Monday, January 15, 2018

January 15-18



January 15-18, 2018




"SOMETHING'S HAPPENING!"
JANUARY 15-18, 2018

PACIFICA FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT: http://www.pacifica.org/about_mission.php

"SOMETHING'S HAPPENING!" ON THE WEB
KPFK can be heard streaming live online at http://www.kpfk.org/ and click on 'Listen Live.' Times are Pacific Time. Program times for "Something's Happening!" are approximate but close and "Monday night" is legally Tuesday morning et seq.

WHAT HAPPENED?
Any program information not included in the program guide - guests, websites, contact information, music and comedy breaks, etc. can be found later at http://www.somethingshappening.com and click on 'what happened?' Thanks to Sha Tahmasebi for redesigning and maintaining the website.

AUDIO ARCHIVES
"Something's Happening!" (and the Sunday 'Alan Watts') are available for listening on demand for 60 days after broadcast. Go to www.kpfk.org and click on 'Audio Archives.' Be sure to use the handy search engine to list only the program (s) you are interested in listening to. "Something's Happening!" and "Alan Watts" are not downloadable because they contain program material which is not owned by Pacifica.

MEET OUR (SORT OF) NEW GENERAL MANAGER!!!!
KPFK will now embark in the untried and strange experiment of having a manager that understands the station and radio and KPFK. Anyel can even drop his phone and computer and pick up a wrench or screwdriver when needed. The staff is exultant.

Anyel Zuberi Fields to be Next KPFK General Manager
Fields returns to KPFK to lead Pacifica's Los Angeles area station


(Los Angeles) - Pacifica's Interim Executive Director Bill Crosier announced today that Anyel Zuberi Fields will return to KPFK, 90.7FM, as the next General Manager of the station, effective on or around Jan. 29, 2018. "I am very happy that Mr. Fields is coming back to lead the staff and volunteers at KPFK", Crosier said. "Christine Blosdale has been a wonderful interim GM for almost a year, but she declined to apply for the permanent GM position. She desires to be best utilized by the station and the network as a major fundraiser during fund drives and special events."


Fields said, "I'm excited about this opportunity to work for KPFK, Pacifica, its members, and listeners. It is my hope and determination to contribute to a prosperous future for KPFK."


Fields has over 6 years of commercial radio experience, was an interim General Manager at KPFK for a year starting in mid-2014, and was the Operations Director at KPFK for 8 years before that. Crosier said "I'm excited that we were able to bring back Mr. Fields, with his extensive knowledge of how KPFK works, and about its staff and volunteers and listeners. He has so much enthusiasm and great ideas for increasing listenership and membership and donations, while making sure that KPFK remains the place on the dial for independent news, music, culture, and public affairs that you can't hear anywhere else in southern California."


FUND DRIVE NEWS
Tune in February 6 for the beginning of our next fund drive! Moving from survival to stability. Goal is $600,000 and the drive will probably continue for the month.


BEHIND THE SCENES
"Paying Off the Judgment"
http://pacificainexile.org/archives/2537






ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS
January 14:
8-8:30am "Spiritual Authority" Part 1
From http://www.alanwatts.org




MONDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 15

12-1 The Execution of Martin Luther King


More secrecy surrounds the murder of Martin Luther King than even that of the Kennedys. Most people still believe that James Earl Ray, who never even had a trial, was the lone assassin. Dr. William Pepper, who became Ray's lawyer, has uncovered evidence of the involvement of the Memphis police department, the US government and even the US Army in a plot to kill one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. His book: 'An Act of State, The Execution of Martin Luther King' represents a quarter century of detective and legal work.

In a moving turn of circumstance and historic coincidence, Bill Pepper, who today is an author and acclaimed lawyer who practices international law from London and convenes a seminar on interna- tional human rights at Oxford University, is the same Bill Pepper, who as a young man went to Vietnam as a reporter. He returned with photos of children burned by napalm that shocked the world.


Martin Luther King saw those photos in Ramparts Magazine in early 1967. Witnesses say that he wept as he looked at them. He asked to meet the young man who had taken them and thus began a friendship between Martin Luther King and Bill Pepper and the King family that has now lasted over 50 years.


This program presents Pepper's detailed, decade long investigative work of the crime scene around the Lorraine Motel and his discovery of the identity of the person who received the murder weapon from King's assassin and disposed of it.
His work also led to the identity of a second group of people at the crime scene. An Alpha One 84 team was in Memphis on the day of the assassination.
Bill Pepper spoke at a San Francisco bookstore in February of 2003.
William Pepper is an acclaimed lawyer who practices international law in London. His book by Verso is: AN ACT OF STATE, The Execution of Martin Luther King. For more information:
http://www.thekingcenter.org
From TUC Radio, 1 (707) 463-2654, http://www.tucradio.org



1 -2:30 Martha Beck, "Follow Your North Star"
'Chart a Rewardging Path to Realize Your True Life's Calling'

The terrain along the journey of life is spectacularly varied, teaches Martha Beck. But the one thing that will never change is that your true nature will always urge you toward your destiny.


Over two million readers a month look to Martha Beck for her advice in O: The Oprah Magazine. Now, here's the audio workshop her readers have been waiting for: her all-in-one guide for recognizing your life's purpose, staying on course, and reaching your fullest potential for happiness.


On Follow Your North Star, Beck offers straightforward-yet-simple tools for charting your life path by following the unchangeable "true north" markers of your life.

Martha Beck is a monthly columnist to "O, The Oprah Magazine." She is the New York Times bestselling author of 'The Joy Diet,' 'Finding Your Own North Star,' Expecting Adam, A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic,' and 'Leaving the Saints.;' She has taught career development at the American Graduate School of International Management; performed research at Harvard Business School and consulted to numerous Fortune 500 corporations.

Part 5 of 8: Stage 2 of Change: Forming a New Identity
From meltdown to reformation.. Experiencing the 'Oh Yes!' The Three N's: Noticing, Narrowing, and Naming.

Part 6: Practice Session: Dreaming and Scheming

Exercise instruction. The ideal day exercise. Eagle vision/mouse vision exercise. The Hansel and Gretel exercise.

From Sounds True, 1 (800) 333-9185, https://www.soundstrue.com/store/follow-your-north-star-3916.html



2:30-3:30 From the Vault: "Collected Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer"

This program features the collected speeches of voting rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer mixed by Terabu Betsuri in 1989 celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pacifica Radio. Includes excerpts from a 1965 interview by Colin Edwards in Berkeley, the documentary "The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer," a speech at the Vietnam Moratorium rally at U.C. Berkeley, and from "Profiles of Movement Activists II : Voices of the Civil Rights Movement."

'From the Vault' Produced by Mark Torres.

