Sunday, December 29, 2019

December 30-January 2

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

I am vacationing through this week - Buzz is at the controls and helping with producing.

Fund drive - We brought in a bit over $234,000; goal was $262,000 so we're sending letters to Santa to make up the difference.



ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS 8AM

December 29, “Natural Law”

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

Archive #BB0528.33







MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 30

Buzz at the helm



12-2 Danny Sheehan, "The Assassination of JFK" #16

'The CIA As an Institution Did It'

Untangling the 3 major theories: Assassination by the mob, by the mob with CIA rogues, or by the CIA as an institution.

Class of November 19, 2013, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Danny's Website: www.romeroinstitute.org





2-3:30 Cornel West, "The Rise of Racism in America: Revisiting 'Race

Matters'".

September 27, sponsored by the Dymally Institute, California State University,

Dominguez Hills as part of the Dymally Distinguished Speaker Series.



“Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris.



“Author of 20 books, spoken word, numerous film and television appearances, he is best known for his classics, ‘Race Matters,’ and ‘Democracy Matters,’ and for his memoir, ‘Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.’ His most recent book, ‘Black Prophetic Fire,’ offers an unflinching look at 19th and 20th Century African American leaders and their visionary legacies..



“He has a passion to communicate to a vast variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.” (from event flyer)
Website: www.cornelwest.com






From

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: 3 one 0. 2 eight three. 0 8 eight 5

www.globalvoicesforjustice.org












3:40- 5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

For free daily Newsletter listing dozens of links to websites, documents, videos, and articles pertaining to the day's broadcast sign up on Thom's website.



5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar (maybe)

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







TUESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 31

Buzz at the helm.







OUR SPECIAL BEGINNING-OF-THE-YEAR PROGRAM







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

(Stephen Levine 1937-2016)






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 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.




From Sounds True:

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








3:40-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

For free daily Newsletter listing dozens of links to websites, documents, videos, and articles pertaining to the day's broadcast sign up on Thom's website.





5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar (maybe)

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









WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 1, 2020

Buzz at the helm



12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #1095, The Destabilization of China, Part 6: Asian Deep Politics"





In this program we present some of the deep political Asian history that bears on Chinese history and politics. In particular, the harm done to China by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek’s drug-dealing Kuomintang government, its collaboration with the brutal Japanese occupiers of Manchuria, as well as the United States is important in understanding the Chinese political and historical outlook.



In turn, the deep economic, political and military relationship between the Japanese fascists and the U.S. is to be factored in to any understanding of how the Chinese view this country and the West.



In that context, we do NOT think China’s present government will go down easily in the face of an obvious destabilization effort by the U.S. and the West.



In addition to the European colonization of China and Britain’s violent imposition of the opium drug trade through the Opium Wars, China’s political and historical memory is vividly animated by the drug-financed fascist dictatorship of Nationalist Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. Dubbed “the Peanut” by General Joseph Stilwell during World War II, Chiang was compared by Stilwell (the chief American military adviser and liaison to the Kuomintang forces during World War II) to Mussolini.



Chiang’s entire government and brutal national security apparatus rested on the foundation of the narcotics traffic, as was well known by the US Commissioner Bureau of Narcotics, Harry Anslinger.



It is impossible to understand World War II and the global and economic political landscape that emerged from it without digesting the vitally important book 'Gold Warriors' by Sterling and Peggy Seagrave.



Covering the Japanese equivalent of the Bormann flight capital network, the volume is a heroic, masterful analysis and penetration of the Asian wing of the cartel system that spawned fascism, as well as the realities of the post-World War II economic landscape. (FTR #‘s 427, 428, 446, 451, 501, 509, 688, 689 deal with the subject of the Golden Lily program successfully implemented by the Japanese to loot Asia.)



An incisive, eloquent review and encapsulation of the book is provided by Doug Valentine, providing further insight into the political and historical memory of the Chinese government and resulting stance toward any pressure to be mounted against that nation by the U.S. and the West.



Of particular note is the detailed analysis of the Japanese development of occupied Manchuria as an epicenter of the opium traffic with which to enrich their operations and to help subjugate the Chinese. Chinese sensitivity to the Japanese, Kuomintang, American and British roles in using drugs to enslave the Chinese people is very much in the forefront of Japanese political consciousness.



” . . . . .They [the Japanese] build roads and create industries and, more importantly, they work with corrupt warlords and Chinese gangsters associated with Chiang Kai-shek’s Kuomintang Party to transform Manchuria into a vast poppy field. By 1937 the Japanese and their gangster and Kuomintang associates are responsible for 90% of the world’s illicit narcotics. They turn Manchu emperor Pu Yi into an addict, and open thousands of opium dens as a way of suppressing the Chinese. . . .”



