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Global A Go-Go: October 10, 2018, Segment 1

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Four artists who'll be appearing at this weekend's 14th annual Richmond Folk Festival: Sona Jobarteh from The Gambia, the world's foremost female kora player; the Puerto Rican salsa band Orquesta El Macabeo, who played live on Global A Go-Go three years ago; the kings of Jamaican nyabinghi drumming, Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus; and Tribu Baharu, bringing the madness of Colombian champeta to Richmond
Bill Lupoletti

Takes on the World: Dr. Eyad Sarraj on Gaza in Gaza in 2004, Segment 1

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In this never before aired conversation, recorded in Gaza City in 2004, the last year of the 2nd Intifada and the year before Israel's “withdrawal” of its Jewish settlers and its occupying army, the well respected Palestinian psychiatrist, Dr. Eyad Serraj, who died in 2013, speaks about the traumatic effects that the years of Israeli military occupation have had on the people of Gaza and how it has damaged/affected every aspect of their lives; how boys view their fathers and how it influences their actions, the differences in how boys and girls react to the conflict, what it does to marriages, to the situation and possibilities of women; how people go back and forth from hopelessness to hope, the appeal of martyrdom and much more. Dr. Sarraj pulled no punches in that conversation nor did he hold back his criticism of his old friend Yasser Arafat who had him arrested three times and beaten for publicly criticizing the torture being carried out in Palestinian Authority prisons which he would come to experience himself.
Jeff Blankfort

Takes on the World: Jeff Blankfort:News/Op:Gaza, Haley, Demos & Israel, Segment 1

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I began the program with reviewing some of the violence in Gaza that the mainstream media has been ignoring together with some background on the situation and speak briefly of my trip to Gaza in 2004 where I spoke with Palestinian psychiatrist, Eyad Sarraj. I go from there to the resignation of Nikki Haley as the US (and Israel's) UN ambassador and how US Jewish organizations are in a state of shock, suggesting that Israel should have paid half her salary or she should have had to register as a foreign agent. I move on to a NY Times story of how young Democrat candidates appear to be breaking with party's unconditional support for Israel and not the article notes a lightly publicized Pew poll that shows the Israel now tops Palestine in popularity among Americans by only 2%, down from 14% two years ago which may be the bigger story. From there I move on to Kay Bailey Hutchison, Trump's NATO ambassador, threatening to destroy Russian missiles and finish with noting that Sunday was the 17th anniversary of the US attack on Afghanistan and the Taliban and that while civilians and Afghan military continue to be killed on a daily basis there are no prospects for negotiations to end the war.
Jeff Blankfort

Vyzygoth's Clubhouse: Orwell & Huxley - Final, Segment 1

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Devotees of Orwell and Huxley have endlessly debated whether one would likely be more accurate than the other in his dark view of the future. Some think that one’s prescience was necessarily the abnegation of the other’s. In these audios, besides discussing the wrong approach with which these books were presented in high school, treating them more as metaphors rather than credible forewarnings about the potential dangers looming in the future. The works’ strong points are also advanced and treated as confirmation that Orwell and Huxley, jointly, were far more right than wrong. But now that the days they envisioned are upon us, how much of their dim views have come and are coming
A. L. Aric

PGP: Wagging the Moondoggie - Part 4, Segment 1

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Did America go to the moon? A controversial topic, but one worthy of consideration on a few practical levels. Presented as food for thought, we'll peruse the subject by way of a casual reading of Wagging the Moondoggie, as assembled by late author and prolific researcher David McGowan. Full series - https://puregracepodcast.com/misc-interest/wagging-the-moondoggie/
Pure Grace

The Michael Slate Show: Carl Dix, Justice For Laquan McDonald! Dr. Louise Comfort, the Deadly Tsunami in Indonesia, and Why There Was No Early Warning System in Place, Segment 1

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Carl Dix, the trial of the cop who murdered Laquan McDonald. He talked before the verdicts about the trial, the prosecution and the defense, the political situation in Chicago, and what people must do who want justice. Dr. Louise Comfort. The effort to develop the kind of system that can give early warnings of tsunamis, and save thousands of lives. We'll be talking about what that system is, and why it was not in place when the latest tsunami struck in Indonesia, killing over 2000 people.
Michael Slate

Radio Curious: Dr. Stanley Donner- Origins of Public Television, Segment 1

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We all know that people listen to radio and watch television. The difference between radio and television is in the image. When you listen to radio, your mind creates the image for you. When you watch television, a ready-made image is flashed before your eyes. The early days of television were days of great creativity, when the questions of “how” and “what should we do” were present at all levels of production, ownership and programming. In the early 1950s, a young professor from Stanford University named Stanley Donner was creatively engaged in the development of public television in San Francisco, California. In the last 50 or so years, Professor Donner has participated in and followed the development of this mind-boggling medium. Dr. Stanley Donner recommends “The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy’s View of History,” by Sir Isaiah Berlin.
Radio Curious - Barry Vogel

Sea Change Radio: Steve Seeger + Doniece Sandoval: Power of One, Segment 1

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One thing that we are consistently reminded of during election season is that each and every person can make a difference - whether it’s casting a vote in a super tight election, or confronting a US Senator in an elevator, the power of one can’t be easily dismissed. This week on Sea Change Radio, we explore how even someone who may not have lots of money or technical know-how but cares deeply for the environment can have an impact. Today we are speaking with Steve Seeger, the creator of Steve’s Weave, a new environmentally-focused community website which he hopes will soon be known as the "Green" Craigslist. We learn about what inspired Steve to embark on this project, hear about how his passion for recycling began at a young age, and discuss his new way of connecting eco-conscious individuals to each other, to opportunities, and to action. Then, we turn to the Sea Change Radio archives and meet Doniece Sandoval, the founder of Lava Mae, a nonprofit which provides shower-equipped buses to the homeless.
Sea Change Radio