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Friday, April 14, 2017



Thursday, April 13

12-1 Alan Watts "Four Ways to the Center" Part 1 of 4
All info:

1-2:00 Jack Gariss, "Jewish Mysticism" Part 1 of 2
From former Bio-Meditation Society

2:00-3:00 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:"

'Slow Down to Cool Out Conflagration: Yosemite-Syria Radio (Replay)'

Ron Kauk

Deborah Felmeth

replay of KPFA show 082913

From KPFA. Caroline's Website:

3-3:30 X Minus One “How To” by Clifford D. Simak

Originally broadcast NBC April 3, 1956

3:30 - 5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Good News/Bad News... Dems Ignored Kansas BUT, Finally Focusing On Sanders-style Populist Agenda

Article: "Watch: Lawyers of dragged United passenger hold press conference" by CNBC.

Article: "The Rich Are Less Empathetic Than The Poor, According to Research".

Article: "Trump backs away from labeling China a currency manipulator" by David Lawder.

GOP Rep Says Taxpayers Don't Pay His Salary! Do They... Or, Is It Only the Billionaires Paying Him?

Article: "GOP rep: 'Bullcrap' to say taxpayers pay my salary" by Nikita Vladimirov.

Article: "Markwayne Mullin" by Open Secrets.

Article: "America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study finds" by Cheryl K. Chumley.

Book: P. T. Barnum - The Art of Money Getting, or Golden Rules for Making Money by P. T. Barnum.

Article: "James Howard Kunstler" by Wikipedia.

Article: "10th Amendment" "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people"

What You Really Need to Know About Syria
- Journalist Lucien K. Truscott IV,

Article: "59 Tomahawks and 5,900 years of slaughter: A brief history of Syria" by Lucian K. Truscott IV.

Article: "The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them" by T.C. Sottek.

Inclusive Economics & the Invisible Class
- John Hope Bryant, Operation Hope

Site: Hope Global Forums.

Book: How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class by John Hope Bryant.

Article: "National Bank Act" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Poor People's Campaign" (1968).

Article: "Freedman's Savings Bank" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Freedmen's Savings and Trust Company (1865-1874)" by Ryan Hurst.

Article: "Forty acres and a mule" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Treasury Department Renames Building To Honor Emancipated Slaves" by Philip Lewis.

Article: "U.S. drops "mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan, marking weapon's first use" by CBS News.

Article: "Trudeau Unveils Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Canada" by Ian Austen.

Article: "GOP not giving up on air traffic control privatization" by Kyle Feldscher.

Talk Media News Segment:
- Victoria Jones

Video: Sean Spicer details use of largest non-nuclear bomb on Isis in Afghanistan - video.

Article: "Spicer on dropping 'mother of all bombs': The US 'takes the fight against ISIS very seriously'" by Pamela Engel.

Article: "Center For Biological Diversity, Grijalva Sue Over Border Wall" by Bridget Dowd.

Article: "Liberal U.S. lawyers, states mull legal fight over Obamacare" by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Lawrence Hurley and Dan Levine.

Site: "Goats for the old Goat".

Book: Loving What You Do: The Elements of a Great Working Life by Ellen Ratner.

Article: "Days Before a Deadline, Trump Team Cancels Ads for Obama Health Plan" by Robert Pear.

Article: "George W. Bush Calls Foreign Aid A Moral And Security Imperative" by David Greene, Amy Isackson, Danny Hajek.

Article: "Sanders: Dems need to 'educate' voters to win" by Max Greenwood.

Why Political Satire Makes Us Smarter News Consumers
- Professor Sophia McClennen, Pennsylvania State University/America According to Colbert/Is Satire Saving Our Nation?

Article: "Comedians have figured out the trick to covering Trump" by Carlos Maza.

Article: ""Stupid is stupid no matter what country you're from": What Bassem Youssef's story of Egypt can teach Americans" by Sophia A. McClennen.

Book: Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring by Bassem Youssef.

Book: "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany" by William L. Shirer.

Article: "Bill Maher" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Smothers Brothers" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Colombian satirist murdered", August 13, 1999.

Article: "Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Charlie Hebdo shooting" by Wikipedia.

Tweet: "@realDonaldTrump Baldwin's impression isn't "Sad." You know what's sad? In 7 wks you'll be responsible for 330m lives & you can't think of" by Danielle Muscato.

