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A Bowl of Soul Broadcast – 03-31-2017

A Bowl of Soul Broadcast – 03-31-2017

Unstoppable -(FKJ Remix) – Lianne La Havas – R&B – 2015
Latin Lover – Masters At Work Featuring Stephanie Mills – R&B/House – 1999
Something For Nothing – Dusty Springfield – R&B – 1970
I’m Walking – Mary Mary – R&B/Gospel – 2011
He Holds His Own – The Supremes – R&B – 1965
Soul Girl – Jeanne & The Darlings – R&B – 1967
Honey Bee – Gloria Gaynor – R&B – 1975
Do You Love What You Feel – Chaka Khan – R&B/Funk – 1979
You Know How To Love Me – Phyllis Hyman – R&B – 1979
Lies- En Vogue – R&B/Funk – 1990
Together Forever – Lisette Melendez – R&B/Freestyle – 1991

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Leid Stories—Way Past Time to Repeal and Replace the Democratic Party—03.22.17

It’s Day 3 of confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, who President Donald Trump has selected to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year. With robust Republican support, Gorsuch seems poised to join the nation’s highest court. Republicans savored an earlier victory last year when they blocked consideration of President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, after a 247-day wait for a hearing that never materialized.

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iEat Green – Executive Director of Hunger Action Network Susan Zimet – 02.23.17

Susan Zimet has been the Executive Director of Hunger Action Network of New York State since February, 2015. Hunger Action Network is a membership organization of emergency food providers, advocates, faith groups and low-income individuals whose goal is to end hunger and its root causes, including poverty. Hunger Action Network has the dual goals of reducing hunger in the short term (e.g., increase funding for emergency food, stronger food stamp programs, more community gardens) while promoting long-term solutions such as universal health care, living wage jobs, and affordable housing. Susan has a long career in government and in media relations and marketing. She has dedicated herself to advocating on public policy issues such as property tax reform, protecting the environment, women’s rights and veteran’s rights. Prior to joining Hunger Action Network, Susan served as an elected official, representing the Town of New Paltz in both the Ulster County Legislature and as the Town Supervisor. She also served as Vice President, Associate Media Director at Grey Advertising and taught advertising and media at SUNY New Paltz. In addition to Hunger Action Network, Susan is also President of Zimet Group, Inc., a consulting and lobbying group, dedicated to bringing business and government together for the public good. Working in cooperation with many environmental partners, Susan was instrumental in helping to push through the historic moratorium in NYS on Fracking, back in 2007. The Zimet Group executive produced media campaigns against hydro-fracking, including; ‘I Love My New York Water” celebrity commercial, as well as “Water Rangers”. Susan is also the President of ‘Votes For Women 2020’, a not for profit dedicated to educating, celebrating and promoting the upcoming 100 th anniversary of a women’s right to vote. Susan has authored a book for young adults on the subject, which is scheduled to come out this year.

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Leid Stories—Fix It or Nix It?: What’s to Be Done with the Democratic Party?—02.09.17

The crushing Republican sweep of last year’s elections was no fluke or luck of the draw. It was political carnage. Democrats were looking to gain five seats to take back control of the U.S. Senate; they got just two. They won only six House seats; Republicans have a 241-194 majority. Democrats needed 30 seats to retake control of the House; …

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Anuradha Sengupta – They Lost Their Jungles to Plantations, But These Indigenous Women Grew Them Back

It is early morning in Dhepagudi, a sleepy hamlet nestled in the green hills of Odisha, India. Admai Kumruka is sifting millet in a traditional sieve made of bamboo strips. Children mill around, playing on a mud and sand mound. A few huts down, Rello Dindika is sorting through harvested corn. A group of women are chopping fresh pumpkin leaves …

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Robert Weissman – What Populism? Trump’s America Is Party Time for the Corporate Elite

“Trump has converted the GOP into a populist working-class party,” Trump advisor and far-right economist Stephen Moore told Republican members of Congress at a caucus meeting. Well, advisor Moore, meet the Trump transition team. The leader of the would-be populist working-class party has invited rogues’ gallery of insiders—corporate lawyers, investment fund managers, corporate executives and wonks hailing from corporate-backed think …

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Deirdre Fulton – To Reclaim Democracy, New Lawsuit Aims to Be ‘Death of the Super PAC’

While most people point to Citizens United as the case that opened the door to big money in U.S. elections, the lesser-known 2010 appeals court ruling in SpeechNow.org v. FEC is perhaps just as blameworthy—one legal scholar says the decision “gave birth to the super PAC takeover of American politics.” Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers, congressional candidates, and campaign …

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

John Feffer – Hillary Clinton and the Neocons

Much has been made of the swing in political allegiances of neoconservatives in favor of Hillary Clinton. As a group, Washington’s neocons are generally terrified of Trump’s unpredictability and his flirtation with the alt-right. They also support Clinton’s more assertive foreign policy (not to mention her closer relationship to Israel). Perhaps, too, after eight long years in the wilderness, they’re …