LUMPENPROLETARIAT[Tuesday, 22 MAR 2022]  Today is Day Two of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States.  In American schools, it seems we teach kids almost nothing about civics.  American high school students are lucky, if they get a semester of government in their senior year, usually in combination with a semester of basic neoclassical economics.  But these days some high school students can opt out of government and/or economics.  So, it’s no wonder few people, beyond lobbyists and right-wing think tanks, pay any attention to the Supreme Court.  [1]

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04:00 PDT

05:00 PDT / 08:00 EDT, KPFA, WBAI & WPFW [simulcast] > Democracy Now! > “Democracy Now! is a daily national independent award-winning news program, hosted by [liberal, i.e., pro-capitalists or non-anti-capitalists] journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez [who seem to have sold out at this point, functioning as shills for the Democrat Party line, with establishment positions on 9/11, COVID-19, and US/NATO imperialism].”

06:00 PDT  / 09:00 EDT, WBAI > Law of the Land with Gloria J. Browne-Marshall > “Gloria J Browne-Marshall, professor of constitutional law discusses and analyzes the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.  |  Gloria J Browne-Marshall recent book: She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power – 1619 to 1969 proves that The Black Woman liberated herself. Readers go on a journey from the invasion of Africa into the Colonial period and the Civil Rights Movement. The Black Woman reveals power, from Queen Nzingha to Shirley Chisholm.”

NOTES (re: Law of the Land for 22 MAR 2022):  [L6] “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” by Nina Simone  |  (c. 2:25)  Opening remarks.

06:00 PDT, KPFA > Special Broadcast with Mitch Jeserich > “Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #1”  |  “On Tuesday March 22nd and Wednesday March 23rd from 6 am to 4 pm (PST), Mitch Jeserich hosts a special live broadcast of the Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.”  |  N.B.:  As of 10 APR 2022, audio archive has been removed from public access by KPFA bosses.  Free speech radio KPFA used to make all audio archives accessible to future listeners.  Today, it seems KPFA broadcasters increasingly broadcast milquetoast liberal analysis, then delete the archive, delete historical memory, and cover their tracks for what actually happened on air.  This is bullshit for a listener-sponsored, listener-owned free speech radio network ostensibly dedicated to the free flow of information and Pacifica Radio’s mission statement.

06:00 PDT / 09:00 EDT, WPFW > Voices with Vision [pre-empted; actual program: [Pacifica Radio] Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #1] > [L17]  piano music.  (c. 0:30)  Mitch Jeserich opening remarks with Kat Brooks.  Evidently, this is the start of Hour #1 of this raggedy free speech Pacifica Radio coverage of this historic Supreme Court nomination.  This is a far cry from the days when Pacifica Radio’s Larry Bensky used to travel to Washington, D.C. to provide on-the-ground coverage.  I was never a big fan of Mr. Larry Bensky, although I did listen to his shows, Living Room and Sunday Salon, and I did appreciate that he took calls to his local 510 studio phone line.  Nowadays, KPFA tends to use a 1-800 number, which seems to filter out all but  |  (c. 9:05)  Live audio feed from the Confirmation Hearing.  Judiciary Committee Chair Richard Durbin begins with opening remarks and questions.  |  Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson (JJ) on her methodology. …  (c. 13:00)  ‘The second step…’

07:00 PDT / 10:00 EDT, WBAI > Special >  [L2]  ‘Kristine Blasdale’ on ‘ageless beauty’.  Evidently, WBAI dropped out of the first two hours of the Pacifica Radio simulcast of the Confirmation Hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

07:00 PDT, KPFA > Special Broadcast with Mitch Jeserich > “Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #2”  |  “On Tuesday March 22nd and Wednesday March 23rd from 6 am to 4 pm (PST), Mitch Jeserich hosts a special live broadcast of the Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.”  |  N.B.:  As of 10 APR 2022, audio archive has been removed from public access by KPFA bosses.  Free speech radio KPFA used to make all audio archives accessible to future listeners.  Today, it seems KPFA broadcasters increasingly broadcast milquetoast liberal analysis, then delete the archive, delete historical memory, and cover their tracks for what actually happened on air.  This is bullshit for a listener-sponsored, listener-owned free speech radio network ostensibly dedicated to the free flow of information and Pacifica Radio’s mission statement.

07:00 PDT / 10:00 EDT, WPFW > Crossroads [listed, but pre-empted] > [actual broadcast] Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #2  [L2]

Masters of War” by Bob Dylan, 1963.

