ACE 2010-03-04 Digital Radio

March 4th, 2010

A bit of a different focus this week as I talk with John Anderson, a media activist and doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois, about HD-Radio, discussing the corporate-dominated development of the standard and the failures of regulation. Available at

First show of 2010 – Bob returns from Cairo

January 7th, 2010

Bob provides a detailed report from the Gaza Freedom March, which he joined in Cairo. The marchers were never let into Gaza, but succeeded in raising public awareness of the blockade of Gaza on the first anniversary of the Israeli invasion.

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Gaza, Afghanistan, Haiti: ACE for 17 December

December 17th, 2009

Today we ended up recording the show on a tight turnaround, so it’s shorter than usual (so we could get the file uploaded to air during our timeslot on WRFU). We talked about the Dear Colleague letters circulating in the House of Representatives that push for improvement of conditions in Gaza, Obama’s surge in Afghanistan, and upcoming elections in Haiti.

Also, Bob shared that he’ll be in Eygpt and Gaza from 27 December, so we’ll be hoping to bring you news from him during his trip. Watch out for updates.

We like to include information on how you can intervene in the news stories we cover: see this call from about asking your representative to sign onto the letters being circulated.

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November 22nd, 2009

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2009-11-19 Afghanistan, Honduras, Grad unions

November 19th, 2009

Covering both international affairs and labor issues on this week’s show, which brings us back from a long hiatus.

We start in Afghanistan, and discuss the likelihood (and impact) of an escalation in U.S. troop numbers. Bob points to a day of action next Monday, where Peace Action West and others are urging supporters to call the Whitehouse to oppose an escalation.

We then move to Honduras, and discuss recent State Department statements which have garnered praise from supporters of the coup, and corresponding criticism from figures such as Senator Kerry and Rep. Berman. In talking about the situation on the ground I pointed to Bill Taylor of the Primary Communications Project, who has been working with Radio Lenca, one of the few pro-Zelaya broadcast outlets still on the air in Honduras. We note that it seems difficult to believe that the conditions for a free and fair election exist in an environment which has seen assassinations of Zelaya supporters.

GEO members celebrate after their successful strike earlier this week (credit: Ben Seese)

GEO members celebrate after their successful strike earlier this week (credit: Ben Seese)

Finally, we move back to Urbana, Illinois, and talk about the succcessful strike by the Graduate Employees’ Organization, defending the continued existence of tuition waivers for graduate employees – and by extension intervening to ensure the accessibility of graduate education.

The version uploaded this evening (Thursday) is a fairly rough version, as I want to get it up for broadcast on WRFU this evening. I have audio courtesy of Joe of I-Resist that I hope to use to supplement our studio-based conversation, but that’s going to have to wait for later this evening or tomorrow.

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