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    Program Summary: 23 Feb, 2015


    Hear Rep. Bill Otto discuss during the 2nd hour current statehouse affairs and  Kansas small town life after these news stories.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description:



    Federal judge blocks implementation of immigration-related executive actions
    FCC to vote on proposal to regulate the internet as a utility
    Murder of Turkish college student leads to revolt against sexual violence
    Public sector workers in Gaza unpaid since Hamas/Fatah unity deal
    As attacks continue, people in Pakistan increasingly speak out against the Taliban
    States consider legislation to better protect homeless people from violent attacks


    Between the Lines Radio (30 min.)


    Descripton: Interview with Matthew Hoh, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Scott Harris; Interview with Samuel Fey, post-doctoral fellow in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at Yale University, conducted by Melinda Tuhus; Interview with James S. Henry, senior fellow at Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable International Investment, conducted by Scott Harris


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    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.

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    Program Summary 16 Feb. 2015


    Hear Rep. Bill Otto and "the Lineball Sisters" during the 2nd hour discuss all manner of smalltown life in Kansas in the second hour after these news stories.


    Between the Lines (30 min.)


    Description: As War Hawks Circle Above Washington, Humanitarian Crisis in Eastern Ukraine Invisible in U.S. Media; Activists Engage in Civil Disobedience in Opposition to LNG Terminal at Cove Point Maryland; As FCC Readies New Net Neutrality Rules, Telecom Giants Prepare Legal and Legislative Offensive


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description:



    Deadline looming on the future of austerity measures in Greece
    Overflow crowd packs Federal Election Commission hearing on campaign finance limits
    300 people assumed dead in mass drowning while trying to reach Europe from Africa
    Independent, international experts question Mexico’s handling of missing students case
    Scientists examine apparent increase in mass mortality events among non-human species
    Education reform bills before Wisconsin Assembly could lead to more for-profit education


    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.

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    Program Summary Feb. 9, 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.


    Between the Lines (30 min.) Description: Featured guests: Mel Goodman, fmr CIA analyst, Dir. of the National Sec. Project at the Center for International Policy; Ali Al-Ahmed, Director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs; Mark Price, a labor economist at the Keystone Research Center


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.) Description:



    Proposed reforms to corporate tax code included in Obama’s $4 trillion budget request
    The wheels of Congress begin to move on bilateral relations with Cuba
    Deadly airstrikes and rocket attacks across Syria
    Turkish authorities charge Dutch journalist spread “terrorist propaganda” via social media
    Mexican authorities discover 61 bodies in an abandoned crematorium in Guerrero
    Survivors of acid attacks call on Indian government to implement preventative and rehabilitative measures
    California to make condoms available in prisons statewide


    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.

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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.

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


    Program Summary: 26 Jan. 2015


    Counterspin (30 min.)


    Description: This week on CounterSpin: After the State of the Union address, one paper's headline was "Obama Pulls No Punches," but another said the speech consisted of "modest proposals," while a third deemed it "A Bold Call to Action Even if No Action Is Likely." What's the public to make of this exercise in political theater and the media's morning-after tea leaf-reading? We'll talk with journalist and activist Keane Bhatt.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description: President and Prime Minister of Yemen resign in apparent coup by Houthi rebels; Austerity measures take center stage in Greek elections; Boko Haram claims responsibility for major attack in Nigeria; CIA whistle-blower case goes to jury; Pennsylvania governor’s inauguration draws opponents of fracking; U.S. Supreme Court hears state judicial campaign financing case; #ReclaimMLK actions vindicate King’s legacy of civil rights protests.  Also on the show: A proposed Pennsylvania law aimed at silencing Mumia Abu-Jamal targets our right to hear as much as his right to speak. Why aren't more journalists up in arms? We'll talk to one who is: Daniel Denvir, senior staff writer at Philadelphia City Paper.


    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.

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    Program Summary date: Jan. 19, 2015 Hear Rep. Bill Otto and "the Lineball Sisters" discuss all manner of Kansas smalltown life in the second hour after these news stories.


    Counterspin (30 min.) Produced by FAIR.


    Description: This week on CounterSpin: Coverage of the recent state visit from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto didn't avoid mention of violence in Mexico, including the disappearance of 43 student teachers in September. But the explanations of that violence (and of the US relationship to it) hid more than they revealed. We'll talk with Laura Carlsen from the Americas Program and the Center for International Policy about the desaparacidos and the nature of violence in Mexico.


