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.

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Episode Archive

Flashpoints on 05/21/09

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Thu, 05/21/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Labor reporter David Bacon, author of "Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants," discusses Penny Pritzker's leadership in the movement against the Employee Free Choice Act and other issues.  And financial consultant Catherine Austin Fitts returns with the Community Business segment. Her topics include the cleansing of debts against the Bank of America and Goldman Sachs.

Flashpoints on 05/20/09

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Wed, 05/20/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

A special report on the appointment of former President Bill Clinton as a U.N. envoy to Haiti, an interview with the sister of death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis on an international day devoted to saving his life, and Laila Al Arian and Chris Hedges discuss their book "Collateral Damage.

Flashpoints on 05/19/09

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Tue, 05/19/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

An exclusive interview with California death row prisoner Kevin Cooper. Cooper is on death row in San Quentin prison. He was convicted of the 1983 murder of three members of one family and their houseguest. Last week a federal appeals court judge warned California that the state might execute an innocent man if it decides to put Kevin Cooper to death. Cooper was denied a hearing by a panel of appeals court judges. They were critical of the handling of Cooper's case by the trial judge, but still denied him a rehearing. Panel member Judge William Fletcher wrote a scathing dissent to the decision.

Flashpoints on 05/15/09

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Fri, 05/15/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Commemorating the 61st anniversary of the expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland, Flashpoints plays excerpts from the hard-hitting documentary "Occupation 101," which takes listeners through the chronology of dispossession and military occupation in Palestine.

Flashpoints on 05/14/09

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Thu, 05/14/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Independent journalist Dahr Jamail on the dramatic increase in Iraqi and U.S. occupation forces deaths in Iraq in the last month.

Flashpoints on 05/08/09

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Fri, 05/08/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

US airstrikes in Afghanistan kill an estimated 130 civilians, including many women and children, as the Pentagon scurries to cover up the massacre and Obama prepares to send 21,000 more troops to occupy the country. Flashpoints talks with Colonel Ann Wright, ret. Army; antiwar activist about the killings. Also, excerpts from the Pacifica Radio documentary, the Ballad of Pete Seeger, which chronicles the life and times of the revolutionary folk musician and social justice hero.

Flashpoints on 05/07/09

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Thu, 05/07/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Today's show features a lecture by Ali Abunimah, co-founder and editor of "The Electronic Intifada," on the growing movement against Israeli apartheid.

Flashpoints on 05/06/09

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Wed, 05/06/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Writer and activist Alice Walker speaks about her recent trip to occupied Gaza and Iraqi writer and journalist Ahmed Habib on the continuing destruction of Iraq.

Flashpoints on 05/05/09

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Tue, 05/05/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Longtime environmental activist Mike Roselle reports on a small victory in the battle against mountaintop removal in West Virginia, Robert Knight presents the Knight report, and a commentary from Mumia Abu Jamal.

Flashpoints on 04/30/09

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Thu, 04/30/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Producer Nora Barrows Friedman presents a special report from occupied Palestine on Israel and the practice of  apartheid in Palestine. She speaks with Hazem Jamjoum of Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights.source Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights

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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.

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