Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
Aug 18, 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 8-14-2019
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2019
Dakota Jablon: After 3 More Mass Shootings, Momentum Builds to Strengthen Nation’s Gun Laws; Georgina Gustin: UN Climate Panel on Land Use Details Actions to Avert Increased Carbon Emissions & Food Shortages; C.J. May: China’s Rejection of Recycling Waste From Abroad, Creates Opportunity for U.S. Green Jobs; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 8-16-2019: Ernest Coverson on Guns & Human Rights, Carey Gillam Under Attack From Monsanto
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2019
Vast majorities of Americans support serious regulation of guns, but corporate media debate still seems to revolve around the supposed “rights” of the few, rather than the right of the many to live a life free from this scourge. Also: Monsanto didn’t find any factual errors in Carey Gillam’s book, Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science, or in her reporting for Reuters about the agrochemical behemoth’s products or practices. That didn't stop Monsanto's war on the right to know.
Hosts Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg Immigrant Workers Terrorized in Mississippi ICE Raids
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report (WBAI, NYC), a trusted TJR source Available soon at BB's website buildingbridgesradio.org 2019
While Trump was forcing himself on El Paso, a city that wanted no part of him, he sent his immigration officials to several Mississippi food processing plants where they terrorized thousands of workers. This ICE operation should be considered an act of terror committed against working families by the Trump administration, acting under the guise of profoundly unjust immigration laws inspired by racist and xenophobic contempt against people from Mexico and Latin America. Raids targeting workers who are fighting every day to care for their families are a waste of public resources that could otherwise be spent combatting the white nationalist terrorism that has claimed the lives of so many over the years, including the other week in Texas.
Host Maria Gilardin Daniel Ellsberg – The Doomsday Machine – Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner (One of Two)
TUC Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TUC's website tucradio.org 2019
Ellsberg had just been able to publish his most recent book: The Doomsday Machine, Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. He had been unable to find a publisher. He now says that US nuclear strategy has not fundamentally changed since the eras of late Eisenhower and early Kennedy. Ellsberg says that the legacy of this most dangerous arms buildup in the history of civilization–and its proposed renewal under the Trump administration–threatens our survival. The US is now planning on spending $1-1.6 trillion on nuclear weapons in the next 30 years.
Host John Roberts "Not Backing Down": a forum on the constant assault by pro-Israeli organizations to shut down pro-Palestinian voices (part 2 of 3)
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
Today we feature 3 more voices from the UMass forum, the 2nd of our 3 presentations of the event on This Week In Palestine. You will hear speakers Linda Sarsour, Marc Lamont Hill, and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters. Each one is introduced by moderator Vijay Prashad.
Host Phil Taylor Despite Photo Ops and Media Hype, Kagame Faces Isolation
The Taylor Report (originating at CIUT, Toronto, Ontario; one of TJR's trusted sources Available by searching for "Taylor Report" on the communal website radio4all.net 2019
Our host interviews David Himbara, Economist and author of "Kagame's Economic Mirage." Paul Kagame still has the backing of the Western powers, and moves around the world to rub elbows with political celebrities. But back in Rwanda, the grim economic numbers do not change. And now he has closed borders with neighboring states, and African leaders are not anxious to be seen with him.
Host Malika Bilal Undercover with white supremacists: exposing violence, racism and surprising ties to a mainstream political party
The Take (a podcast from Al Jazeera English) Available at The Take's website aljazeera.com/podcasts/thetake/ 2019
In a two-part investigation, Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit went undercover to expose France's far right and revealed secret links between violent activists and one of the country's biggest political parties.In this week's episode of The Take, we revisit Imtiaz Tyab's conversation with journalist David Harrison about the investigation, which prompted a police probe and arrests.
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) Signs Of Recession Haunt Trump As 2020 Election Nears
Article 8-17-2019 by Josh Boak and Jonathan Lemire posted at https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-recession-2020-election_n_5d57f404e4b0eb875f24779b 2019
The financial markets signaled the possibility of a U.S. recession this week, sending a jolt of anxiety to investors, companies and consumers. That’s on top of concerns over Trump’s plans to impose punishing tariffs on goods from China and word from the United Kingdom and Germany that their economies are shrinking. Though a pre-election recession here is far from certain, a downturn would be a devastating blow to the president, who has made a strong economy his central argument for a second term. ...
Host Bob Funke (excerpting/commenting) Media Blackout on Brazil’s Anti-Bolsonaro Protests Why are New York Times and Guardian downplaying resistance to Brazil’s far-right president?
FAIR article 8-17-2019 by Brian Mier posted at https://fair.org/home/media-blackout-on-brazils-anti-bolsonaro-protests/ 2019
Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets of 211 cities on August 13 to protest far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s austerity cuts and privatization plans for the public university system. It was the third in series of national education strikes, dubbed “the Education Tsunamis,” ... (I)t seemed like the perfect feel-good event for newspapers like the Guardian and the New York Times to share with their liberal readers. But they barely mentioned it.