Come you masters of war
You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes
You that build the big bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks

You that never done nothin’
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it’s your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly

Like Judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe
But I see through your eyes
And I see through your brain
Like I see through the water
That runs down my drain

You fasten the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you set back and watch
When the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion
As young people’s blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud

You’ve thrown the worst fear
That can ever be hurled
Fear to bring children
Into the world
For threatening my baby
Unborn and unnamed
You ain’t worth the blood
That runs in your veins

How much do I know
To talk out of turn
You might say that I’m young
You might say I’m unlearned
But there’s one thing I know
Though I’m younger than you
Even Jesus would never
Forgive what you do

Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul

And I hope that you die
And your death’ll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I’ll watch while you’re lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I’ll stand o’er your grave
’Til I’m sure that you’re dead

© 1963 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991 by Special Rider Music

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Background noise…  homie’s podcast Alicia Silverstone interview by ‘Justin’:  ‘you don’t want magnesium stearate coating on your supplements’  “She dodged the Bay Area question,” lamented one of the homies.  Of course, San Mateo High School had one of the best drama departments on the Peninsula.  And San Mateo certainly had one of the biggest theaters in the area, at the time.  From what I recall, one of my homies back then went out with a girl from Burlingame High School, who attended dance classes with Alicia Silverstone.  Later, we all went to see Crush in San Bruno, a movie I’d never heard of starring people I’d never heard of, but which we went to see anyway because the star of the movie is a former classmate of my homie’s girlfriend.  I thought the movie was pretty cheesy.  But it was impressive to think someone from my high school had made it to Hollywood level movie star status.  Another former classmate, Jonah Blechman, starred in most school plays at Borel Middle School, then San Mateo High School, and then went on to play in at least one movie with Leonardo Dicaprio and Robert De Niro.  At any rate, Alicia Silverstone could have given some props to her San Mateo High School roots.  Hell, Kris Kristofferson went to San Mateo High.  But she disappointed the homies, who wanted her to help put San Mateo on the map.  I’m not surprised.  Alicia Silverstone’s cool; but she always seemed kind of bourgeois.  She’s a self-described “activist”, perhaps we are all dilettantes.  We try to speak out against injustice, whilst avoiding foolishness.  As long as we can avoid bullshitting ourselves and one another, we have a chance at attaining understanding.  San Mateo must not be glamorous enough to mention.  At any rate, Ms. Silverstone mentioned that she now lives in San Francisco.  So, she stayed in the Bay, but she upgraded her mythology from suburbia to The City.  She could afford to do so.  Even MC Hammer had to leave his Bay Area mansion and move to a smaller mansion in the Central Valley.  In the early 2000s, post-gentrification and whatnot, droves of working class families got priced out of living in San Mateo, the Peninsula, and got pushed eastward as economic refugees to the East Bay, or northeast to Pittsburg and Antioch (where cops have increasingly been killing black and brown people with impunity since then) or further out to the Central Valley.  Yet, the jobs stayed in the Bay.  So, the fortunate few with jobs must commute hours each day for the privilege to avoid redundancy or unemployment.  And, unless one fits the profile for a management position, one can expect minimal working class wages with constantly rising cost of living and lagging or non-existent cost-of-living adjustments (COLA), or wage increases.  Nowadays, an army of California workers from the Central Valley begins their commute between 4 and 6 am to get to their jobs in the Bay Area.  Isn’t life a trip?  The reality is that there have not been enough jobs for years.  And, post-plandemic, the job shortage is worse and the pay and working conditions are worse than ever.  There are scavengers digging through dumpsters and houseless people everywhere.  But contemporary liberal, conservative, or establishment economists claim the economy is improving two years after the March 2020 controlled demolition of the American economy.  All you have to do is look outside and look at the poverty in each city and town.  But establishment economists only count active unemployment claims, not people who have been dropped from unemployment claims, but are still unemployed or underemployed.  Such economists undercount the involuntary unemployment rate.

