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Thursday, January 30, 2014

"G-d's counting on Me, G-d's counting on You."

Of all the songs that Pete Seeger wrote, arranged, sung, and led us in singing, I think that this song should be his lasting testament. (At least this week.) Read the Lyrics. Listen tonight, after 10:00 PM on Steve's "Cookin' for Shabbos" show - he'll certainly be playing it. But understand what Pete is saying:
1)  Take Personal Responsibility  (notice G-d's counting on ME, is before G-d's counting on You)
2)  Trickle Up not Trickle Down - we can't trust the "leaders" we need to work from the ground up - Grassroots and all of that....

Pete Seeger. The true FOLK SINGER. Telling us about what's going on (this song originally came out in 2010 after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill) and encouraging us to keep going on.

You can find the song on the album, A More Perfect Union - Pete Seeger and Lorre Wyatt, released in 2013.

Pete - we thank you for all you gave us, and for all you will continue to give us.
Pete Seeger, we bid you good night.

GOD'S COUNTING ON ME, GOD'S COUNTING ON YOU

Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt's album version



Pete Seeger:When we look and we see
Things are not what they should be
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Seeger and chorus:When we look and we see
Things are not what they should be
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Seeger and chorus:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Bruce Springsteen:It's time to turn things around
Trickle up, not trickle down
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Springsteen and chorus:It's time to turn things around
Trickle up, not trickle down
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Lorre Wyatt:And when drill, baby, drill
Leads to spill, baby, spill
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Wyatt and chorus:And when drill, baby, drill
Leads to spill, baby, spill
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Pete Seeger:Yes, there's big problems to be solved
Let's get everyone involved
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Seeger and chorus:Yes, there's big problems to be solved
Let's get everyone involved
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Bruce Springsteen:Now don't give up, don't give in
Workin' together we all can win
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Springsteen and chorus:Don't give up, don't give in
Workin' together we all can win
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Pete Seeger:What we do now, you and me
Will affect eternity
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Seeger and chorus:What we do, you and me
Will affect eternity
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Pete Seeger:Hey, kids!

Kids choir:When we sing with younger folks
We can never give up hope
Kids choir and Seeger:God's counting on me
God's counting on you

Seeger, kids choir, and chorus:When we sing with younger folks
We can never give up hope
God's counting on me
God's counting on you

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

Pete Seeger:Singing again!

All:Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Hoping we'll all pull through
Me and you

C Ya on the Radio!!!

Friday, January 17, 2014

"Sunday Night Live" - Calling Bullshit on the BDS Movement, Live from Berkeley!

Well, it was bound to happen.

As you know, Radio Free Nachlaot's co-founder and Programming Director Lorelai Kude journeyed from Jerusalem to Berkeley a couple of months ago, where she's been staying in the "Peace Room" and investigating what she calls "The Knee-Jerk Reactionary 'Liberal' Heart of Darkness," otherwise known as the notorious anti-Israel, antisemitic activism that goes on in the Bay Area.

Jay Corwin, Academic & N/I Activist
L'kavod the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day in America, our "Sunday Night Live" Show will be broadcast LIVE FROM THE PEACE ROOM in an undisclosed location in Berkeley and feature Lorelai's recent "Heart to Heart" series of interviews exposing the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of the BDS Movement ("Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions"), which in it's quest to align itself with legitimate causes has deliberately and disingenuously co-opted the narratives of the Native and Indigenous Peoples as well as that of other historically oppressed groups such as African-Americans, the GLBT community, and more.

Ryan Bellerose, Native/Indigenous Activist
For background and insight into the sly, manipulative use of terms such as "redwashing", "pinkwashing" and "greenwashing" by the BDS Movement and how the red, pink and green Peoples are fighting back, demanding the BDS symbol-usurpers to take their hands off narratives that don't belong to them, read Wendy Kenin's piece in the Times of Israel, and prepare yourself for "SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE FROM THE PEACE ROOM" - 7pm Jerusalem time on Sunday (that's 9am Pacific / 12N Eastern on Sunday, January 19th).

We'll be playing Lorelai's "Heart to Heart" (a Mitzvah Media Production for Radio Free Nachlaot) interviews with Blogger and Native/Indigenous activist RYAN MERVIN BELLEROSE,  South Africa-based academic and Native/Indigenous activist JAY CORWIN and Institute for Black Solidarity Founder DUMISANI WASHINGTON.

