Rebroadcast Schedule…

The Free School University Radio Program will not be producing new shows for the foreseeable future.  We will use the Wednesday 7:00 pm time slot for rebroadcasts of previous shows, which will repeat the following Monday at 10:00 am and Wednesday at 7:00 am. Most of these shows are available in our Archive and/or Podcast pages.

The rebroadcast schedule will be as follows:

Date Air Date Show
8/21/2013 7/4/2012 Politics of a New Nation: The Ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights with Lester “Africanus” Lee
8/28/2013 2/15/2012 Money, Debt & the Federal Reserve Bank: What’s a progressive economic position? with Arjun Jayadev
9/4/2013 10/3/2012 Fiscal Policy w/ Prof. Arjun Jayadev
9/11/2013 8/1/2012 Progressive Politics and the Occupy Movement with Harmony Wu
9/18/2013 8/8/2012 Who Owns Science? (And how does this affect us?) with Richard Levins
9/25/2013 8/15/2012 Who is Jimmy Higgins? with actor and writer Harlan Baker
10/2/2013 8/29/2012 Drone warfare – Raining death by remote control with Rachel McNeill
10/9/2013 11/18/2012 Gaza: No Justice, No Peace? with Jeff Klein
10/16/2013 12/26/2012 Faith, Belief & Values – A conversation between an atheist and a person of faith
10/23/2013 4/3/2013 The Crisis of Student Debt with Jackie Sewell of Young Democratic Socialists

Free School University Radio
Wednesday,  7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
Occupy Boston Radio – OBR.FM
with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am
and Wednesday 7:00 am

Occupy Boston Radio is not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community radio, currently available by internet only.

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6/26/13 The Idea of Democracy with Prof. Gerald Friedman

Bust of Perikles

Bust of Perikles

Note:  Due to some technical difficulties, some listeners may not have been able to hear this last Wednesday, so we are running this show one more week.  On March 18, 2012, I uploaded a post entitled “Democratic Decisions” to my blog Persistent Wondering. Prof. Jerry Friedman, who was on FSU-Radio early in  January, 2012 talking about “Occupy Economics”, read my post and emailed me to say he really liked it. “Excellent post on a critical issue!” he said. “Our argument for socialism and social regulation over markets eventually becomes a choice among imperfect alternatives where we argue that democratic governance is better than individual choice through markets. Maybe you want to do a radio on this with a discussion of democratic theories going back to Aristotle, de Tocqueville, Mill, et al?” I replied that I’d read a little Mill and Aristotle, but no de Tocqueville, but that I’d love to do a show on this subject. Because Jerry is a U. Mass. professor, and busy, it took a while to schedule, but we did it on  5/16/2012.

This rebroadcast continues our 2013 retrospective of 2012 programs.

The Idea of Democracy with Prof. Gerald Friedman
Wednesday, 6/26/2013 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
(Rebroadcast of a show that aired 5/16/12)
Occupy Boston Radio – OBR.FM
with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am
and Wednesday 7:00 am

Occupy Boston Radio is not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community radio, currently available by internet only.

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Wed 6/19 Race & Economic Inequality: Building a multi-racial movement for justice (Rebroadcast)

This year, interspersed with new shows, the Free School University Program will be replaying most of the shows from last year, roughly in chronological order.  (The only shows we’ll skip will be those for which there is no recording, and maybe a few that were so topical that they are no longer of great interest.)  Most of these shows are also available on our Archive and Podcast pages.

This week, we’ll rebroadcast Race & Economic Inequality: Building a multi-racial movement for justice with Camilo Viveiros, which originally broadcast on 6/6/2012.

We Are the 99%

The Occupy movement has always been much about economic inequality and economic injustice, but the racialization of inequality has not always been emphasized. The mainstream media loves to highlight stories of middle class families losing their jobs or their homes, but people in racial minority or immigrant communities bear a disproportional burden: first fired, last hired, hugely targeted by predatory mortgage lenders in good times, their communities decimated by foreclosures during the crisis. How can we educate ourselves about the racialized aspects of economic inequality? How are working class people of color organizing themselves to fight injustice? And how can we learn from them, and work with them to build a truly global, multi-racial movement for economic justice? Community organizer Camilo Vivieros will help us explore and answer these questions.

