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12-1 Danny Sheehan 

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.

Course on: “The Role of the Public Intellectual”

(Santa Cruz Free University, 2014) 

Lecture 8: “Esoteric Knowledge vs. The Academy”

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MUSIC OUTRO: Theme from “The Mission”. Composed and conducted by Ennio Morricone. 

1-1:30 Joanna Macy: “A Wiser, Braver World”

“This transition to a life sustaining culture is a revolution in the magnitude and scope of the agricultural revolution 10,000 years ago.”

The Great Turning, Awakened Action Symposium 

On the Summer Solstice of 2020 Joanna Macy, from her home in Berkeley, spoke at the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Buddhist monastery had called for Awakened Action and invited Women Leaders to Speak to Race, Poverty, Climate, and the Covid Pandemic.

Joanna Macy is an eco-philosopher and a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. Now in her very early nineties she has for decades helped transform despair and apathy into constructive change. As teacher, writer of eight books and antinuclear activist she has created frameworks for personal and social change. Joanna Macy is probably best know as the founder and root teacher of the Work That Reconnects.

Thanks to Roshi Joan Halifax and the Upaya Zen Center and to Joanna Macy for their permission to broadcast this thought provoking and inspiring talk.

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CREDITS: Joanna Macy and the Upaya Zen Center

DATE: June 21, 2020

LOCATION Santa Fe, NM, and Berkeley, CA, via internet

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1:30-2:30 Katrina vandal Heuvel, ‘’’Russia, Ukraine, the War & the U.S.’’

Program #HEUK001. Recorded in New York, NY on April 11, 2022.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine with its horrific atrocities and massive refugee crisis has turned the world upside down. The war will have a huge impact on global food security as both countries are major exporters of wheat, barley and other grains. As usual, the media provide very little context and background. We are told ad nauseum that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. A careful look at history reveals a slightly more nuanced picture. To explain is not to excuse Moscow’s criminal attack. Meanwhile, as two-time legendary Medal of Honor winner Marine Corps General Smedley Butler reminds us, “War is a  racket.” U.S. weapons corporations are lining up to feed at the trough. Before the war is over many Ukrainians and Russians will die while Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman will make money hand over fist.

Katrina vanden Heuvel is the editorial director and publisher of The Nation magazine. She writes a weekly column for The Washington Post. She has edited or co-edited such books as The Change I Believe In and Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev’s Reformers.

From Alternative Radio, 1 (800) 444-1977    


2:30-3:30 Gillian Tett & Yanis Varoufakis:

‘’Can Capitalism be Fixed?’’ (Debate)

Program #TETG-VARY001. Recorded in London, UK on October 4, 2021.                 

Capitalism’s origins, several centuries ago, can be traced to the expropriation of the commons and its transformation into private property. Since those hoary beginnings, it has evolved into an economic system based                ase characterized by deregulation, punishing bubbles, economic crises and jaw-dropping income and wealth inequality. The system’s egregious excesses are sometimes addressed by lawmakers who serve up temporary bromides to placate the restless many. But they are just tinkering around the edges making cosmetic changes. The system is fundamentally the same. There is no alternative we are told. Why isn’t there?

Gillian Tett is an award-winning journalist at The Financial Times where she is chair of the editorial board and U.S. editor-at-large. She is the author of The Silo Effect, Fool’s Gold and Anthro-Vision.

 Yanis Varoufakis is a member of the Greek parliament.  He served as finance minister of Greece in 2015. He is the founder of MeRA25, a progressive Greek political party. He is the author of many books including Adults in the Room and Another Now.

From Alternative Radio, 1 (800)  


4-6 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast

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‘The Empower Hour’ Episode 24: Perfect Situation for Pure Chaos’’ — Powerful Panel Discussion on Glyphosate + mRNA Vaccines and more,  Special guest Stephanie Seneff, MIT scientist.  

Join a powerful panel on this week's “The Empower Hour” as they discuss all things glyphosate and immunity. What is the real reason so many people are getting sick and reacting negatively to vaccines? How long does mRNA linger in your body after vaccination? What makes this whole COVID situation “corruption at the highest level?" For answers to these burning questions and more, be sure to tune in!    (A Treasure Trove of Information)

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1-1:15 Gary on Masks

1:15-2:15 The Gary Null Show 4.20.22

Chili peppers for a healthy gut: Spicy chemical may inhibit gut tumors

University of California, San Diego   April 14, 2022.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. 

Water outperforms sports drinks for young athletes.

Penn State University, April 14, 2022.

stomach. Coaches and parents should provide water to make sure children are properly hydrated during exercise, the doctors said.

Ginger Found to Reduce Premenstrual Pain and Mood Symptoms.

