Radio Program “Spectrum 360”: 16.48- ’16 Nov. 28 Mon.

Radio Program “Spectrum 360”: 16.48- ’16 Nov. 28 Mon.

Listen to the Spectrum 360 live program weekly on Mondays at 11:00PM E. S. T. on these stations in Tampa Bay:

AM1340 WTAN- AM     AM1350 WDCF- AM     AM1400 WZHR- AM     FM104.1 WTAN- FM     FM106.1 WZHR- FM

or via livestream at http://www.tantalk1340.com

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On Spectrum 360 in this edition for Mon. 28 Nov. ‘16:

The focus of this program is politics and environment!

Join lonely host Mark Skogman as he goes solo without co- host T. K. Weeks on this program!  [Laughter]  This week, we will cover the No Sabal Trail Pipeline demonstrations in North Florida and the No Dakota Access pipeline demonstrations in North Dakota.  Both are heating up!  Spectrum 360 hopes to be on site at the Sacred Water camp and bring you exclusive media from the camp and demonstration.  Also, S. 360 will cover the recent Awake Pinellas meeting, the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida meeting and even Trumpenstein!  And we will cover the future events calendar, the Jim Hightower Commentary and maybe even a film review….. if we can ever find the time!  [More laughter]

http://www.spectrum360media.com     @Spectrum_360     #r.p.S.360    #StopSableTrail

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On next  weeks Spectrum 360…..

the start of our coverage of the media Spectrum 360 created at the Florida Fracking Summit and more.

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Awake Pinellas Coalition Conducts Meeting To Prepare For Trump

Mark Skogman     Senior Reporter     Spectrum 360 Media

The Awake Pinellas Coalition conducted a well attended meeting entitled “Preparing For Trump” at the Main Branch of the  St. Petersburg, Florida Library on the evening of Tuesday, 22 November, 2016.  There were 114 people attending and these following organizations participated:

Service Employees International Union, Dream Defenders, American Civil Liberties Union, Council of American Islamic Relations, Food and Water Watch, Planned Parenthood, Fight for $15, American Promise, West Pinellas National Organization for Women, League Of Women Voters and the Sierra Club.

The meeting started with a brief overview of  the Awake Pinellas process for this meeting, lead by Fight For $15 organizer Kofi Hunt.  Then the group split into small groups to focus on specific issues with specific organizations.  Finally the small groups reconvened into the large group and verbal reports were addressed to the group with individual announcements closing the event.

There was a lot of energy generated and a lot of animated conversation happened during and after this meeting.  The theme “preparing for Trump” has engaged local citizens and their local organizations with a concern and urgency that has not materialized at this level in recent months or years, certainly not in the months before the recently completed General Election 2016.  But now it is the post- election period with a political landscape that has changed a lot with the reality of a President- Elect Donald Trump.  People that are politically center- left have been very surprised with the result of the Presidential election and have reacted with alarm at the election of Donald Trump and what will happen with a Donald Trump administration.

There is concern with what will be unleashed on January 20th, 2017 when a President that many people consider manifestly unfit and unqualified for office will take office as President with no experience in government whatsoever.  Citizens, be it as individuals or organized into groups, are dismayed at the 700 plus hate incidents since the general election was conducted that have been documented by the Southern Poverty Law Center (https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/11/18/update-incidents-hateful-harassment-election-day-now-number-701).

Just four days ago, on Saturday 19 November, 2016, there was the meeting at the Ronald Reagan building (yes, the Ronald Reagan building) in Washington D. C. by the White nationalist National Policy Institute where Richard Spencer spoke to the assembled attendees.  This resulted in a a loud “hail Trump” chant being shouted in the room that was disturbingly similar to the “Heil Hitler” mass chants of the Nazi era in 1930’s and 1940’s Germany with many people in the room actually imitating the Nazi salute as well.  The subjects discussed by Spencer include the superiority of the White race and reportedly anti- Jewish rhetoric as well.  This garnered national media attention.  Reports document increased incidents of bullying in schools  since the general election.     https://www.democracynow.org/shows/2016/11/23

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/11/richard-spencer-speech-npi/508379/

With this changed political atmosphere in the last two weeks, there is a lot of motivation to resist what is perceived by many citizens as a tolerance of and an increase in racism, sexism, misogyny, discrimination, Fascism and corruption.  After the Thanksgiving break, the coming weeks will be sprinkled with multiple meetings by multiple organizations addressing a range of issues with individual action plans.

