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Hunter Link of the University of Virginia's Living Wage Campaign explains why he and other students stopped eating and why workers at UVA can and should be paid a living wage.
Topics: living wage, uva, university of virginia, david swanson, hunter link, hunger strike, nonviolence
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The Outer Limit of CIA Crime, LSD and Murder, H.P. Albarelli Jr on Talk Nation Radio Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org. We continue our discussion with H.P. Albarelli Jr., author of the ground breaking book, âA Terrible Mistake, the Murder of Frank Olson and the CIAâs Secret Cold War Experimentsâ. We are discussing top-secret operations involving mind control and the use of LSD and other chemicals. There was MKULTRA, Artichoke, Bluebird, and MKNAOMI:...
Topics: CIA, LSD, MKULTRA, H.P.Albarelli Jr., A Terrible Mistake
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Dahr Jamail on Iraq War Vet Marc Hall, Court Martialed over his Stop Loss Song Talk Nation Radio for February 17, 2010 Produced by Dori Smith TRT:29:47 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here if you are a member or try Archive.org and Radio4all.net for free downloads. Weâre joined by journalist Dahr Jamail, author of Beyond the Green Zone, Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq. Heâs been on tour with his latest book, The Will to Resist, Soldiers who Refuse to Fight in Iraq...
Topics: Dahr Jamail, Iraq War veteran jailed for singing against Stop Loss after being stop-lossed, Stop...
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Egyptian Police Beat Americans and Others Talk Nation Radio special with breaking news from Cairo December 31, 2009 Delegates from USA and other countries were beaten in Cairo. We get updates from two delegates to Gaza Freedom March who were beaten and thrown to sidewalk atop others already collapsed there. CORRECTION TO THIS PHRASE: Marie-Renée Le Grand died of a heart attack. We regret the error. Two reports we based ours on were wrong. They have made corrections to reports on Press TV and...
Topics: Gaza Freedom March, Cairo police, beating protesters in streets of Cairo, Egypt, one French woman...
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Pat Elder of the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy (StudentPrivacy.org) explains how the U.S. military gets away with requiring students in thousands of U.S. high schools to take a 3-hour career inventory test with the results going straight to recruiters without students' or parents' knowledge.
Topics: asvab, counter recruitment, student privacy, pat elder, david swanson, military, recruiters
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Talk Nation Radio for April 28, 2010 PLEASE USE THIS Version Special series on accountability for the US and Israel: the intelligence world. H.P. Albarelli Jr. joins us to talk about his 2009 book, A Terrible Mistake, the Murder of Frank Olson and the CIAâs Cold War Experiments. You can read the first chapter here. Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 29:04 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org H.P. Albarelli shares his story of a ten year long investigation...
Topics: LSD, CIA, MKULTRA, ARTICHOKE, BLUEBIRD, Murder of Frank Olson, Book by Hank Albarelli, H.P....
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Talk Nation Radio for 11-19-2010 Dave Lindorff takes our National Pulse on Key Issues TRT: 29:15 Produced by Dori Smith in Storrs, CT Volatile markets, challenges to the Obama administration's hard won health care policy, and new concerns about social security. Journalist and author David Lindorff joins us to take the national pulse on these and other issues. We'll look at America's economic health, and consider what if any good or bad change may be coming during the second half of the Obama...
Topics: Obama administration, next two years, what changes should we anticipate, Mumia abu-Jamal case, Dave...
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Talk Nation Radio for June 3, 2011 Diane Wilson on Diary of an Eco-Outlaw Produced by Dori Smith in Storrs, Connecticut TRT: 29:00 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here and at Radio4all.net and archive.org Award winning environmentalist and author Diane Wilson joins us to talk about her latest book, Diary of an Eco-Outlaw, An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth published by Chelsea Green Publishing of White River Junction, VT. Itâs a sequel to her first book, An Unreasonable...
Topics: Diane Wilson, Diary of an Eco-Outlaw, new book sensation, environmentalist, award winning activist...
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Talk Nation Radio for October 22, 2009 Dahr Jamail at ECSU, Eastern CT State University, Independent Journalism in a Time of War TRT: 29:42 Produced by Dori Smith Download at Pacifica's Audioport, Radio4all.net and Archive.org Journalist Dahr Jamail spoke at ECSU, Eastern Connecticut State University, in Willimantic, Connecticut before a crowd of several hundred students, professors, and members of the general public at an event marking the UN's International Day of Peace, September 21, 2009....
Topics: Dahr Jamail, ECSU, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic Connecticut, talk, reinventing...
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This week's Sprouts: David Rovics: News and History in Song An interview with David Rovics about his writing and the meaning in his songs. Produced by Dori Smith, Talk Nation Radio, Storrs, CT Left KU Channel Thursday, October 22, 2009 3PM EST TRT: 28:47 Download after October 21 as broadcast quality .mp3: http://audioport.org Under Weekly Shows Or use search work "Sprouts" Sound file: "Sprouts: David Rovics: News and History in Son"...