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, April 17, 2022.


 Oranges: The orange is a vitamin and mineral-packed treasure chest of a fruit, rich in vitamins A, B and C, potassium, and calcium, as well as being an excellent source of fiber…

Miscellaneous posters, comments, sayings etc. of interest. 

Pilots, athletes, and mandated vaccines.  Latest official numbers of mRNA vaccine injuries.   

Stephen Cohen on ‘a new cold war with Russia’ described as ‘ticking time bomb’  “We have no red lines today.’’

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2:15-3:15 The Gary Null Show. 4.21.22

Clinical Tests Reveal that Black Cumin Seed (Nigella Sativa) May Treat Hypothyroidism.

Tabriz University, April 13, 2022.

Following a Mediterranean-style diet during pregnancy may reduce the risk of preeclampsia.

Johns Hopkins University, April 20, 2022.

Individuals with type 2 diabetes should exercise after dinner.

University of Missouri, April 18, 2022.

Dietary supplementation with açaí pulps improves cognition attenuates inflammatory signaling in BV-2 microglial cells.  Tufts University, April 18, 2022.


Peppers (capsicum): Native American folk medicine, which has so many features we can still learn from, gave a prominent place in its pharmacology to peppers of the capsicum family, which includes bell and chili peppers…


1. American Who Lived 8 Years in Ukraine Speaks Out on Russia War (Start @ 0:41)

4. Kim Iversen: Noam Chomsky BLASTED By Liberals For Anti-War Stance, EXPOSING The New Pro-War Left

5. How the U.S. Media Betrayed Afghanistan (16:47 long)

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3:15-4. The Gary Null Show 4.22.22

Stop the clocks: Brisk walking may slow biological aging process

University of Leicester, April 21, 2022.

Could This be the Key to Better Heart Health?

Cleveland Clinic and UCLA, April 16, 2022.

Measuring nature's effects on physical and mental health.

Texas A&M University, April 20, 2022.

Most US adults say today's children have worse health than in past generations.

University of Michigan, April 18, 2022 .

War on Ukraine.


John Mearsheimer: Great power politics on Ukraine

The far-right group threatening to overthrow Ukraine's government - Newsnight.


4-6 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast

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12-1 Dave Emory, “For the Record #1235 - How Many Lies Before You Belong to the Lie? Part 8”


 This program continues analysis of the Ukraine war. The title of this series comes from Mort Sahl, who voiced the question in his autobiography.

Charges and counter-charges in the ongoing Ukraine war surround Pentagon-financed “veterinary” and other  biological laboratories in Ukraine.

We note that there are significant connections between the agency overseeing the Ukrainian projects and institutions implicated in the apparent “bio-skullduggery” surrounding the U.S. biological warfare gambit involving what Mr. Emory has termed “The Oswald Institute of Virology.” This is discussed in: FTR#‘s 1170, 1183 through 1193, and 1215.

The essence of the “Oswald Institute of Virology” gambit concerns the DTRA and Pentagon funding of bat-borne coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, much of it through Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance. Once the research was complete, it resulted in publication which included the genome of the bat viruses being researched. Using technology discussed below, the viruses were then synthesized from scratch and population groups were vectored with the same viral strains being researched by the WIV. 

Just as Lee Harvey Oswald was set up to look like a communist before being framed for JFK’s murder, so, too the “Oswald Institute of Virology” was set up to take the blame for the coronavirus pandemic.

Essential background information to evaluate the debate:

1.–The alleged difference between “offensive” and “defensive” biological warfare research is academic: If one if researching how “wee beasties” infect, sicken and/or kill plants, animals or humans, it is the same research, whatever terminology one uses.

2.–Contemporary technology makes it possible to synthesize deadly pathogens from scratch: ” . . . . Advances in the area mean that scientists now have the capability to recreate dangerous viruses from scratch; make harmful bacteria more deadly; and modify common microbes so that they churn out lethal toxins once they enter the body. Today, the genetic code of almost any mammalian virus can be found online and synthesised. ‘The technology to do this is available now,’ said [Michael] Imperiale. ‘It requires some expertise, but it’s something that’s relatively easy to do, and that is why it tops the list.’ . . .”

3.–The essential parameters of the fact finding: ” . . . . So do bio labs exist inside Ukraine, and is the US supporting them? Yes, and yes. Ukraine does operate biological laboratories which receive US funding. . . .”

4.–” . . . . Do the Ukraine laboratories store dangerous biological agents? Yes, it appears so. [!] As part of their work researching diseases the bio labs do seem to hold dangerous pathogens. . . .”

