Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower joins Mike to ask for support for community radio. Plus great music from around the block and around the globe.

More Boston Music Hall; More Billy & the Kids

Part 1 36:03
Grateful Dead 9/15/72 Boston Music Hall

Part 2 20:14
Billy & the Kids 8/15/15 Peach Music Festival, Scranton PA

Just Say No: Planet Hackers, Resistance Movements & Climate Justice

Climate change is more than an “issue.” According to renowned author and activist Naomi Klein, “It’s a civilizational wake-up call delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms and droughts.” She says it demands that we challenge the dominant economic policies of deregulated capitalism and bottomless resource extraction. She describes the transnational Blockadia movement that’s opposing fossil fuels and warns about geo-engineering fantasies. Canadian Indigenous leader Clayton Thomas-Muller of Idle No More reports from the front lines of the Native-led rights based movement to stop the drilling of the Canadian Tar Sands.

A Little of This, a Little of That

The Thursday Night Special has been a program where we could try different things out. EcoRadio KC, Jaws of Justice Radio, Radioactive Magazine, and Mind the Gap have all graduated from this program to their own weekly timeslots.

Khadihjah Hardaway and Keith Washburn of Khadijah & the White Guy, heard during this time on the first Thursday of the month join Mike Murphy to talk about what their program means. We’ll also hear Paul Cienfuegos Community Update, Amy Goodman’s Weekly Podcast and more.

Rebecca Vallas on Welfare Shaming, David Baron on Air Polluters

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This week on CounterSpin: A Maine mayor calls for publishing the names and addresses of anyone receiving public assistance, which he calls the albatross around the state’s neck. That’s ugly, clearly, and illegal, probably—but somehow the growing number of people, many with jobs, relying on some form of aid isn’t enough to shake the notion that economic need is something you can shame people out of. Helping to develop a forceful counter-narrative is Rebecca Vallas, director of policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress and cohost of Talk Poverty radio. She’ll join us to talk about that.

Community Updates

We’ll hear what happened at yesterday’s Global March for Elephants & Rhinos.
Also, Jill Erickson, of the Heartland Conservation Alliance will update us on the Save Our Neighborhoods issue in Independence. and Maurice Copeland lets us know the latest in the Nuclear Weapons business in our area.

When Should Unions Endorse?

Some unions have already endorsed in the 2016 presidential race. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll ask: why are unions endorsing now? Should the members be polled? And which candidate represents workers’ interests? Tune in Thursday at 6pm, or for the rebroadcast Friday at 5am and call in to make a pledge to the Heartland Labor Forum.