out of the presidential race on the basis of his criminal conviction. On the basis of being a convicted felon, Donald Trump faces a travel ban in 37 countries. Former FBI Director James Comey explains the logistics of how a former president could be “locked up” in a regular prison. One in three Republicans now say that Donald Trump is the wrong candidate to be their nominee in 2024. Russell Brand finalizes his total conversion to Trump flunky, telling his followers that if one supports democracy, they should vote Trump in November. Reader mail and more in Friday Feedback.

ALAN WATTS: If You Try to Hold on to Life You Will Lose It (00:12:22)

Alan Watts talks about how some noble truths but in reality there is no absolute truth. So hope you enjoy. Alan Watts also touches a topic that is very interesting to me, about how by trying to cling or hold on to life we absolutely make it worse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djdl3qmBbdc

THURSDAY 06.06.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: 8-year-old spurs his dad to climate action  

RADIO ECOSHOCK: Dead Coral & the Metabolism of Capitalism (00:58:00)

Global coral could disappear in one lifetime, after millions of years on Earth. Listen to the Director of NOAAs Coral Reef Watch Program Derek Manzello. Then Dr. Eric Pineault on Social Ecology, and the dangerous metabolism of Capitalism. Will we expand until it all explodes?

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Gangster Justice (00:58:00)

ProPublica has discovered that many of the witnesses in Trump’s legal cases have been rewarded with jobs, cash, and plumb positions. Can justice ever be served for Donald the Don? Plus- Thom reads from “Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump” by Spencer Ackerman.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

YES! Presents: Rising Up With Sonali – 2024-06-04 (00:58:31)

This week, well examine the significance of Donald Trump’s 34 felony convictions and whether he will serve prison time. My guest, Corey Brettschneider is a professor of political science at Brown University who studies constitutional law. Then, journalist and former political strategist Tara McGowan joins me to discuss the political amnesia over the threat to democracy that Trump and the Republican Party represent in the U.S. and what can be done to strengthen democracy between now and November. Finally, Laura Flores-Perilla of Justice Action Center analyzes President Joe Bidens sealing of the U.S.-Mexico border, whether its a cynical pre-election move, and how it compares to Trumps anti-immigrant policies.

https://risingupwithsonali.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 8-9 (00:37:52)

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

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.

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 6/6/24 (00:51:58)

On the Show: Royce White, Republican US Senate candidate for the state of Minnesota, running for Amy Klobuchar’s seat, endorsed by Steve Bannon, joins David to discuss his support for Donald Trump, his belief that women have become “too mouthy,” his platform to the extent that it exists, and much more. The first confirmed human death from the new strain of bird flu, H5N2, has been confirmed in Mexico. The Wall Street Journal report about President Biden’s brain failing has quickly disintegrated and been widely debunked. Donald Trump foams at the mouth, spitting uncontrollably during a strange series of videos that raise real questions about his health. During a softball interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Donald Trump appears confused and disoriented, as well as authoritarian. Fox and Friends as Donald Trump how he prays, and he responds by saying people pray for him. Fox News host Bret Baier asks Trump’s VP hopeful Senator Tim Scott why he voted against contraception yesterday, and Scott does not answer the question. Donald Trump and his campaign panic, making a total reversal and ask voters to vote early and absentee. Voicemail caller thinks David accidentally said something funny about Lauren Boebert.

WEDNESDAY 06.05.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Family farmers make climate-friendly vodka and whiskey

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Community Health (00:21:49)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features Dr. Henna Qureshi, a physician with Inova Health, and Leigh Guarinello, Director of Community Health programs with Inova Health, for a conversation about their careers, Inova’s community health efforts, how the Unite Us Platform is leveraged to support patient needs, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on X (Twitter) or Instagram using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.

