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

Sep 9, 2018 5:00 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."

Truth and Justice Radio
5:00 AM
Host Bob Funke Pre-show Music Selections
Longtime classics and antiwar themes, wrapping up with "Universal Soldier" (Buffy Sainte Marie, 1964) and "I Ain't Marching Any More" (Phil Ochs, 1965).
6:00 AM
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 9-5-2018
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2018
Marjorie Cohn: Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Disregards International Law; Jessica Helm: Hair Products for Black Women Contain Mix of Toxic Chemicals; Jackie DiSalvo: U.S. Labor Movement Confronts Historic Challenges, Opportunities; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary
6:30 AM
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 9-7-2018: Shireen Al-Adeimi on Yemen Crisis, Alyssa Peterson on Campus Assault Rules
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2018
Now Americans have seen images of the Yemeni schoolchildren on a field trip killed by U.S.-made bombs. Is there a bridge from concern to change? Also: Elite media reported Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s claim that her rewrite of rules on rape, assault and harassment in schools was about fairness to all parties (“not just students who survived assault, but those wrongly accused of assault”). Really? Not when you read the changes.
7:00 AM
Hosts Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg with Pablo Alvarado, executive director, National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and Kent Wong, Director of the UCLA Labor Center and founding president of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Supporting Immigrant Labor, Fighting For Their Rights
Building Bridges Radio (a valued TJR resource) Available at BB's website buildingbridgesradio.org 2018
Whether immigrants workers, documented or undocumented, seek to hold crooked and exploitative bosses accountable for wage theft, and pay that is below the prevailing wage or work just too many hours for too little pay and benefits and are subject to abusive treatment to their personage, such as sexual harassment or want the freedom to push for decent jobs and organize unions without risking arrest, they deserve legal protections. Now with Trump threatening to bring a reign of lawlessness to American cities, the most precarious workers are subjected to more militarized and extensive workplace raids, mass arrests, family separation and expedited deportations.
7:30 AM
Host Maria Gilardin with Professor Peter Wadhams The Politics of Climate Change
TUC Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TUC's website tucradio.org 2018
Farewell to Ice in the Arctic This program is being produced in Mendocino County at the beginning of September 2018 only 16 miles east of where the largest wildfire in California history is slowly coming under control. Prof. Peter Wadhams is the UK’s most experienced sea ice scientist and was Professor of Ocean Physics at Cambridge from 1992 to 2015.
8:00 AM
Host John Roberts Knesset member Aida Touman-Sliman on Israel's new apartheid law
This Week In Palestine (award-winning exclusive weekly feature of Truth and Justice Radio) For a description or download of this or any week's edition of T.W.I.P., go to TJR's website truthandjusticeradio.org 2018
Touman-Sliman focuses on the details of the Orwellian "nation state" law, which runs roughshod over international law. Also discussed: Trump's continuing weaponization of U.S. foreign aid, including cessation of funds for UNWRA.
8:50 AM
Journalist Abby Martin The new censorship: ‘Empire Files’ series forced to shut down as US sanctions stifle alternative voices
From RT 2018
9:00 AM
Host David Swanson interviewing author James W. Loewen Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism (his 2005 book)
Talk Nation Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2018
Loewen uncovered the thousands of “sundown towns”—almost exclusively white towns where the rule was that blacks could not live there—that cropped up throughout the twentieth century, most of them located outside of the South. These towns used everything from legal formalities to violence to create homogenous Caucasian communities—and their existence went unexamined until this book. James W. Loewen is the bestselling and award-winning author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, Lies Across America, and Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Colombus, as well as Teaching What Really Happened, The Mississippi Chinese, and The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader.
9:30 AM
Host Dan Rather (now age 86) Trump, race, and hate
Blinking Red - The Dan Rather Podcast Available at BR's website podbay.fm/show/1412597271 2018
"In this episode, Dan goes back in time to the days of MLK and the progress made by President Lyndon Johnson in getting civil rights and immigration reform passed. But this is contrasted with the racism and divisiveness stoked by President Trump: Trump sees immigration as an invasion, when in fact it is a central part of American life that has made the country stronger throughout its history."