• 02:03

    What Are We Really Paying Our Elected Officials To Do?

    in Women

    We are the employers of the Mayor, the Governor, the City Clerk, the City Treasurer, the Alderman, the States Attorney, the State Representative, the State Senator, and all the elected officials on the ballot. Our tax dollars pay their salaries. But what are they really supposed to be doing? Most citizens who vote really don't have a clue as to the job description of each elected office. Most public schools stopped teaching "civics" long ago. So, we give a lot of power and control over our lives to people and we don't even know anything about them, or the kinds of decisions they make that affect our daily survival. Bill "Doc" Walls, currently a candidate for Mayor of Chicago, has studied and even run for, a number of elected offices. Today he'll help us move closer to totalpolitical literacy with detailed explanations of the duties, responsibilities and hiring powers of those people running for public office who are asking for our vote in the upcoming election.

  • 02:01

    How Can Elected Officials Create Jobs In Poor Neighborhoods?

    in Women

    Citizens are frustrated with the absence of economic growth in drug infested, crime ridden communities. The easiest way to get elected as alderman in such areas is to promise to bring "jobs". But is that a realistic promise? What does it really take to convince businesses to move into a high crime area? How does an "entrepreneur" generate revenue among the unemployed? How does one compete with the ever thriving drug business run by well financed street organizations that are propped up by a hidden hand that no one seems willing to expose? This week we'll talk to candidates that are promising to change such frustrating conditions and we'll give voters a chance to ask hard questions and determine whether they are getting real answers. Today's guest, 15th Ward Alderman Toni Foulkes, explains her vision for the struggling Englewood community.


     


     


     

  • 00:30

    Trust in Elected Officials, a Requirement

    in Politics Progressive

    Trust in elected officials is a requirement people. We should send only people we trust to represent us and US. When those who are not trustworthy are proven to not be trustworthy we need to put in place a solution to replace them immediately. We need journalist to seek facts. We need journalist to be unbiased. Journalist need to be independent thinkers not special interest mongers. We all must learn to trust and verify.

  • 02:02

    Political Prisoners: Do Elected Officials Use Jail To Silence Opposition?

    in Women

    Rev. Edward Pinkney, Pastor of God House of Faith in Benton Harbor, Michigan and President of BANCO, is a hard working activist who found himself in an unexpected place. Jail.


    Toni Meekey Stith, Chicago community activist working with Families of Those Wrongfully Convicted and candidate for Alderman of the 34th Ward, found herself also in an unexpected place. Jail.


    Both recognize trumped up charges placed against them which seem to originate from those whose positions of authority they are threatening with their public activism.


    We like to believe that America is a democracy where people are treated equally under the law but recent events have made it clear that this is not so. Many are outraged that those in "low income" communities tend to be arrested and jailed more often than those from affluent communities. But what about the injustice against those working people who are targeted simply because they dare to challenge those in authority? Sometimes those in power will become cruel and ruthless if threatened with the loss of a political position. Is jail being used as a tool by some in authority to silence their opposition?

  • 00:30

    Elected Officials Live in Prosperity

    in Politics

    Do you like what you see our elected officials doing and not doing for America? Have you seen the best side of the GOP, Republicans, Democrats? Or are you seeing the bad side, the back end of US elected officials? Do you realize it only takes a massive organized collective out pouring to get the attention of elected officials.
    Why do we need their attention? We need JOBs, ACA, Veteran services across America, Unions to protect US worker rights, end US CEOs outsourcing of US jobs.
    Elected officials live in prosperity while growing numbers of Americans are living in, or one paycheck away from poverty.

  • 00:11

    Nationwide Visit Elected Officials Day 202-225-3121

    in Politics

    "Nationwide Visit your Elected Officials Day" is today.  Stop by, email, or call 202-225-3121 to contact Senators & Congress.  Send the message.  Do job creation and Pay America's bills, and tax the billionaires.  America needs jobs, not political money fights.  Fights about the job creators tax cuts. We have serious problems and everyone of us have a major role in the actual outcome of these problems.  Our politicians are doing nothing to improve  America's economy. It is time for all of us to get into the driver's seat.  Visit elected officials and tell them the debt ceiling issue is wasting precious time.  Tell them to sign, seal, and deliver the bill. Then they are to use that energy for jobs for Americans.  Call 202-225-3121 to contact any Senator or Congress member, today.  Do you have time to visit, email or call today?

  • 00:07
  • 02:04

    the sports officials

    in Sports

    this week we have the allstars selected,the pro bowl preview, ncaa top 25, tennis down under, mlb signings, x games on the loose, plus nhl, nascar, golf, mma, and all other official sporting news and events, nothing watered down or artificial.


     

     

  • 02:02

    Congressman Danny Davis Considers Presenting New Policing for Police and Prisons

    in Women

     Our Blogtalk radio family has worked together to create two pieces of legislation, one concerning Police and the other concerning Prisons. Today Congressman Danny Davis of the 7th District will listen to these suggestions and guide us through the process of how these ideas can be presented to Congress made into laws. The proposed legislation is as follows:


    Prisons: 1) Remove the objective to keep these as profit making ventures. Change the objective to one of eventually closing them all, "going out of business." 2) Make the objective to restore to wholeness those who have committed offenses against others, not punishment or vengeance for their crime. 3) Release everyone who is not jailed for a violent offence. 4) Release everyone incarcerated for drug trafficking or using drugs in which no weapons or acts of violence were involved. 5) Allow those who are in jail because they cannot pay a bond to be immediately released, if jailed for a non-violent offense. 6) Provide psychological evaluations and counseling services for violent offenders serving time in prison. 7) Provide education for those incarcerated, if they do not have a high school diploma. 8) Provide vocational training for those who are inside, preparing them for when they will be released. 9) Allow those serving long time or life sentences to serve the community by talking to errant youth in a "scared straight" program. 10) Expunge all records after the person has served time and been released, and do not require any reference or admission of committing a felony on an job applications.


     

  • 01:43

    “The Creating Change in 2015 Movement and How It May Impact You”

    in LGBT

    Russell D. Roybal, Deputy Director of External Affairs at the National LGBTQ Task Force will join CWT4R. This year marks the 27th year that the National LGBTQ Task Force will present Creating Change, the premier annual organizing and skills-building event for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and their allies. The event will be held in Denver Colorado, February 4-8, 2015. Taken from the website, “The Task Force has advanced a vision of fairness and justice that include the creation and implementation of the New Beginning Initiative coalition, which secures federal administrative policy changes to improve the lives of LGBT people and their families. The conference attracts more than 3,500 people from all over the country every year. Presenters and participants come from all walks of life and include members of the business community, elected officials, students, faith leaders and staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations”. There is an organization named The National LGBTQ Task Force that fights for change in your life every day. Join us Wednesday Night starting at 10:30est, 9:30cst, 8:30mtn and 7:30pst call 347-215-8985 to find out what they are doing in 2015, how young leaders are being trained, and what impact these changes could have on your life and that of your family. Remember to Press 1 to speak, to get involved. It is not too late to get our tickets and be a part of CREATING CHANGE 2015 in Denver, Colorado.Silence has been an Option for way to long. Now it’s time to ask “Can You Hear Us NOW”?


     

  • 02:09

    the sports officials

    in Sports

    all sports , all talk, all events related to sportS , and remember there is nothing artificial when we're talking NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA, NHL, SOCCER, NASCAR, BOXING, GOLF, and all that is just this week.  You know why ? Because we're OFFICIAL. That's right, if it has to do with sports. Cut us in or cut it out. THESPORTSOFFICIALS.COM

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