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Takes on the World: Jeff Blankfort:News/Op:Gaza, Haley, Demos & Israel, Segment 1

1 week 3 days ago
I began the program with reviewing some of the violence in Gaza that the mainstream media has been ignoring together with some background on the situation and speak briefly of my trip to Gaza in 2004 where I spoke with Palestinian psychiatrist, Eyad Sarraj. I go from there to the resignation of Nikki Haley as the US (and Israel's) UN ambassador and how US Jewish organizations are in a state of shock, suggesting that Israel should have paid half her salary or she should have had to register as a foreign agent. I move on to a NY Times story of how young Democrat candidates appear to be breaking with party's unconditional support for Israel and not the article notes a lightly publicized Pew poll that shows the Israel now tops Palestine in popularity among Americans by only 2%, down from 14% two years ago which may be the bigger story. From there I move on to Kay Bailey Hutchison, Trump's NATO ambassador, threatening to destroy Russian missiles and finish with noting that Sunday was the 17th anniversary of the US attack on Afghanistan and the Taliban and that while civilians and Afghan military continue to be killed on a daily basis there are no prospects for negotiations to end the war.
Jeff Blankfort

Vyzygoth's Clubhouse: Orwell & Huxley - Final, Segment 1

1 week 4 days ago
Devotees of Orwell and Huxley have endlessly debated whether one would likely be more accurate than the other in his dark view of the future. Some think that one’s prescience was necessarily the abnegation of the other’s. In these audios, besides discussing the wrong approach with which these books were presented in high school, treating them more as metaphors rather than credible forewarnings about the potential dangers looming in the future. The works’ strong points are also advanced and treated as confirmation that Orwell and Huxley, jointly, were far more right than wrong. But now that the days they envisioned are upon us, how much of their dim views have come and are coming
A. L. Aric

PGP: Wagging the Moondoggie - Part 4, Segment 1

1 week 4 days ago
Did America go to the moon? A controversial topic, but one worthy of consideration on a few practical levels. Presented as food for thought, we'll peruse the subject by way of a casual reading of Wagging the Moondoggie, as assembled by late author and prolific researcher David McGowan. Full series - https://puregracepodcast.com/misc-interest/wagging-the-moondoggie/
Pure Grace

The Michael Slate Show: Carl Dix, Justice For Laquan McDonald! Dr. Louise Comfort, the Deadly Tsunami in Indonesia, and Why There Was No Early Warning System in Place, Segment 1

1 week 4 days ago
Carl Dix, the trial of the cop who murdered Laquan McDonald. He talked before the verdicts about the trial, the prosecution and the defense, the political situation in Chicago, and what people must do who want justice. Dr. Louise Comfort. The effort to develop the kind of system that can give early warnings of tsunamis, and save thousands of lives. We'll be talking about what that system is, and why it was not in place when the latest tsunami struck in Indonesia, killing over 2000 people.
Michael Slate

Radio Curious: Dr. Stanley Donner- Origins of Public Television, Segment 1

1 week 4 days ago
We all know that people listen to radio and watch television. The difference between radio and television is in the image. When you listen to radio, your mind creates the image for you. When you watch television, a ready-made image is flashed before your eyes. The early days of television were days of great creativity, when the questions of “how” and “what should we do” were present at all levels of production, ownership and programming. In the early 1950s, a young professor from Stanford University named Stanley Donner was creatively engaged in the development of public television in San Francisco, California. In the last 50 or so years, Professor Donner has participated in and followed the development of this mind-boggling medium. Dr. Stanley Donner recommends “The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy’s View of History,” by Sir Isaiah Berlin.
Radio Curious - Barry Vogel

Sea Change Radio: Steve Seeger + Doniece Sandoval: Power of One, Segment 1

1 week 4 days ago
One thing that we are consistently reminded of during election season is that each and every person can make a difference - whether it’s casting a vote in a super tight election, or confronting a US Senator in an elevator, the power of one can’t be easily dismissed. This week on Sea Change Radio, we explore how even someone who may not have lots of money or technical know-how but cares deeply for the environment can have an impact. Today we are speaking with Steve Seeger, the creator of Steve’s Weave, a new environmentally-focused community website which he hopes will soon be known as the "Green" Craigslist. We learn about what inspired Steve to embark on this project, hear about how his passion for recycling began at a young age, and discuss his new way of connecting eco-conscious individuals to each other, to opportunities, and to action. Then, we turn to the Sea Change Radio archives and meet Doniece Sandoval, the founder of Lava Mae, a nonprofit which provides shower-equipped buses to the homeless.
Sea Change Radio

