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November 15-18



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Diane and I are recovering from a difficult fund drive and don’t know what’s going on - except the show is still going on.


“Ego”. (was cut short last week so we’ll try again)

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12-1:30 Danny Sheehan “JFK Assassination”

In the fall 2013 quarter at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Daniel Sheehan taught a class on the theories of the JFK assassination, one of the first courses of its kind ever taught. Starting with the Warren commission report and the official government position, Sheehan outlines in extensive detail the nine major theories as to who was really behind the assassination.

Online reference and syllabus materials can be found below the videos

Oct. 17 Lecture: “Undisputed Facts”

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1:30-2 Hoodwinked in the Hothouse - Indigenous Resistance to Climate False Solutions”

By Maria November 9, 2021 Newest Podcasts

By all records fossil fuel burning has increased in spite of the quarter century long efforts of the United Nations conferences of parties, now in Glasgow with COP 26. That’s in part due to the power of Big Oil corporations – but also because of the promotion of – and subsidies to False Solutions.

One of the speakers on this program calls the Conferences of Parties literally a Festival of False Solutions. That includes: nuclear power, fracking and so-called natural gas, mega-dams and hydropower, hydrogen, bioenergy, waste incineration and land fill gas and more.

Most of these False Solutions have disproportionately affected indigenous and poor communities – but their sacrifices as well as their resistance have remained unknown or been ignored.

In preparation of COP26 the webinar Hoodwinked in the Hothouse was posted on the channel of the Indigenous Environmental Network.

The IEN was founded in 1990 within the United States. They are supporting Indigenous communities and Tribal Governments in the US and abroad in protecting sacred sites, land, water, and air. And they help care for the wellbeing of both the people and all living beings on indigenous lands.

On this excerpt from Hoodwinked we hear from Kandi. She is Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara from what is now North Dakota and a member of the Indigenous Environmental Network. She begins with a moving personal account of how her and her tribe’s lives were devastated by the arrival of fracking in the Bakken Oil Shale Formation. Then she talks about her international work against false climate solutions with the Indigenous Environmental Network, and her care for children and elders at home.

Gopal Dayaneni teaches in the Race and Resistance Studies at SF State. He gives the introduction to Hoodwinked in the Hothouse.

Hoodwinked in the Hothouse is also a free, multilingual publication that helps identify false solutions and how to resist.

From TUC Radio,

2-2:30 Protecting the Forests of the World - Professor William Moomaw and Stuart Scott

Prof. Moomaw wrote in 2021: Humanity puts out 11 billion tons of carbon each year – amazingly less than half ends up in the atmosphere. NASA satellite data and research show that a bit more than half of the remaining 6 billion tons of carbon are going into forests, plants, wetlands and soils. The other 40 – 45% is being absorbed by the oceans.

However the extraordinary capacity of forests to absorb carbon is being undermined by world-wide logging and clear-cutting – which ironically turns forests, that could be our best protection from climate disaster – into yet another powerful source of greenhouse gases.

William Moomaw is Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy at Tufts University. Stuart Scott was founder/executive producer of Facing Future TV.

From TUC Radio:

2:30-3:30 The Scholars’ Circle: ‘Death Penalty’

The death penalty in the United States has faced increased opposition based on ethical, political, and legal concerns. Several states have outlawed it, but the federal government has returned to its use with a feverish wave of state executions last year. We discuss the implications of the use of the death penalty in the US and examine additional forms of extreme sentencing, such as life without parole. [ dur: 58mins. ]
Frank R. Baumgartner is the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is the co-author of The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence and Deadly Justice: A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty.
Lee Kovarsky is Bryant Smith Chair in Law and Co-Director of the Capital Punishment Center at The University of Texas in Austin School of Law. He is the author of The Trump Executions and the co-author of The Death Penalty: Concept and Insight.
Jenny-Brooke Condon is a Professor of Law in the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall Law School. She directs the Equal Justice Clinic. She is the author of When Cruelty is the Point: Constitutional Restraints and Remedies for Family Separation and Denialism and the Death Penalty.

Additional information on our guests, from their sites:

Lee Kovarsky

Professor Kovarsky remains an active habeas and capital litigator. He regularly represents death-sentenced prisoners as they await execution, and he has worked on many dozens of capital post-conviction cases. He argued Ayestas v. Davis before the U.S. Supreme Court during the October 2017 term, with the Court deciding unanimously in the capital prisoner's favor. He frequently drafts and contributes to amicus briefing before U.S. Supreme and other appellate courts, usually representing law professors or other professional organizations, including the American Bar Association (ABA) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).