ALAN WATTS: 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 #1888: Pride is Personal & global LGBTQ news! (00:28:59)

Pride is personal for the target of a San Diego pellet gun attack; the U.K. bans private doctors from treating trans kids, Tennessee criminalizes adults helping trans minors get out-of-state healthcare, a U.S. federal judge quashes New Hampshire’s anti-woke laws, a U.S. National Park Service workers protest restores Pride in uniform, an Idaho drag queen wins his million-dollar defamation lawsuit against a homophobic rightwing blogger, and a trans woman becomes the first to win Best Actress at Cannes. Those stories and more this week when you choose This Way Out, the international LGBTQ radio magazine.

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Putting a Finger on the Scales of Democracy (00:58:00)

Will the forces that want Trump 2.0, like OPEC and rich people get what they want? Will 34 felony convictions even make a difference in the minds of Trump supporters or will propaganda and the price of gas deliver the win?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: Are Black People a Monolith? / The Difference Between Republicans and Conservatives   (00:59:00)

For the first part of today’s show, we talk about whether or not Black people are a monolith, and whether or not Black people should be during this election cycle. In the second part of the show, we try and outline the differences between not only Republicans and Democrats, but between Republicans and conservatives as well. Our Way Black History Fact is covers how the 90s Black sketch-comedy show In Living Color changed the Super Bowl Halftime Show and turned it into the spectacle that we know it to be today.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 7 (00:31:18)

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: The Ask Approach, with Jeff Wetzler (00:28:00)

The essential question animating Jeff Wetzler’s career, whether in working with children, educators, or executives, has always been: how can we create learning experiences that are deep, powerful, and enduring? In his new and surprisingly uplifting book “ASK: Tap Into the Hidden Wisdom of People Around You for Unexpected Breakthroughs in Leadership and Life”, Jeff distills the many lessons he’s learned into a curiosity-centric approach — The Ask Approach — that offers a way for all of us to tap into our desire for connection and into the wisdom hiding in plain sight around us. It begins with choosing curiosity.

“It’s a choice to awaken ourselves to what we don’t know.” ~ Jeff Wetzler

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 6/5/24 (00:00:00)

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TUESDAY 06.04.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: How to make vegan and vegetarian meals sound mouthwatering  

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY: Love or Control? Unmasking the Truth About Manipulation and Codependency (00:30:00)

On this show we are unmasking the truth, is it love or is it control; manipulation, or codependency? It is so easy to get them twisted because even if you feel with all your heart that its coming from a place of love, it can still be manipulating. Thoroughly confused? Well, try operating in that conundrum without the knowledge or the tools to see it for what it truly is. You might identify with being a helper, a fixer, always picking up the pieces, wanting everyone to feel comfortable, and trying to orchestrate the best outcome for all involved and you probably suffer from control issues. 

https://encouragementology.com/

MAKING CONTACT: Borders: What are they good for? (00:29:00)

What are borders, and why do we have them? And how is violent border enforcement at the US-Mexico border connected to Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza?

https://www.radioproject.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Getting a Fascist Miseducation (00:58:00)

Florida is paying teachers to mis-learn the truth of America’s religious-agnostic foundation. Will ignorance be the basis of a Trump-led pseudo-Christian authoritarian state? Or will freedom reign?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

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

This week on The Children’s Hour, we learn about one of the most ancient animals to live on our planet, that is still alive today: Lungfish.

Our guest, Dr. Irene Salinas studies lungfish at the University of New Mexicos Department of Biology. She will explain to us what lungfish are, and how they can survive both in the water, and on land for years.

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 6 (00:31:37)

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 May 29, 2024 (00:29:00)

Rightwing extremist network financed Moms For Liberty; Green Workers Alliance Fights for a Livable Wage, Safe Working Conditions for those in the Renewable Energy Industry; EPA Issues New Standards for PFAS Forever Chemicals in Drinking Water.

