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  • 02:00

    I was just thinking...forgotten and marginalized stories in the news.

    in Politics

    When I listen to mainstream news I am appalled at the lack of information and the preponderance of emotionally racist commentary in the guise of network news. 


    The press [media, print and digital] is called the fourth estate.  The office is there to critique and call into question and scrutinize the government, politicians, and corporations on behalf of the people, although that was not the original meaning.


    “The Fourth Estate (or fourth power) is a societal or political force or institution...”Fourth Estate" most commonly refers to the news media, especially print journalism or "the press".” Earlier writers have applied the term to lawyers, to the British queens consort (acting as a free agent, independent of the king), and to the proletariat.


    The common man like me and you should scrutinize what we are being force fed and cry out about injustices. That’s what the internet has become a way in which ordinary people can voice their opinions and objects.  But, now the media alone is called the fourth estate-- the ones who are a societal or political force, but they rarely work on behalf of the people.


    Come talk and listen!


    661-467-2407 and press 1


    Friday March 13, 2015 @ 5pm pacific time or 8pm eastern time.

  • 01:02

    Women Sex Workers, Trafficking and Violence

    in Family

    Join hosts Alice Lynch and Sumayya Coleman, and Research Commentator Shasme Jackson as they talk to Artika Roller and Charisma Smith about the epidemic of sex trafficking and the impact it has in Black communities and across all communities at the intersection of marginalized identities. We will also examine the lack of community response to the crisis and what we must do to stop the demand.

  • 01:24

    On Sacred Ground w/ Khi Armand (Episode 17): Emotional Clearing w/ Langston Kahn

    in Spirituality

    Join host Khi Armand and special guest spiritworker Langston Kahn of ShamanBomb.com and Occupy-Your-Heart.com as we discuss his practice of Emotional Clearing for resolving the root causes of trauma in ourselves and the world around us.


    "Broadcasting the voices of the land and the deceased, host Khi Armand weaves together history, ethnography, and spiritual experience to explore the unique promises and challenges of our time."


    Connect with the stories, people, and landscapes that make us human in this unique, interdisciplinary show featuring guests from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds sharing their expertise on topics of biography, history, and places that matter.


    Culture worker and spiritworker Khi Armand channels marginalized voices from deep within the recesses of our world toward the resolution and reconciliation that we need now.


    Tune in every Saturday to On Sacred Ground at Noon PT, 3pm ET, online, call in by phone 657-383-0525, or 'Click-to-Talk' via a computer interface. Join in chat using a registered BlogTalkRadio account.

  • 01:00

    Hepatitis C: The 500 Lb Gorilla in HIV's Room

    in LGBT

    Hepatitis C affects 3 million people in the United States every year. About 25% of people living with HIV are also living with hepatitis C. It affects the most marginalized people in the US: the poor, people of color, incarcerated people. The pills to cure it are the most expensive drugs in human history. Getting these drugs into people's hands are harder than ever. No matter which way you slice it, hepatitis C is a complex problem to solve, and incredibly hard to live with. 


    This episode will featured Ed Barron and Kevin Maloney, two HIV-positive men who have also been living with hepatitis C, who will share their experiences with both viruses. 

  • 00:34

    Rapper and Activist Jasiri X

    in Self Help

    A new millennium leader leveraging the transformative power of Hip-Hop, Social Media and Technology into a new brand of social change.  Jasiri performs nationally and internationally, delivers keynote addresses and speaks on scholarly panels.  Jasiri has worked in underserved communities as a mentor, educator and community leader.  He is a founding member of the anti-violence community organization, 1Hood.  After garnering over 1.5 million YouTube views for his conscious elevating Hip-Hop, Jasiri felt that it was imperative to provide training for young people in new forms of digital media, empowering them to change their own communities and to tell their own, often maligned and marginalized stories.  In 2011, Jasiri founded 1Hood Media Academy in Pittsburgh, where he leads a team of educators and artists in teaching young people media literacy, photography, videography, music production, creative lyricism, entrepreneurship, journalism and other 21st century skills. Jasiri X is a new millennium Civil Rights Activist working closely with his mentor, Harry Belafonte to address social ills of today’s society.  Jasiri is poised to lead a global generation in changing Hip Hop’s bad rap (rep) by staying true to his artistic intention – FREEING MINDS ONE RHYME AT A TIME.

  • 01:11

    Baltimore, A Black Mother’s Love - with Dr. Robin Boylorn

    in Current Events

    Join CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS as we reflect on the Baltimore riots, the role a Black Mother played in becoming an iconic figure in media and in community.  We welcome Dr. Robin Boylorn, educator, writer, with Crunk Feminist Collective, to the show.  Dr. Boylorn will talk about her article "A Black Mother's Love (or What Love Looks Like in Public)",  which reflected on the actions of the Baltimore Mother of the Year and society's reaction and understanding of the role Black Mothers must take in leadership.


    Robin M. Boylorn, Ph.D., ?earned her doctorate in 2009 from University of South Florida.  Currently she is Assistant Professor of Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication at the University of Alabama where she teaches and writes about issues of social identity and diversity, focusing primarily on the lived experiences of black women. Boylorn's work concentrates on ways of documenting marginalized lives and making them accessible and available to wide audiences.  She seeks to give voice to silenced experiences and offer strategies for talking about and across difference (in its many manifestations). 


    CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS, hosted & produced by Dr. Verona Mitchell

  • 01:27

    On Sacred Ground w/ Khi Armand (Ep. 16): Social Unrest & Emma Goldman

    in Spirituality

    Join us for a talk on social unrest and life of legend anarchist Emma Goldman.


    "Broadcasting the voices of the land and the deceased, host Khi Armand weaves together history, ethnography, and spiritual experience to explore the unique promises and challenges of our time."


