Friday at 9:00 am
Between the Lines
A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media.
Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics. Each program begins with a five-minute summary of some of the week’s under-reported news stories gathered from the alternative press. This summary is followed by three five-minute interview segments focusing on significant international, national and regional issues.
Online Only (due to fund drive, BTL will not air) October 2, 2015 | 9:00 am
"Pope Francis has issued this clarion call to action that's about 'We stand at a really crucial moment on this planet and we can either act and take the shift away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy and in a way that actually builds healthier community.' Or we can stay stuck in the pattern that we're in with very known consequences."
– May Boeve, executive director of the climate action group 350.org, on Pope Francis' statements on climate action as a real wakeup call for people globally to see not only the growing threat of climate change, but how it's connected to many other important issues such as income inequality and social justice.
Iran, Women & Climate Change, Guatemala September 18, 2015 | 9:00 am
"This is an extraordinarily important development: the victory of diplomacy over war. ... It sets the stage for greater gains in terms of potential engagement between the U.S. and Iran, something that really hasn't existed in a formal way since 1979. The possibility of new kinds of diplomacy aimed at ending the war in Iraq and Syria, that are giving rise to these huge flows of refugees out of the region. "
– Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism project at the Institute for Policy Studies, commenting on the success of supporters' defense of the international Iran Nuclear Agreement in Congress.
Fight for $15, Connecticut Prisons, Palestine September 11, 2015 | 9:00 am
"Now we're finally seeing these victories and we should not discount them at all, but we have to remember the real principle of worker organizing is building worker power, that the workers have to be the ones who decide and take the initiative. That's not happening at all; this is very much stage managed."
– Arun Gupta, journalist and a founding editor of New York City’s Indypendent newspaper, on "Fight for 15" minimum wage efforts and the larger issues to consider in building a true workers' movement.
Endless War, Katrina Ten Years After, Social Security Disability August 21, 2015 | 9:00 am
-AS MILITARY SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN DETERIORATES, U.S. COULD BE DRAWN BACK INTO ENDLESS WAR
-NEW ORLEANS STILL FACES ENORMOUS CHALLENGES 10 YEARS AFTER KATRINA, 5 YEARS AFTER THE BP OIL DISASTER
-SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY FUND SHORTFALL SOLUTION BECOMES NEW GOP HOSTAGE IN CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE
GMO Labeling, EPA Sued, Cop Psychology August 14, 2015 | 9:00 am
"Grocery manufacturers and the biotechnology companies like Monsanto have spent tens of millions of dollars in states where (labeling laws) have been either in the legislature or on the ballot. We think that they've spent close to $100 million ... and then they shifted their attention to D.C."
– Patty Lovera, assistant director with the group Food & Water Watch, discussing the lobbying effort that succeeded in passing a House bill that bans states from requiring the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Iran & Congress, Ralph Nader, Amistad Catholic Worker July 31, 2015 | 9:00 am
-Will Congressional Rejection of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Lead to War?
-Ralph Nader Assesses Opportunities for Building Progressive Movement in 2016 Presidential Campaign
-New Haven’s Amistad Catholic Worker House Celebrates 20 Years of Social Justice Activism
Iran, Ukraine, Apache July 24, 2015 | 9:00 am
"The U.S. peace movement is going to make or break this deal because this deal is now in the hands of Congress. This is an opportunity to stop a war before it starts. This is the chance to put the threat of a war with Iran off of the table. And for once instead of saying, 'Every option is on the table,' we actually have peace on the table."
– Jamal Abdi, National Iranian American Council Action executive director, on the fight ahead in Congress to defend the international Iran nuclear accord
Greek Austerity, BP Gulf Settlement, US-Cuba Relations. July 10, 2015 | 9:00 am
"Greece's people have had six years of austerity through the EU, the ECB – European Central Bank – and the IMF, the debt ratio has actually increased to more than 180 percent of GDP and they've seen dramatic reductions in income per capita."
– Henry S. James, economist and senior fellow at Columbia University's Center for Sustainable International Investment, on the Greek people's overwhelming rejection of continuing EU-mandated austerity measures
Cold War II July 3, 2015 | 9:00 am
"What we're now doing is in effect doubling down, moving equipment into Eastern Europe, training the Ukrainian Army, maybe even arming the Ukrainian Army – all of these things are going to make a bad situation worse.
– John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison distinguished service professor and co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, on the danger of escalating tensions with Russia resulting from the U.S. deployment of heavy military equipment to the Baltics and Eastern Europe.
Charleston Massacre Provokes Long Overdue National Debate Confronting Racist Ideology June 26, 2015 | 9:00 am
Also, abortion in Texas and "Free Trade Democrats"