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08:00 PDT, KPFA > Special Broadcast > “Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #3”  |  “Mitch Jeserich hosts a special live broadcast of the Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.”  |  “Guests:  Barbara Arnwine is the President and Founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition. Ms. Arnwine is President Emeritus of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.  Karen Greenberg is  director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, an international studies fellow at New America, and a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her books include Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State, The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days, and her latest, Subtle Tools: The Dismantling of American Democracy from the War on Terror to Donald Trump.”  |  N.B.:  As of 10 APR 2022, audio archive has been removed from public access by KPFA bosses.  Free speech radio KPFA used to make all audio archives accessible to future listeners.  Today, it seems KPFA broadcasters increasingly broadcast milquetoast liberal analysis, then delete the archive, delete historical memory, and cover their tracks for what actually happened on air.  This is bullshit for a listener-sponsored, listener-owned free speech radio network ostensibly dedicated to the free flow of information and Pacifica Radio’s mission statement.

08:00 PDT / 11:00 EDT, WPFW > [Listed as] Community Watch & Comment – Tuesday > [actual broadcast] “Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #3 [L3]

08:00 PDT / 11:00 EDT, WBAI > Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson with Mitch Jeserich > No program notes provided in archive page. This is an eight-hour archive of the day-long broadcast, minus the first two hours, during which WBAI broadcast Law of the Land and ‘Kristine Blasdale’ on ‘ageless beauty’. This special coverage is hosted by Mitch Jeserich out of KPFA Radio in Berkeley, California (or, perhaps, out of his home in Oakland, since KPFA broadcasters seem to continue to broadcast from their homes since the COVID-19 hysteria and inverted quarantine began).

NOTES (re: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson with Mitch Jeserich, 22 MAR 2022): [L21] … |  (c. 6:30) MJ:  ‘affirmative action’, ‘SCOTUS will hear a challenge to affirmative action’  ‘There are calls for her to recuse herself from the case because she has some associations with the institution.  Would it be appropriate for her to recuse herself in that case?  | Barbara Arnwine (c. 7:25) ‘Will they ask Kagen to recuse herself?  Justice Thomas to recuse himself because he’s written about affirmative action?  …  | (c. 10:05) MJ: end of Barbara Arnwine interview. | (10:23) MJ. | (10:39) Back to audio feed of the Confirmation Hearings. | 11:40. Lindsey Graham ‘grilling’ Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson … ‘If Biden angers progressives on his SCOTUS pick, he could cause downstream problems…’ … ‘What is your judicial philosophy?’ | (c. 13:50) Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: ‘Sir, I have a methodology…’ ‘to rule impartially…’ | (c. 15:00) Chair ‘spars’ with Graham a bit… | (c. 18:20) Senator Dianne Feinstein … ‘Do you agree that Roe v. Wade is the settled law of the land‘? | (c. 20:55) Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

09:00 PDT / 12:00 EDT to 12:00 PDT / 15:00 EDT, WBAI & KPFA & WPFW & KPFK [simulcast] > The Gary Null Show pre-empted > Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson >

09:00 PDT, KPFA > Special Broadcast with Mitch Jeserich > “Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #4”  |  “On Tuesday March 22nd and Wednesday March 23rd from 6 am to 4 pm (PST), Mitch Jeserich hosts a special live broadcast of the Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.”  |  N.B.:  As of 10 APR 2022, audio archive removed from public access.  Free speech radio KPFA used to make all audio archives accessible to future listeners.  Today, it seems KPFA broadcasters increasingly broadcast milquetoast liberal analysis, then delete the archive, delete historical memory, and cover their tracks for what actually happened on air.  This is bullshit for a listener-sponsored, listener-owned free speech radio network ostensibly dedicated to the free flow of information and Pacifica Radio’s mission statement.

