• 00:47

    CURE: Citizens United for Responsible Education

    in Politics

    Guests:  Dawn Wildman, co-founder of CURE, Citizens United for Responsible Education. 
    Alice Linahan of Voices Empower will also join us.
    We will discuss the group's mission and projects.

  • 01:07

    SCOTUS guts Voting Rights Act, to go with Citizens United

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    BLOG TALK RADIO went down right before our show was to begin.  We started half an hour late, which means there is radio silence. We will reschedule with our guest, Prof. Irving Joyner.
    Since the 2008 election, the Supreme Court has issued two mammoth decrees that impact our democracy. On Jan. 21, 2010, Citizens United radically expanded the influence of money on elections, and today's 5-4 decision to undermine The Voting Rights Act of 1965 will radically curtail the influence of People on elections. Tonight on the Middle Ground, we'll talk about what happens next.
    The Moral Monday protests in North Carolina provide a glimpse of what could spread throughout the nation if lawmakers continue to follow the Supreme Court's agenda: less power for People, more power for profiteers. Our special guest tonight is Irving Joyner, professor of law at the North Carolina Central University School of Law.   Many are saying after today's ruling that the Civil Rights Movement must begin again. If so, it is already well under way down here. Let's talk about the The Voting Rights Act, and what its effective repeal, coupled with Citizens United, means for our democracy tonight on The Middle Ground.  We love our callers: 646-929-2495.

  • 00:33

    Eldridge Fights Citizens United Fiasco

    in Politics Progressive

    MA State Sen. James Eldridge is beyond disappointed at the Supremes' Citizens United ruling. He's beyond mad. He's at doing things to correct it. He joins us to speak about three legislative tacks he's taking — more disclosure for political contributions, shareholder notification of political ads, and a call for Congress to send a Constitutional amendment to states for ratification declaring free speech for people and not corporations.  

  • 01:19

    The NRA and US Senate Hearing on Citizens United

    in Politics Progressive

    Michael Charney and Eric Byler talked about the July 24, 2012 US Senate hearing on "Citizens United" just a few hours after the hearing ended.  They also discussed the outsize influence that the gun lobby has on American policy.  Charney, a moderate Republican took a lot of heat for this piece which uses satire to criticize the electioneering and fund-raising tactics of the National Rifle Association. 
    We'll look at the issue of money in politics through a trans-partisan lens.  Do tactics bother us more when "they" do it than when "we" do it?  Is there a role of humor and satire can in politics, even on the explosive issues such as "arms control."
    Presented by Coffee Party USA, "The Middle Ground" is co-hosted by award-winning filmmaker Eric Byler and political author Michael Charney, the show airs every Tuesday 8-9 PM EST/5-6 PM PST. 

  • 00:58

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Tonight, we feature a replay of the public debate between David Cobb of Move to Amend's National Leadership Team and James Bopp, General Counsel for the James Madison Center for Free Speech and legal advisor to the organization Citizens United. Citizens Divided: Corporate Money, Speech, and Politics was held at Indiana University last September, featuring Cobb and Bopp as they explore the relationship between corporations and political speech following the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission ruling. You will listen to questions from a five-person panel and the audience. Tonight you are hearing the first of two parts. The second part will be aired next week at our usual time.

    We want to thank Indiana University’s Civic Leaders Center, the SPEA Law and Public Policy Program, the Maurer Law School American Constitution Society, and Move to Amend South Central Indiana for organizing and sponsoring this rousing debate between two prominent figures in the national debate over corporate personhood, campaign finance, and the proper definition of political speech! 

  • 01:30


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    TUNE IN. www.worldmovement.com

  • 00:30

    Citizens United...the dark $$$ of the political propaganda machine.

    in Current Events

    SevsDeadSerious and your intrepiod, and all together too mouthy host take on the money that infects the political system and why the 1% won't let the 99% play...thank-you Supreme Court.  Billions, not millions, not a bilion but mutiple billion...billions will be spent on campaign slander in a non-presidential year; just seems so comfortable to know that democracy is protected by a moneyed few with the permission of the US Supreme Court...where Catholicism rules 'supreme'.  When did the Pope get appointed to the court?  And tonite the President reminds us that we've only been out of war for a minute...but the minute is up.  Crusades reboot in the Middle East; only with WAY better weapons!

