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Notes for future reference, future scholarship

Notes from a working class left perspective…

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Betcha Bye Golly Wowinterpreted by Freddie Hubbard, 1974., with the legendary Bob James (conductor; piano), the legendary Ron Carter (bass), the legendary Jack DeJohnette (drums), the legendary George Benson (guitar), and friends.


06:00 PST, KPFA [Berkeley] > Democracy Now! >

10:00 PST, KPFA [Berkeley] & KPFK [L.A.] > Letters and Politics > Frank Bowman University of Missouri – Law, expert on impeachment law.  Bowman’s focus was historical, opening with an overview of the impeachment process in the academic and historical realms.  1012 “That era signaled the beginning of […] divided politics […]  ‘And we do we make of Trump, who has been twice impeached, but not indicted once.’  […]  ‘In Trump’s case, he’s the guy, who the original legislators, or “framers”, were worried about.’  […]  ‘So, that is a sad reflection on our body politic.’  […]  ‘Is it possible to pull us back from the brink?’  […]  “the Republican Party”  […]  ‘Maybe we’re on a downward spiral to who knows what.’  […]  10:16 PST, ‘What about Justice John Roberts?‘  […]  10:22 PST, ‘If he were to be convincted, which he won’t […]  ‘But, let’s say, […]  impeach a Dem pres or subordinate official […] in such case the court might consider if there was some statute of limitations […]  ‘But this guy, if […]  the court’s not gonna touch it.’ […]  10:24 PST, ‘It all may be over by as early as this weekend.  Is there still meaning to this case?  Does it still matter?’  […]  10:25 PST, ‘Well, yeah, this was, basically, an attempted coup, so blah, blah, blah, bourgeois, mealy-mouthed bullshit.’   […]  10:26, “But beyond that, lighting might strike.”  ‘And that would be great.’  […]  ‘And, beyond all that, it’s important to lay out an accurate narrative of what happened.’  […]  10:27 PST, this is starting to sound like a re-reun.  If memory serves, KPFA is starting a fund drive this week.  […]  10:28 PST, ‘Here you have the Democratic Party, essentially, protecting the Republican Party.’  Good point, Mitch! 🤚 […]  ‘The problem is not the political parties, it’s these political parties we have.’  Indeed.  It’s a pity Mitch Jeserich didn’t also point out the polarizing nature of two-party systems, generally.  That would have really exposed the Democrat Party.  > 10:32 PST, Amanita Umabeo(sp?), zoom call.  […]  10:36 PST, ‘I was asking my producer, Deanna Martinez, if it was even worth our time to broadcast the impeachment trial, knowing it’s already a lost cause.  And she was adamant that, yes, it was.’  […]  10:38 PST, ‘What does accountability mean?’ […]  ‘So, now, we can’t just sweep things under the rug.’  Tell him, Amanita.  10:39 PST, ‘On the contrary, you actually make things worse’ […] “state capture” […]  10:40 PST, […]  10:42 PST, ‘How did Spain come to terms with its Franco past?’  […]  10:42 PST, ‘Well, Spain was very divided, like we have seen in the past three or four years in the United States.’  […]  10:43 PST, 1052 “the elimination of a news room” “and, then, we’ve lost other positions”, such as “the program director”. “And KPFK is on the brink of going under.”  ‘But, basically, if we don’t raise additional funds […] we will lose this. And, if we lose this, we will not get it back.”  […]  And, we’re asking you to not allow that to happen.”

11:00 PST, KPFK > […] music: David Mora – “Conga Love”  […] music & fund drive

Conga Mora” by David Mora, 2011.

