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Friday, June 9, 2017


Thursday Night, June 8

12-1 Alan Watts, “Worldly Religions” Part 2 of 4. All info:

MUSIC INTRO: ‘Welcoming Guests from Heaven’ from “Welcoming Guests From Heaven” CD – (China) Shanghai Film Society Orchestra.

1-2:00 Jack Gariss, "Bio-Meditation"

'Creativity' Part 6 of 7. Originally broadcast on KPFK in 1977.

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

Caroline welcomes Yahia Lababidi, author of forthcoming…”Where Epics Fail."

From KPFA. Caroline's Website:

3-3:30 X Minus One ‘Lulongomeena’ by Gordon R. Dixon

Originally broadcast NBC May 19, 1956.

3:30 - 5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

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

Article: "Paul Ryan defends Trump: 'He's new at government' and doesn't know not to obstruct justice" by Kira Lerner.

Article: "Mike Pence knew about Flynn's foreign connections, so why does he keep lying about it?" by Mark Sumner.

Article: "Watergate Articles Of Impeachment".

Article: "Poll: Most people don't trust Trump on Russia investigations" by Louis Nelson.

Article: "Petraeus


" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Pence to make campaign push amid GOP concerns over Trump" by Alex Isenstadt.

Article: "Top-secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election" by Matthew Cole, Richard Esposito, Sam Biddle, Ryan Grim.

Article: "US contractor Reality Winner arrested after NSA leak report" by BBC.

Article: "House to vote on killing Dodd-Frank today" by Donna Borak.

Article: "Roy Cohn" (Trump mentor).

Case: "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission" (2010)

Article: "Wisconsin submits request to drug test Medicaid applicants" by Scott Bauer.

Article: "On the Capitol: Scott Walker says cabinet created his bald spot" by Mary Spicuzza and Matthew DeFour.

Article: "Russians suspected of hacking Wisconsin Dems" by Paul Srubas.

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

Site: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.

Video: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.

All Eyes on Former FBI Director James Comey Today...

Article: "7 takeaways from Comey's extraordinary testimony about what Trump told him to do" by Amber Phillips.

Article: "USS Liberty incident" by Wikipedia.

Video: The Day Israel Attacked The U S S Liberty - 60 Sec Promo Teaser.

Video: The Day Israel Attacked The USS Liberty (One Hour TV Broadcast Version).

Article: "WATCH: John McCain Appears Confused During James Comey Hearing" by Daniel S. Levine.

Talk Media News Segment:
- Victoria Jones

Twitter: "@victoriajonesdc".

Article: "Comey: Flynn was in legal jeopardy when asked by Trump to close probe" by Bryan Renbaum.

Article: "Comey says he authorized leak of existence of Flynn probe memorandum" by Bryan Renbaum.

Article: "Comey got a 'queasy feeling' when Lynch requested Clinton's email probe be downgraded" by Bryan Renbaum.

Article: "Trump's attorney rejects key parts of Comey's testimony" by Justin Duckham.

Article: "Trump Talks Infrastructure: White House Schedule June 8" by Colin Miner.

Article: "Trump to conservatives: 'We are under siege'" by Dan Merica.

Article: "McConnell Takes Step To Fast-Track O'Care Repeal In The Senate" by Tierney Sneed.

Article: "Trump pledges to 'do a big number' on Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform" by Matt Egan.

Article: "Lawmakers take aim at Trump's Interior budget" by Devin Henry.

Article: "Senate backs bill making it easier to fire VA employees" by Jordain Carney.

Site: "Goats for the old Goat".

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

How will we know when Trump is on his way out? The GOP will start pushing Pence...

Article: "Friendship More Important For Health Than Family As We Age, Study Finds" by Daniel Steingold.

Article: "The Benefits of Talking to Yourself" by Kristin Wong.

Site: Free Speech TV

Tweet: "3/3 Knowing my father for 39 years when he "orders or tells" you to do something there is no ambiguity, you will know exactly what he means" by Donald Trump Jr.

Article: "Trump's lawyer attacks Comey for leaking private memos, suggests he lied under oath" by Allan Smith.

Article: "25th Amendment" (presidential succession)

Site: Indivisible.

