Monday, March 26, 2018

March 26-29

 Program Guide March 26-29, 2018



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BEHIND THE SCENES "Information Shortage"


8-8:30am "Mythology of Hinduism" Part 3 (concluding)



12-1:15 Saturday with Sheehan (March 17)

The latest in the once a month webinar with Danny Sheehan

This month, Danny presents an update on the (still happening) Dakota Access Pipeline cases and answers questions from the listeners, principally regarding what might/could happen in Washington politics and the possibilities and direction of impeachment of Trump and Pence and the upcoming battle for control of Congress in November between and within the major parties.

Since 2006, Daniel Sheehan has served as the lead attorney and general counsel for the Lakota People’s Law Project (LPLP). Much of LPLP's work has been in South Dakota to stop violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and rescue Lakota children from an abusive state care system.

In 2016, LPLP began organizing around the Dakota Access Pipeline. Our Lakota staff were on the ground at Oceti Sakowin camp from its inception in April 2016 to the final days in February, 2017. Daniel is now heading a legal team representing Chase Iron Eyes and others facing felony charges related to the #NoDAPL movement. Much of Danny's time is spent in Bismarck, North Dakota, prepping for the trials which continue. To learn more about the work of Lakota People's Law Project, visit

'The Peoples Advocate,' the autobiography of American Constitutional Trial Attorney Daniel Sheehan, is now available through our online store! Sheehan traces his personal journey from his working-class roots through Harvard Law School and his initial career in private practice. His early disenchantment led to his return for further study at Harvard Divinity School, and rethinking the nature of his career. Eventually his role as President and Chief Trial Counselor for the famous Washington, DC-based Christic Institute would help define his role as America's preeminent cause lawyer.

In The Peoples Advocate, Sheehan details “the inside story” of over a dozen historically significant American legal cases of the 20th Century, all of which he litigated. The remarkable cases covered in the book include both The Pentagon Papers Case in 1971 and The Watergate Burglary Case in 1973. In addition, Sheehan served as the Chief Attorney on The Karen Silkwood Case in 1976, which revealed the CIA's Israeli Desk had been smuggling 98% bomb-grade plutonium to the State of Israel and to Iran. In 1984, he was the Chief Trial Counsel on The American Sanctuary Movement Case, establishing the right of American church workers to provide assistance to Central American political refugees fleeing Guatemalan and Salvadorian “death squads.” His involvement with the sanctuary movement ultimately led to Sheehan's famous Iran/Contra Federal Civil Racketeering Case against the Reagan/Bush Administration, which he investigated, initiated, filed, and then litigated. The resulting “Iran/Contra Scandal” nearly brought down that Administration, leading Congress to consider the impeachment of over a dozen of the top-ranking officials of the Reagan/Bush Administration.

'The Peoples Advocate' is the “real story” of these and many other historic American cases, told from the unique point of view of a central lawyer

These monthly webinars are produced by and the People's Disclosure Movement, "a collective of more than 11,000 peaceful groups & individuals from 100+ countries who meet up once a month, to make coordinated, interactive and united contact with loving and peaceful ET civilizations " - a subject that has fascinated Danny since his childhood and in which he is active in several roles. The coordinator-interviewer is Kosta Makreas

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1:15-2:30 Rick Jarow, "The Ultimate Anti-Career Guide"The Inner Path to Finding Your Work in the World'According to the perennial wisdom teachings, your vocation is not a means of survival in the world-it is a pure expression of your life force. Vocation arises, not as a response to external forces, but authentically from within your own body.

To the modern mind, this approach to work sounds radical. But for more than 3,000 years, sacred traditions in the East and West have allowed vocation to serve as a platform for spiritual and material growth. The Ultimate Anti-Career Guide is the first audio curriculum that adapts this classic approach to right livelihood to the challenges unique to our place and time.

Based on the national anti-career workshops taught by Dr. Rick Jarow since 1988, this is the same life-changing program that has helped thousands of frustrated job-seekers open to their intuition, transform their values into action, and answer their true calling-instead of settling for a paycheck.

