MARCH 2023

FRIDAY 03.31.23 PROGRAM Notes


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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday March 31, 2023

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

WITH GOOD REASON: Life After Life (00:30:00)

You only die once. But you can get close a few times. Bruce Greyson never was very spiritual, but after interviewing 1,000s of people who have had near-death experiences hes changed his mind about life after death. His book is After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond.

COUNTERSPIN; Ciudad Juarez Fire, Medicare Advantage (00:28:00)

Silky Shah/Ciudad Juarez fire, Eagan Kemp/Medicare Advantage

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

Thom welcomes Jeff Sharlet, author of “The Undertow: Scenes from a Slow Civil War” and most famously, “The Family”. How did the well-armed crazies move from the fringe to the center of conservative politics? And why are Republicans waging a cold war on direct democracy? Plus – an update from the hot war on fascism with Phil Ittner in Kiev.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: Holly Arnold: Converting Offices To Homes (00:29:00)

Remember office buildings? They were places people used to go in order to work. Since the pandemic, though, vast numbers of office spaces have been abandoned. Have you ever found yourself musing, its a shame they cant do something with all of these empty buildings? This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio has put a lot of thought into that very quandary. Holly Arnold, an architect with Gensler, a global architectural, design and planning firm, joins us to discuss the conversion of commercial real estate buildings into residential housing units. We look at what it takes to transform office space into living space, the opportunities it presents for the underhoused and those experiencing homelessness, and the complications and challenges involved in transforming the face of financial districts around the planet.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS SHOW: Navigating the Sex Industry and Challenging Stigmas (00:28:00)

In this episode, we explore the unorthodox documentary “Sell Buy Date”, created by Tony Award-winning performer and comedian Sarah Jones. We discuss the challenges of conveying substantive ideas and amplifying unheard voices while navigating commercial media. We also delve into the importance of understanding and discussing the sex industry, particularly in a polarized and binary-thinking cultural moment. By giving audiences the opportunity to formulate their own opinions, we can create a healthier relationship with erotica and our sex lives. We touch on the influence of patriarchy and the voices of women in the sex industry, as well as the idea of generational trauma and the importance of healing from stigma, shame, and secrets to free ourselves and others across the gender continuum. Join me (Laura) and Sarah Jones as we explore these topics and more in this compelling and thought-provoking episode.

THE BOPST SHOW: She Looks Like You (00:55:44)

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. This week’s show features music by hip hop legends Public Enemy, the eco-friendly Afro-Futurist collective Fulu Miziki, Brazilian singer Wanderléaas well as songs by 21st century experimentalist RJD2, genre-mashing singer and producer Gary Clail and many others outside mainstream consciousness.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/31/23 (00:00:00)

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THURSDAY 03.30.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday March 30, 2023  

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

RADIO ECOSHOCK: Avoiding the Doom Loop in the Age of Crisis (00:58:00)

Can crisis tip us into an ecologically sane civilization? UK Thinktank report author Laurie Laybourn on a future where disasters ripple across the world. Then let’s get away – to Antarctica. Why did sea ice crash around that frozen continent? And increasing El Nino events may drive global sea levels higher? Australian scientist Adriaan Purich shares big changes at the South Pole.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Does America Need to have its Emmet Till Moment? (00:58:00)

Should we be carefully letting people see the carnage that weapons of war are inflicting on our schools? If we come to terms with the reality of epidemic gun violence, will we finally do something to prevent it? Nicole Hockley- who’s son was murdered at Sandy Hook- joins Thom to talk solutions.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

NUCLEAR HOTSEAT: TMI Anniversary – RADIOACTIVE: The Women of Three Mile Island (00:57:01)

What was the human toll of the 1979 nuclear accident at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania? We interview professor and filmmaker Heidi Hutner on her award-winning new documentary RADIOACTIVE: The Women of Three Mile Island. 

YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION: Synthetic Humanity: AI & What’s At Stake (00:46:25)

It may seem like the rise of artificial intelligence, and increasingly powerful large language models you may have heard of, is moving really fast… and it IS. But what’s coming next is when we enter synthetic relationships with AI that could come to feel just as real and important as our human relationships… And perhaps even more so.
In this episode of Your Undivided Attention, Tristan and Aza reach beyond the moment to talk about this powerful new AI, and the new paradigm of humanity and computation we’re about to enter. 

https://www.humanetech.com/podcast/synthetic-humanity-ai-whats-at-stake

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

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

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/30/23 (00:54:48)

On the Show: A new series of leaked emails from Fox News expose executives arguing that telling the truth is bad for their ratings. The anti-trans right wing is immediately using the recent shooting in Nashville, Tennessee to declare war against transgender people. Fox News propagandist Sean Hannity is the latest to send the right-wing mob against David for his recent tweet about the Nashville, Tennessee shooting. The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles irresponsibly and disgustingly claims that David fabricated claims of antisemitic threats in response to his recent tweet. In a stunning turn of events, the David Pakman Show audience has powerfully beaten back the right-wing mob targeting the show this week. Radical Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is suspended from Twitter for threats against trans community. Donald Trump tells Sean Hannity that he gets along with nearly every dictator in an unhinged recent interview. Donald Trump reportedly is asking for “battle plans” to “attack Mexico” if he is elected President in 2024. Repugnant Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is obsessed with public urination at a recent hearing, and it backfires spectacularly. Voicemail caller delivers a powerful message of support against the right wing hate mob targeting David this week.

WEDNESDAY 03.29.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday March 29, 2023  

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Katelyn Bartley, RN (00:11:24)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Katelyn Bartley, RN, a nurse at Clinch Valley Health, for a conversation about genetic testing, breast cancer, preventative surgery, her mother’s battle with cancer, and more.

TED TALK: The Future Will Be Shaped by Optimists – Kevin Kelly (00:09:52)

“Every great and difficult thing has required a strong sense of optimism,” says editor and author Kevin Kelly, who believes that we have a moral obligation to be optimistic. Tracing humanity’s progress throughout history, he’s observed that a positive outlook helps us solve problems and empowers us to forge a path forward. In this illuminating talk, he shares three reasons for optimism during challenging times, explaining how it can help us become better ancestors and create the world we want to see for ourselves and future generation.

THIS WAY OUT #1826: International Trans Day of Visibility & global LGBTQ news (00:28:59)

An All-Star salute to the International Transgender Day of Visibility; Uganda lawmakers criminalize coming out in a new anti-queer low, Namibia Supremes strip citizenship from a bi-national gay couples child, Bosnian thugs attack Banja Luka queer activists, high courts in Bolivia and Nepal open doors to marriage equality, more U.S. states pass anti-trans bills, and anti-queer bigots in Australia and the U.S. violently protest trans rights and Drag Queen Story Hour. Those stories and more this week when you find “This Way Out”: the world’s audio oasis for queer news and culture.

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Guns Don’t Kill America: Republicans Do (00:58:00)

Thanks to the Republican Party, fully 82 percent of all the human beings living in the worlds wealthy countries killed by firearms lived in the USA Proud boy say’s “stacking bodies” on the White House lawn was just “locker room” talk by “knuckleheads” The wife of SCOTUS Clarence Thomas, collected close to $600,000 in anonymous donations to wage a cultural battle against the left – SCOTUS needs to be regulated!?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

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

CIVIC CIPHER: What Does it Mean to Be an Ally? (00:59:00)

We were recently asked What is Allyship and why is it important? This question sparked a stream of consciousness that we tried to capture in today’s episode. Often many folks consider themselves to be allies or are trying to learn and do more, but we break down our thoughts on what this means and just how far allyship can go! 

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 12 (00:37:53)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

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

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

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: Slow Looking & Visible Thinking, with Claire Bown (00:28:00)

Claire Bown teaches people how to connect more with art. Her guide “How to Look at Art (Slowly)” is as rich a compendium of curiosity practices as I’ve ever found. Claire’s professional focus is museums, but she’d be the first to tell you: the skills she shares are useful anywhere… “As adults, we don’t spend too long in observation. We tend to want to jump straight in to interpreting and what we think. It’s actually quite useful for us to take a step back, and just dwell in observation for a little bit, because those details that we notice will help fuel our curiosity.” ~ Claire Bown.

https://lynnborton.com/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/29/23 (00:56:57)

On the Show: Donald Trump Jr, Candace Owens, Infowars, and many others unleash a hate mob against David for an obviously tongue-in-cheek tweet. The right wing hate mob, which regularly claims to be against cancel culture, is contacting all of our advertisers in an effort to get David canceled. Thoughts and prayers don’t prevent mass shootings, but we look at 10 policy proposals that would reduce their frequency and severity. Republican Senator Ted Cruz is desperate to get on Fox News and puts on quite a show at a recent Senate hearing with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Donald Trump’s latest interview with Fox News propagandist Sean Hannity is genuinely scaring people. Donald Trump admits he will try to cheat in 2024 with “ballot harvesting,” which infuriates MyPillow’s Mike Lindell. Have the so-called “victims” of cancel culture actually been canceled?. Donald Trump wildly and incorrectly claims to have “appointed” Ron Desantis, which he did not do. Voicemail caller is disgusted with the hate mob unleashed against David in the last 24 hours by Donald Trump Jr and other right wing extremists.

TUESDAY 03.28.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Tuesday March 28, 2023

https://www.democracynow.org/

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY: Fast and Easy Isn’t Always Better (00:30:19)

On this show we will be taking our time, revisiting the unbroken, and removing the quick and easy to prove, it isn’t always better. Convenience is well, convenient and progress is undeniable but what would you go back to if you could? Have you early adopted yourself into technology overload? Do you feel more supported and connected or isolated and forgotten? Well, guess what, you can embrace or push back wherever and whenever you feel like it. Not impressed with the pace of this digital Flume Zoom, then get off the ride. You choose. Already can’t understand the one you have, then stop upgrading. Missing a good old-fashioned hen fest, then stop texting and make a date with your friends. Put yourself back into the command center Captain chair and start navigating this crazy high-speed world with a little more editing and veto power. 

GOT SCIENCE?: Combatting Disinformation Danger (00:29:00)

Social media analyst Erin McAweeney pulls back the curtain on how disinformation spreads across Facebook and Twitter.

https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/combatting-disinformation-danger

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: The GOP Motto: Accountability for Thee, but Not for Me (00:58:00)

This is how democracies are transformed into fascism oligarchies. Political power, wealth, and impunity for me, Republicans say, but not for thee. Also how Cigna withheld millions for stockholders by having its doctors reject claims without reading them. And Senate Dems blast Medicare Advantage giants over ‘Exorbitant’ CEO pay.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: Squid (00:58:00)

This time on The Children’s Hour, we learn about squid with Skype A Scientist, Dr. Sarah McAnulty. These ubiquitous creatures are the psychedelic acrobats of the ocean. This episode comes with a free Learn-Along guide which meets and cites US National education standards. Our Learn-Along guides further explore our show themes and provide context and visuals. Plus they’re fun! Squid are in the cephalopod family with octopus, cuttlefish, and nautilus. This ancient family of marine invertebrates pre-date trees on Earth, and can be found in all oceans, at all depths. Squid can be bioluminescent, like fireflies and some cave creatures we have learned about on The Childrens Hour. The Colossal Squid is the largest of all squid and can eat a whale! They also have bioluminescent eyes that are the size of footballs. We also learn about Skype A Scientist, the organization that provides free scientific experts to any group on any topic. A science communicator, Dr. McAnulty founded Skype A Scientist to increase direct conversations between the scientific community and the public. This episode is mixed with excellent music to further educate about squid!

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 12 (00:37:53)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

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

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

GREEN STREET NEWS: New York City’s Big 5G Problem with Odette Wilkens (00:28:00)

On this edition of GSN, Patti and Doug talk with attorney Odette Wilkens founder of the non-profit Wired Broadband Inc., about the giant 5G towers being constructed all across New York City, and the growing backlash from local citizens who don’t want them.

https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/28/23 (00:56:03)

On the Show: Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and author of the book “Fool Proof: How Fear of Playing the Sucker Shapes Our Selves and the Social Order―and What We Can Do About It,” joins David to discuss the sucker narrative, societal norms around parenthood, and much more. Get the book: https://amzn.to/42NZZny  Right-wingers immediately blame demons, transgender people, and gender-affirming care for the shooting at the Christian Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee. A mother visiting Nashville, Tennessee hijacks a Fox News report about the recent mass shooting to call for gun safety regulations to be passed. A visibly disoriented Donald Trump gives a confused and bizarre interview to Fox News propagandist Sean Hannity, focusing heavily on attacking Ron DeSantis. Even Republicans, including former Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz and Fox News hosts Brian Kilmeade, slam Donald Trump for his terrible interview with Sean Hannity. Despite a concerted attack from the American right wing, it appears as though “wokeness” is actually winning out in the United States. Donald Trump releases a bizarre video about parents loving, or not loving, their children. Voicemail caller the Eggman suggests not even “wasting time” talking about mass shootings when there is no political will to actually change anything.

MONDAY 03.27.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday March 27, 2023

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE # 175 – The Right to Repair  (00:29:20)

As amazing as it might seem, there is a move by some corporations (and of course the government is enacting laws to support them) to prohibit customers from repairing the products they buy ” forcing them to buy new things when the old may only need a bit of upkeep. And some groups are fighting back. Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station in a discussion of the issues and implications of corporations trying to take away your right to repair.

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: Why the US Constitution is an Obstacle to Change (00:29:00)

In this week’s show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the US banking crisis, plant closing injustice, growing child labor in the US, Biden’s budget’s tax “proposals,” and a new book that shows US homelessness is an economic problem. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Professor Robert Ovetz on how and why the US Constitution blocks social change.

