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-- Justice Putnam
Program & Artistic Director
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I'm Special Agent DJ Justice; Radio Host and Program / Artistic Director for Netroots Radio.com; and I'm manning the dials, spinning the discs, warbling the woofers, putting a slip in your hip and a trip to your hop.

Blue Skies Radio on Netroots Radio.com is proud to announce the playlist for the 29 July Sunday 8pm to 9pm Pacfic Edition of The Justice Department: Musique sans Frontieres ~~ "The Poor Are Many and So Impossible to Forget"

1 - Little Axe -- Hard Times
2 - John Lee Hooker -- I Cover the Waterfront
3 - Charles Caldwell -- Remember Me
4 - Cisco Houston -- Deportee
5 - Tin Hat Trio -- Fear of the South
6 - Lhasa de Sela -- Anywhere on this Road

Station Break

7 - Tito Puente -- El Cayuco
8 - Mongo Santamaria -- Manteca
9 - DJ Delores -- Sandide
10 - Sinead O'Connor -- Empire
11 - Mari Boine -- Vuoi Voui Mu
12 - Budos Band -- King Cobra
13 - Thievery Corporation -- 33 Degree

Netroots Radio is there for ya, baby!

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The Blue Skies Player

 

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Vintage James Baldwin, Labor History, Native American Documentaries, the BBC, Democracy Now, The David Packman Show, Union Edge and Equal Time Radio, The Professional Left with Driftglass and Blue Gal, Nicole Sandler, Science and History Specials, your Netroots Radio Favorites... and so much more, on right now!

Go ahead, now you can listen while roaming the Big Orange and beyond!

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(12-String Ovation Balladeer Astoria, Oregon / copyright Justice Putnam)

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The poor are many
and so—
impossible to forget.

No doubt,
as day breaks,
they see the buildings
where they wish
they could live with their children.

They
can steady the coffin
of a constellation on their shoulders.
They can wreck
the air like furious birds,
blocking out the sun.

But not knowing these gifts,
they enter and exit through mirrors of blood,
walking and dying slowly.

And so,
one cannot forget them.

-- Robert Sosa
"The Poor"

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The Netroots Radio Daily Line-up

All Times Pacific Time
 (east coasters add 3 hours; europeans and others overseas? do what you have to do!)

Sunday
Sun Mid - 1am -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour Update
Sun 1am - 2am -- Driftglass & Blue Gal ~~ The Professional Left
Sun 2am - 6am -- Blue Skies Overnight & Blue Skies Over Your Morning ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice
Sun 6am - 7am -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour Update
Sun 7am - 7:30am -- CounterSpin
Sun 7:30am - 8am -- BBC World Football
Sun 8am - 11am -- Blue Skies Over Your Morning ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice
Sun 11am - Noon -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour
Sun Noon - 6pm -- Open Court ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice
Sun 6pm - 7pm -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour
Sun 7pm - 8pm -- Poetry & Literature
Sun 8pm - 9pm -- The Justice Department ~~ Music without Borders
Sun 9pm - Mid -- Jibber Your Jabber with Wink & Co.

Monday
Mon Mid - 1am -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour Update
Mon 1am - 5am -- Blue Skies Overnight ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice
Mon 5am - 5:30am -- BBC World Service ~~ Global News for Breakfast
Mon 5:30am - 6am -- BBC World Football Report
Mon 6am - 9am -- Daily Kos Radio with KagroX, Armando & Ministry of Truth
Mon 9am - 10am -- The After Show with Netroots Radio
Mon 10am - 11am -- From The Bunker with Jody Hamilton & Rick Beatty
Mon 11am - Noon -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour
Mon Noon - 1pm -- Democracy Now with Amy Goodman
Mon 1pm - 2pm -- Tim Corrimal Show
Mon 2pm - 3pm -- Open Court ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice
Mon 3pm - 4pm -- The Insighters & Scholar's Circle with Maria Armoudian
Mon 4pm - 6pm -- Nicole Sandler Show
Mon 6pm - 6:30pm -- BBC World Service ~~ Global News
Mon 6:30pm - 7pm -- Free Speech Radio News
Mon 7pm - 8pm -- On the Porch with Black Kos
Mon 8pm - 9pm -- David Pakman Show (will return 1 Aug)
Mon 9pm - Mid -- The Justice Department ~~ Music without Borders