From Pacifica Radio Archives, 1 (800) 735-0230, http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org



3:45-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'



5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711






TUESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 16

12-1:30 Vaccine Update

Suzanne Humphries, MD, "Vaccines - Honesty vs. Policy"
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: The Beginning
Part 3: Reviewing the Situation
Part 4: Trailblazers and Outliers
Part 5: One Size Does Not Fit All
Part 6: The Business of Vaccination
Video at:
http://drSuzanne.net



1:30-3:30 Homeopathy: Medicine for the 21st Century: An Interview with Dana Ullman (1989)

Now that the FDA has found its 'safe' opioid drugs are so 'safe,' giving eternal rest to thousands of Americans, they are again attacking Homeopathics: see http://www.anh-usa.org/fda-all-homeopathic-drugs-illegal/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=fcfcdcfa-b0c1-4135-953a-7faa108ec1ad

Here is an interview recorded live in 1989 that I had with Dana Ullman of Homeopathic Educational Services. The criticism of the history, theory, and practical applications of Homeopathic Medicine. (I might add that one of the great debts I owe to KPFK is my first hearing about Homeopathics at 90.7.)

DANA ULLMAN, MPH, CCH, is one of America's leading advocates for homeopathy. He has authored 10 books, including 'The Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy,' 'Homeopathy A-Z,' 'Homeopathic Medicines for Children and Infants,' 'Discovering Homeopathy,' and (the best-selling) 'Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines' (with Stephen Cummings, MD). Dana also created an e-course How to Use a Homeopathic Medicine Kit which integrates 80 short videos (averaging 15 minutes) with his famous ebook that is a continually growing resource to 300+ clinical studies published in peer-review medical journals testing homeopathic medicines. This ebook combines the descriptions of these studies with practical clinical information on how to use homeopathic medicines for 100+ common ailments. This ebook is entitled 'Evidence Based Homeopathic Family Medicine,' and it is an invaluable resource. Dana has been certified in classical homeopathy by the leading organization in the U.S. for professional homeopaths.


He is the founder of Homeopathic Educational Services, America's leading resource center for homeopathic books, tapes, medicines, software, and correspondence courses. Homeopathic Educational Services has co-published over35 books on homeopathy with North Atlantic Books.
Dana writes a regular column for the wildly popular website, www.huffingtonpost.com Homeopathic Educational Services, (510) 649-0294. http://www.homeopathic.com




3:45-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'



5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711






WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 17

12-1 Dave Emory,, "For the Record #986 - 'Walkin' the Snake with Breitbart" Part 3

This program details the process of mainstreaming "Alt Right" neo-Nazis. As we has been discussed before, this has been underway at Breitbart for some time. This analysis is presented against the background of our decades-long discussion of the Nazi tract Serpent's Walk. The back cover of that book sums up the essence of the tome: " . . . It assumes that Hitler's warrior elite - the SS - didn't give up their struggle for a White world when they lost the Second World War. Instead their survivors went underground and adopted some of their tactics of their enemies: they began building their economic muscle and buying into the opinion-forming media. A century after the war they are ready to challenge the democrats and Jews for the hearts and minds of White Americans, who have begun to have their fill of government-enforced multi-culturalism and 'equality.' . . ."


BuzzFeed has a long piece based on a cache of leaked emails that describe behind-the-scenes efforts at Breitbart to mainstream the "Alt Right" neo-Nazis. This story firms up analysis of Breitbart as a white nationalist publication run by neo-Nazis for the purpose of mainstreaming neo-Nazi ideals.


Those efforts primarily revolved around Milo Yiannopoulos, who is:


1.-Tasked with reaching out to "Alt Right" figures.
2.-Getting comments from them about what the "Alt Right" was all about.
3.-Then, later getting feedback from them about the planned articles before they were published.


It was clearly a group effort. Those efforts included Andrew 'the weev' Auernheimer, Curtis Yarvin (the founder of the "Dark Enlightenment" movement), and Devin Saucier, a neo-Nazi Yiannopoulos describes as his best friend.


Of primary interest here is the cunning exercised by Yiannopoulos, Bannon et al in parsing just what they can get away with doing and what they must avoid. " . . . . By Yiannopoulos's own admission, maintaining a sufficiently believable distance from overt racists and white nationalists was crucial to the machine he had helped Bannon build. . . .'Thanks re 1488,' Yiannopoulos responded. . . .'I have been struggling with this. I need to stay, if not clean, then clean enough.'"


The emails included back and forths between Yiannopoulos and Breitbart editors about whether or not the publication was getting too openly friendly with the Nazis, with Yiannopoulos being told at one point that it was fine to use a "shekels" joke but "you can't even flirt with OKing gas chamber tweets."


Program Highlights Include:


1.-Curtis Yarvin's statement that he was "coaching" Peter Thiel on politics.
2.-How the two Yiannopoulos passwords found in the emails were "a password that began with the word Kristall", and "LongKnives1290".
3.-How the formidable economic power of the Mercer family serves as a legal intimidation factor for anyone labeling Yiannopoulos as a racist or Nazi.

For a detailed, annotated, written description of this program go to:
http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-986-walkin-the-snake-with-breitbart-part-3/

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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: http://www.kfjc.org/donate/index.php

Dave's website: http://www.spitfirelist.com




1-2 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Ralph talks to a new generation of young activists, Timothy Faust, who tours the country promoting single-payer healthcare, and Ralph Wilson, who is putting a spotlight on Charles Kochs efforts to influence whats taught at colleges and universities.

Initially heard on KPFK Saturdays, 10am
All info:
http://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com



2-3 Julian Assange - 'Propaganda, Facts & Facts & Fake News,' Part 1
We live in an era of fake news. Fabricated reports go viral on social media. Totally false stories are concocted then tweeted and retweeted. Fantastical theories and wild claims are circulated in cyberspace. It's as Orwell says in 1984, "The lie became truth." There is a lot of fire and fury inflaming the news cycle. The term fake news is an all-purpose smear, used by the president and his supporters to deride and dismiss reporting they don't like. A recent study found that Facebook was by far the platform through which people used to get to a fake news site. The report also noted that older, less educated people were particularly susceptible to fake news. Are facts up for grabs? How are we to navigate the mine laden waters of propaganda and fake news?

