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.
ISIS, Surveillance, and Fracking in Connecticut November 27, 2015 | 9:00 am
-Reliance on Military Strategies Alone Cannot Defeat ISIS
-CIA, FBI Launch Opportunistic Call to Expand Surveillance After Paris Attacks
-Connecticut Capitol Rally Rejects Fracked Gas as Bridge Fuel to Low-Carbon Future
Paris, Inclusive Climate Movement, Oregon spying on it’s Citizens November 20, 2015 | 9:00 am
The state of Oregon was caught spying on citizens who use the hashtag, "BlackLivesMatter"
TPP, False Climate Optimism, & UnKochMyCampus.org November 13, 2015 | 9:00 am
-Full Text of Trans-Pacific Partnership Reveals Free Trade Agreement That Promotes Corporate Rights Over Citizens' Rights
-The Danger of False Optimism in the Difficult Struggle Ahead Combatting Climate Change
-Activist Group Exposes and Challenges Koch Brothers Funding of Colleges and Universities Nationwide
Syria, Public Land Fossil Fuel Extraction, and Wolff on Sanders November 6, 2015 | 9:00 am
-New U.S. Ground Troops in Syrian Conflict Likely to Intensify Multi-sided Proxy War
-'Keep It in the Ground Campaign' Calls on Obama to Halt Public Land Leasing for Fossil Fuel Extraction
-Bernie Sanders' Democratic Socialism an Opportunity to Critique the Excesses of Capitalism
The Drone Papers, Water Privatization, and Exxon Knew October 30, 2015 | 9:00 am
"I think the whole idea of an assassination program is misguided, morally, legally and militarily. ... I think the whole thing should be shut down."
– Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor with Harper's Magazine and author of the new book, "Kill Chain," discussing newly published secret documents describing the inner workings of the U.S. drone warfare program
Israel/Palestine, TPP, Off Shore Tax Shelters. October 23, 2015 | 9:00 am
-Former Israeli & Palestinian Combatants Tour U.S. Promoting Peaceful Settlement of Decades-Long Conflict
-Coalition Campaigns to Defeat Transpacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement in Congress
-American Corporations Shelter $2.1 Trillion in Offshore Profits, Withholding $620 Billion in U.S. Tax Revenue
The General’s Son, Transition, & Protecting Ecosystems October 16, 2015 | 9:00 am
"The notion of a state of all of its citizens is something that's illegal to propose even in Israel, because it's suggesting it won't be a Jewish state. But the thing is, I don't think you can have a Jewish state and have a democracy with half the population that's not Jewish."
– Miko Peled, an Israeli peace activist and author of “The General’s Son,” on prospects for a two-state versus one-state solution to the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Online Only Due to Fund Drive October 9, 2015 | 9:00 am
"External intervention almost always just prolongs the conflict because it increases the belief of the proxy combatants in the civil war itself that they can prevail. It increases their confidence that they can win."
– Chris Toensing, editor of Middle East Report, assessing the consequences of Russia's escalating role in Syria's civil war.
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.