Occupy the Airwaves is live Sundays at 10am on 103.3FM WXOJ-LP in Northampton, MA. The show is rebroadcast on Thursdays from 4 to 5pm. If you’re not from around the valley, you can stream online at www.valleyfreeradio.org
We are working on a new website. In the meantime, you can hear all of our past shows at Archive.org.
You’ll find links to our shows before June 2017 below.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 on OTA: Our guest was author, activist, and PhD student Eleanor Finley (and currently a board member and activist with the Institute of Social Ecology). Occupy_the_Airwaves_3.21.2017 : Occupy the Airwaves, Valley Free Radio : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Sunday, May 14, 2017 on OTA: Sue Baxter & Vivienne Simon Occupy_the_Airwaves_5.14.2017 : Occupy the Airwaves, Valley Free Radio : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Sunday May 7, 2017 on OTA: The Nonviolent Peace Force and Reed Schmillfling of Represent Western Mass. Occupy_the_Airwaves_5.7.2017 : Occupy the Airwaves, Valley Free Radio : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Sunday April 2, 2017 on OTA: Smith Students for Justice in Palestine
January 22, 2017 on OTA: Paki & d.o. call in for a wrap on both the DC Woman’s March and the Boston Sister March. Rick gives his take on Boston as well. Occupy_the_Airwaves_1.22.2017 : Occupy the Airwaves, Valley Free Radio : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
December 11, 2016 on OTA: Robert and Jenn Meeropol (granddaughter of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who where tried, convicted, and executed on June 19,1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage by conspiring to pass secrets about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union) & actor/director/author, John Hadden, on his recent memoir, Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, The CIA, and Me.
December 4, 2016 on OTA: Paki, et al. on Standing Rock
November 27, 2016 on OTA: Show focus: represent.us with Reed Shimelfing and Harley Isgur and Green Party with State Coordinator Darlene Elias. Occupy_the_Airwaves.11.27.2016 : Occupy the Airwaves, Valley Free Radio : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
November 13, 2016 on OTA: Vijay Prashad on the elections and call-in from Paki.
October 23, 2016 on OTA: Labor issues, UMass Labor Center struggle. Occupy_the_Airwaves_10.23.2016 : Occupy the Airwaves, Valley Free Radio : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
October 2, 2016 on OTA: Alexandra Castillo (translation by Oonagh Doherty) on Guatemala human rihts & Paki calls in. Occupy_the_Airwaves_10.2.2016 : Occupy the Airwaves, Valley Free Radio : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
September 18, 2016 on OTA:, with Cecily McMillin, Rose Webster-Smith, and Adele Franks, talking Climate Action, Springfield No One Leaves, and the 5th Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
August 21, 2016 on OTA: Green Party and Gardening the Community. Occupy_the_Airwaves_8.21.2016 : Occupy the Airwaves, Valley Free Radio : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
August 7, 2016 on OTA: Dr. Manisha Sinha, UMass faculty member and author of, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.
July 10, 2016 on OTA: Rose Webster-Smith, SNOL, and Bonnie McKracken, candidate state legislature. Please distribute as you see fit.
June 26, 2016 on OTA: A show on refugees with Deidre Griffin and Carolyn Oppenheim.
June 12, 2016 on OTA Vira Douangmany Cage, candidate for Mass house seat being vacated by Ellen Story & Adele Franks on the various climate justice bills currently before the legislature.
May 8, 2016 on OTA: Daniel Berrigan, Presente! Defend Mother Earth!
Sunday, April 24, 2016 on OTA: Deb Kozikowski, Chief cook and bottle washer at the Voter ID Project… a collaborative voter protection program joins us along with Mica Reel of the Umass Fossil Fuel Divest group. Also reports on Kinder-Morgan decision to “suspend” the NED fracked gas pipeline project!
Sunday, April 17, 2016 on OTA: Water privatization and Shays Rebellion.
