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Building Bridges: The Criminalization of Poverty in America , Segment 1

2 weeks 6 days ago
The Criminalization of Poverty in America with Professor Peter Edelman, policy maker, and law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, specializing in the fields of poverty, welfare, juvenile justice, and constitutional law and author of Not a Crime to Be Poor In Brooklyns Boerum Hill, lines were moving slowly in the packed, drab gray building. Jazmine Headley just wanted to get a voucher for city-funded day care so she could find someone to look after her 1-year-old son, while she went to work as a cleaner. Instead, Headley, 23, ended up behind bars, because sick and tired of being sick and tired the young mother sat on the floor because there were no more seats available in the crowded room. Next, Headley was lying on the floor, surrounded by New York police officers and security guards, holding her 1-year-old son firmly in her arms as the officers forcibly tried to yank the child away. Theyre hurting my son, she screams again and again. One officer pulls out a stun gun. Headley was charged with resisting arrest, acting in a manner injurious to a child, obstructing governmental administration and criminal trespass. Letitia James, now the New York State Attorney General commented, No mother should have to experience such trauma and humiliation. Being poor is not a crime. But, actually it is! In Ferguson Missouri, in addition to exposing racially biased policing, the Justice Departments Ferguson Report exposed to the world a system of fines and fees levied for minor crimes, that, when they proved too expensive for Fergusons largely poor, African American population, resulted in jail sentences for thousands of people. Ferguson is everywhere in America today. Through money bail systems, fees and fines, strictly enforced laws and regulations against behavior including trespassing and public urination that largely affect the homeless, and the substitution of prisons and jails for the mental hospitals that have traditionally served the impoverished, in one of the richest countries on earth we have effectively made it a crime to be poor. We're Building Bridges to Prof. Peter Edelman, who famously resigned from the administration of Bill Clinton over welfare "reform," who discusses his new book Not a Crime to Be Poor. Edelman connects the dots between these policies and others including school discipline in poor communities, child support policies affecting the poor, public housing ordinances, addiction treatment, and the specter of public benefits fraud to paint a picture of a mean-spirited, retributive system that seals whole communities into inescapable cycles of poverty and then criminalizes the residents of those communities. ****************************
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

Building Bridges: The Criminalization of Poverty in America , Segment 1

2 weeks 6 days ago
The Criminalization of Poverty in America with Professor Peter Edelman, policy maker, and law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, specializing in the fields of poverty, welfare, juvenile justice, and constitutional law and author of Not a Crime to Be Poor In Brooklyns Boerum Hill, lines were moving slowly in the packed, drab gray building. Jazmine Headley just wanted to get a voucher for city-funded day care so she could find someone to look after her 1-year-old son, while she went to work as a cleaner. Instead, Headley, 23, ended up behind bars, because sick and tired of being sick and tired the young mother sat on the floor because there were no more seats available in the crowded room. Next, Headley was lying on the floor, surrounded by New York police officers and security guards, holding her 1-year-old son firmly in her arms as the officers forcibly tried to yank the child away. Theyre hurting my son, she screams again and again. One officer pulls out a stun gun. Headley was charged with resisting arrest, acting in a manner injurious to a child, obstructing governmental administration and criminal trespass. Letitia James, now the New York State Attorney General commented, No mother should have to experience such trauma and humiliation. Being poor is not a crime. But, actually it is! In Ferguson Missouri, in addition to exposing racially biased policing, the Justice Departments Ferguson Report exposed to the world a system of fines and fees levied for minor crimes, that, when they proved too expensive for Fergusons largely poor, African American population, resulted in jail sentences for thousands of people. Ferguson is everywhere in America today. Through money bail systems, fees and fines, strictly enforced laws and regulations against behavior including trespassing and public urination that largely affect the homeless, and the substitution of prisons and jails for the mental hospitals that have traditionally served the impoverished, in one of the richest countries on earth we have effectively made it a crime to be poor. We're Building Bridges to Prof. Peter Edelman, who famously resigned from the administration of Bill Clinton over welfare "reform," who discusses his new book Not a Crime to Be Poor. Edelman connects the dots between these policies and others including school discipline in poor communities, child support policies affecting the poor, public housing ordinances, addiction treatment, and the specter of public benefits fraud to paint a picture of a mean-spirited, retributive system that seals whole communities into inescapable cycles of poverty and then criminalizes the residents of those communities. ****************************
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

