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  • 01:56

    Detaining & Jailing: The Corporate Way on "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee"

    in Politics

    As I reported on earlier this week for The Fifth Column News twice in the past fifteen days, two separate class action lawsuits, one in U.S. District Court, one in Grady County Superior Court, were filed naming Red Hills Community Probation (RHCP) LLC, its CEO Margaret B. Crutchfield, and the cities of Cairo, Pelham and Bainbridge, GA, as defendants.  The Federal case, Edwards, et al, v Red Hills Community Probation LLC, et al, filed by the Southern Center for Human Rights, also names probation officers and members of various police departments. The state case, Green v Red Hills, et al, alleges the defendants violated a number of state statutes including various RICO laws as well. The two cases, though not connected in any way, arise out of nearly identical facts and the same pattern of conduct. Joining me this morning to discuss the merits of the case is Attorney for the Plaintiff in Green, K, Todd Butler. Attorney Butler will discuss the allegations and the law supporting his decision to advance a RICO legal argument to the court. Along with the improper and illegal actions of a corporation acting "under color of state law", for the sole purpose of profit.  I will be covering the latest important news subjects as well as our weekly education battle updates. Longtime Activist, Radio Host, Journalist and Coffee Party Director Bobby Rodrigo's show "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee" on Coffee Party USA Radio every Sunday Morning at 8:30AM EDT. Advocating engagement, pointing out the Constitution is the Rule of Law and why it should remain so. Booby attacks Money in Politics & political party blind allegiance hoping to stop corruption & tyranny. Plus join us Sunday Morning 8:30 AM EDT 

  • 03:34

    Educational System is not Teaching Kids so Why are we Handcuffing the Teachers?

    in Social Networking

    Schools are no longer a path to cultivation and a life of the mind; they are on a path of a job. Along the way, as schools became a training ground for corps of workers, they also became a means of furthering national interests. The debate about schools had become part of the debate about national power. Which brings us to the twenty-first century.


    When George W. Bush announced No Child Left Behind (NCLB), his purported intention was to encourage a set of practices and institute a set of assessments that would ensure every child got the same good start at school. Implicit in that formulation was the now familiar premise that it was up to schools to close the income gap between the rich and the poor. In its most beneficent form, it could have made a powerful difference in the lives of many children. If NCLB had ensured that all kids would learn how to read and that no child would become disenchanted enough to drop out, it might have been wonderful. But that’s not how NCLB played out.


    Within just a few years, teachers were rushing to make sure that each child got a higher score on the standardized tests than he or she had gotten the year before. School superintendents also felt compelled to see to it that their schools got higher scores every year. What had been promoted as a means of ensuring that all children received the fruits of our educational system became a relentless push toward improved test scores. With each year, more and more focus was on the scores themselves and less on the education the scores were intended to measure. At the national level, politicians threatened that if we didn’t educate everyone, once again our country might fall behind. The conversation was less about giving everyone access to reading, thoughtful engagement in civic life, or the pleasures of ideas, and much more about seeing to it that everyone could earn a decent wage.

  • 02:01

    Reclaiming Humanity's Heart of Love w/ Tom Choquette, Charles Olivea, & Friends

    in Spirituality

    This week on The Cosmic Citizen, we're delighted to have Tom Choquette, Charles Olivea and, perhaps, some mutual friends calling in.  Our topic:  How do we reclaim the heart of love of humanity in a world seemingly so callous to love?

    As in all enduring transitions, if we are to reclaim the heart of humanity we must include and encourage active participation of our youth.  We must also understand that the heart of humanity itself includes the love of God.  Without the God of love, we have no chance of success.  How do we embrace more of God's love in our everyday lives?  Do we believe that God is love?  And if so, what is love?  Where do we find the resources to transition into a deeper understanding  and then a deeper experience of God's love?


    Our greatest need is to love and be loved.  Where does that need come from?  Can it come from the actual presence of God in our hearts, beckoning us to dance in a world so in need of the love of God?  When we truly love, are we already consciously, actively sharing our life with God? 

    Let's explore these possibilities.  Come join us on a journey into our inner lives, a journey saturated with the conscious presence of the God of love.  A journey that reveals the privilege of service, forgiveness and love itself.


    Call in and join the conversation with our guests and share insights on love and its power to transform the chaos in human relationships to civilized and even, genuinely heartfelt relationships among our fellow brothers and sisters in this world of many contrasts.



