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Friday, April 21, 2017



Thursday Night, April 20

12-1 Alan Watts, "Four Ways to the Center" Part 2 of 4
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1-2:00 Jack Gariss, "Jewish Mysticism" Part 2

2:00-3:00 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:"
Women, Money, and Marijuana

Caroline (1st segment) hosts Kate Levinson,author of “Emotional Currency,” a woman’s guide to building healthy relationship to money.

Kate is convening “Women, Money, Spirit” conferring 4.29 …and for our 2nd 1/2, being 4/20: Caroline hosts Ellen Komp, (Deputy Dir of California NORML)aka Nola Evangelista, author of “Tokin’ Women - 4000 year history of Women & Marijuana"

From KPFA. Caroline's Website:

3-3:30 Science Fiction Break

X Minus One, “Hallucination Orbit” by J. T. McIntosh. Originally broadcast on NBC, 5-15-56.

3:30 - 5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Happy 4/20

Article: "It's time you learned how 4/20 became 'Weed Day'" by Madeline Holcombe.

Article: "Marijuana legalization support at all-time high" by Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto.

Article: "West Virginia just legalized medical marijuana - and it could help deal with its huge opioid crisis" by German Lopez.

How Western Civilization Could Crash...

Article: "How Western civilisation could collapse" by Rachel Nuwer.

Article: "IMF says debt binge leaves US corporate assets exposed" by Shawn Donnan and Gemma Tetlow.

Article: "Betsy DeVos undoes Obama's student loan protections" by Danielle Douglas-Gabriel.

Article: "AP Exclusive: Pesticide Maker Tries to Kill Risk Study" by AP.

Article: "Tillerson

: Iran Left 'Unchecked' Could Follow North Korea's Path

" by Abigail Williams And Jacob Pramuk.

Article: "Iran nuclear deal: Key details" by BBC.

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

Article: "Bill O'Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News" by Emily Steel, Michael S. Schmidt.

Article: "Overview of Iran's political factions in 2017 presidential elections" by PressTV.

Article: "Anatomy of an anti-war "riot"" by Alex Rubinstein.

Book: "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson.

Will the French Election Restore the Left?
- Paris Based Journalist Cole Stangler

Article: "French election 2017: Who are the candidates?" by BBC.

Article: "John Oliver urges France to avoid repeat of Brexit, Trump election" by France 24.

Article: "How France's presidential election could break - or make - the EU" by Jon Henley.

Article: "French presidential election: Poll tracker and odds" by Ashley Kirk, Patrick Scott.

Video: French Elections: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO).

Article: "France Rebels" by Raquel Garrido & Cole Stangler.

Article: "What's behind far-left candidate Melenchon's surge in the French polls?" by DW.

Article: "François Fillon sinks in polls after 'Penelopegate' scandal" by Kim Willsher.

Article: "Schengen" by Wikipedia.

Article: "France's Macron has call with Obama ahead of election" by Michel Rose.

Article: "High frequency trader Virtu buys rival KCG in $1.4bn deal" by Philip Stafford.

Article: "Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study" by James Gallagher.

Article: "Georgia special election: Ossoff eyes runoff after narrowly missing outright win" by Ben Jacobs.

Site: Jon Ossoff for Congress.

Article: "Jon Ossoff wants to protect Planned Parenthood. Karen Handel tried to destroy it" by Laura Clawson.

Article: "Republicans hope to fake it till they make it with new twist on zombie Trumpcare" by Laura Clawson.

Article: "Team Trump still unclear on marijuana policy, possibly because Jared Kushner hasn't decided yet" by Hunter.

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

Article: "Sanders and Perez to Launch Nationwide 'Come Together & Fight Back' Tour" by Nadia Prupis.

Book: The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn.

Article: "Republicanism Explained" by Jude, Feb 28 2009.

Video: The New Fascism Will Manifest Online Where the People Are (w/Guest David Frum).

Talk Media News Segment:
- Victoria Jones

Article: "Republicans Sell Access to Congressional Staffers, Flouting Cardinal Ethics Rule" by Lee Fang, Nick Surgey.

Article: "White House eyes harder line on shutdown talks" by Josh Dawsey, Jake Sherman.

Article: "Hastert Rule" by Wikipedia.

