• 01:30

    A Hundred Tongues of the Heart

    in Art

    Tune into episode #6, on Tuesday, January 20th at 4pm. It's a new secular year, with new moon in Aquarius and another Mercury Retrograde riding her coattails. The Republic is ready to roll, come what may - broadcasting from Radiodress' new apartment in the century old, Garden City-style Spruce Street co-op, just up the street from Regent Park.

    This month, we're thinking about home in all its shapes: housing stability/precarity, nation-states and our sacred temple-bodies. We're paying homage across the winter airwaves to the 4 and counting deaths of homeless folks in Toronto. We're longing for a progressive Jewish articulation of diaspora and how violence in Paris doesn't have to translate into support for the Zionist project. We're trying trying trying to open our hearts, and make a move to heal through our communities, our interconnectedness and some fine transformative beats.

    Listen in for:

    - a conversation with the inimitable Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarasinha, aka brownstargirl on her explosively successful Healing Justice for Black Lives Matter project

    - from the Archive: Fannie Lou Hamer's transcendent deputation at the 1968 Democratic convention in which she shared the realities of what Freedom Summer meant to black woman, workers and sharecroppers and why registering to vote humanized her and her comrades

    - a handmade, homemade DJ set by Toronto's own DJ Mama Knows, mashing up the plethora of new music coming from the Black Lives Matter movement

    - readings from Coco Fusco on Cuban artist Tania Bruguera's recent detention; poetry by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair; music from tUne-yArDs and more...


  • 01:00

    A Measure Of Truth w/ Author-Motivational Speaker Crystal Victoria

    in Radio

    Crystal Victoria is the embodiment of strength having overcome many obstacles on the way to becoming a success. 
    At a young age, Crystal embarked on a journey that would leave her life forever changed. From an “A” honor rolls to Texas jail cells, drug abuse, juvenile detention centers to the street life. When Crystal was nineteen years old, she traveled to five different countries and went a full trip around the globe all expense paid. This trip planted the very important seed that soon grew into the life she’d always dreamed, but not without forcing her to awaken to a higher purpose. 
    Today, Crystal Victoria has and will continue to become an inspiration to millions with her books, nonprofit organization for aspiring entrepreneurs, and her entrepreneurship school, Target Evolution Entrepreneurship Institute. Crystal Victoria is a noted published author and motivational speaker. She assisted in the development of the First Friday Program by Judge Jeanine Howard in Dallas County Criminal District Court #6, which helps young individuals get off probation and reduce the Dallas County inmate population. She is an investor level member of the Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and a board member of Girls Living Life on Purpose, Inc. a nonprofit organization for the empowerment and education of young women. Her future goals are to pursue her doctorate degrees in Business Administration and Business Law. 
    Her recent book, The Vicious Cycle: A Key to Unlocking the Revolving Door, is a practical guide to assisting others to change from a negative to a positive mindset. Her first book From the Streets to the Skies No Limits: Diary of a Boss Lady is in the process of becoming a short, independent film to inspire our youth to stay out of trouble and reach for greater goals through education and positive thinking. 


  • 00:47

    Solving Problems in Juvenile Detention

    in Psychology

    Dr. Greene's guest on today's program was Jeff Morin, Acting Superintendent at Mountain View Youth Development Center, a juvenile detention facility in Charleston, Maine.  Led by people like Jeff, there have been many positive changes at Mountain View...changes in how the challenges of incarcerated youth are understood, in perceptions about what these kids need, and in how they're treated.  The State of Maine has led the charge for the enlightened care of incarcerated youth, and on this program you'll hear about how they did it.  (Hint:  it wasn't easy or fast!)  This program is sponsored by Lives in the Balance (www.livesinthebalance.org).

  • 00:45

    The Progressive News Hour.

    in Politics

    Current protest on Manus Island have once again, highlighted Australia’s Immigration policy’s. We speak to Get Up’s  Alycia Gawthorne about the protest and the future for the refugee’s at Australia’s detention centre’s.

    Also, has there been a level of hypocrisy in the Wests response to the Charlie Hebdo deaths? And, surprise, surprise, News Ltd. is criticizing the Australian governments changes to Medicare !!!

    If you want more information about Get Up’s refugee/asylum seeker campaigns  just e-mail; info@getup.org.au  - (attention - Alycia)

  • 01:29

    Johnny Strozier Keeping It Real Jan. 18, 2015

    in Politics Progressive

    Johnny Strozier "Keeping It Real" goes on air at 9pm EST on Jan. 18, 2015! Call (347) 857-3293 to speak on air. A Georgia prisoner for 46 years  - from 1968 to 2013, Strozier speaks about re-entry opportunities and challenges and reveals what life was like growing up and nearly growing old in prison. He was incarcerated from age 10 to his mid-50s. Johnny's stories are tragic, sometimes darkly humorous, and always inspirational as he challenges us to think right and act right so that our lives will go right.