Far from being a peripheral political and economic consideration; the Golden Lily plunder is fundamental to postwar Western reality.



We conclude by highlighting Fred J. Cook’s analytical account of the McCarthy period, 'The Nightmare Decade.' One of the focal points of Cook’s book is McCarthy’s theme that State Department [Communist] treachery had “lost” China to Mao and his forces.



Exploiting the meme that “pinko” State Department officials were responsible for Mao’s ascendance, McCarthy and his team successfully purged the State Department of officials whose outlook on Chiang Kai-shek was realistic.



The fate of John Service–described in the excerpt of 'The CIA as Organized Crime'–illustrates this kind of activity.



In FTR #s 932 and 933 (among other programs), we noted the pivotal influence of Joe McCarthy’s right-hand man Roy Cohn on the professional development of Donald Trump. We wonder what influence Cohn and the McCarthy legacy may have had on Trump’s policy toward China.



Aside from the airy presumption that China was “ours” to “lose,” McCarthy’s thesis ignored the effects of U.S. policy in that country before, during and after, World War II. (This transgression is, of course, supplemental to Tailgunner Joe’s fabrication of evidence against those he targeted.)



In addition to support for Chiang Kai-Shek, whom General Joseph Stilwell compared to Mussolini, U.S. policy of using scores of thousands of Japanese soldiers as anti-Communist combatants was loathsome to the Chinese population, who had felt the full measure of Japanese atrocity during years of warfare.



Leafing through 'Nightmare Decade' for the first time in years, we came across a passage read into the record in AFA #11.



More than 16 months after V‑J Day (the official conclusion of the hostilities of World War II in Asia) the U.S. was countenancing the use of 80,000 Japanese troops (roughly eight divisions) as anti-Communist combatants in eastern and northwestern Manchuria alone!



Having been raised on 'Victory at Sea' and similar fare, this passage is yet another reminder that–70 + years or so after V‑J Day–“we’re not in Kansas any more, Toto.”



In retrospect, we never were.



For more on the subject of the Japanese fascism, see–among other programs–FTR #‘s 905, 969, 970.



Program Highlights Include: Brief discussion and overview of an article read in our previous program concerning HSBC and the bank’s historical links to laundering narcotics money and jihadist financing; the use of the racist term “shina” by the Hong Kong protesters–a term that had its genesis in the Sino-Japanese war.



Requiem for “Victory at Sea”

POSTED BY DAVE EMORY ⋅ NOVEMBER 26, 2019

Having been born in 1949, I grew up with World War II as a critical element of my political, civic and cognitive upbringing. I vividly remember watching the documentary “Victory at Sea” on television as a child. As I have grown older, more knowledgeable and wiser, learning the truth about World War II has been very sad and painful. In FTR #1095, we noted the historical background to the ongoing conflict with China–the brutal Japanese onslaught and the collaboration of Chiang Kai-shek’s Kuomintang narco-dictatorship with Japan’s attack and occupation. As a boy, I was awed and moved by the heroism of American and Allied service personnel who braved the dangers of flying over the Hump to bring U.S. supplies to Chiang Kai-shek’s forces. Although officially allied with the U.S., Chiang Kai-shek’s forces were actually working “both sides of the street.” We have encountered nothing more grotesquely tragic and disillusioning than the awareness that American military supplies flown over the Hump and/or sent along the Burma Road found their way into the hands of the Japanese, courtesy of KMT general Ku Chu-tung and his organized crime brother. Collaborating with Kodama Yoshio, the Japanese crime boss and Admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the brothers swapped U.S. lend lease supplies for drugs.




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

http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-1095-the-destabilization-of-china-part-6-asian-deep-politics






Program Podcasts: wfmu Podcasts
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






1-1:30 Chris Hedges (current) "On Contact"



Chris Hedges talks to Spenser Rapone, former combat veteran and US Army Officer, about the Washington Post’s series the 'Afghanistan Papers.' Drawing on thousands of pages of international government documents about the war in Afghanistan, the series exposes the lies, deceit, mismanagement, waste, corruption, fraud and failed schemes that both Democratic and Republican administrations pursed in Afghanistan, the longest conflict in US history (18 years and counting) that has claimed tens of thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars of US taxpayers’ money.



Originally heard Sundays, 12:30pm

Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLagVUKF7CUTRiG64CklL1AN0mbmNaETfp





1:30-2 Chris Hedges, "On Contact" (Catchup)


On Contact: The killing of Eric Garner with Matt Taibbi

Chris Hedges talks to journalist Matt Taibbi about the police killing of Eric Garner, the criminalization of poverty, and institutional racism. Taibbi authored the 2017 book ‘I can’t breathe – A Killing on Bay Street.’

