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  • 01:55

    Independent Underground Radio LIVE-Michigan's Progressive Talk - 10/6 @9pm ET

    in Politics Progressive

    Welcome to Independent Underground Radio LIVE (IURL) - MICHIGAN'S TOP POLITICO PODCAST. The #1 Progressive Independent Left Politico Talk Show on the Blog Talk Radio Network! Period! Our show airs Tuesday & Thursday from 9-11pm ET.

    On Today's Show:
    What exactly is going on with the Toxic Water Situation in Flint, Michigan? Our Guest on Tonight's Show, Flint City Councilman Eric Mays will visit the show and give the real details on why in a State Surrounded by plenty of H20 with five Great Lakes, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and the failed Emergency Manager Law is one of the many catalyst why the People of Flint are facing this water health crisis situation. 

    Is there a Plan for Roads in Michigan or is this just ANOTHER Smoke Screen with no real plans to permanently repair our crumbing roads? Let's Discuss.

    Also, what exactly is this Bernie Sanders Wave continuing strong on a up and growing YouTube Channel called Bernie2016TV?

    Plus MUCH, MUCH MORE!!

    Host Monica RW is an owner/writer for the popular Independent Underground News website, media consultant for ROJS Media LLC, a experienced grassroots and elected local political leader, and brings her researched Independent opinions to the political issues of the day.

    With Our FIFTH YEAR on Blog Talk Radio, syndicated by Tune In, Stitcher, Soundcloud, iTunes, Learn Out Loud and Player FM Networks, Independent Underground Radio LIVE (IURL) have received over 2.0 Million downloads since 2010!! Call into the show with your thoughts and opinions at 347-934-0185 or tweet us @IUNewsTalk.

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  • 01:57

    Parents Rights and Vaccination

    in Christianity

    Big Question: Should Parents Have The Right To Refuse Vaccines For Their Children?

    The Anti-Vaccine Generation: How Movement Against Shots Got Its Start

    Mistrust and misinformation give a shot in the arm to measles vaccine naysayers.

    By Laura Parker , National Geographic

    PUBLISHED Fri Feb 06 16:03:00 EST 2015

    You could call New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul members of the "vax generation."

    Born in 1962 and 1963, respectively, they were in grade school when the newly developed measles vaccine became the life-saving advance that protected millions from a highly contagious childhood disease. Though not as scary as polio, it was potent enough to strike four million kids, hospitalize 48,000 of them with complications, and kill more than 400 every year.

    That both men stoked an anti-vax movement this week by suggesting in the middle of a national measles outbreak that parents should be allowed to choose whether to vaccinate their children speaks to a generational shift in thinking about science and politics. Parents should have "some measure of choice" in vaccinating their children, Christie told a reporter, while Paul called the decision not to vaccinate "an issue of freedom."

    Check this out: http://www.vaclib.org/email/makevacs.htm


  • 01:46

    Sweet Brown (YouTube Sensation, "Ain't Nobody Got Time for That!")

    in Pop Culture

    BlazinRy Radio host Ryan Holmes welcomes YouTube sensation Sweet Brown! Enjoy this encore episode as Oklahome City's Sweet Brown talks about running for her life from a fire, not bringing no shoes or nothing Jesus, and exactly how much time she had for bronchitis. She also discusses how her life changed after her local news interview went viral, her support for President Obama, and other hilarious characters in her family. Auntie Sweets then plays a game exclusie to this episode called Do You Have Time for That? where she tells Ryan how much time she has for people like Justin Bieber and Mitt Romney and nuisances of life like the clap! 

  • 00:31

    Meet Matt McDaniel, a Republican running for Baltimore City Council

    in News

    Matt McDaniel is a Baltimore lawyer who represents local businesses in lawsuits. A graduate of Loyola University and the University of Baltimore School of Law, Mr. McDaniel worked in the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City and for a judge on the Circuit Court of Baltimore City before serving as an attorney for local companies. 

    Mr. McDaniel, a Republican, encouraged by the success of Governor Larry Hogan, intends to pursue a message of economic opportunity, fiscal responsibility, and growth for Southeast Baltimore residents

    Matt declared his candidacy for the First District City Council Seat in Baltimore City. He feels that a message of economic opportunity, lower property taxes, safer streets, and a pro-business platform would help the First District as well as Baltimore City as a whole.?

  • 00:56

    Women Change Agents

    in Politics Progressive

    A North Carolina native, Linda Coleman was born and raised in Greenville, NC. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina A&T State University and later earned a Master in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

    Starting her career as a classroom teacher, Linda is a proven leader who has been an effective voice for North Carolina. She was elected, Chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, to serve three terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives, and under the appointment of Governor Bev Perdue to serve as the Director of the Office of State Personnel. She also ran for Lt. Governor in 2012 and was just narrowly defeated by less than 7,000 votes.

    She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Links Inc., Wake County Democratic Women and many other civic and social organizations.

    She is running for Lt. Governor to give North Carolina’s middle class a fighting chance again, standing up for families, teachers and women. If elected, Linda will be the second female Lt. Governor in North Carolina’s history-the first African American woman, and the first African American woman outside of the judiciary elected in a statewide race. She will also be the first independently elected African American Lt. Governor in the nation.