Article: "TrumpCare 3.0: GOP's Zombie Healthcare Plan Keeps Getting Worse" by Deirdre Fulton.

Article: "Trump orders review of Iran nuclear deal; Tillerson says Iran complying" by TMN.

Article: "Iranian FM slams 'worn-out' US accusations" by PressTV.

Article: " Trump Sued for Revoking Protections for Wolves, Bears in Alaska" by Center for Biological Diversity.

Site: "Goats for the old Goat".

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

Trump's Dangerous Drum Beat for War
- Christine Ahn, Korea Policy Institute/Women Cross DMZ

Article: "Defense Secretary James Mattis Visits South Korea and Japan in 1st Overseas Trip" by Luis Martinez, Feb 1, 2017,.

Article: "US Secretary of State Tillerson Visits South Korea in Midst of Transition" by Brian Padden, March 15, 2017.

Article: "Vice President Mike Pence Visits Demilitarized Zone Between Koreas" by Alastair Jamieson and Alex Johnson, APR 17 2017.

Article: "US policy of 'strategic patience' with North Korea over: Tillerson" by Reuters.

Article: "Dissembling on North Korea, Trump creates a crisis of credibility" by Steve Benen.

Article: "Donald Trump's 'armada' now heading for North Korea after initially going the wrong way" by Charlotte England.

Site/movie: The Coming War On China - John Pilger.

Article: "Fake-drug crackdown, tackling misconduct and Europa's plumes: The week in science: 14-20 April 2017" (incl. Trans-fat ban) by Nature.

Article: "Why an American went to Cuba for cancer care" by BBC.

Article: "Black bloc" by Wikipedia.

Article: "1999 Seattle WTO protests" by Wikipedia.

Article: "The First Iraq War Was Also Sold to the Public Based on a Pack of Lies" by Joshua Holland.

Article: "My Testimony for the Downing Street Memo Hearings" by Cindy Sheehan, June 16 2005.

Article: "List of armed groups in the Syrian Civil War" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Charles Rangel" by Wikipedia.

The Big Picture: Move Left Now, Democrats

Big Picture Interview: Was It Blatant Racism That Gave Us Trump?
- Steve Phillips, Democracy in Color/Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority/Center for American Progress

Big Picture Panel: How the GOP Is Going After ObamaCare Now
- Nuchhi Currier, Women's National Democratic Club
- Bryan Pruitt, RedState

Big Picture Fact: 4 in 10 Americans Live In Unhealthy Environments


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Thursday, April 20, 2017



Wednesday Night, April 19

12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #952 - Be Afraid, Be VERY Afraid: Update on Technocratic Fascism"

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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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1-2:15 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour

In a lively roundtable discussion Ralph talks to top political analysts Thomas Frank and Bill Curry about why, despite the obvious cold-hearted cruelty of the Republican agenda, the Democrats continue to lose.

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2:15-3:15 Arun Gandhi, "Gandhian Nonviolence Today"

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


The Byrds, ‘I Come And Stand At Every Door’ from “Fifth Dimension” CD

Eliza Gilkyson, ‘Shadows and Footprints’ and ‘One Heart in Time’ from “Pilgrims” CD

3:30-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

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

Article: "Georgia special election: Ossoff eyes runoff after narrowly missing outright win" by Ben Jacobs.

Article: "Trump pushes 'Buy American, Hire American' policy in Wisconsin" by Jeremy Diamond.

Site: Senator Tammy Baldwin.

Article: "The Devin Nunes/Trump/wiretapping controversy, explained" by Zack Beauchamp.

Article: "As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed toward Australia" by Phil Stewart.

Article: "Trump's confusion extends to the 'gentleman' in North Korea" by Steve Benen.

Article: "Trump Reverses Himself On 6 Major Issues In 2 Days" by Ben Walsh , Amanda Terkel.

Article: "Bank of North Dakota" by Wikipedia.

Book, site: "Web of Debt", Ellen Brown.

Article: "Great Lakes Restoration Initiative receives $50 million cut for wall on Mexican border" by Matt Harmon.

Article: "Ontario Power Generation stands by plan to bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron" by John Flesher.

Article: "Canadian agency delays approving nuclear waste site" by Leonard N. Fleming.

Article: "OPG Sets Timeline To Provide New Information On Nuclear Waste Repository Study" by Janice Mackay.