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: National Progressive Town Hall (00:58:00)

Congressman Ro Khanna takes all callers on diverse subjects ranging from the likelihood of Trump’s prosecution, congressional powers over criminal trials, laws that may affect your privacy, and renaming so-called “Medicare Advantage”.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

RADIO ART HOUR (00:00:00)

“Sonnenlicht” from Scanner’s 1999 album “Lauwarm Instrumentals” starts the show off. Then tune in “Avian Love” by Colin Black. Black writes, “Nikola Tesla was a brilliant engineer and eccentric who is considered to be the inventor of radio and alternating current. However, his greatest love was not technology, but a pigeon. ‘Avian Love’ is a sound composition for radio about Teslas love for his beloved pigeon that is full of electricity and electrifying feelings. In New York, there is a sign at the corner of 6th Avenue and West 40th Street: ‘Nikola Tesla Corner.’ Between 1884 and 1943, the inventor stopped by here countless times to feed pigeons. Sometimes he took sick animals to the hotel where he lived permanently. There he nursed them back to health. I have been feeding pigeons, thousands of them for years. But there was one, a beautiful bird, pure white with light grey tips on its wings; that one was different. It was a female. I had only to wish and call her and she would come flying to me. I loved that pigeon as a man loves a woman, and she loved me. As long as I had her, there was a purpose to my life. Her eyes shone more to Tesla than any invention he had developed in his lab.” Colin Black celebrates Tesla’s dove in a composition of sounds and music. Colin Black is a composer based in Australia. In 2003 he received the Prix Italia in the Radio Music category and in 2015 the Gold Award at the New York Festival. As part of his doctoral thesis at the University of Sydney, he researched the history of radiophonic sound art.

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

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

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

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

TED TALK: How young people join violent extremist groups and how to stop them – Erin Marie Saltman (00:11:38)

Terrorists and extremists aren’t all naturally violent sociopaths — they’re deliberately recruited and radicalized in a process that doesn’t fit into a neat pattern. Erin Marie Saltman discusses the push and pull factors that cause people to join extremist groups and explains innovative ways of preventing and countering radicalization.

CREATING OUR PREFERRED FUTURE: First Half Part Three – Primer For Paradigm Shift (00:29:00)

A Primer For Paradigm Shift is a four part series. It is a how to for paradigm shift. The first half of Part 3 explains the term “human potential footprint.” It is the social counterpart to the term ecological footprint. The first half of Part 3 also compares aspects of the consumer culture and how that aspect might look in a preferred future. Such as food choices, suburbia, celebrity culture; kitchens and bathrooms; cars and much more. The primer affirms, we don’t need to wait for some rainbow future. We can create many aspects of a preferred future sooner that later starting in our own lives, by how we manage our own time and money. 

https://www.suburbanpermaculture.org/podcasts.html

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/27/23 (00:56:29)

On the Show: There is no open US-Mexico border, despite the insistence of many in the modern American right wing. Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’ major would-be donors are increasingly worried that he can’t possibly take on Donald Trump in a protracted national primary election. Donald Trump holds his first official 2024 campaign rally in Waco, Texas, and it’s an absolute disaster and global humiliation. David Pakman Show correspondent Luke Beasley is on the ground at the Donald Trump rally in Waco, Texas, and it’s a veritable horror show. Donald Trump rally attendees and speakers expose much of what is wrong with the United States in 2023. Donald Trump threatens “death and destruction” in a dangerous 1 AM rant posted to Truth Social. In the latest desperate effort to attack Ron DeSantis, Donald Trump posts a catturd2 Twitter poll to Truth Social. Republican Utah book ban sponsor Ken Ivory is upset that his law is being used to argue for a ban on the Bible due to its violent and sexual content. A woman claims that her preacher’s prayer regrew her toes, but no one is willing to provide any evidence. Voicemail caller asks whether audiobooks are a good or bad thing.

SUNDAY 03.26.23 PROGRAM Notes

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BRADCAST 3/23/23: Kari Lake still not Gov. of AZ; DeSantis proven a liar on FL’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law (00:57:30)

On today’s ‘BradCast’: Is being a terrible human being now a requisite for elected (and unelected) Republican lawmakers? Sore loser Republican grifter Kari Lake in Arizona is still hoaxing her remaining supporters, still lying about her 2022 election loss, and lying about the Arizona Supreme Court’s rejection of six out of seven of her baseless claims of election fraud. The Court sent one claim back to a lower court for a rehearing focused on state election procedures, but it will not result in overturning her election loss. Last year, Florida’s GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis attacked critics of his ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law who pointed out that the bill’s vague language banning discussion of LGBTQ issues would not remain limited to grades K-3, as DeSantis claimed. Now, exactly as critics predicted, DeSantis has bypassed the state legislature and unilaterally ordered the ban extended to all grades K-12. The GOP state lawmaker who authored the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill has pleaded guilty to numerous felonies for fraudulently obtaining COVID relief funds. Nebraska State Sen. Megan Hunt excoriates GOP lawmakers for ramming through an anti-trans health care bill, vowing to halt the rest of the legislative session. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest ‘Green News Report.’

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

EARTH RIOT RADIO: Colonizing the Super Storm. Impossible? (00:29:01)

If the Earth is intelligent” if the Gaia Theory is true, then she wouldn’t want to live in the role of every human beings’ “Other”, and neither would I. This is exactly what we have done, to storms and floods, starvation and drought, heatwave and novel viruses. We colonize when we separate these disasters from each other and pretend that each is a stand alone event. Climate science denial is one thing, but proclaiming that the daily disasters are not coming from one source…that is the denial adopted by all liberal governments, religions, and corporations. It is easily hidden in their marketing fakery, and it will kill us all.

TURN ON THE NEWS: Arrested Development (00:28:00)

This week: “Arrested Development.” This week the ex-president makes up a story about getting arrested.

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

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

Best of ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN 3/25/23 (00:59:30)

Segment One

We begin with Robert Hockett, of Cornell University, about bank deposit protections, and how this can be improved.

Segment Two

We then talk with Jennifer Berkshire about the status of public schools in the United States. And the near relentless support by Republicans for anything other than public schools. Everyone of their programs seeks to siphon public monies away to private institutions. Opponents claim that the goal is to kill public education via wealth redistribution to upperclass families. An argument which is becoming clear as voucher program(s) data is collected in states that have enacted these programs. The overwhelming majority of vouchers are being given to families with kids already in private schools. Thereby acting as a subsidy for wealthy families rather than offering a better option for working class families. And in a startling new development finds that in these same states there are GOP led efforts to relax and/or eliminate child labor laws. Jennifer suggests that these seemingly disparate laws are actually part of an overarching end game by the right to end public education and in turn force families to send their kids off to work.

BACKGROUND BRIEFING 3/23/23 (00:59:00)

Beating up on TikTok While Ignoring the Data Mining Business Model of Big Tech Based on Surveillance Capitalism | Netanyahu’s Unreported Collusion to Elect Trump in 2016.

https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: Transformational Medicine with Patricia Muehsam MD (00:59:00)

Patricia Muehsam is western trained medical doctor and pioneer in the synthesis of science, holistic health and contemporary spirituality, and the founder of Transformational Medicine, a whole person approach to health and well-being, and she’s the author of Beyond Medicine: A Physician’s Revolutionary Prescription for Achieving Absolute Health and Finding Inner Peace. Trish returns to the show to talk about what she’ll be teaching in her new 8 week online course on Transformational Medicine, that begins next week on March 28, 2023. We dive into many of the most important elements of what she’ll be teaching in the course.

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: Biden’s Big Cybersecurity Push (00:58:30)

President Biden is on a mission to improve the overall cyber defense of the USA! Here is what you need to know!! We explore that plus catch up on the tech and privacy news as well as the latest data breaches that affect your life! Don’t miss this episode!

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

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FRIDAY 03.24.23 PROGRAM Notes


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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday March 24, 2023

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

FOOD SLEUTH RADIO (00:28:00)

Did you know that gender influences agricultural research and practice? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Hale Ann Tufan, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University. Tufans work focuses on gender equity and social inclusion. She discusses the roles and cultural positioning of men and women in agriculture, science, and health, and womens disproportionate vulnerability to the adverse impacts of climate change. See related United Nations report: https://www.unwomen.org/en/news-stories/explainer/2022/02/explainer-how-gender-inequality-and-climate-change-are-interconnected

Related website: https://cals.cornell.edu/hale-ann-tufan#about

https://exchange.prx.org/series/32432-food-sleuth-radio

COUNTERSPIN: Iraq War 20 Years Later (00:28:00)

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour (00:00:00)

The next two or three election cycles will determine our nations fate: a more widespread democracy or the Russian-style fascism promoted by Trump and DeSantis. Stay tuned and stay woke! Also Veteran War Correspondent Phil Ittner on the ground in Kyiv. The Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 393 of the invasion. Eight people killed in Russian strikes on Kyiv; west must brace itself to supply lethal aid to Ukraine for a long time, says NATO chief.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO; Gravity is also a theory: Lee McIntyre on Science Denial (00:29:00)

What do vaccines, climate change, evolution, and the moon landing all have in common? Short answer, science! The longer, sometimes more disagreeable answer is that many of us have a whacky neighbor who doesn’t believe in at least one of those things. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to author Lee McIntyre, whose latest book is entitled How To Talk To A Science Denier. In our wide-ranging conversation, we try to unearth some commonalities among people who latch onto conspiracy theories and eschew scientific evidence. From climate science to 5G technology, what makes people suspicious of science and whats the most effective way to help change their minds?

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS SHOW (00:28:00)

Join Laura and Gina Kim for this impactful conversation on combating anti-Asian hate. A new documentary on PBS, Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March, spotlights the movement to turn grief into action and address the challenges that exist when it comes to prosecuting anti-Asian hate crimes. Executive producer Gina Kim is an Emmy-nominated producer, and the film features narration from actress Sandra Oh, original music by Jon Batiste and is directed by Titi Yu.

THE BOPST SHOW: Destroy All Music (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. This week’s show features music by the only band that matters Sleaford Mods, an unknown woman from the Cambodian ethnic minority group Bunong, new New York pop sensations Kalbells as well as songs by Greek 60s rockers the Dukes, Nigerian dance floor merchants the Professional Seagulls Dance Band and many others outside mainstream consciousness.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/24/23 (00:56:51)

On the Show: Democratic Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey reminds pharmacies that they must stock abortion pills. Attorney Alan Dershowitz complains that arresting Donald Trump would “violate the Bible.” Kari Lake’s latest story is that God actually told her she would lose the election, but still have “the victory.” Caller asks if Trump’s handling of COVID-19 could be considered a genocide. Caller asks about Democrats focusing on crime during campaigns. Caller talks about artificial intelligence replacing jobs. Caller asks if Trump will flee to Russia to avoid prison. Caller wonders if capitalism is to blame for everything. Caller asks about the effects of working from home. Caller talks about how their life is improving. The Friday Feedback segment.

THURSDAY 03.23.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday March 23, 2023  

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

RADIO ECOSHOCK: Why Normal Is Never Coming Back (00:58:00)

Space physics expert Professor Thomas W. Murphy warns government and corporate plans are impossible. The growth game is OVER. We are never going back to normal. Post Carbon Institute Fellow and author of 14 books Richard Heinberg says The renewable energy transition is failing. Is he giving up? Should we give up? Dive into the deep end this week with Radio Ecoshock.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: If We Don’t Take on Bullies “Particularly Fascist Bullies” They Never Stop  (00:58:00)

Bullying has now become the trademark behavior of the GOP, the result of Donald Trumps entrance on the scene in 2015 when he successfully bullied and cowed every other GOP presidential candidate. And NEVER FORGET the Bush Cheney War Lies! Investigative journalist Greg Palast and Thom Hartmann follow the money behind the treason. Plus, Trumps niece, Dr. Mary L. Trump joins Thom to talk about what may happen if he refuses to be extradited to New York from Florida.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

NUCLEAR HOTSEAT: TRITIUM: Japan’s Radioactive Water Dump Lies, Tritium Truth w/Marine Biologist Tim Deere-Jones  (00:57:01)

Japan plans to dump 1.3 million tons of radioactive tritium-contaminated water from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean. Learn what tritium is, what it does, how it threatens life, health & safety, & international outcry against this plan.

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

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

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

WINGS #49-22 Reproductive Slavery From the 19th to the 21st Century (00:28:58)

Roberts delivered the 2023 Frances Tarlton ‘Sissy’ Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights, on the intersections between reproductive rights, criminalization of pregnancy, and the family policing/separation systems in the aftermath of the June 2022 Dobbs decision. She explored the histories of compelled births in the US dating back to Black women’s reproductive bondage during slavery, and the abolitionist frameworks that call for the dismantling of these targeted, oppressive structures for more compassionate and equitable reproductive rights and family support systems. Her talk was titled The Long Struggle to Abolish Reproductive Slavery. The talk is excerpted here. See credits for a link to the entire event.

http://www.wings.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/23/23 (00:56:04)

On the Show: We discuss how to actually tax the ultra-rich tax dodgers as Democratic Senators urge President Joe Biden to take action. Arkansas, under the leadership of Republican Governor Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, restricts school bathroom use by transgender people. Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is already falling in 2024 polling, potentially jeopardizing his not-yet-started 2024 campaign. Many Republicans are now calling for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to block Donald Trump’s potential extradition from Florida to New York, if he is arrested. Piers Morgan interviews Ron DeSantis, and it exposes the true dangers of a potential DeSantis presidency. Red states tend to have higher murder and gun crime rates than blue states do. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel admits she is quickly losing control of the 2024 Republican primary. Donald Trump begs his followers for money in a new video riddled with conspiracy theories. Donald Trump’s followers donated $1.5 million to Trump in 3 days in response to Trump’s arrest claims. Voicemail caller is really angry with David, and has figured out that David is not “a Christian.”

