News & Politics Podcasts
Talk World Radio: Do Prosecutors Have to Obey Any Laws?
This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about prosecutorial misconduct, and a new report from a coalition called It Can Happen to You. Our guests are Kat Dean, Communications Director for It Can Happen to You, who was the chief researcher on the report, and Peter B. Collins, a retired radio host and podcaster who worked on wrongful convictions for 30+ years as past president of the Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit founded by a San Quentin prisoner to support innocent inmates. See: https://itcouldhappen2you.org
Talk World Radio: Keyanna Jones: Stop Cop City
This Week on Talk World Radio: Cop City: What is it and how can we stop it? Our guest is Reverend Keyanna Jones. She is a Political and Social Justice Activist and Community Organizer, and a staunch advocate for quality, affordable childcare and equity in education. She currently works with Community Movement Builders to educate, engage and empower the Black Community in Atlanta, Georgia (focusing on self-sustainability). Before moving back to Georgia in 2020, Keyanna was a Community Organizer in Roselle, NJ. It was there that she began her life of advocacy and resistance to white supremacy and oppressive systems. She was ordained as a Prophetess in the Lord's Church on July 14, 2020 by Pastor Shonda Obi, of Obione Global Ministries International. She is the proprietor of E Equals MC Squared Educational Services, LLC, where she works as a Homeschool Curriculum Consultant, IEP Advocate and German Translator. She is a proud daughter of East Atlanta; old-school hip-hop lover and the biggest fan of her Granny, Mary Kate Thomas. Keyanna is the wife of Jerrod R. Moore and mother to their 5 unique and extraordinary children. See: https:// stopcopcitysolidarity.org
Talk World Radio: James Bamford on Israelgate and Nordstream
This week on Talk World Radio we're discussing Israelgate and Nordstream. Our guest, journalist James Bamford, has a new book called Spyfail: Foreign Spies, Moles, Saboteurs, and the Collapse of America’s Counterintelligence, and recent articles in The Nation, one called "The Candidate and the Spy," another "The Nord Stream Explosions: New Revelations About Motive, Means, and Opportunity." See https://www.thenation.com/authors/james-bamford
Talk World Radio: Why We Need Nonviolent Journalism
This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing nonviolent journalism, and a new book called Nonviolent Journalism: A Humanist Approach to Communication. Our guests are two of the authors. A free public event will be held to debut the book in Washington DC on May 9: https://worldbeyondwar.org/upcoming-event-in-dc-nonviolent-journalism-a-book-debut-and-dinner Pía Figueroa Edwards is from Chile, a former Undersecretary of State of Chile, and former environmental advisor to the Minister of Agriculture. She is Vice President of the Pangea Foundation and director of TempoConsultores. Since 2008, she has been co-director of Pressenza, international press agency. Tony Robinson is from the UK and has been an activist for peace and nonviolence. He has been a writer, an editor and finally a co-director for Pressenza, International Press Agency, specialising in matters of peace and disarmament. In 2019, he produced the award-winning documentary film, The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons.
Talk World Radio: Nuclear Nincompoopery Needs Nullification Now
This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, nuclear waste, nuclear waste weapons, and other genius ideas thought up by our mentally challenged species. Our guest, Linda Pentz Gunter is founder and international specialist at Beyond Nuclear. See https://beyondnuclear.org and https://beyondnuclearinternational.org
Talk World Radio: Margaret Kimberley on a Zone of Peace
This week on Talk World Radio, we're talking about a Zone of Peace in the Americas, and events in Uganda, and presidential indictments, and everything we find time for with Margaret Kimberley, Executive Editor and Senior Columnist at Black Agenda Report, member of the coordinating committee of Black Alliance for Peace, and author of a wonderful book previously discussed on this show called Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents.
Talk World Radio: Krishen Mehta on Why the Global South Does Not Support the War in Ukraine
This week on Talk World Radio: Why doesn't the global south support war in Ukraine? Our guest, Krishen Mehta is a former partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and worked in their New York, London, and Tokyo offices. Krishen is currently a Senior Global Justice Fellow at Yale University co-teaching a course on Global Trade, Tax, and Social Justice. Along with his wife, Krishen is co-founder of Asia Initiatives, an organization devoted to women's empowerment in Asia and Africa. Krishen also serves on the Board of the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism in New York, the Center for Citizen Initiatives (CCI), the American Committee for US Russia Accord (ACURA), the Human Rights Watch Foundation in Japan, and SaveLife Foundation in India. See: "5 Reasons Why Much Of Global South Isn’t Automatically Supporting The West In Ukraine"
Talk World Radio: Doug Lummis on War Is Hell: Studies in the Right of Legitimate Violence
This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing the new book War Is Hell: Studies in the Right of Legitimate Violence. Our guest is the author, Charles Douglas Lummis. He has written extensively on the topic of U.S. foreign relations, and is a vocal critic of U.S. foreign policy. Susan Sontag has called Lummis "one of the most thoughtful, honorable, and relevant intellectuals writing about democratic practice anywhere in the world." Karel van Wolferen has referred to him as an "eminent observer of the American-Japanese vassalage relationship."
