Words of Martin Luther King: Resistance and Strength

1/19/18 Words of Martin Luther King: Resistance and Strength
Topic: Words of Martin Luther King: Resistance and Strength
Segment: D Report
Participants: Terrance Steward, MA in Education, community Organizer and Scholar
Broadcast Air Date: 11/ 25/16 and 1/19/ 18 KUCR 88.3 FM. ( Re broadcast)
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org
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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.
Discussion Topics:
– Have you heard the entire “I have a Dream” speech or only snippets?
– Is a “A knock at Midnight” about fear or courage?
– What do we think about when threatened?
– Who or what do we call upon to gather support to stand up for justice and truth?
– Can we accept anger and rage in the words of Martin Luther King?
– What are we risking when we defy the threats of violence?
– How is nonviolent a radical counter to violence?
– Why can’t’ we fight fire a with fire?
– I being passive strength the most aggressive act you can offer to weaken violence?
– What are the three ways that oppressed people can react to their oppression?
(1-Rise up with violence, 2- resignations or acquiescence, 3- nonviolent resistance)
– Do we admire freedom fighters whereever they are?
– Why and how is organized non-violence resistance powerful?
– We don’t have to accept violence?

“Why are there forty million poor people in America? And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy.”. – Martin Luther King Jr., 16 August 1967

Year 1 of # 45: Reflecting on politics and the information Bubble

Topic: Year 1 of # 45: Reflecting on Politics and the Information Bubble
Segment: D Report
Participants: Dave Poyer, MA in International relations, Former Political Consultant
Broadcast Air Date: 1/12/18 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org
Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:
– What can we say about the electorate, a year into the presidency of # 45?
– Was the decision to vote for #45 based on local interests?
– Have supporters of # 45 realized that the presidential campaign promises are not going to be delivered?
– How do the empty political word games affect people at the local street level?
– Will the sound bites of #45 injure the United States globally?
– Is there shock among supporters of # 45 at the actions of # 45?
– What do we do when the “clean up” to “make America great again” surprises us by targeting us and our neighbors?
– How do you turn to your neighbor and say, “I’m sorry, I didn’t know #45 was going to do these things to you;” when I voted for him.
– Can we figure out what pubic officials are going to do in the future by looking at what they have already done?
– Why is John Kelly, someone trained to occupy countries, in charge of policing the Border?
– When was the last time a U.S. president was un-invited from visiting the United Kingdom?
– Why do we hear from critics of #45 and little to none from supporters of #45?
– Is it scary to have to second guess your previous support of #45?
– Is politics a game of convincing people to vote against their own interests?
– How do we learn to repeat the same talking points in place of individual thought?
– Does media political information operate as an insulation bubble that limits alternative points of view?
– Is politics something you access by pouring into a glass or is it so big you have to swim into it?
– What happened to the age of information freedom that was supposed to liberate us from bias?
– How does the country where the majority of world lives, surveil and censor information?
– What is the great firewall of China?
– Is the information being curated, screened and filtered to produce an illusion of free access to information?
–  If you live in China,  can you find the picture from1989 Tiananmen Square,  of the man standing in front of the tank?

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[One of several photographs of the event was taken by Jeff Widener of the Associated Press, 1989]

– Isn’t the fear of a future where your information is screened just for you a little late if your social media and search engines have been filtering information just for you for years?
– If information is not free then what are we not seeing about  our own culture?
– If information is not free then what are we not seeing about the world?
– Have we replaced our individual conversations for repetitions of talking points as scripts?
– What are the new alternative forms of political engagement?
– Who really is in charge?
– Is the Unites States operating under a corporate oligarchy?
– Why would you include a deduction item for hedge fund managers in a tax reform bill stated to help those living paycheck-to-paycheck?
– How much money do you need to have  the bank in order to get the president on phone?
– Is Oprah a good presidential candidate because  she is a  billionaire that speaks the same language of corporate wealth?
– What if #45 is not hurting his political support base, because his base are billionaires?
– Is voting along party lines a practice of voting against our own self-interests?
– Has the Democratic party moved to the “right?”
– Is there evidence to describe Hilary Clinton as a War Hawk?
– Why didn’t Obama make meaningful changes to the banking industry that reflected support of the non-bankers?
– Why don’t third-party candidates get included into the political conversation?
– Why is capitalism not central to the political dialogue of America?
– What does the politics for non-corporate parties look like?

H.E.A.T.- Building a table of Trust: the System, the Sanctuary

1/05/18 H.E.A.T., Building a table of Trust- the System, the Sanctuary and the Streets
Topic: H.E.A.T. Symposium February 2 &3 in Riverside CA
Segment: D Report
Participants: Terrance Steward, MA in Education, community Organizer and Scholar
Broadcast Air Date: 1/05/18 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org
Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:
H.E.A.T. Symposium – Winter 2018
On February 2-3, 2018, PICO California will convene its 3rd H.E.A.T. symposium, focusing on the theme of “Trust: The System, The Sanctuary, The Streets”.
https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2098197
-Inland congregation United for Change, (ICUC),  https://www.facebook.com/icucpicoca/ http://www.icucpico.com/leaders
-What is H.E.A.T. (Hiring, Equipment, Accountability and Training?
-How did the PICO campaign lead to the development H.E.A.T.?
-How to you build a “table” for different groups to work together and learn from one another?
-If you are not sitting at the table, you are on the menu?
-Do the communities and the police officers have the same concerns?
-Where does the element of trust fit in the subject of community safety and policing?
-Isn’t trust contradictory between the system of policing, the sanctuary and the streets?
-Can we create something new, built on trust by bring the streets, clergy and police together?
-What if we have been accustomed to believe that the police are a remedy for poverty , inequality and systemic violence?
– Is there already a relationship between the sanctuary circlers and the police, yet not a relationship with the streets?
-Is there a space of trust that he streets can talk to the police system?
-What are the alternatives to the incarceration approach to address what is considered a crime?
-What if a measure of success is promoting police for incarcerating humans?
-What is Principal Policing training and does it counter implicit biased in policing?
-How do you implement Procedural Justice?
-Do the police hire People of color, Women, and LGBTQ?
-Bill AB 953- documents data base of perceived race?
-We have been told before that if police was conducted by members of the community, policing would be less violent; but is there a space to talk about policing as inherently violent?
-What is the history of police departments and the slave patrols?
-Can we build community programs as alternatives to police departments?
-Austin Sterling and Fernando Castile were killed by Police.
-Riverside is becoming a place of dramatic change.
-Do systems of oppression have the capacity to trust?
-Who are your trusting nine? Who do you trust to enter your house?
-What has changed in police accountability in the 20 years since Taisha Miller was Killed by the Police in Riverside?
-How do we give our communities credit for all the hard work that has produced positive change?
How de we heal our communities and build trust for greater support and strength?

Música para el fin del 2017/ Music for the end of 2017

Topic: Música para el fin del 2017/ Music for the end of 2017
Segment: D Report
Participants: Co- host Mali
Broadcast Air Date: 12/29/17 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org
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Copy rights to music held by original artists.
Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.