Julian Assange, journalist, activist and computer programmer is the founder of WikiLeaks, the whistle-blowing website. WikiLeaks collects and shares confidential information on an international scale. He sought asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012 to escape allegations of sexual assault. Those charges have since been dropped. Nevertheless, he believes that if he leaves the embassy he will be nabbed by the U.S. and prosecuted for publishing thousands of classified documents made available by Chelsea Manning. In 2016, his work again drew enormous attention when WikiLeaks published thousands of emails from U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. From Alternative Radio, 1 (800) 444-1977, www.alternativeradio.org



3-3:30 The Bioneers - Revolution from the Heart of Nature
"Whale Whisperers: Making Deep Contact"
In the late 20th century, a handful of scientists proved that aquatic mammals have advanced communication capabilities and a consciousness strikingly similar to humans. Author and adventurer James Nestor leads us on a deep dive into the mystery of marine mammal consciousness, and the story of how a small band of freedivers, pushing the limits of human endurance, is finding that saving the whales may become the story of the whales saving us.

www.bioneers.org 1 (877) bioneer



3:40-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'


5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711




THURSDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 18

12-1 Alan Watts, "The Metaphysical Basis of Psychiatry" Part 1 of 2
"Techniques of psychotherapy seem to suffer from an almost deliberate avoidance of metaphysics; that is, consideration of basic problems about the nature of man and the world and of the 'good lif.' Metaphysics therefore lies repressed in the unconscious of most psychotherapists, with the result that psychiatry, in particular, is unwittingly influenced by 19th Century Mythologies." (AW)
All info: http://www.alanwatts.org (includes sign up for free newsletter)



1-2:00 Jack Gariss, "Bio-Meditation"
'Taoism' Part 15 of 16

2:00-3:00 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:"
From KPFA. Caroline's Website: http://www.coyotenetworknews.com

3-3:30 Science Fiction Break

3:30 - 5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'

5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711

That's All Folks!

Roy rtuckman (at) kpfk.org





Monday, January 8, 2018

January 8-11

PACIFICA FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT: http://www.pacifica.org/about_mission.php


“SOMETHING’S HAPPENING!” ON THE WEB
KPFK can be heard streaming live online at http://www.kpfk.org/ and click on ‘Listen Live.’ Times are Pacific Time. Program times for “Something’s Happening!” are approximate but close and “Monday night” is legally Tuesday morning et seq.


WHAT HAPPENED?
Any program information not included in the program guide – guests, websites, contact information, music and comedy breaks, etc. can be found later at http://www.somethingshappening.com and click on ‘what happened?’ Thanks to Sha Tahmasebi for redesigning and maintaining the website.


AUDIO ARCHIVES
"Something's Happening!" (and the Sunday 'Alan Watts') are available for listening on demand for 60 days after broadcast. Go to www.kpfk.org and click on 'Audio Archives.' Be sure to use the handy search engine to list only the program (s) you are interested in listening to. "Something's Happening!" and "Alan Watts" are not downloadable because they contain program material which is not owned by Pacifica.


BEHIND THE SCENES
"Dollars and Cents"
http://pacificainexile.org/archives/2531






ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS
January 7
8-8:30am: "Swimming Headless" Part 2
From http://www.alanwatts.org




MONDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 8


12 - 1:30 Martha Beck, "Follow Your North Star"
'Chart a Rewardging Path to Realize Your True Life's Calling'


The terrain along the journey of life is spectacularly varied, teaches Martha Beck. But the one thing that will never change is that your true nature will always urge you toward your destiny.


Over two million readers a month look to Martha Beck for her advice in O: The Oprah Magazine. Now, here's the audio workshop her readers have been waiting for: her all-in-one guide for recognizing your life's purpose, staying on course, and reaching your fullest potential for happiness.


On Follow Your North Star, Beck offers straightforward-yet-simple tools for charting your life path by following the unchangeable "true north" markers of your life.

Martha Beck is a monthly columnist to "O, The Oprah Magazine." She is the New York Times bestselling author of 'The Joy Diet,' 'Finding Your Own North Star,' Expecting Adam, A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic,' and 'Leaving the Saints.;' She has taught career development at the American Graduate School of International Management; performed research at Harvard Business School and consulted to numerous Fortune 500 corporations.

Session 3 of 8: Stage 1 of Change Meltdown
How language can imprison or liberate us. Encountering changeback messages. The first stage of change. Four pointers for moving through meltdown.


Session 4: Tools For Navigating Through Meltdown
Cocooning: creating a safe space for change. Compassionate witness instruction. Compassionate witness meditation. Centering the mind instruction. Centering the mind meditation.

From Sounds True, 1 (800) 333-9185, https://www.soundstrue.com/store/follow-your-north-star-3916.html




1:30-2:30 Jack Herer, "The Emperor Wears No Clothes"


We snuck into the Pacifica Archives Vault to grab this historic talk by one of the major driving forces for the legalization of marijuana, and a promoter of hemp as a substitute for conventional sources of paper, fiber, and fuel. He explains that although he was a conservative Republican, he pointed toward the hypocrisy of a nation which supports the tobacco industry, uses polluting fuels, and helps in the destruction of the world's rain forests. Jack dedicated his life to legalization and although he didn't live to see it, he was the most outspoken and potent critic and investigator for it and he did know he was on the winning side. One of his victories was his discovery of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture film "Hemp for Victory" which the Nixon government denied existed - but Jack found it in the Library of Congress through the old fashioned card files. (It can be seen on youtube at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p52Epx6lJes Jack's research will do us well as we combat Atty General Sessions erroneous beliefs in this latest battle.


From Pacifica Radio Archives, 1 (800) 735-0230, http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org Program #KZ1554




2:30-3:30 Heather Ash Amara: "Putting Your True Work at the Center of Your Life"
HeatherAsh Amara is a spiritual teacher and the founder of Toci, the Toltec Center of Creative Intent. Drawing from a blend of traditions including Toltec wisdom teachings, shamanism, and Native American ceremony, HeatherAsh is the author of several books and audios. With Sounds True, she has most recently published Awakening Your Inner Fire: A Step-by-Step Course to Ignite Your Passion and Create the Life You Love. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon and HeatherAsh talk about bringing our innermost values to our work. They speak on contemporary society's unspoken assumption that we only have value in productivity, and how we can step outside this mindset to recognize our inherent worth. HeatherAsh describes how each of us can stoke our own inner fires, including the little-explored heart and spiritual fires. Finally, Tami and HeatherAsh discuss our "true work" in the world and how to bring a touch of the sacred to everything you do.


From Sounds True 'Insights at the Edge' series. For free download of audio and/or transcript of this talk go to:
https://www.soundstrue.com/store/weeklywisdom?page=single&category=IATE&episode=12257





3:40-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'




5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711






TUESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 9


12-1 Vaccine Update


Suzanne Humphries MD

"The relevant history of smallpox. Smallpox illusions dissolved"

Video at http://drsuzanne
Books: "Dissolving Illusions" and "Rising From the Dead"




1-3:30 Andrew Weil MD, "The Use and Abuse of Beneficial Plants"


A classic fantastic talk from 1982, Dr. Weil on social attitudes towards various plants and drugs and their use in shamanic societies. Includes facts on tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, coffee, ayahuasca, coca leaves, cocaine, pcp, etc. Dr. Weil is the author of 'The Natural Mind,' 'Marriage of the Sun and Moon,' 'Chocolate to Morphine,' Health and Healing,' Spontaneous Healing,' and more.




