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Progressive Solutions playlist for 02/14/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at terrorism and US foreign policy. We will cover Yemen in depth and include a wide range of USA’s direct and sponsored attacks in Middle East and Africa.
Our featured guest is Beau Grosscup. Beau is a California State University, Chico professor emeritus who taught International Political Economy. His coursework included Intro to International Relations, US Foreign Policy, Politics of Terrorism, Political Economy of Post-Industrial Societies and The Status of Women in Global Patriarchy. His publications include The Newest Explosions of Terrorism: Latest Sites of Terrorism in the 90s and Beyond (New Horizon Press, 1988,), now in its 4th edition, and Strategic Terror: the politics and ethics of aerial bombardment, (Zed Books, 2006) an analysis of strategic bombing theory (Shock and Awe) that focuses on the current state terrorism of the 'bombing nations' (US, Britain, Israel and Russia).

Progressive Solutions playlist for 02/07/2017

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY;NOON-2:00PM will look at local activism and explore specific ways you can get involved here in Suffolk County.

Our featured guest is Tom Lyon. Tom is the past program director of Lift Up Long Island and served on the advisory board for the Council for Prejudice Reduction. He is an active civic volunteer, devoted to helping keep Long Island a wonderful place, while make it better for those who are struggling here. Tom helped found a local network to carry on this work: "Building Bridges in Brookhaven."
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Progressive Solutions playlist for 01/24/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at a variety of activism and events related to increasing threats to democracy and rising fascism in the US.

Our featured guest is Poet and Activist Erin Belieu, founder of Writers Resist, launched after our recent elections. Erin is the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida State University. She is also co-founded VIDA, a feminist organization dedicated to gender parity. Erin’s message to writers is “we must recommit our focus as writers to the fundamental ideals of democracy and social justice for all.”

Progressive Solutions playlist for 01/17/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at local activism and explore specific ways you can get involved here in Suffolk County.

Our featured guest is Tom Lyons. Tom is the past program director of Lift Up Long Island and served on the advisory board for the Council for Prejudice Reduction. He is an active civic volunteer, devoted to helping keep Long Island a wonderful place, while make it better for those who are struggling here. Tom helped found a local network to carry on this work: "Building Bridges in Brookhaven."

Progressive Solutions playlist for 01/10/2017

OUR SHOW TODAY will look at activism in the context of preparation for the next 4 years, including some new student activism nationally.

Our featured guest is Linn Washington. Linn is an award-winning journalist who writes for publications nationwide and in Europe. Washington is a co-founder of the online newspaper THISCANTBEHAPPENING.NET. Linn is also an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Also joining us will be our Senior Florida Correspondent, Steve Wiehe

Progressive Solutions playlist for 12/20/2016

OUR SHOW TODAY will cover a broad variety of issues with emphasis on the recent election results conflicting with polling numbers.

Our featured guest is Rebecca Goldin, Stats.org Advisory Board Director and Professor of Mathematics, George Mason University. STATS.org is a statistical literacy project run by Sense About Science USA in collaboration with the American Statistical Association. Her work for STATS.org has been published in The Washington Post, and she has appeared on NBC, CBS, CNN and NPR. She has helped journalists writing for almost a hundred different media outlets. Rebecca has run workshops for journalists and students alike, and has given talks about her work at STATS.org across the country. www.stats.org

Progressive Solutions playlist for 12/13/2016

OUR SHOW TUESDAY 1-3PM EST will focus on two healthcare issues: the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act that is promised by Trump, and trends in VIP healthcare for the 1%ers.

Our guests are Dr. Matthew Anderson, and Dr. Rohan Perera. Dr. Anderson is Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Dr. Perera is a practicing physician on Long Island.

Also joining us will be Steve Horn. Steve is an Indianapolis-based Research Fellow for DeSmogBlog.com and a freelance investigative journalist. He previously was a reporter and researcher at the Center for Media and Democracy. Steve will give us the back story on Trump’s choice for EPA chief.

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Progressive Solutions playlist for 12/06/2016

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY 1-3PM will feature the ongoing developments in North Dakota at Standing Rock. Activists from across US and Canada risked their lives as “water protectors” blocking the pipeline that would endanger the Missouri River watershed.

