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 June 2010

Flint Hills Pride and Summer Programs at the MAC

Community Bridge opens this week with representatives from the Flint Hills Pride Festival planning committee who discuss the scheduled activities for this year's Pride Festival, Saturday June 19th, at Farnum Creek Park at Milford Lake.

Then Bettina Boller from the Manhattan Arts Center fills us in on programs available for young people this summer at the Center. 

Community Bridge debuts "The Breakdown" with Chris Hayes.  In his articles for The Nation and his commentary for MSNBC, Christopher Hayes is one of the best at explanatory journalism. In "The Breakdown" Hayes explains one big idea from the week in the politics, helping listeners make sense of inside the beltway commentary.

In May, the war in Afghanistan hit a sad milestone: the 1000th American casualty.  Memorial Day is when we stop to remember the soldiers who have given their lives in battle in the U.S.'s many wars. But there are many veterans from the wars still alive and struggling with the consequences of active duty every day, both physically and mentally.

We conclude this portion of the show with a clip from GRITtv featuring Jose Vasquez, executive director of Iraq Veterans Against the War,who talks about the ongoing struggles on behalf of veterans, whether they be discharged and fighting for benefits or still on active duty and fighting repeated deployments.

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