3:40-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'




5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711








WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 10




12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #985: Fascism: 2017 European Tour, Part 2"

Beginning our tour in Poland, we note alarming signs of that country descending into fascism, with anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim xenophobia on the ideological front burner of the ironically named Law and Justice Party: ” . . . . Tens of thousands of people — many of them young men with crew cuts, but some parents with children, too — flocked to the Polish capital to celebrate Independence Day in a march organized in part by two neo-fascist organizations. They waved white and red Polish flags, they brandished burning torches, and they wore “white power” symbols. They carried banners declaring, ‘Death to enemies of the homeland,’ and screamed, ‘Sieg Heil!’ and ‘Ku Klux Klan!’ . . . .”

The treatment accorded female counter-demonstrators exemplifies the nature of the rally: ” . . . . A dozen incredibly courageous women showed up to protest the march. After mixing with the marchers, they unraveled a long strip of cloth emblazoned with ‘Stop Fascism.’ They were immediately attacked. Their banner was ripped apart. Marchers pushed some of the women to the ground and kicked others. . . .”

At an institutional level, the Law and Justice Party is implementing an Orwellian mockery of its name: ” . . . Ever since the Law and Justice Party won both the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2015, Poland has been undergoing a disturbing political transformation. Law and Justice is an Orwellian name for a party that constantly violates the law, breaks constitutional provisions and is hellbent on subjecting the courts to its control. The party is dismantling the institutional framework of parliamentary democracy piece by piece in order to remove any restraints on the personal power of its leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski. ‘Prezes,’ the Boss, people call him. . . .”

The xenophobia utilized by the Law and Justice Party is a common element in European and American fascist movements: ” . . . . Two years ago, the party bet that latching onto the refugee crisis in Europe would give it purchase on the votes necessary to win. Its calculation proved entirely correct. One of the first institutions the party hijacked was public television. Law and Justice has turned it into Fox News on steroids, paid for by the taxpayers. It feeds viewers nonstop propaganda about the mounting threat to Poland’s sovereignty from the European Union, specifically in the form of Muslim refugees. Those refugees present a threat to our way of life, the government and the press insist. They will assault our women, they say, and they are carrying infectious diseases to boot. A year ago, a quarter of Poles opposed accepting anyone fleeing the ravages of war in the Middle East; after months of relentless propaganda, 75 percent are now opposed. This year the country has let in only 1,474 asylum seekers, nearly all of them from Russia or Ukraine. . . .”

In Italy, CasaPound recapitulates Italy’s fascist past, in resonance with anti-immigrant xenophobia exhibited by other neo-fascist parties: ” . . . . But CasaPound is winning seats in a handful of towns, and some of its core beliefs — a fondness for Russia and sharp opposition to the European Union, globalization and immigration, which it believes sully the national identity and economy — are increasingly spreading throughout Italy. In Sicily, the new headquarters of Brothers of Italy, a descendant of the post-fascist Italian Social Movement, had the phrase ‘Italians first’ written on the wall during its recent inauguration. Anti-immigration sentiment has grown so popular that the once-secessionist Northern League has dropped the word ‘Northern’ from its name as it looks for inroads to the south. . . .”

Much of our tour is in Ukraine, where the OUN/B fascists are rewriting history...


For a detailed, annotated, written description of this program go to:
http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-985-fascism-2017-european-tour-part-2/


You can subscribe to the comments made on programs and posts–an excellent source of information in, and of, itself -- http://feeds.feedburner.com/SpitfireListComments



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: http://www.kfjc.org/donate/index.php


Dave's website: http://www.spitfirelist.com






1-2 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour



Ralph talks to legendary progressive lawyer and former U.S. Attorney General,Ramsey Clark, about the conflicts in the Middle East. And we continue our discussion about the difference between “progressives” and “liberals” and why the distinction is important. Plus more listener questions!



Ramsey Clark is an American lawyer, who was Attorney General of the United States during the Johnson Administration. As Attorney General he was known for his vigorous opposition to the death penalty his aggressive support of civil liberties and civil rights and his dedication in enforcing antitrust provisions. In addition to enforcing school desegregation in the South in the Justice Department under Robert Kennedy, Mr. Clark supervised the drafting of the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act. Since leaving public office Ramsey Clark has led many progressive activism campaigns, including opposition to the War on Terror and he has offered legal defense to controversial figures such as Charles Taylor of Liberia, Slobodan Milosevic, Saddam Hussein and Lyndon LaRouche. He is the founder of The International Action Center, which is committed to building broad-based grassroots actions opposing U.S. wars abroad while fighting racism and economic exploitation of workers at home. He is the author of “The Fire This Time: U.S. War Crimes in the Gulf.” And is the subject of a documentary entitled “Ramsey Clark: A Life of Principal.”



“The most important thing to observe (in Yemen) is the human tragedy that’s not inherent in the circumstances. This is caused by the deliberate action of governments that have goals that don’t give sufficient concern to the wellbeing of the human beings involved. Unless there’s a change in the direction, there’s going to be a continuing human tragedy, a growing human tragedy that will be a stain on our conscience, not to mention the bodies and lives of those that are afflicted.” Ramsey Clark former US Attorney General and humanitarian lawyer




Initially heard on KPFK Saturdays, 10am

All info: http://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com




2-3 Nancy MacLean "Origins of Radical Right-Wing Power"
Program #MACN001. Recorded in Madison, WI on October 05, 2017.

The history of the anti-government and anti-democratic politics that have transformed the U.S. in recent years is largely obscured from view. The radical right’s agenda includes: suppression of voting rights, privatization of everything from schools to Medicare to Social Security to public lands, elimination of unions and limiting majority rule. Core beliefs also include: there is no problem tax cuts won’t solve and that the best kind of regulation is no regulation. Let industry decide. And the intellectual godfather of this extreme right-wing thinking? Someone you’ve probably never heard of. James McGill Buchanan, a Nobel Prize-winning economist. And the money to promote his ideas comes mostly from billionaire Charles Koch. These ideological positions have moved from beyond the fringe to where they are openly discussed and legislation is proposed. If these forces get their way democracy will be in chains.

