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Saturday February 16th

12:00 AM
Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world?s most pressing issues. On Democracy Now!, you?ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.
1:00 AM
People in Macon, GA got tired of waiting for bike lanes and went out and made their own. Progress ensued. Josh Rogers of New Town Macon and Rachel Hollar of Bike Walk Macon tell their story. Tactical urbanist Mike Lydon and epidemiologist Neil Maizlish help us look deeper into DIY street redesign and the health and safety benefits of protected bike lanes.
1:30 AM
Ernest Coverson/gun violence, Carey Gillam/Monsanto
11:00 AM
The latest world and Japan news from Japan's public broadcaster.
11:10 AM
This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio. http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190816.mp3 From GERMANY- Greta Thunberg is on her way to the UN Climate Summit in New York on a racing yacht powered by sails and solar energy. An analysis of increased climate awareness in Germany and measures being taken by the government. In Brazil under Bolsonaro deforestation has greatly increased and indigenous women from the region have travelled to Brasilia to protest. In northern Russia there was an explosion and spike in radiation levels- what exactly happened is unclear. From JAPAN- The Hong Kong demonstrations have been removed from the airport but continue in the streets. The US military is talking with allies in Asia about new deployments of intermediate range missiles in the region. From CUBA- Venezuela is gathering signatures to demand an end the US blockade under the hashtag no more Trump rallies. In occupied east Jerusalem Israeli troops launched an attack inside the al-Aqsa mosque at the start of Muslim holy days. From SPAIN- Alison Hughes reports on presidential election results in Argentina and Guatemala, which both saw surprising outcomes. In Honduras large protests against the president have continued, and the violence has engulfed the country since a US backed coup ten years ago. The adverse affects of climate change are hitting hard on agriculture in central America leaving millions in need of food aid.
12:00 PM
North America's Amateur Radio news magazine.
1:20 PM
Amateur Radio Newsline? is a free service to the amateur radio community. We produce a weekly audio news bulletin called a ?QST? or ?bulletin of interest to radio amateurs? that is delivered by a downloadable MP3 audio file from our website or through a podcast subscription. Operations are supported primarily by voluntary donations from individual amateurs and amateur radio clubs.
1:45 PM
The official bulletin service of the American Radio Relay League
2:00 PM
All you have to do is hang out with young people for awhile and you'll see and hear it start. A stream of teasing and zingers, followed the victim's call to their mom and the usual disclaimer of 'I was only kidding,' from the teaser. Teasing and put-down humor have been around almost forever. Despite many documented stories of it going horribly wrong, we've also all heard, and some researchers have studied and reinforced, that teasing behavior can also be a sign of affection and inclusion in a group. The 'we only tease the ones we love' explanation. But a look toward popular humor - in sitcoms, movies and from stand-up comics - suggests that the put-down zingers only seemed to have escalated in recent decades. It's all left us wondering if, on playgrounds, in offices, and in families, many of us aren't trying to imitate these humor models, looking for that approving laugh track in our heads, without thinking about whether we might be contributing to conflict...or where the line is between benign good humor and aggression or even verbal violence. And why does this type of humor seem to be such a sure-fire formula for comedy success? Also why does entertainment that merges violence with humor make some people laugh, while others squirm? Today on Peace Talks Radio, we'll be talking with a couple of writers and researchers who have given these topics some thought and study. Paul Lewis is a professor of English at Boston College and the author of the book Cracking Up: American Humor in a Time of Conflict. He's authored other papers on humor as well. Also today, Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at University of California at Berkely, director of the school's Greater Good Science Center, which studies the role of positive emotions in our lives. He's author of the 2009 book, Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life. Paul Ingles hosts
2:30 PM
This special program discusses how the history of the US working class shaped US politics. We start with how and why the 1930s Great Depression married the US working class to FDR's Democratic Party (New Deal Coalition). We next show how and why after 1945, US business leaders and Republicans broke up that marriage to undo the New Deal. By re-building working class divisions - especially around race and gender - males and whites moved toward the GOP. A weakened Dem party responded by appealing to (and thereby dividing) business interests to support them. The two parties thus became almost identically pro-capitalist and both presided over growing inequalities in income, wealth and political power between the richest 10% and the working class. Building to 2016, working class disgust with both parties showed in disinterest, ambivalence, and the growing role of 'cultural' differences in place of working class solidarity. It boiled over when an 'outsider' (Trump) defeated first the Republican and then the Democratic establishment candidates, an expression of the working class's history since 1929. We end on the implications of this history for the 2020 election.
3:00 PM
MSNBC host blames Jeffrey Epstein death on Russia! Ex-Clinton Advisor thinks nobody can beat Trump! Amy Klobuchar blames her behavior on Russia! Special Guest: Sema Hernandez, running for U.S. Senate-Texas. featuring Stef Zamorano, Ron Placone, and Mike MacRae! Phone calls from Vince Vaughn, Rick Perry, George Clooney, and Kevin Spacey!
4:00 PM
George Lakey passes on the inspirations that led him to a life of activism & social change, among them Bayard Rustin & Lucrecia Mott. George has more than 50 years experience with on-the-ground activism & activism education, including the establishment of TrainingForChange.org, his WagingNonviolence.org blog, and many books including How We Win and Viking Economics.

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