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  • 00:26

    Sorting Through our recent U.S. Jobs Data: Is Washington Slowing the Recovery?

    in Jobs

    On Smart Companies Radio, Host Kelly Scanlon talks jobs with Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor, director of Economics21 and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.  From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Furchtgott-Roth was chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor. From 2001 to 2002 she served as chief of staff of President George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers.


    Ms. Furchtgott-Roth is the author of Regulating to Disaster: How Green Jobs Policies are Damaging America's Economy (Encounter Books, 2012) and Women's Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women in America (AEI Press, 2012). She is the editor of Overcoming Barriers to Entrepreneurship in the United States (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008). Her articles have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, the Los Angeles Times, and Le Figaro, among others. She is also a frequent guest on FOX Business News, and has appeared on numerous other TV and radio shows, including CNBC's Larry Kudlow Show, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, and PBS’s The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.


    Ms. Furchgott-Roth will dissect the latest jobs numbers from Washington and discuss the current economic outlook and its effect on small business.


    To listen to more shows with host Kelly Scanlon, visit our archives 

  • 00:57

    Sapphire J Blue chats with Author Ty'Rae Blaze "Never Ending Changes

    in Radio

    Ty'rae Blaze made her debut into the literary industry with her romance novel, Never Ending Changes. She was born and raised in the beautiful state of South Carolina, where she is currently residing. Outside of writing, Ty'rae gives her time to the youth of her community by volunteering at a local recreational center. In her spare time, Ty'rae enjoys reading and listening to books. "Peace and love comes from within." Is the motto that Ty'rae lives by.Twenty-Seven year old Tania Canton has had more than enough of her share of bad luck in the department of love. So much, that she has given up on love and is focusing completely on her career. After a random encounter with a total stranger 


     


    Tania's work-mind set is threatened and love is attempting to enter her life. Will Tania allow the past experiences dictate her life? Will Tania forget all about the past and open up to what love possibly has to offer. Find out what never ending changes in Tania's life lead her to do.

  • 00:23

    Stop The Gun Violence: #PeaceInTheSprings Community March

    in Current Events

    On our next edition of America's Community Voices Network, we examine gun violence in at risk communities in the City of Tampa that has reached epidemic preportions.  On Saturday, April 18, 2015, 12 noon sharp at the Abundant Life Church Parking Lot, 8117 N 13th Street, Sulphur Springs a Community March will occur to raise awareness about the increased gun violence in the Springs threatening the safety and health of children, families and neighborhoods.  Our guest is a representative of the Tampa Police Department, Lt. Randy Peters.  This event will also provide information about positive resources available to the community.  Rally! Eat! Drink! Support.

  • 00:57

    Pushing Kids Towards Success vs. Pushing Them Out of School

    in Legal

    The “school-to-prison pipeline” refers to the policies and practices that push children, especially our most at-risk children, out of classrooms and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This practice has been fueled by zero tolerance policies, the presence of police officers in schools, and under-resourced academic settings. These excessive practices have resulted in the suspensions, expulsions, and arrests of of millions of public school students, especially students with histories of abuse and neglect, those who are poor, students of color, those with disabilities or who identify as LGBT. The interruption of education is detrimental for long-term success. It is costing the success of future generations and our communities.  On this episode of Spotlight on Youth, guests will discuss this alarming national trend, why it is harmful, and what jurisdictions are doing to address it.

    Guests:
    Rebecca Ballard DiLoreto, Kentucky Litigation & Policy Director, Children’s Law Center, Inc.
    Dennis Parker, Director, Racial Justice Program, American Civil Liberties Union
    Brea L. Perry, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Indiana University

  • 01:16

    Brokenhearted Baha'is: LGBT's Rejected by Their Church

    in Current Events

    Nicholas Snow welcomes Sean Rayshel, an openly-gay, third generation American Baha'i who for the past fifteen years has been an advocate for LGBT inclusiveness in the Baha'i Faith. Says the Baha'i official website, "the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith inspire individuals and communities as they work to improve their own lives and contribute to the advancement of civilization." Yet, in a widely circulated letter from the faith's Department of the Secretariat the faith reinforces,"Marriage is a union between a man and a woman, and sexual relations are only permissible between husband and wife."  Because of his same-sex marriage (since 2008 to Rich Tarpening), Sean faces the loss of his Administrative Rights and/or expulsion from the Baha'i Faith.


    Sean founded the only LGBT Baha'i Twitter account Gay Baha'is United which currently has 1,500 followers, as well as being a co-administrator of the Facebook group "LGBTQ Baha'is and Allies".  Recently Sean has taken over the helm of the longest standing LGBT Baha'i online site Gay/Lesbian Baha'i Story Project.


    Follow Nicholas on Twitter and Facebook to be alerted at the start of live broadcasts!

  • Clemency For Those Who Has Been To Prison

    in Christianity

    Come aboard a trip after the release from prison and the things to become a part of society once released. The first thing the state ask is each person returning outside from prison is to register with the ploice department or sheriff office. Many returning inmates never register some because they have forgotten to excited to be free again. Some because they are afraid another change may come up.


