It seems like there is a huge protest erupting in every part of the world these days. But for those of us not familiar with the state, Wisconsin didn't seem like the next place for a mass protest to grab the headlines. Sure enough, the week-long showdown between Governor Scott Walker and damn near half the state shows no signs of letting up. We'll talk to folks on the ground (Austin Thompson and others) in Wisconsin and folks on the ground in Florida that are from Wisconsin (Eric Brakken) as we look at what the implication of Wisconsin are for the rest of the country.
We will be talking with Andrew Garvey (Marcus Garvey's grandson), and Betty Garman Robinson (former member of SNCC) about their reflections on the Civil Rights movement and what it means for us today.
The last show on relationships is up. We talked about love and relationships during a recession with Wendy who runs support groups for the unemployed in Encino, California, Paul who does the same for a group called Men In Transition in Ridgewood, NJ. We also had an interview (albeit with some technical difficulties) with Miriam Loreano, a therapist from NY.
Most importantly, we had a lively and rich conversation with those of you who called in and shared your thoughts and experiences. Download the show here or press play below. The relationship discussion starts around 15 minutes into it.
We'll leave you with two of the songs we the song we ended with last night. Anthony Hamilton's "We're Cool." To keep the comments going just talk about it here. If you have any show ideas, let us know by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We know, we know...the recession is supposedly officially over. Tell that to anyone that is beginning, ending or trying to maintain a relationship in this economy. This past Monday was Valentine's day. For some couples, nothing says Valentine's day like relationship stress. And the stress of relationships is really hard when money (or the lack of) is involved.
On this show, we want you to tell us:
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Let's Talk About It!
We'll touch on some things we've talk about earlier this year: the democratic transition in Egypt, immigration updates from Arizona and Florida, the Democrats sometimes sucking...
Just tune in! Once again...
Wednesday, February 16 @ 7pm
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Obamacare, socialism, a corporate give-away, a life-line to millions. Those are some of the many things people have said about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law in March 2010. Considered by the Obama administration to be its crowning achievement, opponents of the bill call it everything from unconstitutional, a job-killer, to a sign of the apocalypse. Health Care reform came back into the news recently when a Federal Judge in Florida declared it unconstitutional. What was health care reform really about? What does the debate on it say about where our country is going?
Well...Let's Talk About It!
Join us us tonight at 7pm as we talk to invited guests Dr. Paul Ortiz (Associate Professor of History, University of Florida), Carol Gentry (Editor, Health News Florida) and Dr. Jane Orient (Executive Director of the American Physicians and Surgeons).
If you care about health care you do not want to miss this show! Also don't forget to check out last weeks show in the uprisings in Egypt here!
Egyptian Christians Protecting Muslim Protesters during prayer time in Tahrir Square (AlJazeera blog)
The last show is up. Thanks to everyone for tuning in. This is one of the realest conversations about Egypt you can hear in South Florida and the country. Let's Talk About It! will continue to bring real conversation that affect the lives of real people. Check the show, and we will put up some blog reflections soon.
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Wed., February 2 at 7pm
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Over the past couple of weeks, we saw a huge popular uprising peacefully (mostly) overthrow the President/Dictator of Tunisia. As it was happening, a lot of Americans were asking themselves "Where is Tunisia?" Now it seems that popular revolts are spreading throughout North Africa and the Middle East to countries most Americans are familiar with, like Egypt. It seems like no dictator or king is safe in the region, even the ones like Egypt's Mubarak that have received billions in support from the US government. Meanwhile in the US, there is a mix of emotions ranging from excitement to extreme concern to confusion. So what the hell is happening in the Middle East anyway? How does it affect us? Should we be happy or horrified?
Well folks, you know what we say...Let's Talk About It! Join us as we talk to Professor Abdy Javadzadeh, Asmaa Metwally, and a couple of surprise guests including some voices directly in Alexandria, Egypt.
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Plus, if you missed our last show, check out Mara's blog and listen to the last show on gun control here.