Category Archives: Pacifica Radio


From Pacifica: Planetary Radio — Juno Reaches Jupiter!


Media briefing following Juno’s successful insertion into orbit. Photo by Mat Kaplan.

Return with this week’s Planetary Radio to the evening of July 4, 2016 and the exciting arrival at Jupiter of the Juno orbiter. You’ll hear the moment of successful orbital insertion. Several of the mission’s key contributors reveal how Juno accomplished this feat, along with what they hope the spacecraft will tell us about the giant planet.

Each week, Planetary Radio provides a unique and exciting perspective on the exploration of our solar system and beyond. We are honored to bring you this episode as part of our affiliation with the Pacifica Network.


From Pacifica: Planetary Radio — Countdown to Jupiter

This Planetary Radio episode on the Juno probe’s mission to Jupiter was first broadcast June 28. Later tonight, July 4, Juno is expected to fly past all of the Galilean moons and reach orbit. You can read more about that here.

Here’s the show description from the website:

“Mat Kaplan talks with the mission’s Principal Investigator, Scott Bolton, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Bill Nye helps prepare us for this exciting encounter and the science that will follow. Emily Lakdawalla has the scoop on China’s next lunar mission — a rover on the Moon’s mysterious far side. And a Chinese mission from the past is at the core of this week’s space trivia contest on What’s Up.”

We are honored to bring you this episode as part of our affiliation with the Pacifica Network.


From the Pacifica Network: Refugees Speak Out


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Sallie Latch is an 83-year-old artist and activist. Courtesy of Mitchel Cohen and the Pacifica Network, this is her interview with a Syrian refugee in Greece — a mother with three children. This will be the first of a series of broadcasts.

Cohen says:


Sallie Latch with friends.

There are almost no — nada — interviews where refugees are allowed to speak for themselves in U.S. media. Instead, they are demonized. Let’s put a face on them.

“My friend Sallie Latch is an 83-year-old artist born in Cleveland and who grew up in Northern California. She left her current home in Mexico to go to the island of Samos in Greece, to voluntarily work with refugees fleeing bombings and warfare in Syria and Iraq.

She arrived there just as the European Union decided to turn away newly arriving refugees and send them back to Turkey, which parallels the United States and other countries turning away boatloads of Jews fleeing the Nazis during World War II. The Center for Global Justice in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, contributed to Sallie’s efforts and helped make her trip possible.

We’re going to hear now Sallie Latch’s first interview with a refugee from Syria.

We are honored to offer this broadcast as part of our affiliation with the Pacifica Network.

From Pacifica and TUC Radio: The Devil’s Chessboard


Experience the beauty of Vision Quest, our 2016 annual. Written and audio excerpts for each sign are available from the Vision Quest main page. Order all 12 signs or choose your individual signs.

The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the rise of America’s secret government — Part One


5th Director of Central Intelligence Allen Dulles, the subject of David Talbot’s book.

A conversation between David Talbot and Deep State analyst Peter Dale Scott.

In Talbot’s extraordinary new book, The Devil’s Chessboard, he explores Allen Dulles’ decade as the director of the CIA. With new material and never before heard interviews David Talbot shows that Dulles saw himself as above the law, manipulating and subverting American presidents. Talbot outlines how Allen Dulles pursued his personal interests and those of the wealthy elite he counted as his friends and clients.

In this Part ONE Talbot and Scott cover Dulles’ collusion with Nazi-controlled cartels and German war criminals; and how he targeted foreign leaders for assassination and removed, for example in Iran, nationalist governments not in line with his political aims.

This is an amazing conversation at the 160+ year old Mechanics Institute library in San Francisco in front of an audience of well known writers and activists, including Daniel Ellsberg. Laura Sheppard, Director of Events at the Mechanics Institute, introduced the speakers.

From the Pacifica Network and This Way Out Radio: Transitioned Jordan + “Roasted” Scalia + global LGBT


Experience the beauty of Vision Quest, our 2016 annual. Written and audio excerpts for each sign are available from the Vision Quest main page. Order all 12 signs or choose your individual signs.

This Way Out is a Pacifica-affiliated international LGBT radio magazine, broadcasting since 1988.

On this week’s show (hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle), the “life and crimes” of Justice Antonin Scalia (“Gay USA” hosts Ann Northrop & Andy Humm “roast” the not-so-dearly departed homophobic judge).

Australia’s marriage ban crosses Jordan’s awesome axis (the Axis of Awesome’s Jordan Raskopoulos comes out as trans and discusses how Aussie law requires her to divorce her supportive wife in order to change the gender on her birth certificate).

In “NewsWrap” (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon, and reported this week by John Dyer V & Wenzel Jones), Indonesia’s homophobic “moral panic” escalates, politics and piety stall Italy’s civil unions, Panasonic propels Japan’s queer couples, religious bias passes for freedom in Mississippi and Georgia, trans-phobic bills plague other U.S. state legislatures, and a Texas Board of Education hopeful flunks presidential history.