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  • 00:58

    Coffee Party Radio Launches MEDIUM GROUND with John Henry

    in Politics

    Meet the Host during this "preview" edition of Coffee Party Radio's new show "Medium Ground!" Host John Henry will be taking your calls and answering questions from you. Jeanene Louden, host of "Lunch With Louden," will also be on hand to help you get to know your new host. Who's John Henry? What's the show about? Why should you care? Join us to find out June 12 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific

  • 00:55

    Coffee Party Book Club - "If I Were President" by Randy Fricke

    in Politics

    Our Coffee Party USA Book Club returns in June with IF I WERE PRESIDENT - Saving Mainstreet America.  
    Read the book and then join us for a discussion with author Randy Fricke on a special Coffee Party Blogtalkradio program on June 23, 2015 at 8:30pm eastern time.  Mark your calendars!
    This book is about Main Street Americans and the 99% trying to cope with a broken economy and a dysfunctional federal government that no longer works for them. Main Street Americans are trying to survive being unemployed, underpaid, and living in poverty.
    Fricke illustrates the wastefulness of our federal government and the unwillingness of Congress and the White House to help their own citizens. Fricke provides new ways to re-organize our federal government so that it will serve America better. He creates a new economy for Main Street America and a blueprint to rebuild Main Street America for years to come.
    Hopefully, by reading this book, you will discover new ideas and concepts that could fix all of America!
    This is how Fricke sees America from where he lives---Main Street America. 

  • 01:23

    "Free Trade, Jobs and the TPP" a "Living Room Conversation" Coffee Party Radio

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    Living Room Conversation on TPP

    Here at the Coffee Party USA, we think it's time to have a civil and reasoned conversation on the Free Trade, Jobs and the TPP!

    Join us on Thursday, May 28, at 8:30pm eastern time for a special Coffee Party radio show as we use the concepts of “Living Room Conversations” to have a respectful discussion around this controversial topic with special guests.

    Want to have your own conversation about trade agreements, jobs and the free market?  Invite some friends over and follow this simple conversation guide.  And remember, the more diverse the opinions, the more you will learn!


  • 01:04

    Coffee Party Book Club - Ralph Nader's "Unstoppable"

    in Politics

    Join Coffee Party USA President Debilyn Molineaux and her guest, Joan Blades, as we celebrate 5 years of inciting civility and reason into our political arena. As a part of our honoring our successes, we will also be looking forward to our next steps in making a difference by discussing Ralph Nader’s recent book Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.  We will be listening to Eleanor LeCain interview of Ralph Nader from September 2014 about his book and discussing ideas for how Coffee Party USA and its members can bring greater cooperation to our political forum.  Calls from listeners will be taken and we will be reviewing comments left on our website at http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/unstoppable_comments  Please join us!


  • 01:00

    Coffee Party Book Club - The Stronghold: by Professor Thomas Schaller

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    How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White House.  Once the party of presidents, the GOP in recent elections has failed to pull together convincing national majorities. Republicans have lost four of the last six presidential races and lost the popular vote in five of the last six. In their lone victory, the party incumbent won—during wartime—by the slimmest of margins. In this fascinating and important book, Thomas Schaller examines national Republican politics since President Ronald Reagan left office in 1989. From Newt Gingrich’s ascent to Speaker of the House through the defeat of Mitt Romney in 2012, Schaller traces the Republican Party’s institutional transformation and its broad consequences, not only for Republicans but also for America. Here is Schaller’s message: as the GOP became more conservative, it became more Congress-centered, and as its congressional wing grew more powerful, the party grew more conservative. His belief is that this “dangerous loop”, unless broken, may signal a future of increasing radicalization, dependency on a shrinking pool of voters, and less viability as a true national party.  It’s a thought-provoking idea that we invite our Coffee Party USA members to consider by reading the book and joining us for a discussion with the author.  A link for purchasing the book can be found on our Coffee Party USA website.

    On Monday, March 30 at 8:30pm EST, you will have your chance to ask Professor Schaller about his take on the direction of the Republican Party and what it means for all of us as we host him on our special monthly BlogTalk Radio program event.  Mark you calendar now!

  • 00:33

    Coffee Party Elections: Interview of Jeanene Louden for Treasurer

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    Half hour phone interviews of candidates for the Coffee Party Board of Directors on Blog Talk Radio conducted by Vince Lamb, Coffee Party Secretary, who will ask questions and open the phone lines for calls from Coffee Party members. The scheduled interviewee for today is Jeanene Louden, who is running for Coffee Party Treasurer.

  • 00:50

    Coffee Party Meet the Candidate - Mark Gilbert

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    Mark Gilbert has been a Coffee Party USA member since 2014. Since joining, he has become very involved, assisting in the start-up of the Campaigns and Actions Workgroup and then stepping into the lead when the need arose.  Through his efforts on that committee, he has taken a sponsorship role in setting up most of the party's monthly events including several book club programs.  Mark also supports the Newsroom as one of the group's bloggers, routinely posting thought provoking articles from his website.

