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Energy Stew – Andrew Faas & bullying in the workplace – 10.02.15

Bullying in the workplace can be a disaster for companies. It’s kind of a survival of the fittest without realizing the damage that that type of competition can create. Andrew Faas has written “The Bully’s Trap” to show how difficult this problem is and what steps need to be taken for change.

Michael Bloomberg fought against bullying laws and argued that it would drive business away from New York. Many CEOs agree with him.

Listen to this important show to learn what can be done to improve the workplace and save many people from having their working lives and reputations ruined by abuse.

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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 – 08.26.15

– In questions over Shaun King’s race, activists see challenge to Black Lives Matter movement. Conservative idiots see this as a big issue. Why? Because they’ve got nothing else in their quiver.

– Virginia TV reporter and photographer shot during live broadcast. Yet another instance of the wrong person having access to guns. In this case, it’s allegedly a former employee.

– Louisiana state trooper is killed in shooting at traffic stop. Yes, cop’s lives matter too, and if no one else will say anything about the loss of a life, we will!

– As Donald Trump and Jorge Ramos clash, Latino news media airs its offense. So should blacks, Jews, Asians, and everybody else of good will. That’s just in case Trump actually runs through the primaries.

– Speaking of immigration,

– Asian congresswomen: Bush’s anchor baby comments prove he’s unfit for presidency. Not just JEB…ANYBODY who has a policy of gutting the 14th Amendment is totally unfit. I do have a solution to this nonsense, however.

– Signs, long unheeded, now point to risks in US economy. We Americans are such cockeyed optimists. Yet recent market gyrations could spell trouble, even for average people with no money in markets.

– Marcy Borders, subject of iconic 9/11 dust lady photo dies after battle with stomach cancer. Yet more proof, if any is needed, that the entire area around the World Trade Center was toxic. Marcy Borders was only 42.

– Black women kicked off NAPA wine tour train get apology from CEO after hashtag #Laughing While Black goes viral. Would there have been an apology without the exposure? Probably not.

– Aggressive panhandling costumed characters spread from Times Square to the Battery, Coney Island, sparking turf war, The media in this town are perpetrating the biggest fraud in years in making this a life or death story. And the mayor and governor, in trying to find some flimsy reason to ban the Denudas, are no better than those trying to gut the 14th Amendment.

– Bill de Blasio claims people ‘not buying the hype’ of his bad press. He better be careful, lest they do sometime closer to election day.

Affordable Housing Crisis Grows Across the Country as Apartment Rents Skyrocket By Steven Rosenfeld

On Monday, New York City took a dramatic step that highlights just how out of control rental housing costs have become in the Big Apple and in many cities nationwide. For the first time, New York froze [3] rents for one-year leases on a million rent-stabilized apartments. “Today’s decision means relief,” Mayor Bill de Blasio told [4] reporters. “We know tenants have been forced to make …

Why It’s Time for Interns to Unionize By Randi Weingarten

Last week, 30,000 summer interns descended on Washington, D.C., to toil for tiny wages in policy shops, think tanks, the White House and, yes, labor unions. Despite the sweat, for many it’s a rewarding experience, helping them develop the skills and street smarts needed for success in life and career. Countless union and civic leaders, and even members of Congress, …

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Mobile phone bans lead to rise in student test scores

Banning cellphones in schools reaps the same benefits as extending the school year by five days, according to a study co-authored by an economist at The University of Texas at Austin. “New technologies are typically thought of as improving productivity, however this is not always the case,” said Richard Murphy, an assistant professor of economics. “When technology is multipurpose, such …

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Why on Earth Did the Feds Approve a High-Pressure Gas Pipeline Near a Nuke Plant?

A gas explosion leveled two buildings in New York’s East Village this past week, with two neighboring structures damaged, one still at risk for collapse, and 22 people injured, four of them severely. The fire raged from early afternoon into the next morning with more than 250 firefighters responding. Just over a year ago, a gas explosion leveled two buildings …