Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Monday Night

Prog Notes S H 02-13-24



12 AM

Creative FrontLine

The Rivers of Southern California

Following up on last week’s look at the dismantling of a dam on a river in Ventura County, Robert Lundahl and Tracker Gina Marie Rangel Quinone look at the extensive network of rovers and channels in Southern California and the way riparian and wetlands areas have been systematically isolated concrete storm drains and the like.



12:30 AM

Old radio break: Destination Freedom

The Denmark Vesey Story

"The Story Of Denmark Vesey". Produced in co-operation with The Chicago Defender. The story of Denmark Vesey, who fought for the end of slavery twenty years before the Civil War. Denmark Vesey fought for the end of slavery twenty years before the Civil War even began. They said a gamble was the start of it, and the winner was Denmark Vesey, a slave. He won $4000 that night, and on returning to the ship of his slave master Captain Vesey, he asked once again if his master was willing to sell him. Captain Vesey finally agreed, and released him for $2000. It is the beginning of a long journey for Denmark, for he is remembered as the man most famous for planning the slave rebellion of 1822.



1 AM

Behind the News with Doug Henwood of the Left Business Observer

Ajay Singh Chaudhary talks about his new book, The Exhausted of the Earth: Politics in a Burning World. Then Matt Notowidigdo, co-author of this paper, https://users.nber.org/~notom/research/FNSZ_Great_Recession_jan2024.pdf discusses how recessions increase life expectancy.



2 AM

Project Censored with Mickey Huff and Eleanor Goldfield

In the first half of the show, cohost Mickey Huff sits down with attorney Art Belendiuk and media activist and journalist Sue Wilson to talk about the poisoning of our airwaves with propaganda. Art and Sue outline a case in Baltimore that highlights how media corporation Sinclair is trying to control what we hear and see, and how the FCC is failing in its responsibility to regulate media giants to serve the public interest.

In the second half of the show, Eleanor Goldfield quotes from a recent conversation with Yemen-based freelance journalist Ahmed Abdulkareem about what’s happening in his home country, the reasoning behind it, how the people feel, and what the future might hold, particularly in terms of US hegemony in the region.

Sue Wilson is an award-winning journalist, and the producer of the documentary Broadcast Blues. She also leads the Media Action Center. Her recent in-depth article about the Sinclair scandal can be read here. Art Belendiuk is a communications-law attorney with decades of experience. Ahmed Abdulkareem is a freelance Yemeni journalist.

Correction: Sinclair has close to but not more than 39% of the national audience, but they do dominate more local stations in dozens of markets than FCC rules allow.



3 AM

Equal Rights and Justice with Mimi Rosenberg of sister station WBAI in NY

Mimi continues her interview from last week with Ward Churchill and Ronnie Kasrils about resistance to genocidal settler colonialism from South Africa to Palestine to the US.



4-6 AM
Final two hours of Thom Hartmann program from earlier on 2/12/24

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Wednesday Night

Prog Notes S H 02-08-24



12 AM

For the Record with Dave Emory

Dave offers archival material continuing his exploration of Hitler’s Escape, and more broadly, an in-depth of the physical and ideological continuity between Nazism and US imperialism, the absorption of much of the pre-existing Nazi surveillance, count er-insurgency, weapons and other personnel into the CIA, NASA and other US agencies.



1 AM

The Grayzone Radio with Max Blumenthal

Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss the twisted logic behind the Biden admin's latest round of strikes in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, and the growing political crises in US-backed proxies Israel and Ukraine as their military campaigns fail to deliver.



2 AM

Final Straw Radio

This week on the show, we’re starting out with an interview with Lo and Meghan, two supporters of Jewish independent journalist, artist and antifascist leftist from Albany, NY, Alex Stokes Contompasis. Alex is serving a 20 year sentence for defending himself and 3 other community members attacked by Proud Boys and Oath Keepers at the New York state capital on January 6th, 2021. For the hour, we speak with Lo and Meghan, two friends and supporters of Alex who talk about Alex’s media work, the politically-charged court case and his ongoing appeal. More on his case can be found at FreeAlexStokes.Com.

Then, you’ll hear an interview from our comrades at Frequenz-A in so-called Germany with a recent interview of Anya of the grassroots group called Solidarity Zone that offers legal, media and other support to people facing charges for anti-war direct actions inside of Russia to speak about their work and the case of Ruslan Siddiqui, an anarchist who does not deny railway sabotage against the Russian war efforts in Ukraine. You can find them online at https://t.me/solidarity_zone or https://www.facebook.com/solidarityzone

Finally, you’ll hear Sean Swain reading from an incomplete list of people killed by law enforcement in the USA during the month of April 2023.

The Final Straw is a weekly anarchist and anti-authoritarian radio show bringing you voices and ideas from struggle around the world. Since 2010, weve been broadcasting from occupied Tsalagi land in Southern Appalachia (Asheville, NC). We also frequently feature commentary (serious and humorous) by anarchist prisoner, Sean Swain.



3 AM

Out-FM from sister station WBAI

PURGE OF PALESTINIAN SUPPORTERS CONTINUES & KOREA PEACE NOW

Naomi Brussel interviews Ryna Workman (they/them) an outspoken pro-Palestinian activist. Workman was the president of the New York University Law School student bar association, but they were subject to reprisals over a social media post condemning the Israeli attack on Gaza. Subsequently the NYU Law student body voted 700+ to 400+ to remove them from presidency of the student bar association and a Chicago law firm publicly rescinded their job offer to Workman.



