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1. The Ozzie Guillen fiasco: Do the Marlins want Miami to hate them?
Can anyone affiliated with the Miami Marlins keep from publicly putting their foot in their mouth? On this week’s show we discuss Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen’s recent controversial statements regarding his “respect” for Fidel Castro and the Cuban community’s response to it. Carlos Miller of Photography is not a Crime joins us to talk about what he thinks is an overreaction to Guillen’s most recent comments and why he thinks we should be more mad about the Marlins using our taxpayer money to build a stadium no one seemed to want.  Miami attorney Ricky Rodriguez Vacas kinda agrees while Henry Gomez of the Babalu blog strongly disagrees.  You got to check the conversation that was so Cuban-American and so Miami that one of the guests called in from Little Havana, next to the Bay of Pigs Memorial while a Coast Guard helicopter flies overhead (No, Seriously. That happened.).

Next, in the same segment, friend of the show and sportswriter Dave Zirin of the Edge of Sports also calls in to talk about Guillen’s comments and why they’re nothing new for this outspoken manager, the history of sports stadium construction in different cities and the implications that they have for surrounding communities. Listen to why he feels like Guillen respects Castro like he would respect Tony Montana.  Zirin also comments on the recent news of George Zimmerman’s arrest for the murder of Trayvon Martin. To listen to this segment click here or press play below.

2. Is there a Republican War on Women?
So is there? We were joined by political strategist Krystal Ball who told us about the new laws and proposed legislation that seem to indicate there is a war on women. Ashley Intartaglia of the Tampa Bay Young Republicans also joins us to explain that we should be talking economy and not the social issues that divide us.   Surprisingly, both guests agree that these issues are a distraction from what most Americans really care about. As always, Let’s Talk About It! keeps bringing people together.  Listen to the segment, and Subhash extreme inability to pronounce “Intartaglia” and “strategist” by downloading here or pressing play below.

3.  Finally, find out what happens when a group of concerned Miamians storm a shareholders meeting of one of Florida’s alleged biggest tax-dodger, Carnival cruise lines.  We will talk to Rev. Dr. Guillermo Marquez-Sterling who attended the meeting.  Download that link here or press play below.

Thanks for tuning in.  And don’t forget to check us next week.

Family, as part of our end of the year appreciation/wrap-up, we compiled all of our segment on the worst of the worst 1%, or as we call them, “America’s Original Gangsters,” into one blog.  Listen to this (and our blog compilation of the  “Best of ‘When You’re Broke” series) and look forward to the New Year.

1. Cruise lines companies: The 1% Pirates north of the Caribbean?

Guests:
Kevin Feeney of 1Miami
Tim Elfrink, reporter for the Miami New Times

Download segment HERE or press play below.

2. Sex crimes of the 1%
Guests:
Christopher Mallios, former Philadelphia prosecutor now working with AEquitas
Juhu Thukral, New York Anti-Trafficking Coalition
Claire Potter, Professor of History and American Studies at Wesleyan University   
Download segment HERE or press play below.

3. LPS-Lender Processing Services aka Florida’s alleged Original 1% Gangsters 

Guests
Naked Capitalism’s Yves Smith
Foreclosure Hamlet founder Lisa Epstein
June Clarkson and Theresa Edwards, two former investigators with the Florida Attorney General’s office that were fired for investigating illegal activity by Lender Processing Services.

Download segment here or press play below.

4.  Private Prisons with no public good 
Guests:
Bob Libal and Gail Tyree from Grassroots Leadership (check their other blog here)
Silky Shah from Detention Watch Network
Bill Discipio-resident of SW Ranches (check the blog here)
Kathy Bird from the Florida Immigrant Coalition and the CCA Go Away campaign.

Download segment HERE or press play below.


Thank you for listening and we will see you next year!