Saturday, April 30, 2011

AFTERMATH: BAHRAIN MADNESS AND UNCLE LUKE FOR MAYOR? LISTEN!!!



Folks,

This last weeks show was crazy and insightful, as always.  Listen in as we talk to Maryam Khawaja, from the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, and the daughter of one of the regime's earliest victims as we talk about the crisis in Bahrain.


And then listen in as we talk to Miami Dade Mayoral candidates Roosevelt Bradley and Luther Campbell (aka Luke, aka Uncle Luke) as we keep talking about the Miami Dade County Mayoral race and the fight for the future of South Florida.
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And our lost shows will be up soon!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Political Shake-Ups: The Real Story in Bahrain + Meet the Mayor, Part II

Tonight we will be talking about political shake-ups, one in Miami and the other in a far-off island called Bahrain. Yeah, we know you may be wondering to yourself: "Ba-WHAT?" Exactly. We'll get back to that in a second.

Last week, we interviewed two Miami-Dade Mayoral Candidates, Dr. Farid Khavari and Commissioner Carlos Gimenez. This week, Let's Talk About It will continue our series on the mayoral candidates with Luther Campbell and Roosevelt Bradley. You'll have the chance to ask them tough questions. Luther Campbell (AKA Uncle Luke) has achieved fame and notoriety through his unique sounds and lyrics, which have inspired lots of ass-shaking...and the occasional community uproar against his sexually explicit lyrics. Now, he says, he is more interested in inspiring change and shaking up the political establishment. As he politically grinds his way across Miami, we interview him LIVE and give you (the callers) a chance to ask questions about his political platform. Hopefully he won't dance around your questions. Roosevelt Bradley, former director of Miami-Dade Transit, will also join us to take your questions.

AND THEN...

Bahrain. You have heard about the Egyptian uprising and probably know that democracy protests have been rolling through the Middle East. You might have heard that Bahrain is one of those countries where people are rising up...only there's been a curious silence and a lot of questions popping up. Let's figure out those questions together. We'll be joined by Maryam Khawaja, from the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. Some of you may have heard the Khawaja name before - her father is one of the victims of the regime's crackdown. She and our other guests will help us figure out why the U.S. media isn't covering the real story in Bahrain and how it is connected to our tax dollars.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Aftermath: The Religion and Politics Show! LISTEN!

In case you missed it, this was one show to listen to! Talking religion, we had Phil Zuckerman, Carlos Roa, Rabbi Lerner and Rabbi Glickstein.  Talking politics,  we had Mayoral Candidates Carlos Gimenez and Dr. Farid Khavari

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Wed. April 20, 2011 @7pm (EST)

They keep telling us you can't mix religion and politics.  But at least we can talk about both on one show!  And there is no better time to talk about both on one show than now.

This past year, Miami Dade's local government has been turned upside down by a successful recall race led by a successful business man (Norman Braman, you heard him on our show) that successfully made the race for Miami Dade County Mayor a free for all.  We will talk to a few guests, including Mayoral candidates Commissioner Carlos Gimenez and independent candidate Dr. Farid Khavari. 

but first...

WHAT DOES A MAYOR'S RACE GOT TO DO WITH RELIGION?

Well nothing really but...

Our listeners keep asking us to TALK ABOUT the role of religion in our society.  So we are gonna talk faith with people that have a lot of faith and people that have no faith.  Listen to Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman, local community activist and proud athiest Carlos Roa, and others to talk about the role of faith and religion in our society.
Does faith play too big or too little a role in our society?  Is that role mostly positive or mostly negative?

Well...Let's Talk About It!

Plus read some background on the Miami mayors race here  and some background writing from Phil Zuckerman here and here and here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lock Ups and Tax Breaks: Who Picks Up the Check?

TONIGHT at 7 p.m. EST
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If corporations are legally considered people, then why aren't the most profitable paying taxes? GE, alone, claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion for 2010! Two days before Tax Day, we'll talk to Joshua
Holland, editor and senior writer for Alternet, and author of The 15 Biggest Lies About the Economy (and Everything Else the Right Doesn't Want you to Know About Taxes, Jobs, and Corporate America) to find out how corporations get the breaks and we pick up the tab.

And then...

Slate called it "one of the meanest Supreme Court decisions ever written." Who is responsible when an innocent man sits on death row for fourteen years? If a government prosecutor withheld evidence? If
the prosecution team covered it up? John Thompson, the man at the center of this case, will be joining us live. You may have read his op-ed in The New York Times this week. If you haven’t,
you should. We’ll talk to Ben├ętta M. Standly, Director of the ACLU Northeast Region and Barney Brown, who was wrongfully convicted when he was only 14-years-old and spent 38 years in prison. Finally, we’ll talk to Leslie Neal, Founder and Artistic Director of ArtSpring, which provides arts-based educational programming to incarcerated people about how she managed to produce a play starring inmates in Homestead this weekend.

We want to hear from you! Ask the news-makers questions directly by calling in tonight at (305) 541-2350.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Got Rights? Voting Rights + Remembering Manning Marable

TONIGHT - Wednesday, April 6th at 7 p.m.-8.p.m. EST
LIVE on 880 AM in South Florida or 880thebiz.com from everywhere.
www.letstalkaboutit.info

First, we’ll talk about ex-offenders and disfranchisement in America - what does it mean for our nation when folks are deprived of their right to vote? In the past month, Governor Rick Scott made major changes to the rights restoration process in Florida, which may require ex-convicts to wait at least 5 years before applying to the board for restoration. Hundreds of thousands of men and women will not have the right to vote, even after they have completed their sentences and served their punishment. What affect will this have on all Floridians? We’ll talk to the top local and national advocates Pastor Kenneth Glasgow (The Ordinary People's Society) and Desmond Meade, whose personal journey led him from homelessness to law school (Florida Rights Restoration Coalition).

And then...

Join us to reflect on the life of Professor Manning Marable, prolific writer and scholar on race in America and director of Columbia University’s Center for Contemporary Black History. We will speak with former students of Dr. Marable about the legacy he leaves behind after his death in the past week. We will be joined by May Alhassen, a former student of Dr. Marable.

Plus, Let’s Talk About It Host Subhash Kateel will bring us a special report from Tallahassee. Join guest co-hosts, Muhammed Malik and Mara Leventhal tonight.

We want to hear from you! Call us and let us know what you think at (305) 541-2350.

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