Traditional career strategies are simply reactions to the job market, Dr. Jarow begins-for example, matching an inventory of skills with the want ads. An anticareer is a manifestation of the unique blueprint for your destiny encoded in your body since birth. The key to this revolutionary approach is your body's chakra system, the seven centers that govern the free flow of prana, or life force, through your body. Through a program of powerful meditations, you gain direct access to your chakras, clearing and aligning them with the energetic forces that make everything in life possible.

You don't have to go out looking for a job, Dr. Jarow says. The job you were born to do will unfold in time, like a tree from a seed, as you let go of self-limiting concepts and open to the energy of creation-with The Ultimate Anti-Career Guide.

Session 6: The Alignment of the Will

The third chakra and directed focus. The Law of Attention. Fire in the belly thought experiment. Why just setting goals isn't enough. Developing a consensus among variouis parts of your being. Trajectory vs. goal. More.

Rick Jarow is a professor of religious studies in Vassar College, a former Melon Fellow at Columbia University and a practicing career counselor. His popular Anti-Career Workshops, which he has taught internationally, are based on years of research and practice encompassing both Eastern and Western Traditions. He is the author of 'In Search of the Sacred' and 'Creating the Work You Love.'

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

2:30-3:30 "From the Vault,"- 'This History of Feminism' Part 1

Throughout history, women have suffered many injustices in the workplace including unequal wages, unsafe work conditions and predatory sexual harassment from male administrators.

By early 2018, there have been some encouraging steps taken to change this, most notably in Hollywood and politics where courageous women standing up resulted in the exposure to this institutional crisis in workplace safety for women.

On this weeks From The Vault we showcase some of the Feminist efforts throughout history that helped shape the efforts we are seeing today.

First we will play a program from 1982 called Feminism in the 1800s produced in 1982 and featuring author Ellen DuBois who writes about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Mary Wollstonecraft, Frances Wright and others.

Then we will play the 1998 talk by Angela Davis called Blues Legacies and Black Feminism. Angela Davis traces early blues artists including Gertrude "Ma" Rainy, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday to illustrate how black women helped shape feminist historical traditions through their music.

‘From the Vault’ Produced by Mark Torres.

From Pacifica Radio Archives, 1 (800) 735-0230,

3:45-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

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5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar

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12-1 Vaccine Update

Newsweek: “Is Marijuana the World’s Most Effective Treatment for Autism?” (including videos)


1-2:30 "Energy Medicine"

'Subtle Energies, Consciousness, and the New Science of Healing'

Is the human body merely a complex biological machine, or is our health sustained by 'subtle energies' that can be guided for healing? These are the questions that are posed by the field of energy medicine. Since 1990, the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, the ISSSEEM, has hosted the world's most eminent scholars and practitioners within this revolutionary new medical field. From the effects of bioelectromagnetic energy on the body to the healing effects of prayer to subtle energy practices of other cultures, 'Energy Medicine' gathers the best of ISSSEEM's celebrated conferences into one thought-provoking reference set. Twelve in depth and authoritative presentations will be presented here over the next several weeks.

Talk 7 of 12: Beverly Rubik, Ph.D., "Subtle Information in Healing"

Dr. Rubik earned degrees in chemistry and biophysics before founding the Center for Frontier Sciences at Temple University. A popular lecturer, consultant, and respected author, she is listed in the 'Who's Who of Science and Technology.'

Talk 8: Robert O. Becker, M.D., "Bioelectromagnetics and Energy Medicine"

Robert Becker is the original researcher and acknowledged authority on the effects of electromagnetic fields on living organisms. His book, 'The Body Electric,' documents both positive effects of electricity - such as limb regeneration - and the health dangers of common electromagnetic fields.

Originally produced by but not in current catalog.

2:30-3:30 Margaret Wheatley: "Warriors for the Human Spirit"

Margaret Wheatley is a writer and management consultant who draws upon systems analysis, chaos theory, and other diverse fields of study to inform her work. She is the author of 'Leadership and the New Science' and 'Who Do We Choose to Be?,' among others. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon talks with Margaret about the cycles of life and history, especially as they apply to the chaotic contemporary world. Margaret emphasizes that we need to see our present moment with clear eyes, even if doing so might court despair. Tami and Margaret speak on the need to create "islands of sanity" within our communities and what it means to become a warrior for the human spirit. Finally, they discuss what it means to be such a warrior without engaging in the same fear and anger we are trying to fight. From Sounds True 'Insights at the Edge' series. For free download of audio and/or transcript:

3:45-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website:

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5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar

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12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #996: -- "Civilization’s Twilight: Update on Technocratic Fascism"

Updating our ongoing analysis of what Mr. Emory calls “technocratic fascism,” we examine how existing technologies are neutralizing and/or rendering obsolete foundational elements of our civilization and democratic governmental systems.