Talk World Radio: Nat Parry on the October Surprise
This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing the October Surprise and independent journalism with Nat Parry, who is an author, independent journalist and the editor of the recently published book, American Dispatches: A Robert Parry Reader, as well as the article at Consortium News: "NYT Catches Up to Parry But Still Falls Short on October Surprise."
Talk World Radio: David Cortright on Peace Activism Against the War on Iraq
This week on Talk World Radio we're looking back at the peace movement against the war on Iraq, or the phase of it that began 20 years ago. Our guest, David Cortright, is Professor Emeritus and special adviser for policy studies at the Keough School of Global Affairs and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He was an organizer for peace as an active duty soldier during the Vietnam War, and Executive Director of SANE, the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (1977-1988). He is Co-founder and board member of Win Without War, and author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of 22 books, including a terrific new book, A Peaceful Superpower: Lessons from the World’s Largest Antiwar Movement.
Talk World Radio: Jodie Evans and Joe Lombardo: All Out for Peace on March 18
This week on Talk World Radio, we're planning for a big peace rally in Washington, D.C., on March 18th. We have two guests. Jodie Evans is Cofounder of CODE PINK. See https://codepink.org And Jodie is Founder of China Is Not Our Enemy. Joe Lombardo is Coordinator of UNAC, United National Antiwar Coalition. See https://unacpeace.org For more on the upcoming event in DC and sister events elsewhere, see any of these websites: https://www.codepink.org/march18 https://www.answercoalition.org/protest_march_18_19_peace_in_ukraine_say_no_to_endless_u_s_wars https://peoplesforum.org/events/peace-in-ukraine-say-no-to-endless-u-s-wars
Talk World Radio: Isaac Evans-Frantz on Ending War in Yemen
This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing the war in Yemen with Isaac Evans-Frantz, the executive director of Action Corps, a grassroots humanitarian advocacy organization that co-leads a nationwide coalition to end U.S. complicity in the Saudi war on Yemen. Action Corps provided support to activists in over 12 U.S. cities who organized Yemen war protests the first week of March. See https://actioncorps.org
Talk World Radio: Kari Lydersen on Nationalizing Railroads
This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing train wrecks and the idea of nationalizing freight trains. Our guest Kari Lydersen is a Chicago-based journalist, author and assistant professor at Northwestern University, where she leads the investigative specialization at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Her books include Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99%, and she's just published an article at In These Times called "The Case for Nationalizing the Railroads."
David Swanson on Ukraine with Jimmy Durchslag at KMUD
From Friday Night Talk February 24, 2023 at https://archive.kmudfm.org
Talk World Radio: Chas Freeman on Making Peace with China
This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about the United States and China with Ambassador Chas Freeman, who chairs Projects International, Inc., and was a Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 1993-94, earning the highest public service awards of the Department of Defense for his roles in designing a NATO-centered post-Cold War European security system and in reestablishing defense and military relations with China. He served as U. S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm). He was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during the historic U.S. mediation of Namibian independence from South Africa and Cuban troop withdrawal from Angola. Ambassador Freeman worked as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires in the American embassies at both Bangkok (1984-1986) and Beijing (1981-1984). He was Director for Chinese Affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 1979-1981. He was the principal American interpreter during the late President Nixon’s path-breaking visit to China in 1972. See: https://chasfreeman.net
Talk World Radio: Calling for Peace in Southern Ethiopia
This week on Talk World Radio, we're discussing Oromia and the Oromo people. Seenaa Jimjimo is Executive Director for the Oromo Legacy Leadership & Advocacy Association. The website is http://ollaa.org Seenaa is an Oromo-American born and raised in Ethiopia. She was a key player in the adoption of U.S. House Resolution 128 – an important factor in enabling change in Ethiopia in 2018. Take action at https://worldbeyondwar.org/oromia
Talk World Radio: The Teenage Atomic Spy Who Saved the World
This week on Talk World Radio we're talking with the great journalist and author Dave Lindorff, whom you can find at thiscantbehappening.net. Lindorff was awarded the 2019 “Izzy” Award for Outstanding Independent Journalism from the Park Center for Independent Media. His new book is called Spy for No Country: Ted Hall: The Teenage Atomic Spy Who Saved the World. It's also a film now in festivals.
Talk World Radio: Nicolai Petro on the Underlying Divisions in Ukraine
This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about Ukraine and an amazing book called "The Tragedy of Ukraine: What Classical Greek Tragedy Can Teach Us About Conflict Resolution." Its author is our guest Nicolai N. Petro, Professor of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island. Petro is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He is the recipient of two Fulbright awards (one to Russia and one to Ukraine).
Talk World Radio: Rage Against the War Machine on February 19th
A rally and march against war are being planned for February 19 in Washington DC called Rage Against the War Machine. See: https://rageagainstwar.com. This week we speak with two of the key planners, Nick Brana, Chair of the People's Party of the United States (Previously he was the National Political Outreach Coordinator on Bernie Sanders' 2016 run for president and the Electoral Manager at Our Revolution), and Angela McArdle, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee.
Talk World Radio: Vijay Prashad on the Cold War in the Arctic
This week on Talk World Radio we're talking about the new (or is it the same?) Cold War. Our guest Vijay Prashad is the author of dozens of books and countless articles, his books including The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World. He is executive-director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research where he has just published an article or newsletter called "The Winds of the New Cold War Are Howling in the Arctic Circle."