The debate centers on U.S. Pentagon-financed laboratories in Ukraine. Note that the laboratories are described as “veterinary laboratories”–the Pentagon is in the business of war-fighting, which essentially consists of killing people and destroying property. They are not in the business of taking care of puppy dogs and kitty cats. Veterinarians are viewed as optimum for biological warfare work, because they do not have to take the Hippocratic Oath.

Key considerations in the controversy:…

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1-2 The Scholars’ Circle

 In this hour, former president trump's administration took the presidential documents to Mar-a-lago instead of submitting them to the U.S. archive. Why does this matter?  Jeremi Suri of the University of Texas Austin explains. 

In recent months, investigators discovered that a significant number of 

records from the Trump White House were relocated to his personal 

residence in Mar Lago, Florida.  This removal of official papers from 

the White House poses a significant threat for the security of 

classified information.  But perhaps most importantly, it serves as a 

major concern for future historians to write accurate and detailed 

histories of the Presidency.  On today’s show, we will explore the 

ongoing challenge of maintaining records of Presidential Administrations 

for historical records, which did not originate with this current 


Jeremi Suri is Professor in the Department of History and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at University of Texas, Austin. He holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office and Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy

Then, we turn our attention to a country rarely in the news, Uzbekistan. What do we know about the country, particularly its religious freedoms? Uzbekistan is an Islamic country.  But does it respect the rights of its Muslims? If so, why does the country imprison its people considered prisoners of conscience and religious prisoners? We speaks with USC professor Steve Swerdlow, author of a new report on the subject from the  US Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Steve Swerdlow is Associate Professor of the Practice of Human Rights in the Department of Political and International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC). He was Senior Central Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch. He has conducted extensive field work internationally with a particular focus on Central Asia and the Caucuses.

One of the fundamental freedoms recognized by human rights instruments 

worldwide is the free exercise of religion.  The Universal Declaration 

of Human Rights declares, in Article 18 that Everyone has the right to 

freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom 

to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in 

community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion 

or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.  And the United 

States, in support of this principle, has created the US Commission on 

International Religious Freedom.  On October 12 of this year, the 

Commission filed a report on Uzbekistan’s Religious and Political 



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

2-2:30 Chris Hedges, "On Contact”

The Chris Hedges Report inaugural podcast with Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Cornel West talks about America's new gilded age, social decay, rampant militarism and the moral imperative of revolt.

Originally heard Sundays, 9:30am  

 2:30-3 Richard Wolff, "Economic Update"

This week on Economic Update, an analysis of Ukraine propaganda war, US inflation worsens, the US college debt crisis and New York City eviction crisis looms. In the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Gayle McLaughlin, former Mayor and City Council member, Richmond, CA. on winning progressive politics. 

Initially heard on KPFK Sundays, 9am. .

3-4 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Notorious fashionista, Ralph Nader, discusses the effects of “fast fashion” on the environment, the workers, and the consumers with British Vogue editor, Dana Thomas, author of “Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes,” and “Fashionopolis Young Readers Edition: The Secrets Behind the Clothes We Wear.”

Dana Thomas is the European Sustainability Editor for British Vogue, a regular contributor to the New York Times, and host of The Green Dream, a weekly podcast on sustainability. She is the author of Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes, and Fashionopolis (Young Readers Edition): The Secrets Behind the Clothes We Wear.

Initially heard on KPFK Sunday's at noon.

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4-6 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast

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12-1 Alan Watts, "Whose is the Kingdom, Power, and Glory?” Part 1 of 4.

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1-2  Sounds True ‘Insights at the Edge”

In this podcast, Sounds True founder Tami Simon speaks with Susan Sands about her new book, The Inside Story, illuminating the surprising benefits that come with growing older and deepening our capacity to perceive our inner world more intimately. Tami and Susan discuss how interoceptive awareness is critical to our happiness as we age; body sense versus body image; the connection between having a high level of interoceptive awareness and having access to personal agency; how spiritual practices like meditation, mindfulness, and yoga help us cultivate interoceptive awareness; countering negative thoughts about our aging bodies by using “ageism disruptors”; developing a stable body image in our day to day lives; experiencing the pleasure of the inner body as we age; the positivity bias, and how it increases over time; the surprising beneficial physiological effects of aging; “mixed emotions” and the wisdom that comes with being older; the happiness curve, and how we can work to rewrite negative ageist narratives; addressing age inequality in today’s society; and more.

Susan Sands, PhD, is a clinical psychologist known for her trailblazing work in female development and body-based disorders. She incorporates Buddhist thought and meditation into her work with patients. A former journalist, she publishes and presents widely on the topic of eating disorders and body image, and she is a core faculty member at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California in San Francisco. She lives and practices in Berkeley, California.

From Sounds True, 1 (800) (855) 879-4261.


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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3-4 Science Fiction Break


4-6 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast

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