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The Morning Edge 05/22/13
May 23, 2013 07:11 AM PDT
Guest: Dennis Maley, editor, www.thebradentontimes.com , on media coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and converting public schools to charter schools, financial problems and teacher layoffs in the Manatee County school district.
Plus Augi and Henry Raines discuss the FBI killing of a friend of the alleged Boston bomber in Orlando and the Tea Party pushes back on the IRS.The Morning Edge 05/20/13
May 21, 2013 08:02 AM PDT
Guest: Julie Fisher, Ph.D., Scholar and Author on Civil Society and Democracy, is passionate about democracy, linked as it is to improved economic performance, increased equality, political stability, good governance and the avoidance of war. However, democratization is also, according to Julie, " a long, hard slog." In her latest book, Importing Democracy: The Role of NGOs in South Africa, Tajikistan and Argentina, she shows how "democratization NGOs…an ignored global trend" take on this giant challenge, not just in the three countries where she conducted over 100 interviews, but in other countries as well.
Plus Augi and Henry Raines discuss how Angelina Jolie's preventive mastectomy boosts BRCA1 gene test company Myriad's stock price, Russia's CIA spy bust 'was linked to Boston Bombing': US diplomat was trying to recruit Dagestan expert who travelled to terrorist's home town when he was arrested, did Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leave note in boat he hid in, as sources say and Billy the deaf, blind dog banned from a California dog park.
Let Blind, Deaf Dog Back in His Favorite Park!
May 20, 2013 05:29 AM PDT
Billy the dog doesn't play rough. He's older, blind, and deaf, which means that dogs his size tend to bully and scare him. So for several years, his owner has been taking him to the "small or timid dog" section of the local dog park. Last week, though, a park ranger told Billy's owner that Billy had to play with the big dogs or get out. He said that Billy's section of the park was for small dogs only, and that it didn't matter that Billy's disability meant that he couldn't protect himself if any dogs his own size decided to get rowdy. Ask the Santa Barbara County Parks Office to let Billy and his owner back into the part of the park where he felt and was safe! (Petition)The Morning Edge 05/17/13
May 17, 2013 08:01 PM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss Elmer Gantry, President Obama's IRS, Justice Dept/AP, and Benghazi problems, Federal government wants stricter DUI laws, FL Gov Rick Scott turns down 2500 new jobs from Amazon.com and Manatee County School District financial problems lead to over 180 teachers and staff to be laid off.The Morning Edge 05/15/13
May 15, 2013 09:40 AM PDT
Guest: Jefferson Fish, PhD, Professor Emeritus, former Chair, former Director of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, St. John's University, New York City, author, The Myth of Race, Race and Intelligence: Separating Science From Myth, How to Legalize Drugs, Principles of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy, Placebo Therapy and many others.
Dr Fisher discusses race, drug legalization, faith healing, hypnosis therapy, the placebo effect and moreThe Morning Edge 05/13/13
May 14, 2013 05:51 AM PDT
Guest: Napoleon Gomez, author, Collapse of Dignity, www.collapseofdignity.com . Napoleón Gómez struggle for union democracy and for the respect and dignity of workers is well known worldwide. He has served as general secretary of the National Mining and Metal Workers Union in Mexico since his unanimous election in 2002 and unanimous reelection to a new six-year term in 2008. He was elected president of the union in 2012. Gomez is a member of the executive committee of IndustriALL Global Union, the most powerful union organization with more than 50 million members worldwide. He works closely with leaders of unions around the world, including the United Steelworkers Union of North America.The Morning Edge 05/10/13
May 10, 2013 01:48 PM PDT
Guest: Jefferson Fish, PhD, Professor Emeritus, former Chair, former Director of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, St. John's University, New York City, author, 'The Myth of Race', discusses:
--the idea that a person's race is fixed at birth (like caste in India)--the book shows how people can change their race
--the idea that the human species has biological races--this is an 18th century idea that science has shown to be false for over a half-century
--the idea that the word "race" has the same meaning in different cultures--actually, language differences prevent us from recognizing how different the concept can be. For example, a study in northeastern Brazil asked people what color they are and got 134 different answers!
Elie Corpus, Religion News Analyst and Founder of Elie's Spiritual Treasures
Pope Francis has won the heart of many, but will he be able to reform the Vatican?
