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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’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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Dreamers, Fight For 15, Harvey September 8, 2017 | 9:00 am

"DACA is a testament to both that it's not a politically good decision for (Trump) to take away the program, and also a testament to the large amount of support that exists for it, both within and outside the immigrant community."
– Carolina Borotolleto, activist with the group United We Dream and co-founder of Connecticut Students for a Dream on the length of time that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has been in effect

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Extreme Weather Patterns, Mountaintop Removal, NAFTA Renegotiation September 1, 2017 | 9:00 am

"Until we recognize the costs of climate change and incorporate it into the market price of fossil fuels, we are not going to be able to steer ourselves successfully to alternative fuels. And the time for alternative fuels has now arrived. "

–John H. Cushman Jr., managing editor with Inside Climate News, on addressing climate change in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's catastrophic flooding in Houston, Texas, the global hub of the petrochemical industry

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No Institutional Safeguards Stand Between Donald Trump and Nuclear War,DOJ Demands Data on Visitors to Anti-Trump Protest Website, Community Groups Join Forces to Make New Haven, CT a Leading U.S. Sanctuary City August 25, 2017 | 9:00 am

"There has not been one president who has been this erratic, this impulsive, this uninformed, this easily baited. This vindictive. Somebody who many psychologists have said, is arguably, mentally ill."

–Mark Hertsgaard, investigative editor at large for The Nation magazine and the author of seven books, including, "Bravehearts: Whistle-Blowing in the Age of Snowden," on the reality of a nuclear threat under Donald Trump and what you can do

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Trump Tax Cuts, California Cap & Trade, Anti-BDS Legislation August 4, 2017 | 9:00 am

"Our tax system taxes work more heavily than wealth. We have a capital gains and dividends top tax rate that is about half the tax rate on wages. ... Treating all kinds of income the same would be an important step toward a fairer tax system."

– Matthew Gardner, senior fellow at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy on true tax reform toward a fairer tax system

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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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