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 6/4/24 (00:54:52)

On the Show: A second deep dive. this one steel-manning the case that it is President Biden who has the more certain path to the Presidency. Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies at a Congressional hearing that wildly triggers Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. A report from The Atlantic reveals that the world is bracing for a second Trump presidency, and possible violent lawlessness. Breaking news in Donald Trump’s Georgia criminal trial reveals the trial will almost certainly not take place before the 2024 election. President Joe Biden is now referring to Donald Trump as a “convicted felon” behind closed doors, and told donors that Trump “snapped” after the 2020 election. Melania Trump is completely missing since Donald Trump’s criminal conviction on 34 felony counts. Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones melts down on air, sobbing over a judge supposedly about to shut down Infowars. Karoline Leavitt, Donald Trump’s new spokeswoman, appears on Fox News and it goes really poorly for her. Voicemail caller points out that one of the dozen Trump cultists sobbing outside the courthouse last week was a comedian.

MONDAY 06.03.24 PROGRAM Notes 

6-hour loop begins at NOON, repeats until following noon
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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday June 3, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS Art therapy can ease climate-related anxiety

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE #8: Zero Utilities (00:29:00)

How do you create a home and a lifestyle where you purchase zero utilities from utility companies? And can you live this lifestyle in comfort?

* Homes on life support

* The goal ” use less and be self-sufficient

* What happens when the electric goes down

* What about water supply

* Sewer systems

* Heat/Cold issues

* Cooking

* Refrigerator

* Know that emergencies will occur

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: Roots of a Surging US Labor Movement (00:29:00)

On this week’s Economic Update, Professor Richard Wolff discusses the reasons why the United States’ current unemployment rate is low in comparison to historic rates; We also highlight why U.S. restaurants are losing business. We then turn to the hypocrisy of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in the face of the repression of the growing protest movement against Israeli policy in Gaza. In addition, we discuss Gabriel Zuckman’s report on the economic impact of the dramatic cuts in taxes on billionaires vs rising taxes on the poorer half of the U.S. population. Finally, we Interview union activist Steve Early on rising labor militancy and unionization: its roots, momentum, and future.

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: First Prez Convicted of a Felony in History (00:58:00)

After the guilty verdict, is Trumpism a movement or a cult? – Will MAGA follow their felon leader anywhere, no matter what he does?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SPIRIT IN ACTION: Creative Compassionate Activism from Dubai: Ali Horriyat & Compassiviste (00:55:00)

Our guest is Ali Horriyat and he’s an amazing human being. Ali grew up in Dubai, had loads of education in Europe, eventually obtaining 3 Masters degrees, made a huge fortune in Canada, then gave it away to reboot his life, free from a wealth addiction, and also free to direct his energy to the true betterment of the world. Ali created Compassiviste, a mutual-support organization of creative compassionate activists doing wonderful work. Ali Horriyat joins us from Dubai in the Middle East.

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 5 (00:34:47)

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

GRASSROOTS: Feeding Baby (and Yourself) with Jackie Bowen (00:29:14)

This week on Grassroots, Patti and Doug discuss plastic pollution from artificial turf fields and the discovery of TFA “forever” chemicals in drinking water everywhere in the world. Then food engineer Jackie Bowen, Executive Director of the Clean Label Project, talks about chemical toxins in baby food and what we can do about it. More information at www.CleanLabelProject.org,

https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 6/3/24 (00:54:43)

On the Show: A deep dive that steelmans the case that Donald Trump has the certain path to the Presidency, to be followed on tomorrow’s show by a similar deep dive arguing it is Biden, not Trump, with the clear path to victory. New post-conviction polling is devastating to Donald Trump, revealing 49% of independent voters believe he should drop out of the race. Fox News guest John Carney predicted a stock market crash if Trump was convicted, and he really got that one wrong. Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is absolutely destroyed during a recent Congressional debate, not only by her fellow challengers but also by debate moderator Kyle Clark. Considering an unlikely but possible scenario in which Judge Juan Merchan may feel he has no choice but to sentence Donald Trump to prison. Failed former President and convicted felon Donald Trump’s worst interview in a long time comes on Fox N Friends just after his recent conviction on 34 felony counts. A soaking wet Donald Trump rants and rails so outrageously in a post-conviction speech that CNBC, CNN, and MSNBC all cut away. Voicemail caller says David’s eyes are too close together.

