THE WEEK THAT WAS
Friends' accounts differ significantly from victim in UVA rape story
>>They Blinded Us With Money
Congress Snuck Science into the $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Bill
>>A Rising Tide Of Oil Lifts All Yachts
Yellen: Cheap oil is good for America
2pm / Austin Two Hawk, host of KRUU's OUTLAW RADIO SHOW [Fridays 11pm; rebro Wednesdays 11am], talks with James Moore about his life as a Lakota growing up Episcopalian on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. It's a fascinating story you don't want to miss.
3:30pm / Frank Meeink, who talked at the public library this week, shares his experiences growing up in Philly and his life as a skinhead in various gangs that would eventually land him in prison before confronting his demons and learning the value of empathy. He now works as an author, motivational speaker and youth coach for hockey. He resides in Des Moines.
The Real American History X: An Evening With Frank Meeink
Frank will be in person at the Orpheum Theater Live Thursday Dec 18 at 7pm
James Moore talks with former SkinHead Frank Meeink about his personal journey from the streets of Philly to Illinois to Iowa, where he is now happily married and coachin
g ice and roller hockey teams while pursuing his commitment to personal transformation through empathy and understanding. His facebook and website have attracted a lot of attention and followers.
Frank Meeink became a SkinHead at 13. By 18 he was roaming the country as a SkinHead leader and Neo-Nazi recruiter, with gangs that would beat people indiscriminately. In Illinois he had his own cable-access TV show, "The Reich". He was finally arrested and convicted of kidnapping and beating a member of a rival SkinHead gang.
While in prison he befriended men he used to think he hated, men of different races. After being released from prison, Meeink tried to rejoin his old SkinHead pals but couldn't bring himself to hate those whom he now knew to be his friends. Now a noted speaker, author and founder of Harmony Through Hockey, Frank's life stands for tolerance, diversity and mutual understanding in racial, political and all aspects of society. Frank is truly an inspiration in any time of strife and conflict.
Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead is Frank’s raw telling of his descent into America’s Nazi underground and his ultimate triumph over hatred and addiction. The story of Frank’s downfall and redemption has the power to open hearts and change lives.
3:30pm, James Moore speaks with Jamie McIntyre, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist at Al Jazeera America, the U.S. cable news channel that covers both domestic and international news. McIntyre, who ia on adjunct faculty teaching journalism atthe University of Maryland, joined from CNN, where he served as Senior Pentagon correspondent. Al Jazeera America can be seen in Iowa on DirecTV Channel 347 and Dish Network Channel 215. If you don’t get Al Jazeera America, you can call your local cable provider to ask for the channel to be added to your system.
2pm, Israeli Economic Minister Naftali Bennett talks with Martin Indyk from the recent 2014 Saban Forum. A conversation on Israel's future moderated by the vice president for Foreign Policy at Brookings who last year served as U.S. special envoy for Israeli–Palestinian negotiations. The featured speaker was Jewish Home Party chairman Naftali Bennett, who heads the Israeli economy ministry as well as the ministry of religious services.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
>>Garbage In, Garbage Out, Garbage Here, Garbage There
Plastic Pollution in the World's Oceans: More than 5 Trillion Plastic Pieces Weighing over 250,000 Tons Afloat at Sea
>>Peddle to the Meddle
Citigroup Wrote the Wall Street Giveaway Congress Just Snuck Into a Must-Pass Spending Bill
>>Dream A Little Dream
Many Feel the American Dream Is Out of Reach, Poll Shows
The History of Tango Music
Horst Priesner, a Tango teacher from Austria, takes us on a journey through the history of Tango music.
Starting with the roots like Candombre and Milonga, he wanders through several epochs from 1890 to the latest releases of Electrotango.
Thursday December 11th at 7pm CT
Rebro Tues Dec 16th at 8am
It's a classic topical and musical safari on PLANET ERSTWILD this Friday.
At 2pm, James Moore interviews Judyth Vary Baker, former lover of Lee Harvey Oswald, whose book "Me & Lee - How I Came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald" will be discussed in some detail.
Judyth asserts that Lee Oswald (the middle name was added after he was accused of assassinating President John F Kennedy in Dallas) was actually a patriot and working on an abort team trying to keep JFK alive. She led a large gathering in Dallas this year that featured numerous JFK speakers.
At 3pm, James goes all over the map with snippets of George W Bush and Don Rumsfeld talking about Iraq as if they actually knew what they were talking about juxtaposed with musical counterpoints; Democracy Now talks about the Mike Brown non-indictment and its aftermath; there's a little ditty on the wacky cracked racket of hydraulic fracking; plus some Edward Snowden, in his own words, thrown in for good measure.
Welcome to PLANET ERSTWILD, where the sun never sets and the moon is a big pizza pie.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
>>Bad Cop, Worse Cop
US: Cleveland police poorly trained, reckless
>>Greased Pigs of War
Cheap oil may mean regime change for foes of the U.S.
>>Peek and Destroy
Mounting Reports of Civilian Deaths from U.S. Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, and a Pentagon That Looks the Other Way
RIP BOBBY "MR. BROWN SUGAR" KEYS
of Lubbock, Texas, Buddy Holly's sax man, born the same day as Keith Richards.
He also scorched the sax on John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Through The Night".
KRUU Tribute Wed 1pm & !0pm CT on people-powered solar KRUUfm.com.
Welcome to INSIDE THE HEADLINES with Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore, your weekly dose of top news stories from across the country and the globe.
Whether you're stealing deals, boycotting Wal-Mart in solidarity with workers' growing demand for better wages, or just recovering from the Macy parade and full stomach syndrome, join us for another romp through the week's captivating headlines for salty analysis and sweet insights on the conveyor belt of better understanding the world and its relentless boogie.
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