Ned Sublette is a musical composer, musician, record producer and musicologist best known for his mastery of Spanish and Cuban music. He is also a historian and investigative researcher of Americana and regarded as the leading scholar on Cuban music. Musically, Ned has worked with John Cage, LeMonte Young and other modern contemporary composers and Willie Nelson. He has degrees from the University of New Mexico and studied at University of California at San Diego. In addition to his books on the history of slavery and the musical culture of Cuba and New Orleans, Ned is co-author with his wife Constance, of the recent “The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave Breeding Industry,” an epic size history of the US through the eyes of American slavery with enormous relevancy today in our cheap-labor economy with workers serving as commodities for the elite. American Slave Coast took 5 years to research through a residency with Washington Colleges Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.
Part I: Madeline Alcott, Petit Vour
Madeline Alcott is the founder of Petit Vour, a luxury vegan beauty box subscription and boutique. Former nomadic teacher, Madeline’s business came to life after many years of green beauty enthusiasm and a dream of creating the ultimate ethical beauty destination.
Part II: Carter Dillard, Free Candy the Chimpanzee
Carter currently serves as Director of Litigation for the Animal Legal Defense Fund where he manages over half a dozen staff attorneys and dozens of participating pro bono law firms. Carter helped quadruple within less than three years the number of matters the organization had filed, and he has helped achieve judgments, settlements, and precedent that among other things replaced negligent management at public shelters, ended systematic abuses at factory farms and hunting facilities, moved wildlife from ramshackle roadside zoos into sanctuaries, improved standing for animal advocates, and halted false advertising of animal products. With his sister, Carter co-founded the organization Four Feet Forward, which helps small animal advocacy organizations with legal and media campaigns by offering professional services at no cost. He also serves as Executive Director of Uncrowded.org, an organization that simultaneously integrates human rights, environmental and child welfare advocacy by promoting smaller and more loving families.
Mike and Guy visited with Canadian Paul Marcotte at the mud hut, where Paul is visiting. We took a few calls from listeners as we discussed climate change, COP21 in Paris, and myriad other topics.
In Chicago, A Year to File Charges Against Killer Cop
Feeling the Bern? Sanders’ ‘Political Revolution’ (Part 2)
A year to the day that St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCullough announced that a grand jury found no reason to charge then-Officer Darren Wilson with any crimes related to his killing of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Missouri, Officer Jason Van Dyke is expected to be formally charged with the first-degree murder of Laquan McDonald, 17, in a similar case in Chicago.
Picking up from where we left off yesterday, listeners continue to dissect “democratic socialism,” the political philosophy extolled by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Richard Mandelbaum. Richard has been an avid student of our native flora for over twenty five years. He has been practicing as an herbalist since 1997, blending use of native medicinal plants with Chinese and Western herbal traditions. He is a graduate of David Winston’s School of Herbal Therapeutics as well as having studied at Rosemary Gladstar’s Sage Mountain Retreat Center, and in New York City with herbalist William LeSassier. He is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and sits on AHG Council (board of directors). He currently serves as Secretary and chairs the AHG Policy Committee and the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Richard is also active in issues related to fair trade, sustainability, and social justice. Richard Mandelbaum RH is a clinical herbalist with a private practice in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to seeing clients he teaches classes in clinical herbal medicine, medicine making, and field botany, wild edible plants and mushrooms. He offers individual consultations about the use of herbal medicine, and is a founding partner, director, and teacher at the ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism . Contact: (646) 942-7825 www.richardmandelbaum.com
Guest 1: Coleen Rowley - Rowley, a former FBI special agent and division counsel whose May 2002 memo to the FBI Director exposed some of the FBI’s pre-9/11 failures -- was named one of TIME magazine’s “Persons of the Year”
Guest 2: Scott Klinger - Director of Revenue and Spending Policies, Center for Effective Government. The 100 largest U.S. CEO retirement packages are worth a combined $4.9 billion, equal to the entire retirement account savings of 41 percent of American families, according to the report by the Center for Effective Government and the Institute for Policy Studies watchdog groups
Guest 3: Kris Millegan - Eyewitness to JFK assassination says LBJ behind killing of JFK. Third Annual JFK Assassination Conference, hosted by Judyth Baker, Lee Harvey Oswald's girlfriend, to be held in Dallas, Nov 20-22, 2015-The conference will break new ground in the understanding of what really happening in Dealey Plaza fifty- two years ago, and explore other topics such as: Lyndon B. Johnson's role in the crime and cover-up. The involvement of some of the assassination characters in the weaponization of cancer. The innocence of Lee Harvey Oswald. The role of the "Deep State" in the coup d'etat of 1963 and what it means today
Guest 4: Jason Crow - Healthy Living Update
Big Storm! Toss All Civil Liberties Overboard!
--Reactions to the attacks in Paris
What is the role of schools and colleges in terms of educating students about the realities of life...the good, the bad and the ugly? As educators we have a responsibility to prepare our students to navigate through muddy waters. This can only happen if we encourage responsible debate, discussion and distention about a variety of issues that effect all of us including: religion, gender, sex, relationships and racism. Let's keep our students safe from violence. Everything else should be up for debate!
Auto Workers Approve New Four-Year Contract with the Big Three
Feeling the Bern? Rating Bernie Sanders’ ‘Political Revolution’
Late Friday, workers at Ford Motor Company voted to approve a new four-year contract, bringing to a close a tense round of negotiations between the Big Three (including General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and the United Auto Workers union, which represents more than 141,000 workers in the industry. Alex Wassel, a member of UAW’s Local 869, discusses key aspects of the new contract.
What’s this “democratic socialism” that presidential candidate Bernie Sanders keeps talking about? Leid Stories takes on Sanders’ own definition of the term.