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  • 01:00

    Birmingham, Alabama's Civil Rights Legacy

    in Travel

    Birmingham, Alabama is known as "The Magic City" and the "Pittsburgh of the South" because of its steelmaking prowess and civil rights legacy.  Walking through the city offers a powerful history lesson and inspiring life stories of those who sacraficed for freedom.


    World Footprints will revisit two attractions that takes us back to a dark chapter in America's history:  the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church where a tragic bombing changed the course of history.  Our tour guide is Barry McNealy, a teacher and master tour guide who has been seen on C-SPAN. 


    Join World Footprints as we walk through Birmingham's and American history.

  • 00:43

    The New Birmingham Ferguson

    in Politics

     


    Birmingham, Ala under Bull Conner that looked very much like it: four officers standing in front of a police car with rifles and helmets, in a city where highly publicized clashes between protesters and the police helped turn the tide of public opinion toward the civil rights movement.
    In Ferguson chief, Thomas "Bull" Jackson, said  were meeting “to talk about not only the tactics but the appearance” of the police force, whose resemblance to American soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan has quickly become a social media theme. David J. Garrow, a historian at the University of Pittsburgh’s law school and the author of several books on the civil rights movement, noted that when he searched for images of Ferguson on Google, roughly half showed what appeared to be looting.
    The Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, of the First Baptist Church of Boston, stood in the middle of the tightly woven circle.“How do you feel?” he asked, as makeshift batons beat even more urgently.His trainees responded in chorus: “Nervous!” “Anxious!” “Threatened!” “I feel like you’re provoking me!” New York Times SL


     

  • 01:01

    Walking through Birmingham, Alabama's rich history

    in Travel

    Birmingham, Alabama - the Magic City - saw events and courageous people who played a central role in the Civil Rights struggle.  World Footprints goes on a walking tour through history along the Civil Rights Heritage Trail as we step onto the grounds where African Americans confronted Jim Crow era voilence with non-voilent civil disobedience.  We will also explore Kelly Ingram Park and Birmingham's 4th Avenue Business District and discuss the time when segregation made this the city's "Little Harlem".


    Brimingham is also known for it's rich musicial traditions and we'll pay homage to two iconic musical figures:  Henry "Gip" Gipson whose 'juke joint' is the last standing music venue of it's kind in Alabama.  Gip's Place has welcomed musicians from all over the world and every Saturday music lovers travel miles for an all-night music tailgate party on a "Sanford and Son" style lot.  We will also introduce Dr. Frank Adams, Sr., a charter member of the Alabama Hall of Fame, who regaled us with stories of his life, a musical set and his time playing with greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington.  Sadly, Doc Adams passed away only one month after our meeting with him.  We are honored to showcase  his music throughout today's show.


     

  • 01:30

    Cottage Talk Extra Time: Fulham vs. Birmingham City

    in Soccer

    This is our post match show of Fulham vs. Birmingham City. Also, at the beginning of this episode, I read a quote from Sarah Brookes, who is the Director of Communications for Fulham Football Club, and she denied the Steve Bruce story that broke Saturday from a reporter for Sunday People Sport.

  • 02:46

    English Defence League Radio ~ Birmingham Debriefing

    in Politics Conservative

    The Birmingham Demo was a resounding success. Photos courtesy of EDL Minx.


    Welcome to The English Defence League Radio Show with your Host, Geoff Mitchell.


    Geoff was joined by Tim Burton, Dave Milner aka Aggedor, Martyn SC, and Kel Fritzi. A special thank you to Sue from N. America and Stanger.


    "If freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter" ~ George Washington.


    The English Defence Radio Show – the place where we aren’t afraid to discuss the issues that the newspapers, TV and radio won’t touch. Come and listen to the show that isn’t afraid to offend people and doesn’t hide behind a pretense of Political Correctness. Creeping Sharia, Sharia Law, Islamism, Islamists and Islamisation – this is the place where you will hear the unpleasant truth and can join in discussions about the facts, not the polished and anonymous half-truth that the authorities publish to keep you quiet.


    The English Defence Radio Show is the Official Program for the English Defence League, so you will find the same honesty and direct approach that you have come to expect from us. EDL supporters, this is your platform, the show is your voice.


    Come and join us, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 8:30PM GMT, 3:30PM EDT. Your voice is welcome too. 


    Listen to the shows at Blog Talk Radio in archive at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-english-defence-league-show and iTune Pod-cast.  


    "All That is neccesary for Evil to Prevail Is that good men do nothing" ~ Edmond Burke

  • 01:01

    Walking through Birmingham, Alabama's rich history

    in Travel

    Birmingham, Alabama - the Magic City - saw events and courageous people who played a central role in the Civil Rights struggle.  World Footprints goes on a walking tour through history along the Civil Rights Heritage Trail as we step onto the grounds where African Americans confronted Jim Crow era voilence with non-voilent civil disobedience.  We will also explore Kelly Ingram Park and Birmingham's 4th Avenue Business District and discuss the time when segregation made this the city's "Little Harlem".