On Frank R. Baumgartner's book ‘’Deadly Justice:’’

Deadly Justice is a comprehensive examination of the record established through 40 years of experience with the “new and improved” death penalty. In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated all existing death penalty laws in its

landmark Furman v. Georgia decision. The Court was particularly concerned about the arbitrary and capricious administration of the penalty. Four years later in Gregg v. Georgia (1976) the Court approved a system with special guidelines to reduce or eliminate the problems earlier identified. The book poses a simple question: Has the modern system worked as intended? Have the states successfully targeted only a narrow class of particularly heinous crimes and the most deserving criminals for the ultimate punishment, or do various elements of caprice, bias, and arbitrariness continue to make the application of the death penalty akin to “being struck by lightning” as the Court noted in Furman?

With chapters focusing on homicides, race and gender dynamics, aggravators and mitigators, geography, reversals, delays on death row, exonerations, methods of execution and botches, last-minute stays of execution, mental illness, public opinion, cost, deterrence, and evolving standards, the book offers a comprehensive overview of our nation’s modern experiment with capital punishment. At a time when other countries have abandoned judicial execution, the U.S. attempted to fix its own deeply flawed system

Jenny-Brooke Condon

Professor Condon was a lead attorney in Matter of A-T, a challenge to the denial of asylum to a victim of female genital mutilation, which in conjunction with a national advocacy effort, resulted in a precedential decision by the Attorney General establishing that victims of gender-based violence are entitled to equal treatment under the asylum laws. Through the Equal Justice Clinic, she also litigated an equal protection challenge to the denial of state-funded healthcare benefits to low-income, lawful permanent residents on the basis of their alienage status before the New Jersey Supreme Court. Currently the clinic is counsel in matters addressing conditions for prisoners at a county jail, the death penalty in Alabama, public access to information regarding private prison contractors’ influence on immigration detention policy, and the deaths of migrants along the southern border.

3:45-6 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast

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12-12:45 Robert Kennedy's

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1-2 Gary Null, The Progressive Commentary Hour – 11-9-21

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi is an American born physician trained in Germany and has been in the medical field now for five decades. He received his medical degree from the University of Bonn and did his post-doctoral work at the prestigious Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics before becoming an associate professor at the Institute of Medical Microbiology at Gressen University. Later he was appointed as the chair of Medical Microbiology at the University of Mainz. Dr. Bhakdi has published over 300 articles in the fields of immunology, bacteriology and virology and has received numerous awards including the Order of Merit of Rhineland. His book, co-written with his biologist wife Dr. Karina Reiss — “Corona False Alarm?: Facts and Figures,” — which has been written for the layperson to understand the pandemic clearly — became a national best seller in Germany and later rapidly receiving international attention.


2-3 The Gary Null Show -11.11.21

Subject: The Case Against Vaccine Mandates — Response to Alan Dershowitz’s Case in Favor of Mandates

Latest news on health and healing.

Kent Heckenlively is an attorney with a jurist doctoral degree, a science teacher and a founding contributing editor of Age of Autism, a daily web newsletter about the autism epidemic that investigates autism as an environmentally induced and treatable illness. In the past he has worked for US Senator Pete Wilson from California and the US Attorney’s Office in San Francisco. His daughter Jacqueline has severe autism due to a vaccine injury. Kent is the author and co-author o nine books. His most recent is “The Case Against Vaccine Mandates” is a counter-response to Alan Dershowitz’s recently published “The Case for Vaccine Mandates.” Earlier Kent authored “Inoculated: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism,” which tells the story of how vaccines have become a 30 year disaster since the passage of Ronald Reagan’s 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act that gave vaccine makers immunity from vaccine injuries. Kent is also the co-author of two books by recent whistleblowers: “Google Leaks” with Zach Vorhies, and “Behind the Mask of Facebook” with Ryan Hartwig — both who have been guests on past recent programs.


3-5 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast

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5-6 Dr. Peter McCullough Live on COVID-19 (Nov, 8)

Dr. Peter McCullough is an internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist, in academic medical practice in Dallas, Texas, USA. He maintains ABIM certification in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. He manages common infectious diseases as well as the cardiovascular complications of both the viral infection and the injuries developing after the COVID-19 vaccine. Since the outset of the pandemic, Dr. McCullough has been a leader in the medical response to the COVID-19 disaster and has published “Pathophysiological Basis and Rationale for Early Outpatient Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Infection” the first synthesis of sequenced multidrug treatment of ambulatory patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the American Journal of Medicine and subsequently updated in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine.