Dumisani Washington IBSI
Prefacing the following with a big, fat "l'havdil" - Just as Rebbe Nachman insisted on being buried in Uman, which he called "the Jaws of Hell" so that his Neshama would serve as a merit and a protection for the Jewish People exiled in the Ukraine, Lorelai feels that the time she spends in Berkeley should be spent inserting herself into the California version of "the Jaws of Hell" ("Berkeley, the Knee-Jerk Reactionary 'Liberal' Heart of Darkness")  in order to extricate the truth from the outrageous lies that are being told as if they were actual fact (which, of course, they're NOT).

Another small but important point here - Radio Free Nachlaot has always been what Steve and Lorelai like to call "family friendly programming," and although one of Lorelai's worst midot (character traits) is her propensity for using swear words and foul language (something she's been WORKING ON very hard to correct since starting RFN together with Steve, from whose lips no one in living memory has ever heard a curse word issue), her use of the word "Bullshit" in her "Heart to Heart" series "Calling Bullshit on BDS" is deliberate. Because there's a time and place for 'language' and this is the time, and this is the place. "Bullshit" is a term that denotes complete falsehood, and if anyone deserves to have "Bullshit" called on them, it's the BDS Movement, which has done harm to Israel and the Jewish People by spreading lies as if they were fact, and usurping the struggles of other Peoples illegitimately while using every means possible to discredit, marginalize and isolate Israel from the world community.

So ... it's not swearing. It's using the term "bullshit" responsibly and accurately.

#callingbullshitonBDS

We hope you'll enjoy this very special version of "Sunday Night Live" 7pm Sunday January 19th at 7pm Israel time / 9am Pacific / 12N Eastern, and visit "Heart to Heart with Lorelai" to download and listen to each one of these fascinating interviews!

Monday, January 13, 2014

O.K. We're all looking for Truth, right? Well here is the Emet of the Emet.

Radio Free Nachlaot, is not so free (or not as free as you might think).

Plain and Simple:

Streaming Pulse (that's our Internet Radio Streaming Service): $99.00/mo. (That's dollars, not shekels).
Studio B:  Netvision: 100 Shekels/mo.
Studio B:  Hot: 100 Shekels/mo.
Box Net Storage: $8.00/mo.
And then there's the costs of Studio A, and the purchase of new Equipment, and the maintenance on old Equipment, and the electricity....

Now, of course, the experience from our end and yours is Priceless, but....
We don't want any of this turned off, now do we?

So - the answer is: Listener Sponsorship.
What does that mean?
Choose one of our many weekly programs and SPONSOR it!
or, Choose to Sponsor the Station "Biclall" - just in general.

What do you get?
Satisfaction that your participating in this Radio Experience.
Ok, you need more?
If you need a tax receipt, we can issue a tax credit/write-off via an American 501C-3, so if you're giving is contingent on receiving a receipt - we can do that!
You still need more?
we will give you space on our web page.
that's where you are right now - that's where you're reading this.
Scroll around
See all that real estate just waiting to be populated with your logo, links to your websites, information about you or what you're involved in. Hey - you're the sponsor. send us a picture some text a link, and we'll make it happen.
and what are you getting by doing that?
all of our many friends and visitors to our site (who are our listeners, as well) will see your stuff.
Now, isn't that enough?

Oh, and how much for all of this?
Sponsorships start at $50.00 a show.
So, what do you think?
Well, now it's up to you.
You must do the rest!!!

Write to us at: radiofreenachlaot@gmail.com for program sponsorship details!

...and of course, we'll C Ya on the Radio!!!!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

CALLING BULLSHIT ON BDS!

Attention, Radio Free Nachlaot friends, fans and family! Especially those of you who are appalled and disgusted as we are about the BDS ("Boycott, Divest and Sanction") movement which has unjustly targeted Israel between their deceptive, disingenuous propaganda cross-hairs.

WE'RE CALLING BULLSHIT ON BDS - RIGHT HERE ON RADIO FREE NACHLAOT!

We're so pleased and excited to feature a fascinating, thought-inspiring and provoking interview with respected University of Cape Town academic Jay Corwin on "Heart to Heart with Lorelai" this week.

Lorelai's interview with Jay Corwin (a Mitzvah Media Production, produced by Wendy Kenin for Radio Free Nachlaot) airs Thursday, January 9th at 6:30pm Israel time (that's 8:30am in California and 11:30am in New York).

Two hard-hitting, insightful blogs by Jay have recently been published on THE TIMES OF ISRAEL web site, "BDS Silences Native American Voices" (January 7th, 2014) and "Native American academics do not endorse the boycott of Israeli academics" (December 25, 2013).