Sunday, April 10, 2016 on OTA: Reed Shchimmelfling and Jerry Perkins from “Represent Us!” to talk about the rally on tax day, April 15th. Also a call-in from Code Pink at the Democracy Spring March!
Sunday, April 3, 2016 on OTA: Walk for a New Spring, with Jahann El-Bisi.
Sunday, March 27, 2016 on OTA: Graeme Sephton on Democracy Spring. Build it and they will come? Check it out:
Sunday, March 6, 2016 on OTA: UMass economist Gerald Friedman on what a Sanders Administration might look like.
Sunday, February 28, 2016 on OTA: Dylan Lazero, Hub Coordinator and Field Organizer at Democracy Spring joins Paki to talk about “taking mass nonviolent action on a historic scale to save our democracy” and Cathy Kristofferson talking about pipeline opposition, her recent visit to Lynn to talk about their water supply, K-M cutting trees in Sandersfield, and the DPU pipeline tariff hearings!
Sunday, February 21, 2016 on OTA:Reed Schimmelfing, a leader of the local chapter of Represent Us is a national, non-partisan, grassroots movement to get big money influence out of government AND Marcello Federico, an activist with Western Mass Jobs with Justice.
Sunday, February 14, 2016 on OTA: Vijay Prashad and Dottie Morris speaking about the Middle East and Black Lives Matter and general race issues.
Sunday, February 7, 2016 on OTA: Revisiting Shays Rebellion with writer, Dan Bullen and Carolyn Toll Oppenheim, co-founder of Shays2: Western Mass Committee on Corporations and Democracy. Also, d.o calls in with his 2 cents.
Sunday, January 24, 2016 on OTA: Crystal Zevon (Nuclear Waste)-in studiio, Elaine Arsenault from Success after incarceration,(n studio; Margaret Flowers (nuke waste) – via phone.
Sunday, January 10, 2016 on OTA: Nancy Talanian, chair of the local No More Gitmos group about the demonstration planned for 3 pm Sunday Jan. 10th in front of Northampton City Hall. Also, Sara Weinberger, author of a widely discussed recent gun control column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Paki calls in from DC on Guantanamo
Sunday, January 3, 2016 on OTA: Natalia Muñoz and Douglass Ross of the Northampton Human Rights Commission
December 13, 015 on OTA: We had call-ins from Paki in Paris, and DO, just returned from Boston March, plus in studio with filmmaker Alex Leff, discussing his new film: In the Path of Resistance. In studio hosting were Jean Grossholtz, Chelsea Donaldson, Tyler Ingraham, and me, Bob G
December 6, 2015 on OTA: All climate show with Paki calling in from the COP21 and Irvine Sobelman of Climate action Now!MA.
October 25, 2015 on OTA:
Hosts- Paki Wieland, Jean Grossholz & Bob Gardner
July 26, 2015 on OTA: Vietnam Vets, on Heart Healing, visiting Vietnam as part of the process. Other guests Irvine Sobelman and Cathy Kristoferson talk about upcoming FERC hearing (Wed. 7/29) in Greenfield!
July 19, 2015 on OTA: Brent & Alexis, and orginis of Occupy Wall Street.
July 12, 2015 on OTA: Harvest of Grief Show with Amrita and Rasil Basu.
June 14, 2015 on OTA: Springfield No One Leaves & Direct Action Everywhere. Thanks for visiting the show and sharing your knowledge Rose, Sue, and Zach.
May 3, 2015 on OTA: Animal Rights Show
March 1, 2015 on OTA: Paki & Crystal call-in from the road. Native issues, etc.
Febuary 8, 2015 on OTA: Mass Slavery Apology & Mothers Out Front
February 1, 2015 on OTA: Tzapora Lederman of Represent.us and Alisa Klein, ward 7 councilwoman, Northampton City Council. Occupy the Airwaves Covering the local, national and global Occupy Movement.
