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Children Of The Corn & All The Other Crops

Children Of The Corn & All The Other Crops

Originally broadcast May 29, 2014 All Americans agree children need to stay away from tobacco. Apparently it’s still up for discussion when it comes to kids staying away from tobacco farms. Human Rights Watch says American children work forty to sixty hours a week in the fields of North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky helping […]

War Is Not A Sport

War Is Not A Sport

Andrew J. Bacevich, Jr.  is an American political scientist specializing in international relations, security studies, American foreign policy, and American diplomatic and military history. He is currently Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University. He is also a retired career officer in the Armor Branch of the United States Army, retiring with the […]

We Won The First War On Poverty

We Won The First War On Poverty

President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty and America, unlike Vietnam, won that war. World War One and Iraq remind us that some wars, even though we triumphed, have to be fought again. Such is the case with LBJ’s war on poverty. We won it, but now there’s a new war and we’re losing […]

Ukraine, A Backgrounder

Ukraine, A Backgrounder

Facing bankruptcy, Ukraine, in the autumn of 2013, turned its back on the west by allowing Russia to purchase $15 billion worth of government bonds. The purchase was intended to prevent Ukraine from defaulting on its loans in 2014. The deal also included Moscow lowering the price of gas sold to the Ukraine by one-third. […]

Nader Says Raising Minimum Wage Is Good For Business

Nader Says Raising Minimum Wage Is Good For Business

Ralph Nader has been lobbying Walmart for years to voluntarily raise their minimum wage, reminding the corporation that it’s in their best financial interests. This week we’re seeing that the retail sector is slowly waking up to the sobering reality that when Americans don’t earn enough money they can’t shop. Walmart, America’s largest private sector employer, […]

The NFL Is An Extortion Racket

The producers of House Of Cards are threatening to stop filming in Washington DC unless the city gives them a special tax break. This is the type of extortion perfected by the NFL. Build us a stadium, or we’ll leave. Cities build the new stadiums convinced they’re creating new jobs. But, as you’ll see in […]

How The NFL Steals From America

The NFL isn’t just stealing from America by charging too much for tickets, it’s stealing high paying jobs while not paying its fair share of taxes. Patrick Hruby writes for SportsonEarth.Com and his most recent article in Politico is entitled, ‘The National Freeloader League.’ Patrick not only accuses the NFL of paying zero taxes, he […]

Marty Short Explains Mayor Rob Ford

Marty Short Explains Mayor Rob Ford

Ask your typical American who Canada’s prime minister is and they would say, ‘What’s a prime minister?’ But ask an American who Toronto’s mayor is, and they would say, ‘Rob Ford.’ Joining us is Martin Short. Listen to the original broadcast David:  Marty, you’re a Canadian. Is crack cocaine legal in Canada? Marty:  Yes, it […]

Grimm A Threat To The Community?

After President Obama’s fifth State of The Union, GOP Congressman Michael Grimm was being asked on camera for his reaction to the president’s speech. When questions turned to ethics investigations into Grimm’s alleged campaign finance irregularities Congressman Grimm cut short the interview with NY1-TV political reporter Michael Scotto. Thinking the camera was no longer running […]

Does FDA Work For You? Or Big Pharma?

Does FDA Work For You? Or Big Pharma?

The Center for Disease Control issued a report late last year warning that, conservatively speaking, more than 2 million Americans are sickened and 23,000 are killed each year by antibiotic-resistant infections.  Meanwhile, 80% of all antibiotics used in America are placed in animal feed. Now comes word the Food and Drug Administration conducted a ten-year […]

Bobby Shriver’s Oil Investments

Bobby Shriver’s Oil Investments

Bobby Shriver is the brother of our state’s former First Lady, Maria Shriver. He’s the son of Sargent Shriver, who started the Peace Corps, and the nephew of President Kennedy. Bobby Shriver is a graduate of Yale Law School, and has also served as mayor of Santa Monica. He is now running for a seat […]

Rolling Stone’s David Wild On Pete Seeger

Rolling Stone’s David Wild On Pete Seeger

For more decades than he’s willing to admit, David Wild has been a contributing editor to Rolling Stone Magazine. David Wild has interviewed everyone in music, from Bob Dylan to the Backstreet Boys, as well as Pete Seeger. He talked to us from Los Angeles. Listen to the original broadcast Feldman: David, you’re from Tenafly, New […]

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