Site: Our Revolution

Article: "Economic Growth by President" by Jeffrey H. Anderson.

Book: "None Dare Call It Treason" by John A. Stormer.

Article: "Senate Plans To Phase Out Medicaid Expansion Gradually" by Jack Crowe.

The Big Picture: Is Trump's "Obstruction of Justice" Enough For Impeachment?

Big Picture Interview: Is Trump Guilty of Obstruction of Justice?
- Mike Papantonio, America's Lawyer (RT America)/Ring of Fire Radio/Law and Disorder

Big Picture Panel: Is Trump Loyal to Anyone?
- Doug Christian, Political Commentator
- Phillip Stuckey, The Daily Caller News Foundation

Big Picture Fact: The Global Renewable Capacity Exposed

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Thursday, June 8, 2017



Wednesday Night, June 7

12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #70: Interview with Martin A. Lee"

Author of "The Beast Reawakens"

WFMU podcasts For The Record. You can subscribe at

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 2017. Link:

Dave's website:

1-2 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour: "Impeachment / Can the Dems Ever Win?"

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Also heard on KPFK Saturdays, 10am

2-4 "The Politics and Economics of a Decaying Order"

Recorded May 11, 2017 at UCLA


ROBERT BRENNER Director, Center for Social Theory and Comparative History VIVEK CHIBBER Professor, Department of Sociology, NYU

UCLA Center for Social Theory and Comparative History · 5286 Bunche Hall · University of California, Los Angeles · Los Angeles, CA 90095 · USA

ALL INFO: Global Voices for Justice, Est. 2003 A non-profit media organization Long Beach, California

Email: mansoor [at] gvfj [dot] org

Phone: 310. 2 eight 3. 0 8 eight 5

4-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

- Could Trump Tweets Lead to War in the Middle East

- Why is Trump Selling Off DC's AqueDuct? Is DC's Water About to be Privatized?

- Richard A. Clarke, Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes/Good Harbor Security Risk Management/served 3 consecutive U.S. Presidents as Special Assistant to the President-Global Affairs, Special Advisor to the President-Cyberspace & National Coordinator-Security & Counter-terrorism

- U.K. Elections Tomorrow: Corbyn & May in Virtual Tie - Victoria Jones, Talk Media News

- Karen Handel: 'I Do Not Support A Livable Wage' - Libertarian Charles Sauer, The Market Institute

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses the recent attacks in Iran and relations between Gulf countries and Qatar with journalist and author Max Blumenthal. Then, Thom talks to Julio Rivera of Reactionary Times and Charles Sauer of the Market Institute about former FBI Director James Comey’s upcoming testimony in the Senate, and the Kansas government rolling back failed tax cuts.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017



Tuesday Night, June 6

D-Day Special:

12-12:30 Vaccine Update - "America's Vaccine Injured Warriors Deserve More"

by Barbara Loe Fisher

National Vaccine Information Center

Article and video:

Vaccine Videos:

12:30-3:30 Dr. Lawrence LeShan "Mobilizing the Life Force"

A Mind-Body Pioneer Reveals How Your Mind Energizes the Healing Process

From Sounds True, 1 (800) 333-9185,

3:30-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Qatar...the Trump Effect?
- David Hearst, Middle East Eye

Article: "Three potential motives behind the tension between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours" by David Hearst.

Article: "The Trump effect: How the political offensive against Qatar started" by David Hearst.

Article: "Bahrain, Egypt block Al Jazeera & others for 'supporting terrorism & lies' amid Qatar news 'hack'" by RT.

Article: "Gulf plunged into diplomatic crisis as countries cut ties with Qatar" by Patrick Wintour.

Article: "Qatar 'fake news' spat divides Arab media" by Zahraa Alkhalisi.

Article: "Fake speech led to unprecedented tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia" by Rohan Venkataramakrishnan.

Article: "The $1bn hostage deal that enraged Qatar's Gulf rivals" by Erika Solomon.

Article: "Qatar row: Trump claims credit for isolation" by BBC.

Tweet: "During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!" by Donald J. Trump.

Tweet: "So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding..." by Donald J. Trump.

Tweet: "...extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" by Donald J. Trump.

