Allison Kilkenny: Unreported

Jamie’s Possibly Last Gig! Also, Arlen Specter, Bad TV, and More Chomsky

Posted in BTR, Citizen Radio, politics, Tea Party Movement by allisonkilkenny on May 6, 2009

large_arlen-specter-switching-partiesListen here: http:​/​/​www.​breakthruradio.​com/​index.​php?​show=​6811.

Citizen Radio’s last episode from Australia!

This week, Allison and Jamie discuss Arlen Specter switching to the Democratic party, and why that means the Republican and Democratic parties are more similar than you may think. Also, find out what Arlen Specter has to do with bears and monkeys!

Jamie falls in love with bad television…agai​n!​ Marvel at his ability to take a show about Greek sororities and fraternities seriously.

Next up: Jamie’s possibly life threatening upcoming gig in Boston, tea-baggers, and what Janeane Garofalo said to anger Republicans.

Citizen Radio will be interviewing Noam Chomsky again this month, so stay tuned for more wise words from the man the New York Times calls the most important intellectual alive. Listen to Citizen Radio’s first interview with Mr. Chomsky here

Citizen Radio airs every Wednesday on BTR. Archived episodes are here. Join us on Facebook!

Media, Miseducation, and Mumia Abu Jamal

Posted in BTR, Citizen Radio, media, politics, prison by allisonkilkenny on April 22, 2009

Listen here: http://www.breakthruradio.com/index.php?show=6692.

Mumia Abu Jamal

Mumia Abu Jamal

After the Unfunny But Totally Real Headlines, Citizen Radio discusses Australia, the cursed liberal media, torture memos, miseducation, prison, and Mumia Abu Jamal.

What’s more gross than grown adults pleasuring themselves to the thought of the U.S. military? When the press does it! Citizen Radio discusses the mainstream media, and how they’re miseducating America.

Next, Jamie talks about dropping out of high school and Allison comments on Noam Chomsky’s “On Miseducation,” a book that explores how institutionalized education encourages ideological domestication.

Upcoming guests include: Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, Janeane Garofalo, and Jeremy Scahill.

Citizen Radio aids every Wednesday on BTR. Listen to our archives here. Join us on Facebook!

Interview with Professor Noam Chomsky

Posted in BTR, Citizen Radio, politics, religion, War on Drugs by allisonkilkenny on April 1, 2009

noamchomsky-1Citizen Radio recently interviewed professor Noam Chomsky about the War on Drugs, religion, and what makes him happy. A transcription of the interview is available below.

Listen to the entire episode here.

Called “arguably the most important intellectual alive” by the New York Times, Noam Chomsky is also known as a political activist.

In the 1966 essay, “The Responsibility of Intellectuals,” Chomsky challenged intellectuals “to speak the truth and expose lies,” and he carried his protests beyond the printed page: he became a tax resister and he was arrested in 1967 at the Pentagon while protesting military involvement in Southeast Asia.

Chomsky’s criticism of U.S. governmental policies has continued unabated since that time. In Deterring Democracy and in other books he has focused on trade and economic issues and accuses the Government of being a “rogue superpower.” 

“I’m a citizen of the United States,” says Chomsky, “and I have a share of responsibility for what it does.” 

Citizen Radio is on BTR every Wednesday. Episodes air 24/7.

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Allison Kilkenny: In an unpublished article for the Washington Post, you wrote that the NAFTA protests during the 90s in Mexico gave, quote: “only a bare glimpse of time bombs waiting to explode. Do you thinks the drug cartels in Mexico are a byproduct of the trade inequalities you explained in that Post article? Also, if you could talk about the roles international banks and corporations play in the War on Drugs.

Noam Chomsky: I can’t really talk about it because there isn’t any war on drugs. If there was a war on drugs, the government would take measures which it knows could control the use of drugs.

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Drunken Politics Upcoming Guests

Posted in politics by allisonkilkenny on January 9, 2009

Join Drunken Politics every Wednesday and marvel at our amazing guests!

Every Wednesday on BTR

Every Wednesday on BTR

 

Upcoming guests include:

~ Glenn Greenwald: Salon.com, New York Times bestselling author

~ Melissa Harris-Lacewell: Princeton professor and award-winning author

~ Andrew Bacevich: Professor of international relations at Boston University and author of several books

~ Noam Chomsky: Professor, author, scholar, and dissident

~ Dennis Kucinich: Candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2004 and 2008

~ Joseph Stiglitz: The most cited economist in the world, as of June 2008.

~ Jack Dishel: From the band The Moldy Peaches. Now touring as Only Son.

~ The Thermals: You’ll recognize this awesome punk band from the opening and closing of Drunken Politics.

~ The Yes Men: Culture-jamming activists

CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO OF OUR UPCOMING GUESTS

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