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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.

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Trump, Minnesota Tar Sands January 19, 2018 | 9:00 am

"It's fair to say that we have a racist president. So then, the place to place our attention is on those who surround him. Those who have the power to check and balance his presidency, to direct it in a better way. Or, if necessary, to initiate the steps that must be taken to remove him from office."
– John Nichols, national affairs correspondent with the Nation magazine and author, discussing President Donald Trump's controversial repeated use of "shithole countries" comments in a meeting on immigration


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Korea, Iran, Judiciary January 12, 2018 | 9:00 am

"So I would emphasize here that the onus of not messing up – it shouldn't be on President Moon. I think it really needs to be on the U.S."
– Catherine Killough, Ploughshares Fund Roger L. Hale fellow, on the progress South Korean Mood Jae-in has made in tamping down tensions with North Korean President Kim Jong-un, during talks about the Winter Olympics. The onus is on the U.S. to provide kind of security assurance to North Korea that the U.S. is not going to topple their regime.


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Civil Rights, Social Inequity, Public Education
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January 5, 2018 | 9:00 am

"The Supreme Court had found that the 14th Amendment prohibited the jailing of individuals without a consideration of their ability to pay debt. ... It set out very clearly that the courts could not send people to jail for nonpayment of fines and fees unless the courts had first found that that nonpayment was willful."

– Myesha Braden, Criminal Justice Project director with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, on how Trump's Department of Justice has rolled back 25 guidance letters, some of which restored civil rights protections that were being violated in Ferguson, Missouri and other municipalities.


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Tax “Reform”, Blue Green Alliance, Net Neutrality December 8, 2017 | 9:00 am

"(Republicans) will turn around next year without any embarrassment, any shame and they will say, 'Well, all of a sudden because of the tax cuts we passed last year, the deficit now isn't 75 percent of Gross Domestic Product, it's now 90 percent of Gross Domestic Product. And so we're going to have to cut a trillion or two from the places where you can actually get the money, which is Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.'"
– Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, on why the Republican Congress is ignoring deficit expansion as part of their agenda to give big tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations and then gut the social safety net.


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Honduras, Women’s Solidarity Network, Peltier
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December 1, 2017 | 9:00 am

"The military is very opposed to the (leftist) Libre party with (Salvador) Nasrallas' victory, which can potentially be back in power in the government and the military won't want to see that. And they may act again as they acted in 2009 to prevent that from happening. "
– Alex Main, senior associate for International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on the possibility of a military coup should the opposition candidate and his party regain power


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Yemen, Big Pharma, Tar Sands
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November 17, 2017 | 9:00 am

"Yemen has already passed 900,000 cases (of cholera) in just a few months. ... So, when the UN says it's the world's worst humanitarian crisis, it's not an exaggeration. Millions and millions of people are already at risk of starvation."
– Shireen Al-Adeimi, Harvard Graduate School student originally from Yemen, on the need to end the air and sea blockade. Before the war, Yemen had imported 90 percent of its food.


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EPA, Democratic Autopsy, Homeless Activists
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November 10, 2017 | 9:00 am

"(The Trump administration's EPA appointees) have added to the (advisory) committee many people ... with strong ties to industries that are affected by EPA regulations, and those people are unrestricted in that they're able to serve despite those very clear conflicts of interest."

– Gretchen Goldman, research director with The Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, on how the Trump administration ban that independent scientists from academia with previous EPA grants cannot serve on the EPA advisory committee flips the notion of conflict of interest on its head


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Mueller, Trickle Down, Haiti Deforestation
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November 3, 2017 | 9:00 am

– Adele M. Stan, columnist with The American Prospect and winner of the 2017 Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's two grand jury indictments are served and a third indictment has already netted a guilty plea and "cooperation"


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Fake News, Climate Change October 27, 2017 | 9:00 am

"Right after (Google's) algorithms were changed, a total decrease of 85 percent in search traffic for sites like Alternet, Democracy Now! and Commondreams. Global Research and Truthout also saw pretty significant declines ranging from 49 to 71 percent."

– Journalist Julianne Tveten, on how Google and Facebook have responded to critiques of their complicity in disseminating "fake news" and how long-standing nonprofit, independent, left-leaning media outlets have suffered.


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Iran, ObamaCare
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October 20, 2017 | 9:00 am

"All this has done is just sap our credibility and sapped our leverage to be able to ask for anything now that we're not a trustworthy actor. It's extremely damaging to diplomacy and puts the U.S. in the position of the only tool that you can actually view as credible is military force."
– Jamal Abdi, policy director with the National Iranian American Council, on Trump's decertification of the international Iran Nuclear Agreement


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Iran, Puerto Rico, Columbus October 13, 2017 | 9:00 am

"Gallup did a poll, December 2013, in 65 nations. The vast majority of answers to "What is the greatest threat to peace on earth?" was the "United States government." But in the United States, the answer was "Iran.""
– David Swanson, author, journalist and campaign coordinator with Roots Action.org, on why Donald Trump's decertification of the Iran nuclear agreement has global repercussions


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