Monday, July 24, 2017

July 24-27

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 (under repair and reconstruction)
“Something’s Happening!” is posted for listening on demand for 60 days after broadcast. The programs are (normally) described on the archives so you can spot the program you are interested in. “Something’s Happening!” is not downloadable because many of the programs I play do not belong to me nor to Pacifica, but you can listen any time day or night, weekends and holidays, for 60 days. Just go to http://archive.kpfk.org Be sure to


FUND DRIVE NEWS
The next mini drive will be late August (ca: 10 days. In 2016 August drive was 3 weeks)
The July mini-drive fell short of goal despite going 4 entire hours past the scheduled time (I don't have final figures yet). For the night people, I'd like to especially thank Buzz for administrating the phones every night; Barbara, our major phone volunteer; and John B. for showing up early every morning. And of course Diane who was constantly encouraging and helping with planning and getting through to the listeners.


BEHIND THE SCENES "Today in Revisionist History"
http://pacificainexile.org/archives/2420
http://www.pacificainexile.org


ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS
July 23, 8-8:30 "The Diamond Way"
From http://www.alanwatts.org


MONDAY NIGHT JULY 24

12-1:30 Caroline Myss, "The Sacred Contract of America" Part 4 (concluding)
'Fulfilling the Vision of Our Mystic Founders'
Just as every individual possesses a "Sacred Contract"-an obligation to fulfill a divine destiny-so too does every nation hold an agreement made for the planet's highest good. So begins Caroline Myss on her inspirational call to action, 'The Sacred Contract of America.'

In this provocative 4-Part program, she sends you an invitation to reconnect with America's original vision of freedom and power, holding a beacon that illuminates:

How your Sacred Contract is woven into that of your nation-and how to maintain both as a conscious citizen The Bill of Rights as the seed of global self-esteem The steps needed to rescue America from its shadow The 12 major archetypes of America, including the Mystic, the Visionary, the Entrepreneur-Philanthropist, and the Rebel-Warrior-and the return of the historical figures who embodied them From its inception, Caroline Myss explains, the United States has been a great spiritual experiment-an unprecedented evolutionary step forward for human civilization that is both magnificent in its promise and perilous in its dangers. With 'The Sacred Contract of America,' this modern-day patriot offers you an impassioned guide to actively participate in resurrecting your nation's highest potential.

Part 4: Every Nation Struggles with survival and Self-Esteem. The American Mother and the Pioneer Woman. The Birth of the Flawless (and Suffering) American Woman. The Pioneer-Hero: Going Where No One Has Gone Before. The Right to Be An Entrepreneur and Our Commitment's to Philanthropy. Managing Freedom and Liberty Through the Power of the Judge. Four Pivotal Points in American History. The Highest Potential of America.

From Sounds True 1 (800) 333-9185, http://www.soundstrue.com/store/the-sacred-contract-of-america-4083.html


1:30-2:30 Chris Hedges "Stopping Fascism"
Recorded in Portland, OR on May 26, 2017.
This is a rebroadcast of this talk, and it was featured a second time by Alternative Radio, so extraordinarily powerful is this presentation - even for Chris Hedges.

One dictionary defines fascism as, “A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism.” The first fascist party was founded by Mussolini in Italy in 1915. Its etymology is traced to the Latin word meaning a bundle of rods tied around an axe, an ancient Roman symbol of authority. Today, the term, for many, immediately conjures up horrific images of storm troopers. But contemporary fascism has undergone a major wardrobe change. Could it happen here? Some see elements of it now with what is called populism, America First, coupled with a largely imagined past, Make America Great Again. The media are denounced as “the enemy of the people,” a phrase Stalin used. Critics of the Leader are bullied and insulted.

Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America. He writes a weekly column for Truthdig.com and is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute. He is the author of many books including 'Empire of Illusion,' 'Death of the Liberal Class,' 'The World As It Is,' and 'Wages of Rebellion.'

From Alternative Radio, 1 (800) 444-1977, https://www.alternativeradio.org/collections/latest-programs/products/hedc011



2:30-3:30 "From the Vault," "1984" by George Orwell Part 13 (conclusion)
This week on From the Vault, continuing one of the most important dystopian novels written in modern history, George Orwell's classic ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four.’
The entire book was read on-air by longtime Pacifica morning show host Charles Morgan in 1975. Morgan was joined by legendary voiceover artist June Foray, widely known for her work in Disney and Warner Brothers animated productions - in particular as the voice of Rocky in the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon. This week we present part of this thirteen-part quintessential Pacifica recording.
From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project. Reading produced by Paul Vangelisti. ‘From the Vault’ Produced by Mark Torres.
From Pacifica Radio Archives, 1 (800) 735-0230, http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org

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
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TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 25

12-12:30 Vaccine Update
'Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed in a Longitudinal Study' by Robert Kennedy Jr., World Mercury Project.
http://vaccineimpact.com/2017/mercury-and-autism-relationship-confirmed-in-longitudinal-study/

12:30-3:30 Judith Orloff, MD, "The Ecstasy of Letting Go"
'Surrender Practices to Empower Your Life'

We often think “surrender” means defeat—yet Dr. Judith Orloff has learned that surrender is the key to a powerful, effective, joyous way of being. “Surrender allows us to let go of our compulsion to over-think, doubt our intuition, and hold back from our complete experience of living,” teaches Dr. Orloff. With 'The Ecstasy of Letting Go,' she presents a practice-based audio to help us apply the insights of her bestseller 'The Ecstasy of Surrender' to our everyday lives. In these two audio sessions, Dr. Orloff offers essential insights and guided practices for:

