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  • 01:03

    National & International Roundtable

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    Patrick Sullivan is the chief executive officer of the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency. He works with the NSTA board of directors to set the long-term strategy for tourism and deliver sustainable growth for the industry.


    Patrick has been General Manager and President for both start-up and large organizations, including Indigo.ca, Toronto.com and Workopolis.com. He has also worked for Procter and Gamble, McCain Food Ltd., Moosehead Breweries Ltd., and Upper Canada Brewing Company, specializing in marketing and digital marketing.

    Patrick enjoys running and has participated in a number of marathons. In October of 2011, he completed a 250 km run across the Sahara Desert, helping to raise over $100,000 for the National Advertising Benevolent Association.  Accepting a tourism industry challenge, he recently participated in the 2013 Blue Nose Marathon.


    Sgt. Craig Marshall Smith is a 18th year veteran of Canada's national police force the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He is a descendant of both Black Loyalists who came to Nova Scotia from the USA in 1784 and Black Refugees of the War of 1812. 

    Craig is also an author and historian on African Canadian achievements and the journey of Black men and women who serve in the RCMP. 
     


     

  • 01:03
  • 01:00

    US-Latin America stories of the week with Fausta Rodriguez Wertz

    in Politics

    Guest:  Fausta Rodriguez-Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog, joins me for a look at US-Latin America stories of the week......we will discuss the latest legal setback for President Obama's executive order..........what impact will it have in Central America?  The latest from Mexico's upcoming mid-term elections........Chile and the president's problems......Argentina and Mr Nisman......Venezuela and allegations of drugs......Colombia and FARC......US-Cuba talks.......and more issues.......


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  • 02:02

    The National Brotherhood Conference of the Nation Of Islam Radio Program

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    MESSENGER ELIJAH MUHAMMAD SPEAKS!

    Replay:

    *Ignorance of Black Leadership
    *Intellectuals, Toms and Stool Pigeons
    *National Elections
    *The Blind Leadership

  • 01:17

    The National Brotherhood Conference of the Nation Of Islam Radio Program

    in Social Networking

    MESSENGER ELIJAH MUHAMMAD SPEAKS!


     


    *IGNORANCE OF BLACK LEADERSHIP


    *INTELLECTUAL, TOMS AND STOOL PIGEONS


    *NATIONAL ELECTIONS


    *THE BLIND LEADERSHIP

  • 01:01

    The 113th anniversary of Cuba's independence & US-Latin America stories

    in Politics

    Guests:  Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog....and Fernando Hernandez, author of "The Cubans, Our Footprints Across America", a book about the story of Cubans in the US.......we will look at the 113th anniversary of Cuba's independence and remember some famous Cubans who came to the US..........also, the latest in US-Cuba talks plus a follow up on the events in Venezuela, Argentina and the murder of Mr Nisman, Brazil and the bad economy, Chile and a family scandal plus other stories from US-Latin America.....


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  • 00:21

    Climate Ride for National Parks

    in Environment

    John Garder (pictured on far right) and Natalie Levine (center picture) from the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), call in to chat with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, during the 2015 Climate Ride California North Coast. On the NPCA team, John and Natalie talk about the ride, and the climate change issues facing our National Park system.

    Climate Ride California is more than a bike trip – it’s an inspiring journey with like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles - the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation. Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing our National Park System’s most significant lands and landmarks.

    This interview originally aired on May 18, 2015 as part of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station Travel Radio Expo, that broadcasted live from Yerington Inn, in western Nevada.

  • 01:50

    The National Brotherhood Conference of the Nation Of Islam Radio Program

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    The National Brotherhood Conference of the Nation Of Islam Radio Program

  • 01:00

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Paul Cobb grew up in West Oakland and attended Howard University and spent time in the southern Civil Rights Movement, then returned to the Bay Area and was a founding member of the Donald Warden's Afro-American Association (Maulana Ron Karenga was the Los Angeles representative), the organization that gave birth to the Black Panthers (Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, et al) and the west coast Black Arts Movement (Marvin X). Paul established OCCUR, a social activist organization that fought for jobs on state highway projects. Paul went to jail protesting the non-hiring of Blacks. He also went to jail demanding the Oakland Public Schools hire a black superintendent, which it eventually did, Marcus Foster (assassinated by the SLA) and later hired Dr. Ruth Love. Paul worked at the Oakland Post, Oakland Tribune and served on the School Board. He eventually bought the Oakland Post and eventually hired Chauncey Bailey as editor. 


    Dr.Mary Ann Jones has over twenty years of knowledge and experience as a clinician and administrator in senior management positions.  She became interested in healthcare management and advocacy through her work in the San Francisco Department of Public Health AIDS Office in the late 1980’s.  From there she would go on to work as a research assistant at the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Clinic at the University of California, San Francisco on the first AZT study with pregnant women; the Family Addiction Center for Education and Treatment with pregnant women addicted to crack and heroin; and, the Bayview Hunter’s Point Alice Griffith Crack Cocaine Program. 
     
     

  • 00:45

    National Action Against Police Brutality

    in Legal

    Danette Chavis, the director of National Action Against Police Brutality will join us this evening to speak about many issues affecting the Black and Brown communities globally. Ms. Chavis is based in NYC.


    Contribute To Ms. Chavis' Fundraiser - http://www.gofundme.com/POLICE-ACCOUNTABILITY


    Ms Chavis is the organizer of a petition titled NATIONAL ACTION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY! PROSECUTE POLICE WHO MURDER UNARMED INDIVIDUALS!


    https://www.change.org/p/national-action-against-police-brutality


    INVESTIGATIONS "CASE BY CASE" HAVE NOT AND SHALL NOT REMEDY THE PROBLEM! AS ONE IS BEING INVESTIGATED "HUNDREDS MORE" ARE MOUNTING UP! AND INDEED, POLICE BRUTALITY HAS ESCALATED TO THE LEVEL OF "NATIONAL PROPORTIONS".


    THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS ARE BEING "STOPPED & FRISKED" FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER...


    THE LOSS OF LIFE THAT HAS OCCURRED AT THE HANDS OF POLICE HAS ESCALATED TO WHERE "UNARMED INDIVIDUALS" ARE BEING "FIRED UPON" AND "KILLED"...


    Contribute To Ms. Chavis' Fundraiser - http://www.gofundme.com/POLICE-ACCOUNTABILITY