• 01:01

    Politics Done Right With Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    Politics Done Right With Egberto Willies is a political talk show on current events. While the show has a admittedly liberal bent, it seeks to engage citizens of all political ideologies to foment a healthy discourse. Join us on Saturdays from 12:00 Noon CST to 2:00 PM CST.

  • 01:01

    Politics Done Right With Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    Politics Done Right With Egberto Willies is a political talk show on current events. While the show has a admittedly liberal bent, it seeks to engage citizens of all political ideologies to foment a healthy discourse. Join us on Saturdays from 12:00 Noon CST to 2:00 PM CST.

  • 02:00

    Politics Done Right With Egberto Willies

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    This week’s show This week was a week that shows the stalk difference between Presidents and ideology. One ideology revels in the constant drumbeat to assert superiority and war to feed what Eisenhower called the military industrial complex. The other ideology asserts that ALL humans are deserving and that war is always a last resort. One ideology believes that collectively everyone does better while the other believes that if a few succeed massively, their crumbs will be enough to sustain the masses.
    These ideologies are not expressed in these rather obscene terms generally. They are however reflected in the budgets passed by our government, in the wars we choose to fight, and in the access to opportunity we choose to give our citizens.
    I want to explore these issues today. Most importantly I want us to empower ourselves be a part of the solution already underway. While it may seem a  daunting and lengthy task we all are the solution.
    See the blog post here.

  • 01:01

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics Progressive

    Gar Alperovitz is the co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative and Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland. He is a former fellow of the Institute of Politics at Harvard and of King’s College at Cambridge University, where he earned his PhD in political economy. He has served as a legislative director in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and as a special assistant in the Department of State. Earlier he was president of the Center for Community Economic Development, Co-director of The Cambridge Institute, and president of the Center for the Study of Public Policy.


    Dr. Alperovitz’s numerous articles have appeared in publications ranging from The New York Times and The Washington Post to The Journal of Economic Issues, Foreign Policy, Diplomatic History, and other academic and popular journals. Dr. Alperovitz is the author of Making a Place for Community: Local Democracy in a Global Era published in 2002 (with Thad Williamson and David Imbroscio), Unjust Deserts (with Lew Daly) in 2008, and America Beyond Capitalism in 2011. Last year, he released his new book, What Must We Do Then?, and the new film The Next American Revolution.


    Visit the blog post here.

  • 01:01

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics Progressive

    Brenda Wright is the Vice President of Legal Strategies at Demos. She has led many progressive legal and policy initiatives on voting rights, campaign finance reform, redistricting, election administration and other democracy and electoral reform issues and is a nationally known expert in these areas. She has argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court: Randall v. Sorrell (campaign finance) and Young v. Fordice (voting rights). She has written extensively on democracy and voting rights issues in both popular and scholarly publications. She appears frequently in print and broadcast media on these issues, and testifies regularly before Congress, federal agencies and state legislatures.


    Before joining Demos in 2007, Brenda served as Managing Attorney at the National Voting Rights Institute in Boston.  Brenda also served previously as Director of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C.  She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Board of Directors of Common Cause Massachusetts and the advisory board of the Prison Policy Initiative.  She received her law degree from Yale Law School and her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College.


    Visit the blog post here.

  • 00:55

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    This week features the co-founder and Executive Director of Creative Strategies for Change, Rachael Sharp, to talk with us about their work to bridge the social divides and engage communities on all sides by mobilizing arts and education for social justice.


    Rachael is a passionate artist, activist, and educator who works in a variety of creative mediums, specializing in popular education, applied theater, dance, and movement. She holds a Master of Arts from the Gallatin School at New York University, and has completed professional training programs with Bay Area Nonviolent Communication, Dominic Barter, and the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, where she received the Nia award for outstanding work in the arts and social justice. Through her work, Rachael has had the opportunity to facilitate innovative social justice education and arts programs for people of all ages, as well as supporting nonprofit organizations with communications, program coordination, and general operations.

  • 00:55

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    This week features the co-founder and Executive Director of Creative Strategies for Change, Rachael Sharp, to talk with us about their work to bridge the social divides and engage communities on all sides by mobilizing arts and education for social justice.


    Rachael is a passionate artist, activist, and educator who works in a variety of creative mediums, specializing in popular education, applied theater, dance, and movement. She holds a Master of Arts from the Gallatin School at New York University, and has completed professional training programs with Bay Area Nonviolent Communication, Dominic Barter, and the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, where she received the Nia award for outstanding work in the arts and social justice. Through her work, Rachael has had the opportunity to facilitate innovative social justice education and arts programs for people of all ages, as well as supporting nonprofit organizations with communications, program coordination, and general operations.

  • 01:01

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics

    In light of Martin Luther King Day and the fifth anniversary of Citizens United this week, we feature an excerpt from Dr. King's Beyond Vietnam speech, which he delivered at New York City’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967. Following this speech, we talk with National Leadership Team members Daniel Lee and George Friday about the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement and its connection with the Democracy Movement.


    You can listen to the full speech here.

  • 01:01

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics Progressive

    Today’s Guests


    Barbara Gerten, volunteer with the St Paul Area Move to Amend affiliate, comes to this work with a background in accounting, nonprofit management, justice and peace activism. She is the Peace Gramma to 8 grandchildren. The ever growing US military presence throughout the world, the unnecessary and failed wars in Afghanistan and Iraq caused her to question the power of the military industrial complex. Taking back our democracy must happen or we are forever the pawns in their game; taking our money and our children and grandchildren.


    Ken Pantel  has been a grassroots organizer and founder of the Ecology Democracy Network. For over 28 years, he has been a grassroots organizer and candidate for public office in Minnesota. In 1986 he started working with Greenpeace in Minnesota as a canvasser, field manager, coalition builder, lobbyist, planning and participating in direct actions, as well as public speaking.


    Visit the blog post here.

  • 00:43

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

    in Politics Progressive

    In the first half of the show, our guest is Ben Cohen, known for more than his delicious ice cream, Ben and Jerry’s. He is also President and Head Stamper at the Stamp Stampede campaign whose goal is to help build the movement to amend the constitution to get money out of politics.


    Visit the blog post  here.

  • 01:01

    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    This week features lifetime activist and affiliate organizer for Move to Amend in Tuscaloosa, Jim Price, to talk with us about his experience as a Southern organizer for justice and how to approach grassroots organizing in "red states" like Alabama. 


    Jim Price has spent most of his adult life as an activist and organizer for justice in the southern United States.  For twenty-six years, Jim served as a field representative, grassroots organizer, and lobbyist at the Sierra Club.  He was a founder of the Club’s National Environmental Justice Grassroots Organizing Program through which he supported numerous local organizations representing low income white and nonwhite communities throughout the U.S. in their struggles.  During the 1990s, Jim helped initiate the Sierra Club’s Corporate Accountability Project.  He presented a popular presentation “Corporations and the Deterioration of Democracy” at over fifty venues. In the mid-90’s Jim became a Principal with the Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy (POCLAD).  He was also a founder of the Alliance for Democracy, served on its first Board of Directors, and helped found the Birmingham, Alabama Chapter.  Jim’s Unitarian Universalist community has been a great support to him.  The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tuscaloosa’s Social Justice Team and Board of Trustees have both endorsed the Move to Amend amendment. Since retiring to Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 2012, Jim has been an active organizer in the Move to Amend – Tuscaloosa affiliate.

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