MAY 2024

MONDAY 05.27.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday May 27, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: The largely untapped energy source beneath our feet

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE #7: Philosophy of Enough (00:29:00)

What is enough? Our society seems to celebrate excess. We strive to acquire more and more yet are less and less satisfied.

* Money is an illusion.

* How do you detach yourself from the messages of society?

* What does life look like under this philosophy?

* Live to work versus work to live

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: New Energies Organizing Unions (00:29:00)

Updates on US megabanks once again taking new off-the-books risks, Elon Musk endorsing right-wing undemocratic census proposals, oil industry execs in bribe-like talks with Trump, sample of many US and global labor unions and workers supporting and acting to end Israeli military actions in Gaza. Interview with Jaz Brisack and Casey Moore, organizers of Starbucks stores and of a new union organizing school.

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Going Low, Going High, and Going Nuclear… (00:58:00)

Phill Itter is in Kiev watching Putin rattle his nuclear saber. Is he afraid US aid is about to turn the tide of war?

Plus – Democrats need to be taking names and kicking ass. So why aren’t they?

And, Thom read from “Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery” by Mark Charles, and Soong-Chan Rah.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SPIRIT IN ACTION: Primer for Paradigm Shift, Part 2, Jan Spencer (00:55:00)

Jan Spencer is guest-host today, his fourth time on Spirit in Action. talking about what he calls his Primer for Paradigm Shift ” the needed way of seeing and thinking about the world in order to become sustainable and to leave our world-wrecking ways behind us. Jan is helping us work on Creating A Preferred Future. You can track down much of his insights via his YouTube videos and on his website, and those in Eugene Oregon may be able to hear his broadcasts via KEPW. Jan has done the on-the-ground work of permaculture, lifestyle, environmental modification to live toward the preferred future we need, and many of his resources address those particulars, but the Primer is the big overview.

LITERATURE ALOUD: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920) chapter 1-2 (00:45:35)

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

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

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

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

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

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

VETERANS FOR PEACE 5/21/24: Understanding Military Moral Injury and how this informs our response to Memorial Day (01:00:00)

Are Moral Injury and Memorial Day in the US intertwined? Does our war culture, supported by the church, the military, our education, our politics, our defense industry, silence our national need to grieve war? Dr. Kelly Denton-Borhaug, author of “And Then Your Soul is Gone, Moral Injury and US War Culture, joins us to discuss that question and the way we “celebrate” Memorial Day. Harvey also shares his experience on how to recognize Memorial Day. Then we finish with Where Have All the Flowers Gone.

https://www.veteransforpeace.org/

SUNDAY 05.26.24 PROGRAM Notes

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RADIO 2050 #30: Sustainable Transportation (00:57:40)

Giulia Marzetti, a systems engineer specializing in sustainable transportation, shares insights on the importance of transportation sustainability. From her childhood passion for environmental care to her current role as a senior consultant, Giulia discusses promoting diversity in STEM fields and tackling challenges such as reducing carbon emissions and ensuring safety. She highlights ongoing efforts in Europe to retrofit infrastructure and align operations with net-zero targets. Alongside her professional endeavors, Giulia hosts a podcast and engages in circular economy projects. Her message encourages individuals to consider their transportation habits and make small steps toward sustainability.

https://radioparadise.com/radio2050

EARTH RIOT RADIO #118: Proposal: We Take Back Our Insides (00:29:00)

The con-men and con-women look in at us and claim our insides. They introduce us to our own interior, our identity is their property. THIS ARRANGEMENT WILL KEEP US MODERATE, UNABLE TO CHALLENGE THE POISONERS. THE MASS EXTINCTION OF NATURAL LIFE AND ITS PARALLEL CRIME OUR EXTREME WEALTH AND EXTREME POVERTY. THE MASS MORTALITY WILL ACCELERATE. Shopping kills.

BOOM GODDESS RADIO #520: Youth On Their Own (YOTO) (00:26:48)

This week we spotlight Youth On Their Own (YOTO), a Tucson-based non-profit organization offering a drop out prevention program that supports the high school graduation and continued success of youth experiencing homelessenss in Pima County, Arizona. Brittany Smith, YOTO’s Senior Development Manager, Communications & Events, shares their history, success and how the community can support their work and the youth they serve.

https://www.boomgoddessradio.com/

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

Segment One

We begin the show with Andra Watkins, author. Our discussion is “Project 2025 and the plan as promulgated by the Heritage Foundation. If enacted, it would effectively destroy the fabric of our nation. And while the original document (900 pages) is mainly about policy, there appears to also be secret document, one that lays out the tactics. Specifically, we talk about the section of the document that deals with treatment of pornography. Who will define pornography? How will it be defined? What are the implications?

Segment Two

We then catch up with Anne Nelson, who writes for the Washington Spectator. She talks about Project 2025, the plan for America devised by far right Christian nationalists. We also discuss “Red Orchestra”, a history of the Berlin Underground, in this context..

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

BACKGROUND BRIEFING with IAN MASTERS May 26, 2024 (00:59:00)

Many Staffers in Trump’s GOP are White Nationalists Who Casually Use Nazi Terms Like “Unified Reich” Because That is Their Milieu and Mindset | The Political Grifters Who Co Opt Leftist Issues and Repackage Them in MAGA-Friendly Terms | As Armenia and Iran Come Together and Israel and Azerbaijan Grow Closer, There are Now 73 Israeli Bases in Azerbaijan Aimed at Iran.

https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: Saving Jaguars and Tigers in the Wild with Alan Rabinowitz (00:59:00)

This show features Alan Rabinowitz, a zoologist and big cat conservation specialist, including various audio clips and an interview I did with him in 2014 after the release of his book INDOMITABLE BEAST: THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF THE JAGUAR. We talk about his amazing journeys and three decades of work to save and protect big cats in the wild all over the world. He passed away several years ago after living with leukemia for many years. 

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

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

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

SATURDAY 05.25.24 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST 5/24/2024 Encore: Dr. John Maa on crazy U.S. House primary recount in CA; New legal woes for Trump, Giuliani, Bannon, Menendez (00:58:00)

Encore: original airdate 5-13-2024. On today’s ‘BradCast’: A crazy election recount in California hopefully won’t be a harbinger of election challenges in the critical upcoming November 2024 election. The state’s March 5 Super Tuesday primary resulted in an exact tie for 2nd place to fill a U.S. House seat that could determine majority control of Congress. California law allows any voter to request a recount if they pay exorbitant fees that vary wildly by county, so only wealthy candidates can afford one. DR. JOHN MAA, an expert in CA election recounts, explains how this recount exposed many flaws in California’s antiquated recount laws, the need for standardization of costs, and much more. Legal woes mount for top Trump White House advisor Steve Bannon, disgraced former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and sitting Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez. In his New York criminal hush money-election interference trial, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen directly implicated Trump. Callers weigh in. 

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

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: A 32 Hour Work Week: the Time is Now (00:58:13)

CEOs cry that shorter work weeks will bankrupt their companies. The reality is a 4 day work week around the world has already brought results that are off the charts. A shorter work week means more jobs. And people lose hope when all they do is work. How about a right to life for more than just embryos? On this show author and columnist for The Progressive Sarah Jaffe and Burt Cohen explain the momentum.

AGING MATTERS: Elder Mediation with Jeannette Twomey, JD (00:58:00)

Conflicts and indecision often arise between older adults and their children, or among adult children caring for elderly parents. Elder mediation offers a safe, neutral setting for dialogue and agreement where elder mediators help participants decide together how to deal with issues.

https://www.agingmattersonline.com/

GROWING GREENER: Foraging as an Education for Ecological Gardeners (00:29:00)

Megan Edge of Victoria, British Columbia shares how her lifelong interest in foraging for wild foods and herbs set the stage for her current practice as a natural healer while also informing her passion for gardening.

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

TUC RADIO: John Mearsheimer discusses Gaza – Interview on TRT, the Turkish public broadcast service  (00:29:00)

Professor Mearsheimer is an American political scientist and international relations scholar who belongs to the realist school of thought. He is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. Mearsheimer is best known for describing the interaction between great powers as being primarily driven by the desire to achieve regional hegemony.

https://tucradio.org/

THE BOPST SHOW: A Different Bob (00:55:04)

The Bopst Show, the critically acclaimed music radio show hosted by artist, musician, writer, DJ and founding member of GWAR, Chris Bopst, features a wide assortment of audio stimulations from a myriad of genres, eras and inspirations. On this week’s show, you’ll hear the 21st century reggae of Tiken Jax Fakoly, the tribal, hip-hop drum beats of Grampall Jookabox and Canadian country sensation Lindi Ortega as well as tunes by Dedeh Winingsih with the Sampurna Group, The Colorblind James Experience, and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #533  (00:58:00)

On today’s program, Ralph welcomes two guests who have worked as civic advocates for more than fifty years’ chemical engineer and environmentalist Barry Castleman, and solar energy advocate Ken Bossong. How do they maintain their civic stamina over more than five decades? That’s what Ralph wants to know. Then, Ralph is joined by our resident international law expert Bruce Fein, to discuss breaking news from the International Criminal Court. 

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 05.24.24 PROGRAM Notes


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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday May 24, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: How Miami-Dade County is protecting public housing residents from dangerous heat waves  

TUC RADIO: Alex Carey – Corporations and Propaganda, part 1 (00:29:00)

Alex Carey wrote that the people of the US have been subjected to an unparalleled, expensive, 3/4 century long propaganda effort designed to expand corporate rights by undermining democracy and destroying the unions. The 20th century, he wrote, is marked by three historic developments: the growth of democracy via the expansion of the franchise, the growth of corporations, and the growth of propaganda to protect corporations from democracy. Careys unique view of US history goes back to World War I and ends with the Reagan era. Noam Chomsky dedicated his book Manufacturing Consent to the memory of Alex Carey. Chomsky says that the Australian sociologist would have written the definitive history of propaganda in the US, had he lived to complete his work. This is a fairly complex production with many voices, historic sound clips, and source material. The program has been used by writers and students of history and propaganda. Alex Carey: Taking the Risk out of Democracy, Corporate Propaganda VS Freedom and Liberty with a foreword by Noam Chomsky was published by the University of Illinois Press in 1995.

http://tucradio.org/new.html

COUNTERSPIN: Ellen Schrecker/campus protests then & now (00:28:00)

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: From Russia, with Love (and votes) (00:58:00)

Trump’s collusion with Russia is well-documented and well known- several of Trump’s associates have even gone to jail for it. So how can the right wing credibly try to pin Russian election interference on Hilary Clinton?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: Immune To Tragedy: Gun Regulations in America (Re-Broadcast) (00:29:00)

Globally suicide accounts for about 20% of all gun-related deaths. But in the United States, the country with the highest per-capita civilian gun ownership, over 60% of deaths from firearms are suicides. What accounts for this disparity? And why do efforts at gun reform continue to fail in this country? This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with an attorney leading the charge for smarter, saner gun laws in the U.S.Robyn Thomasis the Executive Director of theGiffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. We take a look at trends over the past few years, examine disputes over the interpretation of the Second Amendment, and discuss the persistent political standstill which seems immune to tragedy.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS AND FRIENDS: Domestic Violence Survivor & Homeless Too? A CA Cohort Shows What Can Be Done (00:28:00)

The war on women takes many forms ” take homelessness for example. Women make up 35% of California’s homeless population, and domestic violence is a leading reason why women lose their housing. For those who do manage to escape, it’s confusing and often impossible to get help. Now some are calling for more gender-conscious policy. Organizations across California are coming together to address this issue, break down silos and bring survivors into decision-making. But their work is in danger. This July, VOCA (the federal Victims of Crimes Act), which funds everything from crisis hotlines to transitional housing, is slated to lose 45% of its funding. What can be done? Laura Flanders is joined by Teniecka Drake, a US Air Force veteran, and Yenni Rivera Martinez, two survivors of domestic violence-related homelessness who now work as advocates, and Krista Coln, the Senior Director of Public Policy for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. How does housing policy need to change? And what difference does applying a gender lens make? And later in the show Laura shares some closing thoughts on the cruel punishment case involving a homeless woman that is currently before the Supreme Court.

THE BOPST SHOW: A Different Bob (00:55:04)

The Bopst Show, the critically acclaimed music radio show hosted by artist, musician, writer, DJ and founding member of GWAR, Chris Bopst, features a wide assortment of audio stimulations from a myriad of genres, eras and inspirations. On this week’s show, you’ll hear the 21st century reggae of Tiken Jax Fakoly, the tribal, hip-hop drum beats of Grampall Jookabox and Canadian country sensation Lindi Ortega as well as tunes by Dedeh Winingsih with the Sampurna Group, The Colorblind James Experience, and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/24/24 (00:54:22)

On the Show: A newly released court filing reveals that Donald Trump had even more classified documents than those originally found by the FBI, and they were in his bedroom. Fox News host Lawrence Jones is painfully confused about how oil, gas, drilling, refining, and vehicles work during a strange segment. Steve Bannon, former Trump propagandist, issues a terrifying warning about the forthcoming implementation of Project 2025. Caller discusses the Trump New York hush money trial. Caller asks about the prospect of a Joe Biden impeachment. Caller asks David how he learned English. Caller wants to know how to convince progressives to vote for Biden. Caller asks about the state of the economy. Caller has friends who think Republicans are better for business. The Friday Feedback segment.

