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  • 01:02

    Centennial Rally for Equal Rights: History Meets Politics on The Authentic Woman

    in Women

    Tonight, Shannon welcomes three women’s rights activists who have been active in government relations in the Commonwealth of Virginia for decades: Donna Granski, Candy Graham, and Eileen Davis. The four women will have a roundtable discussion about the historical significance of a women’s suffrage rally held on the steps of the Virginia Capitol 100 years ago, as well as the progression of the issues being addressed at that time - many of which are still being heatedly debated.


     


    The women will discuss an upcoming series of events planned to commemorate the centennial anniversary of that women’s rights rally – a joint venture between The American Association of University Women, The League of Women Voters, The National Organization for Women, and Women Matter. Tonight’s show will provide details about the upcoming events and a discussion of the quest for equal rights for women in the United States - especially those relating to the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.


     


    The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show hosted by women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher, offering perspectives on the female experience in America. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Shannon Fisher: Facebook - Twitter - Links to Previous Episodes of The Authentic Woman. Copyrighted podcast by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.

  • 00:35

    The ORACLE Speaks With ... YOU!

    in Spirituality

    The Short Pitch says it all. More from the Urantia Book, You know how I do it; I open the book and whatever page it lands on is where I read from. This way, the word is truly led by the spirit. And then there is the honoring of a King, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15th was his Bearthday, and we celebrate his life and legacy. And of course, there is YOU! This show is for you, too.


     


    This Week's Theme from a poem by The ORACLE. pg 91, The Oracle Speaks...just because


    FACING THE DEMONS


    Facing the demons means being honest with yourself. It simply means not telling yourself the lies you've repeated year after year, moment after moment, time after time.


    Facing the demons isn't about self glorification. It's about self ratification. You being you. Who you are no longerthe issue or subject of major concern.


    Facing the demons acknowledges the past, accepts the present and hopes for a future. Deciding to refresh and renew the spirit you've become, while drawing from the spirit you were.


    Facing the demons takes strength. A sense of self preservation that knows ultimately that your strength lies in the weaknesses of the demons, because they are your own.


    Facing the demons isn't a punishment, it's a gift. It's an opportunity for complete freedom. To allow your self to be the free you G-D meant you to be.


    Facing the demons means recognizing the "real you" for truth. Accepting the true reflection, not the fun house distortion, and laughing even still.


    Facing the demons is about loving the demons, embracing the demons, naming the demons, then letting them go.. 


    So you see, facing the demons isn't as difficult as it seems, sinnce facing the demons means facing yourself.


    Let's face the demons together.


     


     


     


     


     

  • 01:59

    Bill Martinez Live-Now On GCN-

    in Politics

    Guests today include:


    Michael Rubin-is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He is author of Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes


    Vann Hipp is Chairman of American Defense International, Inc.; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army. Author of The New Terrorism: How to Fight It and Defeat It


    Dante Scala is Political science professor, University of New Hampshire. He is also Co-author of: Four Faces of the Republican Party,


    Phyllis Schlafly is a 91 year old American constitutional lawyer, activist, author, and speaker and founder of the Eagle Forum. She is known for her successful campaign against the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Her 1964 book A Choice, Not an Echo sold over 3 million copies as a push-back against Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller and the Eastern Republican Establishment. Not too bad-liberals would have preferred a meeker and more submissive Mrs. Schlafly.


    Bonner R. Cohen is a senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, a position he has held since 2002.  Prior to joining The National Center, he was a senior fellow at the Lexington Institute and the Washington editor of the Earth Times.  He currently serves as senior policy analyst with the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow.


    Lauren Kitchens-Steward is a hometown girl & holds two undergraduate degrees in Music & Communications from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa OK where she was Homecoming Queen, Dean's List, music ministry director & worship leader. Lauren also holds a Master’s degree in Radio, TV, & Film from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.

  • 02:59

    The UAW Factory Whistle Show

    in Work

    Join Scott, Brian, Jim and Dick, tonight as they talk contract ratification at FCA. Also discussing what it means for Ford and GM.

  • Madison's View of a "Convention for Proposing Amendments" (3)

    in US Government

    Part 3 of our multi-part series examining the view with which James Madison, considered the father of the Constitution, regarded the State amending convention provision in Article V.


    Various interpretations of Madison's views have been presented over many years, in support of multiple positions in regard to the utility, and even the safety, of the Article V provision to the States to hold a "convention for proposing amendments".  We are going to walk through this man's life, through his written record, to construct his position, and the continued consistency of his position, and provide the most accurate representation we can of his thoughts.  We're going to take as many episodes as necessary to thoroughly flesh out his view.


    Today, we'll analyze the Madison's correspondence with George Lee Turberville in 1788, which includes one of the most oft quoted phrases used by opponents of the Article V "convention for proposing amendments".  We'll include a brief biography of the man George Lee Turberville, of which very little is known.  We'll examine the correspondence in the context of the political activity of the time - the State ratification conventions.


    As always, we'll present the latest news in the Convention of the States.  And, we'll allow time for your phone calls.