Topics: David Rovics, Pacifica, Sprouts, Dori Smith, Songs about farmers, under reported news, and history,...
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Donna Conroy on Corporations Holding Visas for their Foreign Workers Talk Nation Radio for February 4, 2010 Donna Conroy on Corporations Holding Visas for their Foreign Workers TRT: 29:45 Produced by Dori Smith Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here if you are a member or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org. Weâre joined by former IT worker Donna Conroy to talk about the way US corporations are able to hold visas, hiring âH-1bsâ, citizens from abroad who get hired for their US job openings....
Topics: Donna Conroy, outsourcing, foreign workers, corporate visas, S 887, The H-1B and L-1 Visa Fraud and...
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Talk Nation Radio for January 20, 2010 Suncere Ali Shakur on Grass Roots Aid for Haiti http://mutualaiddisasterrelief.com/ We hear about the urgently needed grass roots medical and food aid efforts by some of same people who went into New Orleans in 2005 to help the most poor victims of Hurricane Katrina. Their first team into Port au Prince is already working to give out aid and provide medical support. A second group is waiting in the wings, and there are more groups preparing to go. They...
Topics: Suncere Ali Shakur, Grass Roots Aid for Haiti, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, Being Able to Move...
Monday, May 31, 2010 TRT: 20:12 Crisis at Sea, Gaza Ships attacked by Israeli Commandos. They repelled down to Italian vessel with weapons and shot passengers on Free Gaza vessels. At least 16 and possibly as many as 20 dead, 31 said to be wounded..we hear from Greta Berlin, founder of Free Gaza, as she give us breaking news on events on board the Turkish passenger ship, the Mavi Marmara, and a European vessel, both attacked, and towed by Israel. Some 700 people detained by Israel. They did not...
Topics: Free Gaza, Greta Berlin, Stephen Zunes, Israeli commando units open fire on free gaza humanitarian...
Talk Nation Radio for March 31, 2011 FBI Surveillance 1960s style, David Holthouse, Maureen Murphy:Ignoring the Threats from the Right while Spying on the Peaceful Left TRT:29:00 26.6 M Produced by, Dori Smith Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here And at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Human rights activists, peace activists and environmentalists, hoped for change under Obama/Biden but the same kind of targeted surveillance campaigns and invasive FBI tactics appear to be surfacing under the...
Topics: David Holthouse, militant right wing, Maureen Murphy, talks about subpoena she and other activists...
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Posted on Sunday 22 June 2008 Talk Nation Radio for June 21, 2008 Dion Nissenbaum in Israel on Talk of a Military Strike on Iran Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS radio FM 91.7 a Pacifica Affilate at the University of Connecticut TRT: 29:00 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport.org, Archive.org and Radio4all.net Dion Nissenbaum, Jerusalem Bureau Chief for McClatchy Newspapers, joins us for the half hour from Israel where he says talk of a military strike is percolating back into mainstream debate. See...
Topics: Dion Nissenbaum, audio, Israel, attack on Iran, Israeli Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz, Mike...
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Talk Nation Radio Josh Ruebner on the Decline in Israelâs International Standing Suddenly Israel seems unable to control the debate. Josh Ruebner calls the recent behavior of Israeli leaders, âerraticâ. Is there a policy shift on the horizon? TRT: 29:29 Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Josh Ruebner, the National Advocacy Director for the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation joins us to look at US and Israel...
Topics: Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director for the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Turkey...
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Action Medic Roger Benham and Suncere Ali Shakur on Haiti Talk Nation Radio for February 24, 2010 Action Medic Roger Benham and Suncere Ali Shakur on Haiti Produced by Dori Smith TRT:29:49 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport if you are a member or go to Radio4all.net and Archive.org for free download information. Emergency Medical Technician and Action Medic, Roger Benham, returned from volunteering in Haiti on February 2nd and he joins us for part one of a two part special on relief efforts...
Topics: Haiti, humanitarian aid, 19 orphans have new names and will soon have a new home in Haiti, Suncere...
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An Interview with Jerry Lembcke on his book, Hanoi Jane, part 2 Talk Nation Radio for September 15, 2010, Jerry Lembcke on his book, Hanoi Jane, part 2 Produced by, Dori Smith in Storrs, Connecticut and syndicated with Pacifica Network Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org. We hear more from Vietnam War veteran and scholar Jerry Lembcke as we continue our conversation about propaganda, myths, and war, from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan. Jerry Lembcke is a...
Topics: Hanoi Jane, Jane Fonda, Vietnam War, myths about Fonda, she went on Radio Hanoi to urge soldiers to...
