CounterSpin

CounterSpin is Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting’s weekly radio show, hosted by Janine Jackson. It’s heard on more than 130 noncommercial stations across the United States and Canada.

CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin is unlike any other show on the dial.

CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news’ narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.

More information: http://fair.org/about-counterspin/

Born In The Mountain

BORN IN THE MOUNTAIN: Obscure Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Gospel

img_2646Old Time Music is On The Air. Join me, Ivy Sheppard, for unique programming on several radio stations.  The Ivy Sheppard airs live Monday-Friday from 7-10am on Bluegrass Country  featuring new bluegrass releases and traditional classics and rarities. Saturday evening’s bring you Born In The Mountain from 8-10pm,  and Sunday morning it’s “Stained Glass Bluegrass” from 6-10am.  WBCM Radio Bristol  Tuesday and Thursday from Noon-2pm EST,  and WPAQ on Saturdays from 2-3pm as I feature obscure records and field recordings from the foothills of the Blueridge and beyond. Tune in to  “An Old Revival Meeting” for an hour of good ol’ gospel you’re not likely to hear anywhere else on Sundays  at 9am on WCOM 103.5FM  and 10pm  on WEHC 90.7FM.

Got something you want to hear or just want to get in touch?  Are there some recordings  I need to know about?  Have you got any old reels or tapes that would be good on my show? Shoot me an email!  I’m equipped to transfer 78s, 16″ transcription discs, 45s, 33s, cassettes, and reels.  This music needs to be preserved and archived.  Help me do it.  I welcome any contribution you can offer to my shows.  I also buy old records. Contact me.

Thom Hartmann Program

Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host whose shows are available in over a half-billion homes worldwide. He’s the New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award-winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents. Leonardo DiCaprio was inspired by Thom’s book “The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight” to make the movie “The 11th Hour” (in which Thom appears), and the movie “Ice On Fire.”

WEBSITE: https://www.thomhartmann.com/

Talkers Magazine named Thom Hartmann as the 10th most important talk show host in America in 2019 and has been in the top ten for over a decade and is the #1 most important progressive host, in their “Heavy Hundred” ranking.

His radio show is syndicated on for-profit FM and AM radio stations nationally, on non-profit and community stations nationwide by Pacifica.

Thom has spent much of his life working with and for the international Salem relief organization (www.saleminternational.org) and he and his wife Louise founded a community for abused children in New Hampshire (www.salemchildrensvillage.org) and a school for learning disabled and ADHD kids (www.hunterschool.org). His book “Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception” sparked a national debate, both in the psychology/psychiatry community and among the general public, on ADD/ADHD and neurological differences ranging from giftedness to autism. His book “Rebooting The American Dream” so inspired Senator Bernie Sanders that he wrote a cover letter to accompany the delivery of the book to his 99 colleagues in the United States Senate and he read from it extensively on the floor of the Senate during his famous filibuster.

As an entrepreneur, he’s also founded several successful businesses which still are operating, and lived and worked with his wife, Louise, and their three children on several continents.

An inveterate traveler and sometimes a risk-taker, Hartmann has often found himself in the world’s hot spots on behalf of the German-based Salem international relief organization or as a writer, a situation which causes his friends to sometimes wonder aloud if he works for the CIA (he does not). He was, for example, in The Philippines when Ferdinand Marcos fled the country; in Egypt the week Anwar Sadat was shot; in Uganda during the war of liberation by Tanzania; in Hungary when the first East German refugees arrived; in Germany when the wall came down; in Beijing during the first student demonstrations; in Thailand when the military coup of 1991 occurred; in Barbados during the 2004 anti-government strikes and shutdowns; in Bogota and Medellin, Colombia, during the spate of killings of presidential candidates; in Israel, in the West Bank town of Nablus, the week the Intifada started there; on the Czech border the week Chernobyl melted down; in Kenya during the first big wave of crackdowns on dissidents; and in Venezuela during the 1991 coup attempt. He has been successful in avoiding some disasters, however. For example, he was out of the country when George H.W. Bush picked Dan Quayle as his running mate.

He was born and grew up in Michigan, and retains strong ties to the Midwest, although he and Louise have lived in New Hampshire, Vermont, Georgia, Germany, and Oregon…and now live with a small menagerie in Portland, Oregon.

The Michael Slate Show

Michael Slate is a revolutionary communist and the host of The Michael Slate Show, a weekly interview based talk show on KPFK  Los Angeles.   The show, hosted and produced by Slate, has aired on KPFK since 2002.   It is rebroadcast by over a dozen other stations around the US, including WCOM community radio in Chapel Hill Carrboro.

As a correspondent for the newspaper Revolution, Slate traveled to South Africa as the only revolutionary journalist from the US to report from inside the heart of the rebellion during the uprisings of the 1980’s. The late South African journalist and author Donald Woods described Slate’s coverage of the South African rebellions War Stories  as “a monumental feat of reportage from the world’s hottest cauldron of contention.” Slate’s work forms a significant part of the foundation of the Black Consciousness Movement (South Africa/Azania) collection in the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Alternative Radio

Alternative Radio provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.  Established in 1986, we provide a weekly one hour program.  Our headquarters, with three paid staff, is located in Boulder, Colorado.  Information:  www.alternativeradio.org

Pacifica Radio Archives

Curated programs from the Pacifica archives, of historic significance.  Interviews with activists, scientists, cultural icons of the sixties, seventies and eighties.  A fully curated and edited series of shows.
The Pacifica Radio Archives is considered by historians and scholars to be one of the oldest and most important audio collections in the world.
Chronicling the political, cultural and artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century, Pacifica radio programs include documentaries, performances, discussions, debates, drama, poetry readings, commentaries and radio arts.  They focus on materials that reflect the memory, traditions and evolution of Pacifica Radio. The intellectual content of the collection emphasizes a common thread of social justice covering cultural, health, historical, political, psychological, racial, religious, philosophical and social aspects of society over a variety of subjects.
Visit www.PacificaRadioArchives.org for more information.

Floydian Slip

Pink Floyd:  Formed in 1965 by Syd BarrettNick MasonRoger Waters and Rick Wright, Pink Floyd soon became the unofficial house band for London’s psychedelic counterculture. The group, named after American bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council, gained an early reputation for catering to patrons of London’s infamous UFO (pronounced YOU-fo) club with cerebral improvisations and intense light shows.

Host:  Craig Bailey has worked on-the-air since 1985 and has hosted “Floydian Slip” for nearly as long. With more than 1,100 episodes under his belt, he’s recognized as a de facto expert on Pink Floyd. He’s received attention in — or acted as a resource for — media as diverse as VH1, Billboard, The Dallas Morning News, Relix, Yahoo! Music and The Ottawa Citizen.

Show website:  www.FloydianSlip.com

The Wine Fellers

The Triangle’s only self-congratulatory and pretentious fine wine program. So if you love wine and happen to reside within a 6-mile radius of the Hillsborough water tank’s transmission tower, then this show is the right one for you.

Radio Survivor

The Radio Survivor weekly show explores the future of community media, with a focus on community radio, college radio, low-power FM and public access TV, along with podcasting and internet radio.  Hosts Paul Riismandel, Eric Klein and Jennifer Waits highlight the best and most innovative audio programming and keep you updated on the news that affects our ability to make, create, hear and see great community media.  www.RadioSurvivor.org

 

UnderCurrents Music

A daily music mix heard around the USA and the world via Native Voice One: The Native American Radio Network.  More information at:   http://www.undercurrentsradio.net/