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

19 February 2011

Sesquicentennial Tour of the Underground Railroad

Community Bridge opens this week with Richard Pitts, executive director of Wonder Workshop, discussing the upcoming Sesquicentennial tour of underground railroad sites around Manhattan. Then we hear The Breakdown with Chris Hayes discussing the federal budget and the excessive money spent on the military complex and asks why, in all the wailing and mashing of teeth about the need to cut the federal deficit, this isn’t being the first place to look for cuts.  Finally, Christopher Renner takes up Kansas House Bill 2260, the “Religious Preservation Act” that allows people to discriminate against homosexuals based on religious ideology but also other the door for people to do all sorts of things, forced marriages, female circumcision, and possibly even the stoning of those guilt of adultery and murdering doctors who provide abortions, if those acts are done based of religious conviction.

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