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The Burt Cohen Show is a twice-weekly radio show that tackles a wide range of today’s social, economic, cultural, and political issues.  With insightful questions and a keen understanding of our planet’s interconnecting social and economic fabric, The Burt Cohen Show reveals the hidden truths behind the stories that affect us all and gives you the information you need to build freedom, community, and a much better world.

With 40 years of experience as a political activist, writer, radio host, seven term state senator, and academic – Cohen understands that as the world gets smaller, the challenges we face grow larger while new opportunities arise.  He uncovers the real story behind today's headlines and gives voice to those previously unheard. 

Listen to podcasts, available any time here on this website, or subscribe on iTunes. Recent subjects have included: 

World War One Never Ended

Time to Make the Fed a Public Utility?

The ACA, "Obamacare." Beyond the Politics: What is it Really?

The Status of Freedom of the Press

The Civil Rights Struggle Before The Civil Rights Struggle

What is the World Bank Doing?

Self-Blame in this Recessson

Prosecutor Bugliosi: Oswald Alone//Miss Anne in 1920s Harlem

Raised by Birch Society Parents, Author Knows the Danger of the Far Right

Defeating the Tea Party-Confederates

The Hillary Steamroller: Right Tool for the Job?

Architects Of the Shutdown Labeled "Anarchists." But What is Anarchism, Really?

Net Neutrality:Internet Future At Stake

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Syria: The Legal Case, and The View From Syrians in Beirut

Options for Afghanistan From an Afghani Leader

Restoring Neighborhoods and A Sense of the Commons

Right And Left vs the NSA: A New Political Dynamic is Born

US Tax Dollars Funding Our Own Enemy in Afghanistan

While You Weren't Watching, the Right Doubles Down on the War on Women

How We Can Determine Our Own Better Economic Future: Public Banks

Military Takeover of Law Enforcement: It's Happened. Really.

Report From Psychedelic Science 2013 Conference

Robeson, Guthrie, and Seeger: Legacies of the Cultural Front

Senator Bernie Sanders Leads on Climate Legislation/Taking on AIPAC

Henry A Wallace: One of Our Greatest Americans. Who?

A Surprising History of the Second Amendment and the NRA

Organic Farmers Take On Monsanto in Court

If you want to learn how to empower your own community over corporate interests, and might deficits be exactly what we need for a stronger economy, and if you're curious what one of the originators of the culture war, Paul Krassner, has to say, and much more news behnd the news, then tune in often to The Burt Cohen Show and Turn Up Your Mind!

Quote of the Month
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
After the war, abolitionist Wendell Phillips observed: “Maybe the South would never again leave the union or take up arms against it, but it would rule from within."
Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis said in the late 19th century, when we last faced this scourge of inequality, "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”

"The only thing we have to fear is fear-mongering itself"  Paul Krugman 8/9/13

 Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn ~ Gore Vidal

"The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society”--John F Kennedy

"Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national security" - William O. Douglas

“The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plane.”  --George McGovern

"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking."
--John Maynard Keynes

"If slavery had been given up in a more peaceful way, America would be far ahead today," --Bob Dylan September 2012

"If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it."--Albert Einstein

"To every complex problem there's a simple solution. And it's wrong."--H.L. Mencken

“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group,” FDR

"Passion attracts, cautious positioning alienates." --Bob Borosage, Campaign for America's Future

"What is possible is only possible because some people have demanded the impossible." --Max Weber

"Be Realistic: Demand the Impossible" --Graffiti in May 1968 French student/worker uprising

"Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection," Vice President Henry Wallace describing American Fascists



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