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  • 01:12

    NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE THURSDAY: THE ROAD TO HEAVEN OR THE HIGHWAY TO HELL?

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    FLORIDA IS UNDER A PUSH FOR OVERREACHING DEVELOPMENT NOT SEEN SINCE THE SALE OF SWAMP LAND AS HOMESITES IN THE EARLY 1920'S.  THE DRIVING FORCE IS GOVERNOR SCOTT AND HIS CRONY-CAPITALIST BUSINESS BUDDIES AND THEIR QUEST FOR EXCESS PROFITS ON THE BACKS OF THE GOOD CITIZENS AND HOME OWNERS. LOOK, WE GET IT. DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH WILL ALWAYS HAPPEN, BUT DO THEY HAVE TO HAPPEN AT THE TOTAL COST OF THE SWAMPS, SPRINGS AND THE TOTAL LIFESTYLE OF RURAL RESIDENTS?  NO, THEY DON'T BUT THE CURRENT PUSH MOVING INTO NORTH FLORIDA IF LEFT UNCHECKED WILL RESULT IN A MIAMI NORTH OR WORSE.  IF THAT HAPPENS, IT WON'T MATTER HOW MANY NEW RESIDENTS AND CORPORATIONS HE BRINGS TO THE STATE WHEN THE WELL RUNS DRY.  WE'LL ALL BE LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME.


    MATT SURRENCY, THE MAYOR OF THE SMALL CITY OF HAWTHORNE WILL BE MY GUEST AS WE TRY TO FIND A MIDDLE GROUND AND SOME COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE THURSDAY NIGHT AT 9.  THIS IS A PROBLEM NOT JUST IN FLORIDA BUT EVERYWHERE, SO WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US AS WE TRY TO TURN A WIN-LOSE INTO A WIN-WIN SITUATION.  HOPING TO KEEP YOU INFORMED OF WHAT IS GOING ON A REAL TOPSY-TURVY WORLD.

  • 00:56

    NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE TONIGHT: 2016 - WILL THE "REAL AMERICA" COME BACK?

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    NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE WILL OPEN IT'S POLITICAL COMMENTARY FOR 2016 WITH TONIGHT'S SHOW.  WHILE MUCH OF OUR FOCUS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WILL BE ON MY FAITH, MY LOVE OF ANIMALS AND NATURE, AND OTHER GENERAL INTEREST TOPICS, NOTHING IMPACTS US MORE THAT WHAT THE POLITICIANS DO TO US IN THEIR COCOON KNOWN AS WASHINGTON, DC.  NEVER HAS IT BEEN MORE OBVIOUS THAT WE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN BY OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES IN THEIR QUEST FOR FORTUNE AND FAME. 


    THE NEW YEAR HAS COME AND AMERICA IS BURDENED WITH PROBLEMS, MOST OF WHICH HAVE BEEN MADE ONLY WORSE BY A GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACY THAT SOMETIMES SEEMINGLY ANSWERS TO NO ONE.  WE CAN'T BLAME THE ENTIRE MESS ON A DISENGAGED AND IDEOLOGICAL PRESIDENT, FOR IT TAKES MANY TO DO THE THINGS THAT ARE FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING AMERICA INTO A THIRD WORLD STATE.  FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND SPEECH ARE ABUSED, THE PRESIDENT TRIES TO PICK WINNERS AND LOSERS WHILE ALLOWING CHAOS AND TREACHERY TO RUN RAMPANT. ANARCHISTS ARE ALLOWED TO SPOUT VENOM WHILE GOOD AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE EXPECTED TO FOREGO THE TRUTH UNDER THE NEW RELIGION OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.  IT'S 2016 AND WE ARE NOW AT THE BREAKING POINT: EITHER THE COUNTRY CHOOSES FREEDOM AND INIDIVIDUAL INITIATIVE OR WHAT MAKES AMERICA GREAT WILL BE DEAD. AND WHEN WE TALK OF THESE THINGS, REMEMBER, IT'S NOT A REPUBLICAN OR A DEMOCRATIC ISSUE BY PARTY, IT'S AN AMERICAN ISSUE. IT TRANSCENDS POLITICAL AFFILIATION SINCE AT HIGH LEVELS OF BOTH PARTIES PERSONAL POWER AND WEALTH HAVE BECOME THE CENTERPOST OF WHAT THEY TRY TO DO TO US.


