Monday, June 3, 2019

June 3-6

June 3-6, 2019


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The May fund drive is over - we didn't make goal. The posted subtotal is incomplete at $526,000+. An extra bowl of gratitude is due to those of you who were willing and able to participate. For a large and detailed presentation of what is going on and what will be going on in our changes, go to and read Anyel's (our GM) 'State of the Station."

I will be replaced by Buzz of Hollywood this week as I have been summoned to jury duty. The program will be about the same, but he'll be free to add some remarks and programming additions. "It's a chancy job and it makes a man watchful, and a little lonely."

The show did well considering we are still rebuilding the show from 12-3am (takes a long time to rebuild an audience) and on most nights we achieved four figures in pledges and topped out at over $6000 on the final night - and we got a nice handful of new subscribers. Great thanks to Buzz and Diane plus John B. and Jeff and Michael for coming in to answer the phones.

"Truth and Relativity"
From Pacifica Radio Archives, 1 (800) 735-0230, Archive #BB0528.14

(Roy is on jury duty)

12-3 Bobb Lynes & Barbara Sunday "Don't Touch That Dial!"

1. Bold Venture. 1951. Program #6. ZIV Syndication. . "He Who Laughs Last", Franny Lane, a comic's partner, has been murdered. Slate Shannon is framed for the killing. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Jester Hairston, David Rose (composer, conductor), Henry Hayward (director), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Nestor Paiva. (26:39)

2. Escape. November 5, 1947. CBS "Evening Primrose". A fascinating adventure with a strange assortment of characters who live inside New York's department stores. Pat Lowery, Elliott Lewis, Paul Frees, John Collier (author), William N. Robson (producer, director), John Dunkel (adaptor), Cy Feuer (music), William Conrad, Eleanor Audley, Lou Krugman. (29:30)

3. The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show. June 5, 1949. NBC Phil is going to have his tonsils removed. Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Robert North, Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Bill Forman (announcer), Paul Phillips (producer, director), Jacqueline DeWitt, Theodore Von Eltz, Don Beals, Griff Barnett (Rexall druggist). (29:33)

4. Gunsmoke. October 28, 1956. CBS "Dirty Bill's Girl". Sponsored by: L & M. Rose, the card dealer in the Long Branch, plans to kill a man. Who and why? Rex Koury (composer, conductor), William Conrad, Parley Baer, Georgia Ellis, Howard McNear, Virginia Christine, Vic Perrin, John Dehner, Les Crutchfield (writer), John Meston (editorial supervisor), Ray Kemper (sound patterns), Bill James (sound patterns), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), George Walsh (announcer). (24:49)

5. Best Plays. June 5, 1953. NBC "Autumn Crocus", Walter Slezak, Bob McKenzie (announcer), C. L. Anthony (author), Fred Collins (announcer), Earl Hamner (adaptor, transcriber), Elaine Rost, Robert Carroll, Margery Maude, Guy Spaull, Irene Hubbard, Lily Valente, William Welch (supervisor), Edward King (director), John Chapman (host), Carmen Matthews. (55:40)

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3-4 Lux Radio Theater (11/2/36)
Continuing our broadcasts of all the existing Lux programs from 1936 to 1955.

"The Virginian"
Starring Gary Cooper, Charles Bickford and Helen Mack.
'Based on the play by Owen Winter and Kirke LaShelle (1904) in turn based on the novel by Owen Winter (1902)

'Owen Winter's tale of a rugged cowpoke in love with an Eastern schoolmarm who experiences the usual inner conflicts when his best friend is found guilty of cattle rustling.' (From "Lux Presents Hollywood" by Connie Billips and Arthur Pierce)

4-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
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5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
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(Roy on Jury Duty)