Jim Naureckas, FAIR, Media Coverage of Richard Blumenthal's Misspeak Evidence of Double Standard for Democrats? Talk Nation Radio for May 27, 2010 Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 29:00 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Jim Naureckas of the media watch group FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, joins us for a look at questions of fairness and double standards in media coverage about the military service records of Democrats versus Republicans. We discuss...
Topics: Jim Naureckas, F.A.I.R., Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, EXTRA, Fair Blog, Attorney General...
Frank Barat, Israel, the EU, and the USA, War Crimes Violations in Palestine Talk Nation Radio Special for April 7, 2010 Frank Barat, Russell Tribunal on Palestine, Accountability Special: Israel, the EU, the USA, War Crimes Violations in Palestine TRT: 29:29 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here if you are a member or at Archive.org and Radio4all.net. This is the first of our series on accountability, global efforts to prevent war crimes and repressive policies in a decade of war and...
Topics: Palestine, Palestinian, Gaza, Frank Barat, Russell Tribunal on Palestine, war crimes tribunal,...
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Talk Nation Radio for March 19, 2009 Dahr Jamail on US Military Policy in Iraq: Still a Failure and where do we go from here? TRT: 29:41 with 12 sec music fade Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS FM 91.7 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT We are pleased to interview award winning journalist Dahr Jamail who returned from Iraq two weeks ago and has been writing about the January elections, ongoing violence, the loss of Iraqi culture, increasing poverty, environmental damage, and lack of...
Topics: Dahr Jamail, just back from Iraq March 2009, Iraq War policy still a failure, President Obama,...
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Talk Nation Radio, Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 29:42 Download at Pacifica's Audioport or at Archive.org and Radio4all.net We continue our special on US Jobs, how US workers are being marginalized, their jobs outsourced in many cases to workers who are being brought to America to work under visas held by their bosses. They have H1B status. We hear more from Donna Conroy, Executive Director of Bright Future Jobs. She is working to advance legislation introduced by Democrat Dick Durban of Illinois...
Topics: Donna Conroy, Bright Future Jobs, Talk Nation Radio, outsourcing, H1B, L1 status workers, a private...
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Robert Fantina discusses the courage of those who desert the military, including some 20,000 in the United States during the "global war on terra."  Fantina is the author of Desertion and the American Soldier , Look Not Unto the Morrow , and Empire, Racism, and Genocide: A History of U.S. Foreign Policy . He discusses all of these books on the program.
Topics: war, peace, desertion, awol, conscientious objector, resister, robert fantina, david swanson
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Stephen M. Kohn of the National Whistleblowers Center says that for national security whistleblowers, Obama's presidency has been "a disaster." Kohn, the author of eight books on whistleblower law, represents Sibel Edmonds, an FBI whistleblower and the author of the just-released Classified Woman. Edmonds submitted her book to the FBI for censorship, and the FBI failed to identify anything that she could not print, but also refused to approve of the book. Edmonds, however, has gone...
Topics: Stephen Kohn, David Swanson, Sibel Edmonds, Whistleblowers
Frank Barat, Russell Tribunal on Palestine, and Richard Falk, UN Human Rights, on Free Gaza Flotilla Attack by Israel Talk Nation Radio update TRT: 29:18 Produced by Dori Smith We discuss events on board Free Gaza Flotilla ships with Frank Barat and Richard Falk, professor of international law emeritus, Princeton University and Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestinian Territories for the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Topics: Free Gaza flotilla, Richard Falk, Frank Barat, Russell Tribunal
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Thursday, December 31, 2009 Egyptian Police Beat Americans and (correction) (French Citizen dies of heart attack) Streets of Cairo during Protests Talk Nation Radio special with breaking news from Cairo December 31, 2009 Delegates from USA and other countries were beaten in Cairo. We get updates from two delegates to Gaza Freedom March who were beaten and thrown to sidewalk atop others already collapsed there. One French delegate killed by Egyptian riot police. The protest was strictly...
Topics: Gaza police beat protesters, we corrected this to delete info on death of Marie Renee, she has died...
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Journalist Heiko Wimmen on Lebanon: Transitional Political Figures Talk Nation Radio for February 2, 2011 Journalist Heiko Wimmen on Lebanon, Transitional Political Figures Scholar and journalist Heiko Wimmen provides an overview of the political landscape. He has covered Lebanese politics for German print and broadcast media since the late 1990s and is author of âThe Long, Steep Fall of the Lebanon Tribunal,â published in Middle East Report Online, December 1, 2010. TRT:28:59 Produced by...
Topics: Journalist Heiko Wimmen, clip, of next show, Marc J. Sirois, former editor at The Daily Star of...
Talk Nation Radio for March 17, 2010 Peace in Palestine, Calls for Sanctions against Israel Mairead Corrigan Maguire joins us to talk about her efforts as a juror at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine in Barcelona, March 4th. The tribunal is calling for sanctions against Israel. We'll also hear from international law expert Francis A. Boyle and journalist Nora Barrows Friedman, of Flashpoints radio at KPFA, a Pacifica station in California. The very distinguished Mairead Corrigan Maguire, is...
