Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
Nov 4, 2018 4:00 AM – 9:00 AM
"Four hours of spirited examination of warmaking, empire, corrupt justice, engineered poverty, lying politicians, jingoism, corporate criminality, media disinformation, and orchestrated chaos."
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). Our host is a Vietnam War Veteran now devoting his life to ending war, violence, and injustice. 2018
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 10-31-2018
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2018
Chip Berlet: Spreading Hate and Fear, Trump Incites Far Right Terrorism; Alexander Main: Brazil Elects Extreme Right Candidate Jair Bolsonaro President; Paul Rink: Nationwide Rallies Support ‘Climate Kids’ Stalled Lawsuit; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 11-2-2018: Audrey Sasson on Antisemitism and Resistance L
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2018
We’ll talk about the relationship between antisemitism and white supremacy, resistance, and how media could be part of the solution, with the executive director of Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, Audrey Sasson. Plus Janine Jackson takes a quick look at recent press, including Brazil’s new fascist president and the New York Times‘ trauma tourism.
Host Anita Johnson with Professor James Lance Taylor The X Factor in the Midterms
Making Contact (one of TJR's least radical, most NPR-like sources) Available at MC's website radioproject.org 2018
From MC's blurb: "... Redistricting? Voter Disenfranchisement? (more) conservative Supreme Court judges? What’s the power of local and state elections without the Electoral College in play? If there’s such a thing as a blue wave and a pink wave what would a Black wave mean?" Your humble reviewer's opinion: Even if you can stand the continuous bad music, this useless time-wasting episode of MC will bore you to death! Nonetheless, please do VOTE!
Hosts Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg with Katherine Benton-Cohen, Professor of History, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University Bisbee Arizona's Ethnic Cleansing of 1,300 Immigrant Mineworkers!
Building Bridges Radio (a valued TJR resource) Available soon at BB's website buildingbridgesradio.org 2018
We tell the story of Bisbee's ignoble, anti-immigrant past to juxtapose it as an admonition against the advent of our anti-immigrant, anti-worker behavior today. It's all recounted in Robert Greene's new film "Bisbee '17". It's about the 1917 labor strike against Phelps Dodge, a copper mining company based in Bisbee, Arizona, 7 miles from the Mexican border. The labor action was cut short when 2,000 strikebreakers and hastily deputized citizens rounded up 1,300 protesters, many of them members of the radical Industrial Workers of the World, aka Wobblies. ...
Host John Roberts Alice Rothchild and Fady Khoury on the effects of Israel's new "Nation State" law
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 2018
We again take a long and hard look at what this law really does, the society it really sets by law, and in particular what it means to the Palestinian people living under occupation in this apartheid state.
Host Nick Cooper (Editor, Houston Peace News; Volunteer, Houston Food Not Bombs & The Houston Indymedia Radio Show on KPFT) interviewing "Nick S." by phone Important Background Context About Gaza
Houston IndyMedia, KPFT 90.1FM, Houston, TX (a relatively new voice for TJR) Available by searching on radio4all.net; for more info facebook.com/houstonindymediaradio/ 2018
Most of our listeners are already starkly familiar with what Israel is doing to the residents of Gaza, with full U.S. support. For those who are not, "Nick S." lays out the basics about Gaza, its brutal encirclement, bombings, and shootings by Israel. He explains Hamas, BDS, the Great Return March, and so on.
Host Bob Funke (commenting) Fatherly exhortation to our listeners: THIS TIME IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO VOTE!
Host David Swanson interviewing Pitzer College Associate Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda On the Migrant Caravan
Talk Nation Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2018
Suyapa Portillo Villeda is an Associate Professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a Transnational Studies at Pitzer College. She recently published an article in Counterpunch, "An Illegitimate, US-Backed Regime is Fueling the Honduran Refugee Crisis." Find it at counterpunch.org/2018/10/22/an-illegitimate-us-backed-regime-is-fueling-the-honduran-refugee-crisis/
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) GOP Lawmaker Defends Insane Manifesto Calling For Holy War and the Killing of All Males Who Flout 'Biblical Law'
Alternet article 11-1-2018 by Matthew Chapman, posted at alternet.org/election-03918/matt-shea-washington-religious-manifesto-biblical-law 2018
"Biblical Basis for War" is a theocratic call to arms. Among other things, the manifesto describes God as a "warrior," lays out the conscription of able-bodied men over 18 years of age into a "holy army," and instructs Christian warriors to be circumcised, take a holy vow, etc. ... Perhaps the most chilling segment is the description of how to make peace with enemies. Any offer of peace, says the document, is "not a negotiation or compromise of righteousness" — the enemy must fully submit to "Biblical law," including "stop all abortions," "no same-sex marriage," "no idolatry or occultism," and "no communism."
Host Bob Funke (reading) The Apocalypse Not Now
Essay 10-26-2018 by Edward Curtin, posted at globalresearch.ca/the-apocalypse-not-now/5658103 Also available at Curtin's own website edwardcurtin.com 2018
Curtin teaches sociology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. In this essay Curtin recounts his enriching encounter with a well-read, college-educated, poetry-quoting homeless man who sat down next to him on a park bench. While you're looking for this essay, check out the rest of Curtin's extensive writings ... especially his excellent pieces discussing our government's official lies about 9/11.
Host Bob Funke Bob's reminder: each day, perform a random act of kindness!