Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
"Four hours of spirited examination of warmaking, empire, corrupted justice, engineered poverty, lying politicians, jingoism, corporate criminality, media disinformation, and orchestrated chaos."
Host Bob Funke (presenting) Selection of classic antiwar songs
Gathered by Bob from various sources 2021
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 10-6-2021
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2021
William Rivers Pitt: Progressives Win Round One in Human Infrastructure Showdown; Tony Ingraffea: Banks’ Immoral Investment in Fracking Leading to Climate Catastrophe; Kevin Gosztola: Investigation Exposes CIA Plot to Kidnap or Kill WikiLeaks’ Founder Julian Assange; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Lisa Graves on the Fight for the Post Office, Stevana Sims on Saving Anti-Racist Education
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website: fair.org/counterspin 2021
The idea has always been that postal service is a public good, not to be mined for profit, and not tiered to give the wealthy yet another leg up. That’s why it’s so worrying that the current leaders of the Postal Service seem intent on driving it into the ground. Also: If you didn’t know that K–12 teachers and college professors are under visceral attack simply for teaching the unvarnished truth of US history, it might be because somehow many free speech advocates, including in the press corps, haven’t taken on this disturbing encroachment on the rights of educators and students.
Host Bob Funke (announcing/commenting) WZBC is currently hosting our biennial fundraiser!
A $50 donation can get you a good book For WZBC's fundraising page, wzbc.org/copy-of-valentines-special 2021
Donate online or call 617-552-4686. Fundraising happens every 2 years. Proceeds are earmarked for equipment repairs and/or replacement.
Host Mike Gaworecki presenting biologist Diva Amon Exploring the deep sea: what we do and don’t know about biodiversity at the bottom of the ocean (10-16-2019)
The Mongabay Newscast (special archival edition) Available at Mongabay's podcast page mongabay.com/podcast 2019
Plans to mine the ocean floor are moving forward around the world, especially around hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the sea that create deposits of valuable metals. But given the fact that humans have explored less than 1 percent of the deep sea, it’s fair to say that we really have no idea what’s at risk. Amon is here to talk about the findings of a recent study she co-authored about biodiversity and research effort at deep sea vents, what got her into studying the bottom of the ocean in the first place, and two of her favorite deep sea creatures: the Dumbo octopus and the headless chicken monster.
Hosts Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg Wildfires, Droughts, Heatwaves, Floods, and how Labor is Stepping Up to the Plate to Fight Climate Breakdown
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
There has never been a better or more critical time to invest in climate action and, address longstanding racial and economic inequality, say organizers of the Climate Jobs Summit. The climate summit brought together the newly established state Climate Jobs coalitions, labor leaders, union climate activists, environmental and environmental justice advocates, clean-energy developers, policymakers, scientists, and all who want to build the clean-energy economy, with good union jobs. The Summit featured how climate change and inequality are inextricably linked, dig into the once-in-a-generation opportunity to create good family-sustaining jobs by developing the renewable energy sector, and engage in a holistic discussion about just transition for workers in fossil fuel industries and their communities. ...
Host Bob Funke with Victor Robert Venckus Continued fundraising
We normally do this every other year. Nobody here is paid. The funds are earmarked for equipment repair or replacement.
Host John Roberts Tariq Kenney-Shawa on the shift in the way that the Palestinian narrative is discussed in the media, on campuses, and on the streets
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's a shift within the last few years in the way that the Palestinian narrative is discussed in the media, on campuses, and on the streets of America. It is not dramatic, and has not yet affected Washington politics, but it is evolving. Today on This Week In Palestine, we take a deep dive into the dynamic with Tariq Kenney-Shawa who has studied the dynamic of this shift and discusses it on the Occupied Podcast recorded September 22nd, 2021 with Lara Friedman and Khaled Elgindy.
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) Lockheed Earned a Profit During the Pandemic. Now Congress Wants It to Pay for Faulty Fighter Jets
Article 7-22-2020 by Dan Spinelli posted at https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/07/lockheed-earned-a-profit-during-the-pandemic-now-congress-wants-it-to-pay-for-faulty-fighter-jets/ 2020
While this article is a bit old, it presents a classic picture of today's reality. This company made a billion dollars extra from the pandemic, and meanwhile its F-35 program is a monstrous comedy of errors. The company is resisting government demands for refund for defective parts. Congress was angry about this, and therefore ... did nothing about it.
Host Maria Gilardin with Chad Hanson Smokescreen – Debunking Wildfire Myths to Save Our Forests and Our Climate
TUC Radio (one of TJR's courageous sources) Available at TUC's website tucradio.org 2021
Hanson is the Director of the John Muir Project of Earth Island Institute. As Research Ecologist he is part of a growing movement of scientists and researchers who are calling into question many of the practices and policies of logging, not just the so-called fire suppression. Much of current research is presented in his 2021 book, Smokescreen – Debunking Wildfire Myths to Save Our Forests and Our Climate. And the key themes are listed in his talk. Hanson had a Zoom meeting in September 2021 with the Dogwood Alliance, a forest protection nonprofit based in Asheville, North Carolina – and prior guest on TUC Radio.
Host Bob Funke with Victor Robert Venckus An entire half hour of fun conversation while fundraising
Victor is longtime host of "Lucid Sounds" and "Expanding Awareness" (7 and 9am every Saturday). Donations can earn premiums. The list is down the page at https://radiowzbc.abilafundraisingonline.com/wzbc2021telethon . Two of them are special Haymarket books. Their authors are Aviva Chomsky and Alfred McCoy.