Article: "U.S. military praises Qatar, despite Trump tweet" by Reuters.

Article: "U.S. seen trying to calm waters between Qatar and Saudi Arabia" by Arshad Mohammed and Steve Holland.

Article: "April Glaspie" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Normandy landings" (D-Day) by Wikipedia.

Article: "Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Top-secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election" by Matthew Cole, Richard Esposito, Sam Biddle, Ryan Grim.

Article: "The Red Shift: Anomalies In Electronic Voting Trend Overwhelmingly In One Direction" by National Election Defense Coalition.

Site: Black Box

Site: BradBlog

Site: Thom Hartmann Patreon Page.

Article: "Saudi Dispute With Qatar Has 22-Year History Rooted in Gas" by Marc Champion.

Article: "Spratly Islands dispute" by Wikipedia.

How Privatizing Air Traffic Will End Safe Travel
- Neil W. McCabe, Breitbart News

Book: The Not-So-Friendly Skies by Neil McCabe.

Article: "Trump to announce plan to privatize air traffic control: reports" by Brandon Carter.

Article: "A Law That Changed The Airline Industry Beyond Recognition (1978)" by Madhu Unnikrishnan.

Site: Alliance for Aviation Across America.

Article: "National Air Traffic Services in crisis" by 19 February, 2002.

Article: "Will Privatized Air Traffic Control Put You in Danger?" by Justin Bachman.

Article: "The Truth About the Big Airlines Push to Privatize Our Nation's Air Traffic Control System" by Alliance for Aviation Across America.

Law: "Sherman Antitrust Act", 1890.

Article: "Motive Behind Takeover of South China Sea" by Tim Maverick, Oct 5, 2015.

Article: "China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'" by BBC.

Twitter: "#periodsforpence".

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

Article: "Pence's unwillingness to be alone with a woman is a symptom of a bigger problem" by Paul Waldman.

Article: "Georgia upset stuns Democrats" by BBC, 6 November, 2002.

Tweet: "More sorrow and grief at the hands of madmen in London. Men and religion are worthless." by Bette Midler.

Article: "Mike Huckabee Slams 'Worthless' Bette Midler: 'Gender Has Nothing to do With Terrorism'" by Jon Levine.

Article: "Intercept Editors Face Mounting Criticism for Possibly Outing Leaker" by Aidan McLaughlin .

Article: "Ted Nugent's repeated calls for Obama's death didn't stop Trump from hosting him at the White House" by Aaron Rupar.

Article: "AP FACT CHECK: Trump contradicts homeland security secretary" by Calvin Woodward and Jim Drinkard.

Talk Media News Segment:
- Patrick Gavin

Article: "NSA Director Mike Rogers Poised to 'Drop a Bomb' on Trump Admin During Wednesday Testimony: MSNBC" by David Ferguson.

Article: "As Comey testifies, Trump will address religious conservatives" by Justin Duckham.

Article: "WaPo's

Robert Costa: Trump 'May Live Tweet' James Comey's Testimony

" by Matthew Balan.

Article: "Trump sons dismiss Russia investigation 'witch hunt,' but will watch Comey testimony" by Alexander Mallin.

Site: "Goats for the old Goat".

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

Thom takes calls!

Article: "D.C. bar Shaw's Tavern to host a covfefe for the Comey hearing" by Jessica Estepa.

Article: "Saudis take 100% control of America's largest oil refinery" by Matt Egan.

Article: "How Terrorists Recruit Female Suicide Bombers" by John A. Tures.

Article: "Sinkhole forms in front of Mar-a-Lago; metaphors pour in" by Amy B Wang.

Article: "Amid turmoil, Trump spends weekend at golf club" by Alicia Cohn.

Article: "Congressman Calls for Holy War on Muslims on Facebook: 'Kill Them All' [Updated]" by Bryan Menegus.

Article: "Two Killed in Portland While Trying to Stop Anti-Muslim Rant, Police Say" by Matthew Haag and Jacey Fortin.

Article: "Trump supporters confront counter-protests in Portland, Oregon" by Terray Sylvester.

