Category Archives: Podcasts

You’ve found them! These posts are Maria’s podcasts with descriptions of the content of each of Maria’s shows.

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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Attorney Brandon L. Wyatt

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! While Maria is celebrating Mother’s Day with her family, Valencia Mohammed, a former newspaper journalist, and myself will welcome guest Attorney Brandon L. Wyatt Esq., a decorated army combat solider and disabled veteran, and the National Policy Advisor of the Weed for Warriors Project (WFWP) . Weed For Warriors Project is the largest veteran advocacy group in the world actively trying to raise awareness about cannabis and its potential use as an alternative to many of the pharmaceuticals championed by not only the VA, but by almost all research driven hospitals like Johns Hopkins.

Weed For Warriors Project was started in the San Francisco Bay Area by an OEF United States Marine Corps Veteran who found relief from his service connected disabilities through medical marijuana and the fellowship of other like-minded Veterans within the cannabis community. With the help of organizations like SANTA CRUZ VETERANS ALLIANCE, Weed for Warriors Project is able to provide Veterans with medical marijuana information, a safe place to fellowship with other Veterans and safe access to free medicine with proof of service/ current medical recommendation.

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IRS Tax Litigation Consultant, Daniel J. Pilla

Has your tax return been selected for an audit? Is the IRS knocking on your door? Learn how to beat your problems with the IRS with our guest, tax professional Daniel J. Pilla! Dan is a tax litigation consultant and for three decades, he has been the nation’s leader in taxpayers rights defense and IRS abuse prevention and cure. Regarded as one of the country’s premiere experts in IRS procedures, he has helped countless thousands of citizens solve personal and business tax problems they thought might never be solved. Dan Pilla has seen every type of tax problem and believes “there is no such thing as a hopeless tax problem.”

 

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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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Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara

Maria is the Community Liaison for Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara. She describes the March Events being held by the Cancer Support Community.  She’ll be talking about the “Dear Cancer, It’s Me” High School Essay Contest, the Wings of Hope Gala, as well as seeking donors, volunteers, sponsors and grants for the cancer support community. Promotional and advertising opportunities are available for donors and sponsors.  The CSCVVS holds support groups all over Ventura, Santa Barbara and the San Fernando Valley for participants, caregivers and the children of participants. Maria will be participating in free one-on-one counseling for the community.  On Tuesday 3-28 from 6:30-8:00 PM, the Community will be sponsoring a special presentation on ‘End of Life’ conversations and strategies.  Please see www.CancerSupportVVSB.org for further information.

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