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

08 February 2010

Town Hall on Sex Education

On November 17, 2009, Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri held a community meeting to discuss sexuality education in the public school system. In particular they discussed Comprehensive Sexuality Education. This approach teaches about abstinence as the best method of avoiding sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unintended pregnancy. It also teaches about condoms and contraception to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy and of infection with STDs including HIV.

Comprehensive Sexuality Education teaches skills for making responsible decisions about sex, including how to avoid unwanted verbal, physical, and sexual advances. It teaches interpersonal and communication skills and helps young people explore their own values, goals, and options.

Following a general introduction by Jen LaBarbera of Planned Parenthood, a panel of experts and youth give testimony to the importance of comprehensive sexuality education in public schools.

Rev. Kevin Snow, Resident Pastor of Community Christian Church, acts a facilitator of the panel that includes: Sarah Gillooly, organizer for PROMO; Eden McKissick-Hawley, student at Shawnee Mission East High School; Vannella Halsall, community education; George Turner LCSCW/LCSW, mental health professional; Pam Western, nurse practitioner; and, Wendy Crim, parent.

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