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- Planet Erstwild - 20170426 - Tony Ellis on Rishikesh

40:51 minutes (37.41 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

James Moore interviews Tony Ellis about Rishikesh and its upcoming 50th anniversary of the Beatles journey to India.

- The Studio - 20170424 - Jane A. Schmidt

58:18 minutes (53.38 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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"Who's your Mama? I'm your Mama!"

Encouraging a rescued gosling to consider her its mama is all in a day's work for humor writer, animal lover, and fitness instructor Jane A. Schmidt. As a child Jane wore metal leg braces like Forrest Gump's, but she dreamed of an unfettered outdoor life raising animals.

Today Jane's living her dream. In rural Wisconsin, surrounded by ducks, geese, goats, cats, dogs, donkeys, and a pet pig, Jane writes books and leads clients on backpacking adventures. Her latest book is Not A Perfect Fit: Stories from Jane's World. To see how a determined woman crafted a life for herself that seemed out of reach, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Jane A. Schmidt. 

61:40 minutes (56.46 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

_____The US Strike on Syria Underscores Trump’s Media-Fueled Worldview
https://www.wired.com/2017/04/us-strike-syria-underscore-trumps-media-fueled-worldview/

Is Assad to blame for the chemical weapons attack in Syria?
http://www.dw.com/en/is-assad-to-blame-for-the-chemical-weapons-attack-in-syria/a-38330217

How the US destroyed Iraq: On Mosul's civilian deaths
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/04/destroyed-iraq-mosul-civilian-deaths-170405072214906.html

Afghanistan War: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/afghanistan_war_out_of_sight_out_of_mind_201704062

Jared Kushner hires ‘The Purge’ publicist for Office of American Innovation
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/324948/jared-kushner-hires-purge-publicist-office-american-innovation/

Bannon’s Booting From NSC May Not Mean Much After All
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/national-security-experts-caution-bannon-removal-nsc-not-a-move-toward-normalcy

Empty Seats at Regulators Hold Back Trump Bid to Undo Dodd-Frank
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-05/empty-seats-at-regulators-hold-back-trump-bid-to-undo-dodd-frank

A Brief Fact Check of Trump’s Claim to Have Enjoyed 13 Weeks of Historic Success
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/trump-boasts-historically-successful-13-weeks-of-presidency.html

70:57 minutes (64.95 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

White America is tops in the developed world when it comes to death by drugs, alcohol, and suicide
https://qz.com/940408/white-middle-aged-americans-are-much-more-likely-to-die-of-a-drug-overdose-than-their-peers-in-more-developed-countries-a-brookings-study-finds/

Many Americans are woefully unprepared for a surprise medical expense
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/21/many-americans-are-woefully-unprepared-for-a-surprise-medical-expense.html

White House Preparing to Blame Ryan If Health Bill Fails, Official Says
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-24/white-house-said-to-prepare-to-blame-ryan-if-health-bill-fails

No, over there! Our case-by-case guide to the Trump distraction technique
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/21/donald-trump-distraction-technique-media

Trump's early policy moves benefit the industries he knows best — his own
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-business-policy-moves-ethics-236392

Congressman’s Trump Surveillance Claims Have an Obvious, Mundane Explanation
https://theintercept.com/2017/03/22/congressmans-trump-surveillance-claims-have-an-obvious-mundane-explanation/

Aid Officials Beg Congress to Help Yemen, While Trump Sends More Bombs
https://theintercept.com/2017/03/22/aid-officials-beg-congress-to-help-yemen-while-trump-sends-more-bombs/

'We are not afraid': Londoners defiant after parliament attack
http://www.euronews.com/2017/03/22/we-are-not-afraid-londoners-defiant-after-parliament-attack

33:23 minutes (30.57 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

Interview to air Friday 3pm | Sat 11am

Did you know Iowa is home of the oldest mosque in America?

In response to a distrurbing rise in reports of Islamophobia, talk of Muslim travel bans and the new administration's emphasis on radical "Islamic" terrorism, Imam Taha Tawil, the leader of North America's oldest mosque, has scheduled a multifaith rally for this Sunday, March 26th at 3pm to encircle the Mother Mosque of America in Cedar Rapids.

Enjoy a conversation about the rally and related topics. Imam Taha stresses that it's not as much a Muslim rally as a rally for Americans of all faiths and even non-faiths to stand for the Constitution, the freedom to practice religion, assembly and exercise free speech which are birthrights of all Americans.

- The Studio - 20170320 - Taylor Brorby

59:38 minutes (54.6 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Getting arrested is expensive, millennial Taylor Brorby learned Coming Alive Book Coverafter he engaged in civil disobedience in Boone, Iowa, last autumn to protest construction of the Bakken Oil Pipeline. Taking a stand on behalf of his old home, near the North Dakota Badlands, and his new home, Ames, where he's pursing MFA studies in creative writing and the environment, Taylor views Dakota Access Pipeline construction across the U.S. as an incursion he has to resist.

His motivation?