NOTES ( re: live broadcast/simulcast, rotated thru Pacifica Radio stations, but mostly monitored KPFA and WBAI):  Notably, KPFT (Houston) defected from the nationwide simulcast.  […]  (09:15 PDT)  Live audio feed. (c. 09:25 PDT) Mitch Jeserich (KPFA), commentary.  |  (c. 09:27 PDT)  Senator Sheldon from Rhode Island. |  (c. 09:29 PDT)  Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson |  0930. Senator. Mr.  […]  ‘dark money’  ‘$400 million spent by political right (eg Federalist Society) on influencing Supreme Court nominations.  0941. Questions about ‘fact-finding’ and differences between a trial judge and an appellate judge.  |  1015 Mitch Jeserich interview with expert […]  former clerk for Ruth Bader Gainsberg(sp?)  […]  |  Back to audio feed of live transmission of Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Supreme Court Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court […]  Republican Senator Mike Leigh(sp?) ‘child pornography cases’ ‘in all ten cases, you departed, and departed downward’ |  1117 Democratic Senator Amy Klobichar(sp?)  ‘child pornography cases’  […] |  1130 ‘Do you agree that the right to vote is fundamental?’  |  1130 PDT)  Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson:  Yes.  |  (1131 PDT)  Senator Ms. ‘US antitrust law‘   […]  ‘that capitalism works’  [N.B.:  No, it does not.]  ‘Sherman Act’  ‘Clayton Act’  |  Senator: ‘talk about the role of the freedom of the press’  |  (1137 PDT) Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. |  (1137 PDT) Senator Ms. […]  ‘stare decisis’  |  (11:43 PDT)  Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson helps provide ‘stability’  ‘Stare decisis is a very important doctrine.’  |  Senator. ‘Judge Luttig(sp?) gave a letter on your behalf, he was appointed by George H. W. Bush’  Luttig(sp?) said you are ’eminently qualified’  |  Mitch Jeserich (KPFA) commentary. | 1146 Senator Ted Cruz. ‘You gave a speech at Michigan State University’ . ‘1619 Project’  |  Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson |  Cruz:  ‘critical race theory’  |  …  |  Cruz:  ‘When you said social justice, what did you mean by that?’  | 1155 Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson | MJ cut in to address CRt w G Horn …  | Mitch Jeserich commentary and call-ins. |  Senator Sass(sp?)  1320 ‘you’ve partially paid tribute to originalism, but haven’t fully adopted it.’  |  …  |  prof eric siegel(sp?):  ‘SCOTUS is not a court’ ‘they don’t take past law, legal precedent,  seriously.  They look at the legal text and historical context. When that is unclear, they go with their personal values.’  Supreme Court should not strike down laws, unless there is a clear gap between the Constitution and the law.’  |  1430 back to audio feed of live broadcast Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson |  …  |  14:49 Senator Mr. X, after Sass(?).  |  MJ. |  (c. 14:53)  Senator Mazi Hirono (Democrat from Hawai’i)  |  1525 moderator  |  1526 Mitch Jeserich ‘We will stop broadcasting audio feed for the day. But we will comment and provide news until 16:00 PDT | 1526 news headlines with Kristina Aanestad.|  1531. MJ interviews Alissa Ackerman(sp?) author of book on child pornography, as MJ responds to right-wing talking point.  [Additional notes on Hearing broadcast via PBS NewsHour below.]

09:00 PDT, KPFT > […] (09:49 PDT)  Latino show, author interview, The Struggle for Love and Glory(?)

09:00 PDT / 12:00 EDT, WPFW > [listed as] Don’t Forget the Blues – Lady Myrrh > [actual broadcast] Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #4 | [L5] Hour-long archive only provides audiostream playback in the general listing (listeners must scroll down and find, Don’t Forget the Blues – Lady Myrrh for March 22, 2022, 12:00 EDT), not a uniquely assigned link for podcast playback.

10:00 PDT, KPFT > Local Houston theater libs.

10:00 PDT  / 13:00 EDT, WBAI > Lopate at Large pre-empted > Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (Also see WBAI notes above.)

10:00 PDT, KPFA > Special Broadcast >  “Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #5“On Tuesday March 22nd and Wednesday March 23rd from 6 am to 4 pm (PST), Mitch Jeserich hosts a special live broadcast of the Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.”  |  “Guests: Michele Goodwin is a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine and the Founding Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy.  She is the author of Policing the Womb, Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood.  She is the host of the podcast On The Issues at Ms. magazine.  | Aziz Z. Huq  is professor of law at the University of Chicago, and author of the book The Collapse of Constitutional Remedies.  He clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States.” | Karen Greenberg is  director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, an international studies fellow at New America, and a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her books include Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State, The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days, and her latest, Subtle Tools: The Dismantling of American Democracy from the War on Terror to Donald Trump. |  N.B.:  As of 10 APR 2022, audio archive removed from public access.  Free speech radio KPFA used to make all audio archives accessible to future listeners.  Today, it seems KPFA broadcasters increasingly broadcast milquetoast liberal analysis, then delete the archive, delete historical memory, and cover their tracks for what actually happened on air.  This is bullshit for a listener-sponsored, listener-owned free speech radio network ostensibly dedicated to the free flow of information and Pacifica Radio’s mission statement.

