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Building Bridges: St. Vincent Nurses Strike Sadly Reached Six-Months on Sept. 8th , Segment 1

2 weeks 6 days ago
St. Vincent Nurses Strike Sadly Reached 6-Months on Sept. 8th As Tenet Healthcare Continues to Deny Agreement to Ensure Safer Patient Care for a Community Hard Hit by Delta Variant To Date, Tenet has invested more than $100 million to prolong the strike and avoid needed improvements in staffing to ensure safer patient care, while engaging in a number of illegal labor practices to intimidate and retaliate against nurses for advocating for safer conditions With Marie Marie Ritacco, RN , St. Vincents Hospital, Worcester, MA On Wednesday, Sept. 8, the St. Vincent nurses strike reached another sad milestone in their struggle against Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, which began a full six months earlier on March 8 in a last-ditch effort by the nurses to finally convince Tenet Healthcare, one of the most profitable corporations in America, to finally put their concern for patients ahead of their ravenous desire for profits. As the strike, now the longest nurses strike in state history, reaches its seventh month, it is important for the public to remember how the nurses arrived at this point. The fact that we are still outside this hospital, the hospital we love and have served, some of us for 10, 20 even 40 years is a travesty and serves as an indictment of Tenet Healthcare and their unyielding desire for profit and power at the expense of the suffering of our patients and our community, said Marlena Pellegrino, RN, a longtime nurse at the hospital and co-chair of the nurses local bargaining unit of the Massachusetts Nurses Association. Our nurses want nothing more than to be back at the bedside to provide our patients with the dignity and expert care they expect and deserve from this, their community hospital. Unfortunately, Tenet has refused an agreement that would allow that to happen, choosing instead to spend millions to keep us out, to pursue illegal practices to punish us for our advocacy " all to avoid accountability for providing safe patient care.
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

TUC Radio: Overshoot, the Energy Conundrum and Climate Change - Prof Bill Rees, Segment 2

2 weeks 6 days ago
My colleague Alex Smith, host of Radio Ecoshock, put out a provocative statement on his weekly radio program. He announced: Who can question the Green New Deal and holy solar power? Guest Megan Seibert and super-scientist Bill Rees just published a scathing report. They say it’s time to shrink or die.” end quote. I was intrigued by the provocation and downloaded the 19 page paper - and an inspiring talk by Professor Bill Rees and will present excerpts of both on this program. William Rees is a bio-ecologist, ecological economist, former Director and Professor Emeritus of the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning. Rees is perhaps best known as the originator and co-developer (with his graduate students) of ecological footprint analysis. Eco Footprint is a measure of the demands made by a person or group of people on global natural resources. Eco Footprint and Overshoot have become globally used terms used in personal pocket calculators and United Nations needs assessments. The expanding human eco-footprint has arguably become the world’s best-known indicator of the un-sustainability of techno-industrial society. Rees is a founding member and former President of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics; a founding Director of the One Earth Initiative; and a Fellow of the Post-Carbon Institute. He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2006 … and elected a full member of the Club of Rome in 2014. This recording of Bill Rees was made in October, 2019, at a conference on Lighter Living in his home town. It was organized by the city of Vancouver, Simon Fraser University and his own organization, One Earth. The program ends with excerpts from very recent paper that Professor Bill Rees co wrote with Megan Seibert, the Executive Director of the REAL Green New Deal: “Through the Eye of a Needle: An Eco-Heterodox Perspective on the Renewable Energy Transition” was published July 26, 2021. It’s a well organized paper of 19 pages including 112 footnotes. Megan Seibert and Bill Rees critique the mainstream energy transition narrative and re-define the climate crisis within its broader context of ecological overshoot, and numerous collectively fatal problems with so-called renewable energy technologies. They write that a contraction of the human enterprise is needed and … to achieve sustainability and salvage civilization, society must embark on a planned, cooperative descent from an extreme state of overshoot in just a decade or two. Megan Seibert and Bill Rees are directors of One Earth, SFU - City of Vancouver: Lighter Living Through the Eye of a Needle: An Eco-Heterodox Perspective on the Renewable Energy Transition is here: Bill Rees is co-founder of One Earth
Maria Gilardin

TUC Radio: Overshoot, the Energy Conundrum and Climate Change - Prof Bill Rees, Segment 1