Directly after this meeting, a meeting was conducted by the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Tampa Bay in another location.  Today, there is a “Not Now, Not Ever March Against Trump” in Tampa at Gaslight Park.

This weekend on Saturday, 26 November, there is a Water Protectors demonstration and direct action in North Florida against the Sabal Trail Pipeline (https://www.facebook.com/events/1652875315010/?active_tab=about).

Tuesday, 29 November will see an event by Fight For $15 in Tampa, Florida billed as a “National Day Of Disruption” (https://www.facebook.com/events/210983786011459/) with at least two other events ranging from a peace rally to an anti- Trump demonstration scheduled for the same day.  In December there will be multiple events.

On Friday, 20 January, Inauguration Day, there is a scheduled general strike and a demonstration (https://www.facebook.com/events/1068785513242447/) and the very next day there is the Women’s March On Washington (https://www.facebook.com/events/692127054269714/).  What will actually be accomplished in the time between now and Inauguration Day?  Time will tell.  Stay tuned, politicos.

Copyright (C) 2016 Mark A. Skogman  All rights reserved.

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Radio Program “Spectrum 360”: 16.47- ’16 Nov. 21 Mon.

Radio Program “Spectrum 360”: 16.47- ’16 Nov. 21 Mon.

Listen to the Spectrum 360 live program weekly on Mondays at 11:00PM E. S. T. on these stations in Tampa Bay:

AM1340 WTAN- AM     AM1350 WDCF- AM     AM1400 WZHR- AM     FM104.1 WTAN- FM     FM106.1 WZHR- FM

or via livestream at http://www.tantalk1340.com

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On Spectrum 360 in this edition for Mon. 21 Nov. ‘16:

The focus of this program is the environment as it relates to water and water quality.

Join host Mark Skogman and co- host T. K. Weeks for the interview with Scott Smith, Chief Investigator with Mark Ruffalo’s Water Defense organization, who recently spoke at the 2016 Florida Fracking Summit.  We’ll discuss his water testing work all across the country and his recent water testing in Florida related to the Mosaic fertilizer plant water leak in Mulberry, FL!  This is a Spectrum 360 exclusive!  Also, this week on S. 360, the Jim Hightower Commentary, The News Summary, Future Events Calendar and we may have another interesting interview related to the No D. A. P. L. demonstrations at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation  And if we have time, we’ll include a review of the film “Hacksaw Ridge”.  Another packed Spectrum 360 radio program!  Listen!  Happy Thanksgiving!

http://www.spectrum360media.com     @Spectrum_360     #r.p.S.360

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On next  weeks Spectrum 360…..

more coverage of the environment from the Florida Fracking Summit and the Sacred Water water protectors camp near Branford, FL as we change major focus from the General Election 2016 to the environment, more film reviews and possibly some surprises.

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Remember to like Spectrum 360 on Facebook at Spectrum 360 radio program.  Listen to Spectrum 360!

Copyright 2016 Mark Skogman     Copying and sharing the Spectrum 360 podcast for personal use is authorized and encouraged.

Still Photo Set: Lecture- L. N. S. J. L. S.- Eric Deggans- St. Petersburg, FL- 16.11.18 Fri.

This still photo set is from the Leif Nissan Social Justice Lecture Series founded by Bruce Nissan and Karen Lieberman.  This lecture featured N. P. R. media critic Eric Deggans on “Media And Politics: How The Average Person Can Make A Diffference” and his book “Race-baiter: How The Media Wields Dangerous Words To Divide The Nation” at the Temple Beth- El in St. Petersburg, FL on Fri. 18 Nov. ’16.

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