THURSDAY 05.23.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday May, 23 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Biloxi, Mississippi, is losing a foot of salt marsh shoreline a year  

RADIO ECOSHOCK: Shades of the Future (00:58:00)

How hot will people get, how many dying, before someone tries geoengineering? Should scientists test out last-ditch solutions? Long-time journalist, film-maker, and author Dr. Gwynne Dyer says ‘yes’ in his new book Intervention Earth – Life-Saving Ideas from the World’s Climate Engineers. You get in-depth discussion plus an update on the field and 20 cautions in this week’s Radio Ecoshock.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Taking Trump’s American Fascism Head-on (00:58:00)

Michael Tomasky of the The New Republic is not afraid to talk about the f-word. When Trump talks about ‘the vermin within’ and building concentration camps, can we see the modern G.O.P. primarily as anything other than a fascist party?

Also – Why is Trump’s treason trial lawyer dragging her feet to protect the former president from his involvement with foreign agents?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

YES! Presents: Rising Up With Sonali – 2024-05-21 (00:00:00)

This week, well examine the ICC arrest warrant efforts against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Bidens commencement at Morehouse College, the recent retraction of a major report on sexual violence in Israel, and the campus movement for Gaza – my guest Arun Gupta has been covering all these topics. Then well turn to Christine Ahn and Marie Berry who recently attended a Feminist Peace Summit – well explore how feminism can be returned to the cause of peace and justice, not war making as some liberal feminists such as Hillary Clinton contend. Finally, well get a preview of the Summer 2024 issue of YES! Magazine with YES! Executive Editor Evette Dionne. The theme for this issue is Access.

https://risingupwithsonali.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Iron Heel by Jack London Chapter 23 (00:24:50)

Published in 1908, this is a novel about a socialist revolution that was crushed for centuries by an oligarchy of wealth before ultimately reviving and building a more just and compassionate world. Portrayed as an illicit revolutionary journal written by Avis Everhard, London chooses a woman to narrate the great need for social justice, the progress of the revolution, its rationale and her sometimes starry-eyed love for the main character Ernest Everhard. Written after London was jailed for participating in a jobs march, this short and action-packed novel is London’s most detailed outline of his socialist views and the logic of a socialist revolution. Part political novel, part dystopian fiction, part speculative fiction, The Iron Heel also includes historically factual footnotes making it a unique textual hybrid.

https://librivox.org/the-iron-heel-by-jack-london/

Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1164/1164-h/1164-h.htm


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.

WINGS #06-24 Words for Water (00:28:50)

Canadian poet and activist Rita Wong reads from her essays and poems that contrast traditional indigenous knowledge of and respect for water and the settler practices of burying streams and carelessly polluting this finite and essential element for all life on earth.

http://www.wings.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/23/24 (00:55:19)

On the Show: Mike Papantonio, attorney, host of America’s Lawyer on Ring of Fire, and author of the new book “Suspicious Activity: A Legal Thriller,” joins David to discuss the book, his writing and more. Get the book: https://amzn.to/450YLqA  If Donald Trump wins in November, he likely gets two more Supreme Court nominations, which could make it a MAGA Supreme Court until 2050. Some of the Republicans charged in the Arizona fake electors scheme cannot afford lawyers. Former Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley kisses the ring and says she will be voting for Donald Trump in November after previously saying he was completely unqualified. Did Nikki Haley make a deal to become Donald Trump’s Vice Presidential running mate? Donald Trump is confronted on WABC radio about his choice not to testify in his first criminal trial, and he can do no better than to spit out an incoherent word salad in response. Donald Trump is now accusing President Joe Biden of having a plan to get Trump killed in the Mar-a-Lago FBI raid, which is an absurd and baseless claim. Republican Senator Ted Cruz explodes when challenged about accepting the 2024 election results by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins. Voicemail caller absolutely loved David’s appearance on Fox News’ Will Cain show.

WEDNESDAY 05.22.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday May 22, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Storms, rising seas are growing threats to Portsmouth Village in North Carolina  

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Voice and Swallowing Clinic  (00:21:53)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features Dr. James Daniero, a laryngologist at the UVA Health Voice and Swallowing Clinic who specializes in caring for people who use their voice extensively. The conversation covers his specialized training, the kinds of patients Dr. Daniero works with, vocal cord health, and more.

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

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

THIS WAY OUT #1886: NY African Film Fest & MA Marriage Equality Anniversary & global LGBTQ news! (00:28:59)

Queer shorts from the New York African Film Festival focus on then and now; Massachusetts celebrates its 20th queer weddings anniversary; Peru declares trans and gender-fluid people mentally ill, Tories propose gagging British public school teachers on gender identity, Liechtenstein lawmakers say yes to marriage equality, U.S. agencies warn of potential June Pride month terrorist attacks, and a New York Roller Derby team jams a local trans sports ban. Those stories and more this week when you find This Way Out, the international LGBTQ radio magazine.

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: The Insane Scam of Private Capital (00:58:00)

As much as 20 percent of the American economy is in the grips of Wall Street’s bloodsuckers. How does “private equity” get away with pillaging everything from old people’s homes, veterinarians, and every other kind of business, loading them up with debt, abandoning retirees, and firing workers just to make a dirty dollar? 

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: How Can There Be Good People on Both Sides? / What Makes Police Problems Systemic Problems? (00:59:00)

For the first part of today’s show, we read a letter from a listener asking how we could suggest that there are good people on both sides of a given issue. The listener compares this statement to one made by Donald Trump and suggests that either we are both right or both wrong. We respond. In the second part of the show, we discuss ways that police problems are systemic problems rather than individual bad apple problems. We discuss a story from Los Angeles where 66 officers were placed on leave to make the point. Our Way Black History Fact is dedicated to Dr. Daniel Hale Williamsthe first person to perform a successful open heart surgery.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Iron Heel by Jack London Chapter 21 – 22 (00:35:42)

Published in 1908, this is a novel about a socialist revolution that was crushed for centuries by an oligarchy of wealth before ultimately reviving and building a more just and compassionate world. Portrayed as an illicit revolutionary journal written by Avis Everhard, London chooses a woman to narrate the great need for social justice, the progress of the revolution, its rationale and her sometimes starry-eyed love for the main character Ernest Everhard. Written after London was jailed for participating in a jobs march, this short and action-packed novel is London’s most detailed outline of his socialist views and the logic of a socialist revolution. Part political novel, part dystopian fiction, part speculative fiction, The Iron Heel also includes historically factual footnotes making it a unique textual hybrid.

https://librivox.org/the-iron-heel-by-jack-london/

Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1164/1164-h/1164-h.htm

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: Wrestling with Questions, with Ken Woodward (00:28:00)

We talk a lot about questions here on Choose to Be Curious. But talking about questions is one thing, really wresting with them is another. Ken Woodward not only curates questions, he leans into them. Big time. And that has changed his life in ways large and small that are an inspiration to me. I think they will be for you, as well. “Pretty much all of my primary identities have been shaken ” shaken to the core ” and I’m getting tired of that. But I know that that’s awesome growth and I’m like, ‘Come on. Can I at least get to some point on some particular topic that I can look back at the first half century of my life that I was actually right on?'” ~ Ken Woodward

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/22/24 (00:55:26)

On the Show: Our deep dive into a missing piece of political strategy for the Biden campaign: Appealing to anti-Trump moderate Republicans. One million military veterans have had claims granted over toxic exposure thanks to a President Biden law. Christina Bobb, one of Donald Trump’s former lawyers, has been arrested, mugshotted, and slaps a reporter’s camera at the courthouse. Judge cuts off Rudy Giuliani during his arraignment for his alleged role in the Arizona fake electors scheme. Failed former President Donald Trump admits he’s “looking at” whether to restrict access to birth control during an unhinged interview. A mush-mouthed Trump speaks on his way into court for his first of four criminal trials, making no sense and struggling for speech. On his way out of court, Donald Trump goes fully and openly racist against Colombian-born Judge Juan Merchan. Patrick Bet-David says that David Pakman should be a moderator for a “digital” Presidential debate. Voicemail caller suggests the real screening at the Trump/Biden debate should be not for drugs, but for electronic earpieces.

TUESDAY 05.21.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Tuesday May 21, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Estuaries provide more than a billion dollars in environmental benefits, research shows

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY: Disconnected: Why Communication Still Fails in a Hyper-Connected World   (00:30:00)

On this show we are exploring a puzzling problem; why does communication still fail in a hyper-connected world? Even though the workplace has more modes of communication than ever before, 86% of employees and executives cite the lack of effective collaboration and communication as the main cause of workplace failures. Are we trading convenience for connection and clear communication? If you frequently feel overwhelmed and misunderstood have you ever stepped back and asked, How much can my brain safely and accurately compute? The average office worker receives about 121 emails per day and sends out 40 work-related emails daily, contributing to communication overload and potential miscommunication. Studies suggest that people misinterpret the tone and intent of emails and texts about 50% of the time, leading to misunderstandings and conflict. Over 70% of employees report feeling overwhelmed with the amount of information they receive at work, leading to decreased productivity and communication breakdowns. 

https://encouragementology.com/

MAKING CONTACT: Jenny Odell and Discovering Life Beyond the Clock (Encore) (00:20:00)

This week, we talk to Jenny Odell, about the ideas behind her book Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock and How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. We talk about how time shapes all our lives, question the idea that time is money, and look to understand the capitalistic and colonialist roots of the way we view time every day.

https://www.radioproject.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: What Will Life Under Trump 2.0 Feel Like? (00:58:01)

Why do more Americans have a favorable view of Trump even though Biden’s policies are objectively very successful? The economy is growing rapidly, wages are up, factories are being built- why doesn’t this translate to support for the Democrats? Plus- Thom reads from ‘After Trump’ by Bob Bower and Jack Goldsmith.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: Water Treatment (00:58:00)

This week on The Children’s Hour, how do cities and towns ensure the water coming out of our tap is clean, and where does it come from? Then, when we flush or when water goes down the drain, where does it go and how is it cleaned? We learn about Water Treatment with the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority’s education director, Erin Keck. She explains how the water system in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is mostly circular, from the Rio Grande and back again. Some of the water comes from our underground aquifer. Water treatment centers clean the water from all impurities before it goes into pipes for clean water. Then we explore how wastewater is treated after we flush it down the drain or toilet. The water we flush and dirty gets thoroughly cleaned. In fact, here in Albuquerque the wastewater that is cleaned is returned to the Rio Grande. We learn about what items we must stop flushing down the toilet, and how we can be better at conserving water in our own homes.

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Iron Heel by Jack London Chapter 21 – 22 (00:35:42)

Published in 1908, this is a novel about a socialist revolution that was crushed for centuries by an oligarchy of wealth before ultimately reviving and building a more just and compassionate world. Portrayed as an illicit revolutionary journal written by Avis Everhard, London chooses a woman to narrate the great need for social justice, the progress of the revolution, its rationale and her sometimes starry-eyed love for the main character Ernest Everhard. Written after London was jailed for participating in a jobs march, this short and action-packed novel is London’s most detailed outline of his socialist views and the logic of a socialist revolution. Part political novel, part dystopian fiction, part speculative fiction, The Iron Heel also includes historically factual footnotes making it a unique textual hybrid.

https://librivox.org/the-iron-heel-by-jack-london/

Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1164/1164-h/1164-h.htm

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

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

https://archive.org/details/DontBeaS1947

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/21/24 (00:55:02)

On the Show: Andrew Bustamante, former covert CIA officer and founder of the Everyday Espionage training platform, joins David to discuss his work, political bias within intelligence agencies, and much more. Check out Andrew’s platform: https://yt.everydayspy.com/Pakman

Republican Congressman and Doctor Ronny Jackson baselessly claims on Fox News that President Joe Biden is “juiced” on some kind of drug. Jason Miller, top aide to Donald Trump, flees a bootlicker press conference outside Trump’s trial courthouse when it goes horribly wrong. Alina Habba, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, self-humiliates by claiming Trump plans to testify on the same day that the defense rests without testimony from Trump. Donald Trump admits to the basic facts of the criminal case against him on the last day of the trial. Failed former President Donald Trump is reportedly totally asleep in court with his head hanging back. Donald Trump hints at prosecuting the prosecutors who went after him if he becomes President again. Trump’s social media company, which includes Truth Social, lost $327 million in Q1 this year. Voicemail caller accuses David of “fearmongering” in his interview about H5N1 Bird Flu.

MONDAY 05.20.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday May 20, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: West Virginia organization works to boost solar industry in the state

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE #6 (00:28:33)

Is Solar energy practical in your area? What are the costs, problems, and process to getting your home powered by the sun.

* Is solar practical?

* The process to get permits.

* Recent price trends.

* What is a typical system?

* Rules when connected to the grid.

* The effect of tariffs on solar.

* How to go about getting started.

* Community Solar options.

* Innovations in solar.

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: Prospects for a Political Left Turn (00:29:00)

On this week’s Economic Update, Professor Richard Wolff discusses the successful unionization drives that are sweeping across US universities (example: Boston University). We highlight the facts that disprove Biden’s “great economy” claims and why inflation is much worse in the United States than in China. Finally, we have an exclusive interview with Jared Yates Sexton, writer and political analyst, on prospects for a left turn in US politics

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Billionaires are Sick Money Addicts (00:58:00)

Scrooge McDuck Republicans are going out of their way to screw working-class people. Will enough wake up to what is being done to them to prevent full-blown fascism? Plus- Thom reads from ‘The Lords of Easy Money’ by Christopher Leonard.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SPIRIT IN ACTION: Simple, Wise, Life-changing Living & Parenting: Pamela Haines (00:55:00)

Pamela Haines writes deep, profound and life-changing books, but she does it with simple, straightforward, and accessible language. With degrees in Social Ecology and Labor & Women’s History, she is a self-taught economist and consummate communicator. Her greatest strength, however, is not her paper degrees, but her genuine and lifelong curiosity, integrity, and wide-ranging compassion, which lead her to write delightful books that all of us need and can appreciate. Today we consider her 2022 book, Tending Sacred Ground: Respectful Parenting, and her 2023 book, The Promise of Right Relationship, both available on bookshop.org. Pamela Haines writes from Philadelphia, PA.