Topics: Peace, Palestine, Israel, sanctions, BDS movement
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Talk Nation Radio for October 14, 2009 Dahr Jamail Lecture at ECSU on Reinventing Journalism in a Time of War Special thanks to Promoting Enduring Peace, and Professor Helma De Vries, Political Science Dept., at ECSU, Eastern Connecticut State University, in Willimantic, CT, who coordinated the event where Dahr Jamail spoke. Thanks also to Eastern Connecticut State University, their technical division, staff, and the human rights group on campus, for welcoming Dahr Jamail for this taped event....
Topics: Dahr Jamail lecture, ECSU, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT, Promoting...
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Talk Nation Radio for January 7, 2009 David Bacon on How Globalization Creates Immigration and Criminalizes Immigrants TRT: 29:50 music fades 10 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here if you are a member here or use Radio4all.net and Archive.org. Music by Fritz Heede David Bacon is author of the book, Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Immigration and Criminalizes Immigrantsâ. He documents labor, migration and globalization, and has written for the Nation, The American Prospect, The...
Topics: David Bacon, on his book, Illegal People, How Globalization Creates Immigration and Criminalizes...
BP Tries to Disperse Concern amid Calls for Prosecutions and Reform Talk Nation Radio for June 10, 2010 BP Tries to Disperse Concern amid Calls for Prosecutions and Reform, Dr. Ira Leifer, Flow Rate Tech Group, Scott West, Retired EPA Special Agent Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 29:00 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport and at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Dr. Ira Leifer, Ira Leifer, an associate researcher at the Marine Science Institute of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Flow Rate...
Topics: BP, tries to disperse public concern with low flow rate numbers, Dr. Ira Leifer, Marine Science...
Talk Nation Radio for December 3, 2009 Josh Stearns on the Proposed Comcast/NBC Merger and why it's Bad for America Free Press Stages an Uprising Against a Mega-Merger in Media Power! Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 29:21 music fades Syndicated with Pacifica Network, download at Audioport.org Independent Radio Station upload sites: Archive.org and Racio4all.net Special thanks to the community radio, public radio, netcasting, radio teams that are airing Talk Nation Radio weekly and contributing to...
Topics: Free Press on Media Consolidation, Mega Merger, Comcast and NBC, Josh Stearns
Talk Nation Radio for January 7, 2011 Journalist Dahr Jamail Reports from Baghdad on Political Chaos: Sectarian violence aimed at leaders is killing civilians instead Please use version 2 for better sound quality. TRT: 29:13 Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT Music by Fritz Heede Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here and at Archive.org. Investigative journalist Dahr Jamail joins us from Baghdad where new violence that has left at 100âs of civilian Shiiteâs dead and wounded. Dahr Jamail is...
Topics: Dahr Jamail, new violence in Iraq, January 2012, Baghdad Correspondent for Al Jazeera interviewed...
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Gaza Freedom March Goes On Talk Nation Radio for New Yearâs 2009 The Gaza Freedom March Goes On Christopher Hutchinson, Connecticut United for Peace Deena Mishel, Gaza Student for Peace Ziddad Lunat, Gaza Freedom March spokesperson TRT: 29: Produced by Dori Smith, Talk Nation Radio studios, Storrs, Connecticut Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Clip by Sam Husseini in Cairo, confrontation with security official at US Embassy re who made decision to not...
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Talk Nation Radio interviews Mark Bruzonsky on Obama, Gaza and AIPAC -- Hope tempered by history, January 22, 2009 Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS, FM 91.7, a Pacifica Affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT: 29:45 Mark Bruzonsky is a Jewish American scholar with a unique history of working behind the scenes on Israeli Palestinian peace initiatives. He joins us to talk about his longstanding hope for peace in Palestine, and his amazement at watching the crowds in Washington...
Topics: Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Palestinians, War and Peace questions for Obama, Iran, US Policy, MidEast,...
Libor Koznar on the Audacity of Hope to Gaza: As Freedom Flotilla Passengers begin their Civil and Human Rights Mission on Behalf of Palestinians Talk Nation Radio for June 29, 2011 Special series on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla Libor Koznar on the Audacity of Hope to Gaza, as Freedom Flotilla Passengers begin their Civil and Human Rights Mission on behalf of Palestinians Once again peace activists are challenging the Israel stranglehold on Palestinians in Gaza, with ten more ships making their...
Topics: Libor Koznar, Talk Nation Radio journalist on board the Audacity of Hope to Gaza, Israel threatens...
