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
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Truth and Justice Radio

Jan 9, 2022 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Specialty

With Host Bob Funke; producer John Roberts; IN MEMORIAM Sherif Fam (1936-2010) and Steve Cornie (1963-2019); offsite help from Jerry Sobieraj, Stan Robinson, and many others ...

"Four hours of spirited examination of warmaking, empire, corrupt justice, engineered poverty, lying politicians, jingoism, corporate criminality, media disinformation, and orchestrated chaos."

Truth and Justice Radio
6:00 AM
Phil Ochs (singing/playing) - I Ain't Marchin' Anymore
Phil Ochs (singing/playing) I Ain't Marchin' Anymore
Single (Elektra), also released on many albums 1966 Soul
6:03 AM
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) - Weekly edition posted 1-5-2022
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 1-5-2022
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org btlonline.org 2022
Mel Goodman: Halting NATO’s Eastward Expansion Would Help Resolve U.S.-Russia Ukraine Crisis; René Rojas: Major Challenges Ahead for Chile’s New Progressive President; Karen Igou and Coby Owens: Occupy Biden Protest Encampment Calls on President to ‘Declare a Climate Emergency’; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
6:30 AM
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) - Weekly edition posted 1-7-2022: Craig Aaron on Local Journalism, Barbara Briggs on Workplace Disasters
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 1-7-2022: Craig Aaron on Local Journalism, Barbara Briggs on Workplace Disasters
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2022
At FAIR, we say you can change the channel all you want, but you can’t turn on what isn’t there. The loss of an information source—a particular place for debate, for conversation, on issues relevant to you—is incalculable, but very real. We talked about the loss of local journalism, and why we can still be hopeful, with Craig Aaron of the group Free Press.Also on the show: Fashion is always a huge media story, but what goes into it is not. The “fashion” industry is a prime driver of structured exploitation, whether we’re talking about blocked fire exits or a piece-rate system that steals workers’ wages systematically. The Garment Worker Protection Act, passed in California late last year, aims to address some of those harms. ...
7:00 AM
Host Jeff Schechman interviewing Erwin Chemerinsky - What the Hell Happened to Police and Criminal Justice Reform?
Host Jeff Schechman interviewing Erwin Chemerinsky What the Hell Happened to Police and Criminal Justice Reform?
Radio Who What Why (recent very special entry into TJR's repertoire) Available, with full transcript, at WWW's website: whowhatwhy.org whowhatwhy.org/podcast 2022
In the Summer of 2020, you would have thought that criminal justice and police reform were the most important issues in America. There was even a bipartisan effort in the US Senate to try to find common legislative ground. Oh what a difference a year makes. Crime control has historically trumped the rights of defendants, and why it has been so hard to legally and legislatively limit the power of law enforcement. The dean of UC Berkeley’s School of Law, Erwin Chemerinsky — author of Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights — joins us on this week’s WhoWhatWhy podcast to talk about the legal framework behind criminal justice and police reform, and in addition, to remind us why presidents cannot be above the law. Chemerinsky details the long history of the courts in virtually ignoring the rights of defendants. ...
7:30 AM
Host Alex Smith interviewing Glaciologist Twila Moon, Deputy Lead Scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center [NSIDC] at the University of Colorado - 2021 Arctic Report Card (2nd half of hour; 1st half is on COVID)
Host Alex Smith interviewing Glaciologist Twila Moon, Deputy Lead Scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center [NSIDC] at the University of Colorado 2021 Arctic Report Card (2nd half of hour; 1st half is on COVID)
Radio Ecoshock (one of TJR's trusted sources) Available at RE's website ecoshock.org 2022
“The Arctic, an ancient ecosystem, is disappearing before our eyes. The changes seen in the Arctic can have a cascading effect, amplifying warming and further accelerating climate change.” from NOAA's Arctic Report Card 2021. When the Arctic re-emerges from its long sleep in the cold, everything from port cities to global weather are affected. Is anybody watching the big picture there? The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA just issued their 2021 Arctic Report Card. A lead editor of that report is glaciologist Twila Moon. Just a couple of weeks ago, The World Meteorological Organization verified the highest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic! In June 2021, the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk experienced an astonishing 100 degrees Fahrenheit. ...
8:00 AM
Host John Roberts - An interview with Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe, as well as a Mondoweiss article on being academically blackballed for speaking out
