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  • 02:01

    Prison Industrial Complex or New Plantation

    in Radio

    SACRAMENTO, California — With wildfires blazing throughout the parched Western United States, the state of California has found a novel, though ethically questionable, way to save money on the state’s safety budget: Send state prisoners to work on the frontlines fighting forest fires for $2 per day.

    “More than 100 wildfires are burning across the West — destroying dozens of homes, forcing hundreds of people to flee and stretching firefighting budgets to the breaking point,” wrote Tim Stelloh for NBC News on Monday. For California, he reported, that means some 14,000 firefighters combating 19 forest fires, including the “Jerusalem fire,” which covered over 25,000 acres before being mostly contained as of Saturday. “[T]he blaze — along with six others — was still sending smoke south across the San Francisco Bay Area,” Stelloh wrote.

    About 4,000 low-level felons from California’s state prisons are fighting the fires, operating out of so-called “conservation camps,” according to Julia Lurie, writing on Friday for Mother Jones. “Between 30 and 40 percent of California’s forest firefighters are state prison inmates,” she reported. Inmates who committed certain offenses, like sex crimes or arson, are blocked from entering the firefighting program. Prisoners work in 24-hour shifts during forest fire season, followed by 24 hours off. Prisoners earn $2 a day just by being in the program, plus an additional $2 an hour when they are actively fighting fires.

  • 00:30

    How to Heal Complex-PTSD with Dr. Christine Courtois

    in Psychology

    There’s PTSD, and then there’s complex-PTSD, a branch of posttraumatic stress disorder that stems from the infliction of interpersonal trauma. Whether that’s trauma at the hands of a friend or family member or at the deranged impulse of a stranger, how to to heal complex-PTSD poses unique challenges. Expert Dr. Christine Courtois joins Michele Rosenthal to answer these important questions about how to heal complex-PTSD:

    what is complex-PTSD?
    what are signs of complex trauma?
    how do PTSD and C-PTSD differ?
    what is possible in C-PTSD recovery?

    Dr. Courtois also shares her thoughts about how childhood trauma impacts the psyche, how C-PTSD develops, the importance of trauma-informed care, creating a healing sense of self, and building a “window of tolerance.”

    Michele Rosenthal is a an award-winning PTSD blogger, best-selling and award-nominated author and the founder of HealMyPTSD.com. Her shows combine scientific research, cutting-edge guests and personal stories that highlight the challenges and successes of deliberately deciding to change the direction of your life. For more ideas about how to create change you choose, visit HealMyPTSD.com.

  • 02:03

    WTR: Ret. CSM Bart Womack, Carl Higbie, and Scotty Neil

    in Military

    Warrior Talk Radio with GI Jenn is honored to have Ret. CSM Bart Womack, former Navy SEAL, and former Special Forces MSG Scott Neil on the program!  Tonight Wes Doss will be joining us as guest co-host!

    Ret. CSM Bart E. Womack, is a graduate of the US Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 48.  Highlights of his distinguished military career include Drill Sergeant, Senior Ranger Instructor, Relief Commander and Sergeant of the Guard at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He served at every level of Command Sergeant Major in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).  He served in combat in Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Korea. He also served in Kosovo - Operation Joint Guardian, and the Republic of Haiti - Operation Uphold Democracy. 

    As a U.S. Navy SEAL, he saw dozens of combat missions and was decorated with valor in leadership positions. Today, Carl is a man who has an ardent passion for this country, which takes him on a new mission.  He has a heartfelt calling to wake this nation to the stark reality of a new enemy – bureaucracy. From a man who has protected our country in some of the most dangerous areas of the world, he believes there is a new battle on the homefront that every American can fight.

    MSG (Ret) Scott Neil spent 25 years in the U.S. Special Forces and was one of the first to deploy into Afghanistan following the tragic events of 9/11. Neil has lead multiple combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Horn of Africa as well as an interagency task force to defeat foreign terrorists around the globe.  

    Call in number is 646-595-3504

  • 00:05

    Orem Chiropractor Provides Back And Neck Pain Relief For Military Troops

    in Health

    In this episode Orem chiropractor - R Ned McArthur, D.C.discusses chiropractic care for active military troops.
    and what the military sees the purpose of chiropractic care.

    the mission . . .  is to enable readiness, wellness and health care by the accurate diagnosis of spinal, neuromusculoskeletal injuries and conditions, providing corrective and rehabilitative adjustments and treatments for those conditions listed, and performing prevention therapy.

    Personally, I am honored to provide chiropractic care to those who serve our country and I am thankful to those who serve.

    R. Ned McArthur, D.C.
    Phone: 801-225-1311

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  • Military Monday with John D. Gresham and Author Al Nofi

    in History

    Question: How do you take a Navy from a force structure of just a handful of wooden cruisers to the most powerful fleet in history in just two generations? Because this is exactly what happened within the United States Navy (USN) in the late 1800s in the first half of the 20th century. Along with obvious answers like having the necessary resources and industrial infrastructure, there is the question of the people who manned it. One of the keys in the development of the USN's training, tactics, and fleet doctrine were 21 "Fleet Problens," run between 1923 and 1940. Fleet Problems were a series of full-scale fleet exercises, designed to explore and experiment new ideas for the US fleet, while providing officers and crews with a chance to operate under simulated battle conditions for extended periods of time. Most of the future World War II and early Cold War USN leaders participated in the Fleet Problems, learning many of the lessons that would allow them to achieve victory in the coming "Two Ocean War" that was coming.

