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A letter of Thanksgiving to my activist friends...

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:04pm

Friends-

Last night I came into Manhattan after ending my class a little early at the university. My students were tired before the Thanksgiving break, drained from anxiety over the final, and half of them were sick and coughing. I was tired too. I checked my phone when I got in my car and saw posts from activist friends who were taking part in the demonstrations in NYC last night in solidarity with Mike Brown and the people of Ferguson...

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Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa!"

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:44am

It's "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays" on The After Show. We were going to call it "Germanic Mercury" but you know what they say, if you have to explain a joke, yada yada ya.

Darren Wilson's testimony reads like the ramblings of a paranoid, white supremacist; a Minnesota man sues after police come to his home and arrest him for calling them racists on Facebook; and a Hardware store fires a GOP official for racist, online comments.

On The Last Half today, with Thanksgiving tomorrow, we present Russell Means'  1989 Senate Hearing testimony on the American Indian Movement and life on the Rez.

All that, plus the Connect! Unite! Act! Daily Kos Community Calendar and more on The After Show with Wink & Justice.

Player and other info below the Orange Flourish.



The After Show with Wink and Justice broadcasts 8 am to 9am Pacific on Metaphor Mondays, Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays, Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays, Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it) and Angle of Repose Fridays

Who luvs ya, baby!?

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Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays"

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:48am

"Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays" on The After Show means only one thing, it's Tuesday. You've been warned.

Texas approves textbooks with Moses as an honorary Founding Father; a Newly appointed Border Town Police Chief asks the FBI to investigate the Department and City Council; and Science explains why you fight with your siblings on Thanksgiving.

On The Last Half today, we revisit last week's installment of Monetary Policy and Finance Burrow Chief, Arliss Bunny's installment on Monetary Policy and recapturing the Language.

All that, plus the Connect! Unite! Act! Daily Kos Community Calendar and more on The After Show with Wink & Justice.

Player and other info below the Orange Flourish.



The After Show with Wink and Justice broadcasts 8am to 9am Pacific on Metaphor Mondays, Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays, Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays, Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it) and Angle of Repose Fridays

Who luvs ya, baby!?

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The Justice Dept on Netroots Radio Presents: "Rooftops Built By Spaniards"

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:45pm

The Justice Department is on Netroots Radio.com Sundays 8pm to 9pm Pacific and Mondays 9pm to Midnight Pacific. Powered by Unity Radio Net!

I'm Special Agent DJ Justice; Radio Host and Program Director for Netroots Radio.com; and I'm manning the dials, spinning the discs, warbling the woofers, putting a slip in your hip and a trip to your hop.

The playlist for Monday 24 November 14 9pm to Midnight Pacific Edition of The Justice Department: Musique sans Frontieres

~~ "Rooftops Built By Spaniards"  ~~

1 - Albert King -- "Born Under a Bad Sign"
2 - Blind Boys of Alabama -- "Nobody's Fault But Mine"
3 - William Bell -- "Everybody Loves a Winner"
4 - Johnnie Taylor -- "Ain't That Loving You?"
5 - Les McCann & Eddie Harris -- "Compared To What?"
6 - Herbie Mann -- "Coming Home Baby"

Station Break

7 - John Coltrane -- "My Favorite Things"
8 - Yusef Lateef -- "Nubian Lady"
9 - Horace Silver -- "Song For My Father"
10 - John Lee Hooker -- "Baby Lee"

Station Break

11 - The Cinematic Orchestra -- "Burn Out"
12 - Jaga Jazzist -- "Going Down"
13 - Dzihan & Kamian -- "Stiff Jazz"
14 - Antibalas Afro Beat Orchestra -- "El Machete"

Station Break

15 - Gaelica -- "Cancao do Miramar"
16 - Mayra Andrade -- "Seu"
17 - Monica Salmaso -- "Canto em Qaulquer Canto"
18 - Omara Portuondo -- "Canto lo Sentimental"
19 - Buena Vista Social Club -- "Dos Gardenas"
20 - Ibrahim Ferrer -- "Buenos Hermanos"
21 - Lila Downs -- "Mi Corazon me Recuerda"
22 - Gal Costa -- "A Linha e o Linho"

