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  • 02:00

    "A Cup of Joe and THSI" Joins the Coffee Party Radio Network

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    "A cup of Joe" and The Human Solution international joins the Coffee Party Radio Network! Joining Joe tonight will be members and leadership from THSI to share their vision and talking about this new collaboration. Attorney Matthew Pappas will be joining us as we discuss the proactive plans to end prohibition as well as some recent success stories in that mission. We welcome callers to share their thoughts and ideas in this liberty themed show....Joe Grumbine is the Founder and CEO of The Human Solution International a civil rights 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Owner and operator of Willow Creek Springs Botanic Garden and Nursery, and Slammer Books LLC Publishing. A father and grandfather, Joe has always held his family in the highest regard. As a cultivator since the mid 80's, Joe has taught classes and workshops on cultivating cannabis, organic gardening, and extraction both at his botanic garden and nursery "Willow Creek Springs" and in other venues including MCC and MCI (MCC 123). In 2008, Joe began operating a collective in California, educating and providing for patients and soon after his path to activism began... following an arrest for transporting medicine, Joe began to rally support for his trial. The support that grew to become THSi. now active in more than 30 states and outside the US as well. He fought a battle that finally ended in victory over three felony cases in 2014 with no compromise in integrity.  As a blog talk radio host for 2 years, Joe has spread the message of personal empowerment, patient and civil rights and a mission to end prohibition. His "Cup of Joe" radio show explores the depths of prohibition and its fallout and of course, the solution of how to end it. So grab a "Cup of Joe" and tune in 8:00 PM EDT/5:00 PDT every Friday Night on Coffee Party Radio. 

  • 00:55

    Coffee Party Book Club - "If I Were President" by Randy Fricke

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    Our Coffee Party USA Book Club returns in June with IF I WERE PRESIDENT - Saving Mainstreet America.  
    Read the book and then join us for a discussion with author Randy Fricke on a special Coffee Party Blogtalkradio program on June 23, 2015 at 8:30pm eastern time.  Mark your calendars!
    This book is about Main Street Americans and the 99% trying to cope with a broken economy and a dysfunctional federal government that no longer works for them. Main Street Americans are trying to survive being unemployed, underpaid, and living in poverty.
    Fricke illustrates the wastefulness of our federal government and the unwillingness of Congress and the White House to help their own citizens. Fricke provides new ways to re-organize our federal government so that it will serve America better. He creates a new economy for Main Street America and a blueprint to rebuild Main Street America for years to come.
    Hopefully, by reading this book, you will discover new ideas and concepts that could fix all of America!
    This is how Fricke sees America from where he lives---Main Street America. 

  • 01:04

    Coffee Party Book Club - Ralph Nader's "Unstoppable"

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    Join Coffee Party USA President Debilyn Molineaux and her guest, Joan Blades, as we celebrate 5 years of inciting civility and reason into our political arena. As a part of our honoring our successes, we will also be looking forward to our next steps in making a difference by discussing Ralph Nader’s recent book Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.  We will be listening to Eleanor LeCain interview of Ralph Nader from September 2014 about his book and discussing ideas for how Coffee Party USA and its members can bring greater cooperation to our political forum.  Calls from listeners will be taken and we will be reviewing comments left on our website at http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/unstoppable_comments  Please join us!


  • 01:23

    "Free Trade, Jobs and the TPP" a "Living Room Conversation" Coffee Party Radio

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    Living Room Conversation on TPP

    Here at the Coffee Party USA, we think it's time to have a civil and reasoned conversation on the Free Trade, Jobs and the TPP!

    Join us on Thursday, May 28, at 8:30pm eastern time for a special Coffee Party radio show as we use the concepts of “Living Room Conversations” to have a respectful discussion around this controversial topic with special guests.

    Want to have your own conversation about trade agreements, jobs and the free market?  Invite some friends over and follow this simple conversation guide.  And remember, the more diverse the opinions, the more you will learn!


  • 00:33

    Coffee Party Elections: Interview of Jeanene Louden for Treasurer

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    Half hour phone interviews of candidates for the Coffee Party Board of Directors on Blog Talk Radio conducted by Vince Lamb, Coffee Party Secretary, who will ask questions and open the phone lines for calls from Coffee Party members. The scheduled interviewee for today is Jeanene Louden, who is running for Coffee Party Treasurer.