Camilo Viveiros has worked on immigrant worker issues and multi-ethnic/multi-racial economic and environmental justice organizing with students, youth and seniors in New England. He has worked for the Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants, and the Massachusetts Senior Action Council. For two years, he was Executive Director of Rhode Island Jobs with Justice. He is currently lead organizer for the George Wiley Center in Rhode Island, along with providing direct action, organizing and campaign development trainings for diverse grassroots groups around the country. Born to immigrant parents, Camilo was raised in the working class immigrant community of Fall River. He has been involved in work for social justice for virtually his whole life. Over the years he has organized for unions of the homeless, welfare rights unions, against the prison industrial complex and many different issues. He has a background in tenant, youth and congregation-based organizing and gained national media exposure in 2000 when he was arrested during demonstrations at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Four years later, after a national campaign, http://www.friendsofcamilo.org, he was acquitted of all charges.

Race & Economic Inequality with Camilo Viveiros
Wednesday, 6/19/2012 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
(Rebroadcast of a show that aired 6/6/12)
Occupy Boston Radio – OBR.FM
with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am
and Wednesday 7:00 am

Occupy Boston Radio is not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community radio, currently available by internet only.

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6/12 Peace & Economic Justice with Mike Prokosch (Rebroadcast)

This year, interspersed with new shows, the Free School University Program will be replaying most of the shows from last year, roughly in chronological order. (The only shows we’ll skip will be those for which there is no recording, and maybe a few that were so topical that they are no longer of great interest.) Most of these shows are also available on our Archive and Podcast pages.

This week, we’ll rebroadcast Peace and Economic Justice with activist Mike Prokosch, which originally broadcast on 4/18/2012.

War ProductionLongtime peace and justice activist Mike Prokosch is one of the main organizers behind the 25% Coalition, which seeks to build support for cutting the U.S. military budget by 25%, and investing those funds instead in building and sustaining our communities.  With the U.S. facing devastating economic and environmental crises, with our states and cities forced into layoffs and cutbacks, now is the moment to demand a shift in our country’s priorities. Military spending — now more than $700 billion per year — is bankrupting our country and draining the life blood of our communities.  Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, in calling for a 25% reduction in military spending, put the issue clearly: “If we are not able to get military spending under control… we will not be able to respond to important domestic needs.”  With a 25% reduction in military spending, we could instead fund urgent needs, including jobs, housing, health care, education, clean energy and infrastructure repairs, and prevent the layoffs of State and local public workers in the Commonwealth.

Website: http://www.25percentsolution.com

Peace and Economic Justice
with Mike Prokosch of the 25% Solution

Wednesday, 6/12/2013 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
(Rebroadcast of a show that aired 4/18/12)
Occupy Boston Radio – OBR.FM
with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am
and Wednesday 7:00 am

Occupy Boston Radio is not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community radio, currently available by internet only.

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6/5 Preventing War with Iran (Rebroadcast)

This year, interspersed with new shows, the Free School University Program will be replaying most of the shows from last year, roughly in chronological order.  (The only shows we’ll skip will be those for which there is no recording, and maybe a few that were so topical that they are no longer of great interest.)  Many of these shows are also available on our Archive and Podcast pages.

Muslim womanThis week, we’ll rebroadcast Preventing War with Iran with Shelagh Foreman and John Maher of Massachusetts Peace Action, which originally broadcast on 6/20/2012.

At the time when this show aired been escalating talk about the possibility of a U.S. war with Iran. This threat may have been eclipsed by other crises, but has not gone away.  Between Israel and the U.S., there is always the danger of aggressive action to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon – despite the fact that top U.S. intelligence officials have made consistent statements that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program nor is there evidence they intend to establish one.  Massachusetts Peace Action (http://masspeaceaction.org/) and other peace groups have been working to prevent our engagement in another pointless, disastrous war.

Mass Peace Action board members Shelagh Foreman and John Maher will talk to us about why sabre-rattling is the wrong approach to dealing with Iran, and what we need to do to try fight further military escalation in the Middle East.

One of the guests on this show, Shelagh Foreman, will be receiving an award from the Boston local of Democratic Socialists of America the Friday following this rebroadcast.  Also receiving awards are Jenn Doe of Jobs with Justice, and Andi Mullen of the Campaign for Our Communities.  All are invited to the awards reception.  See www.dsaboston.org for more information.