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Iron Heel by Jack London Chapter 19 – 20 (00:31:37)

Published in 1908, this is a novel about a socialist revolution that was crushed for centuries by an oligarchy of wealth before ultimately reviving and building a more just and compassionate world. Portrayed as an illicit revolutionary journal written by Avis Everhard, London chooses a woman to narrate the great need for social justice, the progress of the revolution, its rationale and her sometimes starry-eyed love for the main character Ernest Everhard. Written after London was jailed for participating in a jobs march, this short and action-packed novel is London’s most detailed outline of his socialist views and the logic of a socialist revolution. Part political novel, part dystopian fiction, part speculative fiction, The Iron Heel also includes historically factual footnotes making it a unique textual hybrid.

https://librivox.org/the-iron-heel-by-jack-london/

Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1164/1164-h/1164-h.htm

GRASSROOTS: Global Plastics Crisis with Dr. Leo Trasande (00:28:09)

This week on Grassroots Patti & Doug talk about the EPA finally regulating a few chemicals and Martha’s Vineyard banning artificial turf sports fields. Then Dr. Leo Trasande, pediatrician, author, and delegate to the UN International Negotiating Committee on Plastics talks about the imperative to put human health at the top of the list of concerns about plastic pollution.

https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/20/24 (00:55:45)

On the Show: A deep dive into the total lack of whistleblowers about Joe Biden’s supposed lack of involvement in his own administration and claims about his cognitive states. Democratic Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett ridicules Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s “butch body” after Greene goes after her “fake eyelashes” in a Congressional hearing gone wrong. Republican Congressman Byron Donalds wildly suggests without evidence that President Joe Biden receives “injections” to hide his dementia. Actor Terrence Howard has a strange mental breakdown on the Joe Rogan show, presenting a baseless hypothesis about the periodic table of elements in which some elements have bisexual “tones.” Rudy Giuliani is finally served his indictment papers during his 80th birthday party in a dramatic turn of events. Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik loses it when confronted with her own prior statement that Donald Trump is a “whack job.” Donald Trump appears to silently freeze for 35 seconds during a speech in Dallas, Texas in a scary moment. Donald Trump almost falls off stage during an absurd, scary rally speech in St. Paul, Minnesota. Donald Trump ultimately will not testify in his first criminal trial because the testimony from his former lawyer Michael Cohen is obviously true. Voicemail caller calls David out for dying his hair, which David does not do.

SUNDAY 05.19.24 PROGRAM Notes

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RADIO 2050 #29: Exploration into the Virtual (00:57:57)

In this discussion, David Chalmers, a philosophy professor at New York University, delves into the realms of virtual reality, artificial intelligence (AI), and consciousness. He examines the potential of virtual reality in everyday life, the delicate balance between virtual experiences and real-world interactions, and the influence of both corporations and grassroots movements on the development of virtual environments. Chalmers also explores the integration of AI into daily routines, the challenges in grasping AI consciousness, and the intricacies of reality versus simulation. Highlighting the significance of self-awareness and mindfulness, he shares insights into ongoing projects aimed at testing consciousness theories. Chalmers further scrutinizes theories of consciousness, such as materialism, dualism, idealism, the global workspace theory, and the integrated information theory, shedding light on subjective experiences and brain function. He outlines an experiment designed to induce unique states of consciousness to observe corresponding brain activity, acknowledging its limitations in resolving the philosophical quandaries surrounding consciousness but anticipating it will pose valuable challenges to existing theories. Concluding, Chalmers stresses the importance of contemplating the future amidst advancing technology, urging thoughtful reflection as society progresses.

https://radioparadise.com/radio2050

EARTH RIOT RADIO #117: Loving the Earth in a Mudslide (00:29:00)

It’s tricky. When 10,000 products try to hardsell you every day, promising happiness, sex, wealth, health and beauty, but those products are secretly polluting the Earth creating impossible wind and waves, fire and floods… And the answer to this betrayal is to love the Earth and team up with the Earth against the product toxins, but then the Earth will kill you anyway…. We are trapped in a pincer movement of different kinds of mass murder. But hey… how’s your day?

BOOM GODDESS RADIO #19: The Importance of Female Friendships Among Women (Part 2) (00:27:22)

Research has confirmed that socializing improves happiness and positivity. It also helps manage stress and calms anxieties. Female friendships provide a safe space for women to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences with others without judgement. This week Jennifer continues the conversation with some of her best female friends. They are in conversation about the importance of friendships among women and how socializing with friends improves the lives of women. 

https://www.boomgoddessradio.com/

Best of ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN May 18, 2024 (00:59:00)

Segment One

We begin the show with Luke Goldstein, writing Fellow at The American Prospect. We discuss the Maryland Democratic primary for the US Senate. The contrast between the two candidates: current Representative Trone, a very rich, self-funded candidate, and a woman of color, who is currently County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. Despite the millions spent by her opponent, she won the primary. She will face off against former governor Larry Hogan in the general election. We discuss the dynamics of the campaign, and how the large money did not win

Segment Two

We then catch up with Patrick Johnson, correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. We discuss unionization in the South. Specifically, we discuss the inroads that the UAW has made in manufacturing plants in Tennessee, and now Alabama’s Mercedes factory workers will be voting on this issue on Friday. We talk about the strategies used by union organizers, many of whom are the workers themselves.

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

BACKGROUND BRIEFING with IAN MASTERS May 16, 2024 (00:59:00)

The Murky Ties to the Poet and Would-be Assassin of Slovakia’s PM Robert Fico | At their 40th Meeting, Xi and Putin Pledge to Deepen Defense and Military Ties | Trump’s Lawyer Attacks Michael Cohen as a Liar Even Though Trump’s Fixer Lied in the Service of the Liar-in-Chief.

https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: Quantum Intelligence, Entanglement and Intuition with Kim Chestney   (00:59:00)

Kim Chestney is a globally recognized author and intuition expert whose work leads individuals into deeper awareness of their intuitive nature and the power that it holds. Kim is the founder of IntuitionLab, an international intuition community dedicated to exploring the inner frontier and bringing its magic into everyday life. She is the author of Radical Intuition: A Revolutionary Guide to Using Your Inner Power, and her new book is The Illumination Code: 7 Keys to Unlock Your Quantum Intelligence. In this interview we dive into the latest understanding and practical implications of quantum science, and how things like intuition, telepathy and psychic phenomenon are actually quantum phenomenon that are natural to all of us, and that many of us have experienced in our lives.

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: Banning Deepfake Nudes Is Harder Than You Think! (00:58:30)

Junior High and High Schools across America are facing a rash of AI generated nude images of students, mostly girls, being spread through their social circles… the law is ambiguous about this which is making it tougher to clamp down on. We discuss this disturbing trend and also catch up on the latest news and breaches.

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

SATURDAY 05.18.24 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST 5/17/2024 Encore: Trump Trial Ketchup, with Heather Digby Parton, Keith Barber; 2024 primary election results (00:58:00)

Original airdate 5-15-2024. On today’s ‘BradCast’: Noteworthy results from Tuesday’s primary elections in Nebraska, Maryland and West Virginia. President Biden challenged Donald Trump to two early debates hosted by media outlets, citing numerous reasons for ditching the non-partisan Committee on Presidential Debates, including the group’s outdated practices that schedule debates long after millions of Americans have already cast their ballots in early voting. In Trump’s NYC criminal hush money-election interference trial, Salon columnist HEATHER DIGBY PARTON, and former trial attorney KEITH BARBER of the progressive Daily Kos deliver insight and analysis on the most important week so far, with the riveting testimony of Trump’s former ‘fixer’ Michael Cohen, the ‘cult’ of Donald Trump, and much more.

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

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: Miniforests as a Joyous Part of Class War (00:58:41)

The environmental movement is often derided as elitist. But as our guest Liza Featherstone of the New Republic and Jacobin magazines tells it, by planting wild miniforests there’s no such polarization. The ultra-rich may have their gated sanctuaries whereas miniforests are for everyone. They are exceedingly effective environmental actions, replicable everywhere. And they bring all kinds of people together in shared actual joy.

AGING MATTERS: Age Equity in the Workplace with Sheila Callaham, MA (00:57:59)

Based on their sheer number, the growing age 50+ population means more older Americans are either already in the workforce or seeking employment. Also, ageism is occurring in the workplace when an employee receives poor treatment and is denied career opportunities due to age. Sheila Callaham, Co-Founder/Executive Director, Age Equity Alliance (AEA), https://ageequityalliance.org, talks about the status and age-related challenges of age 50+ employees in the workplace, why age equity in the workplace is needed, and AEA solutions.

https://www.agingmattersonline.com/

GROWING GREENER: Pinelands Nursery Leads in Adapted, Diverse Native Plant Production (00:29:00)

Tom Knezick of Pinelands Nursery, one of the largest producers of native plants in the U.S., tells how his familys business has mastered growing natives from locally collected seed, producing plants that are genetically diverse and regionally adapted. The nursery industry as a whole claims this is too difficult and labor intensive; Tom describes how Pinelands has succeeded.

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

TUC RADIO: Professor Richard Wolff: Freedom of Speech, Gaza and students’ right to protest (00:29:00)

Within a week, in early May of 2024, the renowned professor of economics put out two commentaries on his Wolff Responds podcast that break the mainstream media taboo, or misinformation, on the responses by university administrators and police to campus opposition to the war on Gaza. Richard Wolff is a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a visiting professor in the graduate program in international affairs of the New School in New York City. This is also a personal response by Prof. Wolff to the extraordinary harsh actions by the New School administrators to the pro-Palestinian encampments at the university. They called the New York City police who arrested 43 people. Six days later, Professor Wolff published another commentary on his podcast, entitled: Antisemitism vs Antizionism, Biden, Gaza and Universities responses.

As this podcast was being recorded on May 8, 2024, faculty at the New School became the first in the nation to launch their own pro-Palestine encampment in the New School University Center building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

https://tucradio.org/

THE BOPST SHOW:  Some Other Time (00:55:13)

The Bopst Show, the critically acclaimed music radio show hosted by artist, musician, writer, DJ and founding member of GWAR, Chris Bopst, features a wide assortment of audio stimulations from a myriad of genres, eras and inspirations. On this week’s show, you’ll hear Los Angeles punk rock pioneers X,  legendary Italian  Italian composer Nino Rota, Malian Kora player Toumani Diabaté as well as tunes by Karim Ziad, Ruthless Rap Assassins and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #532 (00:58:00)

We explore how young people have made meaningful careers and lasting change working in the public interest with Sam Simon, editor of Choosing the Public Interest: Essays From the First Public Interest Research Group and Lisa Frank, Vice President and D.C. Director at The Public Interest Network and also Executive Director in the Washington Legislative Office at Environment America. Plus, the indomitable Chris Hedges stops by to report on his interviews with college students protesting the genocide in Gaza, which he chronicled in a Substack piece titled The Nations Conscience.

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 05.17.24 PROGRAM Notes


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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday May 17, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Brook trout are in trouble in Adirondacks lakes  

LONG NOW FOUNDATION: Continuity: Discovering the Lessons behind the World’s Longest-lived Organizations (00:25:47)

One of Long Now’s founding premises is that humanity’s most significant challenges require long-term solutions, including institutions that caretake and guide the knowledge and commitment needed to work over long time scales. However, there are a limited number of organizations that have managed to stay stable over many centuries, and in some cases, over a millennium. Long Now has been informally tracking these organizations for years, and in 02019 formed The Organizational Continuity Project to study long-lived institutions more formally. Alexander Rose, Long Now’s Executive Director, discusses how The Organizational Continuity Project hopes to discover the lessons behind these long-lived organizations and build a discipline of shareable knowledge that will help contemporary institutions, companies, and governments develop into robust, long-lasting structures. In turn, we hope these institutions will be better equipped to address civilizational-scale problems with multi-generational thinking. “Continuity: Discovering the Lessons behind the World’s Longest-lived Organizations” was given on April 20, 02021 as part of Long Now’s Seminar series. The series was started in 02003 to build a compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking from some of the world’s leading thinkers. The Seminars take place in San Francisco and are curated and hosted by Stewart Brand.

COUNTERSPIN: Ahmad Abuznaid/Rafah invasion (00:28:00)

CNN’s Jake Tapper is mad about college students protesting their institutions’ and their government’s support for Israel’s horrific attacks on Palestinians in Gaza—because they’re preventing him, by his account, from covering Israel’s horrific attacks on Palestinians in Gaza. Tapper whined recently: “We’re covering these protests and covering free speech versus security on campus. This is taking room from my show that I would normally be spending covering what is going on in Gaza, or what is going on with the International Criminal Court.”

Tapper and CNN, we’re to understand, are powerless to decide what they cover, and incapable of understanding that the clear, core demand of students protesting is that government (and media) not just chat about, but act to change, US enabling of Israel’s genocidal assault.

