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

2006/2007 Show Archive

20 September 2007 - An Interview with Suzanne Pharr
Political handiwoman and feminist, Suzanne Pharr, who spoke at Community Cultural Harmony Week 2007, discusses the rise of the radical religious right and its negative effects on and continued threats to our pluralistic democracy and the freedoms we enjoy everyday.

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Obsessed with Sex and Power: America's Struggle with Sexism, Racism and Homophobia.
Public lecture given by Suzanne Pharr for the 2007 Community Cultural Harmony Week, Manhattan, KS.

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Islam in the Little Apple: What every person should know about the Islamic faith
This show originally aired on 26 April 2007. The image of Islam portrayed in the US mass media is stereotypical, if not down right deceitful at times, and does not reflective on how the vast majority of of Muslims live or what they believe. This show is designed to help our listeners to understand the basic tenets of the Islam faith and hopefully see how religious pluralism, a keystone of modern western democracy, is part of the Islam tradition.
A panel of KSU faculty and students will discuss various aspects of Islam. They include: Mrs. Jwan Ibbini, PhD, Biochemistry (Jordan); Quentin Gamble, English major (Kansas); Prof. Fayez Husseini, Department of Interior Architecture and Product Design (Kansas), and Sabih Ud Din Khan, PhD student in Physics (Pakistan). They discuss the basics tenets of the Islamic faith, as well as issues of modesty, economic justice, and radical elements within Islam.

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Feminism in the Age of Right-wing Reactionism
Is feminism dead? Right wing pundits accuse feminism as being the cause of all the ills facing US society. But in reality feminism is asking hard questions about economics, family, and political change. Join K-State faculty members: Prof. Angela Hubler, Chair Women’s Studies Program, Prof. Torry Dickinson (Women’s Studies), and Prof. Linda Richter (Political Science), along with graduate student Brabha Manuratne as they discuss feminism in an age of right-wing reactionism. This show origianly aired on 2 November 2006.

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The Cost of Food
This is one of our original shows which aired on 5 July 2006. What is the food we eat doing to the environment? What is it doing to our health? Is there an alternative? Join Rhonda Janke, professor of Sustainable Agriculture at K-State and Nancy Vogelsburg Bush - noted Kansas organic rancher, as they discuss alternative to corporate farming and how to go about finding locally produced food.

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