WEDNESDAY 03.22.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday March 22, 2023  

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Taryn Dwan (00:19:28)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features a conversation with Taryn Dwan, a triathlete, cancer survivor, and mother of three, about her treatment journey at VCU Health and more.

TED TALK: The Future Will Be Shaped by Optimists – Kevin Kelly (00:09:52)

“Every great and difficult thing has required a strong sense of optimism,” says editor and author Kevin Kelly, who believes that we have a moral obligation to be optimistic. Tracing humanity’s progress throughout history, he’s observed that a positive outlook helps us solve problems and empowers us to forge a path forward. In this illuminating talk, he shares three reasons for optimism during challenging times, explaining how it can help us become better ancestors and create the world we want to see for ourselves and future generation.

THIS WAY OUT #1825: Asians on Parade at World Pride Mardi Gras & more global LGBTQ news (00:28:59)

World Pride brings Asia to Sydney’s Mardi Gras; Florida’s anti-trans fever infects other U.S. states; Milan’s same-gender couples lose parental rights, an Iranian rights activist threatened with death makes bail, Minnesota’s Democratic Governor Tim Walz executive orders protections for the states trans citizens, and trailblazing New Zealand trans politician Georgina Beyer passes at 65. Those stories and more this week when you discover “This Way Out”: the world’s audio oasis for queer news and culture.

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Banking, Debt Slavery and Economic Hitman (00:58:00)

Thom analyzes the fallout from the banking crisis- are we watching temporary instability, or the start of a much bigger set of problems? Could this be the end of the ‘Everything Bubble’? Plus- Thom hangs out with John Perkins, author of the book ‘Confessions of an Economic Hit Man’ to get his take on all this.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: Dilbert Comic Creators Thoughts on Race Relations / CPAC- Republican Presidential Candidates (00:59:00)

The first part of today’s show deals with the comments made by the creator of the Dilbert comic strip who suggested that White people should get the hell away from Black people! We dig a bit deeper to find the source of his discontent and examine how that came to be. We also share some thoughts on how you can challenge this argumentative framework in your own life. The second part of the show is dedicated to educating you about the Republican nominees for the presidential race in 2024. We discuss some of their platforms, plans, and how they relate to each other. Our Way Black History Fact covers the MOVE bombing in Philadelphia in 1985.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 9 pt.2 (00:19:40)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

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

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

HOW MUCH MONEY IS ENOUGH? – The Story of the Mexican Fisherman (00:05:20)

This is one of my favorite stories. It’s about an American businessman and a Mexican fisherman. A lot of people want to make more money so they can live a better life. They tell themselves: “Once I make enough money, then I’ll go live the life I want.” But that’s a mistake. Living the life they want should be accomplished now, not later. They spend the majority of their lives working, but along the way, they often forget what they’re working for. They start to prioritize work and making more money without a reason, and that’s a problem. They just want to have more and more, with no apparent end goal. The Mexican Fisherman story is here to remind you to take a step back, and think about what you’re actually working for, and what you already have. Every so often, you should reflect on and reevaluate your priorities. There is more to life than just work and money after all. So how much is enough?

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: Curiosity & the Craving Mind, with Dr. Judson Brewer (00:28:00)

Curiosity as a way to break bad habits and disrupt addiction? Really? Yes, absolutely, says Dr. Jud Brewer, director of research at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center. This conversation is all about the thrilling intersection of brain imaging, mindfulness, meditation and curiosity in service of our health. Pretty cool stuff. “If you had to strip everything else away in terms of the utility of helping people change bad habits, I would keep curiosity as the last thing.” ~ Jud Brewer

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/22/23 (00:57:09)

On the Show: Matt Gertz, Senior Fellow at Media Matters, joins David to discuss the potential fallout from the Fox News Dominion lawsuit, the recent Trump vs DeSantis dynamics that have developed on Fox, and much more. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says that a Trump indictment would “blow up our country,” except protesters aren’t seeming too motivated at this time. The few protesters that show up outside of Trump Tower are protesting in favor of a Trump arrest rather than against it. Donald Trump is reportedly completely disconnected from reality, doesn’t understand the legal trouble he is in, and wants to be handcuffed if he is arrested. Donald Trump’s new hip-hop attorney, Drew Findling, appears on MSNBC and makes a fool of himself. Failed former President Donald Trump goes into full conspiracy mode about the “Deep State” in a dangerous new video. Urine drinking promoter Christopher Key is now offering a sticker that goes on one’s forehead to reduce pain. Asked about Donald Trump’s crime, Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy talks about Hillary Clinton. The Eggman leaves a voicemail considering whether Lauren Boebert being a grandmother at 36 years of age is actually beneficial to the right wing Christian movement.

TUESDAY 03.21.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Tuesday March 21, 2023

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY: Inspiring Interviews: Rachel, Surrendering All (00:30:08)

On this show we are learning what it takes to let go, give in, ask for help, and surrender all. I’m joined by Rachel, a strong woman in recovery who has fought hard to build a life she can be proud of. One of joy, honesty, responsibility, and power. She will tell you it wasn’t easy and there was a time she didn’t see a way out. To be sitting here today, sober, hopeful, employed, and reunited with her family was something she never dreamt possible. But she met a counselor, a spiritual guide, who told her she deserved that and so much more! If you are struggling with addiction or substance abuse or if you know someone who is, listen and pass this on. Even if substance abuse hasn’t reached you or your family, listen to a story of hope that may give you more than you bargain for.

COOL SOLUTIONS: An E-Bike Loaves to Fishes Story (00:28:00)

“When I read in 2020 that Colorado ran a pilot program to give away just 13 e-bikes, I scoffed. What difference could that possibly make? Now I have to eat my bike helmet.” – Wendy Ring, Cool Solutions Producer and Host. Turns out that mini-pilot laid the foundation for Denver’s wildly successful e-bike program by proving that e-bikes cut car trips and that low income folks do want to ride them. Denver’s program became the model for statewide programs in Colorado and around the country. And e, by the way, also stands for equity. The consistent emphasis on removing financial barriers for low income residents is building pressure to address unsafe street conditions in low income neighborhoods. 

https://www.cool-solutions.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: America has Ignored GOP Crimes to Seize the White House Long Enough (00:58:00)

It is time to put this crooked president in prison. Plus new study shows how culture war propelled Trump’s rise. Also how far will Trumpsters go to create chaos for Trump? Sunday was the 20th anniversary of the Bush air invasion of Iraq, and today is the 20th anniversary of the Bush ground invasion of Iraq.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: Caves Alive (00:58:00)

This time on The Children’s Hour, we’re joined by three cave biologists who are researching life underground. Dr. Diana Northup is a Visiting Associate Professor, Biology Professor Emerita, College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico, Jenny Hathaway is the biologist inside Dr. Northup’s laboratory, and Ryan Ozatalar is an undergraduate studying biology, graduating in Spring 2023. We will learn basic facts about caves, like how they are formed and where we can find them. Plus Dr. Northup and her team are on the cutting edge of biological discoveries inside caves. We find out about microbes and extremophiles which inhabit all caves, even ones with air that is toxic for humans.

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 9 pt.1 (00:24:34)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

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

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

GREEN STREET NEWS: Nature Out of Balance with Dr. Tim Wood (00:28:34)

On this edition of GSN, Patti and Doug speak with biologist and troubleshooter Dr. Tim Wood, about how things can get out of hand when the environment of tiny animals is changed. It’s the world of unintended consequences on Green Street News!

https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/21/23 (00:55:54)

On the Show: President Joe Biden quietly accomplishes many things as Donald Trump’s arrest looms. Donald Trump may be charged with racketeering and conspiracy in Georgia, as the New York arrest looms. A desperate and panicked Donald Trump releases a bizarre video at midnight. Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis tries to straddle Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels with a bizarre smear. Donald Trump goes homophobic, suggesting Ron Desantis might be gay in his latest attack. MAGA Trumpists and Right Side Broadcasting are brutally trolled at a terrible failed rally in support of Donald Trump in lower Manhattan by our friends The Good Liars. Donald Trump Jr is shot out of a cannon in his latest podcast in response to the Trump arrest rumors. Donald Trump Jr explodes on Ron DeSantis as the Republican civil war rapidly accelerates. Donald Trump has disastrous technical problems during a bizarre religious interview and call for prayer, and Trump blames the “radical left” for hacking his phone. Fox News host is unable to define woke, claiming it can be a “feeling” or a “sense.” Radical Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert recites a bizarre Christian prayer in the Capitol rotunda. Voicemail caller is notably agitated and expects a Trump dictatorship.

MONDAY 03.20.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday March 20, 2023

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE # 174: Money Available to Install Solar on your Home or Business (00:29:39)

Solar is already the cheapest form of energy available ” bar none. And the government, through a number of recent incentive programs, has just put it on sale. You almost cannot afford NOT to put solar on your home or business.

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station in a discussion of the various tax credits and grants that are now available to make solar even more affordable and will lead to an amazing energy transition.

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: How Austerity Paves the Way for Fascism (00:29:00)

This week, Professor Wolf interviews Prof. Clara Mattei on her new book Capital Order: How Economists Invented Austerity and Paved the Way to Fascism.

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: How the GOP Weaponized Hate (00:58:00)

Hate is the GOPs main political weapon. Can Americans stop the hate before it reaches its logical conclusion and the GOP pushes the final solution? Plus, Mehdi Hasan has the recipe to win every argument and turn your conservative friends into liberals. Also, Dean Obeidallah explains that Trumps words at CPAC are exactly what Fascists say when laying the groundwork for violence. 

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

RADIO ART HOUR: Lee Perry, Dieter Kovai, Kui Dong  (00:58:00)

Today tune in a pop song from Lee Perry, and radio art works from Dieter Kovai and Kui Dong. “Einmal Rckkopplung und retour,” or Once feedback and back, is a reflexive radio piece from Dieter Kovai originally broadcast on ORF in 2005, composed of a series of feedback-related compositions by Dieter Kovai. Interspersed with German-language question-and-answer segments between the artist and a distorted, computer-generated voice, Kovai considers the topic of feedback in broad strokes, from the invention of regenerative circuits in 1913 “an important milestone in the development of radio” to feedbacks use as a design principle by musicians like Jimi Hendrix. Particularly, Kovai muses on the history of positive feedback, a phenomenon that seven different inventors in the United States and Europe claimed to have discovered independently, resulting in a patent battle. The topic is close to the artists heart: Kovais grandfather had worked as an assistant for Alexander Meissner, an Austrian engineer who had observed the principle separate from its official originator Edwin Armstrong. Additionally, Kovai considers himself a conscientious copyright-objector, both appropriating copyrighted material in his music and encouraging his work to be shared freely, making his focus on the historical episode particularly rich. Between the dialogic interludes, the sonic matter of the piece is often harsh and repetitive, composed with a system utilizing a shortwave radio, an Internet streaming server, and patches on the visual programming language Max/MSP. The result manipulates appropriated collaged sound and digital feedback, at times resembling 1990s computer speaker interference or a poorly-grounded amplifier. – Introduced by Wave Farm Radio Art Fellow 2022-2023, Tyler Maxin. Then tune in “Flying Apples” by Kui Dong. An algorithmic composition that takes the listener into the colorful, playful, and fantastic realm of an unfinished childhood dream. Programmed in Small-talk language, using extremely nested patterns based on a repeated three-note motive, the work was completed on newly developed software operating on a Mac workstation at the Computer Center of Research in Music and Acoustic, Stanford University.

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 8 pt.2 (00:26:30)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

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

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

CREATING OUR PREFERRED FUTURE: First Half Part Three – Primer For Paradigm Shift (00:29:00)

A Primer For Paradigm Shift is a four part series. It is a how to for paradigm shift. The first half of Part 3 explains the term “human potential footprint.” It is the social counterpart to the term ecological footprint. The first half of Part 3 also compares aspects of the consumer culture and how that aspect might look in a preferred future. Such as food choices, suburbia, celebrity culture; kitchens and bathrooms; cars and much more. The primer affirms, we don’t need to wait for some rainbow future. We can create many aspects of a preferred future sooner rather than later starting in our own lives, by how we manage our own time and money. 

https://www.suburbanpermaculture.org/podcasts.html

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/20/23 (00:56:18)

On the Show: Failed former President Donald Trump says he will be arrested on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, and absolutely loses it in a string of unhinged ALL-CAPS posts on Truth Social. How will MAGA Trumpists react to Donald Trump’s arrest, if indeed it happens. Why do modern Republicans, including in particular MAGA Trumpists, love authoritarianism? George Soros becomes the perennial perpetrator once again, being simultaneously blamed for Donald Trump’s potentially upcoming arrest, as well as for Ron DeSantis’ possible presidential campaign. Will MAGA Trumpists riot if Donald Trump is indeed arrested? Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has completely lost the plot, talking about imaginary “post-birth abortions” at a lunatic right wing event in South Carolina. 2024 Republican Presidential hopeful Nikki Haley spits put a word salad at the Vision ’24 event in South Carolina as her campaign humiliatingly crumbles. Donald Trump’s newest lawyer, Joe Tacopina, gives a completely unhinged interview to Fox News’ Mark Levin as Trump’s arrest allegedly looms. Trump is fundraising off the possibility that he gets indicted this week. Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ conspiracy theory about Donald Trump’s potentially forthcoming address is a wild one. Voicemail caller doesn’t want to hear about the Spanish channel.