Releasing fear and judgment to build authentic self-esteem
Receiving clear intuitive and emotional signals
Enhancing relationships and attracting your soul mate
Discovering your destiny—surrender as a path to success
Our fear of losing control of life is based on the belief that we are in control. As Dr. Orloff reveals, “Letting go of this illusion leads us naturally to a state of joy—and into an ecstatic connection with ourselves, the natural world, and each other.” Join this renowned teacher for step-by-step guidance in the transformative art of surrendering to the flow of life with 'The Ecstasy of Letting Go.'
From Sounds True, 1 (800) 333-9185
http://www.soundstrue.com/store/the-ecstasy-of-letting-go.html
(CE Credits Available)


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 ext. 0 (for operator)



WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JULY 26
Happy Birthday KPFK! 1959-2017 = 58 years old!

12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #963 - Watergate and the Assassination of President Kennedy, Part 3"

As comparisons between the Watergate scandal and “Russia-gate” saturate the media (in the summer of 2017), the program reviews information about connections between the Watergate scandal and the assassination of President Kennedy. Nixon told aides that he didn’t want to release the White House tape recordings because he was afraid “the whole Bay of Pigs thing” might come out. Nixon aide H.R. Haldeman said in his book “The Ends of Power” that “the whole Bay of Pigs thing” was a code word in the Nixon White House for the assassination of President Kennedy. (It should be remembered that Nixon was in Dallas on 11/22/63, yet he told the FBI in February of 1964 that he had left Dallas two days prior to Kennedy’s assassination.)

When interviewed by the Warren Commission, Jack Ruby indicated that he had been part of a conspiracy to kill Kennedy and that he feared for his life. The Warren Commission turned a deaf ear to his desire to go to Washington and “spill the beans.” Gerald Ford (who succeeded Nixon as President and pardoned him of all crimes committed), Leon Jaworski (a Warren Commission counsel who was a director of a CIA domestic funding conduit and who was selected by Nixon to be Watergate Special Prosecutor) and Arlen Specter (another Warren Commission counsel who was Nixon’s first choice as his personal defense attorney in the Watergate affair.) were present at Ruby’s de facto confession.

It is interesting to contemplate the text of a letter that Jack Ruby smuggled out of prison. In the letter, Ruby hints that Nazis and Japanese fascists participated in the assassination of President Kennedy. Certainly, elements of what were to become the World Anti-Communist League (including the Asian Peoples Anti-Communist League) were involved...

For a detailed, annotated description of this program go to:
http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-963-watergate-and-the-assassination-of-president-kennedy-part-3/

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


1-2 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour (catch up) "Draft Bernie for a People's Party."

Nick Brana joins us to discuss his efforts to "Draft Bernie for a People's Party;" and economist Ben Zipperer explains how, contrary to conventional wisdom, raising the minimum wage will not result in significant job loss.
Nick Brana was the National Political Outreach Coordinator on Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign through the 2016 Democratic National Convention and went on to become a founding member of "Our Revolution." He is the founder and director at "Draft Bernie for a People's Party."

"The American people are progressive, and they're ready for political change. And representatives in Washington of both parties - the Democrats and Republicans - do not represent what it is that the American people want to see. And so that's kind of the starting intellectual foundation for this." Nick Brana founder of "Draft Bernie for a People's Party."

Ben Zipperer is an economist at the Economic Policy Institute. His areas of expertise include the minimum wage, inequality, and low-wage labor markets. Prior to that, Dr. Zipperer was research economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. He is a senior research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and a research associate at the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California, Berkeley.

The skeptics of minimum wage increases have been consistently shown to be wrong by very careful economic research... minimum wages - at least the kinds typically passed in the United States - tend to do their job. And what I mean by that is they tend to raise the wages of low wage workers and give them higher income; and they do so with very little to no negative costs in terms of employment losses." Ben Zipperer economist at the Economic Policy Institute

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


2-3 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour (latest) "A More Progressive Economic Agenda"
Distinguished economist, Robert Pollin, joins us to share his ideas on a progressive more egalitarian economic agenda. And Dr. Steffie Woolhandler tells us why doctors and other health professionals want a single-payer, Medicare for All healthcare system.
Robert Pollin is a Distinguished Professor of Economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. He is the author of many books on economics including Back to Full Employment and Greening the Global Economy.

“There’s no evidence that countries that have “more flexible (labor) markets” – meaning fewer social protections – perform better, even by standard measures like GDP. This has become one of the myths around globalization: that the only way under a globalized setting countries could compete is by worsening conditions for ordinary people.” Robert Pollin: co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute

Dr. Steffie Woolhandler is a practicing primary care physician, distinguished professor of public health and health policy in the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health at Hunter College, adjunct clinical professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Woolhandler is a co-founder and board member of Physicians for a National Health Program, which is a non-profit research and education organization of 20,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals, who support single-payer national health insurance.

“Medicare for All would mean that everybody on the day they were born would get an insurance card that would pay for all medically needed care at the doctor or hospital of their choice. For doctors it would mean that everybody came with the same coverage; and we no longer had to worry about would the patient come back to see us for follow-up or would they decide that’s just too expensive… that’s not pie in the sky. That is the way that the single–payer systems work in countries like Canada or Scotland.” Dr. Steffie Woolhandler: co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program
Originally heard on KPFK Saturdays, 10am
http://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com


3-3:30 The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature
Terry Tempest Williams: "A Love That Is Wild: Why Wilderness Matters in the 21st Century"
What might a different kind of power look and feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably, even beyond our own species Conservationist, activist, and one of the nation’s most beloved and acclaimed authors, Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer” who speaks eloquently for an ethical stance toward life, showing how environmental issues are social issues that become matters of justice. A scholar at the University of Utah and Dartmouth, she has been equally at home camping in the wilderness and being arrested for civil disobedience.

Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year. 1 (877) bioneer, http://www.bioneers.org


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
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THURSDAY NIGHT, JULY 27

12-1 Alan Watts,
"A Philosophy of Nature"
All info: http://www.alanwatts.org


1-2:00 Jack Gariss, "Bio-Meditation"
'The Science of Meditation' Part 1 of 3


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
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That's All Folks!

Roy rtuckman (at) kpfk.org

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Monday, July 17, 2017

July 17-20



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“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 (under repair and reconstruction)
“Something’s Happening!” is posted for listening on demand for 60 days after broadcast. The programs are (normally) described on the archives so you can spot the program you are interested in. “Something’s Happening!” is not downloadable because many of the programs I play do not belong to me nor to Pacifica, but you can listen any time day or night, weekends and holidays, for 60 days. Just go to http://archive.kpfk.org Be sure to



FUND DRIVE NEWS
The next mini drive is July 11 - 21.
We've also scheduled another 10 day mini-drive in mid to late August
SO WHERE IS THE PROGRESS UNDER THE NEW BOARDS???
The old majority is still pathetically struggling to regain power to continue their destructive plan toward privatization of Pacifica.
The new board majority didn’t arrive with baskets of money, but with progressive values, intelligence, care, experience, dedication and willingness to work. Things HAVE improved, for instance with their aim to cut back on our on-air fundraising – e.g. if you compare 2016 to 2017 fundraising times:

2016:
3 weeks fundraiser in May
5 weeks fundraising in June/July
3 weeks fundraising in August = 77 days

2017:
4 weeks fundraising in May
10 days fundraising in July
10 days fundraising coming in August = 48 days


FOR CAT LOVERS ONLY
We just discovered a major breakthrough to a recurring and scary problem with cats - hairballs. Ever since 'Petromalt' changed their formula flavor from attractive to yucky, we lost the only pleasant and immediate solution to the hacking and choking that can victimize even frequently groomed cats. The 'new and improved' lubrication solution became a type of cruelty. But we just discovered "Hairball Lickstick" which is an appetizing flavor and comes in a roll on form. It's a major relief for our cat and us. The lickstick is sold in many stores and at their website at http://www.petkin.com/Hairball-Lickstick-2-5oz-p/5208.htm (Note: This is not an ad as we are not recompensed in any way and the manufacturer or sellers are not aware of this posting). -- Roy and Diane and 'Boy'



BEHIND THE SCENES "Today in Revisionist History"
http://pacificainexile.org/archives/2420
http://www.pacificainexile.org



ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS
July 16, 8-9am: Probable 1 hour Wattsathon, today only!
From http://www.alanwatts.org





MONDAY NIGHT, JULY 17
Fund Drive Schedule - May Vary from Program Guide on Occasion

Caroline Myss, "The Sacred Contract of America" Part 3 of 4
Just as every individual possesses a "Sacred Contract"—an obligation to fulfill a divine destiny—so too does every nation hold an agreement made for the planet's highest good. So begins Caroline Myss on her inspirational call to action, 'The Sacred Contract of America.'

In this provocative 4-Part program, she sends you an invitation to reconnect with America's original vision of freedom and power, holding a beacon that illuminates:

How your Sacred Contract is woven into that of your nation—and how to maintain both as a conscious citizen
The Bill of Rights as the seed of global self-esteem
The steps needed to rescue America from its shadow
The 12 major archetypes of America, including the Mystic, the Visionary, the Entrepreneur-Philanthropist, and the Rebel-Warrior—and the return of the historical figures who embodied them
From its inception, Caroline Myss explains, the United States has been a great spiritual experiment—an unprecedented evolutionary step forward for human civilization that is both magnificent in its promise and perilous in its dangers. With 'The Sacred Contract of America,' this modern-day patriot offers you an impassioned guide to actively participate in resurrecting your nation's highest potential.

Session 3 of 4: America's Charism of Soul. The Visionary Reaching for the Stars. Commercialism as a Distortion of the Visionary Impulse. We need to Envision America Anew. The Mystic Searching for Light. Puritanism, Morality, and the Control of Sexuality. The Mystical Renaissance of Our Time. The Rebel-Warrior. The American Civil War and the Call of the Rebel. The Slave-Master. Freedom Must be Managed.
From Sounds True 1 (800) 333-9185, http://www.soundstrue.com/store/the-sacred-contract-of-america-4083.html




"From the Vault," "1984" by George Orwell Part 12 of 13
This week on From the Vault, continuing one of the most important dystopian novels written in modern history, George Orwell's classic ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four.’
The entire book was read on-air by longtime Pacifica morning show host Charles Morgan in 1975. Morgan was joined by legendary voiceover artist June Foray, widely known for her work in Disney and Warner Brothers animated productions - in particular as the voice of Rocky in the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon. This week we present part of this thirteen-part quintessential Pacifica recording.
From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project. Reading produced by Paul Vangelisti. ‘From the Vault’ Produced by Mark Torres.
From Pacifica Radio Archives, 1 (800) 735-0230, http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org
NOTE: In this mini-fund drive you can get the entire reading with a $50 pledge!


