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1.  EXCLUSIVE!: An Army Reserve Captain speaks out about an alleged sexual assault and claims retaliation.
Army Reserve Captain Marcelo Lucero comes from a military family. Yet he is risking his entire military career and then some to speak out about an alleged sexual assault and subsequent alleged failure to investigate/cover-up by the Army.  On the week that the Pentagon reveals that there were 26,000 sexual assaults in the military last year, tune in as Captain Lucero tells us about 1 alleged incident and what he describes as a “concealment of sexual assault and the perpetuation of an atmosphere of sexual harassment at the 841st Engineer Battalion in Miami, Florida.”
2.  Will the President Expand the FBI’s Web Wiretapping Powers?
In the news today, we found out that the White House may try to make it easier for the FBI to wiretap people who use the Internet to connect with people.  You know, like half the country or so.  Tune in as we talk to our friends at the Bill of Rights Defense Committee about what this means for all of us.
3.  A private prison giant holds a shareholders meeting in South Florida, a bunch of Floridians object.
Just a few weeks ago a coalition of students and concerned Floridians successfully stopped the Florida Atlantic University from allowing private prison giant GEO from naming the college’s sports stadium.  Yesterday, some of those same folks were protesting outside of the GEO groups shareholders meeting.  Tune in to find out why.
4.  The fight to fight student loan debt continues.
According to Campus Progress, student loan interest rates are set to double on July 1st if Congress doesn’t act quickly (we won’t hold our breath).  Tune in to find out why and what we can do about it.

TONIGHT! Wed. August 17 @ 7pm EST
or tune in to 880 am (S. Florida)
The Federal government has two initiatives, one that supposedly eliminates debt, the other supposedly deports “serious, dangerous, criminal aliens.”  The only problem is, critics insist one program screws graduate students with student loans and the other tears apart immigrant communities and makes communities less safe.  On tonight’s show, we will talk about both.
As part of the compromise on the debt ceiling, the government virtually eliminated the subsidies on Stafford Loans for graduate students.  That means that for current students, interest will accrue while they are studying and they may have to pay back thousands of dollars more.  Was this really a way to cut our national debt or is this the beginning of the end of the student loan program?  What effect will this have on people currently getting grad degrees?  Is putting students in more debt really the best way to cut our national debt?  Tune in as we talk about it…
ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) thought that Secure Communities was an easy sell.  The program was supposed to be a fingerprinting and database system that identifies serious and dangerous criminal aliens in our jails for deportation.  Critics, including many in the immigrant rights community contend that the program flags immigrants for deportation before and even if they have been found to do anything wrong.  They say that the program impacts victims of crime and is destroying the relationship between law enforcement and immigrant communities.  Some states have even asked, with little success, to opt out of the program.  Does this program really make any communities secure?  Or does it destroy communities and their safety? Well…
Tune In!  Call In! and Let’s Talk About It!
TONIGHT! Wed. August 17 @ 7pm EST
or tune in to 880 am (S. Florida)