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if music could talk: If Music Could Talk - Feb 4 2018

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Fourth World Radyo: Cognitive Freedom versus Collective Narcissism: Recognising the ...

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SUMMARY: Audio commentary by @TheAngryindian; philosophical grounding culled (largely) from >> Erich Fromm’s ‘Escape from Freedom’ - Wikipedia - Fromm's concept of freedom // Fromm distinguishes between 'freedom from' (negative freedom) and 'freedom to' (positive freedom). The former refers to emancipation from restrictions such as social conventions placed on individuals by other people or institutions. This is the kind of freedom typified by the existentialism of Sartre, and has often been fought for historically, but according to Fromm, on its own it can be a destructive force unless accompanied by a creative element, 'freedom to' the use of freedom to employ spontaneously the total integrated personality in creative acts. This, he argues, necessarily implies a true connectedness with others that goes beyond the superficial bonds of conventional social intercourse: " the spontaneous realization of the self, man unites himself anew with the world..."

In the process of becoming freed from authority, we are often left with feelings of hopelessness (he likens this process to the individuation of infants in the normal course of child development) that will not abate until we use our 'freedom to' and develop some form of replacement of the old order. However, a common substitute for exercising "freedom to" or authenticity is to submit to an authoritarian system that replaces the old order with another of different external appearance but identical function for the individual: to eliminate uncertainty by prescribing what to think and how to act. Fromm characterises this as a dialectic historical process whereby the original situation is the thesis and the emancipation from it the antithesis. The synthesis is only reached when something has replaced the original order and provided humans with a new security. Fromm does not indicate that the new system will necessarily be an improvement. In fact, Fromm indicates this will only break the never-ending cycle of negative freedom that society submits to.

EXTRAS: Socially-conscious PSA’s; ‘Reality Check’ from conscious American rap-artist Maurion AKA Phenomenon (@MaurionGates) and audio of an in-depth Dutch television investigation into the Trump Family’s financial ties to the Netherlands and certain Russian and Ukrainian criminal organisations operation in Europe and the United States finish out this IRB programme.

All this and much more on, 4WR.

The official internet radio broadcast of the Aboriginal Press News Service/ANG

Joe and Anthony on Chiampa Radio : Episode 122 - Betty's Up

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Hey Guys, thanks for tuning into a recast of the Joe and Anthony show, this was a fun follied show of news and laughter, as per usual. Got a show idea? Give us a call at 813-327-8566 By the way, you can listen live at

Radio Curious: Kupers, Dr. Terry: Solitary Confinement and How to End It

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In this edition we again visit with Dr. Terry Allen Kupers, a forensic psychiatrist and the author of “Solitary: The Inside Story of Supermax Isolation and How We Can Abolish It."
In our first visit, available on line at, Dr. Kupers describes the abysmal conditions in which an estimated 100,000 incarcerated people, both men and women are held in solitary confinement in the United States. Kept in dark, cold, and often wet cells, more or less eight feet by ten feet in size, they have little or no human contact, sometimes for years on end. Many suffer from mental illness, prior to or as a result of living solitary confinement. This results in significant long term damage to these people as individuals and to our society as a whole.
In this second of our two part series, Dr. Kupers shares stories of prisoners held in solitary confinement and what he believes is necessary to achieve meaningful rehabilitation for people who have committed crimes and sentenced to prison.
When Dr. Terry Kupers and I visit by phone from his home in Oakland, California, on February 14, 2018, we began this second visit when I asked him to describe what he calls a rehabilitative attitude.
The book Dr. Kupers recommends is: Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement,” edited by Jean Casella, James Ridgeway and Sarah Shourd
This program was recorded on February 14, 2018.

This Way Out: Riotous Sydney Mardi Gras Origins + global LGBTQ news + more!

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"78ers" recall the Sydney Mardi Gras’ brutal beginnings; a "Rainbow Minute" remembers out Australian poet Dorothy Porter; Malaysia’s press parrots the government’s pathetic homophobia, rights advocates condemn Indonesia’s anti-queer attacks, Bermuda is sued anew over marriage inequality, Trump’s Education Department denies bathroom passes to trans students, LGBT Olympians add lavender to gold, silver and bronze, and more LGBTQ news from around the world!

The Motherland Influence: The Motherland Influence: February 18, 2018

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African, Latin & Caribbean music

Ambiance Congo: Ambiance Congo: February 18, 2018

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Congolese popular music.

Martian Gardens: Martian Gardens Episode 922 Hour 3

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Martian Gardens: Martian Gardens Episode 922 Hour 2

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Martian Gardens Episode 922 hour 1

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