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Program Summary June 27, 2015
1st Hour: Speeches from within the Topeka statehouse with commentary and observations of the June 26th rally, investigative hearing of Rep. Valdenia Winn, SCOTUS marriage equality ruling, Kansas state supreme court rulings on abortion ban and school funding formula.
2nd Hour: Live with retired Senior CIA Analyst Ray McGovern discussing US foreign policy affairs. Audio clips of some of historic confrontations with former Secretary of Defense Ronald Rumfeld, and a recent exchange on CCTV with former congressman Pete Hofestra.
Listen to some of the sounds of the Topeka statehouse as it closes the longest session in Kansas history.
Also today Equality Kansas holds a morning rally on the 1st floor rotunda to
Join us this Friday, June 26 at 10am at the Kansas State Capitol for our Dignity and Equality Rally. Our special guest speaker will be State Representative Valdenia Winn, who is currently being persecuted for speaking her mind in a committee hearing in March. Rep. Winn, a long-time supporter of equality for LGBT Kansans, will be subjected to an inquisition and a hearing beginning Friday morning at 8:30am, with a break at 10am for the final session (“Sine Die”). Once the legislature adjourns, the hearing will be concluded with a vote to either reprimand, censure, or expel Rep Winn from the legislature.
Other speakers include:
State Representative John Carmichael
Civil rights attorney Pedro Irigonegaray
ACLU / Kansas executive director Micah Kubic
Planned Parentood of Kansas CEO Laura McQuade
Sunflower Community Action deputy director Reuben Eckles
Interfaith Power & Light director Rabbi Moti Rieber
Transgender activist Elle Boatman
Daily Kos writer Chris Reeves
The Kansas legislature’s final session this year will be Friday, June 26, at 10:00am. Equality Kansas has reserved the Statehouse Rotunda to rally for something that has been missing from their agenda for the past several years: Equality and dignity.
Amber Arnett-Bequeaith brings 20 plus years of leadership and marketing expertise to Full Moon ProductionsI Inc., serving as Vice-President since 2000. Her duties at Full Moon include responsibility for daily operations, marketing, advertising, promotions, public relations, recruitment, community service activities, charity liaison, event and creative director and strategic planning.
Full Moon Productions is a family entertainment venue that originated the haunt industry in 1975, becoming a national model for celebrating Halloween. Besides Full Moon Productions, Amber also helps oversee operations with Rumely Event Space, Group Real Estate Development, Inc., Authentic Boxing Club, West Bottoms Business District Association and West Bottoms Security, LLC. and she presently serves as a board member of the Central Industrial District Association, Spokesperson and Public Relations Co-Chair for America Haunts, Kansas City Downtown Planning Committee - Mayor Appointment, Committee Member of Boulvardia, and Vice-President of The West Bottoms Business District Association. She also serves as an Advisor to "Don't be a Monster, Anti-Bullying Campaign. This charity is partnered with the two newest haunted venues from Full Moon, which include “The Chamber’s of Edgar of Allen Poe” and “Macabre Cinema.” with the money staying in Kansas City. On this episode of Smart Companies Radio find out why The Edge of Hell is truly an Angel to Kansa
Caution: there is a 5 min. dead space at the very beginning where my mic was muted. I apologise for the inconvenience.
The statehouse senate in Topeka goes into record breaking session, and we'll be playing audio clips and commenting on some of the most memorable moments. The debate held today will be around how to raise tax revenues to fill the $400 million deficit immediately facing the #Brownback led #FailedExperiment.
We finish with professor Christopher Parker on Talking Stick tv defining Tea Party "conservatives" as "reactionairies" and how he came up with delineating the Republicans among the false "revolutionaires."
This should be of particular interest to those in the Kansas "Red Pen Briagade" who are trying to destroy popular social services available to the working poor in Kansas.
Hear "Mr. Blue" describe his work life in Kansas, as a public employee.
News from the Topeka statehouse as the legislature approaches a record breaking session. We'll be cussin'em, so close your ears. Join the Kansas Organization of State Empoyees Union.
Free Speech Radio New (30 min.) summary:
USA Freedom Act replaces Patriot Act provisions, but leaves broad surveillance measures in place
Paris police demolish tent camp where hundreds of migrants were living
UN says almost 6500 dead in eastern Ukraine since mid-April; life for civilians stark
Chilean teachers on indefinite strike, despite newly-signed education reforms
Corruption scandals in Guatemala fuel demands for political resignations
Proposed change to Indian labor law would roll back child labor protections
This Week in Radio News: NSA Surveillance June 6-12 (30 min.) courtesy Tom Roe at WGXC fm 90.7 Wave Farm, Upstate New York.
Radio headlines this week: Verizon and NASA working on air traffic control for radio-controlled drones; FCC Enforcement drops as budget cuts loom; NSA, FBI domestic frequency surveillance continues; Supreme Court Rules on Facebook Threats; and more audio storytelling on the radio and off. With songs about radio from Chocolate Ghost House, Transmaniacon MC, and The Dust Dive.
