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Progressive Solutions playlist for 07/10/2018

Captain Phil phillin' in again this time for Jim Lynch who will return on July 24th. I'll be playing some music and maybe reading some politics, hopefully progressive and offer some solutions!

Progressive Solutions playlist for 07/03/2018

ON OUR PROGRAM TODAY we will discuss minority entrepreneurs and medical cannabis. We will also chronicle the carnage of last week’s installment of the #trumpocalypse.

Joining us will be Priscilla Vilchis. A Calif. entrepreneur, Priscilla, the CEO of Premium Produce, is the first-ever minority female CEO to be awarded two of Nevada’s licenses to cultivate and produce in the Nevada desert. Now launching her own “Queen of the Desert” cannabis brand, she will be bringing her Nevada-grown cannabis back home to CA. Vilchis has a joint venture deal with San Diego’s General Hemp.
www.premiumproducenv.com; Instagram: @hollyweedqueen; www.facebook.com/hollyweedqueen/

ALSO … Hanna Essenberg will join us for some environmental discussion.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/29/2018

OUR PROGRAM TODAY will examine the intersection of politics and the arts, specifically environmental sustainability. We are pleased to have two interviews that will feature this year’s “Wilsonart Challenge” – a student design scholarship program to foster the careers of emerging furniture designers in North America.
Joining us will be Grace Jeffers and Joe Goodwin. Grace, a design historian and materials specialist, can teach how to think about materials differently. Her twenty years of research into the design and social histories, as well as the material science of matter, can revamp our decision making process. Grace is the Wilsonart Challenges Director.
www.gracejeffers.com. And ...
Joe Goodwin is this year’s winner of the Wilsonart Challenge. He is a Montana native and student at Maine College of Art. His winning entry is titled “Tool For Translation.”

Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/22/2018

OUR PROGRAM TODAY will discuss the upcoming Cannabis World Congress and Business Exhibition next week (May 30-June 2) at the Javits Center in NYC. We will discuss important issues for both medical and recreational cannabis, including an update on how various states are dealing with the prohibition of cannabis as they gradually liberalize their legal stance.

Joining us will be Christine Ianuzzi & Greg Marco. Both are with Leading Edge Expositions in Paramus, NJ. Christine is Partner and Show Director with a strong media engineering background. In 2018 Christine was named one of the “10 Most Interesting Females In Cannabis”.

Greg is the Executive VP, Sales and Marketing with a strong background in market research and client relations.

AND … Steve Wiehe will join us as co-host and lead a discussion of his most recent research on the events of 9/11.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/15/2018

OUR PROGRAM TODAY will focus on the ongoing tragedy of the Gaza occupation, the US Embassy move to Jerusalem and related Palestine and Israel issues.

Joining us will be Maya Ward-Fineman from If Not Now.

Also joining us will be our resident spook, Francis Hamit for some insight into the Trump nominee Gina Haspel.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/01/2018

OUR PROGRAM TODAY will examine the role of Congress in war making authorization. We will also cover multiple environmental topics with emphasis on climate change.

Joining us will be Liza Goitein. Liza Co-Director of the Liberty & National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. Ms. Goitein is the author of the Brennan Center’s report The New Era of Secret Law and co-author of the reports Overseas Surveillance in an Interconnected World, What Went Wrong with the FISA Court, and Reducing Overclassification Through Accountability. Her writing has been featured in major newspapers including The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and LA Times, and she has appeared on national television and radio shows including the The Rachel Maddow Show, All In with Chris Hayes, the PBS NewsHour, and National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She has testified before the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.

Also joining us will be our environmental reporter Hanna Essenburg.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 04/17/2018

OUR PROGRAM TODAY will drill down on youth activism as a result of the Parkland shooting. We will also examine the international law implications of our bombing of Syria and perhaps a word on Comey book and interview.

Joining us will be David Swanson. David is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.
David’s most current book is “Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it?”

Progressive Solutions playlist for 04/10/2018

OUR PROGRAM TODAY will examine the danger of the Trump/Bolton White House.

Joining us will be Marjorie Cohn. Marjorie is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law where she taught from 1991-2016, and a former president of the National Lawyers Guild. She lectures, writes, and provides commentary for local, regional, national and international media outlets. She has served as a news consultant for CBS News and a legal analyst for Court TV, as well as a legal and political commentator on BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, and Pacifica Radio. Her most recent book is “Drones and Targeting Killing, Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues.”

Progressive Solutions playlist for 03/27/2018

OUR PROGRAM TOMORROW, TUESDAY Noon-2PM EDT will wrap up women’s history month (herstory) and look at the powerful young people fighting for their lives against weapons of war – the "March For Our Lives" actions nationwide. We will also explore progressive education on Long Island.
Joining us will be Liz Searl. Liz is Co-Executive Director of the Peconic Community Schoool in Aquebogue, NY. Working in the field of education and drama for over fifteen years, Liz creates programs that use theater games, movement, storytelling and drama strategies as vehicles for learning and discovery. http://www.peconiccommunityschool.org

Progressive Solutions playlist for 03/20/2018

OUR PROGRAM TODAY will examine many forms of discrimination, from racism to ageism.

Joining us will be Mitch Margo. Mitch is a journalist, author and trial lawyer. His new book, Black Hearts White Minds is a story about the civil rights era in the deep south.