    Brimingham is also known for it's rich musicial traditions and we'll pay homage to two iconic musical figures:  Henry "Gip" Gipson whose 'juke joint' is the last standing music venue of it's kind in Alabama.  Gip's Place has welcomed musicians from all over the world and every Saturday music lovers travel miles for an all-night music tailgate party on a "Sanford and Son" style lot.  We will also introduce Dr. Frank Adams, Sr., a charter member of the Alabama Hall of Fame, who regaled us with stories of his life, a musical set and his time playing with greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington.  Sadly, Doc Adams passed away only one month after our meeting with him.  We are honored to showcase  his music throughout today's show.


    As a side note, our trip to Birmingham was a very pleasant surprise.   We highly recommend a visit to Birmingham, Alabama.  There's a lot waiting for visitors to discover in the city "where freedom lives".

  • 00:53

    Lovebite, Hard Rock/Sleaze out of Birmingham UK

    in Rock Music

    Today, Pop Art Painter, Jamie Roxx welcomes the Birmingham UK Hard Rock/Sleaze band Lovebite. 



    www.lovebiteofficial.com
    www.youtube.com/user/lovebiteoffical
    www.twitter.com/lovebiterules
    www.reverbnation.com/lovebiterules


    The powerful and boisterous group formed by virtuosic front-man Jonny Sparks boasts a striking visual presence and hedonistic reputation rivaled by few. Lovebite's music is complex and gritty,with a solid hard, driving base; they are dark, sleazy, dirty and powerful - everything that good rock should be.
    Having established themselves in record time as one of the UKs premier up-and-coming glam/sleaze bands with their heart-pounding and high-minded debut album 'LOCK 'N' LOAD'– Lovebite deliver an uncharacteristic fusion of hard, thrashy guitars and unique songwriting techniques, with a limber rhythm section that keeps the music loose yet powerful… and HIGHLY addictive.
    With the zeitgeist dictating that the relevance of an album as an art form is under close scrutiny, debut album LOCK 'N' LOAD is a superlative, rip-roaring triumph that simply must be experienced from start to finish.



    PR: Dave Tedder at Head First Entertainment


    www.headfirstentertainment.com

  • 01:31

    Fulham vs. Birmingham City

    in Soccer

    This is our preview of Fulham vs. Birmingham City.

  • 03:00
  • 02:28

    PGT Episode #249 –Autism as a MMMA Qualifying Condition

    in Legal

    Tonight 8:00-10 EST Listen LIVE! at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626


     


    Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion


     


    Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles, Jamie Lowell from The 3rd Coast Compassion Center.


     


     


    After a protracted legal battle lasting nearly a year, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has been compelled to submit a new petition for autism to the Medical Marihuana Review Panel. This petition was submitted to the department with 75 peer-reviewed studies attached, outlining in detailed scientific and medical terms marijuana's efficacy in treating autism.


     


    Public testimony will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM in the 1st Floor Auditorium of the Williams Building, 525 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, MI 48933.


     


    Joining us tonight-


    Lisa Christine mother of Noah autistic child and cannabis patient, and whose is the named petitioner.


    Jim Powers Founder of Parents for Compassion, and parent of cannabis patient.


    Tim Knowlton Attorney and Co-Counsel along with Michael Komorn for Lisa Christine.


     


    Also Leap representative, retired detective and Gulf war veteran Steve Miller.


     


    Michael's rant, news, current events and more!

  • 02:04

    PGT Episode #248 -MI Forfeiture Law-Shut it Down.

    in Legal

     


    Tonight 8:00-10 EST Listen LIVE! at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626


     


    Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion


     


    Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles, Jamie Lowell from The 3rd Coast Compassion Center.


     


    Michigan House Judiciary Committee hearings continue on for 2 bills introduced to reform the Forfeiture Laws in Michigan. Michigan State House Bills 4508 and 4504. Pubic Hearings are scheduled for this Tuesday, 5/23/2015. We will be discussing these bills and if they actually do anything to change the current abuses cited.


     


    Joining us tonight-


    Charmie Gholston Michigan Moms United will be calling in along with Rick and Jamie from Grand Rapids.


    While we are doing the show live from the usual studio location, our usual suspects Jamie and Rick will calling in from Grand Rapids where they will be directing interviews for our listeners.


    Callers from the Interview with Ethan Nadelman from -The Well House in Grand Rapids


    Attending the conference Ethan Nadelman Director of the Drug Policy Alliance and Major Neil Franklin Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Michigan State House Representative Jeff Irwin.


     


     


    And- regular guest and friend of the show attorney David Rudoi of Rudoi Law, Eric Gunnels, Thetford Twp Trustee and T-Pain who was very helpful with last week's broadcast at O'Mara's restaurant in Berkley.


     


    Michael's rant, news, current events and more!