SUNDAY 06.02.24 PROGRAM Notes

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RADIO 2050 #32: No Vacancy (00:58:12)

Nandita Bajaj, Executive Director of Population Balance, discusses the organization’s work in educating people about the impacts of human expansionism and advocating for social and ecological justice. The conversation covers the three pillars of Population Balance’s focus: pronatalism, human supremacy, and social justice. Bajaj emphasizes the importance of addressing population growth and its impact on the environment and the need for greater awareness and autonomy in reproductive choices. The conversation concludes with a call to normalize the conversation around population and make conscious choices to reduce consumption and promote intergenerational justice.

https://radioparadise.com/radio2050

EARTH RIOT RADIO #119: IS THIS APOCALYPSE FRIENDLY? (00:29:00)

The danger continues. The big boys are up there messing with mother nature while I’m brushing my teeth in the suburb with no name. And entire towns are disappearing in the downpours and fires… But one person’s Nessun Dorma is another person’s Screaming Mountain Gopher. One person’s Thus Spake Zarathustra is another person’s Go Away Bird. The shadow of the final storm sweeps across the land of oppositions…

BOOM GODDESS RADIO #521: Phones Down Just Drive (00:27:46)

This week Jennifer interviews Julie Festerling, co-founder and President of the non-profit organization Phones Down Just Drive, which exists to raise awareness on the dangers of distracted driving.

https://www.boomgoddessradio.com/

Best of ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN June 1, 2024 (00:59:30)

Segment One

We begin the show with Texas lawyer and politician, Joe Jaworski. We discuss the recent primary votes in Texas, where 15 Republicans lost to more far-right Republicans who were supported by Gov. Abbott. The goal for Abbott was to get more state representatives who would support the school vouchers he has been pushing. We also talk about the climate problems: in Texas, several severe storms in the same week knocked out power to millions. Texas is not connected to the national grid, by their choice. The fossil fuel lobby is strong.

Segment Two

We then catch up with Bill Curry and Harold Meyerson to discuss several topics the many barriers that Biden is facing. Including, the perception that the high rate of inflation is a result of failed policy when most all of it, is in fact, corporate price gouging. Biden’s in-articulation of policies that will help over time, and the economic frustration of working class citizens. We also discuss the many problems within the US Supreme Court, and the ethical disregard by several conservative justices.

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

BACKGROUND BRIEFING with IAN MASTERS May 30, 2024 (00:59:00)

Why We Should Care About the Trump Trial and, With the Tail Wagging the Dog, Biden Has to End the Gaza War Which Netanyahu Plans to Continue for 7 Months | The War in Ukraine Has Gone From a Proxy War to a NATO Conflict.

https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: Revealing the Secrets of Our Dreams with Dream Queen Theresa Cheung  (00:59:00)

Theresa Cheung was born into a family of psychics. She has a degree in Theology & English from Kings College in Cambridge. She’s known as the dream queen and is the best selling author of numerous books covering spiritual topics, parapsychology, dreams and personal growth and transformation. This show features a conversation about her book The Dream Dictionary from A to Z: The Ultimate A ” Z to Interpret the Secrets of Your Dreams, which has just been updated and reissued. 

