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  • 00:29

    Orange is the New Black: The Privatization of the Prison Industrial Complex

    in Family

    This episode will discuss how Orange is in fact the New "Black." The privatization of the prison industrial complex has created a growing trend in the incarceration of women and girls. GEO and Corrections Corporation of America represent two of the largest for-profit prisons in the America. These private companies operate billion dollar enterprises, which require no governmental oversight concerning programs and services for treatment or rehabilitation. Life for most women in prison will not result in a televised program or a book.

  • 02:00

    MMSRS 61 - What Makes a good Military Spouse?

    in Military

    Join host Dave Etter and assorted callers as we try and define what makes a good military spouse! Us guts do not have much in print on how to be that perfect partner while maintaining the standards set by the military branch we are forced to live with - so, what can we gleen from each other? This could get interesting, heated, nasty, sad, frustrating, fun.... who knows? You'll just have to listen and call in if it's during the live recording time!


    MMSRS is a weekly 2-hour web-based call-in radio show (516-453-9167), hosted by Dave Etter, focusing on the needs of men married to serving military members, both men and women. Male Military Spouses are a small niche of military spouses, comprising of only 7%-8% of all military spouses. We feel left out, usually, at support functions - especially those designed with the spouses being identified as "wives"! We get cajoled at playgrounds where our kids play, from the mommies there who think we don't belong. We are proud SAHDs, who gave up our careers to follow our spouses as they dedicate thier lives to defend our country! Here, on this show, we come together and share beer recipes, diaper changing techniques, financial discoveries - manly things, for men! Typically airs Fridays at 9am CT, rated R for the cussing that can occur, and always available for download (podcast) immediately following each show.

  • 02:34

    "Speaking for the Speechless:" Rebroadcast of Forum on Prison Industrial Complex

    in Politics Progressive

    On this particular Thursday evening episode of The Social Spitball Show, Bram Sarkowski & Barbara Dee take a backseat to a very important issue in the United States of America: The Prison Industrial Complex. The School-to-Prison Pipeline and other issues go right along with this complex, but solveable issue.


    This episode features a show that is entirely pre-recorded. The majority was recorded at the "Speaking for the Speechless" forum on the Prison Industrial Complex & the U.S. Court System that was held in Goldsboro, NC on the afternoon/evening of Saturday, May 30, 2015.


    Linda Wilkins-Daniels, the organizer & moderator, worked with many wonderful individuals and organization to bring us all important stories and perspectives on how so many minorities have been ushered into the prison systems (many of them PRIVATE & FOR PROFIT) across this nation. The Prison Industrial Complex is indeed complex, but it needs your voice to topple it in the coming future.


    This forum will become a series and will come to cities like Durham and Charlotte, NC in the near future. Stay tuned to http://www.thegospelofwaynecounty.com/ for more information on future forums like this one.


    Big thanks to Robyn Wade of Power 101 WADE of Goldsboro (and the internet) for sharing this audio with us all!! Show her some love by listening to http://thegospelofwaynecounty.com/robynwaderadio/ often!


    Barbara & I know you will benefit from this conversation. Let's get the conversation going...

  • 02:01

    Prison Industrial Complex or New Plantation

    in Radio

    SACRAMENTO, California — With wildfires blazing throughout the parched Western United States, the state of California has found a novel, though ethically questionable, way to save money on the state’s safety budget: Send state prisoners to work on the frontlines fighting forest fires for $2 per day.


    “More than 100 wildfires are burning across the West — destroying dozens of homes, forcing hundreds of people to flee and stretching firefighting budgets to the breaking point,” wrote Tim Stelloh for NBC News on Monday. For California, he reported, that means some 14,000 firefighters combating 19 forest fires, including the “Jerusalem fire,” which covered over 25,000 acres before being mostly contained as of Saturday. “[T]he blaze — along with six others — was still sending smoke south across the San Francisco Bay Area,” Stelloh wrote.


    About 4,000 low-level felons from California’s state prisons are fighting the fires, operating out of so-called “conservation camps,” according to Julia Lurie, writing on Friday for Mother Jones. “Between 30 and 40 percent of California’s forest firefighters are state prison inmates,” she reported. Inmates who committed certain offenses, like sex crimes or arson, are blocked from entering the firefighting program. Prisoners work in 24-hour shifts during forest fire season, followed by 24 hours off. Prisoners earn $2 a day just by being in the program, plus an additional $2 an hour when they are actively fighting fires.

