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Financial powerhouse Sandy Sonnenberg finds his personal and professional life threatened by unraveling secrets from his past. A tragic game of financial and moral betrayal plays out over four decades, with an exacting price―family, friends, love and marriage. Also starring Josh Radnor, John Glover, and Ron Rifkin.
Join Maggie LePique Wednesday June 23rd from 11 am to 1 pm for a special edition of the Global Village with Grammy award winning, Master Conguero, Latin Jazz bandleader & singer, Poncho Sánchez.
This Tuesday June 15th at 1PM on The Ageless Wisdom Show with Michael Benner, features Andrew Collins, author of "Gobekli Tepe — The Genesis of the Gods." Learn about this stone temple that predates the wheel by 6000-years.
What is happening in 2021?
LOCAL STATION BOARD DELEGATE ELECTIONS 2021
The delegate elections for 2021 have begun. Renew your membership before June 30th to be eligible to vote. We invite members to run for a seat on the board during the nominations phase (June 1st – July 14th). You vote to elect members to serve on the local station board from August 15th till October 15th. Contact the local election supervisor, Jaasmine Ford Faustina (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
BYLAWS REFERENDUM 2021
A bylaws referendum to replace the current bylaws with a new set of bylaws has been proposed by a group of Pacifica members. You vote starting June 7th till July 7th 2021. If this passes (majority of votes “yes” and quorum is reached), the delegate elections and amendment proposal vote will not go through.
You will have the opportunity to vote in a referendum for 30 days starting June 7th to replace the Pacifica Foundation’s bylaws with new bylaws proposed by a group of Pacifica members. If adopted, significant modifications will be made to the foundation’s governance structure affecting both the national and local station boards, including how you, as a listener sponsor, are represented and can participate. To assist you in navigating the complex issues, a graphics-based voter guide is under development and can be viewed here - Voter Guide Referendum 2021 alongside the text of the current and proposed bylaws. In order to be eligible to vote, check that your membership is up to date by verifying with your station that you have contributed $25 or performed 3 hours of volunteer work between April 8, 2020 and April 7, 2021.
Usted podrá votar en un referendo durante 30 días a partir del 7 de Junio para reemplazar los estatutos de la fundación de Pacífica con nuevos estatutos propuestos por un grupo de miembros. Si son aprobados, va haber cambios sustanciales a la estructura de la junta nacional y las juntas de estaciones locales, incluyendo cambios a cómo usted será representado y podrá participar. Para ayudarle, un guía de elector con ilustraciones se encuentra en la página https://elections.pacifica.org/wordpress/guia-de-elector/ junto con el texto por completo de los estatutos originales y los propuestos. Usted podrá votar si ha contribuido 25 dólares o ha realizado 3 horas de trabajo voluntario entre el 8 de abril de 2020 y el 7 de abril de 2021.
Notice Date and Beginning of Notice Period (also beginning of Fair Elections)- 3/8/21
Planificación del Referendo
Inicio del período pre-electoral (entran en vigor las reglas de elecciones equitativas)- 3/8/21
Updates will be posted as they develop
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We look at the push to end what the World Health Organization is calling "vaccine apartheid," as many countries have yet to see a single COVID-19 vaccine shot amid mounting infections. "What we're looking for is an alternative to a system that has basically allowed for COVID-19 vaccines to be absolutely concentrated in the higher-income countries," says Carina Vance Mafla, former health minister of Ecuador, who co-chaired this weekend's emergency Summit on Vaccine Internationalism. She argues vaccine access can be improved by expanding vaccine "production in other countries ... that have developed vaccine candidates, but also having pricing that is based on solidarity." We also speak with Achal Prabhala, coordinator of the AccessIBSA project, which campaigns for access to medicines in India, Brazil and South Africa. Prabhala says the pandemic is now "largely a developing country problem."
More than 2.6 billion COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide, but many countries have yet to see a single shot amid mounting infections. Eighty-five percent of vaccines administered worldwide have been in high- and upper-middle-income countries. Only 0.3% of doses have been administered in low-income countries. Last week, G7 nations pledged to donate just 613 million new vaccine doses — far less than the 1 billion originally promised. This was the focus of an emergency four-day virtual Summit for Vaccine Internationalism this weekend, attended by government ministers, parliamentarians and public health officials from many countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Vietnam, India, Greece, the United Kingdom, Canada and Cuba. The summit was organized by Progressive International, an organization founded by Senator Bernie Sanders and former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. "This is how we radicalize the world in order to be able to end the patent monopoly of Big Pharma," says Varoufakis in his address, "so that there are no more patents that prevent people from access to pharmaceuticals … available in order to save lives."
The Layered Republican Electoral Strategy to Cheat Rather Than Compete | A View From Moscow of Putin's Recent Nuclear Alert Compared to the Cuban Missile Crisis backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
Senator Manchin's Changes to the For the People Act That Stacey Abrams "Absolutely" Supports | "Everything You Need to Know About the Infrastructure Bill Traveling Through Congress" | Biden Carries the Weight of the World to Stop the Spread of Trumpism and Restore Democracy at Home and Abroad backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
The Pulitzer Board really did choose not to award a Prize for the Editorial Cartooning category in 2021. Please support the work of political cartoonists here. * * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange brew of Texas politics. He's also on Twitter [...]
It's NICOLE SANDLER again filling in for Brad and Desi on today's BradCast. After an update on the latest news, I welcome a regular guest from the last decade, former Congressman DENNIS KUCINICH. He left Congress after 12 years in office back in January of 2013 after Ohio gerrymandered his district out of existence, and [...]
FEATURING TASNEEM ESSOP – The Group of 7, or G7 summit in Cornwall, England wrapped up on Sunday with Western leaders making effervescent pronouncements about global cooperation, sending warning signals to Russia and China, claiming a crackdown on global tax havens, and patting themselves on the back for taking bold action on climate change. But climate...
FEATURING KHURY PETERSEN-SMITH – Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is in trouble once more for calling out American imperialism and daring to say out loud what most lawmakers refuse to say. In a recent tweet showcasing her questioning of State Secretary Antony Blinken during a House Foreign Affairs Committee, Omar said, “We must have the same...
On May 31, 1921 that a white mob in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, went on a racist rampage murdering hundreds of Black residents and setting fire to dozens of Black-owned businesses...
— Sonali Kolhatkar
Coverage of the ongoing Texas Republican attempt to pass a massive new voter suppression law, known as Senate Bill 7 (or SB7). Also: Very good U.S. COVID news; More bad news for Exxon (but good news for the planet); Bad news for Postmaster General DeJoy...
— Brad Friedman
Political scientist David Faris; Also: FEC fines AMI for 2016 Trump hush-money conspiracy; Dem wins NM U.S. House special in 'landslide'...
— Brad Friedman
Connectopod (part of KPFK's Podcasts) is doing a call for walls in North Hollywood. Artist Levi Ponce and Connectopod have teamed up to create a mural in NoHo. Are you a business or property owner that would like to have your wall beautified? Let Connectopod know!
— Ali Lexa
UN Women is pleased to invite you to the United Nations observance of International Women’s Day 2021. The theme is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world on the way to the Generation Equality Forum”.
— Anyel Z Fields
Scholars & Citizen Testimonials Will Help Us Learn The History of The Cold War & Its Relevance To U.S. Political Corruption & To Today’s Global Chaos.
— Frank Dorrel
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