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  • 00:16

    Beyond Ferguson: Lives in Distress and Danger

    in The Bible

    Our church started working with a young man who lived in Ferguson at Canfield Green. When Michael Brown was murdered by Officer Darren Wilson, this young man took a video of some of the police and residents that were later used by national news stations. The young man was still connected to behaviors that were not healthy for himself or people around him. But he wanted to change. We found out that his life was being threatened so our church took him in and helped him move from Ferguson to the neighborhood the church was in. We started a family support ministry as a result of him moving near the church so we could provide him assistance when we could. He got a job but couldn't keep it due to transportation problems. As a result, he lost his job and was evicted. He had nowhere to stay. So I let him move in with me until we located another place for him. This radio broadcast tell the rest of this remarkable story. Please listen. 

  • 00:45

    Epigenetics of Ferguson and Structural Racism

    in Self Help

    After Michael Brown was a shot and killed by police officer, Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, the Economic Policy Institute on October 15, 2014 came out with a 40+ page report authored , Richard Rothstein entitled, THE MAKING OF FERGUSON: Public Policies at the Root of its Troubles.


    Rothstein written extensively about how poverty affects education and has spent years studying the evolution of residential segregation nationwide. He is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and senior fellow of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California Berkeley.


    Watch the Epigenetics of Poverty, Racism and Slavery:

  • 00:52

    The Ferguson Effect

    in Politics Conservative

    About a month ago I did a show talking about how events in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Milwaukee would change how police operate.  Now in the news we are seeing this very thing.  Crime rates are up.  In Milwaukee the murder rate is up 180% from this time last year.

    Police are not engaging because they are scared.  Not of the criminals, but rather of the system that is suppose to support them to do their jobs.

     

    RAMADI HAS FALLEN

    Ramdi is now under ISIS control.  Have we as a nation let go of our efforts to spread democrac?  In a place like Iraq our involvement has turned out to be a huge detriment to that country.  Where we once were a beckon of light, now those people are living in a greater hell than before we over thru Sadam Hussein.  

     

    Rick Santorum Joins the Ranks of Right Wing Homophobs

    In this election cycle we are going to see more and more of the LGBT community come out (no pun intended).  Where the Republicans land on this issue will make a difference.  More and more Republicans, especially the younger generation, are more accepting of the LGBT community.  This could make a serious difference.  Instead of Republicans being scared of being called racists, this go around they may become scared of being called homophobic.

     

  • 00:52

    The Ferguson Effect

    in Politics Conservative

    About a month ago I did a show talking about how events in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Milwaukee would change how police operate.  Now in the news we are seeing this very thing.  Crime rates are up.  In Milwaukee the murder rate is up 180% from this time last year.


    Police are not engaging because they are scared.  Not of the criminals, but rather of the system that is suppose to support them to do their jobs.


     


    RAMADI HAS FALLEN


    Ramdi is now under ISIS control.  Have we as a nation let go of our efforts to spread democrac?  In a place like Iraq our involvement has turned out to be a huge detriment to that country.  Where we once were a beckon of light, now those people are living in a greater hell than before we over thru Sadam Hussein.  


     


    Rick Santorum Joins the Ranks of Right Wing Homophobs


    In this election cycle we are going to see more and more of the LGBT community come out (no pun intended).  Where the Republicans land on this issue will make a difference.  More and more Republicans, especially the younger generation, are more accepting of the LGBT community.  This could make a serious difference.  Instead of Republicans being scared of being called racists, this go around they may become scared of being called homophobic.


     

  • 00:40

    Window Dressing Ferguson,MO

    in Politics

    The act of decorating and arranging products to display in a store window. : something that is intended to make a person or thing seem better or more attractive    Webter


    A year after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown sparked a firestorm in Ferguson, the city is still pumping out thousands of new arrest warrants and jailing people over minor offenses, according to an exclusive CNNMoney analysis.This practice continues despite a scathing report from the Department of Justice in March that found that Ferguson's police department and municipal court were unconstitutionally targeting low-income and minority residents with tickets and fines for minor offenses -- often in pursuit of revenue. The report noted that there were more than 16,000 people (residents and non-residents alike) with outstanding arrest warrants as of the end of last year, equivalent to around 75% of the town's population.


    The problem is widespread. Since Brown’s life was cut short on that fateful August day, we have witnessed incident after incident, in communities all across the country, of unarmed black men and women dying at the hands of police. Video cameras do not lie, and information and social media isn’t keeping people in isolated communities any more. Al Sharpton


     

  • 01:32

    Ferguson, Ferguson, & More Ferguson...

    in Politics

    Tonight, join an Observer as we discuss everything surrounding the shooting of an innocent African angel in Ferguson, as well as the protests and chimp-outs after the fact.


    Your calls are highly encouraged!

  • 00:52

    Say What?? Author Spotlight with author Miriam Kelly Ferguson

    in Motivation

    Join us this month on Say What?? Author Spotlights with special guest, debut novelist, Miriam Kelly Ferguson. Miriam is a gifted writer whose works have been featured in Harlem World Magazine and the Amsterdam News. She's been a fellow of the Hurston Wright Foundation and is a member of the esteemed Harlem Writer's Guild. We'll be discussing her emotionally charged novel, WEAVER.


    Say What?? Author Spotlights is a division of Say What?? Book Club.  We are a group of authors, readers and lovers of words gathered - HOW DIVINE!  Working tirelessly to level the playing field, SWBC offers opportunities to established and emerging authors who are serious about their craft and who excel in the literary arts.  Join the movement!


    If you are interested in learning more about SWBC, please contact us:


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  • The Loose Hinges and Inside Ferguson

    in Current Events

    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Rants, Raves & Rock ‘n Roll show, streaming live online from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 408 National Park units.
    On This Episode:
    - The Loose Hinges – Nashville based singer-songwriter duo Eliot Houser and Kris McCarthy talk about their brand new album ‘Nothing’s Permanent’.
    - Inside Ferguson – Diversity expert and author Devin S. James discusses his new book ‘Inside Ferguson: A Voice for the Voiceless’.

  • 01:17

    ground.ed with Pastor Cori Bush reporting LIVE from Frontline Ferguson and STL

    in Culture

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    Pastor Cori Bush is pastor of Kingdom Embassy International, an activist and organizer for Ferguson's Frontline in Ferguson, Missouri. She has been on the front lines of the Ferguson movement as a protester, as clergy, as a medic and as a victim of police assault on the day of the announcement not to indict Darren Wilson. She has been interviewed numerous times by several local and national media outlets. 


    Pastor Cori plans to continue to stand alongside the youth of today in the fight for justice. 

  • 00:16

    Ferguson Today

    in The Bible

    Ferguson became a spotlight in the eyes of the public with the murder of Michael Brown. Today a person who was there taking pictures and recording the events will be speaking about Ferguson now and then.

  • 02:28

    Ferguson- Where are They Now

    in Entertainment

    "Hands Up Don't Shoot" Darren Wilson tells The New Yorker that he "didn't want to work in a white area"


    Wilson fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown last year; he was cleared in the death. 


    Few people know where he lives with his wife and baby daughter. The 29-year-old former Ferguson police officer hasn't been able to land a new police job, and is haunted by death threats stemming from Brown's shooting almost exactly one year ago We talk about where is he now and some other news trending stories.