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: "Donald Trump: Without Twitter, I would not be here - FT interview" by Lionel Barber, Demetri Sevastopulo, Gillian Tett.

Site: Indivisible.

Article: "Glenn Grothman, Wisconsin GOP Senator, Fights For A Seven-Day Workweek" by Amanda Terkel.

Article: "John Oliver skewers Glenn Grothman" by Shane Nyman.

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

Article: "Jeff Sessions recuses himself from Russia inquiry amid calls for resignation" by Lauren Gambino, Spencer Ackerman.

Site: DemocracyOS app.

Article: "Net Party" by Wikipedia.

Site: Countable app.

Article: "Steve Ballmer's USAFacts Uses Smart Design To Make Sense of Government Spending" by Liz Stinson.

Article: "Congresswoman Suzan DelBene to host series of Town Hall meetings to hear from constituents".

Article: "Worried That Voting Machines Could Be Hacked? There's a Bill to Prevent That" by John Nichols.

If You Want to Run America Like the Taliban... What Are Your God's Demands?
- Thom asks guest Matt Walsh, Unholy Trinity: Blocking the Left's Assault on Life Marriage & Gender

Article: "Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a law this year that mandated funerals for fetuses" by Emily Crockett.

Site: Congressman Denny Heck.

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

Site: Rob Quist for Montana.

Article: "Bernie Sanders coming to Montana to campaign for Rob Quist" by David Erickson.

Article: "Supreme court blocks flurry of executions in Arkansas" by Ed Pilkington.

Article: "Roe v. Wade" by History Channel.

Event: April 22: "March for Science".

Article: "The agony of ending a wanted late-term pregnancy: three women speak out" by Natalia Megas.

Talk Media News Segment:
- Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief

Article: "Chaffetz

won't seek re-election

" by Justin Duckham.

Article: "Karen Handel" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Paul Ryan announces US is ready to forge a new bilateral trade deal with UK 'as soon as possible'" by Barney Henderson.

Article: "General election campaigning begins as MPs back June poll" (UK) by BBC.

Article: "Aaron Hernandez found dead in his cell" by Regina Holmes.

Article: "Frequent Kirk & Callahan Caller 'rabbit' Suggests Aaron Hernandez Committed Suicide Due To Homosexuality Rumors" by WEEI.

Article: "Police are investigating 3 random killings in Fresno as hate crimes, not terrorism" by TMN.

Tweet: "Dems failed in Kansas and are now failing in Georgia. Great job Karen Handel! It is now Hollywood vs. Georgia on June 20th" by Donald J. Trump

Article: "White House all at sea over claims flotilla was heading to North Korea" by Lauren Gambino, Julian Borger, Matthew Weaver.

Site: "Goats for the old Goat".

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

Conservatives Now Want Sex for Rent?
- Charles Sauer, The Market Institute

Article: "Sex for rent? It's the logical extension of leaving housing to the market" by Poppy Noor.

Article: "We Talked To A Lawyer About The Fifty Shades Of Grey Sex Contract" by Shane Madej.

Article: "Copyright Clause" (and patents) by Wikipedia.

Article: "First Amendment to the United States Constitution"

Article: "Quickening" by Wikipedia.

Article: "4th Amendment". "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Article: "Bill O'Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News" by Emily Steel, Michael S. Schmidt.

The Big Picture: Are Trump's Tweet Lies Impeachable?

Big Picture Interview: Should Churches Get Taxpayer $$
- Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Big Picture Panel: Proof That America is a Socialist Country Now
- Travis Korson, Madison Strategies
- Charles Sauer, The Market Institute


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OUTRO MUSIC: Judy Collins, ‘Nightingale II’ from “Whales & Nightingales” CD

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017



Tuesday Night, April 18

12-2:45 Viera Scheibner "Vaccination: 100 Years of Orthodox Research"

Book still being published.

2:45 – 2:55 Excerpt from Part 4 of “The Truth About Vaccinations”

Evidently it is still possible to sign up for all 7 parts – free viewing online of all 7 episodes.

3-4 Gabor Mate, "The Roots of Healing"

For free download of audio and/or text:

OUTRO MUSIC: Joan Armatrading, ‘Dry Land’ from “Gold” LP

4-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom Talks About His Trip To Costa Rica...

