At 2pm: a special KRUU Tribute to Seattle's Cafe Racer with former Seattle resident/Eden's Hour host Erin Skipper live in the studio. The tragic shooting by a deranged gunman left the Seattle community shocked and in mourning.
At 3pm, Henryk Szadziewski, manager of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, talks about the recent developments and continuing unrest in China's Xinjiang Province.
At 3:30pm, it's jazz musician Thor Polson talking about his "Northern Lights" project.
At 4pm, join James for the regular feature "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile Fridays on PLANET ERSTWILD. For links to all stories referenced, click "Read more" below.
1. Drugged War
Despite Bloody Failures, US Doubling Down on Drug War
White House Visitor Logs Show Barack Obama Has Spent More Time With George Clooney Than DEA Chief Michele Leonhart
Lawmakers nudge spy agencies into anti-drug fight on U.S. public land
Drones Take to American Skies on Police, Search Missions
The first hints of flying drones in metro Atlanta
‘Siri, Kill That Guy’: Drones Might Get Voice Controls
Drone cars may soon be delivering pizza
Narcotics use for chronic pain soars among seniors
Western banks 'reaping billions from Colombian cocaine trade'
2. The Economy Doesn't Suck, It Just Sucks For You
Ponzify: A Prospectus for Silicon Valley’s Next Hot Tech IPO
U.S. Stocks Cap Biggest Rally in 2012 on Stimulus Bets
Wall Street CEO Pay Rises 20%, With KKR’s Kravis No. 1
New economy fallout – ‘wage theft’ from paychecks
Walmart Outsourcing Depresses Wages In U.S. Warehouses: Report
Majority of Recent High School Grads are Unemployed
Student loans soar 275% over past decade
Banks Siphon Student Dollars through Campus Debit Card Deals
AIG Chief Sees Retirement Age as High as 80 After Crisis
3. Truth And Consequences
MIDWAY Film Trailer: An Environmental Catastrophe on a Remote Island inundated with Plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch.
Pollution, Poverty and People of Color: Living with Industry
Coal Ash Dumps Across the Nation Are Looking to Expand
Flame retardant linked to obesity, anxiety, developmental problems, pilot study finds
China to US embassy: Stop telling people how bad the air is in Beijing
Cancer Incidence May Surge 75% by 2030, Lancet Says
House votes to block enforcement of energy efficient light bulb standards
House Passes Bill that Could Open Wilderness Areas to Hunting and Fishing
My Morning Cup of Coffee Kills Monkeys
Food Trade Too Complex to Track Food Safety
It Took Taco Bell Ten Weeks to Sell 100 Million 'Doritos Locos' Tacos
Is Humanity Pushing Earth Past a Tipping Point?
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
How California Could Force the Rest of the US to Label GMO Foods
ODDS & ENDS:
Erupting Urinal Soaks House Press Gallery
In Ad Network Nightmare, Microsoft Making ‘Do Not Track’ Default for IE 10
IE 10's ‘Do-Not-Track’ Default Dies Quick Death
US promises military training to Georgia
US offers millions in bounty for Somali Islamists
Back in Vietnam: Pacific power play sees US return to key port
Battleship Earth: Does the Pentagon have the right weapons to fight off an alien invasion?
No Intelligent Aliens Detected in Gliese 581
In U.S., 46% Hold Creationist View of Human Origins
Americans' Heads Getting Bigger In Size, Changing Shape, Anthropologists Say
USS Liberty crew member recalls fatal '67 US-Israeli skirmish
Netanyahu Vows Crackdown on African Asylum Seekers
Partisan Polarization Surges in Bush, Obama Years: Trends in American Values: 1987-2012
Miss USA Contestant: Pageant is ‘Fixed,’ ‘Lacking in Morals’