WCRS Podcast - consciousvoices

Conscious Voices Ohio Elections, Fracking in the Wayne

59:58 minutes (54.9 MB)

Interview with Progress Ohio executive director Sandy Theiss about voter supression in Ohio and also the general contentiousness of the 2016 Federal election.
Audio from a picket at Republican senator Rob Portman's offices regarding proposed fracking leases in the Wayne National Forest and some audio clips about the standoff at Standing Rock.

Conscious Voices, Fracking the Wayne pt 2

59:48 minutes (54.75 MB)

Hard to believe it's been 4 years since I attended, and reported on an "open house" by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources regarding proposed oil and gas ("fracking") leases in the Wayne National Forest. Plans to auction thnose leases are now being fast-tracked, but a coalition of environmental groups is gearing up to fight it. Recently the Ohio Revolution, the local affiliate of Bernie Sanders' national group, "Our Revolution" held a strategy session in Columbus to help coordinate that campaign. Audio featured in this show from that meeting features representatives from the Ohio Environmental Council, The Buckeye Forest Council, Athens County Fracking Action Network, and the Ohio Sierra Club.

Conscious Voices, Standing Rock update and Mountain Top Removal protest

59:57 minutes (54.88 MB)

Audio from a Columbus Day demonstration in Columbus, Ohio in solidarity with the protesters at Standing Rock, North Dakota, and audio from a recent protest in Charleston, West Virginia against Mountain Top Removal

Conscious Voices Angela Davis

1:00:00 minutes (54.94 MB)

Audio from Monday's rally at City Hall announcing an agreement between City Council and The People's Justice Project regarding the Summer Policing program, and a lecture by professor Angela Davis from the 17th annual Steven Biko memorial in South Africa.

Conscious Voices, Moral Monday, Tyre King, and Pavey demolition

59:59 minutes (54.92 MB)

Audio of an Al jazeera interview with People's Justice Project organizer Tammy Fornier-Asaada regardinmg the police shooting of 13-year old Tyre King, audio from the 3rd anniversary Moral Monday rally in Columbus, and an interview with University Area Commissioner Deb Supelak regarding the proposed gentrification project in Columbus' Old North.

Conscious Voices Justice for Henry Green and Stand off at Standing Rock

59:58 minutes (54.9 MB)

Press conference announcing the findings of a multi-city study on police practices which gave Columbus an unfavorable rating. Activists are calling for an independent investigation in to the police killing of Columbus resident Henry Green.
Also, an interview with one of the organizers of the protests at Standing Rock, North Dakota against a proposed oil pipeline.

Conscious Voices Standing with Colin Kaepernick, and sitting down with Puja Datta

59:38 minutes (54.6 MB)

Extended segment from a recent edition of sportswriter Dave Ziren's podcast, The Edge Of Sports about San Francisco 49'ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's recent passive protest for racial justice, and an interview with local activist Puja Datta regarding the continuation of the political revolution ignited, in part by the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Conscious Voices Trans Lives Matter

59:56 minutes (54.86 MB)

Violent crimes and killings are being committed against transgendered people, yet Ohio, like many states does not include GLBT folks as a protected class under state hate-crime laws. After yet another trans woman of color, Rae Lyn Thomas, was murdered this month in Columbus, a vigil was held in Genoa Park.

Conscious Voices Recalling Northam Park

59:57 minutes (54.89 MB)

Upper Arlington residents opposed to the redevelopment of Northam Park, and concerned about the accontability of their city council have launched a recall campaign against 4 council members, which will be voted on on August 23. An interview with Stephan Buser, spokesperson for the recall campaign, and audio from videos both for and against. Also an interview with a local Sanders activist.

Conscious Voices Iyad Burnat speaking in Columbus

59:59 minutes (54.92 MB)

Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat has been fighting for years to keep his West Bank village of Bil'in from being annexed by Israel through the construction of illegal "settlements", the massive "security wall", fences, and buffer zones. He was first arrested, detained and tortured by Israeli Defense Forces as a teen , and, more recently, one of his sons was shot by an Israeli soldier during a non-violent protest, costing him part of a leg. Burnat addressed a crowd of around 70 people at the Maynard Ave Methodist Church, and also spoke about the solidarity between Palestinians and the Movement for Black Lives/Black Lives Matter in the U.S.

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