WCRS Podcast - consciousvoices

CV 060420 Black Lives Matter in the time of Covid

1:00:00 minutes (40 MB)

Audio from one of the Black Lives Matter protests in Columbus this past week and from a press conference announcing a resolution identifying racism as a public health crisis.

CV 052820 Police Brutality in Context

59:57 minutes (40.38 MB)

A discussion of recent killings of un-armed Black men by white police officers ( one retired) which were caught on camera and have provoked responses reminiscent of earlier killings of other Black people by other white police officers. I share my own thoughts in an extended opening monologue, then we hear from Minneapolis mayor Jason Frey, and a press conference in Minneapolis with Al Sharpton, plus an excerpt from KPFA's Hard Knock Radio

Conscious Voices 051420 Richard Wolfe Covid Capitalism

59:59 minutes (34.07 MB)

A recorded interview with author, Richard Wolfe on the crisis of capitalism and how it compounds the present pandemic.

Conscious Voices 050820 Corona coup in Venezuela, and a lynching in Georgia

59:57 minutes (42.74 MB)

As the US tightens its economic embargo against Venezuela and encourages the violent overthrow of the elected government there, the Covid 19 corona virus compounds Venezuela's crisis. Abby Martin puts it in context.
Also; a broadcast from Telsur English describing the attempted coup in Venezuela by a group of American mercenaries with ties to the Trump administration, and an American political science professor's view.
Also, some discussion of the apparent lynching of a 25 year old Black man in Georgia by a trio of white men, who, as of the recording date of this show were neither arrested, nor charged, but which, since that date have now been charged with felony murder.

Conscious Voices 043020 The Colonial Virus

59:58 minutes (44.85 MB)

An analysis from We Charge Colonialism on the racist implications of the Covid 19 pandemic response, AFL CIO president Richard Trumka on what conditions should be met for workers to return to work safely, Cryatal Ball on workers forced back to work under unsafe conditions, and Nina Turner on New York's cancellation of the Democratic primary there.

Conscious Voices 042320 Klandemic

59:59 minutes (43.65 MB)

As the quarantine continues in states with administrations that care, people who don't care, but say they do demonstrate at state government offices mixing alleged concern for "rights" with a toxic mix of racism, antisemitism, and anti-science ideologies.
3 reports cover the racism angle of the CoviD19 pandemic; one from Al Jazeera addressing racism toward Asian folks in America, one from China Global Television Network examining vulnerability of populations in Africa's urban centers , and one from Roland Martin discussing white supremacists plans to use Covid19 as a terrorist weapon.

Conscious Voices 041620 The Wrong Way To Wash Your Hands

59:52 minutes (39.8 MB)

Rev. William Barber addresses the context of the Covid 19 Corona virus pandemic in a social justice framework

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59:52 minutes (39.8 MB)

Conscious Voices 040220 Sabina Virgo

59:56 minutes (43.15 MB)

Veteran social justice, labor rights and environmental activist of Los Angeles, Sabina Virgo succumbed to pancreatic cancer in the last week of March 2020. To commemorate her life and accomplishments, we offer a speech that she made at the 2014 Earth Day celebration in Southern California.

Conscious Voices 032720 Virus relief package debated and a New Border Stories report

59:58 minutes (44.33 MB)

Self-employed artist Ed Beard on the effects of the Coronavirus shut-down on independent and "gig" workers, analysis of the Republican relief package proposal, and a report from David Adelson in the Border Stories series about some illegal dumping of sewerage in Tijuana by a U.S. company that is causing illness among refugees.

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