    Mark is the author of four books on spiritual evolution, publishes the website Conscious Bridge and serves the home office of Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL) as their Global Services Coordinator.  He is an ordained minister with Centers for Spiritual Living  and served for 3 years as an assistant minister at one of their local communities, New Dawn Center for Spiritual Living in Aurora, Colorado.

    Mark served for over 33 years with the Federal government.  When he retired in 2009.   he was the Regional Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Denver Regional Office, overseeing the Medicare outreach and education activities of 10 mid-western and western states. Major accomplishments during his tenure with CMS included major roles in the implementation of the Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program, the 1-800-Medicare service and the Medicare Part D program. He is a Senior Fellow with the Council on Excellence in Government and was a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service.

    Mark  lives in Lakewood, Colorado, with his wife, Mary, and his chocolate lab, Harmony. He holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and a MA in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute in Colorado.  He is the father of 5 grown children (including triplets) and 4 grandchildren.

    His website can be found at www.consciousbridge.com.

  • 00:36

    Coffee Party Movie Night w Paul Blackthorne and Mister Basquali

    in Politics

    It's Coffee Party Movie Night!  Watch the film, then join us for a conversation with the filmmakers Paul Blackthorne and Mister Basquali.

    Their movie, "This American Journey" goes from New York City to Los Angeles.  Paul and Basquali talk with people all along the way and offer their perspectives on the state of their adopted country.  

    7 p.m. ET we'll take 30 minutes to ask questions, share stories and have a generally good time!

  • 01:09

    "A Coalition for Peace in the Middle East" on "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee"

    in Politics

    This weekend in Atlanta the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation held a three-day.conference with a marvelous group of peace activists and organizations that came together to address the Israeli occupation and peace in the Middle East.  CODEPINK's Alli McCracken attended and joins me to talk about the conference, the issues and the fight for piece and why these issues are important to her personally and to CODEPINK. I also will be discussing the International Canna Pro Expo happening in Orlando, FL next weekend. So grab a cup of coffee and join us.Longtime Activist, Journalist, Coffee Party Director & Radio Host, Bobby Rodrigo brings you "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee" on the Coffee Party USA Radio Network every Sunday Morning at 10:00 AM. Advocating engagement Bobby points out the Constitution is the Rule of Law and why it should remain so. Money in Politics, the Political Party Machine, Cannabis Prohibition and partisan blind allegiance is on full display as he advocates against the erosion of Constitutional Protections in the name of corruption & tyranny. "If we focused on following the Constitution we would solve many of the ills of our society.”  Offering guests from Political Organizations, Activism, Media & Artists Bobby invites you to join him Sunday Morning at 10:00 AM on Coffee Party USA Radio.

  • 00:11

    Coffee Party Elections: Lunch with Louden 5/15/14

    in Politics

    Since this broadcast, our elections work group discovered an error in what is reported here. There are currently eight (not four) positions up for election. All the rest of the information in the broadcast is accurate. 

    There are eight director positions up for election: President, Treasurer, Development Director, At Large Director (Channels), At Large Director (Strategy and Organizational Design), and three new positions: Membership, Local Outreach, and Newsroom.The duties and qualifications for each position are listed here. 

    The Coffee Party seeks a board that represents the broad spectrum of America’s  diversity; geographically, politically, economically, and in terms of age, gender and sexual orientation.  All members of the Coffee Party are encouraged to apply to assist our Board of Directors in representing the diversity that we are.


    Today's show is a special edition announcement about Coffee Party USA elections. Host Jeanene Louden will interview Acting President Debilyn Molineaux about the election schedule, how application is made, and how candidates are vetted. Debilyn is filling in for Board Secretary Vince Lamb, out of commission due to a root canal! Best to you, Vince!

    Everything we will be discussing today can also be found HERE.

  • 02:03

    Press 1 for Democracy on Coffee Party Radio

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    Eric Byler guest hosts for Dan Aronson.  This will be a call-in show, but Eric will also report on his experiences filming with Annabel Park for Story of America.


    Press [1] for Democracy (P1FD) is a Coffee Party Radio show that discusses the political issues of the day in a civil, fact-based, and transpartisan manner.  Transpartisan is quite different from bi- or non-partisan in the we encourage callers to be passionate about their positions, but also that they listen and respond to those with differing points of view repsectfully and with a true desire to find common ground on which solutions can be built.  

    Tonight on P1FD . . .

    English Poet Charles Lamb said, “No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference“.  2013 saw Washington quagmired in dysfunction.  If it was your call, what would your 2014 legislative and executive agenda look like?  To be more specific, please state your top three objectives, in order of importance and tell us why they are as such. 

    Tonight on Press [1] for Democracy, we’ll take a deep dive into your priority lists and see if we can gain some consensus on what we, The People, want to see accomplished in Washington this year.  

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