Unions are ground zero for public policy education and they should have been the source of educating as to the difference between Clinton neo-liberalism and progressive liberalism that gave us all of civil rights and labor rights. Rather, unions in Maryland support neo-liberals and they refuse to allow any negative talk against incumbents happen at union events. Below you will see an event on labor issues that will no doubt call it a win for labor even as Maryland leads the nation in installing Trans Pacific Trade Pact and all of its labor abuse.
Fred D. Mason, Jr. Donna S. Edwards
Maryland and District of Columbia AFL-CIO
2015 MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
FRIDAY, May 15, 2015
9:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
DoubleTree by Hilton
1726 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
REGISTRATION STARTS AT 9:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION FEE: $40.00 (includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials)
Below you see the consolidation of all public radio media in Maryland to a neo-conservative Johns Hopkins which is now simply a corporation. All content ----political news and public policy coverage that is not on private media outlets is captured by what is a very few public media sources and there is nothing allowed on Hopkins' public media network that is not controlled on local private media. A complete capture of public media coverage in Maryland by Johns Hopkins. But you say----there is always Morgan State's WEAA! This black historical college was long ago taken by Johns Hopkins and it's neo-conservatism and is on its way to closing because of its support of Clinton and Obama's education privatization policy. This is why citizens in Maryland and especially Baltimore hear nothing about public policy and the big picture of global corporate tribunals and courts and Trans Pacific Trade Pact all of which Johns Hopkins takes a lead and all of which kills the working class and poor that represent over 600,000 citizens in Baltimore. This is why Baltimore City is a third world society run like an autocratic corporate state.
WYPR-WEAA PUBLIC RADIO------NEO-LIBERALISM AND NEO-CONSERVATISM ALL THE TIME.
WYPR is so sure of its control that they mock political election candidates with a REAL progressive voice-----WE WILL DECIDE WHO HAS A VOICE DURING ELECTIONS----EVEN IF WE BREAK ELECTION LAWS TO DO IT!
Hopefully my Federal lawsuit will break up this corporate takeover of public media.
About the WYPR -
Your Public Radio in Maryland Group In early 2001, in order to concentrate on its primary mission of medicine and education, Johns Hopkins University made the decision to divest its interest in its radio station, WJHU. A group of local investors gathered the financial backing to purchase WJHU and by 2002, WYPR was given broadcast approval by the FCC. Now a leading source of local news and information and NPR programming, you can hear Maryland Morning with Sheila Kast, Midday with Dan Rodricks, The Signal and Tapestry of the Times. Plus many shorter segments programs that feature information on topics from finances to folklore are offered on 88.1 FM. WYPR also offers unique content on it's website (www.wypr.org) as well as the on demand version of it's award winning news coverage and featured programs of 88.1 FM.
Now WYPR is repeating it's original broadcast signal on 88.1 FM in Frederick/Hagerstown and 106.9 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. « less Have something to say?
Below you see the equivalent of Johns Hopkins controlling all of public media----Radio One controlling much of black media outlets. In Baltimore, public policy discussion and elections are completely captured to only Clinton neo-liberal policy and candidates and this happens because of Radio One and its DJs/station managers. Does a black business owner have any more responsibility to maintaining Equal Protection and Rule of Law especially around elections? NO EXCUSES! neo-liberalism means winning at all cost with winners and losers----and that is what comes from Radio One. They simply repeat what people in power say----and stick to the talking points.
The capture of black media in Baltimore is what allows the systemic predatory environment on people in poverty, the police and justice system failures directed at communities of color, and it allows the most neo-conservative of economic structures be installed with no voice allowed against it. This is why each election cycle the same group of Hopkins/Baltimore Development pols are given platforms while others are censured.
These local media stations whether public or private used to be the center of public policy discussions and talk shows during the civil rights and labor rights era----open discussion of policy and issues with broad history came from a media outlets responsibility to provide public service broadcasting with balance and fairness. Now, they shout---
WE CAN DO WHAT WE WANT
Stations As of October 2014, Radio One operates 55 radio stations in 16 markets.
WERQ 92.3 FM 1993 Mainstream urban
WOLB 1010 AM
WWIN 1400 AM
WWIN 95.9 FM 1992 Urban adult contemporary
Black media outlets from Oprah to Radio One made a point of entertaining----self-help----but moved completely away from the duty of broadcast to provide access to public policy discussion and the educated voter. Oprah never mentions politics----Phil Donahue was known for his progressive political education.
What is sad for me is the duplicity of these few wealthy black business owners to Clinton neo-liberalism all geared to maximize the wealth at the top. Below you see a comment made just a few years ago by a black internet media outlet that simply is not true. It creates the impression that it is all Reagan's fault that Fairness Doctrine was ignored as neo-liberals do. Fairness Doctrine is a Federal law that can be enforced by any President regardless of who controls Congress and no one ignored it more than Clinton and now Obama. Both of these pols could have rebuilt the Fairness Doctrine and enforced FCC and IRS laws protecting broad public policy discussion as a public service requirement of all media---BUT BECAUSE CLINTON AND OBAMA ARE CLINTON NEO-LIBERALS LIKE REAGAN----THEY WORK TO DO THE OPPOSITE. Now, wouldn't black audiences gain by knowing this?