The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com









TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 18
Fund Drive Schedule - May Vary from Program Guide on Occasion


Vaccine Update


Our best of Fund Drive


The Thom Hartmann Program
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WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JULY 19
Fund Drive Schedule - May Vary from Program Guide on Occasion


Dave Emory, "For the Record #962: Watergate and the Assassination of President Kennedy, Part 2"

This broadcast continues our review of the profound connections between the Watergate scandal and the assassination of President Kennedy. For purposes of convenience and continuity, we recap an overview of some of these links from the description of FTR #961:

With Watergate being bruited about by our media in conjunction with the “investigations” into Trump and “Russia-gate,” we are taking time to dig into the archives and recap information about one of the factors that underlay the Watergate scandal–the Assassination of JFK.

The first of these programs excerpts The Guns of November, Part 3 (recorded on 11/15/1983) at length. From the description for that program:

Richard Nixon’s political demise came through the Watergate scandal. Nixon initiated the Watergate cover-up because he feared that “the whole Bay of Pigs thing” would come out. In his political memoir The Ends of Power, Nixon aide H.R. Haldeman wrote that the phrase “Bay of Pigs” was a code-word within the Nixon White House for the Kennedy assassination.

The program documents many of the areas of overlap between the Watergate and Kennedy investigations.

Nixon himself was in Dallas on November 22, 1963, as a lawyer for Pepsico (the parent company of Pepsi Cola.) Flying out of Dallas roughly two hours before Kennedy was slain, Nixon told the FBI in February of 1964 that the only time he had been in Dallas in 1963 had been “two days prior to the assassination.” This blatant lie is negated by a wire service interview Nixon gave in Dallas on November 21. Text of the interview ran in the New York Times and other major newspapers.

(A Pepsi Cola executive said that Nixon was present in Dallas at a company meeting when the announcement came that President Kennedy had been killed.)

Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski was selected by Nixon to replace the illegally fired Archibald Cox. Jaworski had previously served as a Warren Commission Counsel, while at the same time serving as director of a CIA domestic funding conduit.

Nixon named former Warren Commission member Gerald Ford to replace Vice President Agnew. Ford then replaced Nixon as President and pardoned him of all crimes he may have committed. . . .

. . . . The program discusses evidentiary tributaries connecting numerous other figures to the both investigations, including Watergate Judge John Sirica and Watergate burglar Frank Sturgis.

To attempt selective erasure of the all-important Watergate tapes, Nixon sought the assistance of Gordon Novel, a veteran intelligence agent, electronics expert, anti-Castro veteran and a figure in Jim Garrison’s investigation in New Orleans. At least one key tape was partially erased (the famous 18 1/2 minute gap), though no culprit was ever identified.

In this second broadcast of the series, we draw on Miscellaneous Archive Show M59–Richard Nixon’s Greatest Hits: Highlights of Richard Nixon’s Political Career. In that program (recorded on 5/1/1994), we reviewed an addendum to the original The Guns of November, Part 3. That addendum–recorded in June of 1972 (the 20th anniversary of the original Watergate break-in)–builds on the information from FTR #961.

After reviewing information about Nixon’s presence in Dallas, Texas on 11/22/1963, the program presents research by the late Penn Jones that maintains that Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover, among others, were present at a gathering at oilman Clint Muchison’s home the evening before the assassination–a meeting Jones felt was a planning session for the JFK assassination.

The bulk of this program is gleaned from Bernard J. Fensterwald’s Coincidence or Conspiracy. (Fensterwald was Watergate Burglar James McCord’s chief defense attorney.)

Among the many links between Watergate and the JFK assassination are the Warren Commission members and counsels who were tabbed by Nixon and/or other figures in the investigation to serve in various capacities:

a) Nixon first selected J. Lee Rankin to serve as Watergate Special Prosecutor. Rankin was subsequently tabbed to review the Watergate tapes and determine which would be released. Rankin was the Warren Commission’s liaison between the commission and both the CIA and the FBI. Rankin was a key proponent of the so-called “Magic Bullet Theory.”
b) Warren Commission counsel Arlen Specter, the author of the “Magic Bullet Theory”–was Nixon’s first choice as his personal defense attorney in the Watergate case.
c) Nixon also attempted to requisition Warren Commission member John J. McCloy as Watergate Special Prosecutor.
d) Former Warren Commission counsel Albert Jenner was Nixon’s first choice to serve as the GOP’s minority counsel before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Jenner later withdrew from that position.
e) John Dean selected former Warren Commission counsel Charles Shaffer as his attorney.
f) White House aide John Ehrlichmann tabbed former Warren Commission counsel Joseph Ball to represent him.
g) Nixon’s secretary Rose Marie Woods selected former Warren Commission counsel Charles Rhyne to represent her in a possible investigation of the famous 18 1/2 minute gap in one of the tapes.
h) Nixon Treasury Secretary John Connally’s obstruction of Jim Garrison’s extradition request for Sergio Archacha Smith.

Program Highlights Include:

1.The Nixon White House’s interest in the assassination attempt on George Wallace, which eliminated the Alabama Governor as a possible third-party threat to Nixon’s so-called “Southern Strategy.” Exactly who shot Wallace remains a mystery, but it was most assuredly NOT Arthur Bremer.
2. Two long-time Nixon friends and political associates’ sponsorship of the family of Sirhan Sirhan into the United States. Sirhan did NOT kill Robert F. Kennedy, however the creation of the false cover story to set up the patsy is important. Nixon, of course, won the 1968 election, after Robert Kennedy’s murder eliminated him as a front runner.
3. The role of former Lockheed director of security James Golden as chief of security for Nixon’s 1968 campaign. Many researchers of the RFK assassination believe that the actual shooter of Robert Kennedy was American Nazi Thane Eugene Caesar, who was employed at Lockheed’s Burbank facility, in an area involved with the U-2 spy plane project. (Oswald was also involved with the U-2.)
4. A veritable trove of Warren Commission letter and memoranda pertaining to the above figures involved in the Warren Commission and tabbed by the Nixon team for roles in Watergate that were missing from the National Archives.

