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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.


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.

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.
Twitter: @SteveAHorn

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 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.


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.

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.


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

Progressive Solutions playlist for 05/03/2016

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.

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.

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.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 03/01/2016

OUR SHOW Tuesday; 1-3PM will take dead aim at Obama’s plan to “close” Gitmo, from a local action by the North Country Peace Group to our featured interview. We will also discuss the Texas abortion case to be heard by the Supremes Wednesday.

Joining us will be Josie Setzler. Josie is a member of the group Witness Against Torture. She resides in rural NW Ohio. Here is a quote from Josie: “For years the administration barely even tried to close the prison. All the while, men detained there suffered physical and psychological abuse, including by forced-feeding. Right wing demagogues repeated the vicious lie that all the prisoners are 'worst of the worst,' and erected legislative barriers to closing Guantanamo. Now, pundits are declaring the president’s plan as 'dead on arrival.' The lives of men kidnapped and tortured by the United States continue to be sacrificed to cynical, domestic politics. Witness Against Torture will continue to work towards the day when this country finally reckons with the disaster of Guantanamo and faces the demands of true justice."

Progressive Solutions playlist for 02/23/2016

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY; 1-3PM EST will look at the two-tent circus that is the USA’s perpetual war and perpetual election “cycles” … we will also focus on Long Island’s unique environmental challenges.

Joining us will be Dick Amper. Dick Amper is a communications professional focusing on drinking water protection and open space preservation for the Long Island Pine Barrens Society, a nonprofit environmental education and advocacy group.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 01/25/2016

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY 1-3PM EST will profile the work of activists involved with the plight of children in the many war zones of the Middle East today.
Joining us will be Susan Parretti. Susan is a volunteer member of the international team for “Global Days of Listening”, a program that allows ordinary people throughout the world to connect each month (via Skype and LiveStream) to join a global conversation discussing issues of peace and social, economic and environmental justice. Susan is a member of our local North Country Peace Group – Setauket. A retired journalist and editor, more recently she has been a freelance writer, copy editor and communications consultant for non-profit organizations such as Herstory Writers Workshop.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 01/19/2016

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY; 1-3PM EST will further shift our emphasis from whining about the broken nature of our fading empire to showcasing groups and individuals that are speaking truth to power with action and hard work. This week we speak with Food and Water Watch. We will also listen to the 2015 year-end review from Counterspin on important progressive stories.

Joining us will be Mary Grant. Mary is the “Public Water for All” Campaign Director. She oversees campaigns to support universal access to safe water in the United States by promoting responsible and affordable public provision of water and sewer service. Mary is a policy analyst on U.S. water utility privatization. She has a B.S. in environmental sciences from Duke University.
www.fwwatch.org; Mary can be reached at mgrant@fwwatch.org.

Progressive Solutions playlist for 01/12/2016

OUR SHOW TOMORROW TUESDAY 1-3PM EST will be the very first edition of Progressive Solutions! After 9 years of lifting up far too many rocks to examine the seedy underbelly of the beast that is the USA empire, it is time to shift perspective. So yes, everything is broken, but rather than sit back and take it where it hurts the most, perhaps we will find solace and knowledge in groups and individuals that are speaking truth to power with words and deeds.
Joining us will be Caril Phang. Caril manages multilateral projects throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Phang specializes in globalism, equity, and discourses, and has been published by the United Nations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and The New York Times. Her latest book, Birth of a Beat: How Kana:ta' Creates World Music, is available from Kobo, or at www.wordsedge.world. She will be speaking to us from Toronto.
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