11:00 PST, KPFA > The Ralph Nader Radio Hour > […] 11:07 PST, real talk.  politics: “Trump”, on the whitewashing of Trump’s crimes.  […]  11:08 PST, ‘Why no witnesses?  Why this rush to judgment?  How about thinking about the future?’  […]  11:09 PST, “This is ridiculous when we have the greatest threat to the method of counting votes” ‘without witnesses’ [TW] ‘They were chanting and shouting, “Hang, Mike Pence!!” […]  11:10 PST, ‘Well, everybody should be writing to their representatives,’ said the morally outraged guest speaker.  “Bruce”  […]  11:11 PST, Ralph Nader:  ‘If the Dems [fake the funk], history will be on them.’  […]  11:12 PST, IRAQ. Prof. on “pardons” and the “prison industrial complex”, “private prisons”, and other “neoliberal violence”.  Later, Russ Mokiber, Corporate Crime Report.  But, first, how war crimes against Iraq have slid down the memory rabbit hole.’ […]  11:28 PST, ‘It’s quite clear to most now that the Bush II war against Iraq was a mistake. How do we rebut the Bush I war against Iraq?’  […]  Nader:  ‘Well, George H. Bush admitted it was about oil.’ […]  ‘Didn’t our ambassador give an indirect go signal to Saddam Hussein? Yes, that’s what gave Saddam the green light. But as you say Professor Sunann Antun (Univ NY) on his article, there are other reasons.’  […]  “Kellogg, Root & Brown” and sweetheart, no-bid contracts, etc.  See RalphNaderRadioHour.com for article link.  >  Up next, Mokiber Corporate Crime Report. [TW]  11:35 PST, John Dacey, Executive Director, Abolish Private Prisons. […] ‘Arizona Bill 1020, the arrest black and brown bill. NPR study showed private prisons sponsored the drafting and passing of that bill. […]  1145, ‘we need a Constitutional decision at all levels, like Board vs Board of Ed because Executive Orders can be overturned, as B.J. Sessions did when Mr. Trump took office.’ […] ‘prison labor and slave labor’

11:00 PST, KPFT [HD2] > […] 11:20 PST, talk; human interest.

11:00 PST, WBAI > 11:21 PST, talk; sports.

11:00 PST, WPFW > […] 11:22 PST, real talk; health, COVID-19.

12:00 PST, KPFA > Against the Grain with Sasha Lilley: intro > KPFA News Headlines with Aileen Alfandary ‘Trump impeachment trial tomorrow. GOP calls it “political theater”. [TW]  ‘new pymts, over $60k per year for child rearing(?)’  […]  Myanmar: ‘police state curfews’ and “water cannons” […] 1205, Northern India, water workers trapped in labor accident, which may be attributable to global climate change crisis. > 12:07 PST, sociologist Kay Ternberger(sp?) on nature vs nurture, prof emerita at Sonoma State University. She writes the blog Adoption Diaries.’  […] 12:33 PST, more on adopted experiences and traumas.

“War, Democracy, and Frontiers” is listed at 12:10 PST. But, instead, a fund drive special broadcast on nature vs nurture is presented.
Although this program was pre-empted by the nature vs nurture broadcast, the link allows listeners to listen to this alternative program, which was pre-recorded by host C.S. Soong.

12:00 PST, KPFT > talk. arts. […] 12:16 PST, on the story of Cicely Tyson.  ‘Woody King, Jr’ > 12:17 PST, ‘Kevin Powell on Cicely Tyson.  I believe this is the bloke, who we first noticed on MTV’s The Real World, the early seasons, if not, the first season, with Puck, the punk rock guy, who annoyed the sensitive gay guy. […] 12:19 PST,

12:00 PST, WBAI > […] 12:20 PST, [TWarchival audio, speech:  Dr. John Henrik Clarke: ‘the truth about how people must relate to each other’  […]  ‘We keep calling for black history. We need honest history. […] Dr. John Henrik Clarke. […] 12:22 PST, ‘Dr. Jefferies on Pan-African.

