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Progressive Solutions playlist for 08/30/2016

This show will wrap-up our investigation into community policing. AND … we will look at the desperate right’s voter suppression tactics.

Joining us will be Gloria Browne-Marshall. Gloria is an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). She teaches classes in Race and the Law, Evidence, and Gender and Justice. She a former civil rights attorney who litigated cases for Southern Poverty Law Center in Alabama, Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc.. Gloria is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is also the author of many articles and books. Her forthcoming book is titled "Black Women and the Law: Salem Witch Trials to Civil Rights Activists."

http://www.jjay.cuny.edu
http://tinyurl.com/jz47r4s

Progressive Solutions playlist for 08/23/2016

We will continue our look at the militarization of our police. We will also touch on police reform and the historical oppression of people of color.

We will also speak with our SENIOR FLORIDA CORRESPONDENT Steve Wiehe!! He will opine on current events and share some of his reading material with us.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 08/16/2016

Joining us will be José Santos Woss. José is the Legislative Associate for Domestic Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. He works on domestic policy with a particular focus on mass incarceration, campaign finance reform, and police militarization.
José has a wide range of experience in public policy and social justice, from lobbying on public health in the private sector, to serving as an aide to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), to working as a social worker for refugees where he interpreted for survivors of torture counseling.
www.fcnl.org

We will also speak with WUSB’s very own Annette Johnson, aka Mrs. Chester.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 08/09/2016

OUR SHOW WILL LOOK at the militarization of our police and society’s expectation of police to handle any and all social failings. Black Lives Matter push- back with be highlighted as well.

Joining us will be John Grant. John is a writer/photographer/filmmaker living in Philadelphia. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and has published both fiction and non-fiction. He shot and edited an 80-minute documentary film called "Second Time Around" about a seriously wounded Vietnam veteran who chose to live and work in Ho Chi Minh City 35 years after his first tour there. John has been to Iraq twice during the war, once as an observer critical of the war and once as a cameraman on a documentary film. He is a Viet Nam vet and an activist with Veterans For Peace.
http://thiscantbehappening.net1

We will also speak with an activist doing historical research upstate.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 08/09/2016

We will look at the militarization of our police and society’s expectation of police to handle any and all social failings. Black Lives Matter push- back with be highlighted as well.

Joining us will be John Grant. John is a writer/photographer/filmmaker living in Philadelphia. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and has published both fiction and non-fiction. He shot and edited an 80-minute documentary film called "Second Time Around" about a seriously wounded Vietnam veteran who chose to live and work in Ho Chi Minh City 35 years after his first tour there. John has been to Iraq twice during the war, once as an observer critical of the war and once as a cameraman on a documentary film. He is a Viet Nam vet and an activist with Veterans For Peace. Veteransforpeace.org
http://thiscantbehappening.net1

We will also speak with an activist doing historical research upstate.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 07/12/2016

JOIN US TOMORROW TUESDAY 1-3 PM at 90.1FM and live streaming at www.wusb.fm. We will look at the events in Dallas and the ongoing nightmare of police brutality, racism and militarism. There is very little sense to be made of all of this, but delving deep into our cultural morass seems the only way to come up with solutions. I will do an opinion piece on the concept of the middle ground.

We will hear opinions of listeners as well as experts and analysts. So call in when Im off mic at 631.632.6901. Also, Steve Wiehe will check in with his usually sane take on current events.

PROGRAM NOTE: After our show, “Progressive Solutions” will be on hiatus until 8/2; listen for our somewhat left leaning libertarian (no, not an oxymoron at all) Chris Sorochin filling in.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 07/05/2016

We will look at the environmental film industry with specific attention to fracking.

Joining us will be Jon Bowermaster. Jon is a writer, filmmaker and adventurer. He is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council. One of the Society’s ‘Ocean Heroes,’ his first assignment for National Geographic Magazine was documenting a 3,741 mile crossing of Antarctica by dogsled. Jon has written a dozen books and produced/directed more than fifteen documentary films.