Elie Corpus discuss this by answering the following questions:
May 09, 2013 08:40 AM PDT
Guest: Leon V. Sigal is director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council in New York http://www.ssrc.org/. He was a panelist at Arms Control Association’s annual meeting May 6, “Understanding the Tensions on the Korean Peninsula and the Next Steps for Washington.” His book, Disarming Strangers: Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea, was named the 1998 book of distinction by the American Academy of Diplomacy. His other books include Negotiating Minefields: The Landmines Ban in American Politics; Reporters and Officials: The Organization and Politics of Newsmaking; Alliance Security: NATO and the No-First-Use Question (with John Steinbruner); Nuclear Forces in Europe: Enduring Dilemmas, Present Prospects, and Fighting to a Finish: The Politics of War Termination in the United States and Japan, 1945; Hang Separately: Cooperative Security Between the United States and Russia, 1985-1994, and numerous articles. Sigal served on the editorial board of The New York Times 1989-1995; the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs at the U.S. Department of State in 1979 as International Affairs Fellow and Special Assistant to the Director in 1980.
Mr. Sigal discusses what North Korea hopes to achieve by its threats; how the world perceives their long-range rocket launch in December, underground nuclear test in February, and recent removal of two Musudan missiles from a launch site on the east coast; likelihood Japan or South Korea would preemptively strike NK; will President Park’s visit to Washington D.C. ignite new threats from NK; Will ROK and U.S. emerge with something more than a pat joint statement of continued cooperation; bringing China into the peace process between North and South Korea; why “strategic patience” diplomacy has failed with NK; Asia nuclear policy and cooperative security; what U.S. Policy should be towards the Korean Peninsula.The Morning Edge 05/06/13
May 06, 2013 10:21 AM PDT
Guest: Peter Schorsch, publisher, www,SaintPetersblog.com , discussed the end of the Florida Legislative session, failure to expand Medicaid and its effect on the 2014 election and Florida politics in general.The Morning Edge 05/03/13
May 04, 2013 12:21 PM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss greenhouse gases at an all time high, Fukushima continues to be an environmental disaster, FLorida legislature takes on Citizen's Property Insurance and Sarasota's first panhandling arrest.The Morning Edge 05/01/13
May 02, 2013 05:46 AM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss President Obama's press conference, the origins of the Guantanamo military base, San Onofre nuclear plant problems and Sarasota's campaign against the homeless.
Hi! I'm Moriah and I have Lupus.
April 30, 2013 09:34 PM PDT
My name is Moriah, many people think I was named for Mariah Carey. It was really chosen from the Bible. Mount Moriah was the place where God tested Moses' faith. We use our faith every day to help us to understand things that don't make any sense at all.
My biological parents are from Haiti. My mom was pregnant when she got in a raft and took a dangerous ride to come to the United States. My bio-mom knew there was little chance for her to survive in the US with a baby. She thought it was best for both of us to let me be adopted. Mr. & Mrs. Gary Goode adopted me the day I was born. They are the only parents I've ever known. How blessed I am to have their love and care.
Mom and Dad used Hope as my middle name, because one day I will take hope back to the people of Haiti. They never dreamed that they would need hope to find a cure for Lupus when they adopted me.
There no cure for this disease. We have been trying to treat my symptoms. I've been prescribed a gazillion of medicines, most of them I can't even pronounce! One of my treatments is chemotherapy. Sometimes I think the side effects are worse than the disease.
My last treatment option is a stem cell transplant. The FDA has held up the use of stem cell treatment in this country, so my mom and I are "taking a vacation" in Mexico.
My treatment costs $30,000. The doctor is planning to help my family with a payment plan. But it may take us more than a lifetime to pay for it.
Any donation will be greatly appreciated. If all you have is love to give we will gladly accept that, too.
May God Bless everyone and especially those who are keeping us in their prayers.
April 30, 2013 09:29 PM PDT
Augi , Henry and caller Wade go to Pastor Dayna's tent revival!
Plus highlights of the 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner.The Morning Edge 04/26/13
April 26, 2013 07:28 AM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss the many questions about Boston bombing coverage, changing stories on suspects' apprehension, Watertown manhunt's police state and martial law style tactics, Rachel Maddow's freak out over Glenn Beck and Alex Jones and why is the Department of Homeland Security buy 1.5 billion rounds of ammunition?The Morning Edge 04/24/13
April 24, 2013 09:11 AM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss new details on the Waco fertilizer factory explosion, Maureen Dowd's lack of understanding of social media, the hacked AP twitter account and the stock market and red light cameras with Atty Jim Delgado.The Morning Edge 04/22/13
April 23, 2013 08:50 AM PDT
Watching the watchers. Augi and Henry Raines discuss media coverage of the Boston bomber manhunt, John King and CNN, social media and vigilantism and more.The Morning Edge 04/19/13
April 19, 2013 08:46 PM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss the slaying of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, the other suspect's escape, the manhunt, Boston's lockdown and what does social media like Twitter and Youtube reveal about the psyche of the suspects.The Morning Edge 04/17/13
April 18, 2013 09:15 PM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss the Boston Marathon bombing, President Obama's statement, various media personalities use tragedy for their agendas and do we need more cameras?The Morning Edge 04/15/13
April 15, 2013 07:47 AM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss the new movie, 42, about the life of Jackie Robinson, how realistic is it, Rand Paul at Howard University, Florida police officer uses Trayvon Martin pictures for target practice, US Airways tell first class black cutomers to change out of hoodies and jeans and other issues of race and culture.The Morning Edge 04/12/13
April 14, 2013 09:44 AM PDT
Guest: Dr Mark D'Amato. chiropractic physician, discusses how he became a chiropractor and what led him to become certified in veterinary chiropractic medicine and what it is like to practice on dogs and horses.