Station Break

23 - Jacques Brel -- "Les Biches"
24 - Serge Gainsbourg -- "Aeroplanes"
25 - Nouvelle Vague -- "Bela Lugosi is Dead"
26 - Francis Cabrel -- "La Fille Qui M'Accompagne"
27 - Les Negresses Vertes -- "Orane"
28 - Euphoria -- "Delirium"
29 - Les Baxter -- "Tropicando"

Station Break

30 - Vangelis -- "Sirens Whispering"
31 - Agricantus -- "Tenere"
32 - Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso -- "Warda's Whorehouse"
33 - Abdullah Ibrahim -- "Mountain in the Night"
34 - Novalima -- "Africa Land"
35 - Geoffery Oryema -- "Payira Wind"

Who luvs ya, baby?

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Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Metaphor Mondays"

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:45am

It's "Metaphor Monday" on The After Show. This is the day when we call things what they are. No Similes allowed. Nope. Not today.

Old Navy responds to a consumer backlash over charging plus size women more, but does not change prices; the Number One online real estate website is facing a $5 million class action lawsuit for intimidating employees to skip meals and work long hours without pay; and a Florida man with no phone, trying to report his home burning four houses from the local firehouse, is turned away and told to call 911 instead.

Joining us for The Last Half, will be our Netroots Radio Government and World Affairs Bureau Chief, Will McLeod, who has a special guest informing us about the current Turkey For The Holidays drive for military families.

All that, plus the Connect! Unite! Act! Daily Kos Community Calendar and more on The After Show with Wink & Justice.

Player and other info below the Orange Flourish.



The After Show with Wink and Justice broadcasts 8am to 9am Pacific on Metaphor Mondays, Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays, Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays, Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it) and Angle of Repose Fridays

Who luvs ya, baby!?

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Netroots Radio Presents: "This Marvel That Brought Peace To My Heart"

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 9:45pm

The Justice Department is on Netroots Radio.com Sundays 8pm to 9pm Pacific and Mondays 9pm to Midnight Pacific. Powered by Unity Radio Net!

I'm Special Agent DJ Justice; Radio Host and Program Director for Netroots Radio.com; and I'm manning the dials, spinning the discs, warbling the woofers, putting a slip in your hip and a trip to your hop.

The playlist for Sunday 23 November 14 8pm to 9pm Pacific Edition of The Justice Department: Musique sans Frontieres

 ~~ "This Marvel That Brought Peace To My Heart" ~~

1 - Crooked Still -- "Oxford Town and Cumberland Gap"
2 - Abigail Washburn -- "Backstep Cindy and Purple Bamboo"
3 - Yat Kha -- "Orgasmatron"
4 - Kutumba -- "Bhajo Khet Ma"
5 - Leonard Cohen -- "The Partisan"
6 - Victor Jara -- "Caminando"
7 - Lars Danielsson -- "Granada"

Station Break

8 - Rainstick Orchestra -- "Waltz for a Little Bird"
9 - Japancakes -- "Soft N EZ"
10 - The Bambi Molesters  -- "Farewell Malasana"
11 - The Quantic Soul Orchestra -- "West Pier Get Down"
12 - Sound Tribe Sector 9 -- "Better Day"
13 - Irina Mikhailova  --  "Labess"

Who luvs ya, baby?

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The Calloused Innocence of 22 November 1963: "Age of Dallas"

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 1:00pm

22 November 1963 is a date that is seared in my consciousness. I can still smell the crisp Oregon air of that day. I can still see my school chums try to make sense of it.

I was asked in 1978 what my memories were of that day. I had attempted many different forms of describing it, I wrote a short story and I wrote a play, but the following poem finally “synthesized” it well enough for me. It has appeared in several small and academic presses. In 1983, it won the Roger and Ruth Suva Prize and was a featured poem in the American Poetry Anthology for that year.

Age of Dallas

by

Justice Putnam

What did it mean
To be young
In the Age of Dallas?

To come home
To the farmhouse?