12:00 PST, WPFW > […] 12:26 PST, [TW] real talk.  […]  ‘President Mo-yee(sp?)’ in Haiti, the Great Joe Biden will make everything all better, right?’  Lady on the phone, giggled, then attempted to deflect away from democracy. The host stopped her, gently.  […] 12:29 PST, ‘the country was on lockdown for like three months. Everybody was asking him to step down.’ Bribery, corruption, his company got money, but no construction was done’ ‘to get back the money he embezzled’ […] ‘rape being used as a weapon and women being kidnapped. And it’s all allowed to happen, especially by the United States because Haiti has been turned, basically, into a U.S. colony.  […] 12:33 PST, […]  12:42 PST, ‘How do we protect ourselves against the rise of white nationalism?’  […]  ‘This knowledge has to be passed down through the generations, not just have an exercise in the classroom.’  […] 12:44 PST,

13:00 PST, WPFW > […]  13:41 PST, ‘Dr. Runoko Rashidi. [TW] […] > News [TW]

14:00 PST, WPFW > Race, Covid, and Democracy with Ann Garrison > ‘Black History, featuring Cicely Tyson.

14:00 PST, KPFA > […] 14:09 PST, talk; human interest:  ‘We knew that we were in the presence of something very powerful’  […] “interpersonally and psychologically”  […]  on the concept of “awe” […] 14:11 PST,

14:00 PST, KPFK > Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod > […] 14:19 PST, “Portraits of the Artist”, a four-DVD box-set.  […] 14:19 PST, PLEASE SUPPORT FREE SPEECH RADIO KPFK. […]  Paul Robeson: ‘We are a working people, a laboring people.’

15:00 PST, KPFA [Berkeley] Rising Up with Sonali Kolhatkar news: ‘impeachment’ [TW]

15:00 PST, KPFT > […] 15:04 PST, talk; influencer.  “the bradcast” ‘I wrote that deep dive back in 2010 pulled together threads at BradBlog.com from as early as 2005. Back then Lou Dobbs was a fairly respected, albeit right-wing, but verifiable, reporting. And he was reporting on Smartmatic, linked to Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela.  […] [TW]  15:10 PST, ‘Lou Dobbs was suddenly fired on Friday.  Dobbs was making up stuff about Venezuela and Hugo Chávez.

15:00 PST, WBAI > WBAI Evening News […]  Medea Benjamin (Code Pink):  ‘There is indication that Biden won’t be as close to the Saudis as Trump, so that’s good.’  […]  15:13 PST, ‘But I do think that […]  But, so far, the US hasn’t […]  “childish”  […]  MB:  “Biden is playing to domestic politics.”  We wonder:  What politics?  It’s already been established that the will of the people is routinely ignored.  What’s the impediment?

15:30 PST, WBAI > CounterSpin > [TW] 15:33 PST, ‘FTC ruling about Amazon taking away workers’ tips

16:00 PST, Hard Knock Radio > […] 16:23 PST, talk. Davey D […] 16:26 PST, ‘How do you define liberalism?’ […]  16:29 PST, grappling with what we mean by liberal.  Atlanta case study, urban economics. ‘In the next ten years, all of that will change.  It’s temporary.’  […]  16:37 PST, “H. Rapp Brown”  […]  “a crime spike”  […]  ‘all around the country it’s the same story. What else can we do to re-imagine policing, and we got these sideshows and people standing on my lawn.  […] 16:39 PST, ‘Well, as Chairman Fred Hampton, Sr said, ‘Without political education, we have nothing.’

16:00 PST, KPFK > […] 16:41 PST, book reading.  It sounds like maybe Cicely Tyson memoirs(?).

16:00 PST, KPFT > […] 16:44 PST, ‘What advice do you have for a good life?’

16:00 PST, KPFT [HD2] > Hard Knock Radio (simulcast) […]  16:46 PST, “That’s what I love about Oakland.  I own my home.  I’m not leaving the Town.”

16:00 PST, WBAI [NYC] & WPFW [NYC] > Building Bridges with Mimi Rosenberg > 16:47 PST, [TW] Abrams, speaking before a group of auto workers: My parents taught me about citizenship during the time of Jim Crow. […]  ‘A. Philip Randolph’  […]  ‘A power that says we deserve to demand what we need.’