    Tune in and connect with the stories, people, and landscapes that make us human with host Khi Armand on this unique interdisciplinary show featuring guests from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds sharing their expertise on topics of biography, history, and places that matter.


    Culture worker and spiritworker Khi Armand channels marginalized voices from deep within the recesses of our world toward the resolution and reconciliation that we need now.

  • 00:31

    "Queer Spirits: Empowering the Tribe": Gay Culture Body Issues w/ Oberyn Kunning

    in LGBT

    Join your host Elliott Skaggs with special guest Oberyn Kunning on "Queer Spirits: Empowering the Tribe" on discussing body image issues in gay culture. Many gay men feel they are objectified and/or marginalized both in their gay culture experience. Issues of body take on varying multi-sectional issues of age, race, size, objectification, and even gender expression. We escape a heteronormative mold often to encounter the homonormative one. This episode we will discuss these issues and more as they relate to gay male body issues.


    I am your Host Elliott Skaggs, here is some info on my background:


    Elliott is a former activist, academic, and community organizer. He earned his BA degree at Appalachian State University and did his senior thesis on Gay Socialization covering issues ranging from objectification, internalized homophobia, and building models of gay solidarity. He is also a former president and founder of a LGBT student organization at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.


    Joining us today is our guest Oberyn Kunning:


    Oberyn Kunning is an activist working along multiple intersections of organizing, including communities of size/Fatness, queerness, feminism, anti-racism, anti-colonialism, anti-Capitalist, and disability. They are a witch, partner, father, teacher, and co-founder, director, producer, and performer at the new queer-occult studio Drewary Lodge.

  • 01:31

    Special Guest: Amanda Loveland, Lisa Mae, Angel Ray

    in Lifestyle

    Guest: On at 10:00 am


    Amanda Loveland Amanda is well known for her unconventional approach to building businesses, which fosters dramatic and consistent financial results for entrepreneurs in record time. She is the founder of Wealth University, an online school for entrepreneurs who want to make money AND make a difference, and the creator of the Genuine Sales system which empowers people to sell in their own unique way. 


    Guest: on at 10:30 am


    Lisa Mae Lisa Mae is a Creative Visionary, Speaker, & Social Innovator that is committed to impacting humanity on a global scale.She is founder of Wonder Women Tech, a conference celebrating women in STEAM, two hackathons--Hacks 4 Humanity and Wonder Women Hacks, and EqualityTV, a digital media and e-commerce platform highlighting marginalized and underrepresented communities. She has also launched various social campaigns like the ‘Love, Hugs and Inspiration Campaign', '21 Days of Fearlessness' and '40 Days of Kindness.' She is passionate about human rights and issues surrounding gender equality, LGBTQ, and racial equality.


    Guest: on at 11:00 am Angel Ray ANGEL RAY is a Mexican producer, singer songwriter who released two albums; ‘Si tu no
    estas’ (‘If you are not here”) in 2007 and ‘Unico’ (“Unique”) in 2012. A third album is
    scheduled to be released later this year after the single “‘ES TU AMOR” (“It’s your love”)
    released January of this year.
    Borned in Veracruz, Mexico, Angel was influenced by his parent’s love for music. He is the
    youngest of five brothers and three sisters.
    At 16 Angel lost his mother to cancer; this caused him to move to the US. Angel only took
    refuge in his faith and music.
    Angel’s third album, not yet titled, was arranged and produced by BMI award winner, Salo
    Loyo

  • 01:32

    On Sacred Ground with Khi Armand (Episode 15): Fertility w/ Sara Jacobsen

    in Spirituality

    April 19-25th is National Infertility Awareness Week. Join host Khi Armand and holistic fertility consultant Sara Jacobsen of Yemaya's Sacred Womb (YemayasWomb.com) for a talk on healing infertility with shamanism and Earth-based modalities.


    "Broadcasting the voices of the land and the deceased, host Khi Armand weaves together history, ethnography, and spiritual experience to explore the unique promises and challenges of our time."


    Connect with the stories, people, and landscapes that make us human in this unique, interdisciplinary show featuring guests from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds sharing their expertise on topics of biography, history, and places that matter.


    Culture worker and spiritworker Khi Armand channels marginalized voices from deep within the recesses of our world toward the resolution and reconciliation that we need now.


    Tune in every Saturday to On Sacred Ground at Noon PT, 3pm ET, online, call in by phone 657-383-0525, or 'Click-to-Talk' via a computer interface. Join in chat using a registered BlogTalkRadio account.

  • 00:24

    Autism In Love

    in Parents

    A film that will make you smile, cry and most importantly, think.  Brilliant documentary about autism and the emotion of love. 


    Guests Matt Fuller/Director


    Carolina Groppa/Producer


    Autism in Love is a feature length documentary that explores the lives of four autistic adults as they pursue and manage romantic relationships.


    The manifestations of autism affect everyone a little differently.


    What is seldom found are stories about what happens once these kids grow up; what happens after the sleepless nights, years of therapies, special schooling and exhaustive treatments? What happens when children with autism become adults with autism and want to have lives of their own?


    Unfortunately, when it comes to romantic relationships, people with autism have a distinct disadvantage. Being plagued by this developmental disorder jeopardizes the core characteristics of a relationship - communication and social interaction. Ostensibly it seems that some may never truly experience romantic love, or at least love by a typical definition. However, we know this to be false. We have innumerable instances of people with autism falling in love and having meaningful romantic relationships.


    AUTISM IN LOVE has captured those yet unexplored experiences. We've harnessed the power of cinema to reveal the truths of this otherwise marginalized community, and we're presenting a personal and critical perspective on the most important aspect of the human condition... love.