Ironing strewn
Across the living room
Mother crying
In front of the T.V.

Re-runs of Dealey Plaza.

I remember someone
Mentioning Camelot
Third-grade in Corvallis
My teacher came from Austin

But the School Secretary
Came from the
Principal’s office

Met our teacher
At the classroom door.

Tears
Flushed cheeks

We were filed
Onto the school bus

Solemnly driven home.

(Portland, Oregon 1978)

© 1983 by Justice Putnam
and Mechanisches Strophe-Verlagswesen

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Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Angle of Repose Friday"

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:50am

It's "Angle of Repose Friday" on The After Show. You know, the angle in which a granular substance stays in place on a slope. Makes sense to us.

Seattle Police may scrap body cams because of too many requests for the video records; the newly elected Nevada House Speaker says 'simple minded darkies' show a lack of gratitude to whites; and the District of Columbia City Council cracks down on Cops seizing people's property for Police use.

On The Last Half today, we are joined with Netroots Radio Government and World Affairs Bureau Chief, Will McLeod, for the Friday News Dump and Recycling Center.

All that, plus the Connect! Unite! Act! Daily Kos Community Calendar and more on The After Show with Wink & Justice.

Player and other info below the Orange Flourish.



The After Show with Wink and Justice broadcasts 8am to 9am Pacific on Metaphor Mondays, Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays, Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays, Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it) and Angle of Repose Fridays

Who luvs ya, baby!?

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Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Thank God It's Giovedì"

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:46am

If it's Thursday on The After Show with Wink & Justice; then Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it)!

A new study shows Bankers will lie at the drop of a hat, but only when they are banking; former US Diplomat, William R. Polk, discusses the double standards on bank crimes; and The Postal Service as we know it could end next month.

On The Last Half, we visit with our Finance News and Monetary Policy "Burrow" Chief, Arliss Bunny, author of "The Smart Bunny's Guide to Debt, Deficit and Austerity."

All that, plus the Connect! Unite! Act! Daily Kos Community Calendar and more on The After Show with Wink & Justice.

Player and other info below the Orange Flourish.



The After Show with Wink and Justice broadcasts 8 am to 9am Pacific on Metaphor Mondays, Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays, Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays, Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it!) and Angle of Repose Fridays

Who luvs ya, baby!?

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Elizabeth Warren Smacks Down Mel Watt, Demands Principal Reduction for 5.1 Million Homeowners.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:52pm

There's nothing that I can add to this takedown by Elizabeth Warren. Listen as she chastises Mel Watt, the new head of Federal Housing Financy Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, as to why he has not implemented principal reduction relief for millions of homeowners despite numerous studies that it is a win-win.



Senator Elizabeth Warren asks Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt
about principal reduction for homeowners, at a Senate Banking Committee
hearing on November 19, 2014.

Excerpts:

Warren:

Another 5.3 million homeowners remain underwater... people continue to lose their homes every day...

One of the agency's duty is to implement a plan that seeks to maximize assistance for homeowners... Congress EXPLICITLY included principal reduction... as an option...

Principal reduction is often a win-win, that helps both Fannie and Freddy, and helps the family... A 2013 CBO study found that even a modest principal reduction plan could help 1.2 million underwater homeowners, prevent 43,000 defaults, and save Fannie and Freddie 2.8 billion dollars...

It has been six years since Congress created FHFA, and in all that time your agency has never, not once, permitted a family to reduce its principal... You've been in office nearly a year now, and you haven't helped a single family...

So I want to know why this has not been a priority for you? The data are there!

Watt: Uh, it has been a priority. It's just been a very difficult issue... We have to figure out a responsible way to do it...

Warren: Chairman Watt, you have had a year to do that...

It is clear why principal reduction has not been implemented, as both Warren and Watt know full well. Wall Street bankers have their hands around the throats of anyone in the administration who dares to even suggest such a plan, threatening to throttle them.  The same people who brought on the foreclosure crisis in the first place, the 1% of the 1%, are the puppet masters who get to decide who gets bailed out for the good of the country (themselves), and who doesn't, because of "moral hazard."
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Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa!"

