Monday, December 26, 2011
Awopradio was just starting back in the summer, in July. And I came on the show as a guest to talk about my book, invited by Perry. At the time I was a nervous wreck, I had never done a full radio interview, and never done any interviews on the book. "Silent Fallout" was done, and I was wading through final edits and legal reviews, but I thought I should find some courage and take the plunge. On another note I have had a deep curiosity and longtime love of Radio. I miss Air America terribly and I even collect old radio shows ( on tape). So for those that think I found my courage, actually I think I found my passion. I am still shy on the radio, and Kim and Perry are relaxed and funny and that makes it all go better. I am so blessed to be able to help the show and schedule guests, and contribute to such a venture.
Kim has a Molly Ivins quality that I adore and Perry is the political wonk, she reminds me of Linda Ellerbee. And then there is Nunzia who used to work at CNN and is a true journalist. This is a top notch team....And we began inviting all kinds of guests....and amazingly enough they came, and all of them were and are wonderful. So The Video below is to thank our Amazing Guests who helped make the First 6 Months such an amazing ride. So the video below has our Amazing Guests and some of their fine works. ( Please know that we tried to find photos of @WhoDat and @EileenLeft and @Symbolman, @PirateLarry .....if I get their photos I will add them. I also added our January Guests.Please know that I am still new making videos. this is only my 3rd one, so the order is not quite right.....)) But the Video is really a way to Thank Our Wonderful Guests...
Sunday, December 18, 2011
AwopRadio Show For Sunday December 18th, Eric Byler of the Coffee Party and An Update from Occupy Pittsburgh ...
Nothing better than Sunday Evenings to tune in and Listen up to Internet Progressive Radio. First we have the 99 Report and then we have Perry @mommapolitico with her Undercover Liberal Report ( involving a trip to a Gun Show ), at 7:30PM and then we have our Guests. We continue focus on how OCCUPY Movement is helping focus on real American issues. At 8PM we have a Report from an RN,Marcy that has been working with Occupy Pittsburgh and she will update us from her state. And then there is Eric Byler of the Coffee Party at 8:30PM who will update us multiple sites of Occupy and also share his experience of being arrested while photographing and reporting/tweeting Occupy in LA as it was raided by Police. And there will be plenty else going on as well as chatroom will be open, so please join us....7PM EST on Sunday Eve. ( Just Click the Radio over on the Side Bar.) Or you can click here too...
LINKS to share and Read
(1) Eric Byler Filmaker and Co Founder of the Coffee Party shares his story of being arrested while Filming Occupy LA, it is a compelling well written piece....
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Sunday Night on Awopradio on BlogTalkRadio 7-9PM EST we have a great show planned with two really amazing writers. First we have the 99 Report 7-7:15PM and then we have Perry @Mommapolitico will give us the rundown on Kitchen Table Politics. ( This Week on the 99 Report the focus will be the Foreclosure Crisis and the Occupy Movement's Focus on reclaiming homes and empty buildings. ( The Post below will have details 99 Report of the Foreclosure Mess and Occupy Homes, and also more data on Vets losing their homes.)
And Our First Guest at 8PM is Faydra Deon, who is well known on @Faydra_Deon as a real Twitter Wonder, and Internet maven. She also as a Blogger is writing and publishing her first Books. Her First Book is Called" The Pride" , an amazing book about 4 Strong Women. ( She has two other books upcoming "The Village " and the "The Project". ) She has been on Twitter for over 2 years and has truly forged a presence there as well, helping people learn how to blog and also connect. Her main Website is here FaydraDeon.com and has links to so many of her projects. She does not just help folks with Wordpress, she also is now helping folks get self published. And then there is the publishing site that has more info on how to get her books, on solamente publishing. She is offering really good help for folks trying to navigate blogging or selfpublishing.
Our Second Guest at 8:30PM EST is Walter Brasch who is an activist and journalist. His newest book, "Before the First Snow", is extraordinary and spans from the 1960's to right before the Gulf War starts. Great Blog by Walter called the Wanderings has more about his book "Before the First Snow". And his website is really wonderful and worth a read as well, Walter's Website on his activism and journalism.