Korea Peace Now

In our second segment Pauline Park continues her interview of two members of Korea Peace Now. In part two, we'll continue our discussion of that campaign and get a queer perspective on the effort to generate queer support for the campaign. https://outfm.org/.../588-purge-of-palestinian-supporters..., #GazaGenocide, #FreePalestine, #KoreaPeaceNow, #OneCorea



4-6:00 AM

The Thom Hartmann Program

Final two hours from earlier on Feb. 7, 2024

Thom discusses among other topics, the election disruptors whose Robo-calls tried to get people not to vote in the New Hampshire primary using A-I to mimic Biden.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Tuesday Night

Prog Notes S H 02-07-24



12 AM

About Health from sister station KPFA with Nurse Rona Renner

Shame is a universal social emotion meant to keep us out of trouble. It may be expressed in many ways including perfectionism or feeling worthless. It can be hard to detect shame since it can bind with other emotions, such as grief, anger, or fear. Shame can be transformed from a self-punishing emotion into an ally, supporting our well being and health. Nurse Rona will be joined by Bret Lyon, PhD, and Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, authors of Embracing Shame.



1 AM

Herbal Highway with Sarah Holmes from sister station KPFA

Winter Slump

Continuing the series of programs on dealing effectively and attentively to winter and its impacts, Sarah Holmes focuses the show on getting out of your winter slump and on the herbs to support you in this work. Follow HH on Instagram and Facebook @theherbalhighway.



2 AM

GrassRoots (formerly called “Green Street News”)

The Enormous Tiny Plastics Problem

This week on Grassroots (FKA “Green Street News”), Patti and Doug speak with science researcher Madeleine Milne, lead author of a new study showing that tiny bits of plastic are in virtually every type of protein tested. The more processed the food, the more plastic it contains. These microplastics are throughout the food chain. What effect do they have on our nutrition and metabolism or the organic functioning of plants and animals that have absorbed them?

Grassroots (formerly Green Street News) with hosts Patti and Doug Wood is a weekly program on environmental health issues, with special guests and the news of the week. Produced by Grassroots Environmental Education.



2:30 AM

Food Sleuth Radio

Pros and Cons of the New Obesity-treatment Drugs

Did you know that the drugs Ozempic and Wegovy are revolutionizing the medical treatment of obesity and related disorders? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Mary Donkersloot, RDN,( Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) and host of the Smart Eating Show. The two will discuss the pros and cons of this new class of obesity drugs and drug-free ways to tweak our diets to increase satiety and reach a healthier body weight.

Related website: https://www.youtube.com/@smarteatingshow7793



3 AM

Whole Mother with Pat Jones from sister station KPFT

Lynn Schulte – Pelvis Healing

Lynn Schulte is a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist for over 30 years, and she is the principal instructor at the Institute for Birth Healing. She has successfully helped thousands of women heal from all the issues women experience after birth, and is now teaching courses to body-workers to help them do the same. She found a common birth pattern that shows up in the pelvis after birth and knows how to effectively release these patterns. Knowing we are more than just our bodies, Lynn works on all levels, physically, energetically, and spiritually with women to help them access their full potential. She also teaches body-workers how to work with the energy of the body and how to access and use your intuition in your bodywork sessions. She offers a certification process to help birth professionals become Birth Healing Practitioners. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from St. Louis University, St. Louis Missouri.



4-6 AM

The Thom Hartmann Program

Final two hours of Thom’s program from earlier on Feb. 6, 2024

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Monday Night

Prog Notes S H 02-06-24



12 AM

Creative Frontline

Rains, High Water, Spring Chinook Move Upstream.

 Tracker reports from Matilija Canyon - One site of Gov. Newsom's Proposed Salmon Recovery Initiative Removing Matilija Dam.

Through Rain and High Water, our brilliant producer, Tracker Ginamarie Rangel Quinone succeeded in visiting the swollen Ventura River at risk of evacuations, law enforcement actions, flooding and rain rain rain to bring you this timely and relevant report on Governor Newsom’s initiative to remove three more dams in the state of California in addition to 4 on the Klamath, and rebuild ecosystems and networks of waterways and corridors for species migrations in our beloved landscape. Tracker also discusses rebuilding Steelhead runs on the connected LA River through Downtown LA and Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco. This is truly great work by Tracker and it’s not the first time!

We view the landscape, political, tribal, policy, and environmental featuring clips from Elwha River Elders, site of the first large scale industrial "high head" dam removal in the world. Tracker fought her way through the storms to get the report. Way to go Tracker! Follow up reports based on the research and experts talked with will ensue.



12:30 AM

Between the Lines with Scott Harris

International Court of Justice Orders Israel to Prevent Acts of Genocide in Gaza War; Fighting to Reform U.S. Mass Incarceration from Inside the System; Argentina’s Unions Respond to President Milei's Extremist Program with General Strike

Featured speakers/guests: Robert L. Herbst, is a civil rights lawyer in New York; Nneka Jones Tapia, managing dir. of justice initiatives at Chicago Beyond, former warden of Chicago’s Cook County Jail; Pablo Pryluka, Doctoral Candidate in the Department of History at Princeton



1:00 AM

Behind the News with Doug Henwood of the Left Business Observer

Doug conducts three interviews in the hour: Sean Jacobs explores why South Africa brought the genocide case against Israel. Eric Blanc discusses organizing labor in a scattered and atomized society. Hassan El-Tayyab speaks about the widening war in the Middle East

More info: https://www.newschool.edu/international-affairs/faculty/sean-jacobs/ https://laborpolitics.substack.com/p/how-sprawl-and-suburbs-have-upended

https://www.fcnl.org/people/hassan-el-tayyab



2:00 AM

Project Censored

Exploring Press Freedoms: Updates on Julian Assange’s extradition

We welcome back to the program independent journalist Kevin Gosztola, author of Guilty of Journalism: The Political Case Against Julian Assange. Gosztola joins the program to discuss the latest updates on Assange’s extradition case, the CIA spying lawsuit and a Congressional resolution process that’s begun. Later in the program we air a conversation between Kevin Gosztola and our cohost Eleanor Goldfield from last year. Kevin joined Eleanor at Red Emma’s in Baltimore to talk about his book, Guilty of Journalism.



