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This is the only daily half-hour progressive radio newscast in the U.S. It supports peace and social justice and emphasizes decentralized production, and the collective input of Pacifica stations, affiliates and other community media.
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Berkeley, CA

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Pacifica

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This is the only daily half-hour progressive radio newscast in the U.S. It supports peace and social justice and emphasizes decentralized production, and the collective input of Pacifica stations, affiliates and other community media.

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@FSRN

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English

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Episodes

FSRN Weekly Edition – April 28, 2017

4/28/2017
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Lawmakers go through the motions of appropriations showdown ritual Texas House passes most hardline immigration bill since Arizona’s SB 1070 Turkish officials carry out fresh purges; opposition contests referendum results Snake charmers in India...

Duration:00:29:17

Lawmakers go through the motions of budget request showdown ritual

4/28/2017
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In what’s become a ritual on Capitol Hill, the U.S. House and Senate faced off in a government shutdown showdown this week. FSRN’s Nell Abram has more. Download Audio Friday morning, the House authorized...

Duration:00:01:51

Turkish officials carry out fresh purges as opposition continues to contest referendum results

4/28/2017
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The government of Turkey carried out a fresh series of raids this week, arresting another 1000 people and purging the police force of more than 9000 officers allegedly connected to the US-based cleric who...

Duration:00:05:34

Snake charmers in India lament loss of culture following outlawing of their practice

4/27/2017
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In India, snake charming has been a popular form of entertainment since ancient times. It has also been the only source of livelihood for hundreds of thousands of snake charmers. But several years ago,...

Duration:00:04:58

Whistleblowers play a key role in Nigerian anti-corruption push…at their own risk

4/26/2017
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In Nigeria, millions of dollars of stolen public funds have been recovered in recent months, as President Muhammadu Buhari wages a war against corruption. Whistleblowers are playing a major role in the government’s anti-corruption...

Duration:00:04:46

Indigenous Brazilians protest stalled process for legal protections

4/26/2017
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An Indigenous protest in Brazil’s capital Brasilia erupted in violence Tuesday, with police firing gas and rubber bullets to push back the protesters from the seat of Congress. The demonstration is part of a four...

Duration:00:02:00

Earth Day 2017: When support for science and evidence-based research became motives for a march

4/24/2017
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On Saturday – Earth Day 2017 – hundreds of thousands of people in more than 600 locations around the world demonstrated in support of empirical evidence and scientific research. In the U.S. recent executive...

Duration:00:04:18

Renewed violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya; villages erased by fire

12/16/2016
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Tens of thousands of people have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State after renewed violence in the region. According to Human Rights Watch, entire villages have been erased by fire in recent weeks – fires they...

Duration:00:05:22

State and local level officials prepare to stand up to Trump on climate issues

12/15/2016
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This week, president-elect Donald Trump added three more names to his passel of fossil fuel hawks nominated for cabinet positions. Joining Oklahoma Attorney General and climate change denier Scott Pruitt – named for the...

Duration:00:04:34

Eastern Aleppo evacuation deal on again, off again; bombs backdrop in farewell videos

12/14/2016
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The world watches online as the Syrian government forces led by Bashar Al Assad carries out what appears to be an irreversible takeover of the rebel held areas of what was once Syria’s largest...

Duration:00:03:39

Brazil amends constitution to place cap on public spending for 20 years

12/14/2016
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Brazil’s Senate approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday that establishes a cap on public spending, effectively freezing health and education spending for the next 20 years. Brazil’s government – which took power six months ago...

Duration:00:01:35

Wisconsin finishes ballot recount: no significant change

12/13/2016
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Jill Stein’s three-state recount push is all but over, and the Green Party’s 2016 candidate for president said Tuesday that any funds left over will be donated to groups working for electoral reform and...

Duration:00:03:51

Restrictive voting laws in U.S. don’t match data on actual cases of voter fraud

12/13/2016
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Top Democrats in Congress called on their GOP counterparts Tuesday to make ensure a probe of Russian influence on the U.S. presidential election is bipartisan, comprehensive and not “restricted by jurisdictional lines.” President Obama...

Duration:00:06:55

Refugees detained on Manus Island worry about fate of U.S. resettlement deal

12/12/2016
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Many people across the United States are deeply uncertain about their fate after president-elect Donald Trump takes office, particularly undocumented immigrants. That uncertainty isn’t limited to immigrants inside the U.S. – it extends beyond...

Duration:00:05:33

FSRN Weekly Edition – December 9, 2016

12/9/2016
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No court ruling for Dakota Access; Missouri River crossing still stalled Portland approves tax hike for corporations based on CEO pay disparities Los Angeles to enact ‘ban the box’ ordinance for public and private...

Duration:00:28:56

Foreign trawlers devastate fisheries in Cameroon, navy deployed to seize illegal vessels

12/9/2016
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The West African nation of Cameroon is experiencing a steep drop in wild fish stocks. Local communities that depend on coastal fisheries say foreign vessels, many of them Chinese in origin, are illegally trawling...

Duration:00:03:38

Portland approves tax hike for corporations based on CEO pay disparities

12/8/2016
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President-elect Donald Trump today announced his pick for Secretary of Labor – Andrew Puzder, CEO of the company that owns the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast-food chains. Puzder opposes significant increases in minimum wage...

Duration:00:01:22

Los Angeles to enact ‘ban the box’ ordinance for public and private sector jobs

12/8/2016
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Nearly one in three working age adults in the U.S. have some type of criminal record – and that legal status shuts out millions of job-seeking Americans who must reveal their status on employment applications. But...

Duration:00:05:50

Mexico considers legislation to permanently grant extraordinary policing and surveillance powers to the military

12/7/2016
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This week marks 10 years since Mexico’s former president Felipe Calderon militarized the so-called war on drugs by first deploying troops to carry out law enforcement duties in his home state. Since then tens...

Duration:00:04:59

Work continues to restore link between California’s San Joaquin River and Pacific Ocean

12/6/2016
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Work is continuing to re-connect one of California’s longest rivers to the Pacific Ocean. Dams and levees built in the early 20th century have kept the San Joaquin River in the Central Valley from...

Duration:00:04:58