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Mind Over Matters

Hosted by Mike McCormick, Diane Horn

Mike McCormick & Diane Horn
Public Affairs
Saturday, Sunday

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Mind Over Matters carries a wide range of provocative speakers and guests who bring our listeners viewpoints not often heard in the corporate media. MOM focuses on today's most important social, political and economic issues giving voice to the people directly impacted and involved. By giving a forum to those not normally heard in corporate media, MOM offers a unique perspective on the issues that impact our daily lives.

MOM carries a stellar list of nationally produced shows including Alternative Radio, Counterspin, Radio Nation, Making Contact and TUC Radio. We also carry several locally produced shows including The Sustainability Segment, Community Forum, and Deep Water.

Some of the unique voices you'll hear on MOM include Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva, Noam Chomsky, David Korten, Molly Ivins, Greg Palast, Winona LaDuke, Robert McChesney, Ralph Nader, Arundhati Roy, Michael Moore, Naomi Klein and John Judge.


6:00am - Alternative Radio:
Nationally-syndicated program of lectures and interviews produced by David Barsamian. Past guests include: Holly Sklar, Noam Chomsky, Helen Caldicott, Edward Said, Angela Davis, and Saul Landau.

7:00am - Sustainability Segment, Diane Horn, Producer and Host:
The Sustainability Segment presents one-on-one interviews with inspiring leaders and grassroots activists on a variety of environmental, social, and economic issues affecting life and the future of our planet.

August 18, Guests Alberto Rodriguez, Duwamish Valley Advisor, Office of Sustainability and Environment, City of Seattle, and Paulina Lopez, South Park resident and Manager, Duwamish Valley Youth Corps, speaks with Diane Horn about the Duwamish Valley Action Plan: Advancing Environmental Justice & Equitable Development in Seattle.

August 11, Guest Bruce Speight, Executive Director, Environment Washington, and State Director, Environment Washington Research & Policy Center, speaks with about the report “Electric Buses: Clean Transportation for Healthier Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air.”

August 4, Guest Kirstin Mueller. Election Security Chair, League of Women Voters of Washington, speaks with Diane Horn about the security of Washington State elections and how election security can be improved.

The Sustainability Segment is also being offered as a podcast. Learn more...

From the local to the national and international, learn about positive steps and novel approaches to improve society. Find out creative ways citizens can get involved and make a difference. Hear from the movers and shakers who aren't satisfied with the status quo. 

I like hearing from listeners! If you have suggestions, or an idea for a show, or a topic you would like to hear more about, be sure to let me know.

7:30am - Community Forum:
This is where Mind Over Matters goes out into the community and interviews activists who are working on projects that promote a more fair and democratic society. These provocative conversations are often tied in with local events; and not only informs the listener about current issues, but provide information about opportunities for community involvement.

8:00am - CounterSpin:
CounterSpin is the weekly radio show of the media watch group FAIR. Hosted by Laura Flanders and Janine Jackson, CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories, tough independent reporting; sexism, racism, homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence, the progress of religious fundamentalists, gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news' narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more....

8:30am - Eat The State:
Eat The State is self-described as "a forum for anti-authoritarian political opinion, research and humor". Extending his weekly discussions of local and national political and social issues found in the The Seattle Weekly and his own Eat The State newsletter, Geov Parrish responds to Mike McCormick's leading segues on issues de jour.


6:00am - The Bioneers - The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is composed of themed half-hour programs highlighting cutting-edge solutions to major environmental challenges and crises, along with broader social approaches for ecological and cultural restoration. Breakthrough ideas, technological innovations and bold activist social strategies make for compelling radio, powered by the charismatic voices of the Bioneers themselves.

6:30am - Between the Lines - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

7:00am - Varies from week to week

8:00am - TUC Radio:
Since 1980 TUC Radio has generated groundbreaking programs on a range of issues spanning the third world debt crisis, Wal-Mart, food distribution, biotechnology, and NAFTA. In the last four years TUC has focused on global trade, economics, and democracy with programs showcasing thinkers such as Michael Parenti, Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, and Jeremy Rifkin.

8:30am - Making Contact:
A 29-minute weekly program committed to investigative journalism and in-depth critical analysis which goes beyond the breaking news. Utilizing voices and perspectives rarely heard in media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics, the connections between local and global events, and creative possibilities for people to engage in hopeful democratic change.


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