3:00 AM

Equal Rights & Justice with Mimi Rosenberg from sister station WBAI

Colonialism = Genocide explores the connections between Palestinians, Indigenous movements in US, and resistance to South African apartheid-colonialism. Features Ward Churchill, a Native rights activist, scholar, and author of A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust Denial in the Americas, 1492 to the Present. Ronnie Kasrils, of Jewish descent, was a military commander in the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, became Minister of Intelligence Services in the post-apartheid government, and served on the central committees of the African National Congress and the South African Communist Party.



4-6:00 AM

The Thom Hartmann Program

Final two hours from Thom’s earlier broadcast on 2/5/24
Thom looks at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a right wing outfit that crafts and gets passed uniform state legislation in many states, pushing a pro-corporate agenda.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Wednesday Night

Prog Notes S H 02-01-24



12 AM

For the Record – with David Emory

Dave has asked us to run a series of archival episodes for several weeks, sharing an interview he did with Gerard Williams, author of Gray Wolf: The Escape of Adolph Hitler, providing background many newer or younger listeners may not have, on the existence and integration into Western intelligence, security and military agencies of the original German-based nazi networks, that still seek to carry out Hitler’s fascist and genocidal strategies. Ftr #914.

Here's a link to documents showing Zionist complicity and involvement with the nazis: https://archive.org/details/51DocumentsZionistCollaborationWithTheNazisLENNIBRENNER1983



1 AM

Grayzone Radio with Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate’

Ordered to Prevent Genocide

International legal expert and ex-UN Office of Human Rights Commissioner whistleblower Craig Mokhiber joins the Grayzone's Aaron Mate and Max Blumenthal to discuss the ICJ's landmark ruling ordering Israel to prevent genocide by its forces in the besieged Gaza Strip.





2 AM

The Final Straw Radio

This week, we're featuring a conversation with Mohammad Hureini (twitter / instagram), a young activist from Masafer Yatta, an area in the hills south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank in Palestine. Mohammad is a member of a non-violent group called Youth of Sumud that struggles to hold on to the sites and lives of Palestinian villages despite displacement by the Israeli military occupation as well as the illegal zionist settlements (like the neighboring Havat Maon) and their routine violence and impunity. For the hour, Mohammad speaks about the work of Youth of Sumud, their recent report co-published with The Good Shepherd on increased settler violence entitled Indigenous Erasure: How the zionist movement is using state sanctioned violence to eliminate the Palestinian communities of the West Bank, the South African genocide case against Israel in the International Court of Justice and other topics.

A transcript of this interview will be available soon at our website, https://tfsr.wtf/zines/#January2024



Organizations Mohammad names doing on the ground support:

- Defund Racism (https://defundracism.org/): follows NGO connections to settler projects, recently published a report on Regavim, a pro-settler organization that pulls funding from the US, Canada and elsewhere to displace Palestinians

- Operation Dove /Operazione Colomba from Italy (https://www.operazionecolomba.it/)

- International Solidarity Movement (https://palsolidarity.org/)

- Community Peacemaker Teams (https://cpt.org/)



3 AM

Out-FM from sister station WBAI in NY

Korea Peace Now: Queer Perspectives on the Cold War in Korea

Part one of a two-part series on Korea. Out-FM's Pauline Park is interviewing the co-chairs of the New York/ New Jersey chapter of Korea Peace Now. Kelly Yunmi Choi and Young Sun Han will discuss the work of Korea Peace Now in advancing a Congressional resolution calling for a formal peace treaty to end the Korean War as the first step to bringing about the peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula.



Facebook and the Censorship of Palestine Solidarity On-Line

Also on the show, Out-FM's Pauline Park and Naomi Brussel will discuss the Intercept's exclusive report on Facebook's secret rules used to limit and even silence Palestinians and Palestine solidarity activists as well as the insidious censorship of support for Palestine that is becoming pervasive both on-line and off-line, including on college campuses in the United States and abroad.

http://www.outfm.org



4-6 AM

The Thom Hartmann Program
Final two hours of Thom’s earlier broadcast from 01/31/24

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Tuesday Night

Prog Notes S H 01-31-24



12 AM

About Health

Vaping Nicotine products

Dr. David Feldman interviews Dr. Paul Brunetta of UCSF pulmonary and critical care about issues around vaping of nicotine-containing products. Brunetta is the co-author of “Learning to Quit: How to Stop Smoking and Live Free of Nicotine Addiction”.



1 AM

Herbal Highway

Sleep

Strategies and herbs for better and deeper sleep



2:00 AM

Green Street News

Glyphosate and Autism

This week on GSN, Dr. Stephanie Seneff talks about her research regarding the link between the world's most popular pesticide and the alarming rise in cases of autism, including the role that diet may play in increasing exposure and exacerbating symptoms.



2:30 AM

Food Sleuth Radio

Co-location of Solar Panels and Agricultural Production

Did you know that there are multiple benefits resulting from the co-location of solar panels with agricultural production? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Byron Kominek, founder of Jacks Solar Garden and Executive Director of the Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center in Longmont, CO - the largest commercially active agrivoltaics system in the United States. Kominek describes how solar panels can benefit farmworkers and livestock and influence plant growth, while generating climate-friendly energy.

Related website: https://www.coagrivoltaic.org/



3:00 AM

Whole Mother from sister station KPFT

Jackie Griggs and Jessica Gonzales – Birth Centers

Jessica Gonzales, CLD, is a Queer Chicana from Houston working in the field of reproductive health for over 25 years. She is co-founder and program director at Heart of Houston Birth and Wellness Center, as well as a senior student midwife planning to sit for her boards in the next couple of months.