Also joining us will be our esteemed sidekick Steve Wiehe.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 03/06/2018

George Rudolph filling for Jim Lynch with the latest releases in smooth jazz and an interview with Chris Guthrie about his new CD The Chris Guthrie Project.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 01/09/2018

George Rudolph filling in for Jim Lynch

Progressive Solutions playlist for 01/09/2018

OUR SHOW TODAY will continue our look at the #MeToo movement.

Joining us will be Victoria Hesford. Victoria is Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University. Her research areas include U.S. feminist and queer history and culture, particularly the feminisms of the 1970s, feminist theory, queer theory, film and media studies. She is the author of Feeling Women’s Liberation (Duke University Press 2013), the co-editor of Feminist Time Against Nation Time (Lexington Books, 2008), and has published numerous essays in journals such as Women’s Studies Quarterly, Feminist Theory, and South Atlantic Quarterly.

National Organization for Women (NOW) has some easy access historical info on sexual harassment in the US:
https://now.org/blog/a-brief-history-of-sexual-harassment-in-the-united-... And this article from The Nation has some historical info too:

Our very own Sr. Florida Correspondent, Steve Wiehe will join us from West Palm Beach.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 12/19/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at many issues, with emphasis on deficit politics and the Republican’s Tax Plan.

Joining us will be Stephanie Kelton. Stephanie is Professor, Public Policy and Economics here at Stony Brook University. She is a well-known policy expert and has served as Chief Economist of the US Senate Budget Committee and as Senior Economic Advisor to the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders. She’s a Founding Fellow at the Sanders Institute, and she serves as chair of the Board at Economists for Peace and Security. In 2016, POLITICO recognized her as one of the 50 people across the country who is most influencing the political debate.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 12/12/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at issues ranging from the proposed Tax Plan to activists working in Palestine and our Long Island jails.

Joining us will be Stephen Figurasmith. Stephen will speak for the Nassau County Jail Advocates (NCJA). He is a local parent, educator, and activist. He became passionate about prisoner rights and prison abolition while at Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts from 2004-08 where he studied the work of authors and activists such as Angela Davis, Dorothy Roberts, Sistersong Collective, INCITE!, and Critical Resistance. Stephen volunteered to tutor at the local county jail with the student group Building Awareness Across Bars. His activism is further inspired by family and friends who have been incarcerated.
NCJA: http://tinyurl.com/ya38m8qq

Progressive Solutions playlist for 11/20/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at RussiaGate from the very chilling perspective of witch hunts of the non-corporate media.

Joining us will be Max Blumenthal. Max is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project at AlterNet. He is the co-host of the podcast, Moderate Rebels. He is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author seen in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Guardian, The Independent Film Channel, The Huffington Post, Salon.com, Al Jazeera English and many other publications. His most recent book is “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel.” His 2009 book, “Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party”, is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller.
Follow Max on Twitter at @MaxBlumenthal. His website is www.maxblumenthal.com.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 11/14/2017

OUR SHOW TOMORROW, TUESDAY-noon-2:00pm will look at the increasing attacks on press freedom.

Of local note: we will examine universities selling the naming rights to their medical schools. Corporations are pouring millions into this effort. Long Island activists are busy fighting a decision here at Stony Brook University School of Medicine to name it Renaissance School of Medicine. This, in honor of Trump supporters at Renaissance Technologies, a (very) local hedge fund with 2 of the Top 10 individual donors for the 2016 Presidential Campaign. Included will be a summary of the JAMA article “Selling a Medical School’s Name, Ethical and Practical Dilemmas.”

and … our Senior JFK assassination correspondent, Steve Wiehe, will join us from somewhere on eastern seaboard.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 11/07/2017

OUR SHOW TOMORROW, TUESDAY - Noon EST - will look at the an increasingly unstable society from a variety of angles. We will also re-visit some “beyond capitalism” topics.

JOINING US WILL BE Cynthia Kaufman. She is the Director of the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA; she also runs a community organizer training program and teaches Philosophy. She is the author of two books on social change “Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope” (Lexington Books 2012) and “Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change” (2nd Edition PM Press 2016). She has been active in a wide variety of social justice movements including Central American solidarity, union organizing, police accountability, and most recently tenants’ right and climate change. She blogs at: cynthiakaufman@wordpress.com

and … our Senior Florida Correspondent, Steve Wiehe, will join us from poolside.

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Progressive Solutions playlist for 10/10/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at many issues including the non-debate on guns; the non-universal healthcare system and some tips on surviving the invasion of the robots and that driverless car coming at you the wrong way on the L.I.E.

OUR FEATURED GUEST is Alex Salkever. Alex is a writer, futurist and technology leader. He is the co-author of “The Driver In The Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Can Change the Future”. The book was named a finalist in the 2017 Financial Times / McKinsey Business Book of the Year Competition. When not writing, Alex has served as a senior executive at a host of Silicon Valley startups in green technology, data science, open government, and cloud computing.
You can follow him on Twitter @alexsalkever. www.Alexsalkever.com

Progressive Solutions playlist for 10/03/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will feature the rise of fascism in the developed world and focus on the question: “is RussiaGate simply a progressive pipe dream?”

OUR FEATURED GUEST is Daniel Kovalik. Dan is Sr. Assoc. General Counsel of the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW) and teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has worked on Alien Tort Claims Act cases against Coca-Cola and Occidental Petroleum – cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia. The Christian Science Monitor, referring to his work defending Colombian unionists under threat of assassination, recently described Mr. Kovalik as “one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States.”

Mr. Kovalik received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford University School of Law and was the recipient of the Project Censored Award (Sonoma State University) for his article exposing the unprecedented killing of trade unionists in Colombia.
His most recent book is “The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Russia."