We begin our description by referencing a vitally important article by David Golumbia. ” . . . . Such tech no cratic beliefs are wide spread in our world today, espe cially in the enclaves of dig i tal enthu si asts, whether or not they are part of the giant corporate-digital leviathan. Hack ers (‘civic,’ ‘eth i cal,’ ‘white’ and ‘black’ hat alike), hack tivists, Wik iLeaks fans [and Julian Assange et al–D. E.], Anony mous ‘mem bers,’ even Edward Snow den him self walk hand-in-hand with Face book and Google in telling us that coders don’t just have good things to con tribute to the polit i cal world, but that the polit i cal world is theirs to do with what they want, and the rest of us should stay out of it: the polit i cal world is bro ken, they appear to think (rightly, at least in part), and the solu tion to that, they think (wrongly, at least for the most part), is for pro gram mers to take polit i cal mat ters into their own hands. . . . [Tor co-creator] Din gle dine asserts that a small group of soft ware devel op ers can assign to them selves that role, and that mem bers of demo c ra tic poli ties have no choice but to accept them hav ing that role. . . .”

Beginning with a chilling opinion piece in “The New York Times,” we note that technological development threatens to super-charge the Big Lies that drive our world. As anyone who saw the file Star Wars film “Rogue One” knows, the technology required to create a nearly life-like computer-generated videos of a real person is already a reality. Once the province of movie studios and other firms with millions to spend, the technology is now available for download for free.

” . . . . In 2016 Gareth Edwards, the director of the Star Wars film ‘Rogue One,’ was able to create a scene featuring a young Princess Leia by manipulating images of Carrie Fisher as she looked in 1977. Mr. Edwards had the best hardware and software a $200 million Hollywood budget could buy. Less than two years later, images of similar quality can be created with software available for free download on Reddit. That was how a faked video supposedly of the actress Emma Watson in a shower with another woman ended up on the website Celeb Jihad. . . .”

The technology has already rendered obsolete selective editing such as that performed by James O’Keefe: ” . . . . as the novelist William Gibson once said, ‘The street finds its own uses for things.’ So do rogue political actors. The implications for democracy are eye-opening. The conservative political activist James O’Keefe has created a cottage industry manipulating political perceptions by editing footage in misleading ways. In 2018, low-tech editing like Mr. O’Keefe’s is already an anachronism: Imagine what even less scrupulous activists could do with the power to create ‘video’ framing real people for things they’ve never actually done. One harrowing potential eventuality: Fake video and audio may become so convincing that it can’t be distinguished from real recordings, rendering audio and video evidence inadmissible in court. . . .”

After highlighting a story about AI-generated “deepfake” pornography with people’s faces superimposed on others’ bodies in pornographic layouts, we note how robots have altered our political and commercial landscapes, through cyber technology: ” . . . . Robots are getting better, every day, at impersonating humans. When directed by opportunists, malefactors and sometimes even nation-states, they pose a particular threat to democratic societies, which are premised on being open to the people. Robots posing as people have become a menace. . . . In coming years, campaign finance limits will be (and maybe already are) evaded by robot armies posing as ‘small’ donors. And actual voting is another obvious target — perhaps the ultimate target. . . .”

Before the actual replacement of manual labor by robots, devices to technocratically “improve”–read “coercively engineer” workers are patented by Amazon and have been used on workers in some of their facilities. ” . . . . What if your employer made you wear a wristband that tracked your every move, and that even nudged you via vibrations when it judged that you were doing something wrong? What if your supervisor could identify every time you paused to scratch or fidget, and for how long you took a bathroom break? What may sound like dystopian fiction could become a reality for Amazon warehouse workers around the world. The company has won two patents for such a wristband. . . .”