This is the World of Progress Radio logo ( Which I am trying to add to the Sidebar.)
You can click here to listen to the Show.
Radio Promo Kim's Radio Promo ( Audio) awesome...
Sunday, December 4, 2011
"The radio for these women is like television is for us today, which is really like looking at the Radio."~~Debbie Allen || Radio is again where women are connecting...And as History rolls on Radio is again making a comeback...especially Internet Radio...Connecting Blogs,Indie Media and Twitter....
This Sunday's show 7-9PM EST we have Author Jordan Catapano on her latest book, "A Girl Walks into a Bar", and LGBTQ Activist Ashley Arrington updating us on her latest work down south and all that is happening there in Asheville NC with the Blue Ridge Pride Movement. ( We last had Ashley on the show in the fall, so it will be good to get an update on what has happened there since September.) We also will having the 99 Report, Kitchen Table Politics and a call in with a report from the West Coast Occupy Movement from @OakfoSho. As well as some Occupy Music from JimmyReeferCake. You can tune in and Listen Up Here or you can also click on the radio over on the Sidebar.
Jordan is a bartender that has written a book that might be very handy with the holidays coming up as it has home mixing ideas, and also shares her stories as a long time bartender.
This week's 99 Report will be focused on the Problems of Youth, Children of the 99 Percent . ( Please look for the separate post below for more details as I post that the day of the show.) I also am giving a huge shout out to Erika , known as @BeautyVault on Twitter, as she has written a Post for Daily Kos about Occupy's Next forefront, as winter has come upon the Occupy Movement. You can read her post here, where she explains how OCCUPY will focus on on the Foreclosure Crisis , as the Cleveland Occupy targets this massive nationwide problem. ( Other Occupy sites are also directing attention to this massive crisis.) You can also follow OccupyCleveland on Twitter and Facebook....)
Tonight again we had @OakfoSho on and he shared with us about Occupy and what it means to him as a young man with an MBA, who recently decided to work Fulltime filming and being a Documentarian for the Movement. He is a fine Citizen Journalist really doing a fine job with the LIVE Ustream, you can read his UStream here and also learn more about his work as he covers the Occupy Movement on the West Coast. He's talented and really should be scooped by someone like the Young Turks....He has real broadcasting skills.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Sunday AWOP Radio Show November 27,2011 : Film Maker and Writer Laine Causey and Musician John Clark
Vintage Radio Ads posted to Honor the History of Radio....
"During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites, has woven a network of communication which puts each part of the world in to almost instant contact with all the other parts."~~David Bohm American-born British quantum physicist who contributed to Manhattan Project.Friend of Albert Einstein and later investigate by House Un-American Activities Committee for his "radical" politics. (He was a member of the Mobilization for Peace Organization)~~
First we have the Introduction by Kim @waopradio and then we have the 99 Report 7:15-7:30 PM and then Kitchen Table Politics by @mommapolitico from 7:30PM to 8PM. And at 8PM Our Guests.
Our First Guest is Laine Causey an aspiring Film Maker who has written a Lesbian Love Story set in 1960s Texas. She is moving to LA this winter to start Production on this Film. As there have been few Lesbian Love films and ever fewer set in the Texas of the bygone Sixties this will be an interesting discussion. Her Film Company is Magnolia Bay Films is based In Houston Texas. You can read more about Magnolia Bay Films and her film Marfa Texas to learn more. She is also on Twitter at @ProducerLaine.
John Clark "LIVE" "Hope in Hard Times" ( Michelle Shocked has been playing this song world wide)
John Clark is our second guest. He and his wife Mary Ann are down in Tampa Florda working hard to support the Occupy Movement. We will talk to them about Occupy, but also talk to John about his music and how his music has contributed to Social Justice Issues and Causes. He has written another song called "What We Came Here For" that is dedicated to the Occupiers. You can listen to more of his LIVE tracks saved on MYSPACE And it's free and in MP3 format.
On Twitter: @JohnClarkBaker
If we have time we might play some of the video below, one of our Listeners sent this to me, it is a Video made as the anthem for Occupy America, and in the beginning the first few minutes have some chilling poignant words of Martin Luther King,
LINK TO THE SHOW HERE, OR LINK TO THE RADIO IN THE SIDEBAR....
