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Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman – Why Can’t the Nation & the Left Deal With Election Theft?

There are two things we all need to know about the upcoming 2016 election:
1. Millions of likely Democratic voters have already been stripped from the voter rolls in critical states like Ohio. The key reporting on this has been done by the great Greg Palast, who has shown that a computer program coordinated by the Republican secretary of state of Kansas is being used in some two dozen states to steal from a substantial percentage of the citizenry their right to vote. The raw numbers are high enough that they could have a significant impact on the presidential, US Senate, House and many other elections this fall. The ACLU has now sued Jon Husted, Ohio’s secretary of state, over the stripping of two million citizens from Ohio’s voter rolls.

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Ask Beatty – 04.18.16

Beatty talked about important lessens in life that she learned from her father, Maurice Sair and from having spent her entire life competing in provincial and national sports in Canada.

Her new segment, News You Can Use, will update you on current research findings having to do with health and mental health issues.

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Meditations and Molotovs – 04.18.16

Today, Vince reflects on the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections, Bernie Sanders, Socialism, Neoliberalism, the Green Party, Democrats, Race, Empire, the Left, and what’s not being talked about during the 2016 Quadrennial U.S. Election Extravaganza.

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The Gary Null Show – 04.18.16

On “The Gary Null Show” today, Gary discusses these topics below and give his take on them. Click on title to learn more about what Gary is talking about:

UF/IFAS scientists warn of pharmaceutical peril for aquatic organisms in urban rivers

Acupuncture might help ease high blood pressure

Happily Single – The link between relationship status and well-being depends on avoidance and approach social goals

Is too much screen time damaging your child’s brain?

Gary takes a quick music break and plays: Wilson Pickett – Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You

Topical resveratrol combats skin aging

News coverage of Fukushima disaster found lacking

Fertilizer applied to fields today will pollute water for decades

Lestor R. Brown – How much will it cost to save our economy’s foundation?

By cutting down forests, humans may be giving themselves malaria

10 reasons why homelessness is more common now than just 20 years ago

Saudi Arabia threatens to sell off US assets if Congress passes 9/11 bill

Video: Former US Senator Bob Graham “Saudi role in 9/11 attacks kept secret”

Source of the Video: Florida Ex-Senator pursues claims of Saudi ties to Sept. 11 attacks

Gary gives his commentary on the video and NY Times article to end the show for today.

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Black Agenda Radio – 04.18.16

Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford with my co-host, Nellie Bailey.

– Half of this summer’s political drama will play out in Philadelphia, where the Democrats are holding their national convention. Bill Clinton launched into a political tirade, earlier this month, when activists from the Philly Coalition for REAL Justice denounced the former president’s mass Black incarceration and anti-poor peoples policies. Bill Clinton ranted and raved for 13 minutes, and then issued a back-handed, non-apology the next morning. We asked Megan Malachi, spokesperson for the Philly Coalition for REAL Justice, if they were surprised at the venomousness of Clinton’s response.

– Dr. Anthony Monteiro is a Duboisian scholar and veteran activist who was one of the founders of the Black Radical Organizing Committee, which held a national conference on the Black Radical Tradition, earlier this year. We asked Dr. Monteiro what kind of reception Black Philadelphia will give the Democrats when they hold their national convention, in July.

– St. Mary’s Church, in New York’s Harlem, was packed, this month, for a national conference on the 2016 Elections and Black Self-Determination. The event was organized by the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. Coalition chairman Omali Yeshitela said the electoral process is not the only means of struggle. In fact, it’s not even the most important means of political struggle.

– Diop Olugbala is an African Socialist Party activist, based in Philadelphia. He spoke on one of the Black Is Back Coalition’s principal demands: Black community control of the police.

– Our own Nellie Bailey, co-host of Black Agenda Radio, addressed the Black Is Back Coalition national conference. Bailey is a veteran Harlem tenants organizer. She spoke on the demand for Black self-determination and the centrality of the housing issue.

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Warrior Connection – 04.17.16

The April 17 edition of Warrior Connection was an incredible discussion about the legendary Bob Dylan and introduction of new Bob Dylan music with Duluth Minnesota Dylan fest director Brad Nelson and Dylan musicologist John Busey in with cooperation of KUMD.org from Duluth Minnesota. John hosts a Dylan music radio program broadcast on KUMD.org that has been ongoing for 25 years. Bob Dylan is still performing, writing, and impacting our culture just as he has done for over 50 years. The version of “Blowing In The Wind” that they played for this program brought tears to our eyes. The impact of Dylan’s music on Vietnam veterans and other generations of warriors is beyond imagination. As discussed each person holds personal and unique memories and perceptions. THAT IS WHAT MAKES DYLAN SO GREAT. Dylan clearly touches the depth of each person’s soul. Thanks to my cousin, children’s author, and poet Bonnie Rokke Tinnes of Bemidji, Minnesota who set this up and celebrated her 48th wedding anniversary doing this broadcast. Co-host Ray Clark tied it together with how Dylan was perceived and danced to during Vietnam combat operations.

Brad and John also introduced two new songs from Duluth Does Dylan

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Resistance Radio – Suzanne Kelly, Ph.D – 04.17.16

Suzanne Kelly, Ph.D is an independent scholar whose work spans the topics of the environment, feminism, sex, and death. For nearly a decade she has been researching, writing, talking, and teaching about green burial. Currently she serves as the committee chair of the town of Rhinebeck Cemetery in New York, where she led the effort to establish a green burial ground. Kelly writes and farms in her home the Hudson Valley.

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Meria Heller Show – 04.17.16

The Bigger Picture with Meria Heller and Michael Reccia. Your Life After Death (great book); today we discuss his latest “From Here to Infinity”. Dreamspace free of the effects of the Fall; Time of restoration; Multi-tasking; Raise your vibration, raise the world’s; Darkness and light; The switch from negative programming to positive; Can you force others to change? We are each a facet (individualized version) of god; The hard crust of physicality; Creating a better world by changing consciousness; We are no-physical-thing; The flexibility of spirit forms; Snail or hawk? Indoctrinated since birth-waking up is hard to do; Thought and sound resonates; Do you have a mission? This isn’t life but a pattern repeating itself; World of lack, loss, fear, violence could lead to cataclysm; Be it, live it, lead by example; Do we ever really lose anyone to death?