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Communities Digital News offers another lively hour of conversation featuring our writers, editors and guests. This week the recent Cantor loss and Cochran win shines a light on the GOP voter dilemna.
Also, a New York Federal Appeals court asked an atheist group to "better explain" how the "Ground Zero Cross" creates anguish to non-Christians and offer evidence as to why it should not be included in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Finally, where are we at legally with the Immigration saga? Will this, after Obamacare, the IRS, NSA and Fast & Furious Scandals, be the President's Waterloo?
On a fateful day over a decade ago, two commercial airline flights were hijacked by terrorists and flown into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. Two days after the buildings fell on 9/11, as the dust and ash cleared and as torn and mangled bodies were pulled from the rubble, a worker at the site named Frank Silecchia discovered a peculiar object amidst the ruins.
The object was a 17-foot cross formed from two steel beams used in the construction of the World Trade Center. This cross became a symbol of hope in the days and weeks following the devastation of 9/11. It was one of the few parts of the towers that had not crumbled to bits or been incinerated and turned to ash as a result of the fiery explosions that accompanied the attacks.
As the cleanup effort continued around Ground Zero, this cross was placed on a pedestal on a plaza near the site of the attacks. Many people felt that its survival was providential, and it became a place where people prayed and left notes and messages of hope.
The Ground Zero Cross became the subject of much debate when plans for a September 11 Memorial Museum were put in motion. Several groups did not want the Christian symbol of the cross included in the memorial. However, in March 2013, a U.S. Court ruled that the Ground Zero Cross could be displayed as a part of the memorial. This week, the September 11 Memorial Museum opened in New York City, and the Ground Zero Cross is at the center of an underground gallery along with other monumental artifacts that survived the attacks.
Why is the symbol of the cross so powerful?
MUSICAL SELECTION: "Lead Me to the Cross" by Francesca Battistelli
Paul Ottosson is a three time Academy Award winner. Over the years he has worked on dozens of films such as Men In Black 3 and also smaller independent films. Hw was awarded Academy Awards for Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty and garnered an additional nomination for Spider-Man 2. He was also awarded an Emmy for Rats. Credits: White House Down, upcoming 7500, Anonymous, The Messengers, 2012, Drag Me To Hell, The Grudge, S.W.A.T Stranger Than Fiction to name but a few. He has worked with acclaimed Directors Roland Emmerich, Kathryn Bigelow, Barry Sonnenfeld, Sam Raimi. You can email your questions to email@example.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film
what is the message
the anser is IF .. and Australia you are not exempt from
what is coming to My Country USA , you need to listen
to this clear instruction from the Holy Spirit
its very important !
OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham
"Speaking Truth to Power and Ourselves"
"Dispatch from Amerikka:
War, Murder, Genocide: The Global Chokehold"
Detroit , the Border and the Gaza, Refugee Children, Eric Garner, the Poor Door
Guest, Dr. Tommy J. Curry , Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University
Tommy J. Curry’s work spans across the various fields of philosophy, jurisprudence, Africana Studies, and Gender Studies. Though trained in American and Continental philosophical traditions, Curry’s primary research interests are in Critical Race Theory and Africana Philosophy. In Critical Race Theory, Currently his research focuses on the linking the conceptualization of ethics found in the Belmont Report to Civil Rights and social justice paradigms.
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Host Mary E., brings together folk musicians, Thirty Steps To Forward and Paul Smith to discuss Thirty Step's... new album, "Hinterland."
Thirty Steps to Forward is composed of brother sister folk duo, Seth and Gretchen Powers, South Haven MI. Through their strings and voices, the kindred duo strive to sing and play songs of the delicate heart. They are promoting their album, "Hinterland."
Paul Smith is an old-fashioned folkie/aspiring fingerstyle blues player focused in the Bay View, Wisconsin area. Paul is shooting for something roughly at theintersection of Arlo Guthrie, Jorma Kaukonen and Jerry Garcia, though with more vocal harmony. He has been banging away on the guitar since his enthusiastic Beatles days in the 1970s, but got quite a bit more serious around 2009. Since then he has studied with Jorma at the Fur Peace Ranch, and studies with Pat Donohue and Mike Dowling.
Mary E., is the creator/producer of ArtSees Productions, ArtSeesDiner.com, author of Flower and Stone, An Essay on Life, and a member of the acoustic duo, Champagne and LaLuna
OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham
2014 Session Two
"Confronting the New Amerikkan Empire"
In Conversation with Cynthia McKinney
OUR COMMON GROUND OPENS THE 2ND Session of 2014 on July 5, 2014. We are honored to have as our guest, Cynthia McKinney former U. S. Congresswoman, international human rights activist and former Presidential candidate, to discuss domestic and foreign policy in the new Amerikkan Empire
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On tonight's episode we'll discuss today's race, a day late, from the Daytona International Speedway; the Coke Zero 283, it became because of rain.
Aric Almirola, from Richard Petty Motorsports puts the number 43 car in victory lane for the first time since 1999 with a win today in Daytona. First time a Richard Petty owned car went to the winner's circle in Daytona since 1981.
It was rained shortened. Almirola wins his first career race, and puts himself in contention for the 2014 chase for the Sprint Cup. Is he worthy? Because the race is rain shortened, does it take something away from Almirola? Does he have a shot at this championship?
We'll discuss the race. Two major accidents, one early, and one later took out about 32 cars out of contention for the win. We'll talk about what we thought about the racing, and if we thought it was exciting.
Also, we'll talk about Barney Hall, stepping down from the broadcast booth at MRN radio, as the 84 year old broadcaster goes into semi-retirement. Barney's been the voice of MRN since before anyone can remember. The guys will talk about some of the times spent with Barney Hall bringing them the race.
Also, the State of Our Sport Speech, Brian France talked to the media before the original start time of the race on Saturday evening. We'll talk about whether or not we thought it was good.
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UrbanVoodoo is a man who has established himself on the National Poetry scene, not only as a prolific artist but also as a host, a radio personality and an activist. Hailing from Inglewood California by way of New Orleans, Urban Voodoo conjures a strong potion of passion, power and presence with the ingredients that would make for a delicious rue. Call it Gumbo! His flow is a combination of street knowledge and erudition in the tradition of the urban griot. He has performed at the Nouyorican Poets Cafe, in New York; Cafe Istanbul in New Orleans and Strictly for the Listeners in Chicago not to mention all the various stages that he has graced here at home. He is a poets poet a father and a friend, he is City Magic better known as Urban Voodoo. After releasing his first book 10 Toes 2 Da Ground he is embarking on a mission to galvanize the nation one state at a time! Join him in his movement and partake in the magic!!!!
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