Nancy MacLean is Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. She is the author of Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace and Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.
From Alternative Radio, 1 (800) 444-1977, http://www.alternativeradio.org





3-3:30 The Bioneers - Revolution from the Heart of Nature:
"Power Struggle: The Unstoppable Rise of the Clean Energy Era"





Today in the fossil fuel-induced age of escalating climate disruption, the joker in the deck is the climate imperative to transition rapidly off fossil fuels worldwide. Clean energy has reached the proverbial tipping point – and the smart money is hot on the trail of the clean energy revolution. Entrepreneur and visionary change-maker Danny Kennedy says clean energy not only makes dollars, it makes sense, and this literal power struggle could take us from energy monopoly to energy democracy.
From www.bioneers.org 1 (877) BIONEER





3:40-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'




5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
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THURSDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 11


12-1 Alan Watts, "The Power of Space" Part 4 (concluding)
"Space, which is ordinarily regarded as nothingness, may I'm fact, be our own consciousness -- sensed in the form of an external dimension; and human awe at the vastness of space may be man's astonishment at himself. We reconsider our position as 'insignificant germs on a minute ball of rock, attached to a minor star on the outer fringe of one of the smaller galaxies." (AW) All info: http://www.alanwatts.org (includes sign up for free newsletter)




1-2:00 Jack Gariss, "Bio-Meditation"
"Taoism" Part 14 of 16


2:00-3:00 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:"
From KPFA. Caroline's Website: http://www.coyotenetworknews.com


3-3:30 Science Fiction Break


3:30 - 5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'


5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711


That's All Folks!


Roy rtuckman (at) kpfk.org




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Saturday, December 30, 2017

January 1-4

PACIFICA FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT: http://www.pacifica.org/about_mission.php


“SOMETHING’S HAPPENING!” ON THE WEB
KPFK can be heard streaming live online at http://www.kpfk.org/ and click on ‘Listen Live.’ Times are Pacific Time. Program times for “Something’s Happening!” are approximate but close and “Monday night” is legally Tuesday morning et seq.


WHAT HAPPENED?
Any program information not included in the program guide – guests, websites, contact information, music and comedy breaks, etc. can be found later at http://www.somethingshappening.com and click on ‘what happened?’ Thanks to Sha Tahmasebi for redesigning and maintaining the website.


AUDIO ARCHIVES
"Something's Happening!" (and the Sunday 'Alan Watts') are available for listening on demand for 60 days after broadcast. Go to www.kpfk.org and click on 'Audio Archives.' Be sure to use the handy search engine to list only the program (s) you are interested in listening to. "Something's Happening!" and "Alan Watts" are not downloadable because they contain program material which is not owned by Pacifica.


BEHIND THE SCENES
"What The Dickens is Going On?"
http://pacificainexile.org/archives/2518





ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS
8-8:30am, "Swimming Headless" Part 1 of 2
From http://www.alanwatts.org




MONDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 1
First-Monday-of-the-Month Old Radio Night!


12-3 Bobb Lynes & Barbara Sunday, "Don't Touch That Dial!"
We'll be playing 'Our Miss Brooks,' 'Phil Harris Alice Faye Show,' 'Mr. President,' 'Challenge of the Yukon,' 'The Whistler' and 'Radio City Playhouse.'

Email Bobb: iairotr@hotmail.com Email Barbara: donttouchthatdial@hotmail.com




3-4 Lux Radio Theater (6-22-36)
"Dark Angel"
Starring Merle Oberon & Herbert Marshall




4-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom took the day off and posted a 'best of' so we will hear Friday's program which has not been broadcast here. (sorry - no football scores)
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'




5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
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TUESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 2




12:3:30 - Stephen Levine, "A Year To Live"
'How to Live This Year As If It Were Your Last'




If you had only one year left to live, what would you do? When Stephen Levine posed this question to himself, it led to a profound, year-long experiment in conscious living that is fully revealed in 'A Year to Live.' In his work with the dying, Levine observed the radical life changes people can make in the face of death: how they quit dead end jobs, opened to love, healed their relationships, and acted on plans they had put off for years. He challenged himself to live an entire year as if it were his last, thus beginning an investigation into spiritual practices unlike any other: those designed to explore how death is cut from the same fabric as life and why it is never to be feared.


Carefully planned as a series of month-by-month practices anyone can do 'A Year to Live' teaches a way to live your life with vivid fullness while opening to the ultimate mystery of what the end will bring. With special meditations and exercises, Levine helps you discover your own 'deathless nature' contained in your moment-by-moment experiences.


For seekers of all faiths and all ages, 'A Year to Live' shows that every minute of life is not only part of a promise made at birth but the spiritual adventure of a lifetime.


Stephen Levine is a teacher, author, and meditation instructor. With Ram Dass, he helped found New York City's first hospice, and he is a leader in caregiving for HIV patients. He is the author of 'Who Dies?,' an influential book on spirituality, consciousness, and the dying process.

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

https://www.soundstrue.com/store/a-year-to-live-2925.html






3:45-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'




5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
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WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 3


12-1 Dave Emory "For the Record #984
Fascism: 2017 European Tour"

The latest programs recorded are FTR #988 Hindutva Fascism: The Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Part 1 and FTR #989 Hindutva Fascism, Part 2: The Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Part 2

Mr. Emory has how finished and published AFA #39: “The World Will be Plunged into an Abyss . . . .” Mr. Emory VERY much hopes listeners and readers will closely examine, record and disseminate this information. It may well be what the Nazi future will look like, up to a point.

We begin our tour by examining overtly fascist elements in the governing Bulgarian coalition of Boyko Borisov, evocative of Bulgaria’s past as an ally of Nazi Germany in World War II. ” . . . May 17, Pavel Tenev, Minister of Regional Development, at the time, was forced to resign, after publication of a photo, showing him with his right arm extended in a Nazi salute, standing in front of a wax figure of a Nazi officer in Paris’ Musée Grévin. May 19, another photo was published on the internet, showing the freshly appointed department director in the Ministry of Defense, Ivo Antonov, also giving the Nazi salute in front of a Second World War tank of the Wehrmacht. . . .”

Other coalition partners have made disparaging remarks about Roma (“gypsies”) and Jews. Worth noting that Borisov’s selection of coalition partners: ” . . . .Following the recent March 26, parliamentary elections, Borisov, the winner of the elections (his GERB with 32.7 percent), did not begin negotiations for a government coalition with the Bulgarian Socialist Party (27.2 percent) or with the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (9 percent) representing the Turkish-speaking minority, but rather with the United Patriots (9.1 percent). The United Patriots is an alliance of three extreme right-wing parties. . . .”

In recent weeks, the struggle over the potential secession of Catalonia from Spain has garnered considerable attention

That struggle is framed against a larger political dynamic embracing advocacy of the elimination of formal national borders in Europe in favor of “regionalist plans.” Just such regionalist advocacy was the focal point of a prominent article (with accompanying maps of the projected realignment) in Die Zeit, a major German weekly.

Regionalist advocacy has a significant past, with the early postwar CIA and Allen Dulles having embraced such a dynamic. ” . . . . the federalists had initially been supported and controlled by the CIA predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and [one of its top spies] Alan Dulles, residing in Bern, and later by the CIA itself. . . .”