10:00 PDT / 13:00 EDT, WPFW > Taking Action [pre-empted] > [actual broadcast]Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #5” | NOTES: (also see simulcast notes above, filed under WBAI and WPFW) [L5] KPFA News Headlines with Aileen Alfandary | (c. 5:10) Mitch Jeserich | piano music break

11:00 PDT, KPFA > Special Broadcast > “Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #6”  |  “On Tuesday March 22nd and Wednesday March 23rd from 6 am to 4 pm (PST), Mitch Jeserich hosts a special live broadcast of the Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.”  |  N.B.:  As of 10 APR 2022, audio archive removed from public access.  Free speech radio KPFA used to make all audio archives accessible to future listeners.  Today, it seems KPFA broadcasters increasingly broadcast milquetoast liberal analysis, then delete the archive, delete historical memory, and cover their tracks for what actually happened on air.  This is bullshit for a listener-sponsored, listener-owned free speech radio network ostensibly dedicated to the free flow of information and Pacifica Radio’s mission statement.

11:00 PDT / 14:00 EDT, WPFW > Covid, Race & Democracy [pre-empted] [actual broadcast] Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #6”  | NOTES: [L4] Also see notes above.

12:00 PDT, KPFA > Special Broadcast > “Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #7”  | “On Tuesday March 22nd and Wednesday March 23rd from 6 am to 4 pm (PST), Mitch Jeserich hosts a special live broadcast of the Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.”  |  “Guest Dr. Gerald Horne holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston.  He is the author of several books including, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America; The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century among many others.” |  N.B.:  As of 10 APR 2022, audio archive removed from public access.  Free speech radio KPFA used to make all audio archives accessible to future listeners.  Today, it seems KPFA broadcasters increasingly broadcast milquetoast liberal analysis, then delete the archive, delete historical memory, and cover their tracks for what actually happened on air.  This is bullshit for a listener-sponsored, listener-owned free speech radio network ostensibly dedicated to the free flow of information and Pacifica Radio’s mission statement.

12:00 PDT / 15:00 EDT, WPFW > Pa’Lante [pre-empted] > [actual broadcast] “Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #7 | NOTES: Also see notes WPFW and WBAI above. [L12] This two-hour archive segment only provides audiostream playback in the general listing (listeners must scroll down and find, Pa’Lante for March 22, 2022, 15:00 EDT), not a uniquely assigned link for podcast playback. | Senator Ted Cruz. …

13:00 PDT, KPFA > Special Broadcast > “Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #8” | “On Tuesday March 22nd and Wednesday March 23rd from 6 am to 4 pm (PST), Mitch Jeserich hosts a special live broadcast of the Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.” |  N.B.:  As of 10 APR 2022, audio archive removed from public access.  Free speech radio KPFA used to make all audio archives accessible to future listeners.  Today, it seems KPFA broadcasters increasingly broadcast milquetoast liberal analysis, then delete the archive, delete historical memory, and cover their tracks for what actually happened on air.  This is bullshit for a listener-sponsored, listener-owned free speech radio network ostensibly dedicated to the free flow of information and Pacifica Radio’s mission statement.

14:00 PDT, KPFA > Special Broadcast > “Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #9” | “On Tuesday March 22nd and Wednesday March 23rd from 6 am to 4 pm (PST), Mitch Jeserich hosts a special live broadcast of the Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.” |  “Guest Eric J. Segall is the Ashe Family Chair Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law.  He is the author of Supreme Myths: : Why the Supreme Court is Not a Court and its Justices are Not Judges, and Originalism as Faith.”  |  N.B.:  As of 10 APR 2022, audio archive removed from public access.  Free speech radio KPFA used to make all audio archives accessible to future listeners.  Today, it seems KPFA broadcasters increasingly broadcast milquetoast liberal analysis, then delete the archive, delete historical memory, and cover their tracks for what actually happened on air.  This is bullshit for a listener-sponsored, listener-owned free speech radio network ostensibly dedicated to the free flow of information and Pacifica Radio’s mission statement.

