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Art Browning,

Jackie Carpenter,
Jon Axford

Current Crew includes:
Jon Axford,
Jackie Carpenter,
Gordon Anderson,
C. Lee Taylor,
Brian Harrison,
Art Browning
.

Past and occasional crew:
Suzy Wager, Shelly Fitzgerald, Scott Trimble,
Rupert, Philip Jackson, Michael Poehls, Lytle Seibert, John Tarleton, Gretchen Hollingsworth, Don Cook, David Cobb, Chris Switzer, Charlie Mauch, Cameron Payne, Bonnie Lambourn, Brad Burkons, Beth Hollingsworth, Becky Stephens, Alan Arevalo, and more, in supportive and contributory roles.
PHOTOs!

Music Credits

Lists of shows from years past:
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001

Our Media Heroes:
Amy Goodman,
Bill Moyers,
CPR, LinkTV,
Flashpoints, FSRN, FSTV, GritTV, HIMC,
KPFT News,
ProgForum,
Voices at Work,
Ray Hill, etc.

 

 

 

Greenwatch TV -- past programs, 2009

As of late 2007, we archive our shows where you can watch them at your leisure -- low-definition, about an hour each; see the links embedded in each show's description below.
back to current year -- ARCHIVES online-- airing live fortnightly Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 pm, HMSTV/streaming


 wrapped programs
(see bottom of page for links to records from the past decade, & music credits)

December 30: Topic - MEDIA
Guests: Tish Stringer and John Herrera [Houston Indymedia].

What do we have? What do we want? Who are we? Should media present both sides? How many sides? Evaluate? Pick and Choose? Push? Push! We can do better!. WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Vimeo

December 16: We took a break and aired three pieces from Big Noise Films' archives.Titles, credits, and links will be posted soon.

December 2: Topics: Solid Waste in Houston, Building Materials Reuse Warehouse; the state of the Radio Pacifica/KPFT community.
Guest Host: Duane Bradley (General Manager, KPFT 90.1 FM radio)
Guest: Keith Koski, City of Houston Solid Waste Departmen (works at the Reuse Warehouse)
Watch both parts, via Vimeo later.

WATCH THIS ON THE WEB:
Vimeo

November 18: The Revolution in Nepal, Unrest in India; Local Politics
Part 1 - Guests Eric Ribellarsi and Ernesto Aguilar (FIREcollective)
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB:
Vimeo
Part 2 - Candidates for Houston City Council, past and present:
* Don Cook, past candidate, At Large Position 1
* Deb Shafto, past candidate, At Large Position 4
* Karen Derr, runoff candidate, At Large Position 1
* Jolanda Jones, runoff candidate, At Large Position 5
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB:
Vimeo

November 4: The Death Penalty in Texas
Guests: Regina Guidry, Gloria Rubac, Ray Hill; video clips from
10th Annual March to Abolish Executions in Texas
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB:
Vimeo

October 21: Global Climate Disruption; Houston City Council Elections
Guests:
1st half - Lisa Lin (350.com), Nancy Edwards (Greener Living in Houston), and Megan Parks (Transition Houston);
2nd half - Don Cook, Alfred Molison and Deb Shafto (Progressive Coalition Houston candidates for Houston City Council)
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Vimeo Part 1 Part 2

Otober 7: A.C.O.R.N. in Houston
ACORN is under attack because of their effectiveness at grassroots organizing. Several call-in people gave vocal support to guests Alana Hines, Wendy Hill, and Toni McElroy who discussed how ACORN enables people making their way through our complex society.
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Vimeo

September 23: ROCK OUT FOR PEACE event; talk "The Color of the Race Problem is White" from Sedition Books the previous week.
Guests: Ivan Espinosa (live); Robert Jensen (tape)

WATCH JENSEN'S TALK ON THE WEB: Vimeo

September 9 : Progressive Coalition candidates for Houston City Council
GUESTS:
1. Deborah Shafto, for At Large Position 4
2. Don Cook, for At Large Postion 1
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Vimeo

August 26: Staying Healthy In School (Vaccinations)
GUESTS:
1. Kevin Muhammad, Ministry of Health, Nation of Islam
2. Akili Graham, Family Physician (GrahamTime, Houston)
3. Krenie Stow, M.D., J.D. (Health Education, Advocacy, & Literacy)
A discussion about how to keep your children healthy in school (hygiene is important), and questions about how our culture might be over-vaccinated, exploring ideas not often raised.

WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Vimeo

August 12 : SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE FOR ALL
Guests:
1. Rev. George Atkinson
2. Peg Nosek, Ph.D.
3. Dr. Joe Bak
All three are also associated with Physicians for a National Health Program

WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Vimeo
[Art also encourages everyone to read the editorial in Texas Observer issue of September 4, 2009.]

July 29: Topic: Health Care for All: SINGLE PAYER
A pre-taped show, with footage from a spirited rally in front of Houston City Hall last fall. (See www.pnhp.org and www.hcfat.org)
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Vimeo

July 15: Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan
Guests: Ayanna Ade and Gloria Rubac
A discussion of the US blockade of Cuba, in effect for decades, and of the Cuba Caravan which has taken medical and other supplies from Americans to Cubans via the Pastors for Peace program for years.

WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Vimeo

July 1: Labor issues and visions of work in the 21st century
Guests:
1. Elena Delgado (Day Janitor at Center Point, SEIU member)
2. Michael Espinoza (SEIU)
3. Andy Dewey (Houston Federation of Teachers)
4. Richard Shaw (AFLCIO)
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB:
Vimeo

June 17: Domestic Violence
Guest Host: Sister Annelle Williams of Sisterspace.
Guests:
1. Luke McKibben, Mgr. of Training and Volunteer Services, Houston Area Women's Center (713.528.2121)
2. Olga Rodriguez, President and Founder, Royalty - Teen Dating Abuse & Violence (713.444.6555)
The conversation continued the following Sunday, 7:30 PM, on Sisterspace, KPFT 90/1 FM
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB:
Vimeo

June 3: SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE FOR ALL
Guests:

1. Dr. Christine Adams
2. Dr. Joe Bak
3. Dr. Jerry Frankel
All three are also associated with Physicians for a National Health Program

(13 days later, many of us and our cohorts presented Houston City Council with local budgetary reasons for implementing national single payer health care. Matter of public record, on our sister PEG channel. Archives?)
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Vimeo

May 20: HIV and AIDS in Houston
Guests:
1. Kelly McCann, Exec. Dir., AIDS Foundation of Houston
2. Fred Walters, Founder, Houston Buyers Club
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Vimeo

May 6: I.C.E. Detention Centers in Houston
Guests:
1. Aurelia Lopez
2. Anne Chandler, Dir. of Immigration Law Clinic, U of H
3. Natalie Baba, SDS Houston
4. (see Indymedia)
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Vimeo

April 22 (Earth Day): Air Quality in Houston
Guests:
1. Juan Parras, Executive Director of T.E.J.A.S.
2. Dr. Elena Craft, Toxicologist, Environmental Defense Fund
3. Dr. Barry Lefer, Asst. Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, UH
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Vimeo

April 8 : South Asian Geopolitics
Guests:
1. Liaquat Ali (National Co-Chairperson, Pakistan Green Party)
2. Indranil Dutta
3. Betty Joseph
(Both are professors at Rice U, and hosts of the South Asian themed radio show "Border Crossings" which used to air on KPFT 90.1 FM)
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Google Video

March 25: Bayous and Wetlands
Guests:
1. Jim Blackburn, environmental lawyer (Blackburn & Carter)
2. Keven Shanley, Bayou Preservation Association
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Vimeo (refreshed, better resolution than the old Google Video)

March 11: Climate Change
Guests:
1. Dr. Barry Lefer, Climatologist (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Houston)
2. Charles Stillman, Organizer (1sky.org, Texas Climate Emergency Campaign)
3. René, Activist (Global Justice for Animals and the Environment; Rising Tide)
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Vimeo (refreshed, better resolution than the old Google Video)

February 25: African-American Politics: past, present, and future.
Guests:
1: Dr. Sanders Anderson, Professor Emeritus, Political Science, Texas Southern University
2: Dr. Obidike Kamau, Director of Libraries, Texas Southern University
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Google Video

February 11 : Human Trafficking in Houston
Guests:
1: Maria Trujillo
, Executive Director, Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition
2: Bob Sanborn, President and CEO, Children at Risk
3: Ruben Perez, assistant United States Attorney, US Dept. of Justice
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Vimeo (refreshed, better resolution than the old Google Video)

January 28 : Local Greens discuss the future
Guests: Harris County Green Party (HCGP) activists
1: Deb Shafto, steering committee HCGP
2: Alfred Molison, co-chair HCGP
3: Don Cook, administrator HCGP
All three of these folks will likely seek seats on Houston City Council this year. They spoke with host Brain Harrison about what the first hundred days of a Green Party administration in the White House might look like. (See US Green Party web site for more ideas about this.)
WATCH THIS ON THE WEB: Google Video

January 14 : Gaza, with call-in guests from there (5:00 AM their time).
Guests:
1: Hadeel Assali
2: Mosab Nasser
This show gave some personal elements as well as some historical background to what was happening at the time in Palestine, when civilians were dying by the hundreds in Gaza due to disproportionate reaction by Israel Defense Force to irresponsible missile launches from Gaza. Both sides need to stand down, but look at the ratio of deaths.


