• 02:00

    I was just thinking...forgotten and marginalized stories in the news.

    in Politics

    When I listen to mainstream news I am appalled at the lack of information and the preponderance of emotionally racist commentary in the guise of network news. 


    The press [media, print and digital] is called the fourth estate.  The office is there to critique and call into question and scrutinize the government, politicians, and corporations on behalf of the people, although that was not the original meaning.


    “The Fourth Estate (or fourth power) is a societal or political force or institution...”Fourth Estate" most commonly refers to the news media, especially print journalism or "the press".” Earlier writers have applied the term to lawyers, to the British queens consort (acting as a free agent, independent of the king), and to the proletariat.


    The common man like me and you should scrutinize what we are being force fed and cry out about injustices. That’s what the internet has become a way in which ordinary people can voice their opinions and objects.  But, now the media alone is called the fourth estate-- the ones who are a societal or political force, but they rarely work on behalf of the people.


    Come talk and listen!


    661-467-2407 and press 1


    Friday March 13, 2015 @ 5pm pacific time or 8pm eastern time.

  • 01:02

    Women Sex Workers, Trafficking and Violence

    in Family

    Join hosts Alice Lynch and Sumayya Coleman, and Research Commentator Shasme Jackson as they talk to Artika Roller and Charisma Smith about the epidemic of sex trafficking and the impact it has in Black communities and across all communities at the intersection of marginalized identities. We will also examine the lack of community response to the crisis and what we must do to stop the demand.

  • 01:32

    On Sacred Ground with Khi Armand (Episode 15): Fertility w/ Sara Jacobsen

    in Spirituality

    April 19-25th is National Infertility Awareness Week. Join host Khi Armand and holistic fertility consultant Sara Jacobsen of Yemaya's Sacred Womb (YemayasWomb.com) for a talk on healing infertility with shamanism and Earth-based modalities.


    "Broadcasting the voices of the land and the deceased, host Khi Armand weaves together history, ethnography, and spiritual experience to explore the unique promises and challenges of our time."


    Connect with the stories, people, and landscapes that make us human in this unique, interdisciplinary show featuring guests from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds sharing their expertise on topics of biography, history, and places that matter.


    Culture worker and spiritworker Khi Armand channels marginalized voices from deep within the recesses of our world toward the resolution and reconciliation that we need now.


    Tune in every Saturday to On Sacred Ground at Noon PT, 3pm ET, online, call in by phone 657-383-0525, or 'Click-to-Talk' via a computer interface. Join in chat using a registered BlogTalkRadio account.

  • 00:24

    Autism In Love

    in Parents

    A film that will make you smile, cry and most importantly, think.  Brilliant documentary about autism and the emotion of love. 


    Guests Matt Fuller/Director


    Carolina Groppa/Producer


    Autism in Love is a feature length documentary that explores the lives of four autistic adults as they pursue and manage romantic relationships.


    The manifestations of autism affect everyone a little differently.


    What is seldom found are stories about what happens once these kids grow up; what happens after the sleepless nights, years of therapies, special schooling and exhaustive treatments? What happens when children with autism become adults with autism and want to have lives of their own?


    Unfortunately, when it comes to romantic relationships, people with autism have a distinct disadvantage. Being plagued by this developmental disorder jeopardizes the core characteristics of a relationship - communication and social interaction. Ostensibly it seems that some may never truly experience romantic love, or at least love by a typical definition. However, we know this to be false. We have innumerable instances of people with autism falling in love and having meaningful romantic relationships.


    AUTISM IN LOVE has captured those yet unexplored experiences. We've harnessed the power of cinema to reveal the truths of this otherwise marginalized community, and we're presenting a personal and critical perspective on the most important aspect of the human condition... love.

  • 01:39

    On Sacred Ground with Khi Armand (Episode 14): Al Cummins & English Traditions

    in Spirituality

    Join host Khi Armand and historian Al Cummins for a riveting discussion on English traditions involving the land the deceased.


    "Broadcasting the voices of the land and the deceased, host Khi Armand weaves together history, ethnography, and spiritual experience to explore the unique promises and challenges of our time."


    Connect with the stories, people, and landscapes that make us human in this unique, interdisciplinary show featuring guests from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds sharing their expertise on topics of biography, history, and places that matter.


    Culture worker and spiritworker Khi Armand channels marginalized voices from deep within the recesses of our world toward the resolution and reconciliation that we need now.


    Tune in every Saturday to On Sacred Ground at Noon PT, 3pm ET, online, call in by phone 657-383-0525, or 'Click-to-Talk' via a computer interface. Join in chat using a registered BlogTalkRadio account.

  • 00:59

    David Katz: Solving Our Plastic Pollution Problem & Poverty

    in Environment

    The future may indeed be in plastics.  David Katz is the founder and CEO of The Plastic Bank, an ambitious social enterprise that aims to solve the plastic pollution problem and poverty at the same time.


    The Plastic Bank provides an opportunity for the world’s poor to collect and trade plastic waste as a currency. That's right.  Plastic waste found at beaches and other waterways is turned into a source of income for our world's most marginalized citizens.  What's more, plastic collectors can get access to 3D printers creating entrepreneurial opportunities.  