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Awopradio Show For Sunday November 20th,2011 : Guests Include Twitter Wonder,BLUNT Creator "Laffy", and Movie Mom Nell Minow
(As part of honoring Radio's part in our History I try to find iconic Vintage Radio Posters, if you wish to purchase it please go to this link.
Our Radio Show is from 7-9 PM EST Sunday Night . 7:00 PM Kim welcomes the show, and then 7:15PM to 7:30PM I give the 99 Report and then from 7:30PM to 8PM Perry has Kitchen Table Politics. Our Blog Talk Radio LINK is here, so Tune In and Listen Up....
99 Report and Links.
(1) Information about the 84 yr old Pepper Sprayed Activist in Seattle The Story of Dorli Rainey is here.
(2) Information about Medical Advice for Pepper Spray ( and Tear Gas) Updated Post from me the Nurse on this issue.
(3) Information about How People can Help Rebuild the Zucotti Park OWS Library that was destroyed this week. Here is more information about the OWS Library.
Guest Nell Minow, "Movie Mom", 8:00- 8:30PM joins us to talk about her website as a Movie Mom and her upcoming Book "101 Must See Movies" that is due out in January. She has two wonderful Must See Websites, Movie Mom.com and GMI Ratings.com. Both are really wonderful for Movie junkies and a real find.
Our 2nd Guest of the Evening is "Laffy" or @GottaLaff as she is known on Twitter. She is a Twitter Wonder, keeping thousands connected and informed daily. She has found a way to weave News, Political Events and Humor that is a Must Follow whether it be on Twitter or on her Blog that she writes with Paddy called "The Political Carnival". On her Blog she also posts short edited Video Segments on Timely Issues called "BLUNTS".These segments have gotten National Attention , even recognized recently at a Van Jones Event in DC when shared and honored by Lizz Winstead. BLUNTS are created by people from the Internet and Twitter contributing their own commentary for 30 seconds and then she edits them into short segments adding music and humor. Indeed she has created an effective progressive tool that creates thoughtful dialogue and a way to share on critical issues of our times. ( There is a whole Library of BLUNTS that cover a multitude of issues and is wonderful to explore). You can check out BLUNTS here and indeed you will be hooked. and her Blog with Paddy, the Political Carnival is is here and is a must read, updated throughout the day.
On another note if you want to listen in to Laffy she is on the Nicole Sandler Show "Radio or Not" on Tuesday Mornings, it's a great show and a must to add to your schedule. ( Reminds me of Air America Days, listening to Smart Women really talk Political Turkey.)
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Be sure to tune in at 7PM EST we have a great show. Kim @awop and Perry @mommapolitico are the main hosts and there is the 99 Report and Kitchen Table Politics and great guests. We have a talented Indie Musician known on Twitter as @Pirate_Larry and we will talk with him about his music ( you can give him a listen here).
And then those that are following Occupy know that Oakland has really been in the thick of it and we are lucky to have SpencerforHire or @oakfosho coming on to give the Latest on Oakland which is having a perilous weekend and Oak has been doing an amazing job with the Ustream this weekend.
More From Larry,
His LIVESTREAM channel. Larry is a talented artist lending his expertise to others and also helping OCCUPY ( in Tijuana as well.)
So Listen In and Listen At 7PM EST to 9PM EST...there will be much radio goodness.....
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Mad as Hell Docs Join us again Blogtalkradio, Dr.Mike Huntington and Dr.Paul Hochfield talk SinglePayer and need for Improved Healthcare for all..
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Awopradio For Sunday October 23rd,Our Guests include Denis Campbell, Nicole Belle, and Erin Kotecki Vest
Please join our Radio show on Sunday Evening 7-9 PM EST. The show's main hosts are Kim @awopradio and Perry @mommapolitico and I am a contributing host/producer. And then there is @NunziaRider who also helps with the research, blogging and editing and Chat Room. Our show is reaching out across the Country to the Occupy Movement, covering Political Events and Battles, and also honoring those Fighting the Good Fight Day in and Day out. We strive to honor the 99% , Real People, Real Stories.... You can Link here or the Radio over on the Sidebar...Tune In and Listen up....