Well, it looks like for, at least a little while, we’re back-on-track with the regular Sunday morning program with the guys in the Frat House Sports Garage. Of course, this weekend is special. It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and also, the BIGGEST day in Motorsports; F-1 running in Monaco – IndyCars at the Indianapolis 500 – the longest NASCAR race of the season at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway – and, NHRA drag racing out in Topeka, Kansas. WOW! What at day!
We’re going over ALL of this . . . PLUS last week’s All-Star Race . . . PLUS Uncle Mark’s Over the Wall . . . PLUS Frat House Mike’s NHRA update . . . PLUS Sidekick’s NASCAR Fantasy Picks . . .PLUS an update and new choices for everyone’s Eat-My-Dust Picks!
The Frat House Sports Garage is BACK OPEN on Sunday and the coffee is flowing . . . you BETTER bring plenty of donuts . . . and your phone calls to 347 – 826 – 9964!
2nd hour co-host Rep. Bill Otto will not be appearing today. We share our condolences on his family's loss.
Public Service Alert!
Rally Against Brownback
Where: 1st Floor Rotunda, Statehouse, Topeka, Ks. When: 11am, Friday, 22nd May, 2015
Who: Hear speakers as Tony Piazza delivers petitions (more than 37,000 sigs) protesting Gov. Sam Brownbacks policies.
Free Speech Radio News (30 min.) - Counterspin (30 min.) - Between the Lines Radio (30 min.) Between the Lines Radio broadcasts and streams at KKFI-fm 90.1 Friday 9am (CST)
Happy Birthday to #Occupy & Wichita community activist Janice Bradley today!
She requests the following from her friends on Facebook.
"I'm asking all my friends today to Call Susan Wagle to get a Committee hearing for HB 2049 which is exempt from the usual procedural deadlines. Wagle is the key as President of the Senate."
Be polite and respectful, please.
Susan Wagle Senate President
Phone: 785-296-2419 Topeka
Read about HB 2040 reducing criminal penalties for Marijuana.
Radio News from Radio Waves recorded for the week of May 16 - 22, 2015. Produced by Wave Farm and WGXC (90.7-FM) in the Hudson Valley. Wave Farm includes an artists residency program for radio artists, a full-power FM radio station, a Part 15 AM station, and other programs.
2nd Hour - Hear the latest (released for distribution May 15, 2015) from investigative reporter, Tony Gosling & "Old Labour" Historian Martin Summer as they host from Bristol's community radio station BCFM (93.2 - FM) the "Friday Drivetime" show.
WORDS-MAKE-PEOPLE: Open Mike Sunday & Mentally ill Muslim caught in FBI sting
THIS IS A REPEAT OF LAST WEEK'S POWERFUL RADIO SHOW!!!!
In the second hour of Words Make People listen to Imam Omar Hazim of Topeka, KS share his thoughts and insights into the FBI sting that netted a mentally ill Muslim who attended Imam Hazim's mosque. Visit: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3034037/US-arrests-suicide-bomb-suspect-Kansas-Justice-Dept.html
Today we will replay our Sunday April 12, 2015 the blog talk radio show WORDS-MAKE-PEOPLE that also includes a "General Discussion With Our Listeners." to hear what is on their heart and mind on the current events in America and the world.
Join your host Michael saahir along with co-host Sabrina Kaba and Mustaffaa Abdullah from 1-3 p.m. as we review the successful April 4-6, 2015 Midwest leadership Conference that was held in St. Louis, MO.
We'll discuss the murder of Mr. Walter Scott, 58 years-old by former N. Charleston, SC police officer Michael Slager this pass April 4, 2015.
Originally started during Summer 2013 with Thomas Witt, executive director, Equality Kansas the largest premier statewide organization for the LGBT communities. "WEDNESDAY WITH WIT" has grown to be one of the most popular weekly shows on RFK courtesy the BlogTalkRadio network.
Program Summary: 1 April 2015
Segment Summary: 1st Hour - “This Way Out” the international gay and lesbian radio magazine. (30 min.) "Scandal" star Kerry Washington is "GLAAD" to be an ally; a selfie strategy bombs bathroom bias; a 13-year-old trans-boy comes out at school; the U.N. rejects Russia's resolution against equal employee benefits, "religious freedom" hides hate in the U.S. Hoosier state, "Heather's mommies" marry, and more LGBT news from around the world!
TOM WITT joins us LIVE to discuss current news stories from the Topeka statehouse.
Then Amanda Marcotte’s outstanding “RH Reality Cast” from the vital news web site RH Reality Check. (30 min. ca.) - On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte discusses a recent glitter bombing, and a speech from Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson in which he hypothesized about a violent rape and murder of an Atheist family. Also, Shivana Jorawar of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum talks about sex-selection abortion bans.
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.
Originally started during Summer 2013 with Thomas Witt, executive director, Equality Kansas the largest premier statewide organization for the LGBT communities.
Program Summary: 18 March 2015
Segment Summary: 1st Hour - “This Way Out” the international gay and lesbian radio magazine. (30 min.)
Tom Witt joins for a short visit about current activities in the Topeka statehouse.
Then Amanda Marcotte’s outstanding “RH Reality Cast” from the vital news web site RH Reality Check. (30 min. ca.)
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