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  • 00:31

    Tribute 1980s part 1

    in History

    Tribute to that great decade of the 1980s
    Remember the Cold War
    Ronald Reagan mtv Alf etc
    Study up on 1980s Trivia

  • 00:46

    How Miami snowed the Feds in the 1980s with "cocaine running round the bay"

    in History

    Jon is flabberghasted by the fact that the drug war in Miami was so intense in the early 1980s that even Ronald Reagan was advised not to enter the city of Miami at ALL.  The early 1980s was brought on by a borderless situation where drug lords overran local civil authority in Mexico, Colombia and other Central American states.  1 in every 4 people who died in Colombia died by drug related offenses.  It didn't help that by the mid 1980s, Nicaragua and El Salvador was infiltrated by the CIA who were training rebels to fight the powers that be.  This probably irritated drug lords more that America had their hand in the cookie jar.  Jon goes into the dynamics of the drug trade in Florida, not necessarily the government underpinnings.


    There is a 10 minute vignette on the high school scene at McDonalds in Duluth.

  • 02:04

    THIS CANT BE HAPPENING

    in Politics

    This Can't Be Happening (TCBH) is a five time Project Censored award-winning online news writer collective.


     


    From their web site: "Our goal is to give you the stories you aren’t getting from the corporate media, or to give you the stories you are getting from them, but from a different, and more honest, perspective."


    Program Summary: May 26, 2015


    1st Hour - a pre-recorded segment of TCBH radio from the Progressive Radio Network (PRN.fm) hosted by Dave Lindorff which airs every Wednesday 5pm (Eastern)


    2nd Hour - RFK goes live with TCBH contributor John Grant. John Grant is a writer/photographer/filmmaker living just outside Philadelphia’s city limits. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and has published both fiction and non-fiction. Starting in the 1980s, he traveled to Central America and other places as a documentary photographer for publication and for exhibits of his own large prints. He shot and edited an 80-minute documentary film called "Second Time Around" about a seriously wounded Vietnam veteran who chose to live and work in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 35 years after his first tour there. John has been to Iraq twice during the war, once as an observer critical of the war and once as a cameraman on a documentary film. 

  • 01:14

    Johnny Strozier Keeping It Real - Reentry 05/23/15

    in Politics Progressive

    Johnny Strozier was a Georgia prisoner for 46 years (from 1968 to 2013) and served about 15 of those years in solitary confinement. Call-in to speak on air at 347.857.3293. Strozier was initially arrested at age 6, when he and friends burglarized an Atlanta warehouse to steal cigarettes for family members and candy for themselves. He was first imprisoned at age 10. His sentence was lengthened numerous times due to his lack of cooperation with juvenile detention rules. Later, his sentence was lengthened to 90 years after assaulting a prison guard.


    Strozier's warden told him he would never exit prison alive because he often escaped and was involved in gang activity, but Strozier changed. He became a Christian in the 1980s. Strozier became active in church, married, and gained his high school diploma while still incarcerated. He also became a certified cook and brick mason. Since prison release, Strozier works, counsels youths, and faithfully attends church. Strozier has been presented to speak at prestigious engagements before college student bodies, civil rights officials, and church congregations. In fact, Strozier assembled a group of churches and individuals to help other released inmates find subsistence assistance, encouragement, and a spiritual family.

    Strozier will share information about reentry opportunities, the importance of avoiding behavior that leads to incarceration, and he plans interviews with persons who can share valuable information that will improve lives of former inmates and at-risk youths. Phone Strozier at 678.516.4993.

  • 02:59

    Going Retro with Joe

    in Sports

    I talk About Everything Retro on this Show From TV Shows to Movies to Video Games etc. if its retro im talking about it


    this week im talking about the Game Mortal Kombat and how Huge it was. im also going to get into the Super Nintendo and my Memories about it


    as Well as Movies and TV Shows from 1989 should be a Good show Check it out

  • 01:03

    Ernest Thomas - Exclusive Interview - Thur, May 21, 2015 - 5:00pm PST

    in Music

    Ernest Lee Thomas (born March 26, 1949) is an American actor. He was born in Gary, Indiana. He is best known for his role as Roger "Raj" Thomas on the 1970s ABC sitcom What's Happening!!, and its 1980s syndicated sequel, What's Happening Now!!, and for his recurring role as Mr. Omar on Everybody Hates Chris.Thomas began his professional acting career as a Broadway actor, appearing in the 1974 revival production of Love for Love and in the 1975 revival of The Member of the Wedding. Both shows starred actress Glenn Close. Shortly after he moved to LA to pursue a career as a TV/film actor. In the fall of 1975 he received a role on an episode of The Jeffersons. It was during the taping of the show that he learned of an audition for the upcoming comedy sitcom What's Happening!!, loosely based on the 1975 film Cooley High. He eventually went on to win the role of Roger "Raj" Thomas on the show, which aired from 1976 to 1979.


     


    During the show's run, Thomas was involved in other acting film and TV projects including Baretta, Roots, The Brady Bunch Hour and the film A Piece of the Action starring Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Though the series rated well, What's Happening!! was cancelled after its third season in the early spring of 1979.

