The Takeaway is a national news program that delivers news and analysis that helps you make sense of the world you live in. Host John Hockenberry, along with The New York Times and WGBH Boston, invite listeners to be part of the American conversation.
THIS WEEK: Paine Field: History and Future. From the time the first runway was scratched into the dirt, plans for Paine Field called for it to become a major airport, equaling SeaTac as an aviation hub. It never happened…and it may never happen. Find out the story behind Paine Field and explore its history with Steve Bertrand, author of “Paine Field.”
THIS WEEK: Ali Al-Ahmed, Director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs talks about the Saudi Arabian Monarchy’s link to ISIS and other Islamist Terrorist Groups. Also, Michael Bagdes, a member of the group Marcellus Outreach Butler in Pennsylvania, talks about how his group is working to offer clean water to families affected by natural gas fracking pollution and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Dennis Kucinich talk about Climate Change Issues recorded at the Peoples Climate March in New York.
Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, this weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality. This weekly "love-hate relationship of the air" features four of the most insightful news analysts anywhere.
THIS WEEK: Richard Wolff - The Market: A Paragon of Virtue. We don’t have a really free market because there is massive government intervention to prop it up through bailouts and subsidies, tax breaks and loopholes. The system generates more and more monopoly and concentration. The crucial question: how do we create an economy which is responsive to people’s needs, meets social goals of equality and protects the environment? Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and currently a visiting professor at the New School in New York.
Want to get your global groove on? You can do it on Passport, every Friday at 7pm. Join Leilani for your entry to the countries of the world through the fusion of modern & traditional sounds.
Lose yourself in the Tunnel - a program dedicated to independent electronic music. You'll hear experimental, ambient, trip hop, drum & bass, and underground works by producers from around the world. Rob Emery and Maire alternate hosting duties Friday nights at 10pm. The Tunnel is open! Check our MySpace page.
Saturdays at 7am, the Academy of Comedy curriculum is strictly for laughs with vintage radio comedy, humorous songs, and general silliness. You'll be schooled in the classics, like Abbot & Costello, Bob & Ray, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld. Join headmaster Ed Gasperini for two hours of good fun, ribald songs, and amusing oddities.
Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, The Dorseys and all the rest! Steve Ward brings you the best in swing music from the 1930s and '40s every Saturday at 9am. You'll hear the great bands, the classic songs, and you'll know why Duke Ellington said, "It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing!"