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: Why Universal Basic Income Is Inevitable (00:58:30)

The world’s population has grown from 1 billion in 1800 to over 8 billion in 2023. The last 30 years have been the fastest increase ever in humanity. With quickly rising AI we are walking into a future where billions cannot find even basic jobs. The future of the world needs an open and honest discussion without hyperbole. We explore this beyond 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 06.01.24 PROGRAM Notes

6-hour loop begins at NOON, repeats until following noon
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THE BRADCAST 5/18/23:  (00:57:30)

Encore: original airdate 5-21-2024. On today’s ‘BradCast’: The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court is seeking warrants for the arrest of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s defense minister, and three Hamas leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity. A U.K. court granted Julian Assange’s appeal to fight extradition to the U.S. In Donald Trump’s 2016 election interference trial in New York, the defense rested without calling the disgraced former president to the stand. Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and 11 others were arraigned in an Arizona court for their roles in attempting to steal the 2020 election for Trump. VICTORIA CADOSTIN, researcher at non-profit organization DOCUMENTED, discusses her new report on ‘Citizens for Sanity,’ the shadowy extremist group that is behind vile, racist, trans-phobic disinformation ads in battleground states, and the extreme rightwing dark money groups that are bankrolling them.

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

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: Rugged Individualism and the Role of Luck (00:57:44)

America is an outlier: here its commonly accepted that if you succeed or fail you deserve it. We believe we make our own luck. And we blame ourselves for what’s really random bad luck. But that’s counterproductive, according to the research of social welfare professor Mark Robert Rank of Washington University. His new book is The Random Factor: How Chance and Luck Profoundly Shape Our Lives and the World Around Us. Europeans prepare their citizens for moments of bad luck at the front end. Its far more costly when we wait till the back end. Give a listen.

AGING MATTERS: Housing and Care Options with Robin Edwards, Certified Senior Advisor, CarePatrol (00:58:00)

As the U.S. population matures, more older adults and their care partners will need to plan for where they live as they age. While most older adults prefer to stay in their homes and age in place, learning about other housing options that provide varying levels of care may be useful. Robin Edwards, Certified Senior Advisor, CarePatrol, talks about enlarging the circle of care as older adults age, looking at alternative living arrangements, and using senior placement services to help make the best choice to meet their needs.

https://www.agingmattersonline.com/

GROWING GREENER: Biopesticides: A Different Approach to Plant Pest Control (00:29:00)

Dr. Amara Dunn-Silver of Cornell University discusses the advantages and limitations of biopesticides, and how, if properly used, they can often provide a more environmentally friendly alternative to conventional chemical treatments

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

TUC RADIO: Ilan Pappe: The US has NO LIMITS when it comes to ISRAEL (00:29:00)

Ilan Pappe is an Israeli historian and political scientist. He is now a professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. His best known book is The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. Based on declassified British and Israeli government documents, the book explains that the expulsions of Palestinians were executed based on a plan drawn up in 1947 by Israel’s future leaders. Ilan Pappe left Israel in 2008 after being condemned in the Knesset. A minister of education had called for him to be sacked.

Frank Barat, the French activist, author and film producer and long-time friend of Ilan Pappe spoke with Pappe on his podcast on May 26, 2024. This was within days of the missile launch into Israel, the International Criminal Court request for arrest warrants, and Pappe’s detention by the FBI when he arrived in Detroit for a speaking tour.

https://tucradio.org/

THE BOPST SHOW: In Love With Me (00:55:34)

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 Indonesian pop sensations Ervinna & the Stylers, late great Richmond instrumentalists Brainflowr, and the multi-genre concoctions of Cécile McLorin Salvant as well as tunes by Wet Leg, Taddese Kebbede, and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #534  (00:58:00)

Ralph welcomes professor M. Steven Fish, political scientist and author of Comeback: Routing Trumpism, Reclaiming the Nation, and Restoring Democracy’s Edge who argues that winning elections is about more than policy positions, its about projecting strength and dominance. And Donald Trump plays that game better than his Democratic rivals. Plus, former Navy Petty Officer, Phil Tourney, who was aboard the USS Liberty when it was attacked and nearly sunk by Israeli fighter planes and torpedo boats during the Six Day War in 1967, tells us why 57 years later, he still fights for accountability.

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

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