Preventing War with Iran
with Shelagh Foreman and John Maher of Massachusetts Peace Action

Wednesday, 6/5/2013 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
(Rebroadcast of a show that aired 3/7/12)
Occupy Boston Radio – OBR.FM
with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am
and Wednesday 7:00 am

You can also listen to another interview with Shelagh Foreman on WMBR’s “Radio with a View”.  Available at WMBR’S Archive page for Sunday June 2, 2013:
http://wmbr.mit.edu/cgi-bin/arch 

Occupy Boston Radio is not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community radio, currently available by internet only.

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5/29 Nativism & Paranoia in American Politics – Past and Present w/ Lester Lee (Rebroadcast)

Know Nothing Party Poster

This year, interspersed with new shows, the Free School University Program will be replaying most of the shows from last year, roughly in chronological order.  (The only shows we’ll skip will be those for which there is no recording, and maybe a few that were so topical that they are no longer of great interest.)  Most of these shows are also available on our Archive and Podcast pages.

This week, we’ll rebroadcast  Nativism & Paranoia in American Politics – Past and Present  with historian Lester Lee, which originally broadcast on 2/29/2012.

Nativism, jingoism and paranoia are nothing new in American politics.  The fervent anti-immigrant movements aimed at Catholics and Chinese in the 19th Century parallel those against Latinos, Haitians, Africans and other immigrants of our present day.  The racism and paranoia seen during our wars in the Philippines and Viet Nam, and against Japan are reflected in the present day rage aimed at Arabs and Islam.  Can we draw lessons from the past to help us resist a politics of fear and hatred here in the present day?

Lester “Africanus” Lee has studied at Antioch College, The University of Ghana The Bologna Center, Bologna, Italy (Johns Hopkins University), and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.  He is a Senior Lecturer of History at Suffolk University.

Nativism & Paranoia in American Politics – Past and Present
w/ Lester “Africanus” Lee
Wednesday, 5/29/2013 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
(Rebroadcast of a show that aired 2/29/12)
Occupy Boston Radio – OBR.FM
with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am
and Wednesday 7:00 am

Occupy Boston Radio is not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community radio, currently available by internet only.

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5/22 Occupy Marx with Brandeis Prof. Gordon Fellman (Rebroadcast)

This year, interspersed with new shows, the Free School University Program will be replaying most of the shows from last year, more-or-less in chronological order.  (The only shows we’ll skip will be those for which there is no recording, and maybe a few that were so topical that they are no longer of great interest.)  Most of these shows are also available on our Archive and Podcast pages.

Karl Marx

This week we’ll be rebroadcasting “Occupy Marx” with Brandeis Professor Gordon Fellman, which originally broadcast on 3/14/2012.

What is the importance of a class analysis?  Why does the working class accept the myths of the ruling class, which have the result of keeping them in their place?  How did it happen that with the Occupy Movement, people suddenly began to “get it”?  How does the Occupy movement help us better understand Marx? – and how can Marx better help us understand the historical role and potential of the Occupy movement?

Brandeis Professor Gordon Fellman talks how Occupy helps clarify the meaning of central Marxian concepts like alienation, ruling ideas, false consciousness, genuine consciousness, and social class, and how one’s understanding of the Occupy movement is greatly enhanced by applying Marx to it.

Gordon Fellman is Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University, where he chairs the undergraduate Peace and Conflict Studies Program.  He teaches courses on War and Possibilities of Peace, Social Class and Social Change, Marx and Freud, Sociology of Empowerment, Psychoanalytic Sociology, and Sociology of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation.  The central questions he poses in his courses and his writings, are: What are the sources, in history and in the self’s development and inner workings, of unnecessary human suffering? How can it be thoughtfully, carefully, mindfully reduced?

Occupy Marx with Brandeis Prof. Gordon Fellman
Wednesday, 5/22/2012 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
(rebroadcast of an interview that originally aired 3/14)
Occupy Boston Radio – OBR.FM
with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am
and Wednesday 7:00 am

Occupy Boston Radio is not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community radio, currently available by internet only. 

