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New World Notes: #646 -- Tales of the Green Path, Part 1, Segment 1

2 weeks 2 days ago
A fine audio collage--the latest released (March 2018) by Virtual Renderings. Not previously broadcast on New World Notes. Condensed a bit--and with an introduction---by KD. It's an intriguing mix of parts of lectures and interviews, music, dramatic readings, and whatnot on this theme: With much of Western Civilization and corporatocracy proving unsustainable and inhumane, we need to re-develop our understanding and appreciation of natural ecology. . . . (Continued under "Credits")
Kenneth Dowst

New World Notes: #646 -- Tales of the Green Path, Part 1, Segment 1

2 weeks 2 days ago
A fine audio collage--the latest released (March 2018) by Virtual Renderings. Not previously broadcast on New World Notes. Condensed a bit--and with an introduction---by KD. It's an intriguing mix of parts of lectures and interviews, music, dramatic readings, and whatnot on this theme: With much of Western Civilization and corporatocracy proving unsustainable and inhumane, we need to re-develop our understanding and appreciation of natural ecology. . . . (Continued under "Credits")
Kenneth Dowst

Building Bridges: Mexican Labor Lawyer, Susana Prieto Jailed for Denouncing U.S. Pressure to Reopen Maquiladora Factories. , Segment 1

2 weeks 3 days ago
Mexican Labor Lawyer, Susana Prieto Denounced U.S. Pressure to Reopen Maquiladora Factories. Then She Was Jailed and Now Fears For Her Life! with Susana Prieto, Mexican Labor Lawyer, workers rights advocate and now political prisoner whose life and those of her attorneys is in jeopardy Throughout the month of May, as the coronavirus pandemic was peaking in Mexico, Susana Prieto, a top Mexican labor attorney who has been defending workers' rights for over three decades, was making her voice heard. Susana Prieto a well-known advocate of workers rights has been arrested on accusations of inciting violence, threats and coercion of public officials - a move supporters denounced as retribution for advising wildcat strikers at US-owned factories. Her supports fear for her life and the lives of her attorneys in Tamaulipas and are asking for President Lpez Obrador to intervene on Prieto's behalf and withdraw the trumped up charges, and repeal NAFTA 2.0. And Building bridges calls upon all supporters of labor rights to join us in the fight to do so by contacting and . Susana Prieto is a fiery speaker, who in her decades of worker advocacy has made many enemies by representing those fighting for higher salaries, better working conditions, and trying to organize independent unions at maquiladoras " largely foreign-owned factories that manufacture products for export. Prieto has also battled union bosses of company unions who have a history of putting company interests ahead of workers wages and benefits. During an unprecedented wave of wildcat strikes in 2019, Prieto described fierce resistance from maquila owners [T]heyre fighting tooth and nail because these gringo bastards dont want to set a precedent, she told the Guardian. Those strikes spread to other businesses, and according to the citys maquila industry led to a slump in investment in Matamoros. Prietos arrest comes as more maquilas reopen following lockdowns prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. According to health officials, Mexico has not yet reached the peak of its outbreak and the number of Covid-19 deaths is still rising, but the country has come under intense pressure from the US to declare many manufacturing activities essential as they form part of continental supply chains and to hell with the health and safety of the workers.
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

The Sonic Cafe: Sonic Cafe #196/When Your Really, Really Bad at Math, Segment 1

2 weeks 3 days ago
Sonic Café, Waiting For You, that’s the music of Bent from 2008’s Intercept album release. So ahh how you doin? I’m your host Scott Clark and this is episode 196. This time the Sonic Café explores what life is like when you’re really, really bad at math. Yeah admit it, there’s a bunch of us that dreaded that mandatory math class in school... but don’t feel bad… because we’re not alone, we’ve got like a half dozen comedians here to share there math horror stories. Listen as Ron Pearson, Joe Sib, Sammy Obeid, Jim Gaffigan, Dave Gorman and Dennis Regan explore our problems with math. The Sonic Café wraps all of this math bashing in a music mix plucked from… ahh like 42 years… that is if my math is correct. We’ll hear music from Spoon, Electronic, Dire Straits, A Fine Frenzy, Cat Clyde and more. All straight ahead as the Sonic Café examines what life is like when you’re really, really bad at math in another hour of intelligent, eclectic music comedy and pop culture radio that’s fun, from that little café on the coast, we’re the Sonic Café.
Scott Clark

The Sunrise Ocean Bender: Of Inaccessibility, Segment 1

2 weeks 5 days ago
label // radio // sunriseoceanbender.com // Sunrise Ocean Bender sets sail the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9-11 PM EST, on WRIR 97.3 (wrir.org) to find something for your ears, and something for your head … psych rock and pop, prog, kosmische, space rock … detours … There might be a map, but the destination is up for grabs.
dr. atavist