Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
May 10, 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."
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 5-6-2020
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2020
Chuck Collins: Coronavirus Health and Economic Crisis Exacerbates U.S. Inequality; Collin Rees: Seeking Pandemic Relief, Oil Industry Lobbies for Billions in Federal Bailout Funds; Jaisal Noor: On May Day, Workers Demand Safe Workplaces and Fair Wages; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 5-8-2020: Ricardo Salvador on the Food System and Covid-19
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2020
While you may be forgiven for seeing dysfunction in the image of farmers dumping produce while people are lining up at food banks, that actually is the dominant US food system functioning: It just isn’t set up to adapt quickly and responsively in a crisis. But what does that say about the resiliency of the system by which food is produced and distributed, and its relationship to human (and planetary) needs and health? As for food workers—farm laborers, meatpackers, grocery and restaurant workers—how can they be deemed “essential” and yet treated as expendable?
Host Jeff Schechtman The Pandemic and the Press: direct government action against journalists for their COVID-19 coverage
Who What Why (one of TJR's trusted sources), this edition posted at whowhatwhy.org/2020/05/01/the-pandemic-and-the-press/ Available, including full transcript, at WWW's podcast archive whowhatwhy.org/category/podcast/ 2020
Journalism is a lot like police work: It often requires shoe-leather reporting and showing up where things are happening. A pandemic makes that more difficult. When the ability to move around and investigate firsthand is hampered, lots of misinformation can be propagated by governments seeking to manage and control information. Ahead of Sunday’s World Press Freedom Day, we spoke with Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the role of the media in the current pandemic and how different countries are trying to restrict its work.
Co-hosts Heidi Boghosian and Michael Smith EFF: COV-19 Contact Tracing, Facial Recognition Surveillance, and Privacy (4-27-2020 edition)
Law and Disorder Radio (one of TJR's very special sources) Available at L&D's website lawanddisorder.org 2020
Ttech competitors Google and Facebook have collaborated in creating a tracking app. It allows users to voluntarily share data through Bluetooth Low Energy transmissions and approved apps from health organizations. It would keep extensive data on phones that have been in close proximity with each other. Official apps from public health authorities will get access to this data, and users who download them can report if they’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19. The system will also alert people who download them to whether they were in close contact with an infected person. Our guest is Senior Staff Attorney Adam Schwartz from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Backroom helper Stan Robinson (reading) Murder Most Foul: The Perps Behind COVID-19
Article 4-29-2020 by Ronnie Cummins posted at https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/murder-most-foul-perps-behind-covid-19 2020
Our failure to investigate, and directly address, the origins of COVID-19 almost certainly guarantees our failure to protect ourselves from future, possibly even more deadly, pandemics. Thousands of viruses and other pathogens, such as the bat coronavirus and the avian flu, are being collected in the wild by Chinese, U.S. and international researchers. These viruses are then analyzed and weaponized in secretive, accident-prone labs like the Wuhan Virology Lab in China or the U.S. Army Lab in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Coronaviruses typically have a narrow host range, infecting one or just a few species, such as bats. However, gene engineers can manipulate viruses such as COVID-19 for “gain of function” to enable them to infect other species (i.e. human cells), interfere with immune system response and readily spread through the air. A disturbing number of these so-called “dual use” Biowarfare/Biodefense labs have experienced leaks, accidents and thefts over the past three decades.
Host John Roberts Jeff Halper and Awad Abdulfattah: Developing a plan for One Democratic State
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
Today we feature Israeli historian and activist Jeff Halper in conversation with Palestinian scholar and activist, Awad Abdulfattah, who have been working together in a group developing a plan for a one state democratic civil society in all of historic Palestine. The webinar was moderated by Michael Spath, director of the Indiana Center for Peace in the Middle East, who begins the conversation.
Host Alex Smith interviewing Richard Heinberg, plus voice of David Beasley Famine Follows Pandemic
Radio Ecoshock Available at RE's website ecoshock.org 2020
Beasley is Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme. He warns the Security Council: a famine of “Biblical proportions” is developing in the 2020 pandemic. Then California author Richard Heinberg works through the fragile food chain and resilient action. As Heinberg points out, In many respects the pandemic highlights long-standing food problems. If we are to avert not just this food crisis but the next one as well, deeper changes to the current system are needed. We must redesign the relationships between food producers, processors, retailers, and consumers so as to shorten supply chains and create more slack in the system.
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