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcFpNY6u4xM&list=PLagVUKF7CUTRiG64CklL1AN0mbmNaETfp&index=5&t=132s












2-3 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour Catchup: "Reclaiming Democracy"



Ralph welcomes Paul Deslauriers, who with a small dedicated group of fellow activists was able to take over the governing council in his home county of Maui, Hawaii. He’ll take us through that experience and explain how those same techniques can be scaled up to the national level. Plus, Constitutional scholar Bruce Fein and Ralph discuss why Donald Trump’s stonewalling of Congress is an impeachable offense.



Paul Deslauriers is a grassroots organizer, who has consulted over two hundred organizations involving mergers, restructuring, work process flows, teamwork, management coaching, and asset management. The work involved diverse groups such as the Alaskan Inuit, Icelandic communities. In 2002 Mr. Deslauriers became a full-time activist, coordinating nearly three hundred grassroots groups focused on government system change. His has written a number of guidebooks on organizing including 'Seven Steps to Reclaim Democracy: An Empowering Guide For Systemic Change.'



“When you go against big money interests… if there’s enough momentum with the grassroots, grassroots will always win.”

Paul Deslauriers, author of ;'Seven Steps to Reclaim Democracy: An Empowering Guide For Systemic Change'

Initially heard on KPFK Mondays 2 pm



http://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com



3-4 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour (current)



Initially heard on KPFK Mondays 2 pm

http://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com



4-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

For free daily Newsletter listing dozens of links to websites, documents, videos, and articles pertaining to the day's broadcast sign up on Thom's website.




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





THURSDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 2, 2020

Buzz at the helm




12-1 Alan Watts, “Veil of Thoughts” Part 3 of 5

“Despite its marvelous achievements in many domains, the thinking process falls short of being able to penetrate its own veil to reach direct knowledge of the Self. This is directly clear to psychotherapists who have long known that merely ‘cerebral investigation’ does not illuminate the ‘Unconscious.’ But our strategies for self-knowledge seem always to get in their own way and somehow we have to creep up on the quarry without making a sound.” (AW)

All info: http://www.alanwatts.org







1-2 Jack Gariss

"Jewish Ways of Meditation" Part 2

Originally broadcast live on KPFK in 1969.





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: http://www.coyotenetworknews.com






3-3:30 Science Fiction Break



3:40-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

For free daily Newsletter listing dozens of links to websites, documents, videos, and articles pertaining to the day's broadcast sign up on Thom's website.





5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar (maybe)

KPFK Switchboard has written copy at hand - M - F 9am-5pm, 1 (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 22, 2019

December 23-26

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

I am taking two weeks off for a needed rest and catchup – Buzz will be host and board operator and I will be producing the show, with his assistance.



The year-end fund drive finished Friday - I don't know how close we got to the hoped for goal but it was close. I owe great thanks to Buzz who was with us every minute, John B. who came in early every morning and made a big difference in our totals, and of course Diane of Hollywood who kept things warm, stable and more effective.





ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS 8AM


Dec. 22 “Bernard Berenson’s War Diaries”

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

Archive #BB0528.32







MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 23,





12-3 Danny Sheehan, “The Assassination of JFK”

Class #14 and #15 (2 classes in one catch-up) Nov. 14, 1963

"The S -Force, Santos Trafficante,and Richard Helms within the CIA"

Danny's Website; www.romeroinstitute.org





3-3:30 JFK’s American University Speech, June 10, 1963.

Sometimes referred to as the speech that inflamed his enemies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ootEGoVKy4 (sound quality with photo)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fkKnfk4k40&t=680s (film)





3:40- 5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

For free daily Newsletter listing dozens of links to websites, documents, videos, and articles pertaining to the day's broadcast sign up on Thom's website.





5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar (maybe)

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







TUESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 24

CHRISTMAS EVE OLD RADIO NIGHT SPECIAL!



Lux Radio Theater ‘ Lemon Drop Kid’ (Bob Hope) (12-10-51)



Boston Blackie ‘Rings For Santa’ (12-22-48)



Hallmark Playhouse ‘Room for a Stranger’ (Frank Sinatra) (12-14-52)



Cavalcade Of America ‘Story Of the Christmas Seal’ (12-9-36)



Lux Radio Theater ‘Remember the Night’ (12-22-41) Jean Arthur & Fred MacMurray



Columbia Workshop ‘The Plot To Overthrow Christmas’ by Norman Corwin (12-22-40)



Authors Playhouse ‘Christmas By Injunction’ by O’Henry (12-21-41)



George Burns & Gracie Allen ‘Playing Santa Claus’ (Charles Laughton & Elsa Lancaster) (12-21-43)



“My Favorite Husband” with Lucille Ball and Richard Denning

'Sleigh Ride' (12-23-49)









WEDNESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 25

CHRISTMAS NIGHT OLD RADIO NIGHT SPECIAL!



