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for the future in local, state, national, and world politics.
Guests: Bill Crosier (PAA),
and Jenifer Rene Poole (GLBT
Houston); show began with a few minutes of Angela Davis
speaking at SHROC
VI, a significant event that happened in Houston following
our previous show.)
the 6th bi-annual Southern Human Rights Organizers
VI ), held in Houston this weekend December 8-10: "Black
and Brown: Unite to Fight"
Guests: Maria Jimenez, Obidike Kamau, Trevor Palacios, and
previously taped program (Thanksgiving Eve) -- QUESTION
FOR FELLOW CREW MEMBERS: which of our evergreen shows aired???
FOR JANITORS in Houston
Guests included Mike Espinoza, Natali Fani, and Nancy
Lopez, all members and/or supporters of SEIU.
interviews and campaign speeches from the field,
plus live guests Randall
Kallinen and Jim
Henley. We met with Green write-in candidate
Waterbury (for Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice),
Van Os (for Texas Attorney General) during the
week before and caught their words and faces for YOU, our
Goodwille Pierre (longtime voting reform activist,
now candidate for Harris County Clerk)
2. Kip Humphrey (concerned citizen working
for verifiable voting, founder of 51
What happens to your ballot after you vote? Do you ask for
a piece of paper when you use an ATM? Does your home computer
always behave as you expect? Why have exit polls gone askew?
Or have they? You ask what is happening here, but you don't
really know, do you, Mr. Jones?
Guests: We had several very actively involved people on TV
at this time, leading up to the October 20-22 event at University
of Houston main campus. They are all choosing to make the
world a better place by learning and teaching sustainablility.
1. Hester Lillie Bloom (Texas Bioneers Registrar)
2. Shushana Castle
David Heroy (Geologist knowledgable about climate change)
Land Institute (Cath Conlon)
1) Rochelle Tafolla, PP-HSET, Media and Public Relations
2) Anitra Daniel, PP-HSET Volunteer Coordinator
3) Deborah Bell, President, Houston Area NOW
Context is the siege of the Fannin Street Planned Parenthood
clinic, which celebrates its 70th anniversary next month.
South East Texas.
Street Arts Project
Clement Aldridge, Executive Director, Commerce Street Arts
Lee Benner, Founder, Commerce Street Arts Movement
(for more information, call 713.213.4289)
Kelly Young, Vice President Education and Outreach, Houston
Area Women's Center (HAWC)
Eva Eitzen, Attorney, St. Francis Cabrini Center for Immigrant
Legal Assistance (Catholic
Dr. Brene' Brown, Research Faculty, UH
Graduate School of Social Work
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS HELP:
HAWC Sexual Assault Hotline: 713.528.7273
HAWC Domestic Violence Hotline: 713.528.2121
Cabrini Center: 713.526.4611
Net Neutrality; Wi-Fi in Houston
1) Robert J. Nagle (Technical Writer/Trainer, Instructional
Designer. Two e-mails: idiotprogrammer
2) Janis Jefferson (Deputy Director, Information
Technology Department & Digital
Houston, Project Administrator)
3) Gene Crick (Executive Director of the Metropolitan Austin
Interactive Network, www.main.org.
- Please see their mission statement.) firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Net Neutrality, see Wikipedia.
During the show, we aired one of the many, many clips available
which was from Hawaii and we hope you enjoyed it. See more
by checking out the site, at least while bandwidth remains
relatively unencumbered. Use it while you have it... You might
lose it even if you use it, unless you act. Didn't Ralph Nader
say something like, "If you don't do politics, politics
will do you?" (Not quite that, but.)
Guidry and the Death Penalty in Texas
Guests: Liz Lyon and Njeri Shakur (Texas Death Penalty Abolition
We also aired
poetry readings videotaped
a few nights earlier at The Pyramid Shop in a Solidarity Gathering.
The Water Poet, Zin, and Regina read poems written by Howard
Guidry, most of which appear his web site.
Indymedia under News for several items.
Guests: Louis Smith (co-facilitator of Houston
Climate Protection Alliance) and Gertrude Barnstone. [Note:
SIGNS MAYORS’ CLIMATE PROTECTION AGREEMENT. When
During this show we mentioned Houston Peace Camp
(July 17-21), sponsored by Women's
International League for Peace & Freedom -- for information
call 713.787.9677 or 713.726.1266
for Peace, Cuba Caravanistas
Guests: Ernest McMillan and Alma Cooper
We announced the Southern
Girls Convention held in Houston later in the week.
Month, Houston -- transgender folk
1: Jenifer Rene' Pool (Houston
GLBT Political Caucus)
2: Josephine Paulette Tittsworth (Transgender
3-4: Peggy and Melanie Ann Rudd (www.pmpub.com)
We pre-taped this EXCELLENT SHOW, because
lots of the crew had to be out of town on the day. We were
not able to accept calls, which we always prefer to do; still,
we welcome your comments, try via e-mail here.)
for women in 'liberated' Iraq.
Guests: Lee Loe, of Houston Peace News and Iraq Notebook;
plus previously taped material, including a few moments with
and many Iraqi women; seek info via CODEPINK.
This portion of the show previews later bits.
(The second half of the show comprised a previously taped
half hour with Nick
Cooper and Nadine Morandi talking about NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS,
their hopes and plans for making 2006 and future years better
for all of us on the planet.)
Removal (Coal mining)
Guests: Pauline Canterbury, Mary Miller, and Austin Hall,
Voices, please write our congress people. (Detailed
commentary and evidence making more of the last segment in
our previous show.)