2 weeks 6 days ago
My colleague Alex Smith, host of Radio Ecoshock, put out a provocative statement on his weekly radio program. He announced: Who can question the Green New Deal and holy solar power? Guest Megan Seibert and super-scientist Bill Rees just published a scathing report. They say it’s time to shrink or die.” end quote. I was intrigued by the provocation and downloaded the 19 page paper - and an inspiring talk by Professor Bill Rees and will present excerpts of both on this program. William Rees is a bio-ecologist, ecological economist, former Director and Professor Emeritus of the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning. Rees is perhaps best known as the originator and co-developer (with his graduate students) of ecological footprint analysis. Eco Footprint is a measure of the demands made by a person or group of people on global natural resources. Eco Footprint and Overshoot have become globally used terms used in personal pocket calculators and United Nations needs assessments. The expanding human eco-footprint has arguably become the world’s best-known indicator of the un-sustainability of techno-industrial society. Rees is a founding member and former President of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics; a founding Director of the One Earth Initiative; and a Fellow of the Post-Carbon Institute. He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2006 … and elected a full member of the Club of Rome in 2014. This recording of Bill Rees was made in October, 2019, at a conference on Lighter Living in his home town. It was organized by the city of Vancouver, Simon Fraser University and his own organization, One Earth. The program ends with excerpts from very recent paper that Professor Bill Rees co wrote with Megan Seibert, the Executive Director of the REAL Green New Deal: “Through the Eye of a Needle: An Eco-Heterodox Perspective on the Renewable Energy Transition” was published July 26, 2021. It’s a well organized paper of 19 pages including 112 footnotes. Megan Seibert and Bill Rees critique the mainstream energy transition narrative and re-define the climate crisis within its broader context of ecological overshoot, and numerous collectively fatal problems with so-called renewable energy technologies. They write that a contraction of the human enterprise is needed and … to achieve sustainability and salvage civilization, society must embark on a planned, cooperative descent from an extreme state of overshoot in just a decade or two. Megan Seibert and Bill Rees are directors of One Earth, SFU - City of Vancouver: Lighter Living Through the Eye of a Needle: An Eco-Heterodox Perspective on the Renewable Energy Transition is here: Bill Rees is co-founder of One Earth
Maria Gilardin

Taylor Report: U.S. Departed with Taliban Help, Segment 1

2 weeks 6 days ago
Biden reported that 117,000 people were airlifted from Kabul in the rout of the US from Afghanistan. But the US has frozen the funds of the new Afghan government in order for the Taliban to "prove itself." Clearly, the US still has aims to meddle in Afghanistan, despite laying waste to the country for twenty years. The Western media had focused so much on the dramatic, disorderly and speedy withdrawal of NATO forces that it failed to report that the USA worked with the Taliban on the ground in Kabul to effect the airlift. It also missed the fact that neighbouring countries such as Russia, China, and Iran helped effect the smooth transfer of power in Kabul, thus avoiding a civil-war. The US and its NATO partners [including Canada] need to change their conduct and start cooperating with the international community, instead of acting unilaterally and illegally to impose their will on the countries of Central Asia.
Anonymous

The Michael Slate Show: Sunsara Taylor on the #TexasAbortionBan, Why Forced Motherhood is Part of a Fascist Program, the Need For Resistance, and the Need for Revolution, Nothing Less. , Segment 1

2 weeks 6 days ago
In the wake of the Texas abortion ban, which ends the protections of Roe v. Wade, and went into effect with no interference from the Supreme Court, we spend the hour with Sunsara Taylor. We talk about the Texas ban, the lack of action from the Left and the reproductive rights movement, the fascist nature of the law, and what people need to do now to win again a woman's right to choose.
Michael Slate

Taylor Report: Why Labour Needs May Day, Segment 1

3 weeks ago
On labour day, Phil interviews Tony Leah about why the North American Labour Day was moved to the 1st Monday of September. Leah reminds us that May Day was originally proclaimed in the nineteenth-century after a strike for the eight-hour day was violently suppressed in Chicago. North American workers made great gains since then, but still don't have the 8-hour day. That's because the labour movement has been beaten back in recent decades. According to Leah, the Canadian labour movement needs to put behind it the disastrous practice of class collaboration carried out by the previous CLC president, Hassan Yussuf, who recently got his reward in the form of a Senate seat. Unfortunately, Jerry Dias of UNIFOR continues to support Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau and Ontario Conservative Leader Doug Ford. Labour and capital have no interest in common. It's time for the labour movement to use its muscle to fight for the interests of the rank-and-file. Notably, in the United Auto Workers in the USA, as a result of a US government investigation into corruption at the highest level of the UAW, their workers will have a referendum on a new one-member-one-vote for the top leadership of the UAW. Also, a new novel has just been published by Baraka Books [Montreal] about the working-class struggle in Canada. It's called "Maker" by Jim Upton.
Anonymous

Sea Change Radio: M Jackson: It’s Thin Where We’re Skating (re-broadcast), Segment 1

3 weeks ago
Have you ever noticed that scientists historically are mostly white men? Do you think that this fact has skewed some scientific findings? Well, our guest today on Sea Change Radio has certainly noticed. This week, we speak to glaciologist M Jackson, who’s drawn attention from the right wing for the feminist perspective she applies to her research. We discuss her new book, The Secret Lives of Glaciers, dive into her research, and examine how and why science has been influenced by centuries of white male dominance.
Sea Change Radio