  • 01:00

    A look at Washington after Speaker Boehner

    in Politics

    Guest:   Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor, joins us for a look at Washington after Speaker Boehner's resignation.......why did he leave?  who will replace him?  what lies ahead for relations between the US House and the Obama administration......relations with the GOP Senate........is Senator McConnell next?   why is the base so angry with the GOP leadership?   

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  • 01:00

    The "Donald" Meets with Prosperity Teachers & Zombie Preparedness Month

    in Christianity

    The "Donald" Meets with Prosperity Teachers &  Zombie Preparedness Month  

    Some of the things in the news are actually rather unbelievable.... like Governor Brownback signing a proclamation for Zombie Preparedness Month.  

    Donald Trump meets with evil prosperity teachers says The Christian Post. 

    12 are said to be dead at an Oregon College.... breaking news


    in Family

    Sometimes the truth in your face is what you need. HERE IS THE TRUTH: More than 20 states are in financial trouble along with the federal government and other countries. Agencies such as the Department of Aging, Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Public Aid, and Department of Human Services are working for the people but are in jeopardy of budget cuts and cuts in services, can we afford that?

    Joining CWT4R co-host Michelle and Terry will be Michael Holmes who is currently the Executive Director of the Illinois African American Family Commission were he has strategically planned to move the Commission in a new direction which focuses more on developing partnerships with all state agencies throughout the state of Illinois that provide services to African American’s.  Michael’s favorite hobby is coaching.  Michael is married with four wonderful kids.  Regardless of what role he has he believes that the work that we do is mostly important when it is about helping others.  The health of the African American Community is in jeopardy with the strong hold that Governor Rauner has over the budget. We have to be educated and know what is happening and how is it happening as it affects our communities.  Per their website, The Illinois African American Family Commission develops, evaluates and advocates for public policies, plans, research and programs that will strengthen and preserve families, family economics, workforce participation, health status, safety, education and training, and quality of life for African Americans.Believe that Illinois is not alone in this nightmare check your states finances and join us as we talk about Illinois and the financial crisis surrounding the African American Community. The information you obtain could arm you with what and who to search out in your state for assistance.

  • 00:56

    Welcome Your Holiness, so long Mr. Speaker.

    in Politics

    Good morning, today on The Meter we will discuss the state visit of The leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis. The Pope addressed Congress during his visit and met many needy Americans living up to his reputation. Many are questioning the Pope openly dabbling in politics including economic issues and illegal immigration. Also, in a surprise announcement, House Speaker John Boehner is stepping down amidst pressure from fellow republicans. How will this effect the future of the GOP. In another withdrawal, Wisconsin Governor, and Presidential candidate Scott Walker has suspended his campaign, citing his desire to focus on his job in Wisconsin and that he desired to help other republicans. How does this change the Republican primary? Please join the discussion at 9:00 AM. The call in number is 347-308-8933. Your input is essential. www.blogtalkradio.com/themeter

  • 01:02

    A Conversation with Cassandra "Momma C" Gaines

    in Lifestyle

    Cassandra "Momma C" Gaines is the soul food guru and author who is all about keeping soul food alive with her best selling book, Momma C Is Soul Food and now with the launch of her new products, Momma C's Soul Food in a Jar.  She began her career as a soul food cook at the tender age of 8, where she spent many hours in the kitchen with her mother trying out various soul food recipes. Cassandra "Momma C" Gains is the founder of The National Soul Food Cook Off and the coordinator of The Martin Luther King Soul Food Cook Off, which takes place every January in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

    Among her numerous honors and distinctions, Cassandra has been named one of the top 50 Women of the Year in the State of Oklahoma; honored by the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission; received the International African American Culinary Arts Institute Award; appointed State Chairperson for the Thurgood Marshall Foundation; inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame for her cultural contributions, and has been cited for her significant contributions to Oklahoma tourism by the Governor.


  • 01:02

    Shattered Lives: Arizona Victim Services Administrator, Jan Blaser-Upchurch

    in Current Events

    Jan Blaser-Upchurch, Victim Services Administrator, AZ Department of Corrections. Jan Blaser-Upchurch has a distinguished record of leadership and service to crime victims, both in Arizona and across the country. She is a steadfast advocate for the rights of victims and has worked diligently to educate the public and train victim advocates regarding vital issues facing the Victim Services community for over 20 years. Tragically, her first husband Sgt John Blaser, AZ DPS, was killed in the line of duty by a drunk driver in 1990. Since his untimely death, Jan has worked tirelessly to educate the public and to enhance DUI and crime victims’ rights legislation. She has dedicated countless volunteer hours and leadership to organizations both statewide and nationally, some of which include: Arizona Concerns of Police Survivors, Arizona DPS Critical Incident Review Board, AZ Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Task Force; Southern AZ DUI Task Force, MADD National Board, and the Concerns of Police Survivors National Board. 

    Jan has been the Victim Services Administrator at the Arizona Department of Corrections since 2009. In her position at ADC, she has been able to maintain a high level of service to victims of crimes whose perpetrators are incarcerated. She regularly attends clemency hearings and executions; and assists in a variety of ways to advocate for victims each and every day.  Jan has provided services and morale support to thousands of victims throughout her career, and has been instrumental in shaping laws and guidelines that affect victims and offenders both in Arizona and throughout the nation.