Tuesday
Tue Mid - 1am -- Democracy Now
Tue 1am - 2am --  BBC World Service ~~ News Hour Update
Tue 2am - 2:30am -- Free Speech Radio News
Tue 2:30am - 3am -- CounterSpin
Tue 3am - 5am -- Blue Skies Overnight ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice
Tue 5am - 5:30am -- BBC World Service ~~ Global News for Breakfast
Tue 5:30am - 6am -- BBC Outlook
Tue 6am - 9am -- Daily Kos Radio with KagroX, Armando & Ministry of Truth
Tue 9am - 10am -- The After Show with Netroots Radio
Tue 10am - 11am -- The Shannyn Moore Show
Tue 11am - Noon -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour
Tue Noon - 1pm -- Democracy Now with Amy Goodman
Tue 1pm - 3pm -- Working Family Radio
Tue 3pm - 4pm -- Flashpoints with Dennis Bernstein
Tue 4pm - 6pm --Nicole Sandler Show
Tue 6pm - 7pm -- BBC World Service
Tue 7pm - 8pm -- David Pakman Show
Tue 8pm - 8:30pm -- CounterSpin
Tue 8:30pm - 9pm -- History & Literature
Tue 9pm - 10pm -- Open Court ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice
Tue 10pm - Mid -- Campfire Talk with Steve and Fripp

Wednesday
Wed Mid - 1am -- Democracy Now
Wed 1am - 2am -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour
Wed 2am - 2:30am -- Free Speech Radio News
Wed 2:30am - 3am -- BBC Outlook
Wed 3am - 5am -- Blue Skies Overnight ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice
Wed 5am - 5:30am -- BBC World Service ~~ Global News for Breakfast
Wed 5:30am - 6am -- BBC World Football News
Wed 6am - 9am -- Daily Kos Radio with KagroX, Armando & Ministry of Truth
Wed  9am - 10am -- The After Show with Netroots Radio
Wed 10am - 11am -- The Shannyn Moore Show
Wed 11am - Noon -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour
Wed Noon - 1pm -- Democracy Now with Amy Goodman
Wed 1pm - 3pm -- Working Family Radio
Wed 3pm - 4pm --  Flashpoints with Dennis Bernstein
Wed 4pm - 6pm -- Nicole Sandler Show
Wed 6pm - 7pm -- BBC World Service
Wed 7pm - 8pm -- David Pakman Show
Wed 8pm - 8:30pm -- BBC Outlook
Wed 8:30pm - 9pm -- History & Literature
Wed 9pm - Mid -- Jibber Your Jabber with Wink & Co.

Thursday
Thu Mid - 1am -- Democracy Now
Thu 1am - 2am -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour Update
Thu 2am - 2:30am -- Free Speech Radio News
Thu 2:30am - 3am -- BBC Outlook
Thu 3am - 5am -- Blue Skies Overnight ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice
Thu 5am - 5:30am -- BBC World Service ~~ Global News for Breakfast
Thu 5:30am - 6am -- BBC Discovery/ Science in Action
Thu 6am - 9am -- Daily Kos Radio with KagroX, Armando & Ministry of Truth
Thu 9am - 10am -- The After Show with Netroots Radio
Thu 11am - Noon BBC World Service ~~ News Hour
Thu Noon - 1pm -- Democracy Now with Amy Goodman
Thu 1pm - 3pm -- Working Family Radio
Thu 3pm - 4pm --  Flashpoints with Dennis Bernstein
Thu 4pm - 6pm -- Nicole Sandler Show
Thu 6pm -7pm -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour
Thu 7pm - 8pm -- David Pakman Show
Thu 8pm - 9pm -- Blues Skies Science Special ~~ Discussions on and Analysis of Science
Thu 9pm -10pm -- Blue Skies Science Special ~~ Radio EcoShock with Alex Smith
Thu 10pm - Mid -- Open Court ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice

Friday
Fri Mid - 1am -- Democracy Now
Fri 1am - 2am -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour
Fri 2am - 2:30am -- Free Speech Radio News
Fri 2:30am - 3am -- BBC Outlook
Fri 3am - 5am -- Blue Skies Overnight ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice
Fri 5am - 5:30am -- BBC World Service ~~ Global News for Breakfast
Fri 5:30am - 6am -- BBC Discovery/ Science in Action
Fri 6am - 9am -- Daily Kos Radio with KagroX, Armando & Ministry of Truth
Fri  9am - 10am -- The After Show with Netroots Radio
Fri 10am - 11am -- The Shannyn Moore Show
Fri 11am - Noon -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour
Fri Noon - 1pm -- Democracy Now
Fri 1pm - 3pm -- Working Family Radio
Fri 3pm - 4pm -- Flashpoints with Dennis Bernstein
Fri 4pm - 5 pm -- History & Literature
Fri 5pm - 6pm -- At The Table with Kelly Lincoln aka Roaring Girl
Fri 6pm - 7pm --  BBC World Service ~~ News Hour
Fri 7pm - 7:30pm -- Free Speech Radio News
Fri 7:30pm - 8pm -- CounterSpin
Fri 8pm - Mid -- Open Court ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice
[Fri -- Info Warfare with Dunvegan (returning soon)]