12-12:05 President Franklin Roosevelt, Christmas Message from December 24, 1941.



12:05-12:30 "Romance of the Ranchos" 'Christmas At San Gabriel' (12/24/41)



12:30-1 "Jack Benny Program" 'Christmas Party He Gave' (12/28/41)



1-2 Lux Radio Theater, 'Christmas Holiday' by W. Somerset Maugham, starring Loretta Young and William Holden. (9/17/45)



2-2:30 Grand Central Station 'Miracle For Christmas' (12/24/49)



2:30-3 My Favorite Husband 'George's Christmas Presents' with Lucille Ball and Richard Denning.



3-3:30 Whistler 441225 136 ‘Truth or Lie’



3:30-4 Sherlock Holmes, 'Christmas Bride' with John Stanley and Alfred Shirley.(12-21-47)



4-4:30 NBC Theater, 'It's A Wonderful Life' with James Stewart (5/8/49)



4:45-6 Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, 'Nick Shurn Matter' Pt 1-5 with Bob Bailey

(12/19/55)









THURSDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 26



12-1 Alan Watts, “Veil of Thoughts” Parts 2 of 5

“Despite its marvelous achievements in many domains, the thinking process falls short of being able to penetrate its own veil to reach direct knowledge of the Self. This is directly clear to psychotherapists who have long known that merely ‘cerebral investigation’ does not illuminate the ‘Unconscious.’ But our strategies for self-knowledge seem always to get in their own way and somehow we have to creep up on the quarry without making a sound.” (AW)

All info: http://www.alanwatts.org





1-2 Jack Gariss, "Jewish Ways of Meditation" Part 1 of 2

Originally broadcast live on KPFK around 1969.





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: http://www.coyotenetworknews.com





3-3:30 Old Radio Break

"You Are There" (6/20/1948) 'The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson' - repeat by request.



3:40-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

For free daily Newsletter listing dozens of links to websites, documents, videos, and articles pertaining to the day's broadcast sign up on Thom's website.





5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar (maybe)

KPFK Switchboard has written copy at hand - M - F 9am-5pm, 1 (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


Saturday, December 14, 2019

December 15-18

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

Looks like the fund drive will extend through this Friday Dec. 20. The income thermometer at KPFK says we're at $139,050 as of early Saturday morning. That leaves $123,050 to our goal. The impeachment hearings affected our fundraising schedule - which is Trump's fault as he has so far failed to copy his teacher Nixon's response to the House impeachment hearings.



"FUNDRAISING SCHEDULE"

We'll alter the schedule in coordination with phone response or lack thereof. In general we'll be starting Thom Hartmann Program early to avoid having to edit his show.



ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS 8AM to 9AM

December 15:

We'll do another "Beethoven: His Spiritual Development" Special. The response last week was amazing. Back to Alan W. next week.







MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 16

FUNDRAISING SCHEDULE



12-6 Special "Beethoven: His Spiritual Development" night, celebrating his 249th birthday and kicking off a year of special recognition in the media in preparation for his 250th.







TUESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 17

FUNDRAISING SCHEDULE





Listening to Gary’s Show on the Phone:

To listen to program from the archives anytime, 24/7: 701-719-9976

To listen live, Mon-Fri 9am Pacific Time and Tues 4-5pm Pacific: 774-337-6068

Call in: (862) 800-6805






12-1 The Gary Null Show - How To Fix Our Government - 12.11.19

The Gary Null Show is here to inform you on the best news in health, healing, the environment.Our government is broken It’s not all doom and gloom. They also layout the plan to fix our broken political system, and the best part: It’s already working. RepresentUs members have already helped win more than 100 victories nationwide, but to bring about lasting systemic change, we need more people to join this movement. Join us: http://represent.us

Free Download: https://www.podbean.com/site/EpisodeDownload/PBCAFF4FHQWCN







1-2 The Gary Null Show - 12.12.19 “Ukraine was the Origin of the Trump-Russia Collusion Hoax”

By Lawrence Sellin

December 2015 was a pivotal month in many respects.



During the first week of December 2015, Donald Trump began to establish a substantial lead over his Republican primary opponents.



Vice President Joseph Biden traveled to Ukraine to announce, on December 7th, a $190 million program to “fight corruption in law enforcement and reform the justice sector,” but behind the scenes explicitly linked a $1 billion loan guarantee to the firing of Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who had been investigating the energy company Burisma, which employed Biden’s son Hunter.



On December 9, 2015, the reported whistleblower Eric Ciaramella held a meeting in Room 236 of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building with Daria Kaleniuk, executive director of the Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Action Center, which was 59%-funded by Barack Obama’s State Department and the International Renaissance Foundation, a George Soros organization.



