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Radio Tacoma Highlights for October 12-19, 2020
This week features several interviews from Washington State Indivisible, including one with Shirleen Mitchell, founder of Digital Sistas, about voter suppression and disinformation
- TThS 7:05 – 8 AM Chris Petzold, head of Indivisible WA’s 8th district, and King County Democrats Chair Shasti Conrad are with us this week to offer some perspective, guidance, and some words of wisdom for this election season.
- MWF 9-10 AM Joy Stanford LD 26; Jamie Smith and Jani Hitchens Education Panel
- MWF 9-10 PM Shireen Mitchell has been fighting disinformation for over a decade. She is the founder of both Digital Sistas, the first organization dedicated to bringing women and girls of color online, as well as Stop Online Violence Against Women. In 2018, she published a groundbreaking report showing that Russian ads in 2016 were created with the specific intent of suppressing the black vote. This year, she released a new report specifically defining digital voter suppression.
- Cannabis Corner airs at 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays: Episode 20: Lukas and Dig discuss the Democrats not voting on cannabis legalization in DC, misinformation out of Psychology Today, a Missouri cannabis boom, and social equity in California. Plus, an all new ‘Garden Update” from Uncle Dig.
- Climate Talk: This week’s episode (which airs MWF at 10am) is titled “We know how to fix climate change-let’s do it.”. On T-Th, we will continue to air his interview with Tacoma marine biologist Emily Pinckney about the intersection between climate change and climate justice. For notes to Climate Talk, click here.
- Drilled airs from 12am to 2am MWF: The Lockdown – In August 2019, an American lawyer was put on house arrest as he awaited trial on criminal contempt charges. The charges stem from a decades-long case that began with pollution in the Amazon and has since spanned continents and courtrooms while the victims—indigenous tribes in the Ecuadorian Amazon—continue to seek justice. Welcome to Season 5: La Lucha En La Jungla The Colonizers – How did this case come about in the first place? We go back to the early days of oil colonialism in Ecuador, in the 1960s, the partnership between oil men and missionaries, and the impact on indigenous communities in the Amazon.
- We do the Work: In Part 2, Lori Province interviews Phillip Mattera, director of the Corporate Research Project Good Jobs First, about information that can be used to advance corporate accountability campaigns.
- AlternativeRadio airs 9-10 AM TThS 9PM MWF with Vandan Shiva and David Suzuki:
The news about the pandemic goes from bad to worse. But at some point, hopefully not too far away, the crisis will pass. Where will we be? Kim Stanley Robinson, the well-known science fiction writer, says, “The future isn’t cast into one inevitable course. On the contrary, we could cause the sixth great mass extinction event in Earth’s history, or we could create a prosperous civilization, sustainable over the long haul. Either is possible starting from now.”
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