Jessica started her career as a medical assistant in a Title IX clinic in Texas where she witnessed the disparities in maternal and early childhood healthcare for people of the global community (PGC). In 2009 she began working with local organizations and individuals seeking to improve maternal mortality outcomes for PGC, abortion access across Texas and full spectrum doula services for all birthing bodies.



Jessica is also the creator of the Whole Heart Collective, a program with a strong focus on fostering community among new and expectant families. She has facilitated postpartum support circles and Queer parenting groups for over 10 years. As a doula and now student midwife, her ancestral gift of navigating the spaces between new life and death has afforded her the grand honor of welcoming close to 500 new souls into our world. Jessica is the mother to two incredible kiddos, ages 8 and 5 and enjoys camping, reading, live music, and naps.



Jackie Griggs, CNM, is a Certified Nurse Midwife who has been practicing in the Houston/Beaumont area for the past 35 years. She is a mom of 5 grown sons, 3 born at home with the help of midwives, two grandchildren and a new grand baby is expected in about two weeks. She has helped mainly with home and birth center births, but has worked in the hospital some as well. She is still actively involved with delivering babies and loves it as much as ever!



She is the owner of a birth center in Beaumont, Birth Center of Beaumont and also helps with home births in the Houston area. She has been on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Birth Centers, and still is a very big advocate for midwifery care at a birth center or home, for the women of this country. She is also focused on training new midwifery students and helping to increase the number of birth centers in Texas and the United States.



4-6:00 AM

The Thom Hartmann Program
Final two hours of Thom’s earlier broadcast on 01/30/24

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Monday Night

Prog Notes S H 01-30-24



12 AM

Creative FRONTLINE from Robert Lundahl and Tracker Ginamarie Rangel Quinone

Robin Carneed – Finding Her Way Home

Robin Carneen was a California State Parks Ranger, whose mother told her she is Native American. She did not, however know what tribe, only that it ends with “ish.” The story Robin tells about “Finding Her Way Home” is a multi-layered experience of self-discovery and change she graciously shares with KPFK listeners. Very powerful discourse on climate, identity, community, environment, human rights and finally the dangers of extractivism, geothermal, and earthquakes from fracking.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acczymcVVzg&t=54s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxkGYKZSgMU




12:30 AM

Between the Lines with Scott Harris

Israel’s Brutal Gaza War Has Now Killed 25,000 Palestinians; Direct Action Climate Group Targets Retiring Sen. Joe Manchin as Climate Super Villain; Supreme Court Poised to Decimate Federal Regulations on Pollution, Climate, Public Health. With guests Former UN human rights special rapporteur Michael Lynk, Climate Defiance organizer Maxwell Downing, Standup America's Tishan Weerasooriya



1 AM

Behind the News with Doug Henwood

Shireen Al-Adeimi of Michigan State and the Quincy Institute, on the Houthis plus political scientist Aurélie Daher with another view of Hezbollah



Shireen Al-Adeimi is a non-resident fellow at the Quincy Institute and assistant professor of language and literacy at Michigan State University’s College of Education. Since 2015 she has played a leading role as an anti-war and anti-intervention advocate, focusing on U.S. participation in assisting the Saudi-and UAE-led intervention of her native Yemen. She has written on this topic for In These Times, Business Insider, and NBC Think, and has been interviewed and quoted by national and international media outlets including NPR, NBC, Al Jazeera, the BBC, The Nation, Middle East Eye, The Intercept, and Current Affairs. Through this work, she aims to challenge dominant narratives about the U.S.-Saudi military intervention in Yemen and encourage political action to end U.S. support for the war. Her scholarship at Michigan State University focuses on supporting student learning through dialogue; she is currently co-principal investigator on two projects supported by the Lyle Spencer Research Awards to Transform Education (2020–23) and the Institute for Education Sciences (2022–25).



Aurélie Daher is a French, English and Arabic-speaking academic who teaches political science and the sociology of conflicts at University of Paris-Dauphine (PSL), Institut Pratique du Journalisme (IPJ), and Sciences Po Paris. At Paris-Dauphine, she is co-head of a Master's program in Conflict Transformation & Peace Studies, and responsible for the graduate-level courses at the International Affairs Department. She is also a member of the Academic Integrity Committee of the University of Paris-Dauphine. She holds a Master's degree in Public Management from ESCP Europe, as well as a Master's degree in Political Science, a DEA in Sociology of the Muslim World and a PhD in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris. She was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford, St Antony's College, on two occasions (2010-2011 and 2016-2017). In the United States, she taught at Princeton University, NJ (2012-2013).



2 AM

Project Censored

Battling Censorship, Propaganda and Nuclear Colonialism

In the first half of the show, journalist Alan MacLeod joins Eleanor Goldfield to discuss his personal battle against censorship as well as the ways in which corporate media work to propagandize the public to support Israel. He also outlines the attempts of a small group of Neocons to connect everything, including October 7th, to Iran so as to push the US ever closer to yet another war in the middle east. Next up, Leona Morgan, Dine anti-nuclear agitator joins the show to outline the current and historic fight of her people against nuclear colonialism. Leona explains the myriad ways in which the US government fails and tricks Indigenous communities and how new mines, including one in the Grand Canyon, could move forward thanks to massive loopholes in legislation supposedly meant to ban new uranium mining in the region.



Alan MacLeod is Senior Staff Writer at Mint Press News, and a frequent guest on the Project Censored Show. He’s also the author of the 2018 book Bad News from Venezuela. Leona Morgan is a Diné (“Navajo”) anti-nuclear organizer. Haul No! Was co-founded by Sarana Riggs, Leona Morgan, and (our yáázh) the late Klee Benally.



