Between The Lines: Timely, In-Depth Progressive Analysis
Between The Lines is a weekly syndicated half-hour news magazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic and social issues. Our production team has produced the show each week since the days leading up to the first Persian Gulf War in 1991.
Because Between The Lines is independent of all publications, media networks or political parties, we are able to bring a diversity of voices to the airwaves. This award-winning program provides a platform for individuals and organizations generally ignored or marginalized in corporate media.
Each week, Between The Lines features:
A five-minute summary of some of the week's under-reported news stories gathered from the alternative press and other sources.
Three in-depth interview segments focusing on significant international, national and regional issues.
Since 1991, Between The Lines has provided in-depth, timely analysis on a wide range of political, economic and social issues including: the history and consequences of three U.S. wars in Iraq; increasing disparity in wealth in the U.S.; coverage of the global social justice movement and related protests challenging the free trade, corporate-driven policies of the World Trade Organization and World Bank/International Monetary Fund; post-9/11 erosion of civil liberties; constitutional protections and international law in the U.S.; progressive electoral victories sweeping Latin America; the crisis in the U.S. health care system; international grassroots mobilization to confront global climate change; racism permeating the prison industrial complex; community organizing challenging police violence in communities of color; efforts to repair flaws in the U.S. electoral system and new economic models to address growing income inequality.
Our Goal: Supporting Citizen Activism
In presenting interviews connected with current events, political issues and societal debates, the program serves as a networking resource for communities fighting for social justice here in the U.S. and around the world.
Each week's program offers timely information on how to become active on issues we cover. Every interview segment features information about pertinent websites to facilitate contact between our audience members and groups taking a stand on critical issues of the day.
Between The Lines' website offers text summaries, selected interview transcripts, an audio archive of our past programs and links to additional resources. The website offers subscriptions to our weekly program and transcripts via podcasts, RSS feed and email -- and a gateway to our online community.
Information for Affiliates
Is your radio station or web radio site interested in becoming a Between The Lines Affiliate?
Between The Lines is free to noncommercial radio stations and Internet sites, although we do welcome donations. When you register by contacting us by phone at (203) 268-8446 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, we will send more details on how you can receive the broadcast version of the program each week as well as add your radio station's airdate/time to our online schedule and keep your contact information on file for regular schedule/site maintenance updates, special audio projects for radio broadcast and fundraising premiums.
Each week's program, which carries a "Week Ending" date of Friday of the following week, is ready for download by 12 noon ET Wednesday in the week in which it is produced. Each show is available for rebroadcast for ten days from the date it is first made available (i.e., through the "Week Ending" date).
For example, a program with the "Week Ending" date of Aug 1, 2014, as indicated on our home page, would be available for broadcast on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. It would remain in place as the current week's show until about noon of the following Wednesday (July 30), at which time it would become "Last Week's" show on this page.
We suggest that you broadcast BTL soon after a new broadcast file becomes available, rather than toward the end of its news cycle as the content can become dated.
Please note that we have two alternate websites for downloading BTL in case there are ever problems with this site:
Between The Lines at BTLOnline.org
A-Infos Project at radio4all.net
If you experience any urgent technical problems related to downloading the program, please contact BTL's Outreach Coordinator/ Web Producer: Anna Manzo at (203) 816-1409 (cell)
For more details on any of Between The Lines' audio, print or online services, contact:
Between The Lines
c/o Squeaky Wheel Productions
P.O. Box 110176
Trumbull, CT 06611