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  • From The Trenches for April: A14 Shut It Down in Chicago, Victor Pickard on Media Activism history, WLUW swansong

    From The Trenches for April: A14 Shut It Down in Chicago, Victor Pickard on Media Activism history, WLUW swansong

    29/04/2015

    From The Trenches is the monthly radio program of the Chicago Independent Media Center. ON THE SHOW IN APRIL 2015: THE A14 "SHUT IT DOWN" MARCH AGAINST VIOLENCE BY POLICE More than 200 people rallied in Chicago's Daley Plaza on April 14, 2015, as part of a national campaign decrying violence by police against people of color. We'll hear excerpts from the rally. LESSONS FOR TODAY FROM 1940's MEDIA ACTIVISTS We’ll also hear an interview with media scholar Victor Pickard, whose new book chronicles media activist efforts of the 1940s and their impacts on today. * Plus, headlines from the worldwide Indymedia network. * SPECIAL NOTE: This episode marks the final episode of From The Trenches after a run of almost exactly 14 years on WLUW 88.7 FM. The audio included as part of this post EXCLUDES the WLUW-centric content. You can hear the original uncut broadcast on WLUW from the final episode here: http://chicago.indymedia.org/sites/default/files/ftt_2015-04-26_wluw.mp3 LISTEN TO RECENT EPISODES ON OUR P

  • From The Trenches: McChesney on Activism/Media, Timuel Black on Civil Rights History

    From The Trenches: McChesney on Activism/Media, Timuel Black on Civil Rights History

    01/04/2015

    From The Trenches is the monthly radio program of the Chicago Independent Media Center. ON THE SHOW IN MARCH 2015: McCHESNEY ON ACTIVISM AND MEDIA We speak with Robert McChesney, one of America’s leading scholars on media and activism, about his new book Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-First Century: Media, Politics, and the Struggle for Post-Capitalist Democracy. TIMUEL BLACK ON CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY We’ll also hear from longtime Chicago civil rights activist Timuel Black, who spoke about his experiences. * Plus, headlines from the worldwide Indymedia network. LISTEN TO RECENT EPISODES ON OUR PODCAST:
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 http://www.wluw.org From The Trenches also airs on Thursdays at 1:30pm on WHPK 88.5 on Chicago southside radi

  • From the Trenches for Feb: Chicago Green Party Mayoral Forum

    From the Trenches for Feb: Chicago Green Party Mayoral Forum

    05/03/2015

    From The Trenches is the monthly radio program of the Chicago Independent Media Center. ON THE SHOW IN FEBRUARY 2015: CHICAGO GREEN PARTY MAYORAL FORUM The Chicago Green Party organized a mayoral forum for an in-depth discussion of important issues not covered elsewhere. Three of the five mayoral primary finalists -- Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, Bill "Dock" Walls, Bob Fioretti -- took part. We'll hear an extended excerpt of the forum. * Plus, headlines from the worldwide Indymedia network. LISTEN TO RECENT EPISODES ON OUR PODCAST:
 http://chicago.indymedia.org/cimcradio-podcast.xml SUBSCRIBE TO "FROM THE TRENCHES" ON ITUNES:
 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chicago-indymedia/id652140856 LISTEN ON BROADCAST RADIO: From The Trenches airs on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6pm on WLUW 88.7 on Chicago northside radio:
 http://www.wluw.org From The Trenches also airs on Thursdays at 1:30pm on WHPK 88.5 on Chicago southside radio: 
http://www.whpk.org From The Trenches now airs on Saturdays at 8:00am on

  • From The Trenches for January 2015: Chicago Teachers Strike, Rick Perlstein on The Invisible Bridge

    From The Trenches for January 2015: Chicago Teachers' Strike, Rick Perlstein on "The Invisible Bridge"

