Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
Jul 18, 2021 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
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 7-14-2021
Between the Lines (regular weekly feature on TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2021
Kim Ives: Who Killed Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse? Speculation Swirls Around Haiti’s Elite; Kevin Gosztola: Press Freedom at Stake as U.S. Appeals Assange U.K. Extradition Denial; Wanda Bertram: Alarming Rise in Prison Deaths Exposes System Failure; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition 7-16-2021: Chris Bernadel on Haitian Assassination, Michael Carome on FDA Alzheimer’s Investigation
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2021
US media consumers don’t have to puzzle out if Moïse’s assassins were Colombian, or if a Florida doctor bankrolled the plan, or if Moïse’s own bodyguards had it in for him and his wife. The thing is: “the world’s policeman” should NOT wade in again, it only causes harm. Also on the show: Cronyism between pharmaceutical companies and their ostensible government regulators is an infuriating fact of US life, along with the unsurprisingly obscene cost of drugs. Yet somehow the story of aducanumab takes it to a new level. We talk about what pharma and the FDA call a breakthrough Alzheimer’s drug, and what public advocates call an example of all that’s wrong with the FDA, with Michael Carome, M.D., director of the Health Research Group at Public Citizen.
Host Alex Smith Beaten Down by the Heat
Radio Ecoshock (one of TJR's trusted sources) Available at RE's website ecoshock.org 2021
Alex reports from the west coast heat storm that made Canada hotter than Baghdad in late June. Hundreds dead. Plus two interviews on animal survival in heat: Canadian scientists Nick Mulvey and Jennifer Sunday, and George Monbiot speech releasing book “Heat” in 2006.
Host Sonali Kohatkar Who Killed Haiti’s President Möise?
Rising Up With Sonali (one of TJR's occasional sources) Available at Sonali's site risingupwithsonali.com 2021
Haitian authorities have arrested Dr. Christian Sanon as one of three suspects in the assassination of President Jovenel Möise. Sanon is one of a handful of Haitian Americans suspected of carrying out a brutal attack that left Möise fatally riddled with bullets and his wife Martine seriously injured. About 2 dozen Colombians have also been arrested in connection to the incident. Sanon was reportedly an informant for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency ...
Stan (reading a portion of an article) White House Grants Hunter Biden “A License to Swill”
Article 7-16-2021 by Steve Brown posted at https://covertactionmagazine.com/2021/07/16/white-house-grants-hunter-biden-a-license-to-swill/ 2021
Hunter Biden, second son of President Joe Biden, has taken up painting in order to, as he explained in a recent New York Times puff piece, “keep me sane.” But his new profession is designed to keep him wealthy, too. Georges Bergès, owner of the elegant Georges Bergès Gallery in New York’s tony Soho district, has announced that this October his entire gallery will be given over to a solo exhibition of Hunter Biden’s paintings. Hunter is a former lawyer and lobbyist with no art training who has never sold a single work in the commercial art market. But his paintings will be offered for sale at prices starting at “only” $75,000 for works on paper to $500,000 for larger canvasses, the gallery owner said.
Host John Roberts Michael Arria, Omar Baddar, and Lamis Deek discuss their thoughts on how the new Biden administration will impact the future of Palestine
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
Today we feature the main presentations of the Hisham Sharabi Memorial Symposium sponsored by the Palestine Center in Washington DC and held in May, 2021. Michael Arria, Omar Baddar, and Lamis Deek discuss their thoughts on how the new Biden administration will impact the future of Palestine, how Trump altered the right on the question of Israel, increasing support for Palestine among Democratic voters, and the current dynamics and politics on the ground in Palestine.
Hosts Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg Amazon Workers Unionizing
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 2021
JFK 8 Amazon Workers say dirtry company tactics won't stop their unionizing. With Natalie Monarrez and Connor Spence, Amazon workers. "We want to change our relationship with the company and make it less of a dictatorship there and more of a partnership" said Spence, worker and union organizer, [still] trying to form an established union call Amazon Labor Union.
Co-hosts Elizabeth Vos and Consortium News editor-in-chief Joe Lauria Recent CN Live Episode: "Assange on the Brink" (final 19 minutes)
Consortium News video dated 7-8-2021 by the co-hosts and a small army of distinguished players, posted at https://consortiumnews.com/2021/07/08/watch-new-cn-live-episode-assange-on-the-brink/ Available at the ConsortiumNews website consortiumnews.com 2021
Continuing from last week. We hear radio host and CN columnist John Kiriakou, who was imprisoned for blowing the whistle on the CIA’s torture program. Kiriakou recounts that his own imprisonment was much harsher than what the judge specified in his final ruling. The Bureau of Prisons claims it is exempt from any judge's ruling on level of imprisonment. Thus the DOJ's promise of less-cruel imprisonment of Assange is a cruel hoax.
Host David Swanson Brian Concannon: Haiti Has Had All the U.S. Help It Can Stand
Talk Nation Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources, now being renamed "Talk World Radio") Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2021
We’re discussing Haiti with human rights lawyer and activist Brian Concannon. He is Executive Director of Project Blueprint, which promotes a progressive, human rights-based U.S. foreign policy by bringing the perspectives of people impacted by U.S. actions abroad into policy discussions. Brian founded the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), and was its Executive Director from 2004-2019. He lived in Haiti from 1995 to 2004, where he served as a Human Rights Officer with the United Nations and Co-Managing Attorney with the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, a public interest law firm. We got all but the last 4 minutes of this interview.