SUNDAY 03.19.23 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST 3/17/23 (00:58:00)

Encore: original air-date 3/8/2023. On today’s ‘BradCast’: Much of U.S. politics these days warrants more mockery and less outrage, but some areas warrant more concern than Americans may yet appreciate. House Republicans’ trumped-up ‘investigations’ are going very poorly, and have been quickly debunked by House Democrats. Mockery is effective in countering Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s silly, cherry-picked videos falsely portraying the January 6 Capitol Insurrection, which have been so ridiculous that even top elected Republicans and other Fox News hosts are pushing back. But a fascinating new study finds significant proportions of Americans, across the entire political spectrum, are increasingly supportive of authoritarianism and anti-democratic actions like crackdowns on political opponents and shutting down news organizations. Allegheny College political science professor TARAH WILLIAMS and ANDREW BLOESER, Director of the college’s Center for Political Participation, explain their surprising new research, the concept of ‘stealth democracy’, what it all means going forward, and actions that can help protect our democracy and strengthen democratic values in America.

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

EARTH RIOT RADIO: Take a Page from “The Fabulous Unknown 4 Dummies”  (00:29:00)

The first song in today’s Earth Riot asks, “What did they do to the great outdoors?”. The Fabulous Unknown would be a better description of the natural world than the great outdoors. The word “Great”” how can we decolonize that word and heal from there? Some people who have been called “Great” also seem to have The Fabulous Unknown of the natural world in them. Wangari Maathai, Muhammad Ali, Che Guevera, and all the unknown revolutionaries who gave their lives for our freedom create our beloved ecosystem. The Unknown has eyes we need to see through and ears that allow us to listen. That’s why both making love and making justice feel so good.

TURN ON THE NEWS: Bank On It (00:28:09)

“Turn On The News” is the weekly newscast from the fictional Radio Network, with parody radio coverage of the radio and its headlines. Now with computerized news readers, and fewer meddling reporters, plus aggregated reporting, and automated music. Tune in “Turn On The News” each week for the latest news, radio art, and more from our robot reporters, making sure you hear both sides — good and evil — every time you “Turn On The News.” This week: “Bank On It.” This week the banks are having trouble staying in business.

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

Best of ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN (00:59:30)

Segment One

We begin with Scott Braddock, dean of the Austin Press Corp about the venue shopping done by the anti-choice crowd as they are trying to eliminate the use of medical abortions. Then we shift to yet another republican governor taking over school districts. Just as DeSantis has done in FL, Abbott is now doing it in Texas by taking over the Houston school district. Houston is the most diverse school district in the nation. This takeover stops a DOJ review of the school board. The state will be replacing the school board, which is representative of the area, with his choices. Lastly we discuss Gov. Abbott’s campaign to convince Texas voters to approve the school voucher program he wants to set up.

Segment Two

We then speak with Bill Curry and Alex Sammon about the failure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and how this failure like so many before it, could have been avoided. Regulations exist the require reports, but apparently, regulators were ignoring the danger signs. We discuss Barney Frank’s role. We also discuss the problem with the Democratic party, which seems in thrall to its corporate donors.

BACKGROUND BRIEFING 3/19/23 (00:59:00)

What An Arrest Warrant For Putin Means and What it Will Achieve | Our Historical Memory Lapse on the 20th Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Iraq | A Conservative Scholar’s Critique of Tucker Carlson’s Pro-Russia Talking Points

https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal & the Sacred Work of Grief   (00:59:00)

Francis Weller is a psychotherapist and the author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow-Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief. Francis talks about the 5 gates of grief that we all experience during our lives and how to do the sacred work of embracing and integrating those experiences into our lives to find a sense of meaning and place in this wild and crazy world. 

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: Biden’s Big Cybersecurity Push (00:58:30)

President Biden is on a mission to improve the overall cyber defense of the USA! Here is what you need to know!! We explore that plus catch up on the tech and privacy news as well as the latest data breaches that affect your life! Don’t miss this episode!

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

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THE BRADCAST 3/16/23: It Depends on What Your Definition of ‘Freedom’ Is (00:58:00)

On today’s ‘BradCast’: It’s as if Republicans say one thing but do the exact opposite – – especially when it comes to freedom, the First Amendment, personal responsibility, parental rights, Big Government regulations, activist judges, etc. Wingnut children’s book author Bethany Mandel hilariously fails in the GOP’s silly and desperate Anti-‘Woke’ Chronicles. In the GOP’s Anti-Freedom Crusade, a Trump-appointed, far-right activist judge is legislating from the bench, on the verge of banning the FDA-approved abortion drug mifepristone on specious grounds. Gov. Ron DeSantis revoked the Hyatt Regency Miami’s liquor license in retaliation for hosting a drag show; parents in Florida are increasingly forced into having DeSantis’ Big Government co-parent with them. CNN reports that at least two dozen staffers at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago beach resort have been subpoenaed to testify to Special Counsel Jack Smith’s federal grand jury criminal probe into the former president’s ‘mishandling’ of classified documents. Stunning details emerge from the Atlanta Journal Constitution interview with five members of a special grand jury in Georgia probing Trump’s conspiracy to steal the 2020 election, with one declaring, ‘It’s gonna be massive.’ Plus Desi Doyen has our latest ‘Green News Report.’

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

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: The Real Purpose of the Fed’s Rates Hikes and Austerity (00:59:09)

It’s hardly just neutral, natural economics. There is method to the madness of austerity. And it’s not pretty. So says today’s guest economic professor Clara Mattei. The burden is not exactly shared. The unchecked power of the Federal Reserve claims its current, never ending rate hike strategy is about curbing inflation. It is not, according to our guest today, economics professor Clara Mattei. That we have become so used to it we don’t see what its really doing, that the sacrifice is hardly collective. It’s never about balancing the budget; it arose from the fear by the wealth holders of the economic disorder post-WWI. She argues that liberal international monetary policy then and now is about protecting the wealthy and paving the way for fascism. Listen in to learn about austerity’s dark intellectual origins and intent.

ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN 3/16/23 (00:58:00)

Part 1:

We speak with William Chittenden, of Texas State University about bank failures, (SVB) and what this means for consumers. SVB had creeping losses for several quarters, but was not forced to change their practices. It is important to note that many officers of the bank had overlapping relationships with other banks, and with regulators.

Part 2:

We speak with Barry Woods (PlugIn America) and Ingrid Malmgren about converting to renewables, particularly in the consumer energy markets. Utility companies have instituted various barrier to consumers: the utility demand charges are one way to discourage consumers from switching to renewables, among others. 

GROWING GREENER: Refugia Leads the Way (00:29:00)

Jeff Lorenz, founder of the acclaimed Refugia Design Build, explains why the pandemic was a boom time for a landscaper committed to native plants, and how his firms Ecological Greenway Network is transforming neighborhoods.

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

GOT SCIENCE?: Combatting Disinformation Danger (00:29:00)

Social media analyst Erin McAweeney pulls back the curtain on how disinformation spreads across Facebook and Twitter.

https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/combatting-disinformation-danger

THE BOPST SHOW: Cueing Deep Cuts (00:56:00)

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 program, you’ll hear the sounds of Haitian mizik rasin band RAM, the multi-cultural melting pot of the Tel Aviv-based quartet El Khat, and legendary Indian playback singer and musician Mohammed Rafi as well as New York punk group Bodega, the modern Brazilian Tropicália of João Selva and many others outside mainstream consciousness.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #471 (00:58:00)

In a lively and insightful roundtable discussion, Ralph hosts former Marine company commander, Matthew Hoh, who when not deployed also worked in the Pentagon and the State Department and independent and unembedded Iraq war correspondent, Dahr Jamail. They mark the twentieth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and discuss the consequences of that misbegotten and illegal war. Plus, we hear a clip from Ralphs and Patti Smiths antiwar concert tour conducted in 2005.

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 03.17.23 PROGRAM Notes


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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday March 17, 2023

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

FOOD SLEUTH RADIO: Jillian Fry Interview (00:28:00)

Did you know that the way in which issues are framed in the media influences how they are understood and acted upon? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Jillian Fry, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Towson University (MD), where she researches the intersection of public health, the food system, and environmental sustainability. Fry discusses her research paper, A Tale of Two Urgent Food System Challenges: Comparative Analysis of Approaches to Reduce High-Meat Diets and Wasted Food as Covered in U.S. Newspapers. She describes the differences in media framing of these two issues, which are critical in mitigating climate change.

Related website: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2022/10/02/journalists-are-making-the-same-mistake-with-food-that-they-made-with-climate-change-scientists-say/?sh=712a121c429

https://exchange.prx.org/series/32432-food-sleuth-radio

COUNTERSPIN: Cop City (00:28:00)

Kamau Franklin/Cop City

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Libertarian Utopia Isn’t Real (00:58:00)

Today- fascinating insights into the reason we can’t just de-regulate everything. Morris Pearl from the Patriotic Millionaires joins Thom, as does libertarian economist Charles Sauer for an illuminating discussion. What really was the cause of the recent spate of bank failures and how far might it go?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: Vote Solar + Ketamine Therapy (00:29:00)

This week on Sea Change Radio, we dig into the archives and hear first from Sachu Constantine, the Executive Director of Vote Solar, a policy advocacy organization committed to expanding access to affordable solar energy. Constantine provides an update on net metering legislation in California, gives us a glimpse into what’s happening in the community solar space, and looks at hurdles to solar that the Trump Administration mounted. Then, we speak with Oli Mittermeier, the CEO and Co-founder of CIT Clinics to get a glimpse of his company’s innovative approach to ketamine treatment for depression, bipolar, and PTSD.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS SHOW: Gaping Inequality, The American Nightmare for Workers: Abigail Disney (00:28:00)

Laura and guest, Abigail Disney, ask how long can corporations sustain the American Dream at the expense of their workers. Is the American Dream dead? While most Americans are earning less than their parents and economic mobility is on the decline, the median net worth of the top 10 billionaires in the world has nearly tripled over the last decade. Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of Roy Disney, one of the founders of Disney, discovered that some employees were earning one two-thousandth of the earnings of CEO Bob Iger. She wrote to Iger, testified in Congress and ultimately made a film, The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales. Abigail underscores the need to tax the top 1%, speaks out against corporate greed and calls out the policies and values that created such gaping inequality at Disney and across the business world. Abigail Disney is an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, and an activist. The film, co-directed with Kathleen Hughes is available for streaming now.

THE BOPST SHOW: Cueing Deep Cuts (00:56:00)

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 program, you’ll hear the sounds of Haitian mizik rasin band RAM, the multi-cultural melting pot of the Tel Aviv-based quartet El Khat, and legendary Indian playback singer and musician Mohammed Rafi as well as New York punk group Bodega, the modern Brazilian Tropicália of João Selva and many others outside mainstream consciousness.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/17/23 (00:57:49)

On the Show: Donald Trump is winning some, but losing other 2024 Republican primary polls, and we look at whether polling is accurate in March of the year before an election. Republicans are endorsing Ron DeSantis, who is not actually a declared 2024 candidate at this time. Donald Trump supporter, while speaking to Walter Masterson, says she is against critical race theory, instead preferring the teaching of black history in schools, a very confused claim to be making. Caller asks if it’s ever justifiable to want to live in an ethnostate. Caller asks if the Biden administration should do more to address the Adderall crisis. Caller asks why Tucker Carlson is so soft on Putin. Irish caller asks David how influential CPAC is on American politics. Caller says that Republicans are more tough on pedophiles than Democrats are. Caller praises Gavin Newsom’s rhetorical strategy. Caller proposes their conspiracy theory about David and Alex Jones. Caller mistakes David for Brian Tyler Cohen. Friday feedback!

On the Bonus Show: David updates the audience on the latest goings-on at the David Pakman Show.

THURSDAY 03.16.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday March 16, 2023  

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

RADIO ECOSHOCK: Coping in the Polycrisis: Homer-Dixon & Hendlin  (00:58:00)

Systems & security expert Thomas Homer-Dixon: situation update and battered hope. From Rotterdam, Dr. Yogi Hendlin, exploring the brains of fossil fuel lovers and apologists, as the house is on fire. Homer-Dixon is author of The Upside of Down and The Ingenuity Gap, Director of the Cascades Institute. He says these times of concurrent crises are the new normal. The future will be even stranger.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Give Birth or Die? (00:58:00)

Abortion could become a death penalty offense if the GOP gets their way. 21 South Carolina lawmakers are proposing a bill that would make abortion a death penalty offense in their state. Thom speaks with Shaunna Thomas, Co-founder and Executive Director of UltraViolet. Plus, is it time for transgender people to organize? Lawyer and radio host Ellie Krug, a transgender woman, joins Thom to emphasize the need for trans organizations to fight back against far right attacks on their community. Also, is the end of the war near? On the front line in Ukraine, a report from journalist Phil Ittner. 

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

NUCLEAR HOTSEAT: Radiation Standards Minimize Risk to Women, Girls + N. St. Louis Mourns Activist Mary Oscko (00:57:01)

Gender bias of radiation exposure levels revealed by biologist Mary Olson – it’s 2 to 10 times worse for women, little girls. Activists from campaign to clean up WWII radioactive waste in North St. Louis mourn Mary Oscko.

