Updates on GM settlement, Census Bureau proves no recovery for 90%, GE moves jobs overseas; responses to listeners on FED agonies over interest rates and how capitalism mishandles unemployment. Major discussion of WSDEs and capitalist corporations.
-Johnny answers some candid questions about what it was like for him to work for years on various Latin stations; the lone gringo radio host and DJ guy. What was it like doing Latin big-city morning drive time as well as evening rush hour traffic in a huge Latin market where no one at the station spoke English? Who listened? Was he censored? Was he fired? Did he get beat up or shot at?
-A “boots on the ground” analysis of the unprecedented presidential election results in Guatemala: One corrupt psychopath shoe-in candidate spent $20 million and bought millions of votes with cash and giveaways; a second favored candidate “dragon lady” spent $5 million, while a completely unknown small business guy, theatrical producer, actor and part time clown spent $200k. Guess who won?
-Which Latin cites have the most dangerous public transportation systems (as in getting robbed or mugged)? What Latin city is most dangerous for woman travelers? What cites have the most crooked taxi drivers?
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks talks about the great things Senator Patrick Leahy is doing on Capitol Hill.
Cindy Sellers, world class cleanser and healer who has the Angel Farms Cleansing and Rejuvenation Center in Hawaii, spoke on cleansing, water and it’s importance to the brain, oils and how they affect the body, and other new health information. Her award winning book is “You Don’t Have to Hurt Anymore” and her website is AngelFarms.com – This was one of our best shows.
9 19 15 Street Songs
Blur: Lonesome Street
Sweet Thursday: Gilbert Street
Ralph McTell: Streets of London
Gerry Rafferty: Baker Street
Rolling Stones: Street Fighting Man
Lou Reed: Street Hassle
Bruce Springsteen: Out In The Street
Wet Willie: Street Corner Serenade
U2: Where The Streets Have No Name
Van Morrison: Street Choir
Jack Rasmus discusses the US Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates near zero and keep free money to banks and speculators flowing. Jack explains how free money from the FED keeps financial asset bubbles in stocks, junk bonds, forex, derivatives and the like going, and feeds ever growing profits from financial assets. Who were the forces and lobbyists behind the FED decision? What did they have to gain? How the FED decision will soon result in central banks in Japan and Europe expanding their own ‘QE’ programs further, intensifying global currency wars and slowing global trade. How global finance capital has become addicted to the free money from the FED and other central banks and is unable to wean themselves off of it. What it means for the coming next recession. In the second half of the show Jack reveals how cash on US, Europe and Japan corporate balance sheets still exceeds $7.3 trillion—after corporations have distributed to shareholders since 2009 more than $8 trillion in stock buybacks, dividend payouts, and private equity firm profit sharing distributions to partners. Jack explains how corporations in the three regions, north America, Europe and Japan, accumulated the $15.3 trillion—i.e. from free money, legislated tax cuts, and cuts to worker’s wages and benefits.
Glen Ford is the Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report, son of the famed disc jokey Rudy “The Deuce” Rutherford, the first Black television host to have a non-gospel radio in the Deep South. In the 1970s he was a correspondent and journalist covering Capitol Hill and the White House for the Mutual Black network, and later hosted the nation’s first syndicated Black news interview program, “America’s Black Forum.” Since then, Glen has been one of the nation’s leading voices in political and social analysis and commentary on current affairs in the African American community. He is also a founding member of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, a board member of the National Alliance of Third World Journalists and is a frequent lecturer on the role of progressive media at universities.
Glen’s program – The Black Agenda Report – can be heard every Monday at 11:00 am on the Progressive Radio Network
Got Something to Say? Say It on ‘Free Your Mind Friday!’
It’s been quite a week. No doubt you have something to say about the issues and events that made the headlines. Or, maybe you’d like to share your thoughts about something altogether different. Either way, there’s plenty of room for your information, opinions and ideas on Leid Stories’ “free Your Mind Friday,” the world’s greatest open forum.
My guest for the second week in a row is Steve McIntosh, an important evolutionary writer whose new book, “The Presence of the Infinite”, offers new insights to bring more people on board in the quest for Beauty, Truth and Goodness.
He believes we’re all following spiritual paths, even those who don’t believe in spirit. Also science now understands there are deeper realities we need to respect. A greater societal recognition of deeper realities can help us feel more responsible to seek more universal solutions.
Susana Bastarrica is the Founder/Organizer of The Annual Vigil for International Peace and Ecology which was inspired by from the 9/11 tragedy and The United Nations Resolutions 36/67 and 55/282 and International Day of Peace. Thereafter, while she was working for the UN she became involved in the activities of the UN celebrations for Peace and The UN Staff Recreation Council. She is also an ordained Minister from the New Seminary in NYC.
Kathryn talks about a new topic: Ascension Integration and offer insights on how to navigate energetic transformation of the Ascension Era.
Kathy makes announcements about Qigong Classes and Healing Sessions.