    The clemency function is an act of mercy that absolves an individual from all or any part of the punishment that the law imposes. This is a power to grant full or conditional pardons, or commute punishment. There are rules for these lengthy procedures, and these powers are vested in the Governor only with the agreement of two Cabinet members who are also statewide elected officials.


    RULES OF EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY


    TABLE OF CONTENTS


    RULES


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    1. STATEMENT OF POLICY


    2.


    ADMINISTRATION


    3. PAROLE AND PROBATION


    4.


    CLEMENCY


    I. Types of Clemency


    A. Full Pardon


    B. Pardon Without Firearm Authority


    C. Pardon for Misdemeanor


    D. Commutation of Sentence


    E. Remission of Fines and Forfeitures


    F. Specific Authority to Own, Possess, or Use Firearms


    G. Restoration of Civil Right


    s in Florida


    H. Restoration of Alien Status under Florida La

  • 01:18

    Kent Terry, Brother of Slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Our Guest Tonight

    in Politics Conservative

    Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed December 14th, 2010 in Arizona's Peck Canyon by Mexican bandits carrying weapons illegally provided to them through Operation Fast and Furious. Kent Terry, Agent Brian Terry's brother,  will be our guest to discuss the events surrounding the murder of Agent Terry and the situation which unfolded after the murder. How the investigation became less and less about finding out who did this, and why this happened, and more about making sure the folks involved in this fiasco were safeguarded.


    The family has been respectfully silent for several years now as the case was being investigated by ATF and Justice, but are willing to discuss some of the details of the investigation at this time. You will not be happy with what you hear.


    Call in number is 347-308-8790


    Hope to see you there!


    Scout


     

  • 00:59

    Shriekfest Radio! Denise Gossett interviews screenwriter Edward Santiago!

    in Paranormal

    I was born in New Jersey and raised in Puerto Rico. I was the writer of the local comic book titled Changuy, working alongside David Alvarez (artist) and Reynaldo Leon (animator). Relocated to Texas and have been residing here for the last 15 years within the Houston and Austin area. I have an MFA in Creative Writing at Full Sail University, and my thesis script, The Devil Himself, was a finalist at Shriekfest 2014. I’m currently working on my new fantasy/horror screenplay, Knights of the Valiant Heart.


    Work experiences includes Blizzard Entertainment, Customer Service Department during the releases of Starcraft 2, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Diablo 3, and World of Warcraft: Mist of Pandaria.

  • 02:01

    A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast - Abuse of Disabled Inmates in U.S. Prisons

    in US Government

    Lamont Banks, Lisa Stewart and Wayne Wright of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans.  


    Although the American system of justice is the most-respected worldwide, it is still a system designed, and operated, by humans, which means it's not perfect.


    Our Special Guests for tonight's show is Maurice Chammah, Staff Writer for The Marshall Project and Steven Wetstein, Advocate for the Stop Prison Abuse Now (SPAN) advocay group. Both of our guests will be addressing the abuse of disable inmates in our U.S. prisons.


    A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Read full story: www.freetheirp6.org.


    For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, visit www.a-justcause.com.


    Follow us on Twitter: @AJCRadio, @A_JustCause, @FreeTheeIRP6,  @FreeeTheIRP6 and Like our Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCoast2Coast, and https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCO, https://www.facebook.com/FreetheIRP6


    Thank you for your support!

  • 02:06

    Straight talk: convenience or freedom

    in Politics Conservative

    California is dumping a trillion gallons of fresh Water in the ocean. Only liberals would declare a water shortage disaster after spending years dumping good, fresh water into the ocean to protect a non-endangered bait fish.


     California is dumping trillions of gallons of fresh water into the ocean, creating a man-made disaster, to protect an non-endangered bait fish. California is dumping trillions of gallons of fresh water into the ocean, creating a man-made disaster, to protect an non-endangered bait fish.  For years now, the southern 1/3 of the beautiful San Joaquin Valley’s farmland has been turned into a “man-made” dust bowl.


    The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase over 62 million rounds of ammo typically used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, just weeks after the ATF was forced to back down on a ban on M855 bullets.


     A posting on FedBizOpps.gov this week reveals that the DHS is looking to contract with a company to provide 12.6 million rounds of .223 Remington ammunition per year for a period of five years – totaling 62.5 million bullets.


    At least five Walmart stores throughout the country have announced that they are closing for up to six months due to plumbing issues.


    Stores in California, Texas, Florida, and Oklahoma closed Tuesday with little to no warning, in some cases without even letting the city know, leaving thousands of people without jobs Walmart claims employees can move to another store) and sparking widespread theories as to the real reason for the abrupt closure.


    In California, Exploding “Smart Meters” Spy on Your Water Use:Government’s latest Orwellian tools to spy on citizens, known as “smart meters,” are literally blowing up and catching fire, risking lives and property to facilitate what even officials acknowledge amounts to intrusive state surveillanc


     

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