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Uncertainty At Home and Abroad (00:58:00)

Phil Ittner is on the ground in the Ukraine. What will the consequences be of a third round of military conscription in Russia? As a series of almost contradictory polls try to forecast Trump v. Biden, how can Biden have a serious debate with a professional liar?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: Juan Cole: Israel, Gaza and Campus Protests, Part II (00:29:00)

This week on Sea Change Radio, the second half of our discussion with Middle East expert Juan Cole of the University of Michigan. In this episode, we talk about some of the problems presented by certain trigger words when discussing Israel and Palestine and look at the handling of recent campus protests by police and college administrators. Then, we revisit part of our 2022 conversation with Prof. Cole to examine environmental and energy-related issues in the Fertile Crescent.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS AND FRIENDS: Stephanie Flanders on A Trump Economy & What to Watch in The Ultimate Election Year (00:28:00)

Just in time for election season, Laura invites her sister Stephanie back to the program. Stephanie is the head of Economics and Government at Bloomberg News and head of Bloomberg Economics. Sixty-four countries (plus the European Union) ” nearly half of the world’s population ” are facing an election this year. Some are calling 2024 The Ultimate Election Year, but what should we look out for? Stephanie Flanders says now is the time journalists and voters are called upon to think about the long-term issues facing their country and the world, and consider what each candidate might propose. With Donald Trump, a lot is guesswork, but Bloomberg’s been running the numbers on inflation and debt – both of which are predicted to go up under the former president. Meanwhile, what exactly is Bidenomics? Voternomics, the newly-rebooted Stephanomics podcast has just launched. It will be looking at the intersection of geopolitics and the economy. In this insightful one-on-one discussion taped at the CUNY TV studios in NYC, Stephanie and Laura Flanders talk economics, elections, and a little bit about tug-of-war. All that, plus a commentary from Laura. Laura Flanders & Friends becomes Laura Flanders & Family this time.

THE BOPST SHOW:  Some Other Time (00:55:13)

The Bopst Show, the critically acclaimed music radio show hosted by artist, musician, writer, DJ and founding member of GWAR, Chris Bopst, features a wide assortment of audio stimulations from a myriad of genres, eras and inspirations. On this week’s show, you’ll hear Los Angeles punk rock pioneers X,  legendary Italian  Italian composer Nino Rota, Malian Kora player Toumani Diabaté as well as tunes by Karim Ziad, Ruthless Rap Assassins and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/17/24 (00:55:35)

On the Show: There are apparently still undecided voters between Trump and Biden, and we discuss how this could be possible. Republican Senator Mitt Romney says he will not be voting for Donald Trump, but thinks that Joe Biden should have pardoned Trump. Mitt Romney crushes the Republican lapdogs who are showing up to Donald Trump’s criminal trial to support him. Caller asks what happens to Project 2025 if Trump loses. Caller has Trump supporters in his family. Caller asks about the trustworthiness of pharmaceutical companies. Caller discusses “vote swapping” with people in other states. Caller asks if Trump or Biden is more vulnerable in the debates. Caller considers voting Green Party because of the Israel/Gaza war. The Friday Feedback segment.

THURSDAY 05.16.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday May 16, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: In praise of shade trees

RADIO ECOSHOCK: Drop The Distractions: Record Heat Breaks  (00:58:00)

Southeast Asia is burning hot as never seen before. Is this a new state of the world? From Ahmedabad India, Dr. Minal Pathak reports from one of the hottest. Is the new heat beyond science? From Aix Marseille Universit France, senior research scientist Wolfgang Cramer on new state of science and the world.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Supreme Court Wealth-Driven Corruption (00:58:00)

Bribery Unleashed: The Supreme Court’s Wealth-Driven Corruption Crisis The 2 new crimes committed by Trump unmasked – how many investigations and trials will Trump have before enough is enough? Should Biden debate Trump? Is it wrestling with a pig? Is the GOP planning to outlawing divorce? Whatever happened to members of Congress respecting the courts and the law?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

YES! Presents: Rising Up With Sonali – 2024-05-14 (00:58:30)

This week, well dig into why child care is so expensive and impoverishes both parents and providers. Jennifer Wells, Director of Economic Justice at Community Change Action will give us a report on the third annual Day Without Child Care that drew thousands of people to demand more from their representatives. Then, Lajward Zahra, a Freshman at Rice University, and a young journalist, will join me to discuss Generation Zs powerful political activism and whether or not it will translate into political power in the election. Finally, documentary filmmaker Dbora Souza Silva will join me to discuss her award winning new film For Our Children, about Black mothers fighting for justice for their children who were brutalized and murdered by police. Shell be joined by Rev. Wanda Johnson, the mother of Oscar Grant, whos prominently featured in the film. 

https://risingupwithsonali.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Iron Heel by Jack London Chapter 17 – 18 (00:34:41)

Published in 1908, this is a novel about a socialist revolution that was crushed for centuries by an oligarchy of wealth before ultimately reviving and building a more just and compassionate world. Portrayed as an illicit revolutionary journal written by Avis Everhard, London chooses a woman to narrate the great need for social justice, the progress of the revolution, its rationale and her sometimes starry-eyed love for the main character Ernest Everhard. Written after London was jailed for participating in a jobs march, this short and action-packed novel is London’s most detailed outline of his socialist views and the logic of a socialist revolution. Part political novel, part dystopian fiction, part speculative fiction, The Iron Heel also includes historically factual footnotes making it a unique textual hybrid.

https://librivox.org/the-iron-heel-by-jack-london/

Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1164/1164-h/1164-h.htm

WINGS #05-24 Award Show: Building Peace in Kenya by Rescuing Youth  Women’s Pride, Women’s Wings: Randie O’Neil (00:55:00)

Diana Wanyonyi, producer of this program, has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Katherine Davenport Award for the hottest women’s news stories of the year. This is one of the ten dynamic programs she produced for WINGS in series year 2023. Diana lives and reports from Mombasa, Kenya. 

http://www.wings.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/16/24 (00:57:27)

On the Show: Federico Finchelstein, world-renowned expert on fascism, populism, and dictatorship and Professor of History at the New School for Social Research, joins David to discuss his new book, “The Wannabe Fascists: A Guide to Understanding the Greatest Threat to Democracy.” Get the book: https://amzn.to/3wJL5TW

The stock market hits yet another all time high under President Joe Biden, acutely panicking the MAGA right wing. Debunking the false notion held by some that Joe Biden and Donald Trump are effectively the same. President Joe Biden’s challenge of Donald Trump to multiple presidential debates appears to have broken the brains of right wing commentators. Debating Joe Biden could massively backfire for Donald Trump. Hugh Hewitt’s softball interview of Donald Trump goes horribly wrong as Trump is unable to behave coherently. Donald Trump appears terrified at the possibility that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could make the debate stage alongside Trump and Biden, but a review of the facts makes this seem very unlikely. Voicemail caller’s mom is descending into a conspiracy theory spiral.

WEDNESDAY 05.15.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday May 15, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Field workers, farm owners, and buyers band together to protect workers from heat

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Health & Human Services (00:24:04)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features Melissa Herd, Acting Director and Executive Officer for Region III of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Director Herd join us for a conversation about her career, the work of HHS across Region III (which includes Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, and Pennsylvania), National Minority Health Month, and more.

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

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

THIS WAY OUT #1885: Queer Broadway Picks and Tony Nods & global LGBTQ news! (00:28:59)

Broadway beams with queer-connected theater; a Czech court ends surgery pre-reqs for legal gender change, thousands protest a French bill to ban pediatric gender-affirming healthcare, the Gaza War prompts muted Pride plans in Tel Aviv, the Boy Scouts of America re-brands as Scouting America, South Carolina Republicans pass a draconian halt to trans kids gender-affirming healthcare, Mississippi’s anti-trans bathroom ban beats the clock, but Rhode Island Democrats protect trans and women’s healthcare providers. Those stories and more this week when you discover This Way Out, the international LGBTQ radio magazine.

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Citizen’s United Strikes Again and Democracy Suffers (00:58:00)

Biden is hiking tariffs and protecting America. Outside conservative groups are buying senate seats in the battleground states. Citizen’s United strikes again and democracy suffers. Which “Nobody Knew at the Time” Will it be This November? Alabama Mercedes workers begin UAW vote Why are Louisiana Republicans voting on the side of child rapists rather than their victims?

Tennessee woman denied abortion after fetus brain not attached slams state ban. 

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: How to Talk to Someone with a Different Opinion / Working with Folks with Opposing Views (00:59:00)

For the first part of today’s show, we discuss ways to meaningfully engage with folks who have opposing political views. We share stories of how this looks in the real world, and how to adopt these procedures in your own story.

In the second part of the show, we continue with today’s theme, and discuss what it’s like to work with folks with opposing views. In this segment, we share some best practices we have learned along the way in hopes you will find some value in our experiences. Our Way Black History Fact is dedicated to the first Black woman in space, Dr. Mae Johnson.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Iron Heel by Jack London Chapter 16 (00:19:38)

Published in 1908, this is a novel about a socialist revolution that was crushed for centuries by an oligarchy of wealth before ultimately reviving and building a more just and compassionate world. Portrayed as an illicit revolutionary journal written by Avis Everhard, London chooses a woman to narrate the great need for social justice, the progress of the revolution, its rationale and her sometimes starry-eyed love for the main character Ernest Everhard. Written after London was jailed for participating in a jobs march, this short and action-packed novel is London’s most detailed outline of his socialist views and the logic of a socialist revolution. Part political novel, part dystopian fiction, part speculative fiction, The Iron Heel also includes historically factual footnotes making it a unique textual hybrid.

https://librivox.org/the-iron-heel-by-jack-london/

Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1164/1164-h/1164-h.htm

ALAN WATTS: It Will Give You Goosebumps (00:09:43)

An inspirational and profound speech on the eternal now by Alan Watts. Original Audio sourced from: “Alan Watts Limits of Language-2″ “Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal, for the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever….” – Alan Watts. (1915 – 1973)

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: A Mile in Their Shoes: Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail (00:28:00)

Suddenly I was curious: whose land was I on, anyway?

Walking the Mount Vernon Trail, an 18-mile bike and pedestrian path along the Potomac River across from Washington DC, I wasn’t sure who had jurisdiction over the land on which I tread. That got me thinking about what else I was missing — and what others might see and experience differently on this familiar route.

And so a series was conceived — in four parts, I hope — looking at a place from multiple perspectives. I call it “A Mile in Their Shoes”. This first episode features the people who have chosen to care for this bit of Earth, the big-hearted, hard-working, fun-loving Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail. They have found community, purpose, and lots to be curious about…”The work that we do today means that 20 years from now somebody else is going to enjoy the trail the same way that we do.” ~ Judd Isbell

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/15/24 (00:58:07)

On the Show: Dr. Rick Bright, immunologist and virologist, joins David to discuss the status of the growing H5N1 bird flu spread, and the potential for a forthcoming pandemic. President Joe Biden challenges Donald Trump to debate him, and Donald Trump appears to accept the challenge in a Truth Social post. Arizona officials have reportedly been unable to physically get access to Rudy Giuliani in order to serve him criminal indictment papers. Donald Trump defends Kristi Noem’s dog-killing in an interview with Clay and Buck gone horribly wrong. Todd Blanche, Donald Trump’s lawyer, asks witness Michael Cohen whether he called him a “crying little sh!t,” to which Cohen answered that it sounds like something he would say. Failed former President Donald Trump is reported to have slept through Michael Cohen’s testimony with his mouth hanging wide open. Donald Trump’s daily courthouse reading out loud routine fails badly. Republican Congressman Cory Mills humiliates himself trying to run suck-up interference for Donald Trump at his criminal trial. Vivek Ramaswamy’s painful cringe defense of Donald Trump while on the PBD Podcast. Voicemail caller defends and reassures David despite the recent furious RFK brain worm-related Membership cancellation.

TUESDAY 05.14.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Tuesday May 14, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Why switching to an EV is good for the climate  

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY: Mindfulness Momentum: Beyond the Mantra (00:30:00)

On this show we are going beyond the mantra to gain some insight and mindfulness momentum. Played out? Is the request to be more mindful met with eye-rolling and heavy sighs? Well, there has to be something to it don’t you think? Mindfulness has become popular because studies have showcased its benefits throughout the years, and past research shows it is often effective in reducing distressing symptoms from various mental health conditions, like anxiety and depression. And I think we can all agree that taking a meaningful time-out from a chaotic day, month, or year can only be a good thing

https://encouragementology.com/

MAKING CONTACT: Uncovering the Refugee Experience & Healing Through Storytelling (00:29:00)

This week’s episode is about two women, one who fled Shanghai during Mao’s Chinese Revolution, and the other who escaped the Bolshevik Revolution and Ukrainian pogroms. We hear the stories they told their families years later, and the trauma they held close to allow the next generation to heal.

https://www.radioproject.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Catching up with Primila Jayapal (00:58:00)

Rep. Jayapal’s sister SuSheela is running for Congress- and doesn’t take corporate money. Can pro-Israel dark money take her down? Will they succeed at paying to put a corrupt Democrat in that seat?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: Keeping Our Cool (00:58:00)

This time on The Children’s Hour we learn strategies to keep our cool with Michelle Renee Pelletier, who teaches kids how to meditate using guided imagery. Together, well try Michelle’s meditation exercise, and reflect on how it makes us feel. Then we’ll meet Evan, a 10 year old who was taught mindfulness at school with Families 4 Peace’s instructor, Scott Cameron. In this excerpt from Peace Talks Radio, we hear how, when and why Evan uses mindfulness at school, and instructor Scott explains how the benefits of mindfulness extend beyond the classroom.

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Iron Heel by Jack London Chapter 14 – 15 (00:27:28)

Published in 1908, this is a novel about a socialist revolution that was crushed for centuries by an oligarchy of wealth before ultimately reviving and building a more just and compassionate world. Portrayed as an illicit revolutionary journal written by Avis Everhard, London chooses a woman to narrate the great need for social justice, the progress of the revolution, its rationale and her sometimes starry-eyed love for the main character Ernest Everhard. Written after London was jailed for participating in a jobs march, this short and action-packed novel is London’s most detailed outline of his socialist views and the logic of a socialist revolution. Part political novel, part dystopian fiction, part speculative fiction, The Iron Heel also includes historically factual footnotes making it a unique textual hybrid.

https://librivox.org/the-iron-heel-by-jack-london/

Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1164/1164-h/1164-h.htm

BETWEEN THE LINES RADIO NEWSMAGAZINE for May 8, 2024 (00:29:00)

The Criminalization of Pro-Palestinian, Anti-War Student Protesters; Biden Expands ACA Health Insurance Program to DACA Recipients; Biased Cable News Gaza War Coverage Skews American Public Opinion.