His Oceans 8 project took him and his teams around the world by sea kayak over the course of ten years (1999-2008), bringing back stories from the Aleutian Islands to French Polynesia, Gabon to Tasmania, and more, reporting on how the planet’s one ocean and its various coastlines are faring in today’s busy world.

www.jonbowermaster.com

Progressive Solutions playlist for 06/28/2016

We will look at the fossil fuel industry and their EPA enablers. We will focus on climate and energy activism using case studies of increased concern for natural gas.

Joining us will be Jim Warren. Jim is the executive director of NC WARN, a Durham, NC-based climate and energy justice nonprofit. During his tenure, the science-based advocacy group has assisted communities in successful grassroots struggles against toxic and nuclear waste facilities. The group serves as a watchdog of Charlotte-based Duke Energy, and its urgent mission is to shift the megacorporation’s business model away from fossil fuels and toward renewables and efficiency.
www.ncwarn.org

Progressive Solutions playlist for 06/14/2016

Our show today will focus on climate change and specific environmental dangers. Commentary on the events in Orlando will also be part of our program.

Featured guest: Steve Horn, Research Fellow, DeSmogBlog.com and investigative journalist. www.desmogblog.com.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 06/14/2016

OUR FEATURED GUEST is Steve Horn, an Indianapolis-based Research Fellow for DeSmogBlog and a freelance investigative journalist. He previously was a reporter and researcher at the Center for Media and Democracy. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in political science and legal studies, his writing has appeared in The Intercept, Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, Vice News, Wisconsin Watch, Truth-Out, TruthDig, CounterPunch Magazine, AlterNet and elsewhere.
http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/06/13/documents-msnbc-fracking-pickens-pl...
http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/06/10/online-federal-lands-oil-gas-auctio...
http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/06/10/don-nickles-exxon-lobbyist-access-o...
http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/06/09/transcanada-keystone-xl-north-ameri...
http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/05/15/client-alert-law-firms-fossil-fuel-...
http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/05/11/ted-wells-exxon-big-tobacco-nfl-con...
Twitter: @SteveAHorn

Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/24/2016

We will report on the most polluted USA cities, look yet again at permanent war, and take an in-depth look at juvenile criminal justice.

Joining us will be Grace Bauer. Grace is the Executive Director of Justice For Families, a national alliance of local organizations and families working to transform families from victims of mass criminalization to leaders of the justice realignment movement. Grace is the mother of a son involved in both the juvenile and adult criminal justice system.

https://www.justice4families.org

Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/17/2016

We will take an in depth look at both current political issues and activists working to educate us on national budget priorities. We will also get an update on the 2013 West, TX explosion.

Joining us will be Lindsay Koshgarian. Lindsay is Research Director at National Priorities Project, a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to making the federal budget transparent so that Americans can influence how their tax dollars are spent. Ms. Koshgarian's work focuses on reducing wasteful Pentagon spending and shifting more resources to investment in our communities and people.
https://www.nationalpriorities.org

ALSO JOINING US is Francis Hamit. Francis is an author and playwright who spent 21 years in the Industrial Security business. His new book, a memoir, is “A Perfect Spy”, a recent winner at the San Francisco Book Festival. His writings are available at Amazon.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/10/2016

WE will take an in depth look at activists working on clean air. We will also document the demise of the USA middle class and the reasons why this ongoing train wreck occurs.

Joining us will be Dominique Browning. Dominique is the co-founder and Senior Director of Moms Clean Air Force, a special project of Environmental Defense Fund. She is a writer and editor, blogging at Slow Love Life and writes regularly for the NYTimes and TIME.com. Dominique contributes to W, Wired, Whole Living, and Good Housekeeping, among other publications. She is the author of several books; the most recent is SLOW LOVE: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas, & Found Happiness.

http://www.momscleanairforce.org

Also joining us will be Steve Wiehe, WUSB’s Senior Florida Correspondent.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/03/2016

SPECIAL EDITION OF OUR PROGRAM TODAY!!!
WE will take a special look at activists that have dedicated a very large chunk of their lives fighting for justice. We will highlight the activism of Daniel Berrigan who died Saturday at age 94.

