Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
Truth and Justice Radio
Feb 11, 2018 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Edition posted 2-7-2018
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website: btlonline.org 2018
GOP-Nunes Memo Part of Unfolding Constitutional Crisis; Women of Color Bear Brunt of Climate Change Effects; Supreme Court Rulings in Gerrymandering Cases Will Determine U.S. Election Map; summary of under-reported news.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Edition posted 2-8-2018: Richard Wolff on Questioning Economic Fundamentals; a look back at recent press, including commentary on the government shutdown and coverage of the the post-Super Bowl riots. L
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website: fair.org/counterspin 2018
Hosts Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg Trump's sneaky Tips Theft rule -- Adding insult to injury: women who work for tips already face harassment and discrimination at work, and now all tips will belong to the boss
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report (WBAI, NYC), a trusted TJR source Available soon at BB's website: buildingbridgesradio.org 2018
Under the proposal, federal law would allow restaurant owners who pay their wait staff and bartenders as little as $7.25/hour to confiscate and pocket all of the tips left by customers, without having to disclose to patrons what happens to the tips. Tips account for over half of these workers' income which even together still add up to poverty wages. More than $5.8 billion dollars will be transferred from workers to bosses under this proposal.
Host David Swanson (interviewing Nasim Chatha, coordinator for the Prison Imperialism Project at the Alliance for Global Justice) On Prison Imperialism; the way the United States builds and manages prisons in other countries
Talk Nation Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TNR's website: talknationradio.org 2018
Nasim's writing has appeared in Mask Magazine, Truthout, The Abolitionist, and Upside Down Magazine. Here’s where to learn more about the issues she researches: https://afgj.org/prison-imperialism
Host John Roberts Israeli human rights attorney Michael Sfard lays bare the reality of the occupation and exposes its surreal legal structures
This Week In Palestine (award-winning exclusive weekly feature on TJR) For a description or download of this or any week's edition, go to: truthandjusticeradio.org 2018
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) ICE set to deport Jesus Berrones, 30, undocumented since entry at age one, sole supporter of large family, whose 5-year-old son is battling leukemia; now in refuge at sanctuary church
Huffpost article 2-10-2018 by Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, posted at huffingtonpost.com/entry/ice-deport-arizona-father-cancer_us_5a7e6fbbe4b08dfc93043436 2018
Berrones has been living in the U.S. since he was 1½, when his parents brought him here in 1989, according to his wife, Sonia. ... Even when it has grounds for deportation, the agency can use its discretion to grant stays and has commonly done so in the case of individuals caring for a sick child. Not this time!
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) “I’m drawing my line in the sand here”: Montana Man Quits Government Job Rather Than Help ICE ‘Hunt Down And Deport’ Undocumented Immigrants
HuffPost article 2-9-2018 by Ed Mazza, posted at huffingtonpost.com/entry/montana-man-quits-over-ice_us_5a7d2b14e4b08dfc9302751c 2018
Dyrdahl-Roberts, a legal secretary with the department since 2011, was told on Tuesday that he should help process subpoena requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Independent Record reported. “I immediately said, ‘I don’t think I can help with that,’” he told the newspaper. “I began talking with management about what the deal was, but I pretty much understood at that point.” ...
Host Maria Gilardin, presenting Daniel Ellsberg in conversation Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner: The Doomsday Machine (part 2 of 2)
Building Bridges Radio (a valued TJR resource) Available at TUC's website: tucradio.org 2018
Ellsberg shows that the legacy of the most dangerous arms buildup in the history of civilization–and its proposed renewal under the Trump administration–threatens our very survival. No other insider with high-level access has written so candidly of the nuclear strategy of the late Eisenhower and early Kennedy years, and nothing has fundamentally changed since that era.
Dr Jill Stein, local hero and two-time Green Party candidate for U.S. President, introduced by Dave Lewit Most of her address 1-28-2018 on “Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity, Deportations & more”
From Community Church of Boston's official recording, made by Mike Passarini To see and hear the entirety, including reports and Q&A, go to: youtube.com/watch?v=ldDDL8oGUSk 2018