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The Morning Edge 12/06/13
December 06, 2013 09:22 AM PST
Guest: Dennis Maley, editor, www.thebradentontimes.com, joins Augi and Henry Raines to discuss the death of Nelson Mandela and how the media is covering the story, the latest attempt by Florida Republicans to suppress absentee ballot voting and another financial shoe drops for the Manatee County School District.The Morning Edge 12/04/13
December 04, 2013 09:21 AM PST
Guest: Michele Garnett McKenzie is The Advocates for Human Rights’ director of advocacy, an organization based in Minneapolis, MN that has worked around the world for over 30 years with innovative programming that touches the lives of refugees and immigrants, women, ethnic and religious minorities, children, and other marginalized communities whose rights are at risk. http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/ She is responsible for policy advocacy and building coalitions around issues including human trafficking, refugee and immigrant rights, and diaspora community engagement. In 2011, Ms. McKenzie successfully led their effort to pass groundbreaking legislation protecting sexually exploited youth in the State of Minnesota. She also directs the Discover Human Rights initiative to engage U.S.-based social justice organizations in the human rights movement. She serves on the national leadership team of the Immigration Advocates Network, is co-chair of the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault public policy committee, and on the advisory committee of Sarah's...An Oasis for Women, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet housing women in transition. Previously, she served as chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Human Rights Committee and the national steering committee of the Detention Watch Network. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Michele discusses human trafficking – how wide spread it is, who is vulnerable, how we can stop it, and whether or not it will be addressed in immigration reform debates in Congress; what can go wrong when an immigrant woman becomes a domestic worker and how to protect them from sexual harassment, economic and physical abuse including horrible working conditions and enforced isolation; when children are sexually exploited; monitoring treatment of refugees in the U.S.The Morning Edge 12/02/13
December 02, 2013 09:06 AM PST
Augi and Henry Raines discuss whether the Obama administration has met its self-imposed deadline to fix Healthcare.gov, will Amazon deliver your package to your home with aerial drones, doctors moving away from Medicare to concierge pricing, has Pakistan sold Saudi Arabia nuclear weapons, the new alliance of Saudi Arabia, Israel and Pakistan, competition in the Indian Ocean between a India, Iran naval base and a China, Pakistan one and President Obama's expert imperialism.The Morning Edge 11/27/13
December 02, 2013 08:55 AM PST
Augi and Henry Raines discuss the East China Sea dispute between China, the US and Japan, Lara Logan ordered to take leave from CBS and journalist Mark Halperin jumps on the death panels narrative.The Morning Edge 11/25/13
November 25, 2013 08:03 AM PST
Guest: Matthew Duss is a Policy Analyst and Director of Middle East Progress at the Center for American Progress, a think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action, bold policy ideas to help shape the national debate, and challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter http://www.americanprogress.org/about/staff/duss-matthew/bio/. Matt is also Editor and a national security reporter for ThinkProgress.org at CAP's Action Fund. Matthew’s writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, The Nation, The American Prospect, The Forward, and The Guardian. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, Fox News, and Al Jazeera, as well as numerous radio programs. For his relevant “Foreign Entanglements” interview video go to http://bloggingheads.tv/?s=matt+duss
Matt discusses negotiations with Iran and the P5 +1 and what happened over the weekend to reach a deal; What are the details of the agreement: who gets what; what is behind the demand by some in Congress to increase sanctions against Iran and what would that do to this first step deal; Is there a chance that hardliners on any side will be able to impede the progress that’s been made; how anti-Iranian rhetoric and increasing sanctions instead of allowing diplomacy to work could lead us into another war; where does Israel fit in; what must happen to reach a more permanent agreement.The Morning Edge 11/22/13
November 22, 2013 09:15 AM PST
Guest: Peter Schorsch, publisher, www.SaintPetersblog.com www.ContextFlorida.com , handicaps a Henry Lawrence election challenge to Cong. Vern Buchanan, Congressional candidacies of Alex Sink and Gwen Graham, discusses surprising Quinnipiac polling numbers on medical marijuana in Florida, poll results for Stand Your Ground law and FL Gov Rick Scott vs Charlie Crist and talks about his recent personal coverage by The Tampa Bay Times.The Morning Edge 11/20/13
November 20, 2013 08:27 PM PST
Augi and Henry Raines discuss Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla, busted for cocaine, will former NFL star Henry Lawrence run for Congress, Alex Sink's amazing Siamese twins ancestors, state healthcare exchanges success stories and President Obama tries to tout his record.The Morning Edge 11/18/13
November 18, 2013 07:53 AM PST
Augi and Henry Raines discuss the family feud between former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughters over gay marriage, Republican supporter of Obamacare wins Louisiana GOP congressional primary, unreported successes of healthcare reform sign-ups and Tom Brokaw and "Kathy" Sebelius.The Morning Edge 11/15/13
November 17, 2013 07:58 PM PST
Augi and Henry Raines discuss President Obama's mea culpa healthcare press conference, Speaker Boehner and 'the world's best healthcare delivery system', the unreported numbers that bode well for the healthcare rollout and Russian military advisors on Egyptian soil for the first time in over 40 years.The Morning Edge 11/13/11
November 13, 2013 08:58 AM PST
Augi and Henry Raines discuss Bill Clinton weighing in on people's health insurance cancellations, Bob Costas wouldn't let his kid play football, is culture changing it's attitudes toward football, overturning Ryan Ferguson's murder conviction and the special election to fill the late Congressman Bill Young's seat.The Morning Edge 11/11/13
November 11, 2013 09:15 AM PST
Augi and Henry Raines discuss France's objections to the US and Iran nuclear deal, nuclear weapons for Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State John Kerry's legacy, the Miami Dolphins, Richie Incognito media circus comes to Tampa Bay for Monday Night Football and NJ Governor Chris Christie's media victory lap.The Morning Edge 11/08/13
November 08, 2013 12:51 PM PST
Augi calls in from an undisclosed location to update us on his activities and analyze President Obama's apology to the American people for the Obamacare roll out.
