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  • 00:58

    Coffee Party Radio Launches MEDIUM GROUND with John Henry

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    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

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    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!


     

  • 01:00

    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!

  • 01:04

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

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    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!


     

  • 01:51

    Seeking Justice: "All Lives Matter" on "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee"

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    This past Friday Talib Kweli discussed his support for the Black Lives Matter Activists who interrupted Senator Sanders' speech in Seattle this past week. As has been reported this was the second time those activists have interrupted a Democratic Candidate's appearance within the last month. In recent days, these activists have shown up at a Jeb Bush appearance as well.  Their actions, while criticized heavily but Sanders' supporters particularly, have prompted candidates to adopt a racial justice platform.  This is significant as noted in Dan Johnson's recent article since they are changing the platforms of major party candidates who are running for President of the United States. A significant achievement. Instead of criticizing them we should be embracing people who are persistent in making their voices heard by any candidates. The world we live in has big money running the show so to see this type of reaction to activism is indeed beautiful. Also of note is the rift that has created between various parts of activism relevant to "All Lives Matter" and "Black Lives Matter" that needs to be corrected so we can all make sure that racial, civil and social justice are obtained in our society. Longtime Activist, Journalist, Coffee Party USA Board of Director & Radio Host, Bobby Rodrigo brings you "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee". On Coffee Party USA Radio every Sunday Morning at 8:30 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, & 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."

  • 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.

  • 01:58

    "Standing Up For Shona Banda" on "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee"

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    In March, Child Protective Service workers took Shona Banda’s 11-year-old son from her home, saying her use of medical marijuana put the child in danger. Last Friday Shona was charged with five felony counts of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, manufacturing Tetrahydrocannabinol, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of child endangerment. Banda faces a maximum of 30 years in prison. Attorney Sarah Swain joins me again to discuss the charges and the burden of proof the State must meet. Sarah is a serious advocate who has always questioned the fairness of our justice system. She saw her father, a war hero, disabled during the Vietnam War, along with many other veterans, get taken advantage of by the U.S. government and the Veteran’s Administration, twisting the system to prevent him from getting representation for his disability benefits, which were his rights. Her father taught her, as he struggled against a seemingly unbeatable opponent, to defy all odds to achieve the results you believe in. He eventually beat the system by representing himself and won. This invaluable lesson and a tough childhood fueled her passion for seeking justice. Shona is represented well. So grab a cup of coffee and join us. Longtime Activist, Journalist, Coffee Party USA Board of Director & Radio Host, Bobby Rodrigo brings you "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee". On Coffee Party USA Radio every Sunday Morning at 8:30AM. 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, 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."


     

  • 01:59

    "Code Pink's Alli McCracken Stops By to Chat" on "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee"

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    CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement. Founded by Madea Benjamin and Jodie Evans CODEPINK is eager to see mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters, female workers, students, teachers, healers, artists, writers, singers, poets and all outraged woman  rise up and oppose the global militarism. Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, Diane Wilson, Starhawk and about 100 other women kicked off CODEPINK on November 17, 2002. A 4-month all-day vigil in front of the White House during the cold of winter.The vigil inspired people from all walks of life, and from all over the country, to stand for peace. Many joined the vigil culminating on International Women's Day, encircling the White House in pink. CODEPINK National Coordinator Alli McCracken stops by to speak about the isues she is passionate about. Drone Warfare, Iraq, Iran, Gaza, Justice and the Military Industrial Complex. Based in the Washington D.C. office, Allie holds degrees in Political Science and Religious Studies. So grab a cup of coffee and join us. Longtime Activist, Journalist, Coffee Party USA Board of Director & Radio Host, Bobby Rodrigo brings you "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee". On Coffee Party USA Radio every Sunday Morning at 8:30AM. 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, 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."


     

  • 02:00

    "Bigotry, Islamaphobia, Media Lies and War" on "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee"

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    The bigotry and Islamaphobia that is spun by Mainstream Media and our elected officials continues to drive wedges in our communities and fuel the Military Industrial Complex.  The duplicity of decades of horrid foreign policy  has the Middle East upside down. Add the Israel propaganda machine and we have chaos.  Human rights' abuses are commonplace and bigotry is seen in this country every day. Mnar Muhawesh is Founder and Editor in Chief of MintPress News. Ms.Muhawesh is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservatives within the media and journalism start-ups. Isa Hodge is a Muslim American activist fighting for the rights of all Americans and the preservation of the constitution.  He was the organizer of the Million American March Against Fear in D.C. on 9/11/2013. Isa was on Fox’s The Five, Sean Hannity, and Jennie Pierro show. Isa has had articles written about him in the Washington Post, US world News, and by Mark Harmon, White House Correspondent. Mnar and Isa shed light on the media lies and propaganda and discuss factually U.S. Foreign Policy, Israel, ISIS, Al Qaeda, Syria, Iran, Palestine and the Military Industrial Complex. So grab a cup of coffee and join us. Longtime Activist, Journalist, Coffee Party USA Board of Director & Radio Host, Bobby Rodrigo brings you "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee". On Coffee Party USA Radio every Sunday Morning at 8:30AM. 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, 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.”  

  • 01:57

    “The Disrespect of Poland” on “I Take Liberty With My Coffee”

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    Recently an article was published by the Patriot Ledger, a media publication based in Quincy, MA.  The article was a discussion about a Holocaust survivor.  We always like to read stories about anyone who survived that horror.  We all know about the Holocaust. Or do we?  In my view, we must not know about it since the media continues to attribute some parts of the Holocaust against the people and, the country of Poland.  A people, and a nation, who deserve as much respect as any other on this earth, as an example of fighting for freedom while faced with the greatest odds against them. What has happened to our society where we refuse to acknowledge truth and facts and, instead decide to listen to our favorite TV personality no matter what they say?  Why does the media refuse to make corrections to stories they report when they are shown to be factually incorrect?  Is someone pulling strings?  Is there and agenda?  There must be.  Have you ever heard of the Polish Underground or the  heroes who were members of that movement and unit? Have you ever heard of the Warsaw uprising?  Do you know that Hitler ordered the German Army to annihilate the people of Poland off the face of the earth and the only reason why that failed was due the fight waged by the people, not any army, but the people of Poland? A battle the people of Poland waged alone.  Betrayed by the allies to Stalin and Communism one side and fighting against German tanks on the other.  In 2015 it is Poland that remains.   Three million Polish Jews were killed by Germany. THREE MILLION POLISH CATHOLICS WERE ALSO KILLED.  It was in GERMAN OCCUPIED POLAND that this happened. This morning we discuss this very important issue with Stefan Komar.  The son of Orlicz, the decorated member of the Polish Underground. A man who saved many lives including Jews. So grab a cup of coffee and join us.