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Paul Goodman | Legal Counsel for the Greenlining Institute …..FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposed net neutrality protections, particularly the proposal to treat broadband as a telecommunications service, something Greenlining has long argued is essential to protecting low-income consumers and communities of color from a “new redlining” by providers.

“This is great news for all consumers, particularly for communities of color and low-income Americans, who would have the most to lose without strong action to prevent digital redlining,” said Greenlining Institute Energy and Telecommunications Policy Director Stephanie Chen.

“The battle isn’t over,” added Paul Goodman, Greenlining’s telecommunications legal counsel. “We can expect fierce pushback from the industry, and all of us need to let Congress and the FCC know that Chairman Wheeler is on the right track. Consumer groups will also need to keep a close eye on the implementation of new rules. If we get this right, it will protect access to education, employment and health care for all, even those who have traditionally been left behind.”

The Greenlining Institute first outlined the importance of net neutrality for communities of color in its 2012 report, “Saving the Open Internet.”

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Al Jazeera America’s Robert Ray
Robert Ray is a correspondent for Al Jazeera America. An experienced and award-winning journalist, Ray has reported around the world and has been on the front lines of many important international and domestic stories including three U.S. Presidential campaigns. Al Jazeera America can be seen in Los Angeles on Time Warner Channel 445, AT&T Channel 1219, DirecTV 347, Dish Channel 215 and Verizon FiOS Channel 614.
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David Sperber, communications director, The Lavender Effect  
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    Doug Gurian-Sherman is director of sustainable agriculture and senior scientist at the Center for Food Safety. He brought to light the relevant government documents.  "New Genetically Engineered Tree To Avoid Federal Oversight Completely," which notes: "A genetically engineered (GE) tree may already be planted in field tests, and eventually be commercialized, in the U.S. without having gone through any regulatory oversight or environmental risk assessment. On January 13th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) quietly posted its August reply to a letter from ArborGen, a biotechnology company that is developing GE forest trees for plantations, confirming that USDA will require no regulation of ArborGen’s GE loblolly pine.

    "This failure to regulate a GE tree is unprecedented. Other known GE forest trees in the U.S. are being grown in USDA-regulated field trials, and none has been approved for commercial planting. USDA regulation is important because it ensures that risk assessments are carried out to determine whether or not the GE tree will harm the environment before a decision on its commercialization. ...

Jennifer London
Al Jazeera America’s Jennifer London is covering anti-sex trafficking initiatives in Arizona. 
·        Al Jazeera America looks at the Super Bowl, the NFL's turbulent year and the dark side the event has created over the past 49 years---sex trafficking. Al Jazeera America’s Morgan Radford speaks with an NYU sports professor and a PR crisis manager about a season of record performances marred by a domestic violence scandal, an admission the game was responsible for concussion damage to former players and a question about the integrity of the game since deflategate. And we look to the future and ask, "If parents pull their kids out of the sport, can it survive in its current form?"
·        Phoenix is engaged in an aggressive anti-sex trafficking campaign after toughening penalties last year for pimps and johns. Al Jazeera America interviewed a woman, trafficked at the age of 3, who now works to help victims get out. The channel also visited a safehouse for victims of this modern-day sex trade and spoke with the state's new Attorney General who just three weeks into the job is promising he'll make cracking down a top law enforcement priority beyond Sunday's game. The city has 52 billboards with emergency numbers for victims to call.  Al Jazeera America’s Jennifer London has more on anti-sex trafficking efforts in Arizona.

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France, free speech and presidential politics 2016 - with very special guests Dr. Helen Caldicott and Deepak Chopra. 
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Guest 1:  Joey Pantoliano (matrix, Sopranos, etc.)
Guest 2:  Ethan Hawke - predestination movie
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Guest 1:  Jeff Smead, Island House
Guest 2:  Earnest Hemingway House
Guest 3:  Eco-Tour with Nomad SUP
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PREDESTINATION Movie - Directors Peter & Michael Spierig (From LA)

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Academy Award-winning Director/Actor/Activist  Rob Reiner  (from LA)

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A show on the topic of World AIDS Day. 

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the world's most prolific & active Santa, Santa Tim Connaghan! 

plus, Jason crow - Health segment

Reality check News Parodies

Obama’s Immigration Move a "Stopgap Measure”   With DAVID BACON

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Al Jazerra america's Wajahat Ali


·        It’s been five years since the foreclosure crisis devastated millions of American families. Now, many of the same players on Wall Street who created the crisis have returned to the hardest-hit communities with a new bet on housing. Private equity firms and hedge funds are buying up tens of thousands of foreclosed homes and converting them into rental properties. And they are creating one of the fastest growing investments on Wall Street by securitizing the rent checks. This Saturday, Al Jazeera’s Emmy Award-winning program “Fault Lines” goes to Atlanta, Ohio, and California to investigate Wall Street’s rental empire. Host Anjali Kamat is available for interviews. Watch screener here: https://ajam.boxcn.net/s/y8vg7wgj4ox41llpjkej


Fanning is a former Army Ranger and author of the book Worth Fighting For, which will be released on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. In his most recent article “Thank You for Your Valor, Thank You for Your Service, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You… ," he states: “Last week, in a quiet indie bookstore on the north side of Chicago, I saw the latest issue of Rolling Stone resting on a chrome-colored plastic table a few feet from a barista brewing a vanilla latte. A cold October rain fell outside. A friend of mine grabbed the issue and began flipping through it. Knowing that I was a veteran, he said, ‘Hey, did you see this?’ pointing to a news story that seemed more like an ad. It read in part:

   "This Veterans Day, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Rihanna, Dave Grohl, and Metallica will be among numerous artists who will head to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on November 11th for 'The Concert For Valor,' an all-star event that will pay tribute to armed services.


   "‘Concert For Valor? That sounds like something the North Korean government would organize,’ I said as I typed Concertforvalor.com into my MacBook Pro looking for more information... As I read, my heart sank, my shoulders slumped.

   “Special guests at the Concert for Valor were to include: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg. The mission of the concert, according to a  press release, was to ‘raise awareness’ of veterans issues and ‘provide a national stage for ensuring that veterans and their families know that their fellow Americans’ gratitude is genuine.’

   “Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Michael Mullen were to serve in an advisory capacity, and Starbucks, HBO, and JP Morgan Chase were to pay for it all. ‘We are honored to play a small role to help raise awareness and support for our service men and women,’ said HBO chairman Richard Plepler.

   “Will the ‘Concert for Valor’ mention the trillions of dollars rung up terrorizing Muslim countries for oil , the ratcheting up of the police and surveillance state in this country since 9/11, the hundreds of thousands of lives lost thanks to the wars of George W. Bush and Barack Obama? Is anyone going to dedicate a song to Chelsea Manning , or John Kiriakou , or Edward Snowden -- two of them languishing in prison and one in exile -- for their service to the American people? Will the Concert for Valor raise anyone’s awareness when it comes to the fact that, to this day, veterans lack proper medical attention, particularly for mental health issues, or that there is a veteran suicide every 80 minutes in this country? Let’s hope they find time in between drum solos, but myself, I’m not counting on it.”

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