17:00 PST, KPFA > Flashpoints with Dennis Bernstein > 17:01 PST, ‘Death squads under Biden(?)’  “Kevin Pina” on Haiti […] ‘attempted coup on Friday’ […]  ‘On Sunday’ […]  ‘interim government’ […]  ‘dictator’ has taken the place of the former dictator Duvalies(sp?)’ […]  17:07 PST, Dennis Bernstein:  ‘Basically, the unwelcome president in Haiti tried to pull a Trump, but the courts said no. Now he is in hiding.’  […]  Kevin Pina: ‘The people think he’s a U.S.-backed dictator.’  […]  ‘bad phone line’  […]  17:09 PST, ‘Actually,’ says the senator from Wisconsin, ‘this impeachment is designed to distract us from Pelosi, who is really responsible for the take-over of the Capitol Building on January 6th.’ […] 17:10 PST, music break “On the Double” by DJ Crush.[…] 17:11 PST, Robert Craig, CitizenAction.  ‘Tell us about your theory. Do you have any new information?’  […]  17:12 PST, guest avoids a direct answer, ‘he just gloms on to every…’  […] 17:14 PST, Dennis asked, if we should be impeaching right now, with the pandemic and all, evidently echoing the dominant ‘liberal‘, New-York-Times-type of concerns. To the guest’s credit, he acknowledged we must deal with both issues.  […]  cf. ‘I wrote a recent article for In These Times.’  ‘Progressives must unify him to back him up to a Biden version of FDR’s New Deal.  But we also have the problem of needing all 50 Democratic votes.’  ‘And I don’t think we have Man-chen(sp?)’  […]  17:20 PST, 1726 ‘Now, we have to do our job, as progressives, and push Biden as far as we can, in the first 100 days.’  […]  Up NEXT, HARRY WASSERMAN > […]  17:40 PST, call-ins, cf. George Lakoff book, The Political Mind.  E.g.,the right-wing use of fear has been very effective.

17:00 PST, KPFK > Background Briefing with Ian Masters > […]  17:43 PST, [TP] Ian Masters explained the behind the scenes, background info about the Pacifica Radio Network > […] 17:45 PST, ‘Sarah Jaffe on labor issues’ new book, Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone. […]  17:57 PST, “This is a crime.”  ‘We [KPFK] are on the brink of bankruptcy. We can’t have this station go dark.’

18:00 PST, KPFA > Pacifica Evening News > [TW] […] 18:13 PST, WH PS just said, ‘Biden believes working people shouldn’t be at poverty level. And that’s important to him.’ We find it very interesting that the White House Press Secretary framed the argument as important because it’s “important to him” […] 18:25 PST, Biden: ‘We committed to delivering [x] vaccines. And we’re gonna exceed that.’ Curtis Mayfield sang: ‘I’m your mother; I’m your daddy’ I [am Biden] in the alley… ‘I’m your pusher…’

19:00 PST, WPFW > […] 19:15 PST, music; hip hop. Sounds like a Kendrick Lamar verse.

19:00 PST, KPFA > Africa Today with Walter Turner > […] 19:26 PST, HuNiya Soul Journey Tours. HuNiya’s Kitchen, on Instagram & Facebook. Cooking classes for couples and for groups via Zoom. Contact HuNiya: 510.228-7596. […] 19:27 PST, ‘When is your cookbook coming out.’ […] 19:29 PST, ‘Agnes Kasiba, lawyer for human rights’ on the current conditions on the ground in Uganda. [TW] […] 19:30 PST, ‘How is your family, first of all?’ Kasiba(sp?): ‘We have been managing. It’s been very difficult with all of the kidnappings and abductions.’ […] ‘Soldiers are breaking into people’s homes.’ […] ‘So, it’s very difficult, with few lawyers willing to risk their lives’ […] 19:33 PST, ‘The people are united, and looking for positive change.’ […] 19:37 PST, ‘They extended their term limits to stay in power.’

19:00 PST, WBAI > […] 19:40 PST, [TW] ‘High rising inequality’ ‘The Rob Call Bottom Up Show. […] 19:42 PST, Ronald Engelhart(sp?)

20:00 PST, KPFK > […] 20:15 PST, Noticias en español […] 20:16 PST,

Richard Medhurst, YouTube, 8 FEB 2021.


[8 FEB 2021]

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