The September 20 Warrior Connection program is dedicated to SSG Paul Lyons, retired , 100% disabled, U.S. Army, 101st Airborne who committed suicide on March 15, 2015. Paul’s birthday would have been September 23. Paul was co-host of this program Warrior Connection and was abandoned by the Army and VA. Paul, even though very ill, kept trying to help all other vets. In Paul’s own words before the crash. Paul’s widow Tammy Lyons joins Major Denise Nichols, RN, USAF retired and I, Major Doug Rokke, Ph.D. U.S. Army, retired, to discuss the horror. Tammy is a U.S. Navy veteran herself. This discussion must not be in vain.
George Wuerthner is the Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is an ecologist and wildlands activist. He has published 38 books on environmental issues and natural history including such environmentally focused books as Welfare Ranching, Wildfire, Thrillcraft, Energy and most recently Keeping the Wild. Today we talk about fire.
Planet of the Apes News with Meria
Updates on GM settlement, Census Bureau proves no recovery for 90%, GE moves jobs overseas; responses to listeners on FED agonies over interest rates and how capitalism mishandles unemployment. Major discussion of WSDEs and capitalist corporations.
-Johnny answers some candid questions about what it was like for him to work for years on various Latin stations; the lone gringo radio host and DJ guy. What was it like doing Latin big-city morning drive time as well as evening rush hour traffic in a huge Latin market where no one at the station spoke English? Who listened? Was he censored? Was he fired? Did he get beat up or shot at?
-A “boots on the ground” analysis of the unprecedented presidential election results in Guatemala: One corrupt psychopath shoe-in candidate spent $20 million and bought millions of votes with cash and giveaways; a second favored candidate “dragon lady” spent $5 million, while a completely unknown small business guy, theatrical producer, actor and part time clown spent $200k. Guess who won?
-Which Latin cites have the most dangerous public transportation systems (as in getting robbed or mugged)? What Latin city is most dangerous for woman travelers? What cites have the most crooked taxi drivers?
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks talks about the great things Senator Patrick Leahy is doing on Capitol Hill.
Cindy Sellers, world class cleanser and healer who has the Angel Farms Cleansing and Rejuvenation Center in Hawaii, spoke on cleansing, water and it’s importance to the brain, oils and how they affect the body, and other new health information. Her award winning book is “You Don’t Have to Hurt Anymore” and her website is AngelFarms.com – This was one of our best shows.
9 19 15 Street Songs
Blur: Lonesome Street
Sweet Thursday: Gilbert Street
Ralph McTell: Streets of London
Gerry Rafferty: Baker Street
Rolling Stones: Street Fighting Man
Lou Reed: Street Hassle
Bruce Springsteen: Out In The Street
Wet Willie: Street Corner Serenade
U2: Where The Streets Have No Name
Van Morrison: Street Choir
Jack Rasmus discusses the US Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates near zero and keep free money to banks and speculators flowing. Jack explains how free money from the FED keeps financial asset bubbles in stocks, junk bonds, forex, derivatives and the like going, and feeds ever growing profits from financial assets. Who were the forces and lobbyists behind the FED decision? What did they have to gain? How the FED decision will soon result in central banks in Japan and Europe expanding their own ‘QE’ programs further, intensifying global currency wars and slowing global trade. How global finance capital has become addicted to the free money from the FED and other central banks and is unable to wean themselves off of it. What it means for the coming next recession. In the second half of the show Jack reveals how cash on US, Europe and Japan corporate balance sheets still exceeds $7.3 trillion—after corporations have distributed to shareholders since 2009 more than $8 trillion in stock buybacks, dividend payouts, and private equity firm profit sharing distributions to partners. Jack explains how corporations in the three regions, north America, Europe and Japan, accumulated the $15.3 trillion—i.e. from free money, legislated tax cuts, and cuts to worker’s wages and benefits.
Glen Ford is the Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report, son of the famed disc jokey Rudy “The Deuce” Rutherford, the first Black television host to have a non-gospel radio in the Deep South. In the 1970s he was a correspondent and journalist covering Capitol Hill and the White House for the Mutual Black network, and later hosted the nation’s first syndicated Black news interview program, “America’s Black Forum.” Since then, Glen has been one of the nation’s leading voices in political and social analysis and commentary on current affairs in the African American community. He is also a founding member of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, a board member of the National Alliance of Third World Journalists and is a frequent lecturer on the role of progressive media at universities.
Glen’s program – The Black Agenda Report – can be heard every Monday at 11:00 am on the Progressive Radio Network