3 AM

Equal Rights and Justice with Mimi Rosenberg from sister station WBAI

Dr. Atif Kubursi, professor of Economics who has served at several United Nations agencies, does a brilliant job of analyzing the socio-economic forces behind both the emptying of Gaza and its leveling to further the colonialist aspirations and projects to exploit the natural resources of Gaza, such as natural gas. The hegemonic interests of the US in facilitating the Zionist regime’s destruction of Gaza are examined as well – blocking China’s Belt and road expansion and other Sourth West Asian development and growing Chinese influence in the area. Israel and the US are aiming towards the building of the “Ben Gurion Canal,” long awaited and planned since the 60s to upend the Suez Canal.



4 AM

The Thom Hartmann Program
Final two hours from the earlier broadcast on 1/29/24



Friday, January 26, 2024

Thursday Night

Prog Notes S H 01-26-24



12:00 AM

Alan Watts

Responding to listener questions and requests



12:30 AM
Old radio break

Orson Welles in Les Miserables part 5

“The Grave”



1:00 AM

Sounds True with Tami Simon – Insights at the Edge

Mark Matousek: Living Like a Stoic

When things are at their worst, says celebrated author and writing mentor Mark Matousek, Stoicism is at its best. Considered the most practical of all philosophies, Stoicism is on the rise in today’s world—for reasons you’ll hear discussed in this podcast.

Give a listen to this educational, pragmatic, and perspective-shifting conversation with Mark and Sounds True’s Tami Simon exploring control versus acceptance; using the mind in a more skillful way; humility, proportion, and appropriate action; taking responsibility for what we’re capable of; amor fati, to love life; working with your emotions; Emerson and “the exterior life”; writing prompts for letting go of the disempowering stories we tell ourselves; choosing how we hold our memories; why Stoicism is not a form of bypassing; adversity as a path to freedom; the practice of turning the obstacle upside down; shifting your angle of vision and telling the whole truth; “cosmic optimism,” Emerson’s reality-based form of hope; asking questions and finding your own way; doubt, confusion, and struggle on the spiritual path; Emerson’s view of enlightenment; and more.

Note: This episode originally aired on Sounds True One, where these special episodes of Insights at the Edge are available to watch live on video and with exclusive access to Q&As with our guests. Learn more at join.soundstrue.com.

Mark Matousek, MA, is an award-winning author, teacher, and speaker whose work focuses on transformative writing for personal, professional, and spiritual development. He is the founder of The Seekers Forum, an online community for writing and self-inquiry, as well as the author of eight books. He collaborated with Ram Dass on “Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying,” and Sogyal Rimpoche on “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.” He has contributed to numerous anthologies and publications, including PsychologyToday.com, the New Yorker, Details, Harper’s Bazaar, The Chicago Tribune, O: The Oprah Magazine, and many others. A MacDowell Fellow, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a founding member of V-Men (with Eve Ensler), an organization devoted to ending violence against women and girls. Mark is on the faculty of The New York Open Center, The Omega Institute, 1440, Esalen, Hollyhock, and Blue Spirit, Costa Rica, and offers workshops in self-inquiry and personal development internationally. His Writing To Awaken method, which has helps thousands of people around the globe world to reach their artistic and personal goals. He lives in Springs, New York.



2:00 AM

The Magical Mystery Tour with Tonio Epstein

Langston Kahn on Spiritual Community in a Broken Culture of Generational Trauma

Langston Kahn is a shamanic practitioner and healer specializing in emotional clearing and radical transformation, and the author of Deep Liberation: Shamanic Teachings for Wholeness in a Culture of Trauma.

In this conversation we talk about community and spiritual community in individual healing, initiation, becoming a spiritual adult, dealing with intergenerational trauma, systemic oppression, initiation as well engaging social activism in the world.

The Magical Mystery Tour is a show that dives into the heart of things exploring new ideas and new ways of seeing and being in this wondrous crazy world we share together. Feel free to contact the host at 802-229-5123 or tonio@together.net



3:00 AM

Visionary Activist Caroline Casey from sister station KPFA

Global Truth Transit – may everyone be informed and participatory….

Caroline welcomes Daizy Gedeon, recently returned from the Hague, indefatigable reporter, film-maker… joining us at her midnight with espresso in hand….that we honor all the independent journalists doing the real work that mainstream is not… re the ongoing carnage in the West Bank, Gaza, everywhere past and present, that humans have been cruelly ripped from the land that they love….

More information at https://daizygedeon.com



4-6:00 AM

The Thom Hartmann Program
Final two hours from Thom’s earlier broadcast on 1/25/24
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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Wednesday Night

Prog Notes S H 01-25-24



12 AM

For the Record – David Emory

Episode 1319, another new one from Dave. Continuing our analysis of the Ukraine War, these programs further chronicle how the conflict is normalizing Nazis.

Points of Analysis and Discussion Include: A full page ad in The New York Times of a film by Bernard Henri-Levy titled from the WWII and contemporary Ukrainian military and police salutes; An article in that same paper lionizing a member of the Azov Battalion; Review of Roman Zvarych’s role in generating the Azov Battalion; A Veterans Day celebration at the White House by Ukrainian Nazis; The Canadian Parliament’s standing ovation for an officer of the 14th Waffen SS Division; Canada’s long history of importing Nazi and SS veterans; The refusal of Canada’s top general to condemn the ovation given to Jarowlav Hunka; Review of the continuity of clandestine warfare from the Third Reich to the Cold War CIA; The media revisionism that characterized the coverage of “Hunkagate”; Britain’s charging of blogger Warren Thornton with spreading “malinformation” after breaking the Hunkagate story; Review of key information from FTR#300 about the Nazi tract Serpent’s Walk.



1 AM

Grayzone Radio with Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate’

'Our goal is to stop the genocide': Houthi spokesman meets The Grayzone

Mohammed Al-Bukhaiti, senior political officer and spokesman for Yemen's Ansarallah movement, explains the objectives behind his movement's naval blockade of the Red Sea in this interview with The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal. Al-Bukhaiti also responds to military threats from the Biden administration and allegations that Ansarallah is controlled by Iran's IRGC.