    31/01/2015

    From The Trenches is the monthly radio program of the Chicago Independent Media Center. ON THE SHOW IN JANUARY 2015: * THE CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION STRIKE, REVISITED We'll hear a panel featuring Chicago authors Micah Uetricht and Kari Lydersen on the 2013 Chicago Teachers' Union strike and its ramification on Chicago politics, and * RICK PERLSTEIN ON THE TRANSITION FROM NIXON TO REAGAN Chicago-area writer and journalist Rick Perlstein is the author of the acclaimed new book "The Invisible Bridge". We'll hear an excerpt of a recent discussion with Rick Perlstein. * Plus, headlines from the worldwide Indymedia network. LISTEN TO RECENT EPISODES ON OUR PODCAST:
 http://chicago.indymedia.org/cimcradio-podcast.xml SUBSCRIBE TO "FROM THE TRENCHES" ON ITUNES:
 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chicago-indymedia/id652140856 LISTEN ON BROADCAST RADIO: From The Trenches airs on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6pm on WLUW 88.7 on Chicago northside radio:
 http://www.wluw.org From The Trenches also airs

  • From the Trenches for November: Alderman Bob Fioretti, Net Neutrality Lectures Revisited

    From the Trenches for November: Alderman Bob Fioretti, Net Neutrality Lectures Revisited

    23/11/2014

    From The Trenches is the monthly radio program of the Chicago Independent Media Center. ON THE SHOW IN NOVEMBER 2014: * ALDERMAN BOB FIORETTI, 2015 CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR OF CHICAGO We'll speak with Chicago alderman Bob Fioretti, about the Chicago political scene, the 2015 Chicago mayoral election, and issues relevant to the mayoral election. * NET NEUTRALITY LECTURES REVISITED The debate on the future of the internet is raging. We'll learn more about net neutrality, with a focus on popular activism and larger issues, in a pair of lectures. * Plus, headlines from the worldwide Indymedia network. LISTEN TO RECENT EPISODES ON OUR PODCAST:
 http://chicago.indymedia.org/cimcradio-podcast.xml SUBSCRIBE TO "FROM THE TRENCHES" ON ITUNES:
 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chicago-indymedia/id652140856 LISTEN ON BROADCAST RADIO: From The Trenches airs on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6pm on WLUW 88.7 on Chicago northside radio:
 http://www.wluw.org From The Trenches also airs on Thursdays at 1:30pm on

  • From the Trenches for Octcober: The future of Energy in Chicago and Illinois, with Dave Kraft and John Farrell

    From the Trenches for Octcober: The future of Energy in Chicago and Illinois, with Dave Kraft and John Farrell

    26/10/2014

    From The Trenches is the monthly radio program of the Chicago Independent Media Center. ON THE SHOW IN OCTOBER 2014: * COAL/NUCLEAR ENERGY INDUSTRIES VIE FOR ILLINOIS LEGISLATION Coal and nuclear forces are pushing for legislation in Illinois that would cement their position at the expense of energy alternatives. We’ll hear more from Chicago activist Dave Kraft. * ENERGY ALTERNATIVES IN CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS We’ll also hear a presentation from alternative energy advocate John Farrell who spoke about energy alternatives in Chicago and in Illinois. * Plus, headlines from the worldwide Indymedia network. LISTEN TO RECENT EPISODES ON OUR PODCAST:
 http://chicago.indymedia.org/cimcradio-podcast.xml SUBSCRIBE TO "FROM THE TRENCHES" ON ITUNES:
 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chicago-indymedia/id652140856 LISTEN ON BROADCAST RADIO: From The Trenches airs on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6pm on WLUW 88.7 on Chicago northside radio:
 http://www.wluw.org From The Trenches also airs on Thursdays at

  • From the Trenches for Aug/Sept: Ali Abunimah at the Evanston Public Library

    From the Trenches for Aug/Sept: Ali Abunimah at the Evanston Public Library

    28/08/2014

    From The Trenches is the monthly radio program of the Chicago Independent Media Center. ON THE SHOW IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014: * ALI ABUNIMAH SPEAKS AT THE EVANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY Ali Abunimah is a longtime Chicago activist and author of the recent book “The Battle for Justice in Palestine” -- a book involved in a controversy at the Evanston Public Library where Abunimah was scheduled to give a talk. According to event organizers, Abunimah’s talk was abruptly cancelled at the last minute because no pro-Israel speaker had been scheduled alongside Abunimah for purported balance. When word of the cancellation broke, a flurry of organizing and a storm of criticism on the internet followed. After just two days, the Evanston Public Library reversed its cancellation, and permitted Abunimah’s presentation to take place. We’ll devote the entirety of this episode of From The Trenches to that presentation. The talk was about a newly published book, but Abunimah also spoke about the assault on Gaza in the summer