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/14/24 (00:55:18)
On the Show: A deep dive into how Donald Trump violated just about every single Republican principle they claimed to believe in. An exploration into the possibility that Democrats win the presidency, House, and Senate following the 2024 election. President Joe Biden is winning the war on crime after Trump lost it, and corporate media is barely talking about it. Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, testifies against Trump in his criminal trial, and it does not go well for Trump. Donald Trump struggles to make a statement on his way into criminal court for Michael Cohen’s testimony. After Michael Cohen’s testimony against him, Donald Trump explodes in a furious tirade. Donald Trump’s lapdogs, including Senators Tommy Tuberville and JD Vance, show up with Trump in court to defend him. Eric Trump is interviewed on Fox News after Michael Cohen’s testimony against Donald Trump, and it does not go well. Voicemail caller has a question about the cutting off of men’s genitalia in connection with abortion although the voicemail is difficult to understand.
https://davidpakman.com/

MONDAY 05.13.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Monday May 13, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Prescribed burning can reduce wildfire damage

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE #5: End of Fossil Fuels (00:29:01)

A century from now, people will look back at the year 2012 as the year our society shifted from fossil fuels to renewable energy. But we are too close to it. Like the shift from the horse and buggy to the automobile, people living in that age simply could not see what is obvious from one hundred years in the future

* The reality of a limited fossil fuel inventory.

* The early age of the electric vehicle.

* You cannot bring coal back, the alternatives are too cheap.

* Mountain-top removal, Fracking ” technologies of desperation for industries in decline

* Nuclear energy is dead.

* More people now work in renewable energy fields than in fossil fuels.

* The fossil fuel backlash.

* The transition to the electric car from the internal combustion engine.

* A world where energy is free.

* Change is frightening

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: Uneven Development: a Key Problem of Capitalism (00:29:00)

In honor of Karl Marx’s birthday over this past weekend, Professor Richard Wolff offers a discussion of Marx’s important theory of uneven development as central to capitalism. We show its widespread existence, using examples of it from the past and present. We conclude by showing how uneven development is at the root of key social problems in capitalism.

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Senator Bernie Sanders on Gaza, Lowering Drug Prices, Wealth Inequality & More (00:58:00)

Bernie Sanders discusses the major currents that will shape America in the coming months and years, the crisis in Gaza, wealth inequality, the climate and more. Presidential Morality at Stake: Is Trump Americas Political Harvey Weinstein? Vermont poised to become first US state to charge big oil for climate damage & what Trump promised big oil if they give him $1 Billion. Good News Alert! Trump promised Wisconsin jobs – but – Biden actually delivered them.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SPIRIT IN ACTION: Activism, Antarctica, Permitting, & Re-fashioning: Citizen’s Climate Radio (00:55:00)

Guest-host Peterson Toscano of Citizen’s Climate Radio is sitting in today for Spirit In Action, assisted by several CCR activists. Eileen Flanagan, a writer, social change teacher, Quaker, and activist, dives deep with host Peterson into four different roles people have traditionally taken in change movements. Then Erica Valdez and Horace Mo join Peterson for a vibrant discussion about their personal experiences in taking one of these roles. Peterson and Erica explore the theme of climate change and its impact on Antarctica through their interview with Elizabeth Rush, author of The Quickening, Creation, and Community at the Ends of the Earth, who shares her experiences and insights from a research expedition to Thwaites Glacier, and they also speak with Brett Cease, VP of Programs for Citizens Climate Lobby, who shared his observations from Antarctica. CCR’s Research Coordinator, Dana Nuccitelli, discusses the very geeky world of permitting reform and climate research, and connect for more at The Nerd Corner, while Erica highlights the Scroungers Center for Reusable Art Parts (SCRAP), a nonprofit center for creative reuse in San Francisco. Through after-school programs like Sustainable Fashion Design for Teens, SCRAP educates students about the environmental effects of the fashion industry and teaches them how to reuse and revitalize clothing materials.

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Iron Heel by Jack London Chapter 12 – 13 (00:38:39)

Published in 1908, this is a novel about a socialist revolution that was crushed for centuries by an oligarchy of wealth before ultimately reviving and building a more just and compassionate world. Portrayed as an illicit revolutionary journal written by Avis Everhard, London chooses a woman to narrate the great need for social justice, the progress of the revolution, its rationale and her sometimes starry-eyed love for the main character Ernest Everhard. Written after London was jailed for participating in a jobs march, this short and action-packed novel is London’s most detailed outline of his socialist views and the logic of a socialist revolution. Part political novel, part dystopian fiction, part speculative fiction, The Iron Heel also includes historically factual footnotes making it a unique textual hybrid.

https://librivox.org/the-iron-heel-by-jack-london/

Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1164/1164-h/1164-h.htm

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

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

https://archive.org/details/DontBeaS1947

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/13/24 (00:53:45)

On the Show: President Joe Biden will announce new tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles. Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is interviewed by Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo and goes completely off the rails. Republican Senator JD Vance is challenged by CNN host Dana Bash over his claim that Donald Trump couldn’t possibly be antisemitic. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham sets the stage to deny the results of the 2024 Presidential election. Failed Arizona Republican Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, now running for US Senate in Arizona, sets the stage to reject the forthcoming election results in November. Rabid Donald Trump supporters cheer the most delusional statements from Trump at a rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, but the crowd quickly starts leaving while Trump is still speaking. Donald Trump’s speech is slurred and confused during another post-criminal trial rant. Russell Brand is now promoting Ivermectin, using Chris Cuomo’s recent promotion of the same as fodder to support his beliefs. A viewer furiously writes to David and cancels his account because of David’s accurate reporting about RFK Jr. having a brain worm. Voicemail caller thinks he’s making a point so compelling that David couldn’t possibly respond to it.

SUNDAY 05.12.24 PROGRAM Notes

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RADIO 2050 #28: Population Growth (00:57:55)

Christopher Tucker stresses the urgency of addressing population dynamics, particularly the pivotal role of women and girls in fertility rates. He advocates for open conversations about population growth and its ecological ramifications. Tucker underscores the imperative of investing in women and girls worldwide to expedite demographic transition, while also examining capitalism’s influence on population issues and the necessity of bridging public and private sectors. Urging action to mitigate carbon emissions and restore the environment, the conversation navigates through topics like corporations, capitalism, and the path to a sustainable future. It evaluates corporate impacts on the environment and public health, while also acknowledging capitalism’s beneficial innovations. The dialogue ultimately circles back to the critical need for demographic transition and underscores the significance of collective efforts in shaping a better tomorrow.

https://radioparadise.com/radio2050

EARTH RIOT RADIO #116: Freedom Fighting inside Neil Young’s Songs (00:29:00)

The history of movements is felt deeply in Neil’s songs, in “Four Dead in Ohio” and the cracking whip in “Southern Man”, the vulnerability of “Comes a Time” and “Searching for a Heart of Gold” and the relentless rock of Crazy Horse when it breaks into “Hey Hey My My (out of the Blue and into the Black). In this Riot we select as an echo to our nightly rock concert – Alice Coltrane, Charlse Lloyd, the Nightjar and the European Robin. The Earth is storming along our tour route, in Texas and New Orleans and Alabama, and the Earth storms in the songs of the struggle for justice.

BOOM GODDESS RADIO #18: The Importance of Female Friendships Among Women (Part 1)  (00:28:00)

Research has confirmed that socializing improves happiness and positivity. It also helps manage stress and calms anxieties. Female friendships provide a safe space for women to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences with others without judgement. This week Jennifer is joined by a panel including some of her best female friends. They are in conversation about the importance of friendships among women and how socializing with friends improves the lives of women.

https://www.boomgoddessradio.com/

Best of ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN: May 11, 2024 (00:59:30)

Segment One

We begin the show with Mike Doyle, trial lawyer, and Chair of Harris County Democratic party. We discuss how the County is important to determine the future of Texas politics. It is a majority Latino county and could succeed in allowing Democrats to take back Texas.

Segment Two

We then catch up with Bill Curry and Robert Hennelly. We discuss the protests across the country’s university campuses around the ongoing genocide in Gaza. We talk about how Israel is using the actions of Hamas on October 7th to wreak vengeance on innocent Gaza civilians. Both Israeli right-wingers and American Republicans have hijacked Judaism to serve their purposes: chaos and blaming Democrats. Outside agitation is being blamed, though most of that is due to Republican prompting. College campuses are being described as “plantations” since they are usually the dominant force in their host cities and towns. We also discuss the unionization of VW workers in Chattanooga, TN, where more than 70% of the workforce voted FOR union representation

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

BACKGROUND BRIEFING with IAN MASTERS May 12, 2024 (00:59:00)

As Ukraine Faces a Long War, Will the US and NATO be There and Is There Any Hope of a Peace Deal? | The FTC Goes After Corporate Greed and AIPAC Goes After a January 6 Hero.

https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: Relationship Counseling, Polyamory and Ethical Non-Monogamy with Sumati Sparks (00:59:00)

Sumati Sparks is a relationship and polyamory coach with a deep spiritual orientation to life and relationships. She has studied sacred sexuality with numerous prominent teachers. Since 2000, she has been coaching people in the areas of relationship and sexuality, and specializes in helping people create successful open relationships. Shes also the host of the Leading Edge Love Radio show which focuses on open relationships and related topics such as emotional intimacy & healing, adult sexuality, neo-tantra, conscious kink, gender issues, communication and intentional community. In this conversation we talk about the range of open relationships from polyamory to ethical non-monogamy, and who is and isn’t suited for open relationships or monogamy. We also discuss the role of honesty, non-violent communication, and loving self care in all our relationships, especially open ones.

This is a kind of everything you ever wanted to know about open relationships but were afraid to ask, interview conversation.

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: Banning Deepfake Nudes Is Harder Than You Think! (00:58:30)

Junior High and High Schools across America are facing a rash of AI generated nude images of students, mostly girls, being spread through their social circles… the law is ambiguous about this which is making it tougher to clamp down on. We discuss this disturbing trend and also catch up on the latest news and breaches.

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

SATURDAY 05.11.24 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST 5/10/2024 Encore: Pro-Palestine Protests, Proportionality, and Political Perspective (00:58:00)

Encore: original airdate 5-2-2024. On today’s ‘BradCast’: A surge of largely peaceful pro-Palestinian protests have sprung up on college campuses across the U.S., in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s punishing, ongoing assault of Gaza and the Biden Administration’s facilitation of that effort. We focus on the response to those protests by counter protesters, media, politicians (including remarks by Joe Biden today), and the armed riot police who seem to be triggering the bulk of the violence, which is easy to show on television news whether it captures the truth of the moment or not. Congressional Democrats released a damning report exposing Big Oil’s ongoing campaign of ‘deception, disinformation, and doublespeak’ to mislead the public about the role of fossil fuels in our accelerating climate crisis. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest ‘Green News Report.’

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

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: Yes, Biden Can WIn the Working Class (00:58:00)

Listening to working people’s concerns is key. Democrats have almost always won this constituency. That is until recently. Bidens shift to the economic left is connecting and can yield electoral success. The New Republics Timothy Noah says tangible gains like capping the price of insulin is a real winner, as is challenging the drug companies and raising taxes on the ultra-rich. And he says deep canvassing is a key to victory. Listen in!

AGING MATTERS: Intergenerational Relationships (00:58:00)

Major demographic changes in the U.S. are leading to an increasingly multicultural and multigenerational society. These changes present an extraordinary opportunity for Americans to reimagine how individuals of all ages and cultures can relate and interact with one another. Lauren Dunning, JD, MPH, Director, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute, https://milkeninstitute.org/centers/center-for-the-future-of-aging, and Trent Stamp, MPP, Chief Executive Officer, The Eisner Foundation, https://eisnerfoundation.org, discuss the importance of intergenerational relationships, how people of different ages work together to address societal challenges, and intergenerational strategies to achieve a common social good.

https://www.agingmattersonline.com/

GROWING GREENER: Organic Applications to Enhance Stress Resistance and Vigor in the Vegetable Garden (00:29:00)

Dr. Matthew Kleinhenz of Ohio State University describes the ancient history of biostimulants, and how contemporary researchers are identifying natural bacteria and fungi that help crops cope with the extreme weather events of climate change.

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

TUC RADIO: Archival TUC Radio program on Mining in America with Larry Tuttle (00:29:00)

Even though mines – from iron to copper to gold to minerals, such as lithium mines can be so huge that they can be seen from space – and are destructive to land and water and forests – recent proposed legislation in the US aims at expanding mining. It turns out that, ironically, the transition to a green economy with wind turbines, solar arrays, electric vehicles and battery storage requires an unprecedented increase in mining for lithium, cobalt, nickel, copper, tungsten, aluminum, graphite and more. Here is an archival TUC Radio program on Mining in America. In 1995 I bought a beat up RV, put all my radio equipment in it and took off on a tour of the Western States – In the course of four years I visited mines from Arizona to Washington State and from New Mexico to Montana.

https://tucradio.org/

THE BOPST SHOW: Sneaking Peeping Toms (00:55:00)

The Bopst Show, the critically acclaimed music radio show hosted by artist, musician, writer, DJ and founding member of GWAR, Chris Bopst, features a wide assortment of audio stimulations from a myriad of genres, eras and inspirations. On this week’s show, you’ll hear the prophetic keyboard-driven wisdom of Iggy Pop, the left field funk of British chameleon Squarepusher, and the French hip hop of Grems as well as tunes by Ghetto Kumbé, Thurl Ravenscroft and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #531 (00:58:00)

Ralph welcomes labor journalist Hamilton Nolan to discuss his latest book, “The Hammer: Power, Inequality, and the Struggle for the Soul of Labor”. They’ll get into why some of the biggest names in organized labor have gotten so bad at organizing labor, and they’ll highlight the labor organizers who are effectively wielding power. Then, Ralph is joined by child advocate and original Nader’s Raider Robert Fellmeth to discuss the dangers of online anonymity. Plus, a creative call to action from Ralph!

