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Tuesday June 30th 2015 0

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Flashpoints

mhpToday on Flashpoints: Supreme court stays full implementation of draconian anti-poor, anti-abortion law, but the threat against a woman’s right to choose remains under extreme attack in Texas, and from one end of this country to the other. We’ll meet some young folks who are on the front lines, and were arrested in Texas fighting against this anti-woman oppression. And we’ll feature an excerpt from our interview last night with the long-time anti-death penalty advocate Michael Kroll

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Monday June 29th 2015 0

Posted on June 29, 2015 by Flashpoints

usaToday on Flashpoints: The supreme court says yes to gay marriage and yes to more tortured state-sponsored lethal executions. We’ll have in depth background reports on both decisions. also a report on on how Obama ignored a surge of right wing extremism the opened the door to the Charleston killer

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Thursday June 25th 2015 0

Posted on June 25, 2015 by Flashpoints

SCToday on Flashpoints: The Supreme Court upholds key aspects of the affordable care act. We’ll speak to a medical doctor about the decision, and also get a report from Wisconsin where Governor, Scott Walker has vowed to stonewall Obama care no matter what the supreme court orders. We’ll also hear from the largest national nurses association on the Obama care decision. And we feature our weekly broadcast of the Electronic Intifada with Nora Barrows Friedman

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Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 15 0

Posted on June 24, 2015 by Flashpoints

PEFlashpoints examines the past, present & future of public education through a social justice lens.  Broadcasts every Wednesday for 15 weeks, which began March 18, 2015.

This series is produced and hosted by Ken Yale

Episode 15 (Aired June 24th 2015)
The Future: Hopes & Concerns

What most concerns you about the future of public education in the U.S., and what makes you most hopeful?  We conclude with a collage of responses to this question from many of the interviewees in this series.

Guests:

In order of appearance: Chela Delgado, Darrick Smith, Monique Morris, Kevin Kumashiro, Milton Reynolds, Diane Ravitch, Leroy Little Bear, Molly Raynor, Donte Clark, Fannie Rushing, Alex Mejia, Jessica Huang, Bill Ayers, Rick Ayers, Rose Von Thater-Braan, Jesse Sharkey, Rachelle Rogers-Ard, Jesse Hagopian, Norma Gonzalez, Jeremiah Jeffries

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Education Series: Episode 15

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Wednesday June 24th 2015 0

Posted on June 24, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints:We’ll have a live report from San Francisco on a protest against the forced repatriation of Haitians from the Dominican Republic. Also, the concluding segment of our 15 part special, “The Battle for Public Education in the 21st Century”. And we’ll introduce you to the producer of the education series, Ken Yale

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Tuesday June 23rd 2015 0

Posted on June 23, 2015 by Flashpoints

tppToday on Flashpoints: How the TPP and free trade are destroying the global south, and forcing millions to migrate. Also, communities standing up against racist violence in the wake of the South Carolina church shooting. Then, a major victory in Oregon for the movement against out of control school testing. And we feature an encore broadcast of The Biggz Beat, on gay marriage as a distraction to other key issues facing the gay community.

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Flashpoints 06-23-15

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Monday June 22nd 2015 0

Posted on June 22, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: We’ll feature an in depth discussion on the abject racism that is still pervasive in US society at large, as witnessed most recently by the white supremacist mass murder in South Carolina. The largest national organization of unionized nurses comes down four-square against the TPP. And Having a say as to whether your child is vaccinated or not. We’ll hear from a medical doctor who is on the front line of the issue

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Thursday June 18th 2015 0

Posted on June 18, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: A white racist gunman opens fire at a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, murdering nine people as they prayed. Also the new cold war heats up between the US and Russia. We’ll speak to an arms control expert and a nun who was just freed after serving two years for hammering on and pouring her blood on nuclear war heads.  And The Biggz Beat returns with a hard look at gay marriage as a foil for some of the deeper problems confronting the LGBT community.

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Flashpoints 06-19-15

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Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 14 0

Posted on June 17, 2015 by Flashpoints

classFlashpoints examines the past, present & future of public education through a social justice lens.  Broadcasts every Wednesday for 15 weeks, which began March 18, 2015.

This series is produced and hosted by Ken Yale

Episode 14 (Aired June 17th 2015)

Connections

Surveys some of the blossoming organizations, networks and movements around the country organizing for a more socially just U.S. public education system.  This program features the Chicago Teachers Union’s battle against the neoliberal policies of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  Leaders are interviewed from Facing History & Ourselves, Teachers For Social Justice and the Education For Liberation Network.

Guests:

Milton Reynolds: Senior Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves.  Teacher, counselor, facilitator.

Jeremiah Jeffries: First grade teacher at Redding Elementary, San Francisco. Leader in Teachers For Social Justice.  Adjunct professor at University of San Francisco

Jesse Sharkey: Vice President, Chicago Teachers Union, 3rd largest local in the country

Patrick Camangian: Organizer for the Education For Liberation Network, Associate Professor in the Teacher Education Department at the University of San Francisco

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Education Series – Episode 14

 

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Wednesday June 17th 2015 0

Posted on June 17, 2015 by Flashpoints

HEToday On Flashpoints: The Walmart Web. We discuss how the world’s biggest corporation secretly uses tax havens to dodge taxes. Haitians prepare for more fraudulent elections. And part 14 of our multi-part series on the Battle for Public Education in the 21st Century with Ken Yale

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Flashpoints 06-17-15

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