  • 02:00

    Can we trust our government

    in Entertainment

    It seems like another skeleton falls out of the United States’ closet every day. Whistleblowers are coming out of the woodwork, and the government is struggling to keep the scandals contained


    In 1996, Gary Webb, a writer for the San Jose Mercury News, published a series of articles known as “Dark Alliance.” The articles detailed how the CIA turned a blind eye as Nicaraguan drug traffickers sold and distributed crack cocaine in Los Angeles throughout the 1980s. It also described how the Reagan administration protected drug dealers from prosecution.


    US Army Private Bradley Manning is responsible for what some have called the biggest leak of secret military data ever. His actions also helped put WikiLeaks on the map, as he provided the organization with hundreds of thousands of classified documents.


    Among the things Manning revealed were:


    • A secret video, nicknamed “collateral murder” that showed US air crew laughing after killing dozens of people (including reporters and civilians) in an air strike.
    • Detailed records of the civilian death toll in Iraq (even though the military repeatedly said there was no record). Out of 109,000 deaths logged in a six year period, 66,081 were unarmed civilians.
    • US Soldiers committed horrific acts of torture on Iraqi prisoners, and despite hundreds of filed complaints, authorities never investigated.
    • US defense contractor DynCorp was involved in child trafficking.


    Currently Manning is being imprisoned by the military and is facing 21 charges, including “aiding the enemy,” which comes with a life sentence. Yes . . . Manning is in jail for exposing the US government paying a company that sold child slaves.


    Join Zaiyah and Uptown for on this weeks edition of Zaiyah's House.

  • 02:01

    THIS CANT BE HAPPENING

    in Politics

    This Can't Be Happening (TCBH) is a five time Project Censored award-winning online news writer collective.


    From their web site: "Our goal is to give you the stories you aren’t getting from the corporate media, or to give you the stories you are getting from them, but from a different, and more honest, perspective."


    Program Summary: date


    1st Hour - a pre-recorded segment of TCBH radio from the Progressive Radio Network (PRN.fm) hosted by Dave Lindorff which airs every Wednesday 5pm (Eastern)


    2nd Hour - RFK goes live with TCBH contributor John Grant. John Grant is a writer/photographer/filmmaker living just outside Philadelphia’s city limits. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and has published both fiction and non-fiction. Starting in the 1980s, he traveled to Central America and other places as a documentary photographer for publication and for exhibits of his own large prints. He shot and edited an 80-minute documentary film called "Second Time Around" about a seriously wounded Vietnam veteran who chose to live and work in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 35 years after his first tour there. John has been to Iraq twice during the war, once as an observer critical of the war and once as a cameraman on a documentary film.


     

  • 00:37

    Johnny Strozier Keeping It Real; a Reentry Broadcast 05/17/2015

    in Politics Progressive

    Johnny Strozier was a Georgia prisoner for 46 years (from 1968 to 2013) and served about 15 of those years in solitary confinement. Call-in to speak on air at 347.857.3293. Strozier was initially arrested at age 6, when he and friends burglarized an Atlanta warehouse to steal cigarettes for family members and candy for themselves. He was first imprisoned at age 10. His sentence was lengthened numerous times due to his lack of cooperation with juvenile detention rules. Later, his sentence was lengthened to 90 years after assaulting a prison guard.


    Strozier's warden told him he would never exit prison alive because he often escaped and was involved in gang activity, but Strozier changed. He became a Christian in the 1980s. Strozier became active in church, married, and gained his high school diploma while still incarcerated. He also became a certified cook and brick mason. Since prison release, Strozier works, counsels youths, and faithfully attends church. Strozier has been presented to speak at prestigious engagements before college student bodies, civil rights officials, and church congregations. In fact, Strozier assembled a group of churches and individuals to help other released inmates find subsistence assistance, encouragement, and a spiritual family.

    Strozier will share information about reentry opportunities, the importance of avoiding behavior that leads to incarceration, and he plans interviews with persons who can share valuable information that will improve lives of former inmates and at-risk youths. Phone Strozier at 678.516.4993.

    Hear Johnny Strozier's debut broadcast at this link: 
    http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/human-rights-demand-channel.html

  • 01:09

    Knots Landing Double Feature -- Michele Lee and Joan van Ark

    in Entertainment

    Michele Lee is an accomplished actress, singer, dancer, director and producer who is best known for her Emmy Award nominated role as "Karen Fairgate MacKenzie" on the 1980s prime-time soap opera, Knots Landing. She starred on the showfor all fourteen seasons from 1979-1993 and was the only cast member to appear in every episode.  Michele is also a two-time Tony Award nominee. 


    Joan van Ark is most notable for her role as "Valene Ewing" on both Dallas and Knots Landing. For this role, she twice won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Actress, in 1986 and 1989.  A life member of The Actors Studio, she has also received a Theatre World Award and has been nominated for a Tony Award for her stage work.


    Both interviews hosted by Tammy Weston.