    I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US TONIGHT AS WE DISCUSS WHAT 2016 HOLDS FOR US AND WHAT IT MEANS AND HOW WE CAN IMPACT THE NATION THIS YEAR.  WE'LL DISCUSS TAXES, NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY, IMMIGRATION, COMMON CORE, GUN CONTROL, GLOBAL WARMING, HEALTHCARE AND AS MUCH MORE AS TIME WILL ALLOW. BE THERE.


     

  • 00:41

    NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE: ARE THE RICH ALWAYS RICHER?

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    We all know the old saying, "The rich get richer and the poor get poorer" and many just take it for granted.   After all, we are bombarded constantly with politicians talking about the greed of the rich and how they need to pay their fair share.  But, of course, what is sometimes true is often not true; it depends entirely on the circumstances and the individual.  Any maybe, just maybe, the problem is really just how do we measure richness.

    Being that we are in the Advent season anticipating the approach of Christmas, now is a good time to discuss what constitutes being rich.  We need to do so at this time of year since what we believe in this matter plays such a dramatic part of our Christian faith.

    The Reverend Adrian Rogers offers some very good advice in this area and his teachings will form the basis of tonight's North Florida Writer Live programming.  Since it's Christmastime, the show will be devoted all month long to Christian values, our belief in the risen Christ and our longing for His return to save a troubled world.  Rev. Rogers, who passed away ten years ago, was an eloquent spokesman for Christian values and living under the purview of the Holy Bible.  And even though he is no longer with us, his messages can still be heard frequently today on the Bible Broadcasting Network (BBNRadio.com).

    Our show will consist of a short scripture reading, wonderful seasonal music, a message based on some of the words of a great preacher and teacher, and prayer.  We will also be using that wonderful song by Becky Kelley, Where's the Line to See Jesus? as our theme for the entire month.

    Won't you join us?  We'll be live at 9:30 on Wednesday night, afterwards available on demand 24/7.

     

  • 00:29

    NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE: THE REAL MEANING OF THANKSGIVING

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    THANKSGIVING IS ALWAYS A SPECIAL TIME. FAMILY AND FRIENDS GATHER TOGETHER FOR GOOD FOOD AND GOOD CHEER, USUALLY WITH A SIDE OF FOOTBALL AND A FOLLOWING NAP. BUT IT IS MUCH MORE THAN THAT FOR IT IS ATIME WHEN WE CELEBRATE THE RELATIONSHIP OF AMERICA WITH GOD BY THANKING HIM FOR ALL THAT HE HAS GIVEN US. DESPITE THE HARD TIMES THAT SOME OF US FACE NOW, WE ARE STILL SO MUCH BETTER OFF THAN MOST OF THE WORLD AND WE NEED TO EXPRESS OUR THANKS TO HIM FOR ALL THAT WE HAVE.


    ON THIS YEAR'S RADIO CELEBRATION I WILL START A TRADITION OF READING ONE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON'S THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATIONS AS A CENTERPIECE OF THE SHOW.  IT IS DONE SO TO SHOW THE CLEAR AND IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE OF AMERICA'S FOUNDERS RECOGNIZING THE CENTRAL PRESENCE OF A LOVING GOD.  WE WILL ALSO HAVE SOME SEASONAL CHRISTIAN MUSIC AND A BRIEF PRAYER OF THANKS, AND THEN WE'LL TURN THE CORNER TO THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT AND THE BEGINNING OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON AND WHAT IT REPRESENTS.


    I HOPE YOU'LL TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO JOIN ME, NORTH FLORIDA WRITER, AS WE THANK GOD FOR OUR BLESSINGS. SHOULD YOU MISS THE LIVE SHOW ON THANKSGIVING EVE AT 9:30 PM, IT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND UPON CONCLUSION ON DEMAND 24/7.  LOOKING FORWARD TO IT, FOLKS.