14:00 PDT / 17:00 EDT, WPFW > Sojourner Truth [pre-empted] > [actual broadcast] “Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #9” | NOTES: [L6] This hour-long archive only provides audiostream playback in the general archive listing (listeners must scroll down and find, Sojourner Truth for March 22, 2022, 17:00 EDT), not a uniquely assigned link for podcast playback. Senator Blumenthal pitches softball questions to JJ. … | (c. 4:15) Mitch Jeserich cuts into live audio feed interview with Eric J. Siegel, author of book, Originalism As Faith. | (c. 5:55) Eric J. Siegel(sp?) [TW]

15:00 PDT, KPFA > Special Broadcast > “Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #10” | “On Tuesday March 22nd and Wednesday March 23rd from 6 am to 4 pm (PST), Mitch Jeserich hosts a special live broadcast of the Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.”  |  “0:30 – Alissa Ackerman (@alissaackerman) is a professor of criminal justice at CSU Fullerton and a sex crimes expert. She is cohost of the podcast Beyond Fear: The Sex Crimes Podcast and author of Healing from Sexual Violence: the Case for Vicarious Restorative Justice.” |  N.B.:  As of 10 APR 2022, audio archive removed from public access.  Free speech radio KPFA used to make all audio archives accessible to future listeners.  Today, it seems KPFA broadcasters increasingly broadcast milquetoast liberal analysis, then delete the archive, delete historical memory, and cover their tracks for what actually happened on air.  This is bullshit for a listener-sponsored, listener-owned free speech radio network ostensibly dedicated to the free flow of information and Pacifica Radio’s mission statement.

15:00 PDT / 18:00 EDT, WPFW > Sankofa with Shine [pre-empted] > [actual broadcast] “Special Broadcast: Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Hour #10 | NOTES: [L1] Democrat Senator from Hawaii pitches softball questions to JJ. …

16:00 PDT, KPFA > Hard Knock Radio > “The Senate Judiciary Committee to Consider Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination”  “We speak with the Founder and President of She the People, Aimee Allison about the Ketanji Brown Jackson Nomination Hearings.” | […]  (16:55 PDT)  music by ‘Immortal Technique’  |  N.B.:  As of 10 APR 2022, audio archive was removed from public access by KPFA bosses.  Free speech radio KPFA used to make all audio archives accessible to future listeners.  Today, it seems KPFA broadcasters increasngly broadcast milquetoast liberal analysis, then delete the archive, delete historical memory, and cover their tracks for what actually happened on air.  This is bullshit for a listener-sponsored, listener-owned free speech radio network ostensibly dedicated to the free flow of information and Pacifica Radio’s mission statement.

16:00 PDT / 19:00 EDT, WBAI > We Only Want the World with Sunsara Taylor> [L6] ‘Ukraine’ ‘oppression’ | (c. 5:52) ‘Bob Avakian reading’ ‘On a No-Fly Zone over Ukraine’ ‘reproductive rights’ ‘Patricia Wallen(sp?), originally from El Salvador’

“WATCH LIVE: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson” by PBS NewsHour, 22 MAR 2022.

NOTES:  […]  (15:38 PDT)  Commentary by Lisa (on the scene) and studio anchors. | John Yang (National Correspondent) is invited to comment.  |  1544 Geoff Bennet (Chief Washington Correspondent) at the White Hoise. |  Anchor:  Hearings are in an intermission break, but will return soon.  Participants are now filing back in to the Senate chamber.  |  1548 Lisa Dejardins(sp?)  |  1549. Back to the hearing. Debating, back and forth: Mr. Durbin, Mr. Ted Cruz, Mr. Kennedy complaining that Dems seem to have been given extra information about Judge Jackson.  Corey Booker(?) chimed in:  ‘I just got this ten minutes ago.’  …  Mr. Lee.  1553. Mr. Durbin:  ‘Most of this information was published in the Washington Post. This smacks of political theater.  The Republicans are engaging in blatant melodrama.  As Prof. Gerald Horn said earlier this morning in conversation with Mitch Jeserich on Pacifica Radio:  ‘The Republicans are playing to the cheap seats.  |  1556. Senator Tom Cotton (Republican  from Arkansas)  ‘crime’  ‘we know many cities…’  |  1557.  Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. |  1558. TC:  Does USA need more or less cops?  |  1558. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson:  ‘That’s a policy question.’  |  TC. |Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson …  N.B.: Jackson is endorsed by cops. She’s quite an establishment type of person. | 1628 Senator Booker begins his questioning of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. 1645. Corey Booker asked about Judge Jackson’s parents values, which influenced her.  Overall, CB just went into a big speech, or sales pitch to sell JJ, like other vocal supporters, all Democrats.|  JJ. |  CB:   1649. ‘Where do you get your grit from?’  |  JJ:  ‘my parents and grandparents’  (1653)  ‘Tell us about being a mother.’  |  (1654)  JJ [softball questions get softball answers] 1654, political theater 1655, channel change …  17:06. JJ on ‘child pornography’  |  1707. PBS NewsHour anchors. | 1708 Geoff Bennet:  ‘JJ explained many of the questions she was asked about were not within her purview as a judge’  |  1709. John Yang. 1710, offline. […] 1738 Senator Kennedy (Republican)  …  1745. Mr. Kennedy repeatedly kept asking JJ questions about her personal opinions…  Mr. K asked about SCOTUS overturning precedent.  [cf. Prof. Siegel: SCOTUS must not overturn precedent, unless there’s a clear gap between the law and the Constitution  …  |  1808 Mr. Senator, supportive with softball questions. …  milquetoast lib talk about participation and voting | 1819 JJ ‘tge exercise of voting’  ‘disputes come before the Court’ ‘Voting is a fundamental right.’ | 1821 Senator Mr. ‘brown bloke’  ‘Native American’ tribal governments’  |  1823 jj  |  1827 JJ on her law clerkship experience |  1830 Senator Mr. ‘from California’  ‘Mirander Rights’  ‘Why does the Constitution protect these rights?’ |  1832 JJ ‘Because the Constitution is designed to protect liberty.’  …  1833 PDT |  1840 Senator Marsha Blackburn (Republican from Tennessee)  …  18:44 ‘You attacked pro-life women… And I am a pro-life woman…  How do you justify that incendiary rhetoric that you used against pro-life women?’  |  1845 jj. …  |  Senator Mr. Grassley(sp?)