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 8 (00:26:35)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

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

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

WINGS #43-22: Vandana Shiva on Memory for Survival (00:28:59)

“Undoing the lessons of development is the first step – not creating another set of new rules that call themselves sustainable development.” Vandana Shiva’s prescient speech on the topic of Grassroots Strategies for Our Global Future was given to the Public Interest Economic Law Conference, in Eugene, Oregon, in 1990.

http://www.wings.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/16/23 (00:56:04)

On the Show: David Sirota, journalist, columnist, and founder of The Lever, joins David to discuss the media landscape, ethical funding of journalism, and much more. Attacks on free speech are rising dramatically, but their origins are the American right wing, despite claims that it is the left that is attacking free speech. Radical and repugnant Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene blurts out classified information during a public Congressional hearing. MyPillow CEO and Founder Mike Lindell announces that MyPillow is going broke. Failed former President Donald Trump panics, calls Stormy Daniels “Horseface” in the latest unhinged rant exposing his utter fear about being indicted. Lying Republican Congressman George Anthony Devolder Santos is accused of running a credit card skimming operation. Lying Republican Congressman George Anthony Devolder Santos brokered a $19 million yacht sale in the latest bizarre revelation about the beleaguered Congressman. Voicemail caller suffering from MAGA brain worms calls in.

WEDNESDAY 03.15.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday March 15, 2023  

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Kaitlin Pond (00:08:53)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features a conversation with Kaitlin Pond, physician assistant at Mary Washington Pediatrics, about her work, her recently published children’s book called The Art of Being a Heart, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or Instagram using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.

ART, MUSIC AND THE BRAIN – Daniel Levitin (00:21:51)

Daniel Levitin, professor of neuroscience at McGill University, describes the way that learning a musical instrument alters and strengthens key areas of the brain.

THIS WAY OUT #1824: Sydney World Pride Crosses Harbour Bridge & more global LGBTQ news (00:28:59)

Sydney World Pride parties on Oxford Street and bridges the Harbour; Uganda lawmakers consider criminalizing coming out, 24 Burundians face homosexuality charges, Israel’s top court recognizes queer couples’ Utah civil marriages, Japan’s opposition party pushes a marriage equality bill, Michigan adds LGBTQ people to its anti-bias laws, Alaskan queer protections are being melted, and Jon Stewart and RuPaul Charles skewer anti-drag bullies.

Those stories and more this week when you choose “This Way Out”: the world’s audio oasis for queer news and culture.

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Fighting for the Earth (00:58:00)

Have the recent spate of toxic train spills been the result of lax regulations championed by Trump? Also – can planting trees make a real impact on the climate crisis?

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 look into the roots of this segregation, challenge it, and identify ways race-relations could improve if this were ever remedied.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 7 (00:18:41)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

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

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

ALAN WATTS: The Power of Releasing Control (00:21:15)

In this Video Alan Watts explains how much freedom we an achieved once we learn to let go of controlling things and people. Interested in this video please follow the link below and thanks for your support.

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: Be Curious. Allow Your Heart & Your Mind to Open, with Amina Luqman-Dawson (00:28:00)

The well-deserved accolades pour in — Newberry Medal, Coretta Scott King Award, Cyblis Award, and more — but what caught my eye about Amina Luqman-Dawson’s wonderful book Freewater was her deft deployment of curiosity. Whether as a springboard for her own writing and research, as an invitation to her readers, or the force that enables her characters’ growth and literal freedom, curiosity is everywhere in this rich, evocative story of children escaping enslavement and finding their power. “Curiosity,” she says, “is a wonderful place to begin.”

https://lynnborton.com/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/15/23 (00:55:57)

On the Show: Alastair Smith, Professor of Politics at New York University and co-author of the book “The Dictator’s Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics,” joins David to discuss dictators, authoritarians, democracy, and much more. Get the book: https://amzn.to/3Z4i11T Republican author Bethany Mandel’s brain short-circuits when asked to define “woke” during an interview. Fox News host Brian Kilmeade brings up Donald Trump’s lunch with white supremacists during a recent segment on Fox. Donald Trump’s defense lawyer Joe Tacopina melts down during an MSNBC interview with Ari Melber, lunging at the hots to try to take some papers from him. Tudor Dixon, a failed 2022 Trump-endorsed Republican candidate, says she is struggling to properly flush her toilet. Failed former President Donald Trump demands that prosecutors target Barack Obama and Joe Biden in a newly-released video. A visibly scared Donald Trump demands cognitive tests for other politicians in a wacky new vide. Voicemail caller is encouraging David to sue over his inaccurate portrayal in a recent documentary about Malaysian Airlines flight 370.

TUESDAY 03.14.23 PROGRAM Notes 

Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Tuesday March 14, 2023

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: ChatGPT is an Authoritarian’s Best Friend half hour (00:28:52)

OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Googles Bard, and other Large Language Models (LLMs) have been all the rage for the past few months. However, one of its most deeply concerning aspects is that I got it to lie to me willfully. We discuss that and how these A.I.s are primed to drop a supercharger into the already avalanche of disinformation we are fighting. Don’t miss this episode!

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

COOL SOLUTIONS: Denver’s Super-Successful E-Bike Program (00:28:00)

“When I read in 2020 that Colorado ran a pilot program to give away just 13 e-bikes, I scoffed. What difference could that possibly make? Now I have to eat my bike helmet.” – Wendy Ring, Cool Solutions Producer and Host. Turns out that mini-pilot laid the foundation for Denver’s wildly successful e-bike program by proving that e-bikes cut car trips and that low income folks do want to ride them. Denver’s program became the model for statewide programs in Colorado and around the country. And e, by the way, also stands for equity. The consistent emphasis on removing financial barriers for low income residents is building pressure to address unsafe street conditions in low income neighborhoods. 

https://www.cool-solutions.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Accessing Health (00:58:00)

Kathryn Lewandowsky from Whole Washington and Monifa Bandele from Mom’s Rising join Tom for a critical discussion on access to healthcare in America.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: Epic Voice Guy (00:58:00)

This time on The Children’s Hour we are joined by the Epic Voice Guy himself, Jon Bailey. Maybe his name isn’t familiar but his voice has been heard in thousands of commercials, TV shows, video games, animations, toys, movies, and more. We’ll learn how he came to his career, and what it takes to become a voice actor no matter your age. Then we hear good news from the Extinction Diaries about a butterfly in the United Kingdom that’s making a recovery from extinction. Mixed with excellent music, much of which was performed by musicians who are themselves voice actors! This is an inspirational show that will have you laughing out loud with us!

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 7 (00:26:48)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

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

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

GREEN STREET NEWS: Meltdown! with Eric Epstein (00:28:29)

Stuff happens, Things go wrong. Even with careful planning and backup systems, inherently dangerous things remain dangerous. On this edition of Green Street News we look at how a valve that didn’t close properly almost cost us the state of Pennsylvania.

https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/14/23 (00:55:50)

On the Show: Republicans are blaming “wokeness” for the collapse of SVB bank. Our newest correspondent Malik Snaps interviews CPAC attendees, and it’s absolutely horrifying. Donald Trump opens his campaign with a speech supposedly about education in Davenport, Iowa which quickly goes completely off the rails. Attendees of Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign kickoff speech are interviewed, and it’s very disturbing. Fox News hots Brian Kilmeade plays catch with Ron DeSantis, continuing the glorification of the Florida Governor. Ron DeSantis tests the term “woke-ocracy” at his latest, low energy event. 2024 Republican Presidential candidate Nikki Haley is unable to explain her plan for raising the Social Security retirement age. Netflix documentary “MH370: The Plane That Disappeared” uses a clip of David to make him out to be a conspiracy theorist, rather than a debunker of conspiracy theories. Voicemail caller jokingly suggests that there is no way to avoid drag time story hour in the United States.

MONDAY 03.13.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday March 13, 2023

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE # 173: Reimagine Appalachia (00:29:15)

It seems that the Appalachian region is always in a state of recession. When times are good nationwide ” nothing seems to change in Appalachia. When the nation is struggling, Appalachia feels it first and longest. Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station are joined by Natalia Rudiak, special projects director at Reimagine Appalachia in a discussion of the challenges facing the Appalachian region of the Ohio River Valley and what can be done to create a vibrant and sustainable economy.

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE (00:29:00)

Social Security, Ohio Derailment, Puerto Rican Poverty: US Capitalism Provokes.

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Whoo Secretly Hates Donald Trump? (00:58:00)

Media studies professor Nolan Higdon joins guest-host Jefferson Smith to percolate on what we’ve learned about the lies of Fox News.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

RADIO ART HOUR: Sounds to Accompany Sokut (01:01:03)

Tune into “Sounds to Accompany Sokut,” an hour of experimental radio created by Iranian sound artists. Former Wave Farm Artist-in-residence, Milad Mozari, has organized this “Women, Life, Freedom” broadcast in solidarity with and support of Iranian women and girls who are courageously demonstrating peacefully for their fundamental human rights.

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

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 6 (00:36:23)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

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

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

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

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

https://archive.org/details/DontBeaS1947

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/12/23 (00:56:05)

On the Show: Dr. Anthony Fauci is asked during an interview about the calls to prosecute him, and he has no idea what he would be prosecuted for. Gun-toting neo-Nazis protest drag queens at a public park in Ohio. Virginia Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin holds a town hall event on CNN that goes really poorly. Florida Governors are required to resign to run for President, a law that may be changed to allow Ron DeSantis to run for President while being Governor. Fox News is helping Ron DeSantis promote the false idea of Florida as a “miracle.” Failed former President Donald Trump’s unhealthy obsession with Ron DeSantis is getting worse, with Trump now posting daily about DeSantis. Donald Trump absolutely melts down over the Stormy Daniels affair and the apparently impending indictments against him. Fox News host Mark Levin delivers a bizarre rant talking about how great Fox is amidst the worst scandal to hit Fox News in decades. Radical Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert seems to forget that Donald Trump was President in 2020 during a recent exchange with the Director of the US Office of Personnel Management Kiran Ahuja. Voicemail caller asks about David being in a popular Netflix documentary about flight MH370.

SUNDAY 03.12.23 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST 3/10/23 (00:58:00)

Encore: original air-date 2/22/2023. On today’s ‘BradCast’: In the first big round of special elections in 2023 around the U.S. on Tuesday, Democrats once again outperformed expectations with some stunning results for state legislative seats in New Hampshire, Virginia, and Kentucky. The primary election in Wisconsin may be the most critical, opening a chance for the state’s highest court to flip to progressives in the April 4 general election, with reproductive rights, gun safety, gerrymandering and critical voting rights on the line in advance of the 2024 Presidential election. Nuclear weapons policy analyst and historian STEPHEN SCHWARTZ unpacks the implications of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a unilateral suspension of participation in the New START treaty, the last remaining arms control treaty between the U.S. and Russia. Schwartz explains the history, context and current efficacy of US-Russia nuclear agreements, what the new ‘suspension’ means in practical terms, Putin’s use of nuclear weapons threats as a coercion tactic in his war in Ukraine, and more.

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

EARTH RIOT RADIO: Angela Davis Speaks of Beauty and Justice (00:29:00)

The surviving warrior, Angela Davis, speaks with young, gifted and black students in Toni Morrison’s hometown.

“I am no longer accepting things that I cannot change; I am changing things I cannot accept. I am everyday associated with a people who refuse to give up! Not only that – a people who have created in the process of the struggle – beauty!” — Beautiful Earth, Beautiful Earth, what do you have to say? Beautiful Earth Beautiful Earth, what do you need to hear?

TURN ON THE NEWS: We Lie, You Decide (00:28:00)

This week: “We Lie, You Decide.” This week the news channel is telling lie. “Turn On The News” is the weekly newscast from the fictional Radio Network, with parody radio coverage of the radio and its headlines. Now with computerized news readers, and fewer meddling reporters, plus aggregated reporting, and automated music. Tune in “Turn On The News” each week for the latest news, radio art, and more from our robot reporters, making sure you hear both sides — good and evil — every time you “Turn On The News.”

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

Best of ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN 3/11/23 (00:59:30)

Segment One

We begin the show with Mark Joseph Stern. Our conversation revolves around the recent vote on the new D.C. penal code. Biden has let down D.C. residents by refusing to veto the actions of the Senate. 31 Democrats joined the Republicans in voting FOR the Senate actions, which went against the D.C. Council, who had voted unanimously on two separate occasions for the new penal code. These actions only renew the calls for D.C. Statehood.

Segment Two

We speak with David McSwane, a reporter for Pro Publica about Health Care Ministries, and the convoluted financial network served to steal and hide millions of dollars in the form of providing religion based health care policies that never paid off. Specifically, we discuss Liberty Health Care, and the legal wrangling that continues.

SOJOURNER TRUTH: Women’s History in SNCC (00:57:32)

Today on Sojourner Truth we continue our Womens Month coverage with a special Friday round panel program devoted to the women who organized with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. The SNCC, or Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, was founded in 1960 in the wake of student-led sit-ins at segregated lunch counters across the South and became the major channel of student participation in the civil rights movement. SNCC played a large part in the Freedom Rides aimed at desegregating buses and in the marches organized by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the SCLC. SNCC also created Freedom Schools and played a key role in registering black voters throughout the south. SNCC played a leading role in the history and fabric of the US influencing movements around the world and the women of SNCC played a central role. Our guests for the hour are Martha Prescod-Noonan, who was a fundraiser and a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and worked with Bob Moses. She is one of the editors of a book we will also be discussing about SNCC women’s experiences in the movement, titled Hands On The Freedom Plow. We are also joined by civil rights icon and Professor Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, who was a member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in the South, as well as the head of friends of SNCC, and ally in the civil rights movement Helen Jacobson.

https://sotrueradio.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: Langston Kahn – Deep Liberation: Shamanic Teachings for Wholeness in a Culture of Trauma pt. 2 (00:59:01)

Langston Kahn is a shamanic practitioner and healer specializing in emotional clearing and radical transformation, and the author of Deep Liberation: Shamanic Teachings for Wholeness in a Culture of Trauma. This is the second half of our interview / conversation.