Previous years (click on the year to see details)

2008 Includes: Localism, Cynthia McKinney, ICE Raids, Racism, SEIU and Aramark, Toxic Tour of east Houston, on Hearing Loss, Remove Rosenthal (Bad DA), Stop Executions NOW, Stop Sweatshops, Transportation, and more...

2007 Includes: Clean Elections, 4 impeachment shows, 2 health care shows, Katrina survivors, water, black history, Tazers, Texas Greens, and much more.

2006 Includes: SHROC VI, Justice for Janitors, Elections 2006, Defending Women's Rights, Domestic Violence, Climate Crisis, Mountaintop Removal, Houston Social Forum, Immigrant Rights, Mental Health, and much more.

2005 Includes: Frances Newton, Election Fraud, Immigration, Women's Health, Iraq War, Veterans, Etc.

2004 Includes: Values and Politics, Radical Encuentro, Texas Water Resources, Mr. Sharon Tear Down that Wall, Electronic Elections, Proposition 1 (Spring 2004 in Houston), What is going ON in Haiti, Immigrants and Homeland Security.

2003 Includes: Local Elections (Dec 10; Oct 1, 15, 31; Sep 17), Simplicity, Iraq Quagmire, Globalization/WTO, Hispanic Politics, Gay Rights, Tree Sitting, Cuba, Health Care, FCC, Flooding, Women and War, Labor Day, War and Immigrants, Death Penalty (Apr 3, Jan 23), Progressive Media, Living Wage, Peace Movement, and the Souls of Black Folk.

2002 Includes: Civil Rights in Perilous Times (Robert Jensen, Danalyn Recer), Police Accountability (Civilians Down, Corpus Justice, Copwatch), Rahul Mahajan for Governor, Texans for Gun Safety, The New Katy Freeway, Labor Day Special, HIV at home and in the world, Plan Colombia, Pacifica Radio, Health Care for All, Palestine, Latino Labor, Congo Conflict, African American History, Enron and Deregulation, Cuba, statewide Green Party candidates for office, and more.

2001 Includes: School of the Americas Watch, Peace, Middle East Policy, LGBT Politics in Houston, Alternative Media, Marijuana Law Reform, Immigration Issues, Death Row, Prisons and Criminal Justice (Ray Hill), Corporate Misbehavior (Ralph Nader taped), Third World Debt (Jere Locke), Environmental Issues, Green Party supported local candidates, and more.


Music played during the show (especially during in-tro and out-tro) has been an evolving element. In the beginning back in late 1999/early 2000 or so, canned 'public domain' clips gave something... Then we got a Free Radicals CD and encouragement to use it on the air free from Houston musician/activist Nick Cooper, so we used several cuts from that pretty exclusively for a year or so. Then on KPFT's Democracy Now! we heard "Is It For Freedom" by Sara Thomsen, tracked her down and got permission to use that song, so did and still do upon occasion. We also play songs from GASCD, including Bruce Cockburn "Call It Democracy", Propaghandi "Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes", Michael Franti "Oh My God", Rheostatics "Bad Time to be Poor" -- Get this excellent double disk set! (GASCD: Governments Accountable to Society and Citizens = Democracy; thanks, Susan and Allan in Ontario, for turning us on to this.) And we're looking to air tunes from Green Revolution when/if Sudden Death responds. Listen up for David Rovics, Dave Lippman, or you never know who might show up live in the studio, Darryl Cherney did once... Come on down! Our show ends at 10:00 PM and a short, topical song might fit in real nice to close the show...

Explicit Links to Music (for printed bi-fold...)
http://www.enjoymusic.com/freeradicals/
http://www.gascd.com
http://www.davidrovics.com
http://davelippman.com/
http://www.darrylcherney.com/
http://www.righteousmothers.com
http://www.sarathomsen.com

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