  • 00:42

    NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE: SANTA CALLS FOR HELP FROM A GOLIATH

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    SANTA GOES TO MANY WONDERFUL AND DIFFERENT PLACES DELIVERING GIFTS, BUT NONE IS MORE DIFFICULT THAN THE SWAMP AREAS OF FLORIDA. WITH MURKY WATER AND MUD AS WELL AS ALLIGATORS AND SNAKES, HE NEEDS SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION AND A GOOD GUIDE TO MAKE HIS ROUNDS. AFTER ALL, HE CAN'T LET DOWN THE CHILDREN WHEREVER THEY ARE. SO HE LOOKS TO AN OLD FRIEND TO GIVE HIM A HAND AND A GOLIATH OF A HELPER.


    IF YOU LIKE CHRISTMAS STORIES, JOIN NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE ON FRIDAY NIGHT OR LISTEN LATER ON DEMAND. IT'S A DIFFERENT TWIST TO SANTA AND IT IS A STORY FOR ALL AGES. WE'LL ALSO PLAY SOME GOOD CHRISTMAS MUSIC AND HOPE TO PUT EACH AND EVERYONE IN THE CHRISTMAS MOOD AND SPIRIT.  AFTER ALL, THE BIG DAY IS ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY.


    AND WHO IS THIS GOLIATH FELLOW? WELL, THE LEAD IN PICTURES GIVE YOU A GOOD IDEA BUT WE'LL TELL YOU MUCH MORE ABOUT HIM IN THE STORY.  I HOPE YOU'LL TUNE IN AND LET THE LITTLE ONES LISTEN, TOO. WE THINK CHILDREN OF ALL AGES WILL LIKE THIS ONE.  SEE YOU THEN.

  • 00:37

    NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE: WHERE'S THE LINE TO SEE JESUS?

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    WE AMERICANS ARE A VERY MATERIALIST LOT AND AT NO TIME OF YEAR DO WE DISPLAY THIS TRAIT MORE THAN AT CHRISTMASTIME.  BUT SHOULDN'T WE PUT MORE OF AN EFFORT INTO USING OUR CHRISTIAN BELIEFS FOR THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS?  SERIOUSLY, ISN'T IT TIME FOR US TO SHOW IN OURSELVES THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS IN ALL THAT WE DO THIS YEAR?  IT'S WHAT THE LORD REALLY WANTS FROM US AND IT HAS MANY ADDITIONAL BENEFITS.  IT PUTS US IN CLOSER TOUCH WITH HIM, BRIGHTENS AND STRENGTHENS OUR FAITH AND OUR HOPES AND SERVES TO USE US AS MISSIONARIES TO THE UNFOUND FLOCK IN ALL THAT WE DO. WHAT'S MORE, IF WE DEVOTE OUR ENERGIES TO THE SPIRITUAL AWAKENING OF HIS LOVE, WE WILL PUT MATERIALISM IN THE BACKGROUND AND FOCUS ON THE REAL CHRIST, THE ONE WHO GAVE US THE ULTIMATE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE IF WE ONLY DECIDE TO ACCEPT IT.  REMEMBER, CHRISTMAS PRESENTS COME AND GO BUT ETERNITY WITH JESUS CHRIST LASTS FOREVER.


    TONIGHT ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE WE'LL TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TO SHOW OUR SPIRIT IN OUR DAILY LIVES AND THE IMPACT IT WILL HAVE ON OTHERS. HE'S THE REASON FOR THE SEASON AND WE NEED TO PUT HIM FIRST.


    THE SHOW STARTS AT 9:30 AND WILL THEN BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND 24/7.  WE'RE IN THE FIRST WEEK OF THE ADVENT SEASON WHICH WILL CULMINATE IN THE ARRIVAL OF THE CHRIST CHILD WHILE WE ALSO ANTICIPATE HIS COMING AGAIN AT A TIME THAT ONLY HE KNOWS TO RULE THE WORLD. LET THE WAY WE LIVE BE AN EXAMPLE TO ALL THROUGHOUT THIS JOYOUS SEASON AND BEYOND.  HOPE YOU'LL TUNE IN.

  • 01:29

    NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE: WHO'S GONNA' SAVE AMERICA?