Also attending that meeting was Catherine Newcombe, attorney in the Criminal Division, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, with the U.S. Department of Justice, where, among other duties, she oversaw the Department's legal assistance programs to Ukraine.



By December 2015, Paul Manafort was undoubtedly considering approaching the Trump campaign to rejuvenate his U.S. political bona fides and mitigate the legal and financial difficulties he was experiencing at the time.



From the beginning of his association with the Trump campaign, Roger Stone, a long-time Manafort partner, made a strong case to Trump to bring in Manafort, who would officially connect to the campaign immediately after the February 1, 2016 Iowa caucuses.



Based on events occurring during the same period, were Obama Deep State operatives aware of Manafort’s intent and already intending to use his past questionable practices and links to Russia against Trump?



Such awareness of Manafort’s plans could have been obtained either through FBI surveillance, which began in 2014 and ended in early 2016, or through information provided by Manafort associates, for example, Ukrainian businessman Konstantin Kilimnik, who worked for Manafort and was a FBI and Department of State asset, not a Russian agent as later painted by the Mueller investigation.

Free Download:

https://www.podbean.com/site/EpisodeDownload/PBCB2449QSS28







2-3 Gary Null, Progressive Commentary Hour – Interview with Alan Dershowitz

In this episode of the Progressive Commentary Hour Gary goes over Eva Bartlett’s new article and an interview with Alan Dershowitz

Free Doanload: https://prn.fm/progressive-commentary-hour-interview-alan-dershowitz/









3-6 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

For free daily Newsletter listing dozens of links to websites, documents, videos, and articles pertaining to the day's broadcast sign up on Thom's website.







WEDNESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 18

FUNDRAISING SCHEDULE





12-1 Dave Emory, “For the Record #1094 - The Destabilization of China, Part 5: Pan-Turkism, Islamism and The Earth Island Boogie”



This program continues with examination of centrifugal political and geo-political forces at work in the apparently ongoing destabilization of China.



This is a complex topic, involving subjects dealt with at great length in past programs over the years. We recommend using the search function on this website (using quotation marks) to gain a deeper understanding of what Mr. Emory calls “The Earth Island Boogie.”



By the same token, understanding that concept involves obtaining a grasp of Pan-Turkism and some of its manifestations in the Uighur milieu inside China…



This description has links to key programs that will flesh out the listeners’ understanding.



We begin an analysis of the use of the Turkophone, Muslim Uighurs as a destabilizing element in China’s mineral and petroleum-rich Xinjiang semiautonomous region…



The Uighur/Al Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood/jihadist milieu is also discussed in, among other programs, FTR #‘s 348, 549, 550, 615.



Next, we detail the long history of NATO and related elements using the Uighurs to destabilize China, with Germany as an epicenter of Uighur activity…



We review the terrorism against members of the Han Chinese majority in Xinjiang by Uighurs…



We conclude with discussion about the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation. A major British bank, the growth of its largesse was inextricably linked with the opium trade Britain forced on China through the Opium Wars.



The bank perpetuated it’s involvement with major narcotics trafficking, laundering funds for contemporary drug cartels.



Ultimately, the bank became a vehicle for the financing of elements of Al-Qaeda and jihadism. We wonder if perhaps jihadist elements of the Uighurs may be receiving funding through the institution?


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


http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-1094-the-destabilization-of-china-part-5-pan-turkism-islamism-and-the-earth-island-boogie/



Program Podcasts: https://wfmu.org



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







1-1:30 Chris Hedges, "On Contact"

Originally heard Sundays, 12:30pm

Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLagVUKF7CUTRiG64CklL1AN0mbmNaETfp





1:30-2:30 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Initially heard on KPFK Mondays 2 pm http://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com





3-6 The Thom Hartmann Program

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For free daily Newsletter listing dozens of links to websites, documents, videos, and articles pertaining to the day's broadcast sign up on Thom's website.







THURSDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 19

FUNDRAISING SCHEDULE - THE LAST NIGHT!




12-1 Alan Watts, “Veil of Thoughts” Part 1 of 5

“Despite its marvelous achievements in many domains, the thinking process falls short of being able to penetrate its own veil to reach direct knowledge of the Self. This is directly clear to psychotherapists who have long known that merely ‘cerebral investigation’ does not illuminate the ‘Unconscious.’ But our strategies for self-knowledge seem always to get in their own way and somehow we have to creep up on the quarry without making a sound.” (AW)

All info: http://www.alanwatts.org







1-2 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:"

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

From KPFA. Caroline's Website: http://www.coyotenetworknews.com





3-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

For free daily Newsletter listing dozens of links to websites, documents, videos, and articles pertaining to the day's broadcast sign up on Thom's website.





That's All Folks!



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Sunday, December 8, 2019

December 9-12

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



"SOMETHING'S HAPPENING!" ON THE WEB

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WHAT HAPPENED?