Talk Nation Radio Special Thanksgiving Week TRT: 59:23 A US soldier who served in Iraq in 2006 - 2007 is mistreated when he asks for help with symptoms of war trauma, PTSD and TBI. He is given a misdiagnoses and stripped of his rank, then abruptly drummed out of the Military without getting the help he asked for. Later, after a physician diagnoses his traumatic brain injury and sets him straight about what a diagnoses from a social worker... of personality disorder... means....he knows he must...
Topics: Chuck Luther, full hour of Talk Nation Radio, Thanksgiving Week Special, suicide in soldiers,...
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Talk Nation RAdio Special Dr. Stephen Zunes, Gaza Freedom Flotilla Attack, Breaking News Analysis TRT: 29:29 Stephen Zunes is chair of the program in Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco. He is a senior policy analyst for the Foreign Policy in Focus project of the Institute for Policy Studies. And author of several books on the MidEast and international social movements on the region, including Tinderbox, and NonViolent...
Topics: Dr. Stephen Zunes, Gaza Freedom Ships attacked in International Waters, what Obama should do, what...
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Talk Nation Radio for October 21, 2010 The Yes Men, Rainforest Action Network, Amazon Watch, Nab Chevron for False PR Campaign " We Agree " with Chevron say the Yes Men, but they are spoofing the oil giant. Interview with Maria Ramos of the Rainforest Action Network about the trick they played on Chevron, and why. She discusses the critical situation in the Amazon where people are sick and some have died because of oil toxicity that is Chevron's responsibility. The oil giant has tried...
Topics: Yes Men spoof Chevron, ad campaign is a bust as environmentalists step in with the facts about...
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Talk Nation Radio Medea Benjamin, Greece, the U.S., Israel, and the Gaza Flotilla Early release for next week as relevant in breaking news TRT:29:14 Produced by Dori Smith in Storrs, CT Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org An activist for 30 years, Medea Benjamin is winner of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation. She is also an author and former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health...
Topics: Medea Benjamin in Athens, Greece July 7th and 8th 2011, USBOATTOGAZA, Greek authorities confiscated...
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Talk Nation Radio for August 19, 2010 WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP PAKISTANI'S HELP THEMSELVES And, Fishermen turn whistle blower to expose extensive use of dispersant, and continued presence of massive amounts of oil in Gulf of Mexico. Dahr Jamail, Gulf Seafood Not Safe, and Idrees Kamal, Pakistani Aid Efforts Need US Help Journalist Dahr Jamail talks about shocking report from Gulf of Mexico in Inter Press Service News and Truthout.org and Idrees Kamal describes their small but effective aid...
Topics: Seafood from Gulf of Mexico not safe, chemical dispersants, corexit, Dahr Jamail, on his...
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Talk Nation Radio for Christmas Week, December 23, 2009 Reuploaded for June 28, 2010 Also featuring Olga Ghazaryan is Oxfam Internationalâs regional director for the Middle East TRT:29: Download at Pacificaâs Audioport at: Or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org As other American college students head home for the holidays, others head to Gaza for Christmas, December 31st. Some are Christians and hope to be in Bethlehem for Christmas then meet 1,000 other international activists and tens of...
Topics: Gaza Freedom March 2009, Bethlehem and Gaza, Hedy Epstein, rap group MAP, Oxfam International, Olga...
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Talk Nation Radio for February 3, 2011 CT Guard Troops to Egypt, Phyllis Bennis, John Pike of Global Security -Plus interview with Col. John Whitford of the Connecticut National Guard. He discusses the deployment of US troops to Egypt for reconnaissance and resupply missions. They are based in Egypt and will join guard members from other states. We get Updates on Egypt, Israel and Palestine. John Pike of Global Security dot org talks about the US Militaryâs joint operations with Egypt over the...
Topics: Egypt, protests, Israel, Palestine, Phyllis Bennis, John Pike of Global Security, Col John...
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Talk Nation Radio for February 24, 2011 Michael T. Klare on Libya, its People and its Oil A Perfect Storm for Oil, People, and Corporations TRT: 29:00 Produced by Dori Smith Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Michael T. Klare joins us to raise questions about US policy and what organizations might be able to help the people of Libya. There are growing challenges to the Obama administration and other major world powers to take action in response to...
Topics: Oil, Libya, contracts, corporate interests in Libya, US Policy, President Barack Obama, Policy on...
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Chris Allen-Doucot on Visit to Palestine: Settlers both join in protests, cause problems May 5th, 2011 Talk Nation Radio for May 5, 2011 Chris Allen-Doucot on Visit to Palestine: Settlers both join in protests, cause problems Produced by Dori Smith, in Storrs, CT Download at Pacificaâs Audioport or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Part one: We hear a talk given in Storrs, Connecticut, by Chris Allen Doucot, a founder of the Hartford Catholic Worker. While peace talks between Israel and...
Topics: Palestine, Palestinian, Israel, Israeli, Christian, Christian Zionist, crisis about land not...