For a detailed, annotated description of this program go to: http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-962-watergate-and-the-assassination-of-president-kennedy-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



L. Fletcher Prouty: excerpts from "Understanding Special Operations and Their Impact on the Vietnam War Era"
$200 thank-you gift for the last remaining new books in existence which were pledged for but not paid.



The Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Nick Brana joins us to discuss his efforts to “Draft Bernie for a People’s Party;” and economist Ben Zipperer explains how, contrary to conventional wisdom, raising the minimum wage will not result in significant job loss.
Nick Brana was the National Political Outreach Coordinator on Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign through the 2016 Democratic National Convention and went on to become a founding member of “Our Revolution.” He is the founder and director at “Draft Bernie for a People’s Party.”

“The American people are progressive, and they’re ready for political change. And representatives in Washington of both parties – the Democrats and Republicans – do not represent what it is that the American people want to see. And so that’s kind of the starting intellectual foundation for this.” Nick Brana founder of “Draft Bernie for a People’s Party.”

Ben Zipperer is an economist at the Economic Policy Institute. His areas of expertise include the minimum wage, inequality, and low-wage labor markets. Prior to that, Dr. Zipperer was research economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. He is a senior research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and a research associate at the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California, Berkeley.

The skeptics of minimum wage increases have been consistently shown to be wrong by very careful economic research… minimum wages – at least the kinds typically passed in the United States – tend to do their job. And what I mean by that is they tend to raise the wages of low wage workers and give them higher income; and they do so with very little to no negative costs in terms of employment losses.” Ben Zipperer economist at the Economic Policy Institute

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



The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com






THURSDAY NIGHT, JULY 20
Fund Drive Schedule - May Vary from Program Guide on Occasion

Alan Watts, "A Philosophy of War" Part 4 (conclusion)
"The highest adepts of Japanese Bushido, (The way of the warrior) came through the sheer logic of their craft to what was called the 'no-sword' school of swordsmanship, following Lao-tzu's idea that 'the best soldier is not soldierly, the best fighter is not ferocious.' An application of this logic to conflicts of all kinds, including modern military strategy. (Pentagon please note)" (AW)
All info: http://www.alanwatts.org


Jack Gariss, "Bio-Meditation"
"Spectrum of Relaxation" Part 3 (conclusion)



Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:"
Caroline welcomes the return of Terry Tempest Williams whose “The Hour of the Land” is just now available in paperback w ps addressing the current war on life dire threat to our National Parks. Strength derived from protecting Beauty will see us through. Terry Tempest Williams website: http://coyoteclan.com/ And ‘The Hour of Land’ book details
From KPFA. Caroline's Website: http://www.coyotenetworknews.com



The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com




That's All Folks!



Roy rtuckman (at) kpfk.org

Monday, July 10, 2017

July 13-16

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 (under repair and reconstruction)
“Something’s Happening!” is posted for listening on demand for 60 days after broadcast. The programs are (normally) described on the archives so you can spot the program you are interested in. “Something’s Happening!” is not downloadable because many of the programs I play do not belong to me nor to Pacifica, but you can listen any time day or night, weekends and holidays, for 60 days. Just go to http://archive.kpfk.org



FUND DRIVE NEWS
The next mini drive will be July 11 - 21.

SO WHERE IS THE PROGRESS UNDER THE NEW BOARDS???
The old majority is still pathetically struggling to regain power to continue their destructive plan toward privatization of Pacifica.
The new board majority didn’t arrive with baskets of money, but with progressive values, intelligence, care, experience, dedication and willingness to work. Things HAVE improved, for instance with their aim to cut back on our on-air fundraising – e.g. if you compare 2016 to 2017 fundraising times:

2016:
3 weeks fundraiser in May
5 weeks fundraising in June/July
3 weeks fundraising in August = 77 days

2017:
4 weeks fundraising in May
10 days fundraising in July
10 days fundraising coming in August = 48 days


BEHIND THE SCENES "Today in Revisionist History"
http://pacificainexile.org/archives/2420
http://www.pacificainexile.org


ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS
July 9, 8-8:30am, “Nothingness”
From http://www.alanwatts.org





MONDAY NIGHT JULY 10

12-2:30 Caroline Myss, "The Sacred Contract of America" Parts 1 & 2
'Fulfilling the Vision of Our Mystic Founders'

Just as every individual possesses a "Sacred Contract"—an obligation to fulfill a divine destiny—so too does every nation hold an agreement made for the planet's highest good. So begins Caroline Myss on her inspirational call to action, 'The Sacred Contract of America.'

In this provocative 4-Part program, she sends you an invitation to reconnect with America's original vision of freedom and power, holding a beacon that illuminates:

How your Sacred Contract is woven into that of your nation—and how to maintain both as a conscious citizen
The Bill of Rights as the seed of global self-esteem
The steps needed to rescue America from its shadow
The 12 major archetypes of America, including the Mystic, the Visionary, the Entrepreneur-Philanthropist, and the Rebel-Warrior—and the return of the historical figures who embodied them
From its inception, Caroline Myss explains, the United States has been a great spiritual experiment—an unprecedented evolutionary step forward for human civilization that is both magnificent in its promise and perilous in its dangers. With 'The Sacred Contract of America,' this modern-day patriot offers you an impassioned guide to actively participate in resurrecting your nation's highest potential.

