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ELECTIONS with Charlie Mauch and Kris
We aired a thirteen minute segment on the topic featuring
Bill Moyers, and then discussed local activities in the movement
toward public funding of elections.
Watch the show at GOOGLE
McKinney, for Ballot Access, Texas!
Note: we deeply apologize for the interruption of Cynthia's
speech during the show. The tape froze in the middle on the
air, after a quick edit less than 24 hours after the event
You can see and hear her entire speech NOW
at Google Video!
of October 10 show,
with updated intro & announces.
Two reasons: both guests Jolanda
Jones and Wanda
Adams, candidates for Houston City Council, made
it into runoff elections ending Saturday, December 8; also
this show falls on Thanksgiving Eve. (We also promoted
Nothing Day" for the day after Thanksgiving.)
Citizens for Impeachment
to pre-emption of the studio, this was a pre-taped show. It
gave people a chance to see a host of Houstonians address
City Council on July 10 with a Resolution to Impeach Cheney
and Bush. The coalition included folks with a variety of backgrounds
and concerns. Greens, Libertarians, Democrats, Republicans,
and Independents spoke; most council members listened respectfully,
three were supportive, and only one was hostile.
(The original footage was taped from the
public channel that always airs the Tuesday afternoon public
speak-out sessions. Then it was edited in a minor way to fit
in our allotted hour.)
Free School Movement
GUESTS: Krenie Stowe and Ellie Shenker
Real School, AKA Dragon Valley (832-767-0404), discussed
'unschooling' in which students and mentors consensually determine
what, when, how, where, and why to learn. More links will
be added here soon.
Jones and Wanda
is running for Houston City Council At-large position 5, the
seat currently held by Michael Berry, who is term-limited.
(See her website at http://www.jolandajones.com)
Wanda is running from Houston City Council District D, the
seat held by Ada Edwards, who is also term-limited.
(See her website at http://www.wandaadamsforhouston.com/)
aired a previously taped program.
1. Pat Greer (raw living food chef,
co-founder of the Central City Food Coop)
2. Mark Illian
3. Hans Hansen (horticulturalist, permaculture designer,
BIONEERS Conference will be held October 19-21, at Emerson
Unitarian Church, 1900 Bering Drive between Westheimer and
San Felipe, Houston, 77057. Bioneers is a forum for connecting
the environment, health, social justice, and spirit within
a broad progressive framework. Session topics include energy
conservation, biodiesel, permanent land protection, green
building, an earth dance, holistic health, sowing the seeds
of sustainability. We will highlight many workshops including
sustainable community design, Farms to restaurants, environmental
education and our playgrounds, sustainable business practices
Katrina, two years after.
1. Carl Lindahl, Co-Director
2. Darrell Holnes, Project Liaison
Both these gentlemen are involved in the "Surviving
Katrina and Rita in Houston" project, the first large-scale
project, anywhere, in which the survivors of a major disaster
have taken the lead in documenting it. The project’s
goal is to voice, as intimately as possible, the experiences
and reflections of those displaced to Houston by the two major
hurricanes that pounded the Gulf Coast in August and September
of 2005. Survivors receive training and pay to record fellow
survivors’ storm stories, their memories of lost neighborhoods,
and their ongoing struggles to build new communities in exile.
The recordings will be preserved as folklore in the Library
of Congress. Please see the website www.katrinaandrita.org
1. Alfred Molison (www.votealfred.com)
2. taped talk by Cynthia McKinney
Alfred is running for Houston City Council, District
C. He is a co-chair of Harris County Green Party, has served
on the State Executive Committee of the Green Party of Texas,
and is a Texas delegate to the national committee of the Green
Party of the United States. During the hour, he laid out many
of his positions about what local government can do for Healthy
People, Healthy Jobs, Healthy Politics.
We also aired a pre-taped speech given by Cynthia McKinney
on her visit to Houston the previous week, and we aired a
presentation from Princeton University about Hacking Diebold
which you can find on You Tube. (Also look for problems with
the system used in Harris County.)
for Health Care
1. Eliza Carboni, RN & Staff Organizer
2. Shelitrice Walton, RN with NNOC
3. Kathy McGregor, RN and Nurse Organizer
met several nurses where they were tabling at Angelika Theatre
at the opening of Michael Moore's latest move, SICKO. They
are part of National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC).
