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Author: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus and Bob Nixon

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Between The Lines is a weekly syndicated half-hour radio newsmagazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic and social issues. Since 1991, Between The Lines has provided in-depth, timely analysis on a wide range of political, economic and social issues including: the history and consequences of two U.S. wars with Iraq; increasing disparity in wealth in the U.S.; coverage of the global social justice movement and related protests challenging the free trade, corporate-driven policies of the World Trade Organization and World Bank/International Monetary Fund; post-9/11 erosion of civil liberties; constitutional protections and international law in the U.S.; the crisis in the U.S. health care system; international grassroots mobilization to confront global climate change; racism permeating the prison industrial complex; and efforts to repair flaws in the U.S. electoral system.Squeaky Wheel Productions is our 501(c)(3) nonprofit production company and distributor. This consumer podcast may occasionally contain a fundraising pitch. 233680
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Oxfam America Director of Economic Justice Nabil Ahmed: New Oxfam Report on Rising Global Inequality Calls for 5% Tax on Super-RichBeyond Extreme Energy activist Andy Hinz: U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Approves Projects that Generate Equivalent of 76 Coal PlantsAliana Americas Associate Director Nancy Treviño: Crisis on Southern Border Underscores Urgent Need for Reform of U.S. Immigration & Asylum SystemBob Nixon's Under-reported News Summary- Western companies providing weapons, technology to Myanmar junta-Will the Supreme Court revoke the right to strike?-Cities rethink fare-free transit as federal Covid subsidies run outVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
Author and Daily Beast columnist Wajahat Ali: GOP Extremists are Burning Down the House Americans for Tax Fairness policy consultant Will Rice: House Republican Majority Votes to Repeal IRS Funding to Protect Rich Donors, Tax CheatsYale grad student union organizers Paul Seltzer and Arita Acharya: After 30 Years of Organizing, Local 33 Wins Yale Grad Student UnionBob Nixon's Under-reported News SummaryGhana has struck a preliminary IMF dealEPA seeks tighter limits on sootUnions fighting to ensure solar workers are skilled tradesmenVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
Stand Up America's Policy and Political Affairs Managing Director Brett Edkins: Two Years After Jan. 6 Insurrection, GOP Continues to Pose Threat to DemocracyPEN America's Freed Expression and Education Director Jonathan Friedman: Groups Organize to Fight Repressive Culture War Book Banning Across America Stop Cop City organizer Kei: Opponents of Atlanta’s ‘Stop Cop City’ Training Center Accused of Domestic TerrorismBob Nixon's Under-reported News SummaryChinese army patrol clash with Indian troops near TibetAn “electoral reform” in Mexico may make elections less safeCompanies pioneering clean extraction of lithium under Salton SeaVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links, transcripts and subscribe to our BTL Weekly Summary and/or podcasts. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.Visit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
Boycott From Within member Ofer Neiman: International BDS Movement Challenges Israel’s New Ultranationalist, Far Right GovernmentInstitute for Policy Studies' Foreign Policy in Focus Director John Feffer: What Motivates Far Right Voters and How to Win Them BackDefending Rights and Dissent Policy Director Chip Gibbons: As U.S. Pursues Julian Assange Extradition, Press Freedom Groups Demand Charges be DroppedBob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – Jan. 4, 2023Taiwan responds to Chinese military threatOmnibus legislation expands tax benefits for the richest AmericansLess cops,  more student conflict mediation with "restorative practices"Visit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links, transcripts and subscribe to our BTL Weekly Summary and/or podcasts. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.Visit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
People for the American Way's incoming President Svante Myrick: Will Jan. 6 House Committee Criminal Referrals Result in Trump Accountability? United American Indians of New England Co-Leader Mahtowin Munro: United American Indians of New England Leader Reflects on Current State of Indigenous AmericasNational Coalition for the Homeless Executive Director Donald Whitehead: New Biden Administration Policy Aims to Reduce Homeless Population 25% in Next Three YearsBob Nixon's Under-reported News SummaryIs a third intifada is on the cards?Major commitment at COP15 biodiversity summitActivist Staughton Lynd diesVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
