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September 17-20

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"Humor in Religion"



12 -1 Pema Chodron, "Getting Unstuck" Session 3 & 4 of 6

Session 3: It's not bad to have thoughts. Degrees of shempa. Using the breath to get unstuck.. Q&A: Addressing trauma in meditation and the most important thing.

Session 4: Lightening things up. Getting curious about your world. Making daily aspirations. The balance of gloriousness and wretchedness. Seeing yourself clearly.

From Sounds True 1 (800) 333-9185,

1-2 Ken Wilbur "A Brief History About Everything"

Part of 6: Awakening to the Nondual

Fulcrum 9 - The Causal. The Nondual. The Immediacy of Pure Presence. Enlightenment.

(Read by Steve Grad and Willow Pearson)

From Shambhala Audio

2-3 From the Vault "George Carlin and Seven Words"

In October 1973, WBAI 99.5 FM host Paul Gorman broadcast George Carlin's "Filthy Words" bit over the New York City airwaves during a weekday drive-time slot, a piece which Gorman had not edited or "bleeped" out in any way. His audience certainly raised their eyebrows as they digested every word that spewed from Carlin's mouth as he let it rip. Rich- very rich- with expletives, the broadcast would become the genesis for one of most important landmark Supreme Court decisions on free-speech in the last 30 years. The fallout from that historic broadcast as recorded in the vaults of Pacifica Radio Archives is the subject for this week's episode of From the Vault.

F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, or the "Carlin Case" as it is now commonly called, was really born from the action of one lone radio listener whom filed a complaint with FCC some weeks after the original "Filthy Words" broadcast in 1973 on WBAI. After a volley of threats from the FCC, Pacifica Foundation (which owns and operates WBAI) dug in its heels and began to fight back. After an initial court victory by Pacifica, the FCC appealed to the Supreme Court, which in 1978 rejected Pacifica's arguments and effectively established itself as a moral authority on what's decent and what's not. Produced by Mark Torres.

To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call the Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735-0230 ext. 261.

3-3:30 Kate Raworth: "How Modern Economics Has Failed the Poor"

'and wrecked the earth while making a few people very rich'

Kate Raworth says that economics dominate public policy and our decision-making for the future. It guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to climate change, inequality, and other environmental and social challenges that define our times. However economic theories as taught today are centuries out of date. That’s why it is time, Raworth says, to revise our economic thinking for the 21st century.

From Kate Raworth’ 35 minute talk I chose her fascinating retelling of the history of economics from Adam Smith to Paul Samuelson and her indictment of neoliberalism, market fundamentalism and the universally imposed system of economic growth, expressed in the GPD, the Gross Domestic Product.

Kate Raworth spoke on October 4, 2017, at the Stockholm Resilience Centre on her new book Doughnut Economics. Published in the UK and US in April 2017 the book has already been translated into Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Japanese.

From TUC Radio,

3:40-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

NOTE: Thom will be on Bill Maher's TV show next week!

Thom's Website:

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

5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar

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12-4 Upton Sinclair: The Reverent Radical"

Produced by Roy in 1978

Winner of an Armstrong Award Community Service Category

To celebrate Sinclair's 140th Birthday Sept. 20, 1878 - at the time of production of this program, the world's most widely read author (maybe still). He wrote 100 books, most famously 'The Jungle' which was responsible for the creation of the Pure Food and Drug Act.

Utilizing the Pacifica Radio Archives talks and dramatic readings by Dudley Knight and the "Something's Happening Players" Sinclair reviews his life from infancy through college and his run for Governor of California as a Socialist in the 1934's and always with the question in mind 'Why do some people have to be poor while other people are so rich?.'

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

PRA Archive #: KZ0650

4-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

NOTE: Thom will be on Bill Maher's TV show next weekend

Thom's Website:

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

5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar

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12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #1018: Baba Ramdev and Hindutva Fascism, Part 1

The primary focal point of these two programs and supplemental discussion in the program to follow is the political and commercial career of Baba Ramdev. A major supporter of Narendra Modi, his BJP and the Hindutva fascist RSS, for which the BJP is a political front, Ramdev runs a highly successful business career centered on the teaching of yoga and the marketing of “ayurvedic” foods, cosmetics and medicines. In turn, his business interests are inextricably linked with Modi, the BJP and the RSS.

(In FTR #’s 795, 988 and 989, 990, 991, 992, and 1015, we detailed the Hindutva fascism of Narendra Modi, his BJP Party and supportive elements, tracing the evolution of Hindutva fascism through the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi to the present time.)

With Modi and the BJP running India, Ramdev’s Patanjali food business has also dovetailed directly with India’s military development and potential strategic interests. A thought-provoking and possibly valid comparison might be seen between Ramdev’s operations and the operations of the Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon. In FTR #970, among other programs, we examined the Moon operation as an extension around the world and down the decades of the Patriotic and Ultranationalist Societies of Japan. A religious, commercial and fascist political entity, the Unification Church bears many striking ideological and operational similarities to the Ramdev organization.

This will be discussed at greater length in FTR #1020...

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

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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:

Dave's website:

1-3:15 Norman Finkelstein "Gaza: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom"

Finkelstein has written of his Jewish parents' experiences during World War II. His mother, Maryla Husyt, grew up in Warsaw, survived the Warsaw Ghetto, the Majdanek concentration camp, and two slave labor camps. Her first husband died in the war. She considered the day of her liberation as the most horrible day of her life, as she realized that she was alone, her parents and siblings gone. Norman's father, Zacharias Finkelstein, active in Hashomer Hatzair, was a survivor of both the Warsaw Ghetto and the Auschwitz concentration camp.[7]

After the war they met in a displaced persons camp in Linz, Austria, and then emigrated to the United States, where his father became a factory worker and his mother a homemaker and later a bookkeeper. Finkelstein's mother was an ardent pacifist. Both his parents died in 1995.[8] Of his parents, Finkelstein has recalled that "they saw the world through the prism of the Nazi Holocaust. They were eternally indebted to the Soviet Union (to whom they attributed the defeat of the Nazis), and so anyone who was anti-Soviet they were extremely harsh on".[9] They supported the Soviet Union's approval of the creation of the State of Israel, as enunciated by Gromyko, who stated that the Jews had earned the right to a state, but thought that Israel had sold its soul to the West and "refused to have any truck with it".[9] (From Wikipedia)

All info:

Mansoor Sabbagh, director of
Global Voices for Justice, Est. 2003
A non-profit media organization
Long Beach, California
Email: mansoor [at] gvfj [dot] org
Phone: 310. 2 eight 3. 0 8 eight 5

3:15-3:45 "Conversations with Great Minds - Ralph Nader'
Classic interview by Thom Hartmann.

3:45-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

NOTE: Thom will be on Bill Maher's show next weekend!

Thom's Website:

For details click on 'radio' and 'Sue's Daily Stacks.'
5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
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12-1 Alan Watts, "The World As Consciousness" (Yogachara) Part 2 of 4

The relation of consciousness to the objective world as understood in the Yogachara School of Asanga and Vsubandhu" (AW)

All info:

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

"Creativity" Part 5 of 7

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

The wedding of spiritual magic and compassionate social activism with host Caroline Casey.

From KPFA. Caroline's Website:

3-3:30 Science Fiction Break

3:40-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

NOTE: Thom will be on Bill Maher's show this weekend!

Thom's Website:

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

5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar KPFK Switchboard has written copy at hand - M - F 9am-5pm, 1 (818) 985-2711

That's All Folks!

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