  • 00:27

    Military Spouse Show - Easy Breezy Goal Setting

    in Military

    January is a great time of year to take a deep breath and think about what you really want for 2016. However, after coaching clients for over a decade I often see people beating themselves up when it comes to setting goals. I should really lose weight, or I wish I made more money, and the list goes on. So if you are one of those people that forces yourself to think of a list of resolutions and dusty goals, lets spice things up and make it a lot more fun. We have some tips and tricks that will put you in the right mood to attract success. - Krista Wells, The Military Spouse Coach ® 


    Listen in today!


     

  • 00:45
  • 00:45

    Complex lists best rappers 1979-2015

    in Entertainment

    We look at Complex's list of best rappers from 1979-2015


     

  • 01:03

    ALERT: Military/Officer Personnel Safety

    in Current Events

    LESMA has been alerted to credible threats on military and police personnel safety. According to our sources, personal information including addresses and family members' names have been released to BLM members. Our sources are bringing forward their information and releasing on Blue Justice radio.
    Tune in for details and make sure you share this information with any and all who may be at risk.

  • 01:41

    Military Monday with USNI Press Author Dwight Hughes – A CONFEDERATE BIOGRAPHY

    in History

     Most Americans, when they think about the Civil War, probably remember the great land battles like Gettysburg and Shiloh, not realizing that there also was a significant maritime conflict as well. From inland waterways to the deep oceans, Union and Confederate naval forces were engaged in a four-year struggle for control of the trade routes to and from North America. One key campaign was the Confederate attempt to interdict key Union maritime activities, particularly whaling ships which supplied important oil products. To accomplish this task, Confederate Secretary of the Navy Stephen Mallory commissioned and acquired a small number of armed merchant cruisers, mostly from Great Britain. Though few in number, these merchant cruisers harassed Union trade routes across the globe, and required the Union Navy to commit valuable resources to hunt them down. Along the way their captains and crews became legends in the annals of American naval history.


    To learn more about the Confederate commerce raiding campaign, tune into this week's edition of Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) at 1 PM EST. Author, historian, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and host John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) has invited U.S. Naval Institute Press (@USNIBooks) author Dwight Hughes to discuss his new book, A CONFEDERATE BIOGRAPHY.  The book chronicles the voyage of the Confederate merchant cruiser CSS Shenandoah, which in 1864 and 1865, circumnavigated the globe on an epic wartime cruise. Listeners are encouraged to call in and offer questions and opinions to both gentlemen, in what will be certainly an intriguing hour.

  • 02:00

    Military Sexual Trauma

    in Military

    Warrior Talk Radio will be addressing Military Sexual Trauma. I will be joined by both Ginny Branam Lee & Bill Minnix (co-hosting the show with me, both MST survivors). The show line up is going to be packed with information needed to BREAK THE STIGMA...


    8:00 pm Ginny Branam Lee and Bill Minnix, MST Survivors


    8:15 pm Joe Miller, Alaska GOP US Senate Nominee and founder Restoring Liberty


    8:30 pm Sara Darehshori, Human Rights Watch, Report on "Embattled"


    9:15 pm Geri and Michael Matthews, Justice Denied


    Topics will include:


    1. MST definition and statistics


    2. Retaliation


    3. The Military Justice Act


    4. How to bring Congress together and educate them on these matters


    5. Living with MST/PTSD/TBI


    6. How the VA responds


    7. Improvements for the VA to better handle MST Survivors


    8. Stories from two MST survivors, Ginny Branam Lee and Bill Minnix


    9. History and goals of Protect Our Defenders


    10. Sara Darehshori and Human Rights Watch and her report "Embattled"


    Please tune in at 8 pm Eastern on Tuesday, January 26th at http://www.WarriorTalkRadio.com

  • 00:28

    The Sports Complex

    in Sports

    On this episode we'll talk about the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, college football and  local sports. If you have any comments or questions you can email the show at sportscomplex5@aol.com and we'll try and get it on the show for you. Listen on Tuesday, October 20th at 11am for the next Sports Complex Show!