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:45am

It's "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays" on The After Show. We were going to call it "Germanic Mercury" but you know what they say, if you have to explain a joke, yada yada ya.

A jury awards $186 million dollars to a woman who was demoted and fired by AutoZone for being pregnant; a Canadian woman made the mistake of vacationing in the US while pregnant and is billed $950 thousand dollars by Blue Cross for the premature birth of her daughter; and Men's Rights Activists say nobody wants to work for women and it's not sexist to say so.

On The Last Half today, we speak with Investigative Reporter, Sofia Resnick of RH Reality Check, on the bogus science used in reproductive health laws.

All that, plus the Connect! Unite! Act! Daily Kos Community Calendar and more on The After Show with Wink & Justice.

Player and other info below the Orange Flourish.



The After Show with Wink and Justice broadcasts 8 am to 9am Pacific on Metaphor Mondays, Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays, Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays, Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it) and Angle of Repose Fridays

Who luvs ya, baby!?

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Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays"

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 9:45am

"Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays" on The After Show means only one thing, it's Tuesday. You've been warned.

The California Department of Corrections tells an Appellate Court it can't release inmates early because they would lose that sweet, sweet, cheap prison labor; the Walton Family heirs are spending millions to fight roof top solar panels; and there is more evidence Anti-bacterial soap is not your friend.

On The Last Half today, with the issues of Net Neutrality again in the news, we visit a speech by Aaron Swartz shortly before his death.

All that, plus the Connect! Unite! Act! Daily Kos Community Calendar and more on The After Show with Wink & Justice.

Player and other info below the Orange Flourish.



The After Show with Wink and Justice broadcasts 8am to 9am Pacific on Metaphor Mondays, Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays, Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays, Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it) and Angle of Repose Fridays

Who luvs ya, baby!?

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The Justice Dept on Netroots Radio Presents: "The Night Will Steal From Us"

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:53pm

The Justice Department is on Netroots Radio.com Sundays 8pm to 9pm Pacific and Mondays 9pm to Midnight Pacific. Powered by Unity Radio Net!

I'm Special Agent DJ Justice; Radio Host and Program Director for Netroots Radio.com; and I'm manning the dials, spinning the discs, warbling the woofers, putting a slip in your hip and a trip to your hop.

The playlist for Monday 17 November 14 9pm to Midnight Pacific Edition of The Justice Department: Musique sans Frontieres

 ~~ "The Night Will Steal From Us" ~~

1 - Animal Collective -- "Leaf House"
2 - Wye Oak -- "Holy Holy"
3 - Massive Attack -- "Black Milk"
4 - The Rosebuds -- "Woods"
5 - Starflyer 59 -- "Red Tide"
6 - Woods -- "Rain On"
7 - Alcoholic Faith Mission -- "Escapism"

Station Break

8 -  Indian Handcrafts -- "Red Action"
9 - Odds -- "Breakthrough"
10 - The Napolean Collective -- "Purple Mountains"
11 - Blue Rodeo -- "Fools Like You"
12 - Nick Sherman --"Winterdark"
13 - Kate Rogers Band -- "Up Country"
14 - Hannah Georgas -- "Ode To Mom"
15 - Oh Susanna -- "Pueblo"

Station Break

16 - Richie Havens -- "There Is A Hole In the Future"
17 - Grateful Dead -- "Sugar Magnola"
18 - Van Morrison -- "Tupelo Honey"
19 - Jethro Tull -- "Cross Eyed Mary"
20 - Buffalo Springfield -- "I Am A Child"
21 - The Beach Boys -- "Please Let Me Wonder"
22 - The Clash -- "Charlie Don't Surf"
23 - Midnight Oil -- "Beds Are Burning"

Station Break

24 - Buffy Sainte Maire -- "My Country 'Tis Of Thy People You're Dying"
25 - Cisco Houston -- "Deportee"
26 - Yatu -- "La Luna"
27 - Ojos de Brujo -- "Tiempo de Solea"
28 - Rodrigo y Gabriela -- "Orion"
29 - Iron and Wine -- "Resurrection Fern"

