Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
Jun 10, 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."
Host Bob Funke Pre-show music selection
Host Bob Funke Pre-show music selection 2018 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 injustices.
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 6-6-2018
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website: btlonline.org 2018
Federal Reserve to Weaken Volcker Rule, Setting Stage for Future Financial Meltdown; 'Project Blitz' Promotes Christian Nationalist Agenda in State Legislatures; Sixth-Grade Student Organizes 'Rally For Our Climate Future'; and This week’s summary of under-reported news.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 6-8-2018: Jennifer Pizer on the Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2018
The Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2, apparently on technicalities, that a Denver baker was not legally liable for his refusal—based, he claimed, on his religious beliefs—to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple. We’ll hear about Masterpiece Cakeshop with Jennifer Pizer, law and policy director for Lambda Legal. Plus Janine Jackson takes a quick look at coverage of antisemitism and the 2018 elections.
Host Lucia Chappelle, guests Christian Bales and Betsy Driver Intersex 101: a slice of humanity that doesn't biologically fit as either gender
This Way Out: The international LGBT Radio Magazine (recent addition to the TJR universe) Available at TWO's website thiswayout.org 2018
The world was a lonely place for Betsy Driver until she started an online community for people who, like herself, were born with intersex variations. She’ll never be lonely again now that she’s become an international activist ...
Hosts Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg interviewing Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions The South African Revolution Continues: First dismantling the Racialist State and Now Dismantling the Capitalist State that Fostered Apartheid
Building Bridges Radio (a valued TJR resource) Available at BB's website buildingbridgesradio.org 2018
We asked SAFTU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi about the history of the South African freedom struggle which overthrew apartheid, but left in place the capitalist economic system, which has continued the exploitation of the working class and fostered mass economic inequality, and whose corruption has been rife under each of the successors to President Mandela. ...
Host John Roberts presenting Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada Who REALLY tried to corrupt our presidential election? Hint: It's Israel, not Russia!
This Week In Palestine (exclusive award-winning 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
After noting that Hillary Clinton was eminently capable of losing even a pristine election, Abunimah reviews the evidence of foreign interference by Russia and finds it a false lead. Meanwhile, there is lots of evidence of Israeli interference in the opposite direction. Similar forces are trying to prevent the City of Cambridge from committing to the Hewlett-Packard BDS campaign.
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) Media Treat Trump Administration’s Partisan Fear-Mongering as Objective ‘Government’ Report
FAIR article 6-8-2018 by Adam Johnson, posted at fair.org/home/media-treat-trump-administrations-partisan-fear-mongering-as-objective-government-report/ More FAIR articles are available fair.org 2018
Talk about "fake news." On Tuesday, dozens of media outlets broke what at first seemed to be a major story about “the government,” announcing that Social Security and Medicare will be broke in less than 20 years: (1) Medicare Will Become Insolvent in 2026, US Government Says (AP, 6/5/18); (2) Medicare’s Trust Fund Will Be Depleted in 2026: Trustees Report (The Hill, 6/5/18); (3) Trustees Report That Social Security Benefits Are at Risk in 16 Years (Forbes, 6/5/18); and (4) Social Security Must Reduce Benefits in 2034 if Reforms Aren’t Made (CNN, 6/5/18). Will the lifelines of millions of poor, elderly and disabled crumble in less than a generation? This would be frightening news indeed! But we have no objective reason to believe they will, since the authors of the report were not “the government” as claimed, but the not-so-reliable Trump White House.
Host Alex Smith with NASA scientist Matthew Rodell Stunning New Science From NASA: fresh water availability may be the most important aspect of global climate change
Radio Ecoshock (normally one of TJR's trusted sources; not always on the mark) Available at RE's website ecoshock.org 2018
Maybe it won’t be the heat of global warming that undoes us. In the worst case scenario for this century, new science from NASA suggests it could be how much water is available. Hard data from satellites show big changes have already occurred. And finally we have enough detail to peer into the future where you live. Rodell is lead author of the new paper “Emerging trends in global freshwater availability.”
Host David Swanson Jamil Simon on Media Coverage of Peace Building
Talk Nation Radio (a treasured resource for TJR) Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2018
Recently, he put together an event in New York City called War Stories Peace Stories. It took a deep look at the impact of the way the news media covers peace and conflict on public perceptions, and also how can it be done differently. (Keep in mind that Simon's earlier work was sponsored by AID and the World Bank.)
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) 'US Officially in Trade War With Canada' as Trump Doubles Down on Reckless Tariffs
CommonDreams article 6-9-2018 by Jake Johnson, posted at commondreams.org/news/2018/06/09/us-officially-trade-war-canada-trump-doubles-down-reckless-tariffs 2018
Trudeau's decision to move ahead with retaliatory tariffs capped off a tense day of discussions between the U.S. president and other world leaders, in which Trump—as many commentators were quick to point out—repeatedly demonstrated his ignorance of trade policy and made some of the most "nonsensical" claims of his presidency. ...