Sunday, April 11, 2021

April 12-15

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12-1 Daniel P Sheehan

The Role of the Public Intellectual – Nov. 3, 2014

Background and Motivation for “The Role of the Public Intellectual”: Constrained by their State Boards of Regents, State Colleges & Universities of Western Culture impose requirements upon their Professors that compel them to promote beliefs that support both the objectives and ideologies of the Nation State of which they are a part of. Private Colleges of Western Culture are similarly constrained by their Private Boards of Overseers to promote beliefs that support the private financial interests of contributors who personally finance those private Institutions. In Western Culture, these beliefs include: the primacy of the economic system of State Capitalism; the ideologies of Caucasian Racial Superiority and Female Inferiority; the belief in Scientific Logical Positivism and Materialism (these beliefs are often masked as the development of a superior capacity to function intellectually in order to achieve long range goals rather than functioning emotionally to indulge short term personal satisfactions); and the indoctrination of their students in the dual doctrines of Nationalism and The Legitimization of the Resort to the Use of Military Violence to Achieve the Selfish Economic Goals The Elite of their Nation State.

Just as Political Public Office-Holders in State and Federal Governments feel “constrained” from speaking the truth that they have learned in their positions until after they have“retired from public office, College & University Professors inside State and Private Colleges & Universities oft-times feel constrained from sharing with their students their true conclusions about the academic subjects that they have spent a lifetime teaching until after they have achieved Emeritus status – at which time it is often too late to reach a student audience.

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1-2. Frank Smyth, ‘’The NRA Unmasked’’
Program #SMYF001. Recorded in New York, NY on February 14, 2021.

Gun violence exacts an enormous toll on U.S. society-claiming tens of thousands of lives every year. Many more thousands are wounded and scarred physically and psychologically. From malls to schools from places of worship to concerts there is no safe space. Weapons of war are easily obtainable. We have the spectacle of armed militias in combat gear roaming statehouses, threatening the lives of government officials and invading the national Capitol itself on January 6. The main lobby for guns is the National Rifle Association, the NRA. It resists common-sense reforms. No matter the tragic occasion, the NRA recites its slogan, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” The NRA denounces calls for reasonable gun control as attacks on freedom and liberty. The organization’s actual history is hidden not only from the general public but even from its own members.

Frank Smyth is an independent journalist who has covered the NRA for many years. His articles appear in The Washington Post and The Progressive. He won a Society of Professional Journalists National Investigative Award for his Mother Jones story, “Unmasking NRA’s Inner Circle.” He is the author of The NRA: The Unauthorized History.
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Anti-Asian hate crimes have been on the rise since the outbreak of Covid. What is at its root? [ dur: 29mins. ]
Brian Levin is Director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism and Professor of Criminal Justice at California State University, San Bernardino. He is co-author of the book The Limits of Dissent and co-author of the publications Report to the nation: hate crimes rise in US cities and counties in time of division and foreign interference, Posing the Why Question: Understanding the perpetration of racially motivated violence and harassment, and Fact Sheet: Anti-Asian Prejudice 2020 (March 2, 2021).
To report a hate incident and for more information visit
A new Attorney General will lead to new priorities. How should Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice confront hate crimes and terrorism? [ dur: 27mins. ]
Chuck Rosenberg is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group. He served as the Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (2015 to 2017) and as the Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor to FBI Director Jim Comey (2013 to 2015). He is the host of the podcast on MSNBC called The Oath.

This program is produced by Ankine Aghassian, Doug Becker, Melissa Chiprin and Sudd Dongre

3:40 - 6 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast
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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
12-1. The Defenders (April 7)
This week, Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense president, and Polly Tommey, co-producer of “Vaxxed,” cover a range of headlines including the link between blood clots and AstraZeneca’s vaccine, the rising mortality rate in Israel where there’s an aggressive campaign to vaccinate everyone and the story of a man who suffered a debilitating reaction to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


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1-2 Can We Trust America’s Covid-19 Vaccine Injury Statistics?
Richard Gale & Gary Null PhD
Progressive Radio Network, March 29, 2021
Health Information from peer-reviewed, respected science & medical sources.
According to the latest figures derived from the European Medicines Agency’s database of Covid-19 vaccine adverse reactions, 162,610 injurious events and 3,964 deaths have now been reported. Among the three major vaccines approved and deployed in Europe, Pfizer-Biontech’s vaccine accounts for over two-thirds of reported injuries and mortalities, or 102,100 and 2,540 events respectively. Curiously, women disproportionately account for 77% of adverse events; this greater than 1:4 gender ratio is also being observed for Moderna’s and AstraZeneca’s vaccines. So far there seems to be no scientific explanation to account for this gender disparity. PLUS Peter McCollough, MD testifies to Texas Senate HHS Committee.