Our First Guest is from across the Pond, a fine Journalist, Author Denis Campbell, and is another soul who keeps Twitter lively with his political insights and observations. He is known on Twitter as @UKProgressive, but he is also a renowned journalist working with ITN and Al Jezeera and BBC Wales, The Guardian and many other fine UK publications. During the Egypt Uprising he became one of the many to really track the Movement on Twitter. Yet he also was astutely tweeting American Politics. This year he was one of the first to recognize the strength of Twitter during the Egypt Uprising, and it is woven into his book "Egypt Unshackled" that has just come out. And taking it to the next step he has been tweeting and appreciating the Occupy Movement in a global sense.
Guest #2 on Sunday Night will be Nicole Belle, one of our favorite Poltical Bloggers from "Crooks and Liars", who has been keeping us on our political toes for the past 5 years and is one of our Favorite longtime Women Bloggers. Her coverage this fall from GOP debates and other GOP dashing silliness to analysis of other timely interviews has been stellar. Do be sure to see the Paul Krugman Interview and analysis. She shows clips and dissects and analyzes better than any of the MSM talking heads. Through the Bush years, Nicole's posts were always timely lessons of painful times. One of my personal favorites is her post that she wrote called "What goes around comes around and is on was on the ACLU website, it is a poignant personal post about an Iranian family living in America after 911 written in 2008, that one post reflected our Civil Liberties in the clouded mirror that arrived during the Bush Regime ( and still remains in many ways unhealed even today.)
Erin Kotecki Vest is our 3rd Guest, many on Twitter know her as @QueenofSpain , she is doing her best as a Media Strategist, wonder Blogger, but she is also an amazing mom, and is battling Lupus.Her blog is touching and insightful from Mom Moments shared to day to day revelations about Lupus, her "Queen of Spain" blog is beautifully written. We plan to talk with her about her ongoing Lupus Battle and hope to help spread the word about this disease that does not get enough public attention.
We All Are The 99%, We Are Here, Connecting, and Changing Our World.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Awopradio for Sunday October 16th : Mike Farrell,Director of Death Penalty.Org, and also Jeni Decker author
This Coming Sunday we will be welcoming Mike Farrell to Awopradio. to have a Discussion focused on the Death Penalty in America. The Execution issue is regaining focus due to the Execution of Troy Davis and the GOP debates ( and Perry's Record). Mike Farrell is known by many as a fine actor and for his work on M*A*S*H as B.J.Hunnicutt , but he also has worked as an activist for 30 years, educating and advocating on many Human Rights Issues, including the Abolition of the Death Penalty. You can read more of his fine Human Rights Work on his own website.
Brave New Films video introduced by Cenk Yuger for "Meet the Bloggers"
Some of the Mythes that are mentioned in the videos and on Cenk's blog are still issues that arise today ::
Myth: Death by lethal injection is painless and humane.
Myth: The death penalty provides "closure" to families of victims.
Myth: The death penalty is enforced only after all efforts for appeal have been exhausted.
Myth: The death penalty is faithful to the Constitution.
On GritTV ( Ann Flanders) (Sept2011) ( 2 Min. PSA on Death Penalty)
On GRIT TV with Laura Flanders speaking on many issues, (17minutes) Sept 2011, including speaking on Healthcare ( please see the 2 min PSA on Single Payer, Medicare4All in this video).
On Mike Farrell's Biography and his organization, WWW.Death Penalty.Org , you can read more here.
Huffpo post on Issue has an article by Mike Farrell from 2010 that is a must read.
We also will be having Jeni Decker on the second half of the show to talk about her upcoming book about living with and raising her two Autistic Sons. Jeni Decker (@Jeni_Decker). "Author of I Wish I Were Engulfed in Flames." Earlier this Fall we had her on with Kat Nove as she is the Co-author of "Waiting for Karl Rove". We are looking forward to talking more with this creative writing Mom.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
This coming week on the radio show 7-9PM EST we have some wonderful guests on our @awopradio show. @awopradio ( Kim) and @mommapolitico (Perry) and I will be welcoming some Twitter Wonders.....