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AUDIO ARCHIVES

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BEHIND THE SCENES

The Year End Fund Drive kicks off on Tuesday, December 3 with a one day national pledge drive for the Pacifica Radio Archives which will roll straight into the KPFK Fund Drive December 4 through December 18. Important goal for year's end: $266,000.



We will carry the restarted impeachment hearings with light fundraising with minimal interference as our goal.





"Fund Drive Schedule" means we will change things around depending on pledge calls or lack thereof. Al

so we will usually be starting the Thom Hartmann Program a bit early so we don't have to edit out important news and commentary during fundraising.







ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS 8AM

December 8, One hour Watts-O-Rama!











MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 9



12-3 Danny Sheehan “The JFK Assassination” #13 (Nov. 7, 2013)

‘The Torbitt Document – Johnson, Hoover, and the FBI’

(2 classes together at one time)

Course given at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Danny’s websites, www.romeroinstitute.org

www.danielpsheehan.com







3- 6 The Thom Hartmann Program

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TUESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 10



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12-1 The Gary Null Show – 12.04.19



The Gary Null Show is here to inform you on the best news in health, healing, the environment. Carnosine inhibits migration of colorectal cancer cells – study, Eating in sync with biological clock could replace problematic diabetes treatment, Impact of lifestyle behaviors in early childhood on obesity, Study finds key brain region smaller in birth control pill users, Probiotics can help treat anxiety and depression, according to research, Modern Chinese Medicine shows promise against liver cancer metastasis, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may alleviate symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, Study suggests hot flashes could be precursor to diabetes.

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1-2 Gary Null Progressive Commentary Hour (12-3-19)

Chris Hedges & Abby Martin & Catherine Austin Fitts

Abby Martin sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges to discuss the ignored reality behind Trump, the bipartisan road from neo liberalism to fascism. So we all know about the missing trillions by now, but where is that money going? And what can Americans do to reclaim that money that is rightfully theirs with Austin Fitts

Program Download: http://prn.fm/progressive-commentary-hour-chris-hedges-abby-martin-catherine-austin-fitts/







2-3 The Gary Null Show – $21 Trillion dollars is missing from the US government. That is $65,000 per person – (12.05.19)

Prof. Mark Skidmore is a professor of economics at Michigan State University’s department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics where he specializes in the economics of the public sector, intergovernmental fiscal relations and the economics of natural disasters. He also holds the Chair for State and Local Government Finance and Policy. In addition to his academic position, Prof Skidmore is the director of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development that covers a dozen of the northern states and serves as a consultant on issues concerning economic development. Along with economist Catherine Austin Fitts, who has been on this program in the past, Mark are bringing public awareness to $21 Trillion missing dollars from the US government — which we will be exploring together. Mark holds three degrees in economics, from the University of Washington and the University of Colorado and was a Fulbright scholar.

Free Program Download:

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3-6 The Thom Hartmann Program

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 11

FUND DRIVE SCHEDULE



12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #1093– ‘The Destabilization of China’ Part 4”

We begin with an excerpt of a New York Times article what epitomizes the propagandized and unintentionally ironic tone of our media with regard to China.



The article mocks the Chinese assertion that the U.S. is involved with unrest with Hong Kong, remarking that China ” . . . . has a long history of blaming ‘foreign forces’ for challenges it has faced internally. . . .” This comes from the publication that has unwaveringly flogged the “Russia-Gate” nonsense.



The article also pooh-poohs Chinese assertion that the National Endowment for Democracy was working with the CIA to sponsor unrest in Hong Kong.



In FTR #s 1091 and 1092, we noted the involvement of the National Endowment for Democracy with key players in the Hong Kong drama, as well as their networking with major U.S. politicians, including Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo.



In past programs, we have discussed the National Endowment For Democracy, a “kinder, gentler” U.S. intelligence manifestation.



NED has supplemented the decades-old tradition of CIA destabilization and overthrow of governments that the U.S. views with a jaundiced eye.



The Chinese analysis of the role of the NED is accurate. “. . . . One of the NED co-founders, Allen Weinstein, explained its purpose to the Washington Post: ‘A lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA.’ . . . . ”



Next, we examine an informative post from German Foreign Policy, which notes that pending legislation in the U.S. Congress would economically damage U.S. and German commercial interests, as well as hurting Hong Kong’s economy.



We conclude with a topic we have covered before and will explore at greater length in our next broadcast. We begin an analysis of the use of the Turkophone, Muslim Uighurs as a destabilizing element in China’s mineral and petroleum-rich Xinjiang semiautonomous region.



Linked to Al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and contributing to the jihadist milieu in Syria, the Uighurs also figure into the Pan-Turkist milieu covered in, among other programs: AFA #14, as well as FTR #‘s 720, 723, 819, 857, 862, 863, 878, 879, 884, 885, 886, 911.