    Also on the show: Before the movie even opened, there were high-profile criticisms of the movie Selma, particularly around the well-received film's depiction of Lyndon Johnson.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)



    As many as two thousand feared dead after Boko Haram attack on Nigerian town

    Cross-border Boko Haram attacks displace students in Cameroon’s Far North Region

    Senate set to pass Keystone XL bill; Obama vows to veto

    Previously defeated cyber-surveillance bill is back before Congress

    New York City to reform policies on solitary confinement for prisoners

    Gaza engineer has a plan for rebuilding homes without scarce cement and steel


    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.

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    Program Summary JAN. 12, 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.)


    Description: This week on CounterSpin: We're told the recent midterm elections were the "most expensive in US history," but who was buying? And what do they expect in return? And what does it all mean for the relatively unmoneyed, namely most of us? We talked with Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, about the 114th Congress.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description:


    Suspects in Charlie Hebdo massacre dead after Paris-area standoffs
    Survivors of Peshawar school attack grapple with severe trauma
    St. Louis County grand juror seeks to remove lifetime gag order on Ferguson case
    FBI investigates explosion outside NAACP office in Colorado Springs
    Gay couples wed in Florida, now the 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage
    Anti-torture campaigners press for closure of Guantanamo Bay detention facility
    Relatives of missing Mexican students deepen ties with Zapatistas, Obama reaffirms support for Peña Nieto


    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.

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    Program Summary Oct. 6, 2014:


    1st Hour: Free Speech Radio News returns to RFK! (30 min.)


    SPECIAL 76th District, Kansas debate sponsored by League of Women Voters with incumbent Rep. Peggy Mast (R); candidate Teresa Briggs (D); former Rep. Bill Otto (Independent) Emporia, Sept. 30, 2014. Courtesy You Tube Jonita Otto, producer.


    2nd Hour Join the discussion about smalltown life in Kanas with former state Rep. Bill Otto, a lifelong educator and administrator and "the Lineball Sisters", Kay and Sondra.

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    Program Summary date


    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.)


    Description: Each week CounterSpin brings you a look behind the headlines of the mainstream news. At year's end we take a look back and revisit some of the stories it's been our privilege and pleasure to bring you. We call it "best of," but the truth is we always work to shine a light on angles or perspectives on events we think you might not hear elsewhere ,and insights into why and how corporate media coverage comes to look the way it does.


    The aim is to help you not just Not Believe Everything You Read but to show that on every issue there are groups and individuals who don't make the nightly news but have something important to say.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description:



    AirAsia 8501 recovery efforts continue in stormy weather, high seas
    Holidays bring generations together at “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations
    Sand mining: One of the lesser-known environmental impacts of fracking
    Hindu fundamentalists in India carry out controversial group conversions with alleged support of ruling party
    Ebola rages on in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea while Nigeria offers lessons


    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.

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    Program Summary date: 22 DEC 2014


    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.)


    Description: This week on CounterSpin: Progressive Democrats launched an unexpected attack on a congressional spending bill, leaving some pundits complaining once more about nasty Beltway polarization. But legislators were trying to do something substantive: stop an attempt to roll back an important part of the Dodd/Frank Wall Street reform law. Journalist David Dayen will join us to explain what was at stake.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description:



    US and Cuban leaders announce thaw in Cold War-era diplomatic relations
    More mass kidnapping in northern Nigeria; Boko Haram suspected
    Taliban militants slaughter almost 150 children at a Peshawar school
    Israel showcases drone technology as the world’s top exporter
    Wichita outfits all police with body cameras, L.A. and Houston announce similar plans
    New York environmentalists celebrate first-ever statewide fracking ban
    New Zealand opens coastal waters to deep sea drilling


    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.

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    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.) Description: This week on CounterSpin: It's hard to think of a time when a free press is more necessary than when the public needs to know about crimes committed in our name. So the release of a Senate report on CIA torture is a test for US media. We'll talk about the report and the media response with Baher Azmy, legal director at the Center for Constitutional Rights.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.) Description:



    Section of CIA torture report declassified; brutal torture tactics revealed
    Demonstrations calling for police accountability continue around the U.S.
    Recount confirms defeat of Oregon ballot initiative to mandate labeling of GMOs
    Turkish police raid and shut down community center squat in Istanbul
    Gaza farmers face low yields after fields damaged during Israeli offensive
    Indigenous leaders face risks for environmental defense of Amazon Basin


    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.

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