Today is the day... the third annual Bee-a-Thon, 12 pm - 12 am PST. You can watch the broadcast online at http://www.insectnewsnetwork.com/. You can also tune in for segments on KDRT 95.7 FM and DCTV Channel 15 (2pm - 4pm). Over 20 guests from around the world, plus the fund raiser luncheon at Monticello Restaurant and the after party (The BATMAP) in the back lot of DMA. It's going to be a simply Melliferus affair!
Topics discussed include: The celebration of Juneteenth 2013. This observance commemorates the emancipation of slaves in Texas on June 1919, 1865. The interview covers the celebration in Davis on June 22nd at the Veteran's Center. Also included are images from the state library and readings from African American Poets.
Guest David Cay Johnston, a prize winning investigative reporter and author of a trilogy of books on tax policy (his most recent is The Fine Print, How Big Companies Use “Plain English” To Rob You Blind) talks about how changes in the national and local tax systems has been gamed to benefit those who have the most already at the expense of all the rest of us. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.
Our guests today present about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the “free trade” agreement which President Obama has been negotiating for 3 years in secret. Oregon Fair Trade Campaign Director Elizabeth Swager gives us a broad overview of the agreement, how is has been negotiated and why it needs to be opposed while Force Positive Coordinator (Cascade Aids Project)'s Benjamin Gerritz talks in a very personal way about how this agreement could impact the availability of generic HIV drugs as well as other medicines.
Thom Hartmann progressive talk show host and author of about 20 books, including Unequal Protections, The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights, addresses the need for a 28th constitutional amendment to end the legal doctrines that Money is Speech and Corporations Are People. He calls America's governing structure a constitutional monarchy and describes how we moved there from a constitutional democracy.
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