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This podcast of the Labor Beat Radio Program was broadcast on Enlighten Radio on April 28, 2017 in Shepherdstown West Virginia.. State Senator Bob Beach reviews the train wreck of Republican leadership on the West Virginia Legislature. Chris Garlock discusses the DC Labor Film Fest -- which will feature Matewan, a film of the early 20th Century struggle of Miners for union representation and recognition. Labor Beat regularly broadcasts Fridays 9--10:30 AM on Enlighten Radio.

 

JBs Notes: riday's Labor Beat will give you the skinny on DC's Labor FilmFest starting next month, Chris Garlock will be joining us at the top of the hour. There are several films that I am interested in seeing, I will post the lineup soon. Our next guest will be calling in from Morgantown where he is the state senator, Bob Beach will share his experiences of serving in the legislature, the budget debacle, and just be his very active and intuitive self. Open phones Friday in effect if you feel the need to share in the conversation. @John Case, Stewart Acuff, Christopher Garlock call in number is 304-885-0708

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This Podcast was broadcast April 28 on Enlighten Radio, from Shepherdstown, West Virginia

 

Paris on the Potomac: 7:30-9:00 AM: Gayle Becker and John Case Host

Notes from Gayle:

8:00 am  -- We'll speak with environmental activists about Saturday's Peoples Climate March, and fracking-related projects planned in the Ohio River Valley that -- by themselves -- reportedly would threaten U.S. obligations to the Paris Agreement on climate change IF completed. These projects include numerous area pipelines, associated compressor stations and so-called cracker plants that are either proposed or reportedly being considered at sites in the Upper and Lower Ohio River Valley. Completion of those projects alone would make it impossible for the U.S. to meet its obligations to the Paris Agreement, contends Robin Blakeman, of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC). We also hope to discuss with Robin and others the very positive flip side: a growth nationwide of renewable energy and related jobs, with a focus on renewable efforts underway in the W.Va. counties of Cabell and Wayne. Detailed information on this is available in an ambitious 28-page special edition newspaper OVEC produced. (View online here.) It said 29,000 copies were to have been mailed last month to people in Cabell, Wayne, Putnam, Jackson, and Roane counties who reside near some of the proposed pipelines and their associated compressor stations. Plans include a total of nine large diameter pipelines through the Huntington area, according to OVEC, which also reports industry discussion about fracking the very deep Rogersville Shale that underlies the Huntington area. One pipeline would bore under the Ohio River near Camden Amusement Park.

For more information on how you can help, click on Join Us at Peoples Climate March in Huntington, or at the Location Nearest You These include Charleston and Hagerstown (MD). You might also want to check out articles at Paris climate agreement | Environment | The Guardian

 
8:30 am  -- We'll discuss an effort to get a short-term spending bill through Congress before midnight Friday to avert a possible spending shutdown by much of the federal government. Major issues confronting lawmakers include efforts by Republicans to expedite an ObamaCare repeal this week -- possibly in time for Trump's symbolic first 100 days -- and the ill-advised GOP "tax reform" plan. Democrats are reported by The Hill as saying they'd block a short-term spending bill if Republicans push ACA repeal and replace. Read the full story here

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This podcast of Storytelling with Fanny Crawford was broadcast on Enlighten Radio April 24, 2017 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Fanny's guest interview is with Jane Dorfmann, a witty and original teller with deep knowledge of Arabian  Night tales as well.

Storytelling with Fanny regularly broadcasts Noon to 1 PM EST on Mondays on Enlighten Radio.

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This podcast of the Are You Crazy, Health and Wellness Wednesday show was broadcast April 19, 2017, on Enlighten Radio, in Shepherdstown, WV. Dr Leslie Beth Wish, of LoveVictory.com, and Dr McGill share their rich professional experience dealing with stress, and with Case's baby boomer stress, as an on-air patient.

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This podcast of the Labor Beat program on Enlighten Radio was broadcast April 21, 2017 at Enlighten Studio in Shepherdstown, West Vrginia. The show is hosted by JB Christensen and John Case. Former Delegate Mike Manypenny reviews the WV legislature and prospects for 2018 elections. Frank Hribar updates the National Move to Amend the US Constitution to get money out of politics, and Al McGilvraw, former News Director at WRNR Rado in Martinsburg, tell it like it is in the news biz these days.

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This podcast of the Paris on the Potomac Show was broadcast on Enlighten Radio April 21, 2017, 7:30 - 9:00 AM, EST.  Gayle Becker and John Case host the program weekly.

Our first guest is Anne Thompson, a local ceramic artist, who has opened a new studio in Bolivar, West Virginia, along with several gifted collaborators. 

At 8:00 AM, Dr. Rush Holt, Ph.D., is the 18th chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and executive publisher of the Science family of journals. In this role, Holt leads the world's largest multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering society.

At 8:30, Laura Steepleton joins the program afterwards on the efforts to stop natural gas pipeline threats to West Virginia rivers and lands. Water protector associations are springing up in the Eastern Panhandle.

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This podcast of Resistance Radio was broadcast on Enlighten Radio April 19, 2017. Legendary organizer Stewart Acuff interviews another lifelong leader and intellectual in the labor,  civil rights, peace and solidarity movements. Resistance radio broadcasts Wednesdays, 10-11 AM EST, from Shepherdstown, West Virginia,

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The podcast of the Labor Beat program on Enlighten Radio was broadcast April 14, 2017 from Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Jesse johnson reviews the complex fight to enact medical cannabis; Del. Mick Bates (D-Raleigh) and  Del Shawn Fluharty (D-Ohio) join the discussion of events leading up to Governor Jim Justice vetoing House and Senate Republican "fake budgets", which he did theatrically by bringing a real  bucket of steaming bovine excrement to his press conference, and turning on the emergency lights in the state capital.

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This episode was broadcast April 17, 2017 at the Enlighten Radio studio in Shepherdstown, PA. Storytelling with Fanny regularly broadcasts Noon - 1 PM, EST, Mondays.

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This podcast of the Paris on the Potomac show was Broadcast on April 7, 2017 at Enlighten Radio Studio in Shepherdstown West Virginia. John CAse and Gayle Becker host the program Guests include solar market innovator Dan Conant, advocate April Keating, and Downstream Strategies on the expanding solar power movements and markets in West Virginia.

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