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Mothers Day in Shelby County as Flood Waters Rise, Officials Evacuate Residents Talk Nation Radio update, special Day in Shelby County as Flood Waters Rise, Officials Evacuate Residents For active links go to www.talknationradio.org our email is talknationradio@gmail.com TRT: 22:14 no music Produced by Dori Smith, Iâm located in Connecticut but on the phone with Tennessee officials. If you want us to get info. out for you, write to talknationradio@gmail.com Tennessee State of Emergency, Flood...
Topics: Shelby County Flooding, Evacuations, Mothers Day May 8, 2011, Mississippi River and Tributaries...
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No Holiday for Soldiers with PTSD like 1st Infantryman Jeff Hanks Talk Nation Radio for November 25, 2010 No Holiday for Soldiers with PTSD US Soldier Jeff Hanks with More on PTSD and War Update on Hanks Case plus Analysis of US in Middle East through another Holiday Season for 2010 Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 28:06 (note time difference this week as an exception to our usual 29+ time) Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here Or at radio4all.net and archive.org We hear the second part of our...
Topics: Jeff Hanks, PTSD, turned himself in for treatment, how is it going for him and other US GIs, David...
Talk Nation Radio for January 5, 2011 Ben Adler on RNC Conservatives, Media, and Primaries: The Nation Magazine election writer takes us through Iowa, New Hampshire, S. Carolina, and beyond. Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT TRT: 29:00 Music by Fritz Heede What did the media ask Republican Presidential candidates, what was left out? The Nation Magazine's Ben Adler looks at Iowa, New Hampshire and S. Carolina with an eye toward what could be asked of the candidates, what they are really saying....
Topics: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Iowa, New Hampshire, South Caronlina, Conservative Republican...
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Urgent Breaking News Another New Orleans on the Horizon? Talk Nation Radio interview with former Black Panther and Anarchist Activist Lorenzo Komboa Ervin calls out for help to evacuate as floodwater rises. TRT: 12:47 1:00 a.m. EDT May 1, 2011 Another New Orleans in Mississippi as flood waters rise? Download at Pacifica's Audioport Or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Quote from interview: 'The Mississippi is going to 50 feet. Our area is predicted to be one of those areas that are going to be...
Topics: Lorenzo Komboa Ervin, NEEDS HELP, Flood waters rise in Tennessee
Accountability for US and Israeli Leaders: A complaint to ICC on Bush et al and itâs US Politics as usual re Israel and Palestine Special on Accountability pt 2, all stand alone, free to all community radio, net and public radio stations. Talk Nation Radio for April 15, 2010 Francis A. Boyle, Nanjundiah Sadanand, Accountability for US and Israeli Leaders: A complaint to ICC on Bush et al and itâs US Politics as usual re Israel and Palestine TRT:29:16 Talk Nation Radio is produced in Storrs,...
Topics: Francis A. Boyle, Bushtothehague.org, Complaint to the ICC against Bush et al, Rendition, Israel...
Talk Nation Radio for August 26, 2010 A Call to Theatrical Action from Jen Marlowe Jen Marlowe on her play, There is a Field, the life and death of Palestinian Aseel Asleh in context Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT Download at Pacifica's Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org www.donkeysaddle.org For information on how to do a dramatic reading or performance of the play, There is a Field . Jen Marlowe is an award winning filmmaker, human rights activist, author and playwright. We...
Topics: Aseel Asleh, Jen Marlowe, There is a Field, Rumi, Palestinians, Israelis, deaths on Land Day,...
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Talk Nation Radio for September 30, 2010 Chris Gavreau, CT Activist Responds to FBI Raids Connecticut Groups Oppose FBI Raids on Unions and Peace Groups Chris Gavreau of Connecticut United for Peace discusses the uniting of her group with CAIR, the Council of American-Islamic Relations, in CT, as they join other peace groups in vowing to keep on fighting policies of U.S. intervention, and demanding jobs. They see the latest rounds of FBI arrests and grand jury subpoenas as an outrage. Produced...
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Talk Nation Radio for December 2, 2010 Gareth Porter Debunks NYT Claims of Iranian Missile Threat to Europe TRT: 29:28 Produced by Dori Smith Download at Pacifica's Audioport Or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org A few days after the Wikileaks documents appeared online the New York Times reported that they contained indications that Iran had fortified their missile capability with the help of North Korea. Their new missile could reach Europe, the NYT report indicated. But our guest, journalist...
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Talk Nation Radio for July 29, 2010 Gareth Porter Triages MidEast News, to include plan for an Iran Attack? According to Gareth Porter , the controversial scientist claiming to have been kidnapped by the CIA, Shahram Amiri, was actually a 'walk in' to the CIA, a likely double agent, and he actually told the CIA that Iran has no nuclear bomb programme. Yet, militant forces within the U.S. Military and Intelligence apparatus and Israel want the 2007 National Intelligence Estimate rewritten to...
