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

Aug 5, 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 selection
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
6:00 AM
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 8-1-2018
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2018
Dr. Bandy Lee: Trump’s Mental Health and Stability: A Clear and Present Danger; Joel Gordes: Shift to Distributed, Decentralized Energy Grid Gains Momentum; Noliwe Rooks: Privatization and Segregation of U.S. Public Education Endangers Democracy; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary
6:30 AM
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 8-3-2018: Trita Parsi on Trump’s Iran Threat, Dermot Murphy on Local News Cuts
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2018
in addressing Donald Trump’s virulent threats to the president of Iran, media have, minimally, the responsibility to separate accusation from reality, and then, one would hope, to talk openly about how to resist the degeneration of diplomacy, and the rise of almost hysterically bellicose language that seems like greasing the tracks toward war. We talk about the current state of US/Iran relations with Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council. Also: New research takes a very hard-headed look at some of the costs involved when a community loses a local paper.
7:00 AM
Mother Jones #MeToo Heads to Church
The Mother Jones podcast (new to TJR) Available (if you have itunes) at MJ's podcast site motherjones.com/podcasts/ 2018
As a teen, Emily Joy was abused by a church youth leader. Now, she’s leading a movement to change Evangelical America. MoJo's Becca Andrews tells host Jamilah King how #ChurchToo has opened the floodgates and forced a long-awaited reckoning. Also on the show: How Trump is making sure solar's bright future is being written in Mandarin. As Trump ransacks America's clean energy policy, the Chinese are gaining on the West in the most important arena of all: innovation.
7:30 AM
Host Alex Smith interviewing Scientist Levke Caesar Hot Nature Weakens and Wilts: Climate Change weakens the so-called Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)
Radio Ecoshock (one of TJR's trusted sources) Available at RE's website ecoshock.org 2018
This is one of RE's deepest presentations, covering an extremely complex subject of extraordinary importance. Its documented prediction of significant Atlantic coast sea level rise may surprise you. Go to https://www.ecoshock.org/2018/05/hot-nature-weakens-and-wilts.html to dive into the details. That webpage includes two video presentations that bear watching, to say the least.
7:55 AM
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) Historian Manisha Sinha Got Death Threats After Writing an Article Comparing Donald Trump to Andrew Johnson
Article 8-4-2018 by Rick Shenkman posted at https://www.alternet.org/historian-manisha-sinha-got-death-threats-after-writing-article-comparing-donald-trump-andrew 2018
8:00 AM
Host John Roberts and voices of 4 conference speakers: Matowin Monroe (Indigenous People's Day), Gabriel Camacho (AFSC Immigration), Carl Williams (ACLU/NLG), and Nadia Ben-Youssef (Adalah advocacy) Intersectionality: 3rd panel at the recent conference on Balfour Consequences
This Week In Palestine (award-winning exclusive weekly feature on TJR Downloadable archives for each episode are posted within 2 weeks; find them via our website truthandjusticeradio.org 2018
Long celebrated by Zionists and condemned by justice activists, the so-called Balfour Declaration, 100 years ago, is credited with setting in motion the creation of the state of Israel on Palestinian land ... without consulting Palestinians. On paper, it was a 67-word letter in 1917 signed by Lord Arthur Balfour, then Britain's Foreign Secretary. We continue our coverage of the Balfour Legacy Conference held in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 11th, 2017, today featuring an extraordinary panel on intersectionality…the relationship of all human rights struggles with each other and the power of that recognition. The universal theme of today's speakers is settler colonialism. (Originally aired 12-17-2017.)
8:55 AM
Host Phil Taylor interviewing Michaela Lavis (a student at Ryerson University) International Solidarity Blocks Israel's Removal of Bedouin Village
The Taylor Report (originating at CIUT, Toronto, Ontario; one of TJR's trusted sources) TTR episodes are available by searching on the all-purpose website radio4all.net 2018
Michaela was arrested recently in a protest in the illegally occupied West Bank of Palestine where she stood in front of Israeli bulldozers intent on destroying a Bedouin village. As a result of the protest, the Israeli supreme court put a stay on the village's demolition. Lavis urges Canadians to lobby MPs on behalf of Palestine ...
9:05 AM
Host David Swanson, interviewing Anna Feigenbaum on the Problem of Tear Gas
Talk Nation Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2018
As Feigenbaum explains, tear gas is not just a nuisance. It can and does kill. She is author of Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of World War I to the Streets of Today, which we discuss. She is also co-author of the book Protest Camps. Her work has appeared in Vice, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, Salon, Financial Times, Open Democracy, New Internationalist, and Waging Nonviolence.
9:35 AM
Host Salima Hamirani The Arrival: Trump's Travel and Refugee Ban (last few minutes truncated)
Making Contact (one of TJR's respected sources) and Truthout Available at MC's website radioproject.org 2018
After the US Supreme Court’s June 2018 ruling on Trump’s travel ban, we discuss how the new order impacts people from affected, Muslim-majority countries. We also talk about what’s different about the new ban and how to fight it. We begin with the story of a woman who was in flight to the US when Trump signed his first travel ban.