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    WE AMERICANS ARE A STRANGE LOT. WHEN WE FACE A CRISIS WE ARE SLOW TO MOBILIZE BUT ONCE WE DO WE CAN ACCOMPLISH AMAZING THINGS.  NOW IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES, FOLKS.  AMERICA IS ON THE ROPES AND WE CAN'T DEPEND ON ANY POLITICIAN, REPUBLICAN, DEMOCRAT OR INDEPENDENT TO GET THE JOB DONE.  NO LONGER CAN WE SPEND OUR SPARE TIME ON THE NFL, HOLLYWOOD OR THE KARDASHIANS.  NO, IT'S TIME TO MOBILIZE OUR ENERGY AND OUR TALENT TO SET THE STANDARD FOR THE FUTURE OF AMERICA.  POLITICIANS CAN AND WILL DO LITTLE UNLESS WE PROD AND PUSH THEM TO ACTION WHICH DOES WHAT WE WANT IT TO DO.  ISN'T SAVING AMERICA WORTH IT?


    ON THIS EDITION OF NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE MY REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR MARK COLLIER WILL JOIN ME AS WE TALK ABOUT THE ECONOMY, THE IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION, THE MYTH OF FREE TRADE, OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM AND THE COMMON CORE TRAGEDY, THE MILITARY, OUR SOCIAL ORDER AND OUR MORAL CODE AND MANY OTHER AREAS THAT HAVE PLAYED SUCH A MAJOR PART IN OUR DEVELOPMENT, BOTH GOOD AND BAD. LET'S START A CONVERSATION THAT WILL LEAD TO HER GREATNESS AGAIN.  IT'S UP TO US, FOLKS.


    THE SHOW GOES LIVE AT 9:00 PM AND WILL BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND 24/7 SHORTLY THEREAFTER. WE'LL TRY TO TAKE A FEW CALLS DURING THE SECOND HALF HOUR, JUST PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS BRIEF AND SUBJECT RELATED. HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US. 

  • 00:42

    VETERANS DAY 2015: NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE REMEMBERS

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    AT THE 11TH HOUR ON THE 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH OF 1918, THE WAR TO END ALL WARS ENDED. INITIALLY NAMED ARMISTICE DAY, ITS NAME WAS CHANGED FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, PROVING THAT WE MUST ALWAYS BE VIGILANT TO TYRANNY IN THE WORLD.  AS LONG AS EVIL EXISTS ON THIS EARTH, WAR WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE FACED BY MANKIND.  ON WEDNESDAY WE HONOR OUR VETERANS OF ALL MILITARY SERVICES, LIVING AND DEAD, WHO SERVED.  FROM VALLEY FORGE, TO GETTYSBURG, VERDUN, IWO JIMA, NORMANDY, THE CHOSEN RESERVOIR, HUE, IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN, AMERICANS HAVE DONE WHAT WAS ASKED OF THEM, NO MATTER THE RISK THEY FACED. MANY DIED, MANY MORE WERE WOUNDED, AND THE LUCKY ONES RETURNED INTACT EXCEPT FOR THE HORRIFIC MEMORIES OF WHAT THEY SAW.  HONOR THEM, APPRECIATE THEM, AND VOW THAT WE WILL REQUIRE OUR GOVERNMENT TO TAKE CARE OF THEM IN A WAY BEFITTING OF THEIR SACRIFICE. THEY HAVE EARNED WHATEVER IT TAKES.


    JOIN US FOR WORDS AND MUSIC AS WE HONOR THEM TUESDAY NIGHT, THE EVE OF VETERANS DAY, ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE. THE SHOW WILL START AT 9:30 PM AND BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND 24/7 UPON COMPLETION. GOD BLESS THEM ALL.

  • 00:24

    NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE: WHAT DO AMERICANS WANT?

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    WE AMERICANS ARE SOMETIMES VERY STRANGE. WE TALK ABOUT THE "THINGS AND THE STUFF" THAT WE WANT BUT WE SELDOM LOOK DEEPER IN TERMS OF CULTURE, BELIEFS AND WHERE WE EXPECT OUR LIFE TO TAKE US. WITH A BIG ELECTION COMING UP NEXT YEAR, DON'T YOU THINK ITS TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHAT WE SEEK AS A COUNTRY BEFORE WE TRY TO PICK A NEW LEADER TO FULFILL OUR WISHES? DO WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO LEAVE IT UP TO THE POLITICIANS TO DETERMINE OUR WAY?  WOULDN'T IT BE A GOOD IDEA FOR EACH OF US TO TRY AND INFLUENCE THE PROCESS ACCORDING TO OUR HOPES AND DREAMS?  AFTER ALL, THEY'VE DONE A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF MESSING THINGS UP SO FAR HAVEN'T THEY?