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Talk Nation Radio for December 23, 2011 Gregor MacLennan of Amazon Watch, Activists join Indigenous People of Peru in Challenging Big Oil Development Plan for Rainforest Call to action to protect the Peruvian Rainforest in solidarity with the people who live there. We learn important details about what the oil company has been doing lately in seeking to divide indigenous people and buy cooperation from a minority in the hopes that they will put pressure on the majority who oppose further oil...
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Talk Nation Radio for September 29, 2011 Professor Ernest Drucker, A Plague of Prisons The Epidemic of Mass Incarcerations in America Prof Ernest Druckerâs new book, A Plague of Prisons offers a shocking overview of what has gone terribly wrong within Americaâs prison system. He writes that there has been a 1733% increase in the number of Americans incarcerated over drug charges since 1973. As the inmate population soars, clinical psychologist Ernest Drucker documents the damage to inmates...
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Obama MidEast Diplomacy Derailed by his Propaganda War, Gareth Porter in Washington, D.C., and Muhammad Khurshid in Pakistan Talk Nation Radio for March 24, 2010 Is Obama policy in the MidEAst Floundering because a Propaganda War is Derailing Diplomatic Opportunities? Journalist Gareth Porter joins us to discuss U.S. policy on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq. He is an expert on history, diplomacy, and U.S. National Security Policy, and has been studying missed opportunities for peace and...
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Talk Nation Radio for May 25, 2011 Michael Mariotte, NIRS, Update on Radiation from Fukushima: Understanding What Meltdown is as Applied to Japan Leak Produced by, Dori Smith TRT:28:58 Music fades long, 40:00 and also at midway point in the program we feature a 1:14 sec. clip of Courtney Doweâs, Radiation Blues. Download at Pacifica's Audioport or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Weâre continuing to update the situation in Japan at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant where Japan Electric now...
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Gaza Flotilla - Not Terrorists: Ret. Col. Ann Wright, and Robert Parry on CENTCOM Report Critical of Israel This week's Sprouts: Gaza Flotilla - Not Terrorists Produced by: David Haseltine of WHUS and Dori Smith of Talk Nation Radio WHUS Radio, Storrs, CT Left KU Channel Thursday, July 15, 2010 3PM EST TRT: 29:00 Audioport.org for free download, use search work "Sprouts" - or go to Weekly Shows and choose sound file: "Sprouts: "Gaza Flotilla - Not...
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US in Pakistan, Muhammad Idrees Ahmad reports: US Troops Could Enter Pakistan as Power Vacuum there Grows Talk Nation Radio for January 6, 2011 US in Pakistan, Muhammad Idrees Ahmad reports US Troops Could Enter Pakistan as Power Vacuum there Grows The Obama administrationâs policy of increasing its use of military force to try to pressure the Taliban into bending to Americaâs will is failing, according to Muhammad Idrees Ahmad. Still the surge in Afghanistan seems to include sending US...
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Gareth Porter on Afghanistan and US National Security Use of War Lords as a Counter Insurgency Strike Force for US and NATO in Afghanistan November 6th, 2009 Talk Nation Radio for November 5, 2009 Gareth Porter on Afghanistan and US National Security Produced by Dori Smith TRT:29:45 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org. Gareth Porter joins us to talk about the difficulties of understanding White House policy on Afghanistan. We look at competing versions of the...
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Talk Nation Radio for March 12, 2011 Japan Goes Critical, Michael Mariotte, Director of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service Is it a Meltdown? What to do? What should we know? 7:00 through 8:00 PM EST CNN Headlines were. Meltdown Underway, then Meltdown Possible, then Officials tell IAEA the Core is Intact, What is really happening with Japanese Nuclear Reactor Cores? Clearly the information has not been adequate to international news and reporting services. Weâre doing our best to...
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AWOL over PTSD, Jeff Hanks is Helped by IVAWâs Operation Recovery November 11th, 2010 Talk Nation radio for November 10, 2010 AWOL over PTSD, Jeff Hanks is Helped by IVAWâs Operation Recovery 1st Infantryman Jeff Hanks, Reporter Sarah Lazare Jeff Hanks is AWOL and the group Iraq Veterans Against the War is supporting him as part of a new campaign called Operation Recovery. IFAW.org is the web site, they are asking the Military and the White House to stop deploying soldiers that have been...
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Talk Nation Radio, for the week of June 23, 2010 Robert Jensen, Media in Age of Calamity, BP Spill update We look at media coverage of the BP oil spill, of the drilling regulation "debate" and U.S. policy in the Middle east. US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to break records for cost in dollars and lives and time served by US and other forces. In the meantime, the American people seem to be more at risk than ever of losing all hope of home ownership, or even financial security....