Station Break

30 - Robbie Robertson -- "The Sound is Fading"
31 - Tosca -- "Rosa"
32 - Kroke -- "The Sounds of a Vanishing World"
33 - Loop Guru -- "5 AM Sunrise"
34 - Mount Madonna Choir -- "Lost in the Stars"
35 - Vangelis -- "Sirens Whispering"

Station Break

36 - Sacred Earth -- "Divine Mother"
37 - Ah Nee Mah -- "Firefall"
38 - Tinariwen -- "Ere Tasfata Adounia"
39 - Colour Haze -- "Aquamaria"

Who luvs ya, baby?

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Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Metaphor Mondays"

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 9:45am

It's "Metaphor Monday" on The After Show. This is the day when we call things what they are. No Similes allowed. Nope. Not today.

The KKK threatens a liberal blogger for reporting on Anonymous unmasking members of the hate group; be Prepared to pay dearly if you want to feed the homeless; and Elections have consequences, but if you are an ammosexual and you lose, the consequence is that you threaten those who won with your guns.

Joining us for The Last Half, will be our Netroots Radio Government and World Affairs Bureau Chief, Will McLeod, reporting on Government and World Affairs.

All that, plus the Connect! Unite! Act! Daily Kos Community Calendar and more on The After Show with Wink & Justice.

Player and other info below the Orange Flourish.



The After Show with Wink and Justice broadcasts 8am to 9am Pacific on Metaphor Mondays, Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays, Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays, Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it) and Angle of Repose Fridays

Who luvs ya, baby!?

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Strike Debt Radio Turns an Ear Towards Predatory Payday Loan and Check Cashing.

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 9:15am

Together on Strike Debt Radio the debt-dispatching duo of Mike and Cassie expose the nasty business of Payday Loan shops.

They operate on the fringes of the law, charging what amounts to 300% - 1000% and more interest on the money they lend, trapping people in a bubble of fees and accrued interest.  

Get the details:

Listen to the latest Strike Debt Radio broadcast below.

Get a synopsis and more information over the curleybow.



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Netroots Radio Presents: "But This is a Conversation"

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 9:45pm



The Justice Department is on Netroots Radio.com Sundays 8pm to 9pm Pacific and Mondays 9pm to Midnight Pacific. Powered by Unity Radio Net!

I'm Special Agent DJ Justice; Radio Host and Program Director for Netroots Radio.com; and I'm manning the dials, spinning the discs, warbling the woofers, putting a slip in your hip and a trip to your hop.

The playlist for Sunday 16 Nov 14 8pm to 9pm Pacific Edition of The Justice Department: Musique sans Frontieres

 ~~ "But This is a Conversation"  ~~

1 - Mississippi Fred McDowell -- "Jesus on the Mainline"
2 - Afro Celt Sound System -- "Mojave"
3 - Jairamji -- "Stabilizing in the Chaos"
4 - Daniel Lanois -- "Fire"
5 - Clothesline Revival -- "Gypsy Laddie"

Station Break

6 - Boozoo Bayou -- "Nights Over Manaus"
7 - Cowboy Junkies -- "Something More Beside You"
8 - Natascha Atlas -- "Eye of the Duck"
9 - Temple of Sound -- "iZulu Li Ya Duma"
10 - Savara Nazarkhan -- "Yol Bolsin"
11 - Mayra Andrade -- "Seu"

Who luvs ya, baby?

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More JOBS isn't the Answer

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 6:37pm

Americans pay LESS income tax now than 1979.

Bet you didn't know that.  Especially if you listen to the screamers on Fox News or to ANY GOP politician.  But it's TRUE.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office just published its annual analysis of Americans’ income and taxes, and guess what – the average American household pays 19.3% of its income in federal taxes. The middle 60% of families pay just 13%.

Tax rates were about 6 percentage points HIGHER in 1979 and relatively stable at those levels, until Congress began to cut them starting in the late 1990s.

So, if the tax burden is actually hitting an historic low, and the unemployment rate has shrunk to pre-2008 levels, why is the Middle Class STILL suffering so much?

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