Part 1 of 4:
What has happened to Patriotism born of Ideals? All Nations have a Sacred Contract, The Conscious Construction of America. The ideals of of Our Nation Need to Be Made Manifest, The Great Vision of Equal Self-Esteem for All Beings Why We Need to Know Our History. The American Revolution: Soul-Filled Rebels Directed by a Vision of Light America's Role in Our Evolution to Become a Unified Global Community.

Past 2 of 4:
The Journey of Self-Esteem: From External to Internal Power. The Shadow of America's Sacred Contract. America's Orphan Archetype. Victimization: The Slaughter of the Native Americans and the Predatory Nature of Human Beings. Our Passion to Rescue Victims. The Link Between Self-Sabotage and the Feeling that We Are a Victim of Our Government, The Turning Point of the Vietnam War. Becoming an Agent for Change, Entitlement and the Prostitute Archetype.

From Sounds True 1 (800) 333-9185, http://www.soundstrue.com/store/the-sacred-contract-of-america-4083.html




2:30-3:30 "From the Vault," "1984" by George Orwell Part 11 of 13

This week on From the Vault, continuing one of the most important dystopian novels written in modern history, George Orwell's classic ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four.’

The entire book was read on-air by longtime Pacifica morning show host Charles Morgan in 1975. Morgan was joined by legendary voiceover artist June Foray, widely known for her work in Disney and Warner Brothers animated productions - in particular as the voice of Rocky in the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon. This week we present part of this thirteen-part quintessential Pacifica recording.

From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project. Reading produced by Paul Vangelisti. ‘From the Vault’ Produced by Mark Torres.

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



3:30-6 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

(No Community Calendar during the fund drive)




TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 11
Fund Drive Schedule - Schedule may be altered for fund drive.


Vaccine Update
“AMA Opposes Vaccine Research – A Reply”



Sandra Ingerman, "Miracles for the Earth"
'A 7-Step Guide to Healing Yourself and Your Environment'

Is it possible to create miracles using the power of your intentions? On 'Miracles for the Earth,' Sandra Ingerman teaches a traditional seven-step process known as "shapeshifting" (or transfiguration) that has actually been demonstrated to purify water and soil in the physical environment.

Combining shamanic principles for merging with your pure essence with the tools of modern science, this internationally respected shamanic practitioner demonstrates how to harness your spiritual power to generate changes in your own health, in your relationships, and in the natural surroundings where you live. Includes many guided visualizations, rituals, and chants.

Part 1 of 2:
Our elemental nature. Transforming personal and environmental toxins. A formula for transmutation. Changing perception, changing reality. Transfiguration ceremonies. Working with water.

Part 2:
Alchemy of the soul. Transforming negative states of consciousness. Love and appreciation practice. Merging with the elements, Merging with a tree. Imagination and creation. Introduction to transfiguration meditation Transfiguration meditation. Toning and grounding.

From Sounds True, 1 (800) 333-9185, http://www.soundstrue.com/store/miracles-for-the-earth-3876.html#


The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com


(No Community Calendar during the fund drive)



WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JULY 12
Fund Drive Schedule - Schedule may be altered for fund drive.

Dave Emory, “For the Record #961 – Watergate and the Assassination of President Kennedy” Part 1 of 3

With Watergate being bruited about by our media in conjunction with the “investigations” into Trump and “Russia-gate,” we are taking time to dig into the archives and recap information about one of the factors that underlay the Watergate scandal–the Assassination of JFK.

The first of the programs excerpts ;The Guns of November,; Part 3 (recorded on 11/15/1983) at length. From the description for the program:

“Richard Nixon’s political demise came through the Watergate scandal. Nixon initiated the Watergate cover-up because he feared that “the whole Bay of Pigs thing” would come out. In his political memoir The Ends of Power, Nixon aide H.R. Haldeman wrote that the phrase “Bay of Pigs” was a code-word within the Nixon White House for the Kennedy assassination.

The program documents many of the areas of overlap between the Watergate and Kennedy investigations.

Nixon himself was in Dallas on November 22, 1963, as a lawyer for Pepsico (the parent company of Pepsi Cola.) Flying out of Dallas roughly two hours before Kennedy was slain, Nixon told the FBI in February of 1964 that the only time he had been in Dallas in 1963 had been “two days prior to the assassination.” This blatant lie is negated by a wire service interview Nixon gave in Dallas on November 21. Text of the interview ran in the New York Times and other major newspapers.

Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski was selected by Nixon to replace the illegally fired Archibald Cox. Jaworski had previously served as a Warren Commission Counsel, while at the same time serving as director of a CIA domestic funding conduit.

Nixon named former Warren Commission member Gerald Ford to replace Vice President Agnew. Ford then replaced Nixon as President and pardoned him of all crimes he may have committed. . . .

. . . . The program discusses evidentiary tributaries connecting numerous other figures to the both investigations, including Watergate Judge John Sirica and Watergate burglar Frank Sturgis.

To attempt selective erasure of the all-important Watergate tapes, Nixon sought the assistance of Gordon Novel, a veteran intelligencer, electronics expert, anti-Castro veteran and a figure in Jim Garrison’s investigation in New Orleans. At least one key tape was partially erased (the famous 18 1/2 minute gap), though no culprit was ever identified.

