Flashpoints

Investigative News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein from KPFA, community radio in Berkeley, California. Flashpoints is an award-winning daily investigative newsmagazine. Through original reports and some of the key investigative reporters of our time, Flashpoints goes to the frontlines and to the core of the stories in the areas of government and corporate criminality, human rights, and economic justice. From Baghdad to the US-Mexico border, Palestine to San Francisco, Port-au-Prince to Washington DC, Flashpoints monitors the centers of power as an uncensored platform of independent media.

Episode Archive

Flashpoints on 09/01/15

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Tue, 09/01/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Investigative News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein
Today on Flashpoints, KJ Noh analyzes the underlying meaning of the recent flare-ups between North and South Korea. Also, members of Food Not Bombs are getting arrested for feeding the poor in liberal Santa Cruz, California. Finally, Miguel Gavilan Molina and Alejandro Reyes discuss the dangers faced by journalists in Mexico from drug cartels and the corrupt government.

Flashpoints on 08/27/15

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Coverage of Recent Parliamentary Elections in Haiti

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Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Coverage of Recent Parliamentary Elections in Haiti

Today Flashpoints presents a special encore edition of our coverage of

recent parliamentary elections held in Haiti on August 9th. We begin with an

interview with Brian Concannon of the Institute for Justice and Democracy

in Haiti giving his views of the legitimacy of the elections. We end our

encore presentation with an interview with Yvon Kernizan, a political

activist who works closely with the Fanmi Lavalas party founded by former

president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Flashpoints on 08/25/15

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Investigative News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein
Today on Flashpoints, professor and author Alice O'Connor explains what the current international market meltdown means for regular Americans. Then political analyst Franz Jerome continues the coverage of the flawed parliamentary elections in Haiti. Next, Paul Liem of the Korea Policy Institute examines US policy in the Pacific and its influence on the relationship between the Koreas. Finally, professor Adam Lankford discusses a new report he has written analyzing the global data on public mass shootings and why the United States experiences them disproportionately.

Haiti's Elections, Human Rights in Myanmar, and an Update on Venezuela

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Flashpoints
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Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Haiti's Elections, Human Rights in Myanmar, and an Update on Venezuela

We feature more on Haiti, as questions continue to mount about the legitimacy of the last parliamentary elections. Then we have a special interview from Myanmar with one of its foremost human rights heroes. And we get an update on the situation in Venezuela from the Director of the Task Force on the Americas, who led a delegation there.

Flashpoints on 08/20/15

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 08/19/15

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Flashpoints
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Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 08/18/15

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Investigative News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein
Today on Flashpoints, Mother Jones writer Russ Choma discusses campaign finance in the presidential election and the impact of the campaigns of Donald Trump and Lawrence Lessig. Then, political journalist Franz Jerome continues Flashpoints' coverage of the parliamentary elections in Haiti, with the announcement of the results of the election expected soon. Later, professor Francis Boyle analyzes the exchange of artillery fire between the US-backed Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists. Finally, Sue Udry of the Defending Dissident Foundation and Jeff Larson of ProPublica discuss the NSA's invasion of American privacy and how AT&T has become an active partner with their spying program.

Remembering Hugo Pinell, the Death Penalty, Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon, Elections in Haiti

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Flashpoints
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Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Today on Flashpoints, we remember the life of Hugo Pinell, a member of the San Quentin 6, who was killed yesterday during a prison riot in new Folsom Prison. Then, the Connecticut supreme court rules that 11 inmates cannot be executed, reaffirming the death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment. In the wake of the Animas toxic river spill by the EPA, a federal judge just ruled to allow the resumption of uranium mining in the grand canyon considered not only one of the most endangered sites in the world, but also considered sacred land by the havasupai first nation tribe. Then, we the continue our coverage of the fall out left in the wake of violence and irregularities this past Sunday during parliamentary elections in Haiti. 

Flashpoints on 08/13/15

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

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Focus on Central America

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Tue, 07/21/2009

 Host Trillium Shannon speaks with independent  producer and member of Upside Down World Editorial Collective, Jason Wallach.  The topic is Central American politics, including recent events in Honduras.

Comments

I tried to find out who the

I tried to find out who the speaker was also and searched the internet, looking for it. It was a well done presentation indeed.

Inquiry as to the author of a broadcast

I heard a broadcast on Kboo Portland radio at 10:30 pst on Friday July 24th, 2009. There was an editoral about the denial of American Imperialism and the falsehood of government policies versus the way they are represented to the public. The information was very well presented and resignated strongly.

I did not hear the author's name. I would like to find out who that is so that I may continue to read any publications of his that I can find.

--Thank You,

 

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