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Insight – Pope Mania, Stephen Siller NYC Tunnel to Towers Run (This Sun) and Relationship – 09.24.15

Are you on the Pope bandwagon? The arrival of Pope Francis in the Big Apple has most excited for his mere presence and the rest – simply peeved about gridlock and massive delays. Is it worth it? Firefighter Stephen Siller was among the incredibly brave first responders on 9/11 that made the supreme sacrifice and his family and friends are doing significant work that benefits disabled veterans, orphaned children and other programs through the establishment of the Stephen Siller Foundation. Cousin to Stephen Siller and now COO of the foundation – John Hodge talks about Stephen’s courageous life and how his memory along with his devotion to public service will impact countless lives! This Sunday September 27, run or walk the route Stephen Siller ran on 9/11 with 30,000 first responders, active and veteran servicemen/women along with casual runners who want to always remember and be a vital part of improving lives. More at:www.tunnel2towers.org

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The Mark Riley Show – 09.23.15

– Rare pageantry as president greets Pope at White House. He spoke of immigrants and climate change, and conservatives are going crazy! My kind of Pope!

– Volkswagen test rigging follows a long auto industry pattern. How widespread is the cheating that VW is now being forced to admit? Boss is out, how many other heads will roll?

– Republican lawmaker says inmates key to defeating Corrine Brown. This story from Florida is fascinating because it shows how racism and gerrymandering can come together. BTW, why can’t inmates in the Sunshine State vote, if they’ve paid their debt to society and are keeping their noses clean?

– Starbucks falls short after pledging better labor practices. Think about this the next time you order a grande latte, or whatever you drink from this coffee emporium.