Love of landscape and concern for nephews who he fears may someday ask him why he didn't do more. His new book, Coming Alive: Action & Civil Disobedience, describes Taylor Brorby's reluctant journey from homebody to activist. A good read for people grappling with their own evolving activism. Tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl.

61:50 minutes (56.61 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

Stephen Bannon wants to dismantle your government
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/03/16/stephen-bannon-wants-to-dismantle-your-government-administrative-state-ross-baker-column/99180638/

Trump Gambles With Cuts to Programs His Base Relies On
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/politics/trump-budget.html

Trump boosts security budget while slashing anti-poverty programs
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2017/03/16/trump-boosts-security-budget-while-slashing-anti-poverty-programs-medical-research-education/dkOh0GCX5rL5O0dcGeRPcP/story.html

Trump’s Mideast surge has Pentagon debating ‘mission creep’
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/pentagon-syria-mission-creep-trump-236156

Tillerson’s Asia Trip Could Signal the End US Soft Diplomacy
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2017/03/17/Tillerson-s-Asia-Trip-Could-Signal-End-US-Soft-Diplomacy

US makes formal apology to Britain after White House accuses GCHQ of wiretapping Trump Tower
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/17/us-makes-formal-apology-britain-white-house-accuses-gchq-wiretapping/

Sean Spicer’s angry, lonely defense of Trump’s wiretapping claim, annotated
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/16/sean-spicers-angry-lonely-defense-of-trumps-wiretapping-claim-annotated/

Rachel Maddow Turned a Scoop on Donald Trump’s Taxes Into a Cynical, Self-Defeating Spectacle
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/03/15/rachel_maddow_s_trump_taxes_scoop_was_a_cynical_self_defeating_spectacle.html

Scandal Fatigue and the Trump Ethical Swamp
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-03-14/scandal-fatigue-and-the-trump-ethical-swamp

- Inside the Headlines - 20170310 - The Week That

67:31 minutes (61.82 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

Here are all the factions opposed to the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article137516488.html

Paul Ryan Fundraised With Health Insurance Lobbying Firm Just Before His PowerPoint
https://theintercept.com/2017/03/09/paul-ryan-fundraised-with-health-insurance-lobbying-firm-just-before-his-powerpoint/

Longtime allies, sworn enemies and temporary bedfellows collide on Syria battlefield
http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/longtime-allies-sworn-enemies-and-temporary-bedfellows-collide-on-syria-battlefield

No 'Incompetence' or 'Bad Judgment' in Yemen Raid, Probe Finds
http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/03/09/no-incompetence-bad-judgment-yemen-raid-probe-finds.html

The Marine Corps' nude-photo-sharing scandal is even worse than first realized
http://www.businessinsider.com/nude-photo-marine-corps-pentagon-scandal-2017-3

Donald Trump unaware Michael Flynn was a 'foreign agent', Sean Spicer says
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/09/michael-flynn-foreign-agent-sean-spicer

With Trump in White House, His Golf Properties Prosper
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/us/politics/trump-golf-courses.html

CEOs Widen Income Gap Over Staff as Survey Shows 5.5% Pay Jump
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-08/ceos-widen-income-gap-over-staff-as-survey-shows-5-5-pay-jump

A Tiny Bit Of Good News On Inequality Before It All Goes To Hell
http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/a-tiny-bit-of-good-news-on-inequality-before-it-all-goe-1793119444

The CIA can hack your TV? So what else is new?
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article137272958.html

63:33 minutes (58.19 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

A Who's Who of the Trump Campaign's Russia Connections
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/a-whos-who-of-the-trump-campaigns-russia-connections-w469977

Sergey Kislyak, Russian Envoy, Cultivated Powerful Network in U.S.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/world/europe/sergey-kislyak-russian-ambassador.html

How much longer can Republicans defend Trump over Russia?
http://theweek.com/articles/683374/how-much-longer-republicans-defend-trump-over-russia

Russia asserts growing ambitions in Middle East with Libya talks
http://www.thenational.ae/world/europe/russia-asserts-growing-ambitions-in-middle-east-with-libya-talks

US Launches a Flurry of Airstrikes Against al-Qaeda in Yemen
http://news.antiwar.com/2017/03/02/us-launches-a-flurry-of-airstrikes-against-al-qaeda-in-yemen/

Trump pledges ‘great rebuilding’ of military on visit to new carrier
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/2/donald-trump-pledges-great-rebuilding-military/

Palantir Provides the Engine for Donald Trump’s Deportation Machine
https://theintercept.com/2017/03/02/palantir-provides-the-engine-for-donald-trumps-deportation-machine/

EPA moves confirm Trump's climate hostility, but what of the Paris Agreement?
http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3005760/epa-moves-confirm-trumps-climate-hostility-but-what-of-the-paris-agreement

Our Oceans Are Garbage
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/scientists-predict-there-could-be-more-plastic-than-fish-in-the-oceans-by-2050

- Around Town - 20170301 - Events in Fairfield

30:00 minutes (27.47 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Melinda Arndt discusses the latest haps AROUND TOWN on her weekly show.

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