    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."  Jimi Hendrix


    "Love is the desire to do good to others."  The Urantia Book (648.4) 56:10.21


     

  • 00:21

    Celebrating Nessie's 81st Anniversary with Saundra Greene and Linda Irwin

    in Paranormal

    Tuesday was the 81st anniversary of the first photograph of the Loch Ness resident, Nessie.  Too bad it turns out that the photograph was hoaxed; however, it does not negate the fact that there have been many sightings of her not only in the famous Scotland lake but around the world . . . or does Nessie have relatives?  Tonight Saundra and Linda will discuss all about this mysterious so called sea monster.


    Welcome to "Unseen World", focusing on all aspects of the spiritual, psychic, metaphysical, supernatural, extraterrestrial & paranormal. Here you can share your experiences, ask questions, and we will assist you with your journey. You can join Saundra, Linda & others of like mind on our Facebook Group "Unseen World".


    Janice King is an intuitive healer and astrologer. Read her blog at: www.janais.wordpress.com.


    Saundra Greene is a Spiritual Intuitive well versed in numerology, as well as the meaning & uses of different stones & herbs, but does readings from the heart. You can see more of her beautiful photography at www.wix.com/wyosammy/saundra-portfolio or she can be reached for in depth person email or phone readings at Wyosammy@GMail.com.


    Linda Irwin is an intuitive paranormal/metaphysical specialist at "Continuum X Headquarters" on Facebook and on http://cntnuumx.wix.com/lindairwin.


    Like us on Facebook and follow us here on Blog Talk Radio!

  • 01:26

    Holly Stephey & Shaun Weiss , Rock n Roll, The Beatles and so much more !

    in Pop Culture

    Shaun Weiss spent most of his time as an Entertainment Attorney, had the chance to meet some of the top people in the industry and was able to be in the right place at the right time.


    This show will be fun as we talk about his many encounters with some of Rock n Rolls finest legends .


    Shaun started taking pictures candidly and now he has a massive collection of some of the rarest moments in


    Rock n Roll .


    From the Moments of the Beatles to Jim Morrison walking down a Hallway flicking his hair, all of the moments Shaun has captured are memories that we will be talking about on Red Velvet Media Blogtalk Radio.


    Who knows Shaun may even have a Picture of you !


    I know who listens to my shows and if you want to call in , please do so :) 


    We will be talking about his life growing up and how the Beatles were such a Huge influence and how this shaped his future to be able to take candid photos and become friends with many who he has has the pleasure of photographing and catching some rare moments in the history of Rock N Roll.

  • 00:31

    Transgender Producer and Director Shelbe Chang

    in Entertainment

    The King of DC Media (KODCM), William Powell, welcomes Producer and Director  Shelbe Chang. Chang is a  transgender actress, model, filmmaker and activist who wrote and directed the indie film LGBT Love Stories.


    Shelbe Chang was born in Taipei, Taiwan and came to USA when she was 12. She was raised in Orange County, California. Growing up, Shelbe had a dream to be in the entertainment industry as an actor, director and screen writer. Therefore, she chose to major in Communication Arts - Film/TV & Photography in college.


    During her college years, she did some background and extra work just for fun and gained some experience. She also auditioned for TVB Hong Kong New Talent Singing Contest in 1994. After college, she worked at a Chinese TV Network company as an editor about 2 years and then she pretty much left the entertainment business.


    Until 2012, Shelbe started out modeling/acting and heavily involved with the transgender community. In 2013, she expanded her talent as a contributing writer for Transformation Magazine, creating content for Cinegeoff's blog and started her own independent production company called, Transflix. In 2014, she began her film making career by writing, producing, directing and acting in her first feature indie film called LGBT Love Stories.

  • 01:00

    Ask Ms. Bodacious Presents an Interview w/Make Up Artist Tiffany McKinney

    in Women

    Tiffany McKinney is a professional makeup artist and beauty educator based in Maryland and is also the proprietor of Tiffany’s Glam Suite, LLC, a full service Beauty Suite in which clients have an array of exquisite makeup, skin care services and a variety of beauty and fashion accessories at their fingertips. She is a MAC Pro artist and a self ­taught makeup artist with 10 years of experience in various aspects of makeup artistry such as beauty, fashion, runway, media, print and bridal. Tiffany has been very fortunate to train under some of the industry’s top


    Makeup Artist such as Celebrity Makeup Artist’s Renny Vasquez and Alexandra Butler to name a few.
    Tiffany has been privileged to work on a vast array of projects with clients including:
    ? New Year New You Beauty Workshop
    ? Curvy Boudoir by MLAW
    ? Milton Lawrence Photography
    ? Derrick Thomas Photography
    ? Lyfesavers Campaign
    ? Making Memories on Purpose
    ? Jazz Saxophonist Corinthia Cromwell CD Project Photoshoot
    ? Corinthia Cromwell Live CD Release
    ? 2013 Bridal Expo/ Fashion Show
    ? Whitney Houston Tribute Concert
    ? Beauty Shield App Promotional Campaign
    ? 3­D in Motion Dance Fest
    ? Team Free Experience Concert
    ? Women Of Impact
    ? Bond (Bringing on New Direction Inc.)
    ? Oh Gospel Musical, The Evolution of Praise, Worship & Song
    ? Lucinda Cross Vision Board Party