Guest: Dennis Maley, editor, www.thebradentontimes.com , talks about political fall out from the healthcare exchanges implementation and more bad news from the Manatee County school district.
Plus: Henry Raines interviews Kyle and Shannon Bliss of The Applebutter Express on the band and selling a song to Ron Howard for the new Reese Witherspoon movie, The Big Lie.
November 06, 2013 08:51 AM PST
Henry Raines discusses the latest on Augi, Tuesday's election results, President Obama's damage control on his previous statements about keeping your health insurance policies, advice to President Obama from Governor Chris Christie on how to handle it, how your personal meta-data and taxonomies on the internet shapes reporting, Hanford nuclear reservation slowly growing into a disaster and the Saint Petersburg mayoral election.The Morning Edge 11/04/13
November 04, 2013 09:25 AM PST
Finally Augi calls in but his whereabouts are still a mystery.
Henry Raines discusses former FLorida Governor Crist's announcement of his 2014 campaign for governor, tomorrow's Virginia governor's election, early warnings from inside President Obama's administration of ACA implementation problems and Chris Matthews predicts Sen Rand Paul will win the Republican presidential nomination.The Morning Edge 11/01/13
November 01, 2013 11:16 AM PDT
Guest: David Hoffman, the author of Citizens Rising: Independent Journalism and the Spread of Democracy (October 2013), is President Emeritus and Founder of Internews, a global non-profit organization fostering independent media and access to information worldwide since 1982. Hoffman has written widely about media and democracy, the Internet, and the importance of supporting pluralistic, local media around the world. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, to name a few. He has testified before U.S. House and Senate committees on issues of press freedom and access to information. Hoffman co-founded and serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Global Forum for Media Development, a cross-sector initiative of more than 500 leading media assistance organizations from over 100 countries, developing independent media responsive to the needs of ordinary people. Hoffman won an Emmy for his work as project director (1987-90) of Capital to Capital, produced in association with ABC News and Soviet State Television. He was also project director for Internews’ broadcasts of the proceedings of the War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, for which Internews was awarded the European Commission’s ECHO Award for Broadcast Commitment in 1996. From 1980-82 Hoffman was the editor of “Evolutionary Blues,” a journal of political thought on international conflict. Hoffman has a BA in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and has completed doctoral work at the University of Colorado on the Social and Intellectual History of the U.S.
Plus: Henry Raines and Atty Melton Little, sitting in for Augi, discuss the latest #AugisightingThe Morning Edge 10/30/13
October 31, 2013 09:13 PM PDT
Henry Raines discusses the latest #Augisighting and if it will lead to a new hashtag #Augi2016, the ongoing Obamacare hearings, separating the myths and the realities about the Affordable Care Act, did President Obama tell the truth about keeping your health insurance plans, and will Russia sell Egypt ICBMs?The Morning Edge 10/28/13
October 28, 2013 09:26 PM PDT
Henry Raines discusses the latest #Augisighting, Obamacare profit windfall for insurance companies, Florida Blue purges 300,000 health insurance policy holders, NSA taps German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone, Israel intercepts millions of French calls and rocker Lou Reed's passing.
Guest: Florida District 16, US Congressional candidate, Mitch Mallett.The Morning Edge 10/25/13
October 25, 2013 02:34 PM PDT
Henry Raines and Jim Delgado, filling in for Augi, discuss the Congressional hearing on the Healthcare.gov rollout, NJ Rep Pallone call it a 'monkey trial', Sec Sebelius comments on those who want her fired and candidate Mitch Mallett will challenge Rep Vern Buchanan.
Plus: The latest #Augisighting.The Morning Edge 10/23/13
October 23, 2013 10:38 AM PDT
Henry Raines and Jim Delgado, filling in for Augi, discuss HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the hot seat, should she resign, conceptual flaws of Healthcare.gov, Jofi Joseph, a director in the non-proliferation section of the National Security Staff tweeting under the moniker @natsecwonk and the rift in Saudi Arabia and US relations.