The Repository: The Repository_023, Segment 1

3 weeks ago
The Repository is an oubliette of musique concrete, nocturnal emanations and audio oddities. An hour of strange music, spoken word musical mash ups of questionable taste. All material is royalty-free, public domain or Creative Commons. This show makes perfect late-night faire. Please let us know if you are broadcasting this show - contact us at kzzh@accesshumboldt.net.
Access Humboldt

This Way Out: Courting Equality & Object Lessons + global LGBTQ news!, Segment 1

3 weeks ago
Queer youth eye "The Male Gaze"; California’s Prop 8 drama 10 years ago this week underscores the power of the courts; China’s government censors "girlie" men, Hong Kong political puppets flag Gay Games play, a Pakistani politician pulls down a BTS "promo homo" billboard, Australian lawmakers reject trans job protections, and 20 U.S. states buck Biden’s pro-queer policy! Those stories, and more this week, when you choose "This Way Out": the world’s audio oasis for queer news and culture.
Lucia Chappelle

Latin Waves : INTERVIEWS AUTHOR/ACTIVIST DR ROBIN HAHNEL , Segment 1

3 weeks 1 day ago
Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Dr. Robyn Hahnel about his latest book Democratic Economic Planning. The hastening pace of global climate change's human impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, the impact of political and economic hegemony of the capitalistic centre. These are enmeshed systems " how can we create eco-socialism despite the racist regimes, of settler-colonialism, and structured social processes of exploitation? Support Latin Waves by becoming a member for as little as $1 per month. www.latinwavesmedia.com
latinwaves@gmail.com

Sips, Suds, & Smokes: Episode 428: Guess what’s in the bottle this time, Segment 2

3 weeks 1 day ago
SIPS Episode – Great stuff from Gordon & MacPhail, Last Drop Distillers and Lagavulin. Brent requested to remove the zip ties while we enjoy Scotch again. Justin is our method voice actor for today and got completely lost on the wrong continent. Amazing story of G&M from a grocery store to one of the best bottlers available. Tasting potpourri is not the proper training technique. Caution as there is a preposition problem in this episode. This episode or portions of it predate Kojak
One Tan Hand Productions

Sips, Suds, & Smokes: Episode 428: Guess what’s in the bottle this time, Segment 1

3 weeks 1 day ago
SIPS Episode – Great stuff from Gordon & MacPhail, Last Drop Distillers and Lagavulin. Brent requested to remove the zip ties while we enjoy Scotch again. Justin is our method voice actor for today and got completely lost on the wrong continent. Amazing story of G&M from a grocery store to one of the best bottlers available. Tasting potpourri is not the proper training technique. Caution as there is a preposition problem in this episode. This episode or portions of it predate Kojak
One Tan Hand Productions

The Children's Hour: Governing A State, Segment 1

3 weeks 1 day ago
The kids crew talk with New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham about what her job entails, how to lead during a pandemic, and how governors can help solve the climate crisis. Lily Haussamen, a 10 year old from Las Cruces, New Mexico has a message for all the adults listening to The Childrens Hour about the planet she is inheriting. Then we hear from the Yale Climate Connections about how some South African homes are getting electricity thanks to solar panels and batteries. This episode has an accompanying learning guide at the episode page: https://ChildrensHour.org/governing Mixed with excellent music, join us for an hour of educational entertainment for the whole family.
Katie Stone

Tapes To Astonish: Walkuman Style #302, Segment 1

3 weeks 1 day ago
(1.) Elements - DJ Revolution & Planet Asia (2.) Whatcha Need - Wee Bee Foolish (3.) Comin' Home - Pitch 92 ft. Verbz (4.) Discus - Delicasteez (5.) Most PPL - Eternia & Rel McCoy (6.) Say Less - Substantial & Funky DL ft. Precious Joubert (7.) Dolce - Odyssee [LC] ft. Lazlow (8.) King Slayer - Bishop Lamont &Antlive ft. DJ TMB (9.) TPC 203 - Marshtini (of Loop.Holes) (10.) The Sermon (J57 remix) - J57 & DeeJay Element ft. Rasheed Chappell (11.) Guess Who's Back - Paula Perry (cuts by DJ Boogie Blind) (12.) Body Rocka - Kold Blooded & Freddie Black (kuts by Tone Spliff) (13.) Do Believe - Jay Royale & Skyzoo (14.) Got Ya Back - Titus (15.) Caviar Dreams - Kenyattah Black ft. Al Skratch, Poppa Leezy and Thirstin Howl III (16.) Bolly Joint - DJ 2-Tone Jones ft. Hassaan Mackey (17.) Lauraine - KiLaMDaPro (18.) Moments In Time - Frankenstein (19.) Halal - Marlon Craft (20.) i love my friends - Kiefer
Gamma Krush