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

24 January 2010

January 21, 2010: Part 2

For our extended programming this week, we open with a clip from Tavis Smiley interviewing Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman about her new book, the role of the press in a democracy, and if progressives are "finding their legs."

Next we hear from Laura Flanders and GRIT TV. January 22nd is the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that finally recognized a woman’s right to her own reproductive choices. With the election of a prochoice Democrat last November, many assumed that we might finally have some breathing room around the issue of abortion. To fill our listeners in on the abortion wars, Flanders spoke to Silvia Henriquez, Executive Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Carole Joffe, author of Dispatches from the Abortion Wars, and Lynn Paltrow, Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women.

We close out the show with a clip of Democracy Now! from January 8th looking at the notorious mercenary corporation- Blackwater featuring journalist Jeremy Scahill and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), who is launching an investigation into why two Blackwater contractors were among the dead in the December 30 suicide bombing at the CIA station at Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost, Afghanistan.

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