TAKE TWO: “Going in Style”

Susan and Russ check out the new comedy from director Zach Braff. “Going in Style” is a loose remake of the 1979 comic drama that starred George Burns. This new version is much lighter, starring Oscar winners Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin as three retirees who, faced with financial difficulties, decide to rob a bank. The film also features Ann-Margaret in a supporting role.

YouthSpeaksOut! on Media Literacy

Today’s show was hosted by Ukiah High School students. The topic was “Media Literacy.”The hosts were an 9th grade girl of European descent and 11th and 12th grade young men of North American descent. They spoke bout how they access media, such as Facebook and Instagram, and what they are learning about critically looking at the media. They are students in a Journalism class at Ukiah High taught by Matt LaFever. The audio files are at our website http://youthspeaksout.net/radioshows.html CDs are available upon request at [email protected]
FurthuR! Dan

Cosmic Saxophones, 4/26/2017

This week on American Routes, we give voice to the saxophone—an instrument revered by everyone from free jazzmen like Charles Lloyd to soul rocker Charles Neville, of the Neville Brothers. New Orleanian Charles Neville tells us how music carried him through his family, his neighborhood and a segregated South. Charles Lloyd, a real California dreamer, traces the roots of his modern, free style and musical collaborations back to the blues of Memphis. From the archives we hear words and music of saxophone honker Sam Butera (Louis Prima), bebopper Sonny Rollins and modernist Yusef Lateef; plus recordings from Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, Louis Jordan, John Coltrane and King Curtis

Saqib Bhatti on Wells Fargo, Jeremie Greer on Taxes and Inequality

This week on CounterSpin: Sen. Elizabeth Warren put it pretty clearly to the now-former CEO of Wells Fargo when she said, “You squeezed your employees to the breaking point so they would cheat customers and you could drive up the value of your stock and put hundreds of millions of dollars in your own pocket.” But what that powerful statement still omits is that Wells Fargo didn’t cheat any and all customers: Its fraud—opening some 2 million accounts for people without their knowledge—was targeted specifically at black and brown communities. These same communities are at the sharp end of Wells Fargo practices in other arenas—like pipelines and private prisons. Activists are using this scandal to call attention to a range of other problems at the bank—problems not addressed by a couple of top executives giving back some of their golden parachutes. Saqib Bhatti is director of the ReFund America Project and co-executive director of the Action Center on Race & The Economy (ACRE). We’ll talk with him about the Forgo Wells campaign.

Toward an Ecological Civilization

Will Rogers, a famous U.S. humorist once said, “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” Good advice. Wish that it were heeded when it comes to climate change. Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, says, “there’s tremendous disagreement” about climate change. Is there? The scientific consensus is close to 100%. The fox is in charge of the henhouse. While he was Attorney General of Oklahoma, Pruitt worked hand and glove with the oil and gas industry. He filed 14 lawsuits against the EPA. President Trump has called climate change a “hoax” concocted by the Chinese. He is cutting EPA staff and slashing its budget. Our precious planet is in danger. We should listen to our Native American and First Nations water and land protectors and nurture and cherish the Earth and move toward an ecological civilization.

David Korten was an insider in the development establishment for several decades. He worked for the Ford Foundation and USAID and taught at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business. Having severed his ties to the past, today he is a leading voice for economic and social justice. He is co-founder and board chair of YES! magazine. He is the author of When Corporations Rule the World, The Great Turning and Change the Story, Change the Future.

Program #KORD009. Recorded in Edmonton, Alberta on January 30, 2017.

Earth Day

Earth Day April 22
guest: Lester Brown, leading environmentalist

An Evening with Disarmament Activist, Ellen Thomas

A Very Special Opportunity to hear from (and speak with) a leading disarmament activist in the U.S.! Hear About Local, National & International Efforts to Ban Nuclear Weapons Worldwide. Ellen Thomas of Tryon, NC Co-Chair of the Disarm/End Wars Committee Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom US Section. In the middle of a nationwide tour Ellen will report on International Progress towards Abolishing Nuclear Weapons and the good news about HR1076: “Nuclear Weapons Abolition Economic and Energy Conversion Act.”

This is a call in program. Call 816 931 5534

For more info: Contact Ellen Thomas [email protected] 828-850-8325 See http://prop1.org