  • Madison's View of a "Convention for Proposing Amendments" (2)

    in US Government

    Part 2 of our multi-part series eamining the view with which James Madison, considered the father of the Constitution, regarded the State amending convention provision in Article V.


    Various interpretations of Madison's views have been presented over many years, in support of multiple positions in regard to the utility, and even the safety, of the Article V provision to the States to hold a "convention for proposing amendments".  We are going to walk through this man's life, through his written record, to construct his position, and the continued consistency of his position, and provide the most accurate representation we can of his thoughts.  We're going to take as many episodes as necessary to thoroughly flesh out his view.


    Today, we'll review the year plus after the Constitutional Convention, and look at Madison's writings not only in the Federalist Papers, but also his personal correspondence, where much has been made of his concerns about the States holding another convention.  To what was he referring?  What role do the State Ratification Conventions play in understanding his writings?


    As always, we'll present the latest news in the Convention of the States.  I'll keep the presentation a bit shorter, to allow time for calls

  • 00:41

    The Purpose

    in Music

    America Never Abolished Slavery


    This past Black History Month, millions of students were told the story of how America abolished slavery 150 years ago with ratification of the 13th Amendment. The story draws an upward trajectory of racial equality in America from the abolition of slavery to Brown v. Board of Education to the Civil Rights Act to the election of President Obama.


    The problem is the story isn't true. We never actually abolished slavery. The 13th Amendment states:


    Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.


    "...except as a punishment for crime..." This phrase gets ignored in America's telling of its slavery story. The 13th Amendment did not abolish slavery but rather moved it from the plantation to the prison. In 2015, the 2 million (largely Black) people incarcerated in America are legally considered slaves under the Constitution. As a result, they can and are forced to work for pennies an hour with the profits going to counties, states and private corporations including Target, Revlon and Whole Foods. In fact, there are more Black people enslaved today than in 1800.


    This is no accident. In The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander lays out how a system of Jim Crow replaced slavery and later how a system of mass incarceration rose to replace Jim Crow. During Reconstruction, Southern states quickly took advantage of the 13th Amendment's slavery loophole by arresting Black people for minor crimes such as unemployment, loitering or gambling, and selling them to private employers through the convict lease system. Today, the majority of Black people enslaved in prisons were arrested for drug crimes. Even though Black people use drugs at the same rate as White people, they are incarcerated .

  • 00:57

    Constitutionally - Women Are NOT Equal to Men (Trending)

    in Politics Progressive

    Katrina’s Dream is building a grassroots movement to make all Americans equal under the law. Connect with them and others in this movement via the organization’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Also, you can help power their ministry by donating to support their work.


    Eileen Davis has worked as a professional Nurse, community advocate for the uninsured,and Adjunct Professor in Central Virginia. She is the current state Coordinator of ERA-NOW Virginia and is on the planning committee for the WOMEN MATTER: USE YOUR POWER Rally.


    For More, Please See:


    https://www.youtube.com/user/deBoissiere


    http://women-matter.org/

  • 00:57

    Constitutionally - Women Are NOT Equal to Men

    in Politics Progressive

    Katrina’s Dream is building a grassroots movement to make all Americans equal under the law. Connect with them and others in this movement via the organization’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Also, you can help power their ministry by donating to support their work.


    Eileen Davis has worked as a professional Nurse, community advocate for the uninsured,and Adjunct Professor in Central Virginia. She is the current state Coordinator of ERA-NOW Virginia and is on the planning committee for the WOMEN MATTER: USE YOUR POWER Rally.


    For More, Please See:


    https://www.youtube.com/user/deBoissiere


    http://women-matter.org/

  • Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this episode of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We will feature our regular PANW reports focusing on recent developments in Libya where a pro-Gaddafi demonstration was held in Benghazi, the birthplace of the imperialist-backed counter-revolution of 2011. This protest was broken up quickly by reactionaries. These events came in the aftermath of the release of a video showing the systematic torture of Saadi Gaddafi and the death sentences handed down to Seif al-Islam and other Jamahiriya loyalists. Also in the PANW reports include updates on the seizure of a hotel occupied by United Nations forces in Mali; the upcoming political struggle inside the US Congress over the ratification of the Iran nuclear deal; and the death of a Palestinian father whose child was killed by an Israeli settler several days ago. During the second and third hour we highlight the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act passed during the height of the Civil Rights Movement in 1965. We will hear the voices of people from Selma and others in regard to the history of the Act as well as the attacks that have devastated the original intent of the law.

  • 01:05

    What Was Your NY Ancestor Doing During the U.S. Constitution Ratification?

    in History

    Rebroadcast from 6 December 2012


    What did your New York ancestors think about the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1787? Were they for it? Against it? Join U.S. Constitution historian John Kaminski, professor and director of the Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin, as he talks about how New Yorkers felt about all that was going on as our country's law of the land was created and ratified. John also talks about other states.


    John is also the co-editor of The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, 1787-1791


    http://history.wisc.edu/generalinfo/links/ratification_of_constitution_project.html


    For information on the books, see also http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/ratification/