“The economic system we have set up that allows corporations to make billions of dollars doing something which is so destructive, we have to stop that, enough of that. … We can’t expect oil companies to stop on their own. They’re just corporations; they’re just money-making machines. They’re not going to do it. We’ve got to tell them. That’s what we’re attempting to do.”

– Interview with Peter Wilcox, captain of the Greenpeace ship, “Arctic Sunrise”, on their nonviolent direct action protest designed to draw attention to the environmental hazards of drilling for fossil fuels in the Arctic. Wilcox and his crew recently spent two months in a Russian prison as a result of their attempt to board and scale a Russian-owned Gazprom oil drilling rig in the Arctic Ocean.


Listen to the entire program using these links, or to individual interviews via the links appearing prior to each segment description below.

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After 2 Months in Russian Prison, Greenpeace Captain Vows to Stay in Fight Against Climate Change

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Interview with Peter Wilcox, captain of the Greenpeace ship, “Arctic Sunrise”, conducted by Scott Harris

greenpeaceOn Sept. 18, members of the environmental activist group Greenpeace boarded and attempted to scale a Russian-owned Gazprom oil drilling rig in the Arctic Ocean. The Russian military responded to the nonviolent direct action protest – designed to draw attention to the environmental hazards of drilling for fossil fuels in the Arctic – by firing guns and brandishing knives. All 28 crew members of the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, and two freelance journalists accompanying them were arrested by the Russian government. The activists and their ship were taken to the northern Russian city of Murmansk.  Story continues

Responding to Nuns’ Lawsuit, Supreme Court Blocks Obamacare Birth Control Provision

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Interview with Sharon Levin, director of Federal Reproductive Health Policy with the National Women’s Law Center, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

birthcontrolJan. 1, 2014 marked the start date for several important provisions of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and, despite the shaky rollout of the federal website in the fall, more than 2.1 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance through the federal and state health exchanges. That’s in addition to the 3 million young adults who have been able to retain health coverage under their parents’ insurance policies, and the addition of 3.9 million Americans now eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program in states that agreed to expand Medicaid eligibility paid for by federal funds. Several of the new health insurance provisions relate specifically to women.  Story continues

One Year After Sandy Hook School Massacre, Newtown Action Alliance Continues Campaign to Strengthen Gun Safety Laws

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Interview with Monte Frank, Newtown Action Alliance board member, conducted by Scott Harris

gunsafetyIt’s been a little over one year since the unspeakable violence that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and 6 educators at Newtown, Conn.’s Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012. Not long after family members, friends and neighbors from Newtown and people across the country took time to mark that grim day, one year later, the Connecticut State police released a final report on their investigation into one of the nation’s most disturbing massacres – and new details about the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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Compiled by Bob Nixon

ON Between the Lines | January 10, 2014 | 9:00 am

Greenpeace Captain Vows to Stay in Fight Against Climate Change & More

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“The economic system we have set up that allows corporations to make billions of dollars doing something which is so destructive, we have to stop that, enough of that. … We can’t expect oil companies to stop on their own. They’re just corporations; they’re just money-making machines. They’re not going to do it. We’ve got to tell them. That’s what we’re attempting to do.”

– Interview with Peter Wilcox, captain of the Greenpeace ship, “Arctic Sunrise”, on their nonviolent direct action protest designed to draw attention to the environmental hazards of drilling for fossil fuels in the Arctic. Wilcox and his crew recently spent two months in a Russian prison as a result of their attempt to board and scale a Russian-owned Gazprom oil drilling rig in the Arctic Ocean.


Listen to the entire program using these links, or to individual interviews via the links appearing prior to each segment description below.

MP3  64 kb/s   HQ  broadcast quality   podcast  Podcast


After 2 Months in Russian Prison, Greenpeace Captain Vows to Stay in Fight Against Climate Change

MP3  MP3

Interview with Peter Wilcox, captain of the Greenpeace ship, “Arctic Sunrise”, conducted by Scott Harris

greenpeaceOn Sept. 18, members of the environmental activist group Greenpeace boarded and attempted to scale a Russian-owned Gazprom oil drilling rig in the Arctic Ocean. The Russian military responded to the nonviolent direct action protest – designed to draw attention to the environmental hazards of drilling for fossil fuels in the Arctic – by firing guns and brandishing knives. All 28 crew members of the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, and two freelance journalists accompanying them were arrested by the Russian government. The activists and their ship were taken to the northern Russian city of Murmansk.  Story continues

Responding to Nuns’ Lawsuit, Supreme Court Blocks Obamacare Birth Control Provision

MP3  MP3

Interview with Sharon Levin, director of Federal Reproductive Health Policy with the National Women’s Law Center, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

birthcontrolJan. 1, 2014 marked the start date for several important provisions of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and, despite the shaky rollout of the federal website in the fall, more than 2.1 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance through the federal and state health exchanges. That’s in addition to the 3 million young adults who have been able to retain health coverage under their parents’ insurance policies, and the addition of 3.9 million Americans now eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program in states that agreed to expand Medicaid eligibility paid for by federal funds. Several of the new health insurance provisions relate specifically to women.  Story continues

One Year After Sandy Hook School Massacre, Newtown Action Alliance Continues Campaign to Strengthen Gun Safety Laws

MP3  MP3

Interview with Monte Frank, Newtown Action Alliance board member, conducted by Scott Harris

gunsafetyIt’s been a little over one year since the unspeakable violence that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and 6 educators at Newtown, Conn.’s Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012. Not long after family members, friends and neighbors from Newtown and people across the country took time to mark that grim day, one year later, the Connecticut State police released a final report on their investigation into one of the nation’s most disturbing massacres – and new details about the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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Compiled by Bob Nixon

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