• 02:04

    OTTOS KANSAS COFFEE BAR

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    Program Summary 23 March 2015


    Hear Rep. Bill Otto during the 2nd hour discuss the latest statehouse news.  Today's guest is Pine Bluff resident and community activist Frank Smith who made news last week in Kansas exposing the fracking industry induced earthquakes to the Kansas Corporate Commission regulators.


    Naomi Fowler's Taxcast with the Tax Justice Network (30 min. ca.)


    Description: In the March 2015 Taxcast: Democracy for sale: how our politics are heavily reliant on tax haven-friendly donors. Also, we ask: why is HSBC shutting down offshore accounts in Jersey? Are we in the final few years of the corporate income tax? Is Australia's exempting of big companies from new transparency rules a joke? Plus more scandal and analysis you won't find anywhere else.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description:



    Netanyahu back peddles; U.S. still to reevaluate backing Israel at UN
    Netanyahu reelection raises concerns in Gaza and renews calls for unity among Palestinans
    Regional elections in Spain will be first test for anti-austerity Podemos
    House Oversight Committee grills FCC regarding internet rule change
    Wrongful arrest leads TV producer to become law enforcement reform advocate
    Top Mexican journalist fired on heels of whistleblower platform’s launch


    Co-hosted during the second hour with Rep. Bill Otto, formerly of the 9th district, in the Kansas legislature.

  • 02:02

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    Program Summary March 16, 2015


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


    Counterspin (30 min.)


    Description: This week on CounterSpin: USA Today had one headline, "50 Years Later, Selma Still Inspires," paired with another reading: "Why Ferguson Reports Changed No One's Mind." Somewhere in there is a way for the media to talk about the fight over voting rights and black people's access to basics of democracy as an ongoing story, not just a historical one. We'll talk about voting rights--then and now--with Deborah Vagins, senior legislative counsel at the ACLU's Washington Legislative Office.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description:



    Shooting of two police in Ferguson comes amidst wave of resignations
    CIA Director announces major restructuring of the intelligence agency
    U.S. sanctions against Venezuela kick off a new round of diplomatic tensions
    From anarchists to bankers, Greece’s SYRIZA-led government digs in
    New party could be a ‘game-changer’ in Israeli elections
    Nigerians flee to Cameroon despite cross-border attacks by Boko Haram
    India’s ruling party moves to roll back protections for farmers facing land expropriation

  • 02:01

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    Program Summary March 9, 2015


    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.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description:



    Justice Department probe finds overwhelming evidence of racial bias in Ferguson, Missouri policing and courts
    National movement for police accountability renews interest in civilian review boards
    Homeless veterans in Los Angeles struggle for access to land donated to them
    Bedouin protest camp against eviction from sensitive E1 area near Jerusalem
    Displaced Zimbabweans still waiting for promised government compensation a year later
    Flood Wall Street case comes to a close in Manhattan (30 min.)


    Between The Lines radio news magazine:


    This news program is broadcast and streamed at KKFI-fm 90.1 Friday 9am (CST)

  • 01:59

    HELL IN KANSAS

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    Sept. 26, 2014 Program summary:


    The latest Democracy Now (which we rarely broadcast) which contains a unique discussion about U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation, and the latest headlines.


    Then a run-down of the latest developments in Kansas "the reddest of red" states which has been getting national headlines over the senatorial elections.


    Topics: Sarah Palin was humping for Sen. Pat Roberts in Indepence, Ks. serving pancakes, etc.  Check out her latest post-dogpile party at the Mud Flats.


    Also the state of Kansas is selling sex toys to make up for the Brownback tax cuts for the wealthy.


    And last but not least who dug up the 16 year old dirt about Gov. Sam Brownback's adversary in the election Rep. Paul Davis? Click here.



     

  • 02:06

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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.

  • 02:03

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    Program Summary: March 2 2015


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


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description:



    FCC approves measure to categorize internet service as a public utility
    DHS budget becomes the latest partisan funding impasse on Capitol Hill
    Prisoner transfers continue after weekend uprising in Texas “tent city” facility
    Wisconsin Republicans fast track right-to-work legislation through State Senate
    Youth unemployment crisis in mineral rich Mozambique
    Education of refugee diaspora another casualty of Syria’s civil war
    Canadian government to attend conference on missing/murdered indigenous women


    Between the Lines Radio (30 min.)


    This news program is broadcast and streamed at KKFI-fm 90.1 Friday 9am (CST)


    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.

  • 02:02

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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.

  • 02:09

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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.

  • 02:02

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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.

  • 02:08

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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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