Saturday
Sat Mid - 1am -- Democracy Now
Sat 1am - 2am -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour Update
Sat 2am - 2:30am -- Free Speech Radio News
Sat 2:30am - 3am -- CounterSpin
Sat 3am - 6am -- Blue Skies Overnight & Blue Skies Over Your Morning ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice
Sat 6am - 7am -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour Update
Sat 7am - 7:30am -- CounterSpin
Sat 7:30am - 8am -- BBC World Football News
8am - 9am -- Open Court ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice
Sat  9am - 11am -- Working Family Radio ~~ The Union Edge
Sat 11am Noon -- BBC World Service ~~ News Hour
Sat Noon - 1pm -- Flashpoints with Dennis Bernstein
Sat 1pm -3pm -- The Shannyn Moore Show
Sat 3pm - 5pm -- Open Court ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice
Sat 5pm - 6pm -- Equal Time Radio ~~ Progressives of the Pacific Northwest with Frank Blair and Traci Kelly
Sat 6pm - 7pm -- Driftglass & Blue Gal ~~ The Professional Left
Sat 7pm - 8pm -- BBC World Service -- News Hour
Sat 8pm - 9pm -- The Round Table Round House Power Hour ~~ A Live Discussion with Radio Personalities from Apache Talk Radio, Blue Skies Radio, SelectUK and You!
Sat 9pm - Mid -- Open Court ~~ A Selection of News, Commentary & Music chosen by Special Agent DJ Justice

Blue Skies Radio also features during the day and overnight; Jim Hightower, The Green News Report, Breaking News, Media Matters, Audio of SCOTUS oral arguments, Music, Dramatic Readings, Radio Documentaries, Old Time Radio, repeats of our shows and progressive talk podcasts of your favorites.

Can't be around when your favorite is broadcast? TiVo or dvr button won't work here? Not to worry! You can take any of your favorites with you; to the beach, the mall or on the tractor baling alfalfa, with Podcasts on the Go!

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(Cut Stones and Arch St Ceneri, France / copyright Justice Putnam)

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Question: Who is your audience? What are you here for?

Answer: Tribal Alliances, Heart-felt Convictions, Passionate Reason, Random Abandon, Sustainable Civility and a kiss; to comfort the sad and the mad Ones; the Ones roaming the International section of the American Supermarket at night; or roaming the neglected streets looking for an angry malaprop to sink their teeth into; the Ones who seek without seeking and learn as much as they teach; the Ones who embrace and kiss and embrace again; the Ones who sing the song of the city and the ballads of the forest; the Ones who chant the rhythm of the sea and hum the melody of the desert; the Ones who sing the prayer of Her name and Her name is the World. Yes, those are the Ones.    -- JP

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(Man, Girl and Broken Window Klamath Falls, Oregon / copyright Justice Putnam)

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(I've pledged the minimum $150 to help heat folks in need and cook their food on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations. Navajo has an important diary posted with all the particulars. Even a small amount can work towards building the minimum. Could you please help?)

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So that explains it... !

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Sunlight and Water Pitcher Muir Beach / copyright Justice Putnam

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... Or does it?

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(Holy Bible and 3 in 1 Oil Berkeley, California / copyright Justice Putnam)

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(Rail Road Crossing, Sonoma California / copyright Justice Putnam)

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"Many heroes lived before Agamemnon, but they are all unmourned, and consigned to oblivion, because they had no bard to sing their praises."

 -- Horace

"Still the race of hero spirits pass the lamp from hand to hand."

-- Charles Kingsley

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The Nature of Poetics Collapsed Outside My Window

On the third floor
Of an old stone hotel
I gaze out my window
To the night rain
Wet streets of
Mexico City.

I look down on rooftops
Built by Spaniards
And across stratum
Of TV antennae
Electric lights
And the huge domes of
Ancient cathedrals.

History is backed up
Against itself here
Like layers of
Soil and mud

One can see the edge of
Aztec excavations
Between the sleek
Exact lines
Of modern towers.

Echoing up from the street
Is the wet hiss
Of rolling tires
On wet black-top

And the more distant
Sounds of
Engines
Dogs
And voices

All fusing somehow
Into that single
Universal
Hum-drone

The chant of cities.

The Poet must be
Alone here

He must be free
And live as
The wind itself

Not bound by
The culture of society
Not restrained by taboo.

At ease to wander
In the mysterious visions
Of touching everything
Of trusting everything
Of believing everything.

The Poet must be free
To live the law
Of iguana-lazy sleep
On the hot sand

The Poet must be free
For the frenzy
Of butterfly wings

Across the cool smooth
Strange sculptured
Texture of tropical waters.

The Poet must be free
To move
To see

Free to
Merely be.

(Mexico City 1986)

© 1988 and 2004 by Justice Putnam
and Mechanisches Strophe-Verlagswesen

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