WCRS Podcast - consciousvoices

CV Appalacian Uprising for Black Lives

59:58 minutes (82.36 MB)

Interview with organizers of a group in Lancaster, Ohio which has organized Black Lives Matter solidarity protests and engaged in community education efforts. They call themselves The Instigators . For 7 weeks since June the weekly vigils they organized were peaceful and without serious incidents, although they were frequently confronted by people holding opposing views. Then, several weeks ago, one visiting protester was assaulted by "Blue Lives Matter" counter-protesters. Since then, the bulk of the protesters have been "alt-right" types from out of town, and the Instigators group has received numerous threats via social media.

Also; coverage of last week's rallies to save the U.S. Postal Service.

CV O82O2O Democratic Convention discussion

59:53 minutes (41.57 MB)

Highlights from the Democratic convention and discussion from Pacifica Radio's live coverage
Featuring Delores Huerta, Alan Minsky, Margaret Prescod, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, and Mitch Jezerich.

CV O81320 HB 6 Burning Down The Householder

1:00:00 minutes (43.38 MB)

Interview with the Ohio Environmental Council's Trish Demeter on the efforts to repeal HB6, a bill railroaded through the Ohio legislature by (now former) House speaker Larryn Householder which guaranteed tax-payer subsidies for Nuclear and Coal power plants and which gutted the state's already diminished energy conservation standards and renewable energy targets.
Householder has been indicted and charged with racketeering in relation to a bribery scheme wherein fossil fuel energy produces (presumed to be, primarily, First Energy) gave Millions to Householder and his campaign fund in apparent exchange for his advocacy of HB6.

CV 073020 John Lewis

59:51 minutes (37.85 MB)

Audio of Barak Obama's eulogy for John Lewis, an interview with civil rights movement photographer Allen Zak, who was acquainted with John Lewis, and an excerpt from my own interview with Lewis from 2006

CV 072320 Reparations

1:00:00 minutes (41.64 MB)

And interview with Columbus activist Lisa Todd , vice chair of American Descendents of Slavery, which is calling, nationally for reparations, and, in Columbus, also for the recalling of Mayor Andy Ginther. Plus audio from Tanehasi Coates testiminy before the House committee on reparations, and from a press conference in Providence, Rhose Island, which recently adopted a reparations plan.

CV071620 Keeanga Yamhatta Taylor Race for Profit

1:00:00 minutes (42.53 MB)

Recent talk by professor Keeanga Yamhatta Taylor discussing how housing policies and the real estate industry have segregated America

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59:58 minutes (38.41 MB)

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1:59:59 minutes (81.05 MB)

Conscious Voices 070220 Statues and Limitations

1:00:00 minutes (39.74 MB)

Audio from a Columbus City Council press conference announcing intent to address racism and police brutality, and audio from a youth-led Black Lives Matter march in Worthington, and another at the Columbus City Hall.

CV 062520 Lies and Lives in the balance

1:00:00 minutes (41.21 MB)

Mayor Ginther's press conference where he pledges his commitment to at least some of the reforms demanded by the Black Lives Matter movement, Crystal Ball on the latest Democratic primary results, and Columbus' Bill Lyons and Tish O'Dell on the latest setback for the Citizens Bill Of Rights initiative.

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