Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
Sep 13, 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."
Phil Ochs (singing/playing) I Ain't Marchin' Anymore
Single (Elektra), also released on many albums 1966 Soul
This is the TJR theme. Ochs wrote "I Ain't Marching Any More" as American involvement in the Vietnam War was beginning to grow. The song criticizes all of American military history from the perspective of a weary soldier who has been present at every single war since the War of 1812.
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 9-9-2020
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2020
Jean Ross: Nurses Union Warns Public About Hazards of a Trump Rush to Distribute Vaccine Before Election; Medea Benjamin: 100 Groups Call on the Next Administration to Adopt ‘Good Neighbor’ Policy Toward Latin America; Christopher Vials: Cheering on Armed Militia Groups, Trump Dangerously Turns to Dictators’ Playbook; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition 9-11-2020: Peter Maybarduk on Covid Treatments, Kia Rahnama on the Right to Protest
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2020
There is a connection—underexplored —between brutish police responses to peaceful protests and a history of Supreme Court rulings around the First Amendment. Also on the show: Corporate predations on public health, police killing of Black people and abuse of those protesting those killings, overt GOP efforts to interfere with the vote, environmental protections gutted, millions of people out of work and facing eviction, while billionaires get richer?
Host Alex Smith (interviewing) Hot News With Alex Weisman
Radio Ecoshock (a valued TJR source) Available at RE's website ecoshock.org 2020
We talk with Alan Weisman author of the global best sellers “The World Without Us” and “Countdown”. But first news you may have missed. During the pandemic, while millions wonder where the rent or mortgage payment will come from – all of it played out on a stage of extreme weather! Over the decades, climate change has been building. In the northern hemisphere summer of 2020 it showed up as heat and flames. Radio Ecoshock covers the heat this week, and next.
Jack Hardy & David Massengill, The Folk Brothers Maeve (portion)
Partners In Crime Great Divide Records (NYC) thefolkbrothers.com 2008
Host John Roberts We check in with Ali Abunimah; Undeterred by Covid-19, Israel continues to brutalize West Bank residents
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, Ali Abu Nimah joins Michael Spath, the director of the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace in conversation discussing current developments in Palestine. Israelis’ ongoing weekly protests against Netanyahu’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis ignore the brutal scene unfolding daily in the occupied West Bank. There have been at least 70 army raids over the last 2 weeks, including an Aug. 27 attack on the al-Fawwar refugee camp where a family was severely beaten and its money stolen.
BAR Resident Poet Raymond Nat Turner (Stan commenting and reciting) Olympics of Lying: Lipsticking a pig
Black Agenda Report Available at BAR's website blackagendareport.com 2020
The visual art posted with this poem merits a mention. Two cartoons are shown. One depicts a pig with a tuft of orange hair. A very small smiling man is holding a large tube of lipstick over his head to match up with the pig's reddened lips. The other depicts a silhouette of Trump's head, wearing a tiny orange Pinocchio-style hat, with his nose shining red and extending straight forward several inches. Before reciting, Stan apologizes for being disrespectful of bona fide pigs.
Jack Hardy & David Massengill, The Folk Brothers The Worst President Ever
Partners in Crime (Great Divide Records, CD) 2008
Alan Lomax and Woody Guthrie The Worried Man Blues (traditional)
The Asch Recordings, volume 2 1940
Host Maria Gilardin Chris Hedges: Challenging Corporate Power – Chevron vs Donziger
TUC Radio (longtime treasured source for TJR) Available at TUC's website tucradio.org 2020
On September 5, 2020, Chris Hedges talked to attorney Steven Donziger. Donziger battled the corporate oil giant, Chevron, over environmental pollution and destruction in Ecuador, winning a court judgment of $9.5 billion for indigenous communities. Since then, Chevron, with the help of a corrupt federal judge, has waged a campaign against Donziger to destroy him economically, professionally and personally. Chevron's main goal is to avoid paying for the urgently needed cleanup.
Host David Swanson Omar Ocampo on 12 Billionaires with $1 Trillion
Talk Nation Radio (a treasured resource for TJR) Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2020
Billionaires and their ever-expanding billions. Our guest is Omar Ocampo, who is a researcher for the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies. He is coauthor of the study, Billionaire Bonanza 2020: Wealth Windfalls, Tumbling Taxes and Pandemic Profiteers, and of the recent article, “Twelve U.S. Billionaires Have a Combined $1 Trillion,” which you can find at Inequality.org.