Article: "Twitter User Delivers Perfect Response To Donald Trump's Latest SNL Rant" by Ed Mazza.

Article: "Sophie Scholl" by Wikipedia (quotes).

Videos: "Magdalen Berns" (satire).

Article: "Bannon's future in doubt as Trump downplays his influence" by TMN.

Book: "The Fourth Turning" by William Strauss, Neil Howe.

Article: "Bannon's Worldview: Dissecting the Message of 'The Fourth Turning'" by Jeremy W. Peters.

Video: Conversations with Great Minds with Neil Howe, Pt 1.

Video: Thom Hartmann & Neil Howe: Are we in the Fourth Turning?.

Quote: "Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other." - James Madison.

Article: "US-led coalition airstrike mistakenly kills 18 allied Syrian fighters" by Loree Lewis.

Quote: "The United States could well declare unilaterally ... that we have 'won' in the sense that our armed forces are in control of most of the field and no potential enemy is in a position to establish its authority over South Vietnam," and that such a declaration "would herald the resumption of political warfare as the dominant theme in Vietnam" - George Aiken (U.S. should declare victory and bring the troops home).

Site: Writer's Digest .

Video: Watch Alec Baldwin impersonate Trump and Bill O'Reilly on 'SNL'.

Article: "The Simpsons" by Wikipedia.

The Big Picture: Will Trump's Sabotage Bring Democrats to Their Knees... as Planned?

Big Picture Interview: How Could United Airlines Do What They Did?
- Mike Papantonio, America's Lawyer (RT America)/Ring of Fire Radio/Law and Disorder

Big Picture Panel: The Trump Sabotage on Healthcare Exposed
- Sarah Badawi, Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)
- Dave McCulloch, Capitol Media Partners

Big Picture Fact: Scotland Sets Wind Record

Big Picture VIDEO:

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Thursday, April 13, 2017



Wednesday Night, April 12

12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #950 - Shock to the System: Further Reflections on the Breitbart Axis"

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Dave Emory's entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash drive. The new drive is a 32-gigabyte drive that is current as of the programs and articles posted by early 2016. Link:

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1-2 “For the Record #951: Fascism: 2017 World Tour”

For a detailed, annotated description of this program go to:

You can subscribe to the comments made on programs and posts-an excellent source of information in, and of, itself --

Dave Emory's entire lifetime of work is available on a flash drive. The new drive is a 32-gigabyte drive that is current as of the programs and articles posted by early 2016. Link:

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2-3 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour "Fighting World Hunger/Superbugs"
See more at:

Rebroadcast from KPFK Saturdays, 10am

3-4 Laura Secor, "Iran: History & Politics"
Recorded in Denver, CO on February 21, 2017.
She is the author of 'Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul Iran.'

From Alternative Radio, 1 (800) 444-1977,

4-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Townhalls and Issues of the Day
- Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District)

Article: "Hill negotiators hope to avoid government shutdown" by CNN.

Article: "Will Congress celebrate Trump's 100th day in office with a government shutdown?" by Jeanne Sahadi.

Article: "Pocan

, Amash Invoke War Powers as Trump Mulls Pushing Yemen Into Famine

" by Robert Naiman.

Article: "Acting on Instinct, Trump Upends His Own Foreign Policy" by Mark Landler.

Article: "0-to-strike in 6 days: Trump's snap decision on Syria should worry US" by Emma Ashford.

Article: "Video shows man forcibly removed from United flight from Chicago to Louisville" by Lucas Aulbach.

Site: "Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus".

Article: "Gerrymandering" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Obamas Unveil New Endeavor, Launch Website on Inauguration Day" by Sarah Ahern.

Article: "Constitution of the United States" Article 1 section 8. "...To declare War..."

Article: "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau" (CFPB) by Wikipedia.

Law: "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act", 2010.

Bill: "H.R.1374 - Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017" by Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4].

Bill: "S.537 - Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017" by Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN].

Article: "Donald Trump bars BBC, CNN and New York Times from media briefing as White House press war escalates" by Barney Henderson.

Article: "Benjamin B. Ferencz" by Wikipedia.

TV: "Dead Reckoning".

Article: "The GOP's Stealth War Against Voters" (Crosscheck) by Greg Palast, August 24, 2016.

Article: "Trump on North Korea: 'We Are Sending an Armada'".