Joining us will be Bill McNulty. Bill is a local activist for peace and justice on many fronts, with a long history with groups like SOA Watch, Pax Christi, Green Party of Suffolk, North Country Peace Group and many others. Bill worked side by side with the Berrigan Brothers and will share his thoughts on the death of Daniel. He is also a fellow progressive talk show host here at WUSB Stony Brook with his program “Lunch on Thursday” – airing from 11:00AM to 1:00PM.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 04/19/2016

OUR SHOW TUESDAY; 1-3PM will primarily focus on the LGBTQ movement, and LGBTQ discrimination.

Joining us will be DON HAIDER-MARKEL. Don is professor and chair of the University of Kansas Dept. of Political Science.
His research and teaching is focused on the representation of interests in the policy process and the dynamics between public opinion, political behavior, and public policy. He has authored many publications in a range of issue areas, including civil rights, race and inequality, religion and the culture wars, criminal justice policy, counterterrorism, and environmental policy.

Haider-Markel is co-editor of the book "Transgender Rights and Politics: Groups, Issue Framing & Policy Adoption." In addition to his research on policy and the LGBTQ movement, he has extensively studied gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender candidates for office around the country. his book: http://tinyurl.com/zgqcrga

Progressive Solutions playlist for 04/12/2016

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY 1-3PM will zero in on the 2016 “election cycle” (pretending its not a “perpetual” cycle). And … we will focus on racism and the NYFD, an historical look at the largest fire department on the planet.

Joining us will be REGINA WILSON. Regina is President of the Vulcan Society. The Vulcan Society was established in 1940 by a group of Black firefighters who were bound by their skin color, heroism, and opposition to the blatant segregating practices of the early FDNY.
http://www.vulcansocietyfdny.org

Progressive Solutions playlist for 03/29/2016

OUR SHOW TOMORROW 1:00PM will focus not just on the bloated military empire we enhabit, but the global alternatives to war. Very much related, we will also discuss the potential next commander in chief and her neocon history.

Joining us will be David Swanson. David is is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson's books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015 and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.
Follow him on Twitter: @davidcnswanson and on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/davidcnswanson/

David’s most recent book is “War is a Lie: Second Edition” will be published by Just World Books on April 5th. Buy it online that very day!

Progressive Solutions playlist for 03/22/2016

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY; 1-3PM EDT will focus on gender disparity. Women make up half the population, but only 19 percent of Congress and less than a quarter of state legislative and statewide executive positions. Even worse, the rate of increase in women's representation has stagnated at every level of elected office. Also new research shows the male/female income gap has remained at 20% despite women more educated than men and pursuing higher income positions.

Joining us will be Cynthia Terrell. Cynthia is a founder of Representation2020 and FairVote and has served as a board member of several charitable organizations and Quaker institutions. She has worked in the area of voting system reform in this country and abroad. Cynthia has also worked extensively on political campaigns at all federal levels. She has been published in the Washington Post, The Nation, and The Christian Science Monitor and has appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal.
http://www.representation2020.com
http://www.fairvote.org

Progressive Solutions playlist for 03/08/2016

OUR SHOW TODAY is a special one!

Joining us will be John Perkins. John is the author of the New York Times million-seller blockbuster Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. He has just released his greatly expanded new edition The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (Berrett Koehler Feb. 2016) offering shocking new information about the state of our country, our government and our economy.

In his astonishing tell-all book, Perkins, the Economic Hit Man of the title, shares new details about the ways he and others cheated countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars and goes further to reveal how the deadly EHM cancer he helped create has spread far more widely and deeply than ever in the U.S. and everywhere else—to become the dominant system of business, government, and society today.
http://johnperkins.org