April 10, 2013 09:36 AM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss the media's coverage of violence, gun bill coming up for vote in the Senate, ATF data mining desires and Sen Mitch McConnell's secret campaign tapes.
Guest: Dennis Maley, editor, www.thebradentontimes.com , talks about proposed sales tax referendum and the Manatee County School System's many problems.The Morning Edge 04/08/13
April 09, 2013 09:52 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.
Plus: Augi and Henry Raines discuss the legacy of Margaret Thatcher and President Obama offers cuts to Medicare and Social Security.The Morning Edge 04/05/13
April 05, 2013 09:23 AM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss almost third of US West Coast newborns hit with thyroid problems after Fukushima nuclear disaster, FL Senator Bill Nelson endorses gay marriage, did FL Governor Rick Scott tell former LT Gov Jennifer Carroll to resign and more.
Mark Edge, nationally syndicated radio host of Free Talk Live, www.freetalklive.comThe Morning Edge 04/01/13
April 02, 2013 09:34 PM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss the Arkansas oil pipeline leak, new nuclear power mishaps, the United States changing energy future and geopolitical strategy, Cyprus banking customers get hit and Sen Marco Rubio and immigration reform.The Morning Edge 03/29/13
March 29, 2013 12:13 PM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss FGCU and the NCAA tournament, FAU professor's Jesus stomping exercise, early concepts of God, was the Underwear Bomber a CIA informant and more.The Morning Edge 03/25/13
March 25, 2013 09:06 AM PDT
Augi and Henry Raines discuss March Madness Cinderella team Gulf Coast University, Mayor Bloomberg, gun control, what universal background checks really mean and the financial crisis in Cyprus.The Morning Edge 03/22/13
March 23, 2013 05:21 PM PDT
Guest: Cindy Lee Miller Sheehan (born July 10, 1957) is an American antiwar activist whose son, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed by enemy action during the Iraq War. She attracted national and international media attention in August 2005 for her extended antiwar protest at a makeshift camp outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranch—a stand that drew both passionate support and angry criticism. Sheehan ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2008. She is a vocal critic of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. Her memoir, Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey Through Heartache to Activism, was published in 2006.
Sheehan was the 2012 vice-presidential nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party.The Morning Edge 03/15/13
March 15, 2013 02:24 PM PDT
Guest: Peter Schorsch, publisher, www.SaintPetersblog.com , on Florida Lt Governor Jennifer Carroll resignation, Florida Governor Scott vs the Florida legislature on Medicaid expansion, the end of internet cafes and more.
Plus, is the new Pope really a moderate?The Morning Edge 03/08/13
March 12, 2013 09:25 PM PDT
Janette Robinson Flint is a founding member of Black Women for Wellness, and is Executive Director and Board President http://www.bwwla.org/. Janette has been serving her community as a public health professional for over 30 years. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California and teaches public health professionals, doctors, and nurses about reproductive justice and the impact of health policies on minority groups at Charles Drew University. Janette is also a member of the African American Studies Community Advisory Committee at UCLA, serves on boards of Having Our Say, Leadership Development in Inter-ethnic Relationships and National Advisory Board for Merger Watch. Early in her career, she worked as a peer educator informing women in Los Angeles targeting HIV education and outreach to Black women. Janette is involved in the Women’s Health Collaborative, California Pan Ethnic Health Network, the African American Task Force and the Leadership Development in Interethnic Relationships Advisory Council, the Reproductive Justice Coalition of Los Angeles, California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, and Trust Black Women. Over the course of the years she has also been involved with The Birthing Project USA, Great Beginnings for Black Babies, National Health Foundation, March of Dimes, to name a few. Janette attended the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing China and conducted research in Cuba. She envisions a world with powerful women, at optimum physical, mental and emotional health leading us to justice and peace.
Janette can discusses the findings of the Opinion Poll released in February 2013: African-American Attitudes on Abortion, Contraception and Teen Sexual Health how we can ensure women and girls receive comprehensive sex education and access to contraception and the forces working against it; impact of the Affordable Care Act on African American communities.The Morning Edge 03/04/13
March 04, 2013 09:52 AM PST
Augi and Henry Raines discuss sequester news, Obama offers to cut the social safety net, Dennis Rodman visits North Korea, Florida Medicaid expansion and the Hanford nuclear reservation.
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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