This is Black Agenda Radio, a weekly hour of African American political thought and action. Last Monday was a very important date in the life of Mumia Abu Jamal, the nation’s best known political prisoner. Black Agenda Radio producer Kyle Fraser spoke with Dr. Johanna Fernandez, a professor of History and African American Studies at New York’s Baruch College, and …
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, who has dedicated his life of service to uplifting and empowering the people he is sworn to represent. He began his career of public service in the Maryland House of Delegates, where he served for 14 years and became the first African American in Maryland history to be named Speaker Pro Tem. Since 1996, Congressman Cummings has proudly represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
POLITICS: ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE is our Solartopian journey as we’re joined by the well-known author and Sirius Radio host Wilmer J. Leon, III. Dr. Leon is an astute, cutting-edge analyst with connections and perceptions throughout the political community. We discuss stolen elections, the rise of renewables, the fall of empire, the rise of racism and the true terrors of Donald Trump, …
David talks with George Kent, an emeritus professor at the Universityh of Hawai’i, who has long studied and advocated the human right to food. According to him, this includes the right of infants to breastfeed, and his new books, “Governments Push Infant Formula” and “Caring About Hunger” discuss this issues. How is that a man becomes an advocate for breastfeeding, how do governments overtly, covertly and accidentally promote formula over breastfeeding?
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Steve Cohen, who is a fourth-generation Memphian of Tennessee, who has dedicated his life to public service. As a child, the challenges of living with polio taught him how to overcome obstacles through persistence and determination, values which would shape his career as a legislator.
Big tax cuts for rich and corporations are the next big policy offensive around the corner. Jack provides an historical review of tax cuts for rich and corporations in the US over the past century. Major tax reform proposals are summarized since the passage of the corporate and personal income tax in 1913 through Nixon in 1971. Details of the …
Jack Rasmus dissects the Republican/Ryan proposal of this past week to repeal and replace the Obamacare Act. The proposal is first and foremost a $500 billion a year tax cut for corporations and the wealthiest 1%, as they no longer have to contribute anything to the plan. Other provisions of the proposals are described, including the freeze and dismantling of the Medicaid elements, the end of all mandates, the sliding scale of in come for credits, etc. This is a tax cut bill and a further privatization bill, and should be viewed as the first of a sequence of medical related bills that will make everyone ‘pay more for less’. Next target: Medicare. Rasmus reviews the plusses and minuses of the Obama ACA, and why it was doomed from the start due to inability to control health cost increases. The show concludes with an analysis of the origins of escalating health costs since the 1990s, which have their roots in health insurance companies’ and drug companies’ drive to buy out competitors and Wall St.’s penetration of these companies to require more profitability in exchange for loans to buy up their competitors. The trend for a quarter century has been increasing privatization and rationing of health care costs and services. And it’s about to become worse. (Next week: The Federal Reserve’s next interest rate hike next week and its impact)
Host Ellen Kamhi PhD RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Mary Beth White, RN, MS, NP, NC-BC. Mary Beth White is a Registered Nurse in Advanced Practice with more than 30 years experience as a Nurse Practitioner. With a primary area of expertise in Women’s Health/Gynecology, she is also an Adult Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Colposcopist and is nationally certified as an Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse and Nurse Coach by American Holistic Nurses Association. She is a faculty member of the Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center where she assists in the development of other health care practitioners choosing to become Transpersonal Coaches. In addition, she has a private practice as a CranioSacral Therapist and Transpersonal Nurse Coach.
In the early 90’s, she completed a fellowship as an HIV Clinical Scholar through the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health and the State University Hospital at Stony Brook, and has been a Hospice Nurse. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and www.wellcairn.com
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman James E. Clyburn, who is the Assistant Democratic Leader, the third-ranking Democrat, in the United States House of Representatives.
A muted, more controlled President Donald Trump occupied the podium at a joint session of Congress last night, his first formal address to the body, and presented a legislative agenda meant to occupy the opposition and other detractors.