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Tuesday September 2, 2014

Women's Show - HOLLY NEAR - singer, songwriter, activist

Special guests on the Women’s Show – “From a Woman’s Point of View� – this Saturday, November 22nd.Holly Near and Cris Williamson -- two long-time activists for human dignity.The interviews will not focus so much on their past, though they are legends, icons actually, but on their engagement in the world today.We will talk to them about the present -- and I think you will see that their great artistry demonstrates how the present, impossible without the ...

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Women's Show - CRIS WILLIAMSON - singer, songwriter

Special guests on the Women’s Show – “From a Woman’s Point of View� – this Saturday, November 22nd.Holly Near and Cris Williamson -- two long-time activists for human dignity.The interviews will not focus so much on their past, though they are legends, icons actually, but on their engagement in the world today.We will talk to them about the present -- and I think you will see that their great artistry demonstrates how the present, impossible without the ...

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EYEWITNESS TO PROTEST IN MIAMI

Eric Rubin and Caroleena Delgado described the tear gassing and arrests of peaceful protestors in Miami at the FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) meetings.

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THE DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS

Our Guest was Robert Pollin, Founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

In the United States, the idea that anyone can succeed is a vital part of our national identity. But today, the middle class is shrinking, the gap between the rich and poor is widening, and the American Dream is at risk. What's driving the growing disparity that's creating a two-class society? This Friday on NOW with ...

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UPDATE ON THE FTAA PROTESTS IN MIAMI

WMNF volunteer Bill Hamilton reports from the streets of Miami on the clashes between fair trade protestors and police. He also reported on what appears to be the final agreement among the 34 member nations.

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CONSUMERS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS LOOK AT THE ENERGY BILL

Our guest, Michele Boyd of the non-profit, public interest group, Public Citizen says the energy bill now making its way through Congress was developed in secret by corporate executives and a few members of Congress who are showered in special interest money.

Public Citizen says the bill will not benefit average citizens, it prioritizes prioritizes polluting industries over safe and renewable energy, weakens environmental safeguards and opens up the electricity sector to massive consolid...

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FAIR TRADE ACTIVISTS PREPARE FOR FTAA MEETINGS IN MIAMI

Trade ministers from most Western Hemisphere nations are meeting in Miami this week to plan an expansion of free trade rules. Many farmers, union members and environmentalists oppose expansion. They want "fair" trade. That is a system where local economies, workers, the environment and sovereignty are respected as trade opportunities between nations expand. Eric Rubin of South Floridians for Fair Trade and Global Justice and Sasha Chock of The Global Project for a Free Press/Media Reform Netw...

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Women's Show-JENNIFER of ULALI-Native American singer/songwriter. FTAA.

This Saturday, November 15, the Women’s Show – “From a Woman’s Point of View� will focus on the FTAA: what it is and what it means. Some call it “NAFTA on steroids.� Mary will interview Christine Ahn of Food First, editor of the book, “Shafted�, and Jennifer Elizabeth Kreisberg of Ulali. Talking about the FTAA coupled with Ulali -- pursuing their indigenous roots through their songs and talent, one is aware that the majority of the world...

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