Tuesday May 21st
The East India Company & Corporate Colonialism Guest: William Dalrymple, author of The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire
This episode is a audio collage of word, music and poetry in the spirit of peace and understanding. Some things that seem to be in short supply these days.
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.
We Dont Have a Working Democracy. So What Happened and How Do We Fix It: Hey Whose Really Been Stealing the Votes? with Greg Palast, Americas wittiest (and wickedest) muckraker. An award-winning Guardian investigative journalist, he is causing crooked election officials all over the country to shiver in their shoes as they wait for a knock on their door from the FBI ' thanks to his explosive exposes. Palast, is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, the dark art of vote stealing is on steroids. Voters are being removed from rolls more aggressively ' especially in the preclearance states that previously had additional protections under the VRA. As a result, last year alone, 14 million Americans were purged from voter rolls. This changes elections, because its not just anyones vote that gets stolen. Overwhelmingly, these are voters of color, young voters, and low income voters ' voters who tend to vote blue. The result, we have a president and a Senate that wasnt elected democratically ' and this corruption goes all the way down the ballot to your local dog catcher and sheriff. Since the Civil Rights era, since the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965, about 16 states and jurisdictions were under special orders that if they were going to mess around with the way people voted, they had to get it precleared, pre-approved by the Justice Department, to make sure that they werent wiping out voters of color, Puerto Rican voters, etc. You remove the guts of that act ' as happened in 2013, with the Supreme Court ruling on Shelby v. Holder ' and now the partys started. Theyve started removing voters of color from voter rolls all over America, especially in those former preclearance states ' without a review to make sure its not discriminatory, that we dont have a return to Jim Crow. As a result, last year alone, 14 million voters were purged from the voter rolls. Thats according to the Election Assistance Commission ' the federal government itself. And according to Palasts investigations, most of those people are legitimate voters whove lost their right to vote This changes elections, because its not just anyones vote that gets expunged. Palast offers up Georgia as a case study; throws back into the sea of political red herrings the exaggeration of the Russians Are Coming and most strategically talks about what we can do to fix our corrupted election system
Russia deploys homophobia in its war against liberal democracies; thousands come out for Sarajevo’s first-ever Pride Parade, Marvel’s gay “Avengers” beat bias in Rio, Canada’s first Chick-fil-A ruffles Toronto feathers, Maryland gay dads sue the State Department for their baby’s U.S. citizenship, Ireland and Iceland leaders roll out the rainbows for “not homophobic” U.S. Vice President Mike “Pounce”, and more LGBTQ news from around the world!
The latest world and Japan news from Japan's public broadcaster.
Join Anna as she learns basic Japanese phrases. This is a 48-episode series that runs continiously on REC-FM.
Community Progressive Radio (CPRmetro.org) is a non-profit, community-based, multi-media organization created to remedy the lack of media attention devoted to critical issues affecting our lives. CPRmetro.org provides a forum for a wide range of topics in a constant attempt to expose the truth. We use all the media technology available to us to provide our diverse communities with a media organization that can be relied on to give voice to its interests. We hope to provide opportunities for training and teaching community residents the science and the art of media production. We also hope to offer local artists an opportunity to learn media skills that will allow them to present their works to a larger audience.
Classic Parenti from 1993. Americans are trained to dismiss claims of concerted wrongdoing by elites as 'conspiracy theories.' Parenti argues that conspiracies are real and common--one tool among many that the powerful use to advance their personal and class interests. In Part 1 he discusses several claims first dismissed as 'conspiracy theories' and now accepted as historical fact--for instance the Gulf of Tonkin fabrication and the FBI infiltration of civil-rights and antiwar organizations.
Did you know that dietary supplement manufacturers'unlike drug companies'do not need to prove that their products are safe and effective before going to market? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with John B. Atwater, Ph.D., Senior Director, Verification Programs, for U.S. Pharmacopeia. Atwater describes the process by which USP verifies the quality of dietary supplements, and why consumers should look for the USP verified mark on supplement labels. Related website: https://www.usp.org/dietary-supplements-herbal-medicines
Original Naders Raider, Robert Fellmeth, expands upon his open letter to Mark Zuckerberg, demanding that we should know who is talking to us on Facebook. Also, Executive Director of the Museum of Tort Law, Richard Newman, joins us to argue for an ordinary persons right to have their day in court as he promotes Tort Law Day on October 5th
Warblers molt into fresh but drabber plumage in the autumn, so even those that haven't flown south are harder to spot. Originally posted September 24, 2018.
This is an 'evergreen' show featuring some of the best questions submitted to the Ask Peggy About Your Finances show.
Dr. Fred Provenza talks about the many layers of intrinsic wisdom present in the natural world, from the perspective of a respected scientist and researcher. He is professor emeritus in the department of wildland resources at Utah State University, a renowned animal behaviorist and author of the recently published book Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us about Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom. Fred has seen the entire discipline of ecology shifting toward holistic views, even as (and perhaps because) science continues to advance by leaps and bounds.
Black holes and time travel Guests: Drs. Fulvia Melia and Richard Gott
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