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  • 02:01

    KANSAS PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS

    in Politics

    1st HOUR: Hear the complete audio of the Kansas Progressive Caucus meeting held March 7, 2015 during the Kansas Democratic Party's Washington Days, Topeka, Ks.


    2nd HOUR: Latest "across the pond"Friday Drivetime from Bristol Community FM radio

  • 03:00

    The Tornado Whisperer Equation

    in Atheism

    This installment of The Forbidden Fruit was inspired by our last show. One caller believed that through his spirituality and tapping into his inner connection with his higher power or God, he was able to avoid immediate danger from an approaching tornado. This belief system isn't exclusive to this caller. Many believers in religion feel that they have special advantages and God's Favor over non believers. This is what we want to focus on during this installment. Is there any proof to this belief? Can anyone prove that being religious and believing in an invisible man in the sky afford you real tangible advantages? Is this just a form of arrogance? Why would you think your God would bless you with a new house, or a new car, and even a prime parking space at the mall to park that new car in, while the basic necessities of life are being withheld from the least of these? Why do you claim to be special? Why would you want to serve a God or a higher force that would care more about the outcome of a boxing match than a starving baby somewhere in the world?


     


    Let's talk about it here on The Fruit!


    Call in number is 347-202-0492 or use Skype


    Email us at AppleBrain@Live.com

  • 02:01

    OTTOS KANSAS COFFEE BAR

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    Program Summary May 11, 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.)


    Description: 



    Appeals court rules NSA telephone metadata surveillance program is illegal
    French lower house passes sweeping security bill some call Patriot Act à la française
    Justice Department opens civil rights probe of Baltimore Police Department
    Chicago city council approves reparations fund for victims of police violence
    Advocates seek enforceable standards for “troubled youth” camps
    Operation in Nigeria’s Sambisa Forest frees hundreds of Boko Haram hostages
    Gaza artist extracts ‘Memories’ from rubble of destroyed homes


     


    Between the Lines Radio (30 min.)


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


    Descripton: Interview with Brad Braxton, senior pastor of The Open Church, a progressive congregation in West Baltimore, conducted by Scott Harris. For more information on the Open Church, visit theopenchurchmd.org.


    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.


     

  • 02:01

    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.


     

  • 02:00

    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

    in Politics

    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

  • 02:01

    KANSAS COFFEE BAR

    in Politics

    2nd hour co-host Rep. Bill Otto will not be appearing today.  We share our condolences on his family's loss.


    Public Service Alert!


    Rally Against Brownback


    Where: 1st Floor Rotunda, Statehouse, Topeka, Ks. When: 11am, Friday, 22nd May, 2015


    Who: Hear speakers as Tony Piazza delivers petitions (more than 37,000 sigs) protesting Gov. Sam Brownbacks policies.


    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.) - Counterspin  (30 min.) - Between the Lines Radio (30 min.) Between the Lines Radio broadcasts and streams at KKFI-fm 90.1 Friday 9am (CST)


     


     

  • 02:04

    OTTOS KANSAS COFFEE BAR

    in Politics

    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.

  • 02:03

    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.

  • 02:02

    THIS IS HELL KANSAS

    in Politics

    Quit early.


    And what's so great about this TGIF celebration?  You can listen to their latest show as it streams live the very next morning beginning at 9am.!


    Start your Friday exit from wage-slavery with a good dose of chicanery and chutzpah.  I'll provide the audio intoxicants and smart-ass podcast talk from the best - Chuck Mertz and crew at Chicago's WNUR 89.3FM at  THIS IS HELL radio.


    From what they're all "about" page:


    " ... Each broadcast features long-form interviews with writers, thinkers and workers from around the world and across the spectrum of experience. Our interviews are built on research and critical analysis, not preconceived opinions or political agendas. This is Hell! is not a soap box, or a pulpit, or an audition for a corporate job somewhere. It’s a bar stool, three beers into a conversation with a fascinating stranger. It’s the news-stand of your dreams that would go broke in the real world. ..."