  • 01:00

    Coffee Party Book Club - The Stronghold: by Professor Thomas Schaller

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    How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White House.  Once the party of presidents, the GOP in recent elections has failed to pull together convincing national majorities. Republicans have lost four of the last six presidential races and lost the popular vote in five of the last six. In their lone victory, the party incumbent won—during wartime—by the slimmest of margins. In this fascinating and important book, Thomas Schaller examines national Republican politics since President Ronald Reagan left office in 1989. From Newt Gingrich’s ascent to Speaker of the House through the defeat of Mitt Romney in 2012, Schaller traces the Republican Party’s institutional transformation and its broad consequences, not only for Republicans but also for America. Here is Schaller’s message: as the GOP became more conservative, it became more Congress-centered, and as its congressional wing grew more powerful, the party grew more conservative. His belief is that this “dangerous loop”, unless broken, may signal a future of increasing radicalization, dependency on a shrinking pool of voters, and less viability as a true national party.  It’s a thought-provoking idea that we invite our Coffee Party USA members to consider by reading the book and joining us for a discussion with the author.  A link for purchasing the book can be found on our Coffee Party USA website.

    On Monday, March 30 at 8:30pm EST, you will have your chance to ask Professor Schaller about his take on the direction of the Republican Party and what it means for all of us as we host him on our special monthly BlogTalk Radio program event.  Mark you calendar now!

  • 00:36

    Coffee Party Movie Night w Paul Blackthorne and Mister Basquali

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    It's Coffee Party Movie Night!  Watch the film, then join us for a conversation with the filmmakers Paul Blackthorne and Mister Basquali.

    Their movie, "This American Journey" goes from New York City to Los Angeles.  Paul and Basquali talk with people all along the way and offer their perspectives on the state of their adopted country.  

    7 p.m. ET we'll take 30 minutes to ask questions, share stories and have a generally good time!

  • 00:11

    Coffee Party Elections: Lunch with Louden 5/15/14

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    Since this broadcast, our elections work group discovered an error in what is reported here. There are currently eight (not four) positions up for election. All the rest of the information in the broadcast is accurate. 

    There are eight director positions up for election: President, Treasurer, Development Director, At Large Director (Channels), At Large Director (Strategy and Organizational Design), and three new positions: Membership, Local Outreach, and Newsroom.The duties and qualifications for each position are listed here. 

    The Coffee Party seeks a board that represents the broad spectrum of America’s  diversity; geographically, politically, economically, and in terms of age, gender and sexual orientation.  All members of the Coffee Party are encouraged to apply to assist our Board of Directors in representing the diversity that we are.


    Today's show is a special edition announcement about Coffee Party USA elections. Host Jeanene Louden will interview Acting President Debilyn Molineaux about the election schedule, how application is made, and how candidates are vetted. Debilyn is filling in for Board Secretary Vince Lamb, out of commission due to a root canal! Best to you, Vince!

    Everything we will be discussing today can also be found HERE.

  • 00:32

    Coffee Party Elections: Interview of Debilyn Molineaux for Board President

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    Half hour phone interviews of candidates for the Coffee Party Board of Directors on Blog Talk Radio conducted by Vince Lamb, Coffee Party Secretary, who will ask questions and open the phone lines for calls from Coffee Party members. The scheduled interviewee for today is Debilyn Molineaux, who is running for President of the Board of Directors.

  • 00:50

    Coffee Party Meet the Candidate - Mark Gilbert

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    Mark Gilbert has been a Coffee Party USA member since 2014. Since joining, he has become very involved, assisting in the start-up of the Campaigns and Actions Workgroup and then stepping into the lead when the need arose.  Through his efforts on that committee, he has taken a sponsorship role in setting up most of the party's monthly events including several book club programs.  Mark also supports the Newsroom as one of the group's bloggers, routinely posting thought provoking articles from his website.

    Mark is the author of four books on spiritual evolution, publishes the website Conscious Bridge and serves the home office of Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL) as their Global Services Coordinator.  He is an ordained minister with Centers for Spiritual Living  and served for 3 years as an assistant minister at one of their local communities, New Dawn Center for Spiritual Living in Aurora, Colorado.

    Mark served for over 33 years with the Federal government.  When he retired in 2009.   he was the Regional Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Denver Regional Office, overseeing the Medicare outreach and education activities of 10 mid-western and western states. Major accomplishments during his tenure with CMS included major roles in the implementation of the Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program, the 1-800-Medicare service and the Medicare Part D program. He is a Senior Fellow with the Council on Excellence in Government and was a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service.

    Mark  lives in Lakewood, Colorado, with his wife, Mary, and his chocolate lab, Harmony. He holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and a MA in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute in Colorado.  He is the father of 5 grown children (including triplets) and 4 grandchildren.

    His website can be found at www.consciousbridge.com.

  • 01:33

    Interviews of Coffee Party Board Candidates

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    Half hour phone interviews of candidates for the Coffee Party Board of Directors on Blog Talk Radio conducted by Vince Lamb, who will ask questions and open the phone lines for calls from Coffee Party members.  Scheduled candidates for tonight are Eric Whinery, running for Treasurer, Jose Gutierrez, running for an at-large seat, and Jeanene Louden, running for Secretary.