    HOPEFULLY, TONIGHT'S SHORT TAKE WILL GET EACH OF US THINKING ABOUT OUR ROLE AS AMERICANS, THE GOOD FORTUNE THAT WE HAVE TO LIVE HERE AND WHERE WE WANT TO SEE OUR FUTURE.  ITS A BIG TOPIC AND WE'LL ONLY TOUCH THE SURFACE BUT EACH OF US NEEDS TO START OUR OWN THINKING SOMEWHERE. NOW'S AS GOOD A TIME AS ANY, DON'T YOU THINK?


    JOIN US LIVE AT 9 TONIGHT ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE. AS ALWAYS, THE SHOW WILL BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND UPON CONCLUSION.

  • 00:48

    NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE: ALERT! WILL FLORIDA PAVE OVER HER NATURAL BEAUTY?

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    TONIGHT NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE WILL TAKE A SHORT BREAK FROM CHRISTMAS PROGRAMMING TO BROADCAST A SPECIAL ALERT TO FLORIDIANS CONCERNED ABOUT MAINTAINING OUR STATE'S NATURAL BEAUTY.  THE FLORIDA DOT IS PROPOSING AN AMBITIOUS PLAN TO LINK MAJOR METRO AREAS TOGETHER EASILY AND QUICKLY. THE PROBLEM IS, ALL OF THE PROPOSALS APPEAR TO FAVOR THE CREATION OF MASSIVE NEW HIGHWAYS AND RAILWAYS RIGHT THROUGH THE LAST BASTION OF OLD FLORIDA, THE INNER SPINE OF THE STATE.  THIS BROACASTER ATTENDED ONE SUCH MEETING IN OCALA THIS WEEK AS A CITIZEN OBSERVER WHERE LOTS OF LIP SERVICE WAS GIVEN TO THE COUNTRYSIDE YET RELEASES AFTER THE FIRST TASK FORCE MEETING SEEM TO INDICATE THE DIE IS ALREADY CAST. 


    WE AT NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE ARE NOT OPPOSED TO TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS, BUT WE ARE ABSOLUTELY OPPOSED TO MASSIVE NEW AND HIGHLY EXPENSIVE PROJECTS WHICH MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE WILL LEAD TO THE URBANIZATION OF ALL POINTS BETWEEN DESTINATIONS.  AFTER ALL, FLORIDA'S HISTORY IS FILLED WITH LAND DEALS AND SWINDLES WHICH HAVE CREATED MANY PROBLEMS THAT ARE JUST NOW GETTING WORSE. iF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL PROBABLY COME, BUT IS THAT WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT?  VICTIMS OF THE RUSH TO GROW AND GROW AND GROW ARE ALWAYS THOSE WITHOUT DEEP POCKETS OR POLITICAL CLOUT TO FIGHT.  AND REMEMBER, MOST OF THE JOBS AND SUPPOSED PROSPERITY GOES TO THOSE BROUGHT IN TO FILL THE VOID, ONCE AGAIN PUTTING EXISTING CITIZENRY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PRIORITY CHAIN AND PITTED AGAINST THE POLITICAL CLASS.


    WE'LL TALK ABOUT THIS TONIGHT BUT, SINCE IT IS THE CHRISTMAS SEASON, OUR MUSIC WILL ALL BE IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON.  THEN, IN FUTURE DECEMBER BROADCASTS WE WILL REVERT BACK TO THE PEACE AND SERENITY OF CHRISTMAS PROGRAMMING. I HOPE YOU FIND TONIGHT'S SHOW OF INTEREST, FOLKS, AS THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNNG.

  • 00:20

    Writer and Director Joseph Pepitone stops by #ConversationsLIVE

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    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes writer and director Joseph Pepitone to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his journey to seeing his goals and dreams realized, the response to his new project THE JERSEY DEVIL and what's to come.