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5/15 Main Street Smarts, with Grace Ross (Rebroadcast)

Book Cover Photo

Main Street $marts


This year, interspersed with new shows, the Free School University Program will be replaying most of the shows from last year, in chronological order.  (The only shows we’ll skip will be those for which there is no recording, and maybe a few that were so topical that they are no longer of great interest.)  Most of these shows are also available on our Archive and Podcast pages.

This week,  we’ll rebroadast “Main Street $marts – Who got us into this economic mess and how we get through it?” with Grace Ross, which originally broadcast on 2/22/2012. Grace Ross is a lifetime activist in democratic people’s movements, a two-time candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, and coordinator of the Mass Alliance Against Predatory Lending, the statewide coalition working to reverse the foreclosure-crisis in our Commonwealth.

The discussion in this show centers around her book on the ongoing economic crisis entitled “Main Street $marts – Who got us into this economic mess and how we get through it?” The book is a comprehensive survey of the damage done to the 99% by an economy managed for the benefit of the few, and provides common sense prescriptions for solving the problems, ranging from banking, foreclosures and homelessness, to health care, to jobs – all the while empowering people and building a more democratic society.

Main Street $marts – Who got us into this economic mess and how we get through it? with Grace Ross
Wednesday, 5/15/2013 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
(Rebroadcast of a show that aired 2/22/12)
Occupy Boston Radio – OBR.FM
with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am
and Wednesday 7:00 am

Occupy Boston Radio is not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community radio, currently available by internet only.

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5/8 Motherhood and Poverty in America (Rebroadcast)

Guest: U. Mass Boston Professor Randy Albelda

This year, interspersed with new shows, the Free School University Program will be replaying most of the shows from last year, roughly in chronological order.  (The only shows we’ll skip will be those for which there is no recording, and maybe a few that were so topical that they are no longer of great interest.)  Most of these shows are also available on our Archive and Podcast pages.

This week, with Mother’s Day coming up, we’ll rebroadast MOTHERHOOD AND POVERTY IN AMERICA with U. Mass Professor Randy Albelda, which originally broadcast on 3/7/2012.  Don’t forget your mother, on May 12th.  Or everyone else’s.

Equal Opportunity

Feminist, activist and economics professor Randy Albelda shares her deep understanding of the way poverty is not only feminized but, to coin a word, motherized in our society.  She helps us understand why it is so difficult for single mothers to avoid poverty.  She talks about what programs work (even if they have always been too stingy to really work well), and which ones don’t, and why. Most important for activists, she tells us what we should demand of our government if we really want to end poverty.

Randy Albelda is co-author (with Chris Tilly) of Glass Ceilings and Bottomless Pits: Women’s Work, Women’s Poverty, and author of numerous articles on women and poverty in Dollars and Sense magazine and elsewhere.

http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2012/0112albelda.html

Motherhood and Poverty in America
with U.  Mass Boston Prof. Randy Albelda

Wednesday, 5/8/2013 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
(Rebroadcast of a show that aired 3/7/12)
Occupy Boston Radio – OBR.FM
with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am
and Wednesday 7:00 am

Occupy Boston Radio is not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community radio, currently available by internet only.

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4/17 ANARCHISM, DEMOCRACY AND OCCUPY with Dennis Fox

This year, interspersed with new shows, the Free School University Program will be replaying most of the shows from last year, in chronological order.  (The only shows we’ll skip will be those for which there is no recording, and maybe a few that were so topical that they are no longer of great interest.)  Most of these shows are also available on our Archive and Podcast pages.

Tonight, we’ll rebroadast ANARCHISM, DEMOCRACY AND OCCUPY with Dennis Fox, which originally broadcast on 2/1/2012.

Dennis Fox is an anarchist and social psychologist who has been involved with Occupy Boston since the beginning. Back in the fall, he taught a number of courses for FSU on the intersections of anarchism, psychology, and law, topics he began exploring in the 1970s while participating in the Boston Clamshell Alliance and Coalition for Direct Action at Seabrook. This Wednesday, we will have a conversation on anarchism and democracy, and the lessons that are being learned from the Occupy movement.

ANARCHISM, DEMOCRACY AND OCCUPY with Dennis Fox (rebroadcast)
Wednesday, 4/17/13 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
Occupy Boston Radio – OBR.FM  LISTEN!
with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am
and Wednesday 7:00 am

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