Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
May 3, 2020 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
"Four hours of spirited examination of warmaking, empire, corrupt justice, engineered poverty, lying politicians, jingoism, corporate criminality, media disinformation, and orchestrated chaos."
From the TJR team NOTE: Due to an inexcusable late-night error by Stan, today's show is an EXACT COPY of the show last week. Please accept our apology!
Phil Ochs I Ain't Marching Anymore
The Early Years Vanguard Records 2006 Classical
Phil Ochs's heartfelt song continues to set the tone of this show.
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 4-22-2020
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2020
Dr. Michael Carome: Trump and GOP Governors’ Move to Prematurely Reopen U.S. Economy Will Trigger New Wave of Infections and Death; Aseem Mehta: Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Lawsuit Seeks to Free At-Risk Immigrant Inmates from Massachusetts Prison; Alexandra Bradbury: In Post-Pandemic Economy, Labor Unions Will Face Both Dangers and Opportunities; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly Edition posted 4-24-2020: Diane Archer on Medicare for All, Sriram Madhusoodanan on Fossil Fuel Accountability
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website: fair.org/counterspin 2020
Before millions were unemployed, before Covid-19 began its sweep, healthcare was already a crisis, and the arguments against overhauling it were already visibly tired and specious. Also on the show: Corporate media can write long, compelling, prize-winning articles about the ravages of climate disruption, but when it’s time to place blame and name names in a way that would be useful moving forward, they’d rather issue vague calls to action.
Hosts Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg COVID-19 presents enhanced danger for African-Americans
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report (WBAI, NYC), a trusted TJR source Available now at radio4all.net and soon at BB's website buildingbridgesradio.blogspot.com 2020 Classical
Now, too many in the Black & Brown communities lack the resources to effectively combat COVID-19, lacking access to paid sick leave or living without health coverage and are more likely to work in an industry that has been most affected by the pandemic, putting them in greater economic jeopardy or increasing their exposure to the virus. We are facing a global public health crisis, and as in all emergencies, the most marginalized are at increased risk. Communities of color are likely to suffer the brunt of the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis and any legislative response must contain targeted relief.
Host Carol Hosafel (?) How Dark Money Fuels Mistrust of Science
Trump on Earth ("a new podcast exploring the environment in the Trump era") Available at NPR's TOE webpage npr.org/podcasts/512656404/trump-on-earth 2020
NPR is the source for this show, which means it's been thoroughly vetted to rule out revolutionary content. It's funded by the Robert F. Schumann Foundation (NOT by activists). While welcome as far as it goes, it represents what might fairly be called the softer side of corporate hegemony. The Foundation's money most likely came from Schumann's late father, who was President and Chairman of General Motors Acceptance Corporation.
Author Medea Benjamin (Stan Robinson reading) Cuba to the Rescue, But Don’t Tell the American People
Jacobin article 4-23-2020 by Medea Benjamin, republished at commondreams.org/views/2020/04/23/cuba-rescue-dont-tell-american-people 2020
As we move through this crisis, we see the tragedy of the rich superpower with its privatized, dysfunctional health care system failing its people, while its impoverished neighbor — under constant attack from the superpower — reaches out to help the world. While Bernie Sanders paid a political price for uttering something positive about Cuba’s literacy program, the current pandemic has shown the whole world the heroic side of Cuba’s health care system.
Organist Hannes Kästner J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (first few minutes)
Original release: vinyl LP 8 27 670 ETERNA Label 1984 Classical
This excerpt came from youtube.com/watch?v=ho9rZjlsyYY . For more complete documentation, go to discogs.com/Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Hannes-K%C3%A4stner-Die-Schukeorgel-Der-Thomaskirche-Zu-Leipzig-Hannes-K%C3%A4stner-Sp/release/5387792 .
Host John Roberts Silencing criticism of Israel on US campuses: Dimi Khalidi, Lara Friedman, Peter Beinart
This Week In Palestine (award-winning exclusive weekly feature of TJR) For a description or download of this or any week's edition of T.W.I.P., go to TJR's website truthandjusticeradio.org 2020
This week we present a webinar conversation featuring Dimi Khalidi, founder and director of the legal advocacy group, Palestine Legal, Lara Friedman, President of the Foundation for Middle East peace, and journalist and author, Peter Beinart. They discuss the rampant on-going attempts by various Jewish organizations to silence criticism of Israel on US campuses, and in general squash Palestinian advocacy. The devastating result, up to now, has been a division among so-called progressives, perhaps leading to the tragic collapse of any chance of real debate in the presidential race.
Host Maria Gilardin David Quammen: Shaking the Viral Tree
TUC Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TUC's website tucradio.org 2020
In his 2012 book Spillover, Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, the science writer David Quammen predicted another Corona Virus outbreak. At the end of March 2020 the editor of Emergence Magazine, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee talked with Quammen who was sheltering in place in his Bozeman, Montana, home. Their conversation explored the ways in which viruses are embedded in the same systems of ecology and evolutionary biology that we humans are. As we disrupt wild ecosystems and shake these viruses free, and experience the consequences, COVID-19 offers an opportunity to reimagine our relationship with the natural world.
Host David Swanson Sarah Lazare on Wars and Sanctions in a Time of Coronavirus
Talk Nation Radio Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2020 World
Today we talk about how the coronavirus crisis is impacting or failing to impact militarism and sanctions. Sarah Lazare is web editor at In These Times. Among Sarah's revelations: (1) U.S. COVID-19 administrators consider making war weapons "essential work"; (2) the Pentagon continues to pursue massive wars, deciding where to bomb, where to send soldiers, which countries are next in line; and (3) it spends vast quantities of money on warships, warplanes, high-tech weapons, consultants, etc., without any authorizations by Congress or any accountability to anyone, totally unaffected by COVID-19 shutdowns.
Host Bob Funke Bob's reminder: each day, perform a random act of kindness!
Closing Truth and Justice Radio for today 2020