In addition, the regionalist dyanamic enjoyed the support of long-time German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble, whose advocacy and implementation of brutal fiscal austerity helped beggar much of the EU, including Spain, following the financial crisis of 2008. ” . . . . Wolfgang Schäuble, as President of the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) in the early 1980’s, was also promoting regionalist plans. Inspired by former Nazi functionaries, the AEBR criticized the ‘nation-state’s barrier effect’ of borders in the interests of large corporations. . . . Former Nazi functionaries were actively participating both on the AEBR’s committees and in the immediate entourage of its planning of the ‘regionalization’ of the border regions, including Gerd Jans, the former member of the Waffen SS in the Netherlands, Konrad Meyer, responsible for the Nazi’s ‘Generalplan Ost,’ Hermann Josef Abs, of the Deutsche Bank, as well as Alfred Toepfer, described by the publicist Hans-Rüdiger Minow as ‘infamous for his border subversion of France’s Alsace.’ In an extensive study, Minow describes the continuities of the Nazi’s concepts. . . .”

Despite an initial impression of “regionalism” that many might see as alien, The Schauble/AEBR/regionalism dyanmic ideology may be seen as something of a subsidiary element of globalization. ” . . . . .In 1979, Schäuble became president of the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), an organization with the objective of downgrading the significance of borders in Europe. Business interests played an important role, which is why the AEBR could find reliable supporters in industry. A ‘European Charter on Border and Cross-Border Regions,’ passed by the AEBR in 1981, stipulated that the ‘elimination of economic and infrastructural barriers’ must urgently be pursued. . . .”

The implementation of regionalization would facilitate German domination of Europe, which has met resistance from poorer EU and EMU countries over the austerity doctrine favored by Wolfgang Schauble. ” . . . . Economic maps by the EU’s Eurostat statistics administration show the regions where Europe’s wealth and, therefore, Europe’s economic power is concentrated, a block with its centers in southern and central Germany, to the west, in Flanders and spreading to segments of the Netherlands, and to the South to parts of Austria and Northern Italy and in various separate regions of Western and Northern Europe. A number of these regions maintain close relations to Germany, or to the German regions. (german-foreign-policy.com reported.[11]) This clearly German-dominated block would hardly have any difficulty controlling a ‘Europe of the Regions.’ . . . .”

Also worth noting is the fact that the Catalonian independence movement embraces a Catalonian identity that involves people from France, as well as Spain: ” . . . . The Catalan movement currently pushing for secession is in fact largely defining itself ethnically. The autonomous movement has been closely cooperating with French citizens, who live outside the Spanish region of Catalonia, but also consider themselves ‘ethnic Catalans.’ At their rallies one can hear ‘Neither France nor Spain! Only one country, Catalonia!’ . . . .”

The two Twitter accounts that appear to account for nearly a third of all Twitter traffic with the #Catalonia hashtag, in reference to the Catalonian secession movement belong to Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.

Of more than passing interest, under the circumstances, is the Twitter effort by both Julian Assange and Edward Snowden on behalf of Catalonian independence.

As seen in many past programs and posts, Snowden and Assange are as far to the right as it is possible to be.

Their cyberlibertarian activism and their support for Catalonian independence is rooted in anarcho-libertarian economic theory. Seeing the dissolution of national governments as desirable, their support for the principle of secession is rooted in what Mussolini termed “corporatism.”

Snowden and Assange’s ostensibly “liberating” doctrines, if put into effect, would leave citizenry at the mercy of unfettered economic will, exercised by corporations and their associated elites.

Snowden specifically appears to be advocating that no secession movement anywhere ever can be rejected by the government under the premise that self-determination is a human right, viewing this as a “natural law” issue.

In that context, the right to secede is championed by the Libertarian far-right, all the way down to the right to individuals to secede from all government. As this piece from Libertarian David S. D’Amato demonstrates, extending the right to secede down to the individual facilitates the implementation of an anarcho-capitalist society with no government at all, as seen by figures like Murray Rothbard. This is envisioned as an excellent wayof achieving an anarcho-capitalist utopia.

The Snowden/Assange pro-secessionist movement should also be seen against the background of the Neo-Confederate movement, championed by Ron Paul and the Ludwig Von Mises Institute.

Following capture of 13 percent of the vote in Germany’s federal elections on Sunday by the Alternative For Germany (AfD), Alexander Gauland, the AfD leader, provoked outrage after suggesting that Germans should no longer be reproached with the Nazi past.

This type of behavior apparently motivated AfD leader Frauke Petry to leave the party, just hours after the election over its extremism.

For a detailed, annotated, written description of this program go to:
https://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-984-fascism-2017-european-tour/


Dave's Website
www.spitfirelist.com




1-2 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour
Listener Questions and Year End Jokes!
To wrap up a year filled with anxiety, Ralph answers a bunch of your questions and then David and Steve try out some jokes. As usual, Ralph gets the last laugh.

Initially heard on KPFK Saturdays, 10am
http://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com




2-3 Edward Herman, "The Propaganda Model"
In liberal democratic societies, it has long been understood that the use of force to control the population is generally not a viable option. Therefore, controlling what people think is critical. Thus, an elaborate system of propaganda is needed. For that system to be effective it must appear invisible. In totalitarian states there is no ambiguity. Citizens know they are getting the party line. But in countries like the U.S., where ownership is private and formal censorship is absent, there is an appearance of a free flow of information. However, that flow passes through successive filters, leaving only the cleansed residue fit to print.

Edward Herman was an economist who taught at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He was also highly skilled at exposing media lies, fabrications and propaganda. He was the author of many books, including 'Beyond Hypocrisy,' 'The Real Terror Network,' 'The Politics of Genocide' and 'The Myth of the Liberal Media'. He was author with Noam Chomsky of 'Manufacturing Consent,' one of the most influential books on the media ever written. He passed away in November 2017 at the age of 92.
From Alternative Radio, 1 (800) 444-1977, www.alternativeradio.org



3-3:30 The Bioneers - Revolution from the Heart of Nature
'Breaking the Male Code: The Tyranny of Masculinity'


To transform our culture from its focus on dominance and hierarchy to one of connection, empathy and collaboration, it’s vital that we re-envision the essential (or archetypal) masculine, which changes everything. This rarely tackled topic is the subject of a deeply authentic dialogue among Playwright and activist Eve Ensler and three men working to change men and change the story: Tony Porter, co-founder, A Call To Men; Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous activist, member of the 1491’s Native American comedy troupe; George Lipsitz, board president, African American Policy Forum.

1 (877) BIONEER, www.bioneers.org




3:45-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'




5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
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THURSDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 4


12-1 Alan Watts, "The Power of Space" Part 3 of 4
"Space, which is ordinarily regarded as nothingness, may I'm fact, be our own consciousness -- sensed in the form of an external dimension; and human awe at the vastness of space may be man's astonishment at himself. We reconsider our position as 'insignificant germs on a minute ball of rock, attached to a minor star on the outer fringe of one of the smaller galaxies." (AW) All info: http://www.alanwatts.org (includes sign up for free newsletter)


1-2:00 Jack Gariss, "Bio-Meditation"
"Taoism" Part 13 of 16


2:00-3:00 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:"
From KPFA. Caroline's Website: http://www.coyotenetworknews.com


3-3:30 Science Fiction Break


3:30 - 5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'


5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711


That's All Folks!