Our featured guests have just returned from Standing Rock. Gina Petry of Radical Women and Patrick Burns of the Freedom Socialist Party.

Gina is a queer activist and the organizer for Radical Women - Seattle chapter. She led a campaign against budget cuts in Washington State that were impacting women and children; she has also been part of efforts to stop a rent-raising proposal on public housing as well as campaigns for LGBTQ rights and reproductive justice. Gina represented Radical Women at Standing Rock where she met and interviewed several women and youth leaders.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 11/29/2016

Join us TUESDAY 1-3PM EST. We will look at the so-called ALT. RIGHT resurgence - White Nationalists, KKK, the whole lot.
Our featured guest is Lacey MacAuley. Lacey is an activist and writer in D.C., currently focused on the Alt. Right. She will share her experiences at various actions that have taken place in the capital.

I was preempted for the jazz marathon last week and didn’t have an opportunity to play one of my all time favorite musicians: the late great Leon Russell – we will remedy that throughout the program tomorrow.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 11/22/2016

Do You Jazz Marathon- an hour of mandolin jazz
Progressive Solutions will be back on regular schedule next week, thanks for giving up your time slot for the marathon.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 11/15/2016

TOMORROW's program 1-3PM EST - join us for a post mortem on the marathon 2016 election. We will sample many reactions; including our Senior Florida Correspondent Steve Wiehe and perhaps YOU the listener. When I am off mic, please call in at 631.632.6901.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 11/08/2016

OUR SHOW tomorrow tuesday; 1-3PM will NOT focus on this disastrous election unless Elizabeth Warren picks Bernie for running mate and pushes Clinton aside at the last minute. We will find plenty to talk about however.

Our featured guest is Bradley Birkenfeld, the author of Lucifer’s Banker: The Untold Story of How I Destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy. In 2005, he detonated his thriving career with Credit Suisse, Barclays Bank and UBS by revealing unprecedented information on bank-enabled tax fraud to U.S. authorities. His testimony was instrumental in proving that megabank UBS enabled ultra-wealthy Americans to commit massive tax fraud. As a philanthropist, he now supports whistle-blowing initiatives worldwide.

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Progressive Solutions playlist for 10/25/2016

Part One will look at activists literally trying to save the planet. We will hear the story of a Tar Sands pipeline activist that helped shut down flow into the US last week.
Part Two will be the JFK assassination – special guest Steve Wiehe will join us. My colleague Mister X will join in prior to the start of his program.

Our Part One featured guest is Emily Johnston. Emily is one of the founders of 350 Seattle, a grassroots organization working for climate justice by educating people and engaging them in the movement for a livable planet. She is a Seattle-based poet, essayist and activist, published in Truthout, Slate, Crosscut, The Oregonian and elsewhere. Her first book of poetry, Her Animals, came out in September 2015 from Hummingbird Press. Emily was also a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.
www.climatedisobedience.org; www.350seattle.org

Progressive Solutions playlist for 10/04/2016

featured guest John Quigley - professor emeritus Moritz School of Law, Ohio State University. focus on Obama and the veto override and the role of Saudi Arabia for potential law suits from 9/11 families. Also Obama and Palestine.


Progressive Solutions playlist for 09/27/2016

TOMORROW TUESDAY 9/27; 1-3PM EDT we will feature opinions on the first "debate", why perpetual war is not a campaign issue and outcomes from last week’s peace conference in Washington DC.

Joining us will be Alice Slater. Alice is the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s New York representative. She is also on the World Beyond War Coordinating Committee. Alice is a member of the Global Council of Abolition 2000, a global network working for a treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons and directs the network’s Sustainable Energy Working Group which produced a model statute for an International Renewable Energy Agency.

www worldbeyondwar.org


Progressive Solutions playlist for 09/20/2016

Theme: post Bernie progressive momentum.
Featured Guest: Karen Bernal - www.tinyurl.com/julbemm

Progressive Solutions playlist for 09/13/2016

Our show will continue our discussion of voter suppression by conservatives.

Joining us will be Michael Higgenbotham. Michael is the Curtis Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore. He has published articles in numerous law reviews and his most current book is Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism in Post-Racial America – NYU Press.