After reading these pieces we knew we HAD to have Jay on the radio! (Please read them yourselves, and share!)

Jay Corwin was born in Wrangell, Alaska. He is a member of the Tlingit tribe, of the Eagle moiety and KaayaashkeĆ­ditaan clan, enrolled in the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, and an original shareholder of Sealaska Corporation. Phd (1995) in Spanish and Latin American literature from the Florida State university and author of works on various pieces of 20th century Latin American fiction (including being one of the world's foremost authorities on the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of "100 Years of Solitude").

Currently Head of the Spanish program at the University of Cape Town, Jay has both the Native/Indigenous AND academic credentials to look the BDS movement in the face and call it for what it really is - Bullshit.

For the record: "Bullshit" - that's Lorelai's word. Jay is much more refined than that, his words are far more eloquent and insightful, and for your information, he doesn't use a single expletive throughout the interview. 

Listen and hear as Jay exposes the LIES, the systematic, disrespectful and deliberate co-opting of the Native/Indigenous narrative by BDS propaganda artists, the arrogant colonialism of the mostly European pseudo-academic BDS leadership who hijack the historical struggle of Peoples from whom they neither descend from nor represent, and THE WAY TO PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST! 

Don't miss this interview - 6:30pm Israel time on Thursday, January 9th if you want to ingest some real truth and real clarity from an "outsider" looking in to our world in a way we ALL need to hear! 

And by the way, if you haven't already figured it out, since Lorelai has to be in Berkeley anyway, she's declared war on the BDS movement. You'll be hearing a lot more about that on future episodes of "Heart to Heart with Lorelai," a Mitzvah Media Production, airing at 6:30pm on Thursdays on Radio Free Nachlaot.


Sunday, January 5, 2014

It's time for an Instant Replay (almost)!

That's right! Tonight on Sunday Night Live, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (or whenever we end...) we will go back to the "audio tape" -  OK, we'll go back to the digital recording which has been converted to MP3 format, but whatever it is, we'll go back to last Tuesday night's evening with Yehuda Katz.



We had a chance to spend a few hours with Yehuda, mamash on the eve of the Reva L'sheva Reunion Concert which will be this Tuesday, January 7th at Zappa's in Jerusalem. 
That's Right:  Pay attention:
Reva L'Sheva at Zappas
Doors open at 7:45. 
Music begins at 9:30. 
So, As I was saying before i interrupted myself with the above commercial! Yehuda was relaxed and comfortable, playing some music and talking about many many things, including the upcoming Reva L'Sheva reunion. Lots of music, some Yehuda Katz "LA Stories" - but, hey, I don't want to give it all away! 
Just tune in: 
Tonight. January 5th. 7:00 PM Yehuda Katz with Steve on Radio Free Nachlaot.
Sunday Night Live. Almost. But hey, we ain't "dead' yet!
C Ya on the Radio!!!!


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

CHODESH SHVAT TOV, HAPPY SOLAR CALENDAR NEW YEAR!

Hey, it's a cosmic convergence!

Rosh Chodesh Shvat 5774 begins on January 1st at Sundown - wishing everyone a Chodesh Shvat Tov!

The Gregorian (Solar) Calendar New Year of 2014 began at Midnight on January 1st.

Of course everybody knows that the perfect way to ring in the "New Year" is to go to a Grateful Dead concert. For days we've been re-living our past glories, playing New Year's Eve concerts we've known and loved in epochs gone by - The Grateful Dead, Phish, the String Cheese Incident, the Allman Brothers, etc. etc.
It's also the New Moon (a "Supermoon," gevaldt - and if you want to know what that means be in touch with Lorelai at her Astrolojew blog!)

Of course there are many "New Year's" and not just by us! The Chinese New Year will roll around this year on January 31st. Then there's the Fiscal Year (both corporate and federal, falling on two different dates).

Then there is the fact that there are not one but FOUR New Year's in the Jewish Calendar - Rosh Chodesh Nissan, which is the New Year for Kings (kind of a political New Year!), of course the 1st of Tishrei a.k.a. ROSH HASHANAH, the "birthday of the world" and the day that the Hebrew Calendar advances from one year to another. Rosh Chodesh Elul is considered the New Year for animal tithes, and Tu b'Shvat (the 15th of the Month of Shvat) is the New Year for trees.
OK, so what can we say - we like to party. Any excuse for a New Year, right?

Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, remember that Radio Free Nachlaot is always there with you and for you! Happy 2014, Chodesh Tov!