Bill Humphrey

About Bill Humphrey

Bill Humphrey is the primary host of WVUD's Arsenal For Democracy talk radio show and a local elected official. Follow him @BillHumphreyMA on twitter.

June 21, 2020 – Political Genocides in Indonesia and Cambodia – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 313

Description: Nate reviews two books on political genocides of Southeast Asia during the Cold War: “The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anti-Communist Crusade and the Mass Murder that Shaped our World” by Vincent Bevins (2020) and “First They Killed My Father” by Loung Ung (2000, adapted as a movie in 2017).

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

June 14, 2020 – Police in Schools – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 312

Description: Kelley, Rachel, and Bill discuss the history of police in American schools and the current policy environment around that.

Links and notes for Ep. 312 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AFD-Ep-312-Links-and-Notes-Policing-in-Schools.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

June 7, 2020 – Police Budgets and Militarization – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 311

Description: Rachel, Kelley, and Bill discuss municipal police budgets and militarization of police equipment.

AFD Ep. 311 Links and Notes (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AFD-Ep-311-Links-and-Notes-Police-Budgets-and-Militarization.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

May 31, 2020 – Airline Bailouts and Deregulation – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 310

Description: Bill, Rachel, and Kelley discuss airline deregulation and bankruptcies, the post-9/11 and covid-19 airline bailouts, and why the US should obviously nationalize the passenger airline industry.

Links and notes for ep. 310 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AFD-Ep-310-Links-and-Notes-Airline-Bailouts-and-Deregulation.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

May 24, 2020 – The Early US Oil Industry, Part 5 (Modern Tech Industry Parallels) – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 309

Description: It’s the Second Gilded Age and the technology monopolies are back in full force. What is to be done? Kelley returns to the show to join Bill and Rachel for a discussion.

Links and notes for ep. 309 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/AFD-Ep-309-Links-and-Notes-Part-5_-The-Early-US-Oil-Industry-Modern-Parallels-to-the-Rise-of-Gilded-Age-Monopolism.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

See also: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

May 17, 2020 – The Early US Oil Industry, Part 4 (Are Monopolies Bad?) – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 308

Description: Beyond “natural monopolies,” the second industrial revolution beginning in the 1870s probably required the formation of monopolies like Standard Oil, but did those monopolies have to be in private hands? Bill and Rachel investigate.

Links and notes for ep. 308 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/AFD-308-Links-Notes-Part-4_-The-Early-US-Oil-Industry-Part-4-Are-Monopolies-Bad_.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

See also: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

May 10, 2020 – The Early US Oil Industry, Part 3 (Rail Rate Wars) – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 307

Description: Rachel and Bill discuss the railroad shipping rate discount wars of the 1870s northeastern United States and their role in the rise of Standard Oil. (See also part 1 and part 2.)

Links and notes for ep. 307 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/AFD-307-Links-and-Notes-Part-3_-Understanding-Rail-Price-Wars.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.