Category Archives: Events

Happy Fourth of July! (And other Current Events)

On Tuesday, July 4th we will be celebrating our nation’s 24th Birthday – Happy Fourth of July; Independence Day, to everyone!!

Today we’ll be discussing the 13th annual Conference of UNPO (The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization). UNPO is an international, nonviolent, and democratic membership organization. The members of UNPO include indigenous peoples and minorities that reside in unrecognized or occupied territories, who have joined together to protect and promote their human and cultural rights. They also strive to preserve their environments and to find nonviolent solutions to conflicts which affect them.

We’ll discuss what was accomplished during this conference as well as covering the latest world news developments which include the pending healthcare bill, the President’s tweets, the recent shootings and North Korea.

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Carlos Kremer, Mixed Martial Arts Announcer

Today’s guest is MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fight announcer Carlos Kremer.  Carlos is a graduate from UC Davis & a graduate from OCS. During his time with the Marines as Captain, Carlos received two Navy Achievement medals. He also held the position of Series Commander. Only 5% of all officers have been awarded this rank. While in the Marines Carlos was nicknamed “The Master Motivator” due to his accomplishments & his positive demeanor.

Currently, Carlos makes announcing for Mixed Martial Arts an important part of his life. He also hosts a weekly radio show called “Carlos Kremer Kick Ass Radio.” Also as president of Kremer Insurance, Carlos insures various local gyms as well as sponsors MMA fighters Bellator pro Sergio Roos & undefeated fighter Zac Savage.

Carlos explains that MMA has become his passion & wants to take it as high as he can. Tune in by clicking the player below:

Emancipation Day in Washington DC

Emancipation Day is the only official holiday in the District of Columbia to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which president Abraham Lincoln signed on April 16, 1862. It is in commemoration of Lincoln buying all 3,400 slaves in the District in 1862. It is the only compensated emancipation in US history. He did this as a prelude to the Emancipation Proclamation which came 9 months later.

A wide range of events are arranged in Washington DC to mark Emancipation Day. These are spread throughout the month of April and include exhibitions, public discussions, presentations of historic documents, the laying of wreaths, concerts and poetry readings. The events aim to educate a broad spectrum of people about the history of the municipality of the District of Columbia in general and slavery in particular. Attention is also paid to the African origin of many slaves and racial issues in modern American society.

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CODEPINK and Global Exchange

 

Meet Medea Benjamin, author and American political activist and co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. We’ll also discuss this past March 8th’s International Women’s Day event celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The theme was #BeBoldForChange. The earliest Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909 in New York and organized by the Socialist Party of America.

 

 

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Women march on Washington

We will be looking at the Women’s March on Washington, a political rally scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., on January 21, 2017, to promote women’s rights, immigration reform, and LGBTQIA rights, and to address racial inequities, worker’s issues, and environmental issues. It aims to send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. Our guests will be some of the women that participated in this March and we will hear their first-hand account!

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