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Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
"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
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 3-31-2021
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2021
Mel Goodman: Biden Hardline Policy Toward Russia, China Sacrifices Common Interests; Todd Miller: ‘Border Industrial Complex’ Persecutes Immigrants While Enriching Corporations; Crystal Mello: Police Arrest Mountain Valley Pipeline Tree-Sitters, Ending 932-Day Direct Action Protest; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition 4-2-2021: Peter Maybarduk on Global Vaccination, Jane Chung on Big Tech Lobbying
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2021
Between 2.5 and 3 million people have died from Covid-19. That’s just what is reported. And we know the toll is so much greater, beyond even the more than 128 million people who have been infected by the virus, many with long-lasting and poorly understood repercussions. That’s why a year after the WHO declared coronavirus a pandemic, protests demanding global access to vaccines were held around the world. At this point, media could ask how the global economy can recover if only parts of the globe are vaccinated…. But what if they went deeper and wondered: If we don’t learn from this pandemic that none of us can be healthy unless all of us are healthy, how many chances will we get?
Host Jeff Schechman interviewing professor Rosa Brooks Police Culture Is All About Violence. Can It Be changed?
Radio Who What Why (recent entry into TJR's repertoire) Available at WhoWhatWhy's podcast page whowhatwhy.org/category/podcast/ 2021
Official show summary: "The author of Tangled Up in Blue, Georgetown University law professor Rosa Brooks, looks deep inside the policing of America’s cities." [Brooks was invited, sworn, and trained to play cop for a while and then write this dumb book. Maybe this, but on the other hand that. Blah blah blah. WE APOLOGIZE for wasting your time with this NPR-style pabulum.]
Host Kenneth Dowst presenting Nicholas Carr and Ralph Nader #681 -- How the Internet Makes You Stupid
New World Notes Available at NWN's website newworldnotes.blogspot.com 2021
Excerpted from the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. Nicholas Carr--author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing To Our Brains--in a recent conversation with Ralph Nader. They explore the bad effects of Internet use--especially popular sites such as Facebook, Google, & Instagram--on human learning, reasoning, knowledge retention, and critical thinking. One bad effect is millions of Americans who are easily manipulated and who remain unaware that they are being manipulated.
Stan (reading/commenting) Chapter 6: The Stylists (first few pages)
Ralph Nader's pioneering 1964 book, "Unsafe at Any Speed" 1964
This chapter examines why GM engineers who might improve a car's safety performance are held back, while so-called stylists are given free range to play with the looks of each new year's models, changing each year, in order to build sales.
Host John Roberts Jeff Halper and Leila Farsakh discuss a way forward to 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 2021
There has been a process underway involving both Israelis and Palestinians to frame a plan to move forward to achieve one democratic, secular state in Palestine/Israel which guarantees equal rights to all its people regardless of race, ethnicity or religion who live between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea . One of those involved in this effort is Jeff Halper, who is an American-born anthropologist, author, lecturer, and political activist who was born and raised in Minnesota, but has lived in Israel for the past 38 years. He is a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, and author of Decolonizing Israel, Liberating Palestine. This week we feature Jeff Halper in conversation with Prof. Leila Farsakh of the Umass Boston, on a webinar moderated by Michael Spath of the Indiana Center for Peace in the Middle East.
Stan (reading/commenting) "Identity Card" (English version)
Poem by Mahmoud Darwish Darwish's poetry is available at many places, for example genius.com/Mahmoud-darwish-identity-card-english-version-annotated
Mahmoud Darwish's award-winning poetry gives voice to the struggles of the Palestinian people. He was born in Al-Birweh, in Galilee. He would be 80 if he hadn't died 13 years ago in Texas. At the age of six, he and his family were expelled from their village under a shower of Zionist bombs. For more, go to mahmouddarwish.ps/en . Does Darwish's place of birth relate him to the traditional myth of Easter? Perhaps! Certainly, parallels might be argued matching the murderous cruelty of Governor Pontius Pilate with that of today's Israeli butchers. "Identity Card" is one of Darwish's most popular signature poems that made him a constant target of vicious criticism by Israel's religious, ultranationalist and conservative groups.
Abla Shocair, pianist Chopin, Etude Opus 10, No. 3, Lento Ma Non Troppo (portion)
Her public performance in Lincoln, MA In memory of her husband, Fawaz Kawaf, 6-7-2019 2019
Recorded by Stan. Abla is also a civil engineer, grandmother, and one of our very special listeners.
Host Phil Taylor with Phil Conlan The U.S. owes China and Russia an apology
The Taylor Report (originating at CIUT, Toronto, Ontario; one of TJR's trusted sources; eventually posted at taylor-report.com Available by searching for "Taylor Report" on radio4all.net; will soon be available at: taylor-report.com/audio 2015
The two Phils examine two parallel events of mid-March involving US foreign policy: US political leaders Biden and Blinken managed to insult leaders of the two most powerful countries on Earth, namely Russia and China. Taylor and Conlan comment on this affront.
Host Barry Vogel (interviewing) "Paul R. Griffin – Sowing the Seeds of Racism"
Radio Curious, Ukiah, California (one of TJR's occasional sources) Available at RC's website radiocurious.org 2001
Originally Broadcast: March 1, 2001. Racism, as a part of the American religious culture, can be traced to the religious concepts of some of the earliest European settlers in North America. Professor Paul R. Griffin explores these roots in his book, “Seeds of Racism in the Soul of America,” linking the concepts in the Puritan belief system to long lasting racist effects. He argues that racism is itself a religion in the United States and is closely related to America Christianity. He claims that efforts to erase racism have failed because they have concentrated on its visible manifestations rather than its ideological character.