WCRS Podcast - consciousvoices

Conscious Voices Tamika Mallory


59:57 minutes (54.88 MB)

A talk given by Women's March organizer, Tamika Mallory recently in Australia about the state of the women's movement, intersectionality in feminism, and the lead-up to the 2018 election.

Conscious Voices Jasmine Ayres and Maxine Waters


59:58 minutes (54.91 MB)

Interview with Yes We Can candidate for City Council, Jasmine Ayres, plus audio (poor) of Maxine Waters speech at the Reclaiming Our Time conference in Detroit.

Conscious Voices Crises in Venezuela and Puerto Rico


59:57 minutes (54.89 MB)

Tariq Ali speaking on the crisis in Venezuela as a function ogf U.S. colonialism, and Juan Gonzalez on the history of the Puerto Rican debt.

Conscious Voices My Dinner With Puja


59:59 minutes (54.91 MB)

A free-ranging somewhat informal conversation with Puja Datta, national coordinator for the Working Families Party about local and national politics of the day

Conscious Voices Yes We Can rally with King and Turner


1:00:00 minutes (54.93 MB)

a public forum titled "Tale of Two Cities", featuring columniust Shaun King, and Our Revolution chair, Nina Turner

Conscious Voices Hurricane Harvey and Jackass Joe ( Arpaio)


59:59 minutes (54.91 MB)

several produced pieces regarding climate change, urban flooding and urban sprawl, plus some commentary on the pardoning of Arizona's former Maricopa County sherrif Joe Arpaio

Conscious Voices Tiki Nazis and Swastikati


59:57 minutes (54.89 MB)

After white supremacists, nazis, NRA members, "Men's rights" advocates, Liberetarians, and other Trump supporters rioted in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring many more, we feature audio from a short video documentary by Vice TV, who had a reporter embedded with the white supremacists, and we'll hear audio from the funeral of Heather Heyer, the civil rights activist killed by an Ohio man who plowed his car in to a group of peaceful demonstrators.

Conscious Voices History of the GLBT movement


59:59 minutes (54.91 MB)

Many folks regard the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Greenwich Village as the "start" of the GLBT rights movement, but GLBT rights advocacy, and even a militant physical resistance to a police raid on a popular GLBT hang-out pre-dated Stonewall by several years. A Communist Party member, Harry Hay started the first GLBT advocacy group as a committee of the Communist Party. It then became an independent organization called the Matachine Society. This program takes a look at Harry Hay, including audio of a speech he gave on the 20th anniversary of Stonewall, and testimonies from veterans of both the Stonewall, and earlier Compton's Diner uprisings.

Conscious Voices Twilight Bey on the 25 anniversary of the ganbg truce, and Dennis Kucinich at Comfest


59:59 minutes (54.92 MB)

In answer to the on-going controversy over the incident at Comfest regarding a band having been told not to play a particularly incendiary song, "Fuck the Police", written 30+ years ago in response to systemic police brutality in South Central L.A., we have a recent interview with Twilight Bey, one of the members of The Bloods who signed the historic truce between the Crips and the Bloods. It speaks to the circumstances that inspired the song, and reveals an alternate perspective - one of a gang member-turned community organizer as opposed to that of a commercially successful singer commenting from a particular social niche.
The interview was conducted by Pacifica Radio's Davey D.
Also, audio from a speech given by Dennis Kucinich at this year's Comfest.

Conscious Voices Save Medicaid, and an interview with Wriply Benet, one of the Black Pride 4


1:00:00 minutes (54.93 MB)

The Ohio state senate may try to override Governor Kasich's veto of an item in the state budget bill that would drastically cut Medicaid. Audio from a Columbus rally to save Medicaid featuring Rev. William Barber.
Also, a feature-length interview with Wriply Benet, one of the 4 people arrested for staging a civil disobedience action at the Pride parade to draw attention both to the killings of Black and Brown trans people, and police violence against Black and Brown folks in general.

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