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  • 00:33

    Ward Heinrichs talks California Labor Law & Transportation

    in Legal

    S. Ward Heinrichs Esq., talks with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about the California laws regarding employees who drive. Ward is a shareholder and named partner of the San Diego based employment law firm, Backstrom & Heinrichs, Attorneys at Law, APC.  He is a frequent guest on Big Blend Radio. Watch for his article about California Employment Laws regarding Transportation in the upcoming April issue of Big Blend Radio  & TV Magazine.

  • 01:35

    ASSAULT ON PUBLIC EDUCATION

    in Politics

    Teach the Children Well: The Battle for Public Education featuring Diane Ravitch, one of the foremost authorities on education in the U.S.,former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, whistle-blower etraordinaire, author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Reign of Error:The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools and other notable books on education history and policy " incisive, comprehensive looks at today s American public school system that argue against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.

    NYS Governor Cuomo manipulated the state budget, holding up its passage, until it included the hugely unpopular and anti-worker practice of pegging teachers tenure and evaluations to standardized tests grade results. While dropped from inclusion in the budget the Governors desire to see the proliferation of charter schools remains a mainstay on his educational agenda. These issues have been been heating up ever since Pres. Bush s No Child Left Behind plan, but especially since the roll out of Race to The Top and the Common Core State Standards so Building Bridges decided to tackle these issues with with Diane Ravitch, who infuses research, about the recent history of education policy reform, the strategies used for fighting back against these policies, and who proposes solutions that work to create sustainable, equitable, anti-racist, democratic and meaningful public education. Our conversation with Diane Ravitch is for anyone interested in an insider s look and leading a resistance or forming an organization towards reclaiming our public schools and reclaiming the public narrative around education policy.

  • 00:32

    Anthony Cody previews The Network for Public Education's Conference

    in Education

    Jed and Tim talk to NPE's Anthony Cody about the Network for Public Education's conference in Chicago this weekend.


    See http://www.networkforpubliceducation.org/

  • 01:04

    A Lil Respect...Law Enforcement and the Public

    in Social Networking

    Tonight, on RAP UP LIVE with Pastor A.F. Riggins, we will be discussing Respect...Law Enforcement and the Public. We want to hear your views and opinions. Join in the discussion and let your voice be heard at (347) 855-8118 on Blog Talk USA.

  • 00:12

    A Theory of Parenting - World Trade Center Transportation Hub

    in Parents

    Hello,


    Welcome to A Theory of Parenting on Blogtalkradio.com


    My name is Tammi Joyner


    I am your Host for the show.


    Today ATP would like to bring to your info on the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City, NY.


    I had the chance to visit last Winter.  At that time, I took several pictures and  I made notes to my recorder.


    We loaded completed pictures on our facebook page.  


    The site brought up such a load of emotion, I started to research the Subject.


    Construction was in process on the structure, but a walk thru was provided by the City.


    The signs indicated "The First Glipse" was open to the public.


    I walked to the PATH from there I was able to use the new thru way to access Brookfield Mall.


     I also walked into the New Store Front that is connected to the new structure, which was not finished at that time.


    ABOUT THE WTC SITE - One World Observatory, Transportation Hub, WTC Retail, Procurement, Memorial & Museum - There are four building that I can see at this time also the 2 pools and museum and Path




     


     

  • 02:00

    Talk Back Tuesday's: Atlanta Public School Scandal!

    in Self Help

    Last Tuesday, eight Atlanta Public Schools employees were sentenced to prison in one of the largest school cheating scandals in American history. The educators were convicted of racketeering — a felony typically reserved for mob bosses, drug kingpins and terrorists.

    While similar scandals have occurred in 39 different states and Washington, D.C., the offenders have rarely been prosecuted as criminals. Yet in an unprecedented move, the prosecutors in Atlanta charged the educators under Georgia's "Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act" — a law passed in 1980 specifically to combat the scourge of organized crime. RICO laws, which EXIST at the federal level and in 33 states, empower prosecutors to go after the leaders of organized crime who order but do not personally commit crimes such as robbery, money laundering and murder. Individuals convicted under such laws can face up to 20 years in prison.