This was an excellent show, with testimonials about the lives
of nurses working for patient care as best they can under
our for-profit system.
Support Single-Payer Universal Healthcare! (www.singlepayer.com)
1. Charlie Mauch
2. Christine Morshedi
Panel discussion, plus videotape from the visit
to Houston by Cindy Sheehan and Col. Ann Wright on July 10.
Report about the visit by a dozen folk (including our guests
and one of us) to Houston City Council that day to present
a Resolution to Impeach Richard B. Cheney and George W. Bush;
the diverse group will also take that to Harris County Commissioners
Court July 24.
report from Marfa 2007.
Report from the annual statewide meeting of the
Green Party of Texas.
1. Jack Valinski
2. Pokey Anderson
3. Ray Hill
show aired, Impeachment Forum with Col. Ann Wright
[note to crew, we had planned
a show titled "D-Day: Save Our Troops" with a subtitle
like "PTSD -- is it a disorder? Care for veterans --
where does it end? Where does it start?" We still should
do a show like that. Maybe deeper.]
1. David Stall -- Corridor
2. Robin Holzer - Citizens
Let us not sell our birth right for a mess of pottage@#$%!
-- commodity? quality?
1. Joan Denkler
2. Larry Dunbar
Global Warming, the Future
1. LaVerne Williams, green architect
2. Bob Randall, Urban Harvest
Green Party 101, A pre-taped roundtable discussion.
Cheney and Bush! Lying, Spying, Torture, Katrina.
Shredding the Constitution, Rescinding Habeas Corpus. How
Kris Graham, Ivan Espinosa, Jamilah Hoffman
discussed why, how, and when criminal investigations should
begin on the administration, starting with Cheney and Bush,
for lying, spying, torture, and other high crimes and misdemeanors.
(See event posted at Progressive
Action Alliance for April 9.)
see also CODEPINK
NOW! ...four years later. Forty years. how many 1000?
1. Amy Branham, Gold
Star Families for Peace
2. Chas Davis, Iraq Veterans Against War
3. Mikal Hutto, Military
Families Speak Out
4. Jim Rine, Veterans
see also CODEPINK
Black History Special -- asking the qeustion,
"Where Are We Now?"
on the way to The Dream of Dr. King. The answers were strong
1. Special Guest Host: Zin - host of SOS
90.1 FM (which airs on the radio every Wednesday 3-5 PM);
2. Reginald Gordon - Operation Outreach
061, 2520 Southmore, Houston, TX 77004; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Michelle Barnes - Co-Founder/Executive
Director, Community Artists' Collective, 1413 Holman/Midtown
Art Center; www.thecollective.org
4. Sheikh Hashim Alauddeen - Director, Fatimiyah
Community Center; e-mail: email@example.com
5. Obidike Kamau, Ph.D. - Director, Robert
Terry Library, TSU (Texas Southern University); Self Determination
radio, which also airs on KPFT 90.1 FM; www.selfdeterminationradio.org
the Coal Plant Rush!!! one among several fast track
deals being shoved down our throats by that gov'nor we inhaireted
when shrub left TX to screw the planet bigger from
GUESTS: Nan Hildreth (Houston
Climate Protection) and Alfred Molison, candidate for
Houston City Council: healthy jobs, healthy live, healthy
Environmental Coalition, CLEAN
the Coal Rush! go google the words!!! So many links...
It is Hot.
EXCELLENT show about the need for single payer health care
plans, a very different concept than what is being ballyhooed
in California and Massachussets as universal health care,
where working people will be forced to pay big bucks to insurance
companies for profits to the corporations. No change. Great
guests: Dr. Bok and Igor. See
Care for All Texans
to freezing rain, an unusual event in Houston, the studio
was closed this evening, so a previously taped show aired.
It featured the forum on Peak Oil held in mid-2006. Links
to be posted soon.
in Houston. Guest: Randall Kallinen, ACLU Houston.
years (click on the year to see details)
for Janitors, Elections 2006, Defending Women's Rights,
Domestic Violence, Climate
Social Forum, Immigrant
Rights, Mental Health, and much more.
Frances Newton, Election
Fraud, Immigration, Women's Health, Iraq War, Veterans,
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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