Leaked: The Internet must go!

Hey! Are you on the internet right now? Of course you are! Then you should definitely check out this amazing video about what the internet companies are planning. This move could hurt both consumers and content creators--but of course would be a huge windfall for internet providers.

How weathly are Americans?

The disparity in wealth between the richest one percent of Americans and the bottom 80 percent has grown exponentially over the last thirty years — but the video, posted by user politizane and relying on data from a popular Mother Jones post, focuses on the difference between the ideal disparity that Americans would like to see and the reality.

Tax the Rich

So long! It's been fun.

Dear listeners,

In July 2011 I started a new job teaching Italian at Kansas State University. In some ways this was a return to my roots, as I taught English as a Foreign Language for 17 years in Italy. Now I am teaching English speakers Italian. I've come full circle.

This coming full circle also means the end of an attempt on my part to start a new career in my 50s. Sadly, as much as I tried to bring community radio to Manhattan, I was not successful. So I have decided to dedicate my energy and time to my first love, being an educator.

The archive of my shows will remain active - there's a lot of great content in the shows. So I hope you continue to listen and enjoy them.

Once again thank you for your support and encouragement over the five years the show was on the air. I know many feel that my program needs to be on the air and I agree with you that a diversity of voices is sorely lacking in the local media. But alas, it is not I who will bring that diversity. It will have to be someone else.

Christopher E. Renner

15 June 2008

94% of Americans support solar energy development

Source: mongabay.com
June 11, 2008

94 percent of Americans say it's important for the U.S. to develop and use solar energy, according to a new poll that found support for solar power runs across the political spectrum.

The SCHOTT Solar BarometerTM
survey, conducted by the independent polling firm, Kelton Research, found that 91 percent of Republicans, 97 percent of Democrats and 98 percent of Independents agree that developing solar power is "vital" to the United States.

The poll revealed that 77 percent of Americans believe the development of solar power, and other renewable energy sources, should be a major priority of the federal government. 86 percent of Independent voters supporting the statement.

When asked which one energy source they would support if they were President, 41 percent of Americans picked solar, followed by wind. Coal was listed by only 3 percent of those polled.

"These results are an undeniable signal to our elected leaders that Americans want job-creating solar power, now," said Rhone Resch, President of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

The survey found more than 70 percent of Americans are in favor an extension of the federal investment tax credits (ITC) as a way to encourage development of solar power and fund continued development of the technology. The U.S. Senate will consider the Renewable Energy & Job Creation Act of 2008 (H.R. 6049) later this month.

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