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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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North Korea, Afghanistan, Border Violence
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June 15, 2018 | 9:00 am

"When (National Security advisor) John Bolton came out and said that they envision a Libya model for North Korea, that sort of evoked the memories of Libya giving up its WMD capabilities and then (Moammar) Kaddafi being toppled. And the United States supported his toppling." – Jamal Abdi, vice president of policy with the National Iranian American Council, on the U.S.'s history of regime change as a backdrop on North Korea denuclearization talks


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Podcast Only Due to Fund Drive
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June 8, 2018 | 9:00 am

"Loans don't go bad quickly (for example) if your sales are off for that factory that you've built with borrowed money. But a bet can go bad badly ... with speculation, if you lose a bet, you can wipe out the bank's capital." – Bartlett Naylor, financial policy advocate with Public Citizen, on how the Volcker Rule protects commercial and bank deposit funds by separating them from investment speculators' bets


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Iran, Poor People’s Campaign, Net Neutrality
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May 25, 2018 | 9:00 am

"There is no military solution to Iran. Any military planner will show you how challenging that would be, how many deaths would occur ... Bolton and Pompeo both said they want to see a regime change in Iran." – Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for Policy and Political Affairs with Peace Action, on President Trump's assembling a "War Cabinet" with military hawks Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor John Bolton and CIA Director Gina Haspel, amid massive staff cuts to the State Department, which focuses on diplomacy.


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Gaza, Cohen, Mother’s Day Bailout
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May 18, 2018 | 9:00 am

"The circumstances in Gaza are dire constantly. And I think that that's part of the reason that you have people who are fundamentally saying, 'Give me liberty or give me death.'" – Sam Husseini, Institute for Public Accuracy communications director, on the 6-week long Gaza border protests, and how Palestinians feel their lives have become so oppressed by what Israel has done for generations that they are willing to take drastic actions that may well result in them being killed


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Iran, EPA, Palestine
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May 11, 2018 | 9:00 am

"We have to view the next two-and-a-half years of the Trump administration as one of really grave danger for world peace and for the United States."
– Gareth Porter, independent journalist and author, on national security advisor John Bolton's and newly confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's extreme hawkish attitudes toward Iran


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Public Housing, Renewable Energy, Brazilian Coup
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May 4, 2018 | 9:00 am

"What's especially appalling about these proposed rent increases is that they target the very poorest people, including seniors and people with disabilities who are already often living on fixed incomes and are at significant risk of homelessness."
– Diane Yentel, president and CEO National Low Income Housing Coalition, on the Trump administration's proposal to include work requirements for this vulnerable population


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Palestine, Population, Sinclair
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April 13, 2018 | 9:00 am

"Immediately after Palestinians announced that there would be this big civil disobedience campaign and peaceful rally, Israel responded by pre-positioning more than 100 snipers along the fence with Gaza, announcing its intentions to shoot to kill anyone who came within 300 meters of the fence." – Josh Ruebner, policy director, U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, on what happened after Palestinians in the Gaza Strip announced that they would hold a six-week, nonviolent campaign over their Palestinian refugees' right of return


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V.A., Fossil Fuel Investments Increase, U.S. Census
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April 6, 2018 | 9:00 am

"He was fired because he wasn't cooperating with those in Congress and the Koch brothers and Steven Cohen, who see that they can make quite a profit for themselves if they can privatize the VA." – Mark Foreman, board member of Veterans for Peace, on why David Shulkin, former secretary of the Veterans Affairs department, was terminated from his job and whom President Trump wants to replace with White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson


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Bolton, March For Our Lives, Cambridge Analytica March 30, 2018 | 9:00 am

"John Bolton puts many neoconservatives somewhat on the defensive. He believes strongly in military solutions to political problems. He doesn't like the idea of nation-building ... "

– Jim Lobe, founder and editor of LobeLog.com and former Washington, D.C. bureau chief for Inter Press Service on President Donald Trump's appointment of John Bolton as national security adviser, whom many critics call a "hawk's hawk" or "warmonger"


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Korea, Our Children’s Trust, NRA
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March 16, 2018 | 9:00 am

"They've said previously that they would negotiate around their nuclear capabilities only after the U.S. had ended what they call its 'hostile policy': military exercises which take place twice a year, nuclear threats and nuclear weapons aimed at North Korea for decades and sanctions ... "

– Tim Shorrock, journalist and author of the book, “Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing“ on North Korea's major concession to discuss eventual denuclearization in face-to-face talks with President Donald Trump


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