The Uighur/Al Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood/jihadist milieu is discussed in, among other programs, FTR #‘s 348, 549, 550, 61



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

http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-1093-the-destabilization-of-china-part-4/



Program Podcasts: wfmuPodcasts



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







1-1:30 Chris Hedges, "On Contact"

Originally heard Sundays, 12:30pm

Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLagVUKF7CUTRiG64CklL1AN0mbmNaETfp





1:30-2:30 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Initially heard on KPFK Mondays, 2pm.

www.ralphnaderradiohour.com







3-6 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

For free daily Newsletter listing dozens of links to websites, documents, videos, and articles pertaining to the day's broadcast sign up on Thom's website.







THURSDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 12

FUND DRIVE SCHEDULE





12-1 Alan Watts, “Veil of Thoughts” Part 1 of 5

“Despite its marvelous achievements in many domains, the thinking process falls short of being able to penetrate its own veil to reach direct knowledge of the Self. This is directly clear to psychotherapists who have long known that merely ‘cerebral investigation’ does not illuminate the ‘Unconscious.’ But our strategies for self-knowledge seem always to get in their own way and somehow we have to creep up on the quarry without making a sound.” (AW)

All info: http://www.alanwatts.org





1:00-2:00 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:"

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

From KPFA. Caroline's Website: http://www.coyotenetworknews.com



2-2:30 Science Fiction Break



3-6 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

For free daily Newsletter listing dozens of links to websites, documents, videos, and articles pertaining to the day's broadcast sign up on Thom's website.





That's All Folks!



Roy rtuckman (at) kpfk.org



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Sunday, December 1, 2019

December 2-5



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

The Year End Fund Drive kicks off on Tuesday, December 3 with a one day national pledge drive for the Pacifica Radio Archives
which will roll straight into the KPFK Fund Drive December 4 through December 18. Important goal for year's end: $266,000.





We will carry the restarted impeachment hearings with light fundraising with minimal interference as our goal.




"Fund Drive Schedule" means we will change things around depending on pledge calls or lack
thereof. Also we will usually be starting the Thom Hartmann Program a bit early so we don't have to edit out important news and commentary during fundraising.







ALAN WATTS SUNDAYS 8AM

December 1 - "Review of A. Kaplan's 'A New World of Philosophy'"

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

Archive #BB0528.31












MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 2

Buzz In Charge



12-3 "Don't Touch That Dial"





The Jack Benny Program December 26, 1943. Jack is throwing a Christmas party for his friends.


The Whistler. December 25, 1944. "Christmas Bonus, "


Our Miss Brooks. December 31, 1950. "Exchanging Christmas Presents,"


Fibber McGee and Molly. December 26, 1954. It's the day after Christmas,


The Chase and Sanborn Hour. December 17, 1939. Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.

Buzz will host and play programs sent in by Bobb and Barbara who will be back next month. Email Bobb: iairotr@hotmail.com Email Barbara: donttouchthatdial@hotmail.com




3-4 Lux Radio Theater

'The Grand Duchess and the Writer' (12-7-36)

Starring Robert Montgomery, Elissa Landi,.and Gene Lockhart.

'A most enjoyable program largely due to the amusing performances of the cast, especially the two leads. ...A comedy which charts the relationship between a waiter and the grand duchess of whom
he becomes enamored.'

Based on the 1925 play by Albert Savior. (From 'Lux Presents Hollywood' by Connie Billips and Arthur Pierce)





4- 5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

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5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar (Maybe)

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








TUESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 3





Listening to Gary’s Show on the Phone:

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12-1 The Gary Null Show – ‘5G’s Roll Out the Cosmic Dump’ by Gary Null & Richard Gale / Prospects of an economic recession and the national debt w/ Gerald Celente – 11.11.19


Gerald Celente is one of today’s pioneers in trend strategy and identifying the developments of change occurring in our nation and the world. He is the founder of the Trends Research Institute in Kingston NY and the publisher of the Trends Journal, which has
been in publication since 1980. Gerald has since become highly sought after diagnostician and forecaster. He is also the host of the weekly show “Trends This Week,” heard every Wednesday at 11 am Eastern Time on the Progressive Radio Network. More information
can be found on the Institute’s website TrendsResearch.com





Free 5G Text Download:


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1-2 The Gary Null Show 11/19