Sounds From the Global Village: Sounds From the Global Village 1906, Segment 1

3 weeks ago
Segment One Omukaile Kilinjwi by Saida Karole CD: The Rough Guide to the Music of Tanzania (World Music Network) Jallpa Jailliy by Los Ruphay CD: A Cry for Revolution: Earth Healing Music From Bolivia (ARC) Qaumee Rooh by Mandheera Boduberu Group CD: Qaumee Lava 1438 (Maldives Defense Forces) Segment Two Kru Song With Guitar by Grebo CD: Folk Music of Liberia (Smithsonian Folkways) Quimeras by Fer Gonzalez CD: Mariachi: Mi Nombre es Mexico (ARC) Kadarchynyn Yry by Ay-Kherel CD: The Music of Tuva (ARC) Segment Three Maahboubi Khanni by Dalinda CD: Songs From Libya (ARC) Prvi Rej by Katalena CD: Traditional Music of Slovenia (ARC) Torrent d'Amour by Manuel Diogo CD: Music of Angola (ARC)
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THE THUNDERBOLT: TB 190301 End Games, Segment 1

3 weeks ago
This week’s radio show reveals how rather than wallowing in darkness we could instead create an empire of light! We then contemplate the differences between ‘safe’ spaces and ‘public’ spaces and for the feature piece we describe the Machine’s seeming end game. The problem is that it is likely to end all of us. Lightning bolts of tongue-in-cheek love thundering down. Check it out.
Dancing Angel Media

THE THUNDERBOLT: TB 190301 End Games, Segment 1

3 weeks ago
This week’s radio show reveals how rather than wallowing in darkness we could instead create an empire of light! We then contemplate the differences between ‘safe’ spaces and ‘public’ spaces and for the feature piece we describe the Machine’s seeming end game. The problem is that it is likely to end all of us. Lightning bolts of tongue-in-cheek love thundering down. Check it out.
Dancing Angel Media

THE THUNDERBOLT: TB 190301 End Games, Segment 1

3 weeks ago
This week’s radio show reveals how rather than wallowing in darkness we could instead create an empire of light! We then contemplate the differences between ‘safe’ spaces and ‘public’ spaces and for the feature piece we describe the Machine’s seeming end game. The problem is that it is likely to end all of us. Lightning bolts of tongue-in-cheek love thundering down. Check it out.
Dancing Angel Media

Reggae Explorations: Reggae Explorations #167 (Radio Edit), Segment 1

3 weeks ago
On “Reggae Explorations” you’ll hear a mix of tracks from newer and lesser known artists, classic tunes, and deeper cuts than you would normally hear elsewhere. In addition, you’ll be treated to the “Motherland Track of the Week”, an occasional “Lovers Rock Set”, and even selections from off the beaten path. Mike Roots is a reggae artist and reviewer, and brings an inside perspective with interesting facts to enhance the listening experience. Tune in to “Reggae Explorations” for your weekly excursion into the world of strictly conscious, roots and culture, reggae music. Reggae Explorations can be heard on the following stations: Global Community Radio (GCR2) GlobalCommunityRadio.blogspot.com, Geneva, NY, Mondays 4-6pm ET KBOG 97.9 FM in Bandon, OR, Wednesdays 10pm-12am PST WAPJ FM 89.9 & 105.1 FM (Flagship), Torrington, CT, Wednesdays 1-3pm ET WXDR-LP 99.1 FM, New Orleans, Thursdays 7-9pm CT
Mike Roots

The Sonic Cafe: Sonic Cafe #127/Mommy and Daddy Issues, Segment 1

3 weeks ago
Sonic Cafe. Yes it’s time to pop in your ear buds, crank up the volume and get set for another episode of intelligent eclectic music, comedy and pop culture from the Sonic Cafe. I’m Scott Clark welcoming you to episode 127. This time the Sonic Café moves you one step closer to reaching true enlightenment, as we present a program specifically designed to help you work through all of your mommy and daddy issues. Time to rip off the band-aid off and hit this thing head on. To get right to the heart of matter we’ve lined up a panel of highly qualified comedians. Listen for Rachael Feinstein, Taylor Tomlinson, Shayne Smith, Ron G and David So, each with a story to guide you toward your breakthrough. This comedic wisdom is wrapped in a music mix including Steely Dan, Danger Mouse, John Lee Hooker, St. Germain and more. Then finally, to reconnect you with the source of your issues, the Sonic Café presents Get Off the Shed, featuring Will Ferrell in a classic bit pulled from SNL. So join us as we take you one step closer to true enlightenment. Here at that little café on the coast where mommy and daddy are always welcome. We’re the Sonic Café.
Scott Clark