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 05.10.24 PROGRAM Notes


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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday May 10, 2024

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: A chef’s kiss for induction stoves  

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

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

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

COUNTERSPIN: Ahmad Abuznaid on the Rafah invasion (00:28:00)

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: What happens if Trump is found guilty on all accounts? (00:58:00)

Why America Needs to Know about Trump Getting Spanked in Silk Pajamas World’s top climate scientists expect global heating to blast past 1.5C target – we’re heading for 2.5C – Why isn’t this all over the media? Crazy Alert: RFK Junior says a worm ate part of his brain (LITERALLY!)….really?! Can you be Prez with part of your brain gone? Dean Obeidallah – What happens if Trump is found guilty on all accounts? Also report from Ukraine with Phil Ittner.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: Juan Cole: Israel, Gaza and Campus Protests, Part I (00:29:00)

Pro-Palestinian student protests are erupting on college campuses all over the country, often resulting in aggressive responses from local law enforcement. This week on Sea Change Radio, the first half of our two-part discussion with noted Michigan University history professor and Middle East scholar, Juan Cole. We look at the Israeli attacks on Gaza, discuss the unrest it has caused on campuses around this country, and examine how the right-wing parties in both the US and Israel are trying to leverage the conflict to their own benefit.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS AND FRIENDS: Crime & Migration: An Abolitionist Plan for Immigration Justice   (00:28:00)

When it comes to crime and migration, all sorts of politicians have justified mass detention and incarceration in the name of confronting a dangerous crisis. But what’s real and what’s fear mongering, and how can reformers counter the rhetoric to advance alternatives? Activists can do their best to call out abuses, but what is really needed is an entirely new approach.

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

The Bopst Show, the critically acclaimed music radio show hosted by artist, musician, writer, DJ and founding member of GWAR, Chris Bopst, features a wide assortment of audio stimulations from a myriad of genres, eras and inspirations. On this week’s show, you’ll hear Indonesian pop sensations Ervinna & the Stylers, late great Richmond instrumentalists Brainflowr, and the multi-genre concoctions of Cécile McLorin Salvant as well as tunes by Wet Leg, Taddese Kebbede, and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/10/24 (00:55:02)

On the Show: Fox News host Sean Hannity wrongly links ID to vote with ID to buy alcohol. Failed former President Donald Trump wildly attacks Jews on his way into court for cross-examination of Stormy Daniels at his criminal trial. Karoline Leavitt, Donald Trump’s spokesperson, is probably correct that being jailed for violating his gag order would likely help Trump. Caller thinks David isn’t accurately representing the right-wing view on abortion. Caller has Trump-supporting family members who don’t make any sense. Caller asks what happens next after defeating Donald Trump. Caller asks about maintenance on electric vehicles. Caller is hearing complaints about undocumented immigrants staying in New York hotels. The Friday Feedback segment.

https://davidpakman.com/

THURSDAY 05.09.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday May 9, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Startup mimics nature to produce zero-carbon cement

RADIO ECOSHOCK: Climate Homicide (00:58:00)

Suddenly the system recalls a guilt. A wave of records shows fossil fuel executives and big corporations knew their products would cause disastrous global damage – for decades. Should they be charged with homicide? From Public Citizen David Arkush makes the case. From Rutgers, Journalism Professor Melissa Aronczyk on Greenwashing the Canadian Tar Sands. We investigate corporate propaganda. Plus 3 more AI climate songs (for Public Domain) – even the machine wants justice!

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: How Far Should Peaceful Protest Go? (00:58:00)

As Stormy Daniels takes the witness stand in New York, the protests- and the war- rage on. Is it a part of our democratic tradition for students to take control of buildings and impede classes and graduations as they call for us to stop sending money and aid to Israel?

Plus – Thom reads from “Criminology on Trump” by Gregg Barak.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

YES! Presents: Rising Up With Sonali – 2024-05-07 (00:58:31)

This week, well kick off the show with a conversation with Robin D. G. Kelley, Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History at UCLA. Hell explain how students at his university are enduring violent attacks by Zionist groups and arrests by police and how faculty members like him are stepping in to protect students and uphold their activism. Then, well bring you a report from Cal State LAs newly erected Free Gaza encampment, featuring a student activist and a community organizer. Well close out the hour with part 2 of a two part, very special conversation with a long-time friend and colleague Dortell Williams, a man who is serving a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison in California.

https://risingupwithsonali.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Iron Heel by Jack London – Chapter 10 – 11 (00:33:47)
Published in 1908, this is a novel about a socialist revolution that was crushed for centuries by an oligarchy of wealth before ultimately reviving and building a more just and compassionate world. Portrayed as an illicit revolutionary journal written by Avis Everhard, London chooses a woman to narrate the great need for social justice, the progress of the revolution, its rationale and her sometimes starry-eyed love for the main character Ernest Everhard. Written after London was jailed for participating in a jobs march, this short and action-packed novel is London’s most detailed outline of his socialist views and the logic of a socialist revolution. Part political novel, part dystopian fiction, part speculative fiction, The Iron Heel also includes historically factual footnotes making it a unique textual hybrid.

https://librivox.org/the-iron-heel-by-jack-london/

Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1164/1164-h/1164-h.htm

WINGS # #04-24 Labouring Women (00:28:41)

A documentary by Elena McMaster of Australia’s Women on the Line pairs up Marxist Feminist class analysis (with explanation of terms), and rousing words from women who lived and live class and race division of labour from Sojourner Truth, to Lowell, Massachusetts mill worker Harriet Hanson Robinson, to British poet/MC Kate Tempest.

Featured Speakers/Guests: Anastasia Gomes, Laura Renata Martin, Maya Gonzalez and Silvia Federici, recorded in 2011 at a Historical Materialism conference in New York. Plus illustrative readings by Alice Walker, Kate Tempest, and Lili Taylor reading their own and others’ words.

http://www.wings.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/9/24 (00:51:32)

On the Show: Dr. Elizabeth Landsverk, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease expert, joins David to discuss cognitive concerns about former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden with regard to their age and brain function. President Joe Biden is on the offensive against Donald Trump on the issue of jobs on the heels of a major announcement about an AI center on the site of Trump’s failed Foxconn deal. Republican Speaker of the House Mike Johnson feels that illegal immigrants are voting in elections, despite acknowledging there is no proof. A worm at a part of Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s brain a few years ago, but his campaign says it will not affect his ability to be President. Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s attempt to remove MAGA Mike Johnson from being Speaker of the House fails miserably, with Republicans booing her relentlessly. After a disastrous week of failed PR for her book, Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem starts canceling her television appearances. A confused Donald Trump asks for help at Mar-a-Lago when asked whether his campaign can accept cryptocurrency donations. Donald Trump openly celebrates the criminal rioters from January 6 at a bizarre event. Voicemail caller is in hysterics over RFK Jr. having a literal brain worm.

WEDNESDAY 05.08.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Wednesday May 8, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Mom fights air pollution in North Denver

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Wilderness Medicine with Dr. Stephanie Lareau (00:12:58)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features Dr. Stephanie Lareau, an emergency medicine physician who is certified in wilderness medicine and Director of the Carilion Clinic Wilderness Medicine Fellowship program. Dr. Lareau join us for a conversation about her career, wilderness medicine, and more.

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

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

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

THIS WAY OUT #1884: Augusten Burroughs, The Early Years & global LGBTQ news! (00:28:59)

Augusten Burroughs runs with Scissors to Dry; the United Methodist Church ends its queer prohibitions, a Mombasa court slams an anti-queer Kenyan groups violent protests, Queensland protects gender diversity and legalizes sex work, a U.S. appeals court orders state health plans to cover gender-affirming care including surgeries, the Biden Administration restores Affordable Care Act LGBTQ anti-bias provisions, and Mississippi Republicans fumble 2 anti-trans bills.

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

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Is This a Turning Point in Gaza? (00:58:00)

Is Biden finally standing up to Israel on arms shipments? why is Netanyahu threatening the International Criminal Court? And how many Palestinians are buried in the rubble of their homes? 

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: The Arizona Abortion Ban and the YWCA (00:59:00)

Today we are joined by Angela Salazar ” Equity Programs Director and Marta Werbanowska Marketing and Brand Manager from the YWCA Arizona Chapter discussing various causes the organization is championing as well as some areas of concern. In the first part of the program, we discuss the total abortion ban that was passed in Arizona and the implications of that legislation. In the second part of the show, we discuss how women’s bodies are legislated (and to what end), the connection between women’s rights and racial and economic justice, and how the next presidential election will shape the future for women. Our Way Black History Fact comes from our comrade @chrisdier3 discussing the US Concentration Camps in the 1920s and another way the Government violated their agreements with Black Americans.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Iron Heel by Jack London – Chapter 9 The Mathematics of a Dream (00:32:53)
Published in 1908, this is a novel about a socialist revolution that was crushed for centuries by an oligarchy of wealth before ultimately reviving and building a more just and compassionate world. Portrayed as an illicit revolutionary journal written by Avis Everhard, London chooses a woman to narrate the great need for social justice, the progress of the revolution, its rationale and her sometimes starry-eyed love for the main character Ernest Everhard. Written after London was jailed for participating in a jobs march, this short and action-packed novel is London’s most detailed outline of his socialist views and the logic of a socialist revolution. Part political novel, part dystopian fiction, part speculative fiction, The Iron Heel also includes historically factual footnotes making it a unique textual hybrid.

https://librivox.org/the-iron-heel-by-jack-london/

Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1164/1164-h/1164-h.htm

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: Foraging: Curiosity & Dancing with Nature, with Tama Matsuoka Wong   (00:28:00)

Foraging — going from place to place looking for things one can eat — is a lot like the sampling and prioritizing of information gathering that neuroscientists study, just applied to things many of us readily dismiss as “weeds”.

Tama Matsuoka Wong is a finance lawyer turned professional forager. She got curious about the “weeds” around her when she moved to a fixer-upper house in northern New Jersey. She started to see them and their ecosystems differently. Now she forages for high-end chefs in Manhattan and is an advocate for thoughtful stewardship of what’s naturally all around us. That struck me as a curiosity conversation worth having. “The plants are leading the way and I’m just their dancing partner. There’s a curiosity … it’s not really knowing, not having it set in your mind that this is what you’re going to do, but being open to it changing. And then you’re just dancing according to their rhythm.” ~ Tama Matsuoka Wong

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/8/24 (00:55:04)

On the Show: South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem lashes out at Fox News host Stuart Varney, telling him that he needs to stop asking about her supposed meeting with Kim Jong Un. Despite having dropped out of the presidential race months ago, Nikki Haley appears to be getting even more popular, recently taking more than 20% of the Indiana Republican primary vote from Donald Trump. Donald Trump scores a major win as Judge Aileen Cannon delays Trump’s criminal documents trial indefinitely. Stormy Daniels testifies in Donald Trump’s criminal trial as Melania Trump is completely missing. Stormy Daniels testifies that Donald Trump compared her to his own daughter, Ivanka Trump, in the aftermath of their tryst. Donald Trump posts and then quickly deletes a Truth Social message about Stormy Daniels testifying. Failed former President Donald Trump absolutely crumbles on the day of Stormy Daniels’ testimony at his criminal trial. Alina Habba, Donald Trump’s former lawyer and current legal spokesperson, tries but fails to clean up the mess created by Stormy Daniels’ testimony. Something seems increasingly wrong with MyPillow CEO and Founder Mike Lindell, who had a bizarre interview with Dr. Drew. Donald Trump’s campaign staff is reportedly preparing for Donald Trump to be jailed. Voicemail caller who describes himself as a redneck liberal truck driver has a message for Trump supporters.

TUESDAY 05.16.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Climate change threatens Africa’s rhinos

ENCOURAGEMENTOLOGY: Convenience vs. Connection: Finding Balance (00:30:00)

On this show we are weighing the convenience vs the connection to find an optimal balance. Sacrificing one seems like taking a step back in time but limiting the other is detrimental to your health. People need people. I could break out into song here but just trust me. A more recent review of 148 studies concluded that on average having stronger social ties increased the likelihood of an individual’s overall survival by as much as 50 percent! You might be a self-proclaimed loner or someone who would rather observe life from afar but the fact is, we need people for emotional support, companionship, and a sense of belonging. Relationships with others provide comfort during challenging times, joy during celebrations, and a feeling of connection that enriches life. Additionally, interactions with others offer opportunities for personal growth, learning, and the development of empathy and understanding. 

https://encouragementology.com/

MAKING CONTACT: Survival for All: Securing Vaccines for the Global South (00:29:00)

The pandemic exposed stark inequalities around the world, especially in terms of vaccine access, leading to the deaths of untold thousands in the global south. Amid ongoing challenges, activists and scientists continue to push for broader healthcare equity, navigating patent barriers to ensure fairer access to essential medicines.

https://www.radioproject.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Selling That Right Wing Agenda (00:58:00)

David Pepper joins Thom for a lively discussion. While billionaire migrants Musk, Murdoch and Thiel meet up with their rich buddies to put Trump in the White House, Republicans happily purge and repress likely Democratic voters.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR: Mother’s Day 2024 (00:58:00)

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a musical Children’s Hour, featuring some of our favorite “Kindie” musicians honoring mothers through shoutouts and songs. We even hear from our host, Katie Stone’s mom! We included messages from our friends in Harmonica Pocket, son and mom Grammy nominees Pierce and Nnenna Freelon, Alison Faith Levy, Divinity Roxx, Claudia Robin Gunn, Lisa Matthews (Milkshake), Lindsay Munroe, and Daria. This episode was produced by Katie Stone, with help from our Senior Producer Christina Stella. Many thanks to the independent children’s musicians who make every show better with their great tunes.

https://www.childrenshour.org/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Iron Heel by Jack London – Chapter 8 The Machine Breakers (00:29:33)

Published in 1908, this is a novel about a socialist revolution that was crushed for centuries by an oligarchy of wealth before ultimately reviving and building a more just and compassionate world. Portrayed as an illicit revolutionary journal written by Avis Everhard, London chooses a woman to narrate the great need for social justice, the progress of the revolution, its rationale and her sometimes starry-eyed love for the main character Ernest Everhard. Written after London was jailed for participating in a jobs march, this short and action-packed novel is London’s most detailed outline of his socialist views and the logic of a socialist revolution. Part political novel, part dystopian fiction, part speculative fiction, The Iron Heel also includes historically factual footnotes making it a unique textual hybrid.

https://librivox.org/the-iron-heel-by-jack-london/

Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1164/1164-h/1164-h.htm


BETWEEN THE LINES RADIO NEWSMAGAZINE
for May 1, 2024 (00:29:00)

Weaponizing Antisemitism Fuels Dishonest Repression of Students Protesting Israel’s Vicious Gaza War; Protest at Citibank NYC HQ Kicks off Summer of Heat Actions Targeting Wall St Fossil Fuel Financiers; Haiti Crisis Draws International Intervention for Third Time in 30 Years.

