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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, Gaza, Healthcare July 21, 2017 | 9:00 am

"A couple of weeks ago, (Kansas Secretary of State) Kobach sent a letter to all 50 states and asked them to provide voter data on name, date of birth, last four digits of their Social Security number, felony conviction history, and whether or not they voted in elections going back to 2006."

– Tomas Lopez, counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice Democracy Program, on concerns that President Trump's new Voter Integrity Commission is being run by those who have actively sought and/or implemented more restrictive, voter suppression tactics in the past

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G20, U.S. Conference of Mayors, DEA July 14, 2017 | 9:00 am

"We really wanted to point out some of the lip service that is often paid to climate action still needs some more substantial, significant steps to phasing out those fossil fuels, including coal – but also of course, oil and gas, particularly in the United States."

– Cassady Craighill, media officer with Greenpeace USA, on Greenpeace International's daring climate activism at such events like the G20 Summit

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Korea, Climate Activists, Torture July 7, 2017 | 9:00 am

"North Koreans look at places like Iraq, or Libya. Iraq, where the U.S. invaded and replaced a government, and in Libya, where they convinced (Libyan dictator Moammar) Gadhafi to give up nuclear weapons, and then with NATO bombed and replaced his government also. They see nuclear weapons as protection against that kind of attack."
– independent journalist Tim Shorrock on why North Korea views the United States as a threat

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Turning the Clock Back June 23, 2017 | 9:00 am

"Now the Congress, the Republican-ruled Congress, says they will have to turn the clock back, since the government regulators, the representative of the people have too much power and we need to get more power to the banks and the bank executives who run those banks."

– Morris Pearl, chairman of Patriotic Millionaires and former managing director at BlackRock, on how the Republican Congress is trying to convince America the financial crash of 2008 was caused by the Dodd-Frank Act that was signed in July of 2010.

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Trump, Trump, Children’s Trust May 19, 2017 | 9:00 am

"So, for the moment, which is unique certainly in my lifetime, our government, the basic system seems to be threatened. The rule of law is threatened."
– Caroline Fredrickson, president of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, on President Donald Trump firing tenured FBI Director James Comey

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North Korea, Keystone, New Jersey Owned Bank
April 21, 2017 | 9:00 am

"Wars often break out not because because of rational calculations, but because of irrational desires or ambitions, emotional responses, revenge ... It's very possible for a chain of events to escalate and produce an effect that no one wants, but which everybody blunders into much like, say World War I."

– John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, on the dangerous tensions between President Donald Trump and North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-un

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March 24th, 2017 March 24, 2017 | 9:00 am

"[Trump] dubbed it, "America First," which terrifying when you think about all the things will now be last, from protecting our environment to protecting our safety."

– Lisa Gilbert, vice president of legislative affairs with Public Citizen, and chair of the Clean Budget Coalition, on the Trump administration's proposed "slash-and-burn" budget for fiscal year 2018

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Medicare, March on Washington, Frack Sand Mining December 9, 2016 | 9:00 am

"Right now, when you turn 65, you get a Medicare card so you can go to hospitals, doctors and so forth. But they want to just give you some money and say, 'Go out on the market, good luck, and find some insurance ...' Before Medicare was enacted, most seniors could not find insurance that they could afford, and those that did paid astronomical amounts for the insurance."

– Nancy Altman, co-director of Social Security Works, on how House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nominee-to-be Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence want to privatize Medicare

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Russian Interference in US Election?, Post-Election Strategies, plus Women and Criminal Justice Reform October 21, 2016 | 9:00 am

Charges of Russian Interference in U.S. Election Adds to Fear of New Cold War; A Post-Election Strategy for the U.S. Progressive Movement; Formerly Incarcerated Woman Strives to Become an Attorney and Fight for Criminal Justice Reform

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Online Only
September 30, 2016 | 9:00 am

Due to the fund drive, we will not air Between the Lines. You can listen online at your leisure.

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