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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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Graft, Fracking, Puerto Rican Debt Crisis July 8, 2016 | 9:00 am

-Does Supreme Court's Overturning Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell Graft Conviction Decriminalize Corruption?
-Probe Sought Into Government Suppression of Link Between Water Contamination and Fracking
-Flawed Oversight Board Formed to Address Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Defended as Only Alternative

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Voter Supression et al May 6, 2016 | 9:00 am

"In Texas, you can use a license to bear a firearm, but you can't use a student ID. And so some of these restrictions seem targeted at trying to make it harder for certain populations to vote, but not others."
– Adam Gitlin, counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice Democracy program, on one of the many ways that voting rights are being suppressed

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Panama Papers, Climate Change, Democracy Spring April 15, 2016 | 9:00 am

-Panama Papers Reveal How the World's Rich and Powerful Hide Their Wealth
-Climate Change is Worse Than You Thought
-Democracy Awakening Actions Demand Reforms to Rein in Big Money's Influence in U.S. Politics

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Brazilian Corruption, Community Solar, Voter Suppression April 8, 2016 | 9:00 am

"But what's scary about it is that it fits a pattern that's been occurring in Latin America, since the beginning of the Obama administration in 2009, where things that look like democratic moves to improve government are actually coups that look like democracy."

–Journalist Ted Snider, on how Brazil's presidential corruption scandal may be a U.S.-linked coup d'etat

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Dean Christopher April 1, 2016 | 9:00 am

Between the Lines will not be aired this week, so that we may auction off Dean Christopher.

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Honduran Political Violence, Texas Reproductive Rights, Bank Whistleblowers March 11, 2016 | 9:00 am

Indigenous Activist Berta Caceres Slain Amid Honduras' Rising Political Violence

Reproductive Rights Advocates Hopeful Supreme Court Will Overturn Restrictive Texas Abortion Law

'Bank Whistleblowers United' Challenge Presidential Candidates to Reject Dirty Wall Street Money

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Replacing Scalia, Standing For Trees in PA, New Cold War February 19, 2016 | 9:00 am

-Battle to Replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Looms as Major Election Issue
-Direct Action in Pennsylvania Blocks Destruction of Maple Trees for Proposed Gas Pipeline
-U.S.-Russia Weapons Build-up Signals Dangerous New Cold War

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TPP Resistance, Hillary’s Iraq Vote, and The Arbitrary Detention of Julian Assange February 12, 2016 | 9:00 am

"(The TPP) makes it easier for big corporations to offshore more American jobs ... pits American workers more directly in competition with, for example, workers who make less than 65 cents an hour; includes monopoly rights for big pharmaceutical companies that raise medicine prices and allows corporations to challenge public interest policies that they can say affects their ability to make a future profit."

– Jessa Boehner,international program associate with Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, on why a broad coalition is campaigning to prevent U.S. approval of the newly signed Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement

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Public Unions, Youthful Offenders Pardon, & Haiti Election Fraud January 8, 2016 | 9:00 am

-Case Before U.S. Supreme Court Could Cripple Public Sector Labor Unions
-New York Issues Conditional Pardon to Thousands of Youthful Offenders
-Amid Widespread Charges of Fraud, Haiti Cancels 2nd Round Presidential Election

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Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes on the Rise in US, Connecticut’s Juvenile Justice Reforms a Model for the Nation? and New Book on Income Inequality in US December 25, 2015 | 9:00 am

Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes on the Rise in US, Connecticut's Juvenile Justice Reforms Closely Watched and New Book on Why U.S. Has One of the Most Unequal Income Distributions in the Developed World.

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