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  • 01:59

    HELL IN KANSAS

    in Politics

    Sept. 26, 2014 Program summary:


    The latest Democracy Now (which we rarely broadcast) which contains a unique discussion about U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation, and the latest headlines.


    Then a run-down of the latest developments in Kansas "the reddest of red" states which has been getting national headlines over the senatorial elections.


    Topics: Sarah Palin was humping for Sen. Pat Roberts in Indepence, Ks. serving pancakes, etc.  Check out her latest post-dogpile party at the Mud Flats.


    Also the state of Kansas is selling sex toys to make up for the Brownback tax cuts for the wealthy.


    And last but not least who dug up the 16 year old dirt about Gov. Sam Brownback's adversary in the election Rep. Paul Davis? Click here.



     

  • 02:03

    OTTOS KANSAS COFFEE BAR

    in Politics

    Program Summary: April 20, 2015


    Hear Rep. Bill Otto and featured guest Larry Weigel from My Medicare Coach discuss during the 2nd hour Medicaid expansion in Kansas.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description: 



    White House and Senate leaders reach rare compromise to allow Iran negotiations to proceed
    Asylum-seeking mothers protest family detention from inside of for-profit facility in Texas
    Palestinian couple separated by Israeli policy; launch FB campaign to marry
    Chibok girls still missing one year later, residents remain displaced
    Egypt court sentences dozens of protesters including a U.S. citizen to life in prison
    Harvard and Yale students join call for colleges to divest from fossil fuels


    Between the Lines Radio (30 min.)


    This news program is broadcast and streamed at KKFI-fm 90.1 Friday 9am (CST)


    Co-hosted during the second hour with Rep. Bill Otto, formerly of the 9th district, in the Kansas legislature.

  • 02:00

    KANSAS COFFEE BAR

    in Politics

    Program Summary Oct. 6, 2014:


    1st Hour: Free Speech Radio News returns to RFK! (30 min.)


    SPECIAL 76th District, Kansas debate sponsored by League of Women Voters with incumbent Rep. Peggy Mast (R); candidate Teresa Briggs (D); former Rep. Bill Otto (Independent) Emporia, Sept. 30, 2014. Courtesy You Tube Jonita Otto, producer.


    2nd Hour Join the discussion about smalltown life in Kanas with former state Rep. Bill Otto, a lifelong educator and administrator and "the Lineball Sisters", Kay and Sondra.

  • 02:01

    OTTOS KANSAS COFFEE BAR

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    Program Summary April 27, 2015


    Hear Rep. Bill Otto and "the Lineball Sisters" discuss during the 2nd hour all manner of Kansas small town life after these news stories.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Between the Lines Radio (30 min.)


    This news program is broadcast and streamed at KKFI-fm 90.1 Friday 9am (CST)


    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.


     

  • 02:02

    OTTOS KANSAS COFFEE BAR

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    Note: There is a 5 min. delay due to tech problems. Sorry.


    Program Summary: May 4, 2015


    Hear Rep. Bill Otto discuss during the 2nd hour all manner of Kansas politics after these news stories.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description: 



    Six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray

    U.S. Supreme Court finally takes up same-sex marriage

    Court strikes down law to gag prisoner speech as Mumia Abu Jamal’s health deteriorates

    Search and rescue efforts continue after massive earthquake in Nepal

    Indonesia grants temporary reprieve to Filipino worker convicted of drug smuggling

    New Zealand city to divest from fossil fuels

    Women in Los Angeles wrap up Fast for $15 call for citywide wage hike


     


    Between the Lines Radio (30 min.)


    This news program is broadcast and streamed at KKFI-fm 90.1 Friday 9am (CST)


    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.


     

  • 02:00

    OTTOS KANSAS COFFEE BAR

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    Program Summary April 13, 2015


    Hear Rep. Bill Otto and "the Lineball Sisters" discuss during the 2nd hour all manner of Kansas small town life after these news programs.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description: 



    Video evidence of police shooting in South Carolina revives debate over body cameras
    Somali refugees in Kenya brace for backlash after Garissa attack
    Afghan refugees repatriated from Pakistan after deadly Peshawar school attack
    Thailand’s military ends martial law, grants sweeping power to Prime Minister
    Turkish prosecutor recommends acquittal in case against Dutch journalist
    Seal and sea lion pups wash up on California beaches in record numbers
    If you can’t tax ‘em, troll ‘em; Hedge Clippers take on hedge fund billionaires


    Between the Lines Radio (30 min.)


    This news program is broadcast and streamed at KKFI-fm 90.1 Friday 9am (CST)


    Descripton: GOP and Israel Work to Kill International Iran Nuclear Deal; The State of Homelessness in America 2015; President Urged to Issue Executive Order Mandating Political Spending Disclosure by Federal Contractors


     

  • 02:05

    OTTOS KANSAS COFFEE BAR

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    Program Summary April 6 2015


    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.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.) 