Roy rtuckman (at) kpfk.org




TO SUBSCRIBE (free), UNSUBSCRIBE OR CHANGE ADDRESS (MUST BE DONE FROM YOUR OWN BROWSER) GO TO HTTP://WWW.SOMETHINGSHAPPENING.COM AND CLICK ON 'WHAT SHALL HAPPEN' FOR EZ DIRECTIONS

Sunday, December 24, 2017

December 25-28


PACIFICA FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT: http://www.pacifica.org/about_mission.php

“SOMETHING’S HAPPENING!” ON THE WEB
KPFK can be heard streaming live online at http://www.kpfk.org/ and click on ‘Listen Live.’  Times are Pacific Time.  Program times for “Something’s Happening!” are approximate but close and “Monday night” is legally Tuesday morning et seq.

WHAT HAPPENED?
Any program information not included in the program guide – guests, websites, contact information, music and comedy breaks, etc. can be found later at http://www.somethingshappening.com and click on ‘what happened?’   Thanks to Sha Tahmasebi for redesigning and maintaining the website.

AUDIO ARCHIVES  
"Something's Happening!" (and the Sunday 'Alan Watts') are available for listening on demand for 60 days after broadcast.  Go to www.kpfk.org and click on 'Audio Archives.'  Be sure to use the handy search engine to list only the program (s) you are interested in listening to.  "Something's Happening!" and "Alan Watts" are not downloadable because they contain program material which is not owned by Pacifica.

STAND BY FOR NEW KPFK WEBSITE:
Expected next week (or so).  
BEHIND THE SCENES 
'An Open Letter to the Pacifica Community" 


FUND DRIVE NEWS
We finished the December slightly extended mini-drive over goal to $337,450.  Thank you mucho to all who could and did participate, our faithful phone answerers and especially Mansoor and Diane who were there all night with moi and early riser John B. 


ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS
December 24, 
8-8:30am  "Zenrin"



MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 25 

12-6 Post Christmas Old Radio 
  We'll have a fun and entertaining night with old time radio sort of post-Christmas shows.   Old radio until 6am including drama, detectives, comedy, mystery.  i.e. Lux Radio Theater, Sherlock Holmes, Johnny Dollar, Jack Benny, Suspense, The Whistler -- still putting it together.   

(Thom is playing 'best of' and the Community Calendar is on vacation.  Bobb and Barbara will be on next week if I haven't used up all the available OTR tonight)




TUESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 26

12-12:30 Vaccine Update
American Academy of Pediatrics Attacks Robert F. Kennedy Jr., on Vaccine Safety"  (Vaccine Impact News) 
and
"How to Suppress Vaccine Safety Concerns and Protect Financial Interests" (World Mercury Project"




12:30-1:30 Goldie Hawn: "Moving in a Direction that Matters"

Goldie Hawn is an Academy Award-winning actor, director, producer, and activist best known for her roles in films such as 'Cactus Flower,' 'Private Benjamin,' and 'Death Becomes Her.'  She created The Hawn Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind MindUP™, an educational program that is bringing mindfulness practices to millions of children across the world. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Goldie about her longtime interest in meditation and why it's so important to teach brain basics to kids. They discuss the neuroscience that demonstrates the clear benefits of teaching emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and the basics of brain science to children from an early age—as well as why Goldie is teaching these aspects to her own grandchildren. Finally, Tami and Goldie talk about what it means to differentiate one's true self from the projections of others, as well as why love and family remain Goldie's first priorities in life.   From Sounds True 'Insights at the Edge' series.  For free download of audio and/or transcript go to:


1:30-2:30 Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach: "Big Insights: The Power of Awareness to Change Your Life"

Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach are two of the leading authorities on mindfulness and meditation in the West. Jack is the bestselling author and teacher widely credited with combining mindfulness with modern western psychology. Tara has been teaching meditation for more than four decades and is the author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. In this special edition of Insights at the Edge originally recorded in 2015, Tami Simon sits down with both Jack and Tara to discuss the big insights that form the foundation of mindfulness practice. They speak on the concept of awareness itself and how to distinguish "awareness" from "thinking." Tara and Jack share some of the everyday benefits of a meditation practice, including personal clarity and more conscious relationships. Finally, Jack, Tara, and Tami have a frank conversation on how awareness training could affect the state of the world.  From Sounds True 'Insights at the Edge' series.  For free download of audio and/or transcript go to:  
2:30-3:45  Martha Beck, "Follow Your North Star"
Chart a Rewarding Path to Realize Your True Life's Calling

The terrain along the journey of life is spectacularly varied, teaches Martha Beck. But the one thing that will never change is that your true nature will always urge you toward your destiny.

Over two million readers a month look to Martha Beck for her advice in O: The Oprah Magazine. Now, here's the audio workshop her readers have been waiting for: her all-in-one guide for recognizing your life's purpose, staying on course, and reaching your fullest potential for happiness.

On Follow Your North Star, Beck offers straightforward-yet-simple tools for charting your life path by following the unchangeable "true north" markers of your life.
Martha Beck is a monthly columnist to "O, The Oprah Magazine."  She is the New York Times bestselling author of 'The Joy Diet,' 'Finding Your Own North Star,' Expecting Adam, A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic,' and 'Leaving the Saints.;'  She has taught career development at the American  Graduate School of International Management; performed research at Harvard Business School and consulted to numerous Fortune 500 corporations.

Session One: Uncovering Your North Star.  The gift of Adam.  Empowering your North Star.  Understanding the process of change.  The essential self and the social self.

Session Two: Practice Session Using Your Body as a Compass.  Instructions.  Recalling a bad memory.  Recalling a good memory.  Rating your to-do list.  The three B's: bag it, barter it, better it.



3:45-6 The Thom Hartmann Program
(Might be 'best of')
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com
For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'  


KPFK Community Calendar on vacation.