This show was largely previously taped, at
Media Source, PeopleTV, Houston, Texas. Several GWTV volunteers
otherwise occupied gathered all the parts and put them together.
You too, can be so occupied.. Step forward! Help us stay on
the air, so to speak.)
Social Forum; GPTX
Ballot Access; Mountaintop
Removal (Coal mining)
1: Heather, Jennifer, and Nick (www.houstonsocialforum.org
-- Houston, Texas, April 29-30);
2: Suzy Wager, Treasurer, Harris County Green Party, about
the petition drive;
3) Austin, of Appalachian
Voices, talking about the need for action --
full-length GWTV show coming soon [June 7?].
in the United States, Follow-up from 3/15.
Guests: CRECEN, Karla Aguilar, Univ. St. Thomas students.
Full credits coming soon; and we shall make copies of video
as we make the time! (great show)
Mental Health, and how we face it
in Harris County. Or do we?
1. Dr. John Sargent, Baylor
College of Medicine and Ben Taub Hospital
2. Bonnie Cord, National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.NAMI.org)
4437 abhorrent anti-immigrant legislation
1. Alix CaDavid, of House of David
Sam Dunning, Director, Catholic Campaign for Human Development,
and Office of Justice and Peace, The Archdiocese
See also Catholic
Coalition on Human Needs
Herb Rothschild (Houston
Peace and Justice Center)
entries for March 8-9: Public
1. Clif Smith, Host of "Community Dialogue: on KPFT 90.1
2. Eric Blaylock, spoken word artist, "Equality"
3. Clement Aldridge, Clean Air Now
4. Jason Woods, Photographer, "Flash Gordon Parks"
World Social Forum, Houston
Guests: Jennifer Rooks, Heather Smith, Nick Cooper.
Social Forum 2006
Guests: Home schooling, Montessori principal, Krenie Stowe.
4: Re-airing of the previous, taped show (Abolition
of Capital Punishment Activities in Houston over the past
year or so.)
While the worthy tape rolled this evening, we used the studio
to pre-record a half-hour Roundtable on New Year Resolutions,
to be completed with on-location footage, and aired at a later
Guests: Nadine Morandi and Nick Cooper
21 : Abolition
of Capital Punishment
This show aired as a compilation of pre-taped events.
Features: Mecom Fountain vigil by Amnesty International
Group 23 members and supporters, December 7; several events
around the execution of Frances ewton, including words from
her mother Iva Jewel Nelms, and Nanon Williams' mother Lee
Bolton, and Gloria Rubac, Njeri Shakur, Jolanda Jones, and
Maria Jimenez. The largest amount of time in the show consists
of a talk by Sister Helen Prejean at her acceptance of the
annual award given by Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death
Penalty last year. The show closes with views of the annual
signing of greeting cards to death row prisoners done by Texas
Death Penalty Abolition Movement members and supporters at
the SHAPE center.
years (click on the year to see details)
Frances Newton, Election Fraud, Immigration, Women's Health,
Iraq War, Veterans, Etc.
Values and Politics, Radical Encuentro, Texas Water Resources,
Mr. Sharon Tear Down that Wall, Electronic Elections, Proposition
1 (Spring 2004 in Houston), What is going ON in Haiti, Immigrants
and Homeland Security.
Local Elections (Dec 10; Oct 1, 15, 31;
Sep 17), Simplicity, Iraq
Hispanic Politics, Gay Rights, Tree Sitting, Cuba, Health
Care, FCC, Flooding, Women and War, Labor Day, War
and Immigrants, Death Penalty (Apr 3, Jan 23), Progressive
Media, Living Wage, Peace Movement, and the Souls
of Black Folk.
Civil Rights in Perilous Times (Robert Jensen, Danalyn Recer),
(Civilians Down, Corpus Justice, Copwatch), Rahul Mahajan
for Governor, Texans for Gun Safety, The
New Katy Freeway, Labor Day Special, HIV at home and in
the world, Plan Colombia, Pacifica Radio, Health Care for
Latino Labor, Congo
Conflict, African American History, Enron and Deregulation,
Cuba, statewide Green Party candidates for office, and more.
School of the Americas Watch, Peace, Middle East Policy, LGBT
Politics in Houston, Alternative Media, Marijuana
Law Reform, Immigration Issues, Death Row, Prisons and
Criminal Justice (Ray
Hill), Corporate Misbehavior (Ralph Nader taped), Third
World Debt (Jere Locke), Environmental Issues, Green Party
supported local candidates, and more.
Music played during
the show (especially during in-tro and out-tro) has been an
evolving element. In the beginning back in late 1999/early
2000 or so, canned 'public domain' clips gave something...
Then we got a Free
Radicals CD and encouragement to use it on the air free
from Houston musician/activist Nick Cooper, so we used several
cuts from that pretty exclusively for a year or so. Then on
KPFT's Democracy Now! we heard "Is It For Freedom"
Thomsen, tracked her down and got permission to use that
song, so did and still do upon occasion. We also play songs
including Bruce Cockburn "Call It Democracy", Propaghandi
"Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes", Michael Franti
"Oh My God", Rheostatics "Bad Time to be Poor"
-- Get this excellent double disk set! (GASCD: Governments
Accountable to Society and Citizens = Democracy; thanks, Susan
and Alan in Ontario, for turning us on to this.) And we're
looking to air tunes from Green Revolution when/if Sudden
Death responds. Listen up for David
Lippman, or you never know who might show up live
in the studio, Darryl
Cherney did once... Come on down! Our show ends at 10:00
PM and a short, topical song might fit in real nice to close
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