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

About Community Bridge

Community Bridge is the progressive alternative to talk radio in Manhattan, KS. It's mission is to increase awareness and understanding on current issues at the local, state and national level from a progressive point of view while promoting collaboration and engagement between the Kansas State University community and the broader community of Manhattan.  The program is hosted by Christopher E. Renner.

Community Bridge uses a community-radio program format that models civil public discourse on a broad variety of issues.

Community Bridge airs on Thursday's from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on KSDB 91.9 FM.

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About the Host:
Christopher E. Renner, host of Community Bridge, is a community activist and long-time voice for issues of social justice. He is a Kansas native, born and raised in Marshall County. He graduated from Marysville High School; attended Cloud Community Community College; graduated from the College of Steubenville (OH) in 1978 with a BA in Theology, Psychology, and History. He holds a Masters in International Education from Framingham State College (MA), and Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from Kansas State University (plus 30 hours of additional graduate education classes). By training Renner is a educator. For 17 years he lived and worked in Italy as an EFL instructor at the Universita degli Studi di Napoli -Federico II. He returned to the US in 1998. He attended the 2005 and 2007 Media Reform Conferences. "The most powerful experiences I have had since a course on liberation theology in 1980." They inspired him to learn about broadcasting and inspired him to become a radio talk-show host.

Visit Our Companion Blog:
As part of our Belief as Community series, we have posted the essays of participants on a separate blogpage. Please visit this cite to read the thoughts of various community members as they explore how their beliefs affect their understanding of community and how we see ourselves as a community.

Your Source For Media Minutes:
Media Minutes is the longest-running syndicated radio program of its kind focused on media policy and reform. Media Minutes tracks the latest industry developments, keeps an eye on Washington policy-makers, and talks to the experts and activists dedicated to changing our media environment for the better. You can hear Media Minutes each week on the show.

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