I'm currently in the studio lending a hand with production assistance for the independent radio program "Sounds of Dissent" today from 11am-2pm, a special extended edition, on WZBC 90.3 FM campus/community radio at Boston College.
Today, we've been featuring speeches made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in celebration of Dr. King's life and his birthday tomorrow. We've also been speaking about the U.S. government's use of wiretapping to monitor U.S. citizens and organizations within the U.S that oppose the war in Iraq. Just before the hour, "Sounds of Dissent" host John Grebe spoke with James Bamford, author of "A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies" about the use of wiretapping by the National Security Agency to monitor conversations of U.S. citizens. Currently on the line is Max Obuszewski, from the Iraq Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore and Maria Allwine, also a member of Iraq Pledge of Resistance speaking about being monitored by the government for speaking out against the war in Iraq.
Previously, John Grebe spoke with Rev. Graylan S. Hagler, pastor at the Plymouth Congregational Church UCC in Washington, D.C. about remembering and celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the lessons still to be learned from his wisdom and teaching.