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The Work FM WRWK is FM station based in Midlothian, Virginia and serving the city of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Powhatan & Goochland with shows that give voice to the issues in those communities and across the state of Virginia.
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02/17/2020

The "free press" based on a reverence for truth and fact is one of the first of the institutions of democracy to go!

"One of the falsehoods in the Clinton speech was the implied equivalency between civil resistance and insurgency. This is an autocrat’s favorite con, the explanation for the violent suppression of peaceful protests the world over.
The second falsehood is the pretense that America is starting from scratch and its president-elect is a tabula rasa. Or we are: “we owe him an open mind.” It was as though Donald Trump had not, in the course of his campaign, promised to deport US citizens, promised to create a system of surveillance targeted specifically at Muslim Americans, promised to build a wall on the border with Mexico, advocated war crimes, endorsed torture, and repeatedly threatened to jail Hillary Clinton herself. It was as though those statements and many more could be written off as so much campaign hyperbole and now that the campaign was over, Trump would be eager to become a regular, rule-abiding politician of the pre-Trump era.
But Trump is anything but a regular politician and this has been anything but a regular election. Trump will be only the fourth candidate in history and the second in more than a century to win the presidency after losing the popular vote. He is also probably the first candidate in history to win the presidency despite having been shown repeatedly by the national media to be a chronic liar, sexual predator, serial tax-avoider, and race-baiter who has attracted the likes of the Ku Klux Klan. Most important, Trump is the first candidate in memory who ran not for president but for autocrat—and won."

The Commonwealth Institute For Fiscal Analysis
02/17/2020
The Commonwealth Institute For Fiscal Analysis

The Commonwealth Institute For Fiscal Analysis

Virginia Senate Bill 7, as currently amended, would create a "regional" minimum wage -- meaning, the wage would differ by region in Virginia, rather than raising the minimum wage to $15/hr across the state. Over time, this would accelerate income inequality among Virginia's lowest-wage workers.

Virginia shouldn't take an approach that will leave many workers behind. Learn more here.

02/16/2020
Citizen Voices Radio Show 2-16-20

Time for a check into SWVA, land of beautiful mountains, pure water, eminent domain and fracked gas pipelines

Crystal Jean Mello will join us in the first hour, to discuss the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the tree blockade.

Jammie Hale will join us at 2:30 to join the discussion and his recent activity.

Mara Robbins will also join at 3 pm with Jammie and review recent activism.

Neal LaFerriere and Tanya join at 3:30 to talk about the Paden City Water crisis in WV

Barry O’Keefe will call at 4 pm to discuss
XR Richmond and Extinction Rebellion activity U.S. and abroad.

Citizen Voices Radio Show airs Sundays from 2 to 5 pm EST on WRWK 93.9 FM, bringing the voices of the grassroots uprising, the frontline fight to protect our water, and those striving for true climate justice to the microphone of the masses.

Listen here: https://theworkfm.org/

02/16/2020
02/15/2020
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02/15/2020
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Solar *thermal* panels are 70% efficient (vs solar PV, photovoltaic *electric* typically 17%) ... And so simple I have b...
02/15/2020
Here's How Energy Storage Kills Coal, One Factory At A Time

Solar *thermal* panels are 70% efficient (vs solar PV, photovoltaic *electric* typically 17%) ...

And so simple I have brazed them together myself here in Richmond!
(Christopher Maxwell posting here)

"Heating and drying account for 70% of energy used in manufacturing processes, so that’s one key area of focus with $28.7 million in funding.

Projects relating to energy recycling, and onsite electricity and heat generation, get a $33.5 million chunk of the funding.
Projects related to energy storage get the lion’s share, with $124 million dedicated to 36 university and private-sector research efforts.
The Energy Department anticipates that these projects will “catalyze domestic battery manufacturing, phase-change storage materials for heating and cooling applications, and the development of innovative materials for harsh service conditions.”

A new round of $187 million for energy storage and energy efficiency R&D will squeeze coal out of power plants and factories, too.

Really? We cant make TP for our bunghole from the RECYCLING BIN?I usually see between 1 and 2 Competing competitively-pr...
02/15/2020
We're Destroying Virgin Forests For Toilet Paper -- What Are The Alternatives?

Really? We cant make TP for our bunghole from the RECYCLING BIN?

I usually see between 1 and 2 Competing competitively-priced options for toilet paper at Aldi made from recycled content! Also lots of recycled toilet paper at Whole Foods!

The ultimate in resource conservation for tailpipe hygiene is... the BIDET!