Article: "Kansas election: Republicans mull narrow win in deep red state" by BBC.

Article: "Jeff Sessions, under oath, said he didn't communicate with Russians. A new report says he did." by German Lopez.

Article: "Donald Trump's weekend Mar-a-Lago getaways 'cost taxpayers $3 million'" by Will Worley.

What to Do About Trump...

Book: "They Thought They Were Free" by Milton Mayer.

Article: "What to Do About Trump? The Same Thing My Grandfather Did in 1930s Vienna." by Liel Leibovitz, November 14, 2016.

Article: "WATCH: Sean Spicer Says Hitler Didn't 'Sink to Using Chemical Weapons'" by Daniel S. Levine.

Article: "Basic high school civics lessons we knew in 1948. THIS WAS ON PAGE 1!" by Snarkoleptic.

Article: "Gorsuch will make liberals miss Scalia" by Ian Millhiser.

The Big Picture: All The Trade Fakeonomics That's Fit To Print

Big Picture Interview: Who Is To Blame For Rising Inequality?
- Alan Tonelson, RealityChek/The Race to the Bottom

Big Picture Panel: Trump's Backdoor Way to Cut Social Security
- Horace Cooper, National Center for Public Policy Research
- Caren Lancona, Candidate for U.S. Senate (R-CA)

Big Picture Fact: How Coral Reef Bleaching Costs Us 1 Trillion


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Wednesday, April 12, 2017



Tuesday, April 11

12-12:30 Vaccine Update

"The Truth About Vaccines"
A 7 part 7 day online documentary featuring the statements of 60 doctors, scientists, and researchers being shown online beginning April 12. Free viewing - go to

Each episode will be available for 24 hours online for you to watch, then we have to take it down to put up the next episode. Starts April 12 for 7 days, first showing 6pm Pacific Time.

Dr. Douglas Mckenzie on vaccines – video:

12:30 -2:15 Jacob Liberman, O.D. "Healing with Light"

SEGUE MUSIC: Credence Clearwater, ‘Long As I Can See the Light’ from “Credence Clearwater Revival” CD

INTRO MUSIC: Cat Stevens, ‘Into White’ from “Tea for the Tillerman” LP

2:15-3:45 David Whyte, "Poetry and the Imagination"
Exploring the poetic tradition as a catalyst for a richer imagination

3:45-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

The REAL Story Behind the "Re-Accommodated" United Airlines Passenger...

Article: "United Airlines shares plummet after passenger dragged from plane" by Dominic Rushe.

Article: "Traders appreciate United Airlines's commitment to "cost efficiency targets"" by Matthew C Klein.

Article: "The Deeper Scandal of That Brutal United Video" by Derek Thompson.

Article: "Battered Passenger Should Definitely Sue! Why United Could Be In Deep Legal Trouble After Viral Video" by Elura Nanos.

Article: "Cops' Side of Story About Viral United Passenger Removal Video Gets Even Weirder" by Chris White.

Article: "This is how Obamacare might actually explode" by Carolyn Y. Johnson.

Article: "Marco Rubio Quietly Undermines Affordable Care Act" by Robert Pear.

Article: "Explaining 'Risk Corridors,' The Next Obamacare Issue" by Louise Radnofsky and Jennifer Corbett Dooren, Jan 22, 2014.

Article: "Charge More, Merge Less, Fly Better" by Robert Crandall, April 21, 2008.

Article: "Protect Your Wallet: Regulate The Airlines" by Richard Finger.

Law: "Airline Deregulation Act, 1978.

Article: "Police statement on man dragged from United flight: 'He fell'" by Brian Abrams.

Article: "Man filmed being dragged off United flight causes outrage in China" by James Griffiths and Serenitie Wang.

Article: "United Airlines' brand takes a beating after bumped passenger dragged off plane" by Ally Marotti and Lauren Zumbach.

Article: "7th Amendment" "In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved..."

Article: "Civil Aeronautics Board" by Wikipedia.

Article: "American Legislative Exchange Council" (ALEC) by SourceWatch.

On Tyranny...
- Professor Tim Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Article: "If We Don't Act Now, Fascism Will Be on Our Doorstep, Says Yale Historian" by Steven Rosenfeld.

Book: I will bear witness: the diaries of Victor Klemperer by Victor Klemperer.

