Atheists. Angie’s May 9, 2015, Editorial.

http://lftlc.com/carriage/FM/Editorial_150509_H2.mp3 This is In Deep; I’m Angie Coiro. In a moment, a conversation with Claire Bidwell Smith about her book, After This: When Life is Over, Where Do We Go? But first … Why would we at In Deep delve into this topic – the afterlife, even if there is one? With all these hard-edged issues awaiting like homelessness and what’s in front of the Supreme Court? Why go so far afield? It is unusual for us, but in common with all our topics, this grew out of a societal shift that bears scrutiny. In this case, it’s the increasingly loud discord between believers and non-believers. From PR-driven atheist-vs-believer “battles” (with tickets for sale, of course) to the internet, where so much of American society pastes bits of its unglossed id – it’s been getting uglier for years. Legendary WW2 correspondent Ernie Pyle declared “There are no atheists in foxholes”. The phrase lives on, but it’s changed. Now it sneers at the legitimacy...
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Appearances. Angie’s Hour 2 Editorial, May 2, 2015.

http://lftlc.com/carriage/FM/Editorial_150502_H2.mp3 HOUR TWO I’m Angie Coiro, and this is In Deep. In a moment you’ll hear this week’s conversation at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park: a meandering, wonderful chat with talented actor and clown, Geoff Hoyle. But first – some thoughts on this week’s news. Appearances are everything, in a world saturated in imagery of unattainable perfection. And within that frame are some of the best and worst stories of this week. Wednesday this week the death of Leelah Alcorn, born Joshua Ryan Alcorn, was ruled a suicide. That’s no big surprise. The 17 year old transgender student made it clear in a long suicide note published on tumbler – automatically posted after she deliberately walked into traffic. Leelah used both her preferred and birth name, banishing any doubt that no matter who you were and how you saw her, here she was speaking her truth. Her truth incorporated her life’s progression, from knowing at the age of four that something inside her wasn’t...
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Faults. Angie’s Hour 1 Editorial, May 2, 2015,

http://lftlc.com/carriage/FM/Editorial_150502_H1.mp3 HOUR ONE I’m Angie Coiro, and this is In Deep. In a moment you’ll hear this week’s conversation at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park: an examination of the causes, severity, and the media coverage of the drought in the American West. But first, some observations on this week’s news. Two stories have dominated the headlines for days: the heartbreaking earthquake in Nepal, and the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Both have left strife and pain in their wake. In Kathmandu and the surrounding region, as many as fifteen thousand people may be dead. More are homeless. Almost a week after the quake, some victims are still without food, water, or first aid. Meanwhile, anger at the death of yet another young black man at the hands of police has spilled over from Baltimore into city streets across the US – fires burning, buildings looted, rocks pounding into windows, protestors, and cops. One iconic picture is already a piece of...
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Book Review: Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, in the age of the global economy

http://lftlc.com/carriage/weact/GordonBookReview.mp3 The show has a new segment this week, the book review. Our friends at Kepler's Books, as well as selected guest commentators, will contribute five-minute on-air reviews of what they are currently reading. I start off the series with a take on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The recent push for presidential "fast track" authority to negotiate the Transpacific Partnership, and the cheap labor exploitation it will likely lead to, put this classic work on the facts and consequences of colonial trade in the late 19th-century back into discussion. ...
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Honor Roll

One of the nice things about executive producing In Deep with Angie Coiro is meeting and working with talented people. Over the last seven years some wonderful producers, engineers and interns have graced our studios. Here is an honor roll of the standouts. Susan O'Leary, Producer Robert Costa, Engineer Matt Fidler, Engineer Forrest Phillips, Producer Kristen Stevens, Associate Producer Jill Fidler, Studio Manager Janne Barklis, Acquisitions Producer David Gans, Composer, Closing Theme Big Troubles, Composer, Opening Theme Landra Scherer, Production Assistant Brandy Medlocke, Production Assistant Jenny Chesley, Production Assistant Meaghan Mena, Production Intern Randy Brown, Engineer Ben Hess, Digital Master And our fabulous guest hosts- Will Durst David Gans Gregg McVicar Rose Aguilar Peter B. Collins Eric Jansen David Bender Rich Wolinsky Brad Friedman Thank you, one and all, for eight memorable years, and more to come. Gordon...
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Occupy Healthcare. June 30 2012 Hour 1

   Rick Cohen, writer for the Nonprofit Quarterly, shares how the Affordable Care Act impacts nonprofits. Jason Rosenbaum, writer for the Seminal, explains the SCOTUS upholding of the Affordable Care Act. Catherine Crier, author of Patriot Acts, discusses how she was supposed to be the headline speaker at Continental Congress 20 but unfortunately the convention lacked funding. Julia Alford Fowler, from Occupy Philly, talks about the Occupy National Gathering. Plus, Buttercup (GottaLaff) joins us for her weekly Laffy Raw....
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Bitter Seeds: Interview with documentary director Micha Peled. June 30 2012 Hour 2

Angie is joined by Micha Peled founder of Teddy Bear Films and the director of the Globalization Trilogy a 12-year-long project about the production-consumption chain that is constantly shaping lives worldwide. Peled talks specifically about Bitter Seeds, the final film of the trilogy. Bitter Seeds displays Monsanto's destruction of India s agricultural communities. Using diverse interviews ranging from Monsanto execs to the farmers and their families. Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself....
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Truth. June 23 2012 Hour 1

  Patrick Garofalo, writer for Think Progress talks about how JP Morgan receives government subsidies. And, the GOP budget will favor the rich and raise taxes for the middle class, and how this will effect the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. CFTC Representative Barb Bynum Donondaga, Michigan House of Representatives, proposed stricter vasectomy rules in response to the ant-ichoice action in Michigan. Darcy Burner, Congressional candidate in Washington s 8th District, talks about how her keynote turned into a crowd cheering for abortions. Plus. Buttercup (GottaLaff) joins us for her weekly Laffy Raw. GOP Financial Services chairman admits Wall Street watchdog is underfunded as Republicans cut its budget. JP Morgan Chase gets 14 billion per year in government subsidy study....
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Victory: Effective Activism. June 23 2012 Hour 2

    Spocko, blogger for Spocko's Brain, talks about his battle with Golden Gate Park, the bookburning hoax in Troy, Michigan. and the fake Shell Oil party which spawned the Shellfail. Aaron Krager, freelance writer for The Political is Personal, explains why we need to stop Change.org from supporting corporate education like Students First....
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Low Power FM, Alternative to Corporate Media. June 16 2012 Hour 1

     Tristen Mayes,  Host/Content Director of KDEE 97.5FM, shares his expereince running a LPFM station. Pete Tridish,  co-founder of Radio Mutiny and the Prometheus Radio Project, talks about why LPFM is better than corporate programming, and Vanessa Graber, Community Director for the Prometheus Radio Project, shares how you can get LPFM on the air. Plus, as always, Angie s demented sidekick Buttercup (GottaLaff) describes the news as seen through her corkscrew lens....
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