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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.

  • 00:43

    We Fall Down But We Get Up

    in Lifestyle

    Wake Up Everybody!


    Malik Brooks is the author of Convicted At Birth--a heartwrenching book based on the true story of his life, which will move you to tears among other things.  Tonight's discussion will remind you that when we fall down, it's the getting up that matters.  Listen as Malik shares with us how he fell down but got back up with a transformed mind, body and spirit.  Will you judge him?


    This discussion will emphasize how forgiveness, compassion and understanding can go a long way in restoring not only the lives of an individual, but communities as well. Hear Malik's message to parents, women and those who suffer with a devalued/marginalized existence.


     


     

  • 01:05

    Karen Dolan: The Poor Get Prison

    in Lifestyle

    Of course you know that poor people, especially people of color, face a far greater risk of being fined, arrested, and even incarcerated for minor offenses than other Americans. Less well-known known are the new and growing trends which increase the criminalization of being poor that affect or will affect hundreds of millions of Americans.


    Karen Dolan exposes the facts about a national crisis in a provocative report, The Poor Get Prison. This report provides an understanding of the growing ways in which those in poverty are disproportionately targeted, marginalized, and prosecuted.


    Karen Dolan is a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and directs the Criminalization of Poverty Project. Karen also assists the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.


    REPORT http://www.ips-dc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IPS-The-Poor-Get-Prison-Final.pdf


    Website http://www.ips-dc.org/the-poor-get-prison-the-alarming-spread-of-the-criminalization-of-poverty/


    DONATE to IPS https://secure2.convio.net/ips/site/Donation2;jsessionid=7C6E5FFB383AF275B2D6D7C71ED195A7.app263a?df_id=1480&1480.donation=form1

  • 01:31

    On Sacred Ground w/ Khi Armand (Ep. 19): Jesse Hathaway on Mestizo Traditions

    in Spirituality

    Join host Khi Armand and special guest Jesse Hathaway of Wolf & Goat for a discussion on mestizo spiritual traditions in the Americas.


    "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 to listen by phone 657-383-0525, or 'Click-to-Talk' via a computer interface. Join in chat using a registered BlogTalkRadio account.

  • 00:29

    Open Book: "A Reflection on the Ascension" by Andrew Stone Porter

    in Spirituality

    What does Jesus' Ascension signify? How is it relevant to our lives today? Andrew Stone Porter's incisive and poignant reflection on this vital celebration puts a whole new spin on what it means to live one's faith in today's world — and the only place you can hear about it (outside of St. William Church in Louisville) is here on "Open Book"! Join Lori and Alice as they discuss social justice, Christ's commitment to the marginalized, and what you ought to be doing instead of asking, "What would Jesus do?"

  • 01:30

    On Sacred Ground w/ Khi Armand (Episode 18): Courtney Weber on Brigid & Activism

    in Spirituality

    Join host Khi Armand and special guest Courtney Weber of thecocowitch.com, High Priestess of the Novices of the Old Ways coven in NYC and author of "Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess."


    "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 to listen by phone 657-383-0525, or 'Click-to-Talk' via a computer interface. Join in chat using a registered BlogTalkRadio account.

  • 01:01

    Lunch & Learn w. Barrett Matthews

    in Self Help

    Join us on Lunch & Learn with Chris & Barrett as we bring on our guest co-host, Brent Harding


    Carol J. Matthews-Shifflett, MA


    Executive Director of the Sojourner Group, Salt Lake City, Utah. Ms. Shifflett has a Bachelors Degree in Cultural Anthropology and earned her Masters Degree in Community Leadership. After returning to college as a non-traditional student, Carol has been a proponent of empowering women and encouraging them to reach their highest potential. As the former Volunteer Coordinator for the YWCA, Salt Lake City, her career interest took on the direction of advocating for women in violent relationships. For the past 15 years she has been drawn to personal conversations with marginalized women of the African and Black Diaspora who often suffer in silence due to lack of cultural understanding from mainstream service providers. Carol has since been zealous in working to ensuring that Black women in Utah find their voices. As an active community leader, she firmly believes that leadership is not an individual venture, but one that involves a collective group of persons and personalities with a common goal of working for the good of the cause. Her chief principles are respect, integrity, communication, and commitment. It is with these qualities that she believes we can all collectively serve marginalized populations who have been victimized by sexual assault and domestic violence, improve the quality of their lives, and assist them on the journey of healthier lifestyles and families.

  • 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.

  • 00:28

    Shooting hoops and creating hope with Shaun

    in Culture

    Shaun is a non-profit founder and an educator with a passion for science, sports, leadership, diversity, and character education. He is the founder and president of Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, an international education program operating in Chennai that uses basketball as a vehicle of change to leverage the athletic values of leadership, character, teamwork, and communication to develop academic parallels and opportunities for marginalized students. The academy also facilitates cultural exchange and leadership development for American student-athletes who serve as volunteer coaches and mentors. Shaun is also an administrator, teacher, and coach working in independent schools for the past twelve years, educating through the prisms of inclusivity and diversity, chemistry, and varsity basketball. He currently teaches and coaches at The Winchendon School in Massachusetts. Most recently, Shaun toured the first scaled tuition-free school Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences in Odisha presented a TEDx talk on Hope, was an invited guest to the Philadelphia 76ers Indian-American Heritage Night, and led his team within one win of a NEPSAC Championship. He has participated at the National Association of Independent School’s annual People of Color Conference and the Association of Independent Schools of New England’s Diversity Conference. Shaun has run a state assembly campaign for Indian-American candidate John Prakash Albert, has been assistant director of Harvard University and College of the Holy Cross’ summer basketball camps, and has coached over a two-dozen players who have played college basketball. He graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in chemistry and Masters from Marymount University in Educational Leadership. 


     



     

  • 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. 

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