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: ChatGPT is an Authoritarian’s Best Friend (00:58:30)

OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Googles Bard, and other Large Language Models (LLMs) have been all the rage for the past few months. However, one of its most deeply concerning aspects is that I got it to lie to me willfully. We discuss that and how these A.I.s are primed to drop a supercharger into the already avalanche of disinformation we are fighting. Don’t miss this episode!

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

SATURDAY 03.11.23 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST 3/9/23: Peaceful Sightseeing at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and Other Deadly Lies (00:58:00)

On today’s ‘BradCast’: Russia committed new war crimes in launching a brutal, massive missile strike in a nationwide attack across Ukraine, claiming without evidence and with zero sense of irony that Ukrainians crossed its border to conduct an attack. On his Fox ‘News’ TV show, Sean Hannity aired a radio interview with Donald Trump in which he conspicuously edited out Trump’s declaration that he would let Russia ‘take over’ parts of Ukraine. The federal judge overseeing Dominion Voting System’s defamation lawsuit against Fox ‘News’ should grant summary judgment without going to trial because the evidence is incontrovertible and the law requires it, according to an attorney. New, previously unreleased videos of the violent January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol thoroughly debunk Fox ‘News’ host Tucker Carlson’s ridiculous attempts to gaslight Americans in downplaying the attackers as peaceful ‘sightseers’. An Arizona judge sanctioned election denier Mark Finchem over his ‘groundless lawsuit’ claiming he lost his 2022 election due to fraud. La Nina, the global weather pattern that temporarily increases Atlantic hurricane activity and worsens western drought, has finally ended. Late-breaking news suggests the Manhattan District Attorney may be on the verge of filing criminal charges against Donald Trump. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest ‘Green News Report.’ 

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

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: Time to Get Serious: How to Save Democracy (00:58:41)

There’s a science to the demise of democracy. On this show, Vanderbilt University political historian Eli Merritt talks about the new book he edited: How to Save Democracy; Inspiration and Advice from 95 World Leaders. It’s about the knowledge and tools gained from the first Summit for Democracy. There are threats and opportunities, each of us can do a little and it matters.

ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN 3/9/23 (00:00:00)

Part 1:

We talk with Anders Croy, Communications Director, Florida Watch.

We discuss the State of the State for Florida, as per Gov. DeSantis. He did not mention the cost crisis in Florida at all: affordability of housing, energy bills rising, property insurance costs skyrocketing. Corporate influence in Florida is high: 1% of the corporations pay a corporate income tac. Minimum wage laws are being undermined. Permitless and open carry is being proposed.

Part 2:

We talk with Josephine Lee, the Texas Observer 2023 David McHam Investigative Reporting Fellow.

We discuss Gov. Abbott’s (Tx) proposal to deny schooling to undocumented children. This would run counter to the 14th Amendment, and will likely end up in the Supreme Court. In practice, this will make local school officials enforcers of immigration laws. We also discuss the “children’s crusade” by Turning Point USA, which indoctrinates children as early as grade school about ‘good guns’, and how ‘guns are groovy’.

GROWING GREENER: A New Classic (00:00:00)

Nebraskan Benjamin Vogt, a leader in nature-based gardening, has just published Prairie Up, a book that is sure to become a go-to tool for those designing and installing landscapes rooted in our native grassland flora. With its many insights how the dynamics of native plants will shape a native landscape, Prairie Up offers invaluable lessons to nature-based gardeners everywhere.

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

TUC RADIO: Feminist Theology and Women in the Muslim World pt. 1 (00:28:58)

Dr. Riffat Hassan is a Muslim theologian from Pakistan who opposes the Islamic view of the inferiority of women. She says that since anti women legislation and custom are enacted in the name of theology, it is necessary to study the Koran and investigate the source. This required courage since challenging traditional interpretation of the Koran can be a capital offense. On the other hand, we are all familiar with the claim that Islam has given women more rights than any other religious tradition. And Riffat Hassan decided to deal with that contradiction.

https://tucradio.org/

THE BOPST SHOW: The Wayward Wind (00:55:19)

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. This week’s show features the homespun Americana of legendary American musician and producer SPOT, Zimbabwean vocal group the Family Singers, the Jamaican harmonies of Well Pleased and Satisfied as well as songs by Pakistani singer Iqbal Singh, French electronic duo Acid Arab and many others outside mainstream consciousness.
podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #470 (00:58:00)

In a jam-packed program full of abundant insight, Ralph first welcomes back Dar Jamail to discuss his work We Are the Middle of Forever: Indigenous Voices from Turtle Island on the Changing Earth about what we can learn from indigenous people who have survived incredible disruptions to the climate to their families and to their way of life. Then Karen Friedman from the Pension Rights Center gives us an update on how they are fighting to save our hard-earned money. And finally, Cal Berkeley grad students, Sandra Oseguera and Jesus Gutierrez explain the university’s inverted priorities as it spends millions of dollars on football coache’s salaries and real estate while shutting down campus libraries.

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 03.10.23 PROGRAM Notes


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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday March 10, 2023

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

JUST SOLUTIONS: Teaching Black History to White People (00:29:00)

This episode first aired in December 2021. The teaching of race and history in public schools has become the latest culture war in the US. Republican-controlled state legislatures have led the charge, and multiple states have passed legislation banning the teaching of critical race theory, and many additional states have introduced or plan to introduce similar bans. Leonard N. Moore, the George Littlefield Professor of American History at UT Austin, asks why is the teaching of Black history so controversial? In his latest book Teaching Black History to White People, Dr. Moore says every white person in America should be required to take a Black history class in either high school or college. He joins us today to talk about his own experience of 25 years teaching Black history.

COUNTERSPIN: Makani Themba on Jackson Crisis (00:28:00)

Media are certainly following the story of the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio—giving us a chance to see how floods of reporters can get out there and print a lot of words about a thing…and still not ask the deepest questions and demand the meaningful answers that might move us past outrage and sorrow to actual change. Are there not forces meant to protect people from this sort of harm? Is it awkward for reporters to interrogate the powerful on these questions? Yes! But if they aren’t doing it, why do they have a constitutional amendment dedicated to protecting their right to do it?

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Building Benevolence (00:58:00)

Guest host Jefferson Smith leads a deep conversation on what Democrats and Progressives can do to make life better for us all. Plus – polling analyst Grace Adcox shares her insights into how Democratic priorities are seen by the majority of Americans.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: What the Right Gets Wrong on Race (00:29:00)

If you tend to get annoyed when you hear pundits criticize politicians for politicizing an inherently political issue, then this week’s show may be right up your alley. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to John Stoehr, frequent guest of the show and editor of independent news outlet, The Editorial Board as we examine some of his recent thought-provoking pieces on race, equity and inclusion. We delve into the political nature of depoliticizing the fight for racial equity, look at the Rights obsession with woke-ism and what it really means, and talk about some of the people who have been publicly shunned and commercially shut-down lately, from Roald Dahl to Scott Adams, and what this says about free speech and the marketplace.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS SHOW: The Anti-Trans Hate Machine: Resistance, Money & the Struggle for Trans Rights  (00:28:00)

2022 will go down in history for the number of anti-trans bills introduced into state legislatures. Over 300 bills banning books, medical treatment, even access to the bathroom, have been introduced so far. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court seems poised to overturn Roe vs. Wade, allowing states to ban abortion (note: interview was recorded Spring 2022). As extremists crank up the volume on hate ” trans people, especially trans women of color, are facing an onslaught of violence. Today’s guest, Imara Jones, has been featured on the cover of Time Magazine and POLITICOs 2021 Recast Power List. She’s the producer of a podcast mini-series called The Anti-Trans Hate Machine: A Plot Against Equality and the creator of TransLash Media, a cross-platform journalism, personal storytelling, and narrative project, which seeks to shift the culture, create empathy and save trans lives. In this episode, Laura asks her what impacts these restrictions and increased control have on all of us.

THE BOPST SHOW: The Wayward Wind (00:55:19)

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. This week’s show features the homespun Americana of legendary American musician and producer SPOT, Zimbabwean vocal group the Family Singers, the Jamaican harmonies of Well Pleased and Satisfied as well as songs by Pakistani singer Iqbal Singh, French electronic duo Acid Arab and many others outside mainstream consciousness.
podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/10/23 (00:00:00)

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THURSDAY 03.09.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday March 9, 2023  

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS

RADIO ECOSHOCK: 60 Climate Feedbacks & A Better Catastrophe (00:58:00)

The latest and best overview of climate feedbacks is out. UK scientist Tim Lenton reports possible futures. From New York, author and activist Andrew Boyd on his new book “I Want A Better Catastrophe”.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Is Donald Trump Still Relevant to “True” Conservatives? (00:58:00)

In for Thom today, guest host Jefferson Smith of the Democracy Nerd podcast asks, what do you want to get a fresh start on? Despite Republicans cooling on him, CPAC is still the Trump show. Dueling CPAC and Club for Growth events highlight the divide within the GOP ahead of 2024. Mike Pompeo says that any conservative president would do better than Trump. Plus, they knew it was a lie: The behind-the-scenes happenings at Fox News while the network pushed false claims about Dominion Voting Systems.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

NUCLEAR HOTSEAT: SPECIAL – Fukushima at 12: Voices from Japan – On the Ground w/Beverly Findlay Kaneko (00:57:01)

Fukushima at 12 – Voices from Japan – Nuclear Hotseat’s annual SPECIAL: An on-the-ground report on nuclear disaster’s impact on lives from government lies, propaganda, and politics with journalist Beverly Findlay-Kaneko.

https://nuclearhotseat.com/podcast/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 5 (00:23:18)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

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

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

WINGS #47-22 Kenya Girls’ Safety (00:28:53)

In the Junda area of Coastal Kenya, young girls from the Mijikenda community play drums and sing traditional songs. Fadhila Juma, 21, is the confidante of many teenage girls in her area, and accompanies those who report violations to the local administration. They may be facing forced early marriages, teenage pregnancies, gender based violence and coerced child prostitution. Fadhila is a member of SHE LEADS program. Peggy Namadi Masika is a grassroots leader and child rights advocate and the Coast Regional Coordinator for Kenya Alliance for Advancement of Children. She describes a SHE LEADS meeting in which girls from Junda talk with organizers and politicians, who tell their own GBV stories. Diana also travels to meet Nailah Abdallah, founder and executive director of Sisters for Justice, Kisauni municipality. Nailah tells how covid has worsened gender based violence, and how community breakdown and poverty led girls to help their boyfriends rob men. She says fear of being killed is reducing such crime, but what is really needed are jobs to keep youth busy and earning, and public amenities like parks where they can have safe recreation. Esther Ingolo is a former radio journalist in Kenya, now she is the director for gender and social services at Mombasa County. She tells among other things about providing psychological services for girls who have suffered gender-based violence, and also for their traumatized families.

http://www.wings.org/

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.

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/9/23 (00:55:43)

On the Show: Florida Republicans have now proposed a 6-week abortion ban which is almost an impossible standard. Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’ absolutely unhinged “State of the State” address. Fox News propagandist Tucker Carlson’s texts are leaked as part of the Dominion lawsuit, and he admits to “passionately” hating Donald Trump. Even more Tucker Carlson lies are brutally exposed by the recently leaked text messages. Leaked Fox News texts reveal that Fox Host Maria Bartiromo and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon are genuinely out of their minds. A new report reveals that Donald Trump is seriously considering Kari Lake to be his Vice President. Kari Lake’s latest story about being offered a bribe to leave politics is fleshed out during an interview with Charlie Kirk. Donald Trump easily wins the 2023 CPAC straw poll, putting him ahead of Ron DeSantis by 42 points. Donald Trump reportedly is spending much of the day coming up with nicknames for Ron DeSantis. Republican voicemail caller says he likes the David Pakman Show and has changed his mind about some things as a result of listening daily.

WEDNESDAY 03.08.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday March 8, 2023  

https://www.democracynow.org/

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Ariel Hill-Thomas (00:14:31)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Ariel Hill-Thomas, a Clinical Research Coordinator with the VCU School of Nursing, for a conversation about the Mindful Moms research study, a multi-year program to support the mental health and well-being among women in the second trimester of pregnancy through the offering of virtual yoga and educational programming.

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

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

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

THIS WAY OUT #1823: Sydneys World Pride Mardi Gras Parade & global LGBTQ news (00:28:59)

Mardi Gras and World Pride Parade in Sydney; Panama’s top court rejects marriage equality, Japan’s Prime Minister sees no injustice in inequality, Chinese students fight for Pride flag distribution, Mississippi and Tennessee become the latest U.S. states to stop gender-affirming care for trans young people and Tennessee bans drag shows, while Mixed Martial Arts fighters promise protection for a revived West Virginia drag brunch.

All that and more this week when you find “This Way Out”: the world’s audio oasis for queer news and culture.

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: The Final Stage of Reaganism (00:58:00)

America’s shrunken middle class is at the mercy of powerfully wealthy corporations and billionaires, while wages and working conditions worsen. Can we turn the tide against Reagan’s policies that have brought us to this point?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: The National Museum of African American History and Culture (00:59:00)

The first and second halves of today’s show are a recap of our recent visit to Washington D.C. to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. In short, it was incredible! Also, discussed is our visit to Norfolk State University, and a spotlight of Benjamin Banneker on our Way Black History Fact!