  • From The Trenches for July: Chicago protests assault on Gaza, The 2014 Net Neutrality Lectures

    From The Trenches for July: Chicago protests assault on Gaza, The 2014 Net Neutrality Lectures

    27/07/2014

    From The Trenches is the monthly radio program of the Chicago Independent Media Center. ON THE SHOW IN JULY 2014: * CHICAGO PROTESTS ASSAULT ON GAZA Chicagoans have vigorously taken to the streets to protest the assault on Gaza that launched in early July 2014. Chicago Indymedia's Rita Sand brings us a report from the streets of Chicago. * THE 2014 NET NEUTRALITY LECTURES With the fight over net neutrality reaching a fever pitch, Chicago played host to the 2014 Net Neutrality Lectures. We'll hear some of those lectures in this episode. LISTEN TO RECENT EPISODES ON OUR PODCAST: http://chicago.indymedia.org/cimcradio-podcast.xml SUBSCRIBE TO "FROM THE TRENCHES" ON ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chicago-indymedia/id652140856 LISTEN ON BROADCAST RADIO: From The Trenches airs on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6pm on WLUW 88.7 on Chicago northside radio: http://www.wluw.org From The Trenches also airs on Thursdays at 1:30pm on WHPK 88.5 on Chicago southside radio: http://www.whpk.org From T

  • From The Trenches for June: Kari Lydersen on Closing the Cloud Factories, Illinois Green Party gubernatorial candidate Scott K. Summers

    From The Trenches for June: Kari Lydersen on Closing the Cloud Factories, Illinois Green Party gubernatorial candidate Scott K. Summers

    25/06/2014

    From The Trenches is the monthly radio program of the Chicago Independent Media Center. ON THE SHOW IN JUNE 2014: From The Trenches for June: Kari Lydersen on Closing the Cloud Factories, Illinois Green Party gubernatorial candidate Scott K. Summers * KARI LYDERSEN ON CLOSING THE CLOUD FACTORIES Chicago journalist and author Kari Lydersen has written an e-book chronicling the efforts of Chicago environmental activists to close a pair of notorious coal-powered Chicago energy plants. We'll speak to Kari about her e-book, "Closing the Cloud Factories". * ILLINOIS GREEN PARTY GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE SCOTT K. SUMMERS We'll also speak with Scott K. Summers, the Illinois Green Party candidate for governor in 2014, on his efforts to get the Green Party back on the Illinois ballot, among other issues. LISTEN TO RECENT EPISODES ON OUR PODCAST: http://chicago.indymedia.org/cimcradio-podcast.xml SUBSCRIBE TO "FROM THE TRENCHES" ON ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chicago-indymedia/id652140856 LISTEN ON

  • From The Trenches for May: Journalist and author Jeremy Scahill speaks in Chicago

    From The Trenches for May: Journalist and author Jeremy Scahill speaks in Chicago

    07/06/2014

    From The Trenches is the monthly radio program of the Chicago Independent Media Center. ON THE SHOW IN MAY 2014: * JEREMY SCAHILL SPEAKS IN CHICAGO Jeremy Scahill is a journalist, TV producer, and author of the book "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield", a film version of which earned a nomination for the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Jeremy Scahill spoke in Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center on March 12, 2014. LISTEN TO RECENT EPISODES ON OUR PODCAST: http://chicago.indymedia.org/cimcradio-podcast.xml SUBSCRIBE TO "FROM THE TRENCHES" ON ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chicago-indymedia/id652140856 LISTEN ON BROADCAST RADIO: From The Trenches airs on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6pm on WLUW 88.7 on Chicago northside radio: http://www.wluw.org From The Trenches also airs on Thursdays at 1:30pm on WHPK 88.5 on Chicago southside radio: http://www.whpk.org From The Trenches now also airs on Saturdays at 8:00am on Q4, AM 1680: http://que4.org