The Sunday Wire with Patrick Henningsen

THE SUNDAY WIRE broadcasts LIVE with host Patrick Henningsen covering the top news stories at home and internationally. In the first hour Patrick looks back over a month on the road in the Middle East and what challenges lay ahead for 21WIRE. Early on in the first hour we welcome a new guest to the show, Ken Stone, a longtime antiwar activist and member of the Syria Solidarity Movement, to discuss his recent trip to Syria and Palmyra and what lies ahead for that country. Afterwards, we're joined by author and 21WIRE special contributor, Jay Dyer, from JaysAnalysis for an in-depth discussion about 'Soft Power' and the epic millennial battle between traditionalism and modernism playing out in the Middle East and beyond. In the final overdrive segment we'll try to connect with our riving 'democracy correspondent' Basil Valentine for an update on the US election pantomime.

SHOUT! POLL: Is the US Really a ‘Democracy’ or an Autocracy? VOTE HERE.

Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield - this is your brave new world...

*WARNING THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND ADULT THEMES*

The Sunday Wire with Patrick Henningsen broadcasts LIVE on Alternate Current Radio SUNDAY 5pm-8pm GMT, 12pm-3pm EST, 9am-12pm PST at http://alternatecurrentradio.com and http://thesundaywire.com.


We travel to South Lebanon to meet with our guide there. We tour a former war zone that spans from the Crusades all the way to 2000 when the Hezbollah resistance fought and pushed back the Israeli Occupation, and later in 2006 when they defeated Israel’s IDF.

Image: Patrick coming out of the bunker complex – dug below at least 30 feet of mountain rock and soil, and with steel-reinforced walls inside, complete with a war room, sleeping quarters and a prayer room.

Intro music by Tanjaret Daghet: @tanjaretdaghet

The Sunday Wire with Patrick Henningsen broadcasts LIVE on Alternate Current Radio SUNDAY 5pm-8pm GMT, 12pm-3pm EST, 9am-12pm PST at alternatecurrentradio.com and thesundaywire.com.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

We're joined in-studio by a very special guest, Dani Shukri, drummer for the band Tanjaret Daghet طنجرة ضغط (aka 'Pressure Pot'), a Syrian rock band currently based in Beirut, to discuss their music and what's happening in the underground music & culture scene here in the Middle East region.

Tanjaret Daghet on SoundCloud: @tanjaretdaghet

Download tracks: play.anghami.com/artist/956925

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TnjrhDghtTanjaretDaghet

The Sunday Wire with Patrick Henningsen broadcasts LIVE on Alternate Current Radio SUNDAY 5pm-8pm GMT, 12pm-3pm EST, 9am-12pm PST at alternatecurrentradio.com and thesundaywire.com.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

THE SUNDAY WIRE broadcasts LIVE on the road with host Patrick Henningsen on location in Beirut, Lebanon, covering the top news stories internationally. In the first hour Patrick breaks down an extraordinary and insightful week on the road in the Middle East, along with updates on international news and events. We also got a chance to speak to a local graffiti artist of note, aka 'Chad the Mad', to learn more about the street art scene here in Beirut and beyond. Halfway through the first hour we'll be joined in-studio by a very special guest, Dani Shukri, drummer for the band Tanjaret Daghet طنجرة ضغط (aka 'Pressure Pot'), a Syrian rock band currently based in Beirut, to discuss their music and what's happening in the underground music & culture scene here in the Middle East region (if you like their music and want to support these artists, then we encourage you to download their latest tracks here). After that, we'll travel to South Lebanon to meet with our guide there as we tour a former war zone that spans from the Crusades all the way to 2000 when the Hezbollah resistance fought and pushed back the Israeli Occupation, and later in 2006 when they defeated Israel's IDF. In the final segment, we may try and connect with our new roving "democracy correspondent", Basil Valentine, to see if there have been any sightings this week in the world.

Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield - this is your brave new world...