You can retrofit your toilet with a bidet fitting...

"majority of the tissue products found in our homes are made from wood pulp, the use of which drives the degradation of forests around the world. Their everyday consumption facilitates a “tree-to-toilet pipeline,” according to the NRDC. Think of it. Trees that sprouted when your great-great-great grandparents were born are chopped down, converted into tissue pulp, rolled into perforated sheets or stuffed into boxes, and flushed or thrown away.

On average, a person in the US can be expected to get through 141 rolls of the stuff annually, equating to roughly 12.7 kilograms, according to Statista. Tissue is big business in the US, as it generates $31 billion in revenue every year. People in the US comprise about 4% of the world’s population but consume over 20% of global tissue."

How can you support alternatives to toilet paper that reduces virgin boreal forests?

02/14/2020
TIME with Fred - Real People, Inspiring Stories!

Do you have a tendency to bottle your emotions and struggles expecting them to disappear, only for them to come back to haunt you?

Suppressing your emotions, whether it’s anger, sadness, grief or frustration, can lead to physical stress on your body. And research shows that by not acknowledging our emotions we’re actually making them stronger.

Tune in to TIME with Fred this Friday, February 14, at 7pm EST, as my special guest shares her story about her emotional struggles, live on the page of the Work FM.

Don’t miss it!

Real People, Inspiring Stories!

SATURDAY 02.15.20 PROGRAM Notes(scroll down for previous notes)THE BRADCAST (00:57:30)On today's 'BradCast': In these da...
02/14/2020
The BRAD BLOG : BradCast

SATURDAY 02.15.20 PROGRAM Notes
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THE BRADCAST (00:57:30)
On today's 'BradCast': In these dark times " seemingly getting darker by the day " we can't turn away. Now is the time to step forward and help ourselves " and help each other -- back into the light. Among the stories covered today: A vengeful, bitter, out-of-control Donald Trump is attacking everyone involved in the case against his friend, convicted felon Roger Stone, from the prosecutors to the federal judge to the foreperson of the jury. Trump's former White House Chief-of-Staff, Marine Corps General John Kelly, criticized Trump's firing of and personal attacks against decorated Iraq War vet Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who refused to follow "an illegal order" from the President not to testify. Trump attacked Kelly, falsely claiming that Kelly has a "military and legal obligation" to "keep his mouth shut" " similar to the failed legal defense used by Nazi soldiers that they were "just following orders" at the Nuremburg Trials. The only pathway to reverse this madness is voting, which is why we've spent 10 lonely years fighting for publicly overseeable voting systems, warning specifically about the spread of new, 100% unverifiable touchscreen voting systems. The corporate media is finally catching up: a new investigative report on NBC's Today Show focuses on the security dangers of Los Angeles County's expensive, dangerous, boondoggle of a new computerized voting system. Similar unverifiable systems are proliferating across the country in 2020 battleground states " we share advice on how to protect your vote and help protect the security of the crucial 2020 presidential election. Also today: Good news on voter turnout in the New Hampshire primary. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report'...
https://bradblog.com/?cat=675

ATTITUDE with ARNIE ARNESEN 2/13/20 (00:57:09)
ANOTHER POLITICAL OPERATIVE PUTS THUMB ON SCALE TO INTERFERE WITH OBJECTIVE JUSTICE. Our guests today are Glenn Smith, political consultant from Texas, who managed Ann Richards's (successful) 1990 campaign for governor; and "Dr. Politics," Steffen Schmidt, professor of political science at Iowa State University. We begin with a bit of historical context. Trump's mini-me Attorney General William Barr has just put his thumb on the scale to withdraw the recommended sentence that DOJ career prosecutors had filed in court to punish Roger Stone for his dirty tricks and lies to help get Pres Trump elected. And four career prosecutors resigned from the case (one from the Department altogether) in protest. Pundits are talking about how this is virtually unprecedented but, in fact, it's a problem that rears its head more often than one would think. Ken describes a very similar pattern of meddling by the Reagan White House and AG, when Pres Reagan pursued his pre-Trump efforts to turn back the clock on civil rights and other progressive gov't enforcement programs (like EPA, OSHA, & the Depts of Interior, Education and Energy).
BLOOMBERG, BILLIONS, AND BIGOTRY Turning to the presidential race, Glenn explains why NY Mayor Bloomberg has been so successful in gaining support in Texas (and across the nation), even though he hasn't won a single vote. In a word, big bucks are remarkably persuasive. Even before Bloomberg declared his candidacy for president, he spent a great deal of money helping other mayors, local officials, and non-profit groups to pursue their own projects. (E.g., he has funded the "mayors' school" at Harvard.) In addition, a number of African-Americans -- including the mayor of Houston who will be endorsing Bloomberg tonight -- are willing to overlook Bloomberg's more racially-biased policies and comments because they'd rather have a partial racist as president than the incumbent vicious racist. It's not clear why people think that Bloomberg is the only Democrat who will be able to defeat Trump (or the most likely Democrat). But that's what folks are saying, and again, perhaps Bloomberg's money is part of their reasoning.
GENDER AND THE PRESIDENCY We also discuss the differences between the Iowa caucuses and the NH primary; why Elizabeth Warren seemed to fade in the last few weeks and whether she can resurrect her campaign; and the differences between how woman and men are treated in the political world.
https://www.wnhnfm.org/programs-2/attitude-w-arnie-arnesen/