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Talk Nation Radio for May 20, 2010 Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 29.01 music fades Download at Pacificaâs Audioport or at Archive.org and Radio4all.net There are countless CIA people in Afghanistan who are on the front lines, who are actually fighting. Author H.P. Albarelli, Jr. There have been messages in solidarity from students all over the world so I think the message is out there and its powerful and I think the government will have to listen now because now they are looking bad. Reporting...
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Alice Rothchild, M.D. on her Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience Talk Nation Radio for January 28, 2010 Alice Rothchild, M.D. on her Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience Alice Rothchild has just returned from Israel and Palestine. She discusses the climate there as Israel continues to build settlements in East Jerusalem, and threaten further attacks on Gaza. Also, 60 years after the Holocaust we remember. TRT: 29:55 (sorry the show is a bit long this week)...
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Talk Nation Radio for September 15, 2011 Ground Truths about the U.S. Operation in Afghanistan Experts on Afghanistan Elizabeth Gould & Paul Fitzgerald join us. They are authors of the book, Crossing Zero, The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire. We are once again at a turning point for Afghanistan as Kabul falls prey to yet another violent power struggle. TRT: 29:00 Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here Or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org...
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Talk Nation Radio for 11-26-09 reuploaded to correct problem with embedded player. TRT:29:50 Produced by Dori Smith Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here and at Radio4all.net and Archive.org In his Thanksgiving message President Barack Obama said it was a time to remember those who cannot sit down to break bread with those they love. He was referring to the more than 5100 US soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. We are focusing on a different statistic, the soldier who feels...
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Talk Nation Radio for December 18, 2009 The Retirement Fund Crisis in Context with James W. Russell Part two of two, each stands alone With comments from Journalist Morton Mintz and clips of Democratic Party head Howard Dean, who calls on the Senate to scrap the health care bill and send it back to the House for restoration. TRT: 29:50 music fades 6 seconds Download at Pacificaâs Audioport and at Radio4all.net and Archive.org More from James W. Russell as he puts the retirement fund crisis in...
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Talk Nation Radio for November 9, 2011 Investigative Journalist Kathleen Sharp on her book Blood Feud TRT: 29:00 Produced by Dori Smith in Storrs, CT Music by Fritz Heede WWW.KATHLEENSHARP.COM See the book, 'Blood Feud, The Man Who Blew the Whistle on one of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever,' was published by Dutton, September 2011. Companies like Amgen, Johnson & Johnson, Ortho, begin trials using high dose, off-shelf protocols for anemia drug. Whistle blower Mark Duxbury, attorney...
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Medea Benjamin on Gaza Freedom March set for December 29, 2009 Talk Nation Radio for November 19, 2009 Medea Benjamin on the Gaza Freedom March set for December 29, 2009 Gaza Freedom March 2009 We discuss the climate for war vs peace, America and the Middle East as the group Codepink gears up for the Gaza Freedom March. Hundreds of international citizens are set to pour across the Egyptian border carrying a message of hope about peace and justice. Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at...
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Edward Girardetâs new book, âKilling the Cranesâ, is a Scathing Indictment of the Afghan War Talk Nation Radio for August 25, 2011 Edward Girardetâs new book, âKilling the Cranes, a Reporterâs Journey through Three Decades of War in Afghanistanâ, is a scathing indictment of the Afghan War With assassinations becoming routine, and NATO air strikes continuing to enrage and alienate civilians, Edward Giradet says once again, that the war was unnecessary. He further suggests the situation is...
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Talk Nation Radio for March 24, 301 Richard Gage visits Hartford, Mazin Qumsiyeh visits Storrs, Connecticut Version 1 to right in player is a standard audio version. Version 2 to right in player is a higher volume normalized to 90 percent issue Produced by John Schwenk, Host Dori Smith TRT:29:20 Download at Pacifica's Audioport Or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org First, radio engineer John Schwenk interviews architect Richard Gage about an upcoming event at the University of Hartford on March...
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Bill Curry, CT Vote, Craig Holman of Public Citizen on Federal Complaint against Crossroads Talk Nation Radio for November 4, 2010 Bill Curry, CT Vote, Chris Holman of Public Citizen on Federal Complaint against Crossroads Plus headline news about CT Governorâs Race, itâs Malloy, AP says at last.. Indy Media in CT calls Governorâs Race, AP misses⦠Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT TRT:29:49 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Craig Holman of Public...
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Talk Nation Radio for December 10, 2009 James W. Russell on the Great Retirement Rip Off âYou can get out of a bad mortgage by refinancing, OK? But you canât get out of a bad retirement system. Thatâs very strange. Itâs a form of financial serfdom, that I even wonder if itâs constitutional.â James W. Russell, author of six books including, Class and Race Formation in North America and Double Standard: Social Policy in Europe and the United States. Scholars at State Universities in...
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