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Progressive Solutions playlist for 08/29/2017

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY-noon-2PM will begin by looking at some examples of a systemic crisis we face with capitalism. Some very positive examples of solutions to this mess are already out there; we will highlight a few.

We will also chat with California Correspondent Francis Hamit regarding domestic terrorism in the context of Charlottesville.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 08/15/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will examine in depth healthcare financing through “Single Payor”/”Medicare For All”. This critical push by many activists is an attempt to shift our country to be truly socially conscious, in line with all other developed nations, providing universal healthcare insurance coverage.

Our Featured Guest is Dr. Jim Burdick. Jim draws from his career as an organ transplant surgeon. He has formulated an answer to the question of what can be done for healthcare reform. In his recent book, Talking About Single Payer, he shows how a national health system that uses clinical information with doctors in charge of care decisions can provide coverage for every American while saving money and improving quality. Here is a link to a more complete bio and his book:

Progressive Solutions playlist for 08/08/2017

OUR SHOW - Noon-2PM will spotlight the opiate epidemic, from community and family impact to law enforcement to Big Pharma. We will also view it from a treatment point of view – specifically with cannabinoid bioscience.

Our Featured Guest is Dr. George E. Anastassov, CEO of AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. Prior to that Dr. Anastassov was one of the founders and the CEO of CanChew Biotechnologies, LLC. Dr. Anastassov is also one of the founders of Sanammad Foundation and Sanammad Pharmaceuticals; both companies originated and located in The Netherlands. He is one of the developers of the first-in-the-world cannabinoid-containing chewing gum-based delivery system.

Dr. Anastassov possesses Medical and Dental Doctorates as well as an Executive MBA. He has been recognized in “Who’s Who in Medicine” as well as “Who’s Who in Business Professionals” numerous times. He is the recipient of multiple national and international professional and humanitarian awards. Dr. Anastassov has been actively involved in Research and Development in Medicine and Biotechnologies since 1987.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 07/25/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will be free form progressive activism and issues. We will look at arts and politics and infrastructure among many other topics.

We will speak with both our Senior Florida Correspondent and our Senior California Correspondent for their take on current “events.”

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Progressive Solutions playlist for 07/11/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will continue our series on the politics of cannabis, this time examining higher education research and programing for cannabis certification and degrees. We will also spotlight the opiate epidemic and the role of Big Pharma and the Koch Brothers.

Our featured guest is Kim Hewitt. Kim Hewitt is an Associate Professor of American History and American Culture at SUNY Empire State College. Her areas of focus include postwar American culture, body studies, consciousness studies, psychiatric history, and drug policy. She is the author of Mutilating the Body: Identity in Blood and Ink and various articles about popular culture, African American culture, and mental illness in Popular Culture Review, Radical History Review, The Senses and Society and an anthology entitled Afro-Asian: Revolutionary Political and Cultural Connections between African and Asian Americans.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 07/04/2017

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY July 4, noon-2:00PM will continue our series on the politics of cannabis. We will also examine the pros and cons of a NY State constitutional convention.

Our featured guest is Jerome Dewald. Jerome is an investor, political activist and emerging market pioneer. His firm, Jerome W. Dewald and Associates, was one of the first to establish a presence in Russia after the Berlin Wall came down. He is now on the front lines of the cannabis industry in New York and nationally as an investor and political activist.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 06/20/2017

OUR SHOW TOMORROW Noon Eastern will provide a “Climate Change 101” course for listeners. This will allow us to understand the scientific basics that are ignored by the current power elite to the detriment of our planet. We will also continue our series on cannabis. Our featured guest is Steve Schwartz. Steve is a senior scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory here on Long Island, and principal investigator in the Department of Energy Atmospheric System Research Program. His research centers on the influences of energy related emissions on climate, with a focus on the role of atmospheric aerosols. www.bnl.gov Steve's full bio and publications list can be found at tinyurl.com/y6w3nszh

Progressive Solutions playlist for 06/13/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will take a look at the long strange trip that cannabis has taken the last 50 years. We will also attempt to organize the various camps that people are migrating towards in a search for clarity and hope (or a rush to the exits) since the Electoral College victory for 45.

Our featured guest is Scott Giannotti. Scott is the Managing Director for the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in NYC, June 14-16. Giannotti is best known as the founder of the Cannabis and Hemp Association of New York.

AND … Francis Hamit will help us understand the culture of the so-called US Intelligence Community.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/23/2017

OUR SHOW May 23, Noon-2PM will journey through the multiple-vehicle wreck that is our current events. We will go in depth on the current crisis in Yemen.
Our featured guest is Shireen Al-Adeimi. Shireen, a Yemeni-Canadian-American, is a doctoral candidate and instructor at Harvard University.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/16/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will focus primarily on campus activism here at SBU, Higher Education Administration bloat, the Comey firing, and 45’s “intelligence” blunder.

Our featured guest is Mark Pingreee. Mark is a PhD student in Comparative Literature at Stony Brook University. Before coming to Stony Brook, he received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Utah and a Master's degree also in philosophy from the London School of Economics. He is an educator in the humanities, teaching courses on media and politics, literature and free will, as well as courses on ethics and values. He will be teaching a documentary film course Fall ‘17.
On FB here: https://www.facebook.com/markpingree

Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/09/2017

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY; 12noon-2:00PM will cover many issues, with emphasis on “fake news” and “Russia-gate.”