Part 2:Traumatizing the public into compliance with official Israeli, US lies

The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss how US and Israeli officials weaponize trauma and exploit the public's psychological weakness to deflect from their own failures. They also discuss the ongoing discrediting of the NY Times' article alleging systematic sexual violence by Hamas on October 7, and the US media's ignoring of allegations by Palestinian women in Gaza of sexual violence by invading Israeli soldiers.

Grayzone Radio is a production of The Grayzone, an independent news website dedicated to original investigative journalism and analysis on politics and empire. Washington DC-based independent journalist and author, Max Blumenthal, founded The Grayzone and is your host on Grayzone Radio.

For more info on The Grayzone and their reporting, please go to https://thegrayzone.com



2 AM

The Final Straw Radio

First up, you’ll hear part of an interview with Shupavu wa Kirima, General Secretary of the Revolutionary Intercommunal Black Panther Party, who comes on to talk to us about the ongoing hunger strike among prisoners at Red Onion State Prison in Virginia protesting the abuse of solitary confinement and the medical status of hunger striker Kevin Rashid Johnson. Keep updated at https://RashidMod.com

Then, Yuval Dag, an Israeli anarchist member of Meaarvot recently imprisoned for publicly refusing conscription, talks about draft refusal, opposing the war on Palestinians and the occupation and undoing zionist ideology. More at https://linktr.ee/meaarvot --most of the links are in Hebrew but your browser will translate fairly accurate to information like this:

Last month, about 10 teenagers burned their draft orders during the weekly demonstration against the regime coup in Tel Aviv, after announcing earlier that they would refuse to serve in the army in protest of the occupation and apartheid. The symbolic act gained attention, perhaps thanks to the "new refusal" on the part of the protest participants against the regime coup, hundreds of whom announced that they would not report for reserve duty if Yariv Levin and Simcha Rotman's reform plan was implemented.

Local conversations with high school students and young men and women active in the Bloc Against the Occupation and other organizations indicate that the protest against the regime coup and the political awareness it aroused accelerated a process of radicalization among them. They feel that other young people are also more willing to hear about the occupation. The issue of refusal is also much more common.

3 AM

Out-FM from sister station WBAI

GOOD FENCES MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS-OR DO THEY? (Part 1)

Queer in Your Ear is guest-producing Tuesday's program. Emily Charles and Mary Salome are graduates of the KPFA/Pacifica Apprenticeship Program in the San Francisco Bay Area. They have been working together since 1992. They write: "We like the word queer to describe ourselves, and reject a narrow, single-issue focus on queer identity in favor of building alliances around shared goals for the liberation of all people. At the same time, we acknowledge the role of labels in creating visibility and power." You can find their previous programs on soundcloud.com/queer-in-your-ear

Tonight's program is Part 1 of GOOD FENCES MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS-OR DO THEY?, a series of programs about borders, walls & fences, visible or invisible, that keep us in, keep us out & keep us divided. Part 1 focuses on red lining, racial covenants and other institutional policies which created and continue to enforce segregation. We focus on Chicago but these issues are national, and probably happening somewhere not too far from where you're listening. If you're not familiar with Chicago neighborhoods, the context should make things clear.

This program is dedicated to Lorraine Hansberry, the award-winning Black lesbian author of A Raisin in the Sun, and her father Carl Augustus Hansberry, who fought and won the fight against race covenants in Chicago. You'll hear an excerpt from the film version of her screenplay of A Raisin in the Sun in the middle of the program. The program also honors OUT-FM's intersectional approach to understanding queer issues. This stance reflects the reality that our struggles are intertwined and injustice is not a one-issue problem.



4-6 AM

The Thom Hartmann Program

Final two hours from Thom’s broadcast of 01/24/24

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Tuesday Night

Prog Notes S H 01-24-24



12 AM

About Health

Setting Healthy Boundaries

Dr. David E. Feldman, Ph. D. interviews Juliane Taylor Shore, a psychotherapist, author and speaker about how setting boundaries in relationships compassionately can often deepen and strengthen the relationship. For more information: ttps://www.ipnbaustin.com/juliane-taylor-shore



1 AM

Herbal Highway with Sarah Holmes from sister station KPFA

Winter Recipes

Food for healthy eating during winter conditions.



2 AM

Green Street News

Is Wireless Tech Making You Sick?

This week on Green Street News, Patti and Doug talk about sensitivity to wireless radiation with Ruth Moss and Dr. Kent Chamberlin, organizers of the One Name Project, a worldwide effort to establish a single name for the condition affecting thousands of people suffering the symptoms of exposure to radiofrequency radiation.



2:30 AM

Food Sleuth Radio

Restoring Eden: Unearthing The Agribusiness Secret That Poisoned My Farming Community

Did you know that the majority of corn seeds planted in the United States are coated with a powerful pesticide that harms pollinators, birds and other wildlife? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Elizabeth Hilborn, DVM, registered nurse, farmer, and author of Restoring Eden: Unearthing the Agribusiness Secret that Poisoned my Farming Community (Chicago Review Press, 2023). Hilborn recounts her tragic story about how neonicotinoid seed coatings washed onto her farm, and the resulting devastating impact on wildlife and garden crops. Hilborn connects the dots of "agricultural practices/pesticides, lack of government oversight, and public and environmental health”. Related website: https://elizabethhilborn.com/



3:00 AM

Whole Mother

Archival episode from last January: Angelique Geehan, Udoro Ekpin, Milan and Nora



Milan and Nora

Nora and Milan are both 14 years old and non-white. They are in 9th and 10th grades attending Westside and Lamar High Schools. You can find them doing a number of things for fun: Nora enjoys photography and reading; Milan enjoys doing theater at Lamar and working out (getting RIPPED) at the gym. Both of them love doing art (Milan prefers digital, while Nora prefers traditional) and writing. They met in 2020 via email, but never really clicked. In April of 2022 their families met at a park — the first time they met IRL — but the real event driving them into friendship was a slightly poorly conducted joint interview. Ever since then, they’ve been good ol’ pals.



