10-15-15 News Notes

 TRNS News Notes is brought to you by Victoria Jones. Victoria Jones is the Chief White House correspondent and global analyst of the Washington DC based Talk Radio News Service, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally.Police led at least 12 demonstrators from Baltimore City Hall before dawn today to police transport vans. They were protesting a council subcommittee's vote in favor of making interim police commissioner, Kevin Davis, permanent. They were upset he hadn't met with activists to listen to their demands. They had occupied the [...]

11-19-14 News Notes

TRNS News Notes is brought to you by Victoria Jones. Victoria Jones is the Chief White House correspondent and global analyst of the Washington DC based Talk Radio News Service, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. In the News Fail Mary: Senate rejects Keystone NSA reform bill fails in Senate NSA reform: what next? Immigration: Obama going big Thursday? Govt spending / immigration / shhhutdown Acting Secret Service head on Hill today Synagogue attack: Netanyahu vows "settle the score" UN urges Muslims to denounce ISIS Senator: [...]

Fast Food Forward Thursday

Something strange and wonderful is happening today in New York City.  Workers who toil for slave wages at fast food restaurants around the city are staging a one-day strike to raise awareness of the conditions under which they toil.  It's all under the umbrella of Fast Food Forward. The website, on which you can sign up to stand in solidarity with these underpaid workers, has some great information: We can't survive on $7.25! In America, people who work hard should be able to afford basic necessities like groceries, rent, childcare and transportation. While fast food corporations reap the benefits of [...]

Another Superfluous War

The following article was written by Israeli Peace Movement Gush Shalom founder Uri Avnery, and was originally published here. I wanted to post it here because I think it's the best thing I've read from an Israeli about the horrific practice of bombing one another into oblivion instead of fixing the problems that divide us.  Hopefully someone with power to do the right thing will read it and heed its call. HOW DID it start? Stupid question. Conflagrations along the Gaza Strip don’t start. They are just a continuous chain of events, each claimed to be in “retaliation” for the [...]

Mitt Foreign Policy Fail

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120919_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_The_Problems_with_Mitt.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window   I had my fun yesterday with Mitt Romney's comment condemning almost half of Americans as moochers, deadbeats and drags on society.  Today I turn my attention towards Mitt's foreign policy blunders. The same guy who offended our closest ally while in England for the Olympics and continued to show his lack of diplomatic chops while abroad stuck his foot so far in his mouth during the "secret tape" that it's a wonder he hasn't deep-throated his whole leg yet. A few of my key take-aways from the foreign [...]

Thanks to Earl, I filled in for Randi today

**Update** The podcast is posted. Sorry for the sound quality. It does get better toward the middle to end of the show... With Hurricane Earl threatening the eastern seaboard, Randi headed out of town.  As always, I was thrilled to fill in. I had a blast talking to Randi's listeners.  You guys are great... We covered a lot of territory.  Here's the info and the links as promised: Dr. Jeff Masters, director of Meteorology for Weather Underground was my first guest, giving us an update on Earl's trajectory. Journalist Dahr Jamail has been covering the BP disaster for a while [...]

Helen and Elton and Oil, Oh My

***Quick update: The show is over and I'm still floored by the interview with Rabbi Nesenoff, the man who asked Helen Thomas the question that led to her resignation this morning. Now, in addition to feeling sorry for Helen, I feel sorry for this man who I think gives Rabbis a bad name, and shows why there's so much Antisemitism in this country today.  As a Jew, I hate what Helen said, but really despise the situation that's causing the fighting.  My interview with Rabbi Nesenoff comes at about 30 minutes into the podcast, which you can hear by clicking [...]

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