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Monday September 18th 2017 0

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints:Activists and filmmakers fighting to save the environment. We’ll speak with Kevin White & Stephan Most about their forthcoming project, Wilder Than Wild: Fire, Forests & The Future and more.

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Thursday September 14th 2017 0

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: We feature sound from a documentary film, part of a multi film series on Paul Robeson.

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Wednesday September 13th 2017 0

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: Melvin Goodman & Daniel Ellsberg In
conversation about Goodman’s new book, Whistleblower at the CIA: An
Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence

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Tuesday September 12th 2017 0

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Flashpoints

 

Today on Flashpoints: Have the New York Times gone collectively mad? We’ll hear what Consortium News editor, Robert Parry has to say about that. Also, a new speech by author Dan Kovalik.

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Monday September 11th 2017 0

Posted on September 11, 2017 by Flashpoints

 

no-nukes-men-s-premium-t-shirtToday on Flashpoints: North Korea pushes it way into the
neuclear weapons club: What’s next in the Western Battle to shut North
Korea Down, by blaming it for everything that is bad in the world and
threatening to bomb it back to the stone age

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Thursday September 7th 2017 0

Posted on September 07, 2017 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, the NY District Attorney’s office has dropped charges against Pedro Hernandez, an 18-year-old Bronx man who spent nearly a year in the infamous Riker’s Island prison. We speak with Wade McMullen Jr. , the managing Attorney for the Robert F Kennedy Foundation that raised $250,000 bail to release Hernendez from Rikers. He was also Mr. Hernandez lead attorney. Then we turn our attention to the question of violence during protests, the role and tactics of the ANTIFA movement with philosopher, cultural critic and activist, Gabriel Rockhill. Finally, we catch up with Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, who takes on the New York Times latest attempt to pin Hillary Clinton’s election loss on the Russians.

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Wednesday September 6th 2017 0

Posted on September 06, 2017 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints, a disturbing mathematical model is leading scientists to project a mass extinction event suffocating the planet within the next 83 years. Joining us from the United Kingdom to explain is the leading author of the study Dr. Sergei Petrovskii of the Applied Mathematics Department at Leicaster University. Then we look at the history of what is known as the deferred action for childhood arrivals or DACA and the decision by the Trump administration to rescind its protection affecting more than 800,000 children of undocumented persons in the United States. Next we talk Afghanistan with a veteran who served there and an upcoming week of national protests on the sixteenth anniversary of the US invasion. Finally, were joined by author Dan Kovalik to talk about the Trump administrations closure of the oldest Russian consulate in America and his new book The Plot to Scapegoat Russia.

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Tuesday September 5th 2017 0

Posted on September 05, 2017 by Flashpoints

 

Today on Flashpoints: We spend the entire hour with legendary UFW co founder, Dolores Huerta. She joins us to talk about the new film “Dolores”, produced, writterm and directed by filmmaker, Peter Bratt.

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Thursday August 31st 2017 0

Posted on August 31, 2017 by Flashpoints

170828-A-YG824-001Today on Flashpoints, we devote the entire hour to the massive environmental disaster unfolding in the region of Houston, Texas resulting from Hurricane Harvey. First up we speak with Houston University professor Robert Buzzanco about the city of Houston’s history of putting profits before the public interest. Then we check in with the New Republic’s Emily Atkin who’s been following the release of chemical agents into the Houston area since the storm hit. Then we speak with Nancy Loeb, the Director of the Environmental Advocacy Center at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law about the innumerable so-called Superfund toxic waste cleanup sites throughout the Houston area and how they are being affected by the floods. Finally, we talk with Yvette Arellano who is a Research Fellow with the Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services also known as Tejas, about the impact of the release of toxic chemicals into the environment on local communities.

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Wednesday August 30th 2017 0

Posted on August 30, 2017 by Flashpoints

imagesToday on Flashpoints, Trump pitches tax reform in Missouri today saying his proposal, which includes plans to cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy, will ‘bring back Main Street’. Sarah Anderson of the Institute for Policy Studies and Inequality.org, gives a more sobering view of the possible effects on the working poor. Then we discuss current rates of poverty in America with Jessica Bartholow of the Western Center on Law & Poverty. We follow that up with an update on the state of the homeless in America with Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry. We wrap it up with a discussion of the upcoming People’s Congress of Resistance being held at Howard University on September 16-17 in Washington D.C. Richard Becker of the ANSWER Coalition is helping to organize the Congress and sees it as the next big opportunity for real change in America.

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    We're searching for great new music produced by independent musicians and members of our global audience, so that we can be as non-corporate and copyright-free as possible. All genres -- from blues to electronica to world beats -- welcome!

    We like smart, political and well-produced music -- and are especially in search of possible new theme instrumentals. Please send it to Flashpoints, c/o KPFA, 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, or email your Mp3s at flashpointsproducer@gmail.com with full descriptions and credits.



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