RISING UP with SONALI 2/13/20 (00:58:30)
Today on Rising Up With Sonali, well go to Canada to speak with a First Nations land defender about the struggle against pipelines in the face of police raids. Then well explore a new book, Getting Smart About Race: An American Conversation.
http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/

PARADIGMS: Veteran’s Green Villages (00:57:37)
Gordon Soderberg joins Baruch to talk about Veterans Green Villages, an organization that formed in response to Hurricane Katrina. Gordon and the other veterans involved have continued, since 2005, to bring sustainable renewable energy resources along with all manner of rebuilding skills to disasters; hurricanes, tornadoes, and urban blight in Detroit. Gordon talks about "the need to serve" which is something many veterans, and others, feel and respond to.
https://paradigmradioshow.com/radio-show/

LITERATURE ALOUD: “The Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad ch.2, part 2 (00:40:28)
Originally appearing as a three-part series, this novella was first published in 1903 and remains as relevant today as when it was written. Though most well-known as the source of the movie “Apocalypse Now,” Conrad’s story has much, much more to offer in terms of his descriptions of the jungle and the Imperial attempt to tame its wildness and extract its riches – of ivory.
https://librivox.org/heart-of-darkness-version-2-by-joseph-conrad/

ROBERT REICH: The Military-Industrial Drain (00:04:20)
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses why military spending costs America so much money. Watch More: The Failure of Trickle-Down Economics ►► https://youtu.be/cABuFmA3nhY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnR84h7t5kI

LEONARD LOPATE AT LARGE: (00:46:15)
In his new book Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump--and Democrats from Themselves former Republican strategist Rick Wilson draws from his decades of national political experience to offer this case-by-case takedown of a president he considers the worst in history. In this eye-opening work, Wilson blows the lid off Trumps 2020 Republican war machine, laying out the exact strategies and tactics he believes his campaign will use against the Democratic nominee and how the Democrats can avoid falling into Trumps trap. Join us for a frank look at President Trumps campaign tactics with Rick Wilson in this installment of Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI.
https://leonardlopateatlarge.com/

ROBERT REICH: The Truth About Privatization (00:04:55)
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains why using the private sector for government services can have negative consequences. Watch More: 7 Economics Fundamentals ►► https://youtu.be/utuX4_uD5lE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wYHRWo2Ins

Guest: Former FEC Chair Ann Ravel on 'insane' legal and campaign finance assertions by Dershowitz, Philbin in Senate Impeachment trial...

02/14/2020
FRIDAY 02.14.20 PROGRAM Notes(scroll down for previous notes)Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman Friday February 14, 2020htt...
02/13/2020
Show Archive | Democracy Now!

FRIDAY 02.14.20 PROGRAM Notes
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Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman
Friday February 14, 2020
https://www.democracynow.org/shows

MyNDTALK with DR. PAMELA BREWER: Understanding Medicines for Anxiety – Dr. Mendelson
(00:30:01)
About one third of U.S. adults experience an anxiety disorder during their lifetime, and one in five have had one in the past year. The consequences of anxiety go far beyond the suffering experienced by the individual."
https://www.myndtalk.org/

DONALD DRUMPF THEATRE #161: After Impeachment (00:28:00)
This week our hero can do whatever he wants. This program is an original radio theatre show each week, with most sounds culled from the previous week, about a fictional, theatrical presidency. Contradictions tell the story, with songs, skits, and clips from political news shows and late-night comedy routines. The definition of "radio theatre" is stretched here, with an updated Dickie Goodman and/or Richard Foreman-meets-mashup style sometimes, and a more straightforward take other weeks. Currently airing on 30 or 40 stations around the world, the network has ordered another 11 months of episodes. Anyone who would like to work on a production, or have their work air in this timeslot, should contact [email protected].
http://audioport.org/index.php?op=program-info&program_id=171968&nav=&