  • 01:01

    Chit Chat with B.Fly Welcomes Author Sunny Giovanni

    in Radio

    In southern Dallas, Texas, Sunny Giovanni-- or "Gio" as she likes to be called-- was born on the fifth day of June in 1989. Born to a mother who was a teacher and a graduate from Texas A&M University you couldn't so much as watch a Disney movie if you hadn't read the book beforehand. Gio has had a very strong history with literature, diversifying from poetry (winning placements in oratorical contests), to thriller short stories as a way to vent her frustrations.
    The pen was handed down to her from an older sibling as a means to focus her negative energy and anger into something different but was used as a way to alter her own situations.
    As a preteen Gio witnessed how much her writing could touch someone when she left one of her prized spirals in a classroom without knowing. Two weeks after it went missing someone brought it back to her asking for more, letting the young author know that almost everyone she knew read the story, but without knowing it was her in the story she had written.
    Sunny Giovanni is an advocate for gay and transgender rights, and says: "You can't help who you are and you damn sure can't help who you love. 
    Gio is a mother of three children, the founder of Lucid Legends Publishing/ Photography, Kno Joke Entertainment, the host of "We Talk TOO Much Radio" on BlogTalk Radio and blogs on Tumblr under the name "KnoJokeGio". She is a friend to many and prides herself on making a smile out of an extremely horrible day. "It doesn't matter if you're having a bad day... a smile could make everything else seem so small. Crack a joke when someone is hurt and see how fast they cheer up. Even at a random moment. If it makes no sense, see how fast they forget about everything else and wonder what's wrong with you but end up smiling in the process. It works every time."
     

  • 00:32

    How to Turn Horrible Bosses into Happier Relationships

    in Business

    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at its new time from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).


    Last week we talked about how to look people in the eye digitally, and this week we’re going to talk about how to turn horrible bosses into happier relationships.


    Today we’re faced with a difficult and complex economic landscape never before seen in the modern world. Regardless of the job growth of late and unemployment plummeting, wages are still pretty flat and employers and workers are under a great deal of strain to produce. 


    Unfortunately, a bad boss can undermine our ability to work effectively and efficiently. Poor communication skills, lack of direction, micromanaging, bullying — any of these traits can make a boss difficult to work with leading to stress, anxiety, frustration and anger.


    It’s time to learn powerful techniques for reinventing your relationship with your boss and turn horrible into happier.


    Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about how to turn horrible bosses into happier relationships with this week’s guest: Tony Deblauwe, Founder of consulting firm HR4Change.


    Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Jibe, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Jobvite, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce and HRmarketer Insight. Plus, we're big CandE supporters!

  • 01:06

    Diana Fletcher, Richard Hadden, Bill Hawkins, David Scranton

    in Business

    Diana Fletcher is the Stress Reducing Expert Life Coach, Author and Speaker. She helps her clients and readers to live the happy and healthy lives that they are meant to live 


    David Scranton founded New York-based Sound Income Strategies of Scranton Financial Group, Connecticut. One of the nation’s most successful and respected independent financial advisors, He has been specializing in the universe of income-generating savings and investment strategies for over 15 years. Prior to that, he followed a typical business model based heavily on stock market-based investment strategies


    Richard Hadden a workplace expert who focuses on the relationship between Employee Engagement and corporate profit. He’s co-author of the popular Contented Cows leadership book series, and the book Rebooting Leadership. He speaks for leadership groups all over the world, teaching them how they can realize the connection between people practices and profit performance


    Bill Hawkins is an expert in leadership development and executive coaching.  As a founding member of the Marshall Goldsmith Group he has worked with over 20 Fortune 500 companies in 17 countries.      He is a member of the Peter Drucker "Thought Leaders Forum", a distinguished fellow at the Global Leadership Development Center at Alliant University and a  Bill is a contributing author in 5 books

  • 01:23

    T.R.U. SKOOL #ShangoBlake 323.927.2913

    in Education

    The Hip Hop Principal, Shango Blake.  AGalyze what are some of the issues within public education. (Specifically School environment and culture). What is wrong and are the best practices they will turning the American failing educational system.


    Parent Teacher Engagement – Children – School Systems – Best Practices – Classrooms – Students – Scholarship – Expectations – Teachers – School’s Culture – Educational Self Determination – Guidance – Saving Black & Latino Minds