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

Sep 17, 2023 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Specialty

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

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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 9-13-2023
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 9-13-2023
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2023
Norman Solomon: 22 Years After 9/11, It’s Time to Reassess the U.S. War on Terror; Peter Kalmus: Scientist Believes Climate Activists are Doing the Most Important Work on Planet Earth Right Now; Paul Glaze: RICO Indictment of 61 ‘Stop Cop City’ Activists Criminalizes Dissent, Sets Dangerous Precedent; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
6:30 AM
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) - Weekly edition posted 9-15-2023: Maha Hilal on Innocent Until Proven Muslim
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 9-15-2023: Maha Hilal on Innocent Until Proven Muslim
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2023
Pretend-neutral news media have done crucial work in selling Islamophobia, in weaponizing centuries of misinformation and demonization for wartime purposes, with the war being the undefined, unending “war on terror.” Media’s job has involved lying to us about many things—but, crucially, about what we believed, what we were capable of, and what we wanted to see as the way forward. Key to that campaign has been the idea that Muslims are the enemy—violent, dangerous, irrational—if not now, soon; if not your friend, his friend. September 11, 2001, is the exemplar of a past that isn’t dead, or even past, and for no one more particularly than Muslims. ...
7:00 AM
Host Maria Gilardin - The Environmental Impacts of Large Dams and Reservoirs with Patrick McCully (updated archive)
Host Maria Gilardin The Environmental Impacts of Large Dams and Reservoirs with Patrick McCully (updated archive)
TUC Radio (longtime treasured source for TJR) Available at TUC's website tucradio.org 2023
This is the second part of a program on the epic struggle over dams, displaced people, and the environment. Maria recorded it for TUC Radio in 2006. But just as she was preparing this program, devastating news came in from Libya. The subtropical cyclone “Daniel” hit eastern Libya yesterday and floods from heavy rains overtopped the reservoirs of two dams south of the city of Derna. Both dams were destroyed, and the floods swept entire neighborhoods with people, houses, and bridges into the Mediterranean. International Rivers Network's 2023 website, irn.org, lists 217 dam projects around the world that they have helped delay or stop. Globally the building of mega dam-projects is slowing down but the world is left with dams and reservoirs that are decaying and becoming a danger to people downstream.
7:30 AM
Host Chris Hedges with former British Ambassador Craig Murray - The apparently imminent extradition to the U.S. of Julian Assange
Host Chris Hedges with former British Ambassador Craig Murray The apparently imminent extradition to the U.S. of Julian Assange
The Chris Hedges Report Available at Chris Hedges' media site chrishedges.substack.com 2023
Craig Murray, the former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, was removed from his post after he made public the widespread use of torture by the Uzbek government and the CIA. He has since become one of Britain’s most important human rights campaigners, a fierce advocate for Julian Assange and a supporter of Scottish independence. His coverage of Julian's British extradition trial was rewarded with classification as a "security risk" and denial of access to Julian and Stella's prison marriage ceremony.
8:00 AM
Host John Roberts - Omar Baddar speaks at the Community Church of Boston
Host John Roberts Omar Baddar speaks at the Community Church of Boston
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 2023
Omar Baddar is a political analyst, digital producer, and human rights advocate based in Washington, DC. He holds an M.A. in International Relations and is the Deputy Director of the Arab American Institute. He recently gave a marvelous presentation at the Community Church of Boston, and we feature that for you today on This Week In Palestine. Here he is speaking with moderator Dean Stevens. We include the Q&A session.
8:55 AM
Hosts Michael Smith, Jim Lafferty, and Maria Hall - Labor unions: A Sleeping Giant In American Politics (2nd half of 9-11-2023 episode)
Hosts Michael Smith, Jim Lafferty, and Maria Hall Labor unions: A Sleeping Giant In American Politics (2nd half of 9-11-2023 episode)
Law and Disorder Radio Available at L&D's website LawAndDisorder.org 2023
We are in the midst of a labor upsurge. One with the promise of delivering not only better wages, and working conditions, but the prospects of wider positive social change. There is a new fighting spirit in the land, expressed by this rise in labor militancy. We can look back five years ago to the beginning of the upsurge in teacher militancy in red states such as West Virginia, Kentucky, Wyoming, and Arizona, where teachers struck, often illegally, to better not only their situation, but that of the communities they lived in. This upsurge has continued. Recently, we have seen the great success of the Amazon warehouse workers in Staten Island ... The captains of finance and industry run and control the Democratic Party. They made sure that Bernie Sanders did not get the nomination in 2016 and 2020. The leadership of the labor movement most often supports the Democratic party, explaining that they are the lesser of two evils. ...
9:25 AM
Hosts including Ralph Nader presenting economist David Hemenway - Reducing Gun Deaths, A Public Health Project
Hosts including Ralph Nader presenting economist David Hemenway Reducing Gun Deaths, A Public Health Project
The Ralph Nader Radio Hour 2023
Hemenway is Professor of Health Policy at Harvard University, and director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center. He is also a former Nader’s Raider. His books include Private Guns, Public Health, and While We Were Sleeping: Success Stories in Injury and Violence Prevention. Hemenway says: Just by making it harder for criminals to get those guns, we have fewer criminals using those guns. That’s a fundamental law of economics and of psychology— if you don’t want people to do something, make it harder. If you want them to do it more, make it easier. The key about public health is: what we’re trying to do is prevent. Prevent. Prevent. Prevent. And too often, in the United States, what we try to do is blame.