    Framework agreement reached on Iran’s nuclear program and UN sanctions
    Nigerian presidential election results deliver historic shakeup
    Al Shabab attack kills 147 at Kenyan university
    Transparency activists want to shine a light on ‘dark money’
    Public services and budget allocations take center stage of Chicago mayoral run-off
    Mumia Abu-Jamal discharged from hospital, transferred to prison infirmary
    Protests follow Australia’s moves to cut services in remote indigenous communities


    Between the Lines Radio (30 min.) This news program is broadcast and streamed at KKFI-fm 90.1 Friday 9am (CST) Descripton: "The TPP Investment Chapter contains a provision that would prevent the text from being shared even with the public until four years after the trade deal is either approved or had been rejected by the national governments, basically keeping this secret giveaway to big business on ice." – Patrick Woodall, research director and senior policy advocate with Food and Water Watch, on the hyper-secrecy surrounding the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement

  • 02:04

    OTTOS KANSAS COFFEE BAR

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    Program Summary 23 March 2015


    Hear Rep. Bill Otto during the 2nd hour discuss the latest statehouse news.  Today's guest is Pine Bluff resident and community activist Frank Smith who made news last week in Kansas exposing the fracking industry induced earthquakes to the Kansas Corporate Commission regulators.


    Naomi Fowler's Taxcast with the Tax Justice Network (30 min. ca.)


    Description: In the March 2015 Taxcast: Democracy for sale: how our politics are heavily reliant on tax haven-friendly donors. Also, we ask: why is HSBC shutting down offshore accounts in Jersey? Are we in the final few years of the corporate income tax? Is Australia's exempting of big companies from new transparency rules a joke? Plus more scandal and analysis you won't find anywhere else.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description:



    Netanyahu back peddles; U.S. still to reevaluate backing Israel at UN
    Netanyahu reelection raises concerns in Gaza and renews calls for unity among Palestinans
    Regional elections in Spain will be first test for anti-austerity Podemos
    House Oversight Committee grills FCC regarding internet rule change
    Wrongful arrest leads TV producer to become law enforcement reform advocate
    Top Mexican journalist fired on heels of whistleblower platform’s launch


    Co-hosted during the second hour with Rep. Bill Otto, formerly of the 9th district, in the Kansas legislature.

  • 02:02

    OTTOS KANSAS COFFEE BAR

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    Program Summary March 16, 2015


    Hear Rep. Bill Otto and "the Lineball Sisters" discuss during the 2nd hour all manner of Kansas small town life after these news stories.


    Counterspin (30 min.)


    Description: This week on CounterSpin: USA Today had one headline, "50 Years Later, Selma Still Inspires," paired with another reading: "Why Ferguson Reports Changed No One's Mind." Somewhere in there is a way for the media to talk about the fight over voting rights and black people's access to basics of democracy as an ongoing story, not just a historical one. We'll talk about voting rights--then and now--with Deborah Vagins, senior legislative counsel at the ACLU's Washington Legislative Office.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description:



    Shooting of two police in Ferguson comes amidst wave of resignations
    CIA Director announces major restructuring of the intelligence agency
    U.S. sanctions against Venezuela kick off a new round of diplomatic tensions
    From anarchists to bankers, Greece’s SYRIZA-led government digs in
    New party could be a ‘game-changer’ in Israeli elections
    Nigerians flee to Cameroon despite cross-border attacks by Boko Haram
    India’s ruling party moves to roll back protections for farmers facing land expropriation

  • 02:01

    OTTOS KANSAS COFFEE BAR

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    Program Summary March 9, 2015


    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.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description:



    Justice Department probe finds overwhelming evidence of racial bias in Ferguson, Missouri policing and courts
    National movement for police accountability renews interest in civilian review boards
    Homeless veterans in Los Angeles struggle for access to land donated to them
    Bedouin protest camp against eviction from sensitive E1 area near Jerusalem
    Displaced Zimbabweans still waiting for promised government compensation a year later
    Flood Wall Street case comes to a close in Manhattan (30 min.)


    Between The Lines radio news magazine:


    This news program is broadcast and streamed at KKFI-fm 90.1 Friday 9am (CST)

  • 02:03

    KANSAS COFFEE BAR

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    Program Summary date


     


    Hear Rep. Bill Otto and "the Lineball Sisters" discuss during the 2nd hour all manner of Kansas small town life after these news stories.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)


    Description:



    Saudi Arabia and Iran wage proxy war in Yemen
    Pushing back for privacy via legislation and the courts
    U.S. Supreme Court considers limits on toxic power plant emissions
    Thousands of farmworkers strike against work conditions in Mexico’s San Quintin Valley
    Student/Farmworker Alliance announces Wendy’s boycott
    Zapatista sympathizers chased from land slated for tourism megaproject
    Swaziland unemployment spikes after removal from U.S. free trade pact


    Between the Lines Radio (30 min.)


    This news program is broadcast and streamed at KKFI-fm 90.1 Friday 9am (CST)


    Descripton:


    "I think that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign will greatly intensify. It will be incredibly even more difficult for defenders of Israel's apartheid regime to defend Israel in this new era. (Prime Minister) Netanyahu's election makes our job advocating for these campaigns much more easy."


    – Josh Ruebner, policy director with the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, on the outcome of the March 17 Israeli election.

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