Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host, Nellie Bailey. Coming up: The New York City Police Department was forced to lighten up on stop and frisk. So, now the cops are staging huge raids on public housing, and charging hundreds of young people with criminal conspiracy; And, Mumia Abu Jamal remembers the people’s lawyer, Lynne Stewart.
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.
On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, host Kathryn Davis talks with Renee Whitlock, an entrepreneur, professional soap maker and founder of the Soap Making School in Vancouver, Canada.
On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, host Kathryn Davis features an interview with Judith Orloff about her new book “The Power of Surrender, Let Go and Energize Your Relationships, Success, and Well Being. In segment two Kathryn continues with a discussion on going beyond intuition to connect with buddies and divine beings.
On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, host Kathryn Davis speaks to Paulette Spencer and Roger Newcomb, representatives of Bronx Reach Champs and theBronx Community Health Network regarding a new program being offered in 5 Bronx parks. A meditation classes begin at 10:00 AM. The fitness classes begin at 11:30 AM. For more information: #Gohealthly Contact Host (347) 480-1694, HeartOfMindRadio@gmail.com Guests: Paulette Spencer, MPH, MA, A former international civil servant, she …
Mark speaks with NYC Police Athletic League’s Executive Director, Fred Watts on the numerous programs benefitting 35,000 kids annually in the five boroughs and how Mr, Watts upbringing resulted in serving the public for 30 years with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor and finance director and now taking PAL to new levels. Mark also shares examples of how as a kid he found trouble and how it could have changed his life trajectory since he wasn’t part of PAL or similar organization.
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Using a similar argument to the one that helped defeat former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s soda ban, five Manhattan and Brooklyn mothers with children in preschool are suing the city over its policy of mandatory flu vaccinations. The parents — ranging from a single mom in an East Harlem housing project to an investment banker in the Flatiron District — claim …
A Bowl of Soul Broadcast – 10-30-2015
Take Me Higher – Diana Ross – House/R&B – 1995
Right On For The Darkness – Curtis Mayfield – R&B – 1973
It’s A Love Thing – Pete Rock And CL Smooth – Hip Hop/R&B – 2004
Soul Dressing – Booker T & The MG’s – R&B – 1965
I Am Not a King – Delroy Wilson – Rock Steady – 1967
Sacred Kind Of Love – Grover Washington, Jr.& Phyllis Hyman – Smooth Jazz/R&B – 1990
Magic Mountain – Eric Burdon and War – R&B – 1970
Never Gonna Stop – Linda Clifford – R&B/Funk – 1979
Cologne – Eric Nolan – R&B – 2014
Make It – Mike Jasper – R&B/Funk – 2015
Put It In Ya Life$ – Connie G – Southern Soul/R&B – 2015
Today on The Mark Riley Show, Mark discusses these topics:
Marissa Janae Johnson doesn’t give a f@*k if protest at Bernie Sanders rally drives people away. Short response: she should give a f@*k. Yes, intervention at rally helped spark a conversation about progressives, race, and police brutality, yet in my opinion, it was the wrong conversation.
New poll out of New Hampshire has Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton. Yes, its early, but this is significant. Now if he can just be more inclusive and diverse in terms of his outreach, he could be dangerous.
Arlington, Texas officer is fired in fatal shooting of Christian Taylor. Yes, you can disrupt a rally and spark a conversation, but you can’t stop the police killing of unarmed, mainly young black men. That takes more than conversations or interventions.
Video allegedly shows Tyrone Harris drawing gun before being shot by St. Louis County police. Questions abound in terms of this police shooting, and they start with whether the young man was actually intending to shoot anyone. As to the question of a gun, how come there were 4 “Oath Keepers” running around Ferguson carrying firearms, and none of them, got shot? To wit:
Armed white “Oath Keepers” descend on Ferguson, will definitely calm things down. Nuff said!
Cleveland woman found in jail cell tells prison officers “I don’t want to die in your cell” hours earlier in video. Seems Raikina Jones was prescribed some serious meds, and there are questions about whether authorities at the jail where she was did anything to see she got them. One thing we do know, because it’s on video. She told them.
Reporting on Iran, Jewish paper sees no plot to destroy Israel. The plot to destroy Israel has been the centerpiece of opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. There will be some who dismiss the Forward article as propaganda, but are people so sure?
Cuomo vs. de Blasio: Who wears the Big Boy pants? The Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in the Bronx is the latest situation to expose fissures in the relationship between the NYC Mayor and the NY Governor. This follows disputes over charter schools and Uber. They’ve apparently kissed and made up in the latest flap, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be future fights. The Mayor needs to get his messaging act together, before he jeopardizes his chances of being re-elected in two years.
After two killers fled, New York prisoners say, beatings were next. If these allegations are true, w ill anyone be held to account? Unfortunately, law enforcement and prosecutors don’t always take the word of convicted criminals all that seriously. And that needs to change.
Cops blame end of stop and frisk for fewest gun seizures in eight years. The end of stop and frisk has been blamed for a lot of things. This is just the latest.