McCullough has 51 peer-reviewed publications on the infection and has commented extensively on the medical response to the COVID-19 crisis in TheHill and on FOX NEWS Channel. On November 19, 2020, Dr. McCullough testified in the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and throughout 2021 in the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, Colorado General Assembly, New Hampshire Senate, and South Carolina Senate concerning many aspects of the pandemic response. Dr. McCullough has had 18 months of dedicated academic and clinical efforts in combating the SARS-CoV-2 virus and in doing so, has reviewed thousands of reports, participated in scientific congresses, group discussions, press releases, and has been considered among the world’s experts on COVID-19. He has published more studies and articles in peer-reviewed sources, in his specialties, than anyone in the History of Medicine in the world.

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12-1 Dave Emory, ‘’For the Record #1203n - The Narco-Fascism of Chiang Kai-Shek and the Kuomintang, Part 10”


Continuing our series on the regime of Chiang Kai-shek–all but beatified during the Cold War–we draw still more on a magnificent book–“The Soong Dynasty” by Sterling Seagrave. Although sadly out of print, the book is still available through used book services, and we emphatically encourage listeners to take advantage of those and obtain it. (try )

(Mr. Emory gets no money from said purchases of the book.)

We begin by resuming analysis of the political and professional destruction of U.S. military and State Department elements that correctly gauged Chiang Kai-shek and the [inevitable, downward] trajectory of his regime.

Just as General Stillwell was removed as top military officer in the China/Burma theater because of his appropriate, accurate, vehement criticism of Chiang Kai-shek’s prioritization of fighting the Communists over fighting the Japanese, State Department officers who accurately forecast the decisive ascent of the Chinese Communist Party over the KMT were punished for their stance.

(Stilwell’s replacement by General Wedemeyer was noteworthy—particularly in light of the background and behavior of Wedemeyer.

In addition to being part of a political and military milieu that infused isolationist orientation toward involvement in World War II with pro-fascist sentiment, Wedemeyer appears to have presided over an act of consummate treason—the leak of the Rainbow Five American mobilization plan for World War II to anti-FDR publisher Robert J. McCormick, of the Chicago Tribune.)

The China watchers’ advice was not only ignored, but cast as “subversive” during the anti-Communist witch hunts of the McCarthy period.

“ . . . . The eyes and ears of the U.S. Government in Chunking were a handful of old China hands . . . . The China watchers’ message essentially was that no matter how much Washington wanted Chiang Kai-shek to ‘run’ China, he was about to lose it to the Communists. . . . The observers in Chungking were accused of being in favor of what they predicted—in favor of communism. In fact, they were only warning their government of a course of events that now seemed certain. . . . Washington reacted with deep suspicion and hostility and insisted on nailing the American flag the more tightly to the mast of Chiang’s sinking ship . . . .”

As we shall further explore, the cognitive perception of China in this country was shaped by the Soong family.

The China watchers’ advice was not only ignored, but cast as “subversive” during the anti-Communist witch hunts of the McCarthy period.

“ . . . . American policy was thus based upon the personalities of the Chiangs, the Soongs and the Kungs, rather than upon the events, the nation or the people. This was a tribute to the Soongs’ extraordinary stagecraft. . . .”

Sterling Seagrave filed a Freedom of Information Act request, which obtained an FBI report on the Soongs. Heavily redacted—even in 1985—it revealed the Soongs machinations on both sides of the Pacific…

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1-2 Richard Wolff

Richard Wolff: ‘’Global Capitalism: China - US’s First Real Competitor

in a Century’’. [November 2021]

China - US’s First Real Competitor in a Century [November 2021]

1. Major Chinese Economic Achievements and Problems

2. China-US Interdependence, Competition, and Cold War

3. Is China Socialist? What does “Chinese Socialism” Mean?

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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.

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3:40-6 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast

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12-1 Alan Watts

"Mahayana Buddhism" Part 2 of 4

"Every individual s something thqt the entire universe is doing. You, as an individual organism, is what the whole cosmos is doing, in a particular way, a a particular time, and in a particular place" (AW)

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1-2 Insights at the Edge:

Matt Licata PhD: ‘The Alchemy of Befriending Ourselves in Difficult Times”

Matt Licata is a practicing psychotherapist, a co-facilitator of a monthly online membership community called Befriending Yourself, and the author of The Path Is Everywhere. With Sounds True, he has written a new book titled, A Healing Space: Befriending Ourselves in Difficult Times. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Matt about what it is to be a healing space, that is to hold space for ourselves and others, as well as how we can feel held by something greater than ourselves during challenging experiences. They also explore our inner wounds and self-abandonment, spiritual bypassing and the ways in which many practices allow us to gloss over the real healing needed, and how coming into an embodied state can open us to greater inner depths. Finally, Tami and Matt discuss becoming an alchemist of your own life, discovering the inner gold that each of us has within, and befriending all of ourselves.

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

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

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3-3:30 Science Fiction Break

3:40-6 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast

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