Capitalism, Race & Democracy
*Dr. Jill Stein stepped up to run for president as a Green Party candidate after Dr. Cornel West decided to run as an independent. She spoke to Pacifica's Ann Garrison.
*Atlanta's Justice for Johnny Hollman Coalition held a press conference and rally on November 30, at the Fulton County Courthouse, to demand justice for 62-year-old Deacon Johnny Hollman, Sr, who died in August after Officer Kiran Kimbrough tased him repeatedly, while former officer and tow truck driver Eric Robinson restrained him.
*In New York City, union members’ democratic rights are under attack. After the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, UAW Local 2325 discussed introducing a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, some members of the union went to Federal Court and obtained a temporary restraining order to stop not only the vote on the resolution but even its distribution to the membership for discussion. Pacifica's Steve Zeltzer interviewed UAW 2325 member, legal aid attorney, and WBAI programmer Mimi Rosenberg.
Host: Polina Vasiliev
Produced by the CRD Collective with contributions from Ann Garrison, Akua Holt, Steve Zeltzer, and Polina Vasiliev
Old Radio -first Monday overnight of the month
Lux Radio Theater -100th episode
The Plutocrat featuring Wallace Beery, hosted and produced by Cecil B. DeMille
Lux Radio Theatre, sometimes spelled Lux Radio Theater, a long-run classic radio anthology series, was broadcast on the NBC Blue Network (1934-35); CBS Radio (1935-54), and NBC Radio (1954-55). Initially, the series adapted Broadway plays during its first two seasons before it began adapting films. These hour-long radio programs were performed live before studio audiences. The series became the most popular dramatic anthology series on radio, broadcast for more than 20 years and continued on television as the Lux Video Theatre through most of the 1950s.
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet started on radio but became a long-running television series, airing on ABC from October 3, 1952 to September 3, 1966, starring the real life Nelson family. The series starred Ozzie Nelson and his wife, singer Harriet Nelson, and their young sons, David Nelson and Eric Nelson, better known as Ricky. The series attracted large audiences; although it was never a top-ten hit, it became synonymous with the 1950s ideal US family life. It is the longest-running "live-action" non-animated sitcom in US TV history.
When Red Skelton was drafted in March of 1944, Ozzie Nelson was prompted to create his own family situation comedy. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet launched on CBS on October 8, 1944, making a mid-season switch to NBC in 1949. The final years of the radio series were on ABC (the former NBC Blue Network) from October 14, 1949 to June 18, 1954. In total 402 radio episodes were produced. In an arrangement that amplified the growing pains of American broadcasting, as radio "grew up" into television, the Nelsons' deal with ABC gave the network the option to move their program to television. The struggling network needed proven talent that was not about to defect to the more established and wealthier networks like CBS or NBC.
The Nelsons' sons, David and Ricky, did not join the cast until the radio show's fifth year. The two boys were played by professional actors prior to their joining because both were too young to perform. The role of David was played by Joel Davis from 1944 until 1945. Tommy Bernard and Henry Blair appeared as Ricky. Other cast members included John Brown as Syd "Thorny" Thornberry, Lurene Tuttle as Harriet's mother, Bea Benaderet as Gloria, Janet Waldo as Emmy Lou, and Dick Trout as Roger. Vocalists included Harriet Nelson, The King Sisters, and Ozzie Nelson. The announcers were Jack Bailey and Verne Smith. The music was by Billy May and Ozzie Nelson. The producers were Dave Elton and Ozzie Nelson.
The FBI In Peace and War
The $25,000 Bond
Lithium in America
“America” in this case meaning the USA and specifically California and the desert southeast of Los Angeles. Plans are underway to mine the bounty of thermal deposits of lithium, whose price is climbing with its use in Electric vehicle batteries. Will this become another “national sacrifice zone” on Indigenous lands, affecting their sacred sites and everyone’s health and safety?
The Thom Hartmann Program final two hours from 12/04/23