THOM HARTMANN PROGRAM: Our Republic is Being Dismantled (00:58:00)
Our Republic is in mortal danger, as Trump explicitly destroys the pillar of an independent judiciary to protect his friends and punish his enemies with the courts. This is serious stuff. Thom asks why he and Bill Maher are virtually the only ones in the media sounding the alarm that Trump is about to go full fascist? Why are we ignoring the history of the takeovers of Mussolini, Duterte, Erdogan, Hitler, and many others? And why aren't Democrats prepared to raise hell over this?
https://www.thomhartmann.com/

COOL SOLUTIONS: School Bus Plus (00:28:00)
Dominion Energy and Virginia school districts are partnering to replace old diesel buses with electric ones, and giving the new buses an after school job: powering the grid during times of peak demand. The result is a quadruple win; for the utility, the schools, the students, and the climate. Dominion is purchasing 50 electric school buses now and plans to add 1000 to 1500 over the next 5 years for 200-300 megawatts of battery storage. This is the first real commercial application of vehicle to grid technology in the US.
https://www.northernspiritradio.org/program/cool-solutions

ECONOMIC UPDATE: Socialism and Left Unity in the U.S. (00:29:00)
Updates on Trump's 2019 $ 1 trillion plus deficit, burden of poor countries' debt, Amsterdam forgives young peoples' debts, "strong man" governments' fund-raising strategy, and gross failures of Trump/GOP's 2017 tax cut. Interview Karen Ranucci (Center for Critical Thought) and Rob Robinson (Left Forum) on their programs and their collaboration to serve the rising US interests in socialism and building a movement for transition.
https://www.democracyatwork.info/tags/economic_update

LITERATURE ALOUD: “The Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad ch.2, part 1 (00:47:14)
Originally appearing as a three-part series, this novella was first published in 1903 and remains as relevant today as when it was written. Though most well-known as the source of the movie “Apocalypse Now,” Conrad’s story has much, much more to offer in terms of his descriptions of the jungle and the Imperial attempt to tame its wildness and extract its riches – of ivory.
https://librivox.org/heart-of-darkness-version-2-by-joseph-conrad/

ROBERT REICH: The Real Political Battle in America (00:05:27)
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains why the real political battle in America isn't right and left -- it's oligarchy versus democracy. Watch More: America Actually Has Six Political Parties ►►https://youtu.be/oopF6pqA8sU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkM_NG6HkqY

LEONARD LOPATE AT LARGE: (00:46:15)
In his new book Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump--and Democrats from Themselves former Republican strategist Rick Wilson draws from his decades of national political experience to offer this case-by-case takedown of a president he considers the worst in history. In this eye-opening work, Wilson blows the lid off Trumps 2020 Republican war machine, laying out the exact strategies and tactics he believes his campaign will use against the Democratic nominee and how the Democrats can avoid falling into Trumps trap. Join us for a frank look at President Trumps campaign tactics with Rick Wilson in this installment of Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI.
https://leonardlopateatlarge.com/

ROBERT REICH: Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Rest (00:04:30)
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains the policies that line the pockets of corporations while hurting ordinary Americans. Watch More: The Truth of Privatization ►► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wYHR...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmdivrgllf4

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Azrian, a VCU Student, majoring in Journalism, will help me Co-Host tomorrow on FM 93.9 Please tune in from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Call in 804-464-1089.
People camping outside of the shelter on Oliver Hill way are soaking wet and cold and subject to hypothermia tonight with another inch of rain coming. Please stop what you're doing and call human services and you're Richmond city council person now and demand that the shelter be opened using any staff available even if it's fire or EMS volunteers. 646 5660
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This radio station is awesome for connection and community engagement.
Hi Work FM! Would you consider doing a show on the role of Public Access in the modern era, and how people on PA shows should be representing what is good rather than being judgmental and crass towards people with other viewpoints?
Just one of the many reasons we NEED voices like TheWorkFM...
I'm not sure where in the programming is the spot for local and regional activist folks to come in and speak on what they're about. This could be occasionally or ongoing with more regular participation, even call-in stuff.....? Wondering...suggestions appreciated. :)
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This week on Self-Care Activist, Mary Mayer talks about Holistic & Whole-hearted Healing for Pain, Anxiety, Stress & Grief. Watch LIVE on Facebook at THE WORK FM page or stream live from www.theworkfm.org. Thursday from 4 - 6pm.