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September 25, 2015  

IS DISNEY BANNING AMERICAN WORKERS?  

Attorney JAMES OTTO talks about his California lawsuit against the Disney giant for dumping its American workers and forcing them to train their own“cheaper” replacements being brought in from India.  According to Otto, this global scam involves the loss of millions of American jobs including nearly a thousand at Disney.  It’s a fascinating portrait of yet another corporate assault on the American workforce, this time at the iconic place where “dreams come true.”

ARE AMERICA’S ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES OBSOLETE?        

The second half-hour of our show is with STEVE ROSENFELD of AlterNet.  His powerful new piece covers a major report from the prestigious BRENNAN CENTER of New York University, one of America’s leading authorities on our voting process.  Steve’s piece underscores the finding that the voting apparatus about to be used to decide who will be our next president is obsolete, falling apart and very easily hackable.  Brennan stops well short of issuing a meaningful warning about how the election could be stolen.

But we do not.  Steve is a strong source of expertise on this most important issue for American democracy, and we only begin to scratch the surface.  

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September 18, 2015  

Award-winning columnist ROBERT KOEHLER talks with us about refugees and compassion as the “Squirming Buddha” seeks a balance among difficult choices.

Bob’s always-cogent columns speak to us of the dilemma of NOT being a refugee and of facing the reality of how one would act as an individual in the face of the need for sharing and personal cost.

He tells a simple story of finding money on the street and then NOT giving it to a panhandler in need.  Of housing a political refugee for five years and living through the day-to-day difficulties of doing a good deed.

We start with a talk about the REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE and the astonishing spectacle of 11 (ELEVEN!) candidates strewn across a stage in the Ronald Reagan library, yelling about legal pot and wars unfought.  An event to shake the very roots of Solartopia.

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September 11, 2015  
The great KARL GROSSMAN tells us about the DANGERS OF ATOMIC RADIATION and the grassroots victory that kept Long Island’s SHOREHAM NUKE from operating.  
Karl is a Professor of Journalism, award-winning TV host and author of numerous books and articles that circulate throughout the internet at nukefree.orgcounterpunch.orgcommondreams.org, Huffington Post and numerous others.
 His most recent article, linked at www.nukefree.org, warns that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission may be about to loosen radiation standards and allow the public to be exposed to dangerous doses that could kill untold numbers of innocent people.  He warns that this is exactly what’s happening at Fukushima, and that a global effort is desperately needed to shut all atomic reactors worldwide.  
Karl played a major role in the successful grassroots struggle that shut the massive $7 billion Shoreham atomic reactor along with others at the Brookhaven Laboratories and elsewhere, rendering Long Island nuclear-free.  This can be done on a global scale, he says, especially now that Solartopian technologies are leaving atomic energy in the nuclear dust.
Karl is a powerful, articulate speaker with 45 years of experience on this issue.  Don’t miss this interview!
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September 4, 2015  

PETER MATHEWS graces Solartopia with his DOLLAR DEMOCRACY.  Prof. Mathews lays out the exciting realities of the Bernie Sanders campaign and the desperate need for the American public to get money out of our politics.

Peter has known the late great Paul Wellstone, whose pioneer campaign for the US Senate in Minnesota brought a corporate-free reality into our mainstream.  Sen. Sanders is now doing the same thing, Prof. Mathews beautifully illustrates the reality of how this can happen.

Peter also explains for us the need for corporations to be banned from shoving GMO crops down our throats,  from maintaining a thousand military bases around the world, from gouging students for high-interest loans and much much more.

Don’t miss this hard core exploration of the desperate need for getting free of the money power from one of America’s great experts….

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