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Political discussion radio program broadcast on Valley Free Radio, 103.3fm, from Northampton, MA




BONUS - Civil Politics Short (9/15/17): Resolution Northampton

A special for our online listeners - Just as we ended the show we found out that there was a measure introduced in Northampton opposing the security cameras. We wanted to share our reactions. Northampton City Councilors introduce measures opposing security cameras in downtown area For more Civil Politics visit oiur website, and follow us on the socials! @CivilPoliticsFM Don't miss another episode - subscribe to our podcast...

Duration: 00:03:48

Civil Politics (9/15/17): Camera Shy

A heated discussion about the possible cameras in downtown, the surveillance state, with a special listener call in. Further Reading: Video shows Northampton police drag pepper-sprayed demonstrator off steps of City Hall Bail reduced for Eric Matlock, protester pepper sprayed and dragged off Northampton City Hall steps after he blocked entrance Northampton Police to air proposal for surveillance cameras downtown For more Civil Politics visit oiur website, and...

Duration: 00:56:06

Civil Politics (9/8/17): Dream Big

Further Reading: By signing up on Equifax’s help site, you risk giving up your legal rights Hurricane Irma forecast to strike Florida Keys as Category 5 Hurricane Category Scale How big is Hurricane Irma? Trump sides with Democrats in debt limit, funding, Harvey deal As DACA's fate remains uncertain, those under program build plans for the future The First White President For more Civil Politics visit oiur website, and follow us on the...

Duration: 00:56:40

Civil Politics (9/1/17): Harvey Danger

Further Reading: Where to Donate to Harvey Victims (and How to Avoid Scams) Harvey Feel Like Katrina Déjà Vu? Not So Fast Refineries, chemical plants spewed tons of pollutants when Harvey forced them shut The potential economic costs of Tropical Storm Harvey: Explained The entire city of Beaumont, Texas, has lost access to clean water A £198m transfer is not about football. It’s about soft power Trump to Announce ‘Dreamer’ Decision Tuesday For more Civil Politics visit oiur...

Duration: 00:57:48

Civil Poltics (8/25/17): Staring Into the Sun

Further Reading: Presidential Address on U.S. Policy in Afghanistan Trump gets it right on Afghanistan and Pakistan MOCHA (Men Of Color Health Awareness) 'Free Speech' counter-protest drew 40,000, Boston police estimate Tensions grow inside ACLU over defending free-speech rights for the far right Amy Schumer clarifies her pay gripe Yes, Donald Trump really did look into the sky during the solar eclipse Yes, Julian Assange has a solar-eclipse conspiracy theory for you -- Civil...

Duration: 00:54:48

Civil Politics (8/18/17): Protest Etiquette

Further Reading: Charlottesville Timeline: Recounting a day of rage, hate, violence and death Tina Fey SNL Rant on Charlottesville Goes Viral With Shout-Out to Standing Rock Evidence Based Errata (3/03/2017): INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR SAM REDMAN Heather Heyer is a civil rights martyr How to Protest Safely and Legally Bannon: The Trump presidency is 'over' Citing Trump remarks, most of the president's arts council quit GOP Senator: Trump Lacking 'Stability,' 'Competence' To...

Duration: 00:56:57

Civil Politics (8/11/17): Make America Grape Again

Paki joins us again as we talk about about produce! Support Civil Politics by donating to the tip jar.

Duration: 00:58:04

Civil Politics (8/4/17): He Calls the White House a Dump, but Vacations in Jersey...

Further Reading: Trump denies he called the White House a 'dump' ‘This deal will make me look terrible’: Full transcripts of Trump’s calls with Mexico and Australia United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Newsweek’s stunning portrait of ‘Lazy Boy’ Trump Today, Stand With Bandcamp in Support of Trans Rights Support Civil Politics by donating to the tip jar.

Duration: 00:56:17

Civil References (7/28/17): Will you do the Fandango?

Further Reading: Trump names Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as White House chief of staff, ousting Reince Priebus Top U.S. general says Pentagon will not change policy on transgender troops until White House acts TRUMP WANTS A “TRANSPARENT” BORDER WALL TO PREVENT INJURIES FROM FALLING “SACKS OF DRUGS” Sessions’ New Civil Asset Forfeiture Policy Fares Poorly Among Voters Boy Scouts Chief Apologizes For 'Political Rhetoric' In Trump's Speech Daines introduces single-payer...

Duration: 00:57:08

Civil Politics (7/21/17): Pardon Me, Would You Have Any Grey Poupon

Further Reading: Can Trump pardon anyone? Himself? Can he fire Mueller? Your questions, answered. John McCain Has Brain Cancer, Senator’s Office Says The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities Battle for the Net Sam Ervin White House press secretary Spicer resigns Why there's a growing rift in GOP over law and order White County Inmates Given Reduced Jail Time If They Get Vasectomy Support Civil Politics by donating to the tip jar.