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/7/24 (00:50:54)

On the Show: Johann Hari, author of three New York Times best-selling books, and author of the new book “Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight-Loss Drugs,” joins David to discuss Ozempic, including his own experience with it, and more. Get the book: https://amzn.to/3UyHtfH

South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem again refuses to answer whether her anecdote about meeting North Korean dictator Kom Jong Un is true. Kristi Noem, Republican Governor of South Dakota, bizarrely refuses to talk about her supposed meeting with Kim Jong Un while referring to it as an “exert.” A confused and furious Donald Trump yells out the names of legal analysts who support him during an unhinged moment outside his criminal trial. Judge Juan Merchan issues another warning to Donald Trump, either shut his mouth or go to jail. Failed former President Donald Trump says he is ready to go to jail, if that’s what Judge Juan Merchan decides. Donald Trump is caught on video saying that President Joe Biden can’t ready, which is funny given Trump’s known total lack of reading. Russell Brand becomes so unhinged during a recent episode of his show that even Jordan Peterson is visibly stunned. Tucker Carlson tells Joe Rogan that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is a prophet who can see the future. Voicemail caller points out that other shows are doing “bonus shows.”

MONDAY 05.06.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Former school gets new life as an energy-efficient shopping center

WHEN THE BIOMASS HITS THE WIND TURBINE #4: Livestock, Deadstock (00:28:33)

If you are going to raise livestock on your farm or homestead, you are going to have deadstock. Animals get sick and die. Many animals are raised to be butchered. What are the realities of this experience and how does a humane farmer deals with it.

* What is your overall livestock philosophy?

* Why would you raise an animal if you don’t intend to butcher?

* What does a happy critter need?

* How do you deal with the various illnesses?

* What are your biggest challenges? Depleted soil ” parasites ” disease – predators

* How do you deal with death?

* What is the attitude of traditional vets?

* How do you deal with the fact that vets are either too expensive or not available? Your lack of knowledge?

https://bluerockstation.podbean.com/

ECONOMIC UPDATE: The Phenomenon Of China (00:29:00)

On this week’s Economic Update, Professor Richard Wolff dedicates the entire show to the economic developmental achievements of China, together with the historical background that motivated these achievements. We analyze the uniqueness of both the economic philosophy and the politics of contemporary China.

https://economicupdate.libsyn.com/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Bird Flu Has Arrived (00:58:00)

Doctor Eric Feigl-Ding joins Thom to come to grips with the science behind the headlines. Plus- Why are Republicans working to defund the CDC (again)? Also– Thom reads from “Getting A Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad” by Frances Moore Lappe.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SPIRIT IN ACTION: Lessons We Should Have Learned: Joe McCarthy (00:55:00)

(Originally aired 7/4/2020) Consummate journalist & author, Larry Tye shares about his new book, DEMAGOGUE: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy, full of lessons completely applicable to today, especially considering that the McCarthy playbook was passed directly to his assistant, Roy Cohn, and from Roy to Donald Trump. Larry Tye makes history accessible & enthralling, and serves it up for the betterment of the world. Larry worked at the Boston Globe and a number of other newspapers before writing 8 books (as of the present moment) and founding the Boston-based Health Coverage Fellowship.

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Iron Heel by Jack London – Chapter 6 – 7 (00:27:48)
Published in 1908, this is a novel about a socialist revolution that was crushed for years by an oligarchy of wealth before ultimately reviving and building a more just and compassionate world. Portrayed as an illicit revolutionary journal written by Avis Everhard, London chooses a woman to narrate the great need for social justice, the progress of the revolution, its rationale and her sometimes starry-eyed love for the main character Ernest Everhard. Written after London was jailed for participating in a jobs march, this short and action-packed novel is London’s most detailed outline of his socialist views and the logic of a socialist revolution. Part political novel, part dystopian fiction, part speculative fiction, The Iron Heel also includes historically factual footnotes making it a unique textual hybrid.

https://librivox.org/the-iron-heel-by-jack-london/

Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1164/1164-h/1164-h.htm

GRASSROOTS: Energy Madness with Martha Klein (00:28:4)

This week on Grassroots, Patti & Doug talk about the toxicity of plastic recycling and its impact on human health. Then Sierra Club Connecticut’s Martha Klein talks about the proposed “Project Maple” pipeline that will increase the flow of natural gas when we desperately need to stop burning fossil fuels.

https://www.greenstreetnews.org/

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/6/24 (00:55:22)

On the Show: Ali Velshi, author of the forthcoming book “Small Acts of Courage: A Legacy of Endurance and the Fight for Democracy,” joins David to discuss immigration, idealism, democracy, and more. Get the book: https://amzn.to/44tb0Mg  Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem implodes in follow-up interviews about her new book, including collapsing in a pathetic word salad when asked whether she really met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as she claims in her book. Kristie Noem, Republican Governor of South Dakota, says in her book and confirms during an interview that she believes President Joe Biden’s dog should be killed. Republican MAGA figures are increasingly admitting that they will not accept the results of the 2024 President election unless Donald Trump defeats Joe Biden. Failed former President Donald Trump explodes in a tirade at a Republican event, calling the Biden administration the “Gestapo,” and threatening World War III in a Truth Social post. A confused Donald Trump is unable to answer the simplest questions, caught lying once again about the gag order against him, and blames a Jewish man for his prosecutions. Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar and his wife are indicted for bribery. Donald Trump re-delivers cold, stale pizza to New York firefighters in the latest staged campaign event. Right-wing Trump-supporting voicemail caller leaves a dangerous and disturbing voicemail.

SUNDAY 05.05.24 PROGRAM Notes

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RADIO 2050 #27: Roots of Permaculture with David Holmgren  (00:57:25)

David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture, discusses the importance and principles of permaculture, as well as the concept of retro suburbia. Permaculture is a design system for resilient and regenerative land use and living, focusing on sustainable agriculture, forestry, and community organization. Retro suburbia is a strategy for adapting and retrofitting suburban landscapes to be more self-reliant and sustainable. Holmgren emphasizes the need for individuals to take action and make changes at the household level, considering their own situation and resources. He encourages people to think globally and act locally, starting with small steps towards a more sustainable future. 

https://radioparadise.com/radio2050

EARTH RIOT RADIO #115: On the Road with Neil Young (00:29:00)

The powerful thing about this experiment is that we are talking directly to people about the Earths crisis. It’s not graphics, mass mailings, or social medias pixels. In the first three shows the choir and I played to 21,000 people. Our job is like an opening act, but also we are hosting the event of the LOVE EARTH tour. Neil and his partner Daryl Hannah came to us to help them convey the meaning of the tour.  Moving from our storefront Earthchxrch in the East Village, we gasped at the shift in scale, like a pleasurable version of the bends. When we wake up on the bus the morning after a show, the pleasure we feel is that we have blasted into the sweeping landscape of messages like Let’s make a new kind of activism for the Earth! .and Can we be strange enough to change enough? and Love is the Earths radical gift. Let’s use it for Life!

BOOM GODDESS RADIO #512: Understanding Medicare (00:25:54)

Many listeners have asked us to produce an episode discussing how Medicare works. This week we aim to do that with guest Cheryl Baker, a licensed Medicare health and life benefits consultant. Also on the show is a panel of three women who have recently become or are soon to become eligible to utilize Medicare who have questions about how to navigate it.

https://www.boomgoddessradio.com/

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

Segment One

We begin the show with Gail Kinney about the demonstration at Dartmouth, and the incursion the State Police into a peaceful and calm event. Students and community members participated, calmly. The State Police introduced the shadow of violence, simultaneously with the same tactic (full riot gear) as U of NH event. We then speak with Alex Sammon about the reactions of various university leaders in responding to peaceful demonstrations: arrests of students and members of the press. The hypocrisy of the university leaders is obvious, in that they do not support freedom of speech. “Outside agitators” are being blamed.

Segment Two

We then catch up with Bill Curry and Steven Greene about the abortion controversy. Republicans do not show any concern about women’s health on this issue. There is a large gender gap in the opinions of men and women, and it is hoped that women will turn out to vote in larger numbers as a result. Trump is playing to men’s anger about other issues, and this is helping him in the polls.

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

BACKGROUND BRIEFING with IAN MASTERS May, 2 2024 (00:59:00)

On the Brink of the Ethnic Cleansing of Gaza as Ceasefire Talks Are Deadlocked | The DEA’s Decriminalization of Marijuana as Too Little Too Late | Could a Change in DEA Policy Revive California’s Troubled Marijuana Industry?

https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: Women Elders of the Psychedelic Underground with Rachel Harris   (00:59:00)

Rachel Harris is a psychologist, writer and was a psychotherapist for 35 years. Rachel has published over 40 scientific studies in peer reviewed journals and is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD & Anxiety, and her most recent book is Swimming in the Sacred: Wisdom From The Psychedelic Underground which features her interviews and conversations with 20 women elders who have at least 20 years of experience guiding people through psychedelic journeys with psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, MDMA, Ketamine and Ayahuasca. 

DEEP DIVE CYBERSECURITY SHOW: AI Risk Can’t Even Be Quantified!! (00:58:30)

AI is moving so fast that both governments and corporations can’t actually fully understand the risk involved! That spells disaster… but we may be able to catch up! We explore that plus catchup on the news and more!

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

SATURDAY 05.04.24 PROGRAM Notes

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THE BRADCAST 5/3/2024: Encore: Labor journalist Steven Greenhouse on historic union vote at VW’s Tennessee factory (00:57:30)

Encore: original airdate 4-22-2024. On today’s ‘BradCast’: With assistance from House Democrats, GOP House Speaker Mike Johnson finally allowed passage of critical military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine, Israel, Gaza, and Taiwan that has been blocked by far-right Republicans. Donald Trump’s first criminal trial got underway in New York City, focused on allegations that he unlawfully falsified business records and violated campaign finance laws in paying hush money to a porn star before the 2016 election. Veteran labor journalist and author STEVEN GREENHOUSE discusses the landslide vote by non-union autoworkers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee to join the United Auto Workers union. Greenhouse explains why the historic vote succeeded where others have failed in the famously anti-union South, the UAW’s ongoing organizing efforts to unionize other plants, the surge to restore labor rights in many sectors across the US, and much more.

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

KEEPING DEMOCRACY ALIVE: Trumpism is a Movement; Movements Are How Democrats Have Won    (00:58:59)

The Right gets it; where are Democrats? In his new book What it Took to Win, author and history professor Michael Kazin looks at the last hundred or so years and says it’s clear what has and still works. Whether it’s the labor movement, or now perhaps the pro-choice movement, that’s far more powerful than mere party politics. Americans are against corporate greed, the cause of today’s inflation; so why are todays politicians afraid to say that? Kazin says what connects and inspires is the prospect of Moral Capitalism. Give a listen!

AGING MATTERS: Romance Scams with Millie Osborne, M.D (00:58:00)

Romance and relationship scams exploit older adults’ loneliness and vulnerability. As this population uses the internet for dating websites more often, con artist manipulation is growing as is the volume of related romance fraud claims and the amount of money lost in this scam.

https://www.agingmattersonline.com/

GROWING GREENER: Shubhendu Sharma Plants Tiny Forests Around the World (00:29:00)

When automotive engineer Shubhendu Sharma met Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, Sharma found the cause he had been looking for. Today, Sharma’s company Afforestt is the global leader in creating Miyawakis transformational tiny forests

https://www.thomaschristophergardens.com/

TUC RADIO: Jonathan Haidt with Tristan Harris: Social Media and the Epidemic of Childhood Mental Illness (00:29:00)

Jonathan Haidt is the author of The Anxious Generation and the Epidemic of Childhood Mental Illness, published in March 2024. He is in conversation with Tristan Harris, an ex-employee of Google. Harris had a key role in the Netflix documentary film The Social Dilemma and explained how the design of social media platforms manipulates people’s views, emotions, and behavior.

https://tucradio.org/

THE BOPST SHOW: Read All About It (00:55:00)

The Bopst Show, the critically acclaimed music radio show hosted by artist, musician, writer, DJ and founding member of GWAR, Chris Bopst, features a wide assortment of audio stimulations from a myriad of genres, eras and inspirations. On this week’s show, you’ll hear the retro future country of the Sweetback Sisters, the soulful, dance floor jazz of Harold Ousley and the shapeshifting contemplations of Four Tet as well as tunes by Tappa Zukie, Kristy MacColl and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR #530 (00:58:00)

Ralph welcomes back medical journalist and New York Times bestselling author, Jean Carper, to elaborate on her latest book, 100 LIFE OR DEATH FOODS: A Scientific Guide to Which Foods Prolong Life or Kill You Prematurely. Plus, the latest news about Boeing and the UAW.

https://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/

FRIDAY 05.03.24 PROGRAM Notes


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

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Alaska Native community experiments with growing food above the Arctic Circle

THIS IS SCIENCE: War Of The Words (00:29:00)

Dr. Jo Lukito of the University of Texas, Austin has made using science to understand political language her life’s work. She joins Jess for the third episode in our ongoing series about the science of democracy in the 2024 election cycle.