Udoro Ekpin

I am a human who desires to see other humans, God’s lovely creations, live in their wholeness. I am Udoro Ekpin, and I have the pleasure of wearing some meaningful hats: A Mother of Three, A Sister to Four, A Friend to a Select Few, and A Child of One. Raised in Houston, TX, I am a Nigerian-American who is proud to be a graduate from Texas schools. From my formal teaching years to my consulting work through Restorative Empowerment for Youth (REY), I remain a life-long learner. My background in restorative justice (RJ) processes lends to my understanding about others and the world around me—making certain being seen and heard is not simply a cliché—moving from conversation to action.



Angelique Geehan

As a consultant, facilitator, and organizer, Angelique (any pronouns) works to support and repair the connections people have to themselves and their families, communities, and cultural practices. She builds intergenerationally, with colleagues across disciplines, to question and depolarize the beliefs and practices that can lead to isolation and feelings of powerlessness — co-creating or reclaiming ways (like carrying children in fabric close to their caregivers) that can promote resilience and healing from historical and social harms. A queer, agender, Asian mother, she coaches individuals and groups; trains community and health care workers and educators; and offers lectures, classes, and workshops on topics including consent, cultural awareness, community building, relationships, parenting, and conflict and communication, in alignment with social justice and transformative justice frameworks. She invites you to connect via her website: angeliquegeehan.com.



4-6:00 AM

The Thom Hartmann Program
Final Two Hours from earlier broadcast on 1/23/24

Monday Night

Prog Notes S H 01-23-24



12 AM


Creative Frontline from Robert Lundahl and Tracker Ginamarie Rangel Quinone

Prefatory note:

Coleman 1 the federal prison where Leonard Peltier is held captive has gone on permanent lockdown.

Prisoners are supposed to be allowed out two hours a day but haven’t been.

The last time people talked to Leonard, he asked where his supporters were. He asked me if anyone cared about these lockdowns.

Leonard lives in a filthy, cold cell 22 to 24 hours a day. He has not seen a dentist in ten years.He lives in pain from untreated ailments. Leonard is a relentless truth-teller. THAT is why Leonard remains imprisoned. He will not lie. He will not beg, grovel, or denounce his beliefs.

Please raise your voice. Ask your representatives why they have abdicated their responsibility to oversee the Bureau of Prisons and ensure they adhere to Constitutional law.

Leonard should not have spent a day in prison. Click “LEARN” on this website to find out what really happened. www.freeleonardpeltiernow.org

“On the Edges of Our Natural World” Bison Roam Free

Trigger alert: There are gunshots aired in this discussion of federal policies on hunting bison. We hear from John Trudell and other Native voices, along with Attorney John Meyer who has filed a challenge to federal restrictions on free roaming bison outside Yellowstone National Park. CLEAN WATER



We also hear from John Meyer on high nitrogen levels in streams leading from The Yellowstone Club, suggesting there is sewage outflow from the tony celebrity resort contaminating water elsewhere



12:30 AM

Between the Lines with Scott Harris

Trump's Fascist Threat to Democracy Downplayed by US Media; US Dept of Health and Human Services Recommends Marijuana be Classified as a Schedule III Drug; U.S. Courts Uphold States Extremist Abortion Laws Endangering Lives

Guests: Jason Stanley, Jacob Urowsky professor of philosophy at Yale University; Morgan Fox, Political director National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, (NORML); Carrie Baker, Professor of the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College.



1 AM

Behind the News with Doug Henwood

Wanda Bertram of the Prison Policy Initiative on electronic monitoring (the ankle bracelet kind) as an “alternative to incarceration”, an invasive form of house arrest; then Doug interviews Joseph Daher, author of Hezbollah: The Political Economy of the Party of God, on that demonized organization. More information here: https://www.prisonpolicy.org/ and here: https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745336893/hezbollah/



2 AM

Covert Action Bulletin with Rachel Hu and Chris Garaffa

They cover the recent national march of Washington for Gaza calling for a cease fire and an end to the occupation, running several of the speeches.



3 AM

Equal Rights and Justice with Mimi Rosenberg from sister station WBAI

A speech from the Washington DC march for Gaza, followed by an in-depth discussion of genocide and international law with human rights legal authority Richard Falk.



4-6 AM

The Thom Hartmann Program
Final two hours of Thoms earlier broadcast on 01/22/24

Friday, January 19, 2024

Thursday Night

Prog Notes S H 01-19-2024



12 AM

Alan Watts

Philosophy as Music

Watts meditates on “music as a natural and universal language”, how it conveys intelligible meaning, and by “not saying anything, says a great deal.”



12:30 AM

Old radio break: Les Miserables

Part 4 of the radio production directed by and starring Orson Welles as Jean Valjean: “Cosette”



1:00 AM

Sounds True- Insights from the Edge with Tami Simon

Ruby Wothington – Women without Children

Whether or not to become a parent is a central question in life. There are many factors that influence the decision, some of which are out of our control. Yet foregoing motherhood, for any reason, can lead to painful stigmatization and conflict (within and without).

In this podcast, Tami Simon speaks with thought leader and author Ruby Warrington, about her profound book Women Without Kids: The Revolutionary Rise of an Unsung Sisterhood—and the long-overdue conversations we need to begin having as a society around this complicated topic. Tune in for a rich discussion of: the motherhood spectrum; the interwoven nature of choice and circumstance; the lack of support for—and the devaluing of—mothering in overall society; the global slowdown in reproduction rates for the past century; the concept of a birth strike; making peace with your choice to remain childless; fulfillment and being true to oneself; generativity and our sense of legacy; the “existential FOMO” that childless women may encounter; the complicated—and not always unconditional—love between a parent and child; regretting motherhood; the unfinished work of the feminist movement; healing the false divide between moms and non-moms; and more.