Plus: Tweet your #AugisightingThe Morning Edge 10/21/13
October 21, 2013 10:19 AM PDT
Henry Raines and Attorney Melton Little, filling in for Augi, discuss poor rollout of the Healthcare.gov website, who is to blame, will anyone lose their job, who is the website contractor CGI Group, and Florida Rep Bill Young passes away.
Plus: Where is Augi? Tweet your #AugisightingThe Morning Edge 10/18/13
October 19, 2013 03:53 PM PDT
Henry Raines and Jim Delgado, sitting in for Augi, discuss fallout from the debt ceiling deal, how it brings home the bacon for Sen Mitch McConnell, President Obama's comments, Rep Nancy Pelosi on health exchange website's problem and we time how many false statements Sen Ted Cruz can make in a minute.The Morning Edge 10/16/13
October 16, 2013 07:41 AM PDT
Guest: Matthew Duss is a Policy Analyst and Director of Middle East Progress at the Center for American Progress, a think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action, bold policy ideas to help shape the national debate, and challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter http://www.americanprogress.org/about/staff/duss-matthew/bio/.
Matt is also Editor and a national security reporter for ThinkProgress.org at CAP's Action Fund. Matthew’s writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, The Nation, The American Prospect, The Forward, and The Guardian. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, Fox News, and Al Jazeera, as well as numerous radio programs. For his relevant “Foreign Entanglements” interview video go to http://bloggingheads.tv/?s=matt+duss
Matt discusses the diplomatic thaw between the Iran and the West; Is there a chance of coming to a deal with Iran over their nuclear program; what does Iran’s proposal to the P5 +1 include halting production of near-weapons-grade nuclear fuel in exchange for the U.S. and European Union scaling back economic sanctions; what is Iran’s nuclear red line; whether U.S. policymakers are on board with negotiations without Iran first ceasing enrichment; Impact Rep. Frank’s bill could have; Impact of sanctions on Iranian people; What could make-or-break U.S.-Iran diplomacy; Will Prime Minister Netanyahu try to scuttle any deal that isn’t all-or-nothing.The Morning Edge 10/14/13
October 14, 2013 09:33 AM PDT
Jim Delgado, filling in for Augi, and Henry Raines discuss thousands protest at the Million Vet March, barricades removed from the World War II memorial, protesters clash with police at the White House, sloppy and suspicious reporting about Obamacare roll out and Defense department stages phony arrival ceremonies killed military personnel's remains.The Morning Edge 10/11/13
October 11, 2013 04:19 PM PDT
Guest: Dennis Maley, editor, www.thebradentontimes.com , on the debt ceiling, government shutdown, strength of the dollar and the Bradenton Housing Authority scandal.
Plus Augi comes to the defense of Paul Krugman against Joe Scarborough's criticism. Henry and Augi argue over whether financial markets are really worried over the debt ceiling and possible default.The Morning Edge 10/09/13
October 09, 2013 09:26 AM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss President Obama's press conference, why doesn't the President use the Fourteenth Amendment to break the stalemate, eight questions about the debt ceiling and unanswered questions about captured terrorist Abu Anas al-Libi.The Morning Edge 10/07/13
October 07, 2013 10:23 AM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss Speaker Boehner and the government shutdown, President Obama's comments on the Washington Redskin's name, racism in the NFL, and Augi opines on racial stereotypes, the stories of little black Sambo and Br'er Rabbit while Henry cringes.The Morning Edge 10/04/13
October 04, 2013 08:07 AM PDT
Guest: Peter Schorsch, publisher, www.SaintPetersblog.com , www.contextFlorida.com , on the Affordable Care Act and its effect on Florida politics, the government shutdown, Former FL Gov Charlie Crist's plans, the media circus around the Tampa Bay Bucs, QB Josh Freeman and Coach Schiano. Plus new media princess Ella Schorsch is having her first birthday.The Morning Edge 10/02/2013
October 02, 2013 07:32 AM PDT
Guest: Rich Pierro, ChFC, ChHC, CLU, RHU, Kitchner & Pierro Co. Inc., www.kpins.com , one of just 100 certified experts on the Affordable Care Act, talks about healthcare exchanges and the progress of implementation.
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October 01, 2013 06:55 AM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss the upcoming government shutdown, rolling out Obamacare, Paul Krugman vs Bill Kristol, advance notice of the Kenyan mall attack and Florida man loses his Goodwill job for helping the needy.The Morning Edge 09/27/13
September 27, 2013 09:28 AM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss Congress revisiting the debt ceiling debacle, both sides finger pointing at over the top Obamacare rhetoric, Iran and the US coming to terms on a nuclear deal and Krokodil, flesh eating heroin substitute.
The Morning Edge is heard Mondays and Fridays on WWPR 1490 AM, www.1490wwpr.com , from 9-10am. Host: Augi Schmitz, Co-Host Henry Raines, www.henryrainesshow.podomatic.com
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