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

COUNTERSPIN: Sam on Students for Justice in Palestine, Sally Dworak-Fisher on Delivery Workers  (00:28:00)

This week on CounterSpin: Lots of college students, it would appear, think that learning about the world means not just gaining knowledge, but acting on it. Yale students went on a hunger strike, students at Washington University in St. Louis disrupted admitted students day, students and faculty are expressing outrage at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (emphasis added) canceling their valedictorian’s commencement speech out of professed concerns for “safety.” A Vanderbilt student is on TikTok noting that their chancellor has run away from offers to engage them, despite his claim to the New York Times that it’s protestors who are “not interested in dialogue”—and Columbia University students have set up an encampment seen around the world, holding steady as we record April 25, despite the college siccing the NYPD on them.

Campuses across the country—Rutgers, MIT, Ohio State, Boston University, Emerson, Tufts, and on and on—are erupting in protest over their institutions’ material support for Israel’s war on Palestinians, and for the companies making the weapons. And the colleges’ official responses are gutting the notion that elite higher education entails respect for the free expression of ideas. Students for Justice in Palestine is working with many of these students. We’ll hear from Sam from National SJP about unfolding events.

Also on the show: App-based companies, including Uber and DoorDash, are adding new service fees, and telling customers they have to, because of new rules calling on them to improve wages and conditions for workers. The rather transparent hope is that, with a lift from lazy media, happy to typey-type about the worry of more expensive coffee, folks will get mad and blame those greedy…bicycle deliverers. We asked Sally Dworak-Fisher, senior staff attorney at National Employment Law Project, to break that story down.

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Pushing Fascism Back? (00:58:00)

Phil Ittner reports from Kiev, Ukraine– will the delivery of F-16s and new munitions from the USA give the Ukrainians the firepower they need to defend their nation? Also- will American weapons lay waste to the entirety of Gaza?

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

SEA CHANGE RADIO: The Journey of Kevin Ortiz: From Punishment to Politics (00:29:00)

How do you think your life would be different if you had spent your first five years as an adult incarcerated? This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to Kevin Ortiz, a progressive political activist in San Francisco whose life was very nearly derailed by a run-in with the police when he was 19 years old. We hear Kevins story, learn how the nonprofit SF Pretrial helped him out, and get some first-hand insight into a legal system that is tilted against young men of color. Then, we hear an excerpt from our 2022 discussion with San Francisco Public Defender Peter Calloway.

https://www.cchange.net/

LAURA FLANDERS AND FRIENDS: Ai Weiwei: How Do We Save Our Humanity? (00:00:00)

In his recent graphic memoir ZODIAC: A Graphic Memoir, the renowned artist Ai Weiwei writes that artists should ignite stories, fight for freedom and help us hope. Over his long and defiant career, he has used his art in a wide variety of media to do just that. His past works such as “Sunflower Seeds” and “Remembering” confronted issues of censorship and human rights abuses in China; in a recent show in London, he asked questions of an AI Chatbot for his project Ai vs AI, including Is there hope for peace? Earlier this year, he faced criticism for his expressions of support for Palestinian rights and had a show in London canceled. In this wide-ranging conversation with Laura Flanders, they discuss the role of the artist and ask why is Power so afraid of art and poets? As attacks on free speech, surveillance and displacement continue to impact so many of us, how do we keep the doors of our minds open to possibility? And how can art and artists help lead transformation? All that, plus a commentary from Laura.

THE BOPST SHOW: Read All About It (00:55:00)

The Bopst Show, the critically acclaimed music radio show hosted by artist, musician, writer, DJ and founding member of GWAR, Chris Bopst, features a wide assortment of audio stimulations from a myriad of genres, eras and inspirations. On this week’s show, you’ll hear the retro future country of the Sweetback Sisters, the soulful, dance floor jazz of Harold Ousley and the shapeshifting contemplations of Four Tet as well as tunes by Tappa Zukie, Kristy MacColl and many others locked out of the nation’s largest terrestrial bandwidths.

podomatic.com/podcasts/chrisbopst

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/3/24 (00:00:00)

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THURSDAY 05.02.24 PROGRAM Notes 

6-hour loop begins at NOON, repeats until following noon
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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Thursday May 2, 2024 

https://www.democracynow.org/shows

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Some anglers say Rhode Island’s Block Island wind farm has improved fishing  

RADIO ECOSHOCK: O Artificial Savior From the Heat (00:58:00)

Spring heat waves are all over. Millions are caught in the climate fire. Australian scientist Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick led an international team publishing their global overview paper Extreme terrestrial heat in 2023. But it is not just climate. Huge natural systems are failing. From University of Hawaii, Dr. Charles Fletcher is co-author of the heavily viewed new paper Earth at risk: An urgent call to end the age of destruction and forge a just and sustainable future. Toss in crazy weather flips and failing ocean currents, and here you go – a full Radio Ecoshock show.

https://www.ecoshock.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: Ankle monitors for pregnant women? (00:58:00)

Are there instigators in the Gaza protest groups? Would “Dictator” Trump Kill his Rivals? Scumbag Republicans block Biden’s Cancer Moonshot. Ankle monitors for pregnant women? Sure, why not? The WA GOP put it in writing that they’re not into democracy.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

YES! Presents: Rising Up With Sonali – 2024-04-30 (00:58:31)

This week, well go to two college campuses where Free Gaza encampments have been set up, as part of the nationwide student-led movement to end Israeli genocide and occupation. Well start at San Francisco State University where two students, Jacob and Rithik, will explain why they are protesting and give us a tour of their camp. Then, well go to Philadelphia where sociology student Elez Beresin-Scher of Jewish Voice for Peace will join us from the Bryn Mawr College Free Gaza encampment. Well close out the hour by pivoting to a different topic, and air Part 1 of a very special conversation with a long-time friend and colleague Dortell Williams, a man who is serving a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole in California. Thanks to reforms in prison communications, I am able to bring you a video conversation with him from inside Chuckawalla Valley State Prison.

https://risingupwithsonali.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Iron Heel by Jack London – Chapter 4 – 5 (00:58:55)

Published in 1908, this is a novel about a socialist revolution that was crushed for years by an oligarchy of wealth before ultimately reviving and building a more just and compassionate world. Portrayed as an illicit revolutionary journal written by Avis Everhard, London chooses a woman to narrate the great need for social justice, the progress of the revolution, its rationale and her sometimes starry-eyed love for the main character Ernest Everhard. Written after London was jailed for participating in a jobs march, this short and action-packed novel is London’s most detailed outline of his socialist views and the logic of a socialist revolution. Part political novel, part dystopian fiction, part speculative fiction, The Iron Heel also includes historically factual footnotes making it a unique textual hybrid.

https://librivox.org/the-iron-heel-by-jack-london/

Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1164/1164-h/1164-h.htm

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/2/24 (00:53:55)

On the Show: Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University and author of the new book “Build, Baby, Build: The Science and Ethics of Housing Regulation,” joins David to discuss how to deal with the housing crisis, cost of living, and much more. Get the book: https://amzn.to/3JHxzTO

Jason Miller, advisor to Donald Trump, appears to confirm that Trump is okay with states monitoring the pregnancies of women if that’s what states want to do. Fox News quietly deletes the disastrous Hunter Biden “mock trial” as a lawsuit is forthcoming. South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem doubles down on killing a 14-month-old dog at her ranch during a bizarre appearance on the Sean Hannity Fox News programs. A badly glitching Donald Trump delivers a speech in Waukesha, Wisconsin so humiliating that he stuns the crowd into silence and causes Fox News to cut away. Howard Stern addresses David on his program, clarifying that the White House fed him no questions for his interview with President Joe Biden. Donald Trump implodes when asked for evidence of his bogus Venezuela claims during a recent interview. A sweaty and visibly shaking MyPillow CEO and Founder Mike Lindell says that every Democrat he meets will be voting for Donald Trump in November. Voicemail caller asks why Kristi Noem, who claims to be “pro-life,” didn’t opt to put her dog up for adoption, instead choosing to kill it.

WEDNESDAY 05.01.24 PROGRAM Notes 

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

https://www.democracynow.org/

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Just do it! Wisconsin couple built a net zero home  

PATIENTS COME FIRST: Paramedicine  (00:18:55)

This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features Patrick Watson and Taylor Tereskerz, pre-hospital clinicians who work within Population Health and Community Paramedicine at UVA Health. They join us for a conversation about their professional backgrounds, UVA Health’s Community Paramedicine Program, and more.

ALAN WATTS: The Illusion of Money, Time and Ego (00:10:36)

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.

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

THIS WAY OUT #1883: Teaching Moments: NH Trans Teen & Aussie DIY DJ & global LGBTQ news!  (00:28:59)

COVID lockdown lessons in light and sound; a New Hampshire trans teen high jumps for equality; Dominica decriminalizes queer sex as Iraq outlaws it, England’s gender healthcare controversy hits Scotland and Wales, Texas governor calls for a purge of trans and nonbinary teachers, Maines governor declares her state an abortion and gender care sanctuary, Tokyo Pride presses for change, and Nymphia Wind dedicates her RuPaul crown to Taiwan.

Those stories and more this week when you choose This Way Out, the worlds audio oasis for LGBTQ+ news and culture.

https://www.thiswayout.org/

THOM HARTMANN Best of 1 Hour: The Fake Electors Probe is Growing (00:58:00)

Trump trial – Trump threatened with jail. Should President Biden Take a Lesson from FDR about SCOTUS? Is Biden’s chance of not being elected growing? Crazy Alert! Why is DeSantis “kissing the ring” of Trump? The fake electors probe is growing. Michigan AG executes search warrants on Google and X in ongoing 2020 fake electors probe and ‘Rest of life in prison’: RNC official frets about ‘decades’ in jail in fake elector. Warning as a dolphin was diagnosed with bird flu.

https://www.thomhartmann.com/

CIVIC CIPHER: Police Beat Up Police and Police Get Paid / Were Things Better Under Trump? (00:58:00)

During the first half of today’s show, we discuss a story about an officer that went undercover as a protester and ended up getting beat by fellow officers who did not recognize him. He ultimately sued and won a settlement which was paid for by taxpayers. In the second half of today’s show, we ask the question Were things better under Trump? We do some fact checking of an online take and make the argument that the past 4 years under Biden have been much better for many of us. Our Way Black History Fact details the history of John Young and Buffalo Wild Wings.

https://civiccipher.com/

LITERATURE ALOUD: The Iron Heel by Jack London – Chapter 3 Jackson’s Arm (00:21:04)

Published in 1908, this is a novel about a socialist revolution that was crushed for years by an oligarchy of wealth before ultimately reviving and building a more just and compassionate world. Portrayed as an illicit revolutionary journal written by Avis Everhard, London chooses a woman to narrate the great need for social justice, the progress of the revolution, its rationale and her sometimes starry-eyed love for the main character Ernest Everhard. Written after London was jailed for participating in a jobs march, this short and action-packed novel is London’s most detailed outline of his socialist views and the logic of a socialist revolution. Part political novel, part dystopian fiction, part speculative fiction, The Iron Heel also includes historically factual footnotes making it a unique textual hybrid.

https://librivox.org/the-iron-heel-by-jack-london/

Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1164/1164-h/1164-h.htm

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

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

CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS: Curiosity, Community Radio & Choosing to Trust, with Katya Gordon  (00:28:00)

Author, journalist, sailor and community radio host Katya Gordon says radio pulls together everything she believes in: a shared purpose, old fashioned connection to one another, a vast array of differing ideas and priorities, and plain old hard work and commitment. We had a lovely and candid conversation about curiosity, spirituality, our many media biases, and the power in choosing to trust. “You know, they say, ‘become a good listener’ and that’s all true. But before you become a good listener, you have to have someone who trusts you enough that they will share with you in an open-hearted way.” ~ Katya Gordon

DAVID PAKMAN SHOW 5/1/24 (00:55:54)

On the Show: Kyle Sweetser, a former Trump supporter from Alabama, joins David to discuss what changed his mind into ultimately supporting Joe Biden in 2024. The Biden administration will have cannabis rescheduled from Schedule I to Schedule III, a major victory for advocates of ending the drug war. Donald Trump suggests he’s okay with the monitoring of women’s pregnancies and the potential prosecution of women who obtain abortions. Failed former President Donald Trump is held in contempt of court and threatened with jail. A feeble and diminished Trump shuffles away from microphones on his way into criminal court. Donald Trump’s ability to speak coherently evaporates during a would-be softball interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Donald Trump’s lawyers are using a number of techniques to try to keep him awake during his criminal trial, but none are working. Alina Habba, Donald Trump’s on-again-off-again lawyer, admits that Trump could indeed be heading directly into a conviction. Trump-supporting voicemail caller claims that David has no actual viewers, rather only “chatbots.”

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