12-1 Gary Null Show Memorial Day Special
The Gary Null Show is here to inform you on the best news in health, healing, the environment. In this episode Gary does a special commentary on Memorial Day and what it stands for. Gary wants to give a special thanks.
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1-2 The Gary Null Show - Immune System & Toxic Culture of Education
The Gary Null Show is here to inform you on the best news in health, healing, the environment. Some of the topics Gary talks about today Spirulina helps protect your liver and prevent diabetes - study, Breast implants are hard on the immune system: More women reporting rare immune system cancer related to implants, Healthy Habits Could Avoid 27% Of Cancer Cases, Faster walkers more likely to live longer, Ragweed compounds could protect nerve cells from Alzheimer's, Tai Chi Can Improve Your Blood Pressure And Other Symptoms Of Hypertension.
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2-3The Gary Null Show - Spiritual and Buddhist Teachings and Ethics for Facing our Ecological Crisis
David Loy is a retired professor, philosopher, ethicist, a Zen Buddhist teacher, and a prolific author. He has taught philosophy at Bunkyo University in Japan where he lived for 20 years studying with his principle Zen teacher Yamada Koun Roshi and received dharma transmission to be a teacher. Later he was the Besl Chair Professor of Ethics and Religion at Xavier University in Cincinnati. David has taught at the University of Cape Town, Hebrew University in Israel, later a resident scholar at Naropa University in Boulder Colorado. His articles frequently appear in Rabbi Michael Lerner's Tikkun Magazine and Buddhist magazines such as Tricycle and Lion's Roar. He sits on the advisory boards of Buddhist Global Relief, Zen Peacemakers and the Ernest Becker Foundation. He earned degrees in philosophy from Carleton College, the University of Hawaii and received his doctorate from National University of Singapore, where he had also been a senior tutor of 6 years. He is the author of many important books that introduce Buddhism to secular concerns in our world. His latest is Eco-Dharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis. His website is
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3:40-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
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5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
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(Roy is on jury duty)

12-1 Dave Emory, "For the Record #1067 - Socialists for Trump and Hitler (The "Assistance")", Part 7 (of 8)

We have wondered about the ascent of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a political animal. We wondered whether she might be a "ringer," elevated and promoted by the far right and, perhaps, elements of the CIA, because she is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT from their standpoint. In fact, she is straight from the Amazon (ahem) mail order catalog: an outspoken Latina who fits neatly into the anti-Latin bigotry institutionalized in Trump's GOP, brands as a socialist (perfect for the Karl Roves and Trumps of this world), has stated her intention to work against Democratic incumbents with whose policy positions she disagrees, and demonstrated a lack of economic sophistication in her comments about Amazon's failed New York City Deal and in the presentation of the Green New Deal.

The ascent of AOC was effected in large measure by two overlapping organizations-Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress-both co-founded by Saikat Chakrabarti, and Indian-American, Harvard-educated, Wall Street and Silicon Valley multi-millionaire, and fan of major Axis collaborator Subhas Chandra Bose. Brand New Congress was co-founded by a University of Pennsylvania-educated Turkish American, Cenk Uygur, who has a history of denying the Turkish genocide against the Armenians, as we shall see. (Like Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania is an Ivy League School.)

The radical Democratic newcomers are precipitating a war within the Democratic Party, ignoring the fact that the Democrats retook Congress as a result of victories by moderate candidates in districts taken by Trump in 2016...

Chakrabarti is fundamental to the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Chakrabarti was AOC's campaign manager and is her current chief of staff. Both Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress donated a total of $900,000 to a consulting firm also headed by Chakrabarti. Until recently, AOC sat on the board of one of them.

In a recent twitter video post defending AOC's mercurial social media activity, Chakrabartiappeared with a T-Shirt featuring a picture of Subhas Chandra Bose, an Indian nationalist who allied himself with both Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. He has a habit of wearing Subhas Chandra Bose garb...

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1-2 Ervand Abrahamian "U.S. and Iran: Four Decades of Hostility"
The danger of war between the U.S. and Iran is increasing. U.S. forces virtually surround Iran. And they are being ramped up. In classic gunboat diplomacy a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group is positioned off the coast of Iran. Imagine if Iran had a naval armada off of New York or had troops in Canada. Why would Iran risk an armed confrontation with Washington? U.S. firepower would obliterate it. The Secretary of State demands that Iran "behave like a normal nation." By that does he mean like the U.S. with its bases everywhere and almost $ trillion military budget? Why did the U.S. abandon the Iran deal which according to the UN was working? Instead of sending warships, missiles and bombers to the Persian Gulf, Washington should send diplomats. We should have dialogue rather than hectoring and threatening war.

Ervand Abrahamian is distinguished professor emeritus of Iranian and Middle Eastern history and politics at the City University of New York. He is the author of 'Iran Between Two Revolutions, A History of Modern Iran' and 'The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations.' From Alternative Radio, 1 (800) 444-1977

2-2:30 Chris Hedges, "On Contact"

2:30-3:30 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour
Initially heard on KPFK Mondays 2 pm

3:40-5:55 The Thom Hartmann Program
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5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
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12-1 Alan Watts "The World as the Self" Part 1 of 4
"The proposition of Indian Vedanta that one's inmost Self (atman) is the universal and eteral reality (Brahman), and how this differs from solipsism and subjective idealism in Western Philosophy. (AW)
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1-2:00 Jack Gariss, "Bio-Meditation"

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
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5:55-6 KPFK Community Calendar
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That's All Folks!

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