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November 9, 2018  
OUR ASTONISHING RIDE ON THE BLUE/RAINBOW WAVE
 
The immense power of the Blue/Rainbow Wave still unfolds as we surf its historic impact with four great experts.  
 
Above all, we have thrown a big speed bump in front of the Trump fascist coup.
 
From the Florida recounts to the “WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED” refusal of Stacy Abrams to concede the Georgia governor’s election, we take unique on-the-ground looks at these extremely crucial elections.  
 
STEVE ROSENFELD, JOHN BRAKEY and  CLIFFORD J. TASNER will report from the field in Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, California and around the country.  The news is no less than amazing.  
 
This cutting edge commentary covers the most important election of our lifetime…which is FAR from over.  
 

We finally talk with DC attorney Andrew Kreig, who tells us about the Mueller Investigation and the MASSIVE impact it could have on Trump.  With hundreds of connections to both the American and Russian mobs, the anticipation of this thoroughly documented piece of investigation could permanently change the political landscape.
 
 
Don’t miss this show.  
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November 2, 2018  

WILL TRUMP STEAL IT????

In our last show before the most important mid-term election in history, our panel of experts goes right to the core:  WILL TRUMP STEAL IT?

MIMI KENNEDY, JOEL SEGAL, SUSIE SHANNON and JOHN BRAKEY join me to get the very heart of the issue:  can the grassroots movement protect what’s left of our democracy and save the nation and world from outright dictatorship.

If you care about human survival, don’t miss this show.

 
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October 26, 2018  

ELECTION THEFT IN GEORGIA, INDIAN COUNTRY & BEYOND

As the Trump Fascists close in on another stolen election, four leading experts tell us how it’s happening and what they’re doing to stop it.

First the great investigator GREG PALAST explains the basis for his lawsuit in Georgia, where Secretary of State Brian Kemp is running the election in which he is himself running for Governor.  Palast is suing to make public how Kemp is disenfranchising more than 500,000 citizens based on false information.

In North Dakota DANNY SHEEHAN and SARA NELSON are working with the Indigenous nations to stop vote stripping imposed by the legislature, which now demands street address on reservations where there are none.  

JON SIMON also joins us to talk about his book CODE RED and the anti-social sickness that is moving America’s super-rich to strip all others of their rights.

Join us in this powerful, passionate plunge into the pit of electoral hell from which our worst nightmare is poised to emerge….unless we stop him.

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October 18, 2018  
ELECTION THEFT RUNS RAMPANT

We discuss with three top experts the national campaign by the Trumpist Party to steal the 2018 mid-term election in Georgia, North Dakota, North Carolina, Arizona and elsewhere.

Leading election protection activists MIMI KENNEDY, JOHN BRAKEY and STEVE ROSENFELD are with us for the full hour.

If you are at all concerned about the future of American democracy, do not miss this amazing show.

 
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October 12, 2018  

We’re joined by activist JOEL SEGAL to discuss the many ways the Trumpist GOP is stealing the 2018 election, and what we can do about it.  We particularly focus on stripping of voter rolls in Georgia, North Carolina and in North Dakota, where virtually all Indigenous reservation residents are being disenfranchised.

We also talk with ELLEN BROWN and MARC ARMSTRONG about the public banking option.  North Dakota has had a public bank form a century.  Now Los Angeles has a charter amendment that could establish one in one of America’s biggest cities.  Putting LA’s finances into public hands could save as much as $170 million/year, more money than it spends on road maintenance.  Brown and Armstrong explain how.

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October 5, 2018  

SAINTHOOD FOR OSCAR ROMERO; VICTORY OF INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE; FIGHT FOR THE SOUL OF OUR NATION

We are joined at the Green Power & Wellness Show by three great activists with key insights into the canonization of the murdered activist Archbishop Oscar Romero, a major court victory for Indigenous activism against the Dakota and Keystone XL pipelines, and for social justice and democratic survival in the US.

CLIFFORD J. TASNER of Americans for Democratic Action joins SARA NELSON and DANNY SHEEHAN of the Romero Institute along with host Harvey “Sluggo” Wasserman in a fascinating, lively hour. .

We start with the Catholic Church’s decision to recognize the sainthood of Oscar Romero, who was murdered in El Salvador in 1980 by fascist death squads.  Romero is the first “Liberation Theology” priest to become a saint, marking a major shift in the church’s orientation under Pope Francis.

We also explore a major court victory as North Dakota drops charges against Indigenous leader Chase Iron Eyes for his opposition to the Dakota Pipeline, which threatens the entire ecological system of the Mississippi Valley.  Charges of “trespassing” against the First Peoples who own the land to begin with has become a trap door into a new realm of legal challenge the corporate establishment may not want to touch.