Duration: 00:55:49

Civil Politics (7/14/17): Bring in Cyber Force

Further Reading: Hobby Lobby Bought More Smuggled Artifacts Cyber Force (Superhero Team) Historic Day of Action for Net Neutrality breaks Records Free Press - The Fight for Better Media Begins Here Comcast says net neutrality supporters “create hysteria” Battle for the Net Support Civil Politics by donating to the tip jar.

Duration: 00:56:22

Civil Politics (7/7/17): The Camera's Darkly

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Duration: 00:54:30

Civil Politics (6/30/17): Trump Might Be Down with the Sickness

Further Reading: Donald Trump is not well ‘Morning Joe’ Hosts and Trump Bring National Enquirer Into Their Feud Republicans condemn Trump for crude tweets about ‘Morning Joe’ host Late-night hosts on Trump tweets: 'He's not a symptom, he's the disease' In answer to lawsuit, Northampton says Forbes Library should be considered public body for purposes of budget, open records law Wells Fargo unit hires new head of U.S. portfolio solutions Forbes Library, Northampton reach ‘historic’...

Duration: 00:56:37

Civil Politics (6/23/17): Baby Elephant Walk

Further Reading: GOP turnout confounds pollsters in Georgia election Only 58 percent of eligible voters turned out for the Georgia special election 5th Republican senator comes out in opposition to health care bill Pelosi Strikes Back: ‘I Think I’m Worth the Trouble’ Every Insult the Right Uses to Troll Liberals, Explained Every Insult the Left Uses to Troll Conservatives, Explained What Does Mistrial In Cosby's Case Mean In Court Of Public Opinion? Support Civil Politics by...

Duration: 00:55:55

Civil Politics (6/16/17): Hide and Go Vote

Further Reading: Juneteenth History Official Status of Juneteenth The history behind Loving v. Virginia In D.C., Puerto Rico Governor Says ‘People Spoke,’ Pushes for Statehood Warriors and Citizens by Jim Mattis, Kori Schake Trump sells Qatar $12 billion of U.S. weapons days after accusing it of funding terrorism Karen Handel, Jon Ossoff’s Opponent, Re-Affirms Her Extreme Anti-Gay Stance The remarkable steps Republicans are taking to obscure what’s in their health-care bill Flint...

Duration: 00:54:52

Civil Politics (6/2/17): Term Limits and Conditions

Further Reading: Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord Will Trump's Paris agreement exit spur job growth? Why Congress Relies on Lobbyists Instead of Thinking for Itself Senate Dems: Sessions’ testimony could be ‘construed as perjury’ Represent Us Hostile Town Hall For Congressman Who Helped Save GOP Health Care Bill Support Civil Politics by donating to the tip jar.

Duration: 00:55:34

Civil Politics (5/26/17): Vote Early, Vote Often

We were happy to be joined by Tom Peake from Voter Choice MA, which advocates Ranked Choice Voting. you can find out more about Voter Choice MA at Support Civil Politics by donating to the tip jar.

Duration: 00:55:59

Civil Politics (5/19/17): Internet No Longer for All

Further Reading: Trump Team Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before He Came to White House Here’s What Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Told Congress About Comey Payoffs From Putin to Trump? McCarthy Says No, He Was Just Kidding Israeli Intelligence Furious Over Trump’s Loose Lips FCC Officially Proposes to Eliminate Main Studio Rule for Radio/TV Local reporting is outsourced to India It's Official: Trump and Pai Plan to Destroy Net Neutrality Speak out to support Net...

Duration: 00:55:32

Civil Politics (4/28/17): 100 Days to Leave Your Lover

Further Reading: The 'First 100 Days' Presidential Benchmark Goes Back To FDR And Napoleon Experts: Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order The North Dakota Crude Oil That's Worth Almost Nothing America's government can't be run like a business. That's a feature, not a bug. U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds Support Civil Politics by donating to the tip jar.

Duration: 00:55:57

Civil Politics (4/21/17): Proper Headline: Sexual Predator Fired From High Profile Job, No One Really Cares

Further Reading: Theresa May used bogus arguments to justify election, says Tim Farron Spain won’t block Scottish EU membership Kansas Holds Special Election To Replace CIA Director Mike Pompeo The final tally is in: Cases in Annie Dookhan drug lab scandal set for dismissal, county by county NATIONAL COMMISSION ON FORENSIC SCIENCE Minority votes intentionally diluted by GOP-led Texas House redistricting, federal court says Massachusetts Should Become A 'Sanctuary State' Alabama...

Duration: 00:55:22

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