January 25, 2015 on OTA: Black Lives Matter
December 21, 2014 on OTA: A Fresh look at Cuba
July 27, 2014 on OTA: Adam Trott on co-ops
July 13, 2014 on OTA: Seth Newton on OWS and Occupy Northampton
June 29, 2014 on OTA: Net Neutrality Show with Candace Clement of Free Press
June 15, 2014 on OTA: Barbara Madeloni – Education
May 11, 2014 on OTA: Cecily McMillan –
Justice denied & Occupy Wall Street on Mothers Day.
March 23, 2014 on OTA: Science for the People & Youth Walkout for Climate Justice
March 30, 2014 on OTA: Corruption & the Supreme Court decision – John Bonifaz from Free Speech for the People & Lindsey from Represent.Us
of the Board of Berkshire Environmental Action Team join the OTA team
for a full hour on the horrendous Kinder Morgan/TGP fracked gas
pipeline proposed to go through the Berks and Franklin County here in
Massachusetts. Learn about the issue and the latest efforts to
confront this threat in the Valley, throughout the Commonwealth and
over the border in New York.
Frances Crowe and Bob McChesney on media & democracy.
Nate Kleinman and Katt Ramos of Occupy Sandy.
Sunday, August 25, 2013 OTA focused on CA Hunger Strike, Washington 50th Anniversary March, Roundup sprayed on Florence Field, and Madison Wisconsin.
Sunday, August 11 on OTA: an interview with Rick Todd of Occupy Kalamazoo and the Occupy National Gathering.
Sunday, July 7 on OTA: Charmaine White Face, a member of the Oglala band of the Great Sioux Nation on another kind of Occupy. Matt Menezes on Climate SummerMA and the ride around The Valley, No fracking in WMASS! and more
Sunday, June 9 on OTA: Don Yellowman, Dine from the Navajo Nation, who devotes his life bringing health and hope to his people, their traditions and their very survival. It’s the dark side of Occupation, U.S.-style. Crystal of Searching for Occupy met Don in her travels out West. Paki calls in from the Left Forum in New York. Occupy news and more!
Sunday, April 7, 2013 OTA Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Searching for Occupy & more
Sunday, February 24,2013 OTA:
Crystal of Searching for Occupy calls -in on her latest travels; The Nonotuck Affinity Group’s Andy Larkin, Donna Riley & Joan Sellers fill us in on their work; and reports back from the Washington DC climate crisis demo, plus more.
February 17, 2013 OTA: Springfield No One Leaves [Sue Gamelli, live in studio], and
Sunday, November 18 OTA includes some “live” coverage from the protest at the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, GA, plus a great recording from Occupy Sandy in New York.
Sunday, November 4 OTA includes coverage of the situation on the ground in New York and New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy, and the activities of the Occupation movement there, under the banner of Occupy Sandy. Our guest on Sunday was Ira Shor, author of books and articles on critical pedagogy, and co-author, with Paolo Friere, of the renowned book A Pedagogy for Liberation: Dialogues on Transforming Education. Ira also offers his personal insight into the effects of the storm on communities in New Jersey and New York. Ira will be coming to speak at the School of Education, UMass. in support of dismissed educator Barbara Madeloni on November 17, 2012. Check out our blog for further details:
Sunday, October 21 OTA guest was Michele Hardesty, one of the organizers of the Hampshire Occupy Panel series entitled “Visions and Reflections.” We also had a call-in from regular Paki Wieland, just back from her trip with Code Pink to Pakistan to confront drone attacks.
Sunday Sept 9 2012 with Springfield No One Leaves.
Sunday, September 2 show on Occupy Student Debt and the VY flotilla.
Sunday, July 15 at 10am eastern on OTA Paki Wieland talking with OWS participant, Susan Lee about “Occupy.” and political activism in the U.S.
July 8 show with Garret Schenk on National Occupy and report from Springfield No one Leaves, & more