Ruby Warrington is a British-born author, editor, and publishing consultant. Recognized as a true thought leader in the wellness space, Ruby has the unique ability to identify issues that are destined to become part of the cultural narrative. Her previous books include Material Girl, Mystical World; Sober Curious; and The Sober Curious Reset. For more, visit rubywarrington.com.



2:00 AM

The Magical Mystery Tour with Tonio Epstein

I Ching: A Practical Guide to the Book of Changes - A Comprehensive New Translation with Benebell Wen

Benebell Wen is a writer, lawyer and artist with a broad interest in esoteric traditions. Shes the author of The Holistic Tarot, The Tao of Craft, and her new book is I Ching The Oracle: A Practical Guide to The Book of Changes, which is an updated translation containing many cultural, historical and mythological references and stories, restoring the I Ching to its shamanic origins.

This is a fascinating conversation revealing how amazingly relevant this 3000 year old text is to the times we are living in today.



3:00 AM

Visionary Activist Caroline Casey from sister station KPFA

MEDICINE FOR THE EARTH, JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE

New Moon Capricorn begins the prosecution of Israel for Genocide at International Court of Justice, and Caroline welcomes Dr Rupa Marya, co- author with Raj Patel of “Inflamed”, “Deep Medicine and the anatomy of injustice.” Medicine and Metaphor…who is especially deft at weaving all the stories together…. Settler Colonialism, all over, crimes against land – brought to accountability…

Dr. Marya founded the Deep Medicine Circle a women of color-led organization committed to healing the wounds of colonialism through food, medicine, story, restoration and learning; Farming is Medicine.

The grieving Earth, herself, brings this prosecution… on behalf of Flora Fauna Fungi

Link to full “Application instituting proceedings…” document….

https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/192/192-20231228-app-01-00-en.pdf

“South Africa … is making the present application to establish Israel’s responsibility for violations of the Genocide Convention; to hold it fully accountable under international law for those violations; and — most immediately — to have recourse to this Court to ensure the urgent and fullest possible protection for Palestinians in Gaza who remain at grave and immediate risk of continuing and further acts of genocide.”



4-6:00 AM

The Thom Hartmann Program

Final two hours from Thom’s earlier broadcast on 01-18-2024

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Wednesday Night

Prog Notes S H 01-18-24



12 AM

David Emory – For the Record

Dave is back with fresh content this week and next. Continuing his analysis of the Ukraine War, these programs further chronicle how the conflict is normalizing Nazis.

Points of Analysis and Discussion Include: A full page ad in The New York Times of a film by Bernard Henri-Levy titled from the WWII and contemporary Ukrainian military and police salutes; An article in that same paper lionizing a member of the Azov Battalion; Review of Roman Zvarych’s role in generating the Azov Battalion; A Veterans Day celebration at the White House by Ukrainian Nazis; The Canadian Parliament’s standing ovation for an officer of the 14th Waffen SS Division; Canada’s long history of importing Nazi and SS veterans; The refusal of Canada’s top general to condemn the ovation given to Jarowlav Hunka; Review of the continuity of clandestine warfare from the Third Reich to the Cold War CIA; The media revisionism that characterized the coverage of “Hunkagate”; Britain’s charging of blogger Warren Thornton with spreading “malinformation” after breaking the Hunkagate story; Review of key information from FTR#300 about the Nazi tract Serpent’s Walk.



1 AM

The Grayzone Radio with Max Blumenthal

Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss South Africa's case against Israel under the Genocide Convention, and Max's grilling of the US State Department spokesperson over the US backing of the genocide of Palestine.



2 AM

Final Straw Radio

This week on the show, you’ll hear Kazi Toure. Kazi is a former political prisoner from the Ohio 7 case and founding member of the Boston chapter of The National Jericho Movement. For the hour, Kazi and I talk about the history of Jericho Movement, supporting political prisoners and support for post-release and aging prisoners. You can find recent updates from the group at @OfficialJerichoBoston on Instagram.

The Final Straw is a weekly anarchist and anti-authoritarian radio show bringing you voices and ideas from struggle around the world. Since 2010, we’ve been broadcasting from occupied Tsalagi land in Southern Appalachia (Asheville, NC). We also frequently feature commentary (serious and humorous) by anarchist prisoner, Sean Swain.



3 AM

Out-FM from sister station WBAI with John Reilly, Stahimili Mapp and others

Tracing Homelands: Israeli- American’s Memoir of Youth in Palestine/ Israel 1938-1960

Out-FM presents Israeli/American scholar and activist Linda Dittmar discussing her book “Tracing Homelands.“ She describes the establishment of the Israeli state and the simultaneous catastrophic expulsion of Palestinians from their villages as it affected her childhood and youth.

Pauline Park and Naomi Brussel interview Dittmar, a Jewish, American-Israeli lesbian, about the process of discovering what was hidden from her ”in plain sight “



About Out-FM

Out-FM is a weekly progressive, intersectional queer show on listener-sponsored, non-commercial WBAI/Pacifica Radio. It airs at 99.5 FM and wbai.org, generally on Tuesdays from 8-9 PM, and on KPFK at part of Something’s Happening, usually Thursdays at 3 AM.



4-6 AM

The Thom Hartmann Program

Final two hours from Thom’s earlier broadcast on 1/17/24
Thom discusses the “Fiscal Commission Act”, designed to engineer cuts in Social Security and Medicare. He also looks at the GOP’s border scam, and later whether Justice Gorsuch will recuse himself from a SCOTUS case over his ties to an oil baron.