“Blick Blick” by Coin Leray (with Nicki Minaj), 18 MAR 2022.

17:00 PDT / 20:00 EDT, WBAI > regular programming ‘Dr. James MacIntosh(sp?)’  |  (17:02 PDT) ‘Out FM‘  (17:03 PDT)  [CC]

17:00 PDT, KPFA & KPFK [simulcast] > Flashpoints > […]  1703. Guest, antiwar, ‘Palestine’, ‘Ukraine’

17:00 PDT / 20:00 EDT, WPFW > Soul Conversations > NOTES: [L5] This two-hour long archive only provides audiostream playback in the general listing (listeners must scroll down and find, Soul Conversations for March 22, 2022, 20:00 EDT), not a uniquely assigned link for podcast playback. | “Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers” by DJ Premier … ‘Yesterday was DJ Premier‘s birthday’ […]  (1705 PDT)  music

18:00 PDT, KPFA > The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

NOTES (re: Pacifica Evening News for 22 MAR 2022): [L0] “Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace [shilling for the Democrat Party]; social, environmental and economic justice [from a liberal perspective, i.e., pro-capitalist or non-anti-capitalist perspective].

  • Day 2 of senate confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
  • Russian forces enter city of Maripul, where 200,000 people are trapped.
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of kidnapping 2,398 children, forcing them into Russia.
  • Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appeals for a peace deal.
  • United Nations Secretary General calls for end to Russia’s “absurd” war, says Ukrainians are in a “living hell.”
  • Tenants warn of eviction surge, as California’s rental relief program and COVID-19 eviction protections end in 10 days and 275,000 rent relief applicants have yet to receive it.
  • San Francisco Supervisors unanimously approve temporary moratorium on parcel delivery services, after Amazon proposes 275,000 square foot warehouse.
  • Richmond city council rejects controversial plan that would fund development of 2,000 high end luxury condos at Point Molate.
  • Tornadoes rip through Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi-at least 1 dead.

“US fighting Russia ‘to the last Ukrainian'” by The Grayzone [Pushback with Aaron Maté], 22 MAR 2022.

Quotation from video description:  pending

“Sunsara Taylor on the…” by The Revcoms, 22 MAR 2022.


[1] For Americans, who still care about civics and the three branches of government, including the Judiciary and the Supreme Court, public media and independent journalism is the best bet for fairness and accuracy in reporting and clear, honest, informative analysis. Pacifica Radio used to among the best of free speech radio. Nowadays, it sounds more like milquetoast liberal (i.e., pro-capitalist or non-anti-capitalist) NPR or PBS contenta, but with lower production quality. The national Pacifica Radio coverage of Day 2 of the Judge Jackson SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings was inconsistent. Even on Pacifica Radio, it seems, we can’t get people to pay attention to the Supreme Court. The so-called flagship station, KPFA, which hosted the daylong broadcast will delete the audio archives after a few days. Why would they do this? Obfuscation is the most salient reason, Orwellian erasure of historical memory.


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