Our featured guest is investigative reporter Robert Parry. Robert broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. He was awarded the George Polk Award for National Reporting in 1984 and the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence by Harvard's Nieman Foundation in 2015. He has been the editor of Consortiumnews since 1995. You can read his posts at ConsortiumNews.com, and you can find his latest book, "America’s Stolen Narrative", wherever fine books are sold.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/02/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will cover increased progressive activism in response to the 2016 Electoral College results. We will take an in depth look at the demographic impact on politics and culture, with an eye towards the future.

Our featured guest is Ken Gronbach. Ken is a gifted keynote speaker and nationally recognized author, expert and futurist in the field of Demography and Generational Marketing. His most recent book is “Upside – Profiting from the Profound Demographic Shifts Ahead.” Ken will NOT be a downer folks!

Progressive Solutions playlist for 04/25/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will attempt to highlight the many accomplishments of 45’s first 100 days. Wear a cup. We will also air Part 3 of “Undocumented in Trump’s America.” Steve Wiehe, our intrepid Senior Florida Correspondent, will join us as well. Its RADIOTHON – give early, give often. www.wusb.fm

Progressive Solutions playlist for 04/18/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will attempt to put some focus on wars raging, protests raging, 45 raging – everybody seems to be raging. Are the wheels coming off? We will discuss The Deep State and foreign policy with our guest. We will also listen to Part 2 of “Undocumented in Trump’s America.”

Our featured guest is Francis Hamit. Francis is an author and playwright who spent 21 years in the Industrial Security business. Francis served in the U.S. Army Security Agency in Vietnam and Germany. His security career also included consulting about risk assessment and threats to people and property from various hazards, including terrorism. His many writings include “A Perfect Spy” - available on Amazon (e-book and paperback available).

Progressive Solutions playlist for 04/11/2017

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY (noon-2:00 EDT) will primarily focus on the Syria bombing by USA forces. We will also begin a series entitled: “Undocumented And Living In Fear Of ICE.”

Joining us will be Dave Lindorff, author and journalist. Dave is the founder of ThisCantBeHappening.net, a consortium of progressive bloggers. Dave always has a new story in the works, so we will hear about Syria and a few others Im sure. Dave’s full bio can be found at:

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Progressive Solutions playlist for 04/04/2017

Today's program will be free form - lots to chat about. Join us!! And don't forget to check out our pledge page - thanks for your support.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 03/27/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will take a look at forces at work to undermine our democracy. We will look at fascism and McCarthyism.

Our featured guest is Ellen Schrecker. Ellen a retired professor of American history at Yeshiva University and is the author of Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America. Schrecker is widely recognized as one of the leading experts on that grim period in our nation's history. Ellen also writes about contemporary academic freedom. Her most recent book, The Lost Soul of Higher Education: The Assault on Academic Freedom, Corporatization, and the End of the American University (The New Press, 2010), looks at some of the recent developments within American higher education.

AND … our Senior Florida Correspondent, Steve Wiehe will get his 2 cents worth in at my expense!

Progressive Solutions playlist for 03/07/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will launch a series of programs on “big data” - its impact on issues like national defense, elections and personal privacy. We will also continue our examination of USA gun culture.

Our featured guest is Andreas Weigend. Andreas is an expert on social-local-mobile technologies, big data, and consumer behavior, the combination of which he calls the social data revolution. He was the chief scientist at Amazon, where he helped create that company's culture of data, experimentation, and innovation. Andreas is the founder and director of the Social Data Lab, a mentor at Stanford's StartX, and a lecturer at UC Berkeley. His clients include Alibaba, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, GE, Hyatt, Lufthansa, MasterCard, Tencent, and the World Economic Forum. He is the author of “Data For The People” – 2016, Basic Books.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 02/28/2017

OUR SHOW TUESDAY, noon-2PM EST will continue our examination of USA gun culture. We will also focus on children’s programs locally. Media, race and class will also get some attention.

Our featured guest is Sybil Johnson. Sybil is the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area and has an extensive background in management and in the administration of programs in higher education at Farmingdale State College and Hofstra University, and non-profit settings. She is also pursuing a Doctorate in Literacy Studies at Hofstra University. Her areas of strength include fund raising, grant development, program development, multicultural programs, civic/community engagement and STEM/STEAM programs.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 02/21/2017

OUR SHOW,Noon-2:00PM EST, will begin a series on gun violence in the US. We will feature activist groups fighting back against the power of the NRA and the unique US social mentality surrounding guns.

Our featured guests are Jeff Keister and Laura Burns. Both are Long Island volunteers with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Jeff lives and works in the Town of Brookhaven. He's a dad of two school-aged children, and is the Local Group Lead for Suffolk County. Laura lives in Nassau County, is a mom of three and serves as Communications Lead for the Moms Demand Action's New York Chapter.

Our Senior California Correspondent Francis Hamit will also join us.