12 AM: Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz
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6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian
7 AM: Mark Mushin
9 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino
12 Noon: Celebrating the Life and Work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
From the Vault of Pacifica Radio Archives — Celebrating the Life and Work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
By 1967, Dr. Martin Luther Kings strategy for organizing had evolved beyond Civil Rights. He clearly saw how resources that could be helping the poorer communities were being absorbed by the Military Budget. He began strategizing for a broader based Poor Peoples Campaign that went beyond the Black Communities and outreached to anyone who was poor.
You will hear many of these topics discussed in this February 25th, 1967 address sponsored by the Nation Magazine at a Nation Institute Conference in Los Angeles. The name title of his address is The Casualties of the War in Vietnam.
Next we hear one of the last speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. given in Anaheim California on March 16, 1968 just a few weeks before his assassination. This was given before the California Democratic Council at the Anaheim Convention Center.
King’s words in Anaheim incorporated the speech Vincent G. Harding wrote about the war, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” and another called “The Other America,” which addressed the deepening economic inequities between white and black America and called for such measures as a guaranteed minimum annual income.
1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone
4 PM: Kevin Gallagher
6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island
7 PM: WPKN Evening News Report: National and International News
7:30 PM: CounterSpin: weekly news magazine from Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting
8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris
- Melvin Goodman, director, National Security Project at the Center for International Policy examines the many allegations re: Russian hacking of the 2016 presidential election as well as the more recent charge that Russia has compromising material on President-elect Donald Trump. He’ll also cover some of the important points raised in his recent article, “The Dark Side of Obama’s Legacy.”
- Katie O’Connor, director of policy and programming at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy provides an overview of the 2016 election and the efforts nationwide to restrict the vote of specific voter groups through onerous voter ID laws and limits on opportunities to vote. She’ll also discuss these issues with an eye on how the right to vote can be protected in the future, given the hostile position toward these rights held by many officials of the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump.
- Jeremy Brecher is the author of more than a dozen books on labor and social movements, including Strike! and Global Village or Global Pillage. He’s the winner of five regional Emmy awards for his documentary movie work and currently works with the Labor Network for Sustainability. He’ll talk about his latest article titled, “Social Self-Defense: Protecting People and Planet Against Trump and Trumpism.”
- Dante Barry, Executive Director of the group, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice talks about a broad national coalition of racial justice groups’ plans for the Jan. 16-20 Resist and Reclaim From MLK to Inauguration Day protest actions.
- L. George Friday, who represents Move To Amend on the Occupy Inauguration National Steering Committee, discusses plans for the group’s protest actions during Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremonies in Washington, D.C. Jan. 20th, and their Inaugurate Resistance event on Jan. 21st.
10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon
We talk with journalist Alan Weisman about his important and riveting new book, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? It’s about the overpopulation crisis and how we can solve it.
11 PM: Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio
2 AM (Tuesday): The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning