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  • 01:02

    Susie Madrak & Sara Robinson • Conversations with Conservatives

    in Politics Progressive

    Finding common ground, seeing change. Sara Robinson and Susie Madrak (Mng Ed. Crooks and Liars) compare notes. Political satire from Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd hosts.


    The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Charles Lenchner, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Stuart Zechman, Susan Madrak.

  • 01:05

    Dave Johnson & RJ Eskow • VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    Fast Track in the House and why Obama is being Obama. Bernie and Hillary, Elizabeth Warren's letter about the SEC. Progressive: what's in a name? RJ Eskow, Dave Johnson and Jay Ackroyd. Political satire from Culture of Truth.


    The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman. Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner

  • 01:03

    Gaius Publius & Dave Dayen • VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    Bernie Sanders: Sinking the campaign.TPP, Malaysia and the Strait of Malacca


    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2015/05/gaius-publius-sinking-the-sanders-campaign-beneath-a-wave-of-silence.html#comment-2450233
    http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2015/05/why-is-malaysia-so-important-to-tpp.html


    Commentary from Gaius Publius, David Dayen and Jay Ackroyd. Politcial satire from Culture of Truth.


    The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman, Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner

  • 00:07

    Culture of Truth: A Full Commitment

    in Current Events

    Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on Meet the Press and/or This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Using show transcripts, he creates the 'most ridiculous moment' for Virtually Speaking Sundays. Two members of the VS media panel respond. This segment is drawn from the May 31 Bobblespeak Translations. Listen to the complete Sunday episode, with commentary from Gaius Publius, Dave Dayen and Jay Ackroyd, here.


    Follow @Bobblespeak

  • 00:54

    Digby & Andrew Jerrell Jones • VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    Developments in the Freedom Act; differential media treatment of Waco vs Baltimore; the latest from the republican klown car. Commentary from digby,  Andrew Jerrell Jones and Jay Ackroyd. Plus another ridiculous moment from politcal satirist Culture of Truth. 


    Links The GOP’s despicable decision to play dumb on Iraq; The GOP’s xenophobia primary, The GOP’s Scientology Strategy;  The GOP’s lurid obsessions


    The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner

  • 00:30

    St. Justin de Jacobis

    in Religion

    Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org


    St. Justin de Jacobis -- Born at San Fele, Italy. At 18 he was ordained. After helping found a Vincentian house at Monopoly, he served as superior at Lecce and in 1839 was sent as the first prefect and vicar apostolic to the new Catholic mission at Adua, Ethiopia. His efforts to evangelize met with great opposition., but in 1841 he was included in a delegation of Ethiopian prelates to Cairo to request the Coptic patriarch of Alexandria to appoint one of his monks Abuna (patriarch) of the Ethiopian church. In Cairo, the patriarch denounced the presence of Father de Jacobis on the delegation and intrigued to a point one Salama as Abuna. Some of the delegation then accompanied Father de Jacobis to meet the Pope in Rome. On his return, Father de Jacobis founded a college and seminary at Guala, and in 1846 a vicariate apostolic of the Galla was established, with William Massaia as its first bishop. These developments caused Salama to launch an anti-Catholic campaign. The college was closed, Catholicism was proscribed, and bishop Massaia was forced to return to Aidan. In 1848, he secretly consecrated Father de Jacobis, now a fugitive, bishop at Massawa, with authority to administer the sacraments in the Ethiopian rite. By 1853, the new bishop had ordained some twenty Ethiopians, was ministering to 5000 Catholics, and was able to reopen the college. In 1860, Kedaref Kassa became king as Theodore II and in return for the backing he had received from Abuna Salama, launched a persecution of the Catholics. Bishop de Jacobis was arrested and improsoned. After release he managed to find his way to Halai in southern Eritrea. He spent the rest of his life in missionary work along the Red Sea coast and died in the valley of Alghedien.

  • 01:03

    Marcy Wheeler & Stuart Zechman • VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    USA Freedom Act: passed by relative landslide this week in GOP House, awaiting Senate action, reportedly ends direct state bulk collection of phone records revealed (again) by Snowden, forces telecoms into bulk collection role


    Second Circuit Appeals court ruled this month that the Patriot Act did not, in fact, authorize the massive vacuuming up of people's communication data undertaken by U.S. spy agencies, despite ubiquitous, off-record claims to the contrary by "the intelligence community"


    Court records can give the public some idea as to how the telecom oligopolies are responding to both of these events, indications being that a likely scenario is the largely unabated supply of communications information to the government


    On May 31st of this year, Section 215 of the Patriot Act --used to support claims that nationwide, communications dragnet collection is authorized by law-- is expiring


    Cyberwar-- NSA's dual responsibility of defending US networks and acquiring offensive capability for exploits like Stuxnet.


    Commentary from Marcy Wheeler, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd. Political satire from Culture of Truth.


    The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman. Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner


     

  • 01:48

    A Mother's Love

    in Lifestyle

    There is nothing like the Love a Mother....


    Mother's Day Contest about my MOM:


    Omega 'Auntie' Mothersill This is the world's WORST.... person to write about... Simply because by the end of this bio... you will be saying no one can be a Perfect Patty... well meet Perfected Peggy... the wonderful Dr. Peggy Earle my mommie. In brief my mom conceived her first child at 15 and by the time she was 25 she had 6 children... she was touted most likely not to succeed... They said she was nothing and that her children would be nothing. But my mom wrote her own story and she taught us to read it! My mom taught us that life may not always be fair, but it will always be real. She believed it was only two ways to live victorious or defeated. She taught us either you believe what people say about you or believe what God ordained for you...that's it no two ways about it! So I grew up in a household of faith and encouragement believing in my God given abilities and believing in a mother that I never saw QUIT... she worked 2 and 3 jobs then went to night school to give us a better life. Her hard work and dedication paid off. She sent all 6 of her children to college... She has 4 children with advance degrees 1 with a PhD and 3 with Masters entertaining a PhD. You see my mom may not be Prefect Patty but she has mastered being Perfected Peggy Earle she has perfected being a wife, mother, daughter, educator and friend. More than that it is perfectly okay for me to say she is everything I could ever hope to be...and I'm glad the apple doesn't fall to far from the tree... I love you MOM!


    MOM and Me.... Auntie

  • 00:54

    Dave Johnson, Cliff Schecter, Jay Ackroyd • VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    Bernie Sanders as the voice of broadly popular, bipartisan positions on Social Security, "free" trade (TPP), paid sick and maternal leave, minimum wage increases, overtime pay. Polling from populistmajority.org Innocence Project and our broken criminal justice system. Commentary from Dave Johnson, Cliff Schecter, Jay Ackroyd. Political satire from Culture of Truth. Follow @CliffSchecter @DCJohnson @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak


    The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman. Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner

  • 01:01

    Richard Eskow & Dave Dayen • VS Sundays

    in Politics Progressive

    TPP. Why is the Transpacific Partnership the hill Obama is willing to die for?


    Why can't we have nice tihngs l? Why is it so difficult to implement obviously good public policy?


    Commentary from David Dayen  and RJ Eskow. With Jay Ackroyd. Political Satire from Culture of Truth. Follow @DDayen, @RJEskow, @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak


    The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman. Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner.

  • 00:42

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author J. Eric Laing

    in Books

    http://www.jericlaing.com


    THE NIGHT WATCH~


      Murder, sex, magic, and ancient Rome

      A serial killer preys upon those who are truly the most dangerous game…the gladiators. As the killer collects macabre trophies, it falls to the Prefect of the Night Watch to end the madness.

      But this is Rome, where blood spills like wine, and dreams...they are all too often nightmares.

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