  • Want to Run for Congress? Listen to What Happened to This American: LWL 12/18/14

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    Today we are sending you a show done by our Coffee Talk Radio partner, Tim Danahey. His daily shows this week are something of "an American self examination". 

    This episode, "Want to Run for Congress? Listen to What Happened to This American": 

    If you don’t believe money has taken over government, then listen to this story about how a citizen ran for Congress in Colorado’s 4th District. Vic Meyers is a long-time party loyalist who offered to be the candidate since no one wanted to oppose the established political party in this uncompetitive redistricted Congressional seat. Vic Meyers encountered party leaders who wouldn’t support him unless he had $200,000 seed money. A partisan newspaper ordered its reporter to cover a chihuahua race rather than interview him. When he organized fund-raisers, party leaders came in from other districts, discouraged people from contributing to Vic’s campaign, and poached contributions for other candidates in other districts. The stories continue in this damning indictment of money and politics in post-Citizens United America.

    You can find more episodes of the Tim Danahey Show here.


    Every Thursday at Noon Pacific / 3pm Eastern, Jeanene Louden and co-host Debilyn Molineaux talk about current events and look for opportunities to bridge political divides, expose corruption and share information not covered in mainstream media. Please follow the show on Facebook.


  • 02:04

    REVOLUTION NOW! The Real Citizens United

    in Politics Progressive

    The Real Citizens UNITED

    Tonight we will be calling and taking calls from people everywhere to tell us their stories and how the sad state of this Nation has affected their lives. 
    If you want to take part you can call (424) 675-8317, you can also contact me via email at progressiveblitz@yahoo.com with your name and telephone number and I will call you, or leave a message on facebook.

  • 01:04

    Move to Amend Reports w/ Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    In this edition of our Youth In Action series, we talk with youth activist and community organizer Rasheen Aldridge about the ongoing struggle against systemic injustice perpetrated by law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the nation, as well his work in organizing youth for the Show Me 15 campaign and youth involvement in movements for social and economic justice. 

    Rasheen Aldridge is a 20-year-old community organizer and activist. Currently in school at Forest Park Community College, Rasheen is the Director for Young Activist United St. Louis and a student Co-chair at Missouri Jobs with Justice. Rasheen has a passion for justice and is a leader in the Show Me 15 labor rights movement happening in St Louis fighting for living wages for fast food workers. He has also been fighting and organizing youth in Ferguson for justice for Mike Brown and all people of all color lives. He has received several awards including the 2013 Jamala Rogers Young Visionary Award for his leadership, passion and organizing. In November, Rasheen was appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon as the youngest member of an independent commission to study the underlying social and economic conditions underscored by the unrest in the wake of the death of Michael Brown and make specific recommendations for how to make progress on the issues raised by the events in Ferguson.

  • 01:00

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    This week features executive director for Community to Community Development, or Comunidad a Comunidad (C2C), Rosalinda Guillen, to talk about her work promoting food sovereignty in communities seeking to produce their own food, on their own land, and the struggle against corporate agribusiness controlling our food systems. 

    Rosalinda Guillen is a widely recognized farm worker and rural justice leader. The oldest of eight, she was born in Texas and spent her first decade in Coahuila Mexico. Her family emigrated to LaConner, Washington in 1960 and she began working as a farm worker in the fields in Skagit County at the age of ten. Ms. Guillen has worked within the labor movement with Caesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers of America and has represented farm workers in ongoing dialogues of immigration issues, labor rights, trade agreements, and strengthening the food sovereignty movement. As executive director for Community to Community, Rosalinda works to build a broader base of support for rural communities and sustainable agriculture policies that ensure equity and healthy communities for farm workers. Last month, C2C was the co-recipient to the 2014 Food Sovereignty Award for their support and work with immigrant farm workers in Bellingham, Washington.

    For more information about Community to Community Development, visit foodjustice.org or send an email to info@foodjustice.org.

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