Site: Finca Luna Nueva Lodge.

Article: "Is Costa Rica the World's Happiest, Greenest Country?" by Ariana López Peña.

Article: "Nearly 700 young people have been shot in 2017" by Carimah Townes.

Georgia Election & its Importance

Audio: The Georgia special election is happening RIGHT NOW..

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

Site: Jon Ossoff for Congress.

Event: April 22: "March for Science".

Article: "Janine Benyus" by Wikipedia.

Site: Biomimicry Institute.

Article: "Climate Change Will Lead To Severe Turbulence And Bumpier Rides On Aircraft" by Sam D.

Video: President Bush Axis of Evil Speech.

Why won't the corporate media talk about right-wing terrorism?

Article: "Trump's Beyoncé-free Easter Egg Roll" by Nancy Cook.

Article: "Breaking: D.C. public schools were not invited to mostly white White House Easter Egg Roll" by Tommy Christopher.

Article: "Coal-fired power plants linked to low birth weights in downwind communities" by Samantha Page.

Article: "How chemical weapons attack changed Donald Trump's view on Syria" by Mythili Sampathkumar.

Article: "Trump White House Taking 'Marching Orders' from Hundreds of CEOs: Report" by Nadia Prupis.

Article: "As Public Trust Dives, Trump White House Moves to Hide Visitor Logs" by Nadia Prupis.

Article: "Corporate Executives Swamp the White House" by Public Citizen.

Article: "February 23, 2017 - Republicans Out Of Step With U.S. Voters On Key Issues, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Most Voters Support Legalized Marijuana" by Quinnipiac.

Article: "No special election to replace Sessions; Bentley says move could save $16 million" by John Sharp.

Article: "Rebekah Mason suggested closure of DMV offices in majority black counties, report shows" by John Sharp.

Article: "Gov. Bentley's advisor Rebekah Mason releases her pay over last three years" by Charles J. Dean.

Article: "Alabama's new governor orders speedier election to replace Sessions" by Bernie Woodall.

Article: "Alabama gubernatorial election, 2018" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Truth is out: Bentley investigation exists and Luther Strange turned his back on Alabama" by Kyle Whitmire.

Article: "Siegelman case: Judge may release report on prosecution misconduct allegations" by Kent Faulk.

Article: "In Alabama, a strong voice of reason is silenced" by John Archibald.

Article: "FBI says Austin man plotting mass shooting arrested on weapons charges" by Ryan Autullo.

Event: 25 April: Columbus , OH: "Dennis Kucinich - Town Hall - Charter Schools" (and similar events).

Article: "David J. Brown" (Soil Science).

Article: "New Deal" by Wikipedia.

Speech: "Great Society" by Wikipedia.

Article: "InfoWars' Alex Jones Is a 'Performance Artist,' His Lawyer Says in Divorce Hearing" by Corky Siemaszko.

Article: "Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer" by NIH.

Article: "Congressman Walks Off Stage During Oroville Town Hall" by Drew Bollea.

Talk Media News Segment:
- Patrick Gavin

Article: "Democrats hope to get HHS Secretary Tom Price's House seat" by Bryan Renbaum.

Article: "Georgia special election: One local penny for every $10 in national cash" by Rachel Wilson.

Article: "Budget negotiators, Trump officials won't even talk about a possible government shutdown" by S.A. Miller.

Article: "Trump signs measure targeting Planned Parenthood funding" by BBC.

Article: "US admits Trump tax reforms will be hit by healthcare setback" by Sam Fleming, Demetri Sevastopulo and Shawn Donnan.

Article: "White House offers no promises over release of Trump's tax returns" by Emily Shugerman.

Site: "Goats for the old Goat".

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

How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back
- Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, American Sickness

Article: "Fairness Doctrine" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Phil Donahue On MSNBC Firing: Chris Matthews Was 'Threatened' By Me (VIDEO)" by Jack Mirkinson, May 21, 2013.

Article: "Somalia: 'People are dying of hunger...there's no water'" by David McKenzie and Brent Swails.

Book: The Population Bomb by Paul R Ehrlich.

Article: "Sanders and Perez to Launch Nationwide 'Come Together & Fight Back' Tour" by Nadia Prupis.

Bible: "Matthew 25:35 (New International Version)" "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in".

Bible: "Matthew 25".

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