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 3 (00:32:23)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

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

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

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: The Cost of Curiosity, with Seeta Sistla  (00:28:00)

When I read environmental sciences professor Seeta Sistla’s confrontation to the systemic costs of curiosity — a list that is as thought-provoking as it is long — I sent myself on a journey through challenged assumptions and weighted values. This was, I imagine, exactly the effect she was hoping for. She rattled my cage, shook up my complacent self, and got me questioning my own experiments and their unintended costs and consequences. “The more you understand a system, or a set of interlocking systems, the more curious you are about how they respond and behave to change. ~ Seeta Sistla

https://lynnborton.com/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/8/23 (00:55:24)

On the Show: Florida Republicans have now proposed a 6-week abortion ban which is almost an impossible standard. Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’ absolutely unhinged “State of the State” address. Fox News propagandist Tucker Carlson’s texts are leaked as part of the Dominion lawsuit, and he admits to “passionately” hating Donald Trump. Even more Tucker Carlson lies are brutally exposed by the recently leaked text messages. Leaked Fox News texts reveal that Fox Host Maria Bartiromo and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon are genuinely out of their minds. A new report reveals that Donald Trump is seriously considering Kari Lake to be his Vice President. Kari Lake’s latest story about being offered a bribe to leave politics is fleshed out during an interview with Charlie Kirk. Donald Trump easily wins the 2023 CPAC straw poll, putting him ahead of Ron DeSantis by 42 points. Donald Trump reportedly is spending much of the day coming up with nicknames for Ron DeSantis. Republican voicemail caller says he likes the David Pakman Show and has changed his mind about some things as a result of listening daily.

TUESDAY 03.07.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Tuesday March 7, 2023

https://www.democracynow.org/

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY: Why Your Words Matter (00:30:26)

On this showwe are going to be curious, mindful, and impeccable as we uncover and embrace, why your words matter. So many times we deliver a word never knowing the impact, where it goes, how it lands, and what takes root. Other times, our words never make it to the surface but are cut off by our brains controlling intervention prompted by doubt or fear. On this journey of self-discovery, its important to dig in and learn as much as we can about ourselves, what makes us tick, and what can we do to maximize our impact. You have some real power here, the power of the tongue. Lets not wield it lightly. 
https://encouragementology.com/

COOL SOLUTIONS: Throwing Shade (00:28:00)

With growing conflicts over solar development on farm land, dual use may provide middle ground and enough income to help small farmers keep farming. That’s how Byron Kominek found himself putting a solar garden on one of his hay fields and hosting teams of agrivoltaic researchers. Colorado farmers Byron Kominek and Liza McConnell and Jordan Macknick, head of agrivoltaic research at the National Renewable Energy Lab, are finding showing some crops in solar arrays grow better and use less water.    

https://www.cool-solutions.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: What Will Happen To Everyone Who is Not White, Straight, & Male If We Don’t Speak Out? (00:58:00)

Fascists always start by declaring themselves the victims of others. Victimhood is essential to the fascist worldview; its at its core. Also, how the Murdaugh trial shows off privilege in America. Pregnant refugee women are on the run in the US. Russia appears to have a plan to attract 7 million conservatives – Does it appear to be working? Jim Crow is alive and well in Mississippi. It looks like the WI supreme court is using antisemitism to win. Leaked audio is showing a very ugly side of rail management.  

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: Justin Roberts (00:58:00)

This time on The Children’s Hour, we’re joined by 5 time Grammy nominee, 9 time Parents Choice Gold winner, the legendary children’s musician, Justin Roberts. The Kids Crew chat with him about his music, influences, and musical habits. Justin Roberts is also an author, and his book The Smallest Girl In the Smallest Grade is a featured Global Read Aloud book. Then, in honor of Women’s History Month, The Children’s Hour is partnering with Rebel Girls to bring stories of amazing girls and women in history. Today we learn about the superstar drummer, Nandi Bushell from South Africa. At 12 years old, Nandi has taken the rock world by storm. Check out her epic drum battle with David Grohl from the Foofighters. Justin Roberts was our guest deejay, and selected most of our music this week. Join us for a rocking Children’s Hour! Produced and recorded online and at the Sunspot Solar Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Katie Stone.

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 3 (00:32:23)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

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

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

GREEN STREET NEWS: Toxic Deregulation with Schuyler Mitchell  (00:28:12)

The toxic chemical rail spill in East Palestine Ohio was the inevitable result of changes in regulations for both rail transportation and chemical manufacturing. This week on Green Street News, reporter Schuyler Mitchell will tell about her investigation and how powerful lobbies and deregulation have put all of our lives at risk.  https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/7/23 (00:55:47)

On the Show: Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff joins David to discuss his 2024 Senate candidacy, his reaction to Donald Trump calling him watermelon head, the future of college education, and much more. Exploring the possibility that CNN become the new Fox News in 2024. Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis wants bloggers to have to “register” with the state, a horrifying and dystopian proposal. After the blowback over his call to “eradicate” transgenderism, right wing extremist Michael Knowles pretends words have no meaning. Failed Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is confronted by previous David Pakman Show guest Tim Miller, and she reacts by lying and making fun of his clothing. Donald Trump obsessively attacks Ron DeSantis daily despite DeSantis not actually being a candidate against Trump at this time. Republican Congressman Ronny Jackson, also Donald Trump’s former doctor, uses Joe Biden’s recent skin cancer to attack him. Voicemail caller asks about the origins of “mayonnaise” brains.

MONDAY 03.06.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday March 6, 2023

https://www.democracynow.org/

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE # 172: End of the Age of Fossil Fuels (00:29:20)

We are living through transformative times. Not since the Industrial Revolution has the energy system that powers our society changed in such profound ways. But we are too close to it to see it clearly. Over the next three years, wind and solar will make up 90% of all new energy sources. Coal is dead. Nuclear is dead. Natural gas is dying.

Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station in a discussion of the enormous changes that are going on around us and how it is the end of the world as we know it… and thank God!

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: Establishment Media and Russia with Aaron Mate (00:29:00)

In this week’s show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on dying empires and climate crisis; mass shootings; fast-food mega-corps fund referendum to slow California plan to raise fast food worker’s wages and working conditions, and why the debt ceiling debate in Congress is a phony GOP-Dem political theater. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Aaron Mate, independent US media critic with special expertise on Russia.

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Learning to Love Inequality (00:58:00)

Historian Naomi Oreskes shares what she’s discovered writing her book “The Big Myth: How American Business Taught Us to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market.”

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

RADIO ART HOUR: Tyler Maxin, Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor (00:58:00)

This week, tune in a new radio work from Tyler Maxin, and an older piece from Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor. First, as a 2023 Wave Farm Radio Art Fellow, Maxin was commissioned to create a radio work, and he made, “Untitled (the melody was pursy as it tore into this heart of mine).” Here, that work is featured, along with an interview about it by radio artist Gregory Whitehead. Then tune in “Big Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women, a work from 1993 by Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor Based on the powerful one-woman performance Jones toured in 1991-92. The story follows the real-life adventures and misadventures of an artist hired by the California Arts Council to teach “aerobics” in San Francisco’s city jail. While teaching there she meets and hears the horrifying, dangerous, and sometimes profoundly touching stories of the incarcerated women. Jones’ portrayal is an intense and moving tour-de-force. It was commissioned by New American Radio.

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

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 2 pt.2 (00:23:20)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

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

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

CREATING OUR PREFERRED FUTURE (00:29:00)

A Primer For Paradigm Shift is a four part series. It is a how to for paradigm shift. The second half of part 3 takes a look at real life examples of paradigm shift. These are projects and initiatives that give us an idea of what a preferred future might look like – a society that lives within the boundaries of the natural world, strives to bring out the best in positive human potential and is served by an honest economic system. Specific examples include transforming a suburban property, eco villages, youth, investing, neighborhoods and a lot more. The primer affirms, we don’t need to wait for some rainbow future. We can create many aspects of a preferred future sooner than later starting in our own lives, by how we manage our own time and money. 

https://www.suburbanpermaculture.org/podcasts.html

DAVID PAKMAN 3/6/23 (00:00:00)

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SUNDAY 03.05.23 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST 3/3/23: Angelo Carusone of Media Matters on Fox ‘News’ legal trouble (00:58:00)

Encore: original airdate 2/21/2023. On today’s ‘BradCast’: There may be soon be some real accountability for the liars and scoundrels and fake news con-artists on the Right. The forewoman for the Fulton County special grand jury investigating Donald Trump’s attempts to steal the 2020 election in Georgia cryptically suggested that the multiple people they recommended to District Attorney Fani Willis for indictment will not shock anyone. Republican disinformation artist James O’Keefe, who built his reputation on deceptively edited videos, has been forced to resign from Project Veritas, his own ironically-named fake news and entrapment organization, over allegations of ‘financial malfeasance’ and more. ANGELO CARUSONE, President and CEO of media watchdog Media Matters for America, explains the latest revelations from Dominion Voting’s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox ‘News’ that exposed how the network’s executives, hosts and guests knowingly and repeatedly lied to their audience to promote bogus allegations of election fraud following the 2020 Presidential election. Carusone explains why the latest revelations are different from the lies that Fox has been caught telling in the past, the potential impacts on Fox operations, and discusses broader implications for corporate media. Plus Desi Doyen has our 14th anniversary ‘Green News Report’.

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

EARTH RIOT RADIO (00:29:00)

If I had an indigenous imagination (maybe even a little part of mind) and I was dedicated to defending the Earth, but I was exposed 8 hours a day to TikTok, would my activism survive? Would I be able to focus on the toxicity in the investments of fossil banks, and dramatize this crime? Environmentalism was at once based on eloquent essays. Ecological conscience was grounded in research, impactful data and graphics. But now most of the public doesn’t notice such things. Now we are addicted to the little screen. We are “liking” the changes in the faces of Colbert and Gaga and celebrities judging America’s Got Talent. We are “liking” someone wearing a costume that makes him look like a green bush. He is disguised, standing still in this perfect likeness of shrubbery, and he suddenly jumps in the path of a pretty woman. The surprised passerby screams and falls to her knees. This is hilarious. The bush helps her to her feet and she is trying to smile. Where does such a communicating style put our activism?

TURN ON THE NEWS (00:28:07)

“Turn On The News” is the weekly newscast from the fictional Radio Network, with parody radio coverage of the radio and its headlines. Now with computerized news readers, and fewer meddling reporters, plus aggregated reporting, and automated music. Tune in “Turn On The News” each week for the latest news, radio art, and more from our robot reporters, making sure you hear both sides — good and evil — every time you “Turn On The News.” It is often a mash-up of the week’s news, and sometimes a radio news fantasy with song parodies and covers similar to “Dr. Demento” and comedy skits and more.

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

Best of ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN (00:00:00)

Segment One

We begin the show with Scott Braddock of the Quorum Report. We discuss the upcoming Reagan Day Dinners coming to Texas, which are sold out, and are a closed event. Trump will not attend, but DeSantis will. We then discuss the school voucher issue for Texas. Abbott has supported them, under other names. Lt Gov also supports them, though they are not popular with rural Texans.

Segment Two

The second part of our show begins with Bill Curry and Stephen Pimpare about the train derailment in East Palestine. The train was 1.8 miles long, with only 3 people on board. Train cars were labeled with plastic labels that identified contents. Although those burned off immediately when the crashed cars were burned. No one noted that chemical reactions during the fire would have produced new, highly toxic gases. There appears to be no accountability for this event. Additionally we go to Florida, where lawmakers want to be able to sue media for ‘defamation’ if what is reported is not complimentary.

SOJOURNER TRUTH: Women’s History  (00:55:16)

Today on Sojourner Truth we kick off women’s herstory month with an all female round panel discussion focusing on women’s work and contributions as caregivers and their central role in movements towards bringing visibility to the labor of women that has been undervalued for centuries. Women and girls spend about 12.5 billion hours every day on unpaid care and domestic work. If we were to monetize this for women aged 15 and older, it adds up to $10.8 trillion a year – three times the size of the worlds tech industry. Unpaid work is essential for households and economies to function globally, yet it continues to be valued less than paid work. In 2023, women in the labor force continue to earn less than their male colleagues across the board. Our panelists are Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program and regular contributor to Americas Updater, Foreign Policy in Focus, CounterPunch and several Spanish-language publications, and, Jackie Goldberg, governing school board member for the Los Angeles Unified School District joining host Margaret Prescod for the hour to weigh in on these issues and lift up women in herstory that have inspired their work including: Ida B Wells, Sojourner Truth, Emma Goldman and Marge Percy.

https://sotrueradio.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: Langston Kahn – Deep Liberation: Shamanic Teachings for Wholeness in a Culture of Trauma pt. 1 (00:59:01)

Langston Kahn is a shamanic practitioner and healer specializing in emotional clearing and radical transformation, and the author of Deep Liberation: Shamanic Teachings for Wholeness in a Culture of Trauma. This is the first half of our interview / conversation. The second half will be available next week.

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW (00:58:30)

OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google’s Bard, and other Large Language Models (LLMs) have been all the rage for the past few months. However, one of its most deeply concerning aspects is that I got it to lie to me willfully. We discuss that and how these A.I.s are primed to drop a supercharger into the already avalanche of disinformation we are fighting. Don’t miss this episode!