Social Security Works' Executive Director Alex Lawson: GOP Threatens to Hold Federal Debt Limit Hostage to Force Social Security, Medicare CutsACLU of Connecticut Legal Director Dan Barrett: Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Connecticut’s Trans-Inclusive Student Athletics PolicyMarch for Our Lives Director of Policy Zeenat Yahya: 10 Years After Sandy Hook School Massacre, Campaign to End Gun Violence ContinuesBob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary• Russian Wagner mercenaries in Ukraine• Uranium pollution lurking in U.S. waters• Chico subdivision planned on site of 2018 Camp FireVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
Investigative journalist and best-selling author Greg Palast: Georgia GOP Voter Suppression the Media Missed, Likely to Spread Across the U.S.Starbucks Union organizer Aleah Bacetti: Starbucks Continues Anti-Union Tactics to Slow Unionization DrivesBrown University's School of Public Health's Pandemic Center Director Jennifer Nuzzo: Nursing Homes Unprepared for Ongoing Deadly COVID PandemicBob Nixon's Under-reported News SummaryEthiopian guards massacred scores of Tigrayan prisonersMexico’s president wants to develop the poorer southTribes fighting for Colorado river water rightsVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
Former CIA analyst and Center for International Policy Senior Fellow Mel Goodman: Israel’s Dangerous New Ultranationalist Government Likely to Trigger CrisisWomen's Earth and Climate Action Network Executive Director Osprey Orielle Lake: Climate Activists Mobilize Support for Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation TreatyFreePress.net Senior Counsel Nora Benavidez: The Wider Impact of Elon Musk’s Devolution of TwitterBob Nixon's Under-reported News Summary:• Independent journalists flee Russia to regroup, report on Ukraine war• Amazon collected over $5 billion in economic development subsidies• Title lenders thrive in states which allow loans with predatory interest ratesVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
The Nation's national affairs correspondent John Nichols:  The Republican Party’s Devolution into a Violent, White Supremacist Threat to DemocracySalon.com senior political writer Amanda Marcotte: Republicans Blame Single Women for Their Midterm Election LossesBoston University student Herbie Waters: Letter from US Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier Read at ‘Thanksgiving,’ Day of Mourning EventBob Nixon's Under-reported News SummaryNew leftist Colombia president takes new approach to cocaineBiden's green industrial policies not making green jobs good union jobsToxic metal pollution 10x worse in racially segregated communitiesVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.Visit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
New York University history professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat: GOP’s Embrace of Violence Endangers U.S. DemocracyClimate activists and Fossil Free Media Director Jamie Henn: Assessing the Good, Bad and Ugly at the UN’s COP-27 Climate SummitPlant the Land Team Co-Director Laura Schleifer: Project Brings Vegan Food to Palestinians in Gaza Suffering Under Israeli BlockadeBob Nixon's Under-reported News Summary  • U.S. intelligence report says UAE meddled in American politics  • Canadian indigenous communities set aside vast areas for protection  •New Jersey Casino Reinvestment agency makes housing options worseVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.Visit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
Labor and racial justice activist Bill Fletcher Jr.: Midterm Election a Major Battle in America’s Political Cold War Voters of Tomorrow Deputy Communications Director Marianna Pecora:  Gen Z Vote was Critical in Blocking GOP’s Predicted ‘Red Wave’Lead attorney Chase Iron Eyes: Supreme Court Challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act Threatens Native American Culture and SurvivalBob Nixon's Under-reported News SummaryChina fishing industry in standoff with U.S.Africa will remain poor unless access to electricity is broadenedRenters are the most vulnerable to climate changeVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
Former Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper: State Legislatures are Ground Zero for GOP Assault on DemocracyMother Jones' Washington Bureau Chief David Corn: New Book Recounts Origins of GOP Extremism and White SupremacyClimate activist and Yale Divinity School student Tyler Mark Nelson: Faith Groups Taking Action on the Climate CrisisBob Nixon's Under-reported News Summary- Sudan faces 'generational catastrophe' as millions of children miss school- Guatemalan investigative journalist Jose Ruben Zamora arrested, detained- Governmental regulations authority under new generation of reformersVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
Roots Action co-founder Norman Solomon: In Midterm Election, Progressives Can Play a Pivotal Role to Defeat Fascist Republicans   Prison Policy Initiative Communications Strategist Wanda Bertram: Polling Stations in Jails Provide Opportunity for Eligible Pre-Trial Detainees to Vote  Media Matters Senior Researcher Andrew Lawrence: Corporate Media’s Horse-Race Election Coverage Ignores Critical Issues Important to VotersBob Nixon's Under-reported News SummaryNorth Korea-Japan missile tensionsWho will be Minneapolis's new prosecutor?Amy’s Kitchen freezes union driveVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