*WARNING THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND ADULT THEMES*

The Sunday Wire with Patrick Henningsen broadcasts LIVE on Alternate Current Radio SUNDAY 5pm-8pm GMT, 12pm-3pm EST, 9am-12pm PST at http://alternatecurrentradio.com and http://thesundaywire.com.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:18pm EST

We go into EXTREME OVERDRIVE as Patrick recaps this week's show and welcomes our resident odds maker jock, Basil Valentine, with an update on the U.S. Presidential Election Circus.

Also: Check out this week's show title jam by the band Pinhead Gunpowder

Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield - this is your brave new world...

*WARNING THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND ADULT THEMES*

The Sunday Wire with Patrick Henningsen broadcasts LIVE on Alternate Current Radio SUNDAY 5pm-8pm GMT, 12pm-3pm EST, 9am-12pm PST at http://alternatecurrentradio.com and http://thesundaywire.com.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

In the third hour OVERDRIVE we're joined by international journalist James Corbett and editor of the Corbett Report to crack open the infamous Panama Papers – what they really are and what they are intended to achieve.

Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield - this is your brave new world...

*WARNING THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND ADULT THEMES*

The Sunday Wire with Patrick Henningsen broadcasts LIVE on Alternate Current Radio SUNDAY 5pm-8pm GMT, 12pm-3pm EST, 9am-12pm PST at http://alternatecurrentradio.com and http://thesundaywire.com.

Direct download: overdrive-sw130-corbett-panamapapers.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 2:04pm EST

THE SUNDAY WIRE broadcasts LIVE on the road with host Patrick Henningsen on location in Beirut, Lebanon, covering the top news stories internationally. In the first hour we'll hear updates on events in the US and the Middle East, and beyond. Halfway through the first hour we’ll be joined in-studio by a special guest, award-winning journalist and editor of the the Beirut ReportHabib Battah, to discuss the 'paving over' of history in the Levant, as well as systemic corruption in the region and how this affects peoples' lives here (see Habib’s TEDx talk on Beirut’s battle to preserve its history here). Later on we'll also cover this week's SHOUT! Poll and put the next big question out to our listeners. In the third hour we’re joined by international journalist James Corbett and editor of the Corbett Report to talk in length about the infamous Panama Papers – what they really are and what they are intended to achieve. Also, possible surprise appearance by our resident odds maker jock, Basil Valentine, also in the final hour.

SHOUT! POLL: Are the Panama Paper a Genuine Leak or a Limited Hangout? VOTE HERE.

Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield - this is your brave new world...

*WARNING THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND ADULT THEMES*

The Sunday Wire with Patrick Henningsen broadcasts LIVE on Alternate Current Radio SUNDAY 5pm-8pm GMT, 12pm-3pm EST, 9am-12pm PST at http://alternatecurrentradio.com and http://thesundaywire.com.


THE SUNDAY WIRE broadcasts LIVE on the road with host Patrick Henningsen on location in Beirut, Lebanon, covering the top news stories internationally. In the first hour we'll hear updates on events in the US and the Middle East, as well as a situation report on the war in Yemen. Halfway through the first hour we'll be joined in-studio by a special guest, cultural commentator and geopolitical analyst Dr. Radwan Rizk to discuss the deep history of this region and how it is still influencing present day conflicts here, as well as in Syria and Yemen. Later on we’ll also cover this week's SHOUT! Poll and put the next big question out to our listeners. In the third hour we’re joined by international human rights lawyer Mohammed Al Wazir from Arabian Rights Watch Association to talk about the Forgotten War in Yemen and the use of cluster bombs and other WMDs as the one year anniversary of that war passes this week.

SHOUT! POLL: Is Saudi Arabia guilty of war crimes in Yemen? VOTE HERE.

Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield - this is your brave new world...

*WARNING THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND ADULT THEMES*

The Sunday Wire with Patrick Henningsen broadcasts LIVE on Alternate Current Radio SUNDAY 5pm-8pm GMT, 12pm-3pm EST, 9am-12pm PST at http://alternatecurrentradio.com and http://thesundaywire.com.


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