WZBC 90.3 FM Newton

Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA

Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA

WZBC 90.3 FM Newton

Truth and Justice Radio

Jan 7, 2018 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM


With Host Bob Funke; producer John Roberts; IN MEMORIAM Sherif Fam (1936-2010); offsite help from Jerry Sobieraj, Stan Robinson, and many others ...

Truth and Justice Radio
6:00 AM
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 1-3-2018
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website: btlonline.org 2018
Trump Justice Department Revokes 25 Guidance Documents Affecting Civil Rights Enforcement; Report: America’s Top 25 Billionaires Have as Much Wealth as 56% of U.S. Population; Privatization and Segregation of U.S. Public Education Endangers Democracy; This week’s summary of under-reported news.
6:30 AM
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 1-5-2018: Think Tank-Addicted Media Turn to Regime Change Enthusiasts for Iran Protest Commentary, and two other stories L
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website: fair.org/counterspin 2018
Think Tank-Addicted Media Turn to Regime Change Enthusiasts for Iran Protest Commentary; Julio Lopez Varona on Puerto Rico’s Predators; NYT’s ‘Trump Effect’ Mainly the Effect of Higher Oil Prices; NYT Trumpwashes 70 Years of US Crimes.
7:00 AM
Host Andrew Stelzer presenting ... Fourteen Fallen Heroes of 2017
Making Contact, a production of the Radio Project Available at MC's website: radioproject.org 2018
Featuring the voices of those who’ve passed and those who remember them: Dick Gregory (Comedian and Civil Rights Activist), Sumiteru Taniguchi (Chairman of the Nagasaki Council of A-Bomb Sufferers), Jackie Cabasso (Western States Legal Foundation Executive Director), Prudence Nobantu Mabele (President of the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa), Yvette Raphael (South African HIV Activist), Isidro Baldenegro López (Farmer and Leader of Mexico’s Tarahumara People), Randall Gingrich (Tierra Nativa Director), Gauri Lankesh (Journalist, Activist and Editor of Lankesh Patrike), Anu Natarajan (Former Vice-Mayor of Fremont CA), Corey Dubin (HIV & Hemophilia Activist and Radio Journalist), Carl Weixler (President of the Committee of 10,000), Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim (First Female MP in Sudan), Yosra Akasha (Sudanese Feminist Blogger), and Dennis Banks (Co-Founder of American Indian Movement (AIM)).
7:30 AM
Host Maria Gilardin presenting Native American forest activist Dennis Martinez Restoring a Forest with Fire and Love; climate change AND mismanagement fuel California's disastrous fires
TUC Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TUC's website: tucradio.org 2017
The 2017 California fires were the largest in State history. How did the management of the California forests and wild lands contribute to the inferno? When Spanish Conquistadors rode up the West Coast they were astonished to see that they entered forests that looked like parks with widely spaced trees. Church and military records show that in the early 19th century California’s forests were carefully tended. The catastrophic wildfires of today were extremely rare. California Natives used controlled fires to create these parks that in turn provided food and shelter to them and thousands of animals. Dennis Martinez talks about Indian forest practice and restoration.
8:00 AM
Host John Roberts Palestinian historian Joseph Massad speaks at Harvard during Anti-apartheid week (reprise of 4-30-2017 edition)
This Week In Palestine (award-winning exclusive weekly feature on TJR) For description or download of this or any week's edition, go to: truthandjusticeradio.org 2017
We again feature the voice of Palestinian historian Joseph Massad, who spoke at Harvard University during Anti-apartheid Week as part of a series of events sponsored by the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee. Joseph Massad is Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University. This talk was followed by a robust Q&A session, from which we shall hear one exchange. It is from a student concerned that should the walls come down in Israel, and 5 to 6 million Palestinian refugees return to inhabit historic Palestine and should Fatah and/or Hamas come to power, what would happen to the Jewish population? We conclude with that question and its answer.
8:50 AM
Host Jeff Blankfort, commenting/reporting The US-israel Secret Plan for Iran
Takes On The World (from KZYX, Mendocino, CA; a trusted TJR source) Type "Takes On The World" into the search box at: radio4all.net 2018
For a detailed summary of the contents, go to http://radio4all.net/index.php/program/95489. (This is where to get the audio, too.)
9:05 AM
Host David Swanson (interviewing) Silvio Carrillo on U.S. Support for Coup and Stolen Election in Honduras
Talk Nation Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TNR's website: talknationradio.org 2018
Silvio Carrillo is an Oakland-based freelance multimedia journalist, director of the website BertaCaceres.org and nephew of Berta Cáceres, a Honduran activist who was assassinated there in March 2016 after being awarded the Goldman Prize for her environmental activism. Carrillo just wrote the New York Times op-ed “America’s Blind Eye to Honduras’s Tyrant.”
9:35 AM
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) Friedman (US ambassador to Israel) Asks US State Department to Stop Referring to West Bank as "Occupied"
From the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) Available at: imemc.org 2018
Friedman and the State Department agreed that the issue will be discussed again and that the US President Donald Trump will have the final say. In September, Friedman told an Israeli news outlet: “I think the settlements are part of Israel. I think that was always the expectation.” He added, according to Days of Palestine: “Obviously, there are important security considerations to those settlements, there is important nationalistic, historical and religious significance to those settlements and I think the settlers view themselves as Israelis, and Israel views the settlers as Israelis.”
9:40 AM
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) “We Will Not Serve in Your Army!” Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem Beaten, Arrested for Refusing Draft
From the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) Available at: imemc.org 2017
Banner: "Judaism Rejects Zionism." In an ongoing act of principled civil disobedience, the Ultra-Orthodox community in Jerusalem is standing strong in its resistance to serving in the Israeli army. Even as they are met with shocking police brutality, thousands of members of this community, known as the Hareidi community, chant and hold signs saying “we will not serve in your army.” Rabbi Hirsh in Jerusalem told me that the [Israeli military] is seen by the community as an army of occupation that wages needless wars and oppresses the Palestinian people. The Hareidi communities around the world — including the one in Jerusalem, which has existed in the city’s neighborhood of Me’a Sha’arim for close to two hundred years — were opposed to the creation of a Jewish only state in historic Palestine, and today they stand in opposition to a new ruling forcing them to serve in the Israeli army.