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Program Summary date 02 Feb, 2015

Hear Rep. Bill Otto and "the Lineball Sisters" discuss all manner of smalltown life in Kansas in the second hour after these news stories.

Counterspin (30 min.) This week on CounterSpin: The victory of the austerity-rejecting Syriza party in Greece has some corporate media clucking about “financial chaos” in Europe, due to Greece’s unwillingness to “clean up its act.” But could it be that what elite media fear isn’t that Syriza will fail—but that it might succeed? We’ll talk with Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research about the meaning of the Greek elections.

Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)

Description:  U.S. Senate votes 62-36 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline
Prosecutorial discretion at heart of lawsuit challenging executive action on immigration
Mexico ends probe of 43 disappeared students; families still demand proof
Nuclear deal headlines trade and investment agenda in Obama’s visit to India
Philippine president still supports peace pact despite clashes; 44 police dead
Sterling conviction criticized as “a new low” for whistleblower protections

Co-hosted during the second hour with Rep. Bill Otto, formerly of the 9th district, in the Kansas legislature listen in to conversations with "Traditional Republicans" who have lived small town life in Kansas across the generations.