Article: "Václav


" by Wikipedia.

Quote: "It violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it's just an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery being at the essence of getting the nominations for president or elected president. And the same thing applies to governors and U.S. senators and Congress members. So now we've just seen a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors who want and expect and sometimes get favors for themselves after the election's over'." - President Jimmy Carter on unlimited money in politics on the Thom Hartmann Program, 28 July 2015.

Article: "The Danger of American Fascism" by Vice President Henry A. Wallace, 9 April 1944.

Book: I Paid Hitler by Fritz Thyssen.

Book: Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith, 1759.

Article: "Eric Trump says Syria strike was swayed by 'heartbroken' Ivanka" by Alexander Smith.

Article: "United Airlines Cites Wrong Rule For Illegally De-Boarding Passenger" by John Banzhaf.

Talk Media News Segment:
- Patrick Gavin

Article: "Tillerson faces tough talks in Moscow amid increased tensions" by Lesley Wroughton and Yeganeh Torbati.

Article: "Tillerson, Haley issue differing statements on future of Assad in Syria" by Abby Phillip, Mike DeBonis.

Article: "Tommy Douglas" (father of Canadian Healthcare) by Wikipedia.

Article: "51 percent back US strike on Syria but with concern about Russian relations (POLL)" by Gary Langer.

Tweet: "North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A." by Donald J. Trump.

Quote: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." - Theodore Roosevelt.

Tweet: "The reason you don't generally hit runways is that they are easy and inexpensive to quickly fix (fill in and top)!" by Donald J Trump.

Site: "Goats for the old Goat".

Book: Loving What You Do: The Elements of a Great Working Life by Ellen Ratner.

Taking Our Country Back... Montana's Off the Radar Election
- Larry Cohen, Our Revolution/Democracy Initiative

Site: Rob Quist for Montana.

Article: "A Montana Special Election Nobody Is Following Could Deal A Huge Blow To Trump" by Alexander C. Kaufman, Ryan Grim.

Article: "Retreat of Glaciers in Glacier National Park" by USGS.

Article: "United States elections, 2017" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Kansas's 4th congressional district special election, 2017" (April 11, 2017).

Article: "Democratic Party Throws James Thompson A Lifeline In Kansas Special Election" by Igor Bobic.

Article: "Georgia's 6th congressional district special election, 2017" (April 18, 2017).

Site: Jon Ossoff for Congress.

Article: "California's 34th congressional district special election, 2017" (June 6, 2017).

Article: "Wyoming Democratic Party elects new leaders, tosses Clinton faction" by Laura Hancock.

Site: Our Revolution

Article: "Bernie Sanders is coming to Omaha to campaign for mayoral candidate Heath Mello" by Robynn Tysver

Article: "Bernie Sanders and other top Dems to visit 9 states including Montana" by KTVH.

Article: "Bernie Sanders, DNC chair Perez to rally in Maine after rough 2016" by David Weigel.

Site: Christine Pellegrino NY State Assembly District 9.

Article: "The Powell Memo or Powell Manifesto".

Article: "Trump's EPA Just Greenlighted a Pesticide Known to Damage Kids' Brains" by Tom Philpott.

Article: "Kennedy enters 2018 Illinois governor's race ripping Rauner for causing 'economic chaos'" (Chris Kennedy) by Rick Pearson.

Article: "Joseph P. Kennedy III" by Wikipedia.

Book: Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee.

Article: "WATCH: Sean Spicer Says Hitler Didn't 'Sink to Using Chemical Weapons'" by Daniel S. Levine.

Article: "Russian Hacker Busted in Spain Latest in Global U.S. Roundup" by Robert Windrem.

Book: "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations", Adam Smith, 1776.

Book: "Agrarian Justice" by Thomas Paine.

Article: "The GOP's Stealth War Against Voters" (Crosscheck) by Greg Palast, August 24, 2016.

The Big Picture: Blame Conservatives for the United Airlines Debacle

Big Picture Interview: Dr. Richard Wolff - On the Trump Tax Overhaul
- Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work(For tickets/info on Dr. Wolff's speaking events, click Democracy At Work)

Big Picture Panel: The New War On Drugs Coming...
- Bryan Pruitt, RedState
- Eleanor Goldfield, Act Out!

Big Picture Fact: Why Forest Fire Intensity Will Increase


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