The Big Picture: Republican Party Embraces the American Taliban

Big Picture Interview: How Privatizing Air Traffic Will End Safe Travel
- Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work

Big Picture Panel: How the GOP Is Becoming Just Like the Taliban
- Zaid Jilani, The Intercept
- Bryan Pruitt, RedState

Big Picture Fact: Here's How Pot Can Reduce Stress

Big Picture Video:

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017



Monday Night, June 5

12-3 Bobb Lynes and Barbara Sunday "Don't Touch That Dial!"

12-12:30 “Gunsmoke” (6/30/53)

12:30-1 “The Whistler” (10/14/46)

1:15-1:45 “Clyde Beatty Show” #9

1:45-2 “The Jack Smith Show” (11/18/46)

2-2:30 Sherlock Holmes ‘The Manor House Case’ (10/15/45)

2:30-3 New World A-Coming “A Statement by the Negro Community on D-Day”

Email Bobb: Email Barbara:
SPERDVAC: (including SPERDVAC Presents, free audio samples, articles, lending library.

3-3:30 NBC University Theater: "The Withered Arm" by Thomas Hardy. Originally broadcast February 14, 1951.

3:30-4:30 NBC University Theater: "Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis.
Originally broadcast July 30, 1948.

4:30-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

The Power of Ideas and What It Means for Our Politics

Article: "Renaissance" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Black Death" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Age of Enlightenment" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Manifest destiny" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Wahhabism" by Wikipedia.

Article: "Gulf plunged into diplomatic crisis as countries cut ties with Qatar" by Patrick Wintour.

Talk Media News Segment:
- Victoria Jones

Article: "British police name London attack suspects" by CBS/AP.

Article: "London Bridge attack suspect 'appeared in Channel 4 documentary about British jihadis'" by Katie Forster.

Article: "London attacks elevate police staffing as key UK election issue" by Luke Vargas.

Article: "Simple numbers tell story of police cuts under Theresa May" by Alan Travis.

Article: "Jeremy Corbyn backs calls for Theresa May to resign over police cuts" by Heather Stewart and Peter Walker.

Article: "Jeremy Corbyn appears to row back on his call for Theresa May to quit over police cuts" by Sky News.

Article: "Greens sue EPA over paused Obama methane pollution regulation" by Timothy Cama.

Article: "Trump lays out plan to privatize air traffic control system" by David Shepardson.

Article: "Trump is rolling out one of his biggest policy promises the same week James Comey heads to the Hill" by Bob Bryan.

Site: "Goats for the old Goat".

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

Best of the Rest of the News

Article: "Arab states cut relations with Qatar, citing support for extremists" by Loree Lewis.

Article: "Trump proposes privatizing air traffic control" by TMN.

Article: "Donald Trump could be headed to Ohio on Wednesday as part of infrastructure push" by Andrew J. Tobias.

Article: "How Gary Cohn could sell US infrastructure to Goldman Sachs" by Josh Keefe.

Article: "Two Killed in Portland While Trying to Stop Anti-Muslim Rant, Police Say" by Matthew Haag and Jacey Fortin.

Article: "'Nazis, Go Home,' Protesters Shout At Portland Anti-trump Rally" by Reuters.

Article: "EPA head Scott Pruitt defends Paris exit" by Paige Winfield Cunningham.

The Big Picture: Did a Simple Handshake Cause Trump to Pull Out of the Paris Accord?

Big Picture Interview: Does the UK's Jeremy Corbyn Have the Best Plan for Terrorism?
- Max Blumenthal, AlterNet's Grayzone Project/The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza

Big Picture Panel: Is the GOP About to Boot Out Medicaid?
- Nick Givas, Daily Caller News Foundation
- Doug Christian, Political Commentator

Big Picture Fact: How Many Premature Deaths Solar Could Prevent...

Big Picture Video:

The Big Picture: Has Trump Perpetrated the Biggest Con Ever on the GOP?

Big Picture Interview: How Can We Stop the GOP From Destroying the Planet?
- Dick Russell, Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Men Who Are Destroying the Planet and How They Explain Themselves to Their Own Children

Big Picture Panel: Trump Knew GOP Would Be Suckers for Birtherism
- Rob Mariani, The Daily Caller
- Valerie Ervin, Working Families Party

Big Picture Fact: Extreme Hurricane Season

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