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CBS reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, talks about the shrinking role of investigative journalism in today’s media and the lengths that opponents will go to to discourage and obstruct legitimate reporting.
Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?
There are always at least two sides to every story. Have you ever wondered how someone, who saw the same thing you did, walked away telling a vastly different story? Which version was correct? Which one was the REAL story? Actually, both are! It’s just a matter of perspective.
Joe takes the issues… especially the controversial issues (politics, prejudice, religion, illegal immigration)… and brings in people from different sides to share their viewpoint. This is definitely not a fluff piece. And while no one is attacked, the questions are hard-hitting.
But the conversation is always respectful and you’re sure to learn something new, even if you don’t agree!
If you’ve always wondered how the “other side” thinks and how they’ve arrived at their “stand”, then this is the show for you!
It’s not the right side, it’s not the wrong side, but the REAL side of the issues!
Join our Guest Quinlan Texas Mayor Donny Brock , host and panelists Activist Cindy Todd, Constitutional scholar Kelly Mordecai, with Dan Gray former columnist of the Washington Times. Call in and you stay on the line. You too can Join our Round Table Discussion.
Bards Logic welcomes Quinlan Texas Mayor Donny Brock to discuss government spending irregularites.
He an outspoken, yet well spoken, defender of all those who cannot or will not defend themselves.As a Mayor, he has openly and diligently attacked the sale and use of meth-amphetamines, theft, and other crimes against persons and property that have plagued many of our nations cities. Administrative controls, written policy, both financial and governmental responsibilities and governmental transparencies are already being put in place. He is striving to reinstate legal transparency, governmental responsibility, and integrity into the community that has been unavailable for quite some time. While I am responsible for the safety and leadership of anywhere between 1,900 and 8,000 civilians on any given time of the day. The attention of his focus is not to just fix the immediate problems or grievances that he may be faced with at any particular moment, but to ensure that each and every concern, complaint or issue is addressed by City Hall, the Administrative Staff or the applicable Municipal Department in a timely manner that ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, county and local laws.
Bards Logic is the Grassroots, We the People Show.
After weeks of waiting the decision of the Grand Jury comes down...No Indictment. As expected, violence, destruction of property and mayhem erupt across the country.
We will start the morning recapping the events that put this small community into the international spotlight. Is this event a photograph of America 2014? Has this event been milked for the sake of politics, media ratings and/or used as a tool for "race baiting" and division of the country?
President Obama, Al Sharpton and hordes of other politicos, actors and activist take to the airways to put in their two cents...Help or Gas on the Flames?
Special guest Michelle Wiles, politico, candidate, activivist, wife and mother will join us "In the Pickle Barrel". Miles, a mother of six homeschooled children, somehow finds the time to not only "buck the system", but work to do something to create change.
Wiles will share her vision and why she is so involved. Perhaps just as important...how does she find the time!
Hope you will join us this morning at 8AM-10AM EST as we gather "In the Pickle Barrel" in search of a way to get out.
Paul Richmond is an artist, activist, and storyteller. His work often incorporates elements of pop culture, politics, and his own experiences as a gay man. You can see all of his work, purchase some prints and more at http://paulrichmondstudio.com. His latest series, War Paint, explores ideas of identity and masculinity through expressive, figurative paintings of men covering their bodies with paint. He enjoys working with models who have made important or interesting contributions to LGBT culture, and he's painted everyone from Jack Mackenroth to Perez Hilton. Many of the "gaylebrity" models were a part of his Cheesecake Boys series, a gay/male spin on classic pin-up art from the 40's and 50's.
When he's not painting, he is busy with a non-profit organization that he founded with his childhood art teacher called the You Will Rise Project. Their mission to empower young people who have experienced bullying to speak out through the creation of uncensored artworks. He was bullied horribly as a kid and having a creative outlet made all the difference. He does free workshops for young people, a mentorship program connecting college artists with bullied high school students, a special project last spring called Art For Michael in support of an 11 year old boy who attempted suicide after being bullied for his love of My Little Pony, and a new social media photo campaign called #SelfieRespect. Visit: http://youwillriseproject.com.
Him and his husband are involved with the fight for marriage equality as well. They were married a year and a half ago with a group of 24 other LGBT couples who rode a bus to Washington DC and had our ceremony in front of the Supreme Court building just days before DOMA was repealed.
Join us as we welcome Revolutionary Activist goddess Isa Noyola. Isa has been very instrumental in the grassroots efforts to change the immigration laws in this country specifically for LGBT/TRANS/GNC folks of color. Isa fights everyday for the rights of many in the translatina community. Join us as we discuss the specific structural and systemic oppressions that translatinas face every day. Isa will also talk about the recent Obama Imimgration relief executive order and its impact. We will also discuss the criminal justice system and its imact as well. Sister chat will include Isa's life and uprbinging as well as projects she is working on currently. We will of course take phone calls! Join us!!
Join The Gist of Freedom as we discuss The Michael Brown and Eric Garner Grand Jury Verdicts. Police not Indicted, For The deaths of Unarmed Black Men, with Attorney Activist, Michael Coard Esq.!
8pm ET~ www.BlackHistoryBlog.com
"I can't breathe"
Weeks before the shooting death of Michael Brown this August in Ferguson, Missouri, the death of Eric Garner set off its own wave of protests. The father of six died in July while being suspected of selling illegal cigarettes in Staten Island, after a police chokehold rendered him unable to breathe.
The cop, Pantaleo, who held Eric Garner in the chokehold that killed him has been sued three times for allegedly violating the constitutional rights of other blacks he and fellow cops arrested.
Unlike Mike Brown's death, Garner's death has harrowing digital footprints. His attempted arrest and struggle for air were captured on a widely-disseminated video. His final words were “I can’t breathe.”
Besides the banned chokehold used by the cop, throwing a beefy arm around his neck, there was lethal danger in the way Mr. Garner was subdued — on his stomach, with a pile of cops on his back.
“positional asphyxia” quoted the Department’s guidelines on preventing deaths in custody.
The New York medical examiner’s office ruled Mr. Garner’s death a homicide, it cited “compression of neck (choke hold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.” The pressure prevents the diaphragm from going up and down, and he can’t inhale and exhale.”
Which is exactly what Mr. Garner was trying to tell the officers who were on top of him when he said "I can't breathe"
On Wednesday, a grand jury decided not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the plainclothes NYPD officer who was making the arrest.
How do you explain what is going on in this country when it comes to the issue we call "Racism"? How do we overcome the hatred, confussion, distrust, lies and exagerations that come into play whever the topic is addressed? Why do some people who "preach" unity, civil rights for all, a bonding of the American people at the same time encourages protests, riots, civil disobedience and unlawful violent actions?
This morning we are going to take a look at one of the most vocal and controversial people in America...Rev. Al Sharpton.
In addition, we will take a look at some of the day's news and political updates.
Join me this morning at 8AM-10AM "In the Pickle Barrel".
NOTE: There will be no broadcast from Chistmas Day-the holiday weeked. We will return and continue to continue our search on ways to get out of the
pickle barrel that we are in on Monday December 29th.
Jane Elliott is an American former schoolteacher, recognized most prominently as an anti-racism activist and educator. She is also known as a feminist and LGBT activist. Elliott created the famous "blue-eyed/brown-eyed" exercise, first
done with third-grade school children in the 1960s, which later became the basis for her career in diversity training.
The exercise was conducted the day following Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The purpose of the exercise was
to try to teach her students the effects of being a minority. Her exercise, and the subsequent controversy, became the basis for the television documentaries Eye of the Storm (1970) and A Class Divided (1985). Elliott was also recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education and many other awards.
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