For a detailed, annotated description of this program go to:
http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-961-watergate-and-the-assassination-of-president-kennedy-part-1/

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



The Ralph Nader Radio Hour
Also heard on KPFK Saturdays, 10am
http://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com



The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

(No Community Calendar during the fund drive)



THURSDAY NIGHT, JULY 13
Fund Drive Schedule - Schedule may be altered for fund drive.


Alan Watts, "A Philosophy of War" #3 of 4
"The highest adepts of Japanese Bushido, (The way of the warrior) came through the sheer logic of their craft to what was called the 'no-sword' school of swordsmanship, following Lao-tzu's idea that 'the best soldier is not soldierly, the best fighter is not ferocious.' An application of this logic to conflicts of all kinds, including modern military strategy. (Pentagon please note)" (AW)
All info: http://www.alanwatts.org


Jack Gariss, "Bio-Meditation"
"Spectrum of Relaxation"


The "Missing Visionary Activist Program"
The lost last 1/2 hour of last weeks' program has been resurrected and we hear it now!
With Laura Cortner and Bob Hieronimus, authors of “The Secret Life of Lady Liberty - Goddess in the New World.” http://www.21stcenturyradio.com/
From KPFA. Caroline's Website: http://www.coyotenetworknews.com


The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

(No Community Calendar during the fund drive)



That's All Folks!

Roy rtuckman (at) kpfk.org


TO SUBSCRIBE, 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

Monday, July 3, 2017

July 3-6


July 3-6, 2017

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 (under repair and reconstruction)
"Something's Happening!" is posted for listening on demand for 60 days after broadcast. The programs are (normally) described on the archives so you can spot the program you are interested in. "Something's Happening!" is not downloadable because many of the programs I play do not belong to me nor to Pacifica, but you can listen any time day or night, weekends and holidays, for 60 days. Just go to http://archive.kpfk.org Be sure to

FUND DRIVE NEWS
The next mini drive will be July 11 - 21.

BEHIND THE SCENES "Today in Revisionist History"
http://pacificainexile.org/archives/2420
http://www.pacificainexile.org


ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS
July 2, 8-8:30am
'The Limits of Language' part 2
From http://www.alanwatts.org



MONDAY NIGHT, JULY 3
OLD RADIO NIGHT!

12-3 Bobb Lynes & Barbara Sunday, "Don't Touch That Dial"
We'll play 'Fibber McGee and Molly,' 'The Great Gildersleeve,' 'The Cavalcade of America,' and 'The Big Show' Email Bobb: iairotr@hotmail.com<mailto:iairotr@hotmail.com> Email Barbara: donttouchthatdial@hotmail.com<mailto:donttouchthatdial@hotmail.com>


3-4 NBC University Theater (1-23-49)
"Ministry of Fear" By Graham Greene. (newly discovered recording)

4-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711 ext. 0 (for operator)


TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 4

12-12:30 Vaccine Update

12:30- 3:30 Deena Metzger, "This Body My Life"
Deena Metzger's life is a lesson in healing for all women who have suffered from serious illness. On This Body, My Life, Deena shares the story of her recovery from a radical mastectomy, and her profound discovery that creativity and the imagination can heal.

Her own healing began, she tells us, with the simplest of acts: she brought her typewriter into the hospital with her. Looking inward, writing constantly through the pain, she saw past society's obsession with death. She saw her illness centered, not in her body, but in the world we live in. How can our bodies be healthy when our planet is not? Through the language of metaphor, we come to understand the links between life-threatening illness and the toxic environment we inhabit.

This story of tremendous courage and self-reliance is a blessing for every person faced with illness. Deena shows that each small gesture we make, each healing relationship we form, helps heal us all. While This Body, My Life concerns the challenge of cancer, it is not about slipping quietly into death. It is about awakening into life-through creativity, love, and courage. Includes a live lecture, "The Practice of Creativity and Healing," and a detailed question-and-answer session about Deena's life, art, and work. Her latest book is "A Rain of Night Birds" http://deenametzger.net/
http://www.soundstrue.com/store/catalogsearch/result/?q=Deena


3:30-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711 ext. 0 (for operator)



WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JULY 5

12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #960 - Update on the High Profile Hacks"
As indicated by the title, this broadcast updates the high-profile hacks, at the epicenter of "Russia Gate," the brutal political fantasy that is at the core of American New Cold War propaganda and that may well lead to World War III.

(Other programs dealing with this subject include: FTR #'s 917, 923, 924, 940, 943, 958, 959.)

As we have noted in many previous broadcasts and posts, cyber attacks are easily disguised. Perpetrating a "cyber false flag" operation is disturbingly easy to do. In a world where the verifiably false and physically impossible "controlled demolition"/Truther nonsense has gained traction, cyber false flag ops are all the more threatening and sinister.

Now, we learn that the CIA's hacking tools are specifically crafted to mask CIA authorship of the attacks. Most significantly, for our purposes, is the fact that the Agency's hacking tools are engineered in such a way as to permit the authors of the event to represent themselves as Russian.

This is of paramount significance in evaluating the increasingly neo-McCarthyite New Cold War propaganda about "Russian interference" in the U.S. election.

We then highlight the recent conclusions of the French cyberintelligence chief (Guillaume Poupard) and his warnings about the incredible dangers of cyber-misattribution-the ease with which any random hacker could carrying out a spear-phishing attack, and his bafflement at the NSA's recent Russian attribution to the spear-phishing French election hacks.

Characteristic of the disingenuous, propagandistic spin of American news media on Putin/Russia/the high profile hacks is a New York Times article that accuses Putin of laying down a propaganda veil to cover for alleged Russian hacking, omitting his remarks that-correctly-note that contemporary technology easily permits the misattribution of cyber espionage/hacking.

