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  • 01:42

    The Master Policy

    in Politics

    The Master Policy relaunches after nearly 5 years with its new format.  Attorneys Clay and Jim discuss among themselves and guest panelists important political issues of the day.  Tonight we discuss Right To Work laws vs. compulsory Union Membership.  We also discuss Union's place in modern America. 

  • 02:00

    The Master Policy

    in Politics

    Tonight, hosts with guest Spencer Benge discuss entitlements, and taxpayer contribution.  Welfare too much?  Do we even have poverty in this country?  

  • 01:06

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Spencer Ackerman

    in Pop Culture

    Graphic Policy is back with a brand new episode with special guest, and award winning journalist Spencer Ackerman.


    Comics have often featured torture as a method for the heroes to extract information or get them to their goal. We most recently saw this in Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil, where torture is a key point in advancing the hero's plot. We'll discuss torture in comics, and its place in the modern stories and the world.


    Spencer Ackerman is the U.S. national security editor of the Guardian, where he was part of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism for the NSA surveillance revelations provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. A former senior writer for Wired, Ackerman won the 2012 National Magazine Award for Digital Reporting for his series about Islamophobia in FBI counterterrorism training. Having reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and numerous ships, bases and a submarine, Ackerman in 2015 exposed a secretive incommunicado police detention center in Chicago called Homan Square. A Brooklyn NY native, his mother taught him to read with Bill Mantlo's Incredible Hulk run.


    We want to hear your thoughts on the topic. You can Tweet them to us at @graphicpolicy or call in live.
     

  • 01:57

    Graphic Policy Radio Talks Mad Max: Fury Road

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday Graphic Policy Radio goes to the movies to discuss George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road. 30 years have passed since the last Mad Max movie, but Miller has returned to his apocalyptic world with new leads, in one hell of a movie. Joining us to discuss the film are Steven Attewell and Dirk Lester.


    On the show we're excited to discuss not just the visual extravaganza, and practical fx, but also what the film has to say about women in action movies, its handling of sexism and slavery, and the global climate apocalypse.



    Steve Attewell – A political & union activist, Steve holds a PhD in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the founder and writer of Race for the Iron Throne as well as The Realignment Project
    Dirk Lester - The world’s 3RD deadliest #ComicbBook geek, film fanatic, political junkie, music nerd, #digital sherpa, #HumanRights activist – and yeah, it is all connected. You can see what Dirk has to say about the film here.


    So listen in and Tweet us your thoughts about the film to @graphicpolicy

  • 00:58

    Considering Local Banks for Funding Your Broadband Network? Why Not!?

    in Internet

    [Due tech difficuties, there is a 5-min audio blackout. You can fast-foward when this happens.]


    Sometimes the obvious solution to a broadband challenge is right there in front of a community. Like money. Waverly, IA realized that not just one but THREE local banks held the key to the city's fundraising success. While some communities are stressing out over funding sources, financial institutions could be the linchpin that get many public networks off the ground.


    Who better than local banks and credit unions are served by the economic impact of broadband? New employers moving in, existing companies hiring, increasing property values, people staying in town - when economies thrive, banks prosper. Darrel Wenzel, General Manager of Waverly Utilities, explains how their financial institutions came to be partners in the city's broadband development. He also gives tips to communities that see this strategy potentially playing out well for their constituents.


    Iowa is a hub of excitement these days, with Waverly being the third gigabit city in the state to move forward. The city is hot on the trail of high-speed Internet, cable and phone services for both residents and businesses. Waverly Utilities and city officials are pleased that general taxpayers and ratepayers are not at risk as revenue bonds have been secured and will be paid back by broadband subscribers.

  • 01:12

    Graphic Policy Radio talks Age of Ultron with Guest Sarah Jaffe

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, and we're going to the movies again. Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron has already proven itself to be one of the biggest films of the year. The film has already earned $1.2 billion globally. But popularity doesn't necessarily mean the film has been universally praised. The movie has come under fire for its portrayal of women, the absence of women in tie-in products, and for other issues with the story itself. Joining us for the conversation is Sarah Jaffe.


    Sarah Jaffe is a reporting fellow at the Nation Institute and a giant nerd who once upon a time wrote about comics more than she wrote about politics, believe it or not, and she has lots of feelings about superhero movies AND their politics. Follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/sarahljaffe


    So listen in, and join us in the conversation. Call in with your thoughts, or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:15

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday night Graphic Policy returns with a brand new episode mixing comics and politics. Listen in as we talk live about some of the latest comic news.


    On this episode, we're discussing:



    All-New X-Men made waves this past week when founding X-Man Bobby Drake aka Iceman was revealed to be gay. The writing though was controversial concerning statements around bisexuality. We talk about what happened, what we like vs what is still really troubling.
    DC Comics revealed that Frank Miller will be penning Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Miller will be joined by Brian Azzarello on writing duties. We discuss the unfortunate name for the new series.
    DC Comics' Convergence is wrapping up its first month this week. The two month event consists of a main series and a bunch of tie-in series. We discuss what we think so far. and what we hope to see in the second month.


    We'll discuss all of that and more! We want to hear what you think too! Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy or call in to let us know what you think.

  • 01:59

    The Master Policy

    in Politics

    The Hosts and Guest Discuss the major issues of the day, check back for tonights topic.  Tonight is a contiunation of last week's discussion on race relations in America.  Special Guest Felicia Howells will join the panel.  

  • 01:01

    U.S. Policy Toward Africa with Scott Morgan

    in Politics

    Our guest for this segment is Scott Morgan who specializes in U.S. policy towards Africa focusing on security and business development south of the Sahara.  The strategic and economic importance of Africa is just being realized.  This should be an interesting and educational interview which may change the way we think about a continent long ignored by the developed world.  Listen in and call in with your questions, or comments, now with our new toll-free number 855-866-1170.  Look forward to hearing from you.

  • 01:59

    The Master Policy

    in Politics

    Tonight the hosts with guest discuss race and its impact on the Criminal Justice System for the first hour.  Then, big business, the rich, and the fairness of the tax system.  

  • 02:00

    Graphic Policy Radio dares to talk Daredevil

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday Graphic Policy Radio is back for a brand new episode on Monday April 20. The show will air LIVE at 10pm ET. This episode we're talking about ole hornhead himself Daredevil, and the brand new Marvel and Netflix series Daredevil! Joining us is return guest Scott Kaufman, who you might know as SEK.


    April 10 saw the launch of the new series featuring 13 episodes starring Daredevil which kicked off Marvel and Netflix's small screen plan. While it started with this one series, we can expect to see four more series to follow including A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and then The Defenders!


    Joining us to discuss this all is Scott who is the proprietor of the AV Club’s Internet Film School and an Assistant Editor for Salon. He also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money, podcasts, and is an expert on Game of Thrones.


    So listen in LIVE, and join the conversation too. We want to hear what you have to say, so call us at (619) 768-2952 or Tweet us your thoughts to @graphicpolicy.