WCRS Podcast - consciousvoices

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.

Conscious Voices Ohio Restrictive Voter ID Laws Challenged

Press conference at Progress Ohio offices

59:58 minutes (54.89 MB)

Cleveland area voting rights attorney Subodh Chandra prepares to challenge Ohio's restrictive voter I. D. laws, which, he says are intended specifically to supress African American votes.

Conscious Voices Report from the Republican National Convention


59:54 minutes (54.84 MB)

Interviews with activists outside the RNC , including STAT, a group of medical professionals opposed to Trump's stand on immigration, Ohio Jobs With Justice, Wall Off Trump,and Patriotic Millionaires, a group of wealthy individuals who support a $15 minimum wage,and campaign finance reform. Also a firey speech by Olivet Baptist paastor Jawanza Karriem Colvin.

Conscious Voices People's Summit


59:59 minutes (54.93 MB)

A "People's Summit" was held in Chicago in June to strategize about the next steps for the progressive movement. We have audio from one of the plenaries, as well as a few words about the latest police murders of Black people.

Conscious Voices "20 minutes of action" Stanford rape case


1:00:00 minutes (54.94 MB)

Stanford rape survivor's epic testimony, as read by CNN's Ashleigh Banfield, and another, un-named rape survivor's harrowing story.

CV Medical Marijuana and Western origins of Europe's refugee crisis


59:56 minutes (54.88 MB)

Ohioans for Medical Marijuana has suspended their campaign to get a medical marijuana initiative on the state ballot, not because the odds were against them ( they weren't) but because legislators beet them to it with a lesser bill of their own. We have an interview with Aaron Marshall, spokesperson for Ohioans for Medical Marijuana.
Also, we have audio from a program from Russia Today on the origins of Europe's refugee crisis in policies of Western states.

Conscious Voices Fracking Contamination


1:00:00 minutes (54.94 MB)

eologist Julie Rice-Weatherington's presentation at a day-long conference on the consequences of Fracking at the Ohio statehouse.

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