Rick Overton was a standup pioneer, “a comic’s comic,” as Roseanne calls him early in this podcast. It doesn’t take long before Roseanne, Rick, Johnny, and some good callers are deep into a discussion about God, the difference between religion and spirituality, and all the attendant topics that usually come from this kind of consciousness-raising dialogue. This may be a vintage podcast, but the perennial voyage through the deep waters of belief versus critical thinking tempered by heart-based wisdom is as relevant and fresh as it will be tomorrow. Open your mind and fasten your seatbelt!
KCAA Radio Presents Co-Hosts
Roseanne Barr and Kathleen Wells Sunday September 29, 2013
“Human Rights vs. Tyranny”
“Challenging Realities, the Mainstream Media and You”
2:00pm Eastern 11:00am Pacific 8:00am Hawaii
Alan Hart has been engaged with events in the Middle East and their global consequences and terrifying implications for more than 40 years.
He has worked as a correspondent covering wars and conflict, for ITN’s News At Ten and the BBC’s Panorama programme.
In 1980, Mr. Hart was intimately involved in negotiations, serving as a covert diplomat in conflict resolution, between Arafat and Peres.
He has worked as a researcher and author. His 2nd book explains why it is difficult to impossible for any Israeli prime minister, even a rational, well-motivated one, to make peace on any terms the Palestinians can accept. His latest book: Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews.
Mr. Hart has had one on one private conversations with leaders on both both sides of the conflict. With, for example, Golda Meir, Mother Israel, and Yasser Arafat, Father Palestine. From these private conversations, Alan, has heard the truth of what leaders really believed and feared as opposed to what they said in public for propaganda and myth-sustaining purposes.
Alan has long believed that what peacemaking needs above all else is some TRUTH-TELLING, specifically, with regards to the Israel/Palestine conflict, truth telling, with regards to the difference between Zionist mythology and real history, and, the difference between Judaism and Zionism.
Thus, Alan Hart, believes that it is perfectly possible to be passionately anti-Zionist (anti Zionism’s colonial enterprise, that is) without being in any way, shape or form anti-Semitic.
Recently, Mr. Hart gave a speech in Geneva on human rights. That speech can be read here:
Human Rights vs Tyranny
Harry Fear is a British journalist and campaigning documentary maker. He works independently and as a freelancer. He is also a radio show co-host (KCAA’s own Palestine Today series with Kathleen Wells). He regularly lectures around the world on his work in Gaza and the Israel-Palestine conflict. He’s just come back from Copenhagen, Denmark, where he did a 20-minute talk at the prestigious TEDx conference there (TEDx is a franchised, independent version of the well-known TED organization.
Dr. Aryeh Cohen and Shaul Magid - are two brilliant Jewish scholars who bring their own perspectives on the issues surrounding the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. Roseanne has her own take on the visions they present, and it’s a fresh one that may surprise you. At the front of the show there’s an interesting and amusing call from Craig, one of Roseanne and Johnny’s fav listeners, and the chat that ensues is warm and funny. None of the folks here are household names, but it’s an engaging and compelling hour.
Barbara Raye - Barbara Raye has dedicated her career to improving the effectiveness of community-based nonprofit organizations and government agencies in their work for social justice and the ethical use of power. Her credentials and accomplishments are too numerous to list, here, but in this discussion there’s much focus on working for social justice in the context of the American prison system and its abuses, and, as always, Roseanne stresses the need to formulate and implement solutions. And so, there’s a wealth of good information and stimulating discussion in this podcast. It’s heartening to know that good people like Barbara Raye are working tirelessly to try and make “The System” work more humanely for all of us.
Phyllis Bennis is a voice for reason when it comes to all things related to the Middle East and the United States. This is a great place to acquaint yourself with that complex and thorny cluster of issues. She is, after all, the author of Understanding The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict andthe co-chair of the U.S Campaign to end the Israeli occupation. There is so much good accessible conversation here. This is a classic podcast that demonstrates how Roseanne has been working for years to raise consciousness and bring all sides of the story to her listeners and regular visitors to Roseanneworld.com.