    He was initially arrested at age 6, when he and friends broke into an Atlanta warehouse to steal cigarettes for family members and candy for themselves. He was sentenced to juvenile detention at age 10 and transferred to an adult facility at age 16. His sentence was lengthened to 90 years after cutting a prison guard. Strozier was moved to death row, but the guard lived and so did he. Strozier spent 15 years in solitary confinement. Strozier's warden once told him he would never exit prison alive. But Johnny did get paroled because he changed, and so can all of us change to realize our dreams. 

    Hear Strozier's debut broadcast of June 3, 2014, archived at Blogtalkradio for your convenience any day or time.

  • 00:57

    Remove the Shackles and Help Kids Succeed

    in Legal

    Many people are unaware that teens and preteens can be brought from detention and correctional facilities to juvenile court in leg irons, belly chains and handcuffs, often even before a youth is charged with any wrongdoing. The practice of shackling rarely occurs with adults in criminal court, but is a common sight in juvenile courts across the country and its use is frequently unrelated to any identified safety or flight risks. Shackling interferes with due process and increases poor outcomes for youth. Numerous jurisdictions have successfully reduced or stopped the use of shackles without increasing risk to their communities. On this episode of Spotlight on Youth, guests will discuss why shackling is harmful, explain the national movement that exists to end the indiscriminate practice, and share their efforts and experiences in changing the norm for kids in juvenile court. 

    Judge Jay D. Blitzman, First Justice-Massachusetts Juvenile Court, Middlesex Division
    John D. Elliott, Private Attorney, Columbia, SC
    David A. Shapiro, Campaign Manager, Campaign Against Indiscriminate Juvenile Shackling, National Juvenile Defender Center

  • 00:47

    It's Never "Just" Poor Motivation

    in Education

    Are there students who are simply unmotivated to do well, or is always more complicated than that? Is motivation the engine or the caboose?  Alas, this was a very interesting discussion...

  • 02:04


    in Politics

    Program Summary JAN. 12, 2015

    Hear Rep. Bill Otto and "the Lineball Sisters" discuss all manner of smalltown life in Kansas in the second hour after these news stories.

    Counterspin (30 min.)

    Description: This week on CounterSpin: We're told the recent midterm elections were the "most expensive in US history," but who was buying? And what do they expect in return? And what does it all mean for the relatively unmoneyed, namely most of us? We talked with Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, about the 114th Congress.

    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Suspects in Charlie Hebdo massacre dead after Paris-area standoffs
    Survivors of Peshawar school attack grapple with severe trauma
    St. Louis County grand juror seeks to remove lifetime gag order on Ferguson case
    FBI investigates explosion outside NAACP office in Colorado Springs
    Gay couples wed in Florida, now the 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage
    Anti-torture campaigners press for closure of Guantanamo Bay detention facility
    Relatives of missing Mexican students deepen ties with Zapatistas, Obama reaffirms support for Peña Nieto

    Co-hosted during the second hour with Rep. Bill Otto, formerly of the 9th district, in the Kansas legislature listen in to conversations with "Traditional Republicans" who have lived small town life in Kansas across the generations.

  • 01:35

    Radio Drama: Tug Of War - Episode Two

    in Entertainment

    Episode Two


    Synopsis:  An autistic young woman, Gloria Dagit, juggles two friendships while dealing with school and daily life.  In this episode, after getting rejected by Victoria, Gloria makes it her mission to get detention as a means of revenge.  Meanwhile, her other friend, Luke, turns up his eccentricities to deafening levels and lands himself in serious trouble.

    Rated:  Pg-13 for language and serious situations

    Written By:  Phoebe Murer

    Adapted By:  Tim Pylypiuk

    Starring:  Phoebe Murer and Tim Pylypiuk


  • You Can No Longer Video Tape The Police In Illinois,,Is Your State Next?

    in Current Events

    Great show concerning the policing of the police when it comes to the surge in deaths by the hands of police officers.  Many of our people in urban cities especailly are saying enough's enough and are throwing up there hands in protest to the deaths of our dear brother MIke Brown and many others.. that we'll discuss in this broadcast tonight.

  • Charlene A. Wilson & Theresa A. Campbell!!!

    in Books

    Charlene is an author of paranormal tales that take you away to other dimensions. She weaves magic, lasting love, and intrigue to immerse you into the lives of her characters.

    She started writing in her youth when her vivid dreams stayed with her long after she had them. The people and worlds were so amazing and detailed it was like she knew them inside and out. You can meet them in her books. They're alive there now, learning, loving, and experiencing everything they deserve.

    A lover of quiet moments, Charlene currently lives in a small community in Arkansas. She's worked in a variety of settings, from bookkeeper to detention deputy. Wow, to all the different personalities she's met.

    She's the mother of two children and a very flirtatious cockatiel named Todder.

    Theresa A. Campbell is the author of the captivating novels, "Are You There, God?" and "God Has Spoken." She was born and raised in Jamaica West Indies. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration from Baruch College, and a master's degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

    Theresa has had a deep passion for reading since she was a child. It is her desire to inspire readers by writing stories from the heart to uplift their faith in God.

    Theresa would love to hear from her readers. You may contact her at:

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