Host John Roberts An interview with Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe, as well as a Mondoweiss article on being academically blackballed for speaking out
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 2022
Our feature presentation is an interview of Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe, by British journalist Peter Bolton on the Canary Channel in the United Kingdom. (The Canary is a left-leaning UK-based online publication and is generally critical of Israel and is pro-Palestinian in its coverage.) Among the issues thoroughly discussed: why Pappe’s “one democratic state” is right and achievable, especially versus the so-called “two-state solution” advocated by Professor Norman Finkelstein and numerous US politicians. Reference is made to the analogous issue in South Africa. Before that interview, we read an unsettling Mondoweiss article by our former co-host Samer Jaber. He recounts his courageous speaking out and the PA's outrageous punishment of him for doing so. Worse, after his friend suggested to NGO donors to the PA that they postpone their funding until after the legislative elections that Abbas had summarily canceled, his friend was abducted and murdered by PA “security.”
8:55 AM
Host Abby Martin - Inside COP26: a 13-minute preview
Host Abby Martin Inside COP26: a 13-minute preview
Empire Files Podcast (new to us) For playable (not downloadable) EF audio soundcloud.com/empire-files/cop26 2021
This is a quick summary of a more comprehensive presentation, which we hope to air soon. Abby and her team traveled to Glasgow to attend COP26. Immediately they encountered roadblocks set up to prevent independent reporters from even entering the proceedings, not to mention participate. Somehow, she got in. Fossil fuel companies were welcomed, and they attended in force. The speeches and discussions were laden with nonsense. Outside, protesters were force-marched away to designated protest zones. Banners were censored to zero out their meanings. In other words, COP26 was nothing more than a huge, carefully orchestrated scam.
9:10 AM
Host David Swanson - Charles Lenchner on Refusing Military “Service”
Host David Swanson Charles Lenchner on Refusing Military “Service”
Talk World Radio (longtime treasured source for TJR; formerly "Talk Nation Radio") Available at TWR's website talkworldradio.org 2022
TWR's guest Charles Lenchner is a veteran peace activist, organizer, and political campaigner. Born in the United States, he grew up in Israel where he became an anti-occupation activist at a young age. In 1987, he was drafted into the Israeli Army and subsequently refused orders and spent time in military prison. More recently he was a co-founder of People for Bernie Sanders and today is part of the RootsAction team that publishes ProgressiveHub. (Swanson also works for RootsAction.) Read articles by Charles Lenchner at https://progressivehub.net/?s=charles+lenchner
9:40 AM
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) - The shocking things the GOP and Trumpians believe
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) The shocking things the GOP and Trumpians believe
Article 1-8-2022 by Thom Hartmann posted at his blog (and elsewhere too) Available at Thom Hartmann's blog https://www.dailykos.com/blog/thomhartmann 2022
With the Republican Party turning to Trumpism, and the Democratic Party returning to their progressive roots, will we have an honest debate this election year in our media? “What you see is what you get” is an old cliche, but it’s endured all these centuries because there’s so much truth in it. “Don’t listen to what people say, instead look at what they do” is another truism we can apply to inform us about today’s politics. The past forty years have seen three Republican and three Democratic presidencies, and the modern priorities and values of each Party are now quite clear. On the Republican side, Reagan laid the foundation for Bush and Trump to hand over $10 trillion in tax cuts to billionaires and giant corporations while spending an equal amount on senseless, unwanted and unwinnable wars, leaving us with a $20 trillion national debt. ...
9:50 AM
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) - Florida Man Accused Of Bringing Explosives To Rally Supporting Jan. 6 Suspect
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) Florida Man Accused Of Bringing Explosives To Rally Supporting Jan. 6 Suspect
Unsigned HuffPost article 1-8-2022 posted at huffpost.com/entry/capitol-riot-bomb-rally_n_61d965fce4b0c7d8b8b03c1b 2022
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man with homemade explosive devices was arrested early Friday near a Tampa Bay area rally in support of a man being held in connection with last year’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, authorities said. Garrett James Smith, 22, of Oldsmar, was arrested and charged with making and possessing a destructive device and loitering, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said during a news conference. To mark the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the rally was held Thursday night outside the Pinellas County Jail was in support of Jeremy Brown, a member of the rightwing Oath Keepers group. He was being held on charges of participating in the riot. ...