Finally we use the furor over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to explore the need for America's progressive wing to retake the nation and prevent a total fascist/misogynist take-over.  As Sara makes clear, it may well be America’s women, enraged by the Kavanaugh catastrophe, who lead the charge and ultimately make the difference.   

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September 28, 2018  

KAV-CATASTROPHE…..AND THE GLOBAL WARMING/HURRICANE/COAL ASH NIGHTMARE           

We start in Solartopia with the obscenity that is the abuse of women in our society, as related with first-hand testimony by JOEL SEGAL, a graduate of the southern educational system, who has observed first hand the shameful realities of how men treat women there.

We are then joined by ENERGY/ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS NANCY LA PLACA, KIM PORTER & MUSTAFA ALI, who explain for us in excruciating detail the eco-health costs of the massive coal ash spills that have just ravaged North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

This latest global warming catastrophe has broken dams and poured highly toxic coal ash, animal wastes and other life-destroying poisons into our rivers, lakes and ocean, turning still more segments of the planet into virtual dead zones.

Nancy, Kim and Mustafa bring extremely good news about community organizing and about the powerful, rapid advance of renewable energy technologies.  Nancy explains in great detail how wind, solar and battery technologies have become far cheaper to use the coal, oil, nukes and gas, and how they now offer a clear route to SOLARTOPIA if only the monopolized utility companies would get out of the way.

Kim gives us great information about the spread of community organizing in North Carolina, while Mustafa fills in critical blanks on the federal scene.

If you are interested in survival on this planet, don’t miss this show. 

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September 24, 2018  

We celebrate the permanent shut-down of the OYSTER CREEK NUKE REACTOR, bringing the number of licensed operable US nukes to 98.

We hope to force a test of DIABLO CANYON’S embrittled core when Unit One shuts for refueling in February, 2019.

And  we look forward to the COMPLETE TRANSITION TO SOLARTOPIAN ENERGY as now mandated by the government of California.

To get there we’re joined by PROF. MARK JACOBSON of Stanford University, one of the world’s leading experts on renewables, who has just built a solar-powered home.

By PAUL KANGAS, renewable advocate and a witness to the GLOBAL CLIMATE SUMMIT just held in San Francisco.

And by LINDA SEELEY of the MOTHERS FOR PEACE based in San Luis Obispo, working for the final shutdown of Diablo Canyon.

This show offers a highly professional overview of our wind/solar prospects and how we can save our Earth from climate chaos.  Don’t miss it!

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September 14, 2018  

HURRICANE CHERNOBYLS, NUKE WASTE & DIABLO’S EMBRITTLED CORE are our news in Solartopia.

We’re joined by the great TIM JUDSON of the Nuclear Information & Resource Service and DONNA GILMORE of San Onofre Safety to sort through the latest insanities of atomic power and the immense 
quantities of radioactive waste that threaten us all.

Tim tells us of the danger of numerous reactors in the path of Hurricane Florence.  With potential for flooding, loss of off-site power and too much more, this is a tense moment for all of humankind
as we face the realities of flimsy, flawed reactors and spent fuel pools that may not withstand massive influxes of seawater, as at Fukushima.

Likewise the immense casks of radioactive waste that are being flung about all over the world.  In a recent terrifying incident, a 50-ton dry cask was left hanging over a 20-foot hole at San Onofre in 
conditions of extreme incompetence and danger.  The public only heard of it because of the bravery of a wistle-blower whose job and life are now themselves in danger.

We also visit the terrible peril of the embrittled core at Diablo Canyon Unit One.  In February, 2019, the reactor will shut for refueling.  It is embedded with a “coupon” that would allow a test
to see how embrittled the core might be.  PG&E of course doesn’t really want to know.  What can we do to force a public test?

Join us to find out!!!

 
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September 7, 2018  

Today in Solartopia we visit ELECTION CHAOS IN NORTH CAROLINA (IT’S NOT AN ACCIDENT)

Our guests STEVE ROSENFELD and JOHN BRAKEY give us the low-down on how the Trump “Justice” Department is wrecking havoc with the conduct of this fall’s polling in the TarHeel State.

Steve has become one of our nation’s leading experts in election protection.  John is advocating a new generation of voting machines that provide a digital image ballot.

The Trump anti-democracy assault has targeted NC with absurd demands for millions of old ballots and other voting materials which they intend to turn over to immigration authorities.  As Rosenfeld and Brakey point out, this can intimidate voters in a state that’s closely divided between Democrats and Republicans, and where bitter battles are raging over the powers of the governor, impeachment of the state Supreme Court, illegally gerrymandered Congressional districts and much more.

Throughout the hour we go ever deeper into the morass of our deliberately trashed and desperately needed democracy.  If you are at all concerned about the future, don’t miss this show.

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