For some U.K Amazon warehouse workers, the future is now: ” . . . . Max Crawford, a former Amazon warehouse worker in Britain, said in a phone interview, ‘After a year working on the floor, I felt like I had become a version of the robots I was working with.’ He described having to process hundreds of items in an hour — a pace so extreme that one day, he said, he fell over from dizziness. ‘There was no time to go to the loo,’ he said, using the British slang for toilet. ‘You had to process the items in seconds and then move on. If you didn’t meet targets, you were fired.’

“He worked back and forth at two Amazon warehouses for more than two years and then quit in 2015 because of health concerns, he said: ‘I got burned out.’ Mr. Crawford agreed that the wristbands might save some time and labor, but he said the tracking was ‘stalkerish’ and feared that workers might be unfairly scrutinized if their hands were found to be ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time.’ ‘They want to turn people into machines,’ he said. ‘The robotic technology isn’t up to scratch yet, so until it is, they will use human robots.’ . . . .”

Some tech workers, well placed at R & D pacesetters and giants such as Facebook and Google have done an about-face on the impact of their earlier efforts and are now struggling against the misuse of the technologies they helped to launch:

” . . . . A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build. . . . ‘The largest supercomputers in the world are inside of two companies — Google and Facebook — and where are we pointing them?’ Mr. [Tristan] Harris said. ‘We’re pointing them at people’s brains, at children.’ . . . . Mr. [RogerMcNamee] said he had joined the Center for Humane Technology because he was horrified by what he had helped enable as an early Facebook investor. ‘Facebook appeals to your lizard brain — primarily fear and anger,’ he said. ‘And with smartphones, they’ve got you for every waking moment.’ . . . .”

Transitioning to our next program–updating AI (artificial intelligence) technology as it applies to technocratic fascism–we note that AI machines are being designed to develop other AI’s–“The Rise of the Machine.” ” . . . . Jeff Dean, one of Google’s leading engineers, spotlighted a Google project called AutoML. ML is short for machine learning, referring to computer algorithms that can learn to perform particular tasks on their own by analyzing data. AutoML, in turn, is a machine learning algorithm that learns to build other machine-learning algorithms. With it, Google may soon find a way to create A.I. technology that can partly take the humans out of building the A.I. systems that many believe are the future of the technology industry. . .

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1-2 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Initially heard on KPFK Saturdays, 10am

2-3 Nomi Prins, 'The Inherently Unstable Economy'

We hear a lot about bulls and bears and the magic of the stock market. The magic is shared by a few. The richest 10 percent own 84 percent of all shares of stock. Remember the days when Republicans prided themselves on being fiscally responsible? Well, they’re long gone. The deficit and the debt are astronomical. The 2008 crash ushered in the deepest recession since the Great Depression. Can it happen again? You bet. Just read the tea leaves. The tax cut just blew a gigantic hole in the budget. The big banks are now sitting on record profits. CEOs are giving themselves huge bonuses. “Draining the swamp?” The economy is led by ex-bankers and Goldman Sachs alumni with the same mentality that led to the previous crash. And there are few checks and balances as deregulators rule government agencies.

This event was presented by the Lannan Foundation.

Nomi Prins is a former Wall Street investment banker turned journalist. She worked at Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns. Her articles appear in major newspapers and magazines. She is the author of' It Takes a Pillage,' 'All the President Bankers' and 'Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World.'

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

3-3:30 The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature

"The Sophia Century: When Women Come Into Co-Equal Partnership"

Women-led movements arising around the world herald a profound shift that changes everything. Visionary women leaders Osprey Orielle-Lake , Leila Salazar and Lynne Twist report on the women leading the clean energy revolution in Africa, defending the Amazonian rainforest, and making peace in Liberia. From 1 (877) BIONEER

3:45-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website:

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5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar

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12-1 Alan Watts, "Whose is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory?" (Part 2 of 4)

A discussion of the Judeo-Christian model of the universe, over which God rules as political monarch, and in relation to another models - the dramatic (Hindu), the organic (Chinese), and the mechanical (late Western); adding the question as to what extent the individual creates his own authorities. (AW)

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

"Jewish Mysticism" Part 1 of 2

Recorded live on KPFK December, 1969.

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

From KPFA. Caroline's Website:

3-3:30 Science Fiction Break

3:30 - 5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website:

For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'

5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar

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