How to Save the Planet and Ourselves


Chris Hedges


If you read only one book this year, it should be Roger Hallam’s “Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse.” Hallam’s lucid and concise book, which echoes Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense,”
says what many of us now know to be true but do not say: If we do not replace the ruling elites soon we are finished as a species. It is a cogent, well-argued case for global rebellion—the only form of resistance that can save us from ecosystem collapse and
human-induced genocide. It correctly analyzes the failure of environmentalist activists in groups such as 350.org to understand and confront global corporate power and thus make a meaningful impact as we barrel toward ecocide. “Common Sense for the 21st Century”
is a survival manual for the human species. “The corrupt system is going to kill us all unless we rise up,” Hallam, a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, bluntly warns. The activism, protests, lobbying, petitions, appeals to the United Nations and misguided
trust in “liberal” politicians such as Barack Obama and Al Gore, along with the work of countless NGOs, have been accompanied by a 60% rise in global carbon dioxide emissions since 1990. The United Nations estimates this will be augmented by a 40% rise in
CO2 emissions in the next 10 years. Hallam, who has long been a part of the environmental movement, says of his past activism: “I was wasting my time.”


Free Download: http://prn.fm/gary-null-show-11-19-19/








2-3 The Gary Null Show 11/29


The Gary Null Show is here to inform you on the best news in health, healing, the environment. Grape juice can increase antioxidant intake without causing high blood sugar or uric acid, Tai Chi brings benefits for people with dementia, Can a healthy diet boost
the positive outcomes of qigong and tai chi?, Green coffee extract dose important in the improvement of insulin resistance, Caring for family is what motivates people worldwide, Crabapple supplements could help cut cholesterol, China study discovers.


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3-6 The Thom Hartmann Program

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 4

FUND DRIVE SCHEDULE




12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #1092–The Destabilization of China, Part 3





We begin with review of an article that was prominently featured in our last program.





In this article we note: the involvement of the NED with the leading individuals and institutions involved with the turmoil in Hong Kong; the networking between other U.S. “soft-power” intelligence fronts with the Hong Kong activists; the networking between
top Trump administration officials and the Hong Kong activists; the use of anti-Chinese slurs dating to the fighting between Japan and China prior to, and during, World War II; U.S. “Alt-right” involvement with the Hong Kong unrest; the meeting of a U.S. diplomat
with Hong Kong activists; the use of what–if it were used by people acting in the U.S.–rioting and terrorism by the crowds in Hong Kong; the violence used in Hong Kong includes throwing gasoline bombs at the police, setting fire to subway stations, attacking
passers-by and assaulting counter-protesters.





Underlying the turmoil in Hong Kong, the program sets forth the conflict between the financialized, laissez-faire economy of Hong Kong with the “state capitalist” system of China.





The former has led to an rent increase of roughly 300% over the last ten years, while wages stagnated. This has made Hong Kong the most expensive city in the world and led to a poverty rate of 20% of the island’s roughly 7 million citizens.





For all of its shortcomings, the “state capitalist” system of China has led to a decrease in the poverty rate from 88% in 1981 to 0.7% in 2015. (The figure comes from the World Bank, hardly a bastion of international Communist ideology.)





In that same context, the percentage of Chinese in the middle class has gone from 4% in 2002 to 31% today. (Again, the figures come from the World Bank, as well as the IMF and that well-known bastion of Marxist ideology and promulgation–the CIA’s analysis division.)





The economic plight of many in Hong Kong–the young in particular–has made them easy targets for regime-change tactics.


Of paramount significance in understanding the unrest in Hong Kong is the island’s role as an epicenter of economic crime. The extradition law which was the initial focus of the unrest would have enabled the extradition of malefactors for economic criminal
activity. For that reason, it was vigorously opposed by the Hong Kong business community and its U.S. allies.



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


http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-1092-the-destabilization-of-china-part-3/








Program Podcasts: wfmu Podcasts



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










1-1:30 Chris Hedges, "On Contact"


Originally heard Sundays, 12:30pm


Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLagVUKF7CUTRiG64CklL1AN0mbmNaETfp











1:30-2:30 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Initially heard on KPFK Mondays 2 pm

http://www.ralphnaderradiohour.com






3-6 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

For free daily Newsletter listing dozens of links to websites, documents, videos, and articles pertaining to the day's broadcast sign up on
Thom's website.










THURSDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 5

FUND DRIVE SCHEDULE






12-1 Alan Watts, “The Joker” Part 4 (concluding)




"G. Gurdjieff used to say that there are 4 ways of liberation: of the fakir, the monk, the yogi, and the sly man (i.e. the Joker or Trickster who gets in by the back
way). We explore the ancient and universal symbolism of the Buddha-as-joker to find out why no laughter is allowed in church or in court." (AW)

All info: http://www.alanwatts.org










1:00-2:00 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:"

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

From KPFA. Caroline's Website: http://www.coyotenetworknews.com




2-2:30 Science Fiction Break




3-6 The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com

For free daily Newsletter listing dozens of links to websites, documents, videos, and articles pertaining to the day's broadcast sign up on
Thom's website.







That's All Folks!




Roy rtuckman (at) kpfk.org




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