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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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Yemen, Big Pharma, Tar Sands
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
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
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
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, on why Donald Trump's decertification of the Iran nuclear agreement has global repercussions

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Online Only. Will not Air Due to Fund Drive
October 6, 2017 | 9:00 am

"We don't want Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands to have to (amass) more debt in order to finance its reconstruction and recovery."

– Eric LeCompte, executive director of the Jubilee USA Network, advocating for debt relief for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

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North Korea, Repeal and Replace, Deportation Thwarted (For Now)
September 29, 2017 | 9:00 am

"I think it's important for all people who are concerned, really, ultimately about human survival, to weigh in on our congressional representatives (and say), 'Look, the obvious way forward on this is to negotiate.'"
– Joseph Gerson, disarmament coordinator with the American Friends Service Committee, on Donald Trump's and Kim Jong Un's ratcheting up a nuclear war crisis

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Trump’s ‘Election Integrity’ Commission on Mission to Purge Millions of Non-GOP Voters September 22, 2017 | 9:00 am

"Hispanic, black, Asian American names – blue voters. Democratic voters, and that's minority voters; 85 of 100 of the most common names in America are minority names."
– Greg Palast, investigative journalist and author, on Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Election Integrity Commission's plan to remove millions of illegal "double" voters by looking only for first and last name matches

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Corporate Tax Cuts, Battle for the Democratic Party, Black and Pink September 15, 2017 | 9:00 am

"It's amazing to think that ordinary Americans pay their taxes every year. They pay taxes when they buy a gallon of gasoline or a new winter coat – but people who are trading millions of dollars and derivatives every minute don't pay any kind of sales tax when they're doing that kind of activity."

–Sarah Anderson, director of the Institute for Policy Studies' Global Economy Project, on how the high-flying financial speculators of Wall Street don't pay any taxes on their transactions

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