Outsmart ALEC: Understanding the Right s scary private legislative control center – Feb 11 2012 Hour 2

ALEC is a well-funded Right-wing strategic and tactical operation that works to craft social and financial legislation favoring Conservative causes as well as limiting access to the voting booth for groups who tend to vote Democratic. Guest Lisa Graves, Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, and part of the ALEC Exposed project; and Julie Underwood, Dean of the UW-Madison School of Education, and Susan Smith, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida; plus featured blogger Spocko has a piece on how to engage the nefarious ALEC....
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(Un)civil public discourse: what we gain and what we lose from the coarsening political culture – Jan 28, 2012 Hour 2

Angie interviews the Reverend Cassandra Dahnke, cofounder of The Institute for Civility in Government, and coauthor with Thomas Spath of Reclaiming Civility in the Public Square: 10 Rules That Work; and Congressional candidate Norman Solomon on the psychology, tactics and consequences of America's rampant attack-mode of public discourse. ...
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Bullying of LGBT Youth Continues, with Tragic Consequences – Jan 21 2012

┬áRon Schmidt Bullying of LGBT youth continues with tragic consequences.In Deep with Angie Coiro, January 21, 2012, Hour 1.Recent suicides of lgbt teens across the country go largely unnoticed in our media-jaded culture. Angie interviews educator and author of the memoir Once Removed,┬áRon Schmidt, about his experiences as an out teacher in the California school system. Ron came to terms with his own homosexuality as an adult after a conflicted Catholic upbringing. He conquered his own pain and went on to become a resource, friend and guide to isolated and frightened teens in the Morgan Hill public school system, where he taught for more than a decade, and to organizations and causes around the state. Ron is a cofounder of the South Bay chapter of the Bay Area Network of Gay and Lesbian educators, BANGLE.  ...
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