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1.  The debate on bombing Syria makes it seem like the opposite of not bombing is doing nothing.  Tune in as Phyllis Bennis (Institute for Policy Studies), Paul Kawika Martin (Peace Action) & Ramah Kudaimi tell us what they think the real solutions are in Syria besides “surgical strikes.”

2. Jose Machado (The Bridge Project) tells us how the debate on Syria will affect Congress’ attempt (or lack of) to reform America’s broken immigration system.

3.  This weeks marks another anniversary of 9/11.  How is this anniversary different?  Have we learned any of our lessons yet?  Find out as we talk to friend of the show, Camilo Mejia.

4.  Finally, find out from Barry White (not the musician) and Ravelstein (a Miami music legend) why we should still be afraid of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster and why its dangers are closer to South Florida than we think.


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So much trouble in the world…and we
are here to talk about it.  We wanted to call this our 9/12 show because
we wanted to look forward on the day after 9/11.  But…
1.  Our 9/12 moment

though the news of the US embassy attack in Libya sort of screwed up
our ability to talk about 9/12 soberly, we still tried with some help
from friend of the show and author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire, Deepa Kumar

the way, on a 9/12 sidenote, our host Subhash Kateel, participated in
an interview on the work many, including him, did post-9/11 in South
Asian, Arab, Muslim and other New York-based communities.  You can see
that interview by clicking on the book to the left or here.

2.  Libya in our minds (again)

year or so after the Arab spring engulfed the Middle East and a Western-backed coup toppled Libya’s strongman,

we turned to discussing the recent tragic
killing of U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, as well as
mostly peaceful demonstration in Cairo.  Both where allegedly in
response to the release of a video most believe to be a hit job (and a
really bad one at that) on Islam and a smearing of its revered founding
Prophet. We talked
about the shady origins of the video, allegedly produced by a “Israeli
Jewish businessman”  who seems more and more likely to be a Coptic Christian convicted businessman.  We
were joined by Daniel Tutt, Director of Outreach at Unity Productions Foundation,  Ian Black, Middle East editor of the Guardian with additional thoughts from Deepa Kumar.  Here is some additional reading that brings up some points that we brought up on the show.

3. Our Teachers in Chicago

Finally, though our bodies may be in Miami our
minds are in Chicago with the city’s teachers who went on strike three
days ago.   We closed out the show by doing what we do talking to actual
teachers who are actually striking.   Our guests included Maria Rivera,
Brett the teacher and Ms. B
who discussed the reasons for the strike and dispelled many of the
being made of the teachers and the teacher’s union. The main charges
thrown at the striking teachers is that they are out looking for more
money and
are hurting children to which Maria responded “Anybody who believes that
teachers are hurting students should walk into a Chicago school and
that the children are being hurt already.” This sentiment was echoed by
who insisted that this strike wasn’t over money but instead about
resources and materials for teachers to better take care of the needs of
students. Ms. B also told us that her main concern was the lack of
respect that
Chicago teachers received and how they all work so hard but are still
made out
to look the bad guy. Hiram Rivera of the Philadelphia Student Union also joined
us to tell us about the reactions of students and education advocates in
Philadelphia and how it relates to the fight to save public education in the
rest of the country.

The situations we spoke of on the show are unfolding and we hope to check back with more info.

Tonight! Wednesday, Sept. 7 @ 7pm EST
or tune in to 880 am (S. Florida)

We know, we know, everyone has a 9/11 show this week. It may feel cliche, but 9/11 wasn’t just a pivotal moment for opportunist politicians and the mainstream media. It meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people. On our show tonight, we wanna capture what it means now 10 years later and what it will mean 10 years into the future. And we would really dig it if you called in to share with us how to move forward from the “never forgets” and the “always remembers” to the “let’s build something new.”

Remember to call in at 305-541-2350.

Tune in! Call In! and Let’s Talk About It!

Wednesday, September 7 @ 7pm EST
or 880am (S. Florida)