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

26 January 2009

Recommended Audio: Bill Moyer Journal for 9 January

There's no question that change is in the offing for American workers — the economic downturn, Washington bailouts and a new administration are all bound to have a profound effect on our working world. Organized labor is in an interesting spot. On the one hand, some on Capitol Hill and in the press are lambasting the United Auto Workers as greedy and out-of-date. On the other hand, Hilda Solis, arguably the most union-friendly candidate in years, stands ready to be confirmed as Secretary of Labor.

In this changing climate Bill Moyers talks with Leo W. Gerard, president of the United Steel Workers (U.S.W), the largest industrial union in North America about what organized labor wants:

"All we want to do is sit down and negotiate. Negotiation is the cornerstone of democracy as well. And I've threatened and challenged to debate people. Show me a country on earth that is a democratic country that doesn't have a free, strong, independent labor movement. If you crush the labor movement in America, you crush democracy."
By clicking on the title above you will be taken to the Journal webpage were you can watch this informative interview.

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