OF COURSE THEY WOULD! BLACK AMERICA WEB.COM IS DELIBERATELY MISLEADING THE PUBLIC AND HIDING THE HARM CLINTON AND OBAMA NEO-LIBERALS ARE DOING.
'The Fairness Doctrine, instituted after the Civil Rights Movement required broadcast media to produce public affairs programming that represented the interest of minorities. The doctrine essentially was dismantled in 1987 during the Reagan administration and, a number of public affairs shows died with it'.
IT'S ALL THE REPUBLICAN'S FAULT AS CLINTON NEO-LIBERALS ARE DISMANTLING ALL WAR ON POVERTY AND NEW DEAL PROGRAMS AND EQUAL PROTECTION.
The only liberal values these black media outlets are carrying are the Clinton neo-liberal values----which is the opposite of progressive liberalism....not Democratic at all.
Radio and Politics
May 31, 2012 By Jackie Jones, BlackAmericaWeb.com
A new Harris Poll said 65 percent of Americans surveyed think radio and television talk show hosts have too much influence in Congress and the White House, a 12 point increase from last year.
But that figure pales in comparison to power to the influence of the news media (73 percent), entertainment and sports figures (67 percent) , financial institutions (81 percent), political lobbyists (85 percent) big companies (86 percent) and PACs (88 percent).
The survey of 1,016 adults by Harris Interactive was conducted between April 10 and 17.
The results imply a growing frustration by Americans, generally, that their concerns are not being heard, nor their needs addressed, and that special interests have a stronger influence on the top echelons of government.
Conservative voices, such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, increasingly appear to have move from providing an alternative point of view to having their own agenda that politicians and policymakers feel obligated to follow.
Even the news media, once believed to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, appear to have turned their attention to influence peddling rather than using their power to help the public.
That’s where black radio differs; it understands political struggle and seeks to galvanize its audience to take control of their lives.
A 2008 documentary, “Disappearing Voices: The Decline of Black Radio,” revealed that at the time of filming, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that out of 10,315 commercial AM and FM radio stations in the United States, only 168 were Black-owned – and the number was declining.
Still, black radio has been, and remains, a strong voice and influence in the lives of black listeners.
“In many demographics, radio has lost its swagger,” radio host Tom Joyner said in a recent blog. “For news and information, cable news, the Internet and social media are their primary resources. And even as more African Americans turn to these forms of communication, statistics show that black people still love black radio, depend on their programs and consider it a most trusted method of getting news. Deep down inside they believe that black radio has a vested interest in the community and offer programming that strives to Super Serve them by making them a priority.”
It has been a major, if not the major player in rallying black Americans to register to vote, to respond to cries for justice in such cases as the Trayvon Martin slaying and the racially-charged cases of the Jena 6 and Genarlow Wilson, and to support black music and film, including this year’s highly successful “Think Like a Man,” based on a New York Times bestseller by comedian and radio host Steve Harvey.
"The Tom Joyner Morning Show," the "Michael Baisden Show,” and “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” reach an estimated combined audience of about 20 million listeners.
Black radio provides a home for conversation on issues and music rarely given a forum elsewhere.
David Hinckley, a columnist for the New York Daily News, wrote that the importance of black radio has come back into the national spotlight in the wake of the death of Hal Jackson, whom Hinckley called the “patriarch of black radio.”
Jackson, who died last week at age 96, had been a broadcaster since Franklin D. Roosevelt was president in the 1940s.
“Half the doors that lead to black radio, Hal Jackson was the first to walk through. In many ways his biggest battle was to get on the air at all, in an industry smugly convinced no listener could enjoy or trust a black voice coming from a radio speaker,” Hinckley wrote.
He added that black radio traditionally has talked about issues, showcased artists and music not heard elsewhere, noting the important role it played in driving the turnout for the Million Man March in 1995.
“That was not an isolated incident,” Hinckley wrote. “Since the early 1950s black radio had given aid and comfort to civil rights leaders, including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, when they were regarded as either dangerous agitators or hopeless dreamers who could never change hearts or laws.”
When the NAACP, the National Urban League and other civil rights and community organizations want to get a message out, they start with interviews on black radio.
In 1996, Jacquie Gales Webb produced a 13-part series for the Smithsonian's production on the role of radio in transforming the African American community in the 20th century. The collection contained more than 400 hours of interviews and historical aircheck tapes, articles, research files, program scripts, and transcripts. The audio interviews feature conversations with more than 150 well-known disc jockeys, radio professionals, record company executives, journalists, and scholars.
The Fairness Doctrine, instituted after the Civil Rights Movement required broadcast media to produce public affairs programming that represented the interest of minorities. The doctrine essentially was dismantled in 1987 during the Reagan administration and, a number of public affairs shows died with it.
“Once again, it was left up to Black radio to carry the torch,” Joyner wrote. “And so it is today, with so many conservative programs tearing down all ‘liberal’ values and ideals such as the desire for every American to vote, health care for all, etc. the voices of Rush (Limbaugh and Sean) Hannity, etc., are drowning out the voices of ‘the people.’ Whether it’s turning to black radio to mourn the death of Whitney Houston or to mobilize a Trayvon Martin rally we do it better together.”