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The Vinyl Experience – 12.11.15

VE 285 12/11/15 Sinatra at 100

Bob Dylan: The Night We Called It A Day
Billie Holiday: I’m A Fool To Want You
George Harrison: Far East Man
John Lennon: Nobody Loves You (When You’re Down And Out)
Stevie Wonder: Lately
Elton John: Blue Eyes
The Doors: You’re Lost Little Girl
Bryan Ferry: You Go To My Head
Melissa Manchester: Midnight Blue
Joni Mitchell: A Case Of You
Ella Fitzgerald: The Lady Is A Tramp
Joe Piscopo: I Love Rock And Roll Medley
Frank Sinatra: I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Frank Sinatra: Don’t Like Goodbyes

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 12.01.15

Prof. Norman Pollack is a professor emeritus of history at Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan. He has a long history of engaging civil rights and anti-war activities over the decades, beginning when he was 15 and campaigning for Henry Wallace and his Progressive Party in 1948. Later he campaigned for Adlai Stevenson in the 50s and supported Martin Luther King. A two time Guggenheim fellow, Prof. Pollack was a major intellectual voice during the late 60s in giving an knowledgeable boost to the New Left and writing on American populism, which became an popular documentary “The Populist Mind”. After receiving his doctorate in American Civilization from Harvard, he taught at Yale and Wayne State before going to Michigan. In his later years he has focused on the history of civil disobedience, socio-political alienation, and the sociology of fascism. Prof. Pollack currently writes for Counterpunch.org, and investigates America’s descent into a new form of neoliberal fascism.

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 12.01.15 (PART 2)

Gary discusses Israeli and Palestine and the current situation. Also Prof. Norman Pollack joins Gary for the 2nd hour as well.

Prof. Norman Pollack is a professor emeritus of history at Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan. He has a long history of engaging civil rights and anti-war activities over the decades, beginning when he was 15 and campaigning for Henry Wallace and his Progressive Party in 1948. Later he campaigned for Adlai Stevenson in the 50s and supported Martin Luther King. A two time Guggenheim fellow, Prof. Pollack was a major intellectual voice during the late 60s in giving an knowledgeable boost to the New Left and writing on American populism, which became an popular documentary “The Populist Mind”. After receiving his doctorate in American Civilization from Harvard, he taught at Yale and Wayne State before going to Michigan. In his later years he has focused on the history of civil disobedience, socio-political alienation, and the sociology of fascism. Prof. Pollack currently writes for Counterpunch.org, and investigates America’s descent into a new form of neoliberal fascism.

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 11.17.15

Larry Hancock is regarded as one of the foremost independent investigative researchers in the areas of US intelligence and the national security state. He has written on the history of CIA political assassinations, religious extremism and terrorism, and the murder of Martin Luther King. Larry’s research has been endorsed by the former House Select Committee of Investigation staff and the former historian for the State Department and CIA. His most recent release explores the long history of America’s intelligence crises and failures in preventing enemy and terrorist attacks – “Surprise Attack: From Pearl Harbor to 911 to Benghazi.” His website is Larry-Hancock.com

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Leid Stories – 11.11.15

On Veterans Day, A Reminder of Our Shared Duty
On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a keynote address at Riverside Church in New York City “to make a passionate plea to my beloved nation,” he said. Ending the Vietnam War was at front and center of that plea, as was a list of domestic social-justice issues that persisted because of it.
On this day, as the nation observes Veterans Day, Leid Stories recalls the admonitions of Dr. King about war and the consequence of war, and our shared duty to check through civic action the propensities of the government to recklessly engage in war.

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The Gary Null Show – 11.11.15

Larry Hancock is regarded as one of the foremost independent investigative researchers in the areas of US intelligence and the national security state. He has written on the history of CIA political assassinations, religious extremism and terrorism, and the murder of Martin Luther King. Larry’s research has been endorsed by the former House Select Committee of Investigation staff and the former historian for the State Department and CIA. His most recent release explores the long history of America’s intelligence crises and failures in preventing enemy and terrorist attacks – “Surprise Attack: From Pearl Harbor to 911 to Benghazi.” His website is Larry-Hancock.com

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Leid Stories – 11.05.15

Who’s In, Who’s Out?: Debating U.S. Immigration Policy and ‘Reform’
There is no unanimity of agreement on just what U.S. immigration policy should be. There absolutely is agreement, however, that the U.S. immigration system is broken and in dire need of repair.
Immigration has become a hot-button issue in the current political season—complete with blatantly xenophobic, racist undertones—but we are no closer to sane policy and much-demanded “reform.”
Leid Stories encourages a discussion among listeners on what immigration is/should be, its impact and special challenges, and what might work as improvements to current policies.

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The Gary Null Show – 10.21.15

Stuart Wexler has been regarded as one of the nation’s top researchers and investigators into domestic terrorism in America and radical religious activities. His groundbreaking research on these subjects, and historical terrorist crimes including the unsolved murder of Martin Luther King has been featured on NBC News, USA Today, the Boston Globe and other media sources. He has also been a presenter at numerous JFK assassination conventions. Stuart holds an MA in political science from Rutgers University and is continuing in its graduate program, and is the recipient of the James Madison Teacher’s Fellowship. He has authored three books on religious terrorism and racial warfare in the US. His latest is “America’s Secret Jihad: The Hidden History of Religious Terrorism in the United States.”

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Sam Husseini – When It Comes to World Peace, Don’t Look to Sanders for Progress

On Monday, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to a self-professed conservative Christian group. We live in a time of perpetual war, and Sanders—who sometimes touts his 2002 vote against authorizing the invasion of Iraq—apparently couldn’t bring himself to raise the subject of war with people who profess to be followers of the Prince of Peace. In his speech at …

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It’s All About Food – Bruce Friedrich and Alycee Lane – 09.15.15

Bruce Friedrich, Farm Sanctuary’s director of policy and engagement, oversees Farm Sanctuary’s work on legislation, litigation, policy, and engagement. Before joining Farm Sanctuary, Bruce worked for two years as a public school teacher in inner-city Baltimore (where he was his school’s “Teacher of the Year”), for six years at a homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Washington, D.C., and for 15 years at PETA, where he was vice president for campaigns. He is a popular speaker on issues of animal rights and effective advocacy, has appeared many times on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.
Alycee J. Lane is a former professor who taught African American literature and culture at UC Santa Barbara. She is author of Coming in from the Cold, a blog in which she analyzes political and social issues through the prism of Martin Luther King, Jr. s philosophy of nonviolence. A student of Engaged Buddhism, Alycee in 2012 participated in the year-long Commit to Dharma course offered by the East Bay Meditation Center under the tutelage of Larry Yang. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Howard University, Doctorate of Philosophy from UCLA, and Juris Doctor from UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall). Alycee currently lives in Oakland, California.