    Did the charges fit the crime? Was this organized crime? or simply unethical? Are we so familiar with justice not being served that when it is we think its unjust or even racism. Is this a prime example of overciminization in America? And most importantly What about the CHILDREN? 

    Call in and let's discuss this case and the educational system in America today. How can we improve or change the systemic and blatant disregard for education and justice for the real victims in this case. Come Get on the COUCH and let's talk about this and much more!!!! 




    RESOURCE: AJC

  • 02:05

    Assault on Public Education

    in Politics

    Last week the majority in the state legislature, under the leadership of Gov. Sam Brownback passed a new controversial law providing "block grant" funding to our public schools. The agenda has many critics, and may force a constitutional crisis in the supreme court. Later this week from March 28 - 30 people will be walking from Johnson County (NE Kansas) to the Topeka statehouse to raise awareness and promote participation of the public.


    Information about this event is at Game on for Kansas Schools. Stay tuned to RFK for updates.


    Today we will broadcast a special program on the corporate attempt to take over and privatize our public schools with Charter Schools. The show will expose how the "reform" movement under Obama's "Race to the Top" is being used as a guise to bring about this privatization of our public schools. You'll learn how they're doing it, who's behind it and what you can do about it.


    The Assault on Public Education is produced in the studio of WWUH 91.3 FM at the University of Hartford and airs on the last Monday of every month from 12- 1:00 PM.. at WWUH 91.3 FM (www.wwuh.org)


    A complete listing of free downloads in this series is linked at The A-Info Radio Project.

  • 02:01

    Should Public Figures Be Judged For Things In Their Personal Lives?

    in Motivation

    In today's society we look up to public figures whether it's singers, or athletes. But what if they do something outside of their profession that's look upon as bad, should they be judged for it? Tune in. We will love to hear ya'll thoughts.

  • 00:44

    FEDERAL INVOLVEMENT IN PUBLIC EDUCATION

    in Education

    FEDERAL INVOLVEMENT IN PUBLIC EDUCATION 


    Center on Education Policy founder and long-term counsel to the US House of Representatives Education Committee Jack Jennings, author of "Presidents,Congress and the Public Schools"

  • 03:02

    Tarhaka presents Law vs public policy

    in Current Events

    Special guest Chief Paul Murray


     


    Don't miss this powerful broadcast


     


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  • 00:29

    Citizens Called to Public Hearing about Palmetto Pipeline Threat on April 21

    in Business

    Local citizens are asked by the Facebook group Push Back the Pipeline and Ogeechee and Savannah Riverkeepers to join together to voice their displeasure at the proposed pipeline and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)’s handling of this process. The collaboration invites all concerned persons to meet and discuss the implications of this project at the GDOT public hearing on Tuesday, April 21 at the Richmond Hill City Center (520 Cedar Street) beginning at 5 p.m.


    Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, plans to build the buried pipeline to transport gasoline, ethanol and diesel from the Gulf Coast to the South East. The company applied to the GDOT for a certificate of public convenience and necessity, which if approved, will authorize it to condemn property from private citizens and cannot be appealed. Time is running out on the 90-day period to fight the application and after the GDOT public hearing on Tuesday, April 21, it will be too late for citizens to voice their issues.


    Top Reasons Why Citizens Against the Palmetto Pipeline:
    • Eminent Domain for a Private Company is WRONG.
    • Big Oil Monopoly = Higher prices at the pump.
    • 250 Georgia jobs lost.
    • Private Property will be TAKEN.
    • Georgia deserves answers from Kinder Morgan not Empty Promises.
    • Pipeline would endanger rivers, marshes and wetlands.
    • Palmetto pipeline is not earthquake proof; Savannah and Coastal Georgia run along a fault line and are exposed to seismic risk.


    A rally is also scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at noon on Johnson Square in Savannah, but it is believed that the real impact will come from the demonstration presented at the GDOT public hearing on Tuesday, April 21.