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Connect The Dots – The Good News on NAFTA and Looking Back on Chernobyl – 05.24.18

The Good News on NAFTA and Looking Back on Chernobyl:  Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch (and www.replaceNAFTA.org) will discuss the surprising potential for a much better deal on trade as the NAFTA agreement is renegotiated. In the show’s second segment, Professor Serhii Plokhy, Harvard historian and author of Chernobyl: the History of a Nuclear Catastrophe— in conversation …

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Alternative Visions – Paul Ryan Resigns & Trump’ Trade Retreat – 04.13.18

Dr. Rasmus discusses House Speaker, Paul Ryan’s, announcement this past week to resign and what’s behind it. It’s not about spending more time with his kids or giving up on Trump. What it means for conservative plans to attach social security, medicare, education and other social programs to pay for the annual $1 trillion budget deficits for the next ten …

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Connect The Dots – Clearing the Path to Fair Elections – 04.11.18

Clearing the Path to Fair Elections: Attorney and Law Professor Tim Canova, who challenged Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in the 2016 election joins Alison Rose Levy to discuss election anomalies, corruption in public office, the need to to secure the vote, the global trade deals, and his 2018 run against Wasserman-Schultz as an independent. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Alternative Visions – US Economic Slowdown Ahead 2018 As US Debt Hits $70 Trillion and Trump Targets China Trade – 03.16.18

Dr. Rasmus identifies weakening retail sales and business inventories as sources of US GDP sharply slowing later this year. Trump’s tariffs as only opening skirmish in US trade war—with China not the rest of the world. Half of US $810 billion trade deficit in goods is with China. Watch next week Trump actions targeting China trade. Why China will not …

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The Plutocracy Report – 03.16.18

In this week show, Vince begins with a commentary on negative people. Then he touches on the war plutocrats and explains how they try to scare us to justify the enormous military budget. In the third segment he talks about science and research and explains how we are deceived by science for continued, iniquitous profits of the giant corporations, this …

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Black Agenda Radio – 03.12.18

Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host Nellie Bailey. Coming up: Activists in New York held a tribunal on ethnic cleansing, another term for the gentrification that is destabilizing Black neighborhoods across the country; and, the organization created by and for U.S. political prisoners gets ready to celebrate …

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Meria Heller – Meria with Donald Jeffries -Survival of the Richest – 03.11.18

Meria interviews author Donald Jeffries on his book “Survival of the Richest”. 1984 isn’t just a book anymore; mass shootings and inequality; no way out for the poor; does upper mobility still exist?In the Ghetto by Elvis;what’s changed? politicians guaranteed retirements; deaths of despair; trump’s tax “cut”-who benefits? Gary Cohn & Goldman Sachs;NAFTA,WTO,TPP;China and Mexico;Wilbur Ross;Reagan’s destruction;Unions;where are job perks today?price of rent …

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Alternative Visions – Is There a Trump Trade War Brewing? – 03.09.18

Dr. Rasmus takes up the key economic news of the past week that Trump is launching a trade war by raising tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Contrary to press and media, it’s not a general ‘trade war’ but another example of US capitalists—the national ‘America First’ wing allied with Trump in the current case—signaling they intend to renegotiate trade …

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Expanding Mind – Cross Cultural Qawwali – 05.11.17

North American Qawwali musician Tahir Faridi Qawwal talks about sacred improvisation, the mystic bliss of qawwali music, breaking into tradition, and building bridges between East and West with his group Fanna-Fi-Allah. www.fanna-fi-allah.com  Download this episode (right click and save)