(1) We have Micheal Stinson known as @symbolman on Twitter. He is very talented,creative and he is sharing with us about his 4 books and also his music. We will be hearing about his song "Corporation" and it's origins and playing it as it seems timely with the events of #occupywallstreet. (Posted below with his band Round House) We will also talk to him about his "Rouge Coloring book" that was written with his wife about Sarah Palin. (The Coloring Book Link). And more about his other his other writings and books.
(2) Another guest this week is @EileenLeft a wonderful California Progressive who started the #connecttheleft hashtag and movement on Twitter. This amazing mom is also raising five boys and she's a premie family counselor,who also works hard to help progressives work together and is a truly positive force on Twitter.
(3) @Faydra_deon is also on Twitter, she blogs, writes and is a social media goddess. And this year she wrote a book called "The Pride" about the strength of four women. Many of us met her during different Disasters as she tweeted for Humanity, she created a whole site that offers folks creative ways to give to areas that are suffering and need our help. Be sure to see about her book, and it is available digitally and on Amazon.
(4) Jasmine Beach-Ferrara will be joining the program to discuss her work with Southern Equality. Org , they are working hard for Marriage Equality in North Carolina. You can also follow them on Facebook at Southern Equality and also on Twitter at @CSElive. And if you want to read more about Jasmine her bio is here.
Please do read the Post below if you want to learn more about the Populist Movements going and want information on #occupywallstreet or #occupytogether, there is alot going on in America with real Americans really finding Voice in this Battle on the Working Class and Unemployed and UnderEmployed. And you can always click the Radio over in the Sidebar to hear past shows, via podcasts or on iTunes as we have really been honoring those that are Fighting the Good Fight.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
This Sunday 9.4.11 On @AwOP Radio 7PM EST Music by the Honeycutters and Journalist Octavia Nasr, so Tune In and Listen Up....
Internet Radio is the happening place on Sunday Eves 7-9PM EST.....please join us and listen in...or join us in the Chat Room.Click the Title to listen up....
This Sunday we have a very special show. LIVE in the Liberal Loft there will be the HoneyCutters performing for the first hour. Our Round Table Guest will be Internationally known Journalist Octavia Nasr. For those of us that have followed her for many years and her outstanding Middle East Coverage, this past year we have been following her blog and her tweets as the Middle East has been rocked by Change. Her website has links to her blog and her Consulting Company as well as her newspaper articles in arabic and Lebanese newspapers. This is an exciting time to be watching the Middle East and a wonderful time to discuss the changes as women, and also to discuss the fusion of Twitter,Blogs and Journalism.
In one article I was reading about Octavia it had this wonderful quote by her, that truly shows how she views her role in this ever changing journalistic landscape.
"The time has come for me to get on the road representing myself and everything I stand for. Through Bridges Media Consulting, I wish to be a voice of reason, a voice of moderation, a voice of expertise and best practices.I created Bridges Media Consulting to reflect what I've done in my career so far and serve as my platform to carry on making a difference in our world".
( Quote from The National 2010)
So do Tune In and Listen Up, Perry @mommapolitico and Kim @awop and Nunzia @nunziarider and I will be part of this amazing show....
The Latest Blogpost by Octavia concerning America, Obama, Immigration,racism, "Dogs Bark,but the caravan moves on " is really insightful and poignant.....a must read.
Also @mommapolitico pointed out that this week's NEWSWEEK has a whole expose on our "Security" Systems in place since 911, what they are costing, where there is overlap and waste.
Do go to the Honeycutters on line and order your CD and also go to their facebook page and give them some love. And do listen to the song IRENE.....amazing song.Here is their link to their site so you can listen to them and order their CD and see them in Concert.
And Nunzia Rider who helps so much with @awop and @awopradio also works for @storyful make sure to support their work and fine journalism on Twitter.
How Wonderful are the Honeycutters ? This is their song IRENE :
And in Honor of Labor Day and Unions....."Which Side Are You On " with Florence Reece ( Union Wife, CoalMiner Wife)
on the version of Natalie Merchant....
