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American Elections 101
Electoral College - www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html
The founding fathers established the Electoral College in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens.
The Electoral College process consists of the selection of electors, the meeting of the electors where they vote for President and Vice President, and the counting of the electoral votes by Congress.
The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President. Your state’s entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators.
Political Parties in the United States
"The leaders of the American Revolution did not like the idea of parties and political battles between parties. Upon his retirement from public life in 1796, George Washington warned Americans against "faction" (parties). James Madison thought parties were probably necessary, although he did not entirely approve of them. Alexander Hamilton thought that faction was a vice to be guarded against at all times. Thomas Jefferson declared in 1789, "If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all." Nevertheless, the men who held these views founded the first two great American political parties." The Federalists was the first United States political party. In 1796, anti-Federalists gathered around Jefferson. Members of Jefferson's group called themselves Democratic-Republicans. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/origins-and-functions-political-parties.
Join us this week as we welcome Country music recording artist, Victoria Leigh. Victoria is a fierce nineteen year old from Mesquite, TX who was literally born to entertain. She began creating stages for herself as a toddler and still never misses an opportunity to be on a stage! Her love for music was born with her, and she hasn't stopped singing, dancing, and performing! The sassy, daredevil-ish, creative teen expresses her personality and attitude through her art. She fell in love with country music as a young teen and enjoys performing a wide range of country music styles. Victoria made her singing debut at Rodeo City Music Hall in Mesquite, TX launching a string of local appearances while still being an involved honor student in high school. Her success led her to push herself to an early graduation in order to focus on her career. She performs at local festivals such as the Ellis County MusicFest, ProJamFest, and multiple appearances at Real.Texas.Festival among others. Victoria's heartfelt and fun performances have led to bookings at professional venues such as House of Blues-Dallas, The Spice Rack, The Underpass, and CMA FanFest to mention a few. She utilizes her competitive dance training, acting, and modeling to enhance her live performances resulting in a fun, upbeat performance. She loves that music gives her a venue to help others through charity performances or simply by touching audiences with her music. We will talk to Victoria about her upcoming schedule, get a behind the scenes look at her music, feature her latest songs, and ask her to share her message for the troops. Please be sure to visit Victoria Leigh at http://victorialeighmusic.com/ and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with Victoria during the show (718) 766-4193. Our message to the troops: WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.
Floridians against excessive/abusive toll taxes and money making red-light cameras take action to stop this abuse!
Christopher Wills gives us an update.
Florida Constitutional Amendment to give Floridians a voice in the assessment of toll taxes Florida Constitutional Amendment to ban red-light cameras Get Involved and Make a Difference
Join us this week as we welcome Americana music singer songwriter, Eddy Mann. Hailing from Philadelphia, PA., Eddy is a musician, songwriter, worship leader, teacher, speaker, coach, husband, and father. Whether you know him as one or more of these people, you know his heart; you know his love for life. Though his past has been playful and colorful at times, it also has been constant in its vision. It's always been a vision of hope, peace and understanding through the eyes of a loving heart. Eddy's led worship for over fifteen years. As a musician and songwriter it was twenty years ago that he made the decision to offer his creative gifts to God. Since then he's released seven CD's and written countless songs for the church and world at large. On any weekend you can find him in a coffeehouse, in concert, at a conference, and/or leading worship. A new album, The Consequence, the follow up to 2014's "Dig Love", is currently wrapping up sessions at this writing. It once again touches on the theme of a peaceful and loving existence, while delving into the the consequences of our actions. Musically it continues down the path that "Dig Love" charted staying close to the americana, roots rock, and singer-songwriter traditions. Look for a fall 2016 release date. We will talk to Eddy about his upcoming schedule, get a behind the scenes look at his music, feature his latest songs, and ask him to share his message for the troops. Please be sure to visit Eddy Mann at http://www.eddymann.com/ and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with Eddy during the show (718) 766-4193. And as always we will give shout outs to our deployed military listeners. Our message to the troops: WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.
Ken Sutherby from the Hope For The Warriors® joins us on this great episode of HFTW Talk Radio to discuss the Outdoor Adventures Program. The Hope For The Warriors® Outdoor Adventures Program provides adaptive opportunities for wounded heroes to participate in sporting activities in the great outdoors. Service members, who previously embraced an outdoorsman lifestyle, as well as those new to traditional outdoor sports, are introduced to recreational opportunities on the road to recovery.