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2-3 The Gary Null Show – Vaccine passports and the war against truth Dr. Naomi Wolf – 04.07.21
Health Information from peer-reviewed, respected science & medical sources.
Dr. Naomi Wolf is the CEO of the Daily Clout, a nonprofit that enables people to see, share and affect live legislative bills which otherwise would be largely non-transparent and passed in behind closed doors. She is perhaps best known as a feminist leader, journalist and author writing about women’s rights, abortion, the Occupy Movement, the emerging totalitarianism in the US and more recently the Covid pandemic. Her articles have appeared in The Nation, the Guardian and Huffington Post.
Naomi authored the bestseller “The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot,” and her most recent book is “Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love,” which retells a history of state-sponsored censorship and violations of personal freedoms by recounting the story of John Addington Symonds, a 21 year old Oxford student his struggle for same-sex relationships in the mid-19th century She graduated from Yale University as a Rhodes Scholar to atttend Oxford University where she later received her doctorate in English Language and Literature. In the past she has taught at Barnard College, Stoney Brook and George Washington University. Her website is
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3-4. The Progressive Commentary Hour – Guest Derrick Jensen
Bright Green Environmental Lies – How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way
Derrick Jensen has become one of the nation’s leading voices of cultural and environmental dissent, who writes about civilization’s devastating impact upon the environment and the natural world, and our society’s denial of that fact. Utne Reader listed Derrick among the 50 visionaries changing the world. In sharp contrast to environmental optimists who believe working within the corporate system will offset the tenuous planetary balance threatened by climate change, for many years Derrick has advocated for “dismantling of civilization” which can include radical dissent as well as imparting wisdom to our children. Derrick has written many influential books. His recently released “Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It” is perhaps the most important publication to date the exposes the shortcomings, fallacies, and self deceit among the leading green voices and organizations who dominate the public lectern preaching about climate change and placing faith in technological solutions and new habits of green consumerism. A new documentary film with the same title and based upon Derrick’s and his co-authors’ book will premier on Earth Day – April 22. Derrick also hosts a weekly radio program, Resistance Radio, on the Progressive Radio Network every Sunday evening at 6:00 pm Eastern time. He holds a degree in mineral engineering physics from the Colorado School of Mines and a masters in creative writing from Eastern Washington University. Derrick’s websites are and
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4-6 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast
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12-1 Dave Emory, For the Record #1171 - The Missing Chapter #1

In numerous programs and lectures, we have discussed the important, devastatingly successively mind control programs engaged in by the military and CIA. Those programs were developed in reaction to downed American airmen who–after captivity–gave testimony that they had been involved in biological warfare attacks against China and North Korea during the war.
A superb book about Unit 731–the Japanese biological warfare unit during World War II–had a chapter in the British edition that was omitted in the American edition.
(Sadly, the books is out of print, although both the British and American editions are available through used-book services. Mr. Emory heartily encourages listeners to obtain the book. Even the American edition–missing this key chapter–is worthwhile. Hopefully, a publisher will obtain the rights to the book and re-issue it. If so, we will enthusiastically promote the work.)
The chapter in the UK edition chronicles the investigation into the allegations of American BW use during the Korean War, including circumstantial evidence that Unit 731 veterans and methodology may well have been used in the alleged campaign.
That chapter is altogether objective, avoiding ideological bias toward either side in the conflict.
Because of that, we found the omission of this chapter from the U.S. edition to be significant. As the brilliant Peter Dale Scott noted: “The cover-up obviates the conspiracy.”
It is a matter of public record that Unit 731’s files were incorporated into the U.S. biological warfare program, and veterans of the Unit bequeathed their expertise to the Americans in exchange from immunity from prosecution for war crimes…

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1-2 DEBATE: ‘’Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism’’
Program #HASM001. Recorded in Emmanuel Centre, London, UK on June 17, 2019.

Is Noam Chomsky an anti-Semite? How about Amy Goodman and Naomi Klein? The question may sound absurd. Yet, according to the definition of anti-Semitism that more than 30 countries including the United States under the Biden administration have adopted, Chomsky, Goodman and Klein could very well be labeled as such. Why? They are critical of Israeli policies. Zionism is the late 19th century Jewish national movement. The origin of the term is the Hebrew word “Zion” often used as a synonym for Jerusalem and Israel.
Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism is the motion debated at the Emmanuel Centre in London. Before a large audience, this lively and contentious discussion features voices arguing pro and con.
Speakers for the Motion:
Melanie Phillips, Journalist, broadcaster and author
Einat Wilf, Israeli politician, former Knesset member
Speakers Against the Motion:
Mehdi Hasan, Journalist and broadcaster
Ilan Pappé, Israeli historian, university professor
The moderator is Carrie Gracie of the BBC.

Mehdi Hasan is an award-winning journalist. He hosts The Mehdi Hasan Show on MSNBC. He is a former senior columnist for The Intercept and launched their Deconstructed podcast.
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2-2:30 Chris Hedges, "On Contact"
Originally heard Sundays, 9:30am

2:30-3:30 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour
Initially heard on KPFK Sunday's at noon.
All info and free downloadshttp://www.ralphnaderradiohour.comRalph's

3:40-6 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast
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12-1 Alan Watts "Zen & the Art of Controlled Accidents" Part 3 of 4
''Although Zen Buddhism is to some extent the art of
'letting things happen,' this is by no means to be confused with merely
capricious behavior. The difference is illustrated with examples from
Far Eastern painting, calligraphy, and ceramics." (AW)

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1-2:30 “Pacifica is 25”
No - actually Pacifica is 72 on April 15, 2021. (NOTE: At the time income tax day was March 15). But this program. which we play every year has the voices and motivations of the original people, our forefathers and mothers including the first. engineer, program director, voice of co-founder Lew Hill and his wife Joy, and some peeks at the programs played in the beginning when there were 35 subscribers. I find it helpful to compare the original purpose of Pacifica and gauge how we have held on or wandered and it is interesting listening.
Produced by Larry Josephson
From Pacifica Archives 1 (800) 735-0230,
Program #BC1837

2:30-3:30 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:" Rebroadcast
The wedding of spiritual magic and compassionate social activism with host Caroline Casey.
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3:40-6 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast
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