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Awopradio Show Tune In and Listen Up 8.27.11 : @TruthOut's Jason Leopold,Ashley Arrington, and Lesley Boyd Guests
We have a Great Show planned for Sunday Evening 7-9PM EST on @Awopradio, really wonderful guests. Jason Leopold of Truthout will be on first and then we have Leslie Boyd of LifeOMike, and Ashley Arrington of BlueRidgePride. We will be talking with all three of these progressive warriors as they Fight the Good Fight. Perry @mommapolitico and Kim @awop are really wonderful hosts of this show, allowing people to tell their stories and have a Voice. (Click the Title and listen in...)
Saturday, August 20, 2011
So this Sunday we have a great show planned, and the show starts at 7PM runs to 9PM EST. ( And if you miss it you can always listen to the Podcast later.) This Sunday we have the one and only Lizz Winstead, Co-creator of The Daily Show and Co-founder of Air America Radio. She will be on to discuss her Road Tour for Planned Parenthood (as she has been traveling around the Country , Educating and Advocating for Planned Parenthood ...really important cause for Women's Health). We will be talking to her about Politics and also her Upcoming Book. (Please do see the Post below about her Show and her blog....She has added more great Show Sites : Bellingham, Burlington and More. ) Then we also have Perry Interviewing the Filmmakers of "Default" which should be very illuminating and sobering, as this is the Next Financial Situation we all need to learn more about....And also the Authors of "Waiting for Rove" will be visiting us as well.
Perry, Kim, and Nunzia and I are all trying to create a Show where Progressives can Tune In , and Listen Up, and serve up some real brain food, and get folks thinking and talking on Sunday Eve's...So grab some coffee and some snacks and have a Listen....It's like we are all crowded around the kitchen table...Connecting.
2012 is heating up and getting ugly....It's time for Bloglatopia, Twitterland, Internet News and Magazines, and Internet Radio to come together...create Strong Powerful Alliances and Dialogue...Our History is up to us.
Tune In and Listen Up....
More Links about the Show....
Open Salon has more on the upcoming show....
Lizz Winstead has been touring the Country this summer educating, advocating about Planned Parenthood in her own unique wonderful show...She has more shows added to her Tour, and her blog is wonderful with photos and video from the tour ( you can click the title for the the link to her Tour Blog. ) And if you can get to her show....get there... And this coming Sunday she will be our first guest on @awopradio on 7:30PM EST to talk The Tour, Politics and her upcoming book. ( Click the Radio on the sidebar to listen in ).
LIZZ's TOUR Information is here, so check it out, Shows are still being added..... Check it out there is still so much more to come !! This Week : Frederick Maryland....and coming up New Hamphire and out west there is Seattle and Bellingham, NYC, Burlington,VT, and Manchester,Hampshire and Orlando and other cities...
Sadly we all know the attack on Women's Healthcare and Planned Parenthood is continuing and surely will not ease now that the GOP has a fine crop of presidential contender clowns hitting the road.....
If you are on Twitter every Thursday and Friday I try to share #PlannedParenthoodFacts be sure to join in the hashtag and here is the main Planned Parenthood Factsheet to share.
Some Planned Parenthood Facts to Share (Some from their own website and some from other online sites.....:::
(1) 75% of Clients Served live at or below the Poverty Level. ( For many low income, working poor women Planned Parenthood is their only source of Healthcare.
(2) Less than 3% of ALL Planned Parenthood Budget is spent on Abortions ( regardless of what GOP says. And those services are provided via donated funds. NOT a dime of Federal Money is spent on Abortion Services.
(3) 17% of Budget is spent on Cancer Screenings.
(4) 10% of Budget is spent on Prenatal Care and WIC services.
(5) 12% of Budget is providing Medical / Reproductive Care to Older Women
(6) Planned Parenthood provides Infection, detection and care, as well as HIV/AIDS detection and services( as early as the 1980's they were one of the first Medical Providers to help facilitate testing and care for men and women.
(7) They provide Medical Care and Reproductive Care for 3-5 Million Women per year in America alone, and have provided this care for over 75 years. They help women Worldwide , not just in the United States.
Please do see the Post above about her Interview on @awopradio where she explains so much about her tour and the purpose and what she is seeing as she travels. It was a great discussion and a great Listen.