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

SATURDAY 03.04.23 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST 3/2/23 (00:58:00)

On today’s ‘BradCast’: We rarely spend time reporting on phony rightwing ‘culture war’ BS because it is weaponized nonsense designed to keep their viewers angry. For years, corporate media and Democrats have taken the bait, amplifying the nonsense every time they respond to the Right’s ginned-up, manufactured outrages. For example, one might think the nation is bitterly divided in the ‘culture war’ over abortion rights, but a new poll confirms that the vast majority of Americans in every single state support reproductive rights. We debunk Republicans’ new fake culture war outrage attacking a mundane, decades-old investment framework known as ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance), in which corporations and investment managers consider factors like the environment when making business decisions. Also today: Arizona’s Democratic Attorney General Kris Mays has released a report hidden by her predecessor, Republican AG Mark Brnovich, that found no evidence the 2020 election was rigged or stolen in Arizona. Although the probe was completed in March 2022, Brnovich lied about its conclusions while he was campaigning for a U.S. Senate seat, so the state’s new Democratic Governor Hobbs has filed a complaint against Brnovich with the state bar association for possible sanctions. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest ‘Green News Report.’ https://bradblog.com/?cat=675

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: 20 Years After Iraq Protests: They Actually Worked (00:58:15)

Think protests are useless? Think again. Despite current assumptions, protests can win even as they appear to lose. So says Notre Dame professor emeritus David Cortright in his new essay in The Nation. On this show, we show how there are two superpowers on the planet: The US and world public opinion. Protest can and does matter.

ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN 3/2/23 (00:58:00)

Part 1:

We talk with Perla Trevize, who is a reporter who specializes in Texas politics. We discuss the gun violence prevalent, and how Texas has not enacted any legislation to stop mass shootings (in last 10 years, 19 mass shootings) . We discuss how the Texas legislature works, and why this is the status of any legislation in Texas.

Part 2:

We talk with Adam Finkel about the state of health care in the US. This is particularly applicable to the Norfolk Southern train disaster, and any subsequent problems that responders and residents will have as a result.

GROWING GREENER: What’s New in the Vegetable Garden? (00:29:00)

A quest for regionally adapted tomatoes takes us to plant breeder Dr. James Myers who is transforming familiar vegetables to suit the farms and gardens of tomorrow.

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

GOT SCIENCE?: Trial by Fire (00:28:30)

Forest firefighter and conservation biologist Jon Trapp talks about analyzing wildfires, close calls with endangered wolves, and the urgency of global warming.

https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/trial-fire

THE BOPST SHOW: “Theater of My Mind” (00:54:41)

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 program, you’ll hear music by Algerian artist and activist Rachid Taha, the primitive early rockabilly of Darryl Vincent, legendary Jamaican vibraphonist Lennie Hibbert as well as the otherworldly sounds of Riam Daranoi, Girls at Our Best and many others outside mainstream consciousness.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #469 (00:58:00)

Ralph welcomes William Kleinnecht, author of States of Neglect: How Red-State Leaders Have Failed Their Citizens and Undermined America about how red state governors and legislatures fight culture wars while starving education and health care, empowering polluters, engaging in voter suppression, and neglecting their citizens well-being in the interest of cutting taxes for their wealthy donors. Plus, Oliver Hall, founder of the Center for Competitive Democracy tells us all about how ordinary people can use an extremely underused legal forum, Small Claims Court.

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 03.03.23 PROGRAM Notes

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday March 3, 2023

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

JUST SOLUTIONS: Can We Fix Homelessness? (00:29:00)

Major cities spend millions of dollars every year on homelessness but the problems do not seem to be getting any better. Are the problems associated with homelessness solvable? What can we do as a society? What should we do?

COUNTERSPIN: Ellen Schrecker on the New McCarthyism (00:28:00)

This week on CounterSpin: If you care about free expression, and freedom generally, there is much to talk about right now. It is good to anchor ourselves in that conversation when we talk about books being banned and efforts to erase entire concepts, and then folks trying to inoculate themselves by saying they weren’t even talking about those concepts, until they learn that actually running away from those ideas doesn’t make you safe. These are not entirely new conversations or struggles. But our past has not been fully grappled with or understood, and that has everything to do with what’s happening now and how we can address it. History is alive and active, and you are a part of it.

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: In Praise of Inefficiency: Should We Serve the Economy or Should It Serve Us? (00:58:00)

It’s become a virtual religion among Americas CEO class: maximize efficiency no matter what it does to customers, communities, or employees – Inefficiency, it turns out, has considerable upsides. The wealthy with cushy desk jobs want YOU to work until you’re 70. Interview: Gabriela Sandoval PhD, Executive Director of the Excessive Wealth Disorder Institute (EWDi) Plus, Here’s one way to get to one party rule – just “cancel” the democratic party. Also, a shocking new bill proposed in Texas would force internet providers to block access to any website that carries information about abortion medication or tells women how get an abortion. 

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: Philanthropy Togethers Tyeshia Wilson (00:29:00)

Many perceive philanthropy to be the exclusive domain of the super wealthy. Those people are apparently unaware of the efforts of this week’s guest on Sea Change Radio. Giving circles are a way for people of more modest means to give philanthropically ” these are smaller groups of individuals who collectively allocate resources to what they deem as worthy charitable organizations and community projects. Today we are speaking with Tyeshia Ty Wilson, the Director of Engagement at a nonprofit called Philanthropy Together whose mission is to advance charitable giving that is people-centered and equitable. We learn all about giving circles, how her organization facilitates them, and the importance of Black-led collective giving.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS SHOW: Reckoning with Our Past, Transforming the Future (00:28:00)

Reckoning is the new best-selling book from V (formerly Eve Ensler), author of The Vagina Monologues and founder of V-Day/One Billion Rising, the global movement to end violence against all women, gender-expansive people, girls, and the earth. Reckoning, writes V, is the antidote to fascism. In this Womens History Month special, which includes performances by V and Laurence Olivier Award-winning actress and Tony nominee, Noma Dumezweni, Laura speaks with V about why she changed her name, her long history working for peace, the current pushback against teaching African American history, and the abortion she had at the age of 23 when she was living in a halfway home. What is the reckoning we need, and where can it lead us? What happens if we do NOT reckon?

THE BOPST SHOW: “Theater of My Mind” (00:54:41)

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 program, you’ll hear music by Algerian artist and activist Rachid Taha, the primitive early rockabilly of Darryl Vincent, legendary Jamaican vibraphonist Lennie Hibbert as well as the otherworldly sounds of Riam Daranoi, Girls at Our Best and many others outside mainstream consciousness.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

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

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/3/23 (00:56:38)

On the Show: Democratic Congressman Jamaal Bowman and Republican Congressman Byron Donalds get into a heated debate on the steps of the Capitol. Kyle Rittenhouse appears on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson show to pathetically beg for money for the civil suit against him from the family of one of the people that he killed. Some recent lowlights from the first day of CPAC speeches. Caller wonders if it will be beneficial to the left for George Santos to stay in Congress. Caller asks about changing the system from within. Caller is horrified by the constant mass shootings happening in the United States. Caller considers the possibility that Ron DeSantis doesn’t run for president. Caller complains about American election cycles being too long. Caller asks about the effect of COVID and the George Floyd protests on the 2020 election. Caller talks about Trump’s frivolous lawsuits. The Friday Feedback segment.

THURSDAY 03.02.23 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday March 2, 2023  

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

RADIO ECOSHOCK: Why the Weird Weather? (00:58:00)

Blistering heat waves across the Southern Hemisphere, strange storms in the North. Alex reports on new science of Atmospheric Rivers, Arctic Ice and teleconnections. From Columbia, scientist Paola Arias Gomez explains continuing drought and record heat smashing agriculture in Argentina, South Brazil, and Uruguay – another hit for food prices. Plus, Greta Thunberg reads from her latest: The Climate Book.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Catching Up with Pocan (00:58:00)

Congressman Mark Pocan takes listener questions from across the country in a national Progressive town hall meeting. What might be the next move for Democrats? Plus- Thom reads from ‘FLIPPED!- How Georgia Turned Purple.’

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

 NUCLEAR HOTSEAT with LIBBE HALEVY: Holtec Threatens Radioactive Water Dump into Cape Cod Bay & Hudson River (00:56:59)

Nuclear decommissioning company Holtec intends to dump millions of tons of radioactive water into Cape Cod Bay and the Hudson River. We learn from front-line activists what’s being done to stop them before it’s too late. 

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 2 (00:24:50)
A classic work of African-American literature by scholar-activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological explorations of black culture written in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

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

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

WINGS: #46-22 Feminist Buddhists: Can a Religion with No Male God be Sexist? (00:28:52)

Continuing our series about feminism and religion, this program from the archives is about feminism and Buddhism – yet another beloved religion in which sexism can distract from the good stuff.

http://www.wings.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/2/23 (00:56:55)

On the Show: Will Sommer, politics reporter for The Daily Beast, co-host of the Fever Dreams podcast on conservative media, and author of the new book “Trust the Plan: The Rise of QAnon and the Conspiracy That Unhinged America,” joins David to discuss the book. Get the book here: https://amzn.to/3SFhQZc

Republican hearings on the “weaponization” of the FBI go horribly wrong, backfiring spectacularly. Florida Sheriff Mike Chitwood goes absolutely nuclear on the neo-Nazis who have been harassing Jewish people in his community. Failed former President Donald Trump’s lead over Ron DeSantis in the 2024 Republican Presidential primary is growing in multiple polls. Failed former President Donald Trump loses it, posting uncontrollably and repeatedly to Truth Social about everything from Ron DeSantis and Paul Ryan to Fox News and CPAC. Newsmax guest Vernon Jones devolves into a racist rant, the specifics of which he gets wrong, during a recent appearance. Glenn Greenwald and Briahna Joy Gray come after David because he doesn’t think Marianne Williamson is a good presidential candidate. The Eggman leaves a voicemail weighing in on the completely contrived controversy over Joe and Jill Biden ordering the same entree at a restaurant.

WEDNESDAY 03.01.23 PROGRAM Notes 

6-hour loop begins at NOON, repeats until following noon
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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday March 1, 2023  

https://www.democracynow.org/

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Deepak Talrija (00:19:01)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features a conversation with Dr. Deepak Talreja, a cardiologist with Sentara Cardiology Specialists, about his life, career, and useful tips about eating, exercising, and destressing to support heart health and reduce health risks.

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

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

THIS WAY OUT #1822: World Pride Celebrates at Sydney’s Mardi Gras & more global LGBTQ news!

(00:28:59)

Popular gay Aussie weatherman Nate Byrne celebrates Sydney World Pride; Kenya is ordered to grant NGO status to a queer rights group, a Seoul court cures spousal health benefits inequality, Bulgarian trans people get legally erased, Tennessee lawmakers make trans kids sick and strip drag shows, Proud Boys prey on “pedophile” storytellers, and White Sox minor league pitcher Anderson Comas comes out to help others “fight for their dreams.”
Those stories and more this week when you discover “This Way Out”: the world’s audio oasis for queer news and culture. 

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Did Godless Gays Cause the Ukrainian War? Is Putin Right? (00:58:00)

This is mothers milk for Christo-fascist Republicans. Ukraine is the international equivalent of Comet Pizza in Washington, DC. Also Investigative Journalist, Author and Filmmaker Greg Palast explains Putin’s Mein Kampf. Is Russia celebrating the 1 year anniversary of attack on Ukraine by threatening to invade Poland? Russia’s Medvedev floats idea of pushing back Poland’s borders. Plus SCOTUS hearing on Biden’s student debt relief and ‘Stupid” Dilbert creator killed his career because of a highly flawed right-wing poll analysis. 

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: What’s in the News? / Race and Wrongful Convictions in the U.S. (00:59:00)

In the first half of today’s show, we cover some recent news stories that we feel might be overlooked by mainstream media and give our thoughts on how they impact our realities. In the second half of the show, we review some of the points made by a report called Race and Wrongful Convictions in the U.S. 2022 from the law school at the University of Michigan. In reviewing cases where people have been exonerated for crimes they didn’t commit; we look at the disproportionate amount of Black people who are affected by a criminal justice system that purports itself to deem everyone equally under the law to be innocent until PROVEN guilty.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois ch. 1 (00:25:56)
A classic work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois, the text is also one of the first sociological treatments in America.  Published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is comprised of several essays about race first published in The Atlantic magazine.  Based on his own experiences DuBois develops this foundational work on being African-American in American society with creativity and style.

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

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

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: The Ultimate Exercise in Curiosity, with Filmmaker Antonio Villaronga (00:28:00)

I had no experience with audio, radio, production, editing — anything — when I first undertook this show nearly 7 years ago. But I was an eager learner, improbably on the cusp of being on-air. I had big ambitions and, like many newbies, I had no earthly idea just how big they were. I wanted to open my first show with reveille from the Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall. That shouldn’t be so hard, right? Lucky for me, I teamed up with filmmaker, musician, composer, sound engineer and teacher Antonio Villaronga — and a friendship/mentorship was born. When Antonio released his new narrative short film, You, Too, I wanted to be his first stop on the media tour. And so here we are!

https://lynnborton.com/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 3/1/23 (00:55:59)

On the Show: Disgusting Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz is caught spreading literal Chinese propaganda during a Congressional hearing. Right-wing propaganda host Michael Knowles now wants to “ban transgederism.” Fascism expert Ruth Ben-Ghiat sounds the alarm about Ron DeSantis, warning that he will destroy American democracy. Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responds to Donald Trump’s attacks again him during a recent appearance with Fox News’ Jesser Watters. Supporters of Donald Trump are kicked out of a Ron DeSantis event. Failed former President Donald Trump panics and lies uncontrollably about Ron DeSantis during an absurd interview with Sebastian Gorka. Failed former President Donald Trump is melting down because Fox News is spreading pro-Ron DeSantis propaganda. Bill Maher is asked to define woke and he can do no better than uttering a word salad containing many lies. Candace Owens wants to “breed” for math skills like the South Koreans do. Voicemail caller confronts David for what he claims is David “backpedaling” on the COVID vaccine.