Saturday, May 27, 2006

RadioNation with Laura Flanders on Sat.: Anthony Arnove; conscientious objectors on the first hour of KPFA's Sunday Salon tomorrow

RadioNation with Laura Flanders broadcasts new episodes this holiday weekend:

From war crimes to war chest crimes, it's reality check time for the Bush mob.
On the ground report from Iraqi journalist AYUB NURI. Author-editor ANTHONY ARNOVE makes the case to bring the troops home now. Artist SHERYL ORING tells us why she is collecting birthday messages to 'W.' And JACK HUBERMAN, author of "101 People Who Are Really Screwing Up America," goes after the rabid right with humor.
MASSIE RITSCH, of Washington's Center for Responsive Politics, on Ken Lay's days as W's biggest donor.
A Media Roundtable with GARANCE FRANKE-RUTA, Senior Editor with The American Prospect and DOUG HENWOOD, Nation Contributor and Editor of the Left Business Observer.
Then the return of our independent bookstore hour with JOAN GRANIER from Odyssey Books in South Hadley, MA. And PEGGY HALEY of Book People in Austin, TX.

Make a point to check out the program. Laura's a voice worth listening to and then some. She's no Joanie-come-lately, she's been a brave voice in dark times. I think they're getting a little lighter (the times) but that doesn't mean we don't still need our brave voices, so listen to
RadioNation with Laura Flanders (on air and online from seven to ten p.m. eastern time zone).

Kat, Bully Boy's still in office! No sh*t. (Edited because I intend to cross post this at The Common Ills.) But look at how we're starting to speak out. Look at where the country is on the war as compared to the refugees from the real world occupying DC. Look at how far we've come from the Thou-Shall-Not-Question-the-Bully-Boy commandment enforced by the press (not just the right wing) following 9-11.

Maybe it's just seeing a nice view out of my window when I woke up this morning or it's the birds chirping along with the Dixie Chicks CD that I've got playing, but I'm a little more hopeful than usual.

"Kat's Korner: Dixie Chicks Taking The Long Way home while NYT gets lost along the way" was my most recent review and thank you to everyone who e-mailed on it. (Including three visitors who are Reba freaks.) It is a great CD and I may note it more (or may note Jon-Boy more) here. Today, I'll either post the Free Design review or work on one for Janis Ian's Folk Is The New Black. Did Laura interview her? Someone interviewed her on radio and I went out and purchased the CD right after. It was one of my potential May reviews. However, yesterday,
a music special on KPFA featured one song and that had me thinking I really needed to review it (Ruth also phoned last night to say some of the e-mails she received mentioned the program and Ian).

KPFA's Guns and Butter Wednesday featured a speech by David Ray Griffin on the questions raised by the offical 9/11 theory. Iwana e-mailed me to say she really wasn't familiar with him but that the "speech was fascinating and everyone should listen." This was her first time listening to Guns and Butter and she was very impressed. Listen to the show and you'll understand why.

Tomorrow on KPFA's Sunday Salon at nine a.m. Pacific Time the hour will address conscientious objectors, the second hour will address travel. Make sure you listen.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Quick note

Wouldn't kiss all the asses that they told me to
No I could never follow
I could never follow
Its' been two long years now
Since the top of the world came crashing down
And I'm getting it back on the road now
But I'm taking the long way
-- "The Long Way Around" written by Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Dan Wilson

That's from the first track on the Dixie Chicks' new album The Long Way. I wasn't sure what I'd think, but I really am loving this CD. I'll do a review of it this week at The Common Ills. For those wondering, I'm saving Free Design (completed) for Saturday.

That's really all I have to say today. I just want to listen to the Dixie Chicks CD. It's really pretty amazing.

But, reminder, on KPFA's Guns and Butter is tomorrow. Also tomorrow Gore Vidal will be on
KPFA's The Morning Show. This may be as a guest or they may play a speech he gave. If they play a speech and you're a Gore Vidal fan, remember it's pledge drive so they'll probably be offering it as a premium if you donate.