Daily Topics - Thursday February 16th, 2012

"Please join us Tuesday evening February 21st as we present a very special edition of The Big Picture "Teach-In to Take Back the American Dream" sponsored by the Campaign for America's Future and Free Speech TV. Guests include: Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich, Robert Borosage w/Campaign for America's Future, "Patriotic Millionaire" Leo Hindery of Intermedia Partners, Heather McGhee of Demos, and Natalie Foster from Rebuild the Dream. Check your local listings...9pm ET and 11pm ET on FSTV and RT.

Hour Two: "Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street" - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - is it possible to reanimate the dead?

Hour Three: Did the PA legislature collude with the fracking industry to prevent regulation? Thomas Linzey, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF)

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robertbeal 10 years 26 weeks ago
#1

One-two punch! Great show today:

1.

Thomas Linzey from Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) on the municipal rights-based civil disobedience movement.

2. Rick (Staggenborg) from Coos Bay on the Pledge to Amend project.

Betty McArdle 10 years 26 weeks ago
#2

In today's show you talked about how progressive news doesn't get into enough areas of the country, mostly due to commercial radio network decisions. One of the exceptions is the station I listen to, KPOJ in Portland. There will be an opportunity to get more progressive programming throughout the nation coming up this fall. The FCC will be opening a window (of opportunity) for applications for Low Power FM stations. These will all be non-commercial stations. Those eligible to apply include community groups, educational institutions and religious organizations. The educational institutions and religious organizations have good networks to let their constituents know about this opportunity and to help them prepare their applications. In fact, there are many religious networks that will completely prepare the application and use the name of the local church to make it look like a local entity prepared the app. That leaves the community groups. How do they find out about this opportunity? There are some organizations (but not many) across the U.S. who are working to do outreach to communities to let them know about this opportunity. This is a big country with LOTS of admirable groups who would put progressive programming on the air...if they know about the window. So, why am I telling you all this? I would like to see you have as a guest someone who knows all about this LPFM issue and the upcoming window. Brandy Doyle of Prometheus Radio Project. Brandy is located in DC as her work is policy -- lobbying Congress and the FCC. The main Prometheus phone number is 215-727-9620 in Philadelphia. Her email is brandy@prometheusradio.org. Through your affiliates your signal reaches many communities. Many potential applicants hear your show. Speaking of affiliates, I will remind you that I am the wife of Michael Brown who put you in touch with Ursula Rudenberg of Pacifica. You can contact me if you need more info, betty@c-map.org.

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