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

http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-960-update-on-the-high-profile-hacks/

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

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

NOTE: Ralph Nader Radio Hour will be on at 2am tonight.


1-2 Chris Hedges - "Stopping Fascism"
One dictionary defines fascism as, "A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism." The first fascist party was founded by Mussolini in Italy in 1915. Its etymology is traced to the Latin word meaning a bundle of rods tied around an axe, an ancient Roman symbol of authority. Today, the term, for many, immediately conjures up horrific images of storm troopers. But contemporary fascism has undergone a major wardrobe change. Could it happen here? Some see elements of it now with what is called populism, America First, coupled with a largely imagined past, Make America Great Again. The media are denounced as "the enemy of the people," a phrase Stalin used. Critics of the Leader are bullied and insulted.

Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America. He writes a weekly column for Truthdig.org and is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute. He is the author of many books including 'Empire of Illusion,' 'Death of the Liberal Class,' 'The World As It Is' and 'Wages of Rebellion.' From Alternative Radio, http://www.alternativeradio.org 1 (800) 444-1977


2-3 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour
Dean Baker/Standing Up For Children

Ralph talks to renowned economist, Dean Baker, about the state of "free trade" in the era of Trump; and original Nader's Raider, Robert Fellmeth, joins us to advocate for a group of people who have virtually no say in the political process, children.


Dean Baker is an economist widely recognized for being one of the first to have predicted the crash of the U.S. housing bubble as early as five years before it actually happened. He is the co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington DC, which seeks to make economic issues accessible to the general public in order to promote meaningful debate on those issues. Dr. Baker is one of the leading critics of the so-called "free-trade" deals like NAFTA and the TPP and is the author of several books, including Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy were structured to Make the Rich Richer.

"We still have all sorts of barriers that make it extremely difficult for... a foreign trained doctor - even trained to very high standards... to practice in the United States. So we protect to a large extent our most highly paid workers. It was only the manufacturing workers, the less highly paid, less educated workers that were quite deliberately put in competition with their low-paid counterparts in the developing world." Economist Dean Baker on the contradictions of "Free Trade"

After helping Ralph investigate the Federal Trade Commission as one of those original "Nader's Raiders," Robert Fellmeth became an attorney for the Center for the Study of Responsive Law, Ralph's office in DC. In 1980, as a University of San Diego Law School faculty member, he founded that school's Center for Public Interest Law . He is also the founder of the Children's Advocacy Institute, one of the nation's premiere academic, research, and advocacy organizations working to improve the lives of all children and youth, with special emphasis on reforming the child protection and foster care systems and improving outcomes for youth aging out of foster care.

Rebroadcast from KPFK Saturdays, 10am
http://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com


3-3:30 Michael Parenti, "The Supremely Political Court"
Archival, updated to reflect Trump admin.

In February, 2017 the name of Michael Parenti and references to his 23 books and countless lectures are flooding the Internet. It appears that his writings on history, the demise of US democracy, capitalism and the rule of the one percent, fascism, patriotism and US First-ism that span the decades from the late 1960s to 2014 were meant to be read and used today.

Michael Parenti was born into a working class Italian family in East Harlem, New York City. He went on to receive his Ph.D. in political science at Yale in 1962. His academic career was cut short by his dismissal after he was arrested for protesting the US war on Vietnam. Parenti became an independent scholar, lecturer and author.

The 12 part TUC Radio series "Democracy What Went Wrong" with recordings of Parenti's lectures was produced in 1995. Parenti comments on major institutions such as the military, the CIA, media, corporations, universities, police, and the Supreme Court, offering suggestions on how to regain democratic control. We chose to rebroadcast Michael Parenti's extraordinary history and analysis of the Supreme Court since that court and a Trump nominee dominate the media in early 2017.

Over 20 years ago Parenti already pointed to the role of the court in concentrating wealth in the top 1 percent, and the way in which the Supreme Court expanded the power of corporations and laid the groundwork for what later became the Citizens United ruling of 2009. And Parenti shows how the Supreme Court began to give powers to the President in matters of foreign policy and national security that neither Congress nor the constitution had granted. He said: "... by Judicial Fiat the President could now do whatever he wanted in the absence of specific legislative prohibitions."

As of the date of this recording it still remains to be seen how the executive order issued by Donald Trump on January 27barring citizens from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the US for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days and indefinitely preventing refugees from Syria from coming to the US will be decided by the current Supreme Court of 2017. Given the analysis made by Michael Parenti 20 years ago the outcome is uncertain. Michael Parenti's website: http://www.michaelparenti.org From TUC Radio, http://www.tucradio.org 1 (707) 463-2654.


3:30-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711 ext. 0 (for operator)


THURSDAY NIGHT, JULY 6

12-1 Alan Watts, "A Philosophy of War" part 2 of 4
"The highest adepts of Japanese Bushido, (The way of the warrior) came through the sheer logic of their craft to what was called the 'no-sword' school of swordsmanship, following Lao-tzu's idea that 'the best soldier is not soldierly, the best fighter is not ferocious.' An application of this logic to conflicts of all kinds, including modern military strategy. (Pentagon please note)" (AW)
All info: http://www.alanwatts.org

1-2:00 Jack Gariss, "Bio-Meditation"
"Spectrum of Relaxation" Part 2 of 3.

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

5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
KPFK Switchboard has a printed copy at hand - 9am-5pm (818) 985-2711 ext. 0 (for operator)

That's All Folks!

Roy rtuckman (at) kpfk.org

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