Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
Apr 14, 2019 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 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. 2019
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 4-10-2019
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2019
Elliot Mincberg: Trump-Appointed Federal Judges Overturning Worker, Women’s, Consumer, Environmental and LGBTQ Rights; Chuck Collins: U.S. Public Opinion Favors Bold Action to Address Rising Economic Inequality; Katherine Smith: Community Volunteers Provide Vital Services to Current Wave of Asylum-Seekers Arriving at U.S.-Mexico Border; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 4-12-2019: Deborah Vagins on Gender Pay Gap, Nusrat Choudhury on the New COINTELPRO
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2019
Equal Pay Day was April 2. When the question is why don’t we have equal pay, it seems strange that most of the conversation is not about how we can fix the problem, but about whether the numbers really say what they seem to; or whether maybe it’s not so bad; or women’s fault; or will, left alone, get better over time. We talk about this with Deborah Vagins. Also: April 4, 1968 was when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, after being hounded for years by the FBI. It sought to disrupt and discredit the powerful protest of King and other black activists with a program called COINTELPRO. What for many is a shameful episode in US history seems to be a source of inspiration for today’s FBI, whose fabrication of a category of domestic threat dubbed “Black Identity Extremism” seems to have eerily similar goals. We talk about this with Nusrat Choudhury.
Host Alex Smith Lauri Menviel: Tracking a carbon burst
Radio Ecoshock (a valued TJR source) Available at RE's website ecoshock.org 2019
The great southern ocean, reaching down to Antarctica, has absorbed up to 10% of our greenhouse gas emissions. Without that we would be much hotter already. But that ocean sink appears to be weakening. In a worst-case scenario scientists, are exploring why carbon dioxide jumped 40 parts per million in a few decades not so long ago, and whether that natural increase in warming gases could happen again. Dr. Laurie Menviel, currently a researcher at the University of New South Wales in Australia, has made alarming discoveries. ...
Host Cheryl Curtis What's Really Happening in Venezuela, part 1
9-11 Wake-Up Call (one of TJR's treasured sources; a continuing program that challenges the official account of 9/11, which cannot possibly be true) All episodes of 911WUC are available radio4all.net/index.php/series/9-11+Wake-Up+Call 2019
It's a good idea to be skeptical of mainstream discourse about Venezuela. In fact, US "leaders" clearly have their eyes on Venezuela's rich sources of oil, gold, and precious metals. Its legitimate president, recently re-elected, stands in the way. Therefore he's no good and it's time for "regime change"! In many ways, mainstream media outlets' presentations on Venezuela are frightening reminders of their shameful parroting of our government's preplanned pro-war propaganda on the heels of 9/11/2001.
Host John Roberts Cornel West, Dimi Khalidi, and Marc Hill Lamont speak at Harvard's Apartheid Week forum
This Week In Palestine 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 2019
We also read a statement written by Professor Haider Eid of Al-Quds University, in Gaza, pointing out the powerful significance of the Great March of Return.
Host Mehdi Hasan, interviewing Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Trump, Islamophobia, and His Presidential Bid
Deconstructed: an audio service of The Intercept; this episode posted at https://theintercept.com/2019/03/21/mayor-pete-buttigieg-on-trump-islamophobia-and-his-presidential-bid/ All episodes are available at Deconstructed's web page theintercept.com/podcasts/deconstructed/ 2019
When Buttigieg launched his presidential exploratory committee in January, the general reaction was: Who? The mayorship of South Bend, Indiana, with a population of 100,000, is not a traditional launchpad to the nation’s highest office, and most saw little reason to credit his longshot bid. But recently Buttigieg has turned heads with a slate of radical political reform proposals, including expanding the Supreme Court and eliminating the Electoral College, that may help differentiate him from the crowd. ...
Host David Swanson (interviewing) Vijay Mehta on How Not to Go to War
Talk Nation Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2019
Vijay Mehta is an author and peace activist. He is Chair of Uniting for Peace and founding Trustee of Fortune Forum Charity. His notable books include ‘The Economics of Killing’ (Pluto Press, 2012) and ‘Peace Beyond Borders’ (New Internationalist, 2016). His current book is ‘How Not To Go To War’ (New Internationalist, 2019). The Sunday Times described him as a “longstanding activist for peace, development, human rights and the environment, who along with his daughter Renu Mehta has set a precedent for striving to change the world” (The Sunday Times, February 01, 2009).