Black Alliance for Peace team on Haiti's Jemima Pierre: Amid Haiti Crisis, Civil Society Groups Oppose Foreign Military InterventionUniversity of Massachusetts professor emeritus of economics William Lazonick: Big Oil Stock Buybacks Must be Stopped Indiana University School of Public Health professor emeritus Michael Hendryx: Biden Urged to Restart Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Health Study Halted by TrumpVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
Gaslit Nation podcast cohost Sarah Kendzior: After Last Jan. 6 House Committee Hearing, Trump Continues to Escape AccountabilitySocial Security Works Communications Director Linda Benesch: Republicans Propose Policies That Would Weaken or End Social Security and MedicareDoctors for Camp Closures volunteer Dr. Kate Sugarman: Volunteers Provide Assistance to Asylum Seekers Used as Political Props by GOP Governors  Bob Nixon's Under-reported Weekly Summary U.S. says no to emergency liquidity for emerging marketsPrison labor reform movement hopes to close ‘slavery loophole’Amazon suspends workers who refused to work after a fireVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
• Yale professor Jason Stanley: Meet Italy’s neo-Fascist Prime Minister-Elect Giorgia Meloni• National Lawyers Guild past president Marjorie Cohn: Supreme Court Poised to Legalize Election Theft, Further Erode Democracy• Familias Unidas por la Justicia Political Director Edgar Franks: Amid Rising Temperatures Caused by Climate Change, Farmworkers Union Fights for Safety RegulationsBob Nixon's Under-reported News Summary     - Flooded West Africa awaits $100 billion annually in climate aid pledged in 2009     - Kushner Company agrees to $3.25 million settlement for shoddy apartments     - Democrats hoping abortion issue and technology aid midterm victoriesVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
Quincy Institute's Director of Grand Strategy George Beebe: As Ukraine War Intensifies, New Poll Finds Americans Want U.S. to Pursue Talks to End the ConflictNetwork for Social Justice and Human Rights Director Maria Luisa Mendonça: Polls Get it Wrong in Brazil’s First Round Presidential ElectionGrassroots climate groups consultant Drew Hudson: Climate Groups Defeat Joe Manchin’s Fossil Fuel Friendly ‘Dirty Deal’ LegislationBob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary• Thousands of workers plan to strike this fall• Over 1,700 environmental activists murdered in the past decade• Climate change linked to declining wind speedsFor more information, related links, transcripts and in-depth interviews, visit our website at BTLonline.org after 4 p.m. WednesdaysVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
National Iranian American Council's Policy Director Ryan Costello: After the Arrest and Death of Mahsa Amini, Iran Explodes in Protest    Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights staff attorney Jake Love: Lawsuit Filed Against Florida Gov. DeSantis for Using Asylum Seekers as Political PropsNew Haven Climate Movement activist Patricia Joseph: Young Activists Take Action Demanding City Government Implement Proactive Climate PoliciesBob Nixon’s Under-reported News Summary• Massive wave of violence and protest spreads across Haiti• China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan sign a railway feasibility study• Battle over Minneapolis policing still ragesVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
Common Cause Redistricting Manager Dan Vicuña: Threat to Democracy Looms as Supreme Court Set to Hear Moore v. Harper CaseNational Campaign for Transit Justice's leader Libero Della Piana: Massive Investment in Public Transit Needed to Achieve Racial Equity and Climate JusticeClimate Cabinet Deputy Director Emma Fisher: 17 States Criminalize Protests Targeting Fossil Fuel Infrastructure ProjectsBob Nixon's Under-reported News SummaryFamine engulfs Somalia in the Horn of AfricaCreative ways Chinese activists attempt to pressure the stateWater activism bubbles up in suburban Towamencin, PennsylvaniaVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
Portland State University's political science professor emeritus Mel Gurtov: Brazil’s October Election Could Make or Break the Amazon RainforestMountain Valley Pipeline activists Mary Crow and Naadiya Hutchinson: Opponents Rally to Stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline and ‘Manchin’s Dirty Deal’University of California's Institute for Health Policy Studies professor Dr. James G. Kahn: Reduced U.S. Life Expectancy Tied with For-Profit Health Insurance System FailureBob Nixon's Under-reported News SummaryChile's president make major changes to senior team after constitutional failureUranium mill's toxic waste left a New Mexico ghost townU.S. senator calls for independent probe into journalist's killing in IsraelVisit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, in-depth interviews, related links and transcripts and to sign up for our BTL Weekly Summary. New episodes every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, website updated Wednesdays after 4 p.m. ETProduced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
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