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Charles Bursell Presents

News & politics, conversation, and radio art in a variety of formats. Podcasts include "The Log," "NeoRadio," and "Stream of Consciousness Talk Radio Theatre."
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Jul 22, 2021

Time for Washington Dems to go solo! Also, the NBA Champion Bucks’ story is way cooler than most people know. www.charlesbursell.com

Jul 21, 2021

Are we laughing enough? Too much? And what happened to the everyday art of joke telling in social situations?  www.charlesbursell.com

Jul 20, 2021

Do you trust professional scientists over amateur spiritualists? Here’s why you should. www.charlesbursell.com

Jul 19, 2021

The Fascists are flexing, democracy is dying, Covid is surging, and the planet is burning, but by golly, sports is a damn good time!  www.charlesbursell.com

Jul 15, 2021

The Right is now lying about Cuba and “record” inflation. Also: The child tax credit rolls out (for some) and defenders of Capitalism just don’t get it. www.charlesbursell.com

 

 

Jul 14, 2021

As automation, AI and robotics handle more of our work, we must turn our attention to saving ourselves and the planet. www.charlesbursell.com

Jul 13, 2021

Family support, infrastructure, gun violence, global inequality… there’s nothing democracy can’t fix. That is, if we can fix democracy. www.charlesbursell.com

Jul 12, 2021

The Alabamization of Wisconsin, “Nones” outnumber religious affiliations, and SF Gay Men’s Chorus hits the exact right note. Also: Reading Van Gogh. www.charlesbursell.com

Jul 8, 2021

The White Supremacist Fascist Republican Party claims to champion “free speech” while spewing propaganda on gun violence, transgender rights, and historical racism. www.charlesbursell.com

Jul 7, 2021

Separating the trash from the treasure in our personal and national history. www.charlesbursell.com

Jul 6, 2021

The Rolling Stone List of top 100 sitcoms of all time. Also, when opinion polls have nothing to do with opinion. www.charlesbursell.com

Jul 5, 2021

Mixed feelings about July Fourth as we approach the dog days of democracy. Also, the origins of “Keep Hope Alive” and more Vatican shenanigans. www.charlesbursell.com

Jul 1, 2021

Looking for good news as US life expectancy plunges and Covid rises, the architect of “forever wars” and defender of torture Donald Rumsfeld is dead. www.charlesbursell.com

Jun 30, 2021

The right kind of note taking can greatly improve learning and be really fun. Also, more pet peeves: the off-putting “my friend,” consensual hugging, and social media fails. www.charlesbursell.com

Jun 29, 2021

Beating down American Fascist lies about crime, race, history, and government. www.charlesbursell.com

Jun 28, 2021

Feel good Pride stories, a “meh” Chauvin sentence, a doomsday climate report, financial help for parents, and two very iffy infrastructure bills. It’s been a wild up and down news cycle. www.charlesbursell.com

Jun 24, 2021

US Lefties should follow the Swedish example, California landlords get bailed out, a useful systemic racism analogy, and the first openly gay active NFL player IS a big deal. www.charlesbursell.com

Jun 23, 2021

Institute for Policy Studies report: How America’s 50 largest inherited-wealth dynasties accelerate inequality. www.charlesbursell.com

Jun 22, 2021

Abolishing the 13th Amendment’s slavery clause. Hetero white males for Pride, BLM and Feminism. And, it’s not a straight line, but Progress always wins. www.charlesbursell.com

Jun 21, 2021

If Earth would be better off without us, why are we even here? Whitesplaining Juneteenth. And, help me have a feud with Bill Maher. www.charlesbursell.com

Jun 17, 2021

The US will establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Great, now how about establishing truth and reconciliation, paying reparations, and dismantling institutional white supremacy. www.charlesbursell.com

Jun 16, 2021

As late shows welcome back live audiences we lament the loss of the Covid format that provided a more intimate experience for the home viewer. www.charlesbursell.com

Jun 15, 2021

The headlines seem a little smaller on these breezy summer days. Who would blame us for relaxing a bit? Climate, Covid, racism, and direct attacks on democracy notwithstanding. www.charlesbursell.com

Jun 14, 2021

“Shower beer” should NOT be a thing! Also, there’s too much bad theatre, bad music, and bad TV commercials, except 877 Cash Now! I love that one. www.charlesbursell.com

Jun 9, 2021

Billionaires’ tax rates are a fraction of yours. New/old news on the continuing insurrection. We need three commissions: Jan 6, Covid, and Black Lives. www.charlesbursell.com

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