Bonnie Raitt: Vote No On Amendment One In Florida

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Mark Skogman     Senior Reporter     Spectrum 360 Media

’16 Nov. 06 Sun.  E. S. T.  00:52

At 8:00PM on the nite of Wensday, the 5th of November 2016, just four days ago, the wonderful musician Bonnie Raitt played her latest concert at the beautiful Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL.  Members of the Spectrum 360 Media staff were there!  The concert was excellent, as usual.  However, the event started with what is now standard security procedure at Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Capitol Theater.  That is, airport style security where you have to take everything out of your pockets, put it on a tray and then get wanded by security just to get entry to the building.  So tedious.  After that, there was a stern warning from the female security guard who was wanding attendees that there was to be no still or video photography at all during the concert and if you were caught violating the rule, you would be forced to leave the concert immediately.  How is that for an audience friendly venue?  Wonderful!  Not!  A Tweet friendly environment it isn’t.

The interesting thing was that close to the end of the concert, Bonnie Raitt herself said from the stage that the audience had been “very good” about not doing still or video photography and that it was now “ok with me” if the audience did do still and video photography.  Immediately, hundreds of people took out their devices and started to photograph and record and you could see many, many glowing screens all over the hall!  Wow!  What an about face from the greeting at the entrance to the hall.

Bonnie Raitt is of course known for her political activism and has a many decades long history of supporting Progressive causes, especially as it relates to the environment and environmental issues.  She has done a long list of benefit concerts to raise money for organizations and individuals active on these and other issues.  These facts are some of the things that endears Bonnie to her fans.  Check out her website http://www.bonnieraitt.com for more information.

One of the things that she has been doing at her concerts is supporting the Guacamole Fund (www.guacfund.org) with proceeds from a select number of seats going to provide money to the Fund.  Also, some organizations are allowed to table at her concerts, supporting progressive causes and actions.

She usually does make political comments from the stage and observations about the state of the country and other topics.  So it came as no surprise, when she made some comments about the organizations that were present for tabling at her concert.  She announced from the stage that the Southern Alliance For Clean Energy ( http://www.cleanenergy.org ) and Food And Water Watch ( http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org ) were present at the concert and she recognized both organizations.

This was followed by big applause for the organizations and then she said this: “I’ve been checking out what’s going on here in Florida and I’m really, really glad to see that solar energy and wind are making head way.  In case your confused about One…..  I understand One is on the ballot.  Vote no on Amendment One.  [Huge applause]  In the state of California where I live, we’ve got all we need in a safe and healthy way and lots of jobs.”

Amendment One, currently on the General Election ballot in the state of Florida, is the deceptively worded amendment that appears to support solar power but does not and is supported by the electric power utilities in Florida.

You have got to love the one and only….. Bonnie Raitt!

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Radio Program “Spectrum 360”: 16.44- ’16 Oct. 31 Mon.

Radio Program “Spectrum 360”: 16.44- ’16 Oct. 31 Mon.

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On Spectrum 360 in this edition for Mon. 31 Oct. ‘16:

The focus of this program is politics, environment and music!

Join host Mark Skogman and co- host T. K. Weeks for another edition of Spectrum 360.  This week S. 360 will start with an interview with Michael Fox, Florida state director of Progressive Democrats of America on the current state of the general election and the work that needs to be done by Democrats in the final week of the election.  Then we preview two events coming this week….. the Florida Fracking Summit and the Bonnie Raitt concert.  And we finish with the Jim Hightower commentary and more coverage of the environment, the No D. A. P. L. demonstrations and the Sacred Water camp in Florida.

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On next  weeks Spectrum 360…..

A preview of general election day, a preview of the Blue Ocean Film Festival, coverge of the Florida Fracking Summit and more!

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Radio Program “Spectrum 360”: 16.43- ’16 Oct. 24 Mon.

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On Spectrum 360 in this edition for Mon. 24 Oct. ‘16:

The focus of this program is politics, elections, the environment and water.

Join Spectrum 360 host Mark Skogman and Spectrum 360 co- host T. K. Weeks for another program focused on the current general election- 2016 and environmental issues related to water.  S3 will feature the future events calendar and excerpts of election coverage from Real Time on Last Week Tonite on H. B. O. and Spectrum 360 original coverage.  This will be funny and interesting.  Then we will feature speeches from the recent Sierra Club pro- clean water preservation rally and march in St. Petersburg and coverage of the current status of the Sacred Stone and Sacred Water encampments.  Also we will review the new film “Deepwater Horizon” and hear the latest Jim Hightower Commentary.  Another informative, interesting and entertaining Spectrum 360 is coming!

Early voting has started in Florida!  Go vote….. now!

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On next  weeks Spectrum 360…..

more coverage of this crazy general election 2016, the environment and some Spectrum 360 exclusives.

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Radio Program “Spectrum 360”: 16.40- ’16 Oct. 03 Mon

Radio Program “Spectrum 360”: 16.40- ’16 Oct. 03 Mon.

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On Spectrum 360 in this edition for Mon. 03 Oct. ‘16:

The focus of this program is politics and music.

Join host Mark Skogman and co- host T. K. Weeks for another interesting and insightful Spectrum 360 exploring the current news, recent events and coming events from a Progresssive perspective.

Starting on Friday of this week (Fri. 07 Oct. to Mon. 10 Oct., ’16) is the School of the Americans Watch Vigil, which for the first time in the history of the organization and the Vigil is not in Columbus, GA at the gates of the Fort Benning Army Base but rather has moved to the U. S.- Mexico border at Nogales, AZ for a first- ever “on- the- border” and “cross border” Vigil.  We will explore this huge change.

Next, we hope to interview Sonjay and Stacey Patel, political activists, Democrats and former Bernie Sanders campaign workers about their recent trip to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and the Sacred Stone camp, the site of the No Dakota Access Pipeline demonstration.

Also, the state of the general election campaigns will be examined including the recent Jill Stein campaign event in Tampa and previews of the upcoming debates will be discussed and some humorous takes on the elections in general.  Join us!

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On next  weeks Spectrum 360…..

a report from the School Of The Americas Watch Vigil on just what happened at this year’s vigil, the results of the next debates and more!

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New Spectrum 360 Media Video Posted: U. S. Senate Candidate Alan Grayson

 

Spectrum 360 Media posted on Vimeo a short time ago the latest Spectrum 360 video featuring current Florida U. S. Representative and U. S. Senate candidate Alan Grayson speaking to the Pinellas County Democratic Executive Committee in St. Petersburg FL at their monthly general membership meeting about his candidacy and issue positions. This answer was to the question does he still hold a position against the Trans- Pacific Partnership and why asked by Mark Skogman, Executive Producer and Host of the Spectrum 360 radio program. 03:59 Find the video at this link: https://vimeo.com/180418401 Also check out the recent videos of peace activist Medea Benjamin on this Facebook website as well. @Spectrum_360 #Spectrum360video