WEDNESDAY NIGHT,  DECEMBER 27

12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #983 - Fascism 2017 World Tour Part 2 "

As the title indicates, this program examines manifestations of fascism around the world.
In Europe, we analyze:
1.-The recapitulation of Nazi and fascist elements in the current Bulgarian coalition government of Boyko Borisov. (Bulgaria was a Nazi ally in World War II.)
2.-The vitality of “regionalism”–a political/economic doctrine that advocates the secession of key prosperous regions from nation states.
3.-Analysis of regionalism as an application of globalist economic theory to Euorope.
4.-The history of regionalism’s advoacy by Third Reich veteran theoreticians.
5.-Edward Snowden and Julian Assange’s support for Catalan secession from Spain.
6.-The success of the AfD in German elections.
7.-AfD politician Alexander Gauland’s statement that Germans should be proud of what that country’s soldiers accomplished in World War II.
8.-The Austrian Freedom Party’s projected success in upcoming elections. The party was formed in 1956 by Third Reich veterans as a vehicle for re-introducing Austrian Nazis into the country’s political life.
In Latin America, we examine:
1.-The verdict that Argentine AMIA bombing investigator Alberto Nisman’s death was a murder, not a suicide.
2.-Review of the AMIA bombing investigation.
3.-The discovery of a cache of Nazi artifacts, including devices used for determining racial purity. Hitler apparently posed with some of the artificats.
4.-The role of Nisman’s widow as the judge investigating the Nazi artifact case.
5.-Operational links between American Nazi Christopher Cantwell and the Koch Brothers-funded Ludwig Von Mises Institute in Brazil.
In the United States, we detail:
1.-How Breitbart actively promoted Neo-Nazism, while downplaying what it was actually doing.
2.-How white supremacist and Nazi elements are successfully using YouTube to mainstream fascist and racist views.
In the Middle East, we highlight:
1.-Benjamin Netanyahu’s political connections with the Thyssen/Krupp firm, one of the lynchpins of the Bormann capital network.
2.-Yair Netanyahu’s attribution of his father’s political difficulties to sabotage by an international Jewish conspiracy.
3.-Ronald Regan’s 1981 citation of Ibn Khaldun as a key advocate for supply-side economics.
4.-Review of the Muslim Brotherhood’s embrace of the views of Ibn Khaldun.
For a detailed, annotated, written description of this program go to: http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-983-fascism-2017-world-tour-part-2/

You can subscribe to the comments made on programs and posts–an excellent source of information in, and of, itself --  http://feeds.feedburner.com/SpitfireListComments 

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:  http://www.kfjc.org/donate/index.php

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1-2  The Ralph Nader Radio Hour
Ralf Hotchkiss discussing wheelchairs, and filmmaker Helen Young discusses her movie 'The Nuns, The Priests and the Bombs.'
Initially heard on KPFK Saturdays, 10am


2-2:30 Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz on the Doctrine of Discovery (1 of 3)

In 1455 Pope Nicholas V issued to the King of Portugal the bull Romanus Pontifex, sanctioning and promoting the conquest, colonization, and exploitation of non-Christian nations and their territories. This became the Doctrine of Discovery that is amazingly still enforced today and enshrined in US Federal law. Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz explains the doctrine in this Part One of Three programs. This program is based on a talk she gave at the Lannan Foundation.

The Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, apart from awarding grants, presents speakers of extraordinary intellect and passion – among them just in 2017 Terry Tempest Williams, Glen Geenwald, Arundhati Roy, Óscar Martínez and Marlon James. Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz spoke on October 11, 2017. You may remember her from a TUC Radio program on the release of her ground breaking book: 'An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.'

She was introduced by Nick Estes. He is member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, and historian and doctoral candidate in American Studies at the University of New Mexico.

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz has been part of the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades, working on sovereignty and land rights. She is Professor Emerita of Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay.

Thanks to the Lannan Foundation for permission to use the audio from the video they produced of the 1 1/2 hr event. You can watch the film at their web site https://lannan.org/   From TUC Radio, 1 (707) 463-2654www.tucradio.org


2:30-3 Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz: ‘History and the Role of the Military in U.S. Settler Colonialism) (2 of 3)

In her talk at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe on October 11, 2017, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz asked why the history of Native Americans is so rarely told. Some of that has to do with the wrongs inflicted on Native Americans throughout what is now the United States. She described the work done at the United Nations to define what constitutes genocide and to pass the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in 1948.

Toward the end of this program Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz is joined on stage in conversation by her friend and colleague, historian Nick Estes. He is member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, and doctoral candidate at the University of New Mexico.

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz has been part of the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades, working on sovereignty and land rights. She is Professor Emerita of Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay.

She is the author of many books including 'Roots of Resistance,' 'The Great Sioux Nation,' and 'An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.'

Thanks to the Lannan Foundation for permission to use the audio from the pod-cast they produced. It was recorded in Santa Fe on October 11, 2017. You can find the pod-cast or film at their web site lannan.org/
 From TUC Radio, 1 (707) 463-2654www.tucradio.org


3-3:30 Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz on the Green Corn Rebellion (Part 3 of 3)

This is the last of three programs on the Indigenous People’s History of the US. On October 11, 2017 Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz gave a talk at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe New Mexico. In this last segment Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz makes inspiring comments on two questions asked by Nick Estes. He is member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, and doctoral candidate at the University of New Mexico.

First she remembers the forgotten history of the Green Corn Rebellion in Oklahoma. When Woodrow Wilson declared war in 1917 the poor tenant farmers in Oklahoma forged a coalition of Whites, African Americans and Indians. They were united by the recognition that the family would starve if they lost their sons. Under leadership of the Seminole Indians they wrote a manifesto, created a liberated zone by blowing up brides and tried to embark on an anti war march through the South with the goal to establish a socialist commonwealth. Their movement was betrayed by an informer and mostly white militia members confronted them and ended the uprising.

This program ends with a moving argument that the tending of corn and most vegetables that are know today by peoples in the Western Hemisphere had created extraordinary civilizations from Terra de Fuego to the Subarctic. They were on par with the other – more famous – civilizations in the Middle East as well as China. European Colonialism appropriated these already existing civilizations, shoved the people aside, and then privatized the wealth.

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz is not only professor emerita of ethnic studies with a focus on history but has also been part of the International Indigenous movement for more than four decades. Along with groups such as the International Indian Treaty Council she advocated up to the level of the United Nations for indigenous sovereignty and land rights.

She is the author of many books including 'Roots of Resistance,' 'The Great Sioux Nation,' and 'An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.' Her upcoming book is 'Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment' – to be published by City Lights in early 2018.

Thanks to the Lannan Foundation for permission to use the audio from the pod-cast they produced. It was recorded in Santa Fe on October 11, 2017. You can find the pod-cast or film at their web site lannan.org/
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3:45-6 The Thom Hartmann Program
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12-1 Alan Watts, "The Power of Space" Part 2 of 4 
"Space, which is ordinarily regarded as nothingness, may I'm fact, be our own consciousness -- sensed in the form of an external dimension; and human awe at the vastness of space may be man's astonishment at himself.  We reconsider our position as 'insignificant germs on a minute ball of rock, attached to a minor star on the outer fringe of one of the smaller galaxies."  (AW)     All info: http://www.alanwatts.org   (includes sign up for free newsletter)  


1-2:00 Jack Gariss, "Bio-Meditation"
"Taoism" Part 12  of 16 
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2:00-3:00 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:"
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3-3:30 Science Fiction Break  

3:30 - 6 The Thom Hartmann Program
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