Hope For The Warriors® has created partnerships with many corporate and nonprofit outdoors groups to create hunting and fishing opportunities available to service members, veterans and their families throughout the country.
In the world of adaptive and therapeutic sports, the Hope For The Warriors Outdoor Adventures Program includes sailing, skiing, snowshoeing, and more.
To learn more about program opportunities within Outdoor Adventures, or to pursue sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Outdoor Adventures Staff.
Join us this week as we welcome Country Pop music singer songwriter, Megan Golden. Hailing from Nashville, TN., Megan is creating quite a buzz. Her insightful songwriting, beautiful voice, and electric performances keep audiences coming back to hear more. Megan started writing and performing in Nashville when she was 15 years old. By 16 she was playing a weekly set at the world-famous Nashville Palace. She has played at many of Nashville's most popular music venues including the Bluebird Café, the Commodore, the Basement, and the Row and has opened for Drake White. Megan currently plays several nights per week around town. While Megan's songwriting is decidedly country, her pop influences are interwoven throughout. In exciting news for 2016, she recently recorded her first EP at 4115 Studio in Nashville, featuring five original songs that showcase her strong writing ability. Megan is a Music Business major at Belmont University and was recently voted the 2016 WOBA top artist. We will talk to Megan about her upcoming schedule, get a behind their scenes look at her music, feature her latest songs, and ask her to share her message for the troops. Please be sure to visit Megan Golden at http://www.megangolden.com/ and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with her during the show (718) 766-4193. As always we will give shout outs to our deployed military listeners. Be sure to join us, 10/9/2016 at 4 PM EDT! Our message to the troops: WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.
Join us this week as we welcome the Rock band, Shallow Side. In exciting news for the Fall of 2016, the band will be releasing their new highly anticipated 3rd album "ONE". Also, the band just recently released their brand new single "REBEL" which is available now at all better digital outlets. Hailing from Cullman, AL., SHALLOW SIDE - Two words defining more than just four members of a band about their upbringing, their relentless dedication to more than just music, and their ever daunting of shadows of life, lust, and loss. Powering through the trenches of lies and deception in the beginning stages of touring Shallow Side arose above and beyond their call. Stranded and lost ten hours from home they battled their way into over 500 venues nationwide compiling over 200 live shows a year for the past 5 years garnering national attention from North Americas largest radio stations and media platforms. Now joining forces with Thermal Entertainment the team has garnered the strength to bring the world a brand new look along with a ground breaking sound to rock and roll. With heart pounding drum licks accompanied by thundering bass the sheer vibrations are enough to make any foot want to shake. The melody from the guitar rings out creating a familiar sound and the soulful voice that follows creates an instant classic for every household. We will talk to Shallow Side about their upcoming schedule, get a behind their scenes look at their music, feature their latest songs, and ask them to share their message for the troops. Please be sure to visit Shallow Side at http://shallowside.net/ and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with them during the show (718) 766-4193. As always we will give shout outs to our deployed military listeners. Be sure to join us, 10/16/2016 at 4 PM EDT! Our message to the troops: WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.
Join us this week as we welcome award winning singer songwriter and international recording artist, Doreen Taylor. In very exciting news for the Fall of 2016, Doreen will be releasing her brand new album "Happily Ever After". This new release follows her previous award winning album "Magic" which garnered her the “2012 Suggested Artist of the Year” Award from the ‘Song of the Year’ international songwriting competition. Most recently, her cross over, adult contemporary single "TOY" charted on Billboard's Hot 100 and reached #31 on the Adult Contemporary Chart after receiving heavy airplay on radio stations nationwide. Doreen’s music has been hand selected by Bose, Sharp Electronics and the #1 home shopping network, QVC to be played on all on-air demonstrations and on QVC.com to promote their products. She has been named a celebrity advocate for countless charitable causes and has been the face for brands such as Failte Vodka and Hades Footwear. In addition, Doreen has been called one of the hottest up and coming musical stars by countless publications and television like the Lifetime Network, CBS, NBC, FOX News, CW Network, Ok!TV, Consumers Digest, etc. In May of 2016 she was awarded the prestigious 2016 Inspiration Award from the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County for her tireless work with the organization and charitable work within the community. We will talk to Doreen about her upcoming schedule, get a behind their scenes look at her music, feature her latest songs, and ask her to share her message for the troops. Please visit Doreen Taylor at http://www.doreentaylormusic.com and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with her during the show (718) 766-4193. As always we will give shout outs to our deployed military listeners. Our message to the troops: WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.
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