    To learn more about the USN's Fleet Problems prior to World War II, tune into this week's edition of Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)). Author, historian, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and host John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) has invited  Government Printing Office author Al Nofi to discuss his book, TO THE FLEET FOR WAR. Considered an "instant classic" within the Naval history genre, Nofi's book describes in intimate detail, the various Fleet Problems, how they were run and adjudicated, and lessons learned derived from the exercises that became the basis for the USN's World War II doctrine.

  • 01:58

    RTR: Spiritual Superiority Complex

    in Christianity

    Spiritual superiority is real!! It occurs when a believer thinks they are better, or more spiritual than other believers.  It could be because of the knowledge they possess, because they don't commit certain sins, or because they read, pray and fast more than other believers. They often look down on other believers who they think are not on "thier level" of holiness, and they often think themselves to be humble.  Join RTR this Sunday at 10 am est as we talk about the Spiritual Superiority Complex.  You can listen live by clicking the link or by calling 661.449.9951 


  • 00:15

    Own Your Day! Helping Police, Fire, EMS, Military Veteran Entertainers "Get the Gig"

    in Self Help

    15 min Podcast of Tips to Getting the Gig.  Brian uses sales 101 tips and techniques to help you with staying positive while giving you ideas on how you can get the gig over your competitor.  Feel free to call in.  He'd love to hear how You get the gigs. 

    TheSingingFireman.com is a community of Hero Entertainers made up of Police Officer's, Firefighters, EMS & Military Veterans who have an entertainment talent or business.   We help you "get the gig" and become visible for those searching for professionals.  

    Callers welcome.  


  • 02:09

    UNLAWFUL CAPTIVES #HenryAllenMuhammad #JasonX #ForrestMuhammad 323.927.2913

    in Politics

    Hosted By: Henry Allen-Muhammad

    With Special Guest Hosts: Jason X and Forrest Muhammad

    Unlawful Captives deals with the creation, sustaining, the politics, criminalization and the effects  of The Prison Industrial Complex in America and World Wide.

    Why are there more people incarcerated in America the rest of the free countries worldwide combined.

    Why does America lock up drug user whereas other countries opt for treatment?  


    Prison Industrial Complex – Law – Above The Law – Black Lives Matter – #FTP – Police Corruption – Political Prisoners – Poverty Inmates – Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – Police Brutality – Urban Concentration Camps – Militarization Of The Police Departments  

  • 02:00

    MMSRS #53 - What's in a Name?

    in Military

    Guys, have the "Lady Panthers" (yes, a real spouses support group name) asked you to join them? Do you become the token "guy" spouse? What do you do? Join host Dave Etter and call in folks as they discuss this perplexing and sometimes aggravating event!

    MMSRS is a weekly 2-hour web-based call-in radio show (516-453-9167), hosted by Dave Etter, focusing on the needs of men married to serving military members, both men and women. Male Military Spouses are a small niche of military spouses, comprising of only 7%-8% of all military spouses. We feel left out, usually, at support functions - especially those designed with the spouses being identified as "wives"! We get cajoled at playgrounds where our kids play, from the mommies there who think we don't belong. We are proud SAHDs, who gave up our careers to follow our spouses as they dedicate thier lives to defend our country! Here, on this show, we come together and share beer recipes, diaper changing techniques, financial discoveries - manly things, for men! Airs Fridays at Noon CT, rated R for the cussing that can occur, and available for download (podcast) immediately following each show.


  • 01:21

    Converting Military Experience to Careers in Corporate America w/ David Blackman

    in Science

    David Blackman has a panel of veterans talk about transitioning from the military active duty (Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard) to corporate american.   Join the conversation.  This episode is sponsored in part by Diversity In Action Magazine.

    Looking forward to speaking with President of Diversity Magazine - Jordan Weiss about the latest issue of Diversity Magazine featuring Alvin Drew Airman & Astronaut.

    Also tonights show 

    + Scott Sherman, Director of Talent Acquisition at Sodexo, will talk about STEM jobs and career opportunities @ Sodexo

     + Eric Bartch C, Managing principal for veterans, diversity and inclusion for CACI


    Call in and ask a question on air - 714-888-7506  and then press 1.


  • 00:26

    You Won't Believe What's Been Going on in this Family Detention Center

    in Politics

    In a recent post by Weronika Costas she doccumented stories that have never been brought to my attention. It's something that we as Americans need to know about with regards to Immigration. 

    Day #1 - Dilley TX family detention center facts:

    1. This internment camp is currently detaining over 1779 women and children.

    2. Every, I mean EVERY child detained here is sick: nasty cough, diarrhea, vomiting, fever.

    3. Medical treatment offered to the children: wait 3-5 hour to see clinic, "drink more water", vicks, honey.

    4. We (volunteers on sight) are told not to drink the tap water due to dangerously high levels of arsenic it contains - yet its ok to have 2 and 4 year old babies with ongoing illnesses and digestive problems drink it??

    5. CCA (correctional corporation of america) runs the detention center, and is paid $300 per day per person by the US government, making an estimated $15-20 MILLION dollars a month!!!

    6. CCA's sister company runs the GPS ankle shackles which women are being coerced by iCE officials into Accepting in order to be releases (i.e. Lying about the time it will take to get a bond heating with the judge AND lying that the bond amount will be egregiously high, both untrue; or giving false promises that the shackle will be removed 
    In 5 days, when in fact it can remain for months and even over a year)

    6. Sample of women from whose detention CCA is profiting: victims of egregious domestic violence, women who had been forced into prostitution / human trafficking victim, young woman receiving death threats from gang after having witnessed the gang beat and kill victims in a coffee field adjacent to her home, young woman being tagged as MS-13 property and being threatened to be killed if disobey/ disrespect the gang...we attended to about 140 such women today.