Tapes To Astonish: Walkuman Style #213, Segment 1

1 week 4 days ago
(1.) Body & Soul - C.O.T.I. x Inztrow (2.) Pad & Pen - A Tribe Called Quest ft. D-Lyfe (3.) Get Of My Back - Mister Personal & TReBeats ft. StarrLight & KT Gorique (4.) Breakin' - Marlon Craft ft. Leah Rich (5.) Handle Bars - Kool Taj The GR8 (6.) Doc.Brown - Tracey Lee (7.) Can't Wait - Low Blow (8.) Camera - Oddisee (9.) Lost In Space - Pitch 92 ft. Jehst & Confucius MC (10.) Hit List - Saafir ft. Sonny Black (11.) In The Masters Footsteps - D-Strong (12.) Rasassination - Ras Kass (13.) Nobody Sound Like Me - Xzibit ft. Montage One (14.) Hype-Nitis - Canibus (15.) Probable Cause - Brand Nubian (16.) Maxine - Ace Clark ft. Elzhi (17.) Montana - J57
Gamma Krush

Taylor Report: Post-Oslo Palestine, A Country and a People Are Being "Defined Out of Existence", Segment 1

1 week 4 days ago
Jonathan Kuttab is a human rights lawyer from East Jerusalem, and once a visiting professor at Osgoode Law School. He describes the content of his upcoming speaking engagements in Stratford and Toronto, and also discusses recent troubling events in Palestine. Kuttab argues that Israel has destroyed the possibility of a Palestinian state and the 'two-state solution.' Israel completely undermined the Oslo process by encroaching on Palestine via illegal settlements. Trump is attempting to solidify this conquest through handing Jerusalem entirely to Israel, and ending the 'right-to-return' by axing the UN refugee program. Trump's embrace of the Israeli position has removed the illusion of the U.S. as a 'mediator' in the conflict. The world will move away from the U.S./Israeli colonization effort.
Anonymous

TUC Radio: Michael Parenti, The Supremely Political Court, Segment 2

1 week 4 days ago
In his extraordinary 26 minute history of the Supreme Court Dr. Michael Parenti warned us in 1995 that this partisan, aristocratic institution might one day empower an autocratic president. It seems that time has come and two Trump appointees, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, can push the scales of justice in favor of their politics. Unless there is a groundswell to question and change the legal rules of that institution. Why is so much power being given to 9 unelected, non term limited judges. Michael Parenti was born into a working class Italian family in East Harlem, New York City. He went on to receive his Ph.D. in political science at Yale in 1962. His academic career was cut short by his dismissal after he was arrested for protesting the US war on Vietnam. Parenti became an independent scholar, lecturer and author. And he remained an activist as well. Over 20 years ago Parenti already pointed to the role of the court in concentrating wealth in the top 1 percent, and the way in which the Supreme Court expanded the power of corporations and laid the groundwork for what later became the Citizens United ruling of 2009. And most dangerously, how the Supreme Court began to give power to the president in matters of foreign policy and national security that neither Congress nor the Constitution had granted. Parenti said: “... by Judicial Fiat the President could now do whatever he wanted in the absence of specific legislative prohibitions.” The Supremely Political Court is part of the series: Democracy What Went Wrong , how the CIA, media, corporations, universities, police and the Supreme Court are threatening democracy and what might be done to meet challenge. The original series was produced by TUC radio in 1995.
Maria Gilardin

TUC Radio: Michael Parenti, The Supremely Political Court, Segment 1

1 week 4 days ago
In his extraordinary 26 minute history of the Supreme Court Dr. Michael Parenti warned us in 1995 that this partisan, aristocratic institution might one day empower an autocratic president. It seems that time has come and two Trump appointees, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, can push the scales of justice in favor of their politics. Unless there is a groundswell to question and change the legal rules of that institution. Why is so much power being given to 9 unelected, non term limited judges. Michael Parenti was born into a working class Italian family in East Harlem, New York City. He went on to receive his Ph.D. in political science at Yale in 1962. His academic career was cut short by his dismissal after he was arrested for protesting the US war on Vietnam. Parenti became an independent scholar, lecturer and author. And he remained an activist as well. Over 20 years ago Parenti already pointed to the role of the court in concentrating wealth in the top 1 percent, and the way in which the Supreme Court expanded the power of corporations and laid the groundwork for what later became the Citizens United ruling of 2009. And most dangerously, how the Supreme Court began to give power to the president in matters of foreign policy and national security that neither Congress nor the Constitution had granted. Parenti said: “... by Judicial Fiat the President could now do whatever he wanted in the absence of specific legislative prohibitions.” The Supremely Political Court is part of the series: Democracy What Went Wrong , how the CIA, media, corporations, universities, police and the Supreme Court are threatening democracy and what might be done to meet challenge. The original series was produced by TUC radio in 1995.
Maria Gilardin