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War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! –Edwin Starr I was hit with a dose of sad reality yesterday during the show when, as I was discussing the sickening situation in Gaza, a long-time regular listener of this show, contributor and participant in the chat room posted in there, “Israeli Jews are Nazis.” When […]

If only the so-called leaders could be taken out of the equation, the people of the world might actually have a shot at world peace! But only a shot because there are still citizens throughout the world who insist on placing all of the blame for this mess on one side or the other. As […]

As if things weren’t bad enough before I left for 10 days… As Jon Stewart asked upon his return, “What could happen in two weeks?” Famous last words.. Well, Jon Stewart attempted to cover the Israel-Gaza story with objectivity and, for his troubles, he got attacked – from both sides! I hearken back to those […]

  I’m home after 10 days on the road to cover the American Federation of Teachers convention in Los Angeles and Netroots Nation ’14 in Detroit. It was actually anything but a vacation, but I do thrive on the action, and there was plenty of that. To recap the trip, all you need do is […]

Yes! I got to interview the founder of Moral Mondays, Rev. Dr. William Barber last night. It was a very long day, but I would have waited all night to speak with the man who is inspiring people to come together in a Moral Fusion Movement around the subjects of  voting rights, women’s rights, immigrants […]

  I made it to Detroit! And this morning, Netroots Nation 2014 got underway at the Cobo Center. On the broadcast this morning, I spoke with Majority Report‘s Sam Seder, Henry the Buttonsmith, RL Miller of Climate Hawks Vote, Lisa Graves of the Center for Media & Democracy/The Progressive, Richard Allen Smith of In the […]

OK, it wasn’t a vacation, but I spent the last few days with members of the American Federation of Teachers. at their bi-annual convention here in Los Angeles. I had no idea the American Federation of Teachers represented so many of the people whose work is in helping others until I arrived on Friday. But […]

  The 2014 AFT convention wraps up today, and I’m thrilled that I was able to be here to cover it. After all, our future depends on these people who, in many cases, spend more times with our children than their parents do. But it’s not only teachers represented by the American Federation of Teachers. […]

***Late afternoon update What a day! We had a wonderful show, with lots of AFT members, delegates and activists. The podcast audio is now posted above; just click the player to listen. The show will also stream in a loop tomorrow on the Radio or Not audio stream until Monday morning, when we’ll do one […]

I awoke this morning in beautiful downtown Los Angeles. I’m here to cover the American Federation of Teachers convention before heading to Detroit for Netroots Nation. I’ll find out all the details for the AFT convention later this morning, and will update this post with a working schedule. That said, there will be no live […]

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