    Today David Katz, who is the President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (E.O.) Vancouver Chapter and recent winner of the organization's Global Citizen Award, will share his inspiration for reducing global poverty and stopping plastic from entering our oceans.

  • 02:00

    Community Representation - Are we scared we don't get what we deserve?

    in Entertainment

    I often wonder if the staunch defense of problematic icons in marginalized communities is some sort of residual internalized self hate? Or desperation? Or both?


    what would happen if we smashed all the pedestals of the rapists, misogynists, and domestic abusers in the black community?


    Not to say these types of predators and abusers don't exist in white communities- but white people have more visibility and more options. I know Rape and domestic Violence are underreported in white communities as well, so we may well be consuming movies and music by abusers. But when consuming white media I can easily choose to watch horror movies not affiliated with Polanski. I can watch comedies not directed by woody Allen or starring Sean Penn.


    But if I want to watch a nostalgic family friendly tv show featuring a black family and I ditch "the Cosby show"... I've got... "family matters". Those were the only 2 mainstream black family shows I remember from my childhood. Those were the only places I could watch people who looked like me, had hair like me, dealt with confusion about dating, family, growing up, and racism all at the same time.


    Is that why the black community hesitates to shun abusers in our midst? Because we won't have any representation if we cut out the bad people? Or is it because we think we don't deserve better representation and we secretly believe the lies we've been fed about ourselves?


    Is it a mix of both? Don't we deserve better? Both in terms of more representation and better role models? 
    Why don't we demand more for ourselves? Are we scared we don't deserve more or scared we won't get what we deserve?

  • 00:59

    David Katz: Solving the Plastic Pollution Problem & Poverty Together

    in Lifestyle

    The future may indeed be in plastics.  David Katz is the founder and CEO of The Plastic Bank, an ambitious social enterprise that aims to solve the plastic pollution problem and poverty at the same time.


    The Plastic Bank provides an opportunity for the world’s poor to collect and trade plastic waste as a currency. That's right.  Plastic waste found at beaches and other waterways is turned into a source of income for our world's most marginalized citizens.  What's more, plastic collectors can get access to 3D printers creating entrepreneurial opportunities.  


    Today David Katz, who is the President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (E.O.) Vancouver Chapter and recent winner of the organization's Global Citizen Award, will share his inspiration for reducing global poverty and stopping plastic from entering our oceans.

  • 00:32

    Representing the Misrepresented with Jenné Ayers

    in Motivation

    Tune in as these three young people discuss a positive change for their community. No matter where you live or serve, this episode will serve as a great resource. 


    Meet young candidate for Philadelphia City Council at Large, Jenné Ayers! She will be a tireless advocate for marginalized and vulnerable people. A Harvard graduate, Jenné is known best for her passion for service, keen analytical mind and collaborative leadership style. With this powerful combination, she will implement innovative solutions for Philadelphia’s most pressing challenges.

  • 01:36

    On Sacred Ground with Khi Armand (Episode 13): Christina Pratt & Cycle Teachings

    in Spirituality

    Join host Khi Armand and shaman Christina Pratt of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing and the Why Shamanism Now podcast for a dynamic discussion on shamanism, healing, and initiation into adulthood.


    "Broadcasting the voices of the land and the deceased, host Khi Armand weaves together history, ethnography, and spiritual experience to explore the unique promises and challenges of our time."


    Connect with the stories, people, and landscapes that make us human in this unique, interdisciplinary show featuring guests from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds sharing their expertise on topics of biography, history, and places that matter.


    Culture worker and spiritworker Khi Armand channels marginalized voices from deep within the recesses of our world toward the resolution and reconciliation that we need now.


    Tune in every Saturday to On Sacred Ground at Noon PT, 3pm ET, online, call in by phone 657-383-0525, or 'Click-to-Talk' via a computer interface. Join in chat using a registered BlogTalkRadio account.

  • 02:22

    Bob Darby, Advocate for the Homeless 03/19/2015

    in Politics Progressive

    BOB DARBY, ADVOCATE FOR THE HOMELESS - Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. EST ~ "Power Without Compassion" - Darby has been an advocate for the homeless for more than twenty years. Please call to speak on air at (347) 857-3293 for all broadcasts. He has a B.A. in psychology from Emory University. Darby also studied in psychology and theology in graduate school. He is a former employee of Georgia Regional Hospital, Boston State Hospital, and New Hampshire's Hanover-Darthmouth Hospital. In 1994, he co-founded Atlanta Food Not Bombs. Darby is a writer and public speaker.


    Darby covers subjects such as eugenics and the homeless. He also exposes how drug trafficking by U.S. officials contributes to homelessness, imprisonment and deaths of marginalized people. Darby asserts drug addictions that lead to homelessness were partly facilitated by the CIA, which began trafficking herion, crack and other drugs into America years ago, sometimes with the corpses of deceased American soldiers. He cites documented proof from books by respected journalists and government records. Bob also asserts that people with serious mental illness are deliberately rendered homeless in the United States of America and deprived of psychiatric and medical health care services to raise prison profits.


    Voters should petition elected officials to improve treatment and subsistence assistance for mentally ill people and those with substance abuse issues. Please use this link to contact your elected officials: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml


    Your questions and comments are welcome.

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